You have to admit that the Straw Hat Pirates have some strong members. No, I’m not just talking about the Monster Trio of Luffy, Zoro and Sanji. Nami and Nico Robin, the heroines of the Straw Hat Crew, are also both pretty badass.
Nami has grown from one of the weakest characters in the crew to someone who managed to injure Charlotte Linlin multiple times. She was also able to take control of Big Mom’s anthropomorphic weapon, Zeus. With the help of Zeus, she teaches Ulti a lesson and defeats her when she attacks Tama.
As for Robin, she’s not just proven to be strong but also incredibly clever. She’s the only one along with Charlotte Pudding, to have deciphered the Poneglyphs in the Alabastra arc. Robin has mad physical abilities too, along with her archaeological knowledge, what with her tactical skill, devil fruit powers, and fishman karate. Even Sanji, one of the strongest Strawhats, is ready to call upon her help and trusts her in her abilities.
Both have displayed strong albeit inconsistent signs of Haki but do not currently have Haki. In the near future, do Nami and Robin learn Haki? Let’s find out.
Does Nami Learn Haki?
Despite her use of the Art of Weather and the Clima-Tact, Nami will not learn Haki in the future. Her navigation skills and weather prediction would benefit twofold from Busoshoku Haki, but ultimately, Nami is not a fighter. It wouldn’t make sense for her to learn Haki.
Some of the fandom thinks Nami already has Haki – she can tell when the weather is about to change, and she has amazingly accurate knowledge about all things weather and sky. She predicted the massive cyclone on the Grand Line ocean route and she could even deflect lightning, when she encountered Enel with his Devil Fruit powers. But it is never explicitly stated that Nami has any kind of Haki.
If she learned the Observational Haki, her skills would be spectacular. Her sense of surroundings would become impeccable. If she learns the Color of Observation, she will excel more than she already does as navigator. The Haki will also definitely improve her bo-staff and Clima-Tact abilities and allow her to dodge opponents better.
There is only a very slim possibility that Nami will learn how to gain and use Haki. As navigator for the Straw Hat Pirates, she doesn’t need Haki. Although it would be really awesome to see her use it.
Does Robin Learn Haki?
Nico Robin will learn Haki in future chapters. She’s already really strong, having consumed the Hana Hana no Mi. Robin will learn Kenbunshoku Haki and/or Busoshoku Haki to strengthen her Devil Fruit abilities and help pinpoint locations and opponents more accurately.
It takes crazy determination, focus, and control to learn Haki, and Robin has proven that she can deal with almost anything. She’s got control over her emotions as well her many abilities.
The Flower-Flower Fruit allows her to replicate as many limbs as she wants from her own body, others bodies, and even from other surfaces. She’s great during one-on-one combat, as we see when she defeats the powerful Shinuchi Black Maria.
Robin also has full knowledge about Haki although she does not possess it yet. She tells Franky all about the principles of Armament Haki during Luffy’s battle with Caesar Crown.
It’s extremely likely that Robin acquires Armament Haki, since it will complement her other abilities really well.
After the time skip, we know that Robin was training with the Revolutionary Army. She knows Fish Man Karate and can also sprout wings due to her DF powers, and can fly for a couple of seconds. The only problem is, I’m not sure that Armament will work on her powered limbs since they are not strictly her real body.
With Observation she can find more Poneglyphs, and who knows, aid in the discovery of the One Piece itself?
Either way, she is bound to learn some Haki, and perhaps become as strong as the Monster Trio.
What Other Strawhats Have Haki?
Out of the 10 Strawhats, 5 currently have Haki.
Luffy can use all 3 types of Haki, including Conqueror’s Haki. He has not only awakened them, but has full control over them, after two years of training with Silvers Rayleigh.
Zoro, as the combatant of the crew, can also use all 3 types of Haki. Sanji and Jinbe can use the Observation and Armament Haki. Even though most people were not expecting it, Usopp gained the use of the Observation Haki in the Dressrosa arc.
I’m hoping we get to see at least Robin learn Haki soon.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.