One Piece is one of the most popular anime of all time and for the right reasons.
The series has been ongoing for many years but we’ll see a conclusion in probably the next few years.
Throughout the episodes, there has been many amazing fight scenes whether it’s between the Straw Hats and the Marines or even between the pirates.
Here are some of the best fights in One Piece so far. This list is definitely subjective and is not ranked in order.
1. Worst Generation vs Pacifista
The Straw Hat pirates are dubbed as one of the pirates in the Worst Generation, alongside Apoo, Trafalgar Law, Kidd and many others.
This fight in episode 402 of the manga was pretty one-sided and was a big slap in the face in terms of the power difference the Worst Generation pirates had to overcome.
To make things worse, they had to go against one of the Admirals (Kizaru) who had light-speed kicks, alongside the many Pacifistas.
The entire group of Worst Generation pirates were badly defeated, and even attacks from Drake, Urouge and Apoo did nothing to balance the fight.
2. Whitebeard vs Akainu
The Marineford Arc was one of the most legendary arcs in One Piece history, which revolved around Whitebeard. He was the strongest person alive at that point in time, but he also met his demise in the Marineford Arc.
Whitebeard who was already old and injured was furious after Akainu killed Ace. He then showed his true powers with the Gura Gura No Mi (earthquake) devil fruit.
He easily pummeled Akainu to the ground, which shows how powerful he still is despite being old and injured. Akainu however survived the battle. Still, it’s one of the most glorious scenes in One Piece.
3. Zoro vs Pica
Zoro vs Pica happened during the Doflamingo arc and it was the time when Zoro showed how much stronger he is after training with Mihawk.
Pica who created an extremely large body made out of rubbles seemed too difficult of an opponent to most of the fighters in Dressrosa Island.
However, Zoro demonstrated his Three Sword Style Technique which cut Pica’s external rock body into pieces in mid-air, gaining the respect of the other fighters on the island.
4. Luffy vs Katakuri
Charlotte Katakuri is one of the Commanders of Big Mom Pirates and he fought against Luffy in an epic battle on Cake Island. Their fight began in Mirror-World.
During the battle, Luffy and Katakuri were quite evenly matched. Luffy’s Elephant Gun was countered by Katakuri’s Mochi Fist and the battle was pretty much dependent on who had a stronger will to win.
You can also say that Katakuri allowed Luffy to go into gear four as he wanted a fight that he wouldn’t mind losing in. He saw Luffy as a true contender.
5. Luffy vs Doflamingo
The Luffy vs Doflamingo battle happened in the Dressrosa Arc and Doflamingo’s loss marked the end of the arc. It took around 30 episodes on the manga before the fight concluded.
It is also the time when Luffy showed off his gear four and pummeled Doflamingo. However, gear four made him weak for a time period, and he did get help from other fighters to give him some time to recover.
Luffy ended the fight with his gear four King Kong Gun against Doflamingo’s Sixteen Threads attack.
6. Ace vs Blackbeard
Prior to the Marineford Arc, Ace actually went after Blackbeard as he was the second commander of the Whitebeard Pirates after all.
Blackbeard was hunted because he killed a subordinate when he was under the Whitebeard Pirates.
At the time, Blackbeard wasn’t as strong but he was tough enough to withstand Ace’s attack. The fight is only about six minutes in length but it displayed Ace’s ability when he was alive.
7. Luffy vs Arlong
The battle between Luffy vs Arlong happened during the Arlong Park Arc. It’s one of the earlier arcs which explained Nami’s past.
Arlong was the boss of the Arlong Pirates at the time and Luffy only went after him to save Nami.
Luffy ended the fight when he extended his leg to the sky and slammed it on Arlong’s head.
8. Whitebeard vs Blackbeard
Whitebeard vs Blackbeard happened in the Marineford Arc as well, and at the time, Whitebeard was already gravely injured.
Blackbeard managed to absorb some of Whitebeard’s attacks with his darkness devil fruit.
To prevent that from happening, Whitebeard used his spear instead to slash Blackbeard, and then use the earthquake attack on the latter.
Unfortunately, before finishing the fight, Whitebeard passed on due to his previous injuries and Blackbeard absorbed the earthquake devil fruit later. Blackbeard now wields two devil fruits at the same time.
9. Luffy vs Lucci
Rob Lucci was a member of the CP 9 when he first met Luffy in Enies Lobby. He uses the leopard devil fruit which is a carnivorous zoan type.
Lucci fought Luffy more than once but their main fight happened in the Enies Lobby arc.
Luffy ended the fight when he used his Gatling Gun attacks against Rob.
10. Zoro vs Kaku
The Zoro vs Kaku fight is dubbed as one of the top battles in One Piece so far. Kaku was a member of the CP 9 and uses the giraffe devil fruit.
His fight against Zoro was primarily a sword battle since they’re both the swordsman in their respective groups.
Zoro ended the fight when he used his Nine Sword Technique Asura against Kaku’s Sky Slicer.
There were so many great battles over the years we couldn’t really pick the ten best ones.
Many have been left out but hopefully you’ll enjoy this list.