Hunter x Hunter

The WORST episodes of Hunter x Hunter

Every episode of Hunter x Hunter ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Hunter x Hunter!

Gon's father, long believed to be dead, is still alive and was once one of the greatest Hunters in existance. Gon believes he will be able to meet his father once he himself becomes a Hunter. However, before he can become a Hunter, he has to pass the Hunter Exam first, an exam made of numerous tasks and dangerous trials.

Last Updated: 5/11/2022Network: Fuji TV
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Rock x Scissor x Heart
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6.42
57 votes

#1 - Rock x Scissor x Heart

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/12/2000

Leorio goes next. His opponent is Leroute, an attractive woman. He loses ten hours in bet to her so that he can grope her. He then loses the rest of their betting hours to her in a game of rock, paper, scissors. Killua then faces Johness the Dissector, a man responsible for the murder of at least 146 people with his bare hands. Killua rips out his heart, explaining afterwards that Johness is an amateur and he is a pro.

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Talent X Distraught X Nature of Killing
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6.83
29 votes

#2 - Talent X Distraught X Nature of Killing

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 10/28/2000

After Gon's match, Killua decides that he will compete as well, eager to test his own strength. Gido, Sadaro, and Riehlvelt kidnap Zushi to bribe Killua into forfeiting his matches with the three of them, so they can get easy wins. However, Killua makes sure that they will fight honestly and don't cheat. Sadaro withdraws due to his fear of Killua, who he says, "lived in the darkest corners of the world."

Failing Score x Panic x Voice from Heaven
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6.91
66 votes

#3 - Failing Score x Panic x Voice from Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/1999

While one of the examinees, wrestler Todo, criticizes Menchi and all Gourmet Hunters, Netero, the head examiner and Hunters Association's president, arrives and asks Menchi to give everyone another chance. The test takers collect spider eagle eggs, and Todo learns to respect Gourmet Hunters, vowing to return and take the test again.

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Three People? x Five People? x Last Choice
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6.91
57 votes

#4 - Three People? x Five People? x Last Choice

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/19/2000

The last test to get out of the tower has two paths: one is too long and the other will only allow three of the five to enter. Leorio and Tonpa start fighting to see who will stay, when Gon thinks outside the box. They choose the longer path, destroy the wall between the paths with axes provided so they could fight, and all five make it.

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Hisoka x Crash x Gon
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6.91
57 votes

#5 - Hisoka x Crash x Gon

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/1/2000

Gon gets Hisoka's number badge while Hisoka kills an examinee crossing his path. Gon is poisoned by Geretta and relieved of his badges. Hisoka kills Geretta easily and returns both badges: Gon's and his own. Gon tries to refuse it, but is unable to. Hisoka tells Gon he will kill him when the time is right, until then he will protect him. He punches him in the face and tells that he can return the badges only after he can return the punch.

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Candle x Policy x Internal Discord
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7.15
94 votes

#6 - Candle x Policy x Internal Discord

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/29/2000

Gon faces the next prisoner, Sedokan, in a match to see who's candle can burn the longest. Gon is given a candle that burns quickly, but because of this it isn't susceptible to the wind, and Gon drops it on the floor and runs to blow out Sedokan candle. Kurapika engages in a death match with the next opponent, Majitani, but refuses to kill him after seeing red (literally) and knocking the criminal unconscious.

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Encounter × Hesitation × Departure
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7.24
85 votes

#7 - Encounter × Hesitation × Departure

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/1999

Enter Leorio, a bespectacled businessman, and Kurapica, a solemn, blonde kid whose eyes turn spookily red when he sees a spider. Gon latches onto the reluctant Leorio, and all three end up aboard a ship headed to Dole Island to start the Hunter exam.

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Menchi x Seriously Pissed x Second Exam?
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7.34
97 votes

#8 - Menchi x Seriously Pissed x Second Exam?

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/1999

The group starts stage 2 of the test, which is to satisfy Gourmet Hunters Buhara and Menchi with their cooking. Everyone satisfies Buhara's taste for BBQ pork, but they all fail to make sushi good enough for Menchi. She says all examinees fail.

