- This article is about the original character. For the character portrayed in live-action by Jamie Chung, see Chi-Chi/Dragonball Evolution.
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“Listen, all I’m asking you two to do is get your driver’s license, it’s not like I’m asking you to save the world.“
— “Goku’s Ordeal”
Chi-Chi (チチ Chichi) is the princess of Fire Mountain and the daughter of the Ox-King. She later marries Goku and becomes the loving mother of Gohan and Goten. She was first introduced as a shy and fearful girl, but later, as she gets older, develops a very tomboyish, tough and fierce personality, which sometimes causes her to have angry outbursts seen several times throughout the series. Despite this, she has shown her love for Goku and their sons many times throughout the series.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 3.1 Background
- 3.2 Dragon Ball
- 3.3 Interlude
- 3.4 Dragon Ball Z
- 3.5 Dragon Ball Super
- 3.6 Peaceful World Saga
- 3.7 Dragon Ball GT
- 4 Film appearances
- 5 Other Dragon Ball Stories
- 6 Power
- 7 Abilities
- 8 Appearances in other media
- 9 Voice Actors
- 10 Battles
- 11 Trivia
- 12 Gallery
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 Site Navigation
Chi-Chi is a beautiful, light-skinned woman of slender yet curvaceous frame and average height. She has long, straight black hair reaching mid-back with short square bangs, and large black eyes.
As a child, Chi-Chi’s appearance consisted of a blue bikini, pink gloves and boots, a green cape and her pink helmet. Chi-Chi kept this appearance until the Piccolo Jr. Saga where she wears a blue cheongsam (Chinese dress) with red pants, armband, and shoes, white socks and a red sash. In this appearance, she also wore her hair in a ponytail. Nearly all of the clothes Chi-Chi is seen wearing in her adulthood are Chinese dresses and martial arts uniforms.
In the first half of Dragon Ball Z, Chi-Chi’s primary clothing was a purple dress that has an orange cloth tied on the top and a yellow sash. Her hair was tied in a high bun but she still had her hair coming down on the sides. Chi-Chi keeps her hair the same through the Androids Saga but she wears a Purple uniform with pink sleeves and pants. In Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, after Goku and Gohan come home, she wears a light purple martial art uniform with light blue sleeves, a blue sash, light purple pants, and blue martial art shoes. In Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, she wears a pink cheongsam with a black sash, light blue pants, blue socks, and purple shoes. In the Buu Saga, she wears a yellow uniform with a purple cloth tied on the back with turquoise pants, blue martial art shoes and with all of her hair put into a bun and also wears white Chinese earrings. At the party celebration for the defeat of Kid Buu, she still wears her hair in a bun with long strands of hair framing her face, with pink lipstick, and wears a pink collared shirt, along with white pearl earrings and a pearl necklace and wears white pants and black high heels. Chi-Chi also has a fairly small chest, which is implied in the Japanese version to be the reason why Goku didn’t consider using her to bargain with Old Kai to unlock Gohan’s potential and instead settled for someone else.
In Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, before the party, Chi-Chi wears a yellow martial arts uniform with blue sleeves with white cuffs, a red cloth tied around her shoulders, a red sash with white pants, green earrings, and black martial art shoes. At dinner, she wears a more casual outfit, consisting of a yellow cheongsam, a turquoise cloth around her shoulders, a light purple obi, white pants, and purple earrings. At the party, she wears a pink cheongsam with a small white jacket, white bracelets, and white dress shoes. She retains her green earrings.
In Battles of Gods, she wears a red cheongsam with a crimson cloth tied around her shoulders, a red sash, crimson pants, light blue bracelets, white socks and red shoes with red lipstick.
In Dragon Ball Super, she wears her hair in the same hairstyle as in the Majin Buu Saga, with a yellow martial arts uniform with a purple sash, white long sleeves, a purple cloth around her shoulders, turquoise pants, blue martial arts shoes, green earrings, and red lipstick.
During the very end of Dragon Ball Z, after the 10-year gap after Kid Buu’s defeat, Chi-Chi wears a red uniform with a purple cloth tied on the back with purple pants before the tournament as well as having her hair in a ponytail. During and after the tournament, she wears a dark pink cheongsam with a black sash, and dark yellow pants with white bracelets and earrings.
In Dragon Ball GT, Chi-Chi’s hair is much shorter (probably chin-length or shoulder-length) and it is styled differently. Her attire is a pink uniform with light green sleeves, a turquoise sash, violet pants, and black shoes and gold Chinese earrings.
As a child, Chi-Chi was very shy and often thought about who she would marry. Despite being the daughter of the Ox-King, who had a reputation of being terrifying, she was shown to be the opposite of him, as she was shown to be of pure heart by being able to ride the Flying Nimbus. During fighting, she is often scared and defeats her opponent while crying.
Chi-Chi’s personality changed when she became an adult, especially after marrying Goku and having her son Gohan. She is often depicted as a sometimes nagging, overprotective, controlling, tough and fundamentally well-meaning woman, similar to the stereotypical overbearing shōnen mother, compared to Bulma’s personality, who is happy and easy-going. Though her power pales in comparison to most of the Dragon Team, she is still one of the strongest women in the world and has been seen fighting well above the level of an average human on more than one occasion. She is also shown to be mentally clumsy at times, such as when she hits Krillin in the head with a door, thinking he is Gohan. Although Chi-Chi is often seen yelling at Goku over fighting, or Gohan over his schoolwork, it cannot be disputed that she loves Goku and her family very much. This is shown at the end of the Buu Saga, when she is brought to tears and hugs Goku just over the thought of finally getting to live as a family of four with Goku, Gohan, and Goten. Also, she seems to worry about Goku the most when he develops a Heart Virus in the Androids Saga and Imperfect Cell Saga, caring for him and crying by his bedside. When she finds out that Goku is all better, she jumps out of Kame House and runs to Goku and gives him a big hug, to which Goku responds by swinging her around. She usually cries when she finds out Goku is injured or dead, or when he’s home safe, clearly showing her love for her husband. Even though Chi-Chi disapproved of Goku preferring Gohan learning to fight than being socialized, she nevertheless showed herself to be easily angered when her husband and/or her son got disrespected due to this, as in the English dub she kicked out Mr. Shu without hesitation for insulting Goku despite him being Gohan’s private tutor (in the Japanese version, she instead kicks him out due to his extremely abusive actions towards Gohan such as openly whipping him in front of her and openly declaring that Gohan was a monkey with no potential.). Although Chi-Chi is insistent to Goku that Gohan’s studies are more important than anything in the world, she, along with the rest of the characters around them, goes into shock when Goku actually agrees with her (in “Memories of Gohan”). She even goes as far as checking his temperature to make sure he was feeling well. Similarly in Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge she worries about Goku when he insists Gohan finish his homework only to learn that Goku wanted Gohan to finish it so they could go camping. This suggests that despite her often nagging him to think or do something besides fighting with their son, she actually prefers her husband the way he is.
She is notable by emphasizing on Gohan’s “academic achievement” rather than his fighting ability, as she was hesitant for Gohan to repeat Goku’s habits of getting into danger, and she also did not want Gohan to grow up without proper education as Goku had. Therefore, she often becomes frustrated when Goku decides to take Gohan to fights, so much that often Chi-Chi is willing to go to battle herself to defend her son, though she’s always restrained by some of the other characters to keep her from getting herself killed; nonetheless, it is often implied that Chi-Chi is proud of Gohan whenever he does fight but refuses to admit it save for when he participated in the World Martial Arts Tournament and Intergalactic World Tournament in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. Inevitably, Gohan had to work hard on both his human identity as well as his academic skills. It can be implied that she probably does not want Gohan to fight after witnessing Goku almost get killed by Piccolo in the World Tournament and does not want the same to happen to Gohan. In some cases, her insistence that Gohan study can also impact her common sense, as evidenced by her trying to prevent Gohan from aiding Goku when the latter was being attacked by a pair of assassins in order for him to finish his studies, causing Gohan to sternly ask her which between his studies or Goku’s life mattered more, shocking her enough to let him go fight them in Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!. However, by the Androids Sagas, Chi-Chi apparently grows more accepting of Gohan fighting, as she allows him to train because of the androids and attend the Cell Games, even though she did not want him to participate. The very last chapters of the Dragon Ball manga state that Gohan had become a scholar and thus did not participate in the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Henceforth, she taught Goten martial arts apparently out of a desire to prevent him from being incapable of defending himself whenever needed, just like her father did with her and showed extreme strictness on it equaling when she was on Gohan about his education. Chi-Chi also allowed Gohan (and Goten) to participate in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, although part of the reason she allowed this was because she was excited to see Goku again for the first time in seven years and because winning the tournament or even being the runner-up would allow Gohan to obtain enough money to pay for his college tuitions.
