What Chapter and Episode is [spoiler] in One Piece? Answered

"Do you have any idea who I am?"

by Drew Kopp
Image: Toei Animation

Familial ties have always been important to the story of One Piece, and few families within the series are more complex than Monkey D. Luffy’s. Luffy’s family tree includes some of One Piece‘s most influential characters and one of the most memorable is his paternal grandfather, Monkey D. Garp.

At the time it occurred, the revelation that Luffy’s grandfather is a high-ranking Navy Admiral was one of the biggest twists in the series, and it’s still a moment that many fans of the series remember fondly. It’s been nearly two decades since the truth came out about Luffy and Garp’s connection to each other, and a lot has happened since then, so let’s look back on the One Piece chapter and episode where Garp was revealed to be Luffy’s grandpa.

Which Chapter of One Piece Reveals that Garp Is Luffy’s Grandpa?

Image: Eiichiro Oda, Shueisha, and Viz Media

Although Garp was formally introduced in One Piece Chapter 68, the reveal that he is Luffy’s Grandfather came over two hundred chapters later in One Piece Chapter 431. Set at the tail end of the Water 7 Saga, the chapter sees the Straw Hat Pirates get to work planning the layout of their new ship, the soon-to-be-built Thousand Sunny. Their preparations are suddenly halted when Garp (literally) bursts into their hideout, leading to the surprise reveal of his and Luffy’s relationship.

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While this revelation thoroughly shocks the rest of the Strawhat Pirates and Garp’s platoon of Marines, Garp and Luffy’s interaction quickly settles into a casual conversation. During this reunion, Garp turns the reveal of his relationship with Luffy into a one-two punch by letting it slip that Luffy’s father is Monkey D. Dragon, the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Army fighting to overthrow the World Government.

Which Chapter of One Piece Reveals that Garp Is Luffy’s Grandpa?

Image: Toei Animation

The revelation that Gapr is Luffy’s grandfather plays out in One Piece Episode 313. The scene where Garp’s identity is revealed plays out almost exactly like it does in the manga, with Luffy and Garp discussing their relationship with a laid-back nonchalance that hilariously contrasts the absolute shock the other Straw Hats, the assembled Marines, and uninformed viewers feel as the truth is unveiled.

Do Luffy and Garp Love Each Other?

The world of One Piece is home to many parent-child relationships defined by mutual hatred, but Luffy and Garp’s familial bond is one of the most functional in the series. While Garp disapproves of his grandson’s decision to become a pirate, it’s clear that Garp loves his grandson dearly, as he never earnestly attempts to arrest him whenever the opportunity arises.

Luffy, in turn, admires and respects his grandfather, whom he sees as more of a father figure than Dragon, who was absent throughout Luffy’s childhood. While the two have come to literal blows over Luffy’s life decisions, Luffy cares deeply about Garp and will likely be outraged when he learns of the fate that has recently befallen him in the manga.

- This article was updated on November 14th, 2023

About The Author

Drew Kopp has been a writer at Attack of the Fanboy for three months and has covered Baldur's Gate 3, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Ahsoka. He has a Bachelor's in Creative Writing and loves writing about indie games and celebrity gossip. When he isn't writing, he can be found reading fantasy books or rocking out as Bard in Dungeons & Dragons.