Hey, people who like One Piece! I’m sure you’ve all heard of the word “Yonko.” It refers to the four most powerful pirates in the world of One Piece. But hold on, did I say four? In fact, Yonko has been a title held by seven different people. Yes, I’ve also included the Emperors who have died.
SPOILER ALERT: Just so you know, this list has manga secrets, so read at your own risk.
But without further ado, let’s jump into the world of the Yonko and find out everything we can about these strong people.
List Of The Old Generation Yonko:
- Big Mom
List Of The New Generation Yonko:
- Monkey D. Luffy
- Buggy the Clown
7/7 – Buggy, the Bombastic Clown
The majority of One Piece fans believe Buggy the Clown, also known as the Bombastic Clown, is only a comedic figure. However, guess what? This fellow is a Yonko! That’s right, he’s the boss of one of the world’s most powerful pirate organizations, with heavy hitters like Hawk Eye Mihawk and Crocodile on his side.
Buggy commands a terrifying fleet of pirates known as the Buggy Pirates, and he’s not to be trifled with thanks to his devilishly potent Devil Fruit skills.
He has two cool moves: the Clown Ball and the Chop Chop Party, which provide him a significant advantage in combat. He can also transform any part of his body into chopped pieces, allowing him to avoid strikes! Talk about a surprise.
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6/7 – Charlotte Linlin, the Big Mom
Charlotte Linlin is a Yonko who has made a name for herself via physical strength, determination, and pure skill.
This boss lady has taken down multiple strong pirate gangs, demonstrating her ability to lead an army of formidable allies.
Linlin is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates, a large crew of hundreds of Devil Fruit-wielding pirates.
And, believe me, they have some strong hitters, such as Katakuri, who has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in battle.
Linlin is undeniably one of the most formidable characters in One Piece and a menace to even the toughest pirates. Be careful, or she might show you what she’s made of!
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5/7 – Edward Newgate, the Man Closest to One Piece
Former member of the Rocks pirates and Yonko, Edward Newgate. This person is a legend, widely regarded as the individual closest to discovering One Piece.
Whitebeard, as he was also known, was feared and revered across the world. His strength was famous, but his integrity and unfailing dedication to his crew and supporters truly distinguished him. Even the great Kaido admired him!
Gol D. Roger, who went on to become the Pirate King, was a bitter competitor of Whitebeard. If you get in his way, well, let’s just say you won’t want to be around when the rubble settles.
If Whitebeard had been in his prime, he would have been the strongest of all the Yonko. But he’s still a force to be reckoned with, which is why he’s ranked fifth on this list.
4/7 – Kaido, the Unbeaten Monster
Kaido of the Beasts, often known as the Unbeaten Monster (or Invincible Man), is a well-known pirate from the Rocks pirates ship.
With his overpowering power, Kaido has earned his place as one of the Yonko, the four most formidable pirates in the universe of One Piece.
This man possesses incredible strength and power!
His physical power is so incredible that he can crush through mountains and metal with ease. He’s nearly unstoppable!
But that’s not all; Kaido has incredible endurance and a potent Devil Fruit talent to boot. It’s no surprise he’s regarded as one of the most fearsome pirates in the world.
3/7 – Monkey D. Luffy, the Straw Hat
Monkey D. Luffy, the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates, is one of the four Yonko.
Luffy has a reputation for being strong enough to take on even the most experienced pirates because of how tough he is and how determined he is.
He is a tough opponent in any fight because of how strong he is and how well he knows how to use Gear Fifth techniques.
2/7 – Shanks, the Red-Hair
Shanks is a Yonko in One Piece with a commanding presence and unrivaled strength.
Even Dracule Mihawk, a seasoned pirate, admits that he cannot compete with Shanks’ power. To give you an idea, Shanks once stopped a sea-king with a single glance! Do you believe it?
He has a strong track record and has never lost a battle. He even challenged other powerful pirates like Whitebeard and came out on top.
And if that isn’t enough, Shanks is the last Yonko from the previous generation. That only adds to his frightening reputation as one of the world’s most powerful pirates.
1/7 – Marshall D. Teach, the Blackbeard
Marshall D. Teach is also referred to as Blackbeard.
He began as a normal pirate in Whitebeard’s crew, but swiftly rose through the ranks and became the only newbie to enter the ranks of the Yonko leaders.
Blackbeard is obsessed with the power of darkness, and he possesses the unique ability to absorb other Devil Fruits and incorporate them into his own arsenal.
We don’t know what his best power is yet, but I have a feeling he has a few tricks up his sleeve for future encounters.
FAQs About One Piece Yonkos
Not everybody is up-to-date with the One Piece story. When such people hear rumors and don’t have the background knowledge, they often ask questions. In this section, we will be answering such frequently asked questions related to Yonkos in One Piece manga.
Who are the current four new Yonko?
The anime has not completed the Wano Arc, however, the manga is past that arc and the Yonko are now changed. Here is a list of the new generation Yonkos in One Piece:
- Shanks (Red Hair Pirates)
- Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard Pirates)
- Monkey D. Luffy (Strawhat Pirates)
- Buggy The Clown (Buggy Pirates)
Is Luffy Officially A Yonko Now?
Yes, Luffy is officially a Yonko in the One Piece manga series. After the intense showdown in the Land of Wano, he became a bigger threat to the World Government. He battled two of the former Yonkos; Big Mom and Kaido, and emerged as the victor. This is why he was crowned as one of the Emperors of the Sea.
Who declared Luffy as a Yonko
The World Government declared Luffy a Yonko.
After Luffy and his team defeated Kaido and Big Mom, their bounties skyrocketed. But the World Government only announced Luffy as a Yonko, even though Law and Kid played a significant role in the battle.
Only Luffy earned the title of a Yonko because he took down Kaido, the strongest creature alive. Not only that, the straw hat pirates have already invaded Big Mom’s territory and came out with just scratches.
These actions of Luffy made a clear threat to the World Government, so they granted him the title of a Yonko.
Are There Anybody Stronger Than The Yonko?
Possibly there are a couple of groups that might have people who are stronger than the Yonko. One is Dragon from the Revolutionary Army, and the other might be one of the highest official from the World Government (not necessarily the Marines.)
We still don’t know the secrets of the World Government so it is fair to assume that we will get to see some insanely strong characters later in the series that will rival the power of a Yonko.