Chi-Chi has a somewhat negative opinion of Super Saiyans as she seems to associate the transformation with delinquency due to its hair color. This is shown when she first saw Gohan in his Super Saiyan Full Power form shortly before the Cell Games and mistakenly assumed that Gohan and Goku had dyed their hair (which is considered a sign of delinquency in Japanese culture), unaware that it was a result of the transformation. Though she comes to understand that it a Saiyan transformation, she retains her initial negative opinion of the Super Saiyan form as she reacted negatively when Goten transformed while they were sparring.
She is shown to have developed a friendship with Bulma, especially after Bulma’s marriage to Vegeta, as Bulma understands the struggle of both being married to a Saiyan and raising half-Saiyan children. However, despite their friendship, the two have been known to argue especially when their children compete in tournaments as shown in Bojack Unbound and the 25th Martial Arts Tournament.
Though she loves Goku, she is often frustrated by his tendency to focus most of his time on martial arts training instead of contributing to their family financially. In fact, it is implied that for most of her marriage, Chi-Chi relied on her father’s wealth to support her and Goku financially to make ends meet. Her frustration over their financial situation is understandable given that Goku is naively ignorant when it comes to money (as he politely rejected 100 million Zeni peace prize Mr. Satan offered him for his role in defeating Kid Buu and only relented after Goten pointed out that Chi-Chi would let him off work to go train if he took the money). Considering she grew up with her father’s wealth, she may be frustrated by the fact that her husband is unable to provide the same for her and their children and implied to be somewhat envious of Bulma’s wealth and quickly changed her opinion of Videl when she learned Videl lived in a mansion with 50 rooms, to the point she keenly asks Gohan if he was going to marry her. In Battle of Gods and the God of Destruction Beerus Saga, she was shown to be excited at the prospect of winning one of the prizes for the bingo tournament held at Bulma’s birthday party.
In Dragon Ball Super, after the defeat of Kid Buu, she forces Goku to work on their family’s radish farm as a way for them to earn money after telling him that her father became poor due to a fire on Fire Mountain burying his treasure. However, after Mr. Satan gives Goku the 100 million Zeni peace prize, she allows Goku to go train on King Kai’s Planet without a second thought, though. However she later forbids him from going to King Kai’s to train after the events of the God of Destruction Beerus Saga, as their family had spent and saved the 100 million Zeni, and are once again broke (which turns out to be a lie by Chi-Chi in order to get him, to no avail, to work instead of train all the time), forcing him to go back to farming to support them, which shows she will let Goku go off and train as long as their family is well off financially. In addition to their family’s radish farm, in the Dr. Slump crossover episode Chi-Chi forces Goku to take a job as a security guard at the World Invention Conference after Mr. Satan had offered him the job, which would be easy for Goku to carry out due to his power and fighting abilities, as well as giving her husband a job that potential involves him fighting due to the nature of the work, as a way to satisfy her husband’s love of fighting.
With the birth of her granddaughter Pan, Chi-Chi becomes adamant that Pan is raised as a gentle girly-girl with a normal life so that she will not end up as another “battle-loving idiot”. She also wants Goku to be a good grandfather and not just fight all the time; going as far as furiously hunting him down to forbid him from leaving with Whis to train under him alongside Vegeta so he can grow stronger to protect the Earth, attempting to scare him into submitting to her. Surprisingly, however, she does not get mad after Goku blatantly disobeys her and leaves with Whis to go train, apparently accepting that Goku means well.
Chi-Chi was born in November 5th of Age 737, which the death of her mother shortly followed the same year. When she was two years old, both she and her father the Ox-King were trapped outside their castle when a fire spirit was unleashed on it making it become Fire Mountain. During her childhood with the Ox-King, she was trained in martial arts, and it is said she has to behave well around him.
Emperor Pilaf Saga
Main article: Emperor Pilaf Saga
Since her father’s castle on Fire Mountain was impossible for both of them to reach, she was sent to retrieve the Bansho Fan from her father’s old mentor, Master Roshi. Chi-Chi is first seen on her way to find Roshi while running away from a Dinosaur that she later decapitates with her helmet’s blade and explodes with a blast from her helmet. Afterward, she runs into Yamcha who she attacks with a laser beam fired out of her helmet since she is afraid of strangers. After getting knocked unconscious by Yamcha for attempting to attack him, he returns to her aid after realizing she is the Ox-King’s daughter. When she first awakens, she views Yamcha as a threat and gets ready to attack. He lies and says he loves her to keep her from hurting him because he had seen what happened to the dinosaur. Because she is naive, she believes him. When she turns her back, Yamcha runs away.
Soon afterward, she comes across Goku on his Flying Nimbus, who tells her that the Ox-King sent him to find her and take her to Master Roshi. While getting on the Nimbus, Chi-Chi accidentally pulls Goku’s tail, revealing to Yamcha who was hiding, what Goku’s weakness was. While riding the Flying Nimbus with Goku, he patted her genitals with his foot to determine her gender (in the edited version, he merely tells her that she should put more clothing on). Though Chi-Chi initially got angry and pushed Goku off the Nimbus (and comically crashed into a large rock afterward), this act made Chi-Chi believe that Goku may be in love with her. This is when Chi-Chi falls in love with Goku, although due to Goku’s much more naive personality, he does not realize what this means until he meets Chi-Chi again in the Piccolo Jr. Saga (when he does, he seems uncomfortable with it at first, but then gets used to it and eventually shows that he cares a lot about Chi-Chi). When they arrive at Master Roshi’s, Roshi told both of them that he accidentally threw the Bansho Fan out and that he will have to put it out himself.
Chi-Chi and Goku took the Flying Nimbus back to Fire Mountain to meet back up with everyone with Master Roshi riding Baby Gamera right behind them. Master Roshi demonstrated the Kamehameha to put out the flames on Fire Mountain, but unfortunately, it destroyed their castle, as well. After Goku’s friends get the Dragon Ball, Goku leaves. Just before Goku left, she asks Goku if he will think of her during his journey, to which he replies yes. Then, he asks her if she will think of him, which causes her to blush and giggle making Goku wonder if all girls are this silly.
First Date with Goku
Main article: Gohan’s First Date
During the Great Saiyaman Saga episode “Gohan’s First Date”, Chi-Chi tells Gohan, who had just been blackmailed into going on a date with Angela, of her first date with Goku through a flashback to when they were teenagers (though still with the appearance of pre-adolescent children); she claims that she forced Goku into it, but did not blackmail him. She told him to think of the “most pleasurable thing to do” and then coax her into doing it; naturally, Goku considered fighting the most pleasurable thing to do, and, though initially unwilling, Chi-Chi quickly got into it, surprisingly proving to be a fairly equal match for him. Looking back on it, Chi-Chi states that it was “a great first date”.
When this occurred is unknown, though it was presumably at an off-screen point sometime before Goku trained under Master Roshi, as he was not wearing the Turtle School uniform, instead, wearing the blue uniform that he wore at the time he first met her.
Red Ribbon Army Saga
Main article: Red Ribbon Army Saga
After the town at Fire Mountain was rebuilt and repopulated Chi-Chi grew lonely and waited for Goku. The Ox-King took Chi-Chi to the village psychic to tell her when Goku was going to come back. When the psychic said that he was approaching, and since she wants to marry him, Ox-King began to prepare for the wedding.
While the wedding was being prepared, Chi-Chi picked flowers outside the village and Goku showed up and they talk for a while. Eventually Goku and Chi Chi notice smoke coming from the nearby village, so they go to check it out.
Colonel Silver and his troops attacked the village making Goku and Chi-Chi get on the nimbus and help. Chi-Chi ended up taking out several soldiers while crying using the laser from her helmet. The Red Ribbon Army forced Goku to leave and continue his journey. Just before he leaves Chi-Chi asks him “What about the wedding?” to which Goku replies “I’ll be back, I’ll try some of that next time.” Goku’s naivete causes him to think that a wedding is some sort of food. When Goku came to Korin Tower during his time training to fight Mercenary Tao, he looked into a jar that showed what had happened before in the meadow where they were talking.
King Piccolo Saga
Main article: King Piccolo Saga
Chi-Chi makes a brief anime-only appearance in the King Piccolo Saga when Goku saves her father from King Furry’s soldiers, who were to execute martial artists on King Piccolo’s orders. She is depicted as having matured faster than Goku, which would become somewhat of a running joke in later years. Later, in the second half of the saga, she and Ox-King are seen at his castle following King Piccolo’s defeat.
Piccolo Jr. Saga
Main article: Piccolo Jr. Saga Three years later, Chi-Chi participates in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, hiding her name as “Anonymous” (匿名希望 Tokumeikibō, lit. “Anonymous by Request”). Her number during the preliminary rounds of this tournament is 59.
