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|rname = ''Pōnegurifu''
 
|rname = ''Pōnegurifu''
|ename = Ponecliff (4Kids); Ponegliff ([[Viz]])
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|ename = Poneglyph (Funimation dub);<br />Ponegliff ([[VIZ Media|Viz]], Funimation subs);<br />Ponecliff (4Kids)
|first = [[Chapter 202]]; [[Episode 102]]
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|first = [[Chapter 202]]; [[Episode 123]]{{Qref|chap=202|page=18|ep=123|Robin finds Alabasta's Poneglyph.}} (manga)<br>[[Episode 102]]{{Qref|ep=102|Luffy, Zoro, and Chopper find a Poneglyph.}}
 
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|extra1 = Text of History
 
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|extra3 = [[Kozuki Family]]{{Qref|name=c818|chap=818|page=4-17|ep=|Poneglyphs are explained in detail by the retainers of the Kozuki Clan.}}
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|extra3 = [[Kozuki Family]]{{Qref|name=Creation|chap=818|page=13|ep=770|Nekomamushi reveals that the Kozuki Clan created the Poneglyphs.}}
 
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'''Poneglyphs''' are mysterious [[Wikipedia:Stele|steles]] with history inscribed on them in the form of ancient letters. They are scattered among the islands of the [[world]], and it is said the only person left in the world who can read them is [[Nico Robin]].{{Qref|chap=398|page=3|ep=278|Robin is declared a high priority target of the World Government as the only person alive who can read the Poneglyphs.}}
   
'''Poneglyphs''' are mysterious stone blocks with history inscribed on them in the form of strange letters. They are scattered among the islands of the [[world]], and it is said the only person left in the world who can read them is [[Nico Robin]].
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==Appearance and Type==
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Poneglyphs are massive block shaped steles made of an indestructible type of stone.{{Qref|name=History|chap=395|page=6-8|ep=277|Clover states that the Great Kingdom carved their history onto the Poneglyphs.}} They have text written in an ancient language carved on them. There are a total of three types of Poneglyphs scattered across the world; Historical, Instructional and Road Poneglyphs:
   
==Appearance and Types==
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*"'''Historical Poneglyphs'''" reveal pieces of ancient history as well as messages written by ancient people.
Poneglyphs are massive blocks made of an indestructible type of stone. They have text carved on them, written in an ancient language.
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*"'''Instructional Poneglyphs'''" contain instructions and/or clues about the locations of Historical Poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=c301|chap=301|page=10-15|ep=194|Robin reads the Shandorian Poneglyph and informs the Shandia that they no longer need to protect it.}}
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*{{Nihongo|"'''Road Poneglyphs'''"|ロード{{Ruby|歴史の本文|ポーネグリフ}}|Rōdo Pōnegurifu|literally meaning "''Road Text of History''"}} detail a location. The combined locations detailed by all four Road Poneglyphs allows one to locate [[Laugh Tale]].{{Qref|name=Road|chap=818|page=4-7|ep=769|Inuarashi explains the purpose of the Road Poneglyphs.}}
   
There are a total of three types of poneglyphs within the series; Historical, Instructional and Road Poneglyphs. "'''Historical Poneglyphs'''" reveal pieces of ancient history as well as messages written by ancient people. "'''Instructional Poneglyphs'''" contain instructions and/or clues about the locations of Historical Poneglyphs and [[Ancient Weapons]]. Both Historical and Instructional Poneglyphs are of a dark blue color. The third and last type of poneglyph is the {{Nihongo|"'''Road Poneglyph'''"|ロード歴史の本文(ポーネグリフ)|Rōdo Pōnegurifu}}, which gives away a location that, when pieced together with the locations given by the other Road Poneglyphs, allows one to find the path to [[Raftel]]. Those poneglyphs are of a deep red color and there are only a total of four of them.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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Both Historical and Instructional Poneglyphs are dark blue in color, while the Road Poneglyphs are deep red in color.
 
Aside from the poneglyphs, there are also other stones that, while not being poneglyphs themselves, contain the same ancient language found on the poneglyphs, such as certain walls in the ruins of the ancient city of [[Shandora]].
 
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
The blocks are indestructible; it has been stated that not even explosives could leave a scratch on these stones.
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According to [[Tamago]], there are thirty Poneglyphs in the world.{{Qref|name=c846|chap=846|page=12-15|ep=812|Tamago explains why the Road Poneglyph has been put under heavy guard.}} The blocks are impervious to damage, even from explosions.{{Qref|name=c395|chap=395|page=3|ep=277|A Cipher Pol agent notes that they cannot damage the Poneglyph in the Tree of Knowledge, even with explosions.}}
   
Each one tells a piece of history long forgotten. This history includes mentions of (at least) three weapons of mass destruction: [[Pluton]], [[Poseidon]] and [[Uranus]]. In the eyes of the [[World Government]], they are dangerous artifacts, and despite declaring the stones dangerous because of the weapons, the reality is that the ideals of the fallen Kingdom written on some of the stones are far more dangerous than any of the weapons. The Road Poneglyphs are sought by several organizations interested in the artifacts found in Raftel, to the point that two of the [[Yonko]], [[Charlotte Linlin]] and [[Kaido]], have each claimed possession of a Road Poneglyph.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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[[File:Poneglyph Division.png|thumb|left|150px|The three types of Poneglyphs, with the Road Poneglyphs and Poneglyphs making up the Rio Poneglyph circled.]]
   
{{cquote|Keep thy motives in heart, with closed mouth. We are those who will weave history with the ringing of the great belfry.|Words inscribed on the [[Shandora]] ruins.}}
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Each Historical Poneglyph tells a piece of history long forgotten.{{Qref|name=History}} This history includes mentions of three weapons of mass destruction: [[Pluton]],{{Qref|name=c218|chap=218|page=3-8|ep=130|Robin talks about her quest for the Rio Poneglyph.}} [[Poseidon]]{{Qref|name=c301}} and [[Uranus]].{{Qref|chap=650|page=2|ep=570|Robin mentions Uranus when speaking of the three ancient weapons.}} In the eyes of the [[World Government]], they are dangerous artifacts; however, despite the World Government declaring the Poneglyphs dangerous because of the weapons, the reality is that the ideals of the fallen Kingdom written on some of the stones are far more dangerous than any of the weapons.{{Qref|name=History}} The Road Poneglyphs are sought by several organizations interested in the treasure located on Laugh Tale: two of the [[Yonko]], [[Charlotte Linlin]] and [[Kaido]], have each claimed possession of a Road Poneglyph.{{Qref|name=Yonko|chap=818|page=8-9|ep=770|Nekomamushi reveals that Big Mom and Kaido each possess a Road Poneglyph.}}
   
The stones are left in the care of the descendants of the ancients, as seen in both [[Alabasta]] and [[Shandora]]. The Shandorian Poneglyph was a fiercely guarded treasure of the Shandorian people and they felt a deep visceral connection to it (namely the bell built around it), that was passed down up to the present era where the descendants of those who fought and died to protect it still put their lives on the line to reclaim it - along with their homeland - even though they had forgotten about the existence of the poneglyph itself. They still cherish what it represents a great deal, and the shaman of their people openly wept upon hearing they had fulfilled the wishes of their ancestors by passing its information on to Nico Robin, and freeing them from their centuries long burden.
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{{cquote|Keep thy motives in heart, with closed mouth. We are those who will weave history with the ringing of the great belfry.|Words inscribed on the [[Shandora]] ruins.{{Qref|name=Wall|chap=272|page=2-3|ep=174|Robin reads the words inscribed in the Shandora ruins.}}}}
   
Unlike its Shandorian counterpart that was guarded by its people to protect the information in contained, it is clear that the hidden nature of the Alabasta poneglyph was to conceal its existence from the people, and not protect it, as Alabasta is an affiliate of the World Government united against the creators of the poneglyph. This is also inferred by Nico Robin in her conversation with the King of Alabasta, Cobra, when she scoffs at and rebukes his statement about a hereditary charge of the monarchy to 'protect' the stone, although he himself is truthfully unaware of the deeper reasons or motives of its concealment decided long before his time.
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The stones are left in the care of the descendants of ancient civilizations, as seen in both [[Alabasta]] and [[Shandora]]. The Shandorian Poneglyph was a fiercely guarded treasure of the Shandia people, and they felt a deep visceral connection to it - particularly the bell built around it{{Qref|name=Protect|chap=290|page=9-10|ep=188|Kalgara explains the Shandia's duty of protecting the Poneglyph.}} - that was passed down to the present era, where the descendants of those who fought and died to protect it still put their lives on the line to reclaim it, along with their homeland, even though they had forgotten about the existence of the Poneglyph itself.{{Qref|chap=249|page=8|ep=163|Wiper reminds his fellow Shandia that Kalgara's final wish was for them to bring back the light of Shandora.}} They still cherish what it represents a great deal, and the shaman of their people openly wept upon hearing they had fulfilled the wishes of their ancestors by passing its information on to [[Nico Robin]], thus relieving them of their centuries-long duty.{{Qref|name=c301}}
   
However, only when the stone has been read by someone willing to take the read passage to the ends of the Earth, are those guarding them allowed to be free of the burden. In order to prevent these historical facts from being lost forever, they had carved them into these poneglyphs, which are indestructible. Regardless, to reach and decipher the Rio Poneglyph is the ultimate goal of [[Nico Robin]], and it has brought herself much unwelcome attention.
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Unlike its Shandorian counterpart that was guarded by its people to protect the information it contained, it is clear that the hidden nature of the Alabasta Poneglyph was to conceal its existence from the people and not protect it, as Alabasta is an affiliate of the World Government, united against the creators of the Poneglyph. This is inferred by Robin in her conversation with the King of Alabasta, [[Nefertari Cobra]], when she scoffs at and rebukes his statement about a hereditary charge of the monarchy to "protect" the stone, though he was truthfully unaware of the deeper reasons or motives of its concealment decided long before his time.{{Qref|name=Hide|chap=202|page=7|ep=123|Robin scoffs at Cobra's claim that the monarchy of Alabasta has protected the Poneglyph for generations.}}
   
