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Whitebeard said that when "the one" Gol D. Roger has been waiting shows up, he'll find the One Piece and he will turn the whole world upside down. I can't recall any statement that declares that One Piece is some kind of a treasure like gold or something.

It is just said that it is Gol D. Roger's treasure which he left in that place. So I wonder if it has ever been stated that One Piece is something tangible or something theoretical, something virtual?

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Oda himself confirmed in an interview with Momoko Sakura that the One Piece isn't something like "the journey itself was the real treasure" and that it is, in fact, a physical reward.

There is confirmation that the treasure will not be a spiritual gift.

Oda:"Yes, I already decided on how it's going to end. Should I tell you now?"

Sakura:" .... Well, I want to know, but I probably shouldn't. BUT, the One Piece, it's not something like "the growth your heart went through", right?"

Oda:"Hahaha, no no, I won't be pulling off some kind of Wizard of Oz thing like that. After having gone through an adventure like that, it wouldn't be fair to not actually give them a reward."

source: One Piece Wikia

This link contains details that are spoiler in nature. Please click at your own risk: Interview details + Spoilers

  • The reference that wikia use to claim that's a physical is the one you quote. Hasn't he said what kind of reward One Piece is clearly? – Christakis Pappas Dec 25 '15 at 14:31
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    No he hasn't. That would kind of defeat the purpose of the "mysterious aura" behind the treasure. All that's been about the treasure is what has been stated above. – Ero Sɘnnin Dec 25 '15 at 14:41

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