Sugo-Fest is a special Rare Recruit Rate Up event. In this event you have higher chances to recruit powerful characters. You can access Sugo-Fest through the Tavern through the Rare Recruit option (which costs 5 gems per use). This event lasts only 24 or 48 hours and comes out periodically (roughly every two weeks since late 2015, it was more of a monthly event before). Many Sugo-Fests are the times where new characters are revealed and enter the Rare Rercuit pool for the first time (hence each subsequent Sugo-Fest has a larger pool of characters to draw from). Since mid 2016 the usual pattern is that early month Sugo features repeats, while late month Sugo debuts new legend and often, several new Rare Recruits.
Increased likelihood of certain characters Edit
Each Sugo Fest offers a list of 10 or so characters which have a significantly higher chance of being drawn during it. Note that those characters are rated as 4 and 5 stars and can be also drawn during future Sugo-Fest (except for some limited time exclusive characters described below).
Rate Up Edit
Most Sugo Fest offer "rate up" on certain units, which means they are guaranteed to get bonuses such as higher starting levels (usually 20, sometimes higher) or stat boosts (+1, sometimes +10 or higher), and more recently, skill ups and guaranteed sockets. The bonuses often affect new units released for this Sugo Fest and/or the ones with increased likelihood of being drawn during it. As with many other aspects, as time goes on the bonuses get better.
Sugo-Fest Exclusive CharactersEdit
The major reason to draw rare characters only during Sugo Fests is that only during this event you can recruit Sugo Rare exclusive characters (commonly known as "legends"), which you CANNOT obtain in other ways. The odds of drawing a Sugo-Fest rare are not high, at best they are around 5% and likely, smaller. This exclusive characters are affected by rate up (which means that during an QCK rate up you are more likely to draw a QCK legend than another legend, but it does not mean that the chances of getting a legend is any higher by itself). The following is the list of characters that appear only in Sugo Fests (the list gets periodically updated as a new Sugo Rare character is added every two months or so):
- Akainu Navy HQ Powerhouse
- Aokiji Navy HQ Powerhouse
- Boa Hancock
- Buggy the Clown Captain of the Buggy Pirates
- Cat Viper
- Corazon Donquixote Pirates
- Donquixote Doflamingo Donquixote Pirates
- Dracule Mihawk Warlord of the Sea
- Edward Newgate
- Hody Jones New Fish-Man Pirates Executive
- Kizaru Navy HQ Powerhouse
- Knight of the Sea Jinbe
- Knight of the Sea Jinbe Ex-Royal Seven Warlords of the Sea
- Marco Whitebeard 1st Div. Commander
- Marshall D. Teach Blackbeard Pirate Captain
- Monkey D. Luffy A Vow in the Great Age of Pirates – Pirate King
- Monkey D. Luffy In the Wake of an Endless Dream – Straw Hat Pirates
- Monkey D. Luffy Straw Hat Pirates: Reunited
- Monkey D. Luffy Voyage Log: Straw Hat Pirates
- Portgas D. Ace Black Clad Flame Fist
- Princess Shirahoshi
- Rob Lucci CP9 Dark Justice
- Roronoa Zoro Straw Hat Pirates: Reunited
- Shanks Black Clad Redhead
- Silvers Rayleigh
- Sir Crocodile: Logia Warlord of the Sea
- Surgeon of Death Trafalgar Law Joker-Tracking Heart
- Trafalgar Law Worst Generation
List by time releasedEdit
This is the list of Sugo exclusives in order they were released. On average, we get one new exclusive a month or so, but there are exceptions, ex. Fujitora was released just a week after Barto, and for some others one and half months lapsted (ex. Jine - late September, Canvendish - early November). Also, SW Ace + Inthawk both debuted during the 1st Anniversairy sugo, on the same day in February.
