The world of One Piece is filled with notorious pirates journeying to find the treasure hidden by Gol D. Roger, the Pirate King. His death led several people to pursue piracy which started the “Great Pirate Era.” To counter the surge of pirates, the World Government has tasked the so-called Marines to capture them. Still, even with the Marines pursuing them, some pirates are too powerful to be captured easily. These tough pirates can be determined by their bounties, which is a reward that the World Government issues for anyone that can capture the target – dead or alive. The higher the bounty, the more notorious and powerful the pirate. With that, here are the 13 all-time highest bounties in One Piece after the Wano arc.
13. Charlotte Katakuri: 1,057,000,000 Berries
Even if he has the lowest bounty on this list, no one should underestimate the Minister of Flour. He is one of the Three Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates. With his Mochi-Mochi Devil Fruit, he can transform his body into mochi at will, allowing him to easily outmaneuver his opponent. Furthermore, when he awakens his Devil Fruit, he can also turn his surroundings into mochi – giving him a lot of versatility. He can also use all three types of Haki, with emphasis on his Observation Haki – allowing him to see the near future. Katakuri’s power made him of the strongest opponents that Luffy fought before the Wano arc. During their battle, Luffy also developed his Observation Haki to the point where he can also see a few seconds into the future.
12. Queen the Plague: 1,320,000,000 Berries
Queen is one of the three lead performers of the Beast Pirates, directly serving Kaido. He showed off his deviousness in the Wano arc, specifically the Onigashima Raid, when he unleashed a virus turning people into ice onis. His scientific prowess rivals the technology of Germa 66, as he was also able to enhance his abilities and turn invisible with his own inventions. He also ate the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Brachiosaurus, an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit which allowed him to turn into a hybrid and full brachiosaurus at will. He was also able to knock down Big Mom, one of the four emperors, when she was rampaging in the Udon prison at Wano. We will soon see his full capabilities when he faces off with Vinsmoke Sanji in the anime.
11. Marco the Phoenix: 1,374,000,000 Berries
Marco was once the 1st Division Commander of the strongest man in the world, Whitebeard. He played an exemplary role in the Summit War, facing off against Admiral Sakazuki and saving Luffy. He returns once again to help his former crewmates raid Onigashima. Here he was able to battle both Queen and King at the same time. His power mainly comes from his Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix Devil Fruit, a Mythical-Zoan Devil Fruit that gives him the ability to transform into a phoenix. His presence on the battlefield is felt by everyone when he soars through the skies with his blue flames as he helps the Straw Hats in battle.
10. King the Conflagration: 1,390,000,000 Berries
Another lead performer of the Beast Pirates, King is a member of the near-extinct Lunarian race from the Red Line. As a powerhouse and Kaido’s right-hand man, he showed himself to be extremely reliable for the Beast Pirates when he knocked the ship of the Big Mom pirates off the waterfall near Wano. With his Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Pteranodon, King can turn into a pteranodon, rampage, and take down his enemies with both strength and agility. In the anime, he will soon battle Roronoa Zoro, a fight that will display both of their powers and abilities to the fullest.
9. Blackbeard: 2,247,600,000 Berries
As a former warlord and member of the Whitebeard Pirates, Marshall D. Teach, or “Blackbeard” is the captain of the Blackbeard Pirates, one of the four emperors, and one of the strongest villains in One Piece. Currently, he is the only person with two Devil Fruits: the Dark-Dark Fruit, and Tremor-Tremor Fruit. Using his Dark-Dark fruit, he can control darkness at will, absorbing everything around in its vicinity – including Devil Fruit powers. He also took the late Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit, the Tremor-Tremor fruit, which allows him to create earthquakes that can potentially destroy the world. He was also responsible for the capture of Portgas D. Ace, Luffy’s brother, leading to Ace’s death. As of now, Blackbeard is one of the main candidates to be the final boss that Luffy will have to face by the end of the series.
8. Eustass “Captain” Kid: 3,000,000,000 Berries
Eustass Kid is a hot-headed captainof the Kid Pirates and one of the Worst Generation along with Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar D. Water Law. He ate the Magnet-Magnet Devil Fruit, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit which allowed him to create magnetic forces and control metal. He once allied with Basil Hawkins and Scratchmen Apoo to take down “Red-Haired” Shanks, one of the four emperors, but to no avail as Apoo proceeded to betray them and hand them over to Kaido. This led him to eventually team up again with Luffy and Law to battle the two emperors, Kaido and Big Mom. With his Devil Fruit awakened, he was able to take down Big Mom with the help of Law by sending her deep into the surface of Wano.
7. Trafalgar D. Water Law: 3,000,000,000 Berries
Nicknamed the “Surgeon of Death,” Trafalgar Law is a former Warlord and is currently the captain of the Heart Pirates. He ate the Op-Op Devil Fruit, which gives him the ability to manifest a spherical area where the user has the freedom to manipulate its target’s physical configuration in a “surgical” manner. He also allied with Luffy’s crew, the Straw Hats, to take down Kaido. Law and Luffy also battled Donquixote Doflamingo, a Warlord at the time who was also an underground broker working for Kaido. Flash forward to the Wano arc, Law awakened his Devil Fruit along with Kid in order to beat Big Mom. Trafalgar Law is a force to be reckoned with, as he owns one of the most sought-out Devil Fruits in the entire world of One Piece.
