Canonbutton Manga Dragon Ball
Sir....if you'll recall the unpleasantness with the tainted bird seed...

—Umigame about the bird's death in "Kame Sennin's Kintoun"

Kanji ちょう
Rōmaji Fushichō
Other Names FUNi Bird of Immortality[1]
VIZ Immortal Phoenix
Additional Information
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Planet of Origin Earth
Unique Traits Immortality

Phoenixes are a unique species of bird found on Earth. Only one known member of this species has been mentioned. The bird is capable of granting immortality, and Kame-Sennin intended to use it to give Son Gokū immortality as a reward for rescuing Umigame. It is also immortal, but the immortality appears to be limited, as it died from poisoned birdseed.[2]

In Other Media

Video Games

While not appearing proper, in Dragon Ball Kai: Attack of the Saiyans, there is an item called the Phoenix Feather, a feather from one of these immortality granting creatures. True to form, the item revives a dead individual at 50% of their health.


  • The Immortal Phoenix is the first case of immortality being mentioned in the Dragon Ball series, though it would go on to become a plot point multiple times later.


  1. Dragon Ball: The Path to Ultimate Strength
  2. Dragon Ball chapter 4, pp. 2
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