1999 - 2011

Ponzu 2011

Japanese: ポンズ
Romanized: Ponzu
Debut: Chapter 23;
Episode 10 (1999);
Episode 3 (2011)
Japanese VA: Umi Tenjin (1999);
Haruka Kudō (2011)
Other VA: Leda Davies (English, 1999);
Reba Buhr (English, 2011)
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Light Purple (1999);
Teal (2011)
Hair Color: Teal (1999);
Turquoise (2011)
Blood Type:
Status: Deceased
Non-Nen: Bee control

Ponzu is applicant #246 in the 287th Hunter Exam. She is one of the 24 applicants who reach the Fourth Phase on Zevil Island.


Ponzu is a slender young woman of medium height with a shoulder-length haircut. She wears a polo-neck sweater and a big round hat.


287th Hunter Exam arcEdit

Ponzu is examinee #246 in the 287th Hunter Exam. Despite almost failing Phase Two, she manages to reach Phase Four on Zevil Island, which is a hunt among the remaining 24 applicants for each other's badges. Ponzu becomes Leorio's designated target while her own target is Bourbon. She then tails Bourbon to a cave, and after he enters the cave, she puts him in a state of deep sleep by spraying a sleepy gas into it. However, he has already set up a trap with his snakes. As Ponzu approaches him to take his badge, the snakes, which were not affected by the gas, come out and threaten her, causing Ponzu to scream out of fear. As a result, the bees she carries in her hat automatically emerge and sting Bourbon, causing him to die of anaphylactic shock[1].

As the snake will attack her if she tries to escape,
Kurapika, Leorio and Ponzu getting carried out of the cave by Gon

Gon carrying Kurapika, Leorio and Ponzu out of the cave

Ponzu has no choice but to wait for the examiners to rescue her. However, one day before the end of Phase Four, Gon, Kurapika and Leorio go into the cave to find her and are trapped as well. Despite being reluctant at first, Ponzu eventually tells them about everything that happened. She then cooperates with them to get out of the cave safely, making use of her sleepy gas and Gon's ability to hold his breath for a long time. After carrying Ponzu outside, Gon takes her badge while she is still sleeping and leaves her Bourbon's badge so that the examiners can find her[2].

Greed Island arcEdit

One year later, Ponzu participates in the 288th Hunter Exam
Ponzu in the 288th Hunter Exam

Ponzu in the 288th Hunter Exam

and reaches the First Phase. However she and the other applicants are knocked unconscious by Killua and thus are disqualified[3].

Chimera Ant arcEdit

Some time afterwards, Ponzu goes with Pokkle and two
Ponzu getting shot in the head and devoured

Ponzu getting shot and devoured

other men to NGL[4]. Learning of the dangers of the Chimera ants, they try to warn the world about these creatures, but Zazan's squadron soon finds them. Ponzu is the only one who is not killed or captured on the spot and she hastily sends a bee with a warning to the strongest Hunter nearby, who happens to be Kite. However, moments later, when she is trying to run away, an officer under Zazan puts some pistol bullets in her head and devours her[5].


Ponzu uses chemicals as weapons, with which she prepares
Ponzu's bees

Ponzu's bees

traps and waits for her preys to walk into them[6]. She also carries bees underneath her big round hat. If anything bad happens to her, even if she gets scared, they will swarm and attack anybody who is near her. Ponzu can also use them as message carriers.


  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, after waking up near the end of Phase Four, Ponzu saw Tonpa trying to steal the badge belonging to Bourbon that Gon had left in her hand. Thinking that he had stolen her badge, she beat him up[7].


  1. Vol 4, p.92-93
  2. Vol 4, p.105
  3. Vol 15, p.142-148
  4. Vol 19, p.37
  5. Vol 19, p.51
  6. Vol 3, p.158-159
  7. Ep 25 (1999)