Dragon Ball symbol
Art of Piccolo.
Universe Dragon Ball
First appearance Dragon Ball - Chapter 164: Stormy World Martial Arts Tournament (波乱の天下一武道会) (1988)
MG appearance(s) Super Smash Flash 2
Species Namekian
Gender Male
Alignment Evil (formerly)
Created by Akira Toriyama
Voiced by (Japanese) Toshio Furukawa
Company Shōnen Jump

Piccolo (ピッコロ), whose full name is Piccolo Jr. (ピッコロ・ジュニア), is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by Akira Toriyama.

Character description

Piccolo is first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil King Piccolo (ピッコロ大魔王) in chapter 167: Stormy World Martial Arts Tournament (波乱の天下一武道会) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 4, 1988, making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist, Son Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. Piccolo is usually referred to as male, but as he is Namekian he is technically genderless. After Goku defeats Piccolo, Piccolo decides to team up with Goku and his friends in order to beat newer, more dangerous threats. He also trains Goku's first child, Son Gohan, and they form a strong bond and he even saves Gohan's life by sacrificing himself.

Around the start of the Namek Saga, it's revealed that Piccolo's name means "another world" in the Namekian language.

In Super Smash Flash 2

In, Super Smash Flash 2, Piccolo appears as a background character on Planet Namek. He stands on the low part of a hill and observes the fight between players.


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