The Dressrosa Arc is the twenty-seventh story arc in the series and the second in the Pirate Alliance Saga of One Piece, continuing from the Punk Hazard Arc. The Straw Hats and Trafalgar Law, having formed an alliance, travel with Kin'emon to Dressrosa as part of their plan. Dressrosa is the second island the Straw Hats encounter in the New World and is ruled by the Shichibukai, Donquixote Doflamingo.
A banquet then began on the Yonta Maria to celebrate the formation of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. As the party went on, it was foreshadowed that the Straw Hat Grand Fleet will be responsible for a pivotal event that will happen in the future. On Dressrosa, CP-0 investigated the palace but found no trace of the smuggled weapons. King Riku introduced the dwarves to the people as he prepared for the Reverie coming up soon.
The people began building statues of Luffy, Usopp, and Kyros as a new peaceful age began on Dressrosa. The Marines sailed away, and Tsuru talked with Doflamingo in the brig. Doflamingo held a grudge against Fujitora for not helping him, but was happy knowing that the world would soon be plunged into chaos as several parties fought to be on top. Nearby, a pirate named Jack prepared to rescue Doflamingo. The Straw Hat Pirates were shocked to see Bartolomeo's ship, the Going Luffy-senpai which had a Luffy masthead. As they embarked to Zou, Bartolomeo showed the Straw Hats their new bounties. For some reason, however, Sanji was only wanted alive.