Ancient Whispers, Modern Minds: Meet One Piece’s Poneglyph Readers


In the world of One Piece, Poneglyphs are ancient stone monuments that bear a script. These engravings hold secrets about the history of the world. They are scattered throughout the Grand Line and other areas. They play a role in the main storyline of the series.

As of now only 14, out of the 30 Poneglyphs have been unveiled in the series. These Poneglyphs can be categorized into Instructional Poneglyphs, Historical Poneglyphs, Road Poneglyphs, and others. In this article, we will explore six of the known Poneglyph readers in One Piece.

Exclusive: 6 One Piece Characters Who Decode Poneglyphs

One Piece Poneglyph Readers

#6. Charlotte Pudding

Charlotte Pudding, a member of the Three-Eyed Tribe, with an eye on her forehead, has inherited the ability to effortlessly decode ancient Poneglyphs. Being one of Big Mom’s children she originally intended to marry Sanji as part of a scheme to assassinate the Vinsmoke Family.

However, everything changed when Sanji complimented her eye causing Pudding to shift her loyalty and aid him in escaping from Big Mom’s clutches.

Now she finds herself in the custody of the Blackbeard Pirates indicating an awakening of her power to read Poneglyphs – a vital asset, in the pursuit of finding the fabled One Piece.

#5. Nico Robin

Nico Robin, known as the Devil Child is the survivor from Ohara, a victim of the World Government’s cruelty. She comes from that island. Has this talent for deciphering Poneglyphs. Throughout her life, she has constantly been chased after because of her skills.

She has experienced betrayals that have haunted her. Robin found some solace with Crocodile for a while. Ultimately found safety and belonging with the Straw Hat crew.

Even though Ohara was destroyed in a Buster Call incident Robin managed to survive thanks to Aokiji’s mercy. Became the last remaining person who can read Poneglyphs.

Her incredible journey, alongside the Straw Hats, has revealed secrets highlighting her crucial role in unraveling the mysteries of the Void Century and those ancient stones.

#4. Clover

Clover, the leader of the scholars, in Ohara, ventured into the realm of Poneglyph research. In his pursuit, he unraveled secrets about the World Government.

However just as he was, on the verge of revealing his findings a catastrophic event known as Buster Call struck Ohara with merciless force.

The island faced annihilation and Clover’s attempt to disclose his discoveries was cut short. Tragically this marked the beginning of Ohara’s downfall as countless lives were lost and even Clover himself perished amidst the onslaught.

#3. Kozuki Oden

The Kozuki family, who were the creators of the Poneglyphs, possessed the knowledge needed to decipher them. Unfortunately when Kozuki Oden passed away this valuable knowledge was lost, leaving his son Momonosuke without being taught.

There is speculation that Nico Robin might pass on this skill to Momonosuke reigniting the lineage’s understanding of the Poneglyphs. Oden, a samurai from Wano, had an understanding of the Poneglyphs and showcased his expertise during his adventures in Skypeia and Laugh Tale.

With a desire to explore the world, Oden seized an opportunity to join forces, with the Whitebeard Pirates and persistently convinced Whitebeard until he finally agreed, setting Oden on a journey.

#2. Imu

Imu possesses authority, over the World Government occupying the position known as the Empty Throne. Discovering information about Imu is strict. Punishment by execution follows any attempt to do so. Recently Nefertari Cobra suffered this fate due to Imus’s actions.

Ivankov discloses that Imu, potentially associated with the Nerona Family underwent a procedure to attain immortality, which explains their lifespan.

This prolonged existence may provide Imu, with the knowledge required to decipher Poneglyphs. The enigma surrounding Imus’s origins deepens as we delve into the annals of this organization.

#1. Joyboy

Joyboy, an individual from the forgotten Void Century appears to have been an ally of the Great Kingdom, an ancient civilization that existed during that time.

It seems that the World Government, perhaps harboring animosity towards both Joyboy and the Great Kingdom deliberately erased any mention of them from records.

The connection between Joyboy and Poseidon deepens as he leaves behind a letter of apology on a Poneglyph, which eventually finds its way, to Fish Man Island.

This suggests that Joyboy possessed the ability to comprehend and write in the language. The veil of secrecy surrounding Joyboy and the Great Kingdom hints at a history concealed within the shadows of bygone times.

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