Luffy using Gum-Gum Pistol.
|Effect||Luffy reaches one arm out to grab an opponent or ledge it connects with.|
When performed, Luffy stretches one arm a great distance forward. If it connects with an opponent, Luffy will then pull them into his grab, and thus, can pummel and throw them. If it connects with an opponent in the air, the opponent will simply be let go of when they reach Luffy, though they can still be held if Luffy reaches the ground before then. While airborne, if Luffy is directed to the opponent he's facing, he can approach them instead and can be use a follow-up attack.
In One Piece, Gum-Gum Pistol is one of Luffy's signature attacks. However, the move is actually used as a punching attack as opposed to grabbing, as it is used in SSF2. The original version of the move is actually used in Luffy's forward smash.
Luffy's first use of the move in the series was in Chapter 1: ROMANCE DAWN when he defeated the local sea king in East Blue. However, as a child, Luffy created the move saying that "His punch was as strong as a pistol" though he lacked the training and failed to properly use the move on many occasions. Since then, there have been many occurrences and different variations of this attack preformed by Luffy throughout the series.
Although not named Gum-Gum Pistol, Luffy has used similar attacks in One Piece to grab opponents from afar then attack when up close or even to pull others out of harms way. More notable appearances of the technique have appeared in video games such as Gum-Gum Impact in One Piece: Grand Adventure and Gum-Gum Kusarigama in One Piece: Unlimited Adventure.
|Luffy's special moves|
|Standard special move||Gum-Gum Pistol|
|Side special move||Gum-Gum Rocket|
|Up special move||Gum-Gum Snap|
|Down special move||Gum-Gum Balloon|