Luffy drowns in the water due to Arlong throwing him in the pool. Rather than dive in immediately to save them, Zoro warns Sanji that they must defeat the fishmen on land before saving Luffy. Sanji fights Kuroobi while Zoro battles Hatchan.
Hatchan does not appear to be a serious opponent at first but due to Zoro's injuries by Dracule Mihawk, he finds himself challenged. However, his spirit is as strong as ever and he refuses to lose in battle as he must become the world's greatest swordsman.
Sanji grows concerned over Zoro's condition. However, Kuroobi takes advantage of the distraction and performs a Fishmen Karate move which sends Sanji flying. Sanji quickly regains his footing and remarks that the Fishmen Karate is nothing compared to what Zeff could do.
Meanwhile, the villagers have decided to do what they can, in order to help. Nojiko and Genzo attempt to free Luffy from the rock he's trapped in underwater.