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Anime name Turtle
Manga name Turtle
Alternate names Sea Turtle
Urigome (by Goku)
Mr. Turtle (by Gohan in DBZ Kai)
Debut Manga: "Sea Monkeys"
Anime: "The Emperor's Quest"
Appears in
4 Star Dragon Ball Edit
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Race Turtle
Gender Male
Date of birth 237 Before Age
Date of death May 8, Age 774 (Revived)
Before Age 889
Address Kame House
Allegiance Z Fighters (Supporter)
  • Future Turtle (Alternate timeline counterpart)
  • Master Roshi (Best friend/companion)
  • Unnamed Son (Son)
  • "Master! What are you doing? Have you forgotten your code master? Please, That's wrong, dead wrong... now I understand why you couldn't ride your cloud."
    — "The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi"

    Turtle (ウミガメ 'Umigame', lit. "Sea Turtle") is Master Roshi's friend and long-time companion. The good-natured, lovable turtle lives in Kame House with the elderly hermit.

    Personality Edit

    His personality is strict and virtuous, exactly the opposite of Master Roshi's, and so he often acts as Roshi's chaperon.[1] As well as being kind-hearted, he also has a sense of gratitude as he brought Master Roshi to Goku, Marcus, Shaun and Bulma with intention in rewarding them (specifically and mainly Goku) as a thank you for returning him to the sea.

    Biography Edit

    Background Edit

    He used to be just an ordinary loggerhead turtle, but became able to speak after living over many centuries with Master Roshi.

    Dragon Ball Edit

    Emperor Pilaf Saga Edit

    Main article: Emperor Pilaf Saga

    After a year of being lost while picking mushrooms, Turtle ended up in Skull Valley one morning where he met Goku and was almost mistaken for a rock. After Bulma gave him some sea water, Goku decided to take Turtle 100 miles on his back to return him to the sea. On the way he was going to be eaten by a Bear Thief but Goku defeated him very easily and continued on their way. When he got brought back, he went back to Kame House to get his owner, Master Roshi who rewarded Goku with the Flying Nimbus, meeting Marcus and Shaun as James and Mary's sons and Bulma with the three star Dragon Ball. Turtle saw Goku again when he came with Chi-Chi to retrieve the Bansho Fan from Roshi but Turtle reminded Roshi that he accidentally threw it out and Roshi had to go and put the flames out himself. While Roshi trained Goku, Shaun and Krillin, Turtle went on vacation.

    Red Ribbon Army Saga Edit

    Main article: Red Ribbon Army Saga

    When Turtle returned from his vacation, Goku and Bulma were at Kame House awaiting a submarine that Krillin and Launch were currently using. Turtle was reunited with his lost son when Goku was catching fish during his wait.

    Shortly after Goku, Bulma and Krillin left, Captain Dark and his men come and try to take over the island. Turtle helps defeating them by making Launch sneeze and turn into her bad form, allowing her to defeat a muscular soldier who was going to shoot her. When Goku, Bulma and Krillin return, Launch's bad form steals the diamond they brought from the Pirate Cave and leaves the island. Soon, General Blue manages to make it on the island and ties everybody up, including Turtle, with magic ropes. Launch's good form comes back and saves the day when she releases Goku and he gets rid of the bomb. Turtle later joins everybody else when they attempt to help Goku fight off the Red Ribbon Army. When the gang gets to the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters, the army was already defeated by Goku.

    Later, Turtle attends the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament with Launch, Puar, Oolong, Amelia and Bulma.

    Piccolo Jr. Saga Edit

    Main article: Piccolo Jr. Saga

    When Goku and Chi-Chi visit Kame House to find info about the Bansho Fan, Turtle reads them how to make it in an old fantasy book written by Master Roshi. When reading, Turtle is seen wearing glasses.

    Dragon Ball Z Edit

    Saiyan Saga Edit

    Main article: Vegeta Saga

    Turtle is seen at Kame House with Bulma, Krillin, Marcus, Amelia, Alyson, Nathaniel, Zesmond, Kayla and Master Roshi when Goku arrives with Gohan. Little Gohan and little Kayla is seen riding on him happily, and witnesses Raditz inform Goku of his past and who he really is, killing Shaun and Danielle and kidnaps Gohan and Kayla, but is later defeated by Piccolo and Goku teaming up. A year later, he is seen with everybody else watching the fight against the Saiyans on television.

