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Pika Pika no Mi
Pika Pika no Mi Infobox
Japanese Name: ピカピカの実
Romanized Name: Pikapika no Mi
Official English Name: Glint-Glint Fruit
Meaning: Glimmer or Light
Usage Debut: Chapter 506; Episode 401[1]
Type: Logia
Current User: Borsalino

The Pika Pika no Mi is a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create, control, and transform into light at will, turning the user into a Light Human (光人間 Hikari Ningen?).[2] It enables the user to move at the speed of light and transport him/herself by means of reflection. "Pikapika" is an onomatopoeia of glimmering or shining light. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, it is called the Glint-Glint Fruit. It was eaten by Borsalino, better known as Admiral Kizaru.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

Borsalino Kicks Luffy

Borsalino's main style of combat involves kicking at the speed of light.

Like with all other users of Logia Devil Fruits, the user of this fruit is able to control, create, and transform into an element. In this case, Borsalino is able to control, create, and transform into the elements of light. Borsalino is able to utilize light-based attacks. Such attacks include shooting laser beams from his hands, fingers, or feet (which are capable of causing massive explosions) to partial transformations that enable light-speed physical attacks, which can cause devastating damage.  

Borsalino's reflexes are so quick that he can transform into light to completely bypass almost any attack, even a gunshot from meters away. He is able to avoid normal attacks by transforming into light, causing the attack to bypass straight through his body, like most Logia users can. Borsalino is also able to do travel at the speed of light[3][4] and is able to reflect himself to any desired location.[5] Due to this fruit's power, Borsalino is possibly the fastest man in the world as nothing is faster than the speed of light, which can travel 300,000,000 meters per second. However, in order to travel at the speed of light, Borsalino needs to shine a laser on the location he plans on travelling at the speed of light to. This process does take a few seconds to complete. 

Silvers Rayleigh has used Haki to bypass Borsalino's intangibility and divert his attacks. Since his fruit is light-based, some of Kizaru's attacks, like his lasers, can only travel in straight lines. Borsalino can only move at the speed of light when, as mentioned above, shines a laser on his desired location to travel at the speed of light to, which does take some time to do. Like all other Devil Fruit users, Kizaru is vulnerable to being doused in large amounts of water and Seastone. 


Borsalino has so far been shown using this fruit to travel at the speed of light (to the point of claiming Monkey D. Luffy in his Gear Second mode being "too slow"),[6] and drastically augment his kicks' strength and speed. Even though he travels in light speed when mobile, it should be noted that it takes a few seconds for him to actually go into light speed and Silvers Rayleigh was able to stop his movement by slashing at him with his sword and Borsalino had to stop to counter him.

Borsalino also seems to be able to defy gravity using his light powers to eliminate his own weight (as light has no mass), allowing him to stay aloft in mid-air for undefined periods, as seen in his aerial battles against Marco. He also has been using his fruit's powers to launch powerful light-energy beam attacks at high speeds from his legs that have explosive properties and piercing properties when he uses his fingers. He can blind his opponents and form an energy blade out of pure light. His Devil Fruit was further researched by Doctor Vegapunk, technologically recreating his laser blasts in the Pacifista Bartholomew Kuma and his likeness.[7] This technology was also used by Franky when modifying his cyborg body.


All of Borsalino's techniques are derived from the Shinto religion's deities or Japan's Three Sacred Treasures.

Yata no Kagami

Yata no Kagami.

  • Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡 Yata no Kagami?, literally translated as "Eight Span Mirror"): Borsalino forms light in between his hands, and reflects it off any surface he wishes. He then transforms into the light in order to get to his desired location. It was first seen against Scratchmen Apoo,[5] though the second time, it was stopped by Rayleigh by cutting the beam of light with a sword. It is named after the Yata no Kagami. This attack is especially useful for creating light out of nowhere, allowing Borsalino to travel or attack even in the darkest places. This is called Sacred Yata Mirror in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub.
  • Amaterasu (天照 Amaterasu?, literally meaning "Heavenly Illumination"): Borsalino points his index and middle finger into the air, or at his enemies, creating a powerful flash of light, blinding his opponent, or any enemies in the vicinity. This was first used against Basil Hawkins, directly at the pirate's eyes.[8]. It was not named in anime and manga but named in One Piece: Pirate Warriors.[9] It is named after Amaterasu, the Shinto goddess of the sun and universe.
Ama no Murakumo

Ama no Murakumo.

  • Ama no Murakumo (天叢雲剣 Ama no Murakumo?, literally meaning "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven"): Borsalino forms a long, very sharp sword out of light and solidifies it, similar to Admiral Aokiji's "Ice Saber" technique. It was first used against Silvers Rayleigh.[10] In One Piece Film: Z, Borsalino uses this attack as a shield of sorts to ward off Z's attacks.[11] It is named after the Ama no Murakumo no Tsurugi, which is later known as the Kusanagi no Tsurugi. In the Viz Manga, FUNimation dub, and sub it is called Ama no Murakumo Sword.
Yasakani no Magatama

Yasakani no Magatama.

  • Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊曲玉 Yasakani no Magatama?, literally translated as "Eight Shaku Curved Jewel"): Borsalino uses both hands to fire a torrent of deadly light particles, causing extreme damage to whatever they hit. Borsalino can control the spread of the attack, limiting it to a single person or covering a wide area. It also has great piercing powers, penetrating a thick layer of ice and then entering deep into the water with ease. It was first used against Whitebeard but blocked by Marco.[12] He used it again with a much wider spread in a failed attempt to strike down the Heart Pirates' submarine, though the bolts managed to pierce a thick layer of Aokiji's ice and deep into the ocean.[13] It is named after the Yasakani no Magatama. This is called Yasakani String of Jewels in the Viz manga and Yasakani Sacred Jewel in the FUNimation dub and sub.

Video Game-Only AttacksEdit

  • Ama no Iwato (天岩戸 Ama no Iwato?, literally translated as "Heavenly Rock Cave"): A video game only special attack, debuted in One Piece: Gigant Battle,[14] and has yet to make an appearance in the actual mainstream series. Borsalino shoots a powerful massive laser beam from his feet in the form of a monkey head. It is named after the Amano-Iwato, the cave of Shinto mythology.


  • Borsalino ate the Pika Pika no Mi at no older than age 46, as he shot down Arlong with a laser beam on Foolshout Island.[15]
  • Borsalino's fight against Rayleigh could be a reference to a phenomenon of scattering light named "Rayleigh scattering."
  • Considering Admiral Akainu's "Gansho Kenga"/"Inugami Guren" and "Meigo" attacks and Admiral Aokiji's "Ice Block: Pheasant Beak" attack, Admiral Borsalino is the only pre-timeskip Admiral left that has not used an attack resembling his animal epithet, discounting the Gigant Battle video game-only attack "Ama no Iwato".


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 and Episode 401, Borsalino jumps off the cannonball he's riding on with with his powers.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 511 and Episode 404, Borsalino explains his Devil Fruit ability.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 and Episode 401, Borsalino hits Basil Hawkins with a light-speed kick.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 510 and Episode 402, Borsalino moves so fast that X Drake cannot even react to defend himself from his attack.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 510 and Episode 402, Borsalino uses "Yata no Kagami" to move to Scratchmen Apoo's location.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 566 and Episode 475, Borsalino moves at such vast speeds that Luffy's Gear Second movements seem slow to him.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 509 (p. 8) and Episode 402, Vegapunk verified as researching and adapting Borsalino's laser.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 507 and Episode 402, Borsalino uses Amaterasu to blind Hawkins.
  9. One Piece GamesPirate Warriors, The technique Amaterasu is named.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 512 and Episode 404, Borsalino uses "Ama no Murakumo" to form a sword.
  11. One Piece Movie 12, Borsalino uses his blade of light to block off the Battle Smasher.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 and Episode 463, Borsalino uses "Yasakani no Magatama" to attack Whitebeard from up above.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, The Yasakani no Magamata is shown to have a wider range than in its second use.
  14. One Piece GamesGigant Battle, Borsalino is capable of using Ama no Iwato.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 623 (p. 19) and Episode 544, Arlong attempting to get revenge for Tiger's death.

External LinksEdit

  • Light - Wikipedia article on light.
  • Photon - Wikipedia article on the particles of light.
  • Speed of light - Wikipedia article on the speed of light.
  • Laser - Wikipedia article on an attack used by Borsalino and modified for the Pacifista clones.
  • Imperial Regalia of Japan - Wikipedia article on Borsalino's named attacks.

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SBS: Samu Samu no Mi  •  Gero Gero no Mi
Canon: Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Falcon  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Dachshund  •  Mogu Mogu no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal  •  Uma Uma no Mi  •  Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard  •  Zou Zou no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Wolf  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Anaconda  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: King Cobra  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Sara Sara no Mi, Model: Axolotl  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi  •  Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi
Non-Canon: Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Eagle  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Bake-danuki  •  Batto Batto no Mi, Model: Vampire
Related: Rumble Ball  •  Artificial Devil Fruit
Canon: Moku Moku no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Suna Suna no Mi  •  Goro Goro no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Pika Pika no Mi  •  Magu Magu no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Yuki Yuki no Mi
Non-Canon: Toro Toro no Mi  •  Pasa Pasa no Mi  •  Ame Ame no Mi
Undetermined Class
Non-Canon: Zuma Zuma no Mi

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