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Resurrección (帰刃 (レスレクシオン), Resurekushion; Spanish for "Resurrection", Japanese for "Returning Blade") returns the essence of an Arrancar's offensive Hollow abilities to their humanoid bodies.[1]


Arrancar usually seal the nuclei of their abilities within the form of a sword, which is entirely different from what the Shinigami use. When they release their weapons' seals, they unleash their true power and their true form.[2] The Zanpakutō doesn't need to be fully drawn out from the sheath to activate Resurrección.[3] When Resurrección is completed, the Arrancar's prior injuries are healed.[4][5] The only time they can return to their humanoid form is when they reseal their powers in sword form. Changing their form without resealing their powers in a sword is the same as burning off an arm, and if they were to discard part of their released form, while in it, they can never return to normal again.[6] When deactivated due to the user being too injured to sustain it any longer, however, the Resurrección form simply dissipates as the user's Zanpakutō rematerializes, akin to a Shinigami and their Bankai.[7] Upon losing consciousness, Resurrección is deactivated and the Zanpakutō is reconstituted.[8][9] If the Zanpakutō is broken, Resurrección cannot be activated.[10]

Most known Resurrección give the Arrancar user an animal-like appearance, but this is not always the case. While most unreleased Shinigami Zanpakutō take the form of a katana or wakizashi, there is a significantly broader range for Arrancar. Typical examples include a wide variety of melee weapons as sai, axes, or uniquely shaped weapons such as Nnoitra Gilga's double-crescent scythe-esque Zanpakutō. More exotic sealed states include organic appendages such as Aaroniero Arruruerie's Zanpakutō, or even an entire, sentient being such as Lilynette Gingerbuck being the Zanpakutō of Coyote Starrk.

An Arrancar's release drastically increases the combat viability and power of the Arrancar in question, and allows them full access to all of their abilities. The post-release form usually reflects to varying degrees what the Arrancar looked like as a pure Hollow. A Resurrección restores an Arrancar to its "true" form, resulting in significantly various increases in speed, strength, stamina, durability and spiritual power, as well as allowing access to both more powerful variations of previous techniques and completely new abilities. Some Arrancar even gain new weapons as a part of their released form. An Arrancar's Resurrección completely reverts their Reiatsu from that of an Arrancar to that of a Hollow.[11]

Kisuke Urahara and Mayuri Kurotsuchi liken an Arrancar's Resurrección to a Shinigami's Bankai, as they both are manifestations of the respective individual's increase of power, and cannot be repaired if damaged while in full release. The difference is that since a Hollow's power is equivalent to poison for a Quincy, they cannot medalize a Resurrección the same way they can a Bankai.[12]

Partial Transformation[]

Arrancar can partially transform their bodies without fully releasing their Zanpakutō. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez transforms his hands into claws while pursuing Askin Nakk Le Vaar.[13]

Resurrección: Segunda Etapa[]

Ulquiorra Cifer, the 4th Espada, has demonstrated the ability to attain a second form of Resurrección called Segunda Etapa (刀剣解放第二階層 (レスレクシオン・セグンダ・エターパ), Resurekushion Segunda Etāpa; Spanish for "Resurrection: Second Stage", Japanese for "Sword Release: Second Level"; Viz "Second Stage Resurrection"). Among the Espada, he is the only member capable of the transformation.[14]

Uryū Ishida notes that Ulquiorra's Reiatsu in his second release is fundamentally different than anything else he had felt before, not just in strength or size but in sensation.[15]

Known Resurrección[]

