|“||I don't know how to use a sword, you idiot! I don't know how to navigate either! I can't cook! And I can't tell lies! I know I can't live without help from a lot of people!||„|
|~ Luffy to Arlong|
|“||I've thought of a way to fight with all my strength so I won't lose to anybody! So I won't ever have to lose anybody. You won't be able to catch up with me anymore. All of my techniques have evolved by one step.||„|
|~ Luffy's determined answer to Blueno in their fight|
|“||The air is moving through my bones, picking up power! See my left arm! It's the arm of a giant!!!||„|
|~ Luffy using Gear Third|
|“||There's only one Luffy... and that's me!!!||„|
|~ Luffy to Oars|
|“||I'm gonna be the King of the Pirates!||„|
|~ Monkey D. Luffy's catchphrase|
Monkey D. Luffy, known as "Straw Hat Luffy", is the main protagonist of the manga and anime, One Piece. He's the son of Monkey D. Dragon, a revolutionary considered “The World's Most Dangerous Criminal”; the grandson of Monkey D. Garp, a powerful Marine Vice-Admiral who had cornered the late Pirate King himself on several occasions; the sworn brother of late "Fire Fist" Portgas D. Ace and Revolutionary chief of staff Sabo; and the foster son of Curly Dadan. He seeks to find One Piece and become the Pirate King; to accomplish this, he founded the Straw Hat Pirates and set out on the high seas at age 17 in search of the elusive treasure, beginning a series of increasingly odd and dangerous adventures. He has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which gives him stretching powers that he has become quite a master of and he's quite creative with them as he has developed two unique techniques with them: Gear Second, which makes him much faster, and Gear Third, which allows him to inflate any body parts for a stronger attack.
His dream of becoming the Pirate King comes from an incident in his youth involving mountain bandits and a seaking that resulted in his idol Shanks losing his left arm. Before leaving Luffy's village the very next day, Shanks gave him his straw hat, telling him to give it back when he's become a great pirate.
He is infamous for being the only known pirate to not only deliberately attack the three most important government facilities, but also escape from all of them alive. The additional fact that he punched a World Noble with full knowledge of the consequences, as well as his heritage, has caused Luffy to be labeled as a “Dangerous Future Element”. He's also counted as a member of "The Worst Generation", a group of 10 other rookie pirates plus Marshall D. Teach who are all considered being major figures in shaping the New Age of Piracy following the Paramount War.
Luffy has his own signature laughter style, which is "Shishishishishi~".
As of East Blue, his bounty was 30,000,000 berries. As of Alabasta, his bounty was 100,000,000 berries. As of Enies Lobby, his bounty was 300,000,000 berries. As of the Marineford War, his bounty was 400,000,000 berries.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 8-C | 8-A, higher with Rapid-Fire Techniques | 7-C | Likely High 7-C, High 7-C with Gears | High 7-C, Low 7-B with Gears, even higher as Nightmare Luffy | High 7-C, Low 7-B with Gears
Name: Monkey D. Luffy, epithet "Strawhat Luffy"
Origin: One Piece
Classification: Human, Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Supernova, Paramecia Devil Fruit User
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Hand-to-hand Combatant, Enhanced Senses (Smell and Instincts), Acrobatics, Elasticity and Body Control (Via Gomu-Gomu no mi), Limited Attack Reflection (Only on physical objects), Accelerated Development (Battle and with sheer motivation; abilities and physical stats), Exceptional Willpower, Minor Rage Power, Social Influencing (Stated to have the ability to gain allies wherever he goes, turned the man-hating woman Boa Hancock into loving him and gained allies on former enemies), Resistance to Electricity Manipulation and Blunt Force Trauma (Due to being rubber) | Same as before, Minor Regeneration (Mid-Low, capable of recovering from life-threatening injuries in mere hours while supplementing his body with meat [stab wounds completely piercing his torso], can otherwise recover from said injuries within a couple of days), Resistance to Cold Temperatures, Poison Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement | Same as before, can turn off his mind, Minor Adaptation (Adapted to the oxygen shortage), Limited Non-Physical Interaction (Can interact with beings made of pure electricity), Resistance to Heat Manipulation | Same as before, Statistics Amplification (Via Gear 2nd and Gear 3rd), Afterimage Creation, Size Manipulation (Via Gear 3rd) | Same as before, High-level Swordsmanship, Enormous Willpower (Enough to take in 100 shadows into his body without passing out when 2-3 is considered the limit for normal people) and Large Size (Type 0) as Nightmare Luffy | Same as before except for Weapon Mastery and Large Size, Inept Observation and Conqueror's Haki user, greater Resistance to Poison Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least Large Building level+ (Superior to Buggy and Kuro) | Multi-City Block level (overpowered Crocodile's Desert Spada with one punch), Multi-City Block level+ with Rapid-Fire Techniques (His Gomu Gomu no Storm is this strong) | Town level (Stronger than Enel) | Likely Large Town level (Easily capable of harming Blueno through his Tekkai. And although weaker than Lucci, he was capable of holding his own against him for some time, implying he should not be drastically inferior to him), Large Town level with Gears (Stronger than Base Rob Lucci and could match his Zoan form blow-for-blow. Nearly one-shot Lucci through his Tekkai with a Gigant Pistol) | Large Town level (Stronger than Zoro and Sanji), Small City level with Gears (Could harm Asgard Moria with his Gear Second attacks, who could do this. With Gear Third, he could break the spine of Oars and completely destroy a Pacifista, who could withstand his Gear Two attacks), even higher as Nightmare Luffy (Far superior to Oars, as is made evident when he effortlessly stopped one of Oars strongest attack with one hand without budging an inch and then easily overpowered him with a simple punch) | Large Town level (Stronger than before), Small City level with Gears (Could harm and bring Magellan to his knees with a Jet Bazooka. Pushes back Magellan’s Venom Demon with a Gigant Stamp w/ the assistance of Galdino
