The sea stone, which is the weakness of devil fruit users, was said to have the same power as the ocean, and it was said that the sea rejected the devil fruit users. I understand that devil fruit users can't swim, but if they were standing in a river or fresh water of any sort, would they still lose all their strength and be unable to do anything? I tried to search for it, but they closed it and archived it, so can anyone help please?

  • i don't think fresh water affects them as it was keeping himself covered in water which was Luffy's plan to defeat Crocodile
    – Memor-X
    Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 4:07

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According to wiki there is a nice explanation about weakness of Devil fruit. I would like to highlight few points which might help you.

Oda stated in an SBS that Devil Fruit users are susceptible to all types of water, not just seawater.

This includes the white sea surrounding Skypiea. He elaborated on this, saying that "moving" water, like rain or waves, does not weaken Devil Fruit users, while standing water does. This was also shown first when Monkey D. Luffy was in the Dance-Powder induced rain and did not feel his power slipping away, and again when on Zou, the sea water that Zunisha used to shower did not affect him despite being sea water as it was "moving" water.

So the main conclusion which is given in wiki that:

Devil Fruit user will not be restricted in the water if he or she is not physically touching the water.

So according to me it might affect as long as devil fruit users are physically touching them.


Luffy and Brook losing strength as a result of being submerged in water.

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  • i understand but what i meant was say if luffy was standing in a river up to his waist, would he become weak? Because the water is flowing but it's not deep enough to drown. so would he still be able to play around, or would he just loose all of his strength?
    – Dragon
    Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 7:51
  • @Dragon See edit... The scenario is complete similar to what you just said. And conclusion: Yes they will loose strength Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 12:42
  • then again, in the scene where luffy dropped down into the bathroom of bon hancock while she's having a shower, but neither of them are paralysed, would it be that the amount of strength lost depending on the level of water?
    – Dragon
    Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 20:30

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