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Mohji the Beast Tamer is a pirate and the first mate of the Buggy Pirates and a member of the Buggy and Alvida Alliance. He is a pet tamer, usually accompanied by his pet lion Richie. He was a member of Buggy’s Delivery, and now currently a member of Cross Guild.

Due to his actions, he can be considered the secondary antagonist of the Orange Town Arc, and a minor antagonist in the Loguetown Arc.


Mohji is a man with muscular torso and thick lips. He wears a white fur vest that covers the area of his chest, green pants (blue in the anime) held up by a black sash (yellow in the anime), and shoes in the shape of animal white fur feet.

Every time Mohji appears in the series for an arc, his hairstyle changes. During the Orange Town Arc, his hair was shaped like a teddy bear. In the Loguetown Arc he wears a pink helmet with bunny ears sticking out. When the group makes it into the Grand Line, during the Jaya Arc his hair is shaped like a lion’s mane. In the Impel Down Arc, his hairstyle causes him to resemble a ram, somewhat similar to Merry.

After the timeskip Mohji, along with his pet Richie, had apparently gained much weight where Mohji now has a very plump appearance. He also wears a dark blue fur suit, and his hairstyle resembles a panda.


Mohji is quite pompous and, at times, silly. He has also displayed a strong rivalry with Cabaji, Buggy’s second mate, during the Buggy mini-arc. He tends to treat Richie better than most other people and adores the big lion. He even takes it offensively when Richie is used as a shield by Cabaji against Luffy, Zoro and Nami.




Mohji has great affection for his pet lion, Richie, as he was greatly shocked when he was beaten by Luffy and became very angry when Cabaji used him like a shield. In turn, Richie is loyal to Mohji and will come when his master calls.


Mohji shows respect and loyalty for his captain, Buggy, and also shows great appreciation for him, such as when he cried in sadness when he thought Buggy was dead or when he was taken to Impel Down, or also great joy when he returned after the Marineford war.

After Buggy was beaten up by Crocodile and Dracule Mihawk for accidentally taking leadership of Cross Guild, Mohji, alongside the rest of the administration, nonchalantly agreed to follow Crocodile while brushing off their chairman’s impending death as they continued to party.


He has a constant rivalry with Cabaji, both wanting to show who is the best in the crew. When Buggy went missing, they challenged each-other for the right to succeed him as captain.


When Alvida took over the crew after Buggy was arrested, he showed fear towards her.


Straw Hat Pirates

After Luffy beat him and Richie, Mohji has a grudge against him and his entire crew like the rest of the Buggy Pirates.


When they first met, Mohji attempted to tame Chouchou, only to get bitten. The dog then fought against Mohji and Richie to defend his master’s old shop, but was beaten.

Abilities and Powers

Mohji claims to have the ability to control any animal he wishes. However, he was not able to tame Chouchou, who bit Mohji when he tried. He has yet to prove his ability in the series outside of his pet, a lion named Richie (who seems to have an emphatic link with him). Mohji usually opts to use him in battle rather than fight himself. He is, however, fast and agile, and very skilled with a whip.

  • Special Sideshow: He swings his whip around his opponent’s waist before making them spin around by tugging on the whip. This was shown in his fight against Cabaji.


East Blue Saga

Orange Town Arc

In his first appearance, Mohji was sent by Buggy to capture Roronoa Zoro. Upon encountering Luffy, he became overzealous and ordered Richie to attack him in the iron cage. The cage was easily smashed and Luffy was smacked through a building. However, Luffy was uninjured due to his rubber man status. Upon seeing Chouchou stand up against the lion to protect his treasure, the pet store Mohji burned down, Luffy challenged Mohji and Richie to a duel. He used his Gomu Gomu no Hammer to spin Richie around and slam him into the ground and knocked him out. Mohji escaped, without his loyal guardian. Upon returning to Buggy, he barely had enough time to warn him about Luffy being a Devil Fruit user before Luffy and his crew arrived to challenge Buggy.

Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles

After Buggy’s defeat, Mohji and Cabaji fought over leadership of the group. They were equally matched, and fought for several hours. The battle ended when a sleep-walking Richie knocked them both unconscious, taking over leadership himself. However, Richie and the pirates were kidnapped by a cannibalistic group, the Kumate Tribe. They were saved by Buggy, Alvida, Mohji, and Cabaji.

Loguetown Arc

Mohji later participated in the attack on Loguetown. It was his job to burn down the Straw Hat’s ship, which he failed to do as soon as it started to rain. Usopp found him and Richie. Before Mohji could do anything, he slipped and bump his head on the ship’s hull, getting knocked out. After the Straw Hat pirates escaped, he reunited with his crew.

Sky Island Saga

Jaya Arc

Much later, Mohji reappeared with the group as they travel in the Grand Line. He is seen wandering in a cave with Buggy and Cabaji, Buggy believing it to hold the treasure of Captain John, only to find a crew of diggers working in it. He is later seen aboard the ship having a party when a mysterious man named Ace appears, having heard the party and smelled the good food.

Summit War Saga

Impel Down Arc

Mohji is seen again with Alvida and the rest of Buggy Pirates, pleading with Alvida to go to Impel Down to rescue Buggy. However, he and the rest of the crew eventually decide to proceed on while honoring Buggy’s death after Alvida tells them to rescue Buggy by themselves, and notes they will die trying.

Post-War Arc

After Buggy is reunited with his crew, Mohji is seen crying happily over the reunion, lying that he and Cabaji never gave up on him, and then was seen introducing himself to the Impel Down prisoners along with Cabaji.

