Who is Pochita in Chainsaw Man?

By Nubia Brice
Published: November 17, 2022 (Last updated: last month)
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Who is Pochita in Chainsaw Man? With the release of the anime series, we discuss one of the core characters. Let’s dive in. 

Chainsaw Man is arguably one of the hottest animes to premiere this year, if not the most hyped, and for good reason. So far, every week has delivered a compelling narrative while bringing to life the gruesome fight scenes fan loved from the manga.

While it’s no secret that the world of Chainsaw Man is inhabited by monsters called devils, all devils are not created equally. One special case, Is Denji’s friend Pochita, the first devil viewers meet in Chainsaw Man.

What is a devil in Chainsaw Man?

In the anime series Chainsaw Man, a devil is a type of supernatural creature that feeds on blood and the fear of the human race. Devils come in many shapes and sizes. They also feature a range of specialties, including the Chainsaw Devil, Blood Devil, or even Sea Cucumber Devil.

In the series, the more a particular devil is feared, the stronger they are. As Makima explains, something like a coffee devil may not be powerful, but a car devil might be if people fear being struck by cars or killed in accidents.

Who is Pochita in Chainsaw Man?

Pochita is Denji’s pet dog. However, Pochita is not only a dog. He is also the Chainsaw Devil, making him the physical manifestation of humans’ fear of chainsaws.

After a previous battle weakened the Chainsaw Devil, he was forced to take on a weaker, dog-like form. In this form, a working chainsaw protrudes from the front of Pochita’s head. A handle arching over his back allows him to be wielded by Denji like a chainsaw. His tail also serves as a pull string to start up the saw.

Pochita and Denji met and bonded one rainy day at the cemetery when Denji was just a child. After realizing Pochita was injured, Denji offered the dog his blood to help heal him, and the two became fast friends.

Is Pochita the strongest devil?

Pochita is not the strongest devil in Chainsaw Man. While Pochita may not be the strongest devil in the series, it is the weaker form of one of the strongest devils.

In its true form, the Chainsaw Devil is a large, humanoid devil with four chainsaw arms and a chainsaw head, similar to Denji’s. It is said to be the devil most feared by other devils, as it is the only devil capable of erasing others from existence. Not only can he destroy their physical bodies, but also erase the “name”, or title they embody from public consciousness so that people no longer remember they ever existed at all.

Does Pochita love Denji?

Pochita does love Denji. Pochita loves Denji so much, in fact, that he’s willing to sacrifice himself to save Denji’s life. Most devils have an extreme hatred or revulsion towards humans in general, but in the ultimate act of love, Pochita gives up his body to become Denji’s heart and help him fulfill his dreams.

Has Pochita featured in the Anime Show Chainsaw Man?

Pochita has been featured in the anime show Chainsaw Man. Pochita makes his debut in episode one of the series as Denji’s pet dog. Together they hunt several devils before Pochita ultimately fuses with Denji to save his life.

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