- Whitebeard (early April)
- Rayleigh (July 14th-15th)
- Boa (August 25-26h)
- Sengoku (Sept 23-24th)
- Log Luffy (released in Nov 25-26th 2015, retired on May 19th, 2016 19:00 PST, Log Luffy, along with all other Log characters, then re-released under a new name in July 2016, together with Corazon)
- Shanks (~Dec 25th)
- Marco (~Jan 20th)
- SW Ace+Inthawk (~Feb 11th)
- Sabo (~March 8th)
- Croc (~April 7th)
- Lucci (~May 4th)
- Doffy (~June 28th)
- Corazon (July ~9th)
- Barto (August ~5th)
- Fuji (August ~12th)
- Jinbe (Sept ~26th)
- Cavendish (~Nov 7th)
- Slasher Law (~Nov 24th)
- Kizaru (late Dec'16)
- Aokiji (early Jan '17)
- Blackbeard (late Jan '17)
- TimeSkip Luffy (Feb 24-26th)
- Akainu (March '17)
- Buggy (April '17)
- Timeskip Zoro (May '17)
- Hody (June '17)
- Striker Law (early August '17)
- Shirahoshi (late August '17)
- Inuarashi/Dogstorm (early September '17)
- Nekomamushi/Cat Viper (late September '17)
- God Usopp (late September '17)
Note: Sugo Fest are not the only source of exclusive characters. There are even rarer exclusives which appear only during named events (some of which are listed here). For example, Portgas D. Ace Mt. Corvo’s Brothers 3 can only be recruited during the Before They Were Famous! event. Other characters are tied to special times of the year such as XMAS or Valentine Day. They may, but are unlikely to, coincide with a Sugo Fest time.
Not all Sugos are equal (tips on when to pull)Edit
Assuming you want to spend your gems for the biggest impact and can wait a few months, here are some observations and tips:
- Sugos are becoming steadily better over time, for example with the 10+1 (effectively 10% discount) introduced in mid-2016 and after few more months becoming a standard. A bunch of story-mode characters considered generally weak were retired from Rare Recruit around that time too, improving the pool. It is rumored that the next big improvement will be a 'guaranteed legend' every x pulls or such. But those are just rumors. We will get what we will get.
- The so-called 'anniversary sugos' celebrating Global release in February each year are considered among the best, but likely the most important feature is anniversary-unrelated gold or not status. Gold-only sugos feature 4-star or better posters (It is still possible to pull an evolved version of a weak 3-star character, but the odds of getting some decent 4-star are much better). They happened so far: early June 2016, late August 2016, late February 2017 (2nd Anni), and in early August 2017 There are also French release anniversaries around summer, but they don't have officially tied-in Sugos. 2016 introduced the 10+1 pulls, but 2017 was not particularly memorable.
- Different Sugos have different boosted characters. However:
- the odds of getting a legend are so low, that a small boost doesn't change much. People have been known to spend hundreds of gems doing numerous multi-pulls and not getting any of the boosted legends. Pulling just to get 'legend X', even during 'legend X-boosted Sugo', is a very risky gamble.
- there are usually two boosts in effect: the individual Sugo boost, and the class/type/theme boost. The only thing you can reasonably assume you'll get after several multi-pulls (let's say, spending 250 gems on 50+5 pulls) are characters affected by both boosts. For example, if there is a STR-boost during Sugo, the odds are decent you'll end up with the STR-boosted Sugo characters. But the non-STR ones are about as much likely to be drawn as various STR ones.
- Some people have shared results of numerous multipulls on forums like reddit. Consider for example this during Hody's premier Sugo during which the Straw Hats were boosted, and 6 legends were boosted, with Hody having 5x rate: 10 multipulls: no Hody, 5 legends - 4 boosted by Sugo, 1 Straw Hat. 5 multipulls before Sugo-boosted Garp, 6 before Sugo-boosted Elizabello, 9 before completing all newly released Fishman... sure, some others came earlier, but the point is: don't expect 'character X' from a single set of multipulls, and not even a series of them can guarantee you it. Legends in particular are almost impossible to guarantee - do several multipulls and you'll get one or the other, but if you hope for 'legend X', good luck. Be happy when you get something new, and consider saving gems over many months for the best, anniversary events.
Note on buying gems: few times a years gems are discounted in the in-game store. If you are going to buy gems, better to save money and buy your gems during that time.
