Kanji 黒腔 (ガルガンタ)
Romaji Garuganta
English Black Cavity
Location Information
Type Portal

A Garganta (黒腔 (ガルガンタ), Garuganta; Spanish for "Throat", Japanese for "Black Cavity") is a spiritual pathway that connects Hueco Mundo to other worlds.[1]


A Gillian's Garganta.

A stable Garganta, created by an Arrancar, appears like a mouth opening up in the sky.[2] Less stable Garganta, which are more common and are opened by lesser Hollows, appear more like rips, folds, or tears in the sky. Garganta can vary in size based upon the size of the Hollow or Arrancar coming through.[3]


Ichigo creates a path with Reishi.

Garganta are turbulent spiritual pathways in-between worlds. A turbulence of Reishi blows through them and those that seek to use them as passage must gather and condense this Reishi below their feet to move.[1] The better one's control over their spiritual energy is, the cleaner the path will be. For instance, Ichigo Kurosaki's paths are narrow and sloppy due to his poor control over his energy.[4]

Ulquiorra's specialized Garganta.

Garganta can be opened by Hollows, Arrancar, and Shinigami through Kūmon, Descorrer, and Kidō respectively.[4][5] These portals can also be open by special equipment, such as the machinery discovered by Mayuri Kurotsuchi in Szayelaporro Grantz's laboratory.[6]

Ulquiorra displayed a specialized Garganta during his meeting with Orihime Inoue, showing the ability to display live footage of events in the Material World through the Garganta.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach: Official Character Book 2 MASKED
  2. Bleach chapter 194
  3. Bleach chapter 48
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach chapter 240
  5. Bleach: Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED
  6. Bleach chapter 380
  7. Bleach chapter 245
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