[[Gol D. Roger]] was able to follow the passage because he could hear "the voice of all things", and was able to uncover the path. Though Roger told Whitebeard the story behind the [[Will of the D.]], he and his crew seemed to have kept the details of the history a secret, although due to the dangers the remaining crew members possessed, the Marines could not let the crew simply walk away when they were discovered. However, it is unknown if they know about the crew's knowledge of the Void Century or whether this was because of the strength of the crew itself.
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[[Gol D. Roger]] managed to follow the passage of the Poneglyphs because he could hear "[[The Voice of All Things|the voice of all things]]", and thus uncovered the truth of the [[Void Century]] with his crew; however, [[Silvers Rayleigh]] notes that they may have interpreted what they learned incorrectly because they did not possess the intellect of [[Clover]] or the other scholars of [[Ohara]].{{Qref|name=Rayleigh|chap=507|page=5-7|ep=400|Rayleigh reveals that Roger and his crew deciphered the truth of the Void Century from the Poneglyphs because Roger could "hear the voice of all things".}}
   
The [[Kozuki Family]] passed down the knowledge of how to read Poneglyphs within their family up to [[Kozuki Oden]]'s generation. Also a member of Roger's crew, Kozuki Oden is known to have journeyed to [[Raftel]] and like Roger would have been capable of reading the Rio Poneglyph. Oden was killed by Kaido and the Shogun of [[Wano Country]] after he refused to tell Kaido a secret he knew (presumably either the location of Raftel, One Piece, knowledge of what was written on the Rio Poneglyph, or how to read Poneglyphs), preventing Oden from passing on the knowledge to how to read Poneglyphs to his son, [[Kozuki Momonosuke]], thus leaving Robin as the only known person left able to decipher the ancient text.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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The [[Kozuki Family]] were master philologists who created the Poneglyphs and inscribed its language. They passed down the knowledge of how to read Poneglyphs including the skill to write its ancient language within their family up to [[Kozuki Oden]]'s generation. Also a member of Roger's crew, Oden journeyed to [[Laugh Tale]] with him and, like Roger, could decipher the Rio Poneglyph. Oden was executed by Kaido and the Shogun of [[Wano Country]] [[Kurozumi Orochi]] after he refused to tell them a secret he knew (presumably either the location of Laugh Tale, One Piece, knowledge of what was written on the Rio Poneglyph, or how to read Poneglyphs), preventing Oden from passing on the literacy of the Poneglyphs to his children, [[Kozuki Momonosuke]] and [[Kozuki Hiyori]], and leaving Robin as the only known individual who can decipher the ancient text.{{Qref|chap=818|page=14-17|ep=770|Oden is revealed to have traveled to Laugh Tale as part of the Roger Pirates and to have known how to read the Poneglyphs before he was executed by Kaido and Wano Country's Shogun.}}
   
Due to its ties with the Kozuki, the [[Mokomo Dukedom]] is shown to be somewhat knowledgeable about Poneglyphs despite being unable to read them, as they are aware of the existence of the Road Poneglyphs and [[Nekomamushi]] reveals that it is possible to copy a Poneglyph's message onto a [[Wikipedia:Gyotaku|gyotaku]], revealing that it is possible to copy the information written on a Poneglyph and record it onto a different medium, albeit one that lacks the Poneglyph's indestructibility.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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[[File:Copying Poneglyph.png|thumb|The contents of a Poneglyph being copied.]]
   
===List of Known Poneglyphs:===
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Due to its ties with the Kozuki Family, the [[Mokomo Dukedom]] is somewhat knowledgeable about Poneglyphs despite being unable to read them, as they are aware of the existence of the Road Poneglyphs{{Qref|name=Road}} and [[Nekomamushi]] reveals that it is possible to print a Poneglyph's text onto paper in a similar manner to woodblock printing, simultaneously proving that it is possible to copy the text written on a Poneglyph and record it on a rubbing of a different material that lacks a Poneglyph's indestructibility.{{Qref|name=Transfer|chap=818|page=10|ep=770|Nekomamushi explains how people simply copy down the information on Poneglyphs instead of taking entire stones with them.}}
So far, Poneglyphs can be divided into three types that deal with the knowledge they contain: '''History''', '''Instruction''' and '''Road'''
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The {{Nihongo|'''Rio Poneglyph'''|{{Ruby|真の歴史の本文|リオ・ポーネグリフ}}|Rio Pōnegurifu|literally meaning "True Text of History"}} is, according to Robin, the message carried by all the Poneglyphs along the [[Grand Line]]. It is rumored to contain the true history of the world (including the "[[Void Century]]" of which research is forbidden).{{Qref|name=c218}} In order to find it, one must take all other passages from the other Poneglyphs with them on their travels.{{Qref|name=c301}} [[Gol D. Roger]] seemed to have accomplished this task, according to Rayleigh.{{Qref|name=Rayleigh}} According to [[Tamago]], the Rio Poneglyph is in fact composed of only nine Poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=c846}}
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===List of Known Poneglyphs===
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Poneglyphs can be divided into three types that deal with the knowledge they contain: '''Historical''', '''Instructional''', and '''Road'''.
 
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! colspan="3" |Historical Poneglyphs
 
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|[[Ohara]]
 
|[[Ohara]]
|Located in Ohara, this poneglyph included information about the [[Void Century]], including the name of the lost civilization, though it has yet to be said what the name is.
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|Located in the basement of the [[Tree of Knowledge]],{{Qref|name=c392|chap=392|page=4-6|ep=275|Clover warns Robin about the research regarding the Poneglyph and the Void Century.}}{{Qref|name=c395}} this Poneglyph includes information about the [[Void Century]], including the name of the [[Great Kingdom]].{{Qref|name=History}}
|style="text-align:right;"|[[File:Ohara Poneglyph.png|200px|The poneglyph in Ohara.]]
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|style="text-align:right;"|[[File:Ohara Poneglyph.png|200px|The Poneglyph in Ohara.]]
 
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|Ryugu; This poneglyph is located in the back woods of the [[Sea Forest]] in the [[Ryugu Kingdom]].
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|The [[Tomb of the Kings]] within [[Alubarna]], [[Alabasta]]
|Robin believed that the poneglyph on Fishman Island may hold vital information to understanding the Void Century. When she found it, she remarked that it was different than the other poneglyphs she had found. It read more like an apology letter than a historical text. The message was written by a man from the surface known as "[[Joy Boy]]". In the message, he is apologizing to the people of Fishman Island for breaking his part of a promise, which involved returning to Fishman Island to carry out Noah's purpose.{{qref|name=ryugu|chap=628|ep=548|Nico Robin finds the Ryugu poneglyph.}}
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|This Poneglyph details the location of [[Pluton]].{{Qref|name=c218}} According to [[Nefertari Cobra]], [[Nefertari Family|his family]] has protected the stone for centuries, though Robin implies that they were actually hiding it from the people and the [[World Government]].{{Qref|name=Hide}}
|[[File:Ryugu Poneglyph.png|200px|The poneglyph in the Sea Forest.]]
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|[[File:Alabasta Poneglyph.png|200px|The Poneglyph within Alabasta's royal tomb.]]
 
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|[[Sea Forest]] of the [[Ryugu Kingdom]], [[Fish-Man Island]]
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|[[Nico Robin]] initially believed that this Poneglyph held vital information to understanding the Void Century;{{Qref|chap=616|page=7|ep=535|Robin notes that the Poneglyph on Fish-Man Island should contain information about the Void Century.}} however, upon finding it, she noted that it was different than the other Poneglyphs she had found, reading more like an apology letter than a historical text. The message was written by a man from the surface known as "[[Joy Boy]]".{{Qref|name=Reading|chap=628|page=15|ep=548|Robin finds and reads the Ryugu Poneglyph.}} In the message, he apologizes to the people of Fish-Man Island for breaking his part of a promise, which involved returning to Fish-Man Island to carry out [[Noah]]'s purpose.{{Qref|name=Apology|chap=649|page=16-17|ep=569|Neptune explains the letter of apology Joy Boy wrote on the Ryugu Poneglyph.}}
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|[[File:Ryugu Poneglyph.png|200px|Joy Boy's Poneglyph in the Sea Forest.]]
 
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|[[Alabasta]]; inside the [[Tomb of the Kings]] within [[Alubarna]].{{qref|name = First Poneglyph|chapter = 202|episode = 123|text = The first Poneglyph seen in the series.}}
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|[[Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell|Golden Belfry]] of [[Shandora]]
|The poneglyph supposedly tells the location of [[Pluton]]. [[Nico Robin]] never wanted to give [[Crocodile]] the ancient weapon so she lied by telling the history of the land which is not found in the poneglyph.{{qref|name = She lies|chapter = 203|episode = 123|text = Robin lies to Crocodile.}}
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|Located at the base of the Golden Belfry, this Poneglyph details the location of another ancient weapon, [[Poseidon]].{{Qref|name=c301}} It was protected by the [[Shandia]] for centuries{{Qref|name=Protect}} until Robin deciphered it.{{Qref|name=c301}}
|[[File:Alabasta Poneglyph.png|200px|The poneglyph within Alabasta's royal tomb.]]
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|[[File:Skypiea Poneglyph.png|200px|The Poneglyph under the belfry.]]
 
