Even though Yachiru has a childlike appearance and an immature personality, she is actually quite strong, since she served as the lieutenant of the combat division within Soul Society.
Several grown men are terrified of her to the point that once, Rangiku Matsumoto scares Ikkaku Madarame by threatening to tell on him to Yachiru if he doesn’t stop harassing Keigo Asano. Now, with that said, let’s go through a detailed look at the various skills this character has up her sleeves.
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Yachiru has amazing auto-reflexes
Yachiru is able to instinctively attack on reflex without having to judge or react. So, she tends to attack anyone she thinks is the enemy, even in cases where she doesn’t know yet whether or not they are the enemy.
She associates this ability with a certain feeling one gets inside which, according to Kenpachi, is the type of feeling that makes you want to cut up whoever gives you the feeling. As Yachiru continues to use this ability, not only does her speed increase, her ability to counter and dodge also improves.
She is also one incredible swordsman!
Yachiru has shown great expertise in wielding her Zanpakuto. She has perfected her blade’s ability to pull a total three strikes in one swing. She also possesses such precise instincts and reflexes that ensures that she strikes her opponents, even if they try to hide in her blind-spot and dodge her counterattacks. All this makes her a formidable force when it comes to swordsmanship.
Her detection and analysis game is strong
We have seen her display some of her detection and analysis skills with Reiatsu. There was that one instance when she detected and found Orihime when the latter was with Aramaki. She was able to do this by noticing the similarities between her Reiatsu and Ichigo’s. From this, she deduced that Orihime was a Ryoka.
She possesses high spiritual power
When she’s angry, Yachiru can emit an impressive amount of spiritual power. This takes the form of a large, pink, angry cat face. Because of this perhaps, she also seems to be unaffected by her captain, Kenpachi’s powerful spiritual pressure which is actually overwhelming for a lot of people!
Yachiru’s Zanpakuto’s Shikai ability is rare and unique
Her Zanpakuto, Sanpo Kenju manifests two creatures that fight alongside her. One of the creatures, called Boney, is tall and made of bone with teal hair and the other creature, Lumpy, is plump with yellow fur with only partially visible eyes, wielding a cleaver. Her shikai ability is that when she attacks an opponent, the two creatures mimic her sword with their own weapons.
Lumpy’s attack precedes her own, while Boney’s attack follows after. This ensures that, even if Yachiru’s attack misses the opponent, at least one of the other two will hit, which makes attacks from her zanpakuto almost impossible to dodge.
A concentrated attack by her zanpakuto is able to leave deep fissures in the ground where it strikes. It’s said that a Shikai that shows its power within the form of creatures while the blade itself remains unchanged like Yachiru’s does is unheard of.