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Dragon Ball Z (commonly abbreviated as DBZ) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation.

The story follows five years after Son Goku wins the World Martial Arts tournament, Goku is now living a peaceful life with his wife (Chi-Chi) and son (Gohan).

This changes, however, with the arrival of a mysterious enemy named Raditz who presents himself as Goku’s long-lost brother.

He reveals that Goku is a warrior from the once powerful but now virtually extinct Saiyan race, whose homeworld was annihilated. When he was sent to Earth as a baby.

In total 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z were aired. With a total of 39 reported filler episodes, Dragon Ball Z has a low filler percentage of 13%.

Dragon Ball Z Filler List covers everything you need to know about fillers.

Want to know more about filler? What are filler episodes and why they are made? Read on!

Fillers are episodes of an anime series that have nothing to do with the main story.

These are usually used to extend the length of a show and give animators more time to work on upcoming episodes without spoiling the story. 

Related:Fairy Tail Filler List

Fillers also provide extra content for viewers who want to watch something new and different from what they are used to.

Dragon Ball Z has some great filler episodes, as well as a few fillers that are important for character development, like Gohan’s training with Piccolo.

You can find a full list of Dragon Ball Z fillers here: Full Dragon Ball Z Filler List

Short Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide


These episodes are not adapted from the original manga, so it technically does not follow the original story, some skip these episodes.


These episodes are adapted from the original manga, but they have some filler fragments, some only watch the marked minutes/episode.


These episodes are 100% related to the manga that follows the story, some watch it all.

Manga Canon Episodes:

1-8, 19, 21-38, 45-99, 101, 103-107, 118-123, 126-169, 172-173, 175-194, 200-201, 205-228, 230-250, 252-273, 275-286, 289-291

Mixed Canon/Filler Episodes:

11, 17-18, 20, 44, 204, 229, 251, 287

Filler Episodes:

9-10, 12-16, 39-43, 100, 102, 108-117, 124-125, 170-171, 174, 195-199, 202-203, 274, 288

While the DBZ filler is entertaining, there are also a few divided in each arc, so as not to bore us with something similar to the One Piece episodes.

Otherwise, it was in Naruto Shippuden that these episodes were added indiscriminately to the point of driving us crazy and felt like a kick right in the dragon balls.

You’re right, the list above explains which episodes are fillers and which ones aren’t.

 And not only that but there’s even a section that explains the mixed episodes in detail (episodes with both canon and filler content.)

But I want you to have the best of both worlds. Therefore, the table below is a complete list showing all the Filler vs Canon Episodes of Dragon Ball Z.

You’re welcome!

