Yamcha (ヤムチャ) is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and in the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super, also making a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT.
A former desert bandit, Yamcha was once an enemy of Goku, but quickly reformed and became a lifelong friend and ally. Brave, boastful and dependable, Yamcha is a very talented martial artist and one of the most gifted Humans on Earth, possessing skills and traits that allow him to fight alongside his fellow Z Fighters when major threats loom. However, by the latter half of Dragon Ball Z, he is largely outclassed by both his allies and their enemies, and thus retires from fighting.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B | 9-A | 8-B | At least 7-B, likely 7-A | 5-B | 5-B
Origin: Dragon Ball
Age: 47 during the Universe 6 Saga
Classification: Human martial artist
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts Mastery, Weapon Mastery, Afterimage Creation, Flight, Chi Manipulation (Can be used defensively and offensively, to strengthen his skin or to fire ki blasts, which can home in on targets, and form defensive barriers), Ki Sensing (Can locate others by reading their ki)
Attack Potency: Wall level (Punched Goku through several pillars and knocked Chi-Chi out) | Small Building level (Below Goku and Krillin at the time) | City Block level (Should be no weaker than Tao Pai Pai) | At least City level+, likely Mountain level (Should be not that weaker than Krillin and Tien. Despite suffering a crushing defeat from Kami, the latter praised his technique) | Planet level (Easily beat a Saibamen, though was killed by its Self-Destruct after letting his guard down) | Planet level (His power grew enough that Dr. Gero and Android 19, who had knowledge of Goku's power during his battle with Vegeta, believed Yamcha to be Goku)
Speed: Superhuman | Superhuman | Hypersonic+ (Roughly even in speed with Tien Shinhan) | At least Hypersonic+ | Relativistic (Kept up with a Saibamen and dodged its tackle) | Relativistic (Should be at least on par with Saiyan Saga Vegeta)
Lifting Strength: Class 5 | At least Class 5 | At least Class 100, likely higher | Unknown
Striking Strength: Wall Class | Small Building Class | City Block Class | At least City Class+, likely Mountain Class | Planet Class | Planet Class
Durability: Wall level | Small Building level | City Block level | At least City level+, likely Mountain level | Planet level (Took attacks from the Saibaman he was fighting. It needed to self-destruct to take him down) | Planet level
Stamina: Very high
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with his sword | Standard melee range. Tens of meters with ki blasts and attacks | Standard melee range. Hundreds of meters with ki blasts and attacks | Standard melee range. Tens of kilometers with ki blasts and attacks | Standard melee range. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks | Standard melee range. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks.
Standard Equipment: Used to carry a sword
Intelligence: Quite high considering he was able to live in one of the deadliest deserts in Dragon Ball.
Weaknesses: Yamcha can't survive in the vacuum of space, and is both quite cocky and arrogant which Word of God states led to his death during the battle with the Saiyans.
- Ki Blast: The most basic form of energy wave.
- Ki Sense: The ability to sense ki energy, which Yamcha learned while training on Kami's Lookout.
- Kamehameha: Yamcha is able to pull off the basic Kamehameha attack.
- Wolf Fang Fist: Yamcha's trademark attack. It is a very fast series of powerful punches, swipes, and kicks. Before the attack, a wolf's howl can be heard, along with an aura around Yamcha.
- Blinding Wolf Fang Fist: A one-hit variant of the Wolf Fang Fist.
- Neo Wolf Fang Fist: An upgraded version of the Wolf Fang Fist.
- Spirit Ball: One of Yamcha's signature moves. He produces a concentrated ball of energy from his palm, and is able to precisely control its directional pattern using two fingers to guide it.
- Extra Large Spirit Ball: A much more powerful version of the Spirit Ball, and is even bigger than Yamcha himself.
Key: Pilaf Saga | 21st Budokai | 22nd Budokai | 23rd Budokai | Saiyan Saga | Android Saga