Speed: Hypersonic+ (Dodged an explosion) | High Hypersonic (Kept pace with Roronoa Zoro in a heated fight during Whiskey Peak, both trading blows quite evenly) | Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to Zoro) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Capable of outpacing Blueno), higher with Gear 2nd (Blitzed Blueno, and could easily outpace Rob Lucci) | Massively Hypersonic+, higher with Gear 2nd, at least Massively Hypersonic+, likely higher as Nightmare Luffy (Much faster than G2) | Massively Hypersonic+, higher with Gear 2nd (Can react at this speed)
Lifting Strength: At least Class M (Tossed a sea monster over 50m in length a considerable distance with relative ease) | At least Class M (Superior to Sanji) | At least Class M | At least Class M (Pushed a city block apart from an awkward position where he didn't even have enough space to spread his arms) | Class G (Superior to Sanji), at least Class G as Nightmare Luffy (Capable of throwing Oars around easily like a rag-doll) | Class G
Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class+ (Capable of collapsing large buildings) | Multi-City Block Class, Multi-City Block Class+ with Rapid-Fire Techniques (Beat Crocodile through an extremely thick ceiling of solid bedrock and then propel him several hundred feet into the air) | Town Class | Likely Large Town Class (Harm Blueno through his Tekkai and could fight roughly on par with Base Lucci), Large Town Class with Gears (Knock out Blueno and could clash with the likes of Zoan Lucci. With Gear Third, he nearly one-shot Zoan Lucci even when he was using Tekkai) | Large Town Class, Small City Class with Gears (Harmed Shadow Asgard Moria. Could clash with a Pacifista with Gear Two and finish it off with Gear Three), even higher as Nightmare Luffy (Sends Oars flying with a single punch) | Large Town Class, Small City Class with Gears
Durability: At least Large Building level+ (Tanked attacks from Kuro, Buggy and Arlong several times and keeps fighting) | Multi-City Block level (Took hits from Crocodile and Zoro while the latter stalemated him at Whiskey Peak) | Town level (Tanks blows from Enel. Can withstand the force of his own Bazooka as an internal shockwave and stays standing) | Likely Large Town level (Withstood many attacks from Base Rob Lucci), Large Town level with Gear Second (Tank blows from Zoan Rob Lucci) | Large Town level, Small City level with Gear Second (Could withstand attacks from Asgard Moria and a Pacifista), even higher as Nightmare Luffy | Large Town level (Gets struck by the spiked mace of an Awakened Zoan but managed to get right back up. Gets smashes through a stone floor while his devil fruit powers are negated), Small City level with Gear Second
Stamina: Immense (Incredibly high endurance and recovery speed. Capable of lasting in brawls for nearly a dozen hours with no rest. During his more serious fights, Luffy had suffered life-threatening injuries that gave him severe internal bleeding and damage to his organs, and he could continue fighting with only moderate lapses. He only stops fighting when it is physically impossible for him to even move. He took several strikes from Rob Lucci that affected all of his organs and left him in a large puddle of his own blood, yet he could stand back up shortly after and withstand the same attack immediately after. After the Marineford war, Luffy suffered from severe physical and mental trauma due to the loss of his brother, his life-threatening injuries, and having to use adrenaline-based drugs more than once to keep fighting, only to merely pass out and go on a rampage several hours later immediately after going through surgery, and being in perfect condition some time after), able to persevere with highly lethal poison coursing through his veins and with grave wounds, his stamina can be almost completely restored instantly if he eats meat.
Standard Equipment: His Strawhat. Nightmare Luffy wields a big katana.
Intelligence: Combat genius (Developed his own fighting style, assimilating his unique rubber physique with a mobile brawling approach to battle), prodigious aptitude for battle (Keenly seizes the developments of fights to his advantage, doesn't waste any movements during battle, etcetera), expertly uses his rubber body in creative ways (Ddeveloping his snap-back techniques to enhance the power of many of his attacks, coming up with Gear Second and Gear Third, using his stretching capacity to his benefit in battle), able to mimic techniques just seeing them and learning about his opponent's weaknesses to capitalize them. Extensive battle experience fighting many different kind of adversaries; simpleton when not in combat.
Weaknesses: Standard Devil Fruit users weaknesses. Gear 2nd puts an excesive strain on his body. Extremely susceptible to hypnosis. Gear 3rd's post-usage renders him smaller for the same time he used the ability. As having so many shadows puts strain on his body and mind, he can only maintain Nightmare Luffy's form for 10 minutes.
