Chapter 167 is titled "Battlefront".
Jango's Dance Paradise Vol. 32: "Get up and Dance Courtroom!!"
The whole courtroom gets caught up in the dance of friendship.
As Vivi explains the geography of Alabasta she points out that Crocodile is at Rainbase, which is a gambling town and that he owns a casino there, this gets Nami's interest. Meanwhile Luffy is keeping away the water that Mr.Toto gave them form Usopp, Vivi then thanks Luffy but is told that if she wants to thank him, she should give him a feast. Back at the rebel's base Kohza is discouraging a young boy from joining the rebels, meanwhile at the palace the king is procrastinating an assault when Carue returns to the palace with a note for the king from Vivi. Cobra then decides to attack Crocodile while leaving the capitol open.
The Straw Hats, deciding to take Baroque Works head on, are leaving Yuba for Rainbase, where Crocodile's headquarters is hidden. Meanwhile, the rebels are almost ready to attack the royal army. Despite a shortage of weapons, they decide to start the battle as soon as possible. King Cobra does not wish to attack his people without knowing of the cause despite the fact that his guard captains, Pell and Chaka, have more and more difficulties controlling their men. While they are despairing, hope arrives from Carue, who has finally reached the palace with the information that Vivi gave him to deliver (Vivi wrote a letter to her father and gave Carue the mission to give it to her father). After reading the shocking news of Igaram's death and Crocodile's betrayal, Cobra decides to send all his troops toward the traitor even if it would leave the capital defenseless against the rebels.
- The Straw Hat Pirates decide to go to Crocodile's home in Rainbase.
- King Cobra learns of Crocodile's betrayal as well as Igaram's apparent death.
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