Bepo is a polar bear mink and the navigator of the Heart Pirates. He is the younger brother of the late Nox Pirate Zepo.


Bepo is a polar bear mink. He wears an orange jumpsuit that bears the Heart Pirates’ jolly roger. He also wears small brown boots and has sharp teeth and claws. He is as tall as a normal bear, considerably taller than common humans.

In Wano Country, he had a topknot despite having short fur and no hair. He also wore a yukata with the Heart Pirates’ jolly roger surrounded by fish.


Bepo tends to get depressed easily and apologizes whenever people point out that he is a talking bear. An example of his sensitivity is when Hancock called him a beast and scolded him for attempting to change the subject. His crewmates also scolded him when he wondered aloud whether Amazon Lily had female bears, much to their annoyance. Overall, members of the Heart Pirates accuse Bepo of having a weak will. Ironically, he was able to remain conscious after taking a blast of Haoshoku Haki from Rayleigh, a feat only the exceptionally strong-willed can accomplish. Those who do not know him call him meek.

He has been shown to order Jean Bart around (albeit unsuccessfully), seemingly delighted to have seniority over him. At the same time, he does not want Jean Bart to order him around. In the anime, he is shown to dislike hot environments (possibly due to his thick fur and the jumpsuit he wears), as he complained when the Heart Pirates’ submarine was near an underwater volcanic region. Much like other male characters when they see a robot, Bepo is able to express admiration towards the General Franky.

Sometimes, he can do foolish things like eating a fish from a toxic river.

Abilities and Powers

As the navigator of the Heart Pirates, it can be assumed that Bepo has the knowledge required to navigate the seas. The level of his skills is as yet unknown, though it is expected that he is reasonably capable of navigating through the Grand Line. Interestingly enough, despite his occupation, he is not seen wearing a Log Pose, which is essential for Grand Line navigation. He also has some skill in cartography, as he was the one who drew the map of Dressrosa and Green Bit that Law shared with the Straw Hats. However, he appears to be a bit messy, as the map had his paw print on it, and Nami stated that his map-drawing and navigation skills are far from her own.

Bepo is fairly strong-willed, being able to withstand a blast of Silvers Rayleigh’s Haki. He also has extremely good hearing, being able to detect a sniper and his exact positioning quickly by picking up the moment of fire with his ears.

Befitting the animal he is based after, Bepo is an excellent swimmer and can attain great speeds while at sea.

Physical Abilities

As a member of the Mink Tribe, Bepo, like all other minks, is a born warrior. Though he has not yet shown it yet, it can be presumed he is able to use Electro.

He is also a skilled martial artist combining his fighting skills with his superior physical abilities as a mink, allowing him to take out several Marines with ease but he is not strong enough to break a Pacifista as when he attempted to kick one, he wounded his leg, similar to Sanji’s attack on Bartholomew Kuma.

After the timeskip, Bepo’s fighting skills and physical prowess significantly improved. In the anime, he could hold his own against the Gifters of the Beast Pirates for twelve consecutive hours before Nekomamushi forced him to retreat.

Sulong Form

As a member of the Mink Tribe, Bepo is able to awaken the Sulong transformation when looking at the full moon. In this form, Bepo’s strength, size, speed and fighting abilities are magnified, letting him briefly fight back against even the Emperor Blackbeard and several of his Titanic Captains.

Bepo also has access to a special drug developed by Chopper that allows him to transform without the need of looking at the full moon, allowing him to tap into the Sulong’s power at any moment.



Bepo was born on Zou. At age 8, Bepo wanted to chase after his older brother, Zepo, and climbed down Zunesha’s leg to get a better view of the sea, but he got swept away. He later boarded a ship heading for the North Blue. A year later, on Swallow Island, Bepo was bullied by two boys named Shachi and Penguin, but another boy named Trafalgar Law came and knocked out Shachi and Penguin with his Devil Fruit powers.

