Puar (プーアル) is a shapeshifting animal that is Yamcha's life long best friend.
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Puar's name is a pun on Pu-erh tea. In the Japanese Version, his name is spell Pu-erh.


Puar attended the Southern Transformation Kindergarten, along with Oolong who used to bully him. Some time after that, Puar met Yamcha and became his companion in Diablo Desert. Puar says that he and Yamcha have been together for exactly two years, one month, and three days. The two were originally a pair of desert thieves, robbing capsules and money from travelers who would cross the area where they lived.


It's reveal that Puar has Oolong's personality, but Puar does show an passion for Girl underwear or anything else that is related for a girl.


Puar's design was based on the character Binyao from Akira Toriyama's early depiction of Dragon Ball called Dragon Boy. Puar's official design was established in Akira Toriyama's third draft of Dragon Ball. Though sharing an appearance to that of a cat or rabbit, Puar is neither species, but is drawn a little bit to look like a cat. Puar is referred to as a cat by Emperor Pilaf, and Future Puar is referred to as a cat as well by Future Oolong.


The movie pamphlet for Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might states that Puar has a power level of 10.


Puar has the innate ability of self-levitation, as seen throughout the series.


In the video games where Puar is an opponent, he attacks the playable character by dropping bombs on them.


Having learned shapeshifting in the Shapeshifting Academy, Puar can transform into anything, even inanimate objects. Unlike Oolong, Puar mastered shapeshifting by actually graduating from the Shapeshifting Academy, and can hold a form as long as necessary as such.

Dragon Ball (Anime)

Emperor Pilaf arc

On one such occasion, after a little more than two years together, the pair meets Son Goku, Bulma, and Oolong. Puar recognizes Oolong as an old schoolmate at the Southern Transformation Kindergarten.

Some time after the meeting, the five of them team up and go on a hunt for the Dragon Balls. They are attacked by a robot piloted by Shu. Shu manages to steal the Dragon Balls except for Goku's four star ball. They later find a castle that belongs to Emperor Pilaf. They are trapped and knocked out by sleeping gas, allowing the last Dragon Ball to be stolen. Goku tries to use a Kamehameha to bust open the wall but fails. Puar and Oolong shapeshift to stop Pilaf from making his wish. As Pilaf was about to make his wish, Oolong wishes for underwear to make Pilaf mad. The rest try to escape but are later captured again by Pilaf.

Puar looks at the moon, wanting to look at something beautiful before he dies, and Goku does too, which makes him transform into a Great Ape, completely terrifying Puar and the others, also destroying the castle. After some running away from Goku, Yamcha and Puar remember Goku's weakness is in his tail. Remembering this, Yamcha tells Puar to transform into scissors, so Puar transforms into scissors and cuts off the tail, which returns Goku to normal. Afterwards, Bulma, Puar, Yamcha and Oolong decide to go to West City, while Goku decides to go to Master Roshi's island to train. They then say their goodbyes to Goku. While they are flying, they crash in a forest and are forced to walk through a desert to West City.

World Tournament arc

Puar is reunited with Son Goku at the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament. Puar is a spectator in the matches. Goku is up against Jackie Chun (who is actually Master Roshi in disguise) Goku looks at the moon again and transforms in a Great Ape again. Jackie Chun destroys the moon, making Goku return back to normal. Beforehand, the gang believed that Jackie killed Goku, and Puar sobbed in grief, crying out loud "he was our friend!" As a year has passed since Puar's meeting with Goku, Goku goes on a journey to look for his Grandpa's Four-Star Dragon Ball after the tournament.

Red Ribbon Army arc

During the Red Ribbon Army Saga, Puar is seen with Oolong and Yamcha training in West City. Later, Puar and everybody else want to help Goku fight the Red Ribbon Army, but Goku already defeated them.

Fortuneteller Baba arc

At Fortuneteller Baba's Palace where the last Dragon Ball had to be found, Puar teamed up with Upa to stop Fangs the Vampire, who had defeated Kuririn. When Fangs was about to bite Puar, Puar turns into a porcupine, causing Fangs great pain when he bites Puar. Puar then turns into a hand, and swats Fangs into the water, defeating him with great ease.

