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Paopu Fruit

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A paopu fruit.

A paopu fruit (パオプの実 paopu no mi?) is a star-shaped fruit native to Destiny Islands. It resembles the star fruit. According to legend, if two people share one, they will remain a part of each other's lives forever.


Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Terra holding a paopu fruit on Destiny Islands.
Terra picks up a paopu fruit washed ashore.

Aqua mentions the fruit when handing out Wayfinders, similar to Kairi's, to Terra and Ventus. She explains the symbolic bond the fruit has, and how it applies to their good luck charms. Experiment 626 also shows Ventus a paopu fruit-like object that he made from space parts in Deep Space, which was inspired by seeing Terra's Wayfinder when he visited the world.

After saving the Lost Boys from a swarm of Unversed in Skull Rock, Terra comes to Destiny Islands following a bright light. Upon seeing the beach, he looks down to see a paopu fruit has washed up on shore and notices the tree it fell from. He walks up to the tree and investigates it, remembering Aqua's words about the power the fruit has before meeting Riku, whom he gives the power to one day wield a Keyblade of his own.

When Aqua arrives on Destiny Islands, also following a light, she finds the paopu tree and excitedly goes to see it. She then meets Sora and Riku while walking back along the bridge, almost deciding to bequeath the power of the Keyblade to Sora, but decides against it as she senses that Riku had already been given the power by Terra.

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Sora holds a paopu fruit.

On Destiny Islands, Riku explains the fruit to Sora while on the bridge on Destiny Islands. Riku tosses him one and tells him a legend that says that if two people share the same paopu fruit, they will remain a part of each other's lives forever. Sora gets flustered and throws the paopu fruit in the water before proceeding to run after Riku. Later on, while racing for the right to name the raft they have built, Riku raises the stakes. He says that the winner should get to share a paopu fruit with Kairi (though if asked about it after the race, he will state he was merely joking). This intensifies the rivalry between the two, both to prove who is stronger and to gain Kairi's attention. Selphie thinks the legend is very romantic and wishes to try it sometime. She also calls paopu fruit "precious", and says that it should not be picked unless it is going to be shared with someone else.

Later, in the Secret Cave, Sora draws a picture of himself giving Kairi the fruit. This same drawing touches Kairi after she returns to the Islands, causing her to cry while she draws another picture of herself giving the fruit to Sora.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

The fake good luck charm Naminé gave to Sora in Castle Oblivion also resembles a paopu fruit. This good luck charm returns to its true form when Sora begins to remember Kairi.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

A paopu fruit is the Keychain on Destiny's Embrace. Upon his return to Destiny Islands, Sora discovers that Kairi had added onto the picture that he drew a year earlier; the picture now depicts Sora and Kairi exchanging paopu fruit.

This information is based on alternate scenes or materials and is not considered canon within the overall plot of the series.
In the Kingdom Hearts II manga, Riku leaves behind a paopu fruit in The Land of Dragons for Sora, as a clue to his true identity.

Kingdom Hearts coded[edit]

This information is based on alternate scenes or materials and is not considered canon within the overall plot of the series.

Data-Sora visits Olympus Coliseum to give Hercules a paopu fruit, as he had heard that Hercules is in love with a woman. However, Data-Sora loses the gift. Later, Phil finds the paopu fruit lying on the ground. Unaware of what the fruit is, Phil decides to eat it; he describes it as salty, but sweet, and notes that he would like to share some of it with Hercules. Olympus Coliseum -Side Episode-

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

A paopu fruit acts as the Keychain of the Combined Keyblade's merged form.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Sora and Kairi share paopu fruit.

Sora and Kairi share paopu fruit with each other before heading to the Keyblade Graveyard.

Other appearances[edit]

Sora's congratulations screen for Classic Mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Sora's congratulations screen from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a paopu fruit appears in the central clock Stations in the Dive to the Heart sections of the Hollow Bastion stage. A facsimile of one (using the Star Rod) also appears in Sora's congratulations screen, as it is a recreation of the art featured in the menu of Kingdom Hearts III, "Promise".