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|[[Shandora]]; ruins.
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! colspan="3" |Instructional Poneglyphs
|Ancient text akin to a poneglyph is inscribed on a wall which Robin found within a set of ruins in [[Upper Yard]] and are instructions.{{qref|name=Firstponeglyphshandora|chapter=272|episode=174|text=Robin finds a wall with ancient the Poneglyph of Shandora.}} However, she did not refer to it as a poneglyph so it is unknown if it is considered one.
 
|[[File:Shandora Ruins Poneglyph.png|200px|Ancient text within the ruins.]]
 
 
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|Shandorian Golden Belfry
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|The ruins of [[Shandora]]
|A poneglyph was part of the Shandorian Golden Belfry and it revealed to Robin another dark secret.{{qref|name = Second Shandora Poneglyph|chapter = 301|episode = 194|text = The Poneglyph of Shandora mentions Poseidon.}} This poneglyph spoke of how to locate another ancient weapon, [[Poseidon]], which is much later revealed to be in Fishman Island as the Mermaid Princess [[Shirahoshi]] {{qref|Robin deduces that the Mermaid Princess is Poseidon.|name = Mermaid Princess|chap = 649|ep = 569}}.
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|Ancient text identical to that of the Poneglyphs is inscribed on a wall within a set of ruins in [[Upper Yard]]; upon reading it, Robin discovers that it relays cryptic instructions regarding the Golden Belfry.{{Qref|name=Wall}} However, Robin did not refer to the wall as a Poneglyph, so it is unknown if it is considered one.
|[[File:Skypiea Poneglyph.png|200px|The poneglyph under the belfry.]]
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|[[File:Shandora Ruins Poneglyph.png|200px|Ancient text within the ruins.]]
 
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! colspan="3" |Road Poneglyphs
 
! colspan="3" |Road Poneglyphs
 
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|[[Zou]]; inside the Whale Tree.
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|The Whale Tree, [[Zou]]
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|Hidden within the Whale Tree, this Road Poneglyph contains information that, when combined with the information on the other three Road Poneglyphs, will reveal the location of [[Laugh Tale]].
This poneglyph is located inside the whale-shaped tree at the Whale Forest. It's noted to be of a deep red color. Inuarashi claims that the color indicates a different purpose than the other Poneglyphs. It is revealed to be one of the four "Road Poneglyph" that, when its information is combined with the other three, can show the location of [[Raftel]].
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|[[File:Zou's Poneglyph.png|200px|Zou's Road Poneglyph.]]
|[[File:Zou's poneglyph.png|200px|Zou's red poneglyph]]
 
 
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|Under jurisdiction of the [[Big Mom Pirates]]
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|The Room of Treasure, [[Totto Land]]
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|This Road Poneglyph is currently within the possession of [[Charlotte Linlin]] and [[Big Mom Pirates|her crew]].{{Qref|name=Yonko}} Due to the [[Sanji]] Retrieval Team's invasion of [[Totto Land]], it is now heavily guarded within the Room of Treasure.{{Qref|name=c846}} A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession. {{Qref|name=Copy|chap=855|page=14|ep=824|Brook reveals that he successfully copied the Poneglyphs.}}
This "Road Poneglyph" is currently within the possession of [[Charlotte Linlin]] and her crew. It has yet to make an appearance.
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|[[File:Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.png|200px|Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.]]
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|Under jurisdiction of the [[Beasts Pirates]]
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|[[Onigashima]]; Under the jurisdiction of the [[Beasts Pirates]]
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|This Road Poneglyph is currently within the possession of [[Kaido]] and his crew.{{Qref|name=Yonko}} It is located in Kaido's residence on Onigashima.{{Qref|name=c934|chap=934|page=9|ep=|Brook tells Robin about the Poneglyph.}}
This "Road Poneglyph" is currently within the possession of [[Kaido]] and his crew. It has yet to make an appearance.
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|[[File:Road Poneglyphs.png|200px]]
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|Unknown
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|[[Fish-Man Island]]{{Status|former}}, Unknown
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|At least 25 years ago, this Poneglyph was located at the [[Sea Forest]] next to Joy Boy's apology message.{{Qref|name=c967|chap=967|page=8-10|ep=|The Roger Pirates search for Poneglyphs.}} At a certain point later, the Road Poneglyph whereabouts became unknown and it is currently considered lost.{{Qref|name=Yonko}}
This "Road Poneglyph" is considered lost. It has yet to make an appearance.
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|[[File:Fish-Man Island Road Poneglyph.png|200px|Fish-Man Island Road Poneglyph.]]
 
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! colspan="3" |Poneglyphs of Unknown Purpose
 
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|Unknown
 
|Unknown
|While she was on the run as a pre-teen, Robin found a poneglyph in a wooded area. Its precise location was not revealed, the poneglyph was not named and its contents are unknown.{{Qref|chapter=398|episode=278|text=Robin is seen reading a poneglyph in an unknown area as a teenager.}}
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|While she was on the run as a pre-teen, Robin found a Poneglyph in a wooded area. Its precise location was not revealed, the Poneglyph was not named, and its contents are unknown.{{Qref|name=Unnamed Poneglyph|chap=398|page=7|ep=278|Robin finds and reads a Poneglyph in an unknown area as a pre-teen.}}
|[[File:Unknown Poneglyph.png|200px|An unnamed poneglyph.]]
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|[[File:Unknown Poneglyph.png|200px|An unnamed Poneglyph.]]
 
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|Coastal Ruins
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|Coastal Ruins{{Status|former}}, with [[Jinbe]]{{Status|former}}<br />The Room of Treasure, [[Totto Land]]
|This poneglyph was found by locals who showed it to [[Jinbe]] after [[Wadatsumi]] threw some underwater ruins onto dry land. After Jinbe and Wadatsumi left, they took the poneglyph with them. {{Qref|A wrapped large cube is seen behind Jinbe as he leaves.|name = c785|chap = 785}}
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|This Poneglyph was found by locals who showed it to [[Jinbe]] after [[Wadatsumi]] threw some underwater ruins onto dry land.{{Qref|cover=778|The locals whom Jinbe saved find a Poneglyph in the coastal ruins.}} As Jinbe and Wadatsumi left, they took the Poneglyph with them.{{Qref|cover=785|Jinbe takes the Poneglyph with him as he leaves.}} This Poneglyph was later delivered to [[Charlotte Linlin]],{{Qref|chap=829|page=17|ep=789|Big Mom thanks Jinbe for the Poneglyph he gave her earlier.}} which she had placed in her Room of Offerings after the Sanji Retrieval Team invaded Totto Land.{{Qref|name=c846}} A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession.{{Qref|name=Copy}}
|[[File:Coastal Ruins Poneglyph.png|200px|The poneglyph found in undersea ruins.]]
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|[[File:Coastal Ruins Poneglyph.png|200px|The Poneglyph found in the coastal ruins.]]
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|The Room of Treasure, [[Totto Land]]
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|Big Mom has acquired a Poneglyph through unknown means, and it has been placed under heavy guard alongside her two other Poneglyphs in her Room of Treasure following the Sanji Retrieval Team's invasion of Totto Land.{{Qref|name=c846}} A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession.{{Qref|name=Copy}}
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|[[File:Big Mom's Second Poneglyph.png|200px|Big Mom's Second Poneglyph.]]
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|[[Kurozumi Orochi|Orochi]] Castle basement
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===Rio Poneglyph===
 
According to Robin, the {{Nihongo|'''Rio Poneglyph'''|真の歴史の本文(リオ・ポーネグリフ)|Rio Pōnegurifu|literally translated as "True Text of History"}} is the message carried by all the poneglyphs along the [[Grand Line]]. It contains the true history of the One Piece world (including the "[[Void Century]]" of which research is forbidden). In order to find it, one must take all other passages from the other Poneglyphs with them on their travels, and it is only completed upon reaching the end of the world; in other words, the island [[Raftel]].{{qref|name=D5|chapter=301|episode=194|text=Robin talking about the Rio Poneglyph.}} Gol D. Roger seemed to have accomplished this task, according to Rayleigh, though it is uncertain if the other members of the [[Roger Pirates]] know the world's history.
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Record of the Void Century===
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===Past===
[[File:Kozuki Family Carving Poneglyph's.png|thumb|180px|The Kozuki Family carving text into the ponelgyphs.]]
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====Record of the Void Century====
800 years ago, in the [[Wano Country]], a clan of stonemasons known as the [[Kozuki Family]] invented indestructible stone blocks with the purpose of carving important, ancient text on them in order to record history while also preventing it from being destroyed. Those stone blocks would then become the poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=c818}}
 
   
The stones were written to preserve the events of the Void Century. After the Void Century ended, the stones were left in the guardianship of the ancients' descendants, who guard them from people who seek to destroy them. The [[World Government]], in an attempt to cover up the previous 100 years made it a global crime to research and decipher poneglyphs. However, this did not stop others from gaining possession of poneglyph knowledge, taking to applying paper to the stones and creating surface transfers of their cryptic language in the hope someone would know how to read it, or stealing the stones themselves and holding possession of them to oneself to gain superiority over those looking for them.
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[[File:Kozuki Family Carving Poneglyphs.png|thumb|left|180px|The Kozuki Family carves text into the Poneglyphs.]]
   