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

Bepo followed Law back to Wolf’s house, and Law became acquainted with him. He decided to let Bepo stay with him and Wolf, who agreed to it. A month later, Bepo and Law saw an explosion in the forest, and they found Shachi and Penguin, who had been severely injured in a boar attack. Law and Bepo brought them to Wolf’s house, where Law gave orders to treat them. After Shachi and Penguin recovered, they thanked Law’s group and revealed that they had no place to go after being orphaned and abused. Law offered for them to become his subordinates, to which they agreed, and Wolf agreed to let them stay in his house.

Concludes non-canon section.

Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin joined Law to form the Heart Pirates. Bepo studied navigation since he wanted to find the way back to Zou, and became the crew’s navigator.

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

On Sabaody Archipelago, Bepo stood behind Law as they watched X Drake stop the fight between Killer and Urouge. Bepo later sat beside Law in the Human Auctioning House. After the Straw Hat Pirates attacked the World Nobles and their guards, the audience fled except for the Heart and Kid Pirates, who withstood Silvers Rayleigh’s burst of Haoshoku Haki. The three pirate captains went outside to fight the Marines, and afterwards, Bepo defended Law from some other Marines. The Heart Pirates then escaped after freeing Jean Bart, a slave of Saint Rosward’s. However, their path was blocked by a Pacifista so they joined the Kid Pirates in fighting it.

Marineford Arc

Still on Sabaody, the Heart Pirates watched the broadcast of Summit War of Marineford. When the broadcast was cut off, Law told his crew that they were setting sail.

Toward the end of the battle, the Heart Pirates’ Polar Tang surfaced outside Marineford. After Kizaru threatened him, Buggy dropped the injured Jinbe and Monkey D. Luffy down to Law. Bepo carried Luffy, noting that the Straw Hat captain was severely wounded, and wondered if the boy was still alive. Once inside the ship, Bepo called for Law to close the door so that they could submerge. Law caught Luffy’s straw hat from Buggy, and the Heart Pirates then began treating Luffy and Jinbe. The ship managed to escape Aokiji’s Ice Age and Kizaru’s Yasakani no Magatama and was pursued by Boa Hancock.

Out in the open sea, the crew encountered the Warlord. When Hancock asked the crew about Luffy’s condition, Bepo complimented Hancock for being able to track the submarine. Hancock then scolded Bepo for changing the subject and referred to him as “beast”, which caused the bear to apologize and sink into a depression. Hancock then demanded a Den Den Mushi and Bepo quickly complied.

Post-War Arc

The Heart Pirates soon reached Amazon Lily and arrived at the port. While Bepo’s crew mates were anxious to see into the isle of women, Bepo asked if there were female bears too and his crew mates snapped back reminding him Amazon Lily is a country of human women, causing Bepo to be depressed again.

After the arrival of Rayleigh, the Heart Pirates left Amazon Lily. Bepo’s crew mates were depressed that they did not get a chance to peek into the women kingdom. Bepo stated that it would be better if they were bears, only to be told to shut up.

Once again near Sabaody Archipelago, Law used the sleeping Bepo as a back rest while he discussed with his crew about his decision not to enter the New World yet.


Before arriving at Dressrosa, Law revealed that Bepo and the other Heart Pirates went to Zou. After their arrival, Nekomamushi took them under his care.

During the Beasts Pirates’ invasion, the Heart Pirates assisted the Mink Tribe and fought alongside the Guardians. They fought until Jack used one of Caesar Clown’s poison gas weapons. After Jack left, Sanji’s group arrived and tended to the injured.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Right after the arrival of Luffy’s group and Law, Bepo tried to stop a fight between Luffy and Roddy. Bepo explained that Luffy is an acquaintance, but Roddy ignored him, saying that Luffy was an intruder. After Wanda and Carrot arrived and stopped the fight, Bepo and the rest of the Heart Pirates got reacquainted with Luffy. At first, Bepo and the crew were confused about who “Tra-guy” was until Luffy clarified that it was Law. Bepo and the rest of the crew were excited to hear that Law was on Zou. They then climbed up into the trees to escape the eruption rain. As Wanda took Luffy to see his friends, Bepo explained that he could not leave the Whale Forest and asked Luffy to inform Law of his whereabouts.