Gomu Gomu no Mi (Rubber Rubber Fruit): A Paramecia type Devil Fruit, this fruit turns the user’s body into rubber. The fruit's major strength, as demonstrated by Luffy, is that the person's body can stretch like rubber even when the ability user himself is nullified. It also makes them almost entirely immune to blunt attacks, including hand-to-hand combat, bullets or even cannonballs, an ability which can be further reinforced with the application of Busoshoku Haki. Thanks to Luffy's own creativity both in and out of combat, this fruit has consistently proven itself to be among the most formidable, versatile, and unpredictable within the Paramecia class. The user's rubber-like body also allows the user to survive falls from heights and collisions that would kill a normal person. The user's ability to stretch and twist like rubber to extreme lengths not only makes him immune to injuries that originate from such, but it also allows him to even rebound, that can give him a great advantage in or out of battle. Stretching also allows the user to drastically increase the range of what would otherwise be considered a powerful close-range attack, turning it into a devastating mid-range or long-range attack. A stretched limb can also be used to store potential energy like a stretched spring, increasing the velocity by stretching his arm back resulting in increased power. Combined with Haki, his power is increased even more. Owing to rubber-like natural insulating properties, the user is also immune to electrical attacks and is also able to hit an electric Logia user without Haki. Additionally the user is immune to the electricity produced by Electro.
Gun and Artillery Themed Attacks
The known normal Devil Fruit based attacks so far that are named after guns and various other artillery, that Luffy has used, are as follows:
- Gomu Gomu no Pistol (ゴムゴムの銃ピストル Gomu Gomu no Pisutoru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Pistol/Gun"): Luffy's signature attack; he stretches his arm back then throws a devastating punch. In other words, it is a standard straight punch, augmented with stretching. This attack can be used from short to long range. Luffy would typically increase the striking reach of fist by 'charging up' by means of first repeatedly swinging his un-stretched punching arm around before using the spinning force to both stretch his arm to its limits, and to maximize the hitting power. This is called Gum-Gum Pistol in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, Gum-Gum Blast in the 4Kids dub, Rubber Pistol in episode 1-53 of the Odex dub, and Rubber Rubber Pistol in the Odex dub after episode 53.
- Gomu Gomu no Pistol "Shot" (ゴムゴムの銃ピストル｢散弾｣ショット or ｢散弾｣ショットガン Gomu Gomu no Pisutoru Shotto or Shottogan?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Pistol/Gun: 'Buckshot'"): Starts off as an ordinary Pistol attack, after which Luffy "twangs" his stretched arm, causing his fist to connect multiple times. This was first seen being used against Crocodile after Luffy wet his own body with water. In the anime this is called Gomu Gomu no Pistol and Shot (or merely called Gomu Gomu no Shot/Shotgun). In the Viz Manga, this is called Gum-Gum Pistol Shotgun, while in the 4Kids dub, it is called Gum-Gum Quake.
- Gomu Gomu no Bazooka (ゴムゴムのバズーカ Gomu Gomu no Bazūka?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Bazooka"): Luffy stretches both his arms far back, and then hurls them forward, striking his opponent with both instantaneously with a double open palm strike with both hands, that frequently sends the recipient(s) flying off the other direction. This is usually used as a finishing move, he often prefers to do it at point-blank range, sometimes running up to his opponent as he's charging it. This was first seen being used to defeat Buggy. This is called Gum-Gum Bazooka in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, Gum-Gum Double Barrel in the 4Kids dub, and Rubber Rubber Bazooka in the Odex dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Bullet (ゴムゴムの銃弾ブレット Gomu Gomu no Buretto?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Gun Bullet"): Luffy stretches one arm, far behind him while running, then snaps it back to deliver a short-distance, one-fisted powerful blow to an opponent. This was first seen being used on Don Krieg. This is called Gum-Gum Bullet in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Gum-Gum Burst in the 4Kids dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Bow Gun (ゴムゴムのボーガン Gomu Gomu no Bōgan?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Bow Gun"): Taking hold of his opponent from behind, Luffy repeatedly twists his torso vertically around his hips before grasping them with his feet and then rapidly untwisting, creating a snapback that sends his opponent flying upwards. This was first seen being used against Wapol. This is called Gum-Gum Bowgun in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Gum-Gum Crossbow in the 4Kids dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Rifle (ゴムゴムの回転弾ライフル Gomu Gomu no Raifuru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Rotating Bullet"): Similar to the Gomu Gomu no Bullet, but Luffy twists his arm around as he stretches it behind him and hits the opponent at close range, massively increasing the velocity of the punch as twisting the arm stretches the arm even further without having to draw it back any longer which also saves the amount of time the kick-back takes. This attack is called Gum-Gum Rifle in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Gum-Gum Drill in Grand Adventure. This was first seen being used against Enel.
- Gomu Gomu no Cannon (ゴムゴムの攻城砲キャノン Gomu Gomu no Kyanon?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Siege Cannon): Luffy builds up speed and momentum with a long series of quick punches similar to Gomu Gomu no Gatling, stopping just short of the target(s) at first, and finishes with a single double-palm blow similar to Bazooka. A powerful technique that can pierce strong armor, and, in combination with Zoro's Three-Swords Style, is devastating enough to puncture a hole through a massive tidal wave. This was first seen being used against one of the Franky Family's "Kairiki Destroyers". In the Viz Manga, FUNimation dub, and video game Grand Adventure, this is called Gum-Gum Cannon.
