For the species of animal, see Super Penguin.

Penguin is a member of the Heart Pirates.


Penguin is an average sized lean man. Like most of the Heart Pirates, he wears a beige overall, with their Jolly Roger displayed on the back and the chest pocket, as well as brown boots. He wears a black cap with a yellow brim, a red pompon on top and his name displayed on the front.

His appearance after the timeskip is pretty much the same as before except the red pompom has now been replaced with a decoration that looks like a young emperor penguin, probably as a reference to his name.

In Wano, he wore a light blue yukata with the Heart Pirates’ jolly roger on each side of the chest. He also carries a sword at his side.


Like Shachi, he likes women and is loyal to his captain, Law. As a teenager, he was a bully who was prone to mocking people and picking fights.

Abilities and Powers

Having grown up in a North Blue port, Penguin is an experienced swimmer. Penguin resisted the burst of Haki released by Silvers Rayleigh in the Human Auction House which shows that he has a strong will.

In the anime, he has been seen using martial arts next to Shachi and is quite proficient at it.


He was seen carrying a spear when defending Zou from Jack and his army. Later, he was shown using the same spear during the Onigashima raid.

Before the raid, he was seen wielding a katana.



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

Eleven years before the start of the series, Penguin and Shachi were on Swallow Island in the North Blue. They were orphaned at a young age after their parents were killed in a tsunami. They had been sent to live with Shachi’s aunt and uncle, who treated them like slaves and made them do illegal activities. One day, they ran away and lived in a shack in the forest.

Concludes non-canon section.

At some point, they met the polar bear mink Bepo and beat him up. Law, who was out on a walk, found them and confronted them. Law knocked both of them out with his Devil Fruit powers.

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

Sometime later, they gathered fruits in the forest and encountered a boar that pierced Shachi in the stomach. Penguin tried throwing a bomb that they stole, but it exploded before he could, and the boar severed Penguin’s right arm. Law and Bepo saw the explosion and brought them to Wolf’s farm. Law had Bepo stop their bleeding, but the two had lost so much blood that they needed transfusions. Wolf offered to give his blood to both of them despite the risk. Law then went to work on reattaching Penguin’s arm, and after several painstaking hours, he successfully completed the operation and collapsed. Penguin and Shachi recovered, and Wolf was fine. After waking up, Penguin discovered that he could use his severed arm again, and he and Shachi thanked Law.

A week later, Penguin and Shachi recuperated, and they told Wolf and Law their names and history. Law then offered for Penguin and Shachi to become his subordinates and live with him and Wolf, to which Wolf reluctantly consented to, and they accepted.

Concludes non-canon section.

Penguin, Shachi and Bepo joined Law to form the Heart Pirates. They fought their way through Paradise and eventually reached the Sabaody Archipelago.

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

After a long voyage following one of the Log Pose routes of the Grand Line, Law and his crew came to the Sabaody Archipelago to prepare themselves for the New World. Penguin stood behind his captain as Law talked to X Drake.

Penguin accompanied his captain to the Human Auctioning House in order to observe the auction taking place. After interruptions by Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, the Heart Pirates found themselves fighting to escape, alongside Eustass Kid’s and Luffy’s crews, in the face of a daunting Marine attack.

Alongside the rest of his crew, Penguin fought against one of the Pacifistas; though the outcome of this battle was not seen, they eventually managed to escape.

Marineford Arc

During the Summit War of Marineford, the Heart Pirates and Penguin were on the Sabaody Archipelago and watching the broadcast of Portgas D. Ace’s execution. They left after the broadcast cut out.

The crew sailed to Marineford and surfaced near the outer wall in order to save the critically injured Luffy. After Buggy dropped Luffy and Jinbe to the submarine, the crew moved the injured men inside. While Koby’s outburst and Shanks’ arrival distracted Admiral Kizaru, the Polar Tang submerged and managed to escape the Aokiji’s and Kizaru’s attacks.

Post-War Arc

On their journey, the Heart Pirates were followed by a Marine battleship that Boa Hancock, Emporio Ivankov, and his Newkamas had taken over. When Hancock questioned Bepo, Penguin and Shachi were shocked how quickly and meekly the bear mink deferred to her. Hancock then invited the Heart Pirates to treat Luffy on Amazon Lily. After the men landed on the island, they were secluded to a camp on the outer shore. Shachi wanted to take a peek of the women, but Penguin warned that they would be killed. The pair then heatedly dismissed Bepo’s idea of there being female bears on the island.

After Luffy’s treatment was over, Penguin and the crew watched in shock as a Sea King was killed by Rayleigh. Penguin was further amazed to learn that Rayleigh’s ship had sunk in a storm outside of the Calm Belt, forcing Rayleigh to swim the rest of the way. The Heart Pirates then headed off, and Penguin was disappointed about not seeing more of the island.

Later, out in the open sea, Law explained to his crew that they would not be entering the New World right away. Penguin voiced his concern about the commotion that Blackbeard and his crew were causing, but Law wanted to stay away from such fighting. Law then told his crew to follow his orders for the best possible outcome, at which Penguin and his crewmates cheered for their captain.

During the Timeskip

While Law was staying at Punk Hazard, Penguin and the rest of the Heart Pirates crew went to Zou. They were under the care of Nekomamushi, since Bepo was a native of Zou.