===Gol D. Roger's attempt===
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800 years ago, in the [[Wano Country]], a clan of master stonemasons known as the [[Kozuki Family]] invented indestructible block shaped steles for the purpose of recording important history on them while preventing it from being destroyed. Those steles would become the Poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=Creation}}
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[[File:Roger's Message on Skypiea's Poneglyph.png|thumb|180px|left|Roger's message in the ancient language.]]
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The steles were written to preserve the events of the Void Century.{{Qref|name=History}} After the Void Century ended, the stones were left in the guardianship of the descendants of ancient civilizations, who guarded them from people seeking to destroy or claim them.{{Qref|name=Protect}}{{Qref|name=Hide}} The [[World Government]], in an attempt to cover up the events of the Void Century,{{Qref|name=History}} made researching and deciphering Poneglyphs a crime punishable by death.{{Qref|name=c392}} However, this did not stop others from gaining possession of Poneglyph knowledge,{{Qref|name=c392}} transferring the cryptic language on the Poneglyphs to paper in hopes of finding someone who can read it,{{Qref|name=Transfer}} or keeping the stones themselves in their own possession in order to gain superiority over those looking for them.{{Qref|name=Yonko}}
Roger managed to successfully follow the path of the Poneglyphs and decipher their meanings, leaving at least one message along the way to encourage others to follow his path. However, his crew, although they knew the true history, chose not to awaken any of the ancient weapons.
 
   
It is known that Roger had a member of the [[Kozuki Family]], the inventors of the poneglyph, within his crew: the daimyo [[Kozuki Oden]], who also witnessed the true history.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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====Gol D. Roger's Attempt====
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[[File:Roger's Message on Skypiea's Poneglyph.png|thumb|210px|Roger's message in the ancient language carved by Kozuki Oden.]]
   
===The Demons of Ohara===
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38 years before the current story line, Roger and his crew reached [[Lodestar Island]] at the end of the Grand Line and learned about the existence of the Poneglyphs, prompting them to look for the steles across the world. 13 years later, after encountering the [[Whitebeard Pirates]], Roger met [[Kozuki Oden]] and learned about his knowledge regarding reading the writing on the stones. Roger then begged [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] to allow Oden to join him, and Oden agreed.{{Qref|chap=966|page=9-14|ep=|Roger convince Oden to join him.}}
The researchers on Ohara decided to study their island's Poneglyphs in an attempt to discover the missing history of the world. However, they were limited by the greater lack of access and knowledge of the Poneglyphs and sent out researchers to find more information on them, knowing the study of the Poneglyphs were illegal.
 
   
[[Nico Olvia]] along with thirty-three other archaeologists, set out to sea. Sadly, their attempt failed and they were intercepted by the Marines leaving only Olvia as the sole survivor. On board the ship they found information which allowed the Marines to trace Olvia's origins back to Ohara and [[CP9]] unit was sent to investigate. The World Government had always been against the scholars because of their knowledge but researching the Poneglyphs meant they had an excuse to act against them.
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At some point, either before or after recruiting Oden, Roger managed to copy [[Charlotte Linlin|Big Mom's]] Road Poneglyph.{{Qref|name=c853|chap=853|page=4|ep=820|Big Mom says that Roger once read her poneglyph.}}
   
Olvia escaped the Marines thanks to the help of [[Jaguar D. Saul]] and managed to return to Ohara in time to warn her comrades about the Marines heading their way. However, CP9 had already arrived on the island and a Buster Call attack commenced after [[Clover]] revealed that he had discovered the knowledge held by the Ohara Island Poneglpyh. Ohara was destroyed, wiping out the entire Island and all of its inhabitants with the exception of Nico Robin, who managed to flee in the process, leaving the fate of the Ohara Poneglyph a complete mystery.
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Shortly after Oden joined the crew, the Roger Pirates traveled to [[Skypiea]] and found the [[Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell]]. Oden deciphered the message on the Poneglyph and wrote Roger's own message beside it.{{Qref|name=c301}}{{Qref|chap=966|page=15-17|ep=|The Roger Pirates travel to Skypiea.}}
   
During her time on the run, Robin was known to have deciphered at least one poneglyph and researched constantly into finding others.
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After leaving Skypiea, the crew traveled to [[Water 7]], and Roger learned en-route about the Road Poneglyphs at [[Wano Country]] and [[Zou]], now having information about all of them, including the copy he had from Big Mom's and a hunch that the [[Sea Forest]] near Fish-Man Island held another one. The crew then continued sailing across the world and eventually reached [[Fish-Man Island]], proving Roger's guess correct as they found the Road Poneglyph and learned the truth about [[Poseidon]].{{Qref|chap=967|page=3-10|ep=|The Roger Pirates travel the world, searching for Poneglyphs.}}
   
===Alabasta ===
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Returning to the New World, the crew reached Wano Country and read the Road Poneglyph there. Around the same time, Oden's wife, [[Kozuki Toki|Toki]], became ill and decided to stay in Wano with [[Kozuki Momonosuke|their]] [[Kozuki Hiyori|children]] and [[Nine Red Scabbards|Oden's retainers]], allowing Oden to finish his quest.{{Qref|chap=967|page=11-13|ep=|Oden's family stay in Wano.}}
Crocodile targeted the Alabasta Kingdom because of its Poneglyph, which was known to contain information on the whereabouts of [[Pluton]]. He then went about creating the [[Baroque Works]] syndicate in an attempt to bring down the Alabasta Kingdom and claim Pluton. He employed Robin to read the Poneglyph of Alabasta.
 
   
When Robin finally got the chance to read this Poneglyph, however, Robin lied about its contents, which caused Crocodile to turn against her. Due to the battle between [[Monkey D. Luffy]] and Crocodile, when the fight ended the [[Royal Tomb]] where the Poneglyph was held became unstable and began collapsing around them. Robin was saved by Luffy along with King [[Nefertari Cobra]], however the Poneglyph was buried in the process.
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Arriving at Zou, Roger used a recommendation from [[Nekomamushi]] in order to gain access to the Road Poneglyph in the Whale Tree.{{Qref|chap=967|page=13-15|ep=|Roger finds the fourth Road Poneglyph.}}
   
===Skypiea===
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Following the directions, the Roger Pirates drew a course towards the final island, and according to Oden's log, they learned the truth about the [[Void Century]], the [[Will of D.]], and the [[Ancient Weapons]]. They also found the treasure left there by [[Joy Boy]]. Upon reaching their destination, the Roger Pirates burst into laugter, causing Roger to name the island [[Laugh Tale]], as news of his achievement spread throughout the world, earning him the title of the "Pirate King".{{Qref|name=Rayleigh}}{{Qref|chap=967|page=16-19|ep=|The Roger Pirates travel the world, searching for Poneglyphs.}}
Robin traveled with the [[Straw Hat Pirates|Straw Hats]], claiming Luffy was responsible for her continued existence. During her time she traveled with the [[Straw Hat Pirates]] to Skypiea where two more poneglyphs were held. The first held the details of where to find the second, the second contained details about Poseidon and a message written by Gol D. Roger telling further researchers to keep going forward. According to [[Gan Fall]], he had no idea how Roger managed to reach the poneglyph on top of [[Giant Jack]] or when he did the feat itself. Robin informed the Shandia that their duty to protect the stone was over and freed them from their ancestors burden in the process. However, Robin had more questions than answers about Gol D. Roger himself.
 
   
===Meeting Rayleigh===
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====The Demons of Ohara====
At the [[Sabaody Archipelago]], Roger's first mate, [[Silvers Rayleigh]], mentioned to Robin during the Straw Hats' meeting with him that he knows what the Void Century is and solved the mysteries of the poneglyphs. He admits that saying what it is would take away the impact or any further interpretations of the lost history. He tells Robin to search out the poneglyphs and draw her own conclusions regarding the history. He offered Robin the chance to hear the information from him, however, she declined his offer and chose to continue to find the poneglyphs for herself.{{qref|name=Rayleigh knows true history|chap=507|ep=400|text=Rayleigh tells Robin that he knows what happened in the Void Century.}}
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The researchers on Ohara decided to study their island's Poneglyph in an attempt to discover the missing history of the world.{{Qref|name=c392}} However, they were limited by lack of access to and knowledge of the other Poneglyphs, and thus sent out researchers to find more information on them, knowing the study of the Poneglyphs was illegal.{{Qref|name=Fate|chap=393|page=9-11,17|ep=276|Olvia reveals the fate of the research team and the World Government's response to learning they were from Ohara.}}
   
===Fishman Island===
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[[Nico Olvia]], along with thirty-three other archaeologists, set out to sea. Sadly, their attempt failed and they were intercepted by the Marines, leaving Olvia as the sole survivor. The Marines found information among the belongings of the dead researchers that allowed them to trace the team back to Ohara, and a [[CP9]] unit was sent to investigate. The World Government had always been wary of the scholars because of their knowledge, but researching the Poneglyphs meant they had an excuse to act against them.{{Qref|name=Fate}}
After arriving at the Sea Forest, Robin read the poneglyph and discovered that engraved on it was an apology letter from a man known as Joy Boy to the Mermaid Princess Poseidon.
 
