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Super Rookie, also called Supernova, is a term that is used to refer to any rookie pirate who has managed to earn a bounty of over Beli.png100,000,000.[2][3]


When the pirates enter the Grand Line, they can take different routes in Paradise, but eventually they all end up arriving in the Sabaody Archipelago.

A pirate's impressiveness and first-impression strength is usually dictated by the bounty he or she earns. Therefore, the higher the number, the more fame and respect the said pirates receive.[4] Any rookie pirates who manage to receive a bounty of over Beli.png100,000,000 before they enter the New World are considered to be impressive, as it marks that said rookie has committed criminal acts of catastrophic degrees.[5][1] However, once past the "Paradise" half of the Grand Line, even bounties of around Beli.png100,000,000 are considered common and even weak.[1]

While bounties of Beli.png300,000,000 are highly impressive, a pirate with one can still be considered a rookie. A pirate may ultimately shed their rookie status after several years of regular pirating activity.

Super Rookies

See also the associated category: Super Rookies.
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Monkey D. Luffy Roronoa Zoro Capone Bege Jewelry Bonney Basil Hawkins
Scratchmen Apoo Eustass Kid X Drake Urouge Killer
Trafalgar Law
Portgas D. Ace  Caribou Coribou Cavendish Bartolomeo
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Portgas D. Ace

Further information: Portgas D. Ace

Three years before the start of the series, Portgas D. Ace made a name for himself as he formed his crew, the Spade Pirates, and they sailed the Grand Line. His accomplishments resulted in him receiving an invitation to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he declined it and defeated Marine Vice Admiral Draw on Sabaody Archipelago. By the time he got from Sabaody to Fish-Man Island, his bounty had been raised to over Beli.png100,000,000.[6]


Further information: Cavendish

One year before the start of the series, Cavendish gained a high reputation among the rookies, with a bounty of Beli.png280,000,000. A year after he earned his bounty, the Worst Generation's arrival overshadowed him, causing him to develop a grudge against them.[7] Captain of the Beautiful Pirates, he was forced to flee to sea and become a pirate after inadvertently causing several incidents in the Rommel Kingdom.

Worst Generation

Further information: Worst Generation

Two years before the current storyline, eleven Super Rookies arrived at Sabaody Archipelago almost simultaneously. Collectively, they are known as the "Eleven Supernovas" (11人の超新星 Jūichinin no Chōshinsei?).[1] These eleven, alongside Blackbeard, were considered to be the Worst Generation (最悪の世代 Saiaku no Sedai?) to ever come to existence, due to their individual actions bringing great (or terrible) changes to the world, leaving deep and lasting impacts.[8]


Further information: Bartolomeo

One year after the Worst Generation's rise, at least another Super Rookie earned his fame: Bartolomeo the Cannibal, wanted for attacking innocent civilians. He is hated and despised by many people, pirates and citizens alike.[9] Captain of the Barto Club, he was inspired to go to sea after witnessing Luffy's actions.

Caribou Brothers

Further information: Caribou and Coribou

In the current timeline, came at least two more: Caribou and his brother Coribou, both well known for killing Marines.[2] Though both brothers were impressive in their own rights, neither of them were comparable to the Worst Generation.[10] They are co-captains of the Caribou Pirates.


  • The first half of One Piece is known as Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga.
  • Almost every Super Rookie had a name that is based off of a famous real-life pirate.
  • Bellamy once held a similar title: he was known as the "Big-Time Rookie" (大型ルーキー Ōgata Rūkī?), due to his bounty being at a moderately high Beli.png55,000,000, something his crew and Mock Town found impressive and noteworthy.[4]
    • It should be noted that after the two-years timeskip, his bounty indeed went over Beli.png100,000,000.[9] However, by that time, it is unknown if he was still considered a rookie or attained his bounty before the New World.
  • Rockstar, a member the Red Hair Pirates, was still considered a rookie pirate even though he was already in the New World, meaning that the term isn't just for those who haven't entered the New World yet.
  • Pedro received a starting bounty of Beli.png382,000,000 which is currently the highest known starting bounty ever. However, it is dubious as to whether or not he was ever considered a Super Rookie given that he did not view himself to be a pirate and it is unknown at what point in his voyage he received his bounty.[11]
  • Most are crew captains, with the exception of Zoro, Killer, and Coribou (although the latter has the title of "co-captain").
  • Among the Devil Fruits users, X Drake is the only one with the abilities of a Zoan (an ancient one at that), while Ace and Caribou are the only ones with the abilities of a Logia; the rest have Paramecia type abilities.
  • In the anime, Shanks called Ace a Super Rookie during their meeting.[12] Ace's bounty was over Beli.png100,000,000 when he reached the New World in One Piece novel A.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, the Eleven Supernovas make their collective introductions, and Shakky talks about bounties.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 600 and Episode 519, A Marine spy calls Caribou and Coribou "Super Rookies".
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636, Bartolomeo is referred as a Supernova simply for his bounty.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 222 and Episode 146, Bellamy was noted by his crew and recruited allies to be a "Big-Time Rookie".
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 235 and Episode 152, Teach shows Luffy his second bounty, which was considered impressive.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece novel A Vol. 2 Chapter 1.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 705 and Episode 634, Cavendish gets angry at the Worst Generation for overshadowing him.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 and Episode 589, Brownbeard explains to the Straw Hats that the Eleven Supernovas and Blackbeard are called the "Worst Generation".
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 635.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, Customers at Sabaody Archipelago made the Caribou brothers pale in comparison to the Worst Generation.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 830 (p. 11-17) and Episode 790.
  12. One Piece Anime — Episode 461, Shanks calls Ace a Super Rookie.

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