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Kinoko[3] is a former prisoner on Level 5 of Impel Down[1] and is currently a member of the Buggy Pirates, joining after his escape from Impel Down and the Battle of Marineford.[2]


Kinoko Portrait

A close up of Kinoko's face.

Kinoko is a very large, corpulent man, with tan skin, a round nose, small eyes, a large mouth, and a predominant lower lip. For the size of his abdomen, he has rather short, skinny limbs. He also has brown hair that comes to a peak at the top. He wears a standard prisoner suit with black and white horizontal stripes.[1]


In a sea of fire, you step on the guy next to you to survive. When a monster comes after you, you shove the guy next to you into its mouth. Worrying about others will only get you killed! So stop raving about rescuing people! It makes me sick!
— Kinoko's views[4]

When he was locked in Level 5 of Impel Down, Kinoko was negative to any possibility of running away from the Great Prison. He tried to convince Luffy to accept his death, stating that wanting to save someone is just an absurdity.[5] After being freed, he was revealed to still be wary of strong opponents, like Marshall D. Teach.[6]

Kinoko is also gullible, believing Buggy to be a powerful savior because he stood up to directly addressed two Yonko when, in reality, Buggy is quite weak.[7][2]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Kinoko's abilities are unknown, although he must be a very dangerous man to be locked in Level 5 of Impel Down, where prisoners with a bounty of Beli100,000,000 and higher are kept.[1] During the Battle of Marineford, Whitebeard commented on how strong Buggy's convict followers were, deciding not to make enemies of them during the conflict. Being recognized by a Yonko like Whitebeard is a testament to the prisoners' strength, of which Kinoko was included.[7]



At some point in his life, Kinoko was sentenced as a criminal and imprisoned on Level 5 of Impel Down.[1]

Summit War SagaEdit

Impel Down ArcEdit

Kinoko watched over Monkey D. Luffy after he was thrown in Level 5 by Magellan. He was disgusted by Luffy's desire to save Ace and told him that he should only care about himself. He and the other prisoners escaped after Bentham saved Luffy and left behind the cell keys.[8]

Following Buggy and the other escapee leaders, Kinoko witnessed Blackbeard crush Hannyabal under his foot.[6]

Marineford ArcEdit

At Marineford, Kinoko was seen among the prisoners following Buggy, all of whom were in admiration of their new leader for speaking directly to Whitebeard.[7] Toward the end of the conflict, Kinoko and the others were shocked to see a submarine appear from the waters.[9]

After Shanks arrived, Buggy yelled at the Yonko just like he had in their younger days under Roger. Kinoko and the others were so impressed that they declared they would follow him forever.[2]

Post-War ArcEdit

Having reunited with the rest of the Buggy Pirates, the former Impel Down prisoners joined Buggy's crew.[10]


  • Kinoko's name, kinoko (キノコ? meaning "mushroom"), may be a reference to his bulbous appearance and mushroom-shaped hair.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 536 (p. 8) and Episode 437, Kinoko debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 8) and Episode 489, Kinoko declared his unending allegiance to Buggy.
  3. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0598 (EX Summit War Arc Vol. 6)).
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 536 (p. 10) and Episode 437.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 536 (p. 10-11) and Episode 437.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 543 (p. 16) and Episode 446, Kinoko witnessed Blackbeard crush Hannyabal.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 559 (p. 6-7) and Episode 468, Kinoko and the other prisoners admire Buggy for speaking directly to Whitebeard.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 536 (p. 8-12) and Episodes 437438.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 18) and Episode 487, Kinoko and the other prisoners react to the Polar Tang's arrival at Marineford.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 18-19) and Episode 512, Buggy's former Impel Down convict followers join the Buggy Pirates.

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