|Date||Title/Special notes||Rate Up|
|February 24th, 2015||Baroque Works RR batch: Robin, Mr. 3, Mr. 2, MissGW, Miss Valentine, Mr. 5 released around that time.||n/a|
|March 17th - March 18th, 2015||Higher Chances of Getting a Straw Hat Pirate (had higher chances of pulling "v2 Straw Hats": Luffy Gear 3, Lion Song Zoro, Towel Nami, Impact Usopp and Mr. Prince), which likely debuted here.||QCK|
|April 7th - April 8th, 2015||Whitebeard Batch 1. Whitebeard, the first legend released (hence some people consider it the 1st real SugoFest). Also Marco, Blamenco, Jozu, Vista, Izo.||PSY|
|May 19th - May 20th, 2015||Supernova Batch 1: Law, Killer, Urouge, Hawkins, Bepo||QCK|
|June 18th - June 19th, 2015||n/a||INT|
|July 14th - July 15th, 2015||Supernova Sugo. Kid, Drake, Capone, Apoo and Bonnie debuted around that time. Also, Legend Ray debuts.||DEX|
|August 4th - August 11th, 2015||Before They Were Famous!||QCK|
|August 25th - August 26th, 2015||Warlords of the Sea sugo: debuting Legend Boa, Moria, Jimbe and Kuma.||STR|
|September 23rd - September 24th, 2015||Some more Whitebeard crew members debuted here (Curiel, Namule, Fossa, Rakuyo, Thatch). Also, Sengoku debuts.||DEX|
|October 20th - October 21st, 2015||New! Voiced Characters (first voiced Log/Dream characters were added to the pool: Robin, Chopper, Sanji)||DEX|
|27th November - 28th November, 2015||Log/Dream continied: Brook, Usopp and Nami and Sugo-Rare Luffy!||PSY|
|9th December - 11th December, 2015||Sugo-Fest characters start at Level 50||STR|
|25th December - 26th December, 2015||Introducing Shanks! Legend Shanks debuts. Also Log/Dream Vivi, Zoro, Franky. It happened just after the Christmas Rare Recruit event.||INT|
|6th - 8th January, 2016||Higher chance of getting a "Fighter Class" character.||DEX|
|20th January - 22nd January, 2016||Final Whitebeard crew Sugo. Marco and the rest of WB affiliated units (Doma, DeCalvan Bros, Squard, Whitey Bay, Little Oars, Jr.,) debut here.||PSY|
|February 10th - February 12th, 2016||"1st Anniversary." Sugo-Fest characters start at Level 50. Also coincided with the longer duration Sweet Valentine event (Princess Vivi ~Love~, Perona ~Sweets~, Tashigi Marine Officer: Flower of Justice were in the Sugo pool for that event). INThawk and "SW" Ace debut.||STR|
|February 24th - February 26th, 2016||Higher chance of getting Striker characters.||INT|
|March 7th to March 9th, 2016||Revolutionary Army sugo. Free Spirit characters drawn during the event receive free +1 ATK stat boost. Sabo debuts, as well as Ivankov, Inazuma, Hack and Koala.||INT|
|March 17th - March 19th, 2016||"St. Patrick Day" (higher chance of getting some DEX characters).||PSY|
|March 25th - March 27th, 2016||Some 4-star characters (Whitebeard's Division Commander and allies) join at LV50.||STR|
|April 6th - April 8th, 2016||Cerebral characters drawn during the event receive free +1 ATK stat boost. Croc debuts.||INT|
|April 19th - April 21st, 2016||n/a||DEX|
|May 3rd - May 5th, 2016||CP9 Sugofest (Boosted SWS Zoro, Gear 3rd Luffy, Nico Robin, Nami Happiness Punch, and +` ATK stat boost on powerhouse characters). Rob Lucci debuts as well as other CP9 RRs (Kaku, Kalifa, Jabra, Blueno,, Fukuro, Kumadori).||QCK|
|May 19th - May 21st, 2016||All Log characters retired. "Make it Your Sugo-Fest" Choose your own Sugo rate characters with rate up on Mihawk, Rayleigh, and Sengoku. Increased odds of select Powerhouse, Free Spirit, and Cerebral units||INT|
|May 29th - May 31st, 2016||"Make it Your Sugo-Fest" part 2: rate up on Shanks, Ace and Lucci. Rate up characters start at lv 25.||?|
|June 8th - June 10th, 2016||Donquixote Pirates batch one: Caesar, Virgo, Monet, Buffalo, and Baby 5. PSY characters join at lv 20. More importantly, this was a gold-only Sugo (all posters at 4 stars or better).||PSY|
|June 27th - June 29th, 2016||Donquixote Pirates batch two: Legend Doffy, Sugar, Trebol, Lao, Giolla, Senor Pink.||QCK day one, DEX day two|
|July 8th - 10th, 2016||Donquixote Pirates batch three: Legend Corazon, Machvise, Gladius, Violet, Dellinger, and Diamanté. Batch one of Donquixote was rate boosted day one, batch two was rare boosted day two. Also, Monkey D. Luffy in the Wake of an Endless Dream (aka reskinned Log Luffy) is introduced||DEX|
