The BEST Episodes of One Piece
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 3, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
It was a time when pirates ruled the seas. Several bands of pirates were battling over the great hidden treasure, One Piece, which was left by the now legendary pirate captain, Gold Roger. There was a young boy who admired the pirates, his name was Monkey D. Luffy. One day, he mistakenly eats the devil's fruit and turns himself into a rubber human being. Ten years have passed since that incident. Luffy sets out to sail all alone. He sets out to become a great pirate captain and that's when his great adventure begins. "I'm going to be the Pirate King! I'm going to get One Piece!".
#1 - Disappearing Crewmates - The Final Day of the Straw Hat Crew
Season 13 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 14, 2009
Sentomaru lets out that Kuma's powers send people flying through the air for days, and that Luffy should give up on ever seeing Zoro again. Kuma's motivations become questionable when he vanishes the Pacifista, gives Rayleigh some secret information, and refuses to explain himself to Kizaru. He then goes after each of the Straw Hats, vanishing them one-by-one before Luffy's helpless eyes. Brook falls trying to protect Usopp and Sanji, Usopp falls as he tries to get away, Sanji falls when he attacks in retaliation, Franky falls when he tries to get past Kuma, Nami falls as she pleads to Luffy for help, Chopper falls as he continues his mindless rampage, and Robin falls as she tries to flee. Luffy breaks down sobbing at the realization that he's alone and he failed his crew, as Kuma tells him that they will never meet again before vanishing him too. The Straw Hat Pirates have been completely annihilated.
#2 - Admiral Kizaru's Fierce Attack. The Straw Hat Crew`s Desperate Situation!
Season 13 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 7, 2009
Usopp and Brook's attempts to attack Kizaru fail, but Rayleigh arrives, managing to block Kizaru's attack and hold him off. Luffy orders his crew to retreat, declaring the enemies impossible for them to defeat at this time, but Sentomaru and the other Pacifista bar their escape and even Chopper's Monster Point form is unable to turn the situation to their advantage. The real Kuma arrives and uses his Devil Fruit powers to make Zoro disappear.
#3 - The Exploding Fist! Destroy the Auction
Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 12, 2009
The auction continues, but Saint Charloss arrives and ruins the Straw Hats' plan to buy Keimi back by placing an exorbiant bid on her. The proceedings are then interupted when Luffy and his Flying Fish crash into the auction house, but he is restrained from rushing the stage by Hatchan, who accidentally reveals his Fishman nature in the process. While the nobility recoils in disgust, Charloss shoots him, gloating about obtaining a Fishman slave. Luffy snaps and punches the man in the face.
#4 - Say You Want to Live! We are Comrades!!!
Season 11 - Episode 52 - Aired Sep 24, 2006
Saulo fights the battleships, attempting to allow Robin to escape. She tries to board the evacuation ship, but per Spandaine's orders, she is denied access. Vize-Admiral Kuzan, later known as Admiral Aokiji, enters the scene to engage in battle with Saulo. While they fight, the evacuation ship is sunk by the fanatical Vice-Admiral Sakazuki, later known as Admiral Akainu. Saulo, on the verge of dying, instructs Robin to flee on his raft. Persuaded by Saulo's argument and Sakazuki's action, Kuzan helps Robin escape. From then on, Robin lives a life on the run, not being able to trust even the kindest of people, in a world that believes that her existence alone is a sin. In the present, Robin admits her greatest fear: to be seen as a burden by her crewmates and cast away, because being with her means having the world as their enemy. Finally knowing what kept her away, Sogeking, on Luffy's order, burns the government's flag, declaring war.
#5 - Attack on a Celestial! Luffy's King Kong Gun of Anger!
Season 17 - Episode 105 - Aired Mar 20, 2016
Luffy regains enough Haki to face off against Doflamingo, but his health is still poor. With the Birdcage closing in, is there a technique left in his repertoire that is strong enough to take down Doflamingo?
#6 - The Legendary Pirate! Boss Chinjao
Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired May 25, 2014
The competition at Block C of the Corrida Colosseum is wining down as Lucy squares off against Jean the Bandit while others like Kelly Funk, Chinjao, and Ideo start to easily take out other competitors. Kelly Funk's power is revealed but is easily defeated by Sai who prepares to face off against Ideo. Outside of Dressrosa, the Straw Hat Pirates are still dealing with Jora and the Donquixote Pirates and back in the Colosseum, the final two of Block C is revealed to be Lucy and Chinjao who had just clashed with Haki.