Chi-Chi goes up to Goku and says “Hi”, but Goku does not recognize who she is, which makes her angry, calling him stupid. She is mainly upset because Goku forgot her name, and had never come back to keep “the promise”, which Goku had forgotten about because he went straight to The Lookout following the defeat of King Piccolo. She states that if Goku defeats her in the semi-final match, she will tell him why she is mad and what her name is (in fact, two have deduced her identity, Oolong, and Master Roshi). In the match, Goku does so by simply throwing a punch at the air, the force of which knocks Chi-Chi out of the ring. She then reveals her identity, shocking everybody.
Goku is shocked to realize that it was the little Chi-Chi he had met earlier and that she has grown up as much as he had, and gets even more of a shock when she reminds him of the promise he made her. He then reveals that he did remember it, but also that he promised that because he was unaware of what a bride was, which is a statement that leaves Chi-Chi nearly emotionally shattered. Nonetheless, Goku keeps his promise and proposes to her in front of the whole crowd. Chi-Chi then tells Goku she is in love with him, and he, not knowing what she meant by that, is confused because of his naive nature. She says “I’ll show you” and kisses Goku on the cheek, leading to a humorous reaction from Krillin, and the applause of the crowd.
She also apologized to Yamcha for not marrying him, as she still assumes that Yamcha is in love with her (thus getting Bulma very frustrated at Yamcha, as he did not tell her about the confession he made up to Chi-Chi when she was little). Goku remains unaware of the meaning of her emotional advances towards him for the duration of the tournament.
Afterwards, in the anime-only filler conclusion to the Dragon Ball TV series, they go on several adventures to retrieve the Bansho-fan in order to put out the fire on Chi-Chi’s mountain home (which was already destroyed in both the manga and anime) to save her father who was protecting her mother’s old wedding dress for Chi-Chi to wear. By the end of Dragon Ball, she and Goku become happily married with Chi-Chi in her mother’s dress.
At the age of 20, Chi-Chi gives birth to her first son, Gohan. While thinking about what to name him, Chi-Chi thinks of the name Einstein, which everyone hates. Ox-King rails off several names, all including the word ‘Ox’. The baby expresses his distaste in these as well. Chi-Chi then yelled at Goku for wanting to go fishing without coming up with at least one name. While yelling at Goku, Chi-Chi says the name of Goku’s adoptive grandfather Gohan. Gohan laughed each time he heard the name, and Ox-King notices this and interrupts Chi-Chi’s yelling to make Gohan’s laughing known to his parents. Goku and Chi-Chi both accept his name idea.[external_link offset=1]
Dragon Ball Z
Main articles: Raditz Saga and Vegeta Saga Four years later, during the time of the Saiyan conflict, Chi-Chi’s husband Goku was slain in battle to defeat his brother Raditz, and her son Gohan was kidnapped by Piccolo to be trained at Break Wasteland for the battle with the remaining Saiyans that were on their way to Earth. Chi-Chi found this out after going in rage at Kame House.
One year later, she returned to Kame House and witnessed the battle against the Saiyans on Fortuneteller Baba’s Crystal Ball. After the battle, and Vegeta’s retreat, she came with the rest of the Dragon Team’s supporters to find her son, and recently revived husband had survived the battle, but both badly injured, and Gohan unconscious after transforming into a Great Ape. She completely ignored the near to death, broken Goku, and looked after her son, while angry at Goku for letting their own child fight against the Saiyans (although it was a decision which had been made by Piccolo, not Goku).
Main articles: Namek Saga and Frieza Saga
Chi-Chi took care of Goku in Wukong Hospital while Gohan, who was healed, went with Krillin and Bulma to Piccolo’s homeworld planet Namek to use the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive the fallen Z Fighters from the battle. Once Goku was healed and left to meet up with them on Namek, Chi-Chi gathered Master Roshi, Oolong, Puar, and Yajirobe to try to use another one of Dr. Brief’s spaceships to fly to Namek to rescue Gohan and the others from the threat Frieza which was on Namek. Instead, the ship did not work so they were forced to stay behind on Earth and wait.
In the manga, there is a single panel showing Chi-Chi and Ox-King eating at the table in Goku’s House. She wonders if Gohan is studying properly and when her son and husband will return, with Ox-King stating they’re probably already on their way home, showing both are ignorant of the Battle on Planet Namek unlike their anime counterparts.
Chi-Chi is reunited with Gohan when everybody on Namek except Goku and Frieza was transported to Earth. Chi-Chi witnessed Porunga revive the fallen Z Fighters and tell them that Goku is still alive and on his way back (as well as gave Master Roshi an implied threat to stab him with a sword after the latter, in frustration, stated that Goku’s reason for not returning immediately is because he is scared of Chi-Chi, who is the one being stronger than a Super Saiyan).
Main articles: Garlic Jr. Saga and Trunks Saga
In the anime, when Garlic Jr.’s Black Water Mist was released on Earth, Chi-Chi was one of the many that was infected by it and fought Gohan on top of Kame House (The only reason she arrived at Kame House is because Gohan snuck out of the house when he was supposed to be studying and was angered at Maron when she first meets her). She was returned to normal when Kami and Mr. Popo dispersed the Sacred Water on the Earth.
Gohan then managed to seal Garlic Jr. back into the Dead Zone, but she increased security to prevent Gohan from sneaking out of his studies again. The Garlic Jr. Saga filler is one of the few times in Dragon Ball Z where Chi-Chi is seen fighting and the only time in the series that Chi-Chi actually engages her first born son in combat due to the influence of the Black Water Mist.
Chi-Chi hires an instructor for Gohan named Mr. Shu. Chi-Chi eventually gets mad at him and kicks him out, by launching him out the window with her bare hands, when he insults Goku. After Goku returned from Namek she has to deal with having Piccolo stay with them so they can train for the upcoming androids. She also ends up injured by Goku (he accidentally knocked her several yards away when patting her because he forgot that he was much stronger than before), and irritably and reluctantly allowing Gohan to train for the battle with the androids. Eventually, she gets stressed out by the increased amount of chores she has to do and forces both Goku and Piccolo to try to get their drivers licenses.
Main article: Androids Saga Chi-Chi takes care of Goku while he has his Heart Virus.
Main article: Cell Games Saga When she sees Goku fully standing, she is overjoyed and runs to him and gives a big hug, to which he responds by swinging her around. Chi-Chi tells him to come back safe from his battle with Cell. He does, as seen in “Memories of Gohan”, before the Cell Games. Around this time, Goku and Chi-Chi conceived their second son, Goten.
Chi-Chi is widowed again when Goku dies in the Cell Games while protecting the Earth from Cell, causing her to break down in tears. She also gets scared and breaks down in tears when she watches Gohan’s and Cell’s Kamehameha collide on TV, hoping that her son does not die.
In the time following Gohan’s victory over Cell, Chi-Chi cried to herself to sleep for many nights over Goku’s death.
Great Saiyaman Saga
Main articles: Other World Saga and Great Saiyaman Saga
Seven years later, Chi-Chi is much more mellow by Age 774 (it is implied that she became more mellow because she felt a sense of guilt for Goku’s death, as she believed that if she had not been harsh to her son, Goku may still have been alive). She is not as strict with Goten during the Buu Saga and even becomes less strict with a now teenage Gohan. She trains Goten on how to fight, although when she learns that Goten could transform into a Super Saiyan, she breaks down and shouts “Not another monster in the family!”, which resulted in Goten not wishing to turn Super Saiyan in her presence.
World Tournament Saga
Main article: World Tournament Saga She is told by Gohan that Goku will be returning to earth for one day to attend the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, which of course makes her extremely happy. When she sees Goku, she tells him she missed him so much, which is what Goku says to her as well.
Later, Chi-Chi attends the Tournament to cheer on her sons and deceased husband. She spends most of the time arguing with Bulma over whose sons and husband will win, though she knocks out Idasa’s mother when the mother starts to attack Bulma after Idasa loses to Trunks.
Majin Buu Saga
Main articles: Fusion Saga and Kid Buu Saga
After the World Martial Arts Tournament, she goes with the others to look for the Dragon Balls. Chi-Chi must take refuge on Kami’s Lookout. Chi-Chi and the others are told by Goku of Vegeta and Gohan’s deaths. Chi-Chi takes the news hard and is very upset, and is even more upset when she finds out Goku is leaving to go back to the Other World. She runs up and gives Goku a hug, crying in his arms and asking him “But, Goku! Goku, how can you say goodbye, when Gohan’s been taken from me, too?” Goku then assures her that she will be fine since she still has Goten and that he will not be taken from her because he will master the Fusion Dance technique with Trunks. They are later seen holding hands, with Goku telling her that he will tell Gohan how much she misses him (unaware at the time that Gohan was actually still alive in the Sacred World of the Kai).