1The New ThreatManga Canon26/04/1989
2ReunionsManga Canon09/05/1989
3Unlikely AllianceManga Canon10/05/1989
4Piccolo’s PlanManga Canon17/05/1989
5Gohan's RageManga Canon24/05/1989
6No Time Like the PresentManga Canon07/06/1989
7Day 1Manga Canon14/06/1989
8Gohan Goes Bananas!Manga Canon21/06/1989
9The Strangest RobotFiller28/06/1989
10A New FriendFiller05/07/1989
11Terror on ArliaMixed Canon/Filler12/07/1989
12Global TrainingFiller19/07/1989
13Goz and MezFiller26/07/1989
14Princess SnakeFiller02/08/1989
15Dueling PiccolosFiller09/08/1989
16Plight of the ChildrenFiller16/08/1989
17Pendulum Room PerilMixed Canon/Filler30/08/1989
18The End of Snake WayMixed Canon/Filler06/09/1989
19Defying GravityManga Canon13/09/1989
20Goku’s AncestorsManga Canon20/09/1989
21Counting DownManga Canon27/09/1989
22The Darkest DayManga Canon11/10/1989
23Saibamen Attack!Manga Canon18/10/1989
24The Power of NappaManga Canon25/10/1989
25SacrificeManga Canon31/10/1989
26Nappa's RampageManga Canon08/11/1989
27Nimbus SpeedManga Canon22/11/1989
28Goku's ArrivalManga Canon29/11/1989
29Lesson Number OneManga Canon06/12/1989
30Goku vs. VegetaManga Canon13/12/1989
31Saiyan Sized SecretManga Canon20/12/1989
32Spirit Bomb Away!Manga Canon17/01/1990
33Hero in the ShadowsManga Canon24/01/1990
34Krillin's OffensiveManga Canon31/01/1990
35MercyManga Canon07/02/1990
36Picking Up the PiecesManga Canon14/02/1990
37Plans for DepartureManga Canon21/02/1990
38Nursing WoundsManga Canon28/02/1990
39Friends or Foes?Filler07/03/1990
40Held CaptiveFiller14/03/1990
41Friends or Foes?Filler21/03/1990
42The Search ContinuesFiller04/04/1990
43A Friendly SurpriseFiller11/04/1990
44Brood of EvilFiller18/04/1990
45Frieza Strikes!Manga Canon25/04/1990
46Defying OrdersManga Canon02/05/1990
47Namek's DefenseManga Canon09/05/1990
48The HuntedManga Canon16/05/1990
49The Prince Fights BackManga Canon23/05/1990
50Unexpected ProblemManga Canon30/05/1990
51Vegeta has a BallManga Canon06/06/1990
52The Past and FutureManga Canon20/06/1990
53Zarbon's SurpriseManga Canon27/06/1990
54Guru's GiftManga Canon04/07/1990
55Piccolo vs. EveryoneManga Canon18/07/1990
56Zarbon's MissionManga Canon01/08/1990
57Gohan, the HuntedManga Canon08/08/1990
58Unknown EnemiesManga Canon22/08/1990
59Destination: GuruManga Canon29/08/1990
60Bulma's Big DayManga Canon05/09/1990
61Hidden PowerManga Canon12/09/1990
62New Ally, New ProblemManga Canon19/09/1990
63Guldo's Mind BindsManga Canon26/09/1990
64Recoome UnleashedManga Canon24/10/1990
65Let the Battle BeginManga Canon31/10/1990
66Goku's New PowerManga Canon07/11/1990
67A Legend RevealedManga Canon14/11/1990
68Ginyu AssaultManga Canon21/11/1990
69Incredible Force!Manga Canon28/11/1990
70Frieza ApproachesManga Canon05/12/1990
71Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is GokuManga Canon12/12/1990
72Calling the Eternal DragonManga Canon19/12/1990
73Gohan-Defeat Your Dad!Manga Canon16/01/1991
74Captain Ginyu... The FrogManga Canon23/01/1991
75Password is PorungaManga Canon30/01/1991
76Piccolo's ReturnManga Canon06/02/1991
77The FusionManga Canon13/02/1991
78Fighting Power: One Million??Manga Canon20/02/1991
79Gohan AttacksManga Canon27/02/1991
80Piccolo the Super-NamekManga Canon06/03/1991
81Deja vuManga Canon13/03/1991
82Frieza's Second TransformationManga Canon20/03/1991
83Another Transformation?Manga Canon27/03/1991
84Dende's DemiseManga Canon03/04/1991
85The Renewed GokuManga Canon10/04/1991
86The End of VegetaManga Canon17/04/1991
87The Ultimate BattleManga Canon24/04/1991
88Clash of the Super PowersManga Canon01/05/1991
89Frieza's BoastManga Canon08/05/1991
90Bold and FearlessManga Canon15/05/1991
91Embodiment of FireManga Canon22/05/1991
92Trump CardManga Canon29/05/1991
93Keep the Chance AliveManga Canon05/06/1991
94Power of the SpiritManga Canon12/06/1991
95Transformed at LastManga Canon19/06/1991
96Explosion of AngerManga Canon26/06/1991
97Namek's DestructionManga Canon03/07/1991
98A Final AttackManga Canon10/07/1991