   
===Zou===
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Olvia escaped the Marines with the help of [[Jaguar D. Saul]]{{Qref|chap=396|page=14-15|ep=277|Saul helps Olvia escape from the Marines.}} and managed to return to Ohara in time to warn her comrades about the Marines heading their way. However, CP9 had already arrived on the island{{Qref|name=Fate}} and a Buster Call attack commenced after [[Clover]] revealed that he had discovered the knowledge held by the Poneglyph in the [[Tree of Knowledge]].{{Qref|chap=395|page=8-11|ep=277|One of the Five Elders has Spandine activate the Buster Call after Clover reveals he knows the name of the Great Kingdom.}} Ohara was destroyed, wiping out the entire Island and all of its inhabitants with the exception of Nico Robin, who managed to flee in the process, leaving the fate of the Ohara Poneglyph a mystery.{{Qref|chap=397|page=11-19|ep=278|Ohara and nearly all of its inhabitants are wiped out, leaving Robin as the sole survivor.}}
When [[Jack]] and the [[Beasts Pirates]] invaded [[Zou]] to look for [[Raizo]] of [[Wano Country]], the [[Mink Tribe]] chained him to a red poneglyph in a secret area inside the whale-shaped tree to keep him from showing himself. Seventeen days later, the Straw Hats, [[Trafalgar D. Water Law]], and Raizo's samurai comrades freed him from the poneglyph. Robin noted its red color, and Duke [[Inuarashi]] explained that it apparently had a different purpose. Robin then got permission to read it.{{qref|chap=817}}
 
   
After Robin deciphered the poneglyph, Inuarashi explained that it was one of the four Road Poneglyphs, and when brought together, they reveal the location of Raftel.{{Qref|name=c818}}
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During her time on the run, Robin deciphered at least one Poneglyph and constantly strove to find others.{{Qref|name=Unnamed Poneglyph}}
   
==Anime and Manga Differences==
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====Nox Expedition Party\Pirate Mission====
[[File:Filler Poneglyph.png|thumb|210px|[[Roronoa Zoro|Zoro]] and [[Tony Tony Chopper|Chopper]] looking at the first poneglyph shown in the anime.]]
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Thirteen years before the start of the series, the Nox Expedition Party set sail from [[Zou]] as explorers in search for Poneglyphs for their master [[Nekomamushi]]. However, as the research of Poneglyphs is considered a crime by the [[World Government]], the party was labelled as criminals and became the [[Nox Pirates]], with Pedro gaining a bounty. At some point, the crew suffered wounds and loss of morale, causing all members apart from the [[captain]] [[Pedro]] and crewmate [[Zepo]] to retire. [[Pekoms]] led those who could no longer continue on the journey, and their group ended up arriving in the territory of the [[Yonko]] [[Charlotte Linlin|Big Mom]]. Their lives were saved and they were taken under her protection.
The first artifact to actually be recognized as a poneglyph was seen in Alabasta in [[Episode 123]].
 
   
Another poneglyph was seen in [[Episode 102]], also in Alabasta, when Luffy, Zoro, and Chopper were lost in the desert and fell through the top of an ancient ruin where a poneglyph was seen half buried in the sand. However, it bears no significance to the series, since it was shown in a filler episode.{{-}}
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Five years ago, Pedro and Zepo set their sights on Big Mom's Poneglyph and entered [[Totto Land]], where they discovered Pekoms had joined her crew.{{Qref|sbs=86|page=170|Oda explains the history of the Nox Pirates}} Pedro and Zepo suffered a massive defeat.{{Qref|name=c830|chap=830|page=12|ep=790|Pedro creates a plan to steal Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.}} Zepo spun [[Charlotte Linlin|Big Mom]]'s roulette wheel and landed on a punishment of losing 100 years of life; however, he only had 30 left, so after killing him with [[Soru Soru no Mi|her powers]], Big Mom turned to Pedro to take the remaining 70. Pekoms convinced Big Mom to reduce the price, but she only went down a decade because she was mad at Pedro for taking [[Tamago]]'s left eye, so Pedro removed his own left eye and claimed that he had to return to Zou in order to witness the "[[Dawn of the World|dawn of this world]]"; impressed by this, Big Mom took only 50 years off his lifespan.{{Qref|chap=850|page=7-9|ep=816|The fate of the Nox Pirates is revealed.}}{{Qref|name=c830}}
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===Alabasta Saga===
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====Alabasta Arc====
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Crocodile targeted the Alabasta Kingdom because of its Poneglyph, which contained information on the whereabouts of [[Pluton]], and created the [[Baroque Works]] syndicate in an attempt to bring down the Alabasta Kingdom and claim Pluton,{{Qref|chap=193|page=10-14|ep=117|Crocodile reveals that finding and deciphering the Poneglyph has been his goal all along.}} employing Robin to read the Poneglyph. When Robin finally got the chance to read this Poneglyph, however, she lied about its contents, which caused Crocodile to turn against her because he no longer needed her.{{Qref|chap=203|page=4-10|ep=123|Crocodile turns on Robin after she lies about the contents of Alabasta's Poneglyph.}} Due to the ferocious battle between [[Monkey D. Luffy]] and Crocodile, compounded by an attempt from King [[Nefertari Cobra]] to crush Crocodile underneath the rubble by displacing a pillar,{{Qref|chap=203|page=12|ep=123|Cobra attempts to kill Crocodile by causing the Tomb of the Kings to collapse.}} the [[Tomb of the Kings]] where the Poneglyph was held became unstable and began collapsing around them.{{Qref|chap=210|page=16-17|ep=126|The Tomb of the Kings collapses after Luffy's battle with Crocodile.}} Luffy saved Robin and Cobra, but the Poneglyph was buried in the collapse.{{Qref|name=c218}}
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===Sky Island Saga===
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====Skypiea Arc====
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Robin joined the [[Straw Hat Pirates]], claiming Luffy was responsible for her continued existence,{{Qref|name=c218}} and traveled with them to [[Skypiea]] where another Poneglyph was held. There was a wall in the Shandorian ruins cryptically describing the location of the Poneglyph in the same runes that the Poneglyphs themselves were inscribed with.{{Qref|name=Wall}} The Poneglyph itself, located at the base of the [[Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell|Golden Belfry]], contained details about [[Poseidon]] and a message written by Roger, telling further researchers to keep going forward. According to [[Gan Fall]], he had no idea when or how Roger managed to reach the Poneglyph on top of [[Giant Jack]]. Robin informed the [[Shandia]] that their duty to protect the stone was over, freeing them from their ancestors' burden.{{Qref|name=c301}}
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===Summit War Saga===
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====Sabaody Archipelago Arc====
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At the [[Sabaody Archipelago]], Roger's first mate, [[Silvers Rayleigh]], mentioned to Robin during the Straw Hats' meeting with him that he knows what the Void Century is and that Roger solved the mysteries of the Poneglyphs; however, he also admitted that saying what it was would take away the impact or any further interpretations of the lost history, due to his crew not being proper historians like the Ohara scholars, before telling Robin to search out the Poneglyphs and draw her own conclusions regarding the lost history. Despite this, Rayleigh offered Robin the chance to hear the information from him, but she declined his offer and chose to continue to pursue the Poneglyphs herself.{{Qref|name=Rayleigh}}
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===Fish-Man Island Saga===
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====Fish-Man Island Arc====
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After arriving at the [[Sea Forest]], Robin read the Poneglyph there{{Qref|name=Reading}} and discovered that it was engraved with an apology letter from a man known as [[Joy Boy]] to Poseidon.{{Qref|name=Apology}}
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===Yonko Saga===
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====Zou Arc====
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When [[Jack]] and the [[Beasts Pirates]] invaded [[Zou]] to look for [[Raizo]] of [[Wano Country]], the [[Mink Tribe]] chained him to the Road Poneglyph within the Whale Tree to keep him from showing himself. Seventeen days later, the Straw Hats, [[Trafalgar D. Water Law]], and Raizo's samurai comrades freed him from the Poneglyph. When Robin noted its red color, Duke [[Inuarashi]] explained that it had a different purpose than the normal blue Poneglyphs did and gave her permission to read it.{{Qref|chap=817|page=15-16|ep=769|Robin finds a Road Poneglyph in the Whale Tree and gets permission from Inuarashi to read it.}}
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After Robin deciphered the Road Poneglyph, Inuarashi explained its purpose of revealing the location of Laugh Tale when its information was combined with that of the other three Road Poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=Road}}
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====The Upcoming Levely====
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Cobra and his daughter [[Nefertari Vivi]] left Alabasta to attend [[Levely]].{{Qref|chap=822|page=17|ep=776|Cobra and Vivi prepare to leave Alabasta for the Levely.}} Despite his ill health, Cobra wished to attend because he planned to ask the World Government about Poneglyphs, a desire he has held ever since his encounter with Robin.{{Qref|chap=823|page=4|ep=777|Cobra reveals that he plans to attend the Levely in order to ask the World Government about Poneglyphs.}}
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Charlotte Linlin's Road Poneglyph became a target of interest for the [[Straw Hat Pirates]] when they invaded her country in order to retrieve [[Sanji]] from her clutches. {{Qref|name=c830}} [[Brook]] and Pedro underwent their own side operation to create a copy of the Poneglyph while the rest of the crew focused on Sanji, and eventually, Brook was able to break into her Poneglyph storehouse and defeat her guards. Linlin subdued him personally for this, and after defeating him, she recounted how she failed to stop Gol. D Roger from breaking into the very same room over twenty years ago to interpret the Poneglyph. {{Qref|name=c853}}
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Linlin also revealed that members of the [[Three-Eye Tribe]] have the potential to awaken the ability to "hear the Voice of All Things" just as Roger did, and currently, she is waiting for her daughter [[Charlotte Pudding]] (who is a human and three-eye hybrid) to awaken this ability and lead her to Laugh Tale. {{Qref|name=c853}}
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Despite being defeated, Brook is later revealed to have successfully created copies of Linlin's three Poneglyphs, so the Straw Hats now have access to the information of two of the Road Poneglyphs.{{Qref|name=Copy}}
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After the infiltration at [[Flower Capital#Orochi Castle|Orochi Castle]], Brook informed Robin about the Poneglyph he found in the basement, and told her about its ordinary color, leading her to realize that the Road Poneglyph is on [[Onigashima]].{{Qref|name=c934}}
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[[File:Filler Poneglyph.png|thumb|left|210px|Zoro and Chopper looking at the first Poneglyph shown in the anime.]]
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In the anime, the first Poneglyph was seen in Alabasta in [[Episode 102]], when Luffy, Zoro, and Chopper were lost in the desert and fell through the top of an ancient ruin where a Poneglyph was seen half buried in the sand. However, it bears no significance to the series, since it was shown in a filler episode.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Upon his death, the real life pirate [[Wikipedia:Olivier Levasseur|Olivier Levasseur]] had tossed a cryptogram from the scaffolding into the crowd and told them if they could figure out the message, his treasure (now valued at £160,000,000 in today's money) would be theirs, a treasure that to this day has never been found. This seems to have been part of the inspiration for Roger's legendary death speech, as Roger himself had delivered the message to find his treasure, and notably the poneglyphs are also part of a grand cryptogram leading to the end of the Grand Line.
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*Poneglyphs seemed to be heavily based on the real life Egyptian hieroglyphs, as they both have "-glyph" at the end of them and they both have ancient text written on them.
*The [[wikipedia:Hieroglyphs|hieroglyphs]] were the ancient text of [[wikipedia:ancient Egypt|ancient Egyptians]] and seem to be one of the biggest influences on the poneglyphs. When their civilization was wiped out, so was the knowledge on how to read their alphabet. It was not until the [[wikipedia:Rosetta Stone|Rosetta Stone]] was discovered that researchers could figure out how to read the text.
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Poneglyphs are mysterious steles with history inscribed on them in the form of ancient letters. They are scattered among the islands of the world, and it is said the only person left in the world who can read them is Nico Robin.[4]

