The crew's Jolly Roger is made up of a smiling black octopus.
The crew is strong enough to survive in the New World and be able to make a name for themselves in those fearsome waters, as well as allying with the Whitebeard Pirates. However, they had no hope against the latter.
Thirty years ago, the Takotopus Pirates pursued Amatsuki Toki on an island in the New World. After being scared off by the appearance of the swollen Kozuki Oden, they returned with their captain Karma. However, Karma was easily defeated by Whitebeard.
As one of the 43 subordinate crews, the Takotopus Pirates set out with the Whitebeard Pirates to rescue Portgas D. Ace from execution. They set out to Marineford to fight in what would be known as the Summit War of Marineford.
- "Takotopus" is a combination of the Japanese word "tako" and the English word "octopus".