What if One Piece had Pok¨¦mon?

Ingrid Adames
Pok¨¦mon Anime
Pok¨¦mon Anime

There is extensive fan fiction, anime figures, and merch when it comes to Once Piece and Pok¨¦mon crossovers. If only this storyline could work its way into the actual canon. Adding Pok¨¦mon into the epic battles and adventures of the One Piece world, even just for a couple of episodes, could be something quite unique and exciting. So, let¡¯s figure out which Pok¨¦mon would best fit with each Straw Hat Crew member if they had the option.

Luffy & Aipom

For Monkey D. Luffy, it seemed fitting to pick a monkey-type Pok¨¦mon. So Luffy might pick Aipom, who is happy-go-lucky like himself. However, this quick monkey also has a hand on its tail that can pack a powerful punch, just like Luffy.?Although Luffy will have to watch out for his mischievous side since Aipom is a bit of a pickpocket. I’m sure Luffy can convince him to use it for pranks or gathering intel, rather than stealing loot. This purple energetic monkey will be the perfect match for Luffy.

Zoro & Doublade

Zoro and Doublade could be a powerful pair. This fighting combo could be epic, adding two more blades to this swordsman¡¯s fighting and the ability to communicate telepathically for seamless fighting collaborations. It would definitely be an interesting adjustment to Zoro¡¯s fighting style Santoryu to add two more blades into his technique. This Pok¨¦mon could also help him train and evolve his craft with its unique skills and moves so that he can achieve his dream of becoming the greatest swordsman in the world.

Nami & Meowth

It was challenging to select a Pok¨¦mon for Nami. She could choose a fierce orange Pok¨¦mon like Charizard that could represent both her stubbornly passionate personality and the color orange representative of her childhood growing up with Bell-mere on her tangerine grove. But she might favor Meowth since Nami was nicknamed the ¡°Cat Burglar¡± ?for her propensity for stealing treasure. And Meowth can also produce coins to appease both of their treasure obsessions. For sneaky operations, this cat-like Pok¨¦mon might be the best match for Nami.

Usopp & Nuzleaf

Usopp might pick Nuzleaf for his ability to play music to help comfort his nerves or maybe due to their similar appearance. Nuzleaf can also be helpful with his flute by playing music that will fill enemies with dread to give enough time for Usopp to escape. Or Nuzleaf can attack them with leaves to help Usopp to defend himself. This Pok¨¦mon could also be a helpful lookout and climb up high when needed to assist the Straw Hats resident sniper.

Sanji & Scyther

For Sanji, it would be interesting if he had a Pok¨¦mon that could help during fights as well as help him in the kitchen. For this reason, he¡¯s might pick Scyther. Its powerful bladed arms could help him cut down on prep time when cooking large meals for the Straw Hat Crew. Scyther is also a great hunter and could help catch food for Sanji to cook up. When in forests, jungles, or grasslands, Scyther would also be great for gathering intel or carrying out stealth missions with his ability to camouflage.

Chopper & Ditto

Chopper could potentially pick a deer Pok¨¦mon like Stantler or Deerling. Still, I think he¡¯s much more likely to pick Ditto, who has shape-shifting abilities like him. While chopper can turn into a human or human hybrid, Ditto has a much stronger ability to transform into any other Pok¨¦mon and anything it sees, including objects. I think they could learn from each other and create a strong bond.

Nico Robin & Cofagrigus

As the archeologist of the group, Nico Robin, might like Cofagrigus, a sarcophagus-looking Pokemon. It could help decipher and understand information with its ancient knowledge. This Pok¨¦mon also has four long-reaching arms and could work together with Nico Robin and her abilities to turn enemies into mummies in the Pok¨¦mon¡¯s coffin.?There would be numerous opportunities to collaborate on attacking opponents between their abilities.

Franky & Melmetal

A great duo for this crossover concept could be Melmetal and ¡°Iron Man¡± Franky. This cyborg might feel right at home with this steel Pok¨¦mon since they sort of resemble each other. ?I’m sure Melmetal could give him a lot of tips on upkeep and upgrades. Melmetal also has one of the strongest punches of all Pok¨¦mon and could be very helpful to win fights.?With their similar fighting style, they could become a force to be reckoned with in the end.

Brook & Rillaboom

The crew musician, Brook, might want a Pok¨¦mon with some sort of musical talent. For this reason, he might pick Rillaboom.?He could enjoy jamming out with this intense gorilla lookalike and create some great music together.?Rillaboom also uses his drumming for fierce attacks. So these two could jam out while also crushing enemies at the same time.?Maybe this would inspire a small band for the Straw Hat Crew.

Jinbe & Sharpedo

And finally, Jinbe, a whale shark, might feel at home having Sharpedo, a shark Pok¨¦mon, by his side. Sharpedo is a strong and independent Pokemon so this could make for a difficult match at first. But Jinbe, Knight of the Sea, can also teach this Pok¨¦mon, nicknamed ¡°the bully of the sea,¡± about making peace with humans, and hopefully bring out a more gentle side. With Jinbe navigating the friendship this might make for a great duo, with a little work.

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Ingrid Adames
I'm a Freelance Writer, Editor, and Social Media Manager. If I'm not writing, I can usually be found playing my switch, binge-watching anime, or a new show. I'm also a host on the podcast Project Rewatch.