Although I don't
think it was ever given a name in the manga, Paozu Mountain is where
Goku grew up with his grandfather, Gohan. Bulma met Goku here.
Old Son Gohan's
house is where Goku lived until he met Bulma. It is a very small house
but big enough for two people to live fairly comfortably. It is on the
top of Paozu Mountain and is very far away from any modern civilization.
This is where
Goku and his family lived once he married Chi Chi. It is located within
visual distance of Son Gohan's
house and is right next to a river on Paozu Mountain.
The Kame House
Located on a small
island in the middle of the ocean. This is where Kamesenin (Master
Roshi) and Umigame lived. Krillin moved in too after he was introduced
to the series. Lunch lived there as a caretaker/cook until Goku defeated
Piccolo during the Tenkaichi Budoukai. This place also served somewhat
as a gathering place due to its isolation; when big and powerful enemies
wreaked havoc on Earth the good guys stayed there so they can plan their
next move and not be found.
This is a
small village in the middle of the country that never was given a name
(we only get to see "Village"
on the sign in the manga and the sign was destroyed in the show). This
is the village that Oolong was terrorizing into supplying him with young
girls. It was only in one episode of the first series but was a fairly
important place all the same, being where Oolong made his first
When we first
get to see Yamcha, he was living in a hollowed-out mesa in the middle of
a large desert. This desert is gigantic as well as being very hot. It is
characterized by an abundance of mesas like the one Yamcha lived in.
Anyone who traveled through this desert became Yamcha's
victim; he robbed them.
This was where
Gyuu Mao (Ox King) and his daughter Chi Chi lived. It is a tall mountain
with a castle at the top in which Gyuu Mao lived and kept his treasures.
By the base of the mountain is a destroyed village. One day while Gyuu
Mao was looking for a wedding dress, "fire
from the heavens"
came down and set the castle on fire.
This small village
is located to the far west of Frypan Mountain. It is characterized by
very tall mushrooms surrounding the general area. Here is where the
Usagidan were terrorizing.
Pilaf lived alone
with his two subordinates, Shuu and Mai, in this castle. It is a huge,
extravagant castle filled with traps and pitfalls for those who wander
in uninvited. It is also the first place in the series that Shenlong was
trained his pupils, he makes the Kame House into a capsule and takes it
to a larger island with many good places to train in - including large
jungles filled with wild animals; large fields to till; a mountain to
climb; big boulders to move and a large lake with sharks in it to
practice speed-swimming. This is the place where Goku, Krillin, Old Son
grandfather) and Gyuu Mao were trained.
Papaya Island and
the Tenkaichi Budoukai
Papaya Island is an
island in the south seas where every five years (later became every
three years) martial artists from all over the world competed in a
famous tournament known as the Tenkaichi Budoukai.
It is the place
where the martial artists compete to earn the title of being the best
fighter in the world. The tournament itself is a series of one-on-one
matches. The winner would advance to the next round until only one
person is left. The rules of the Budoukai are as follows: you lose if
you are knocked out for a ten count, knocked out of the ring, or if you
say surrender. You also lose if you kill your opponent.
There is a grand
total of eight Budoukai in the DB/DBZ series but some were cut short due
to certain circumstances.
Namu lives in
a small village in a hot part of the earth. Because there was a drought
he entered the Tenkaichi Budoukai in order to buy water for his village
with the prize money. He eventually realized the water was free so he
need to buy it.
Upon hearing that
there was a Dragon Ball, the head of the Red Ribbon Army sent Silver
Taisa here to find it. While searching for Suushinchuu, the Dragon Ball
with 4 stars, Goku happened to encounter upon Silver and fought him
here. This is located in a hilly area of the world, with a few forests
of small trees as well.
Located in the
far north, Jingle Village is an arctic town surrounded by mountains.
plane crashed he was saved by Snow from Jingle Village. The village was
being terrorized by the Red Ribbon Army and their elder had been
kidnapped and was being held in Muscle Tower.
This is the
Red Ribbon Army's
northern outpost, a six-leveled armed tower that looks a lot bigger from
the inside than the outside. The head of the tower is White Shogun, who
has the elder of Jingle Village captive on the top floor. On each floor
there is a different enemy that Goku has to get past to advance to the
next floor. From the bottom up, the main feature of each level was -
Level 1: we never see, Goku enters on the 2nd floor. Level 2: Red Ribbon
Army Grunts. Level 3: Metallic Gunso, a robot. Level 4: Murasaki Socho,
a ninja. Level 5: Android #8. Level 6: White Shogun.