Other Weapons Themed Attacks
The known normal Devil Fruit based attacks so far that are named after other weapons other than guns, that Luffy has used, are as follows:
- Gomu Gomu no Muchi (ゴムゴムの鞭 Gomu Gomu no Muchi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Whip"): Luffy stretches his leg and kicks in a wide circle, striking multiple foes. This was first seen being used against a group of Marines in Shells Town. This is called Gum-Gum Whip in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Tsuchi (ゴムゴムの槌 Gomu Gomu no Tsuchi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Mallet"): Luffy stretches out his arms while twisting them, and then takes hold of his opponent. He then untwists them, rapidly spinning his opponent, while bringing him crashing to the floor. This was first seen being used against Richie after he and Mohji destroyed Chouchou's master's store. This is called Gum-Gum Gavel in the Viz Manga and Gum-Gum Hammer in the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Kama (ゴムゴムの鎌 Gomu Gomu no Kama?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Sickle"): Luffy grabs an object behind his opponent and pulls himself towards them. He then stretches out his other arm and clotheslines his opponent. This was first seen being used against Buggy. This is called Gum-Gum Sickle in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Gum-Gum Fist in the 4Kids dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Yari (ゴムゴムの槍 Gomu Gomu no Yari?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Spear"): Luffy holds his feet together (with the bottoms of each touching each other) and kicks with both simultaneously via his toes (giving off the image of an actual spearhead). This was first seen being used against Kuro after Luffy dodged his attack. This is called Gum-Gum Spear in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs. There are instances where this attack is also sometimes performed via his two feet stomping on his target's face, making it akin to a two-legged Gomu Gomu no Stamp.
- Gomu Gomu no Ogama (ゴムゴムの大鎌 Gomu Gomu no Ōgama?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Scythe"): Identical to Gomu Gomu no Kama, but he uses both arms for the rocket and the clotheslining. This was first seen being used on a group of Krieg's pirates that were attacking the Baratie. This is called Gum-Gum Giant Scythe in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Ono (ゴムゴムの戦斧 Gomu Gomu no Ono?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Battle Axe"): Luffy stretches one leg high into the air, then brings it crashing down via a high-gravity stomp on an opponent or structure, for massive damage, strong enough to destroy large buildings and ships in a single hit. Usually when Luffy executes this attack, after stretching out his leg, he brings his foot down immediately below him, however sometimes (mainly in the anime and in the video games) he keeps his leg extended and brings it down, like a vertical version of Gomu Gomu no Muchi. This was first seen being used on the front porch of the Baratie. It was also used to destroy Crescent Moon Galley's ship in the First Romance Dawn although not named. He also defeats Arlong with this move. This is called Gum-Gum Battle Axe in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Gum-Gum Axe in the 4Kids dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Ozuchi (ゴムゴムの大槌 Gomu Gomu no Ōzuchi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Big Mallet"): Similar to Gomu Gomu no Mallet, but he performs it using the feet and legs instead of hands and arms while in mid-air. He performed this while he was trapped inside Krieg's net, sending the latter crashing into Baratie's front porch. This was first used against Don Krieg. This is called Gum-Gum Giant Gavel in the Viz Manga and Gum-Gum Giant Hammer in the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
Other Concepts and Themed Attacks
The known normal Devil Fruit based attacks so far that are named after other concepts other than weapons, that Luffy has used, are as follows:
- Gomu Gomu no Kane (ゴムゴムの鐘 Gomu Gomu no Kane?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Bell"): While latched onto an enemy, Luffy stretches his neck backwards, then snaps it back for a devastating head butt to the opponent's face. This was first seen being used to defeat Kuro. This is called Gum-Gum Bell in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Kazaguruma (ゴムゴムの風車 Gomu Gomu no Kazaguruma?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Windmill/Pinwheel"): A technique that was used once in the Arlong Arc. Luffy planted his feet into the ground to steady himself, then twisted his body around tightly. He then grabbed hold of Arlong's pet Momoo and unwound, spinning the Sea King around rapidly to crush the Fish-Men surrounding him. After spinning around several times, Luffy then let go of Momoo and threw him far away. While it took out most of Arlong's Fish-Men, it however had the disadvantage of getting Luffy's feet stuck in the ground. This was first used against the Arlong pirates. This rather reckless move was inspired by the sight of the pinwheel on top of Genzo's hat by Luffy. In the Viz Manga, this is called Gum-Gum Windmill while in the 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Gum-Gum Pinwheel. Luffy also used an alternate version of this move in the video game One Piece Grand Battle and Grand Battle Rush! where he merely twists his mid-section as he unwinds with both arms out to smack around himself 360 degrees; another version is also during his fight with Rob Lucci, where he simply grabs his target and twisting his mid-section before unwinding, and throwing his opponent. Both these alternate versions do not involve planting his feet on the ground prior.
- Gomu Gomu no Stamp (ゴムゴムのスタンプ Gomu Gomu no Sutanpu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Stamp"): Luffy stretches his leg out and hits his opponent with the bottom of his foot, leaving an imprint, or "stamp", of his sandal. This was first seen being used to finish off Mr. 3. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub this is called Gum-Gum Stamp, and in the Odex dub this is called Rubber Rubber Stamp. Sometimes in a few instances, the aforementioned Gomu Gomu no Yari is performed akin to a Gomu Gomu no Stamp, only with both of Luffy's feet close together.
