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Ankoku-seijins (暗黒星人 lit. "People from a Planet of Darkness") are a race of creatures that make their home on the planet called Dark Star, which is a world of pitch blackness in the deepest corner of the universe.


Yakon, an Ankoku-seijin eating light energy

One of the special abilities of the Ankoku-seijins is their ability to eat light energy. However, this ability does have its limits, and eating too much of the light will cause them to explode. Ankoku-seijins also have blades attached to their arm bones, which they can extend to attack their opponent. Another ability of the species is Prehensile Feet, which allows them to hang upside-down from caves on their homeworld, similar to bats. They are magical creatures.[3]

The only Ankoku-seijin who appears in the manga/anime series is Yakon, one of Babidi's Majins. Using the special abilities of the race, Yakon ends up eating too much of Goku's Super Saiyan aura and explodes.

Frieza Force member of this race

In the Resurrection ‘F’ manga, an Ankoku-seijin appears as one of Frieza's men who is defeated by the Dragon Team on Earth.

Future Yakon after being slain by Future Trunks

In the Dragon Ball Super manga, Future Yakon is a member of the future Organization of Babidi in Future Trunks' timeline. During Future Trunks, Future Shin, and Future Kibito's battle with the Organization of Babidi, Future Yakon is slain and his corpse can be seen in one panel.

Known Ankoku-seijins

Video Game Appearances

Mini-Yakons in Buu's Fury

In Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, the Mini-Yakons are miniature versions of Yakon who appear to help him in battle on the Dark Star. They can extend their tongues to attack their opponents.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Yakon appears as an enemy during the game's Majin Buu Saga. As part of the -TRUNKS- THE WARRIOR OF HOPE DLC, Future Yakon appears as an enemy alongside Future Pui Pui who faces off against Future Trunks (wielding the Z Sword). However it is later revealed that they were a distraction. Ironically, Future Kibito detected Future Yakon and Future Pui Pui's power (unaware it was a diversion) which lead him to inform Future Shin and Future Trunks interrupting Future Trunks' Katchin cutting training exercise preventing the Z Sword from breaking and freeing Future Old Kai (thus contributing to the demise of the remaining Supreme Kais within Universe 7 of Future Trunks' timeline as Future Old Kai is killed when the Z Sword is destroyed while petrified by Future Dabura's saliva).


  1. Dragon Ball Z episode 222, "Vegeta Attacks": Yakon is seen eating two of of Babidi's Zoon-seijin soldiers after they awaken him.
  2. Dragon Ball Z episode 223, "Next Up, Goku": when fighting Goku, Yakon yells "I'm going to eat you!"
  3. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, 2020

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