Dragon Ball Z Filler List

Dragon Ball Z Filler List is a guide where we can see chapter by chapter if it is a canonical chapter for the original story, or if it is a filler chapter.

Dragon Ball Z Filler List


Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is a Manga and Anime series, in many occasions these series differ in some points of their story between the Manga (Comic) and the Anime (Cartoon), since usually filler is added in the anime to give time to the Manga to advance in the original story.

📝 Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide Manga and Anime

With Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide you will be able to know exactly which chapters of Dragon Ball Z are canonical and which are filler, and go directly to the content you are most interested in:

Manga Canon Episodes Mixed Canon / Filler Episodes Filler Episodes Anime Canon Episodes
1-8, 19, 21-38, 45-99, 101, 103-107, 118-123, 126-169, 172-173, 175-194, 200-201, 205-228, 230-250, 252-273, 275-286, 289-291 11, 17-18, 20, 44, 204, 229, 251, 287 9-10, 12-16, 39-43, 100, 102, 108-117, 124-125, 170-171, 174, 195-199, 202-203, 274, 288

⚠️ Dragon Ball Z Filler List and Order to Watch

Here is the complete list of Dragon Ball Z chapters in order to watch them and with their corresponding filler chapters marked in case you want to skip those non-canonical parts of the story.

# Title Type Airdate
1 The New Threat Manga Canon 26/04/1989
2 Reunions Manga Canon 09/05/1989
3 Unlikely Alliance Manga Canon 10/05/1989
4 Piccolo’s Plan Manga Canon 17/05/1989
5 Gohan’s Rage Manga Canon 24/05/1989
6 No Time Like the Present Manga Canon 07/06/1989
7 Day 1 Manga Canon 14/06/1989
8 Gohan Goes Bananas! Manga Canon 21/06/1989
9 The Strangest Robot Filler 28/06/1989
10 A New Friend Filler 05/07/1989
11 Terror on Arlia Mixed Canon/Filler 12/07/1989
12 Global Training Filler 19/07/1989
13 Goz and Mez Filler 26/07/1989
14 Princess Snake Filler 02/08/1989
15 Dueling Piccolos Filler 09/08/1989
16 Plight of the Children Filler 16/08/1989
17 Pendulum Room Peril Mixed Canon/Filler 30/08/1989
18 The End of Snake Way Mixed Canon/Filler 06/09/1989
19 Defying Gravity Manga Canon 13/09/1989
20 Goku’s Ancestors Mixed Canon/Filler 20/09/1989
21 Counting Down Manga Canon 27/09/1989
22 The Darkest Day Manga Canon 11/10/1989
23 Saibamen Attack! Manga Canon 18/10/1989
24 The Power of Nappa Manga Canon 25/10/1989
25 Sacrifice Manga Canon 31/10/1989
26 Nappa’s Rampage Manga Canon 08/11/1989
27 Nimbus Speed Manga Canon 22/11/1989
28 Goku’s Arrival Manga Canon 29/11/1989
29 Lesson Number One Manga Canon 06/12/1989
30 Goku vs. Vegeta Manga Canon 13/12/1989
31 Saiyan Sized Secret Manga Canon 20/12/1989
32 Spirit Bomb Away! Manga Canon 17/01/1990
33 Hero in the Shadows Manga Canon 24/01/1990
34 Krillin’s Offensive Manga Canon 31/01/1990
35 Mercy Manga Canon 07/02/1990
36 Picking Up the Pieces Manga Canon 14/02/1990
37 Plans for Departure Manga Canon 21/02/1990
38 Nursing Wounds Manga Canon 28/02/1990
39 Friends or Foes? Filler 07/03/1990
40 Held Captive Filler 14/03/1990
41 Friends or Foes? Filler 21/03/1990
42 The Search Continues Filler 04/04/1990
43 A Friendly Surprise Filler 11/04/1990
44 Brood of Evil Mixed Canon/Filler 18/04/1990
45 Frieza Strikes! Manga Canon 25/04/1990
46 Defying Orders Manga Canon 02/05/1990
47 Namek’s Defense Manga Canon 09/05/1990
48 The Hunted Manga Canon 16/05/1990
49 The Prince Fights Back Manga Canon 23/05/1990
50 Unexpected Problem Manga Canon 30/05/1990
51 Vegeta has a Ball Manga Canon 06/06/1990