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Separation x Diary x Water Inflow
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7.34
90 votes

#9 - Separation x Diary x Water Inflow

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/4/2000

The hotel owners leave the examinees stranded on the island. A map is found indicating another island nearby, and part of the group sets out immediately to find it, dying when a storm hits. Hanzo and Kurapika sense danger and are elected leaders of the people who stay. They learn of a storm that comes in daily waves, the second of which will submerge the island, so they have one day to escape.

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Killua x Drop Out x Turn Back with Force
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7.35
86 votes

#10 - Killua x Drop Out x Turn Back with Force

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 6/3/2000

Satotz explains to Gon that Killua failed the final stage. His opponent turns out to be his older brother Illumi in disguise. Illumi questions Killua and determines him unfit to be a normal person. He believes that Killua has a talent to be an assassin and tells him to return home. Illumi threatens to kill Gon if Killua even attempts to fight him, so Killua gives up and becomes silent for the rest of the exam. Killua murders Bodoro in the middle of his match with Leorio for no reason and is disqualified. Having heard this, Gon confronts Illumi and breaks his arm, deciding to go look for Killua.

Steak x Marathon x Exam Begins
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7.40
57 votes

#11 - Steak x Marathon x Exam Begins

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/1999

Gon, Kuraptika, and Leorio reach the first stage of the Hunter Exam, a seemingly endless forced run through a tunnel leading by the examiner named Satotz. They are befriended by Tonpa, a man taking the exam for the 35th time, and meet Killua, another entrant. In the end Tonpa betrays Leorio, as Gon and Kuraptika go looking for them.

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Treasure x Memory x Hotel Room
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7.40
57 votes

#12 - Treasure x Memory x Hotel Room

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/26/2000

The successful examinees are taken by blimp to an island hotel. In order to pay for the rooms, they dive to collect treasure from sunken ships. Kurapika explains to Leorio that everyone from his clan was killed by the Phantom Troupe for their eyes. When a member of the Kurta clan dies with their emotions ablaze, their Eyes become Scarlet and are treated as treasures.

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4th Exam x 44 x Number of Death
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7.40
57 votes

#13 - 4th Exam x 44 x Number of Death

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/18/2000

The fourth stage of the Hunter Exam is a manhunt on Zevil Island. Each examinee must collect 6 points; their own number badge is worth 3, the number badge of their target is worth 3, and any other number badges are worth one point. Gon's target is Hisoka, and he practices catching birds with his fishing pole to prepare. He realizes he must attack Hisoka when Hisoka attacks his own target. Gon learns this by watching birds catch fish from the water.

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Passed! x Failed? x End of Exams
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7.40
57 votes

#14 - Passed! x Failed? x End of Exams

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/27/2000

Hanzo and Gon continue fighting. Hanzo is easily the better fighter, but when Gon won't concede, Hanzo is forced to accept defeat. Hanzo decides he'd rather lose than kill Gon, because he likes his attitude. Gon is knocked unconscious during the match and wakes up to find the matches are over. Satotz explains to him that he's a Hunter, and that Hisoka defeated Bodoro, Hanzo defeated Pokkle in a match, Killua conceded a match to Pokkle before facing his brother Illumi disguised as Gittarackur.

Coin X Reunion X Change of Clothes
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7.40
57 votes

#15 - Coin X Reunion X Change of Clothes

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 8/5/2000

Canary and Gon's group arrive at the Butlers' Quarters and are greeted by Gotoh, Zoldyck family manager. He plays a game with the group, with seemingly deadly stakes. It turns out this was just to entertain them until Killua arrives. He does, and they all leave. At the airport, the group splits up but they all agree to meet in six months in Yorknew City.

Spider X York Shin X Everybody Together
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7.40
57 votes

#16 - Spider X York Shin X Everybody Together

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired 12/23/2000

Neon with all her bodyguards arrives at Yorknew. Her Nen ability is shown: Lovely Ghost Writer that predicts the future. Four members of Phantom Troupe are shown walking to Yorknew: Feitan, Machi, Franklin, and Nobunaga. The last two are having a quarrel. Gon wants to buy a mobile phone and is unexpectedly helped by an old friend, Leorio. Later he also helps to raise funds by allowing people to pay for arm wrestling with Gon who easily beats everyone and has some trouble defeating Shizuku.

