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A Turtle Shell (亀の甲羅 Kame no Kōra) is the shell of a turtle. One was first seen on the "Turtle Hermit" Master Roshi's back when Goku and Bulma first met him. Weighted Turtle Shells are occasionally utilized as part of Master Roshi's Training thus are utilized by members of the Turtle School as weighted training gear.



Krillin and Goku wearing Turtle Shells

Roshi usually appears wearing a signature Turtle Shell on his back. He actually has an entire closet full of different colored varieties to choose from.[5][6]

Turtle Shells are used as weight by students of the Turtle School during their training. There are two different weights of shells used for training: 50 pounds and 100 pounds.


Video Game Appearances[]

Turtles Shells are items that allow the user to gain more experience points after battles in Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden.

As a playable fighter, Roshi wears his Turtle Shell in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden.

A Turtle Shell is a treasure item found in the fourth stage of Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo.

Turtle Shells can be used in Dragon Ball Online.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, several varieties of the shell can be used during training. They come in five colors for each type in the game and in three different weights for differing amounts of experience gain.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it is named Turtle Hermit's Shell and is an accessory the Future Warrior can be purchased at the Accessory Shop in Toki Toki City's Industrial Sector. However, its function is purely cosmetic and like all accessories it does not affect the Future Warrior's stats when worn. As part of the Movie Costume Pack DLC, the Turtle Hermit Set features the Sunglasses (Turtle Hermit 1), Turtle Hermit's Shell, and Turtle Hermit's Beard as an all-in-one accessory allowing all three to be worn as a three-piece set. In addition to the set, there is a Turtle Hermit's Aloha Shirt costume (Upper & Lower Body options only) that is part of the DLC.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, both the Turtle Hermit's Shell and Turtle Hermit Set return as obtainable accessories for the Future Warrior. The Turtle Hermit's Shell can be obtained as a reward from Krillin by completing his Milk Delivery Training Event for the first time or transferred over from Xenoverse (feature unavailable on Nintendo Switch). The Turtle Hermit Set can be obtained after Grand Elder Guru teaches the Future Warrior how to power up the Dragon Balls which unlocks new wish options including "I Want To Dress Up More!" which unlocks the Turtle Hermit Set. Additionally, there is also a new golden version called the Turtle Hermit's Golden Shell which is a rare accessory that can be obtained either as a completion reward for certain Raid Quests or as a System Gift which are received via Timespace Delivery.

DB Legends - Turtle Shell Jetpack

Master Roshi's using his Turtle Shell's built-in jetpack in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, Turtle Hermit's Shell appears as an obtainable accessory for Shallot to wear. According to its in-game description it revealed to not be weighted as it is based upon the shells that Master Roshi wears as casual clothing. In addition to the accessory, Master Roshi wears a variant of the Turtle Hermit's Shell that is equipped with a built-in jetpack which allows him to utilize jet powered flight due to his refusal to utilize Ki based flight.