The Pirates Expo is a non-canon event said to occur at various points over the years, where pirates come together and interact. A special Pirates Expo was held in the film One Piece: Stampede as part of Douglas Bullet's plot to become Pirate King.
According to Boa Hancock, Pirates Expos happen every few years, with no real established interval between them. Before the one in Stampede, no Expos had been held in 20 years. Due to the massive number of pirates in close proximity to each other, the Expo is said to be a lawless and dangerous event. Actions like fighting, stealing, and even kidnapping are permitted without issue. The only rule of the event is that the attendees must keep it a secret, ensuring that the Marines do not find out about it.
Pirates come to the Expo by invitation, with most of the attendees typically being the Grand Line's most infamous pirates including Super Rookies and the Shichibukai. A small amount of the invitees are not pirates, as shown when the bounty hunter Cidre was invited, likely for the purpose of starting conflict. Civilians may also be invited to sell food and wares, such as Takoyaki 8. Invitees receive an Eternal Pose that allows them to navigate to the island where it is held.
Buena Festa's ExpoEdit
Several events were being held during the Expo, for everyone to enjoy.
Miss Pirate CompetitionEdit
A beauty contest with a cash prize. Nami participated and won it.
Main Event: The Treasure RaceEdit
The main event was a treasure race to obtain which was an Eternal Pose pointing to Laugh Tale. However, the event was a trap designed for Bullet to kill all the pirates in attendance as part of his quest to become Pirate King. Bullet and Festa also arranged for the Marines to unleash a Buster Call on Delta Island during the Expo in order for Bullet to kill the Marine Admirals as well.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Movie 14, The Pirates Expo is held.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One Piece Anime — Episode 895, Hancock first explains the Pirates Expo.