- Gomu Gomu no Baku Baku (ゴムゴムのバクバク Gomu Gomu no Baku Baku?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Chomp Chomp"): Luffy stretches his mouth wide open, and attempts to bite or swallow his opponent. This attack was named after and copied from Wapol's Baku Baku no Mi powers. In the Viz Manga, 4Kids, and FUNimation dubs, this is called Gum-Gum Munch-Munch. This technique was first seen being used against Crocodile.
- Gomu Gomu no Marunoko (ゴムゴムの丸鋸 Gomu Gomu no Marunoko?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Buzzsaw"): Luffy grabs his opponent from afar with both arms and winds himself up like with a bow gun. He then kicks off from the ground and spins towards his opponent to deliver a powerful head butt. In the Viz Manga, 4Kids dub, and the FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Buzzsaw. This was first seen being used against Crocodile after Luffy wet his own body with water.
- Gomu Gomu no Kazan (ゴムゴムの火山 Gomu Gomu no Kazan?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Volcano"): Similar to Gomu Gomu no Ono, except Luffy's foot is stretched upwards to break through a roof, and is not followed by a stomp like Gomu Gomu no Ono. This was first seen being used against marines at Enies Lobby. In the Viz Manga, this is called Gum-Gum Volcano. In some instances such as a few video games, it is often the starting technique for the upward version of Gomu Gomu no Storm.
- Gomu Gomu no Gatling (ゴムゴムの銃乱打ガトリング Gomu Gomu no Gatoringu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Gun Battering"): Luffy uses his stretching ability to bring his fists forward repeatedly in a blurry, rapid barrage of strong punches that creates the illusion of him having multiple arms, however he does not actually grow more arms so he can still be stopped by an opponent fast enough (as Enel, Rob Lucci and Usopp have demonstrated). This was first seen being used against a group of Black Cat Pirates after being accidentally hypnotized stronger by Jango. This is called Gum-Gum Gatling Gun in the Viz Manga, Gum-Gum Gatling in the FUNimation dub (and sometimes the Viz Manga), Gum-Gum Rapid Fire in the 4Kids dub, Rubber Gatling in episode 1-53 of the Odex dub, Rubber Rubber Punch during one scene in the Warship Island arc in the Odex dub, and Rubber Rubber Gatling for the rest of the Odex dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Storm (ゴムゴムの暴風雨ストーム Gomu Gomu no Sutōmu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Storm (Rain)"): An extremely powerful move and is easily one of Luffy's strongest attacks. Luffy first uses Gomu Gomu no Balloon and twists his body around tightly, then blows the air out behind him while untwisting to fly in forward while spinning towards an opponent, where he delivers a constant barrage of powerful punches similar to Gomu Gomu no Gatling, with power greatly enhanced by the momentum of his launch. This was first seen being used to defeat Crocodile. This attack was powerful enough to beat Crocodile through an extremely thick ceiling of solid bedrock and cause a huge earthquake in Alabasta, and then propel him several hundred feet into the air. This technique can be used going sideways, upwards towards airborne targets, and downwards while Luffy is airborne. In the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Gum-Gum Storm.
- Gomu Gomu no Stamp Gatling (ゴムゴムのスタンプ銃乱打ガトリング Gomu Gomu no Sutanpu Gatoringu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Stamp Gun Battering"): Similar to Gomu Gomu no Stamp, except he makes multiple strikes with his foot. This was first seen used at Marineford against the Three Admirals, crushing a mast frozen by Aokiji. In the Viz Manga, Funimation sub and dub, this is called Gum-Gum Stamp Gatling.
- Gomu Gomu no Ame (ゴムゴムの雨 Gomu Gomu no Ame?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Rain"): Luffy jumps into the air and performs a strong, rapid-fire punching attack while spinning. Similar to Gomu Gomu no Storm, except without inflating himself beforehand, and he punches while descending like rain. It was first seen being used on gaolers of Impel Down. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, this is called Gum-Gum Rain.
- Gomu Gomu no Hanabi (ゴムゴムの花火 Gomu Gomu no Hanabi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Fireworks"): Luffy jumps into the air and spins around rapidly. He then stretches and wraps himself in his own arms and legs like a rubber ball. When the rubber rebounds and the 'ball' is unwrapped he unleashes a flurry of punches and kicks of increased speed, that go in every direction due to his fists and feet bouncing back and forth. This was first seen being used against the White Berets in Skypiea. In the Viz Manga, the English version of Pirates Carnival (dubbed by 4Kids) and the FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Fireworks.
- Gomu Gomu no Tako (ゴムゴムのたこ Gomu Gomu no Tako?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Octopus"): A technique in which Luffy makes his appendages go limp that they resemble the tentacles of an octopus. In the anime, he takes a deep breath which inflates his head to a large size and his limbs go limp when he exhales. This was done in an attempt to figure a way to fight against Enel's Mantra ability. This is called Gum-Gum Octopus in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub.