During the Timeskip

After Buggy became a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Mohji along with the rest of Buggy’s crew were pardoned.[citation needed]

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


Immediately after Buggy became a new Warlord of the Sea, the Buggy Pirates received the summons to fight against the World Pirates. Coincidentally, they happened to come upon the World Pirates’ ship and saw that Luffy and Boa Hancock were fighting with Sebastian. Under Buggy’s command, Mohji and the rest of the crew invaded the enemy ship. On board the ship, they watched as Byrnndi World fought and defeated Luffy. Buggy then ordered them to help revive him.

Later, they encountered Gairam who then attacked them with his Kyubu Kyubu no Mi Cube Booster attack. Mohji successfully jumped to the side and avoided being in the path of the attack. Later, when the Tightrope Walking Funan Bros began crying because they were moved by Buggy’s supposed words of encouragement for Luffy, Mohji and Cabaji noticed that something was up and that Buggy was only thinking about himself. However, when the whole crew began cheering Buggy’s name, Mohji told Cabaji that they should just go with the flow, and so they then joined the crew in cheering. However, when Gairam began attacking again, the crew made a run for it while Mr. 3 fended off the attack. Mohji stood in surprise when Buggy was turned into a cube by Gairam. When Buggy told Mr. 3 that he still had a surprise attack that could destroy a town, Mohji and Cabaji asked if it was the Buggy Ball, only to be scolded by Buggy for revealing too much. Buggy then used the Muggy Ball which created a smoke cloud which allowed Hancock to attack Gairam. Upon the smoke clearing up, the crew saw Gairam defeated and believed that Buggy had been the one to do so; however, Cabaji and Mohji had their doubts. But instead of questioning them, the two thought it would be best to go with the flow again and joined in on the cheering.

The crew then made it outside the enemy ship and saw a fleet of Marine ships approaching. The Marines began firing and as such, Cabaji and the rest of the crew escaped back to their ship.

Concludes non-canon section.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Mohji made his first appearance after the timeskip at Karai Bari Island at Buggy’s Delivery, where he was seen sitting behind Buggy at a feast with Richie, Cabaji, Alvida, and Galdino as they celebrated the defeat of Donquixote Doflamingo and the positive effect it had on their business. However, Mohji spoiled the mood when he revealed that the New Giant Warrior Pirates had quit the dispatch company to align themselves under the flag of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Wano Country Saga

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

One Piece: Stampede

He and the rest of the Buggy Pirates are attendants at the Pirates Festival in Delta Island.

Concludes non-canon section.

Wano Country Arc

After the abolishment of the Seven Warlords of the Sea system, those on Karai Bari Island were confronted by a Marine fleet led by Stainless. Crocodile led his own force to destroy the Marines’ ships in order to recruit Buggy and Buggy’s Delivery into his new company, the Cross Guild.

Major Battles

  • Mohji and Richie vs. Chouchou
  • Mohji and Richie vs. Luffy
  • Mohji vs. Cabaji
  • Mohji, Cabaji, Buggy, and Alvida vs. Kumate Tribe

Early Concepts

In Oda’s early sketches of Mohji, Mohji was depicted having completely different designs than his final one. One sketch depicted him as having a panda theme and another depicted him as having a lion theme. While both designs were scrapped because they looked too ordinary at the time, the lion themed one however got included in the manga in Mohji’s third appearance. His appearance after the time-skip resembled his panda themed look.


Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Going Baseball
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise
  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!

Enemy Appearances

  • One Piece: Become the Pirate King!
  • One Piece: Treasure Wars
  • One Piece: Treasure Wars 2 Welcome to Buggyland
  • Birth of Luffy’s Dream Pirate Crew!
  • Aim! The King of Belly
  • One Piece: Dragon Dream!
  • One Piece: Round the Land
  • One Piece

Support Appearances

  • Grand Battle! 2
  • One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure
  • One Piece: Dance Battle

Non-Playable Appearances

  • Legend of the Rainbow Island
  • One Piece: Pirates Carnival


  • Mohji’s favorite food is pickled vegetables.


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 (p. 6) and Episode 6, Mohji makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 8) and Episode 1086.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 12 (p. 3) and Episode 6, Mohji is introduced.
  4. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 179), Mohji’s birthday is revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0049), Information about Mohji is revealed.
  6. One Piece Red: Grand Characters, His name is written in English as ‘Mohji’.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 10-11) and Episode 752, Mohji’s first post-timeskip appearance
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 16 and Episode 7, Richie is used as a shield.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 6-15) and Episode 1086, Cross Guild’s formation revealed.
  10. One Piece Anime — Episode 47.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 12 and Episode 6, Richie is sent after Zoro.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 13 and Episode 6, Mohji burns the pet shop down.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 15 and Episode 6.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 57, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 16 and Episode 47.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 58, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 17 and Episode 47.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 59, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 18 and Episode 47.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 60, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 19 and Episode 47.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 67, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 22 and Episode 47.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapter 74, cover story: Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 27 and Episode 47, Alvida, Buggy, Cabaji, and Mohji save the Richie Pirates from being eaten.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 99 and Episode 52.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 100 and Episode 53, Mohji is seen together with the rest of the crew again.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 and Episode 145, Mohji suggests to Buggy to take down Ace and become famous but he rejects it.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 525 (p. 5-7) and Episode 422, The once Buggy Pirates attempt to invade Impel Down and save Buggy but ultimately they give up.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 18-19) and Episode 512, Mohji introduces himself as the vice-captain of the Buggy and Alvida Alliance to the Level 5 escapees from Impel Down.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 13) and Episode 629.
  26. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 and Episode 957.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 10-11) and Episode 1086.
  29. One Piece Manga — Vol. 3 (p. 156), Oda shows some early designs of Mohji.

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