Appearance and Type

Poneglyphs are massive block shaped steles made of an indestructible type of stone.[5] They have text written in an ancient language carved on them. There are a total of three types of Poneglyphs scattered across the world; Historical, Instructional and Road Poneglyphs:

  • "Historical Poneglyphs" reveal pieces of ancient history as well as messages written by ancient people.
  • "Instructional Poneglyphs" contain instructions and/or clues about the locations of Historical Poneglyphs.[6]
  • "Road Poneglyphs" (ロード歴史の本文ポーネグリフ Rōdo Pōnegurifu?, literally meaning "Road Text of History") detail a location. The combined locations detailed by all four Road Poneglyphs allows one to locate Laugh Tale.[7]

Both Historical and Instructional Poneglyphs are dark blue in color, while the Road Poneglyphs are deep red in color.

Overview

According to Tamago, there are thirty Poneglyphs in the world.[8] The blocks are impervious to damage, even from explosions.[9]

Poneglyph Division

The three types of Poneglyphs, with the Road Poneglyphs and Poneglyphs making up the Rio Poneglyph circled.

Each Historical Poneglyph tells a piece of history long forgotten.[5] This history includes mentions of three weapons of mass destruction: Pluton,[10] Poseidon[6] and Uranus.[11] In the eyes of the World Government, they are dangerous artifacts; however, despite the World Government declaring the Poneglyphs dangerous because of the weapons, the reality is that the ideals of the fallen Kingdom written on some of the stones are far more dangerous than any of the weapons.[5] The Road Poneglyphs are sought by several organizations interested in the treasure located on Laugh Tale: two of the Yonko, Charlotte Linlin and Kaido, have each claimed possession of a Road Poneglyph.[12]

Keep thy motives in heart, with closed mouth. We are those who will weave history with the ringing of the great belfry.
— Words inscribed on the Shandora ruins.[13]


The stones are left in the care of the descendants of ancient civilizations, as seen in both Alabasta and Shandora. The Shandorian Poneglyph was a fiercely guarded treasure of the Shandia people, and they felt a deep visceral connection to it - particularly the bell built around it[14] - that was passed down to the present era, where the descendants of those who fought and died to protect it still put their lives on the line to reclaim it, along with their homeland, even though they had forgotten about the existence of the Poneglyph itself.[15] They still cherish what it represents a great deal, and the shaman of their people openly wept upon hearing they had fulfilled the wishes of their ancestors by passing its information on to Nico Robin, thus relieving them of their centuries-long duty.[6]

Unlike its Shandorian counterpart that was guarded by its people to protect the information it contained, it is clear that the hidden nature of the Alabasta Poneglyph was to conceal its existence from the people and not protect it, as Alabasta is an affiliate of the World Government, united against the creators of the Poneglyph. This is inferred by Robin in her conversation with the King of Alabasta, Nefertari Cobra, when she scoffs at and rebukes his statement about a hereditary charge of the monarchy to "protect" the stone, though he was truthfully unaware of the deeper reasons or motives of its concealment decided long before his time.[16]

Gol D. Roger managed to follow the passage of the Poneglyphs because he could hear "the voice of all things", and thus uncovered the truth of the Void Century with his crew; however, Silvers Rayleigh notes that they may have interpreted what they learned incorrectly because they did not possess the intellect of Clover or the other scholars of Ohara.[17]

The Kozuki Family were master philologists who created the Poneglyphs and inscribed its language. They passed down the knowledge of how to read Poneglyphs including the skill to write its ancient language within their family up to Kozuki Oden's generation. Also a member of Roger's crew, Oden journeyed to Laugh Tale with him and, like Roger, could decipher the Rio Poneglyph. Oden was executed by Kaido and the Shogun of Wano Country Kurozumi Orochi after he refused to tell them a secret he knew (presumably either the location of Laugh Tale, One Piece, knowledge of what was written on the Rio Poneglyph, or how to read Poneglyphs), preventing Oden from passing on the literacy of the Poneglyphs to his children, Kozuki Momonosuke and Kozuki Hiyori, and leaving Robin as the only known individual who can decipher the ancient text.[18]

Copying Poneglyph

The contents of a Poneglyph being copied.

Due to its ties with the Kozuki Family, the Mokomo Dukedom is somewhat knowledgeable about Poneglyphs despite being unable to read them, as they are aware of the existence of the Road Poneglyphs[7] and Nekomamushi reveals that it is possible to print a Poneglyph's text onto paper in a similar manner to woodblock printing, simultaneously proving that it is possible to copy the text written on a Poneglyph and record it on a rubbing of a different material that lacks a Poneglyph's indestructibility.[19]

The Rio Poneglyph (真の歴史の本文リオ・ポーネグリフ Rio Pōnegurifu?, literally meaning "True Text of History") is, according to Robin, the message carried by all the Poneglyphs along the Grand Line. It is rumored to contain the true history of the world (including the "Void Century" of which research is forbidden).[10] In order to find it, one must take all other passages from the other Poneglyphs with them on their travels.[6] Gol D. Roger seemed to have accomplished this task, according to Rayleigh.[17] According to Tamago, the Rio Poneglyph is in fact composed of only nine Poneglyphs.[8]

List of Known Poneglyphs

Poneglyphs can be divided into three types that deal with the knowledge they contain: HistoricalInstructional, and Road.

Location Contents Image
Historical Poneglyphs
Ohara Located in the basement of the Tree of Knowledge,[20][9] this Poneglyph includes information about the Void Century, including the name of the Great Kingdom.[5] Ohara Poneglyph
The Tomb of the Kings within Alubarna, Alabasta This Poneglyph details the location of Pluton.[10] According to Nefertari Cobra, his family has protected the stone for centuries, though Robin implies that they were actually hiding it from the people and the World Government.[16] Alabasta Poneglyph
Sea Forest of the Ryugu Kingdom, Fish-Man Island Nico Robin initially believed that this Poneglyph held vital information to understanding the Void Century;[21] however, upon finding it, she noted that it was different than the other Poneglyphs she had found, reading more like an apology letter than a historical text. The message was written by a man from the surface known as "Joy Boy".[22] In the message, he apologizes to the people of Fish-Man Island for breaking his part of a promise, which involved returning to Fish-Man Island to carry out Noah's purpose.[23] Ryugu Poneglyph
Golden Belfry of Shandora Located at the base of the Golden Belfry, this Poneglyph details the location of another ancient weapon, Poseidon.[6] It was protected by the Shandia for centuries[14] until Robin deciphered it.[6] Skypiea Poneglyph
Instructional Poneglyphs
The ruins of Shandora Ancient text identical to that of the Poneglyphs is inscribed on a wall within a set of ruins in Upper Yard; upon reading it, Robin discovers that it relays cryptic instructions regarding the Golden Belfry.[13] However, Robin did not refer to the wall as a Poneglyph, so it is unknown if it is considered one. Shandora Ruins Poneglyph
Road Poneglyphs
The Whale Tree, Zou Hidden within the Whale Tree, this Road Poneglyph contains information that, when combined with the information on the other three Road Poneglyphs, will reveal the location of Laugh Tale. Zou&#039;s Poneglyph
The Room of Treasure, Totto Land This Road Poneglyph is currently within the possession of Charlotte Linlin and her crew.[12] Due to the Sanji Retrieval Team's invasion of Totto Land, it is now heavily guarded within the Room of Treasure.[8] A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession. [24] Big Mom&#039;s Road Poneglyph
Onigashima; Under the jurisdiction of the Beasts Pirates This Road Poneglyph is currently within the possession of Kaido and his crew.[12] It is located in Kaido's residence on Onigashima.[25] Road Poneglyphs
Fish-Man Island , Unknown At least 25 years ago, this Poneglyph was located at the Sea Forest next to Joy Boy's apology message.[26] At a certain point later, the Road Poneglyph whereabouts became unknown and it is currently considered lost.[12] Fish-Man Island Road Poneglyph
Poneglyphs of Unknown Purpose
Unknown While she was on the run as a pre-teen, Robin found a Poneglyph in a wooded area. Its precise location was not revealed, the Poneglyph was not named, and its contents are unknown.[27] Unknown Poneglyph
Coastal Ruins , with Jinbe 
The Room of Treasure, Totto Land
This Poneglyph was found by locals who showed it to Jinbe after Wadatsumi threw some underwater ruins onto dry land.[28] As Jinbe and Wadatsumi left, they took the Poneglyph with them.[29] This Poneglyph was later delivered to Charlotte Linlin,[30] which she had placed in her Room of Offerings after the Sanji Retrieval Team invaded Totto Land.[8] A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession.[24] Coastal Ruins Poneglyph
The Room of Treasure, Totto Land Big Mom has acquired a Poneglyph through unknown means, and it has been placed under heavy guard alongside her two other Poneglyphs in her Room of Treasure following the Sanji Retrieval Team's invasion of Totto Land.[8] A copy of it is currently in the Straw Hat Pirates' possession.[24] Big Mom&#039;s Second Poneglyph
Orochi Castle basement According to Brook, there is a Poneglyph beneath Orochi Castle.[25] NoPicAvailable
Unknown A Poneglyph discovered during Gol D. Roger's last journey.[26] Roger Pirates&#039;s Poneglyph

