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A Pirate Apprentice is an individual who resides on a pirate ship in order to learn the ways of piracy from more experienced pirates.

Role and Duties

Pirate apprentices are younger members of a pirate crew that possess the least authority on a ship, since their main purpose is to learn how to become a proper pirate from the rest of the crew. Their training usually involves partaking in habitual pirate activities such as raiding other ships.[1]

Once apprentices are fully educated, either they become full-fledged members and maybe even officers of their respective crews,[2] or leave to become captains of their own crews.[1]


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Pirate Apprentices 
Shanks Buggy Kaidou
Marco Inuarashi Nekomamushi

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List of Former Apprentices


  • All of the crews that once had apprentices were ones that existed during Gol D. Roger's time and are all now disbanded.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 (p. 7-18) and Episode 8, Buggy speaks about his days with Shanks as apprentices.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-15) and Episode 962, Marco is referred to as an apprentice by Whitey Bay.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Shanks is introduced.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 and Episode 4, Buggy is introduced.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 15-16) and Episode 958, Kaidou is said to have been a pirate apprentice in the Rocks Pirates.

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