A day later, Super Buu finds the tower and allows them to live for a short time. Super Buu used his Human Extinction Attack to kill all the people on Earth except for the family and friends on the Lookout. Chi-Chi is angry with Super Buu when he comes to Kami’s Lookout. During this time, while on the lookout, Chi-Chi scolds and unwisely slaps the monster in the face for killing so many people, including Gohan. Thus, she is turned into an egg and killed by him. This utterly shocks Goten, who witnessed Chi-Chi’s death. Later during the battle, she is resurrected with the Dragon Balls and joins in supplying Goku with the energy for the Spirit Bomb to destroy Kid Buu. With Goku now alive again, Chi-Chi is happily reunited with her husband and sons. When Goku tells her he wants to live with her and their sons together, she gives Goku a big hug and cries in his arms, happy to finally be reunited with her husband at last, who tells her that he loves her. Her family spent the remainder of Dragon Ball Z in much happier, peaceful times.
Dragon Ball Super
God of Destruction Beerus Saga
Main article: God of Destruction Beerus Saga
Six months after the defeat of Kid Buu, Chi-Chi has ordered Goku to get a well paying job in order to afford their living expenses and in order to hire great teachers for Goten’s education, and will not allow for him to train with King Kai unless he fulfills the agreement. After Goku receives over 100 million Zeni from Mr. Satan in gratitude for defeating Kid Buu, Chi-Chi is ecstatic and allows for Goku to go off and train with King Kai, but only on the promise that he will come back on a regular basis. At Bulma’s birthday party, she is informed by Bulma that Master Roshi and Oolong are looking at women on the beach and prevents them from this action for setting a bad example for the kids. Like Bulma, Chi-Chi is upset with Goku not being present. She talks with Bulma and Android 18 during the party and both chants and claps for Beerus after he and Whis arrive.
Golden Frieza Saga
Main article: Golden Frieza Saga After the fight with Beerus, Goku begs Chi-Chi to go back to King Kai’s planet to train, but Chi-Chi forbids it, saying they are already out of money again. She also informs Goku that they’ve got a granddaughter on the way, and Goku needs to be a good grandfather, and not just fight all the time. Chi-Chi was then seen walking around town with Piccolo at that moment. She is carrying a huge load of food over to Gohan’s house in order to help ensure Videl and her soon-to-be baby get plenty of nutrition and having Piccolo help carry the groceries as payment for always eating at their place for free. Goku panics, and in a vain attempt to prevent Chi-Chi from seeing him out fighting, he asks Satan to hit him, then pretends to be sent flying by the blow. Chi-Chi then promises Goten at their house to give Goku lots of “rest” (apparently meaning punishment) once he gets back.
Chi-Chi then talks to Krillin and Android 18 when she arrives to treat Krillin’s wounds after Goku accidentally hurts him.
Chi-Chi comes over and is horrified to see the rough and tumble way they handle Pan. Though Gohan assures his mother that Pan, being part Saiyan, should be more than fine with a little roughhousing, Chi-Chi is adamant that they raise her as a gentle girly-girl, so that she will not end up as another “battle-loving idiot”. Mister Satan protests that he dreams of raising Pan to be a great martial artist who can serve as his successor and have over a hundred disciples, but Chi-Chi still does not budge on the subject. She even goes as far as to kick Gohan and Mr. Satan out of the house to avoid any violent influences. She then talks to Videl and Bulma and calms down after Videl assures her she can be anything she wants to. When Goku finds out that he wants to join Vegeta in training, she opposes his decision to support Goku to be a good grandfather to Pan.
When Bulma gives Goku her cell phone to let him know when Whis shows up, Chi-Chi oversees this, so Goku covers by telling her that he and Bulma are planning a surprise party for Pan and need to keep in touch. Chi-Chi is thrilled that Goku is finally acting as a good grandfather. However, Gohan tips her off and Chi-Chi angrily arrives at Goku’s location with him and Goten. Goku says he will just be gone for a little bit, but Chi-Chi is not buying it; she’s heard that line too many times. Gohan argues that Goku needs to train and grow stronger in order to protect the Earth, but Chi-Chi maintains that Goku needs to be a good grandfather for Pan. When Whis starts to leave, Goku runs after him, grabbing onto him just before he rockets off into space. Surprisingly, once Goku’s gone Chi-Chi is not so mad, finally seeming to accept the situation and wonders about the surprise party for Pan.
While Goku and his friends are off fighting Frieza, Chi-Chi is at home reading a magazine and eating while little did she know that the planet was blowing up because of Frieza’s last resort. She was killed in the explosion until the event was undone by Whis’ Temporal Do-Over technique so that Goku could kill Frieza once more. She later attends the feast thrown by Bulma with her family and friends.
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga
During the Tournament of Destroyers, Chi-Chi is, for the most part, watching on the sidelines. She is shown to be very surprised when Goku’s attacks did not do any significant damage to Botamo. When Frost throws Goku into the ring by inducing him with his poisonous needles, Chi-Chi is seen jumping down to the arena to help Goku, worried that Goku had been killed, relieved that he was alright, and has a scowl on her face when Frost comes to apologize to the ring, not pleased with Frost’s actions.
When Chi-Chi is in the Cube with everyone else after the tournament, she scolds Goku for using a naughty word in front of Goten. After the wish with the Super Dragon Balls has been made, she returns to Earth with the others.
Main article: Copy-Vegeta Saga Chi-Chi attends Bulma’s Universe 7 victory party with her friends and family. When Bulma asks Chi-Chi where Gohan and Goku are, Chi-Chi replies that Gohan is busy with his scholarly duties and Goku is working. Chi-Chi is tasked to assist in protecting Monaka’s secret from Goku. When Goku appears in his work clothes and tries to fight with Monaka, Chi-Chi forces him to fly home to change into cleaner clothes in order to buy time, while Beerus praises her for being smart. When Beerus berates Goku for doing three hundred trillion sit-ups so quickly, claiming Goku messed up the count, Chi-Chi comments that Goku is unable to count with numbers so high. Chi-Chi then watches as Beerus dons a life-sized Monaka costume and fights with Goku, and later starts the party with Monaka’s secret protected.
One day, Chi-Chi is eating dinner with Goku and Goten at their house. As Chi-Chi prepares to bring Goku more food, she along with Goten notice that Goku is not feeling well, asking if he has a fever or if he is dying. Later that night, Goku does not feel any better, and Chi-Chi suggests Goku ask King Kai. Goku agrees, then teleports away. Chi-Chi, staying up at night worrying about Goku, preps herself up, preparing to make Goku a lot of food to cheer him up. Goku then crashes into the house, destroying it and angering Chi-Chi.
The next day, Chi-Chi accompanies Goku and Goten to Gohan and Videl’s house, where Piccolo is babysitting Pan. Goku and Gohan talk on the phone, and Chi-Chi is proud of her son’s job offer as a professor’s assistant, saying that he will become the first diligent Saiyan in Universe 7. Chi-Chi then berates Goku for destroying their house, mentioning that if not for the 100 million Zeni given by Mr. Satan, they could not afford repairs. Chi-Chi then mentions she saved the money for Goten’s future education, lying to Goku about spending it all to motivate him to work. As Piccolo prepares to leave, he asks Chi-Chi if she can make baby food, and Chi-Chi reminds him that she did take care of two boys. Piccolo then gives oddly specific instructions to Chi-Chi on how to take care of Pan, which included her favorite activities and favorite food. The next morning, Pan disappears, and Piccolo scolds Goku and Chi-Chi for not watching her. Chi-Chi then helps Goku and Piccolo, along with Goten, while they look for Pan. When Gohan and Videl return home, Pan was already found, and Chi-Chi deduces that Pan must have crawled under the bed or in the closet overnight.
When Goten is stowed away on Monaka’s delivery truck with Trunks and has been taken to Planet Potaufeu, Bulma calls Chi-Chi to inform her of the situation, and she is frustrated at Goku for training on King Kai’s planet at a time like this. When the group from Potaufeu return to Earth, Chi-Chi worriedly embraces Goten, asking if he is hurt, and Goten apologizes.
“Future” Trunks Saga
Main article: “Future” Trunks Saga Chi-Chi and her family prepare to harvest some crops grown by Goku while Piccolo is forced to help them along the way as Goku, Piccolo, and Goten get ready to see who can gather the most crops first. Goten is excited to participate in this challenge but Chi-Chi scolds Goten, telling him he needs to study for a test he has next week. Chi-Chi watches as Goku and Piccolo are in a harvesting competition up until Krillin arrives and tells Chi-Chi and Goten that Vegeta is off training in Beerus’ Planet which Goku overhears causing him to stop his competition with Piccolo and teleport to Beerus’ Planet to train. Chi-Chi is mad at Krillin for speaking out about this so she forces Krillin to take Goku’s place in harvesting the crops and help Piccolo in the harvesting.
