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"Do not try to escape. Yes, it is useless. Until I have all your energy, I will never let you go."
— Android 19 to Vegeta in "The Secret of Dr. Gero"

Android 19 (じんぞうにんげん19ごう Jinzōningen Jū Kyū-Gō, lit. "Artificial Human No. 19") is Dr. Gero's nineteenth creation, designed to serve Gero's vendetta against Goku, who overthrew the Red Ribbon Army as a child.

He is the secondary antagonist of the Androids Saga.


Android 19's appearance consists of completely white skin, two dangling earrings, extra-large orange pants, an extra-large banana white strap-on vest, a broad red sash, and an orange pointed hat with a Red Ribbon Army logo on the front. He is overweight and has pointed, light blue cold eyes. Underneath his hat is a domed glass cranium, similar to that of Android 20 but with a pinkish color and an entirely mechanical brain housed inside.


Out of all of Dr. Gero's Androids, 19 is by far Dr. Gero's most loyal and obedient creation. He is committed to Dr. Gero's quest for revenge against Goku and was very eager to face Goku himself. He is also apparently very intelligent as he was able to convert his creator Dr. Gero into Android 20, an energy absorption model like himself. He is quite confident in his abilities and appears to take pleasure in his opponent's suffering, such as when Goku was weakened by his Heart Virus. However he relies too much on the data gathered by Dr. Gero's Remote Tracking Device, which only followed Goku and the Z Fighters' battles of the Vegeta Saga and Trunks Saga. This left 19 overconfident after defeating Super Saiyan Goku, who he was only able to defeat due to the Heart Virus, and completely unprepared when facing Super Saiyan Vegeta, who had been training at 450 times the Earth's gravity for 3 years. Despite being a machine, he is shown able to feel fear, and even cowardly attempts to flee from Super Saiyan Vegeta in a fit of hysteria.



Android 19 is the final android designed by Dr. Gero to be created exclusively from synthetic technology (although in some alternate timelines this respect goes to Android 16). The android was modeled after a doll decorating the command center of an enemy base, which Dr. Gero brought home as a trophy.[3] When Dr. Gero decided to turn himself into Android 20 in order to become immortal,[4][5] his brain was transplanted into his android body by Android 19.

Dragon Ball Z[]

Androids Saga[]


Android 19 battles Goku

Accompanied by Android 20, Android 19 appears during an assault on an island nine miles southwest of South City. Since they are mechanical beings, with no ki, the Dragon Team are unable to sense their presence, which culminates in Yamcha's tragic run-in with the pair. Gero grips onto Yamcha's face and lifts him off of the ground. As his energy is sapped through Gero's gripping hand, Gero uses his other hand to impale Yamcha's chest. Detecting that Yamcha's energy is dropping fast, the Z Fighters manage to find him along with the two Androids.[6][7]

"You know some of my moves, but I know all of your moves Vegeta. Oh, yes, Dr. Gero studied you very thoroughly."
— Android 19 when facing Vegeta in "Upgrade to Super Saiyan"


Super Saiyan Vegeta rips off Android 19's hands

After Android 20 destroys half of the city and Goku requests to fight somewhere else, Android 19 challenges Goku, who proceeds to transform into Super Saiyan,[7] shifting the fight in his own favor. Shortly after though, the heart virus foretold by Future Trunks begins affecting Goku later than expected,[8] crippling him and leaving him powerless against Android 19's attempt at energy absorption. Suddenly, before Android 19 could sap the last of his energy, he is sent flying aside by a surprise kick to the face. Fuming, 19 rises and looks upon his assailant, revealed to be Vegeta. Believing Vegeta is of roughly the same power level as Goku due to his outdated information, the android arrogantly challenges the Saiyan, but, along with everyone else present, is shocked when Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan as well.[9]