52 The Past and Future Manga Canon 20/06/1990
53 Zarbon’s Surprise Manga Canon 27/06/1990
54 Guru’s Gift Manga Canon 04/07/1990
55 Piccolo vs. Everyone Manga Canon 18/07/1990
56 Zarbon’s Mission Manga Canon 01/08/1990
57 Gohan, the Hunted Manga Canon 08/08/1990
58 Unknown Enemies Manga Canon 22/08/1990
59 Destination: Guru Manga Canon 29/08/1990
60 Bulma’s Big Day Manga Canon 05/09/1990
61 Hidden Power Manga Canon 12/09/1990
62 New Ally, New Problem Manga Canon 19/09/1990
63 Guldo’s Mind Binds Manga Canon 26/09/1990
64 Recoome Unleashed Manga Canon 24/10/1990
65 Let the Battle Begin Manga Canon 31/10/1990
66 Goku’s New Power Manga Canon 07/11/1990
67 A Legend Revealed Manga Canon 14/11/1990
68 Ginyu Assault Manga Canon 21/11/1990
69 Incredible Force! Manga Canon 28/11/1990
70 Frieza Approaches Manga Canon 05/12/1990
71 Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku Manga Canon 12/12/1990
72 Calling the Eternal Dragon Manga Canon 19/12/1990
73 Gohan-Defeat Your Dad! Manga Canon 16/01/1991
74 Captain Ginyu… The Frog Manga Canon 23/01/1991
75 Password is Porunga Manga Canon 30/01/1991
76 Piccolo’s Return Manga Canon 06/02/1991
77 The Fusion Manga Canon 13/02/1991
78 Fighting Power: One Million?? Manga Canon 20/02/1991
79 Gohan Attacks Manga Canon 27/02/1991
80 Piccolo the Super-Namek Manga Canon 06/03/1991
81 Deja vu Manga Canon 13/03/1991
82 Frieza’s Second Transformation Manga Canon 20/03/1991
83 Another Transformation? Manga Canon 27/03/1991
84 Dende’s Demise Manga Canon 03/04/1991
85 The Renewed Goku Manga Canon 10/04/1991
86 The End of Vegeta Manga Canon 17/04/1991
87 The Ultimate Battle Manga Canon 24/04/1991
88 Clash of the Super Powers Manga Canon 01/05/1991
89 Frieza’s Boast Manga Canon 08/05/1991
90 Bold and Fearless Manga Canon 15/05/1991
91 Embodiment of Fire Manga Canon 22/05/1991
92 Trump Card Manga Canon 29/05/1991
93 Keep the Chance Alive Manga Canon 05/06/1991
94 Power of the Spirit Manga Canon 12/06/1991
95 Transformed at Last Manga Canon 19/06/1991
96 Explosion of Anger Manga Canon 26/06/1991
97 Namek’s Destruction Manga Canon 03/07/1991
98 A Final Attack Manga Canon 10/07/1991
99 Approaching Destruction Manga Canon 17/07/1991
100 Gohan Returns Filler 24/07/1991
101 The Last Wish Manga Canon 31/07/1991
102 Duel on a Vanishing Planet Filler 07/08/1991
103 Pathos of Frieza Manga Canon 14/08/1991
104 Frieza Defeated!! Manga Canon 21/08/1991
105 Mighty Blast of Rage Manga Canon 28/08/1991
106 Namek’s Explosion… Goku’s End? Manga Canon 04/09/1991
107 Goku’s Alive!! Manga Canon 11/09/1991
108 The Heavens Tremble Filler 18/09/1991
109 Black Fog of Terror Filler 25/09/1991
110 Battle in Kami’s Lookout Filler 02/10/1991
111 Fight With Piccolo Filler 09/10/1991
112 Call For Restoration Filler 16/10/1991
113 Suicidal Course Filler 23/10/1991
114 Extreme Measures Filler 30/10/1991
115 The World Awakens Filler 06/11/1991
116 Brief Chance for Victory Filler 13/11/1991
117 Krillin’s Proposal Filler 20/11/1991
118 Frieza’s Counterattack Manga Canon 27/11/1991
119 The Mysterious Youth Manga Canon 04/12/1991
120 Another Super Saiyan? Manga Canon 11/12/1991
121 Welcome Back Goku Manga Canon 18/12/1991
122 Mystery Revealed Manga Canon 15/01/1992
123 Goku’s Special Technique Manga Canon 22/01/1992
124 Z Warriors Prepare Filler 29/01/1992
125 Goku’s Ordeal Filler 05/02/1992
126 The Androids Appear Manga Canon 12/02/1992
127 A Handy Trick Manga Canon 19/02/1992
128 Double Trouble for Goku Manga Canon 26/02/1992
129 Upgrade to Super Saiyan Manga Canon 04/03/1992
130 The Secret of Dr. Gero Manga Canon 11/03/1992