Capital, and the Capsule Corporation
advanced city in the West. This is where Bulma and her parents live and
is also where Capsule Corporation is located. The Capsule Corporation is
the mansion where Bulma and her parents live and where the Hoipoi
Capsules were invented by Dr. Briefs. Because the Hoipoi Capsules are
used so widely throughout the world, Bulma's
family is VERY rich and has all sorts of robotic servants and exotic
animals within their mansion.
Seichi is a
deeply forested area that Bora and his son Upa protect. It is also where
tower is located. This is also the place that Goku first encounters Tao
Pai Pai. This is also where Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks fought Majin Buu.
located in Seichi, is very skinny and so tall that you can't
even begin to see the top from the base. It even took Goku a full day to
climb up it. Karin lives at the top of the tower where he harvests the
Senzu Beans and protects the Choseisui and the Choshinsui. From the top
of the tower he can see what is going on down on the earth.
And, far above the
This palace is
where Kami Sama and Mr. Popo lives. It is located high above Karin's
Tower; so high that it isn't
even visible from the top of the tower. It is very large and shaped
somewhat like the bottom part of a sphere cut in half. On the flat floor
of the semi-sphere is a palace and some trees as well. From here Kami
Sama can see what is going on in anywhere of the world. Like the Kame
House, Kami Sama's
Palace is a place
to hide and plan
while really powerful villains wreak havoc down on the Earth.
Also in the
Seishin to Toki
as the Room of Spirit & Time. It is a special room located in the
palace. Actually, it is a connection to a parallel dimension. The
dimension it connects to is a huge, white, flat planet with only a
building with a bath and a toilet. The temperature fluctuates greatly,
from 50 C (122 F) to -40 C. Also the gravity there is 10 times that of
Earth. Only two people are allowed inside at one time but what really is
important about the place is that time passes there much faster than the
outside world. 1 normal day is the equivalent to 1 year when inside the
Room of Spirit & Time, therefore, it is an ideal place to train
(which is its primary purpose in the series).
The Red Ribbon
This is a very
large, heavily guarded fortress where the main forces of the Red Ribbon
Army stay and Red and Black make all their decisions. It's
also where their Dragon Balls were being held, so therefore Goku goes
and attacks it single-handedly. This is where Goku first encounters Red
and Black, the masterminds of the Red Ribbon Army.
Uranai-no-Baba tells the future for an exorbitant rate of 10,000,000
zeni (Dragon Ball World currency). If you can't
pay that much then you have to fight five of her champions before the
future can be told. The first two you have to fight in a mini Tenkaichi
Budoukai outback, and the second two you have to fight in the Demon's
Toilet. The Demon's
Toilet is a pool of bubbling lava/poison/acid.
High above the
pool are two huge gargoyles sticking out their tongues, and you have to
fight on the tongues without falling off. The last fight was back out at
the mini Budoukai. Goku couldn't
afford the fee so he had to fight.
The Jungle where
Goku met Yajirobe
In an attempt
to avenge Krillin's
death, Goku fought with Tamborine on the Kintoun only to be defeated in
midair and knocked to the ground. He landed here, in this jungle. He was
awakened by the smell of a cooking fish and went to eat it. However, the
fish belonged to Yajirobe who appeared soon afterwards. This is also the
area where Yajirobe killed Cymbal who arrived looking for his Dragon
This is the village
that Giran lived in. The only time it ever appeared in the story is when
Tamborine went to kill him, which he did successfully.
between Kamesenin and Piccolo Daimao
to banish Piccolo Daimao by using the Dragon Balls, Kamesenin was forced
to fight here when Piccolo Daimao swallowed the Dragon Balls. Kamesenin
died from the exertion of firing a missed Mafuba and Piccolo-Daimao was
able to use the Dragon Balls to make himself younger.
This city is where
the Emperor lives in a part of the city called King Castle. This is also
where Piccolo Daimao launched his plan to conquer the world by capturing
the Emperor and making him declare Piccolo Daimao as the new world
ruler. It is a fairly large castle with a surrounding suburban town. It
is here where Goku killed Piccolo Daimao.
When Raditz first
came to Earth to collect Goku, he landed here, right near a farm. The
farmer, noticing the landing, came to check it out. He tried to shoot
Raditz when he came out but Raditz caught the bullet and flicked it back
at the farmer, killing him.
where Piccolo and Raditz first met
Thinking it was
Goku, Raditz flew here and found Piccolo. They then fought, and Raditz
was interrupted by finding the real Goku and left.
The Place where
Although it was
never given a name in the manga or the anime, this area is where Piccolo
trained Gohan, and where the first encounter with Vegeta and Nappa took
place. Nobody lives here except for some big dinosaurs. It has a lot of
big cliffs and a few trees, but other than that there are no remarkable
This is the major
metropolis in the eastern part of the world. When Vegeta and Nappa first
came to earth, their space capsules landed here. Upon landing, Nappa
promptly destroyed the entire district of the Eastern Capital.
