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Please note that this is the Dragon Ball Universe Wiki's article on Son Gokū's adoptive grandfather. If you are looking for the article on Son Gokū's son then you should head to Son Gohan. For other uses, see Son Gohan (disambiguation).

Grandpa Gohan
Son Gohan[1]
Alternative Name(s) Grandpa Son Gohan (そんはんじいちゃん, Son Gohan-jīchan)[2]
Grandpa Gohan[3]
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Earthling
Birthplace Earth
Birthday Age 658
Age 92[2]
Status Deceased
Gender Male Icon Male
Height 158.5 cm/5'2"
Weight 50.8 kg/112 lbs.
Voice Actors
English Christopher Sabat
Japanese Stephanie Nadolny (Dragon BallZ)
Shigeru Chiba (Kai)
Professional Status
Affiliation(s) Kame-Sen Style School
Occupation(s) Martial artist
Partner(s) Annin (Anime only)
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 9, Chapter 104
Anime Debut DB073
Image Gallery

Son Gohan (そんはん) is a Human-type Earthling, and the adoptive grandfather of Son Gokū. He died before the start of Dragon Ball series, accidentally killed by a young Gokū. Gokū's son, Son Gohan was honorably named after him.


I don't know what your name is, so I'll just give you one. Lemme came falling out of the sky, does Gokū sound? Son Gokū?

—Son Gohan naming Kakarot, Chapter -1

Gohan was a martial artist , trained under Muten Rōshi along with Gyūmaō when he was young. According to Muten Rōshi, Gohan and Gyūmaō were close friends, both delivered milk, just like Gokū and Kuririn did later as part of their training under him.

Son Gohan became the adoptive grandfather of Gokū when he found him near the landing site of his space pod when he was a toddler. Naming him because Gokū fell from the sky, Gohan took him in and passed on his martial arts knowledge to the boy.[4] He also warned Gokū to never look at a full moon and to stay indoors on nights of one; implying that Gokū had already transformed into a Great Monkey before, and Gohan managed to survive the first time. However, until one night when Gokū stepped outside to relieve himself, then glanced at the full moon, he transformed into a Great Monkey, and went on a rampage, killing Gohan, though because Gokū did not remember what he did. Years later when fighting Vegeta and getting a familiar feeling from his form, Gokū finally realized all the destruction caused by the "monster" he never saw that Son Gohan warned him about was in fact, him.


Son Gohan is a kind and loving man, enough to adopt Gokū when he found him in the woods. It is likely much of Gokū's personality and morality came from him. According to Gokū, Gohan had good manners and acted very well towards ladies. Gohan may have been popular with the ladies, or perverted just like Muten Rōshi.


Gohan is a short, stubby old man with small dark eyes and a bushy white mustache. He wears a Chinese martial arts uniform, which consists of a sleeveless orange jacket over a long sleeved black shirt, and wears a hat.


Son Gohan was a gifted martial artist, having been trained by the Kame-Sennin years before his adoptive grandson would take up the same master. He had a penchant for creating unique martial arts techniques, such as the Jan Ken, a clever technique with multiple usages in battle. He is capable of manipulating his ki to an extent, as Gohan can use the Kamehameha — though Kame-Sennin still exceeded him in skill at the time of Gohan's death.[5]

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  1. Daizenshū 4, page 65
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daizenshū 7, page 81
  3. FUNimation Dub
  4. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman chapter 11, pp. 10-11
  5. Dragon Ball Adventure Guide
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