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Paparapapa (パッパラパー Papparapā) is a magic word used by Babidi and his father Bibidi. The word is said many times in both the Dragon Ball manga and Dragon Ball Z anime.


Babidi says "paparapapa" to perform various actions:

Video Game Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Paparapapa appears as an Ability for Bibidi and Babidi which randomly triggers one of three effects at the end of each round.[3]

In World Mission, its name is localized as Paparapapa Magic and appears as SH3-22 Babidi's Ability 1. At the end of each round, one of the following effects occurs at random: Permanently increase enemy team CI (Charge Impact) speed, reduce enemy team STA, or -1 to enemy team Hero Energy. Additionally the ability appears as a Normal Rarity Accessory which can be equipped to any of Beat's non-Special type card via either the Custom Deck or Card Creation including Bibidi and Babidi (official or custom cards).[2]


  • In the Japanese version of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Shazzan, the titular genie (called "Daimao Shazzan", with daimao in this case meaning "Great Magical King" instead of "Great Demon King") says the phrase "Paparapah!" whenever he uses his magic. This chant became a popular phrase among kids at the time, with Akira Toriyama being 12 when this anime originally aired in Japan. Since Shazzan is a genie and the whole show is based on the Arabian Nights, this would be another bit of Arabian Nights influence on the Buu arc.