When Law went off to meet his crew, the Heart Pirates were overjoyed to be reunited with him. After the Straw Hats returned to the Whale Forest, the Heart Pirates greeted Luffy, but were then furious when Luffy and Law went on having a private conversation while ignoring them. The Heart Pirates and Luffy’s crew (except Franky, Robin, and Brook) then partied with Nekomamushi and his subjects.

Zou was later thrown into chaos when Jack returned and began attacking Zunesha. However, Zunesha retaliated and sank Jack’s fleet. As the Sanji Retrieval Team departed from Zou, everyone, except for the Straw Hat members left behind, was shocked when Luffy jumped off Zunesha with his party.

Wano Country Saga

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece: Stampede

After Law rejoined his crew while leaving Delta Island, Bepo was hugging him happily.

Concludes non-canon section.

Wano Country Arc

After leaving Zou, the Heart Pirates infiltrated Wano Country. On top of a mountain, Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin spotted Luffy and Roronoa Zoro through binoculars as the two entered Okobore Town. The trio later informed Law about Luffy and Zoro heading to Bakura Town in pursuit of Gazelleman who had abducted Tama. On the way to Bakura Town, Bepo ate a fish from the polluted river and got sick, delaying Law from reaching the town. Suffering from diarrhea, Bepo hid in the bushes near the ruins of Oden Castle.

While Kin’emon told Luffy’s group about Wano’s past, the Heart Pirates waited outside and witnessed Kaidou’s arrival over Okobore Town. After Luffy rushed off with Law following him and Kin’emon and Kiku left to rescue Tsuru, the rest tried to escape as Kaidou approached the castle and destroyed it with a blast of heat. Bepo and the other males in the group were saved by the kunoichi Shinobu’s jutsu which sunk them into the ground.

Sometime after this ordeal, Bepo worked to deliver Kin’emon’s secret message to his allies. Bepo, Penguin, and Shachi were later captured by the Beasts Pirates and incarcerated in the Rasetsu District Prison to be used as bait for Law. Prior to Law’s arrival, Bepo was linked to Basil Hawkins before being moved to another location. The trap, however, did not work as intended, and Law remained resolute in cutting Hawkins down regardless of his or his crewmates’ lives, prompting Hawkins to reconsider the situation. As a result, Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin were released by Hawkins, who made a deal with Law for their freedom in exchange for his capture. Law ordered his subordinates not to tell Luffy about this in order to not compromise their plan for the eventual raid. Bepo later met up with Nami at Ebisu Town and gave her Kin’emon’s secret message now drawn with two lines on the snake as Shimotsuki Yasuie’s last message. After Nami left, the Heart Pirates discussed their captain’s situation.

Once Law managed to escape from the Flower Capital, Bepo and the rest of the crew reunited with their captain at some point and entered the battle with the Beasts Pirates on the day of the Fire Festival. After rescuing Kin’emon’s group from Orochi’s trap, the crew was shocked to hear that Kaidou had formed an alliance with Big Mom. Following the takedown of the guards at the torii gates by the Straw Hat Pirates , the Heart Pirates and the Scabbards (except Kin’emon and Denjiro) traversed to the back of Onigashima in the Polar Tang, avoiding the myriad whirlpools along the way. When the submarine got close enough, it rose to the surface and Law teleported himself, Bepo, Shachi, Penguin, and the Scabbards to Onigashima’s back entrance.

