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The Farmer's pickup truck (農夫のピックアップトラック Nōfu no Pikkuappu Torakku) is a Chevrolet pickup belonging to an unnamed farmer who appears during the arrival of Raditz.


The farmer is using his Chevrolet pickup while working in his fields when Raditz's pod lands in the distance. The farmer drives out to the impact crater in it. When Raditz kills the farmer by flicking his own bullet back at him, the bullet passes through the man's body and penetrates the truck's grill, causing the hood to pop open and apparently damaging the engine.

BoG - Farmer truck

Farmer's pickup truck in Battle of Gods

Later, when Raditz brings a captive Gohan back to the crater in order to hold him hostage until Goku capitulates to his demands, a terrified Gohan hides underneath the truck. Annoyed, Raditz punches his fist into the truck's engine (through the opened hood) and lifts it up to reveal Gohan. Mustering some courage, Gohan tells his uncle "Big deal! My dad could lift that too, y'know!", which provokes Raditz to frighten the boy by destroying the vehicle with Shining Friday.[1] The scene of Raditz destroying the truck only occurs in the anime. In the manga, the truck is not destroyed and remains parked near the impact crater, and is visible throughout Raditz's battle with Goku and Piccolo.

Later in the anime, during the Kid Buu Saga, a farmer appears, and his blue truck can be seen in the background.

Film Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the farmer that makes a cameo has a truck similar to the one seen in the first episode of Dragon Ball Z, but it appears to be a cab-over design rather than front-engine.

Video Game Appearances[]

The Breakers - Farmer and his pickup truck

Cinematic of The Farmer & his pickup truck in The Breakers

In The Breakers, the Farmer's pickup truck makes a brief cameo in the opening cinematic depicting the Farmer inside a Temporal Seam invaded by Spopovich & Yamu. The Farmer can be briefly seen filling his pickup with hay before he notices Yamu & Spopovich fly overhead to deliver Kili to the Sealed Ball freeing Innocent Buu. Near the end of the cinematic, it can briefly be seen in the background as Kid Buu performs Assault Rain while the Farmer tries to flee to safety.


  • There is a minor blooper (in both the manga and the anime) regarding the truck's condition when Raditz departs after apparently killing the farmer and when he returns with Gohan. When he leaves, the driver's side door is open, but when he returns, it is shut. Also, the farmer has disappeared.
  • The farmer's pickup suffers a lot of abuse during the anime, as the farmer hits it damaging the front end when he is killed, the bullet that killed the farmer goes through the pickup damaging it even further and is ultimately destroyed later by Raditz after he kidnaps Gohan. However, in the manga, it fares much better and apparently survives the battle with Raditz.