Let’s discuss the pirate who holds the highest bounty in the world of One Piece. We won’t talk about characters whose bounties are unknown or still uncertain.
In One Piece, pirates are chased by the World Government and the Marines. But some pirates are too strong for them to handle alone. So, the government and Marines offer big rewards, called bounties, for capturing or defeating these powerful pirates.
We’ll focus on the pirate with the highest bounty in the series, measured in Berries, the main currency in the One Piece world.
Pirates with the Highest Bounty
1. Gol D. Roger (5.564.800.000 Berry)
Gol D. Roger, known as the Pirate King, holds the highest bounty in One Piece and is well-deserved.
Roger and his crew achieved what no other pirate crew could: they reached Raftel, the final island of the Grand Line. There, they discovered the legendary treasure, One Piece, and the hidden truths of the Void Century.
For the world government, Roger posed one of the greatest threats they’d ever encountered throughout their long history.
Roger’s strength is comparable to that of Whitebeard, another legendary pirate. Still, his bounty is likely attributed to his discovery of One Piece and his knowledge of the world’s history.
2. Edward Newgate (5.046.000.000 Berry)
Edward Newgate, better known as Whitebeard, is hailed as the strongest man in the One Piece universe, rivaling even Gol D. Roger in combat skills.
Initially part of the fearsome Rocks Pirates, Whitebeard later formed his crew, the Whitebeard Pirates, five years after the group disbanded. He grew immensely powerful with time, earning the reputation of being the mightiest individual even during Gol D. Roger’s era.
Upon his death, Whitebeard was recognized as the King of the Seas, leaving a legacy as one of the most formidable and respected pirates in the One Piece world.
3. Kaido (4.611.100.000 Berry)
Kaido leads the formidable Beasts Pirates, a crew comprised solely of Zoan-type Devil Fruit users.
Originally under Rocks D. Xebec’s wing, Kaido’s true ascent began after the crew’s dissolution. Building his crew with powerful allies, he eventually rose to the prestigious rank of Yonko following the Valley of the Gods incident.
Boasting the highest known bounty among pirates, Kaido’s history includes 7 defeats, likely from other Yonko or Marines. Despite enduring capture and torture 18 times, Kaido’s resilience is unmatched, and he remains undefeated.
Known for his near-invulnerability, Kaido’s ruthless reputation has earned him a bounty of 4.6 billion berries, solidifying his status as a major force in One Piece.
4. Charlotte Linlin (4.388.000.000 Berry)
Known as Big Mom, Charlotte Linlin commands the powerful Big Mom Pirates, reigning over Totland, a vast nation spanning 35 islands.
Even in her youth, Linlin posed a significant threat to the Government, earning a hefty bounty of 500 million berries. Her journey led her to join the infamous Rocks Pirates alongside legends like Whitebeard and Kaido, cementing her place in pirate lore.
After parting ways with the Rocks, Big Mom rose to the esteemed rank of Yonko, boasting a bounty of 4.38 billion berries, a testament to her formidable reputation.
While not as overtly brutal as Kaido, Big Mom’s status as the pirate with the highest bounty highlights her undeniable influence in the world of One Piece.
5. Shank (4.048.900.000 Berry)
Shanks, the leader of the Akagami Pirates and one of the revered Yonko ruling the perilous New World in One Piece holds a place of distinction.
While specifics about his abilities remain shrouded, recent insights revealed Shanks’ elevation to the status of Yonko six years before the current storyline. With a remarkable bounty of 4.048 billion berries, Shanks holds the esteemed title of the pirate with the highest bounty!
Shanks’ relatively short tenure as one of the Emperors distinguishes him. Yet, his rewards rival formidable figures like Big Mom and Kaido, underscoring his enduring impact on the pirate realm.
6. Blackbeard (3.996.000.000 Berry)
Marshall D. Teach, better known as Blackbeard, holds one of the most notable bounties in the vast world of One Piece.
His incredible bounty of 3,996,000,000 Berries is truly remarkable!
