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Is The Gum Gum Fruit Real? [From One Piece To Reality]

Since the publication of the latest chapter, the anime-manga series One Piece is on the blaze, as Oda decided to unveil some new secrets about Luffy’s Gum Gum Fruit!

The famous Gum Gum Fruit is not real and only exists in the epic anime-manga world of One Piece, in which Monkey D. Luffy, the main protagonist, ate it, turning his body into rubber. However, there are many fake photos of the fruit surfacing on the internet.

So, if you are a big One Piece fanatic and want to discover more about the mysterious Gum Gum Fruit, stay tuned for the article!

What Is A Gum Gum Fruit?

The Gum Gum Fruit is a type of devil fruit that the main protagonist of One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy, accidentally eats at the beginning of the series.

A devil fruit is a mystical fruit present within the One Piece world that, when swallowed, grants its user superhuman powers.

There are 3 classes of devil fruits: Paramecia, Logia, and Zoan. However, many sub-classes of these fruits were also evident as the series progressed.

Image illustrates the powers of Gum Gum Fruit
After eating Gum Gum Fruit, Luffy’s body has gained the properties of rubber.

Furthermore, it is a Paramecia-type devil fruit, allowing Luffy to stretch his body to gargantuan proportions, absorb blunt attacks, and inflate or deflate himself.

However, the fruit won’t keep him immune to slashing forays, as apparent in many of the episodes throughout the series.

But, in the latest chapter 1044 (anime episode 1071), it was revealed that the Gum Gum Fruit is not a Paramecia-type but rather the Mythical Zoan-type Human Human Fruit Model: Sun God Nika.

This allowed Luffy to awaken his Gum Gum Powers to an unlimited level and defeat the Sea Emperor Kaido Of The Beast Pirates.

Is Gum Gum Fruit Real?

A rather sad reality is that none of the devil fruits present in One Piece exists in the real world.

However, it has been theorized that Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, shared the idea of devil fruits based on the medicinal fruits from the real world.

In the real world, many fruits are valuable commodities for restoring human health and are a godsend for traditional and modern medicinal systems to treat diseases.

Image illustrates devil fruits and their real life counterparts
Oda, the creator of One Piece, was inspired by the fruits from the real world while designing the concept of devil fruits.

It is no less than some kind of ‘power’ that these fruits grant the user after eating them.

Similarly, the devil fruits also grant the user buffed-up powers, which people classify as godly or superhumans.

Further, the designs of many devil fruits also resemble the fruits from the real world.

A few examples are Dragon Fruits, Custard Apples, Apples, Pears, Pineapples, Bananas, and Strawberries, which look like devil fruits from the show and manga.

From Editorial Team


The concept of devil fruits like Gum Gum Fruit from One Piece make us mull their importance for the real fruits in the world.

In the anime-manga chapters, these devil fruits are valuable, and the Government, Marines, and Pirate alikes hunt them down.

This case is no new to the real world, as poachers pursue many medicinally beneficial fruits.