Gon Freecss

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Gon Freecss - Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Quotes, Strengths

Gon Freecss is the main protagonist of the Hunter x Hunter series, who is the son of the famous Hunter, Ging Freecss, and wishes to find his father.

Gon is described as an athletic, kind, and friendly boy who loves adventure. He is also not an educated boy, so he is not good at maths.

He is a Booster, who is known to be simple-minded and determined, thus making his friends and enemies trust him and stand by his side.

In his physical appearance, he is described as a young boy who has black hair. He also has beautiful brown eyes.

He likes to wear clothes such as a green jacket with reddish edges that covers a black or white tank top underneath, green shorts, and green lace-up shoes.

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  • Real Name: Gon Furīkusu (ゴン゠フリークス)
  • Stage Name: Gon Freecss
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: May 5
  • Age: 11 (Debut), 12+ Current, contradicts the Timeline), 14-15* (by the Timeline)
  • Gender: Male
  • Hobbies:
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 1
  • Anime Debut: Episode 00 (1998), Episode 1 (1999), Episode 1 (2011)
  • Japanese VA:
    Rica Matsumoto (Pilot OVA);
    Junko Takeuchi (1999);
    Megumi Han (2011)
  • English VA:
    Elinor Holt (1999);
    Erica Mendez (2011)

Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

  • Height: 154 cm (5′0.7″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Greenish Black (Manga; 1999; 2011)
  • Eyes Color: Brown (Manga; 1999; 2011)
  • Body Measurement: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Ging Freecss
  • Mother: –
  • Siblings: –
  • Aunt: Mito Freecss (Foster Mother)
  • Friends: Killua Zoldyck, Leorio Paradinight, Kurapika Kurta


  • Gon had difficulty working on maths problems or problems that required logic to solve.
  • The reason he wanted to become a Hunter was that he wanted to know the depth of the job that would cause his father to choose that profession over his son.
  • Gon sometimes acted carelessly and thoughtlessly, which made him suffer.
  • Gon is one of the main characters in Hunter x Hunter, but he was not involved in the journey to the Dark Continent.
  • He is able to sleep with part of his brain working normally as if he were awake.
  • In 3 fan polls, Gon has always ranked 3rd below Killua and Kurapika.
  • He is the only anime character who uses a fishing rod as a weapon.
  • Gon follows his instinct rather than logic.
  • He is born with no special abilities.
  • In terms of popularity Gon has similarities with Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho.

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  • Gon is very creative in the face of a task, even if it seems impossible.
  • He has exceptional skills in fighting.
  • Gon has the extraordinary ability to hold his breath for up to 9 minutes and 44 seconds.
  • Gon can transform into an adult form.
  • He is always alert even when he is sleeping because of his ability to sleep while awake.


  • Gon’s Nen abilities are quite slow to develop compared to many shonen heroes.
  • Last seen, Gon can’t use Nen’s aura anymore.
  • Gon’s arms have been severely injured many times, his left hand was destroyed against Hanzo in the Hunter test finals, while his right hand was destroyed against Gido in the Heaven Arena.
  • Gon is very bad at maths.


“I swear… I’ll take on that bastard myself.”

“I’m Going to become the best hunter in the world!”

“I never imagined how frustrating weakness could be.”

“In my next life, I want to be me, and meet you again.”

“If you’re willing to do whatever it takes, I won’t hold back.”

“If you want to get to know someone, find out what makes them angry.”

“We’ve got to get stronger and go back as soon as we can!! To save Kite!”

“You can do whatever you want to hide your feelings…you still have a heart.”

“I’m glad I could be here with you… No, that’s not all. I’m really glad I met you!”

“Being a Hunter must be an important job. So important… that family comes second.”

“Can I ask you something? How can you kill people who have nothing to do with you?”

“Do you remember me? My name is Gon Freecss!! I came to see you to restore Kite!!!”

“I’m not here to be tested, I’m just here to see my friend. If that means being an intruder, fine.”

“I guess it wasn’t that I wanted to see him. I realized after I saw him… that my goal had been to find him.”

“If you are lying it will be easy on my mind. I won’t have to show you any mercy. I can defeat you without hesitation.”

“You should enjoy the little detours to the fullest. Because that’s where you’ll find the things more important than what you want.”

“Qualification isn’t something we have to talk about. The ones who are not okay with their success can go through training until they are.”

“Being able to cry for his companion. I was thinking you couldn’t cry, nor did you have a heart. But in that case why even a little don’t you share that feeling with all the people you kill!

FAQs of Gon Freecs

Who is Gon Freecs?

He is Ging Freecs son and the main protagonist of the Hunter x Hunter series.

How old is Gon Freecs?

He was 11 years old in his debut, 12+ years old current (contradicts the Timeline), 14-15 years old (by the Timeline).

How tall is Gon Freecs?

He is 154 cm (5’0.7″).

How much does Gon weigh?

He is 49 kg (108 lbs).

Although Gon Freecss has a fairly small posture, when it comes to fighting, he has extraordinary strength.