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Donbe (ドンベ Donbe) is a shapeshifting fox who likes to cause mischief around Penguin Village.


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Donbe in "Arale's Big Change"

Donbe meets Arale Norimaki when he tries to scare her by turning into a one-eyed monster, but, instead, Arale scares him with a funny face. He is seen once again, as one of the people shocked at Arale's new behavior. He is seen on a tree with other minor characters, such as Nekotora-7.


Donbe disguised as the mailman

Donbe sees Arale when Senbei is watching as Donbe tries to scare Arale, but it did not work on her so Senbei sees it and it scares him badly. He then goes to the Norimaki Residence with Arale and Gatchan. Donbe is seen playing baseball with Taro Soramame, Akane Kimidori and Rat, before following Arale and Gatchan with the other Penguin Village residents.

Later in the series, Donbe teaches a panda how to shapeshift. He also has a love interest for a female fox named Kitsuneko.

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General Blue Saga[]


Goku asking Donbe and Rat about General Blue

Donbe watches Arale racing with the Gatchans just before General Blue and Goku arrive in town. He is seen again standing next to Rat when Goku asks if they have seen General Blue, but they both shake their heads to say no.[1]

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Shapeshifting - The ability to change one's shape or, more commonly, one's form and appearance.
  • Hikou - Donbe can turn into a flying animal or object and fly without the use of ki.

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  • Donbe was likely an inspiration for Oolong and Konkichi.
  • A Red Ribbon Army soldier who looks like Donbe appears in the Dragon Ball episode "Bulma's Bad Day".
  • In Chinese and Japanese mythology, huli jing or kitsune are mischievous fox spirits, both good and evil, that often shift-shape into the form of beautiful young women and seduce married men into leaving their wives. This could probably explain Donbe's incorrigible knack for mischief.


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