Later, Chi-Chi and Goten tell Piccolo and Krillin that Future Trunks’ Time Machine has arrived at Capsule Corporation and the others, including Goku and Vegeta, are trying to figure out what is going on. Piccolo and Krillin are under the assumption that something bad must have happened again in Future Trunks’ timeline so they fly off to Capsule Corporation. Goten then tries to follow them but Chi-Chi stops him telling Goten he needs to study.
Chi-Chi, now worried that Goku hasn’t come home, comes with Gohan to confront Krillin at the police station about Goku’s whereabouts after having tried contacting Bulma but got no response. Krillin tells her he doesn’t know (knowing he might still be fighting Black). Chi-Chi says that she was worried about Goku, and cooked a lot of food for him to eat, which is in a giant pack carried by Gohan. Krillin explains that as a police officer, if he knew anything he would share it to Chi-Chi, and rushes off to go on patrol. Gohan tries to calm Chi-Chi down as they both notice Goten and Trunks flying.
Later, Gohan flies Chi-Chi to Capsule Corporation and when they arrive she calls out to Bulma and asks her where Goku is. Bulma plays innocent and says she has no idea so Chi-Chi then asks where Goten and Trunks are, as she had seen them flying earlier. Shu appears and gives Bulma a status update about the time machine, and Bulma explains to a confused Chi-Chi that the time machine is her newest product. Goten and Trunks crawl away but they are stopped by Vegeta, and Chi-Chi spots them, beginning to scold Goten once more. After Piccolo and Krillin arrive at Capsule Corporation, Chi-Chi then spots Goku coming out with injuries after his battle in Future Trunks’ timeline so Chi-Chi asks Bulma what is going on. Bulma then tells everyone about the threats that are terrorizing Future Trunks’ timeline and the history of Goku Black.
After Black and Zamasu are defeated, Chi-Chi is seen with everyone saying their goodbyes to Future Trunks and Future Mai as they head to the new future timeline.
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga In the anime, when Goku returns home from farming, Chi-Chi and Goten welcome him back home. Goten asks his dad if he is going out to train because he wants to as well. Goku says yes that he is going out to train with Whis in Beerus’ Planet and offers Goten to come with him but Chi-Chi intervenes, forbidding Goten from training because he needs to do more studying for school and rambles on why Goten needs to focus on training his brain more than his body because he could make the mistake of injuring himself one of these days while training. While Chi-Chi is ranting on about Goten’s studying so he can turn out to be like his older brother, Gohan, who manages to become a scholar due to Chi-Chi’s influence for Gohan to study and wants the same for Goten, Goku and Goten sneak out of the house while she is distracted much to Chi-Chi’s anger as she soon after realizes they left and yells out Goku’s name, much to Goku and Goten’s fear when they’re outside and fly away due to her fury.
After this, Chi-Chi later calls Bulma to tell her to not let Goten leave with Goku and that he should stay with her at her place instead to which Bulma informs them once she meets them so Goten stays behind to hang out with Trunks. After learning of Bulma’s pregnancy, Chi-Chi decides to come to Capsule Corp. and prepare a feast for the arrival of Bulla. Goku, Gohan, Hercule, Majin Buu, Beerus, Whis, Shin, and Old Kai arrive at Capsule Corp. after the Zeno Expo matches and learning about the rules of the Tournament of Power while Chi-Chi is preparing the feast. She offers to give them food right away as she doesn’t want the food to be cold since Bulla hasn’t arrived yet and it may take a while for Bulma to give birth to her.
Shortly after, Chi-Chi sees Gohan in his Turtle Hermit gi and asks why he is wearing it, suspecting that Gohan might be going back to his fighting ways which she mostly disapproves. He replies that Videl said he should spend time with Goku to which Chi-Chi angrily growls upon hearing. Later, Chi-Chi checks up on Bulma and tells her she needs to rest due to her belly becoming bigger in her pregnancy but Whis arrives much to Bulma and Chi-Chi’s surprise and Chi-Chi tells Whis not to barge in and surprise them due to Bulma being pregnant. Whis uses his Warping abilities to bring out Bulla from Bulma’s womb, marking the birth of Bulla on top of surprising and impressing everyone that was present. Chi-Chi is present when everyone congratulates Bulma and Vegeta on their new baby and remarks how cute Bulla is, reminding her of how cute Goten was when he was born.
After the gathering of the warriors for Team Universe 7 to compete in the Tournament of Power leading up to the conclusion of the Tournament of Power with Team Universe 7 emerging victorious, Chi-Chi appears during the final moments of the saga. In the ending credits of the saga, it is implied that Chi-Chi was angry but freaked out when she saw Goku in battle injuries after he arrives home from his battle in the Tournament of Power not fully aware of what was going on until Goku seemingly told her about the whole story of the situation, the stakes of the Tournament of Power and what would’ve happened to their universe if Team Universe 7 were to lose. Chi-Chi later attends a big celebration at Capsule Corporation held for Bulla’s birth.
Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga
Main article: Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga
Granolah the Survivor Saga
Main article: Granolah the Survivor Saga
Peaceful World Saga
Main article: Peaceful World Saga
Ten years after Majin Buu’s defeat, Chi-Chi is now a grandmother to Pan and a mother-in-law to Videl (now married to Gohan). She attends the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament to cheer on her family. She is last seen in the Dragon Ball Z series being stressed out over Goku leaving to train Uub.
Dragon Ball GT
Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
Main article: Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
“I was already aging faster than him as it was, but this…it’s unnatural, I bet you did this on purpose!“
— Chi-Chi discovering that Goku has returned and is turned back into a child by a wish made by Emperor Pilaf using the Black Star Dragon Balls
Five years later, Chi-Chi is now in her fifties. She mostly associates with Bulma and Videl, while also supporting her family in times of crisis. She is also shown more lenient as a grandmother, but an overbearing mother of a now laid-back, adult Goten. Goku becomes a child, which frustrates Chi-Chi, but she still cares for him deeply. When asked what it is like having a child for a husband, she responds, “Mostly the same.”
Main article: Baby Saga
Chi-Chi is shown to still carry a motherly attitude toward Goten and Gohan. She does not like Goten going out and warns him of “city women”. When Goten is possessed by Baby, Chi-Chi shows a dominant role over both him and Gohan as their mother by slapping him several times for “disrespect”, then demanding they take their fight outside, unaware of the possession. Later, Chi-Chi herself, along with nearly the entire population on Earth, gets possessed by Baby. After Goku and Pan return home, Goku believes that Chi-Chi is still mad at him for being the size of a child because he forgot to use the Black Star Dragon Balls to return to normal size. She orders Gohan and Goten to kill Goku upon his return as Goku is still unaware that the entire population of Earth is possessed by Baby. She is later cured with the Sacred Water.
Super 17 Saga
Main article: Super 17 Saga
After arming herself with a broom and pot, Chi-Chi goes with Videl, Bulma, and Bulla to fight alongside Goku in the Super 17 Saga. However, Goku and Android 18 have done the job already.
Shadow Dragon Saga
Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga No longer having her father to hold her back, Chi-Chi finally involves herself in the final battle with Syn Shenron, along with her sons, daughter-in-law, and the Brief family. She makes a speech about fighting with Goku as a family. After seeing Goku leaving with Shenron, she asks if Goku is coming back for dinner and she reluctantly agrees to cook dinner for Goten instead as she continues to live the remainder of her life. After the battle, she is last seen in one of the flashbacks at the end of Dragon Ball GT.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
While Goku was out fishing, the Ox-King came over to give Gohan presents. While he was walking over, he was attacked by Ginger, one of Garlic Jr.’s henchmen. Sansho and Nicky showed up as well and surrounded Chi-Chi and Gohan. Chi-Chi then takes off her apron and begins to charge at Ginger. With only one hand, he pushes her with force backward without even touching her, leaving her on the ground. Gohan was then captured by the henchmen. Goku, who was late to the scene, then tracks them down.
The World’s Strongest
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest
While Chi-Chi is doing her housework, she talks to Goku about how Gohan needs discipline in regard to his education. Seeing Gohan asleep during his studies she worries that he is becoming a lazy delinquent. When Oolong shows up at to tell her what has happened regarding Dr. Kochin, Chi-Chi scolds Gohan for hanging around Piccolo and watches Goku leave on the Flying Nimbus to rescue Bulma and Master Roshi. When Gohan tries to sneak off, she yells at him to stop. Gohan eventually does sneak off and leaves Chi-Chi worried.
