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Which Dragon Ball Universe Episodes to Skip? Easy Dragon Ball Filler Guide

Dragon Ball is one of the greatest classic anime franchises that has not only contributed to the Japanese culture but has spread the growth of manga and anime globally.

The anime carefully and sincerely adapts the entire manga written by Akira Toriyama. The increasing popularity of the Dragon Ball gave rise to various sequels like DBZ, DBZ Kai, DB GT, and DB Super.

This anime series has many fun and adventurous arcs that highlight the characters’ growth.

The first installment, Dragon Ball, has 21 filler episodes and a low filler percentage of 14%. Dragon Ball Z has 39 fillers that make 13% of the episodes to be filler.

Dragon Ball Kai has only 2 filler episodes, which makes it have only 1% of filler. The entirety of Dragon Ball GT is filler. Finally, Dragon Ball Super has only 14 filler episodes, and 11% of the series is filler.

The Dragon Ball series has a low filler percent in all its parts (except for DB GT) so, you can skip them all if you absolutely despise fillers.

However, some of the fillers are genuinely entertaining and worth your time! 

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1. Dragon Ball Filer List

  • Canon: 1-28, 34-41, 43, 46-78, 84-126, 133-148
  • Partial Canon: 29, 42, 44
  • Filler: 30-33, 45, 79-83, 127-132, 149-153
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Link
30Pilaf and the Mystery Force1986-09-17Funimation
31Wedding Plans?1986-09-24Funimation
32The Flying Fortress – Vanished!1986-10-01Funimation
33The Legend of a Dragon1986-10-08Funimation
45Danger in the Air1987-01-07Funimation
79Terror and Plague1987-09-16Funimation
80Goku vs. Sky Dragon1987-09-23Funimation
81Goku Goes to Demon Land1987-09-30Funimation
82The Rampage of InoShikaCho1987-10-07Funimation
83Which Way To Papaya Island?1987-10-14Funimation
127Quicker Than Lightning1988-09-21Funimation
128Secret of the Woods1988-09-28Funimation
129The Time Room1988-10-12Funimation
130Goku’s Doll1988-10-19Funimation
131Walking Their Own Ways1988-10-26Funimation
132Hotter than Lava1988-11-02Funimation
149Dress in Flames1989-03-15Funimation
150The Fire-Eater1989-03-22Funimation
151Outrageous Octagon1989-04-05Funimation
152Mystery of the Dark World1989-04-12Funimation
153The End, The Beginning1989-04-19Funimation

Which Dragon Ball Fillers Can You Skip?

  • Pilaf and the Mystery Force (Episode 30)
  • Wedding Plans? (Episode 31)
  • The Flying Fortress – Vanished! (Episode 32)
  • The Legend of a Dragon (Episode 33)
  • Danger in the Air (Episode 45)
  • Which Way To Papaya Island? (Episode 79)
  • Quicker than Lightning (Episode 127)
  • Secret of the Woods (Episode 128)
  • Goku’s Doll (Episode 130)
  • Hotter than Lava (Episode 131)
  • Dress in Flames (Episode 132)

Dragon Ball Z Filer List

  • Canon: 1-8, 17-38, 45-99, 101, 103-107, 118-123, 126-169, 172-173, 175-194, 200-201, 205-228, 230-250, 252-273, 275-286, 289-291
  • Partial Canon: 11, 204, 229, 251, 287
  • Filler: 9-10, 12-16, 39-44, 100, 102, 108-117, 124-125, 170-171, 174, 195-199, 202-203, 274, 288
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Link
9The Strangest Robot1989-06-28Funimation
10A New Friend1989-07-05Funimation
12Global Training1989-07-19Funimation
13Goz and Mez1989-07-26Funimation
14Princess Snake1989-08-02Funimation
15Dueling Piccolos1989-08-09Funimation
16Plight of the Children1989-08-16Funimation
39Friends or Foes?1990-03-07Funimation
40Held Captive1990-03-14Funimation
41Look Out Below1990-03-21Funimation
42The Search Continues1990-04-04Funimation
43A Friendly Surprise1990-04-11Funimation
44Brood of Evil1990-04-18Funimation
100Gohan Returns1991-07-24Funimation
102Duel on a Vanishing Planet1991-08-07Funimation
108The Heavens Tremble1991-09-18Funimation
109Black Fog of Terror1991-09-25Funimation
110Battle in Kami’s Lookout1991-10-02Funimation
111Fight With Piccolo1991-10-09Funimation
112Call For Restoration1991-10-16Funimation
113Suicidal Course1991-10-23Funimation
114Extreme Measures1991-10-30Funimation
115The World Awakens1991-11-06Funimation
116Brief Chance for Victory1991-11-13Funimation
117Krillin’s Proposal1991-11-20Funimation
124Z Warriors Prepare1992-01-29Funimation
125Goku’s Ordeal1992-02-05Funimation
170A Girl Named Lime1993-01-13Funimation
171Memories of Gohan1993-01-20Funimation
174The Puzzle of General Tao1993-02-10Funimation
195Warriors of the Dead1993-07-28Funimation
196Tournament Begins1993-08-11Funimation
197Water Fight1993-08-18Funimation
198Final Round1993-08-25Funimation
199Goku vs. Pikkon1993-09-01Funimation
202Gohan’s First Date1993-09-29Funimation
203Rescue Videl1993-10-20Funimation
274Mind Trap1995-08-09Funimation
288He’s Always Late1996-01-10Funimation