History

Past

Record of the Void Century

Kozuki Family Carving Poneglyphs

The Kozuki Family carves text into the Poneglyphs.

800 years ago, in the Wano Country, a clan of master stonemasons known as the Kozuki Family invented indestructible block shaped steles for the purpose of recording important history on them while preventing it from being destroyed. Those steles would become the Poneglyphs.[3]

The steles were written to preserve the events of the Void Century.[5] After the Void Century ended, the stones were left in the guardianship of the descendants of ancient civilizations, who guarded them from people seeking to destroy or claim them.[14][16] The World Government, in an attempt to cover up the events of the Void Century,[5] made researching and deciphering Poneglyphs a crime punishable by death.[20] However, this did not stop others from gaining possession of Poneglyph knowledge,[20] transferring the cryptic language on the Poneglyphs to paper in hopes of finding someone who can read it,[19] or keeping the stones themselves in their own possession in order to gain superiority over those looking for them.[12]

Gol D. Roger's Attempt

I have come here and will lead this passage to the farthest ends of the world.
— Gol D. Roger[6]
Roger&#039;s Message on Skypiea&#039;s Poneglyph

Roger's message in the ancient language carved by Kozuki Oden.

38 years before the current story line, Roger and his crew reached Lodestar Island at the end of the Grand Line and learned about the existence of the Poneglyphs, prompting them to look for the steles across the world. 13 years later, after encountering the Whitebeard Pirates, Roger met Kozuki Oden and learned about his knowledge regarding reading the writing on the stones. Roger then begged Whitebeard to allow Oden to join him, and Oden agreed.[31]

At some point, either before or after recruiting Oden, Roger managed to copy Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.[32]

Shortly after Oden joined the crew, the Roger Pirates traveled to Skypiea and found the Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell. Oden deciphered the message on the Poneglyph and wrote Roger's own message beside it.[6][33]

After leaving Skypiea, the crew traveled to Water 7, and Roger learned en-route about the Road Poneglyphs at Wano Country and Zou, now having information about all of them, including the copy he had from Big Mom's and a hunch that the Sea Forest near Fish-Man Island held another one. The crew then continued sailing across the world and eventually reached Fish-Man Island, proving Roger's guess correct as they found the Road Poneglyph and learned the truth about Poseidon.[34]

Returning to the New World, the crew reached Wano Country and read the Road Poneglyph there. Around the same time, Oden's wife, Toki, became ill and decided to stay in Wano with their children and Oden's retainers, allowing Oden to finish his quest.[35]

Arriving at Zou, Roger used a recommendation from Nekomamushi in order to gain access to the Road Poneglyph in the Whale Tree.[36]

Following the directions, the Roger Pirates drew a course towards the final island, and according to Oden's log, they learned the truth about the Void Century, the Will of D., and the Ancient Weapons. They also found the treasure left there by Joy Boy. Upon reaching their destination, the Roger Pirates burst into laugter, causing Roger to name the island Laugh Tale, as news of his achievement spread throughout the world, earning him the title of the "Pirate King".[17][37]

The Demons of Ohara

The researchers on Ohara decided to study their island's Poneglyph in an attempt to discover the missing history of the world.[20] However, they were limited by lack of access to and knowledge of the other Poneglyphs, and thus sent out researchers to find more information on them, knowing the study of the Poneglyphs was illegal.[38]

Nico Olvia, along with thirty-three other archaeologists, set out to sea. Sadly, their attempt failed and they were intercepted by the Marines, leaving Olvia as the sole survivor. The Marines found information among the belongings of the dead researchers that allowed them to trace the team back to Ohara, and a CP9 unit was sent to investigate. The World Government had always been wary of the scholars because of their knowledge, but researching the Poneglyphs meant they had an excuse to act against them.[38]

Olvia escaped the Marines with the help of Jaguar D. Saul[39] and managed to return to Ohara in time to warn her comrades about the Marines heading their way. However, CP9 had already arrived on the island[38] and a Buster Call attack commenced after Clover revealed that he had discovered the knowledge held by the Poneglyph in the Tree of Knowledge.[40] Ohara was destroyed, wiping out the entire Island and all of its inhabitants with the exception of Nico Robin, who managed to flee in the process, leaving the fate of the Ohara Poneglyph a mystery.[41]

During her time on the run, Robin deciphered at least one Poneglyph and constantly strove to find others.[27]

Nox Expedition Party\Pirate Mission

Thirteen years before the start of the series, the Nox Expedition Party set sail from Zou as explorers in search for Poneglyphs for their master Nekomamushi. However, as the research of Poneglyphs is considered a crime by the World Government, the party was labelled as criminals and became the Nox Pirates, with Pedro gaining a bounty. At some point, the crew suffered wounds and loss of morale, causing all members apart from the captain Pedro and crewmate Zepo to retire. Pekoms led those who could no longer continue on the journey, and their group ended up arriving in the territory of the Yonko Big Mom. Their lives were saved and they were taken under her protection.

Five years ago, Pedro and Zepo set their sights on Big Mom's Poneglyph and entered Totto Land, where they discovered Pekoms had joined her crew.[42] Pedro and Zepo suffered a massive defeat.[43] Zepo spun Big Mom's roulette wheel and landed on a punishment of losing 100 years of life; however, he only had 30 left, so after killing him with her powers, Big Mom turned to Pedro to take the remaining 70. Pekoms convinced Big Mom to reduce the price, but she only went down a decade because she was mad at Pedro for taking Tamago's left eye, so Pedro removed his own left eye and claimed that he had to return to Zou in order to witness the "dawn of this world"; impressed by this, Big Mom took only 50 years off his lifespan.[44][43]

Alabasta Saga

Alabasta Arc

Crocodile targeted the Alabasta Kingdom because of its Poneglyph, which contained information on the whereabouts of Pluton, and created the Baroque Works syndicate in an attempt to bring down the Alabasta Kingdom and claim Pluton,[45] employing Robin to read the Poneglyph. When Robin finally got the chance to read this Poneglyph, however, she lied about its contents, which caused Crocodile to turn against her because he no longer needed her.[46] Due to the ferocious battle between Monkey D. Luffy and Crocodile, compounded by an attempt from King Nefertari Cobra to crush Crocodile underneath the rubble by displacing a pillar,[47] the Tomb of the Kings where the Poneglyph was held became unstable and began collapsing around them.[48] Luffy saved Robin and Cobra, but the Poneglyph was buried in the collapse.[10]

Sky Island Saga

Skypiea Arc

Robin joined the Straw Hat Pirates, claiming Luffy was responsible for her continued existence,[10] and traveled with them to Skypiea where another Poneglyph was held. There was a wall in the Shandorian ruins cryptically describing the location of the Poneglyph in the same runes that the Poneglyphs themselves were inscribed with.[13] The Poneglyph itself, located at the base of the Golden Belfry, contained details about Poseidon and a message written by Roger, telling further researchers to keep going forward. According to Gan Fall, he had no idea when or how Roger managed to reach the Poneglyph on top of Giant Jack. Robin informed the Shandia that their duty to protect the stone was over, freeing them from their ancestors' burden.[6]

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

At the Sabaody Archipelago, Roger's first mate, Silvers Rayleigh, mentioned to Robin during the Straw Hats' meeting with him that he knows what the Void Century is and that Roger solved the mysteries of the Poneglyphs; however, he also admitted that saying what it was would take away the impact or any further interpretations of the lost history, due to his crew not being proper historians like the Ohara scholars, before telling Robin to search out the Poneglyphs and draw her own conclusions regarding the lost history. Despite this, Rayleigh offered Robin the chance to hear the information from him, but she declined his offer and chose to continue to pursue the Poneglyphs herself.[17]

Fish-Man Island Saga

Fish-Man Island Arc

After arriving at the Sea Forest, Robin read the Poneglyph there[22] and discovered that it was engraved with an apology letter from a man known as Joy Boy to Poseidon.[23]

Yonko Saga

Zou Arc

When Jack and the Beasts Pirates invaded Zou to look for Raizo of Wano Country, the Mink Tribe chained him to the Road Poneglyph within the Whale Tree to keep him from showing himself. Seventeen days later, the Straw Hats, Trafalgar D. Water Law, and Raizo's samurai comrades freed him from the Poneglyph. When Robin noted its red color, Duke Inuarashi explained that it had a different purpose than the normal blue Poneglyphs did and gave her permission to read it.[49]

