The Gokon Tekkō (悟魂手甲, Soul Apprehension Gauntlet) is a device used by the Shinigami to forcibly remove souls from bodies.
The Gokon Tekkō takes the form of a tight, red, wrist-length glove with fingers that only reach the first knuckle of the hand and a large insignia of a skull shrouded in blue flames on the back.
With the Gokon Tekkō equipped, a Shinigami can forcibly push a Soul out of its body with a physical pushing motion against it. This causes the body to slump over, unresponsive, until its Soul returns to it; however, it does not sustain any damage from being in this state, though it can elicit panic from those who believe it is unconscious or dead.
Kisuke Urahara has modified the tip of his sealed Zanpakutō to function as a Gokon Tekkō, complete with the flaming skull insignia: in addition to being able to eject a Soul from its body, this Gokon Tekkō can also eject Mod-Souls from the bodies they are inhabiting.
- Bleach manga; Chapter 2, page 13
- Bleach anime; Episode 2
- Bleach manga; Chapter 2, page 23
- Bleach manga; Chapter 29, pages 11-12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 16, page 16
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