Which Dragon Ball Z Fillers Can You Skip?

  • The Strangest Robot (Episode 9)
  • A New Friend (Episode 10)
  • Global Training (Episode 12)
  • Goz And Mez (Episode 13)
  • Princess Snake (Episode 14)
  • Plight Of The Children (Episode 16)
  • Pendulum Room Peril (Episode 17)
  • Friends Or Foes? (Episode 39)
  • Bulma’s Big Day (Episode 60)
  • Krillin’s Proposal (Episode 117)
  • Goku’s Ordeal (Episode 125)
  • Memories Of Gohan (Episode 171)
  • Gohan’s First Date (Episode 202)
  • The Puzzle Of Tao (Episode 174)
  • Blackmail (Episode 204)
  • The Evil Of Men (Episode 254)
  • He’s Always Late (Episode 288)

Dragon Ball GT Filler List

  • Canon: None
  • Partial Canon: None
  • Filler: 1-65
Episode No.TitleAir Date
1A Devastating Wish1996-02-07
2Pan Blasts Off1996-02-14
3Terror on Imecka1996-02-21
4The Most Wanted List1996-02-28
5Goku vs. Ledgic1996-03-06
6Like Pulling Teeth1996-03-13
7Trunks, the Bride1996-03-20
8Whisker Power1996-04-17
9Lord Luud1996-04-24
10Dance and Attack1996-05-01
11Lord Luud’s Curse1996-05-08
12The Last Oracle of Luud1996-05-15
13The Man Behind the Curtain1996-05-22
14The Battle Within1996-06-05
15Beginning of the End1996-06-12
16Giru’s Checkered Past1996-06-19
17Pan’s Gambit1996-06-26
18Unexpected Power1996-07-10
19A General Uprising1996-07-17
20The Source of Rilldo’s Power1996-07-24
21A Secret Revealed1996-08-14
22The Baby Secret1996-08-21
23Hidden Danger1996-08-26
24Discovering the Truth1996-09-04
25Baby’s Arrival1996-10-16
26Saiyan Hunting1996-10-30
27The Attack on Vegeta1996-11-06
28A Worldwide Problem1996-11-13
29The Fall of The Saiyans1996-11-27
30The Game After Life1996-12-04
31Collapse From Within1996-12-11
32The Return of Uub1997-01-08
33The Tail’s Tale1997-01-15
34Back in the Game1997-01-22
35Goku’s Ascension1997-01-29
36The Tuffle Gorilla Attacks!1997-02-05
37Old Kai’s Last Stand1997-02-12
38Family Bonds1997-02-19
39Baby Put to Rest1997-02-26
40Piccolo’s Decision1997-03-05
41Curtain Call1997-03-12
42A Dangerous Union1997-04-16
43The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza1997-04-23
4417 Times 21997-04-30
45Piccolo’s Best Bet1997-05-14
46Raising the Stakes1997-05-28
47The Greatest Surprise1997-06-04
48The Shadow Dragons1997-06-11
49The Two-Star Dragon1997-06-18
50The Five-Star Dragon1997-06-25
51The Six-Star Dragon1997-07-09
52The Seven-Star Dragon1997-07-09
53Saying Goodbye1997-07-16
54The Four-Star Dragon1997-07-20
55The Heart of the Prince1997-07-30
56The Three-Star Dragon1997-08-06
57The One-Star Dragon1997-08-13
58Shadow Dragons Unite1997-09-24
59Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta1997-10-01
60Super Saiyan 4 Fusion1997-10-08
61The Limits of Power1997-10-15
62Rescue Goku1997-10-22
63Universal Allies1997-11-12
64Until We Meet Again?1997-11-19
65A Hero’s Legacy1997-11-26
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Which Dragon Ball GT Fillers Can You Skip?

Dragon Ball GT is entirely a non-canon installment in the Dragon Ball series. There are only two possible options – watch the entire thing or skip it altogether.

Dragon Ball Fillers List
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Either way, it won’t affect the main canon plot, so you’re free to choose.