After Robin deciphered the Road Poneglyph, Inuarashi explained its purpose of revealing the location of Laugh Tale when its information was combined with that of the other three Road Poneglyphs.[7]

The Upcoming Levely

Cobra and his daughter Nefertari Vivi left Alabasta to attend Levely.[50] Despite his ill health, Cobra wished to attend because he planned to ask the World Government about Poneglyphs, a desire he has held ever since his encounter with Robin.[51]

Whole Cake Island Arc

Charlotte Linlin's Road Poneglyph became a target of interest for the Straw Hat Pirates when they invaded her country in order to retrieve Sanji from her clutches. [43] Brook and Pedro underwent their own side operation to create a copy of the Poneglyph while the rest of the crew focused on Sanji, and eventually, Brook was able to break into her Poneglyph storehouse and defeat her guards. Linlin subdued him personally for this, and after defeating him, she recounted how she failed to stop Gol. D Roger from breaking into the very same room over twenty years ago to interpret the Poneglyph. [32]

Linlin also revealed that members of the Three-Eye Tribe have the potential to awaken the ability to "hear the Voice of All Things" just as Roger did, and currently, she is waiting for her daughter Charlotte Pudding (who is a human and three-eye hybrid) to awaken this ability and lead her to Laugh Tale. [32]

Despite being defeated, Brook is later revealed to have successfully created copies of Linlin's three Poneglyphs, so the Straw Hats now have access to the information of two of the Road Poneglyphs.[24]

Wano Country Arc

After the infiltration at Orochi Castle, Brook informed Robin about the Poneglyph he found in the basement, and told her about its ordinary color, leading her to realize that the Road Poneglyph is on Onigashima.[25]

Anime and Manga Differences

Filler Poneglyph

Zoro and Chopper looking at the first Poneglyph shown in the anime.

In the anime, the first Poneglyph was seen in Alabasta in Episode 102, when Luffy, Zoro, and Chopper were lost in the desert and fell through the top of an ancient ruin where a Poneglyph was seen half buried in the sand. However, it bears no significance to the series, since it was shown in a filler episode.

Trivia

  • Poneglyphs seemed to be heavily based on the real life Egyptian hieroglyphs, as they both have "-glyph" at the end of them and they both have ancient text written on them.
  • The word "Poneglyph" likely stems from the words "pone" ("to put") and "glyph" ("writing"), literally meaning "placeable writing".
  • The first time Poneglyphs appear in the series is in Alabasta, which is a giant desert nation, which could be a reference about Egypt, a real life ancient desert nation where the hieroglyphs originate.

References

  1. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 22 Chapter 202 (p. 18) and Episode 123 , Robin finds Alabasta's Poneglyph.
  2. One Piece AnimeEpisode 102 , Luffy, Zoro, and Chopper find a Poneglyph.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 13) and Episode 770 , Nekomamushi reveals that the Kozuki Clan created the Poneglyphs.
  4. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 398 (p. 3) and Episode 278 , Robin is declared a high priority target of the World Government as the only person alive who can read the Poneglyphs.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 395 (p. 6-8) and Episode 277 , Clover states that the Great Kingdom carved their history onto the Poneglyphs.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 32 Chapter 301 (p. 10-15) and Episode 194 , Robin reads the Shandorian Poneglyph and informs the Shandia that they no longer need to protect it.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 4-7) and Episode 769 , Inuarashi explains the purpose of the Road Poneglyphs.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 84 Chapter 846 (p. 12-15) and Episode 812 , Tamago explains why the Road Poneglyph has been put under heavy guard.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 395 (p. 3) and Episode 277 , A Cipher Pol agent notes that they cannot damage the Poneglyph in the Tree of Knowledge, even with explosions.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 24 Chapter 218 (p. 3-8) and Episode 130 , Robin talks about her quest for the Rio Poneglyph.
  11. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 66 Chapter 650 (p. 2) and Episode 570 , Robin mentions Uranus when speaking of the three ancient weapons.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 8-9) and Episode 770 , Nekomamushi reveals that Big Mom and Kaido each possess a Road Poneglyph.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 29 Chapter 272 (p. 2-3) and Episode 174 , Robin reads the words inscribed in the Shandora ruins.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 31 Chapter 290 (p. 9-10) and Episode 188 , Kalgara explains the Shandia's duty of protecting the Poneglyph.
  15. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 27 Chapter 249 (p. 8) and Episode 163 , Wiper reminds his fellow Shandia that Kalgara's final wish was for them to bring back the light of Shandora.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 22 Chapter 202 (p. 7) and Episode 123 , Robin scoffs at Cobra's claim that the monarchy of Alabasta has protected the Poneglyph for generations.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 52 Chapter 507 (p. 5-7) and Episode 400 , Rayleigh reveals that Roger and his crew deciphered the truth of the Void Century from the Poneglyphs because Roger could "hear the voice of all things".
  18. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 14-17) and Episode 770 , Oden is revealed to have traveled to Laugh Tale as part of the Roger Pirates and to have known how to read the Poneglyphs before he was executed by Kaido and Wano Country's Shogun.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 10) and Episode 770 , Nekomamushi explains how people simply copy down the information on Poneglyphs instead of taking entire stones with them.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 392 (p. 4-6) and Episode 275 , Clover warns Robin about the research regarding the Poneglyph and the Void Century.
  21. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 63 Chapter 616 (p. 7) and Episode 535 , Robin notes that the Poneglyph on Fish-Man Island should contain information about the Void Century.
  22. 22.0 22.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 64 Chapter 628 (p. 15) and Episode 548 , Robin finds and reads the Ryugu Poneglyph.
  23. 23.0 23.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 66 Chapter 649 (p. 16-17) and Episode 569 , Neptune explains the letter of apology Joy Boy wrote on the Ryugu Poneglyph.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 85 Chapter 855 (p. 14) and Episode 824 , Brook reveals that he successfully copied the Poneglyphs.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 One Piece MangaVol. 93 Chapter 934 (p. 9) , Brook tells Robin about the Poneglyph.
  26. 26.0 26.1 One Piece MangaChapter 967 (p. 8-10) , The Roger Pirates search for Poneglyphs.
  27. 27.0 27.1 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 398 (p. 7) and Episode 278 , Robin finds and reads a Poneglyph in an unknown area as a pre-teen.
  28. One Piece MangaVol. 78 cover story: Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea Vol. 23 , The locals whom Jinbe saved find a Poneglyph in the coastal ruins.
  29. One Piece MangaVol. 78 cover story: Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea Vol. 28 , Jinbe takes the Poneglyph with him as he leaves.
  30. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 17) and Episode 789 , Big Mom thanks Jinbe for the Poneglyph he gave her earlier.
  31. One Piece MangaChapter 966 (p. 9-14) , Roger convince Oden to join him.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 85 Chapter 853 (p. 4) and Episode 820 , Big Mom says that Roger once read her poneglyph.
  33. One Piece MangaChapter 966 (p. 15-17) , The Roger Pirates travel to Skypiea.
  34. One Piece MangaChapter 967 (p. 3-10) , The Roger Pirates travel the world, searching for Poneglyphs.
  35. One Piece MangaChapter 967 (p. 11-13) , Oden's family stay in Wano.
  36. One Piece MangaChapter 967 (p. 13-15) , Roger finds the fourth Road Poneglyph.
  37. One Piece MangaChapter 967 (p. 16-19) , The Roger Pirates travel the world, searching for Poneglyphs.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 393 (p. 9-11,17) and Episode 276 , Olvia reveals the fate of the research team and the World Government's response to learning they were from Ohara.
  39. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 396 (p. 14-15) and Episode 277 , Saul helps Olvia escape from the Marines.
  40. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 395 (p. 8-11) and Episode 277 , One of the Five Elders has Spandine activate the Buster Call after Clover reveals he knows the name of the Great Kingdom.
  41. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 41 Chapter 397 (p. 11-19) and Episode 278 , Ohara and nearly all of its inhabitants are wiped out, leaving Robin as the sole survivor.
  42. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 86 (p. 170) , Oda explains the history of the Nox Pirates
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 83 Chapter 830 (p. 12) and Episode 790 , Pedro creates a plan to steal Big Mom's Road Poneglyph.
  44. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 85 Chapter 850 (p. 7-9) and Episode 816 , The fate of the Nox Pirates is revealed.
  45. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 21 Chapter 193 (p. 10-14) and Episode 117 , Crocodile reveals that finding and deciphering the Poneglyph has been his goal all along.
  46. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 22 Chapter 203 (p. 4-10) and Episode 123 , Crocodile turns on Robin after she lies about the contents of Alabasta's Poneglyph.
  47. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 22 Chapter 203 (p. 12) and Episode 123 , Cobra attempts to kill Crocodile by causing the Tomb of the Kings to collapse.
  48. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 23 Chapter 210 (p. 16-17) and Episode 126 , The Tomb of the Kings collapses after Luffy's battle with Crocodile.
  49. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 15-16) and Episode 769 , Robin finds a Road Poneglyph in the Whale Tree and gets permission from Inuarashi to read it.
  50. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 17) and Episode 776 , Cobra and Vivi prepare to leave Alabasta for the Levely.
  51. One Piece Manga and AnimeVol. 82 Chapter 823 (p. 4) and Episode 777 , Cobra reveals that he plans to attend the Levely in order to ask the World Government about Poneglyphs.

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