Information: Dragon Ball: Timeline

Pre-Dragon Ball

Over 100 million years B.C. Earliest Kai is thought to exist.

About 75 Million years B.C. The 15th generation Kaioshin, Elder Supreme Kai, is sealed in the Z Sword.

About 5 Million years B.C. The evil magician Bibidi is successful in creating Majin Buu.

Majin Buu destroys hundreds of planets in the following years.

Four of the five Kaioshins are killed by Majin Buu.

Dai Kaiou is absorbed by him, giving him a fat appearance.

West Kaioshin manages to kill Bibidi and leaves Majin Buu's sphere shell on Earth.

Tens of thousands of years B.C. Annin begins her service of protecting the Furnace of Eight Divinations on the border between the real world and the "Other World".

4237 B.C. Garlic Junior's ancestors migrate to the Earth from their home, Makyo-sei.

739 B.C. Jadoushin(Princess Snake) becomes the Princess of Snake Way, and settles in her castle along-side of it.

Approximately 238 B.C. The Legendary Super Saiyan appears and wreaks havoc across the Universe.

Approximately 250 A.D. Uranai Baba begins her fortune telling buissnes.

261 A.D. King Yemma travels the Snake Way to get training from King Kai.

Princess Snake meets him and falls in love.

On Namek, violent storms ravage the planet and destroy many of the life giving Ajisa plants.

Kattatsu(Piccolo's father) sends his son away on a space ship to avoid death but the storms stop and no one follows the child.

The child faces problems and is forced to make a landing on the planet Earth.

The young Namek's name is... Piccolo.

430 A.D. Master Roshi is born. Here comes trouble ladies.

431 A.D. Piccolo becomes the apprentice of Kami.

448 A.D. Master Roshi turns 18 and continues training under Mutaito. He falls in love with Ran-Ran.

459 A.D. Tsurusennin's brother, Tao Pai Pai, is born.

461 A.D. Garlic assaults Kami for not choosing him as his successor.

He is defeated and trapped by Kami.

Piccolo is the chosen one and ascends to the throne of Kami.

The evil in Kami's heart leaves him and forms Piccolo Daimaou.

Daimaou leads a reign of terror across the Earth, but is sealed in the Denshi Jar by Mutaito's Mafuba technique.

Mutaito dies as a result of performing the move.

474 A.D. Dabura inspects the Earth.

Approximately 550 A.D. The first Saiyan land on the planet Plant in a mysterious ship.

553 A.D. Master Roshi starts his world famous collection of dirty magazines.

Approximately 650 A.D. Master Roshi finds the 3-Star Dragon Ball washed up on his beach.

650 A.D. May 7th The first World Tournament takes place.

658 A.D. Gohan(Goku's Adoptive Grandpa) is born.

662 A.D. Kami tells Mr. Popo what he remembers about his childhood.

698 A.D. Toninjinka is born.

715 A.D. The great Emperor Pilaf is born.

720-730 A.D. The Saiyan unite and begin a war against the Tsufuru-jin for control of the planet Plant.

The Tsufuru scientist Dr. Raichi is killed.

The Tsufuru-jin are completely destroyed by the Saiyan.

The Saiyan take control of the planet and re-name it Vegeta.

They adapt Tsufuru technology.

The Saiyan begin space travel and meet aliens from other planets.

722 A.D. General Blue from the Red Ribbon Army is born.

730 A.D. Tao Pai Pai starts his career as an assassin.

731 A.D. The Saiyan begin their partnership with Frieza and start conquering planets for sale. King Vegeta marries his queen.

732 A.D. The birth of Prince Vegeta.

733 A.D. Bulma, Yamucha, and Tien are born.

733 A.D. May 8th Earth's current king is sworn in.

Approximately 735 A.D. Frieza starts to feel missgivings toward the Saiyan. It begins a period of controlled chaos.

