The Third Research Institute was a laboratory on Punk Hazard where Vegapunk performed experiments for the World Government. After Caesar Clown ruined the island with his gas weapon and the government's abandonment Caesar made it his base of operations for the Underworld.
- 1 Layout and Locations
- 1.1 Building A
- 1.2 Connecting Hallway
- 1.3 Building B
- 1.4 Building C
- 1.5 Building D
- 1.6 Building R
- 1.7 CHECK-102
- 1.8 Frozen Hall
- 1.9 Cliffside Rear Entrance
- 2 History
- 3 References
- 4 Site Navigation
Layout and Locations
On the frozen side of the island the research institute is built into the base of a mountain and has a natural harbor in front that connects to the river. The building was originally the lab in which Vegapunk carried out his chemical weaponry experiments, but now it is used by Caesar as a hideout and for his immoral research. There are many different levels and rooms in the building, and each building is surrounded by balconies with chemical chimneys on the roofs. The building is marked PH-006 along with a gaping hole on the right side. Due to being on the cold side of the island, most of the facility is covered in snow and ice.
The structural layout of the research institute is made up of five large buildings connected with each other via gates that can prevent hazardous materials from sweeping into the other buildings. Each building is coded with the letters A, B, C, D and R.
The Lobby of Building A was where most of the Straw Hats, Law, G-5 and Brownbeard entered the institute to escape Shinokuni. After the G-5 grunts fixed the hole Zoro and Kin'emon made the two groups made plans to escape the island before Caesar could trap them in the building while confused.
The Connecting Hallway (連絡通路 Renraku Tsūro?) is the path between Buildings A and B. After Luffy took down Run, he came through here followed by Law and Smoker along with the Straw Hats, Kin'emon, Brownbeard and most of the G-5 while some were trapped in Building A. Making their way through while the G-5 were attacked by Vegapunk's dragon and Vergo leading Sanji to come to their aid fighting Vergo when the gate to Building A was reopened letting in Shinokuni and a report from Building D was announced. Sanji, Vergo and G-5 then made it out of the hallway before the gate to Building B closed.
Building B (
The Checkup Room (検査室 Kensashitsu?) is where kids from the Biscuits Room have their tests with a hallway just outside. While here Ginko asked about Momonosuke and was told to keep quiet. Later Chopper and the G-5 medics brought Mocha here when the room started to collapse.
The Biscuits Room (ビスケットルーム Bisuketto Rūmu?) is a large nursery room where the giant-sized children were kept until Nami, Sanji, Chopper, Franky and Kin'emon came and took them. The room has its own exit and entrance.
Building C (
The Waste Container (ゴミ箱 Gomibako?) is located in the basement of Building C and is connected by numerous trash chutes throughout the building. Here Luffy met Momonosuke and made their escape from the chamber.
The first floor is where Luffy and Momonosuke came out from the waste container through a trash chute.
SAD Production Room
The SAD Production Room (
The Secret Room (秘密の部屋 Himitsu no Heya?) was once the master control room of Dr. Vegapunk. After taking over, Caesar Clown forbid anyone from entering and converted it for his own use. Here Caesar made his plan for the trap on the first floor. Vegapunk's artificial Devil Fruit was stored in a glass case near the main console until Kozuki Momonosuke broke the glass and ate the fruit.
CHECK-102 is where Nami, Sanji, Chopper, and Franky were held captive along with Kin'emon's living head until their escape. Caesar and his men later came to investigate when they got a report on G-5.
There is a massive ice covered hall full of the frozen corpses of prisoners previously brought to the island, which has a direct path towards the main entrance of the institute.
Cliffside Rear Entrance
There is a rear entrance to the institute on a cliffside where Sanji, Nami, Franky, Chopper, Kin'emon and the kids from the Biscuits Room left and met Zoro, Usopp, Luffy, Robin Brook and Brownbeard. Later Law took out a couple of Caesar's men and brought Chopper back with him.
Years ago, Kaidou, the Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu user, and Alber, a lunarian, were held captive in the facility and underwent various experiments. One day, Kaidou decided to break out and recruited Alber into his crew.
Vegapunk extracted Kaidou's Lineage Factor and replicated his Devil Fruit, but considering the artificial Devil Fruit a failure, Vegapunk stored it in his secret control room and later abandoned it when Punk Hazard was evacuated. Years later, Kozuki Momonosuke snuck into the room and ate the fruit.
Punk Hazard Arc
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