Between Vegeta and Goku
After the battle
against the Saiyans which claimed the lives of half of the Z Fighters,
Goku went here with Vegeta to fight one-on-one. Yajirobe was just sort
of there and eventually Krillin and Gohan came to save Goku. The fight
ended after Gohan flattened Vegeta as an Ozouru (a giant monkey).
continent in the far north is where Kami Sama first landed when he came
from Planet Namek. It is also where his spaceship remained even after he
went to live in his palace. With Mr. Popo's
help, Bulma found the spaceship and thus was able to go to Planet Namek
to find the Dragon Balls.
In an attempt to get
revenge on Goku for defeating him and marring his body, Frieza came to
Earth and this is where he landed. He was going to wait for Goku here
and have his men eliminate all the Earthlings on the planet. Trunks
arrived first and killed Frieza and his men.
This is a large city
on a large island near Papaya Island. Although people have mentioned it
from time to time in the anime and manga, nobody has ever actually been
The Island Where
Androids #19 and #20 appeared
off the southern coast of the island where the Southern Capital is
located, this is where Android #19 and Android #20 first appeared. It is
a fairly small island but it has a thriving city there. Because of
warning, the Z fighters managed to get there at the onset of the android's
attack but were not able to stop them from leveling the town.
This is the
major metropolis located in the northern part of the world. The only
time it ever appeared in the story was when Piccolo, Krillin and
Tenshinhan were searching for Dr. Gero's
laboratory to prevent him from activating Androids #17 and #18.
Located in a
cave in the side of a mountain, Dr. Gero's
lab is where he conducts his experiments and keeps Androids #16, #17,
and #18. After getting beaten up badly by Piccolo, Dr. Gero (Android
#20) retreated here to activate Androids #17 and #18. In an attempt to
stop #18 from activating #16, Trunks destroyed the lab. In addition, Dr.
Gero has a secret lab located below the mountain that his normal lab is
in. This is where his main computer created Cell even after his death.
This is a
suburb of the Western Capital. All of a sudden the entire population
mysteriously vanished. In reality, the population of Gingertown were
first victims; in order to get stronger, he absorbed all of them with
his tail. Piccolo also came here looking for Cell.
The Cell Game
into perfect form, Cell decided to hold a Cell Game, much like the
Tenkaichi Budoukai except that there were two major differences: every
fight would be against Cell and there was no 10-count rule. You would
fight until you were knocked out, surrendered, or killed. The Cell Game
was constructed in a wide, uninhabited (at least uninhabited after Cell
got there) area. The ring itself is much larger than that of the
Tenkaichi Budoukai and there were four pointed tower-like constructions
at each corner. Cell eventually destroyed the stage when he wanted more
room to fight against Goku.
This suburb of the
Western Capital is where Trunks fought Androids #17 and #18 in the
future and won an overwhelming victory.
The first time
we get to see Trunks'
future is at the end of Manga Volume #33 in a special story telling the
story of how Trunks first came to Earth. Trunks' Future is somewhat of
an alternate dimension; when he went back in time he created an
alternate timeline even though he still existed. In Trunks'
future, Androids #17 and #18 were far more malicious than in the "normal" timeline.
They were constantly going on killing sprees, destroying more than half
population. It looks a lot like a post-holocaust world. Future Trunks'
last and very final appearance (of the episode-series) is here.
After Mr. Satan
claimed that he killed Cell, his hometown was renamed Satan City. This
is where Gohan goes
to school with Videl, Shapner, and Ireza at the Orange Star High School.
Satan City is also the place where Gohan lived out his short career as a
superman hero, the Great Saiyaman. (Was it short? Maybe he continued as
G.S.M after the Buu Saga...who knows). The Satan City manga installments
and TV episodes did not go on for very long but were some of my
ship is a fairly large rocket-shaped spaceship set into the ground with
only the tip sticking out of the surface. There are several levels in
the center of the ship, each guarded by one of Babidi's
henchmen. All of these stages are connected via a central pipe. Babidi
also has the ability to transport anyone in a stage along with the pipe
opening to any place he chooses. At the very base of the spaceship is
where Majin Buu's
dome is kept. The walls of the ship are made so as to absorb energy that
are lost during fighting and thus transferred to Majin Buu for his
between Goku and Vegeta
controlled by Babidi, Vegeta made Goku fight him and the two were
teleported here. The fight that occurred here bought time for enough
energy to be gathered for reviving Majin Buu at full power.
Using people that
were changed into clay, Fat Buu builds a house as somewhat of a base
which looks like a big dog of some sort. Although a fairly minor place
in the series, it does have some importance in that it is the birthplace
of Super Buu and also where the friendship between Mr. Satan, Fat Buu
and their dog, Bee, started .