Android 19's head after his body was destroyed by Vegeta

Android 19 battles Vegeta, but is badly beaten by the merciless Saiyan prince until he finally grabs hold of his arms, claiming that he will not release hold of Vegeta until he has sapped dry all of his energy. Unimpressed, this prompts Vegeta to prop his feet onto Android 19's face, before slowly tearing off his arms. Now terrified and defenseless, Android 19 desperately attempts to make an escape, only for Vegeta to blast him with his Big Bang Attack, reducing him to a scrap metal.[10] Shortly after the battle, Future Trunks arrives at where the battle took place, but when he sees Android 19's decapitated head, he does not recognize it, realizing that the Android that the Z Fighters destroyed is actually a different Android from the ones that are from his future/time.[11]

In the anime, when Goku is resting while he is recovering from the virus, he has a dream where he destroys Android 19 in his Super Saiyan form.[12]

Dragon Ball GT[]

Super 17 Saga[]


Android 19 and Pui Pui unleash their Villainous Carnage

Android 19 is shown with Pui Pui using their Villainous Carnage after they escaped from Hell. He is destroyed when Goten and Trunks appear to notice him out of the corner of their eyes, launch a barrage of ki shots into an alley, comically resulting in his head flying off once again.[2]

Shadow Dragon Saga[]

Android 19 is seen firing energy blasts in a flashback.[13]

Dragon Ball Heroes[]

Supreme Kai of Time Saga[]

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Android 19 in the Super Space-Time tournament

An incarnation of Android 19 appears as one of the competitors in the Super Space-Time Tournament, along with Androids 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.[14] As a result of his team failing to advance to the second round of the tournament, Android 19 and his space-time were erased.[15]

Film Appearances[]

Super Hero[]

Super Hero - Androids 19 and 20

Androids 19 and 20 in Super Hero

Android 19 makes a cameo appearance during the Red Ribbon Army recap standing alongside Android 20.

Other Dragon Ball Stories[]

Dragon Ball Fusions[]

Androids 19 and 20 appear among the many historical figures who end up inside the Timespace Rift created due to Tekka and Pinich's wish to Shenron for a tournament to prove who is the strongest in time and space, which leads to the Timespace Tournament. Androids 19 and 20 join forces with other Androids from different timelines and cause trouble within the Timespace Rift. Androids 20 and 19 seem to be focused primarily on absorbing energy from the many powerful fighters within the Timespace Rift. Like most Androids in Dragon Ball Fusions, Android 19 is classified as an Earthling (a category which includes Androids and Human-Saiyan hybrids, in addition to normal Earthlings).

Sub-Event: "Justice's Little Ally"

Androids 19 and 20 appear when Uub tells Tekka's Team that Satan City has been attacked and was about to chase after the perpetrators however they split up into two groups, forcing Uub to enlist the team's aid in tracking one of the groups down. He reveals that one of the groups consisted of an old man and fat ashen man, referring to Androids 20 and 19, while the other group was a boy with black hair and a girl with blonde hair referring to Androids 17 and 18. If Tekka's Team, selects the Old Guy and the Fatty, they will go after Androids 19 and 20 while Uub goes after 17 & 18.

After catching up to Android 20 as he flies around Area F2, Android 20 asks who they are and why their power levels are so high. Their high-power levels even cause 20 to wonder if his Detection System is malfunctioning only for Android 19 to indicate that it is working properly as his system is detecting the same levels. Using Uub's description, Kid Trunks identifies them as the two they're looking for. Android 20 decides to steal energy from Tekka's Team causing 19 to laugh before telling them to prepare to fight. After being defeated, Android 20 cannot compute how they lost and is captured by Tekka's Team along with 19. Tekka's Team takes them back to Uub who reveals he had just defeated 17 & 18, which leads to Pan asking Uub to join Tekka's Team which he accepts. If they selected the other group, then they will take on 17 & 18 while Uub goes after 19 and 20 whom he defeats by himself.

