Spinach Wastes (スピニッチ荒野 Supinitchi Arano), also called Northern Wilderness, is the farmland on Earth where Ostrich Chickens live. It is located west of the Bamboo Forest, south of the Northern Mountains and north of Spindletop Flats. Natade Village is nearby.
Spinach Wastes is where Raditz's Attack Ball lands, in which the farmer arrived with his pickup truck to check it out, only to be killed by the Saiyan. Raditz later returns to this place after kidnapping Gohan. Piccolo and Goku came here to battle Raditz and, thanks to Gohan's intervention, Piccolo fires his Special Beam Cannon, killing both Raditz and Goku. Master Roshi, Krillin and Bulma later land on this location to check on Goku and Piccolo.
Video Game Appearances
Spinach Wastes was named Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. Enemies encountered here are Ostrich Chicken, Dododo, Roundworm & Roundworm Larva, Wild Boar, Meadow Wizard, Distrustful Man, Hungry Bear, Stray Dog. Right before the arrival of the Saiyans in the game, Krillin is seen training here.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, Goku travels through an unnamed village very similar to Natade Village located south of Spinach Wastes (like Natade Village). Named Northern Wilderness in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Goten and Trunks defeat Broly on the Volcano in the north part of Natade Village in this area in exchange for Maloja's Four-Star Ball. Enemies encountered here in the game are Ghosts, Majin Soldiers, Majin Fighters, Mercenaries, Tanks, Vampires, Living Deads, Ninjas, Lichs, Destroyers, Mummies, and Samurais.
In Dragon Ball Online, there is a billboard for Spinach Wastes which is called Westland on the billboard which depicts an Ostrich Chicken and the Farmer pitching hay into his pickup truck.
In Jump Force, the stage features a crashed Attack Ball which makes the Matterhorn resemble Spinach Wastes. As Namek is implied to have merged with Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, the Matterhorn of real world and Spinach Wastes on Earth may have merged as well as various stages appear to be real world locations merged with locations from various worlds of Shonen Jump.
"A large ravine lined with unusually shaped rocks. An arch-shaped rock can be found in the center. Though it's an arid region, it has a large river and lake, so there is access to plenty of water. Secrets of East Ravine 1: It is an extremely rural region full of natural resources, but not many people live here. Raditz's space pod landed in this area."
In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the area where Raditz's Round Spaceship crashes is called East Ravine. The events of Raditz's arrival are altered slightly as Goku and Gohan see his spaceship in the sky from Kame House before it crash lands in East Ravine. However he still encounters the Farmer though the Farmer's Truck is absent as he reaches the crash site on foot. Piccolo also encounters Raditz within the East Ravine Area though away from his crash site. Additionally Ostrich Chickens do not appear at all in East Ravine which is inhabited by Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Wolves, and Gazelle instead. The East Ravine area is mostly rural with two villagers (Olive Village and Lucca Village) and research center. The people living in the area are primarily farmers, miners, mineralogists, and paleontologists, though tourists occasionally visit to enjoy the natural beauty. Most of the inhabitants believe the tenors caused by Raditz's spaceship crashing was the result of a meteorite impact though one Occult-Loving Woman suspects it is a UFO and the Farmer is the only inhabitant to actually see it was a spaceship and not a meteor.
"An expansive wasteland relatively untouched by humans. It is full of wildlife, with dinosaurs sitting atop the local food chain. This makes it a dangerous region for humans to travel through."
— Raditz's Landing Point Z-Encyclopedia Summary in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
After the Kid Buu Saga, Gohan can take on the Cooking Sub Story: "Stranger Danger" in Olive Village, where he investigates the disappearance of a young girl named Ramu. Gohan finds Ramu injured and being healed by a Namekian known Mysterious Figure whom Gohan discovers is teenage Necke, a Namekian that Gohan helped out previously when both of them were children during the Battle on Planet Namek. He learns that due to Necke's disorder that prevents him from absorbing nutrients from water forcing him to eat solid food (due to a stress disorder caused by the trauma of witnessing his village being slaughtered by the Frieza Force as a child), Necke chose to remain on Earth instead of relocating to New Namek due to the availability of solid food on Earth. However the inhabitants of Olive Village are apparently familiar with the old stories of the King Piccolo wars thanks to an old man who remembers King Piccolo's reign of terror, so Necke lives as a hermit in the wilderness of East Ravine to avoid conflict with the locals believing they would be fearful of his alien appearance which resembles that of the Namekian Demon King whom once terrorised the people of Earth just as Frieza had done to the Namekians, as Necke once assumed that all aliens were evil like the Frieza Force, as he was distrustful of the Gohan at first when they first meet on Namek years ago. Gohan assumes Necke had kidnapped Ramu, but Ramu defends Necke, saying that he helped her when she got lost and hurt in the mountains. Necke reveals he felt compelled to help Ramu as Gohan had helped him years ago. However Ramu befriended Necke and refuses to leave him forms an emotional attachment to him and refuses to return home without him. Gohan and Necke return Ramu to her father, but despite what Necke did for his daughter, he doesn't fully trust him because he's still worried about "strange green monsters". Gohan senses something nearby and finds some Saibamen (who have come to inhabit Earth due to various major and minor invasions by members of the Frieza Force including Raditz). Meanwhile, another group of Saibamen attack Olive Village, forcing Necke to protect Ramu and her father, though fortunately Gohan arrives in time to help. Realizing he was wrong about Necke, Ramu's father asks him to come and live him and Ramu in Olive Village, which Necke gladly accepts. As a result, Necke becomes a resident of Olive Village.
- Farmer (Lucca Village)
- Maloja (Natade Village)
- Necke (originally lived in the East Ravine wilderness after chosing to remain on Earth; later becomes a resident of Olive Village)
- Ramu (Olive Village)
- Ramu's Father (Olive Village)
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, 2009
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, 2004
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, 2020
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 4, "Piccolo's Plan"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, 1994