Devil Fruits are one of the strongest powers in the One Piece world and for a good reason. There are many different powers to attain from Devil Fruits, and it all depends on what type of fruit and what model you eat. From gaining the ability to turn into an ancient dinosaur to becoming a rubber man, there are so many different powers it’s wild!
The Devil Fruits are classified into three types – the Paramecia-type, the Logia-type, and the Zoan-type, and in this article, we’ll focus on the strongest Zoan devil fruits!
Despite some of these powers being used for comedic effect in the series, most of them make their user a force to be reckoned with and someone who can even face the gods. The Devil Fruit abilities are one of the core powers in the One Piece world and are the main cause of power scaling in the story.
From characters like Wapol being towards the bottom of the scale to characters like Akainu being towards the top. Each fruit varies in strength, versatility, and weakness. Either way, though, these fruits are heavily important to the overall narrative of One Piece and how fights go down in the series.
What Are Zoan Devil Fruits?
One of the main types of Devil Fruits in the series is Zoan-type devil fruits. These fruits are extremely special in the world of One Piece and, depending on the model, are some of the rarest you can come across.
While other types of fruits like Paramecia-type fruits give you superhuman abilities, and Logia-type fruits gives you the power to become and control an element, Zoan fruits actually transform their user. More specifically, most Zoan fruits allow their user to transform into some type of animal, whether that’s a Leopard, Giraffe, or even a Phoenix!
Zoan devil fruits greatly enhance their user’s physical strength and overall speed when they change into their animal form. Some Zoan fruits even give their user special abilities based on their animal, such as the mole Zoan fruit allowing its user to dig through the ground.
Even the Zoan-type devil fruits are classified into four sub-types. They are:
- Normal Zoan
- Artificial Zoan
- Ancient Zoan
- Mythical Zoan (Rarest)
Zoan fruits aren’t specifically tied to animals either, though, as some unique variants play with the rules a little bit. Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruits turn their users into ancient creatures like dinosaurs, such as those seen in Kaido’s Beast Pirates, and Mythical Zoan Fruits can turn their users into Gods or other Mythical creatures, such as Marco’s Phoenix power.
In some rare cases, such as with Chopper’s fruit turning him into a human rather than an animal, the rules are altered.
Each of these Zoan types is incredibly important to the power scaling in the series and the overall plot, as we recently saw with Luffy’s devil fruit awakening and the true story behind the Gomu Gomu no Mi.
The Strongest Zoan Devil Fruits in One Piece:
20. Hito Hito no Mi (Eaten by Chopper)
The first, and sadly weakest Zoan-type devil fruit, is Chopper’s Hito Hito no Mi, aka the Human Human Fruit. In terms of what this fruit provides its user, its impact is pretty small.
This fruit turns its user into a human in the same way that most Zoan fruits would turn their users into an animal. However, Chopper is a reindeer, so it’s the same thing. Chopper is a reindeer who turned into a human after eating the devil fruit and got some pretty special powers.
Thanks to his Rumble Balls, which we truly don’t know the origin of, Chopper can turn into various forms. Recently, it seems that Rumble Balls can turn their user into a sort of pseudo-awakened state, meaning that Chopper could be quite strong if his fruit achieved awakening. However, this fruit is very weak on the grand scale of things; it’s just Chopper’s roots in being a reindeer that amplifies things.
19. Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Onyudo (Mythical)
The Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Onyudo, aka the Human Human Fruit, Model Onyudo, was first seen in Wano, as it was eaten by Onimaru. Like Chopper, this fruit was eaten by an animal, which allowed it to achieve human-like abilities.
In this case, it turns Onimaru into a giant Onyudo, a mythical human-like yokai resembling a giant monk. With this transformation, Onimaru gains the ability to speak and has insane strength and speed that matched up with Roronoa Zoro at the time. Zoro quickly overpowered the monk, though, showing its weakness.
18. Uma Uma no Mi, Model: Pegasus (Mythical)
Another Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit is next, with the Uma Uma no Mi, Model: Pegasus, also known as the Horse Horse Fruit, Model: Pegasus, eaten recently in the story by Stronger.
Stronger is a horse, a member of the Blackbeard Pirates, and the steed of Doc Q. This devil fruit turns its user into a pegasus at will but is even crazier in this case as Stronger was already a horse beforehand.
We don’t know much about its power as the fruit has only been seen briefly, but from what we can tell, it’s quite strong and could be more powerful in the right hands. Stronger gains the power of flight from the wings it grows, which is already extremely useful.
17. Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus (Ancient)
X Drake was the first character to show off an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit, even before we knew about them. We assumed this was a Dinosaur Zoan, but we were wrong. The Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus, also known as the Dragon Dragon Fruit, Model: Allosaurus, allows its user to turn into an Allosaurus in both complete and hybrid forms. X Drake currently can do both but hasn’t awakened his fruit as of yet.
Being able to turn into an Allosaurus at will is a remarkably strong ability all on its own, but because of X Drake’s battle IQ and intellect, it’s even stronger in his hands. X Drake is a beast in combat and has been seen taking on Pacifistas and other powerful opponents.
The hybrid form of this devil fruit is even stronger, as X Drake can retain some of the dinosaur strength and looks while using his iconic dual axes.
16. Kumo Kumo no Mi, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli (Ancient)
At first glance, it might seem that Black Maria’s Kumo Kumo no Mi, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli, also known as Spider-Spider Fruit, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli, might be a weak devil fruit, but that’s not the case.
This Ancient-type Zoan devil fruit allows her to transform her body into a giant spider. Black Maria used this fruit’s full and hybrid versions during her fights in Wano and displayed incredible strength against Nico Robin and Sanji.
With this fruit, she can weave webs, be extremely mobile and even easily hold down the likes of Sanji. She is incredibly powerful, so it’s no doubt she was one of Kaido’s Tobi Roppo.
15. Zou Zou no Mi: Model: Mammoth (Ancient)
One of the strongest Ancient-type Zoan Devil Fruits introduced in the series is the Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth, aka the Elephant-Elephant Fruit, Model: Mammoth, which allows its user, Jack, to turn into a hybrid and complete mammoth at will.
This devil fruit is exceptionally powerful, allowing him to take on the Zou residents easily. He defeated many Minks thanks to his strength and, of course, with the help of the gas.
Jack also survived underwater for a considerable amount of time after being defeated on Zou, returning to Kaido on Wano shortly after. Due to his massive frame and mammoth body, Jack has immense strength and battle capabilities. Despite his size, he can move relatively quickly and destroy even fully transformed Minks with ease.
His powers are also amplified even further due to being a Fish-man, which is why he can stay underwater and hold his breath, though he cannot move.
14. Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pachycephalosaurus (Ancient)
Ulti ate the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pachycephalosaurus, aka the Dragon Dragon Fruit, Model: Pachycephalosaurus, allowing her to turn into a dinosaur similar to X Drake and others we will see later on.
Like other Ancient Zoan Devil Fruits, this fruit allows its user to turn into a specific dinosaur while giving them powerful abilities in both their hybrid and complete forms.
Ulti grows significantly in both her complete and hybrid forms, growing almost 3x in height. Along with this, she also gains insane strength, able to headbutt with a mighty force. Headbutting is her primary way of attacking while transformed, thanks to her heavily armored dome.
She even went head-to-head with Luffy and did pretty well for herself. Moreover, both transformations increase her agility, strength, and endurance, allowing her to fight powerful characters like Luffy and Yamato for an extended amount of time.
13. Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Saber Tiger (Ancient)
Who’s-Who, former CP9 agent and recent member of the Beast Pirates, ate the Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Saber Tiger, also known as the Cat Cat Fruit, Model: Saber-Toothed Tiger. This ancient Zoan fruit is self-explanatory, allowing its user to become a saber-toothed tiger.
In the series, Who’s-Who displays the strengths of both his hybrid and complete form against Jinbe and others. Like other Ancient Zoan Devil Fruits, he gains immense speed, power, and endurance that all amplify his base power. Because he was a CP9 agent, he is very skilled in all marine combat, meaning he is incredibly strong even without the fruit.
Unlike regular Zoan’s, though, this fruit grants its user way more strength and defense, allowing Who’s-Who to essentially become a wall that can fight back.
12. Kozuki Momonosuke’s Artificial Devil Fruit
This particular devil fruit is a copy of Kaido’s devil fruit, Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu, which means it is one of the strongest Zoan devil fruits in the series. However, it was dubbed a failure by Dr. Vegapunk, who created this artificial devil fruit. The reason to dub it a failure was because the color wasn’t right. That’s true; the only reason Vegapunk called the fruit a failure is because it transformed its user into a pink dragon, a different color from Kaido’s dragon form.
Of course, Momonosuke is nowhere near proficient enough to use the devil fruit’s abilities like Kaido can, but we’ve seen that he can do almost everything that Kaido could do in his dragon form.
Creating clouds from his feet to being able to fly, breathing fire similar to Kaido’s Blast Breath, and even stopping Onigashima from falling, Momonosuke has done it all. It’s just a matter of time before he masters his devil fruit abilities and becomes one of the series’s strongest characters!
11. Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe
Kaku, a member of CP9, ate the Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe, also known as the Ox Ox Fruit, Model: Giraffe, turning him into a Giraffe human. Like other standard Zoan fruits, it allows its user to become an animal in both normal and hybrid forms.
With this fruit, its user can turn into a Giraffe with a huge neck. This neck can be used in combat and can even stretch out. Kaku can move incredibly fast, has insane power, and went up against Roronoa Zoro with relative ease at first. His nose is also very strong, similar to how Ulti can use her head for damage.
It was revealed that Kaku had awakened his devil fruit, as shown during the Egghead Island arc of One Piece. Kaku’s body became taller and slimmer, with an even longer neck to boot. Dark flames surround his body to give an even more menacing appearance.
10. Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus (Ancient)
Eaten by Queen, the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus, also known as the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Brachiosaurus, is one of the strongest Ancient-type Zoan devil fruits. It allows its user to transform into an ancient creature, specifically the Brachiosaurus.
Despite becoming a massive dinosaur, this devil fruit gifts its user insane strength and durability. It gives Queen an even larger body than he already had, boosts his speed by a crazy amount, and of course, gives him the iconic large neck. Once fully transformed, Queen even towers over the likes of General Franky and Big Mom.
With this devil fruit, Queen could implement his own cyborg upgrades to make it even stronger. This can be seen in both his full beast form and mainly in his hybrid form. Thanks to these upgrades, he weaponizes every aspect of his fruit, from detaching and swinging around his long neck to shooting bullets out of his hands.
9. Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard
Rob Lucci ate the Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard, aka the Cat Cat Fruit, Model: Leopard, and became one of the strongest characters in the series to date. Despite being taken out by Luffy in Enies Lobby, it was one hard battle for the future King of the Pirates.
This fruit allows Lucci to transform into a Leopard Hybrid and complete form at will. Just like all other Zoan devil fruits, it gives Lucci increased speed, strength, endurance, and durability while also giving him unique abilities. For this fruit, it gives Lucci a tail, which enhances his special move even further. Lucci also gains claws, meaning his attacks are even more dangerous.
In recent chapters, we also saw Lucci’s awakened form, where the human beast form undergoes a massive transformation. Lucci becomes much slimmer, similar to Kaku, and gains floating flames around his head, creating a sort of mane. This increases the user’s power even further and makes his speed crazy fast. However, Lucci couldn’t keep up with Luffy’s Gear 5 form and was ultimately defeated.
8. Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon (Ancient)
The Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon, also known as the Dragon Dragon Fruit, Model: Pteranodon, is one of the strongest Ancient-type Zoan devil fruits that allows its user to transform into a dinosaur, specifically the Pteranodon.
This devil fruit is eaten by King, Kaido’s right-hand man and the second strongest among the Beast Pirates. Like any other Ancient Zoan devil fruits, King can transform into either the complete or hybrid form at will, and they both boost all his fighting stats from speed to strength and even defense.
King’s powers are amplified due to his Lunarian heritage, making him exceptionally durable when his flame is lit. Once the flames are out, King is very vulnerable, but his speed and strength drastically increase.
7. Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi (Mythical)
Kurozumi Orochi ate a fruit that represented him and his people so well, the Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi, also known as the Snake Snake Fruit, Model: Eight-Headed Serpent. This fruit gives him the power of a Hydra, giving him eight heads and, therefore, eight lives.
This fruit is based on the Yamata no Orochi, an ancient Japanese eight-headed snake or dragon from Japanese mythology. This fruit gives its user eight large heads with very long necks. While it doesn’t have insane strength, his physical abilities are boosted like most Zoan devil fruits.
However, thanks to the legend of the Yamata no Orochi, the fruit grants its user eight lives, all tied to the eight heads. Without knowing how to defeat him, Orochi is all but immortal and incredibly strong, meaning this fruit is one of the strongest Zoan in the series, thanks to its durability alone.
6. Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune (Mythical)
Despite this devil fruit not having much screen time so far in the series, it could be one of the strongest out there based on its name alone, and it’s eaten by a member of the Blackbeard Pirates. Catrina Devon ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune, also known as the Dog Dog Fruit, Model: Nine-Tailed Fox, allowing her to turn into a Nine-Tailed Fox.
The main strength of this fruit so far is that it can turn its user into anyone they like. This allows the user to impersonate anyone they want, sound like them, and even wear their clothes. This was used to mess with Gecko Moria as Devon impersonated Absalom after his death.
Being in the hands of Catrina Devon is already powerful enough, but being able to become someone else could be a significant power going into the final saga.
5. Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami (Mythical)
The Inu Ino no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami, also known as Dog Dog Fruit, Model: Okuchi no Makami, was accidentally eaten by Yamato and allows him to turn into a mythical wolf deity at will. Like most Zoan devil fruits, Yamato has the power to turn into a hybrid or a complete form at will.
This devil fruit provides a remarkably strong power-up, especially with Yamato’s natural strength as an Oni. Like any other Zoan, this fruit significantly bolsters its user’s physical abilities and bestows them with predatory instincts. Yamato grows claws and fangs in all of her forms. With this strength, Yamato was able to clash with his father, Kaido, for a reasonable amount of time, but this is mainly due to its defensive capabilities.
Yamato has the power to create ice around his body. He can cover his body with this for defense or use it in his attacks for a more substantial effect. Whether breathing out ice for offense or freezing a target solid with his enhanced melee attacks infused with the stuff, Yamato is extremely strong thanks to this Mythical-type Zoan devil fruit.
4. Hito Hito no Mi: Model Daibutsu (Mythical)
The Hito Hito no Mi: Model Daibutsu, also known as Human Human Fruit, Model: Buddha, allows its user, Sengoku, to turn into the Mythical God Buddha at will. This boasts immense strength that was able to injure most of the Blackbeard Pirates with ease.
The fruit gives its user a massive golden body with immense defense and crazy offense. Sengoku can create shockwaves from his palm thrusts, putting anyone to their knees and knocking out some of the strongest enemies at Marineford.
Despite not being in his prime, Sengoku destroyed everyone who came his way at Marineford, meaning he was probably way stronger back in the day.
3. Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix (Mythical)
The Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix, aka the Bird Bird Fruit, Model: Phoenix, is one of the strongest Mythical-type Zoan devil fruits, and it is eaten by Marco of the Whitebeard Pirates. This fruit gave Marco the powers of the Mythical Phoenix, allowing him to create fiery wings, revive himself and even heal others with its flames.
Marco can create immense flames around his body and use them to fight others. He coats his body in these flames to grant himself even more defense than his devil fruit powers already provide. It’s hard to defeat Marco in combat, thanks to his ability to fly at extremely high speeds and his high regenerative powers.
Instead of burning, Marco’s flames have immense healing properties, cloaking himself and others in the flames to heal them fully. Even severe injuries such as burning or having his neck partly torn off can be healed over time.
2. Uo Uo no Mi: Model: Seiryu (Mythical)
It was considered the strongest Zoan devil fruit until only recently, but Kaido’s devil fruit is still one of the strongest devil fruits in the series. Known as the Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu, aka the Fish Fish Fruit, Model: Azure Dragon, it is a Mythical Zoan-type devil fruit that grants Kaido the ability to transform into a massive Eastern-style dragon.
Kaido is already incredibly strong, but this fruit further grants him insane strength, endurance, and regenerative abilities, making him nearly invulnerable.
Kaido’s Devil Fruit is considered one of the strongest in the One Piece world, reflecting his reputation as the “strongest creature” and his resilience in battle. It took so many characters to take down Kaido once and for all, and even after his defeat, we still don’t know about Kaido’s fate.
1. Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika (Mythical)
The true name of the Gomu Gomu no Mi eaten by Monkey D. Luffy is the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, also known as the Human Human Fruit, Model: Nika. For years the true name and power of this devil fruit were hidden by the Five Elders to ensure people wouldn’t go after it and the devil fruit never awakens again. Luffy, however, awakened this fruit during his battle against Kaido after losing his life.
Once awakened, Luffy gained the power of Sun God Nika, the God worshipped by slaves around the world. This God embodies freedom, which is reflected in Luffy’s abilities.
Being able to do anything his imagination desires, the “most ridiculous power in the world” seemingly can’t be stopped. He can turn his surroundings into rubber, make himself and others act like cartoon characters and even grab lighting out of the air. Luffy can do anything he wants, making his Mythical Zoan fruit the strongest in the series so far.
In conclusion, Zoan devil fruits are some of the strongest powers in the One Piece world, especially the Mythical-type Zoan fruits, and are some of the craziest as well. From being able to turn into a Dinosaur to becoming a God, they can do anything.
Despite being relatively common in the One Piece world compared to other devil fruits, they are some of the strongest powers you can encounter. Never underestimate a Zoan fruit, especially with the introduction of devil fruit awakenings to the series, as these devil fruit powers can only get stronger after achieving awakenings.
We cannot wait to see what Oda does with them next as the series delves deeper into the final saga! Until then, share this list of the strongest Zoan devil fruits with your friends and help spread the word!
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