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This article is about the trading card game released in 2008. For other uses, see Dragon Ball: Collectible Card Game (disambiguation).
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Card pack for series 1 "The Warriors Return"

Dragon Ball: Collectable Card Game (Dragon Ball CCG for short) is a trading card game of the Dragon Ball series first published by Bandai on July 18, 2008. It has five series so far. This card game is a separate entity from its predecessor, the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game by Score Entertainment.



A Yamcha card

The game was previously released in other countries before making its debut in the United States. The game features exclusive artwork from all 3 series never before seen in the U.S. The game has similarities to the other CCG created by Bandai, the Naruto Collectible Card Game.

There are five series: Warriors Return, The Awakening, Destructive Fury, Fusion and Clash of Sagas.


Types of Cards[]

  • Warrior
  • Technique
  • Event


  • Common
  • Uncommon
  • Rare (At least one in every pack)
  • Super Rare
  • Starter (A foil card that can be received in the starter deck)
  • Promo (Usually foils. Some can be received in certain Shonen Jump Magazines)

Card Types and Rarity[]


A Yajirobe card

The game includes four different types of cards: Warrior, Technique, Event, and Wish. Warrior cards are the characters who fight in the game, such as Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, and Cell. The Technique cards are various attacks that can be used against your opponent in battle, such as the Kamehameha and the Genki Dama (also referred to as the Spirit Bomb). Various events in the series are also used in the game to change the dynamics of a battle. The Wish cards are cards based on wishes made in the series that can be used when the seven Dragon Balls are collected.

There are different types of cards by rarity: common, uncommon, rare, super rare, and starter-exclusive super rare. There are also gold cards and holographic cards in booster packs.


The game features 5 different styles of cards: Super, Earth, Alien, Unique (mostly Namekian), and Villain.


Z Warriors. Examples: Goku, Krillin, Gohan, Yamcha, Future Trunks, Master Roshi, etc.



A Giant Body Jutsu card

Humans and Earthlings that are not Z Warriors. Examples: Oolong, Chi-Chi, Puar, Ranfan, Mr. Satan etc.


Things not from Earth, Bad and Good. Examples: Vegeta, Frieza, Nappa, King Kai, Bardock, etc.


Bad Guys from Earth. Examples: Android 17, Android 18, Android 19, Android 20, Cell, Emperor Pilaf, etc.


A Group that does not fit in to one or more of the above:

Namekian/Evil Tribe = Alien yet have liven on Earth throughout DB, before knowing their origin. Examples: Piccolo, King Piccolo, Garlic Jr., Lord Slug, etc.

Majin/Brain Washed = So far, Earthlings controlled by Babidi. Later we will have Aliens controlled by Babidi. Examples: Yamu, Spopovich, etc.


Warriors Return[]


A Captain Salza card

Warriors Return is the first set released of the game in the U.S. The set includes 113 cards and is based on only the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series. There are 2 starter decks (Goku and Frieza) with 30 cards each including super rare cards not found in booster packs and one of four special wish cards. The 10-card booster pack includes 1 holographic foil card, 1 gold-stamped rare, 2 uncommon, 6 common and in every 1 in 8 packs, a super rare foil card replaces the holographic foil card.

The Awakening[]


A Ranfan card part of "The Awakening" set

The Awakening is the second set released in the U.S. It features 100 brand new cards that include more powerful versions of the characters from the first set (Super Saiyans - Powerful transformations). There is no starter decks in this set but will include the same 10-pack boosters with the same type of cards. It was released October 17, 2008.

Destructive Fury[]

Destructive Fury contains more transformation conclusions, such as Cell and Mecha Frieza, and is the first set to feature cards from Dragon Ball GT. There are two starter decks: Great Saiyaman and Mecha Frieza. The set contained 109 cards.


Fusion was the fourth set released, containing 105 cards. It was the final set to introduce new Wish cards.

Clash of Sagas[]

Clash of Sagas was the fifth and final set released, containing 102 cards. The set introduced cards belonging to multiple Chi colors at once, such as being both Earth and Super or Alien and Unique.


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