The rocket launcher, sometimes colloquially referred to as the bazooka (バズーカ Bazūka), is a category of weapons that fire high-powered rockets.
Launch uses a rocket launcher to blow up a train in Brown Country so she can rob it.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- Dragon Ball Z episode 203, "Rescue Videl"
- Butōden series
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, 2003
- Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, 2004
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, 2007
- Super Dragon Ball Z, 2005
- Dragon Ball: Origins, 2008
- Dragon Ball: Origins 2, 2010
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, 2015
- Dragon Ball Legends, 2018
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, 2014