|July 19th - 21st, 2016||3D2Y Batch One - 3D2Y Sanji, 3D2Y Zoro, 3D2Y Chopper, 3D2Y Brook, 3D2Y Robin||STR|
|Aug 4th - 6th, 2016||Colosseum Batch 1 - Abdullah and Jeet, Blue Gilly, Funk Brothers, Bartolomeo, Hajrudin, Don Chin Jao||STR|
|Aug 11th - 13th, 2016||Colosseum Batch 2 - This was the first time a Multipull (10+1 free) was made available to Global. Fujitora was released with +50 ATK cotton candy by default. New Release and Boosted Rated characters were 2x Boosted Rate for all SugoFest legends, Fujitora, Leo, Mansherry, Ricky, Kyros, and Don Sai. This is sometimes known as the '1st French Anniversary Sugo' as it happened during the '1st French Anniversary Event' (August 8-15th).||INT|
|Aug 25th - 27th, 2016||Multipull event with 10+1. More importantly, 'gold sugo' - 4 stars or above guranteed. Rate boost to Legend Mihawk, Legend Shanks, Boa Hancock, and Rayleigh. Other boostered characters included: Baby 5 Donquixote Pirates (STR), Hack Revolutionary Army (STR), Master Caesar (DEX), Giolla Donquixote Pirates (DEX), Jabra CP9’s Strongest (QCK), , Kalifa CP9’s Strongest (QCK), Twin-Blade Thatch (QCK), Emporio Ivankov Revolutionary Army (INT), Ice Witch Whitey Bay (INT), Monet Donquixote Pirates (PSY).||INT|
|Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th, 2016||Rate boost for Level30 with ATK CC+10 for Monkey D. Luffy Crew's Promise: 3D2Y NEW!, Nami Weatheria Cat Burglar NEW!, Usopp Hero Fighter of the Forest NEW!, Cyborg Franky Baldimore's Sacred Beast NEW!, Maelstrom Spider Squard, Big Eater Jewelry Bonney, Mad Monk Urouge, and Marco the Phoenix.||STR|
|Sept. 25 - Sept. 27, 2016||Multipull event with 10+1. Knight of the Sea Jinbe NEW! is the NEW SUGO-RARE! Rate boost for CRITERIA GOES HERE for Monkey D. Luffy A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Sanji A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Nami A Pirate Who Lives by Her Code NEW!, Brook A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Roronoa Zoro A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Chopper A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Nico Robin A Pirate Who Lives by Her Code NEW!, Usopp A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Franky A Pirate Who Lives by His Code NEW!, Monkey D. Luffy Dream Chaser NEW!, Sanji Dream Chaser NEW!, Nami Dream Chaser NEW!, Brook Dream Chaser NEW!, Roronoa Zoro Dream Chaser NEW!, Chopper Dream Chaser NEW!, Nico Robin Dream Chaser NEW!, Usopp Dream Chaser NEW!, Franky Dream Chaser NEW!|
|Oct. 10 - Oct. 11, 2016||Multipull event with 10+1, last character guaranteed to be ANY ONE of the following that is Rate Boost for Level 50|
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners Fujitora, Donquixote Doflamingo Donquixote Pirates, and Portgas D. Ace Black Clad Flame Fist from the Voting Contest!
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 1st Place Slasher Crew
5 Star - Kyros Ex-Riku Royal Army Commander, Brook Bone to Be Wild, Roronoa Zoro Master Swordsman Disciple, and Ice Witch Whitey Bay
4 Star - Kyros, Brook Demon King of Hungeria, Roronoa Zoro Gloom Island Swordsman, and Whitey Bay
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 2nd Place Cerebral Crew
5 Star - Ricky Mystery Swordsman, Nami Weatheria Cat Burgler, Nico Robin Flame of the Revolution, and Sugar Donquixote Pirates
4 Star - Ricky, Nami Weather Researcher, Nico Robin Tequila Wolf Prisoner, and Sugar
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 3rd Place Fighter Crew
5 Star - Monkey D. Luffy Crew's Promise: 3D2Y, Blue Gilly Jiaokungdo Fighter, Senor Pink Donquixote Pirates, and Koala Revolutionary Army
4 Star - Monkey D. Luffy Summit War Survivor, Blue Gilly, Senor Pink, and Koala
|Oct. 11 - Oct 12, 2016||Multipull event with 10+1, last character guaranteed to be ANY ONE of the following that is Rate Boost for Level 50|
3rd, 4th, 5th Place Winners Monkey D. Luffy In the Wake of an Endless Dream – Straw Hat Pirates, Dracule Mihawk Warlord of the Sea, and Silvers Rayleigh from the Voting Conteset!