The Tree of Might
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
After Gohan came back from his camping trip, Chi-Chi meets his new friend which is a dragon he named Icarus. Chi-Chi is scared of him and disapproves of him, which results in Goku and Gohan make a secret home for him in a nearby cave. After the Tree of Might forms on Earth, everyone gathers at Goku’s House. When Icarus shows up, Chi-Chi scolds Gohan and Goku for not getting rid of the Dragon. When everyone agree’s to go stop the invaders including Gohan, Chi-Chi forbids him getting involved.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
When Lord Slug came to Earth, Chi-Chi along with Gohan, Oolong and Bulma came to see. When Gohan ran into battle against his soldiers, Chi-Chi came to his aid and defeated two soldiers, but was then knocked unconscious by another one. Gohan takes her back and escapes with everyone else. Later on, everybody is at Goku’s House warming up. When Chi-Chi brings hot chocolate to Gohan’s room, she sees that he has left with Oolong.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge
When Chi-Chi goes to bring Gohan a glass of orange juice while he is doing his homework, she spots Icarus at the window. As she is about to shoo him away she hears Goku call out to Icarus to stop disturbing Gohan so he can finish his homework. Chi-Chi begins to think that Goku had lost his mind, possibly due to all fighting. However she finds out it was because they had planned a camping trip, Chi-Chi asks Goku what he thinks is more important, homework or camping and when Goku says the latter, Chi-Chi comically falls to the ground.
Super Android 13!
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“Have you forgotten what tomorrow is young man? It’s your first day of summer school. Don’t you ‘But mother’ me. You promised you’d spend the summer studying.“
— Chi-Chi just before Gohan flies off to help his dad
Chi-Chi is shopping at the mall with Goku and Gohan as a stress reliever. While battling through a crowd of other women over clothes, she makes Goku hold a giant stack of boxes, saying that it is his turn to get clothes next. They stop at a restaurant to get lunch where they meet up with Master Roshi, Oolong, Krillin, and Trunks. While eating, Android 14 and Android 15 attack the mall, making Goku save all of the people, with Chi-Chi being saved by Gohan. When Gohan brings Chi-Chi down, she attempts to prevent Gohan from going to fight the Androids in favor of his studies. Then, Gohan asks her if she would rather let Goku die fighting them, leaving Chi-Chi shocked and flying toward the battle. After the battles are over, she goes to the hospital, telling Gohan that once he is well it is time for summer school.
Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
“This private school is one of the finest in the world! Gohan just might get accepted if you can manage to behave for two lousy hours and answer a few questions!!“
— Chi-Chi towards Goku
Chi-Chi makes Goku dress in a suit for an interview to get Gohan into a good school and guides him on what to say so that they can leave a good impression. During the interview, King Kai contacts Goku telepathically to tell him that there is an emergency, making Goku use his Instant Transmission to leave the interview. After Goku defeats Broly, he and Gohan are transported to his front yard, where Chi-Chi was doing laundry. She scolds Goku and Gohan for missing the registration, placing the blame entirely on Goku due to his earlier disappearance. Goku replies by saying “Chi-Chi, my favorite hobbies are reading and sports”, which is what she wanted Goku to say in the interview and she faints.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
“He spends hours everyday sitting in his desk studying. He may be fighting but at least he’s getting some exercise. He’s definitely his father’s son.“
— Chi-Chi talking to Bulma
Chi-Chi allows Gohan to enter the Intergalactic Martial Arts Tournament because all he has been doing is studying and he needs some exercise. Chi-Chi attends the Tournament where she cheers Gohan on from the stands. She sits and chats with Bulma, who is there in support for her own son, Future Trunks. When the two notice Yamcha seemingly disinterested in fighting, Bulma says that it must because he knows that nobody can beat Trunks causing Chi-Chi to argue that Gohan could. When Gohan is on Battle Island 2 preparing to take off to the Battle Zone, Chi-Chi professes her love for him much to his embarrassment. After the battle against Bojack and his minions leading up to Bojack’s defeat by the hands of Gohan, Chi-Chi comes to the hospital with Bulma, Trunks, Master Roshi, Oolong and Chiaotzu to check up on Gohan, Future Trunks, and Krillin at the hospital healing from their injuries after the battle.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Chi-Chi appears at her house along with Gohan, Goten, and Videl. She prepares a large meal for Gohan and Goten and has a small conversation with Videl about her getting married as she is washing dishes when Videl gets interrupted with an emergency. This emergency, of course, was due to the dead escaping Hell and invading the living world.
Battle of Gods
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Four years after Kid Buu’s defeat, Chi-Chi is seen at Bulma’s birthday party while the Z-Fighters soon face the God of Destruction Beerus. When Mr. Satan mistakes Dr. Briefs for a waiter, Chi-Chi helpfully tells him that the scientist is actually the richest man on Earth. Later, when a drunk Gohan causes his wife to get a bullet in the leg, Chi-Chi shouts at him for it. She later finds out that she is going to become a grandmother, when Videl reveals she is pregnant with Gohan’s child.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
The Return of Son Goku and Friends!
Main article: Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!
Chi-Chi, Goku, and the rest of their family and friends travel to Mr. Satan’s hotel resort to attend a party for its grand opening. This film takes place after the death of Kid Buu.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Like in the main series, Chi-Chi plays the role of housewife to Goku, mother to Gohan and later Goten in the game and can often be found at Goku’s House. Her primary role in the game is that of Cook, however in addition to being able to cook single dishes like other cooks and Cooking Machines, she is the only cook capable of making Full Course Meals for her family and members of the Dragon Team, provided they have acquired Full Course Recipes and the ingredients required.
Chi-Chi is introduced in Saiyan Saga Episode 1, where she admonishes her husband for being late from fishing and collecting apples, as he had taken the opportunity to do some Mental Simulation Training. She reminds Goku that he is supposed to take Gohan to Kame House later that day which he forgot. After giving her husband and earful, she decides to prepare her husband and son a meal before their trip. This introduces the game’s single dish cooking mechanics. After their meal, Chi-Chi sees her son and husband off with Goku and Chi-Chi deciding to give Gohan the Four-Star Dragon Ball Hat as Chi-Chi wanted him to look presentable. Her and Goku’s decision to give him the hat before the trip would later prove to be a wise one as it allowed Goku to track down Gohan after he was kidnapped by Goku’s estranged elder brother Raditz later that same day.
During the remainder of the Saiyan Saga, Goku’s House is inaccessible and though Gohan attempts to return home at one point he later decides to continue his training after defeating a group of Villainous Skull Robo attacking Puar whom Gohan had met along the way. During the Intermission following the Saiyan Saga, Gohan returns home after being released from Wukong Hospital. To celebrate her son’s return home, Chi-Chi decides to fix him a full course meal. However she finds she misplaced the recipe she got from an acquaintance that lives in Keilin Village which is located deep in the mountains near Grandpa Gohan’s House. Gohan offers to go there and get the recipe for her which Chi-Chi permits as she cannot make it without the recipe and Gohan is strong enough to easily make the trip in addition to being able to fly which would make it a relatively short trip for him.
At Keilin Village, Gohan meets a lady known simply as the Kooky Cook who reveals that she met his mother after she saved her from some wolves attracted to the ingredients she had brought on a shopping trip as Keilin Village is rural and isolated thus requiring her to leave at times to acquire ingredients not found or hard to come by locally. She soon became acquainted with Chi-Chi would routinely come to the cooks rescue, with the cook thanking her by providing Chi-Chi with recipes. She gives Gohan the Meat Course Recipe that Chi-Chi requires and also gives Gohan a Meat Lover’s Feast dish which is one of the ingredients required for the full course (at this point in the game Gohan doesn’t have access to the ingredients to have a cook make the single dish). She insists Gohan take it along with the recipe. Gohan returns home and Chi-Chi prepares him the Meat Course. This introduces the concept of full course meals. More recipes can be acquired by talking to certain NPCs or completing certain side quests.
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As a child, Chi Chi demonstrated superhuman characteristics, as she was able to outrun a dinosaur and throw her blade with enough force to decapitate it. She was however knocked out by an attack from Yamcha. During her sparring date with Goku, she proved to be an even match for him, showing she was extremely strong for a human child. As an adult, she is arguably the strongest human woman on the planet, as she was able to endure a fight with Goku during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
During the Garlic Jr. Saga, while infected by the Black Water Mist, Chi-Chi is able to hold her own against Gohan due to the mist making her a ruthless fighter though Gohan likely held back to avoid seriously hurting his own mother who was not in her right mind due to the mist. Krillin also stated to Maron after a near-disastrous first meeting that Chi-Chi was one of the strongest humans in existence. In addition, at one point while arguing with Bulma after Maron not only called the two middle aged ladies, but the latter falsely implied that Chi-Chi was older than her, she humorously emitted electrical arcs from her eyes as did Bulma.
