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Dragon Ball Chapter 162

"The Secret of the Nyoibō"
Kanji 如意棒の秘密
Rōmaji Nyoibō no Himitsu
Viz The Nyoi-bō's Secret
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 14
Previous Chapter 161
Next Chapter 163
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese February 16, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB123 & DB124
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Secret of the Nyoibō" (如意棒の秘密, Nyoibō no Himitsu; Viz "The Nyoi-bō's Secret"; Literally meaning "The Secret of the Compliant Staff") is the one hundred sixty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Back at Karin's Tower, Gokū has completely recovered from his injuries. Informed that Shenron is dead, Karin surmises that Piccolo would indeed be the one who could kill Shenron. Karin also informs Gokū that those killed by demons cannot rest in peace, and their souls instead wander aimlessly in suffering, unable to pass on into the Afterworld. However, Karin has a solution: Gokū simply needs to visit the person who made the Dragon Balls, and ask that he resurrect the Dragon.

That person is God.

Gokū fits the criteria for those allowed to visit God, but he has to make it to the Castle of God on his own, as Kintoun cannot fly there. The Nyoibō, however, can reach the Palace, and Karin original gave the staff to Muten Rōshi, as he never thought anyone would need it. Realizing he lost it, Gokū hurriedly goes to find it, consulting Uranai Baba and finding out the staff is at Kame House.

Bursting into the house, Gokū reclaims his staff, tells everyone not to bury the others, and that he will go see God to bring them back. Leaving them confused, Gokū returns to Karin's Tower, receives a bell from Karin, and uses the staff to extend to the Palace of God.

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