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Cargo (カルゴ Karugo) is a Namekian and the 109th son of Grand Elder Guru. He lived with and was incredibly close to his older brother Dende.


Cargo is a short Namekian that looks nearly identical to his older brother, Dende. His robes are slightly yellower than Dende's, and his robe vest is red as opposed to maroon.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Frieza Saga[]


Cargo after being killed

Cargo lives with Moori and Dende when Frieza has his men, which includes Dodoria and Zarbon, attack their village for their Dragon Ball.[3] Cargo witnesses several Namekian fighters defeat Frieza's men,[4] but then witnesses the fighters sadistically killed by Dodoria. Moori tells Cargo and Dende to run away from the village. As Moori prepares to attack, he is surprised by a blast (either Frieza's Death Beam in the manga[5] or Dodoria's Energy Cannon in the anime) that passes by him and kills Cargo instantly.[6]

Cargo is later revived along with the other Namekians thanks to Mr. Popo's wish made to Shenron to revive everyone killed by Frieza and his men,[7] and then teleports to Earth thanks to Dende's third wish to Porunga.[8] He goes with the rest of the Namekians to New Namek.[9]

Video Game Appearances[]

In Super Saiya Densetsu, Cargo (カルゴ, Karugo; renamed "Emih" in the English translation) hides in an earthenware jar in one of the houses south of Moori's village while Frieza attacks the village. He will join the player's party if they find him.

In Dragon Ball Z, Cargo is seen in the background of the Namek battle stage alongside his family.

In Dokkan Battle, Cargo is featured as a support item recovering 25% of the player's HP in battle.

Voice Actors[]


  • His name is a pun on "escargot."
  • The reason why Cargo's killer was changed from Frieza to Dodoria is most likely to make Dodoria eviler, as he was the most active villain of the time.[10]
  • In the Ocean dub, Cargo's death is cut out as part of the massive cut back on death and violence made for the English dub. Instead, Dodoria's beam is seemingly aimed at Moori and Krillin states "That was close", implying that somehow Dodoria missed Moori. Additionally, Dodoria says to Dende "Your brother may have escaped, but not you!", further adding to the illusion that Cargo survived. Cargo is not seen after this, and it is implied that he escaped, and the characters later talk as if Cargo is still alive.


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