Chapter 954 is titled "Like Giving Wings to a Dragon"
Zoro accepts Hiyori's offer to give him Enma in place of Shusui, despite Kawamatsu's reservations. Law is freed from his imprisonment by a mysterious figure, and he cuts up Hawkins, who reveals that his alliance with Kid and Apoo was blown up due to Apoo secretly working for Kaido since the start.
Two days later, several of the Straw Hats and Kozuki Family retainers meet up to discuss the strategy for the final battle, and Kin'emon reveals that Yasuie changed their secret message to have their allies meet at Port Tokage in Udon.
- Oden used two swords and he gave one to each of his children.
- Zoro accepts Hiyori's offer for Enma in exchange for returning Shusui.
- Law was freed by an unknown individual and he subdues Hawkins, who explains about his alliance's first meeting with Kaido in detail.
- Luffy continues training in using advanced Busoushoku Haki under Hyogoro's supervision.
- Kin'emon receives Yasuie's last message.
- Kin'emon reveals that the names of the six ports in Wano are based on animals: Habu (Snake), Tokage (Lizard), Itachi (Weasel), Neko (Cat), Kaeru (Frog), and Mogura (Mole).
- It is revealed the second way to enter Wano is behind a waterfall, through an underground carvern that leads to Mogura Harbor.
- The port is only accessible with Kaido's or Orochi's approval.
- Apoo arrives at Wano for the Fire Festival.
- The Numbers are first mentioned and they are going to show up for the Fire Festival.
- Kaido and Big Mom have postponed their battle and formed an alliance to conquer the world so they can kill each other afterward.
- There are only five days remaining before the raid on Onigashima.