- Gomu Gomu no Tako Hanabi (ゴムゴムのたこ花火 Gomu Gomu no Tako Hanabi?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Octopus Fireworks"): Much like Gomu Gomu no Hanabi except, due to the previous move, Gomu Gomu no Tako, his limbs bounce off of walls without losing speed. Because his limbs are limp, Luffy cannot predict or control where they will go if they ricochet off of an object, much less the unlucky opponent(s). This is completely advantageous against a Kenbunshoku Haki user as they also cannot predict where Luffy's punches and kicks would come at them. This technique was used against Enel during Luffy's battle against him. In the Viz Manga and the FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Octopus Fireworks.
- Gomu Gomu no Boh... (ゴムゴムのボー Gomu Gomu no Bō...?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Dunno..."): A technique in which Luffy "switches off" his conscious mind, allowing him to avoid attacks entirely on instinct. This made him immune to Enel's mind-reading Mantra ability. The disadvantage is that he can neither think nor attack in this state. This was first used against Enel. This is called Gum-Gum Space-Out in the Viz Manga, Gum-Gum Daze... in the FUNimation dub, and Gum-Gum Airhead in the FUNimation subs.
- Gomu Gomu no Rocket (ゴムゴムのロケット Gomu Gomu no Roketto?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Rocket"): Luffy's main method of traveling long distances fast. He stretches out one of his arms or both and grabs a handhold, then retracts them, projecting himself high into the air at high speeds, over great distances, or even into an opponent. This was first developed when Luffy was a child, along with Ace and Sabo, battling against the king of Mt. Colubo, a giant tiger; Ace gave this attack its name. This technique is often times reckless especially if not done properly as Luffy could accidentally propel himself into a body of water or worse. Indeed, Luffy has little to no control after launching himself, being unable to change directions in mid-flight, and is only able to (barely) decelerate before landing. This was first seen being used to propel Luffy to the top of the Marine Base in Shells Town in the manga. In the anime, it was first seen being used to crash into Alvida's crew. This technique is also capable of landing devastating attacks against larger opponents as shown against Dorry. A humorous usage of this "attack" was accidentally against Ace and Smoker in a restaurant, who are both Logia users but did not have the reflex to counter the charge.
- Gomu Gomu no Fusen (ゴムゴムの風船 Gomu Gomu no Fūsen?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Balloon"): A technique where Luffy inflates himself rapidly through his mouth, further increasing his resistance to blunt attacks. With his inflated body, Luffy is capable of deflecting projectile attacks back at his attackers. This is not necessarily always an attack as Luffy can also use this technique for other purposes aside from deflecting projectiles such as escaping Smoker's Smoke Snake technique or using himself as a cushion when his ship is in for a hard landing. This can also prevent Luffy from sinking under water, making him bounce off the surface. This was first seen being used against one of Buggy's cannonballs after Luffy insulted Buggy. This is called Gum-Gum Balloon in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Tate (ゴムゴムの盾 Gomu Gomu no Tate?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Shield"): Luffy grabs the fingers of one hand with the other, and stretches them before his face to block blades that pass between the fingers. This was first seen being used on Arlong. This is called Gum-Gum Shield in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
- Gomu Gomu no Ami (ゴムゴムの網 Gomu Gomu no Ami?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Net"): Luffy entwines his fingers making a net like shape and then stretches out his fingers making a larger net in an attempt to trap his opponents. This was first seen being used on Arlong. This is called Gum-Gum Finger Net in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs.
Gear Second (ギア2セカンド Gia Sekando, literal meaning Gear Second): This technique involves Luffy speeding up the blood flow in all or selected body parts, in order to provide them with more oxygen and nutrients. This makes him much faster and more powerful. The technique uses even more oxygen and energy, using up more food and causing Luffy to pant heavily. The increase in his metabolism causes him to be hungrier than usual or even have a paralysis type effect after prolonged use of it, like in the second fight with Rob Lucci, where Luffy was only able to lie on the floor. Lucci, one of the first of Luffy's opponents to witness it, compares the process to doping. Doping is adding more red blood cells to the body part/s, which in turn allows for greater delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body part/s. In Luffy's case, his organs and blood vessels are made of rubber allowing them to expand and contract at greater rates without tearing. Essentially Luffy increases the blood flow by forcing more blood through his blood vessels thus increase his fighting ability. This mode's enhancements to Luffy's physiology giving him the ability to use a new, stronger set of techniques which are generally the same as his old ones, but are so fast that even a skilled assassin would have a hard time actually seeing them. He developed this ability after encountering CP9, and watching them use Soru. This is called Gear Two in the Viz Manga, Second Gear in the official simulcast subs and in the FUNimation dub.