99Approaching DestructionManga Canon17/07/1991
100Gohan ReturnsFiller24/07/1991
101The Last WishManga Canon31/07/1991
102Duel on a Vanishing PlanetFiller07/08/1991
103Pathos of FriezaManga Canon14/08/1991
104Frieza Defeated!!Manga Canon21/08/1991
105Mighty Blast of RageManga Canon28/08/1991
106Namek's Explosion... Goku's End?Manga Canon04/09/1991
107Goku's Alive!!Manga Canon11/09/1991
108The Heavens TrembleFiller18/09/1991
109Black Fog of TerrorFiller25/09/1991
110Battle in Kami's LookoutFiller02/10/1991
111Fight With PiccoloFiller09/10/1991
112Call For RestorationFiller16/10/1991
113Suicidal CourseFiller23/10/1991
114Extreme MeasuresFiller30/10/1991
115The World AwakensFiller06/11/1991
116Brief Chance for VictoryFiller13/11/1991
117Krillin's ProposalFiller20/11/1991
118Frieza's CounterattackManga Canon27/11/1991
119The Mysterious YouthManga Canon04/12/1991
120Another Super Saiyan?Manga Canon11/12/1991
121Welcome Back GokuManga Canon18/12/1991
122Mystery RevealedManga Canon15/01/1992
123Goku's Special TechniqueManga Canon22/01/1992
124Z Warriors PrepareFiller29/01/1992
125Goku's OrdealFiller05/02/1992
126The Androids AppearManga Canon12/02/1992
127A Handy TrickManga Canon19/02/1992
128Double Trouble for GokuManga Canon26/02/1992
129Upgrade to Super SaiyanManga Canon04/03/1992
130The Secret of Dr. GeroManga Canon11/03/1992
131More Androids?!Manga Canon18/03/1992
132Follow Dr. GeroManga Canon25/03/1992
133Nightmare Comes TrueManga Canon01/04/1992
134Goku's AssassinManga Canon08/04/1992
135Deadly BeautyManga Canon15/04/1992
136No Match for the AndroidsManga Canon22/04/1992
137Last Ditch EffortManga Canon29/04/1992
138Closing InManga Canon06/05/1992
139Unwelcome DiscoveryManga Canon13/05/1992
140Seized with FearManga Canon20/05/1992
141The ReunionManga Canon27/05/1992
142Borrowed PowersManga Canon03/06/1992
143His Name is CellManga Canon10/06/1992
144Piccolo's FollyManga Canon17/06/1992
145Laboratory BasementManga Canon24/06/1992
146Our Hero AwakesManga Canon01/07/1992
147Time ChamberManga Canon08/07/1992
148The Monster Is ComingManga Canon15/07/1992
149He's HereManga Canon22/07/1992
150Up to PiccoloManga Canon29/07/1992
151Silent WarriorManga Canon05/08/1992
152Say Goodbye, 17Manga Canon12/08/1992
153SacrificeManga Canon19/08/1992
154Saiyans EmergeManga Canon26/08/1992
155Super VegetaManga Canon02/09/1992
156Bow to the PrinceManga Canon09/09/1992
157Hour of TemptationManga Canon16/09/1992
158Krillin's Decision.Manga Canon23/09/1992
159The Last DefenseManga Canon30/09/1992
160Cell is CompleteManga Canon14/10/1992
161Vegeta Must PayManga Canon21/10/1992
162Trunks AscendsManga Canon28/10/1992
163Saving ThrowManga Canon04/11/1992
164Ghosts from TomorrowManga Canon11/11/1992
165The Cell GamesManga Canon18/11/1992
166What is the Tournament?Manga Canon25/11/1992
167The Doomsday BroadcastManga Canon02/12/1992
168Meet Me in the RingManga Canon09/12/1992
169No Worries HereManga Canon16/12/1992
170A Girl Named LimeFiller13/01/1993
171Memories of GohanFiller20/01/1993
172A New GuardianManga Canon27/01/1993
173Dende's DragonManga Canon03/02/1993
174The Puzzle of General TaoFiller10/02/1993
175The Games BeginManga Canon17/02/1993
176Losers Fight FirstManga Canon03/03/1993
177Goku vs. CellManga Canon10/03/1993
178Cell's Bag of TricksManga Canon17/03/1993
179No More RulesManga Canon31/03/1993
180The Fight is OverManga Canon07/04/1993
181Faith in a BoyManga Canon14/04/1993
182Gohan's PleaManga Canon21/04/1993
183Android ExplosionManga Canon28/04/1993
184Cell Juniors Attack!Manga Canon05/05/1993
185AwakeningManga Canon12/05/1993
186The Unstoppable GohanManga Canon19/05/1993
187Cell's Break DownManga Canon26/05/1993
188A Hero's FarewellManga Canon02/06/1993
189Cell Returns!Manga Canon16/06/1993
190The Horror Won't EndManga Canon23/06/1993
191Save the WorldManga Canon30/06/1993
192Goku's DecisionManga Canon07/07/1993
193One More WishManga Canon14/07/1993
194Free the FutureManga Canon21/07/1993
195Warriors of the DeadFiller28/07/1993
196Tournament BeginsFiller11/08/1993
