Since the start of the One Piece series, many have been wondering where Shanks and his crew found the Gomu Gomu no Mi that Luffy ate. Fortunately, Eiichiro Oda has finally revealed how Shanks was able to obtain the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit in the One Piece series.

How did Shanks get his hands on the Gomu Gomu no Mi, also known as Gum-Gum Devil Fruit?

The complete details about how Shanks got his hand on the Devil Fruit are still few, but Chapter 1017 of the One Piece manga somehow explained how it happened.

Short Answer

Who’s Who revealed that he failed to guard the Gomu Gomu Devil Fruit while it was being transported. Then he was shocked after learning that Monkey D. Luffy ate the stolen Gomu Gomu no Mi. In Chapter 1018, Who’s Who confirmed that it was Shanks’ crew who stole the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

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Detailed Answer

In One Piece Chapter 1017, the manga sees Jinbei fighting Who’s-Who, one of the members of the Tobiroppo. Jinbei recalls the rumor about the rogue CP9 member who escaped from the prison as they fight. Who’s Who was surprised and told him that what Jinbei had heard was true. At the same time, Who’s Who also confirmed that he was a rogue member of CP9, the secret intelligence agency.

Who’s Who continued to spill more details about him, but Jinbei responded that he had nothing to do with it. However, Jinbei being an official member of the Straw Hat Pirates is now part of his bitter past.

Who’s Who then shared about his failure 12 years ago. According to the Tobiroppo member, he failed to guard the devil’s fruit that was being transported on a government ship. That devil fruit was the Gomu Gomu no Mi. Who’s Who was surprised that Luffy was the one who ate the stolen Gomu Gomu no Mi.

As the two warriors fight, Who’s Who reveals his rage towards Luffy after seeing him wearing Shanks’ hat. Who’s Who also confirmed that the Red Hair Pirates are the pirate crew who stole the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

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Luffy eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

Back at the start of the series, which was the Romance Dawn arc, Shanks was shocked upon witnessing how Luffy had turned into a rubber man. Luffy ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi after becoming enraged by Shanks’ actions while being insulted by the bandits.