Tien Shinhan arc

Puar attends the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament to cheer on his friends. At the Tournament, they see Master Shen, who is Master Roshi's rival, along with the latter's two students Tien and Chaozu. When Tien strikes a blow to Yamcha's leg during the quarterfinals, and breaks it. Puar in total panic and worry comes out to help Yamcha by changing into a magic carpet to transport him to the hospital. Puar then cheers on for Goku during the rest of the tournament.

Piccolo Jr. arc

Three years later, Puar attends the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to cheer on his friends and watch the fight between Son Goku and the reincarnated Piccolo.

Dragon Ball Z (Anime)

Saiyans arc

Puar is seen at Kame House observing the battles against the Saiyans with Bulma, Master Roshi, Oolong, the Ox King, and Chi-Chi. They watch as Yamcha, Tien, and Chaozu die at the hand of Nappa. This makes Puar and Bulma break down crying. He passes out and Oolong carries him on his arms to a pillow and covers him with a blanket and puts a wet towel on his head. He remains passed out for several episodes.

Namek & Frieza arc

Puar, along with Oolong and Dr. Brief, watch Son Goku in the Capsule Corporation spaceship head to Namek to help his friends collect the Dragon Balls to revive their fallen friends. Puar becomes concerned for Goku when his ship malfunctions in a storm, but cheers when Goku is ok. Later, Puar, Oolong, Master Roshi, Yajirobe and Chi-Chi try to go to Namek with Dr. Brief's ship, but their ship breaks down before takeoff. He then witnesses Porunga bringing back Yamcha, and Kuririn from the dead. A year later, Puar sees Porunga bringing back Tien and Chaozu from the dead. Puar along with everyone else learn that Goku survive his battle against Frieza, and is training on another Planet for a whole year.

Garlic Jr. arc

A few months later, everybody gathers on Master Roshi's island for a party where they are under the control of the Black Water Mist. They are later cured by the Sacred Water up in Kami's Lookout.

Trunks arc

A Year later, Puar is seen at Capsule Corporation where they see Vegeta's return.

Cell Games arc

Three years later, Puar is seen again in Capsule corp. waiting on Cell's announcement of the Cell Games. Puar then learns that Cell will destroy the earth if their is no one strong enough that will enter the Cell Games. Puar is among the others when he hears Future Trunks say that Son Goku and Son Gohan be apart of their Super Saiyan Team. This upsets Chi-Chi over all, as she says that she agrees on Goku entering the tournament, but not Gohan. Puar then hears Chi-Chi revealing that Gohan's only future is to be a scholar, and that he can only train with Goku. But Gohan is not be come a Martial Artist. Puar is then shock when Chi-Chi refers all of Goku's friends as a "Little Gang". It's possible that Puar learned about Goku's death during the Cell Games from Yamcha.

The World Tournament arc

Seven years later, Puar reunites with Goku when the latter is brought back to life for a day by Fortuneteller Baba to attend the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Puar is seen at the tournament by cheering for his friends. Puar then goes with the group to gather the Dragon Balls to wish back the people killed in the World Martial Arts Stadium by Vegeta under Babidi's control.

Majin Buu arc

Puar then takes refuge from Majin Buu on Kami's Lookout.

Fusion Dance arc

A day later Super Buu finds the Lookout and allows them to live for a short time. When Super Buu escapes from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Puar and the rest are transformed into chocolate and eaten instantly killing them.

Kid Buu & Uub arc

Puar is revived along with everybody else by Porunga. Everybody on Earth gives their energy to Son Goku to make the Spirit Bomb to destroy Kid Buu. Puar is then seen becoming friends with Majin Buu and Mr. Satan after Goku explain what Majin Buu to help out during the battle. Puar is lastly seen attending a party at Bulma's house.

After the end of the Buu saga, Puar and Yamcha mainly work together as freelance bodyguards, and they occasionally goes to Tien's house to help with the farm as well. Ten years after Kid Buu's defeat, Puar attends the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament to cheers on his friends.

Dragon Ball Super (Anime)

Battle of Gods arc

Puar and Yamcha were flying towards the cruise ship where Bulma is hosting her birthday party when they see Kuririn, 18, and Marron flying and they also see Tien and Chaozu moments later.