736 A.D. Krillin is born

737 A.D. A Low Class Saiyan fighter is born to the Middle Class fighter Bardock.

He is rejected by his father as a failure.

In his first few days alive he's sent to the planet Earth to destroy it when he grows older.

His name is Kakkarotto.

Planet Vegeta gains control of the planets Meat and Kanassa.

King Vegeta's revolt against Frieza ends in failure with his death.

Frieza demands the death of all Saiyan.

Bardock dies trying to protect planet Vegeta and his future.

Kakkarotto lands on Earth.

Ox-King's daughter Chi-chi is born.

His wife dies shortly after the birth.

Sometime in between June and August Gohan(Goku's Adoptive Grandpa) finds a small baby in the woods.

He names him Son Goku.

738 A.D. Goku hits his head on a rock after falling down a cliff.


stops being a wreckless evil child and becomes a happy loving boy.

739 A.D. Ox-King and his daughter at the foot of the mountain of which their castle is at top.

A fire spirit is unleashed and sets Mount Ryokei a fire.

Ox-King and his daughter are trapped at the bottom of the mountain.

The mountain is renamed Mount Fryingpan.

740 A.D. Oolong is born.

Krillin begins his training at the Orinji Temple.

Bebi creates Dr. Myuu for the purpose of gathering energy so he can be reborn.

Dr. Myuu is programmed to make Rirudo and all of the other Machine Mutants.

747 A.D. Yamcha meets Puar.

748 A.D. The Pheonix Master Roshi was raising dies of food poisoning.

Later, while gathering mushrooms, he discovers a baby sea turtle who got lost.

749 A.D. First ten days of April Bulma enters Senior High School in the Western City.

Sometime in 749 A.D. Bulma discovers the 2-Star Dragon Ball in her basement.

749 A.D. 22 August Bulma discovers the 5-Star Dragon Ball in a cave to the north.

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749 A.D. September 1st Bulma is on her summer vacation searching for the Dragon Balls.

Bulma meets Goku later that day.

Bulma discovers that the sphere Goku owned, which he thought contained his grandfather's soul, was actually the 4-Star Dragon Ball.

749 A.D. September 2nd In the morning, Goku and Bulma meet Master Roshi and he gives them the 3-Star Dragon Ball, in exchange for... ahem... well, you know.

749 A.D. September 5th Goku stops the reign of the "terrible" Oolong and an old woman gives him the 6-Star Dragon Ball.

749 A.D. September 6th Goku meets Yamcha for the first time and fights quickly with him, only to have it end in a draw.

749 A.D. September 9th Goku defeats Yamcha

Master Roshi uses the Kamehameha to put out the flames on Fryingpan Mountain.

Unfortunately the blast is too strong and destroys the mountain and the castle.

Among the debris, the 7-Star Dragon Ball is found.

At about noon, Goku sends Monster Carrot and his gang to the moon.

Shuu and Mai steal all but one of the Dragon Ball's from Goku and gang.

Pilaf summons Shenron at night once the Dragon Ball's are gathered.Later, Goku looks at the moon and turns Oozaru and destroys Pilaf's castle.

749 A.D. September 10th Goku and Krillin become Master Roshi's students after finding a female... maid for the pervert.


ter, Master Roshi moves his house to an island and Goku and Krillin prepare for their tough training with the martial arts master.

749 A.D. September 11th Master Roshi, Krillin and Launch spend the day in bed due to eating poisonous puffer-fish the night before.

749 A.D. September 14th At 4:30 AM Goku and Krillin begin their tough training under Master Roshi. They will spend the next 8 months training this way.

749 A.D. October 2nd The second term of school begins at the Western City Senior High School.

750 A.D. April 6th Goku and Krillin increase the weight of the shells on their backs to 40 kg. to increase the results of their training.

750 A.D. April 18th Commander Silver of the Red Ribbon Army begins his search for the Dragon Balls

750 A.D. May 6th Goku, Krillin and Master Roshi leave the Kame House to participate in the 21st World Tournament.

750 A.D. May 7th The 21st World Tournament takes place.

Jackie Chun wins.