131 More Androids?! Manga Canon 18/03/1992
132 Follow Dr. Gero Manga Canon 25/03/1992
133 Nightmare Comes True Manga Canon 01/04/1992
134 Goku’s Assassin Manga Canon 08/04/1992
135 Deadly Beauty Manga Canon 15/04/1992
136 No Match for the Androids Manga Canon 22/04/1992
137 Last Ditch Effort Manga Canon 29/04/1992
138 Closing In Manga Canon 06/05/1992
139 Unwelcome Discovery Manga Canon 13/05/1992
140 Seized with Fear Manga Canon 20/05/1992
141 The Reunion Manga Canon 27/05/1992
142 Borrowed Powers Manga Canon 03/06/1992
143 His Name is Cell Manga Canon 10/06/1992
144 Piccolo’s Folly Manga Canon 17/06/1992
145 Laboratory Basement Manga Canon 24/06/1992
146 Our Hero Awakes Manga Canon 01/07/1992
147 Time Chamber Manga Canon 08/07/1992
148 The Monster Is Coming Manga Canon 15/07/1992
149 He’s Here Manga Canon 22/07/1992
150 Up to Piccolo Manga Canon 29/07/1992
151 Silent Warrior Manga Canon 05/08/1992
152 Say Goodbye, 17 Manga Canon 12/08/1992
153 Sacrifice Manga Canon 19/08/1992
154 Saiyans Emerge Manga Canon 26/08/1992
155 Super Vegeta Manga Canon 02/09/1992
156 Bow to the Prince Manga Canon 09/09/1992
157 Hour of Temptation Manga Canon 16/09/1992
158 Krillin’s Decision. Manga Canon 23/09/1992
159 The Last Defense Manga Canon 30/09/1992
160 Cell is Complete Manga Canon 14/10/1992
161 Vegeta Must Pay Manga Canon 21/10/1992
162 Trunks Ascends Manga Canon 28/10/1992
163 Saving Throw Manga Canon 04/11/1992
164 Ghosts from Tomorrow Manga Canon 11/11/1992
165 The Cell Games Manga Canon 18/11/1992
166 What is the Tournament? Manga Canon 25/11/1992
167 The Doomsday Broadcast Manga Canon 02/12/1992
168 Meet Me in the Ring Manga Canon 09/12/1992
169 No Worries Here Manga Canon 16/12/1992
170 A Girl Named Lime Filler 13/01/1993
171 Memories of Gohan Filler 20/01/1993
172 A New Guardian Manga Canon 27/01/1993
173 Dende’s Dragon Manga Canon 03/02/1993
174 The Puzzle of General Tao Filler 10/02/1993
175 The Games Begin Manga Canon 17/02/1993
176 Losers Fight First Manga Canon 03/03/1993
177 Goku vs. Cell Manga Canon 10/03/1993
178 Cell’s Bag of Tricks Manga Canon 17/03/1993
179 No More Rules Manga Canon 31/03/1993
180 The Fight is Over Manga Canon 07/04/1993
181 Faith in a Boy Manga Canon 14/04/1993
182 Gohan’s Plea Manga Canon 21/04/1993
183 Android Explosion Manga Canon 28/04/1993
184 Cell Juniors Attack! Manga Canon 05/05/1993
185 Awakening Manga Canon 12/05/1993
186 The Unstoppable Gohan Manga Canon 19/05/1993
187 Cell’s Break Down Manga Canon 26/05/1993
188 A Hero’s Farewell Manga Canon 02/06/1993
189 Cell Returns! Manga Canon 16/06/1993
190 The Horror Won’t End Manga Canon 23/06/1993
191 Save the World Manga Canon 30/06/1993
192 Goku’s Decision Manga Canon 07/07/1993
193 One More Wish Manga Canon 14/07/1993
194 Free the Future Manga Canon 21/07/1993
195 Warriors of the Dead Filler 28/07/1993
196 Tournament Begins Filler 11/08/1993
197 Water Fight Filler 18/08/1993
198 Final Round Filler 25/08/1993
199 Goku vs. Pikkon Filler 01/09/1993
200 Gohan Goes to High School Manga Canon 08/09/1993
201 I am Saiyaman! Manga Canon 15/09/1993
202 Gohan’s First Date Filler 29/09/1993
203 Rescue Videl Filler 20/10/1993
204 Blackmail Mixed Canon/Filler 27/10/1993
205 I’ll Fight Too! Manga Canon 03/11/1993
206 The Newest Super Saiyan Manga Canon 10/11/1993
207 Take Flight, Videl Manga Canon 17/11/1993
208 Gather for the Tournament Manga Canon 24/11/1993
209 Camera Shy Manga Canon 08/12/1993
210 The World Tournament Manga Canon 15/12/1993
211 Trunks vs. Goten Manga Canon 22/12/1993
212 Best of the Boys Manga Canon 12/01/1994
