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The Sui Sui no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to swim in the ground or walls,[2] making the user a Free-Swimming Human (遊泳自由人間 Yūei Jiyū Ningen?).[3] It was eaten by Senor Pink.[2]

Etymology

  • "Suisui" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for smoothly/swimmingly.
  • "Sui" (?) can mean "water", as well as being half of the Japanese common word for swimming (水泳 suiei?), a reference to this ability's typical action in bodies of water.
  • In the FUNimation adaptations, it is called the Swim-Swim Fruit.

Strengths and Weaknesses

This fruit's main strength is that it allows the user to swim in solid matter such as ground and walls as if it were water, the latter even allowing the user to swim upwards, seemingly disregarding gravity. It also allows the user to submerge into the ground to avoid colliding with it upon falling from a great height by performing a high dive.[1][2] The fruit can also allow the user to move discreetly, as they will be mostly covered by the ground, allowing them to infiltrate places more easily.[4]

It is noteworthy that like most Devil Fruits that can distort solid matter such as the Hira Hira no Mi or the Choki Choki no Mi, the distorted objects retain their physical properties such as weight and solidity in regard to other people than the user. Furthermore, after being swum through, the distorted matter "flows" back into place like a liquid would, leaving no trace of the distortion.

This fruit does not seem to have any specific weaknesses, aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses where the user cannot use his power to swim on actual bodies of water. The fruit also has yet to show any offensive potential other than ambush and surprise.

Usage

Senor Pink has been seen using his power to swim in the ground and sneak up on his enemy from behind,[1] and has been stated to use it to infiltrate enemy bases and commit assassinations.[4] It can also be used to allow him to escape, but he claimed that his pride does not allow him to do so. This may or may not be true, as he was protecting an incapacitated soldier behind him at the time.[2] He can also swim upward of a building to gain height for increased momentum for a suplex move.[5]

Trivia

  • Pink ate the Sui Sui no Mi at no older than the age of 30, as he was seen using its powers to swim in the ground then.[6]
  • While the Sui Sui no Mi gives to the user the ability to swim through solid surfaces, due to the standard Devil Fruit weakness, the eater of this fruit remains unable to swim in water. This means that the Sui Sui no Mi is the only Devil Fruit shown so far that lets the user maintain (although in particular conditions) the ability to swim.
  • According to Oda, Sanji would have this Devil Fruit if he was allowed one.[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 732 and Episode 664, Senor Pink is seen swimming through solid ground.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 735 and Episode 667, Senor Pink reveals the name of his Devil Fruit.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 768 (p. 8) and Episode 707, Viola refers Pink as the "Free-Swimming Human".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0904), Information about the Sui Sui no Mi is revealed.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 775 (p. 7-9) and Episode 715, Pink using Baby Buster against Franky.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 10) and Episode 700, Senor Pink already showing his Sui Sui no Mi powers at 30 years old.
  7. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 (p. 174), Oda reveals what Devil Fruit Sanji would have.

External Links

  • Swimming – Wikipedia article about swimming.

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