Can someone tell me the difference between the types of Devil Fruits. I know Zoan is animal-type fruits, like Chopper's and Dalton's, but what exactly are the other types and what do they do?
Types of Devil Fruits
This is in the information on the main Arlong Park Website.
Fruits introduced so far, are classified into three different groups: Paramecia, Zoan, and Logia.
Paramecia, the most common, is often read as "Superhuman". These alter the user's body in some way. For example: Luffy's Gum Gum (Gomu Gomu) Fruit, which changes the user's body into stretchable rubber; also, Buggy the Clown's Chop Chop (Bara Bara) Fruit, which gives the user command over splitting apart his own body and controlling the pieces at will.
Zoan, from Zoanthropy, is the Animal Transformation Class. Most commonly, there are three forms available - Human, Animal, and a hybrid form. However, with the "Rumble Ball", developed by the Straw Hat Crew's Doctor, Tony Tony Chopper, more forms can be utilized. Examples include the Tori Tori (Bird) Fruit, and the Ushi Ushi (Cow Cow) Fruits. Zoan devil fruits come in different models that result in variations of the animal. For example, the Inu Inu (Dog) Fruit has a Dachshund model, and the Neko Neko (Cat) fruit has a Leopard model.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, is the Logia class- "Nature". With these fruits, the person who eats a fruit may actually become an element. In other words, the person would not only have command over an element in any way he or she wishes, but he or she may also change into said element to avoid damage. Both Crocodile (Suna Suna/Sand Sand) and Eneru (Goro Goro/Shock Shock) have eaten Logia fruits. Others include Luffy's brother Ace, the Marine Captain Smoker, and the Supreme Admiral Ao-Kiji.