    Garlic Jr. Saga Edit

    Main article: Garlic Jr. Saga

    In the episode "Krillin's Proposal", Turtle celebrates his 1,000th birthday at Kame House with Roshi, Krillin, Maron, Gohan, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, Bulma, Marcus, Amelia, Alyson, Nathaniel, Shaun, Danielle, Zesmond, Kayla, Jimmy, Videl, Yamcha, Puar, and Oolong.

    Cell Saga Edit

    Main article: Androids Saga

    Turtle defends Maron from two males who arrived at Roshi's Island and tried to take advantage of her. Turtle beats both of them up using martial arts. Maron tries to thank him by kissing him but Turtle hides his head in his shell because he doesn't want to be distrusting to Krillin. However, this upsets Maron and she leaves the island, much to Turtle's shock.

    Majin Buu Saga Edit

    Main articles: World Tournament Saga and Perfect World Saga

    Turtle is seen at Kame House with Master Roshi when Gohan tells Krillin about the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. It is likely that Turtle was killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth, but was revived when Dende wished for everyone on Earth to be revived by Porunga. Near the end of the Buu Saga, Turtle appears at Bulma's party.

    Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! Edit

    Main article: Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

    Two years after Kid Buu's defeat, Turtle is attending Mr. Satan's banquet at his newly made hotel for defeating Buu along Master Roshi and co. On the way to the banquet, Goku gets Turtle's name wrong, saying "Urigome" rather than "Umigame". At the banquet, the celebration is then crashed by a brother duo, Abo and Cado, whom are after Vegeta's brother, Tarble. The brothers are challenged by Goten and Trunks but they fail in defeating them. The brothers, merged as Aka, unleash a technique that destroyed the hotel. Aka is then defeated by Goku with a Kamehameha. After this encounter, they continue their feast.

    Dragon Ball GT Edit

    Shadow Dragon Saga Edit

    Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga

    Turtle is one of the few characters that Goku bids farewell to after departing with Shenron.

    Power Edit

    Turtle is just a giant turtle. He possesses no martial art skills, ki abilities or anything unnatural traits.

    Turtle's power level is 0.001 early in Dragon Ball Z, as revealed when Bulma tests Raditz's scouter in the Vegeta Saga. This is most likely a joke, as in a later filler episode, Turtle easily fends off a pair of young men to protect Maron using Toshio's Turtle Style.

    Appearances in other media Edit

    Live-action Movie Edit

    Turtle appears in the 1990 Korean adaption, Dragon Ball: Ssawora Son Goku, Igyeora Son Goku. He is not played by an actor but instead a puppet with a voice actor.

    Video games Edit

    • Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyou
    • Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo
    • Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu
    • Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
    • Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan
    • Dragon Ball Z Arcade
    • Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen
    • Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen
    • Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
    • Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II
    • Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
    • Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu
    • Dragon Ball: Origins
    • Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans
    • Dragon Ball: Origins 2
    • Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team
    • Dragon Ball RPG: Shōnen-hen

    Voice actors Edit

    • Japanese dubDaisuke Gōri (most media), Takahiro Fujimoto (Dragon Ball Kai, Super)
    • Harmony Gold dub: Dan Woren
    • Ocean dubDoug Parker (DB), Scott McNeil (DBZ)
    • FUNimation dubChristopher R. Sabat (most media), Chris Cason (Dragon Ball Z Kai)
    • Blue Water dubDave Pettitt
    • AB Group dub: Doug Rand
    • Latin American Spanish dub: Herman López
    • French dub: Georges Lycan
    • Brazilian Portuguese dub: Mario Jorge MontiniCésar Leitão (episode 139)
    • Catalan dub: Josep Maria Portillo
    • Tagalog Dub: Noel Magat

    Trivia Edit

    • Goku rescuing Turtle and returning him to the sea is clearly a reference to Urashima Tarō's story (Bulma even makes an in-joke about it).
    • In the Japanese dub he is called Umigame. An ongoing joke in early Dragon Ball sagas (and in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!) is for Goku to call him Urigome (lit. "blockhead") by mistake.
    • At roughly 1000 years of age, Turtle is actually older than Master Roshi himself.
    • In the episode "Krillin's Proposal" in Dragon Ball Z, Turtle celebrates his 1000th birthday. In the final episode of Dragon Ball GT, Turtle makes a comment that some members of his species can live to be 1000 years old and Krillin remarks "You're not even close to that old."
    • In the 10th anniversary special, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Turtle believes he is a tortoise instead of a sea turtle. He is mistaken since only turtles have flippers, a fact in the special which is pointed out by Bulma.

    Gallery Edit

    References Edit

    1. ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1997

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