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Japanese Name: ホエ
Romanized Name: Hoe
English Name: Hoe
Debut: Chapter 611; Episode 530[1]
Affiliations: King Neptune
Occupations: Neptune's transportation and pet
Birthday: September 13th[2]
Size: 40m (131'4") by estimate[3]
Japanese VA: Takahiro Fujimoto

Hoe is the pet whale of King Neptune who uses him as a means of transportation. The only word he can say is his own name.

AppearanceEdit

Hoe

Hoe wearing a bubble ring to fly.

Hoe is a large dark whale with a light underbelly. He has a set of rounded teeth and round eyes. Nami described him as "cute".[1]

He wears an elaborate crown on his head. When he is not in the water, he also wears a bubble ring to "swim" through the air.

PersonalityEdit

He is loyal to the royal family, especially Neptune, as he tried to help him escape the flooded palace.

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a whale he is very large, and capable of doing much damage.

HistoryEdit

Fishman Island ArcEdit

Hoe first appeared carrying Neptune to the front of Pappug's shop, so the king can invite the Straw Hat Pirates to Ryugu Palace.[1] He carried his king back to the palace while Megalo carried the Straw Hats.[4]

Later, when the New Fishman Pirates and Flying Pirates attacked Ryugu Kingdom in a coup d'etat, and Hody Jones flooded the entire palace by shattering the walls, Neptune could not move due to his strained back and performing a technique that made it worse. Hoe immediately came and took Neptune and the Straw Hats (Zoro, Usopp, and Brook). Before Hoe can carry them out of the palace, Hody grabbed Neptune by the tail, preventing Neptune and the Straw Hats' escape. This forced Hoe and the guards to leave without their king. They immediately fled to go look for prince Fukaboshi.[5]

Hoe Escape

Hoe carrying Neptune and his sons to safety.

Hoe later arrives at Gyoncorde Plaza with Franky and the Thousand Sunny (in blimp mode). After the Sunny fires its Gaon Cannon at the New Fishman Pirates, Hoe quickly retrieves Neptune and the princes and carries them away from the plaza.[6]

He was later seen somewhere in the island safe with Neptune and the princes, while the former was giving a short speech about Noah's importance.

After the battle for Fishman Island ended and the New Fishman Pirates defeated, Hoe carries Neptune back to the plaza to deal with the aftermath.

TriviaEdit

  • His name comes from "hoēru" (ホエール?), the Japanese pronunciation of "whale", which seems to be all he can say.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 611 and Episode 530, Hoe appears for the first time.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World Page 161, Hoe's birthday is given.
  3. One Piece 15th Anniversary: Dive to Grand World, his size is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 612 and Episode 531, Hoe carries Neptune back to Ryugu Palace.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 619 and Episode 538, Hoe comes to Neptune's rescue during the New Fishman Pirates' attack.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 64 Chapter 633, Hoe comes in to rescue the princes and the king.

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