Inside Kaidou’s castle, Bepo joined in the all-out attack on the Beasts Pirates alongside his captain. Later on, Bepo heard Sanji’s cry for help as it was broadcasted throughout Onigashima. Bepo and his two crewmates eventually met up with Franky at the Right-Brain Tower, joining forces with him to prevent enemy reinforcements from getting into the Skull Dome’s Live Floor.

After fires spread throughout the castle, Bepo collapsed from the heat and had to be carried by Shachi and a samurai as they fled from the fires. Raizo and Jinbe managed to send torrents of water through the castle, extinguishing the fires. Bepo and his crewmates were swept up in the water. After Nekomamushi announced the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance’s victory over Kaidou and Big Mom, Bepo was reunited with Law and hugged his captain. Bepo, still clinging to Law, watched the broadcast of Kozuki Momonosuke’s speech to the citizens of Wano.

A week after the raid, Bepo and the Heart Pirates, alongside the Kid Pirates and some of the Straw Hats, oversaw the repairs to the their ships. Bepo marveled at the General Franky, which was also being repaired. Law and Kid warned their respective crews about the dangers the others and the outside world would pose once news leaked about the raid. When Bepo wondered if their bounties would skyrocket as well, Scratchmen Apoo laughed and tossed down a recent newspaper that listed the new bounties. Bepo marveled at Law’s 3 billion bounty. Later that night, the Heart Pirates enjoyed the continued festival in the Flower Capital, celebrating the Alliance’s victory.

A few days later, at Tokage Port, the Heart Pirates prepared their ship to set out from Wano. After goading from Kid, Law and Luffy also directed their ships down the large waterfall, instead of taking the safer lift at Mogura Port.

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece Film: Red

Uta organized a concert on Elegia in order to realize her dream of performing for the whole world. Bepo was present during the concert.

Concludes non-canon section.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

On their way to the next island, the Heart Pirates were ambushed by the Blackbeard Pirates, who were in search of Road Poneglyphs. The attack damaged their submarine and infected the crew with the Feminization Disease; Bepo became infected and turned into a woman. After Law’s Haki canceled out the transformation on his own body, the resulting antibodies spread through the crew, curing the infected. The submarine then surfaced at a nearby island, and the crew ran ashore and prepared to fight back against the Blackbeard Pirates. Law saved his crew from a mountain thrown by Jesus Burgess and then confronted Blackbeard directly. When Van Augur tried to snipe Law, Bepo alerted Jean Bart and ordered him to protect the captain, successfully blocking the shot.

The battle ended in the Heart Pirates’ defeat, with the Polar Tang also being destroyed. When Blackbeard was observing his options on what to do with Law’s powers, Bepo consumed a drug that Chopper had given him. It activated his Sulong Form, and he used the power to knock back the Blackbeard Pirates and then to throw a boulder at them. He then grabbed Law and escaped by sea. Law did not want to leave the rest of the crew behind, but Bepo insisted on trusting the crew’s resilience to survive.

Major Battles

  • Heart Pirates, Kid Pirates, and Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines
  • Heart Pirates and Kid Pirates vs. Pacifista
  • Heart Pirates and Mink Tribe vs. Beasts Pirates
  • Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance and Kid Pirates vs. Beasts Pirates
  • Heart Pirates vs. Blackbeard Pirates


Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Py Berry Match
  • One Piece: Dance Battle
  • One Piece Thousand Storm

Support Appearances

  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
  • One Piece: Burning Blood
  • One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum


