Luffy finds that he has been chasing Gekko Moriah's shadow the whole time, while the real Moriah has escaped. Some strange people are also seemingly searching for Luffy. Moriah meets with Kuma as they discuss Crocodile's replacement, Blackbeard. The Straw Hat Pirates are still fighting Oars, planning to defeat him so Luffy can get his shadow back. Suddenly, the Straw Hats discover Moriah in Oars' stomach, sitting in a cockpit. Usopp rushes to the kitchen to get more salt, only to be targeted by Oars. Brook appears and saves Usopp at the last moment, holding a big bag of salt.