One Piece: What episode does Luffy use Gear 5?

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In ‘One Piece‘, Luffy’s Gear 5 was one of the most anticipated moments from the anime. In the recent episodes, we got to see Luffy’s Gear 5 awakening, after Kaido defeats him for some time. Luffy’s Gear 5 is also known as Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, which increases the user’s rubber-like body’s strength. It also increases the devil fruit’s powers

One Piece is one of the most popular animes in the world. It is based on the manga, ‘One Piece’ written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The story follows the adventure of  Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, where he explores the Grand Line in search of the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’.

Here’s everything you need to know about all the Gears of Luffy. 

Luffy Gear 5 Awakening

Which episode was Gear 5 revealed in One Piece?

The ending of Episode 1070 saw the Gear 5 awakening. Zunesha tells Momonosuke and Yamato that he hears the Drums of Liberation for the first time in 800 years. He also compares it to the return of Joy Boy. Towards the end of the episode, smoke starts rising out of Luffy’s body and his transformation begins. 

Episode 1071 finally saw Luffy’s Gear 5 in full form. 

One Piece 1 to 5 Gear Episode Number

If you want to see the rest of Luffy’s Gears in Action, here’s a list of all the gear forms in One Piece, along with the episodes in which they were featured.

  • ‘Luffy’ Gear 1 – Episode (Technically doesn’t exist)
  • ‘Luffy’ Gear 2 – Episode 272
  • ‘Luffy’ Gear 3 – Episode 288
  • ‘Luffy’ Gear 4 – Episode 726
  • ‘Luffy’ Gear 5 – Episode 1071

What is Luffy’s Gear 5?

Gear 5 is the awakened form of the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which strengthens the user’s rubbery body. It also allows the user the ability to manipulate and transform their environment, similar to a Paramecia awakening. Luffy achieved this ability during his final battle with Kaidou.

How Strong is Luffy’s Gear 5?

Gear 5 grants the user God-like abilities. Apart from manipulating their body, the user can also manipulate the surroundings and control the environment. This is evident in episode 1071 of the anime, where Luffy keeps jumping from one point to another and it seems as if the whole ground is bouncing as well. 

Luffy Gear 5 in One Piece

Gear 5 also consumes a lot of stamina and energy, but those are the only 2 main drawbacks. Luffy is yet to make good use of his Gear 5 abilities. He mockingly beats up Kaido and we hope that he defeats him in the upcoming episodes. 

Episode 1071 of One Piece is now available on Crunchyroll

Source – One Piece Fandom

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