Goku takes second place.

Goku, The Red Ribbon Army, and Pilaf struggle for control of the Dragon Balls.

The Red Ribbon Army get the 6-Star Dragon Ball from Pilaf's base in the desert.

They also get the 5-Star Dragon Ball.

Goku and Chi-chi meet again in the Ox King's village.

750 A.D. May 8th In a single day, Goku destroys the Red Ribbon's Muscle Tower in the north.

750 A.D. May 9th At 11:02 AM Bulma finishes repairing Goku's broken Dragon Radar.

Goku and Blue Shogun fight in the sky above Penguin Village.

Arale-chan beats Blue by herself.

Tao Pai Pai kills Blue Shogun with only his tongue in a demonstration of his power.

Goku is beaten almost to death by Tao Pai Pai at the base of Korin Tower.

Goku begins climbing Karin Tower.

750 A.D. May 10th Summer vacation begins for Penguin Village High School.

Goku reaches the top of Korin Tower and begins his training which is to take the Super Holy Water from Korin.

750 A.D. May 12th After 3 days of training, Goku finally gets the Super Holy Water.

He's surprised when he finds that it was only plain tap water.

It was actually the fighting to get it that made him stronger.

Goku kills Tao Pai Pai at the base of Korin Tower and SINGLE-HANDEDLY destroys the ENTIRE Red Ribbon Army.

In Uranai Baba's battle arena, Goku is reunited with his dead grandpa Gohan.

750 A.D. Some time in July. The raining season begins in Namu's village on Namek.

Between 750 and 753 A.D. Goku begins his training which is to run around the World.

In Chao village he fights Kinkaku and Ginkaku.

Goku meets Chintaiken and and fights Tenron in the Gozen-Jiai contest.

Goku enters the Demon World and fights the lord of the Demon World, Shura.

Goku saves Inoshikachou and meets Tien for the first time.

753 A.D. May 5th Goku meets Konkichi. Goku swims to Papaya Island where the 22nd World Tournament will take place.

753 A.D. May 7th The 22nd World Tournament takes place. Tien wins. Goku comes in a close second. Krillin is killed and Piccolo Daimaou appears.

753 A.D. May 8th Celebration of 20 years under the rulership of the King of the World.

753 A.D. May 9th Goku kills Piccolo Daimaou.

Piccolo AKA Ma Junior is born.

Goku reaches Kami's Palace and trains there for the next three years with Mr. Popo and Kami.

756 A.D. May 7th The 23rd World Tournament begins.

Goku becomes engaged to Chi-chi after their fight in the tournament.

Goku defeats "Ma Junior" and wins the World Tournament for the first time.

Planning for Goku and Chi-chi's wedding begins, but a mysterious fire erupts and traps Ox-Kings inside with Chi-chi's wedding dress.

Goku and Chi-chi must search for the Basho Sen to put out the magic flames.

756 A.D. May 8th Chi-chi learns how to be a good bride from Grandma Hakkake.

Goku uses the Basho Sen on the flames, but it doesn't work.

He finds the flames are a result of a leak in the Furnace of Eight Divinations on the other side of the World.

Goku travels to Mount Gogyou, the home of the Furnace of Eight Divinations where he meets his dead grandpa again.

He fixes the hole in the bottom of the furnace and the flames cease around Ox-King's castle.

757 A.D. Sometime in May, Gohan is born.

759-760 A.D. Goku is interviewed by Shonen Jump.

760-770 A.D. Dr. Myuu finds the alien Rirudo and turns him into Machine Mutant Shogun Rirudo.

Rirudo uses his great powers to complete the construction of planet M2.

The Machine Mutants begin gathering energy to be absorbed by Bebi.

761 A.D. Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan battle Garlic Junior and send him into his Dead Zone.

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