During the Beasts Pirates invasion, the Heart Pirates helped the Mink Tribe fight against them. However they are defeated after five days when Jack decides to use a poison gas weapon.

Dressrosa Saga

Dressrosa Arc

After Jack left, Sanji’s group arrived on the island and managed to create an antidote to the gas, saving everyone.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Right after Wanda and Carrot stopped a fight between Luffy and Roddy, the Heart Pirates were reacquainted with Luffy and were excited to hear that Law arrived at Zou as well.

When Law arrived at their location, 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. The Heart Pirates and Luffy’s crew (except Franky, Robin, and Brook) then partied with Nekomamushi and his subjects.

Wano Country Saga

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

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He was present with the other Heart Pirates as their ship was leaving Delta Island.

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 Zoro through binoculars as the latter two entered Okobore Town. When Luffy and Zoro were heading to Bakura Town in pursuit of a Gifter that abducted a little girl, the trio informed Law about the situation.

On the way to Bakura Town, Bepo ate a fish from the polluted river and got sick, causing some delay to Law’s group. After Luffy and Zoro wreaked havoc at Bakura Town, Penguin and Shachi met up with Law and Luffy’s group at the ruins of Oden Castle.

Penguin was then seen sitting outside as Kin’emon told Luffy’s group about Wano’s past. He then witnessed Kaidou’s arrival to the Kuri region. 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 fire breath. Penguin 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, Penguin worked to deliver Kin’emon’s secret message to his allies.

Penguin, Shachi and Bepo were later captured by the Beasts Pirates and incarcerated in the Rasetsu District Prison to be used as bait for Law. When Law took the bait and appeared, Hawkins then demonstrated his ability on Shachi as Penguin looked on with concern. 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 rethink 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. The trio 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, Penguin 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, the crew was shocked to hear that Kaidou 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 of 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 with them to Onigashima’s back entrance.

Penguin was later seen inside Kaidou’s castle during the all-out attack on the Beasts Pirates. Later on, Penguin heard Sanji’s cry for help as it was broadcasted throughout Onigashima. Penguin 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, Penguin ran alongside Shachi and the samurai who were carrying Bepo, who had collapsed from the heat. Raizo and Jinbe managed to send torrents of water through the castle, extinguishing the fires. Penguin and his crewmates were swept up in the water.

A week after the raid, the Heart Pirates enjoyed the continued festival in the Flower Capital, celebrating the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai 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.

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; Penguin became infected and turned into a woman after clinging onto Shachi. 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 Winner 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.

However, the Heart Pirates were eventually defeated, with only Law and Bepo successfully escaping Winner Island. Penguin’s current status is unknown.

Major Battles

  • Penguin and Shachi vs. Trafalgar D. Water Law (unseen)
  • Heart Pirates vs. Marines
  • Heart Pirates and Kid Pirates vs. a 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 Piece: Dance Battle


  • In the 6th fan poll, Penguin ranked at 70th place.
  • After the timeskip, he became the second person in the series to wear a signature hat that features a decorative bird figure on top, after Sengoku.
  • Penguin’s wanted poster in Wano Country writes his name with the kanji 人鳥 (Jinchō, literally “human bird”?), an archaic Japanese word for the penguin. His hat depicted on the illustration also uses the kanji instead of the English writing “PENGUIN”.
  • Penguin’s birthday, April 25, is known as ‘World Penguin Day’, a reference to his name.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, Penguin makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 (p. 42), Penguin’s age and past are revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 (p. 100), Penguin’s birthday is revealed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 One Piece Novel — Law.
  5. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 62 (p. 122), Penguin’s name is revealed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 and Episode 754.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1064 (p. 3, 8).
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 and Episode 398.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 4) and Episode 759.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 (p. 9) and Episode 992.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 500 and Episode 394.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 505 and Episode 399.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 506 and Episode 399.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 565 and Episode 474.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 18-19) and Episode 487.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 579 and Episode 488.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 and Episode 490.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 582 and Episode 491.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 591 and Episode 507.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 and Episode 513.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 and Episode 754.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 13-14) and Episode 761.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 and Episode 757.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 11-12, 14) and Episode 766.
  27. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 913 (p. 17) and Episode 899.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 914 (p. 17) and Episode 901.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 916 (p. 11) and Episode 903.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 919 (p. 16) and Episode 909.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 6) and Episode 910.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 921 (p. 17-19) and Episode 912.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 922 (p. 2-5, 10-15) and Episode 913.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 924 (p. 8-9) and Episode 916.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 926 (p. 4) and Episode 918.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 936 (p. 15) and Episode 932.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 939 (p. 8-9) and Episode 935.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 8-9) and Episode 943.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 5-7) and Episode 951.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 and Episode 978.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 4) and Episode 984.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 and Episode 992.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 986 and Episode 995.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 99 Chapter 1003 and Episode 1018.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 100 Chapter 1005 (p. 6) and Episode 1020.
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1024 (p. 2) and Episode 1047.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1036 (p. 17) and Episode 1063.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1046 (p. 8) and Episode 1073.
  50. One Piece Manga — Vol. 104 Chapter 1049 (p. 8-9).
  51. One Piece Manga — Vol. 104 Chapter 1053 (p. 16).
  52. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1056 (p. 12-13).
  53. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1057 (p. 11-12).
  54. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1063 (p. 10-15).
  55. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1081 (p. 16-19).
  56. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 11-12), Penguin’s wanted poster is shown.

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