The planet was mostly covered in ruins of old and crumbling buildings, aside from the palace, and the atmosphere was dark and unpleasant looking. It was destroyed by Nappa and Vegeta in February of Age 762 while they were on their way to Earth, presumably as one of their assignments from the Frieza Force.
Originally, Vegeta set the wake-up timer on his Attack Ball early so he could take over Arlia, with the intention of capturing the planet for selling. Nappa and Vegeta freed it from the evil dictator King Moai. After the fight with the Arlians, he and Nappa decided that the planet was in too poor of a condition to bring in any good profit, and decided to vaporize it and its moon.
During the destruction of the planet, it shows one moon being destroyed with the planet. However, when Vegeta and Nappa are on the planet, the sky holds two moons.
- Arlians seem to bear a striking resemblance to the medical droid in the classic Star Wars movies' ending of , which repairs Luke Skywalker's hand after it is cut off by Darth Vader. This is possibly due to Akira Toriyama being a fan of the classic and ongoing modern day American franchise, , and in certain ways, Cell, in his Imperfect form, most notably their insectoid appearance and mouth parts.