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Bardock is Goku's Biological father. A low-Class Saiyan warrior who was defeated at the hands of Dodoria, one of Frieza's Commanders. Not much is known about him beyond the heroic effort of Bardock's Planet Elite Force to stop Frieza and their commanders, even if ultimately fruitless.Know more

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The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

Bardock matchup chart

Win rate

CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Bardock50 %16
Teen Gohan73 %15
Kid Buu64 %11
Ultra Instinct Goku33 %9
Super Saiyan Blue Vegito22 %9
Cell75 %8
Vegeta63 %8
Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta38 %8
Android 2157 %7
Android 1743 %7

Bardock matchups

Matchups based on at least on 50 games.

Most played vs:



8-8 (50%)

Best vs:

Broly (DBS)
Broly (DBS)


1-0 (100%)

Worst vs:



0-1 (0%)

top Bardock mains

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Character abilities

  • Power: 10

  • Speed: 9

  • Range: 5

  • Technique: 3

  • Energy: 7

  • Accessibility: 9


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Serving Under Frieza

Bardock led a small platoon of Saiyans across many planets to weaken the defenses of said places in preparation for turning control over to the Galactic Frieza Army, a vast empire spanning most of the universe. In his time serving, Bardock met Gine, the eventual mother of their son Goku. The two showed a level of love toward each other not often seen in Saiyans, as they mostly pair with one another to reproduce. After the birth of Goku, Bardock also showed an un-Saiyan-like appreciation and care for his son. 

Back in Planet Vegeta

After an assignment, Bardock received a message informing all Saiyans to return to Planet Vegeta, the home planet of the Saiyans. On his way back, he sees Frieza's menacing Spaceship orbited right above the planet. He begins to suspect the leader of the intergalactic empire might have his eyes on the destruction of his planet. His son Goku is still in his incubator, and after speaking with Gine about his suspicions, they devise a plan to send Goku to a peaceful planet, Earth. If Frieza was not planning anything, then they could look for him at a later time.

Bardock's fears were proven right when Frieza, a month after, unleashes one of his most powerful attacks on the planet, decimating Bardock, Gine, and every other Saiyan on the surface.


Pors & Cons

Bardock is considered a generally beginner-friendly character with low-intensity combos and a potent neutral game. And even if not played on stage, his Assist is among one of the most useful in the game. Opposite to that, his limited Mixup potential outside of assists and rather difficult to execute jump medium in the heat of the moment can sometimes prove deadly for some. Overall he is a brawler that excels at pressuring his opponents but might struggle if unassisted.


8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 Down Back
  • 2 Down
  • 3 Down Forward
  • 4 Back
  • 5 Standing
  • 6 Forward
  • j Jumps
  • 7 Up Back
  • 8 Up
  • 9 Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L Light
  • M Medium
  • H Heavy
  • S Special
  • A1 Z Assist 1
  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L - A quick jab with good range.  
    • 5LL - A large hitbox overhead attack but somewhat slow.
    • 5LLL - Good against airborne opponents and to whiff punish.
  • 5M - Good to close gaps and as a way to connect combos.
  • 5H - Mostly used for corner combos with good damage
  • 5S - One of the strongest 5S attacks in the game, proves a launch-on hit.
  • 2L - A major component of Bardock's tool hit acting as a pressure and mixup tool.
  • 2M - Similar to 2L.
  • 2H - Core Anti-Air move.
  • 6M - A clear-cut overhead.
  • j.L - Not entirely useful on its own, this jump is used as small added damage after another attack.
  • j.M - Bardock's best air attack, good speed, and range, but riskier.
  • j.H - Powerful air overhead, mostly used as a jump-in tool.
  • j.S - A projectile attack with not that great of an angle but will kill air momentum when used, allowing for combo continuations.
  • j.2H - Often used as a Combo filler since it can be followed up by the stronger j.H.

Special Attacks

  • 236L/M/H - Rebellion Spear
  • 214L/M/H - Raging Meteor
  • 236S - Tyrant Lancer

Z Assists

  1. Rebellion Spear
  2. Tyrant Lancer
  3. Rebellion Combination

Super Moves

  • 236L+M - Riot Javelin
  • 236H+S - Saiyan Spirit
  • 214L+M or 214H+S - Revenge Assault

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: DBZ Vol 10. "The Ultimate Battle Begins!" January 15, 1991.

First Anime Appearance: Frieza Saga, Episode 78: "Fighting Power: One Million??" February 20, 1991.

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 November 16, 2004.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z introduction: Season 1 March 28, 2018.

Availability: FigtherZ Pass or purchased individually.

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