Most of the techniques in this mode are named the same as the regular attacks with "Jet" added after the "Gomu Gomu no" prefix, though often times, Luffy will omit this prefix when using several attacks in succession. The known named techniques that are used by Luffy so far in this form are as follows:
- Soru (剃 Soru?, literally meaning "Shave"): With the enhanced metabolism, Luffy is able to perform the Rokushiki technique Soru, allowing him to move at disappearing speeds. His prowess of it has surpassed that of Blueno's. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Shave. This was first seen being used against Blueno.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol (ゴムゴムのJETジェット銃ピストル Gomu Gomu no Jetto Pisutoru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Pistol/Gun"): Luffy delivers a Gomu Gomu no Pistol so fast that the fist's movement is invisible, and it truly seems like he shoots his opponent, except that the resulting impact is not akin to an actual pistol, but to a small hand-held cannon and powerful enough to propel the unlucky recipient several meters away. The incredible speed both makes the strike far more powerful, and harder to dodge. When using this technique, he points his other hand out to aim at his target. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Pistol. This was first seen being used against Blueno.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Stamp (ゴムゴムのJETジェットスタンプ Gomu Gomu no Jetto Sutanpu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Stamp"): Luffy delivers a Gomu Gomu no Stamp, with the same effect as the Jet Pistol. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Stamp. This was first seen being used against Blueno.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Bazooka (ゴムゴムのJETジェットバズーカ Gomu Gomu no Jetto Bazūka?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Bazooka"): Luffy charges at his opponent at high speed, and delivers an incredibly fast and strong Gomu Gomu no Bazooka. In the Viz Manga, FUNimation dub, and FUNimation subs, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Bazooka. This was first seen being used against Blueno. It was apparently powerful enough to break through Blueno's strongest Tekkai technique, Tekkai: Go, as well as Boa Marigold's Busoshoku Haki-enforced guard. During the battle against Moria in his Shadow's Asgard form, Luffy demonstrated being able to use this move to propel himself from mid-air, allowing him to perform this attack continuously.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Whip (ゴムゴムのJETジェット鞭ウィップ Gomu Gomu no Jetto Wippu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Whip"): Luffy delivers a 'Gomu Gomu no Muchi, so fast, that only the slipstream is visible. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Whip. This was first seen being used against Rob Lucci in order to protect Franky from him. Unlike the original Muchi, the kanji is alternately read in English instead of Japanese.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Bullet (ゴムゴムのJETジェット銃弾ブレット Gomu Gomu no Jetto Buretto?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet (Gun) Bullet"): An extremely fast, close-range punch with very great force. When attacking head-on, the stretching of the original Bullet along with the resulting snapback seem to occur almost simultaneously at once, making it virtually inescapable. This was first seen being used against Rob Lucci. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Bullet.
- Gomu Gomu no Twin Jet Pistol (ゴムゴムのツインJETジェット銃ピストル Gomu Gomu no Tsuin Jetto Pisutoru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Twin Jet Pistol/Gun"): Luffy punches with both arms simultaneously. Visually, the move only differs from his normal Gomu Gomu no Bazooka in that instead of doing an open palm strike, he has clenched fists which leave two knuckle shaped imprints on his foe. As since the move hit so fast, the air from it really looks like Luffy is literally firing two pistols. This was first seen being used against Rob Lucci and is one of the few moves unique to Gear Second (unless the anime-only regular "Gomu Gomu no Twin Pistol" is included). In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Twin Jet Pistol.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling (ゴムゴムのJETジェット銃乱打ガトリング Gomu Gomu no Jetto Gatoringu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Gun Battering"): This is Luffy's strongest technique in Gear Second. Luffy stands still, bends forward and moves his arms upwards at speeds which they can no longer be seen, leaving only jet streams in their place, very much like how the Jet Pistol looks. This results in an effect comparable to Foxy's Kyuubi Rush, except that Luffy does not need to make use of Noro Noro photons to slow down his target in order to accumulate the hits. The hits land so fast that, after a volley, they seemingly connect simultaneously. The circles of air bursts from the punches surrounding Luffy, resemble the many barrels of an actual Gatling gun. However, due to the large amount of energy it uses, Luffy cannot sustain it for long, although the time it is used is longer than the regular Gatling. During his fight against the combined efforts of Marigold and Sandersonia, Luffy demonstrated an omnidirectional version of this move by falling on his back, then, while lying down, launches a rapid barrage of powerful high-speed punches from the ground, effectively nullifying both sister's attacks. This was first used to defeat Rob Lucci. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Gatling.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Rocket (ゴムゴムのJETジェットロケット Gomu Gomu no Jetto Roketto?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Rocket"): A Gear Second version of Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Rocket technique. After grabbing onto something with stretched out arms, Luffy instantly propels himself forward with blinding speed. This was first seen being used against Moria. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Jet Rocket.
- Gomu Gomu no Jet Migawari (ゴムゴムのJETジェット身代り Gomu Gomu no Jetto Migawari?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Jet Scapegoat"): Somewhat of a gag move where Luffy stretches his arms to grab a person (an ally, an opponent, or otherwise a simple bystander) from afar then pulls them close to where he is to block an attack that Luffy would otherwise be incapable of surviving on his own. Using his Gear Second's speed, Luffy can capture himself a shield very quickly. He has a normal (non-Gear Second) variant of this move where Luffy sends the recipient spinning towards the assaulter to preoccupy them as he makes his escape. This was first seen being used by Luffy on Buggy, using the latter as a human shield against Dracule Mihawk. This is called Gum-Gum Human Shield Jet in the Viz Manga and Gum-Gum Jet Human Shield in the FUNimation versions.
Gear Third (ギア3サード Gia Sādo, literal meaning Gear Third): Luffy corks his mouth with his thumb, bites into his thumb joint (making a small opening) and blows very hard into it, which inflates his arm. He is then able to transfer the air through his entire body, requiring the torso to act as an interface for his various limbs. Luffy blows so much air into his body that when they are all focused on a single limb, they become the size equivalent to (or greater than) that of a giant's, if anything resembling Oars' size. Used with his already-strong physiology, this apparently gives his arm more mass and a larger area to attack with far greater strength, but he sacrifices mobility for this strength, as his limbs are now so large that Luffy has trouble moving. This is called Gear Three in the Viz Manga, and Third Gear in the FUNimation sub and dub.
