There once was a time in Dragon Ball lore when the Saiyan race wasn’t the be-all-end-all of the universe and the status of a character wasn’t determined by the length or color of his hair. A time when humor and charm trumped repetitive action and a time when even a talking pig and shapeshifting cat were considered contenders.

Oh, happy days.

Krillin and Piccolo were always my two favorite cast members, and as their usefulness on the battlefield and screen time dwindled, I started following the show less and less. Let’s call it a creative decision that I simply didn’t agree with. Regardless, they’ve been getting retro love as the series becomes more of a nostalgic affair. Both characters appear in most of the fighting games, and the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ will be no exception.

The two appeared in a recent copy of V-Jump, and Gematsu has their respective translations.


  • Power: 3
  • Speed: 2
  • Reach: 4
  • Technique: 4
  • Energy: 3

Piccolo has technical skills such as extending his arms to grasp his opponent and charge techniques. He has a variety of methods to break the opponent’s guard. He can fire beams at super high speeds. By long-pressing the button, he can charge up for a stronger attack. He also has a technique that fires a Ki blast to deal great damage. When connecting from a combo, it will deal even greater damage.


  • Power: 2
  • Speed: 3
  • Reach: 1
  • Technique: 4
  • Energy: 4

Krillin has low power and reach, but can use a variety of techniques. He can even use Kamehameha, meaning fighting from a distance should not be a problem. He can use skills to confuse the enemy such as the “Afterimage Technique,” which leaves behind an image of Krillin before turning into an attack. He can also use “Destructo Disc,” which is impossible to guard against. After firing Ki blasts, Krillin can alter their trajectory and have them explode in the sky to shoot out multiple Ki blasts.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.