Puhat (プーハット, Puhatto) was a Greed Island player hired by Battera, who enters the game at the same time as Gon and Killua.[1]


Puhat 1999 Design

Puhat's 1999 anime design

Puhat was man of below-average stature, with a large head, a big and expressive mouth, and a very prominent chin. He combed back his short hair and had sparse facial hair stubble on his upper lip and chin. He had lazy eyes that were also equally piercing. He was seen wearing a suit's jacket with no shirts underneath, with a pair of matching trousers; similar to his fashion sense for his upper-body cloths, he also wore dress shoes seemingly without socks. Puhat also had a habit of walking with his hands in his pockets, combined with a visible hunch in his posture.

His color scheme would change between different anime adaptation. In the 2011 anime adaptation, Puhat had wheat hair, his jacket and pants would be depicted as purple with the former having white lapels and collar, and white shoes. While in the 1999 anime adaptation, his hair was orange-blonde, the jacket and pants were depicted as black, with pink jacket lapels and collar, and brown shoes.


His mannerism together with his other physical characteristics, may give off general impressions to observers that he was both laid-back and self-assured. Indeed, confident and sharp, Puhat was noted for being a very perceptive as well as intelligent individual. His confidence in his own deductive reasoning could be observed that he would close his eyes a lot and had a habit of employing expressive hand gestures while explaining. He was quick to deduce many things based on limited information and always asked the right questions at the right times. It is worth noting that all of Puhat's deductions were spot on during the Greed Island arc, in spite of Killua's opinion that he was merely pretending to be smart. Though despite his evidently exceptional intellect, he may have also been slightly overconfident in his abilities,[1] and went to negotiate with the Bomb Devils all by himself.[2]


Greed Island arcEdit

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Gon and Killua meet him during the Greed Island player recruitment exam in Yorknew City. He observed Tsezguerra's explanation of the hiring process for playing Greed Island. He then gets into a conversation with Gon and Killua while commenting on the hopeless applicants. After sharing some of his intuition, he walks away looking smug only to be shot down mentally by Killua's comment that those who pretend to be smart die fast.[1] Right before the players hired by Battera get ready to enter the game, an order had to be decided. Puhat suggested rock-paper-scissors even if he didn't win.[3]

Puhat's death

Puhat's head severed by the Bomb Devils

Soon after entering the game, he's convinced to join Nickes' Alliance of players, hoping to clear the game in a couple of months.[4] After Genthru reveals himself as the Bomber and blackmails the alliance, Puhat attempts to negotiate with the Bomb Devils behind the other players' backs. He did so because the rest of the alliance was in disorder. He believed they would stay restless until the bombs Genthru set exploded with his Countdown Nen ability. However, Genthru regards him as a worthless player and kills him.[2] Puhat's head then is severed and used to threaten the rest of the alliance.[5]

Puhat's name is mentioned in Gon's binder.[6]

Abilities & PowersEdit


Due to being able to access Greed Island, Puhat is capable of utilizing Nen.[7]


  • Greed Island arc:
    • Puhat vs. Genthru[2]


  • In the 1999 anime, Puhat never tries to negotiate with the Bombers by himself.
  • His 2011 anime voice actor also voices Peggy, Loupe Highland, and the narrator.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 125
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 143
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 126
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 14, Chapter 131
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 144
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 158
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121