  • The back of Bepo’s head can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of Law’s wanted poster, similar to how Usopp can be seen on Luffy’s first wanted poster.
  • Bepo’s name may be a reference to the poem by Lord Byron, that details the titular character being captured, enslaved, and then freed by a band of pirates that he ultimately joins, which is similar to the situation of his crewmate Jean Bart.
  • Bepo has the lowest known canon bounty in the series.
  • In the 6th fan poll, Bepo ranked 41st.
  • Bepo is the first member of the Mink Tribe to be seen in the series. His species, however, was only confirmed 307 chapters after his debut.
  • Bepo shares the same voice actor with his late brother, Zepo.
  • Bepo’s wanted poster in Wano Country writes his name with the kanji 白熊 (Shirokuma?, literally “white bear”), another word for polar bear.
  • Bepo’s birthday, November 20, is known as ‘Fur Day’, a reference to his appearance, since he is covered in fur.
  • Bepo’s favorite food is shaved ice.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 18) and Episode 394, Bepo is seen alongside Law and the other Heart Pirates.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 (p. 82), Bepo is revealed to be the navigator of the Heart Pirates.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 14) and Episode 754.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 6-7) and Episode 754, Law confirms Bepo is a Mink born on Zou.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 (p. 42), Bepo’s age and past are revealed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 60 (p. 126), Bepo’s birthday is revealed.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0520), Information about Bepo is revealed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Exhibition — Bepo’s bounty is revealed.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 916 (p. 11) and Episode 903.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapters 503–505 and Episodes 397–398, Bepo withstands Rayleigh’s Haki and shows his fighting style.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1064 (p. 5).
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1081 (p. 19).
  13. One Piece Anime — Episode 760, Nekomamushi tells Bepo to retreat, despite his protests.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 99 Chapter 995 (p. 4-6) and Episode 1009.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1081 (p. 16-18).
  16. One Piece Novel — Law.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 500 (p. 15-16) and Episode 394.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 11-12) and Episode 398.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 505 (p. 13-14, 18) and Episode 399.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 (p. 2-5) and Episode 399.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 565 (p. 3) and Episode 474.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 18-19) and Episode 487.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 (p. 9-10, 15-16) and Episode 488.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 4-7) and Episode 489.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 9, 13) and Episode 490.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 582 (p. 8) and Episode 491.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 591 (p. 2-3, 6) and Episode 507.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 3) and Episode 513.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 10) and Episode 629, Law reveals the rest of the Heart Pirates are on Zou.
  30. 30.0 30.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 5) and Episode 755.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 4) and Episode 759.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 13-14) and Episode 761.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 7-14, 17) and Episode 754.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 15) and Episode 757.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 11-12, 14) and Episode 766.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 821 (p. 3-5, 14-17) and Episodes 773–774.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 14-15) and Episode 776.
  38. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 913 (p. 17) and Episode 899.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 914 (p. 17) and Episode 901.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 919 (p. 16) and Episode 909.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 6) and Episode 910.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 921 (p. 17-19) and Episode 912.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 922 (p. 2-5, 10-15) and Episode 913.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 924 (p. 8-9) and Episode 916.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 926 (p. 4) and Episode 918.
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 936 (p. 15) and Episode 932.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 939 (p. 8-9) and Episode 935.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 8-9) and Episode 943.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 7-9) and Episode 951.
  51. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 and Episode 978.
  52. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 4) and Episode 984.
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 9-10) and Episode 988.
  54. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 and Episode 992.
  55. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 986 and Episode 995.
  56. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 99 Chapter 1003 (p. 15) and Episode 1018.
  57. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 100 Chapter 1005 (p. 6) and Episode 1020.
  58. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1024 (p. 4) and Episode 1047.
  59. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1036 (p. 16) and Episode 1063.
  60. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1046 (p. 8) and Episode 1073.
  61. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1049 (p. 8-9) and Episode 1076.
  62. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1050 (p. 8-9) and Episode 1077.
  63. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1051 (p. 12) and Episode 1078.
  64. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1052 (p. 15-17) and Episode 1079.
  65. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 4-5, 16) and Episode 1080.
  66. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1055 (p. 11) and Episode 1082.
  67. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1056 (p. 12-13) and Episode 1083.
  68. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1057 (p. 11-12) and Episode 1085.
  69. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Red.
  70. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1063 (p. 10-15).
  71. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1081 (p. 16-19).
  72. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 6) and Episode 951, Bepo’s wanted poster is shown.

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