Dragon Ball Kai Filer List

  • Canon: 1-6, 9, 12-18, 20-21, 24, 28-30, 35, 39-40, 48-49, 52, 54, 56, 62, 66, 75, 79-80, 99, 108-109, 116, 124, 161
  • Partial Canon: 7-8, 10-11, 19, 22-23, 25-27, 31-34, 36-38, 41-47, 50-51, 53, 55, 57-61, 63-65, 67-74, 76-78, 81-98, 100, 102-107, 110-115, 117-123, 125-138, 140-160, 162-164, 166-167
  • Filler: 101, 165
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Link
101Videl’s Crisis? Gohan’s Urgent Call-out!2017-01-21N/A
165Peace Returns! A Time of Rest for the Warriors!2018-06-09N/A

Which Dragon Ball Kai fillers can you skip?

  • Videl’s Crisis? Gohan’s Urgent Call-out! (Episode 101)
  • Peace Returns! A Time of Rest for the Warriors! (Episode 165)

Note: Dragon Ball Z Kai is somewhat like a compact remake of Dragon Ball Z. You can skip the entire series if you wish to since the series is nowhere near DBZ in terms of character growth and overall execution of the story.

Dragon Ball Super Filer List

  • Canon: 3, 5-14, 18-21, 23-41, 47-49, 51, 53-67, 77, 82-88, 92-93, 96-131
  • Partial Canon: 1-2, 89
  • Filler: 4, 15, 42-46, 68-70, 73-76
  • Anime Exclusive Canon: 16-17, 22, 50, 52, 71-72, 78-81, 90-91, 94-95
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Link
4Aim for the Dragon Balls! Pilaf Gang in Action!2015-08-02Crunchyroll
15Make a Miracle, Satan the Hero! A Challenge from Outer Space2015-10-18Crunchyroll
42Trouble at the Victory Celebration! Showdown at Last?! Monaka vs. Son Goku2016-05-08Crunchyroll
43Goku’s ‘Ki’ is Out of Control?! Looking After Pan is A Lot of Trouble2016-05-15Crunchyroll
44Seal of Planet Potofu – Secret of the Superhuman Water is Unleashed2016-05-22Crunchyroll
45Vegeta Disappears?! The Threat Of Duplicated Vegeta!2016-05-29Crunchyroll
46Goku vs. Duplicated Vegeta! Who’s Gonna Win?!2016-06-05Crunchyroll
68Come Forth, Shenron! Whose Wish Will Be Granted?!2016-11-27Crunchyroll
69Goku vs. Arale! A Ridiculous Battle Will End The Earth?!2016-12-04Crunchyroll
70Champa’s Challenge! This Time We Fight With Baseball!2016-12-11Crunchyroll
73Gohan’s Misfortune! An Unexpected Great Saiyaman Movie?!2017-01-08Crunchyroll
74For the Ones He Loves! The Unbeatable Great Saiyaman!!2017-01-15Crunchyroll
75Goku and Krillin Back to the Old Training Grounds2017-01-22Crunchyroll
76Defeat These Terrifying Enemies! Krillin’s Fighting Spirit Returns!2017-01-29Crunchyroll

Which Dragon Ball Fillers can you skip?

  • Aim for the Dragon Balls! Pilaf Gang in Action! (Episode 101)
  • Make a Miracle, Satan the Hero! A Challenge from Outer Space (Episode 101)
  • Trouble at the Victory Celebration! Showdown at Last?! Monaka vs. Son Goku (Episode 101)
  • Goku’s ‘Ki’ is Out of Control?! Looking After Pan is A Lot of Trouble (Episode 101)
  • Seal of Planet Potofu – Secret of the Superhuman Water is Unleashed (Episode 101)
  • Come Forth, Shenron! Whose Wish Will Be Granted?! (Episode 101)

Super Dragon Ball Heroes Filler List

Canon: None

Partial Canon: None

Filler: None

Anime Exclusive Canon: 1-30

Super Dragon Ball Heroes is promotional animated series for card and video games of the same name. There are 30 episodes in total (episode 30 will release in December, 2020).

The story is based on the video game, Super Dragon Ball Heroes. It features villains from the movies like Bojack and the Turtles. Many elements like time patrol are also added in anime which are inspired by the story of the game.

Although Super Dragon Ball Heroes is not canon with the anime, it creates its own canon timeline within the Dragon Ball universe. There are no fillers in the series as all the events that take place in the anime are directly inspired by the plot in the video game.

Do not skip any episode if you’re watching this installment. Each episode is only 8 minutes long so it’s not worth skipping out on anything.

About Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation.

It is the sequel to Dragon Ball. It adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama, which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1988 to 1995.

Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of the adult Goku who, along with his companions, defends the earth against an assortment of villains ranging from intergalactic space fighters and conquerors, unnaturally powerful androids, and near indestructible magical creatures.

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