While bounties don’t tell the full story of one’s strength, Blackbeard’s achievements highlight the immense reputation that pirates with high bounties carry. Blackbeard is skilled in various areas; he’s adept in Haki, proficient with different weapons, and possesses the extraordinary ability to control two Devil Fruit powers!
Only a select few can match Blackbeard’s power, with the current Yonko standing as his notable rivals.
7. Dracule Mihawk (3.590.000.000 Berry)
Dracule “Hawk Eyes” Mihawk is famous worldwide as the “Strongest Swordsman.”
He was once counted among the Sichibukai, being among the first to receive official recognition until the group disbanded. Mihawk calls Kuraigana Island home, where he trained Zoro in swordsmanship over the two-year time skip.
Mihawk is affiliated with the Cross Guild alongside former Sichibukai members Buggy and Crocodile.
8. Buggy The Clown (3.189.000.000 Berry)
Buggy is quite the unexpected character among the high bounties in One Piece.
Once part of the legendary Roger’s crew, he now captains the Buggy Pirates, remaining a notable figure in One Piece. After the Marineford War, Buggy gained fame as a member of the Shicibukai and led a shipping organization.
Although he lost his title when the Shicibukai system ended, Buggy became recognized as one of the Yonkou after Kaidou and Big Mom’s downfall. He also played an important role as a founding member of the Cross Guild, serving as its primary leader.
9. Monkey D. Luffy (3.000.000.000 Berry)
The next highest bounty in One Piece belongs to none other than the star of the show and leader of the Straw Hat Pirates! Monkey D. Luffy embarked on his journey with a bold dream of becoming the Pirate King, a dream that still fuels him through every adventure and challenge.
With an insatiable appetite and a heart full of compassion, Luffy’s journey is marked by his incredible growth and ability to inspire those around him. His bounty, however, doesn’t define his true strength or value.
Over time, Luffy’s bounty has risen steadily, culminating in a recent achievement of 3 billion berries after his victory over Kaidou.
Despite facing opponents with much higher bounties, Luffy’s determination and resilience have led him to triumph repeatedly, proving that true strength goes beyond mere numbers.
10. Trafalgar Law (3.000.000 Berry)
Together with Luffy, Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid also share a bounty worth 3,000,000,000 berries earned for defeating Kaido and Big Mom together.
Law’s bounty had previously been 500,000,000 berries after the Dressrosa arc. With the recent events and their joint victory over Big Mom, Law’s and Kid’s bounties significantly increased, reaching 2,530,000,000 berries. Their close association and shared threat level with Luffy are evident to the World Government.
While the bounties of Blackbeard and Buggy remain undisclosed, it’s clear they’re brewing something during the Wano arc, hinting at potential changes in their records.
11. Eustass Kid (3,000,000 Berry)
The next pirate boasting one of the highest bounties is Eustass Kid, leading the fearsome Kid Pirates.
Previously holding a bounty of 470,000,000 berries, Kid’s latest bounty increase is truly remarkable, now standing at an impressive 2,530,000,000 berries.
In One Piece, achieving such substantial increases in bounty is rare, as the higher the bounty, the more challenging it becomes to see further increments. Unless Buggy surpasses Kid’s total, Kid will likely maintain the current record.
12. Sir Crocodile (1.965.000.000 Berry)
Crocodile is significant in One Piece as one of its longest-standing and most formidable adversaries. He is the first enemy who dealt Luffy a complete and nearly fatal defeat.
Initially introduced as one of the Sichibukai, Crocodile’s downfall came when he attempted to seize control of the Kingdom of Arabasta. Following his dethronement, he escaped from Impel Down and participated in the tumultuous events of the Marineford War.
After the war’s conclusion, Crocodile and his loyal subordinate Daz Bonez ventured into the New World. There, he eventually found companionship among former Sichibukai and Impel Down escapee Buggy as members of the Cross Guild.
13. Boa Hancock (1.659.000.000)
Hancock possesses an aura of icy control, exhibiting unwavering leadership and formidable combat prowess throughout the One Piece series.
