Rakesh is a port town within the North Blue region. It was only named in the anime.
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
Rakesh was once allied with the Donquixote Pirates, but started allying with other groups, which caused Doflamingo to target it.
Concludes non-canon section.
Doflamingo sent Gladius, Senor Pink, Giolla, Machvise, and Baby 5 to attack it. The five succeeded in pillaging and plundering the city and shooting many people there.
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One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol.
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The Donquixote Pirates attacking Rakesh.