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Piccolo is part of the Dragon Clan, the original creators of the Dragon Balls. Although he was at one point an enemy of Goku, he eventually became a personal trainer of his son Gohan and a respected protector of earth.Know more

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Character abilities

  • Power: 8

  • Speed: 6

  • Range: 10

  • Technique: 9

  • Energy: 7

  • Accessibility: 7




The Reincarnation of King Piccolo

After a confrontation between King Piccolo and Goku, the former was killed and, as his last act, produced an egg from which he would reincarnate, Piccolo. He would retain his memories and, most importantly, his martial skills. Hoping to eventually enact his revenge on Goku, the egg travel through a river until it is the home of an unsuspecting old human couple. Soon after hatching, the young Piccolo destroyed their home and then trained for his revenge in isolation.

Saiyans Come to Earth

A few years after being defeated by Goku in a tournament. Piccolo decided to isolate himself once more to train for a rematch, fully intending to kill Goku once and for all. While training, however, he is interrupted by a Saiyan named Raditz. Piccolo demands to know who he is since he can clearly see Raditz is a powerful being. He ignores him, remarking that Piccolo is not the one he is looking for but that his power level, as measured by his scouter, indicates they are similar. Piccolo then attacks him with his most powerful move, only for Raditz to simply shrug it off.

Scared of the power he just witnesses, Piccolo gives chase to the Saiyan, who had detected the power signature of Goku and was heading that way. After reaching their location, Piccolo offers a truce, which years down the line would turn into a lasting friendship, to Goku to face the clear threat Raditz imposed on all of Earth.


Pors & Cons

Piccolo is a great character for some of the more intensive mechanics in fighting games. His above-average frame data gives him excellent tools for staggers and safe normals. A good suite of mix-ups makes it very hard to defend against him properly. Strong supers and good air-to-air tools put him in a very nice position against most opponents. But, two key elements chain Piccolo's power down. First, he needs a lot of resources to get reliable damage out and into his enemies. Secondly, he can be a bit of a pushover in the neutral, particularly when opponents can respond to his neutral tools.


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:

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy
  • Special
  • A1 Z Assist 1
  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L - Quickstart and recovery jab. 
    • 5LL - Good stagger.
    • 5LLL - Combo filler.
  • 5M - Safe, neutral poke.
  • 5H - Good reach and hitbox.
  • 5S - Slow command grab but a fantastic tool once your opponent has been condition not to expect it.
  • 2L - Mix-up potential with.
  • 2M - Faster 2L but not as good mid-screen.
  • 2H - Ok Anti-Air that will also put Piccolo in the air.
  • 2S - Angled version of his 5S, great for combo resets in the corner.
  • 6M - Universal Overhead.
  • 6S - Decent beam.
  • 3S - Same as 6S but and an up angle.
  • j.L - Air-to-Air tool with good reach.
  • j.M - A fast jump in.
  • j.H - Another great air-to-air move.
  • j.S - Aerial version of 5S with a low angle.
  • j.2H - Combo Filler.

Special Attacks

  • 236L/M/H - Demon Elbow
  • 214L/M/H - Demon Slicer
  • j.214L/M/H - Air Demon Slicer
  • 236S - Homing Energy Blast

Z Assists

  1. Homing Energy Blast
  2. Demon Shocker
  3. Demon Slicer 

Super Moves

  • 236L+M - Special Beam Cannon
  • 236H+S - Hellzone Grenade
  • 214L+M or 214H+S - Light Grenade

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: Dragon Ball, Vol 14, Chapter 161: "The Fist of Son Goku" February 18, 2004.

First Anime Appearance: Dragon Ball, Episode 123: "Lost and Found" August 17, 1988.

First Game Appearance: Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden February 15, 1988.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z introduction: Original Release January 26th, 2018.

Availability: Base Game.

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