She fearlessly takes on pirates and Marines alike, displaying unyielding resolve in the face of her adversaries. Despite her impressive abilities, one of her vulnerabilities lies in her disdain for Luffy.
14. King (1.390.000.000 Berry)
King the Conflagration is one of the three All-Stars within the Beasts Pirates, serving as Kaidou’s trusted right-hand man.
Originally named Alber, King hails from the nearly extinct lunar race of the Red Line, celebrated for their mastery over fire manipulation.
15. Queen (1.320.000.000 Berry)
Queen, another prominent member of the Beasts Pirates, boasts one of the highest bounties among pirates.
She displayed a remarkable feat by resisting Luffy’s Haoshoku Haki. Queen’s endurance and combat prowess were evident in his confrontation with Big Mom at Udon Prison. Despite sustaining blows, he remained steadfast, earning him recognition as a formidable adversary.
The World Government acknowledged Queen’s threat level by issuing a bounty of 1,320,000,000 Berries for his acts of piracy, further solidifying his status as a significant player in One Piece.
16. Roronoa Zoro (1.100.001.100 Berry)
Roronoa Zoro is a fighter of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of their two swordsmen.
Previously a bounty hunter, Zoro was the second member of Luffy’s crew and the first to join, doing so in the Romance Dawn Arc. As a master of Santoryuu, a swordsmanship he created during his childhood training in Shimotsuki Village, Zoro is one of the three most powerful Straw Hat fighters, alongside Jinbe and Sanji.
He dreams of becoming the world’s greatest swordsman, honoring his promise to his dead childhood friend, Kuina.
17. Jinbe (1.100.000.000 Berry)
Jinbe is the helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates. Jinbe is a powerful whale shark man and Fishman Karate master.
His dream is to fulfill the last wish of his former captain, Fisher Tiger, of coexistence and equality between humans and fishmen. He was a member of the Sun Pirates, later becoming the successor captain after Tiger’s death.
Jinbe was once a Sichibukai, although he resigned during the Marineford War.
18. Charlotte Katakuri (1,057,000,000 Berries)
Charlotte Katakuri is a member of Big Mom’s Charlotte family. Katakuri has a Bounty of 1,057,000,000 Berries for his head.
This makes him the most dangerous member of the family after his mother and one of the most formidable enemies in the series.
The Minister of Flour can rotate his body parts like Mochi and control all three types of Haki. Katakuri is one of the toughest opponents the Straw Hat Pirates have ever faced.
19. Sanji Vinsmoke (1.032.000.000 Berry)
Sanji is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates.
Born as the third son and fourth child of the Vinsmoke Family. After escaping, he eventually became Zeff’s apprentice as Baratie’s sous chef, where he would stay until he met Luffy, who convinced him to join his crew.
He dreams of finding the rumored chef’s paradise, All Blue, where East Blue, West Blue, North Blue, and South Blue meet.
20. Jack the Drought (1.000.000.000 Berry)
The next pirate with the highest bounty is Jack the Drought, a member of the Beasts Pirates. To be more specific, one of the Three Disasters.
A man as big as a mountain, Jack uses his phenomenal strength to serve Kaido.
Jack the Drought has the twelfth-highest bounty in One Piece. Jack’s powers are not particularly striking; he can become a giant thanks to his Ancient Zoan Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth.
21. Charlotte Smoothie (932.000.000 Berry)
Charlotte Smoothie is the 14th daughter and 35th child of the Charlotte Family, the older triplet sister of Citron and Cinnamon, and a long-legged human hybrid.
Smoothie is one of the Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates and Minister of Jus Totto Land, which governs 100% of the Island.
22. Nico Robin (930.000.000 Berry)
Robin ate the Hana Hana no Mi at a young age, allowing her to reproduce parts of his body on any surface.
As the sole survivor of the island of Ohara in West Blue that Buster Call destroyed, she is currently one of only two people known to have the ability to read and decipher Poneglyphs, a skill considered forbidden and threatening to the World Government.