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The 7 Strongest One Piece Yonko, Ranked

Hey there One Piece fans! I bet you’ve all heard of the term ‘Yonko’ – those four super strong pirates who reign supreme in the world of One Piece. But wait, did I just say four? Actually, there are seven characters who have held the title of Yonko. That’s right, I’ve included the former Emperors too!

SPOILER WARNING: Just a heads up, this list contains spoilers from the manga so read at your own risk.

But, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of the Yonko and learn all about these powerful characters.

List Of The Old Generation Yonko:

  • Whitebeard
  • Kaido
  • Big Mom
  • Shanks

List Of The New Generation Yonko:

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  • Shanks
  • Blackbeard
  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Buggy the Clown

7/7 – Buggy, the Bombastic Clown

Buggy - One Piece Yonko, Ranked

Most One Piece fan thinks Buggy the Clown, also known as the Bombastic Clown, is just a comedy character. But guess what? This guy’s one of the Yonko! That’s right, he’s the leader of one of the strongest pirate organization in the world, with heavy hitters like Hawk Eye Mihawk and Crocodile in his team.

Buggy commands a fearsome fleet of pirates known as the Buggy Pirates and, with his devilishly powerful Devil Fruit abilities, he’s not one to be messed with.

He’s got two sweet moves – the Clown Ball and Chop Chop Party – that give him a serious edge in combat. Plus, he can even turn any part of his body into chopped pieces that allow him to evade attacks! Talk about a wild card.

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6/7 – Charlotte Linlin, the Big Mom

Big-Mom - Strongest Emperor of the Sea Ranked

Charlotte Linlin is one of the Yonko who’s earned her reputation through raw strength, determination, and pure skill.

This boss lady has taken down several strong pirate groups, showing just how capable she is when it comes to leading an army of powerful allies.

Linlin is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates, a massive crew with hundreds of members and a wide range of Devil Fruit abilities.

And let me tell you, they’ve got some heavy hitters, like Katakuri, who’s shown himself to be a force to be reckoned with in battles.

There’s no denying it, Linlin is one of the most powerful characters in One Piece and a threat to even the toughest pirates out there. Watch out, or she might just show you what she’s made of!

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5/7 – Edward Newgate, the Man Closest to One Piece

Edward Newgate - Strongest Emperor of the Sea Ranked

Edward Newgate, a former member of the Rocks pirates and one of the Yonko. This guy’s a legend, known to many as the man closest to finding One Piece.

Whitebeard, as he’s also known, was feared and respected all over the world. His strength was legendary, but it was his character and unwavering loyalty to his crew and allies that truly set him apart. Even the mighty Kaido respected him!

Whitebeard was a fierce rival of Gol D. Roger, who went on to become the Pirate King. If you crossed him, well, let’s just say you wouldn’t want to be around when the rubble cleared.

If he was in his prime, there’s a good chance Whitebeard would’ve been the strongest of all the Yonko. But even now, he’s still a force to be reckoned with and that’s why I’m ranking him 5th on this list.

4/7 – Kaido, the Unbeaten Monster

Kaido -  One Piece Yonko, Ranked

Next on the list is Kaido of the Beasts, aka the Unbeaten Monster (or Invincible Man), a big-name pirate who came from the Rocks pirates crew.

Kaido has earned his place as one of the Yonko, the four most powerful pirates in the world of One Piece, with his overwhelming power.

This guy’s got strength and power like you wouldn’t believe!

His physical prowess is so crazy that he can smash through mountains and metal like it’s nothing. He’s almost unstoppable!

But that’s not all – Kaido’s got endurance for days and a powerful Devil Fruit ability to boot. It’s no wonder he’s known as one of the most formidable pirates out there.

3/7 – Monkey D. Luffy, the Straw Hat

Luffy - Strongest Emperor of the Sea Ranked

One of the four Yonko is Monkey D. Luffy, and leader of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Known for his incredible resilience and determination, Luffy has earned a reputation for being powerful enough to challenge even the most seasoned of pirates.

His impressive strength and mastery over using Gear Fifth techniques makes him a formidable opponent in any battle scenario.

2/7 – Shanks, the Red-Hair

 One Piece Yonko, Ranked

Shanks is one of the Yonko in One Piece who has an intimidating presence and unmatched strength.

Even the veteran pirate, Dracule Mihawk, acknowledges that he can’t compete with Shanks’ power. And just to give you an idea, Shanks stopped a sea-king with just one glare! Can you believe that?

He boasts an impressive track record and has never lost a fight. He even challenged other powerful pirates like Whitebeard and emerged as his equal in strength.

And if that’s not enough, Shanks is the last remaining Yonko from the previous generation. That just adds to his already fearsome reputation as one of the most powerful pirates in the world.

1/7 – Marshall D. Teach, the Blackbeard

Blackbeard -  One Piece Yonko, Ranked

Marshall D. Teach is also known as the notorious Blackbeard.

He started off as just a regular pirate under Whitebeard’s crew, but quickly made a name for himself and became the only newcomer to join the ranks of the Yonko commanders.

Blackbeard is all about the power of darkness, and he has the unique ability to absorb other Devil Fruits and make them part of his own arsenal.

We’re not quite sure what his strongest power is yet, but I have a feeling he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve for the battles to come.

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.

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