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Young Koala
Young Koala

Koala grew up on Foolshout Island in the Grand Line. Around the age of eight years-old, she was abducted and sold into slavery to the Celestial Dragons, where she was ruthlessly tormented. Though, she was freed with the rest of the slaves by the fish-man, Fisher Tiger. Three years later, she was passed along to Fisher Tiger's Sun Pirates by other freed slaves to find her home. Although she was scared, she was accepted as one of their own among most of the crew, and Tiger prioritized getting her home.

Tiger took Koala back to her mother and left without saying a word. Unbeknownst to Koala, her village had betrayed Tiger to the Navy as part of a deal to save Koala from being reclaimed as a slave. The gunshots she heard in the distance was the Navy ambush that led to Tiger's death.

After twelve years, Kaola had learned the truth. She would train in Fish-Man Jiu-Jitsu and join the Revolutionary Army, led by Monkey D. Dragon.


One Piece Vol. 63 JPN (Aug 2011)
One Piece Vol. 63 JPN (Aug 2011)

Koala (コアラ, Koara) is a supporting character in the One Piece series that was created by Eiichiro Oda. The series first began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 4, 1997. She first appeared during the Fish-Man Island Arc that began in Volume 61.

Her first appearance was in One Piece Volume 63 CH. 622 "The Sun Pirates".

Character Evolution

Major Story Arcs

Dressrosa Arc

Koala and Sabo both arrived on Dressrosa as part of their mission with the Revolutionaries.

Powers & Abilities

Fish-Man Jiu-Jitsu

Fish-Man Jiu-Jutsu is a powerful form of hand-to-hand combat that has a focus on controlling water, even in the moisture of the body. Koala is the only known human who has been trained in Fish-Man Jiu-Jutsu. It's unknown where she was trained or by who, but she is proficient enough to be classified as a substitute teacher.


Koala's only known weakness is that she tends to feel the urge to clean when she feels nervous. This is a habit developed from her time as a slave, but it's currently unknown if this persists now in her adulthood.


Other Media


One Piece (1999)

The One Piece animated series is a direct adaptation of Oda's original manga.. It's produced by TOEI Animation and first began airing in October 20, 1999. Koala's first anime appearance was in One Piece - Episode 541 "Kizaru Appears! A Trap to Catch Tiger!", which aired on April 1, 2012 in Japan. Her standard Japanese voice actress is Yuki Inoue, For the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation has yet to announce a voice actress.


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