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The rocket launcher, sometimes colloquially referred to as the bazooka (バズーカ Bazūka)[1], is a category of weapons that fire high-powered rockets.


Yamcha prepares to launch his Panzerfaust at Goku, Bulma, and Oolong

During Yamcha's early appearance, he uses a rocket launcher called the Panzerfaust to attack the House-Wagon containing Goku, Bulma, and Oolong.

Launch uses a rocket launcher to blow up a train in Brown Country so she can rob it.

Colonel Silver with his Panzershreck

Rocket launchers are mainly seen during the Red Ribbon Army Saga in Dragon Ball. These weapons are used many times by the Red Ribbon Army in an attempt to kill Goku, but just like all other weapons used, it fails. Colonel Silver even a type of rocket launcher, a Panzershreck, to temporarily destroy Goku's Flying Nimbus. When Goku is storming the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters, one of the soldiers attempts to hit Goku with a RPG-7, saying "Hey, kid! Say 'Cheese!'" before doing so. However, Goku ducked just as he fired the weapon, and then retorted "All right, then, 'Cheese!'" before proceeding to beat him up. The Dr. Slump character Charmy Yamada is seen using one to blow up King Nikochan's spaceship.

A member of Earth's Military is about to use one in an attempt to kill King Piccolo, but decides against it due to the risk of it killing King Furry. Members of Earth's Military also used bazookas against Cell in Dragon Ball Z.

Van Zant uses a rocket launcher

Van Zant and Smitty used rocket launchers to attack Majin Buu and blow up his house.

In Dragon Ball GT, the Machine Mutants Giru and Ribet have small but powerful rocket launcher in their chest cavity. Also in Dragon Ball GT, the Machine Mutant model called Ballisto is equipped with a bazooka.


  • Watermelon/Pumpkin Cannon - A Rocker Launcher used by Arale Norimaki as a gag technique to fire Watermelons or Pumpkins in Dr. Slump.
  • Gill Missile - A miniature Missile Launcher contained inside a chest cavity capable of firing powerful missiles. Used by Giru and Ribet.
  • Mouth Missile - Major Metallitron's mouth is capable of functioning as a concealed Missile Launcher.
  • Rocket Punch - A technique used by Androids and Machine Mutants who's arms are designed (or modified) into mini rocket launchers capable of firing their rocket propelled fists. Used by Arale Norimaki in Dr. Slump, Major Metallitron in Dragon Ball, Android 16 in Dragon Ball Z, and General Rilldo in Dragon Ball GT.

Film Appearances

Pasta wielding her Rocket Lancher in Curse of the Blood Rubies

In Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies, Pasta, one of King Gurumes top henchmen uses a rocket launcher.

In Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, Demons are seen using rocket launchers.

In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, during the Occupation of Planet Vegeta, some Combatants of the Cold Force guarding the landing site of King Cold's Spaceship near Vegeta's Palace are seen wielding Rocket Launchers during King Cold and Frieza's meeting with King Vegeta.

Video Game Appearances

Bulma uses her bazooka in Origins 2

Yamcha uses his Panzerfaust in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure. In Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden, Mr. Satan has two special attacks where he uses a rocket launcher: Special Bazooka and Four Missile Launch.

Rocket launchers are used by mercenaries (including the Red Shark Gang) in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II and Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.

In Super Dragon Ball Z, a new design created by Akira Toriyama for Mecha Frieza has a rocket launcher mounted on his shoulder.

Colonel Silver uses his Panzershreck in Dragon Ball: Origins 2, and in a cinematic in Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo; in Dragon Ball: Origins 2, Silver carries his Panzershreck on his back and, aside from using it regularly, he sometimes strikes his opponent with it. Colonel Silver's Panzershreck is used by General Blue in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, during the Blast 2 attack called "I'll Shoot You!" The rocket launcher of Shu's Pilaf Machine is used as a technique called Launch Missiles! in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Pilaf Missile in Dragon Ball Heroes and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission.

Meta-Cooler Core has the ability to launch large missiles in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Bulma (Youth/Bunny) uses Rocket Launcher as her Super Attack. Future Mai also uses a Rocket Lancher as the finisher for her Super Attack All-Out Surprise Attack and her team Super Attack with Future Trunks All-Out Counterattack.

DBL16-06S Bunny Girl Bulma (Youth), DBL11-05E Bulma (Youth), & DBL09-05S Bulma (Youth) firing a combined Rising Rush blast with their Rocket Launchers in Dragon Ball Legends

Bunny Girl Bulma (Youth)(DBL16-06S) aiming her Rocket Launcher while fighting in Hell in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, DBL16-06S Bunny Girl, DBL11-05E Bulma (Youth), & DBL09-05S Bulma (Youth) all fire the Rocket Launcher as their Special Move Arts. In addition to using them as their Special Move Arts, Bulma will also use the Launcher itself as an improved bludgeon which Bulma will attack with randomly during a Rising Rush. Also the Special Move Arts is classified as a "blast" during a Rising Rush thus Bulma will fire as part of the Rising Rush finishing blast and if her teammates also have a Special Move Arts that is also classified as "blast" they will join in producing a combined blast wave (this applies to all "blast" Special Move Arts including those involving the use of other weapons such as Bad Launch's Shotgun). Additionally Wasteland Bandit Yamcha uses his Panzer Faust as his Ultimate Move Arts, where he will clash fists with the opponent who will kick him in the face (like Goku did in Dragon Ball) causing Yamcha to retaliate by firing his Panzer Faust.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot', all three Skull Robo types & their variants as well as the RR Mech Soldiers & their variants are equipped with Killer Machine Guns which double as Missile launchers.



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