Tekka's Team can encounter Androids 19 and 20 as part of a team of Androids on a cliff overlooking the Future Capsule Corporation building in Area F3. Their team appears as a Strong Enemy. To recruit either of them, Tekka's Team must KO them with a Zenkai Attack which will cause them to join Tekka's Team and appear on the Team's Spaceship.


Manga and Anime

Initially, Android 19 was no match for Super Saiyan Goku (who defeated Frieza and spent 3 years training and preparing for the Androids arrival) even with his heart disease kicking in and crippling his ability to fight. It was only after multiplying his power after absorbing Goku's Kamehameha and Goku's heart disease became far more severe that Android 19 was able to dominate his opponent. Later when Super Saiyan Vegeta arrived, he lasted for a short amount of time, though even after absorbing more energy from from the Saiyan prince, he was still ended up being completely outmatched.

It is implied that he is initially weaker than his creator, Dr. Gero (as Android 20), but it's likely possible that he surpassed him after absorbing Goku's energy.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki.
  • Energy Attack – The most basic form of energy wave used by androids.
  • Energy Absorption – also known as Life Drain 19. A technique where Android 19 takes hold of an opponent with his hands and proceeds to drain their energy through his palms. In the Androids Saga, 19 uses this as a last resort against Vegeta, who spends the duration of their battle outclassing him, but is yet again overpowered when Vegeta tears off 19's arms.
    • 19 Absorb - Android 19's signature attack in the Raging Blast Series.
    • Energy Drain - A Special Move used by Android 19 in Dragon Ball Fusions that allows him to steal enemy HP.
      • Super Energy Drain - A stronger version of Energy Drain that appears as one of Android 19's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
        • Hyper Energy Drain An even stronger version of Energy that is stronger than Super Energy Drain. Can be learned by Android 19 as a Special Move after reaching Lv. 59 in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Energy Wave Absorption - A Ki Blast counter Special Move that allows Android 19 to absorb Ki Blast techniques in Dragon Ball Fusions.
      • Super EW Absorption - A stronger version of Energy Wave Absorption that appears as one of Android 19's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Android 19 firing the Eye Beams


Android 1920[]

Android 1920

Android 1920 in Dragon Ball Fusions

The EX-Fusion of Android 19 and Android 20 introduced in Dragon Ball Fusions.


  • Detection System – A scouter embedded within the android's eyes as sensors that can detect energy level and location. Was named in Dragon Ball Fusions by Android 20 when he wonders if he is malfunctioning after detecting the power of Tekka's Team during a Sub-Event, only for 19 to confirm it is working properly as 19's Detection System is picking up the same levels as 20's Detection System.[16]

Video Game Appearances[]


Budokai Team Android Trophy for unlocking Android 19, Android 16, and Android 18 in Budokai HD Collection

While Android 19 does not actually appear in Xenoverse series, his outfit appears as clothing options under the name Android 19's Clothes and his hat appears as an accessory under the name Android 19's Hat.

Voice Actors[]


Dragon Ball Z
  • Android 19 vs. Goku (Super Saiyan)
  • Android 19 vs. Vegeta (Super Saiyan)
  • Android 19 and Android 20 vs. Goku (Super Saiyan) (Goku's nightmare; anime only)
Dragon Ball GT