Most of the techniques in this mode are named the same as the regular attacks with "Gigant" added after the "Gomu Gomu no" prefix. "Gigant" is German for "Giant". In some techniques like Gigant Whip and Gigant Axe, Luffy uses the English name of the technique instead of the Japanese name, saying "Axe" and "Whip" instead of "Ono" and "Muchi". The known named techniques that have been used by Luffy so far in this form are as follows:
- Hone Fusen (骨風船 Hone Fūsen?, literally meaning "Bone Balloon"): Luffy inflates his body by blowing air into his bones. This is done by biting into his right thumb, presumably cutting it open down to the bone, and then blowing air directly into the opened bone. This technique seems to give Luffy a sturdier defense than the regular balloon, since bullets now ricochet off of him instead of bouncing off of him. Due to this form having a disadvantage of moving about, he can transfer his air into his torso, and then launch himself with his "Gomu Gomu no Rocket" technique. This was first fully shown in Luffy's battle against Rob Lucci. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Bone Balloon.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Pistol (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･銃ピストル Gomu Gomu no Giganto Pistoru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Pistol/Gun"): Luffy delivers a Gomu Gomu no Pistol with extreme force due to the larger size of his fist. This was first fully seen being used against Rob Lucci. Its sheer power was able to fling him from the Bridge of Hesitation on to a Buster Call Battleship. In the Viz Manga, FUNimation dub, and FUNimation subs, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Pistol.
- Gomu Gomu no Rocket (ゴムゴムのロケット Gomu Gomu no Rokketo?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Rocket"): A Gear Third version of Luffy's normal Gomu Gomu no Rocket. While using this move, Luffy's chest bones are inflated, and bullets ricochet off his body. This is not explicitly named as a "Gigant" move. This was first seen being used to propel Luffy onto a Buster Call battleship in pursuit of Rob Lucci.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Axe (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･斧アックス Gomu Gomu no Giganto Akkusu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Axe"): A Gomu Gomu no Ono with even more power due to his enlarged foot and leg. This was first seen being used against Rob Lucci. Its sheer power is able to damage and create a hole in the deck of a Buster Call Battleship. In the Viz Manga, FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Axe.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Whip (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･鞭ウィップ Gomu Gomu no Giganto Wippu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Whip"): Gomu Gomu no Muchi with more power due to his enlarged foot and leg. This was first seen being used against Rob Lucci. Its sheer power is able to damage the mast of a Buster Call Battleship. In the anime, Luffy used a haki-infused version against Doflamingo. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Whip.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Bazooka (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･バズーカ Gomu Gomu no Giganto Bazūka?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Bazooka"): A Gear Third version of Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Bazooka attack. To create this attack, Luffy inflates both his arms by biting both his thumbs and blowing into them. With both his arms inflated to large proportions, Luffy then delivers the attack onto an opponent the same way he regularly does with a normal Gomu Gomu no Bazooka attack, except with much greater power. This was first seen being used against Oars to break his spine. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Bazooka.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Rifle (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･回転弾ライフル Gomu Gomu no Giganto Raifuru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Rotating Bullet"): Luffy activates Gear Third to expand one of his arms and then use it to launch a giant version of the original Gomu Gomu No Rifle at a target with greater power, drilling hard into the unfortunate target. This attack is strong enough to destroy the heavily-armored Pacifista, and was first seen being used to defeat PX-4 on the Sabaody Archipelago. The fist produced in this attack is approximately the same size as the entire body of the giant Luffy uses it to defeat. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Rifle.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Stamp (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･スタンプ Gomu Gomu no Giganto Sutampu?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Stamp"): Luffy activates Gear Third and expands his foot to deliver a giant version of Gomu Gomu no Stamp with greater force. Incidentally, this was first used in conjunction with Mr. 3's Giant Candle Wall to push it back. This was first seen being used against Magellan in Impel Down. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Stamp.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Fusen (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･風船 Gomu Gomu no Giganto Fūsen?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Balloon"): Luffy activates Gear Third and expands his torso to create a giant version of his traditional Gomu Gomu no Fusen, with a much sturdier defense. This move was strong enough to cushion the impact from a massive adversary and was first used to protect Ace and Mr. 3 from a punch of Sengoku in his giant form. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Balloon.
- Gomu Gomu no Gigant Jet Shell (ゴムゴムの巨人のギガント･ＪＥＴジェット砲弾シェル Gomu Gomu no Gigant Jetto Sheru?, literally meaning "Rubber Rubber Giant Jet Shell"): This was Luffy's strongest technique at the time. While he is still in Gear Second, Luffy goes into Gear Third with Hone Fusen. With the combination of Gear Second's high speed and Gear Third's air within his bones, Luffy launches his air filled body and rams into an opponent like a large cannonball. This move is quite reckless, as Luffy suffers both from the excess burn on his body from Gear Second, and the difficulty of moving his body from Gear Third. This was first seen being used against Gecko Moria while he is in his Shadow's Asgard form. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Gum-Gum Giant Jet Shell.
Key: East Blue Saga | Alabasta Saga | Skypiea Saga | Enies Lobby Saga | Thriller Bark Arc | Paramount War Saga