Luffy may seem like a simple fighter in the A play series, but he has some really cool moves.
Devil fruits are a source of creative inspiration in the series. With the ability to stretch like rubber, Luffy takes full advantage of Gomu Gomu no Mi.
For the most part, the Straw Hat prefers to let his fists speak for themselves. Of course, he still manages to make his fighting style exciting.
The most flashy attacks stand out for their spectacle. This article will discuss Luffy’s most explosive moves, as well as his most simplistic and straightforward moves. This article will contain heavy manga spoilers, so keep that in mind before going any further.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the personal opinions of the author.
Gomu Gomu no Storm, Gomu Gomu no Bajrang Gun and 3 more spectacular attacks of Luffy in the One Piece series
1) Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling
This has always been a popular attack in the A play series. Using Gear Second, Luffy repeatedly lands a series of rapid blows at his opponent. He used the move to destroy Rob Lucci during the Enies Lobby arc.
It’s a powerful finishing move that’s sure to please viewers. There’s nothing more cathartic than watching Luffy land those punches multiple times. Impressively, the attack is so fast it looks like a continuous jet stream.
2) Gomu Gomu no storm
Luffy first implements this move by inflating himself like a balloon. After twisting and letting all the air out, the Straw Hat flies towards its target at incredible speeds. He then unleashes a series of punches similar to Jet Gatling. It’s rather unusual, but that’s what makes his fighting style fun to watch.
A play fans saw this move first hand during the Alabasta saga. Luffy managed to defeat Crocodile with this powerful technique, causing a massive earthquake in the process. Keep in mind that Luffy hadn’t unlocked his Gears at this point, so this is a pretty good achievement at first. A play days.
3) Gomu Gomu no Hydra
A play fans know Luffy gets serious when he unleashes his Gear Fourth attacks. Gomu Gomu no Hydra is yet another series of quick punches, but with a much more unpredictable pattern.
Luffy showcased this powerful technique against Kaido during the Onigashima Raid. The attack relies on Kenbunshoku Haki, which means the Straw Hat can figure out his opponent’s moves before he does. He then throws a series of punches in all directions.
The only way to avoid this attack is through Kenbunshoku Haki. Otherwise, the opponent will be stuck in a lonely position, getting attacked everywhere.
4) Gomu Gomu no Bajrang Pistol
Sometimes bigger is better A play series. Without a doubt, this is Luffy’s strongest attack in his current arsenal. He used it to defeat the extremely powerful Kaido in their final battle.
The Straw Hat can only use this move during its Gear Fifth phase. It’s basically a much larger variation of Gomu Gomu no King Kong Gun.
Luffy inflates an island-sized fist, which roughly fits Onigashima. The attack is powered by Busoshoku and Haoshoku Haki.
While the move is rather simplistic by A play standards, size and scale are what make it truly impressive. Luffy’s gigantic punch is sure to grab everyone’s attention in the vicinity.
5) Gomu Gomu no Red Roc
Luffy would make his sworn brother proud with this maneuver. The Straw Hat first activates his Gear Third form before swelling his fist and igniting it. Soon after, he delivers a devastating punch that ignites his opponents.
This opening move was first used against Kaido in the Onigashima Raid. Toei Animation put a lot of effort into making it look good for the anime. A play fans were blown away by the visual beauty and smooth motion animation.
Red Roc definitely stands out with his fire-based abilities. This particular element always makes power moves really flashy.
Gomu Gomu no Stamp, Gomu Gomu no Baku Baku and 3 more Luffy moves that aren’t flashy but get the job done
1) Gomu Gomu no Bazooka
Sometimes being simple is the best course of action. Luffy might not be the brightest character in A play, but he understands how rubber works. If he stretches his limbs enough, he can let go and let physics do the rest.
Gomu Gomu no Bazooka is a very simple move. Luffy stretches both arms backwards and brings them forward with an open palm strike. He first used this move against Buggy during the Orange Town arc, taking out the villain in the process.
2) Gomu Gomu no stamp
Luffy simply punches his opponent in the face with this move. Of course, it does a little extra configuration beforehand. He stretches his leg back like a rubber band and sends it forward with ferocious speed.
This move is strong enough to knock out Mr. 3 in the Little Garden arc. More often than not, Luffy will leave a sandal print on anything he punches. It’s by no means a fancy technique, but it works.
3) Gomu Gomu without gun
This iconic attack was an early staple A play series. In this move, Luffy stretches his arm back and unleashes a straight punch.
Right before he sailed the seas for the first time, Luffy first demonstrated this move against the Lord of the Coast. However, it took several years of training just to get it right. He couldn’t hit Ace or Sabo with it during their childhood.
Gomu Gomu no Pistol reaches his potential strength when Luffy stretches as far as he can.
4) Gomu Gomu no Baku Baku
Luffy has always been a big eater on and off the battlefield. He might even try to bite his enemies.
Gomu Gomu no Baku Baku allows him to open his mouth very wide. In doing so, he can try to swallow his targets.
Luffy first used this situational move against Crocodile in the Alabasta Saga. There’s nothing pretty about it, but it fits Luffy’s character perfectly.
Wapol is a direct inspiration for this attack. A play likes to use callbacks from previous arcs.
5) Gomu Gomu no Jet Migawari
It’s technically a joke technique, but it still counts. With this move, Luffy uses his stretching powers to grab someone else and use them as a human shield. He only managed to use this move once in the A play series.
Buggy was the unfortunate recipient of this move to Marineford. Luffy used it to protect himself against Dracule Mihawk and his powerful Yoru Sword. However, since Buggy ate the Bara Bara no Mi, he was immune to slash attacks.
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