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 4th Place Free Spirit Crew
5 Star - Leo Tontatta Corps Leader, Machvise Donquixote Pirates, Emporio Ivankov Revolutionary Army, and Monkey D. Luffy Gear Third
4 Star - Leo, Machvise, Emporio Ivankov New Kama Karate Master, and Monkey D. Luffy Gum-Gum Balloon.
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 5th Place Shooter Crew
5 Star - Franky A Pirate Who Lives by His Code, Buffalo Donquixote Pirates, Baby 5 Donquixote Pirates, and Capone Gang Bege
4 Star - Franky Dream Chaser, Buffalo, Baby 5, and Capone Bege.
Sugo-Fest Rate Boosted Characters 6th Place Powerhouse Crew
5 Star - Hajrudin Pirate Mercenary, Dellinger Donquixote Pirates, Jabra CP9’s Strongest, and Kaku CP9’s Strongest
4 Star - Hajrudin, Dellinger, Jabra CP9 Dark Justice, and Kaku CP9 Dark Justice.
|Oct. 23 - Oct. 25, 2016||Multi-pull event with 10+1, last character has a higher chance to be ANY ONE of the following that is Rate Boost|
Higher chance of dropping
|Nov. 06 - Nov. 08, 2016|
NEW LEGEND: CAVENDISH!!! will join your crew with +50 ATK!!!
|November 23th - November 25th, 2016||Trafalgar Law Worst Generation - Double rate|
|December 9th - December 9th, 2016||Higher chance of dropping|
*Knight of the Sea Jinbe Rate-Boosted!!
*Marco Whitebeard 1st Div. Commander Rate-Boosted!!
|December 23th - December 25th, 2016|
NEW LEGEND: Kizaru Navy HQ Powerhouse
Rate Boosted Characters:
|January 8th - January 10th, 2017|
NEW LEGEND: Aokiji Navy HQ Powerhouse
|January 26th - January 28th, 2017|
NEW LEGEND: Marshall D. Teach Blackbeard Pirate Captain will join your crew with +50 ATK!
|February 10th - February 12th, 2017||Different characters boosted on each day.|
|February 24th - February 26th, 2017|
2nd Anniversary Sugo Fest! 10+1 all golds and extra gems on sale Gold means: Only 4-stars or above posters.
|March 9th - March 11th, 2017||Free Spirit boosted. Recruited boosted characters come with +1 ATK. |
Legend Boosted Characters:
|March 23th - March 25th, 2017||Akainu Navy HQ Powerhouse|
Rate Boosted Characters:
|April 7th - April 9th, 2017||Buggy the Clown Captain of the Buggy Pirates will join your crew with +50 ATK! 10x chance in last pull of 10+1.||STR|
|April 20th - April 22th, 2017||Driven and Powerhouse boosted.|
|May 12th - May 14th, 2017||Legend Boosted Characters:|
|May 24th - May 26th, 2017||Roronoa Zoro Straw Hat Pirates: Reunited|
Rate Boosted Characters:
|June 7th - June 9th, 2017||Legend Boosted Characters:|
Monkey D. Luffy Straw Hat Pirates: Reunited Rate-Boosted!!
|June 22th - June 24th, 2017|
NEW LEGEND: Hody Jones New Fish-Man Pirates Executive
|July 6th - July 8th, 2017||
|July 19th - July 21th, 2017||
Slasher, Driven, and Powerhouse focused sugo. "The last Wanted Poster in 10+1 Rare Recruit will be at MAX Level!". This was technically the '2nd French Anniversary Sugo' as it happened during the '2nd French Anniversary Event' (July 11th-31st)
|August 9th - August 12th, 2017||
NEW LEGEND: Surgeon of Death Trafalgar Law Joker-Tracking Heart
|August 23th - August 25th, 2017||
NEW LEGEND: Princess Shirahoshi
|September 6th - September 8th, 2017||
NEW LEGEND: Dogstorm
|September 12th - September 27th, 2017||
Eustass Kid A Vow in the Great Age of Pirates: Pirate King NEW!!
|September 20th - September 22th, 2017||
NEW LEGEND: Cat Viper
|September 27th - September 29th, 2017||
NEW LEGEND: God Usopp
Add two weeks to the date of the last Sugo-fest from the list above, give or take a day or two.
Also, see a list of Japanese Sugo-Fests here, and please add to it if you can.