Now that Luffy escaped from the bottom of the sea, he continues his fight with Arlong. He comes up with the idea of using Arlong's teeth against him, while Arlong states his jaws are superior compared to humans.
Luffy is freed by Sanji, and now has to continue his fight with Arlong. His initial punches don't harm Arlong. He tries using two of Hatchan's six swords, but is snapped at by Arlong's teeth, however he manages to get him to bite the support pillar holding up Arlong Park. Luffy is then bitten by Arlong, but ends up capturing a pair of his teeth and tries to use them against Arlong, but to no avail, as due to Arlong's greater jaw strength, his bites are more lethal, while Luffy's bites prove to be ineffective against Arlong.
Arlong then bites Luffy's arm, but Luffy slams Arlong into the ground, freeing his arm. Furious, Arlong then hops in the water to fight, knowing he is faster, but as he charges, Luffy delivers a powerful kick to Arlong's stomach and critically injures him, throwing Arlong into a rage. Nami states she had never seen his eyes like that, and he draws his sword Kiribachi hoping to kill Luffy.
Luffy then retreats to a room in Arlong park and finds a pile of sea charts which is where Nami drew her maps. Luffy and Arlong argue who has Nami on their team, as he threatens Luffy with his sword.
4Kids combined part of Japanese episode 40 with Japanese episode 41 and part of Japanese episode 42 to make 4Kids episode 38: "The Comeback Kid " and aired on June 18. Then 4Kids combined part of Japanese episode 42 with Japanese episodes 43 and 45 to make 4Kids episode 39: "Wanted!".