Laugh Tale is an island at the edge of the New World where the legendary treasure One Piece is supposedly hidden. Gol D. Roger gave it that name once he and his crew arrived on the island and found the treasure Joy Boy had left behind. The pirates from all around the world are longing to get a hold of that treasure which can only be acquired once they reach this island.
The only way to reach this island is through understanding the coordinates of the location through Road Poneglyphs. Road Poneglyphs are a set of four Ponegylphs that, when read collectively, provide four locations that, when aligned, reveal the location of Laugh Tale.
|Anime Debut||One Piece Episode 968|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 967|
On an island at the extreme edge of the Grand Line, Joy Boy left behind some type of enormous treasure at some point during the Void Century.
After arriving at a dead end on Lodestar Island, 39 years ago, Roger began to wonder if there was a final island. The needle would start acting strangely and never record a location, and Roger’s Log pose would start acting suspicious at that point. This convinced Roger that this alleged location existed and held something of immeasurable importance. Thus, its importance and various stories are constantly denied by the World Government.
As a result of Kozuki Oden’s talent of deciphering Poneglyphs, Roger temporarily recruited him from the Whitebeard Pirates, and then he set off on his last journey across the Grand Line with the goal of reaching the line’s actual end.
After finding them all in this new adventure, the Roger Pirates were able to solve the mystery of the Road Poneglyphs and arrive at the mysterious final island 25 years before the present timeline. Roger and his team laughed when they discovered Joy Boy’s treasure, and they also found out the reality of events that took place during the Void Century, the Ancient Weapons and significance of the initial D.
Upon discovering all of that, Roger called it a “funny story” and named the last island “Laugh Tale” because of the nature of the treasure and what they had learned about Joy Boy and the past. The only humans known to have arrived on this island are Roger and his crew.
An unknown Roger Pirate created an Eternal Pose which aims towards Laugh Tale during his stay on the island just in case he or another crew member chose to return for any reason.
Sometime later, Roger offered the directions to Laugh Tale, which Whitebeard turned down because he preferred to focus on building a family instead of getting to the One Piece.
The island’s shore appears to be made up of sharp cliffs and a lot of wilderness despite the fact that there are some artifacts that appear to be formed like buildings or fortresses.
If one has carried the poneglyph passages with them on their journey, it is stated that the Rio Poneglyph will eventually be unveiled once they reach Laugh Tale. Additionally, when read, each of the Road Ponegylphs, a group of four unique red poneglyphs, reveal a location on a globe map.
The true path to Laugh Tale will be revealed once all four locations have been identified, and the intersection which is formed at the middle of the four points will reveal the location of Laugh Tale. Roger speculated that the World Government forbids poneglyph research because they deliberately do not want anyone to arrive at Laugh Tale so that no one can discover what is hidden there.
Laugh Tale and the treasure One Piece exist where the four marks make an “X” when they intersect, according to what has been shown about the Road Poneglyphs locations. The location of the treasure is typically shown on a classic treasure map by an “X.” The illustration shows how significant the site is by making it look like “An X created by Xs.”
Coincidentally, the word “funny tale” or literally “laugh tale” appears in the last line of the well-known pirate Bings’ sake. Before naming the island, Roger used the exact same passage. The song, however, quotes the island's name since quite some time.
The name of the island was frequently rendered as “Raftel” in both official and unofficial translations before the publication of One Piece: Stampede. However, the name is written as “Laugh Tale” on an Eternal Pose in the movie. The subtitled version did not begin using Laugh Tale, but the Funimation dub did.
Later, in Chapter 967, the manga confirmed both the spelling and the origin of Laugh Tale. One Piece’s Takuma Naito claims that the series’ editors were informed about this spelling and its significance a very long time ago.
A. Joy Boy discovered an island that Gol D. Roger later named Laugh Tale, and he left behind a treasure that the world would come to know as One Piece.
A. The only way to reach Laugh Tale is through understanding the coordinates of the location through Road Poneglyphs.