213 Big Trouble, Little Trunks Manga Canon 19/01/1994
214 Who Will Fight Who? Manga Canon 26/01/1994
215 Forfeit of Piccolo Manga Canon 02/02/1994
216 A Dark and Secret Power Manga Canon 09/02/1994
217 Videl Is Crushed Manga Canon 16/02/1994
218 Identities Revealed Manga Canon 23/02/1994
219 Energy Drain Manga Canon 02/03/1994
220 The Wizard’s Curse Manga Canon 09/03/1994
221 King of the Demons Manga Canon 16/03/1994
222 Vegeta Attacks Manga Canon 23/03/1994
223 Next Up, Goku Manga Canon 13/04/1994
224 Battle Supreme Manga Canon 20/04/1994
225 Eighteen Unmasks Manga Canon 27/04/1994
226 Pay to Win Manga Canon 04/05/1994
227 Heart of a Villain Manga Canon 18/05/1994
228 The Dark Prince Returns Manga Canon 25/05/1994
229 Vegeta’s Pride Mixed Canon/Filler 15/06/1994
230 The Long Awaited Fight Manga Canon 22/06/1994
231 Magic Ball of Buu Manga Canon 29/06/1994
232 Buu is Hatched Manga Canon 06/07/1994
233 The Losses Begin Manga Canon 13/07/1994
234 The Terror of Mr. Buu Manga Canon 27/07/1994
235 Meal Time Manga Canon 03/08/1994
236 The Warrior’s Decision Manga Canon 17/08/1994
237 Final Atonement Manga Canon 24/08/1994
238 Evil Lives On Manga Canon 31/08/1994
239 Find the Dragon Balls Manga Canon 07/09/1994
240 Revival Manga Canon 21/09/1994
241 Global Announcement Manga Canon 28/09/1994
242 Learn to Fuse! Manga Canon 12/10/1994
243 The Z Sword Manga Canon 19/10/1994
244 Race to Capsule Corp. Manga Canon 02/11/1994
245 Super Saiyan 3?! Manga Canon 09/11/1994
246 Buu’s Mutiny Manga Canon 16/11/1994
247 The Fusion Dance Manga Canon 23/11/1994
248 Goku’s Time is Up Manga Canon 30/11/1994
249 Return to Other World Manga Canon 07/12/1994
250 Out from the Broken Sword Manga Canon 14/12/1994
251 Gotenks Is Born Mixed Canon/Filler 21/12/1994
252 Unlikely Friendship Manga Canon 11/01/1995
253 I Kill No More Manga Canon 25/01/1995
254 The Evil of Men Manga Canon 01/02/1995
255 Buu Against Buu Manga Canon 08/02/1995
256 Empty Planet Manga Canon 15/02/1995
257 Time Struggle Manga Canon 22/02/1995
258 Super Moves of Gotenks Manga Canon 01/03/1995
259 Trapped In Forever Manga Canon 08/03/1995
260 Feeding Frenzy Manga Canon 15/03/1995
261 Gotenks Is Awesome! Manga Canon 22/03/1995
262 Unlucky Break Manga Canon 26/04/1995
263 A Whole New Gohan Manga Canon 03/05/1995
264 Search for Survivors Manga Canon 17/05/1995
265 Majin-Buu Transforms Manga Canon 24/05/1995
266 The Old Kai’s Weapon Manga Canon 31/05/1995
267 Ready to Fuse? Manga Canon 07/06/1995
268 Union of Rivals Manga Canon 28/06/1995
269 Meet Vegito Manga Canon 05/07/1995
270 Rip in the Universe Manga Canon 12/07/1995
271 Vegito… Downsized Manga Canon 19/07/1995
272 The Incredible Fighting Candy Manga Canon 26/07/1995
273 The Innards of Buu Manga Canon 02/08/1995
274 Mind Trap Filler 09/08/1995
275 Deadly Vision Manga Canon 16/08/1995
276 Evil Kid Buu! Manga Canon 23/08/1995
277 End of Earth Manga Canon 06/09/1995
278 True Saiyans Fight Alone Manga Canon 13/09/1995
279 Battle for the Universe Begins Manga Canon 20/09/1995
280 Vegeta’s Respect Manga Canon 18/10/1995
281 Minute of Desperation Manga Canon 01/11/1995
282 Old Buu Emerges Manga Canon 08/11/1995
283 Earth Reborn Manga Canon 15/11/1995
284 Call to Action Manga Canon 22/11/1995
285 People of Earth Unite Manga Canon 29/11/1995
286 Spirit Bomb Triumphant Manga Canon 13/12/1995
287 Celebrations with Majin Buu Mixed Canon/Filler 20/12/1995
288 He’s Always Late Filler 10/01/1996
289 Granddaughter Pan Manga Canon 17/01/1996
290 Buu’s Reincarnation Manga Canon 24/01/1996
291 Goku’s Next Journey Manga Canon 31/01/1996