197Water FightFiller18/08/1993
198Final RoundFiller25/08/1993
199Goku vs. PikkonFiller01/09/1993
200Gohan Goes to High SchoolManga Canon08/09/1993
201I am Saiyaman!Manga Canon15/09/1993
202Gohan's First DateFiller29/09/1993
203Rescue VidelFiller20/10/1993
204BlackmailMixed Canon/Filler27/10/1993
205I'll Fight Too!Manga Canon03/11/1993
206The Newest Super SaiyanManga Canon10/11/1993
207Take Flight, VidelManga Canon17/11/1993
208Gather for the TournamentManga Canon24/11/1993
209Camera ShyManga Canon08/12/1993
210The World TournamentManga Canon15/12/1993
211Trunks vs. GotenManga Canon22/12/1993
212Best of the BoysManga Canon12/01/1994
213Big Trouble, Little TrunksManga Canon19/01/1994
214Who Will Fight Who?Manga Canon26/01/1994
215Forfeit of PiccoloManga Canon02/02/1994
216A Dark and Secret PowerManga Canon09/02/1994
217Videl Is CrushedManga Canon16/02/1994
218Identities RevealedManga Canon23/02/1994
219Energy DrainManga Canon02/03/1994
220The Wizard's CurseManga Canon09/03/1994
221King of the DemonsManga Canon16/03/1994
222Vegeta AttacksManga Canon23/03/1994
223Next Up, GokuManga Canon13/04/1994
224Battle SupremeManga Canon20/04/1994
225Eighteen UnmasksManga Canon27/04/1994
226Pay to WinManga Canon04/05/1994
227Heart of a VillainManga Canon18/05/1994
228The Dark Prince ReturnsManga Canon25/05/1994
229Vegeta's PrideMixed Canon/Filler15/06/1994
230The Long Awaited FightManga Canon22/06/1994
231Magic Ball of BuuManga Canon29/06/1994
232Buu is HatchedManga Canon06/07/1994
233The Losses BeginManga Canon13/07/1994
234The Terror of Mr. BuuManga Canon27/07/1994
235Meal TimeManga Canon03/08/1994
236The Warrior's DecisionManga Canon17/08/1994
237Final AtonementManga Canon24/08/1994
238Evil Lives OnManga Canon31/08/1994
239Find the Dragon BallsManga Canon07/09/1994
240RevivalManga Canon21/09/1994
241Global AnnouncementManga Canon28/09/1994
242Learn to Fuse!Manga Canon12/10/1994
243The Z SwordManga Canon19/10/1994
244Race to Capsule Corp.Manga Canon02/11/1994
245Super Saiyan 3?!Manga Canon09/11/1994
246Buu's MutinyManga Canon16/11/1994
247The Fusion DanceManga Canon23/11/1994
248Goku's Time is UpManga Canon30/11/1994
249Return to Other WorldManga Canon07/12/1994
250Out from the Broken SwordManga Canon14/12/1994
251Gotenks Is BornMixed Canon/Filler21/12/1994
252Unlikely FriendshipManga Canon11/01/1995
253I Kill No MoreManga Canon25/01/1995
254The Evil of MenManga Canon01/02/1995
255Buu Against BuuManga Canon08/02/1995
256Empty PlanetManga Canon15/02/1995
257Time StruggleManga Canon22/02/1995
258Super Moves of GotenksManga Canon01/03/1995
259Trapped In ForeverManga Canon08/03/1995
260Feeding FrenzyManga Canon15/03/1995
261Gotenks Is Awesome!Manga Canon22/03/1995
262Unlucky BreakManga Canon26/04/1995
263A Whole New GohanManga Canon03/05/1995
264Search for SurvivorsManga Canon17/05/1995
265Majin-Buu TransformsManga Canon24/05/1995
266The Old Kai's WeaponManga Canon31/05/1995
267Ready to Fuse?Manga Canon07/06/1995
268Union of RivalsManga Canon28/06/1995
269Meet VegitoManga Canon05/07/1995
270Rip in the UniverseManga Canon12/07/1995
271Vegito... DownsizedManga Canon19/07/1995
272The Incredible Fighting CandyManga Canon26/07/1995
273The Innards of BuuManga Canon02/08/1995
274Mind TrapFiller09/08/1995
275Deadly VisionManga Canon16/08/1995
276Evil Kid Buu!Manga Canon23/08/1995
277End of EarthManga Canon06/09/1995
278True Saiyans Fight AloneManga Canon13/09/1995
279Battle for the Universe BeginsManga Canon20/09/1995
280Vegeta's RespectManga Canon18/10/1995
281Minute of DesperationManga Canon01/11/1995
282Old Buu EmergesManga Canon08/11/1995
283Earth RebornManga Canon15/11/1995
284Call to ActionManga Canon22/11/1995
285People of Earth UniteManga Canon29/11/1995
286Spirit Bomb TriumphantManga Canon13/12/1995
287Celebrations with Majin BuuMixed Canon/Filler20/12/1995
288He's Always LateFiller10/01/1996
289Granddaughter PanManga Canon17/01/1996
290Buu's ReincarnationManga Canon24/01/1996
291Goku's Next JourneyManga Canon31/01/1996