Poppoko is an overweight man, with a large chin, black hair, and a bit of stubble on his chin. He wears a blue and white striped bandana, with a matching short sleeved shirt. His sideburns also come down into a curl.
Typical of his thuggish appearance, Poppoko likes to intimidate Koby due to his low status and timid personality. He fears Alvida, and tried to deny slacking off (which she hates) when she found him doing so. He, like the rest of the crew, calls her beautiful simply to avoid her Iron Mace.
Abilities and Powers
He does not seem to be very strong as Luffy unintentionally knocked him out when he emerged from the barrel.
Romance Dawn Arc
Poppoko, along with his crewmates Heppoko, Peppoko and Koby, found Luffy in the barrel he had drifted to their hideout in. The first three intimidated Koby due to his low status as a ship caretaker, and tried to attack Luffy, but were defeated. After that, they reported to Alvida when she attacked them, thinking they were slacking off.
Poppoko later reappears at Loguetown alongside other members of Alvida's crew as a subordinate of Gally. Under orders from Gally, they attempt to raid the port area, but are foiled by Captain Smoker.
Concludes non-canon section.
Manga and Anime Differences
Poppoko never appeared alongside Heppoko in the same scene in the anime as opposed to the manga. Instead, a miscellaneous crew member replaced Heppoko in the scene when Luffy's barrel was opened. Poppoko is accidentally knocked out by Luffy when he breaks out of the barrel and is later sent flying by Alvida, and so he never appears alongside Heppoko in any scene.
Another difference is that when Alvida is sent flying by Luffy, she ends up crashing down on top of him in the water.
- In the game Ocean's Dream! - Oceans of Dreams, Harasho, one of the subordinates of the pirate Banzai has a design borrowed from Poppoko, except with a different color scheme.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 7) and Episode 1, Heppoko, Peppoko and Poppoko appear alongside Koby.
- Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, His birthday is revealed.
- One Piece Blue: Grand Data File (p. 34), Poppoko's name is revealed.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 48, Poppoko reappears as a member of Gally's crew.