🐉 What is Dragon Ball Z: Anime and Manga

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular anime series in history. It is also an important part of many people’s childhood, and is still a great series today. Dragon Ball Z is about Goku, who was sent to Earth as a baby and raised by Grandpa Gohan. Goku grows into an adult with superhuman strength and uses his abilities to defend his home planet against evil villains like Vegeta and Frieza. Along the way he meets new friends like Trunks, Krillin, Piccolo and many others who join him in his adventures through space and time.

The story is what makes Dragon Ball Z so great. The plot twists are incredible, and it’s hard to predict exactly what will happen next. If you like action anime and want something to make you think, you should watch this series. You won’t regret it.

🔮Dragon Ball Z Characters

  • Goku

Goku, the main character of the series, is a Saiyan (a warrior race) who lives on Earth with his family. He has a tail and is able to transform into a Super Saiyan when he gets angry enough. He is also very strong.

Goku’s family was killed by another Saiyan named Piccolo Daimao, who wanted to rule the world with his minions Tambourine and Drum. Goku had some adventures with Bulma (also an Earthling), Krillin (another human), Yamcha (another human) and Puar before going on adventures without them.

  • Vegeta

Vegeta is the prince of the Saiyan race. He was born on Planet Vegeta, and although he was a prince, he was not treated very well by his father King Vegeta. His father didn’t like him because he wasn’t as strong as his brother Tarble (Vegeta’s uncle), or even Goku, who had beaten him in a fight at one point in his childhood.

When Vegeta meets Goku for the first time, he tells him that they should ally so they can rule Earth together after winning the tournament, but when Goku said no thanks to this offer, they became enemies. Although they were enemies at first, later during Dragon Ball Z it seems that they both want peace between them, which makes them allies again, until Frieza arrives back on Earth and tries to destroy everything once more, but luckily they are all teleported thanks to Shenron (the magic dragon) who lived deep inside Mount Paozu, where they all landed after being teleported away from death!