During Goten’s youth, she was able to spar with him in his base form and was able to pressure him enough to force him to involuntarily transform into a Super Saiyan.
In Lord Slug, she was able to defeat two of Slug’s footsoldiers, though she was then rendered unconscious due to being hit by a third soldier while she wasn’t paying attention.
Her Power Level during the 23rd World Martial Tournament is 130. According to Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game, her power during the Saiyan Saga is 300.
- Kiai – Chi-Chi uses this against Maron after Maron called her an old lady. She produces a Blazing Aura when using this Kiai.
- Blazing Aura – A power-up which produces a Kaio-ken-like aura. Used against Maron, and named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
- Stay Away From Me! – Chi-Chi throws the blade from her helmet at her opponent. Kid Chi-Chi uses this to kill a T-Rex, and later against Master Roshi. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- Power Slugger – Chi-Chi fires a yellow spinning energy blast that has the shape of the blade on her helmet. This attack has a boomerang effect if it misses the opponent. Used in Super Dragon Ball Z, she can also perform a Super Power Slugger.
- That Won’t Work – Kid Chi-Chi fires a laser beam out of her helmet. She uses this to destroy a T-Rex, and later against Yamcha. Named in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- Save Goku! – Kid Chi-Chi’s Ultimate Blast in Budokai Tenkaichi 3. It is a combo attack with Kid Goku. First, Chi-Chi uses That Won’t Work, which the opponent dodges only to be hit by Goku’s Power Pole. Chi-Chi then uses the Stay Away From Me! and the That Won’t Work technique again.
- Enraged Assault – A series of strikes used by Possessed Chi-Chi (under Black Water Mist influence). Named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
- Broom Brustle – A series of rapid strikes with a broom. Named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
- Maiden’s Will – One of Kid Chi-Chi’s Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- Maiden’s Excitement – One of Kid Chi-Chi’s Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- No Forgiveness! – Chi-Chi’s Super Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle. A powerful barrage of kicks.
- Whirlwind Impact – Chi-Chi’s Ultimate Attack in Dragon Ball Legends.
- Demon Clan
Main articles: Black Water Mist and Demon Clan
During the Garlic Jr. Saga, Chi-Chi is infected by the Black Water Mist becoming a vampire-like Demon Clansman. In this state the evil desires, she would normally suppress take control driving her mad to the point of being willing to kill her own friends for it. She also becomes a devoted follower of Garlic Jr. and the Spice Boys whom she worships. She is implied to be stronger than Bulma in her Demon Clan form due to Chi-Chi being a trained martial artist.
Main article: Tuffle Parasites
The result of Chi-Chi being infected by a Tuffle parasite implanted by Baby. In this form, Chi-Chi becomes a loyal servant to Baby until she was freed by the Sacred Water.
- Power Pole Pro
Main article: Power Pole Pro
In Super Dragon Ball Z, Chi-Chi can wield the Power Pole while riding on the Flying Nimbus. In Xenoverse 2, this is an Awoken Skill “transformation” used by Earthlings which fits with Chi-Chi’s usage of it as she herself is an Earthling.
- Chi-Chi’s Helmet
Main article: Chi-Chi’s Helmet A pink helmet Chi-Chi wore as a child. It has a blade that can be thrown and can shoot laser beams.
- Wedding Dress
Main article: Wedding Dress A wedding dress originally owned by her deceased mother which Ox-King passed on Chi-Chi who wore it during her wedding to Goku.
- Flying Nimbus
Main article: Flying Nimbus
As a young girl, Chi-Chi was able to ride Goku’s Flying Nimbus due to her pure heart. In the Dragon Ball anime filler, she is shown to be able to ride it as a young woman as she rode on it during the events that followed the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament several times. In Super Dragon Ball Z, she can fly around using the Flying Nimbus. In Dokkan Battle, Pure at Heart Chi-Chi (Youth) uses the Flying Nimbus to fly in battle.
- Bansho Fan
Main article: Bansho Fan A fan that can create wind and storms. Chi-Chi uses it in Super Dragon Ball Z and Budokai Tenkaichi 3. In Super Dragon Ball Z, her basic attack with the fan is the Banana-leaf Fan (creates a slow-moving tornado that tracks her opponent), and she can perform two super attacks using it: the Tsuten Swirl (swirls up a giant wind) and the Feng Shui (creates a giant tornado). Chi-Chi also uses it as a Super Attack in Dokkan Battle.
- Power Pole
Main article: Power Pole Chi-Chi uses Goku’s Power Pole to fight in Super Dragon Ball Z. Her basic attack with it is the Power Pole Attack (a three hits combo), and her super attack is the Power Pole Tornado (she holds the pole over her head and spins it quickly).
- Chi-Chi’s sword
It is seen in a comic relief scene in “Goku’s Alive!!”, where she holds it in anger in front of Master Roshi. The sword Chi-Chi holds looks much like the sword Gohan trains with while in Break Wasteland.
Main article: Hikou In Dokkan Battle, Chi-Chi uses a Jetpack to fly as both an adult and as a child (save for Pure at Heart Chi-Chi (Youth)).
Appearances in other media
Main article: Chi-Chi/Dragonball Evolution
In the 2009 live-action adaption Dragonball Evolution, she is portrayed by Jamie Chung.
Video Game Appearances
Chi-Chi usually appears as an NPC in most Dragon Ball video games, such as Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden, Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan, Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin, Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle, Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2, Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu, Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden, the Legacy of Goku series, Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, Dragon Ball Online, Dragon Ball RPG: Shōnen-hen, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
She appears as an enemy in Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo, she is a boss in Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen, Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishōden and Dragon Ball: Origins, and she is a support-type character for Goku and Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu.
In 2006, Chi-Chi made her first appearance as a fighter in Super Dragon Ball Z. In Super Dragon Ball Z, she is armed with the Bansho Fan, the Power Pole, and flies on the Flying Nimbus. In the game, she wears the gi she wore in the 23rd World Tournament, and she has the bikini-style armor from her childhood years as an unlockable alternate costume. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, she is playable as a child. Adult Chi-Chi also narrates the character biographies in that game, often inputting her own opinions about the different characters.
Though she does not appear in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, there are some references to her. Chi-Chi’s helmet appears as a wearable accessory available for female Future Warrior (either a member of the Saiyan, Earthling, or Majin race). Interestingly when worn, the Helmet alters the Warrior’s hair color (save for their eyebrows) and style to match Kid Chi-Chi’s hairstyle and its color is blue like Chi-Chi’s in the manga. The hair itself is not a wig which is revealed when worn by a female Saiyan Future Warrior by performing a Super Saiyan transformation, the hair changes from Chi-Chi’s manga blue color to a Super Saiyan’s standard golden blonde coloration. Along with her helmet, Kid Chi-Chi’s Bikini Armor Outfit appears under the name Kid Chi-Chi’s Clothes as clothing options for upper body (Bikini Armor top with Cape), lower body (Bikini Armor bottoms), feet (Pink Boots with blue socks), and hands (Pink and Blue gloves). Unlike the Kid Chi-Chi’s original armor and helmet they will completely fit the female Warrior frame and height. Adult Chi-Chi’s World Tournament Outfit also appears a female-only clothing options for the upper body (her blue cheongsam with red sash and trim), lower body (red pants), hands (armband), and feet (pinkish-red shoes, white socks). Occasionally a female Time Patroller named Nema will Shapeshift in Kid Chi-Chi wearing Kid Chi-Chi’s Helmet and Outfit, though her transformation will take on a more adult appearance. If the Future Warrior talks to her she may tell them about her outfit explaining they were what Chi-Chi wore as a Kid, but confides that the outfit is a little embarrassing to wear, likely due its scantily clad appearance. Both of Chi-Chi’s outfits and helmet are equipment exclusive to females only, as no male characters of any race nor Namekian (who are considered genderless) can wear them.
Chi-Chi is playable in her World Tournament Outfit and as a Youth in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle. Though most versions of Chi-Chi and Chi-Chi (Youth) utilize a jetpack to fly, Pure at Heart Chi-Chi (Youth) utilizes Goku’s Flying Nimbus. Additionally a certain version of Adult Chi-Chi can wield the Bansho Fan as a Super Attack with this version being based upon the Piccolo Jr. Saga filler involving Goku and Chi-Chi’s wedding which featured the Bansho Fan.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, it is revealed that the main protagonist Beat is a descendant of Goku and by extension his wife Chi-Chi as she is the mother of his only children. Additionally this is somewhat supported by the appearance and personality of Beat’s Mother who strongly resembles Chi-Chi in the Victory Mission manga.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Chi-Chi’s bun hairstyle appears as Custom Hair Option Type 25 for female Saiyans and Earthlings. Female Majin’s can style their head tentacles into a style that resemble Chi-Chi’s hairstyle from the start of Dragon Ball Z as well. While working as Instructors both Goku and Kid Gohan mention Chi-Chi in conversation. It is implied Goku sneaks off to train the Future Warrior despite the fact he is technically working for Chronoa who is willing to pay Instructors as shown by Android 18 thus technically he could easily avoid Chi-Chi’s wrath by getting paid to work as an Instructor. After an update, the hair of Kid Chi-Chi’s Helmet no longer changes color and is treated like a wig though it retains it’s manga coloration. The helmet is removed during a Super Saiyan 3 transformation like most head accessories. Kid Chi-Chi’s Clothes return as well though they are more rare as they can only be obtained from a certain Time Patroller NPC.