#7 - Fourth Gear! The Phenomenal Bounce-Man!
Season 17 - Episode 98 - Aired Jan 17, 2016
Luffy and Doflamingo duke it out while the Birdcage tightens its grip on Dressrosa! Zoro sets off with a plan to stop it from slicing apart the country, while Luffy's Fourth Gear proves quite potent against Doflamingo!
#8 - The Unbeatable Power Draws Near? A Very Dangerous Man!
Season 10 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 20, 2005
Once Foxy wins back his crew, he captures the Strawhats. Nami and Luffy fight Foxy and although he's defeated, his crew accepts him back. Later, they sail to an island where they meet someone Robin knows; a Marine named Aokiji.
#9 - Luffy, Startled! The Man Who Will Inherit Ace’s Will
Season 17 - Episode 35 - Aired Sep 28, 2014
Dellinger continues attacking Bellamy until Bartolomeo saves him, before Dellinger is called by Diamante to guard the Toy House. Thunder Soldier explains "Operation: SOP", and how there's an underground trading port where Sugar, the one who makes people into toys, is hiding. As Luffy is looking for the colosseum's exit, he runs into Bartolomeo and Bellamy, and are shortly approached by Sabo. Promising to retrieve the Mera Mera no Mi, Luffy gives Sabo his disguise so the latter may fight in the colosseum. Bellamy leads Luffy to an exit as Luffy, Kin'emon, and Zoro head to the Flower Field in disguises.
#10 - Finally Clashing! The Ferocious Luffy vs. Kaido!
Season 21 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 15, 2019
After Luffy sees Kaido shattering the ruins of Oden Castle where he left his friends, he becomes enraged and attacks Kaido! Soon after, he finds out Kaido even assaulted Otama who was riding on Speed’s back to her home. Furious, Luffy reveals himself to Kaido and starts to retaliate!
#11 - The Destructive Cannon Explodes! A Close Call for Lucy
Season 17 - Episode 17 - Aired May 18, 2014
The battle royale heats up as more fighters continue to drop one after another and the strongest and most infamous fighters begin to face each other. The standouts among the remaining infamous fighters include "Destruction Cannon" Ideo, Jean "The Bandit" Ango, the Funk Brothers Kelly and Bobby, the Flower Country's Hasshoken masters and naval warriors Chinjao, Sai and Boo, and finally Lucy, who is becoming a popular underdog. The audience and commentator Gatz are a mixture of shock and awe by the power and brutality of each fighter's signature skills and techniques, and the question on everybody's mind is which one of these powerhouses will come out on top and earn the right to challenge the other three champions for the Mera Mera no Mi.
#12 - Explosive Move! Zoro and Sanji Sally Forth!
Season 15 - Episode 39 - Aired Jul 8, 2012
As Zoro and Sanji display the results of their years of training, each reminisces on the driving forces that led to their newfound skills.
#13 - Another Strong Enemy Appears! Broadaxe-Wielding Sentomaru
Season 13 - Episode 22 - Aired May 31, 2009
The Straw Hats combine their strongest attacks to defeat the Pacifista, but are exhausted after the battle. Sentomaru arrives with another Pacifista, and Luffy attempts to escape, dividing the Straw Hats into three groups. Unfortunately, Sentomaru intercepts his group, the Pacifista cuts off Sanji's group, and Kizaru attacks Zoro's group, knocking Zoro down and preparing to finish him off.
#14 - The Counterattack Begins! Luffy and Law's Great Escape
Season 16 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 7, 2013
As the Underworld Brokers watched the video feed of the captive Straw Hats and Marines, Eustass Kid and Killer decided to ignore it for more important matters, such as forming an alliance between the Kid pirates, On Air Pirates and the Hawkins Pirates. Law then decided to set his plan into motion and orders Franky to blow a fireball at a destroyed ship, creating enough smoke to block the cage from being seen from outside. Law then breaks free, explaining that he switched the sea prism stones with fakes during his stay on the island, and proceeds to free the others and restoring Tashigi and Smoker in their own bodies while securing their aid. Franky however had to leave them and protect the thousand Sunny. Meanwhile, Zoro and Nami's group are still running away from Shinokuni and they manage to join up while escaping. Luffy's group managed to enter the Lab with the aid of Law and they opened the gate, allowing the G-5 marines to get in before closing the gate, but the rest of the Straw Hats were still outside. Seeing their only chance of hope closing, Zoro and Kine'mon effortlessly cut the gate open, getting everyone inside safely.
