One Piece is a series that’s all about pirates where they are hunted down by members of the World Government and their Marines. However, some pirates are too tough for the government or its soldiers to handle on their own. In response, the government issues a Bounty for the capture, or death, of a particularly powerful pirate.
In this article, we’re going to talk about the active pirates who currently hold the 10 Highest Bounties in the One Piece world. We won’t include any deceased characters or characters with unknown Bounties. Instead, we’ll focus on the individuals who are currently sailing the seas of One Piece world and are worth the Highest amount of Berries.
Also, Spoiler Alerts to the Anime only fans as I will be covering the new bounties from the Manga. Read at your own risk!
10. CHARLOTTE CRACKER (860,000,000 Berries)
The tenth highest active Bounty in One Piece is of the Minister of Biscuit as well as the 10th son of the Charlotte Family, Charlotte Cracker. He is a man of many titles. However, his most impressive title might be “Thousand Arms”. Thanks to his Devil Fruit, Bisu Bisu no Mi, which allows him to control biscuits, as such, being able to produce thousands of Biscuit-arms at will, Cracker earned the title of “Thousand Arms”.
Using his blade Pretzel, Cracker has carved down many foes over the years. The man’s an artist with a sword, giving multiple members of the Straw Hat Pirates a hard time. He also gave a time to Monkey D. Luffy, which forced Luffy to use a new form of Gear 4 to get past his impenetrable biscuit defence.
9. CHARLOTTE SMOOTHIE (932,000,000 Berries)
The ninth-highest active Bounty in the entire One Piece series is also of a member of Charlotte Family, Smoothie. The 14th daughter of the Charlotte Family is also one the Three Sweet Commanders, further adding to her prestige. She also has one of the highest Female Bounties thus far in the series, topping the characters like Nami and Robin by a mile.
Thanks to her Devil Fruit, Shibo Shibo no Mi, Charlotte Smoothie can wring liquids out of objects to lethal effect. Get into a fight with this lady and she might wring the fluids out of your body like a dirty rag! Smoothie can also increase her strength and stature by absorbing fluids from her surroundings, essentially granting her the powers of a giant. This femme fatale is definitely not to be trifled with, unless you want your juice wringed out by her.
8. JACK “The DROUGHT” (1,000,000,000 Berries)
Jack the Drought is one of the Three Calamities of the Beasts Pirates. He was the first Billion Berri bounty man revealed in the series. A mountain of a man, Jack uses his phenomenal strength to serve the Strongest Creature in the World, Kaido.
As it stands, Jack the Drought has the eighth Highest Active Bounty in One Piece. Jack’s Devil Fruit powers aren’t too fancy or flashy but he’s able to turn into a giant mammoth by his Ancient Zoan Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth Devil Fruit. Currently, Jack hasn’t fought any of the Straw Hat Pirates but has fought some tough characters like Inuarashi, Nekomamushi and Ashura Douji.
7. CHARLOTTE KATAKURI (1,057,000,000 Berries)
After Jack, let’s take it back to the Big Mom Pirates. Charlotte Katakuri is the last member of the Charlotte Family on our list. Katakuri has a Bounty of 1,057,000,000 Berries on his head, the seventh highest active Bounty in One Piece. Not only does this make him the most dangerous member of his family after his mother, but it makes him one of the most formidable foes in the series.
The Minister of Flour can turn parts of his body in Mochi and control all three types of Haki. Katakuri can even see a bit into the future thanks to his advanced Observation haki. Katakuri’s one of the toughest opponents the Straw Hat Pirates have faced which have made him one of the fan favourite villian of One Piece. Luffy vs Katakuri is undeniably one of the best fight orchestrated in the series.
6. QUEEN “The PLAGUE” (1,320,000,000 Berries)
Queen is another member of the Beasts Pirates and also one of the Three Calamities. Unlike most of the others on this list, we haven’t seen Queen in action too much. However, we have seen Queen resist Luffy’s Conqueror’s Haki, only characters with the strongest of wills can perform such a feat. Other than that, Queen fought Big Mom at Udon Prison and demonstrated great durability in the fight. He also managed to land a hit on her, although it didn’t make her budge at all.
With his incredibly high bounty of 1,320,000,000 and his All-Star rank, Queen is one of the most powerful members of the Beast Pirates, being considered an extreme threat to the World Government’s operations. As of this writing, Queen holds the sixth Highest active Bounty in the One Piece series. Queen possess the power of the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus, an Ancient Zoan Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a brachiosaurus hybrid and full brachiosaurus at will.
