Template:Island box Punk Hazard Island is an island located in the New World, and is the first island the Straw Hat Pirates have disembarked on, after receiving a distress call from someone on the island. According to Nami, none of her compass needles pointed to it, which she considered odd, even for a New World island.
The island appears to be entirely devoid of civilians, and due to an incident four years before the Straw Hat's arrival, the island was closed off, and the Marines have deemed it prohibited for anyone to disembark there. Robin also states that the abandoned burning village appears to have formerly been a government base. However, when the Straw Hats arrived, they met a dragon and a person who has only legs. Later, Usopp sees what appears to be a birdwoman before it fled.
The island is surrounded by a sea of fire, and the entrance is bolted with a danger sign, hazard stripes, and the logos of the Marines and World Government. The external border is heavily fenced in and inside lies a military base, which consists of buildings that appear to have partially melted due to the intense heat. Also, there is a partially melting skull of a certain creature, which is larger than a giant, lying amongst the ruins.
According to Nami, the clouds above the island made it appear as though the other half of the island had a climate with a temperature below freezing and surprisingly she was right, which fitted with the call the crew received when a victim from a samurai attack talked about being freezing cold.
Robin states that the island appears to have not always been on fire, leading her to wonder if it was a natural disaster or an accident that caused the island to burn on one of its sides. On the frozen side of the island, it appears to have a prison where Nami, Sanji, Chopper and Franky were being held captive alongside a samurai's head (still alive), and a room with giant-sized children.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 Chapter 655, Punk Hazard is introduced.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 657, Usopp catches a glimpse of a birdwoman.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 657, Straw Hats meet up with a samurai and giant children.