The Full Moon on Kanassa

The Moon is a celestial object revolving around Earth in the Dragon Ball universe just like its real life counterpart. Its significance is that it has caused some Saiyans to transform into their Great Ape form and has been destroyed two times and revived one time.

Role of the Moon in Dragon Ball seriesEdit

Prior to Dragon BallEdit


The moon before it was destroyed by Jackie Chun

Goku is known to have transformed into a Great Ape and killed Grandpa Gohan, of which he has no recollection.

Dragon BallEdit

Boss RabbitEdit

In Dragon Ball, Goku is shown to place the Monster Carrot and his men on the moon after defeating them using his Power Pole.

Pilaf's CastleEdit

Goku transformed upon seeing the moon when trapped in Pilaf's Castle. Puar had cut his tail so that Goku would return to normal.

21st World TournamentEdit

In the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, Jackie Chun (Master Roshi) destroyed the moon with a MAX Power Kamehameha so that Goku would revert to his normal state after his transformation.


Krillin's head

22nd World TournamentEdit

Man-Wolf, a fighter in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, couldn't turn back to a human because Roshi destroyed the moon. Master Roshi used a Hypnosis Technique on Man-Wolf to convince him that Krillin's head is the moon. The Hypnosis Technique worked and Man-Wolf turned back to a human.

Moon RevivedEdit

It was not mentioned, but the moon must have been revived during Goku's training at Kami's Lookout, as Goku in the 23rd Tournament mentions that his tail was removed so that the moon could be restored. The moon is also seen later, indicating that it has been restored.

Dragon Ball ZEdit


The moon before it was destroyed by Piccolo

Gohan's MetamorphosisEdit

Gohan first transformed into a Great Ape on seeing the moon during his training with Piccolo. To prevent it, Piccolo destroyed the moon. After this, the Earth's moon was never shown again.

Moon's ImageEdit


Piccolo destroys the moon

Goku's Space pod projected the image of a moon which again made Gohan transform into a Great Ape. When Piccolo destroyed the Space pod the projector was destroyed.

Fake moon during the battle against the SaiyansEdit

This happened when Vegeta made a Power Ball that transformed him into a Great Ape. Yajirobe cut off his tail so Vegeta couldn't transform anymore. Later, Gohan transformed after looking at the Power Ball. Vegeta cuts Gohan's tail with a Destructo Disk after a short struggle, but Gohan landed on him and Vegeta retreated.

Dragon Ball GTEdit

Tuffle-Human WarEdit

During Dragon Ball GT, Goku was fighting for the humans of Earth in a death-lock battle with the Tuffle King's descendant, Baby, on New Planet Plant. Although, the moon was not present, Goku was able to transform into a Golden Great Ape due the reflection of Blutz Waves by the Earth. Although it was the Earth that caused the transformation, all of the people present for the battle questioned where the moon was, including a brainwashed Bulma and Baby himself, giving an elusion to the moon whereabouts.

Moons of other PlanetsEdit


The full moon on Planet Vegeta during the Saiyan-Tuffle War

Most moons or satellites of other planets have been shown when the planet was shown, and without much significance. However, the moons of Planet Vegeta and of Planet Kanassa were important, as Saiyans had used them to transform.

The moon played a significant role during the Saiyan-Tuffle War. It allowed the Saiyans to transform into Great Apes and gave them the victory over the Tuffles after a 10 years war on planet Plant.

Video GamesEdit

The moon is a playable stage in Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo. Monster Carrot is the boss of this level, and enemies such the four-armed alien named Kurilien are there.

See alsoEdit

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