Name Sealed Form Release Command User
Ira (憤獣(イーラ), Īra; Spanish for "Anger", Japanese for "Angered Beast")[16] Katana Get Pissed Off[16] Yammy Llargo
Los Lobos (群狼 (ロス・ロボス), Rosu Robosu; Spanish for "The Wolves", Japanese for "Pack of Wolves")[17] Lilynette Gingerbuck Kick About[17] Coyote Starrk
Arrogante (髑髏大帝 (アロガンテ), Arogante; Spanish for "Arrogant", Japanese for "Grand Emperor of Skulls")[18] Battle Axe Rot[19] Baraggan Louisenbairn
Tiburón (皇鮫后 (ティブロン), Tiburon; Spanish for "Shark", Japanese for "Supernal Shark Empress")[20] Hollow Sword Destroy[21][22] Tier Harribel
Gamuza (羚騎士 (ガミューサ), Gamyūsa; Spanish for "Chamois", Japanese for "Antelope Knight")[23] Katana Declare[24][25] Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
Murciélago (黒翼大魔 (ムルシエラゴ), Murushierago; Spanish for "Bat", Japanese for "Great Black-Winged Demon")[26] Katana Enclose[27][28] Ulquiorra Cifer
Santa Teresa (聖哭螳螂 (サンタ テレサ), Santa Teresa; Common Spanish language name for "Mantis Religiosa", or in English, "Praying Mantis", Japanese for "Holy Wailing Praying Mantis")[29] Scythe-like Weapon Pray[29] Nnoitra Gilga
Pantera (豹王 (パンテラ), Pantera; Spanish for "Panther", Japanese for "Panther King")[30] Katana Grind[31][32] Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez
Trepadora (蔦嬢 (トレパドーラ), Torepadōra; Spanish for "Climbing Vine", Japanese for "Ivy Lass")[33] Kodachi Strangle[33] Luppi Antenor
Brujería (呪眼僧伽 (ブルヘリア), Buruheria; Spanish for "Witchcraft", Japanese for "Sangha of Cursing Eyes")[34] Katana Suppress[35] Zommari Rureaux
Fornicarás (邪淫妃 (フォルニカラス), Forunikarasu; Spanish for "You Will Fornicate", Japanese for "Consort of Lewdness")[36] Katana Sip[37][36] Szayelaporro Granz
Glotonería (喰虚 (グロトネリア), Gurotoneria; Spanish for "Gluttony", Japanese for "Devouring Hollow")[38][39] Tentacle Appendage Devour[39] Aaroniero Arruruerie
Privaron Espada
Name Sealed Form Release Command User
Giralda (暴風男爵 (ヒラルダ), Hiraruda; Spanish for "Weather Vane", Japanese for "Baron of Storms")[40] Katana Whirl[41] Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio
Golondrina (車輪鉄燕 (ゴロンドリーナ), Gorondorīna; Spanish for "Swallow", Japanese for "Car Wheel Iron Swallow")[42] Whip Variation Rip Off[43] Cirucci Sanderwicci
Dragra (龍拳 (ドラグラ), Doragura; Japanese for "Dragon Fist")[44] Knuckle Daggers Unknown Gantenbainne Mosqueda
Name Sealed Form Release Command User
Águila (空戦鷲 (アギラ), Agira; Spanish for "Eagle", Japanese for "Air-Battle Eagle")[45] Katana Scalp[45] Abirama Redder
Reina De Rosas (宮廷薔薇園ノ美女王 (レイーナ・デ・ロサス), Reīna de Rosasu; Spanish for "Queen of Roses", Japanese for "Beautiful Queen of the Royal Court Rose-Gardens")[46] Katana Sparkle[47] Charlotte Chuhlhourne
Pinza Aguda (蟄刀流断 (ピンサグーダ), Pinsagūda; Spanish for "Sharp Pincer", Japanese for "Cutting Stream of the Crab Sword")[48] Katana Engrave the Surface of the Water[49] Findorr Calius
Tigre Estoque (虎牙迅風 (ティグレストーク), Tiguresutōku; Spanish for "Tiger Rapier", Japanese for "Tiger Fang Swift Wind")[50] Katana Bite Off[50] Ggio Vega
Calderón (巨腕鯨 (カルデロン), Karuderon; Spanish for "Pilot Whale", Japanese for "Gigantic Armed Whale")[51] Katana Breathe[51] Choe Neng Poww
Mamut (巨象兵 (マムート), Mamūto; Spanish for "Mammoth", Japanese for "Gigantic Elephantine Soldier")[52] Katana Trample[53] Nirgge Parduoc
Cierva (碧鹿闘女 (シエルバ), Shieruba; Spanish for "Doe", Japanese for "Blue Cervine Fighting-Girl")[54] Chakram Bracelets Thrust[54] Emilou Apacci
Leona (金獅子将 (レオーナ), Reōna; Spanish for "Lioness", Japanese for "Gold Lion General")[55] Broad Sword Devour[54] Franceska Mila Rose
Anaconda (白蛇姫 (アナコンダ), Anakonda; Spanish for "Anaconda", Japanese for "White Snake Princess")[55] Sai Strangle to Death[55] Cyan Sung-Sun
Verruga (牙鎧士 (ベルーガ), berūga; Spanish for "Wart", Japanese for "Tusked Armored Samurai")[56] Katana Variation Crush[56] Tesra Lindocruz
Volcánica (火山獣 (ボルカニカ), Borukanika; Spanish for "Volcanic", Japanese for "Volcanic Beast")[57] Katana Erupt[57] Edrad Liones
Tijereta (五鋏蟲 (ティヘレタ), Tihereta; Spanish for "Earwig", Japanese for "Five-Pincered Insect")[58] Katana Snip[58] Shawlong Koufang
Del Toro (蒼角王子 (デルトロ), Derutoro; Spanish for "Of the Bull", Japanese for "Young Horned Prince")[59] Katana Skewer[59] Yylfordt Granz
Números & Others
Name Sealed Form Release Command User
Suzumushi Hyakushiki: Grillar Grillo (鈴虫百式狂枷蟋蟀 (グリジャル・グリージョ), Gurijaru Gurījo; Spanish for "Chirping Cricket", Japanese for "Bell Cricket Hundredth Style: Insane-Fettered Cricket")[60] Katana None[60] Kaname Tōsen
Extinguir (滅火皇子 (エスティンギル), Esutingiru; Spanish for "To Extinguish", Japanese for "Imperial Prince of Perished Flames")[61] Claymore Unknown Wonderweiss Margela
Escolopendra (百刺毒娼 (エスコロペンドラ), Esukoropendora; Spanish for "Centipede", Japanese for "Poison Prostitute of a Hundred Stings")[62] Dagger Poison[62] Loly Aivirrne
Árbol (髑髏樹 (アルボラ), Arubora; Spanish for "Tree", Japanese for "Cranial Tree")[63] Katana Grow[64] Rudbornn Chelute