Universe 6 arc

Puar accompanies Yamcha and the other Z-Fighters to the Nameless Planet to spectate the Universe 6 and 7 Gods of Destruction Selection Martial Arts Competition. After the tournament, Puar rides the Cube with the others as the wish with the Super Dragon Balls has been made, and then returns to Earth.

Potaufeu arc

Puar attends the Universe 7 victory party thrown by Bulma, where everyone was tasked with protecting Monaka's secret from Goku. While Goku is fighting with "Monaka" (Beerus wearing a costume of Monaka), Whis interrupts their battle. Puar transforms into Beerus as Whis tells Goku that Beerus said to stop the fight, which he does.

Future Trunks arc

Puar appears as a spectator during the Universe 6 vs Universe 7 baseball game sitting next Android 18 Videl, Marron, Pan, Chi Chi, and Bulma. He personally cheers for Yamcha. Puar rushes over to Yamcha when the latter got hit by both Vegeta and Champa. Puar wakes him up (by transforming into a hammer and comically hitting him on the head).

When Beerus and Champa started fighting, everyone (except for Yamcha) tried to protect themselves in Bulma's force field. After the fighting was quelled by Whis and Vados, and learning that Universe 7 won (with Yamcha at home base), he and the others rushed over to Yamcha (due to the latter passing out from his injuries).

Universe Survival arc

Puar is seen at his house with Yamcha, watching the latter rehearse his answer should Goku appear and offer Yamcha to help join them for the upcoming Tournament of Power.

Puar and Yamcha are seen watching television in bed, until Master Roshi and Oolong arrive. Roshi then asks for Puar to transform into a young girl, in order to help Roshi overcome his perverted antics in the Tournament of Power. Puar reluctantly agrees to it, and is seen either running or fending him off. While Yamcha and Oolong watch from outside. Roshi's training with Puar was apparently successful as Roshi was able to overcome perverted nature as shown by his battles with Caway and ability to resist the Kamikaze Fireballs Light of Love.

Dragon Ball GT (Anime)

Baby arc

Puar is seen in episode 40, on the Tuffle planet before the Earth explodes.

Shadow Dragons arc

Puar's last appearance is returning to his vagabond life roaming Diablo Desert with Yamcha as they watch Son Goku leaving with Shenron while the dragon flies in the sky.

Film Appearances

Dragon Ball movie 1

Dragon Ball movie 2

Dragon Ball movie 3

Dragon Ball movie 4

Dragon Ball Z movie 14

Dragon Ball Z TV Special 2

Yo Son Goku & His Friends Return!!!

Toriko, One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Special

Video Games

Puar appears in all the following video games:

  • Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure
  • Dragon Ball Daimao Fukkatsu
  • Dragon Ball Fusions
  • Dragon Ball 3 Gokuden
  • Dragon Ball Origins
  • Dragon Ball Origins 2
  • Dragon Ball Revenge of King Piccolo
  • Dragon Ball RPG Shonen hen
  • Dragon Ball Shenron no Nazo
  • Dragon Ball Z Attack of the Saiyans
  • Dragon Ball Z Bakuretsu Impact
  • Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3
  • Dragon Ball Z Buu's Fury
  • Dragon Ball Z Harukanaru Densetsu
  • Dragon Ball Z Kyoshu! Saiyan
  • Dragon Ball Z Legend of the Super Saiyan
  • Dragon Ball Z 2 Super Battle
  • Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden Kakusei Hen
  • Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden Totsugeki Hen
  • Dragon Ball Z The Legacy of Goku
  • Dragon Ball Z The Legacy of Goku II
  • Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22
  • Dragon Ball Z Zenkai Battle Royale
  • Super Dragon Ball Z




Son Goku


Son Gohan


Son Goten


Mr. Satan


Android 18








Future Trunks



Dr. Brief

Mrs. Brief

Knownable Relatives


  • The Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game lists Puar as Changeling race.
  • Mr. Popo has a pet cat that looks strongly similar to Puar. The cat appears in the filler episode "Quicker Than Lightning".

Voice Actresses

  • Japanese : Naoko Watanabe (1986 – Present)
  • English : Monika Antonelli (1995 – 2009), Brina Palencia (2010 – Present)

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