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There are various types of vehicles in the Hunter × Hunter world.

Transportation Vehicles

Aircrafts

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Airships are a type of aircraft widely used for long distance travel. They are spacious enough to include bars, lounges, and bedrooms. The first airship seen in the series is used by Chairman Netero when he visits the participants of the 287th Hunter Exam during the Second Phase.[1] Lingon Airport near Yorknew City seems to have only airships, as does the Hunter Association. This suggests that blimps are the prevalent means of aerial transportation,[2] whereas airplanes do not seem to exist at all.

The only sighting of a helicopter is during Cheetu's confrontation with the police in the Republic of Rokario.[3] At the World Tree, a one-person seater helicopter with a rescue basket is also used to help climbers who are in trouble.[4]

Another type of aircraft is the hot-air balloon. The Phantom Troupe uses a hot-air balloon to escape to the Gordeau Desert after raiding the Underground Auction.[5] Milluki uses a small hot-air balloon to leave Kukuroo Mountain to go to Yorknew.[6]

Watercrafts

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In the preliminary phase of the 287th Hunter Exam, Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio travel to Zaban City on a ship. For the Fourth Phase, the candidates travel by boat to reach Zevil Island.[7] The Phantom Troupe also uses a boat to reach Greed Island.[8]

Road vehicles

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Cars are the most used type of transportation. Leorio drives a car to help Kurapika go after the Phantom Troupe. During their trip to Yorknew, Neon's bodyguards are shown to have several cars of their own.[9] Aside from private cars, vehicles for hire such as taxicabs and buses are also popular. In the Republic of Padokea, Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio take a tour bus to reach Kukuroo Mountain.[10] During Killua's journey to save Gon, he and his butlers are seen using a limo as a means of transportation.[11] The police has at its disposal both cars and motorcycles.[12] Bizeff, Hina, and Welfin are seen using an RV to travel to Meteor City to find Gyro.[13]

Transportation vehicles such as trucks are used in the Republic of East Gorteau to transport items to the basement of the Royal Palace.[14]

Rail vehicles

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Rail vehicles are a common type of transportation. The first train seen is the one which Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio use to travel to a town near Kukuroo Mountain.[10] In the 1999 anime adaptation, Kurapika meets Melody in a train station.[15] The Phantom Troupe rides a train when chasing after Kurapika.[16] Morel and his comrades take a train to arrive in the Republic of East Gorteau during their extermination mission.[17] Only the names of a few stations are known (Castor, Lipa, and Tarsetol).[16] Gon and Killua ride a train to meet Kurapika at the beginning of the Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge movie.[18]

Military Vehicles

Armored Vehicles

An armored vehicle is a type of vehicle used in warfare. It can range from artillery tanks[19] to armored transportation vehicles.[20]

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An armored transportation vehicle used by the Republic of East Gorteau
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An artillery tank used by the Republic of East Gorteau

Military Aircrafts

Fighter aircrafts are known to exist,[19] although they have yet to make an appearance. Bombers are similar in appearance to heavily armed airships.[21]

Trivia

  • Most of the aircrafts in the Hunter × Hunter world seem to be amalgamations of various types of real-world aircrafts such as airplanes, helicopters, airships (dirigible balloons/Zeppelins and blimps), and hot air balloons. These vary the combinations and elements used, not necessarily all in each aircraft, and have a predominance of airship/dirigible characteristics.
    • The Viz version translates "戦闘機" as "fighter jets", which would imply the existence of certain types of planes; however, the literal meaning is "fighter aircraft", therefore encompassing any type of aircraft (airships included) designed primarily for air-to-air combat.[19]
  • Although many characters are endowed with superhuman speed, they seem to prefer using cars for longer journies,[22] possibly because their exceptional movement speed cannot be maintained for long periods of time.

References

  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 12
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 117
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 218
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 338
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 75
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 23
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 145
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  10. 10.0 10.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 39
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 325
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 26, Chapter 277
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 315
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 24, Chapter 252
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 45 (1999)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 110
  17. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 223
  18. Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 234
  20. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 27, Chapter 283
  21. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 311
  22. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 77
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