How Old Goku Is In Each Dragon Ball Saga: A Detailed Timeline

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How Old is Goku in Each Dragon Ball Saga? If you’re a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, then you know that Goku is no ordinary character. He’s undergone some major changes over the years, and it can be tough to keep track of his age in each saga. In this article, we will take a look at how old Goku is in each Dragon Ball saga! We’ll also explore some of the challenges involved with calculating his age accurately. So sit back and enjoy this ultimate guide to Goku’s age!

Goku Is In Each Dragon Ball Saga

How old is Goku in each saga? That’s a question that has puzzled fans for a long time. In this article, we will try to answer that question! We will go through each Dragon Ball saga and calculate Goku’s age in each one. So sit back and relax as we take you on an epic journey through the life of Goku!

This question has puzzled fans for years, but we have finally cracked the code! In this article, we will take a look at the age of Goku in every Dragon Ball saga. Keep reading to learn more!

Goku’s Age Timeline by Major Events – Source:

Emperor Pilaf Saga – Goku 12 years old

Despite the anime’s being established as only having an age of 11, Dragon Ball later retconned him to be 12 in the original story. This was because it had trouble with his age at 14 and decided he started younger than that!

Tournament & Red Ribbon Army Sagas – Goku 12 years old

Goku, a young boy of 12 years old at the time, fought in and won the World Martial Arts Tournament. He met Master Roshi during his search for Dragon Balls.

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The encounters with Red Ribbon Army, General Blue and Mercenary Tao made him eligible to fight on behalf of Earth’s people.

Tien Shinhan & Demon King Piccolo Sagas – Goku 16 years old

The Dragon Ball canon spans a large period of time. Goku, when he was 15, entered the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and lost in the finals to Tien. Following his fight with Tien, 16 year-old Goku went up against Demon King Piccolo – an adversary who is said to be even more powerful than God himself!

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Piccolo Jr. Saga – Goku 18 years old

Three years later, the young Goku faces off against Chi-Chi in a match of 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. As his initial attraction for her leads to something deeper and more meaningful, what initially appeared as friendly competition eventually encourages them both to marry each other.

Their engagement continues with their most recent encounter with Demon King Piccolo who is defeated by an 18 year old Goku. A month after his battle with the demon king, he encounters another being who will soon become one of his closest allies: Gohan’s aforementioned reincarnation.

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Saiyan & Frieza Sagas – Goku 23 years old

Dragon Ball Z starts off with a 23-year-old Goku raising his young son, Gohan. After dying in the battle against Raditz one year passes before he is finally wished back and brought back to life by the Dragon Balls. Once Goku returns, he leads the remaining Z Warriors’ efforts to defeat Nappa and Vegeta during their second battle on Earth following a slow recovery from death at that point in time. Then later on when things went bad for him after defeating Frieza but was saved by Gohan who became an adult as well (Krillin’s last appearance), Goten came along as well then headed off to planet Namek…

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Android & Cell Sagas – Goku 30 years old

The year following Frieza’s defeat, Goku makes his way back to Earth where he meets future Trunks and learns about the arrival of Androids 17 and 18. By the time preparations for these two artificial beings are complete, Goku is stated to be 29 years old. When the robots are absorbed by Cell a second later in another twelve months, they need 12 more months of training before fighting in Cell Games against him again at age 30. On this last occasion- when confronted with life or death as an option (a man already dead but making peace with that fact) -Goku sacrifices himself instead so that he can save Planet Earth from its impending destruction through self-destruction.

Buu Saga – Goku 37 years old

The biggest time skip in Dragon Ball canon happens after Super Saiyan 2 Gohan’s victory over Cell. Seven years pass, with Goku electing to remain dead this entire time so that he can further his training on Otherworld.

After Goku saves the world from Kid Buu with the Spirit Bomb, a new life begins for him and he is able to return back home-now among the living again as an adult of 37 years old!

Battle Of Gods Saga – Goku 41 years old

The series moves Goku’s story forward four years after the end of Dragon Ball Z. At this point in the franchise, his son is married to Videl, Krillin becomes a member of the police force and Vegeta has been training endlessly but only achieving mediocrity. The 41-year-old Goku encounters Beerus – who travels to Earth on behalf of his master Whis – while living an uneventful life as a farmer with no conflict at all.

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Suddenly he finds himself embroiled in battle royale when Beerus discovers him hiding out on Earth looking for more excitement than this boring lifestyle allows him any time soon.

Golden Frieza, Universe 6, & Future Trunks Sagas – Goku 42 years old

Dragon Ball Super spends a year between Goku’s fight with Beerus, who defeated Frieza, and the return of Frieza. After saving Earth from the rebuilt Frieza Force, Goku and his friends are called on to fight against Champa’s team of warriors from Universe 6. Shortly after that tournament ends, Vegeta is enlisted in Future Trunks’ battle to save his timeline – so he can “keep fighting.” By conclusion of these sagas at 42 years old (Goku has become a grandfather following Pan’s birth), it is revealed that Videl was pregnant with Pan during the lead-up to his transformation into a Super Saiyan God.

Universal Survival Saga (Android 17 wins tournament of Power)  – Goku 43 years old

A few months in the canonically short amount of time between Future Trunks Saga and Universal Survival Saga pass on Dragon Ball Super. Goku, now 43 years old, faces one of his greatest challenges as a fighter when he is matched up against Jiren from Universe 11. Thanks to his brand-new Ultra Instinct form which he obtained thanks to contributions from some very notable characters like Goku’s son Gohan and Vegeta himself, along with Android 17’s help too (who was initially not supposed to be there!), Goku manages to win over Universe 11 despite being overpowered by the two universes’ ultimate warrior!




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