  • Broly

Broly is the main antagonist. He is a Saiyan who was abandoned as a baby and raised by Paragus, a former Saiyan Army general. Broly’s power level is so great that even Goku has difficulty fighting him at first.

Broly is one of the most powerful characters in all of Dragon Ball Z; he defeats Goku and Gohan when they team up against him during their initial encounter on the New Planet Vegeta (formerly Earth). The second time they meet, Broly has become “Super” thanks to exposure to multiple doses of Blutz Waves (these waves are emitted by the two meteors that were sent towards the New Planet Vegeta by Cooler). This allows him to power up without limit until his body can’t take it anymore and self-destructs.

In addition to being strong enough to defeat Goku’s Super Saiyan form with ease, Broly also has many powers at his disposal, such as an energy field capable of repelling attacks without harming himself or others within range; teleportation; telekinesis; shockwaves generated by striking solid rock surfaces behind him; rapid regeneration abilities, including growing entire limbs within seconds of being severed through sword/blade slashes, but only when using Blutz wave radiation from meteors in the vicinity; high level of telekinetic control over objects ranging from rocks thrown halfway across battlefields towards opponents during fights that then explode upon contact with something else causing massive explosions across entire regions around him.

  • Piccolo

Piccolo is a Namekian and is the strongest warrior on Earth. He is the son of King Piccolo and Queen Piccolo.

Piccolo’s first appearance was in a movie, so he has no special powers like Goku or Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z.

  • Gohan

Gohan is the second son of Goku and Chi-Chi. He is half saiyan and half human, making him the first hybrid saiyan. Gohan was trained by his father at a very young age to harness his potential and turn him into a powerful fighting machine, but his true strength comes from the heart and purity of character instilled in him by his mother Chi-Chi and Bulma (his stepmother).

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Gohan’s power level at 500 years old is more than 20 times that of an average adult Earthling when he was only 11 years old. As Super Saiyan 2 in this video game, Gohan’s power level reaches 80 million units, higher than any other Earthling in history except Goku himself! He also has access to some useful moves, such as the Kamehameha Wave, which can cause serious damage if used correctly without the need for strategy.

  • Cell

Cell is Dr. Gero’s latest creation from his computer. Cell has a perfect form and is the strongest enemy in the Dragon Ball Z series. He can regenerate and even revive if he is killed, so he is basically immortal. In addition, Cell is one of the most evil enemies in all of Dragon Ball Z, making him one of the most dangerous characters in this universe.

Finally, because of his incredible power, Cell is one of the most powerful characters to ever appear on TV or film, or anywhere else for that matter.

  • Trunks

Trunks is a Saiyan from the future, who travels to the past to warn Goku about a powerful enemy coming for him. Trunks has a sword called the Sword of Hope and can cut through anything or travel through time with it. He also wears a suit that resembles Goku’s orange gi but with sleeves, boots and gloves.

  • Krillin

Krillin is a human, but he is also Goku’s best friend. He is a master of martial arts and loves to fight.

  • Master Roshi

Master Roshi is a pervert – no, really! He has a reputation for being quite the ladies’ man, and not just because he’s incredibly strong. His charm is undeniable, just look at all the women he has slept with over the years: Bulma, Mai, Puar… the list is endless.

Master Roshi is also one of the strongest warriors on Earth. Don’t let his age fool you; this guy can still pack a punch that would make your jaw drop to your feet if he hit you with it. This martial arts master has been training Goku since our favorite Saiyan was just a baby. And what better teacher for an aspiring warrior than someone who once managed to kill Shenron himself? Master Roshi taught Goku everything from basic fighting moves to advanced techniques like the Kamehameha Wave.

Master Roshi is another character who deserves credit for starting one of the most iconic schools in DBZ: The Turtle School! Since its founding over 200 years ago, this kung fu school has produced some of Earth’s greatest warriors such as King Piccolo or Vegeta himself (although both eventually decided they wanted nothing but destruction).