5. MONKEY D. LUFFY (1,500,000,000 Berries)
The fifth Highest active Bounty in One Piece belongs to non other than the star of the show and the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates! Monkey D. Luffy began as a poor boy with a big dream of becoming the King of the Pirates. That dream continues to drive Luffy and motivates him even when things seem utterly hopeless. Luffy is one of the top contender of finding One Piece and becoming the Pirate King. So it’s not a surprise to see him this high up on the list.
A man with a large appetite and a good heart, Luffy continues to grow stronger and change lives wherever he goes. Paradoxically, Luffy is proof that Bounties aren’t true measures of one’s strength or worth. Luffy’s bounty has gradually risen over time, and he’s recently acquired a gigantic bounty of 1.5 billion berries. The good old Straw Hat has defeated and continues to beat, numerous opponents with bounties much larger than his own. He is even considered as the Fifth Emperor of the sea by Big News Morgans.
4. MARSHALL D. TEACH “BLACKBEARD” (2,247,600,000)
One of the highest known Bounties in all of One Piece belongs to newest member of the Yonkou title, Marshall D. Teach, aka Blackbeard. Blackbeard’s Bounty absolutely dwarfs the likes of Luffy’s, totaling to a staggering 2,247,600,000 Berries! While Luffy’s bounty suggests that Bounties aren’t total measures of a person’s power, Blackbeard’s achievements reiterate that pirates with high Bounties aren’t to be taken lightly.
Blackbeard can do it all; he can use all 3 type of Haki, he is an expert with multiple weapons, and further more he possesses two Devil Fruit powers: Yami Yami no Mi- a Logia, and Gura Gura no Mi- a Paramecia. Blackbeard is the only character known to have the powers of two Devil Fruit powers which pretty much sums up the threat he can cause. Only a few characters can match Blackbeard’s might, such as the current Yonkou. But, inevitably, Luffy will be the man to eventually kick Blackbeard’s ass, if that’s even possible.
3. “RED HAIRED” SHANKS (4,048,900,000 Berries)
Shanks is undeniably one of the fan favourite character of One Piece. The Captain of the Red-Hair Pirates, one of the four Yonkou crews who rule the New World in One Piece, has the third Highest active Bounty in the series. Although very little is known about what he is capable of, it was recently revealed that Shanks gained the Yonkou title six years prior to the current events of the story.
Over time, he’s accumulated a bounty of 4,048,900,000 berries, which is actually impressive of Shanks as his bounty is comparable to the likes of Big Mom and Kaido, who aren’t all that ahead of him. The Red-Haired Pirates also have the most balanced bounty as a crew, which might make them the crew with the Highest total bounty in the series.
2. “BIG MOM” CHARLOTTE LINLIN (4,388,000,000 Berries)
The leader of the Big Mom, Charlotte Linlin, who rule over a country comprising of 35 islands, known as Totland, holds the second spot of the Highest active Bounty in the Series. Big Mom gained a bounty of 500 million berries at a very young age, which shows how big a threat she posed to the World Government right from the beginning. In due time, she would eventually join the Rocks Pirates where she was crewmates with the likes of Whitebeard and even Kaido.
Gaining even more infamy after leaving Rocks, Big Mom rose to the status of a Yonkou at an unspecified time and acquired a bounty of 4.38 billion berries. Big Mom possess the power of the Soru Soru no Mi- a Paramecia Devil Fruit, by which she can control the souls of people with weak will. Despite not being as barbaric and violent as Kaido, Big Mom having a bounty this high speaks volumes about her prowess.
1. “HUNDRED BEAST” KAIDO (4,611,100,000 Berries)
Topping the list is the leader of the Beasts Pirates, Kaido! With a crew solely composed of Zoan type Devil Fruit users, Kaido himself has the power of Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a massive, blue-scaled Eastern dragon, notably with a circle of flame around each of his upper arms. The title of “Strongest Creature in the World” is fitting for the man who has the highest active bounty in the series.
Like Big Mom, Kaido was once on the ship of Rocks D. Xebec, although he was just an apprentice there. After the crew disbanded, Kaido acquired a powerful crew in time by the virtue of his monstrous strength. In the decades following the God Valley incident, he rose to the status of a Yonko as well.
As a pirate, Kaido has tasted defeat 7 times, likely at the hands of other Yonkou, and the Marines. He’s also been captured and tortured a total of 18 times, yet he’s never died. Boasting incredible durability, Kaido is nigh unkillable, and due to his actions of violence, he’s earned a bounty of 4,611,100,000 berries.