Den Den Mushi, also known as Transponder Snails in the English dub, are snails used for communication in the One Piece series. People attach buttons and receivers to the snails in order to communicate with other people telepathically through radio waves.
Aside from calls, they can also be used in other ways as well. Scroll down to find out more about the types of Den Den Mushi and the Den Den Mushi ringtone!
Types of Den Den Mushi
Baby Den Den Mushi
A small and portable Den Den Mushi which can fit on one’s palm. It is used for contact with people around the same area, and isn't capable of calls from other islands. Aside from calls, they can be used as speakers, to which a user can broadcast his voice throughout an area.
Regular Den Den Mushi
Although the most common type of Den Den Mushi, Regular Den Den Mushi are too big to be carried around. A Regular Den Den Mushi’s signal ranges further than a Baby Den Den Mushi and is large enough to make long distance calls from all over the One Piece world. It can also be used as a fax machine, provided that the right accessory is attached to them.
Black Den Den Mushi
A type of Den Den Mushi which is commonly used by Marines in order to intercept calls between pirates.
White Den Den Mushi
A kind of Den Den Mushi which could be attached to other Den Den Mushi for the purpose of preventing a call from being intercepted, thus making them an opposite of the Black Den Den Mushi.
Surveillance Den Den Mushi
The type of Den Den Mushi which is used for surveillance purposes. It is usually placed in specific locations inside or outside a building. It has a large antenna on its shell and is connected to a larger Surveillance Den Den Mushi which produces video feeds to a set of monitors.
Camera Den Den Mushi
A type of Den Den Mushi which has the ability to take photos as well as create flashes of light through its eyes to be able to do flash photography.
Golden Den Den Mushi
A special type of Den Den Mushi which only Marine Admirals have. It is made out of gold and is used to summon the Buster Call.
Silver Den Den Mushi
A type of Den Den Mushi which receives the Buster Call signal from the Golden Den Den Mushi. It is then used to alarm the Marines by giving off a loud vibrating sound in order for them to prepare for the Buster Call.
Den Den Mushi Ringtone
A Den Den Mushi makes a distinct sound (pereperepere) whenever someone is calling. Whenever a person calls while using a Den Den Mushi, it would mimic the person’s speech and emotions as well as the physical traits of the caller.
Below is an example of a Den Den Mushi Ringtone:
If you can’t get enough of the Den Den Mushi’s uniqueness, be sure to watch One Piece to see (and hear) these adorable creatures for yourself!