#15 - The Most Evil Ability! Blackbeard's Darkness Attacks Ace
Season 11 - Episode 99 - Aired Sep 23, 2007
Three days earlier and on an island close to Water 7, Blackbeard receives the news of the Straw Hats' devastation of Enies Lobby and decides to pursue them. However, his plans are interrupted by Ace, who has come to avenge Blackbeard's murder of a crewmate. Teach claims that he had no other choice, for the man he killed possessed the devil fruit he wanted, which he had been searching for his entire life. He then asks Ace to join him; however, Ace refuses. They start fighting and Blackbeard reveals his newfound power, the power of darkness. The island is devastated and Ace defeated.
#16 - Shocking Conclusion! White Hunter vs. Vergo!
Season 16 - Episode 37 - Aired Oct 13, 2013
Caesar tells Luffy to not underestimate Doflamingo, but Luffy keeps on attacking Caesar. Smoker continues his fight with Vergo. The Straw Hats, G-5 marines and the children run from the gas and continue to head towards building R-66. Caesar's subordinates find Usopp and attempt to attack him. Vergo beats Smoker but Smoker manages to retrieve Law's heart and gives it back to him. Law tells Doflamingo he is going to defeat Vergo. Doflamingo tells Law to not underestimate Vergo because of his haki. Vergo imbues haki onto his whole body and attempts to kill Law but Law cuts him in half along with the SAD and the island. Law tells Doflamingo that he and the supernovas are going to be the leaders of the new era.
#17 - Two Great Forces Face Off! Straw Hat and Heavenly Yaksha
Season 17 - Episode 34 - Aired Sep 21, 2014
Doflamingo lies to the shocked citizens that witnessed him shooting Law, telling them that Law was actually responsible for the morning's fake news about Doflamingo leaving the throne. When asked by Luffy what he is doing to Law, Doflamingo responds that Law was originally his subordinate and as such, it is his responsibility to "educate" him. Zoro and Kin'emon attempt to save Law, but before the Marines make a move to stop them, Admiral Fujitora appears, blocking Zoro's sword and sends him underground, using his Devil Fruit ability. Luffy attempts to help, but is blocked by the Colosseum's bars, which are made of Seastone. The rest of the crew, who are listening to the events, are shocked to learn that Doflamingo has an admiral on his side. Fujitora and Doflamingo pick up Law and head for the palace, in order to finish their conversation. Zoro tells Luffy to find a way out, as they try to outrun the Marines. At that point, Sanji's group is attacked by what appears to be a singing ship, which belongs to the Yonko Big Mom. On the ship are Tamago and Pekoms, who reveal that their goal is Caesar Clown. The Straw Hat Pirates realize they have to keep their new enemies away from Dressrosa if they want to destroy the factory. Luffy gives the order for the Sunny to head to Zou, Sanji asks permission to return fire to the Yonko's ship and Franky leads the way for the factory destruction team. Finally, Luffy states in anger that they will head to the palace to save Law and defeat Doflamingo. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure appears in the Colosseum.
#18 - The Start of the Show - Blackbeard's Plot Revealed
Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2011
The death of Edward Newgate is already in the progress of being known, all over the world. Silvers Rayleigh too, heard the news. At Marineford, Teach starts his plan, and his crew covers up Teach and Newgate's corpse. The scene changes to Jinbe, who is trying to save Luffy. He flashes back, as he is informed by Vista that he needs to hurry. Down below the cliff, Akainu is getting back up, continuing his chase of Strawhat. Finally being above surface, Akainu is stopped from getting after Luffy by Ivankov and Inazuma. They can hold their ground, but Akainu won't let Luffy get away. Back at the Blackbeard Pirates, they lift the black cloth and Teach shows his darkness powers and his newly gained earthquake powers. Everybody is shocked, and Blackbeard lets everyone: Marineford, pirates, and peace-loving civillians know that this is his era!