In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Chi-Chi serves as one of several cooks found in the game that can cook meals for the playable protagonists using various recipes and ingredients acquired through gameplay.
- Japanese: Mayumi Shō (DB, DBZ Seasons 1-2, DBZ Movies 1-3, Budokai 1), Naoko Watanabe (DBZ Seasons 3-9, DBZ Movies 4-13, DBGT, DB Kai, DBS, other video games and all other media)
- Ocean Group dubs: Andrea Libman (child), Laara Sadiq (adult; DBZ and Movie 3), Lisa Ann Beley (adult; substitute, Movies 1-2)
- Funimation dub: Laura Bailey (child), Cynthia Cranz (adult), Monika Antonelli (child; DBZ episode 202 only)
- Blue Water dub: Katie Rowan (DB, child), Carol-Anne Day (DB, teenager), Debbie Munro (DBGT)
- AB Groupe dub: Sharon Mann
- Bang Zoom! dub: Michelle Ruff
- Creative Products Corporation dub: Mitch Frankenberger Pellicer
- Latin American Spanish dub: Patricia Acevedo, Pilar Escandón (DBZ Movie 4)
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Angélica Santos (DB old dub), Raquel Marinho (DB redub, DBZ, DBGT and DBS)
- Portuguese dub (Portugal): Fernanda Figueiredo (DB, DBZ), Dora Cruz (DBGT), Joana Castro (DBS)
- Italian dubs: Elisabetta Spinelli, Barbara De Bortoli (Dynit), Domitilla D’amico (Dragonball Evolution)
- Polish dub: Agata Gawroński (Fusion Reborn), Dorota Furtak-Masica (DBS)
- Croatian dub: Lucija Barišić
- Hungarian dub: Törtei Tünde
- Catalan dub: Maria Lluïsa Magaña (DB), Isabel Muntaner (DBZ, DBGT, DBZ Kai)
- Albanian dub: Manjola Merlika
- Tagalog dub: Klariz Magboo (DB (2008), DBZ (2015-present) re-dub), Hazel Hernan (DBZ (0908603917), DBZ Kai (2011 and 2013) and Battle of Gods (2014))
- Greek dub: Matina Karra (DB, DBZ), Emi Stilianidou (DBGT, Movies), Dionysia Tsitiridou (DBS)
- Vietnamese dub: Phạm Hồ Thanh Lộc (DB), Phan Thị Kim Phước (DBZ Kai: Raditz Saga to Cell Saga), Nguyễn Thụy Thùy Tiên (DBZ Kai: Buu Saga)
- Dragon Ball
- Chi-Chi vs. a T-Rex
- Chi-Chi vs. Yamcha
- Chi-Chi vs. Master Roshi
- Chi-Chi vs. Goku (Anime only)
- Chi-Chi vs. Several Red Ribbon Army Soldiers (Anime only)
- Chi-Chi vs. Goku
- Chi-Chi vs. Shu and Mai
- Dragon Ball Z
- Chi-Chi (Infected) vs. Gohan (Anime only)
- Chi-Chi vs. Goten (Base/Super Saiyan) (flashback; Anime only)
- Chi-Chi, Yamcha, Videl, and Master Roshi vs. Dinosaur (anime only)
- Dragon Ball GT
- Chi-Chi, Goku (Ultra-full-power Saiyan 4), Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Pan, Videl, and Mr. Satan vs. Syn Shenron (Omega Shenron)
- Chi-Chi vs. Ginger
- Chi-Chi vs. Lord Slug’s soldiers
- The name Chi-Chi is based on the word “Milk” in Japanese: Chichi (乳) is a term for “milk” or “udder” in Japanese, and chichi (父) is also a term for “father” in Japanese. It is referenced when Chi-Chi tells Master Roshi her name; he muses that she is called Chi-Chi, while Bulma possesses “chi-chis.”
- It can also mean “God” in Western African and/or Igbo.
- Chi-Chi is named “Milk” in the Latin American Spanish dub of the series. This is due to the word “chichi” being a euphenism for breasts in Mexico, where the series has been dubbed since its beginning.
- Chi-Chi’s hobby is farm work.
- Chi-Chi has a blood-type of AB.
- Chi-Chi’s favorite food is Chinese chimaki (AKA zongzi).
- Chi-Chi’s favorite vehicle is a tractor.
- Chi-Chi’s armor that she wears as a child resembles the armor worn by Pola in an early one-shot by Akira Toriyama titled Pola & Roid.
- Over the course of the Dragon Ball anime, Goku encounters Chi-Chi several times between their first meeting and the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. However, in the manga, Chi-Chi is never seen again after her introduction until the 23rd Tournament, which makes a little more sense as to how Goku could have forgotten her.
- In the Viz translation of volume 15, Oolong comments that Chi-Chi has a “hick accent”.
- Chi-chi’s influence on her husband is a running gag in the series: despite being one of the most powerful beings in the universe, Goku is always terrified by his wife when she is angry, leading Master Roshi to make the comment that the only thing a Super Saiyan is scared of is his wife.
- In a comical fit of rage, Chi-Chi produces a Kaio-ken-like aura when she is using a Kiai after Maron called her an old lady in the Garlic Jr. Saga. She also produced a similar aura in Dragon Ball Super when Gohan suggested Goten fights Goku.
- Its possible that Gohan inherited his temper from his mother which combined with his status as a Saiyan-Earthling hybrid may have influenced his power level being tied to his emotions particularly rage. Though Gohan had rarely demonstrated comical fits of rage, he does demonstrate Chi-Chi like rage when his father suggested Videl as a date for Old Kai when he was trying to bribe the old lech into agreeing to awaken Gohan’s potential which Gohan angrily protested and refused to allow (Gohan was rightfully angry at his father as he both respected and had feelings for Videl).
- Chi-Chi has fought almost every member of her family at some point in the anime series. She fought against Goku in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, she fought Gohan while controlled by the Black Water Mist, and she fought Goten to train him while he was a kid.
- Chi-Chi refers to Super Saiyans as “delinquents” in anime filler, as seen when she finds out that Gohan has turned Super Saiyan. She also called Goten a monster after he transformed into a Super Saiyan for the first time. She also shows a disdain for Super Saiyans in her commentaries in Budokai Tenkaichi 3, also referring to them as “delinquents”.
- Her disdain for the Super Saiyan form (particularly with Gohan and Goten) is a reference to a Japanese social taboo, where a Japanese child dying their hair blond is often viewed as rebelling against the family due to the hair color’s association with stereotypical Western/American culture.
- Chi-Chi is also the name of one of the Slimes in the animated version of Dragon Warrior III, which was originally a video game that featured character designs by Akira Toriyama.
- Beat’s Mother from the Victory Mission manga strongly resembles Chi-Chi in her appearance and personality. Given Beat is revealed to be a descendant of Goku’s (thus Chi-Chi’s as well) in World Mission there is a possibility that he is descended from Goku through his maternal line as her resemblance to Chi-Chi would likely be hereditary if that was the case. However unlike Goku Jr., it is not specified which of Goku and Chi-Chi’s sons Beat (and by extension his mother if she descends from the Son family) is descended from.
Main article: Chi-Chi/Gallery
- Chi-Chi (Collectibles)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Weekly Shonen Jump 1986 Issue No. 37
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Dragon Ball: Super Exciting Guide, 2009
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 488, “Return to the Room of Spirit and Time”
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 257, “Time Struggle”
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy, 1997
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- ↑ Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, 2008
- ↑ Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child, 2014
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, 2019
- ↑ Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, 2020
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 12, “In Search of Kame-Sen’nin”
- ↑ Dragon Ball episode 7, “The Ox King on Fire Mountain”
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 171, “Goku Gets Married!”
- ↑ Dragon Ball episode 153, “The End, the Beginning”
- ↑ Weekly Shōnen Jump, issue #37, 1986
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 206, “The Newest Super Saiyan”
- ↑ According to Gohan’s statement in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, 2006
- ↑ Weekly Jump, issue 31st, 1989
- ↑ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=117105&postcount=24
- ↑ 牛魔王の娘なので、牛に関係したもので女の子っぽい名前、というわけで「乳」から。 – Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball FOREVER, 2004 (p.157)