The Pamu Pamu no Mi is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to cause their own body or any inorganic object they touch to rupture and explode, turning them into a Rupture Human. "Pamu Pamu" comes from "Pum" or "Pan Pan", a Japanese onomatopoeia for bursting. In the FUNimation subs, it is called the Pop-Pop Fruit. It was eaten by Gladius and later by Jīngshén.
Strength and WeaknessesEdit
The main strength of this power is that it allows the user to cause anything inorganic they touch to swell up, which will then rupture and explode violently. The user can also apply it to themselves. The user remains unharmed from the explosion.
The user can rupture themselves but cannot rupture any organic material and living materials, unless they have been converted into toys, which turns their bodies into an inorganic material. Also, any swellings created by this technique will detonate only as long as the user remains conscious; should the user lose consciousness before the swelling ruptures, it would go back down to normal levels. Finally, if an object is pressurized or inflating the rupturing can be stopped if the user lets go of the target, allowing the object to deflate itself. Other than that, this fruit possesses the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.
Gladius uses this ability for combat. He can cause his own arms to swell up and explode while grabbing onto his opponents, causing explosive damage, or grab onto an object and cause it to work as a grenade by launching shrapnel with the explosion injuring his opponents. If a person is changed into a Toys then it is considered an inorganic object, enabling Gladius to make them swell up and explode with his ability, thus killing them.
- This ability is very similar to the Bomu Bomu no Mi, as they both involve explosions. The main difference is that the bomu user is able to turn himself or any part of him into a bomb, while a pamu user can cause himself or inorganic objects to swell up and rupture explosively.
- Gladius's ability to inflate himself and become a living bomb is similar to the ability Cell used after reverting to his second form in Dragon Ball Z. The difference, however, is that Gladius's body remains intact after the explosion, while Cell's body was blown to pieces.
- This is also very similar to Mr. 5's Full-Body Exploding technique, which involves Mr. 5 detonating his entire body to vaporize his victim.
- In one SBS, Oda was asked if Gladius's penis can explode. Oda simply replied, "Yes, terrifying."