Alongside Son Goku, Ash Ketchum, and probably Naruto, if there is one anime and manga character that does not need a detailed introduction, it is One Piece’s protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy is the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates and is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world of anime and manga, which explains his popularity. He has been growing a lot as a character. He is undoubtedly one of the strongest characters in the series, which is why this article will be dedicated to his powers and abilities. Namely, in this article, we will reveal when Luffy learned the three types of Haki he can use.
When did Luffy learn Observation Haki?
Luffy learned to use Observation Haki during the time skip. With it, he is able to sense the presence, emotion, and intention of others, and it greatly helps his reflexes to dodge attacks such as bullets. He will use this technique for the first time in the Marineford arc, unconsciously anticipating the risks of a frontal attack by Mihawk.
After the time skip, he will use it to avoid the laser beams of the Pacifista in the Sabaody Archipelago and Hody Jones’ Yabusame on Fish-Man Island. During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Luffy will fight Charlotte Katakuri, a sweet general of the Big Mom Pirates. The latter has trained his perceptual fluid so much that he can see a couple of seconds into the future, so this advantage over Luffy allows him to completely outclass him.
As the fight progresses, the Straw Hat will gradually increase the level of his Observation Haki until he eventually reaches that of Katakuri. Since then, Luffy is now able to see a little in the future, as he demonstrated at the end of the fight against Katakuri or on Wano, where he uses his perceptual fluid to give exact instructions to Hyogoro during the fight against the men of The Hundred Beasts Crew. Later, he sees a future that he describes as “very grim,” a consequence of Babanuki’s pandemic bullet-laden shot, and therefore intervenes before that happens.
When did Luffy learn Armament Haki?
Luffy will learn how to use Armament Haki during his two years of training with Silvers. This technique is used to add power to the blow and is very effective against a Devil Fruit user. Luffy will use the Armament Hak against a Pacifista in the Sabaody Archipelago. He defeats him in a single blow, whereas before the time skip, his entire crew was having difficulty defeating one.
Even though after his two-year training, Luffy mastered Armament Hak to a high level, he further advanced it during his fight against Charlotte Katakuri, Big Mom’s right-hand man, who surpassed Luffy in all areas. Since his training in Udon Prison in Wano, Luffy can use a superior version of Armament Haki: Ryuo, which allows him to externalize his Haki from his arms to cause damage from a distance.
When did Luffy learn Conqueror’s Haki?
Luffy can also use the rarest of all Haki, the Conqueror’s Haki. During his first use of this ability, Luffy made Motobaro, Duval’s bison, lose consciousness. However, it was learned that Luffy was a holder of the Conqueror’s Haki only during his adventures on Amazon Lily, as he initially used it unconsciously. He also uses it during the Battle of Marineford to prevent Ace’s execution: all the Marines and pirates around him faint, as well as the two executioners who were about to cut off his brother’s head.
After two years of training with Silvers, Luffy managed to master Conqueror’s Haki. He uses it in an incredible way on Fish-Man Island, where he knocks out – with one blow – 50,000 of the 100,000 Fish-Men, who all have ten times the strength of a human being. The Straw Hat also had a Conqueror’s Haki duel against Don Chinjao and Doflamingo. He has since used it on several occasions and against several other opponents.
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