Podungo Lapoy (ポドンゴ゠ラポイ, Podongo Rapoi) is an Amateur Hunter and member of the former Kakin Empire Wildlife Exploration Team, under Kite's direction. Kite states that Podungo and her fellow Amateur Hunters in the team have excellent potential to be Pro-Hunters.[1]


Podungo has dark skin and bobbed silver hair in a topknot tied with turquoise beads. She wears a navy blue cape with white fur trim and matching pants. Podungo is rather short, being also the smallest member of the exploration group.[1]


Not much is known about Podungo's personality, but she is well versed in chemistry.[2]


Chimera Ant arc

Podungo along with her fellow Amateur Hunters survey the country of Kakin to find new species of animals. Her and the other Amateur Hunters are left in shock and awe when they find out Gon is the son of the legendary Hunter Ging Freecss, Killua is from the renowned group of assassins the Zoldyck Family, and the both of them are Pro-Hunters. After the Amateur Hunters all introduce themselves and enjoy a meal together, Podungo and Spin talk about and show Gon and Killua one of Kite's best finds, the Camp Tiger.[1] With their exploration of Kakin completed Kite and the Amateur Hunters report their findings to the Kakin Zoologist Wong. In thanks for their hard work, Wong informs the group that the Southernpiece Auction House obtained a strange part of an amazing and unknown species of the sort, and they're now hiring Hunters to find and capture a live specimen.[2]

Thanks to Wong's influence, the Amateur Hunters along with Gon and Killua manage to see the part of the unknown species at the auction house. After examining the part Podungo expresses interest in analyzing the piece and Mon volunteers to stay behind to help her. Podungo later contacts Kite and informs him the part came from a Chimera Ant Queen.[2] Sometime after the search on the beach the Amateur Hunters research 10 or more people who have gone missing in the last 6 months and come up with nothing. So after learning the where the Chimera Ant Queen could be in the Mitene Union near NGL, Kite and group head to the NGL Border Stop and are meet by two representatives.[3]

Kite, Gon, Killua, Stick, and Podungo all enter NGL

After various screening and examinations performed to exclude any visitors not meeting the NGL conditions and the only people who meet those conditions are Stick, Podungo, Gon, Killua, and Kite. When the group enter NGL they all rent horses and take along two NGL Interpreters as guides.[4] Though after some time in NGL Kite and the group get an S.O.S. message from one of Ponzu's bees detailing the Chimera Ants' nest location and for someone to contact the Hunter Association. Kite sensing immediate danger sends Podungo and Stick back to the border to get help.[5]

Podungo later accompanies Banana, Monta, and Spinner in a truck heading back to the NGL border with Knov, Morel, and Chairman Netero in the back of the truck.[6]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arc

Observing the Small-billed Swans

Podungo is seen once again along with the other Amateur Hunters, Kite, and Koala waving goodbye to Gon, after he visits Kite.[7] Podungo along with her fellow Amateur Hunters, Kite, Koala, and Gon visit Spin's hometown and spectate a large flock of Small-billed Swans fly into the sky.[8]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic بودونغو لابوي
France Flag.png French Podongo Lapoy
Russia Flag.png Russian Подонго Лапой


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 18, Chapter 186
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 18, Chapter 187
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 188
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 189
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 190
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 199
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 337
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 339


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Amateur Hunters
Leader/Mentor Kite
Members Banana KavaroLin KoshiMonta YurasPodungo LapoySpinner ClowStick Dinner