6. Monkey D. Luffy: 3,000,000,000 Berries
Who can forget the main protagonist of the story? Monkey D. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and is now a member of the four emperors. He ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit, which gave him the properties of rubber. However, later on, the fruit was revealed to be the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Nika, which allowed him to transform into the Sun God Nika. He can also use all three types of Haki, allowing him to defeat many powerful enemies. With his power, Luffy was able to take down Kaido and free Wano. He is now being hunted by the World Government, as it turns out that he is Joyboy, a mysterious figure from the Void Century. With his Devil Fruit, advanced Haki, and ironclad determination – Luffy is on the path to achieving his dream – becoming the King of the Pirates.
5. “Red-Haired” Shanks: 4,048,000,000 Berries
Currently one of the four emperors, Shanks is the captain of the Red-Haired Pirates and was also the one who motivated Luffy to become a pirate. Although he has not eaten a Devil Fruit, his Haki is strong enough to make him one of the most feared pirates of this era. During the Summit War, his presence when he entered the battlefield was enough to finally stop the war. It was also said that he is responsible for cutting the left arm of Eustass Kid. His swordsmanship is also rumored to be on par if not stronger than Mihawk’s, the greatest swordsman in the world. We have yet to see Shanks in battle, but we can be sure that we will see him again in the future since he and Luffy made a promise that they will meet again when Luffy becomes a great pirate.
4. Big Mom (Charlotte Linlin): 4,380,000,000 Berries
A former member of the infamous Rocks Pirates, Charlotte Linlin, or “Big Mom” is the most fierce and powerful female pirate in the world, and is one of the four emperors. She currently rules her own territory named “Totto Land” and is the leader of the Big Mom Pirates. She ate the Soul-Soul Fruit, which allows her to interact with and manipulate human souls. Even without her Devil Fruit, her own Haki is enough to destroy her surroundings and ensue chaos whenever she gets mad. She also possesses three weapons named Napoleon, Prometheus, and Zeus – which adds a lot of power to her arsenal. In the Wano arc, she allied with his former crewmate Kaido to form the Big Mom X Beast Pirates alliance.
3. Kaido: 4,600,000,000 Berries
As the primary antagonist of the Wano arc, Kaido is the strongest enemy that Luffy has fought to date. Along with Big Mom and Whitebeard, he was also a former member of the Rocks Pirates and an emperor. He was given the Fish-Fish Fruit, Model: Azure Dragon which gave him the ability to transform into a powerful and menacing dragon. His Haki was also strong enough to knock Luffy out in one blow with his spiked metal club. He also ruled over Wano for many years as he transformed the land into a toxic wasteland due to his weapon factories. Despite being powerful, he was captured and tortured many times in the past, but he still managed to survive all of those encounters. He has a reputation for being indestructible because of his sheer strength and power.
2. Whitebeard: 5,046,000,000 Berries
Known as the strongest man in the world, Edward Newgate, or “Whitebeard” is a powerhouse who was able to rival even the Pirate King himself. He was also a former member of the Rocks Pirates and was also one of the four emperors during his time. His Devil Fruit, the Tremor-Tremor fruit, was so powerful that it can destroy everything in his path. This power and his fleet were enough to leave the Navy HQ in shambles after the war. However, due to his age and illness, he was not able to fight with his full power in the Summit War – leading to his death at the hands of Blackbeard. Still, his power and influence over the world were respected and he is considered to be one of the greatest pirates of his time. He had the means and capabilities to find the One Piece, and yet he still did not choose to pursue it since all he ever wanted was a family.
1. Gol D. Roger: 5,564,800,000 Berries
Of course, the highest bounty on this list is none other than the King of the Pirates himself, Gol D. Roger. He made a name for himself after he reached Laugh Tale and discovered the secrets of the Void Century. Even without a Devil Fruit, his Haki allowed him to conquer the Grand Line and become the most notorious pirate to ever sail the seas. At the time, he was strength was equal to that of Whitebeard, and he also took in several strong crewmates. Some of his crewmates soon became a member of the four emperors, namely Red-Haired Shanks and Buggy the Clown. Although he turned himself in to be executed, his death led the world into the Great Pirate Era. Even in death, his legacy lives on in the pirates of the current generation.
These people are considered to be the most powerful pirates in the world of One Piece. Even with the Wano arc ending, we have yet to see the bounties of the other Straw Hats. Some of them, like Roronoa Zoro and Vinsmoke Sanji, may pass the bounties of the people named on this list. For now, all we can do is wait until Eiichiro Oda comes back from his 1-month break as he prepares for the series’ final saga. As we wait, you may stream One Piece on Crunchyroll. As the series reaches its end, where do you think the Straw Hats will head next? What kind of power-ups will they receive before the final war? How do you feel about One Piece nearing its end?