The Tontatta Pirates, formerly known as Tonta Corps (トンタ兵団 Tonta Heidan?), are the armed forces of the Tontatta Tribe formed in order to commence Operation SOP, and later, reformed as a pirate crew. They are composed of 200 dwarves under the command of Leo, forming the fifth ship of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet.
They are allies of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Dressrosa Arc, and also one of the central characters from The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Cover Page Serial.
The Tonta Corps is led by Leo as the chief commander and captain, with around 200 dwarfs forming the entire armed forces, along with certain dwarfs holding high-ranking leadership positions within the corps, as well as dividing themselves into their own individual squads. The main force, which is led directly by Leo himself, operates as the leadership of the entire armed forces and later operates as a pirate crew as well.
|Linear Foxes||Yellow Great Rhinoceros Beetles||Pink Hornets|
|Riku Family||Straw Hat Grand Fleet|
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Roles And Capabilities
The Tonta Corps has its own hierarchy:
|Leo||5th representative of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet / Tonta Corps Leader||Tontatta Combat|
|Bomba and Rampo||Tonta Corps Vice-Chiefs||Tontatta Combat|
|Bian||Leader of Pink Bee Squad (Aviation)||Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Suzumebachi
|Kabu||Leader of Yellow Kabu Squad (Aviation)||Mushi Mushi no Mi, Model: Kabutomushi
Rhinoceros Beetle Communication
|Inhel, Cotton, Wicca, Baxcon, and Daikon||Reconnaissance Squad|
|Flapper, Bobomba, Maujii, Nubon, Pellini, Eikon, and Chicory||Tonta Corps Members|
|Chao||Tonta Corps Member||Tontatta Combat|
While helping the citizens of Dressrosa rebuild their homes, they were given a ship from them. The ship fits their size and is decorated with the Tontatta Kingdom architecture of acorns and two mushroom-styled structures (one on each side). The rails are decorated with large leaves, and the crow's nest is shaped like Leo's crown. The figurehead resembles Usopp's expression when he defeated Sugar, with a pistol in its mouth. The top of the main mast is shaped like a chestnut similar to Mont Blanc Noland head.
|— Kyros, to Franky, on the Tonta Corps|
Despite their small size, as all other dwarves, the Tonta Corps members possess great strength, with a single dwarf being able to easily destroy a building. They are very fast, enough for them to disappear in a blink of an eye, making it nearly impossible for a normal person to see them. They are extremely stealthy and are even capable of stripping a person of all their possessions before the target even realizes it. They are known as great cultivators, as they state that they can cultivate any plant, as evidenced by the abundance of plant life on Green Bit. They also have command over swarms of flying insects, giving them even greater mobility.
Several members of the Tonta Corps have been shown to be proficient in Tontatta Combat, being more than capable of taking out regular human soldiers with ease, succumbing only to stronger fighters such as Lao G. Several leaders within the Tonta Corps are also Devil Fruit users with abilities that complement their fighting style. Their captain Leo with his strength, skill, and quick thinking was able to defeat Giolla, an officer of the Donquixote Pirates.
Despite their strength the crew has a major weakness; like all Dwarves shown thus, the crewmembers are extremely gullible and trusting, easily convinced to believe anyone, even if they are obviously lying.
After the defeat of Donquixote Family and the return of Riku Family, the Tontatta Tribe regained their dignity as people. While Luffy was recovering, they decided to form a military force with the main purpose of helping their friends whom they considered as heroes despite their pirate status. Tonta-Chief Gancho gave permission to form the Tonta Corps under the leaderships of Leo.
The Tonta Corps, with the help of Mansherry, helped the Straw Hat Pirates escape to the Yonta Maria. Leo, as the leader of the Tonta Corps, stood as one of the seven representatives that formed Straw Hat Grand Fleet under the captaincy of Monkey D. Luffy. He is assigned as the captain of the fifth ship, with the numbers drawn based on lottery.
The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet
The group under Leo's command decided to become a pirate crew while Rebecca and Viola made them new clothes with the crew's Jolly Roger. Afterwards, the Tonta Corps went to assist the Dressrosa citizens into rebuilding their homes and later received a new ship. The crew marveled at it before checking it out. Leo, Bian, and Kabu later had an audience with King Riku and they were assigned as escorts for the Levely.
While traveling to the Levely with the Riku Family, the Tonta Corps received the news of Luffy's exploits at Totto Land. They later arrived at Mary Geoise, where Leo and Rebecca bonded with Vivi and Shirahoshi over their mutual friendship with Luffy.
"Gang" Bege's Oh My Family
- The Tontatta Pirates are the only crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet whose captain or members did not participate in the Corrida Colosseum.