During the Alabasta arc when the crew was crossing the desert, Luffy, Zoro and Chopper fell down a hole which led to a big dome-like structure. In the dome, there was a huge stone with Poneglyphs written on it. None of them knew what it was much less its meaning. It was dismissed. What I'm wondering is if those Poneglyphs was important and whether or not it had some clues about the Void Century?

  • Yes, it obviously has some kind of clue. The question is what kind of clue and what are they hiding? Apr 9 '16 at 1:30
  • I believe that part was not Cannon
    – SWard
    Apr 9 '16 at 16:18
  • Where was this from? The anime? This is definitely not part of the manga and therefore I doubt it is canon, as @SWard suggested
    – solalito
    Apr 9 '16 at 20:36
  • It is considered canon, and yes it is in the anime. Apr 10 '16 at 4:43
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    @MichaelBrown Do you know the episode so I might check it out?
    – solalito
    Apr 11 '16 at 7:09

As you can see from this list, episodes 101-102 which Luffy, Zoro and Chopper find the Poneglyph it's actually a filler episode.

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So this Poneglyph wasn't introduced in the manga, so that means that whatever was wrote on it doesn't matter.


Since the poneglyph in the desert was a non Canon episode there is no meaning in its existence. There is only one poneglyph in alabasta that cobra showed Robin. The capital was moved because of the war and destruction so in the end there is no confusion as according to the creator of one piece that is Oda only one poneglyph exists in alabasta and the anime makers just did a filler to hype things up


I have one speculation. In Alabasta, there are 2 poneglyph. One was at the Kings tomb and the other in the desert. The Kings tomb has the info about the location of Pluton according to King Cobra but if you re-watch and re-read the arc closely you will notice that Alabasta has two Palace. The current one and one which is destroyed due to age and the desert not being inhabitable (or some other cause). My speculation is that the former Palace was surrounded by domes due to it being the former capital city. If I remember right, Alabasta was the only country that the King did not leave for Marijoise which is really suspicious. I'm guessing that the King was entrusted with one of the key poneglyphs that tell or is a part of the Rio poneglyph. But since the world government we going for a hunting spree for any book or memory about the void century, the King decided to move his capital city to its current position and leave the other poneglyph in the desert where no one will find it.


They might be Pluton as they say later in the show, because they didnt know what it is at they said that "someone" was trying to hide it.


I think that this poneglyph might contain some real information ,not about weapons but about void century. then someone from wano must have made another poneglyph as a decoy for alabasta king after moving the capital while only one or two persons would have had the knowledge of existence of that poneglyph making it hard for world government to locate and destroy real treasure and after some generation of family the secret must have lost.

  • Please include relevant sources or references.
    – W. Are
    Mar 20 '19 at 22:24

This was actually addressed shortly after this episode came out by the anime team, and i quote "what was that Poneglyph in the cave where zoro chopper and luffy fell into?" Kōnosuke Uda "how did that get there, zoro's luck led him to the poneglyph that tells the history of Alabasta"

  • Please include relevant sources/references.
    – W. Are
    May 26 '19 at 9:06

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