Hey! That's not fair!
~ Goten's main quote

Goten, full name Son Goten (孫 悟天?), is the son of Goku and Chi-Chi, thus making him a Saiyan and Human hybrid, and is the younger brother of Gohan in the Dragonball franchise.

He is voiced by Masako Nozawa in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Kara Edwards in the English version of the anime.


He's first introduced in chapter 230 of the manga, Goten strongly resembles his dad in appearance, with the same hair-style and similar clothing. In chapter 324, the end of the series, Toriyama changes his appearance to avoid confusion with Goku to include a shirt bearing his name, and a longer, shaggier hairstyle, while in Dragon Ball GT, Goten's hair was changed to a shorter, tall-spiky hairstyle resembling  to Yamacha. Goten is trained by his older brother Gohan in preparation for the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, which their father would be attending. During the training, Gohan discovered Goten could become a "Super Saiyan". He also possesses the Kamehameha, a technique that concentrates ki energy and is released into a powerful beam.


Majin Buu Saga

In order to save the world from Majin Buu, Goku and Piccolo teach Goten and Trunks the "Fusion" technique, which allows them to transform into a single powerful warrior, Gotenks. Gotenks battles Boo multiple times but even when he transforms into a Super Saiyan 3 he is unable to defeat Boo. Boo temporarily absorbs Gotenks, increasing his own power, but Vegeta and Goku are able to retrieve them from Boo. When Boo destroys the Earth in the 312 chapter, Goten and Trunks are killed. The Dragon Balls later bring Goten back to life along with the rest of the Earth in order to give energy to Goku's Super Genki-Dama attack, which defeats Buu.

God of Destruction Beerus Saga

2 years after the defeat of Kid Buu,

Golden Frieza Saga

Universe 6 Saga

Copy-Vegeta Saga

He fused with trunks to battle copy vegeta.

"Future" Trunks Saga

Universe Survival Saga

Characters Killed by Goten

  • Pui Pui: Killed with one kick into a wall.
  • Android 19: Killed with two energy blasts (one from Trunks), and 19's head remains.
  • Angila: Thrown into the sewer, and got his head blasted off.
  • Meta-Cooler: Killed with a little help from Trunks, and killed the same way Android 19 was killed although nothing remained.
  • Cyborg Tao: Killed completely the same way Meta-Cooler was killed.

Peaceful World Saga

Black Star Dragon Ball Saga

Baby Saga

Super 17 Saga

Shadow Dragon Saga



  • Unlike his older brother, Goten wasn't pushed into studying. Although in Super, Chi Chi start taking a strict interest in his education.
  • Masako Nozawa voices Goten in Japanese (who also voices his father and brother in Japanese), while he is voiced by Kara Edwards (as a child) and Robert McCollum (as a teen) in the Funimation dub, while in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z, he is voiced by Jillian Michaels as a kid and Brad Swaile as a teen and in the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball GT, he is voiced by Scott Hendrickson. In the Canadian dub of Dragon Ball Z, he is voiced by the late Gabe Khouth.
  • Judging by his appearance and personality, Goten was originally going to be the new main protagonist n the Majin Buu saga to the rest of the franchise onwards, succeeding his father, but due to Goku's popularity, that idea had been scrapped.
  • In Future Trunks' timeline, Goten was never born because his father Goku died of a heart disease before his conception.
  • He and Trunks are the only two characters that weren't born with a saiyan tail.


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