Underground Auction X Annihilation X Machine Gun
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7.40
57 votes

#17 - Underground Auction X Annihilation X Machine Gun

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired 1/13/2001

Chrollo Lucilfer, the boss of Phantom Troupe, gives them orders to go to the underground auction and kill everyone there, and they proceed. Franklin uses a machine gun hidden in his fingers to fire Nen bullets, and Shizuku cleans up so that no traces of the massacre are left visible. Melody and Kurapika are talking more openly to each other while waiting on the roof. The mafia community sends the group of its best fighters called Shadow Beasts to deal with Phantom Troupe.

Agree x Disagree x Trap
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7.45
91 votes

#18 - Agree x Disagree x Trap

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/22/2000

The objective of stage 3 is to get down from a tower alive. The group is forced to team up with Tonpa, and their test is to win 3 out of 5 matches against tower prisoners. Tonpa takes the first match with a hardened-looking criminal, and promptly gives up. He explains that he doesn't want to be a Hunter, he just likes watching others fail and be killed.

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A Boy Setting Out for a Journey × Leaving Behind the Sound of the Wind
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7.49
127 votes

#19 - A Boy Setting Out for a Journey × Leaving Behind the Sound of the Wind

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/1999

Gon leaves Whale Island to search for his missing father (Jin Freaks, a legendary Hunter and a fabulous-sounding mixed drink), leaving behind Mito, one thoroughly depressed aunt.

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Transient x Life x Majitani
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7.50
56 votes

#20 - Transient x Life x Majitani

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/5/2000

Majitani feigns unconsciousness in an attempt to run out the clock. Leorio and the leader of the prisoners bet on whether he's faking. Leorio holds the man above a long drop, and Majitani wakes up. He concedes the match to Kurapika, but the group loses a large chunk of their time because of the bet.

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Skateboard X Probatior X Real Intention
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7.50
56 votes

#21 - Skateboard X Probatior X Real Intention

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 7/15/2000

The group meets a butlers' apprentice while walking closer to their target. She has Killua's skateboard, and refuses to let them pass. Repeatedly Gon walks over a line she drew, and each time she sends him flying with her mace. Eventually, she explains that she is Canary, a servant of Killua. Gon tells her Killua gave the skateboard to her because they're friends, so she should let Killua's other friends pass. She lets them pass, but is immediately hit by an unknown projectile.

Hisoka X Alliance X Eliminate Spiders
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7.50
56 votes

#22 - Hisoka X Alliance X Eliminate Spiders

Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired 1/27/2001

Kurapika captures Uvogin with his chains and they quickly run away. Leaving him in hands of Dalzollene, the leader of Neon's bodyguards, Kurapika leaves to meet with Hisoka who promises to give some information on other members of Phantom Troupe. Dalzollene asks people from mafia community to come to pick up, but instead Phantom Troupe members arrive, killing him and freeing Uvogin. Leorio shows Gon and Killua his Ten and it turns out to be the only Nen technique he is aware of.

Ubo X Kurapica X Senzitsu`s Conscience
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7.50
56 votes

#23 - Ubo X Kurapica X Senzitsu`s Conscience

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired 2/3/2001

Kurapika contacts his boss (Neon's father) and is told that he should be in charge after Dalzollene's death. Raging Uvogin searches for "the chain guy", and finds him alone with Neon and the others moved to another room. They decide to go out of the city to be able to fight with full strength. Leorio gets Gon's strength so popular with arm wrestling contest that they are invited to an underground auction where everyone is given pictures of the Phantom Troupe with a bounty of 2 billion jenny on each head.

President x Interview x Paper Test
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7.51
84 votes

#24 - President x Interview x Paper Test

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/6/2000

Chairman Netero interviews the nine remaining examinees (Gon, Kurapika, Leorio, Hisoka, Hanzo, Pokkle, Gittarackur, Bodoro, and Killua) in preparation for the final test. He asks each who they are interested in, and who would they least like to fight out of the nine. He then unveils a brackets system for the upcoming tournament between the remaining examinees.

Hisoka x Kurapica x The Spider's Whisper
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7.57
88 votes

#25 - Hisoka x Kurapica x The Spider's Whisper

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/13/2000

Hisoka and Kurapika fight in the first fight of the final stage. Hisoka toys with Kurapika at the beginning, but when Kurapika becomes angry they are on similar levels. This causes Hisoka to force himself to calm down. He then whispers something to Kurapika and declares himself the loser of the match. Kurapika is now a Hunter.

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