Moqueca is the king of Samba Kingdom (サンバ王国, Sanba Ōkoku?) in the South Blue and one of fifty monarchs who took part in the Levely.


Moqueca is a short, rotund middle-aged man with a thin mustache. He wears a frilly shirt, a bead necklace, robes and a colorful, feathered hat resembling a palm tree.


Moqueca is a cheerful, jovial man who enjoys samba.

Abilities and Powers

Moqueca is the king of a nation affiliated with the World Government and one of the few allowed to attend the Levely, which grants him some authority over matters concerning the world.


Whole Cake Island Saga

Levely Arc

Moqueca was first seen in Pangaea Castle’s Socializing Plaza, where he struck a friendship with Manboshi over their preferred music genres.

Moqueca later attended the beginning meeting of the Levely. He was seated between Beer VI and Iwatobi.


  • Like many of the kings in the Levely, Moqueca’s character takes inspiration from a real-world culture. In his case, Brazil.
    • His name refers to a Brazilian-Angolan dish made out of seafood stew.
    • He appreciates samba, a Brazilian music genre, which also happens to be the name of his kingdom.
    • Moqueca’s hat resembles those used by performers in the Brazilian Carnival.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 906 (p. 6) and Episode 884, Moqueca makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 908 (p. 12-13) and Episode 889, Moqueca attends the Levely.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (EX Characters: Levely Arc Vol. 2 #1201), Moqueca’s name is revealed.

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