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A Log Pose is a compass-like navigational device; a necessity for traveling the Grand Line.
Paradise Log PoseEdit
The standard Log Pose is a wrist watch with a glass orb sitting on top, and a needle floating inside the middle of that orb suspended from the top by a thin piece of metal or wire.
Normal compasses do not work in the Grand Line due to the special magnetic waves created from each island. The Log Pose functions by recording the magnetic wave of an island in the Grand Line, and points to the next island for the user to travel to. How long it takes to lock onto the magnetic waves varies from island to island. Once on an island for the required amount of time, the recording of the magnetic wave resets to accommodate the new island. The standard Log Pose is unsafe to use in the New World.
New World Log PoseEdit
The standard Log Pose is not good enough for the New World, due to the fact that some islands change, or completely hide, their magnetic fields at random, which may leave a crew stranded if they rely on a single Log Pose. To navigate safely through the New World, crews need to have a Log Pose with three needles. Each needle represents a different island, and the stability of the needle reflects the stability of the island's magnetic field.
It is possible to navigate between islands following the change in direction or sensitivity of each needle as opposed to choosing to follow only one, as explained by Charlotte Pudding's map of Totto Land.
Larger mounted versions of a Log Pose can be found on ships such as the Thousand Sunny, as they have the Paradise version on its helm. Upon reaching the New World, they updated the large Log Pose to the appropriate version.
A variation of the Log Pose is the Eternal Pose, which always points to a specified island.
Log Pose OwnersEdit
Many characters throughout the story own a Log Pose, as it is necessary to travel the Grand Line:
- Mr. 9 (taken by Nami, destroyed)
- Crocus (given to Nami)
- Nami (taken from Mr. 9 and then given by Crocus)
- Portgas D. Ace (confiscated upon imprisonment)
- Galdino (confiscated upon imprisonment)
New World VersionEdit
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 104 and Episode 63, Crocus explains about the necessity of a Log Pose.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 614 and Episode 533, Minister of the Left claims that the Log Pose alone does not work in the New World.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 828 (p. 10), Charlotte family sibling's secret route map is shown.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 831 (p. 17), Nami's New World Log Pose is affected by the Seducing Woods.
- ↑ SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 46 (p. 146), The larger pose is seen in the diagram of the helm.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 2), The New World Log Pose is at the helm of the Thousand Sunny.