Appearances in Other Media[]

Name Sealed Form Release Command
Fénix (不滅王 (フェニーチェ), Fenīche; Spanish for "Phoenix", Japanese for "Indestructible King") Katana Unknown
Jabalí (ハバリー, Habarī; Spanish for "Boar")[65] Katana Get Them[65]
Dientes (ディエンティス, Deienteisu; Spanish for "Teeth")[66] Katana Crunch[66]
Erizo (エリッソ, Erisso; Spanish for "Hedgehog")[65] Claymore Stab[65]
Gerifalte (ヘリファルテ, Herifarute; Spanish for "Gyrfalcon")[67] Katana Pollute[67]
Telaraña (絡新妖婦 (テイルレニア), Teararenia; Spanish for "Spiderweb", Japanese for "Jorō Spider Seductress")[68] Mask Remnant Dance Madly[68]
Langosta Migratoria (戯擬軍翅 (ランゴスタ・ミグラトリア), Rangosuta miguratoria; Spanish for "Migratory Locust", Japanese for "Playful Mock-Army of Wings")[68] Unknown Play[68]
Ikomikidomoe Hō'ōraku Hakkei (已己巳己巴・鳳落八景, Hō'ōraku Hakkei means "Eight Picturesque Sights of the Fenghuang's Fall")[69] White Broadsword None

Hōgyoku Resurreccións[]

Bleach: Brave Souls features alternate universe versions of the Espada who have fused themselves with the Hōgyoku, causing them to attain transcended versions of their Resurreccións which resemble their standard released forms while incorporating the Hōgyoku and adding further onto their animal motifs; these forms are described as being Beyond Resurrección (帰刃(レスレクシオン)のその先へ, Resurekushion no Sono Saki e).[70]

Hōgyoku Resurreccións
Espada Special Technique Appearance
Yammy Llargo El Gigante de la Ira (エル・ヒガンテ・デ・ラ・イーラ, Eru Higante de ra Īra; Spanish for "The Giant of Anger") BBSYammy's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Coyote Starrk Revólver de Los Lobos (レボルベル・ロス・ロボス, Reboruberu de Rosu Robosu; Spanish for "Revolver of The Wolves") BBSStarrk's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Baraggan Louisenbairn Destino Arrogante (デスチノ・アロガンテ, Desuchino Arogante; Spanish for "Arrogant Destiny") BBSBaraggan's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Tier Harribel Dientes de Tiburón (ディエンテス・デ・ティブロン, Dientesu de Tiburon; Spanish for "Shark Teeth") BBSHarribel's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck Lanza de Luz Gamuza (ランサ・デ・ルス・ガミューサ, Ransa de Rusu Gamyūsa; Spanish for "Lance of Light Chamois") BBSNelliel's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Ulquiorra Cifer Tormenta de Murciélago (トルメンタ・デ・ムルシエラゴ, Torumenta de Murushierago; Spanish for "Bat Storm") BBSUlquiorra's Hogyoku Resurreccion
La Nada Eterna (ラ・ナダ・エテルナ, Ra Nada Eteruna; Spanish for "The Eternal Nothingness") BBSRenewed Ulquiorra
Nnoitra Gilga Santa Teresa Guadaña (サンタ・テレサ・グアダニャ, Santa Teresa Guadanya; Spanish for "Praying Mantis Scythe") BBSNnoitra's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Pantera Destrucción (パンテラ・デストルクシオン, Pantera Desutorukushion; Spanish for "Panther Destruction") BBSGrimmjow's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Zommari Rureaux Brujería Gobernante (ブルヘリア・ゴベルナンテ, Buruheria Goberunante; Spanish for "Witchcraft Ruler") BBSZommari's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Szayelaporro Granz La Vida Fornicarás (ラ・ビダ・フォルニカラス, Ra Bida Forunikarasu; Spanish for "You Will Fornicate Life") BBSSzayelaporro's Hogyoku Resurreccion
Aaroniero Arruruerie Glotonería Fuerte (グロトネリア・フエルテ, Gurotoneria Fuerute; Spanish for "Strong Gluttony") BBSAaroniero's Hogyoku Resurreccion


  • According to Q&A #133 by Tite Kubo on his fansite "Klub Outside", it is theoretically possible for the Visored to achieve Resurrección like Tōsen did; as well as for them to use their Hollow masks in conjunction with their Bankai.[73]
  • According to Q&A #309 by Tite Kubo on his fansite "Klub Outside", it is possible for other Arrancar to achieve a Resurrección: Segunda Etapa if they trained hard enough; Grimmjow being one named example.[73]

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