Pietro (ピエトロ, Pietoro) was a close friend of Leorio.[1]


Pietro died from a debilitating illness. His passing left Leorio feeling deeply remorseful about being unable to save his friend, as the illness was entirely curable, but required a surgery he could not afford. Since then, Leorio aspires to become a doctor and takes part in the 287th Hunter Exam.[1]


  • Pietro is his name in the 1999 anime adaptation. In the manga and 2011 anime, his name was never mentioned.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • Both Leorio and Pietro were adults during the latter's death, implying that Leorio's dream of becoming a doctor is a fairly recent one. In the 2011 anime, Pietro passed away while they were still children or in their early teens.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic بيترو
France Flag French Piedro


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 7