#19 - Maxim Rises! The Start of Deathpiea!!
Season 9 - Episode 40 - Aired Feb 29, 2004
Eneru starts a machine that would bring the death of Sky Island: Deathpiea.
#20 - The Legend Is Back! Kyros' All-Out Attack!
Season 17 - Episode 49 - Aired Jan 11, 2015
As an unconscious Sugar falls to the ground, the toys in Dressrosa begin reverting to their human forms, to the shock of the humans around them. The Tontatta proclaim Operation SOP was a success as the freed men and women, angry at Donquixote Doflamingo for turning them into toys, begin attacking his soldiers and burning down his flags around Dressrosa. Meanwhile, Kyros, now remembered by his friends and family, finishes what he started 10 years ago by cutting off Doflamingo's head.
#21 - Overwhelming! The Marine Combat Weapon Pacifista
Season 13 - Episode 21 - Aired May 24, 2009
The Straw Hat Pirates fight against one of the Pacifistas, and while it does not have Kuma's Devil Fruit powers, it is still able to withstand their strongest attacks while firing devastating lasers at the crew. Elsewhere on the archipelago, Kizaru easily defeats Hawkins, Urouge, Drake and Apoo before Sentomaru contacts him. The situation for the Straw Hats grows even more desperate as Zoro suffers pain from his wounds.
#22 - Aerial Battle! Zoro's New Deadly Secret Technique Explodes!
Season 17 - Episode 91 - Aired Nov 22, 2015
With the lives of King Riku, Usopp, and the others on the old King's Plateau in the balance, Zoro must dig deep and discover a powerful technique to counter Pica's near-unstoppable onslaught. Meanwhile, King Riku ponders what it means to be a good king.
#23 - Formation! The Pirate Alliance Luffy-Law!
Season 16 - Episode 15 - Aired May 5, 2013
Luffy and Law agree on an alliance; the rest of the Straw Hats disapprove while Robin approves, even if she warns Luffy about a possible betrayal in a pirate alliance. Law switches Nami , Franky and Chopper's bodies again. Nami ends up in Sanji's body because Sanji is far away with Zoro and Brook . Law tells them that they can't go back once things start moving for example capturing Caesar Clown who has the Logia type Gasu Gasu no Mi. He warns them that he is highly dangerous therefore, they need Haki users to beat him. Luffy says that the Haki users there are him, Law, Zoro and Sanji. The marines are continuing their fight against Caesar's men. The three centaurs open the door and see a big glop of Slime that seeps out poison gas, most of them die and two survive so they run as it chases them. Caesar calls the pet slime monster Smiley and says that the Straw Hats and the G-5 marines are being used as test subjects for it.
#24 - Big Clash! Straw Hat Group VS 100 000 Opponents
Season 15 - Episode 38 - Aired Jul 1, 2012
The citizens marvel and celebrate at the arrival of the Straw Hats. Jimbei reveals that he made an agreement with Luffy to become the hero of the island, as he does not want Luffy to be another brutal human. Brook, Zoro and Usopp reveal that they escaped from the palace with Pappagu. The rest of the New Fishman Pirates are not concerned with Hordy being hit by Luffy. Hordy seems to be not as harmed as he should have been. When Hordy mocks Luffy, claming that he will become the King of the Pirates, Luffy takes down half of Hordy's forces of 100,000 with his Haki technique and tells the fishman that he will become the King of the Pirates.
#25 - The Fire Fist Strikes! The Flare Flare Fruit Power Returns!
Season 17 - Episode 50 - Aired Jan 18, 2015
The final Colosseum round continues as Rebecca finally remembers her father. Sabo destroys the Colosseum with his Dragon Claw Fists: Dragon's Breath before leaping at the Fighting Fish baring the Mera Mera no Mi, and claims the Devil Fruit. Gaining Ace's former fiery powers, Sabo burns a hole directly through the bottom of the Colosseum. Down in the trade port, Hajrudin picks up the barely-conscious Usopp and presents him to all the former toys, proclaiming he is their savior. The hole created by Sabo is seen breaking on the port's ceiling as the remaining fighters fall in. As the light shines upon Usopp, the warriors believe he is a god. Asking what to do next, Usopp tells them to destroy the factory behind him.