Android 19000

  • According to Akira Toriyama, Android 19 and Android 20 were originally meant to be the androids which Future Trunks foretold of, however, his former editor Kazuhiko Torishima said that the two looked "outdated and ridiculous". So, rather than make them the final androids, Toriyama opted to continue the saga in favor of Android 17 and Android 18.[17]
  • When Vegeta rips off Android 19's hands, red liquid spews from his arms, making it look like he is losing blood, but for a purely synthetic android, he should be losing oil. In fact, Vegeta even refers to it as oil when he mentions that he has an oil leak.
  • Android 19 has what looks like an electronic brain under his hat, much like Android 20 has a human brain.
  • With the exception of Android 13, Android 14, and Android 15, Android 19 is the only Android to follow Dr. Gero's orders, being loyal to his creator's mission to eliminate Goku and not rebel against him (at least within the main series). Android 17 and 18 rebelled and killed Dr. Gero, while Android 16 chose to ignore his programming to kill Goku in order to eliminate the threat posed by Cell and helped Gohan awaken his Super Saiyan 2 form, which led to Cell's demise. While Cell did end up killing Goku with his self-destruction, it was unintentional, and he was more concerned with testing his power than fulfilling Dr. Gero's quest for revenge.
    • However, despite his loyalty, Android 19 did show fear when he was overpowered by Super Saiyan Vegeta (though he may have considered retreating to be his only viable option due to the removal of his hands and thus his ability to absorb energy).
  • Despite him being an artificial intelligence, he somehow comes back when Android 17 and Hell Fighter 17 open a portal connecting Earth and Hell. He shares this trait with fellow Android Major Metallitron.
    • However, in Dragon Ball FighterZ, it is revealed that Dr. Gero had developed technology capable of creating artificial souls, which presumably explains why completely artificial Androids like 19 and Metallitron ended up going to Hell after they died, as they presumably had artificial souls.
  • Android 19 is decapitated on both occasions that he was defeated (Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT).
  • The effect used for Android 19's voice varies with each dub. In the original Japanese dub of the Dragon Ball Z, as well as most other dubs including the Ocean dub, he has the voice of an ordinary human. In the Funimation dub, he has a nasally animatronic voice, save for the remastered season box sets released by the studio, which see the voice filter removed.
  • In the American Budokai series, Android 19's voice is greatly similar to that of Majin Buu's.
  • In the Raging Blast series, there is a special dialogue between 19 and Chiaotzu in which 19 will accuse him of copying his looks and Chiaotzu responds by saying "Copy you, why would I?"



  1. Chouzenshuu 1, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Ball GT episode 42, "A Dangerous Union"
  3. "Dragon Ball Q&A" section, Dragon Ball Full Color Androids Saga volume 1, 2014
  4. Dragon Ball chapter 349, "The Androids Awake!"
  5. "Yes. Now I have eternal life like you." - Dr. Gero, Dragon Ball Z episode 133, "Nightmare Comes True"
  6. Dragon Ball Z episode 126, "The Androids Appear"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 127, "A Handy Trick"
  8. Dragon Ball Z episode 128, "Double Trouble for Goku"
  9. Dragon Ball Z episode 129, "Upgrade to Super Saiyan"
  10. Dragon Ball Z episode 130, "The Secret of Dr. Gero"
  11. Dragon Ball Z episode 131, "More Androids?!"
  12. Dragon Ball Z episode 133, "Nightmare Comes True"
  13. Dragon Ball GT episode 64, "Until We Meet Again"
  14. Super Dragon Ball Heroes episode 41, "A Plan In Motion! The Mightiest Warriors From Across Space-Time Assemble!"
  15. Super Dragon Ball Heroes episode 42, "Fierce Battle in the Super Space-Time Tournament! The Warriors in Black Strike!"
  16. Dragon Ball Fusions, Sub-Event: "Justice's Little Ally" Android 20: "Who are you? And why do you have such high energy levels? Has the detection system malfunctioned?" Android 19: "No malfunctions indicated, Number 20. I am picking up the same levels."
  17. "Right around then was when the Androids No. 19 and No. 20 appeared. You weren't my editor or anything anymore, but you specifically called me to say, "I thought that the enemies had finally come, but aren't these just a geezer and a fatso?" (laughs) In truth, I hadn't had plans for anyone but No. 19 and No. 20 to appear. But there was no helping it, so I brought out No. 17 and No. 18. Then you called me up and said "What, this time it is just some brats?" So I brought out Cell." Akira Toriyama, Daizenshuu 2, 1995

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