Frog-In-Waiting (マチボッケ, Machibokke) is a large carnivorous species of frog that hides beneath the ground to catch prey. When a potential prey walks over their hiding spot, they will rise and gobble them up in an instant.[1]


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It moves at an extremely slow pace. With its mouth wide open, it burrows underground while blending in with the surrounding area in order to trap its prey.[1]


Hunter Exam arcEdit

A Frog-In-Waiting ambushes and devours four unsuspecting examinees as they cross its path, during the 1st Phase of the 287th Hunter Exam.[1]

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • In the 2011 anime, it is shown that they can't digest laxatives and will throw up if ingested.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 8
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 5 (2011)