Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular anime series of all time and it largely remains true to its manga roots. Picking up after the events of Dragon Ball, Goku has matured and continues his adventures with his son Gohan as they face off against powerful villains like Vegeta.

How Much Filler is in Dragon Ball Z?

Dragon Ball Z aired from 1989 to 1996 with a total of 291 episodes. With 44 anime-only episodes during the series run, Dragon Ball Z is 15% filler.

Dragon Ball Z Filler List & Arcs

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

7, 9-17, 20, 39-44, 100, 102, 108-117, 124-125, 170-171, 174, 195-199, 202-204, 274, 288

Filler Episodes

1-6, 8, 18-19, 21-38, 45-99, 101, 103-107, 118-123, 126-169, 172-173, 175-194, 200-201, 205-273, 275-287, 289-291

Complete Filler List

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1The New ThreatMostly Canon04/26/1989
2ReunionsCanon05/09/1989
3Unlikely AllianceCanon05/10/1989
4Piccolo’s PlanCanon05/17/1989
5Gohan's RageCanon05/24/1989
6No Time Like the PresentCanon06/07/1989
7Day 1Mostly Filler06/14/1989
8Gohan Goes Bananas!Mostly Canon06/21/1989
9The Strangest RobotFiller06/28/1989
10A New FriendFiller07/05/1989
11Terror on ArliaMostly Filler07/12/1989
12Global TrainingFiller07/19/1989
13Goz and MezFiller07/26/1989
14Princess SnakeFiller08/02/1989
15Dueling PiccolosFiller08/09/1989
16Plight of the ChildrenFiller08/16/1989
17Pendulum Room PerilMostly Filler08/30/1989
18The End of Snake WayMostly Canon09/06/1989
19Defying GravityCanon09/13/1989
20Goku’s AncestorsMostly Filler09/20/1989
21Counting DownCanon09/27/1989
22The Darkest DayMostly Canon10/11/1989
23Saibamen Attack!Canon10/18/1989
24The Power of NappaCanon10/25/1989
25SacrificeCanon10/31/1989
26Nappa's RampageCanon11/08/1989
27Nimbus SpeedCanon11/22/1989
28Goku's ArrivalCanon11/29/1989
29Lesson Number OneCanon12/06/1989
30Goku vs. VegetaCanon12/13/1989
31Saiyan Sized SecretCanon12/20/1989
32Spirit Bomb Away!Canon01/17/1990
33Hero in the ShadowsCanon01/24/1990
34Krillin's OffensiveCanon01/31/1990
35MercyCanon02/07/1990
36Picking Up the PiecesCanon02/14/1990
37Plans for DepartureCanon02/21/1990
38Nursing WoundsCanon02/28/1990
39Friends or Foes?Mostly Filler03/07/1990
40Held CaptiveFiller03/14/1990
41Friends or Foes?Filler03/21/1990
42The Search ContinuesFiller04/04/1990
43A Friendly SurpriseFiller04/11/1990
44Brood of EvilMostly Filler04/18/1990
45Frieza Strikes!Canon04/25/1990
46Defying OrdersCanon05/02/1990
47Namek's DefenseCanon05/09/1990
48The HuntedCanon05/16/1990
49The Prince Fights BackCanon05/23/1990
50Unexpected ProblemCanon05/30/1990
51Vegeta has a BallCanon06/06/1990
52The Past and FutureCanon06/20/1990
53Zarbon's SurpriseCanon06/27/1990
54Guru's GiftCanon07/04/1990
55Piccolo vs. EveryoneCanon07/18/1990
56Zarbon's MissionCanon08/01/1990
57Gohan, the HuntedCanon08/08/1990
58Unknown EnemiesCanon08/22/1990
59Destination: GuruCanon08/29/1990
60Bulma's Big DayCanon09/05/1990
61Hidden PowerCanon09/12/1990
62New Ally, New ProblemCanon09/19/1990
63Guldo's Mind BindsCanon09/26/1990
64Recoome UnleashedCanon10/24/1990
65Let the Battle BeginCanon10/31/1990
66Goku's New PowerCanon11/07/1990
67A Legend RevealedCanon11/14/1990
68Ginyu AssaultCanon11/21/1990
69Incredible Force!Canon11/28/1990
70Frieza ApproachesCanon12/05/1990
71Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is GokuCanon12/12/1990
72Calling the Eternal DragonCanon12/19/1990
73Gohan-Defeat Your Dad!Canon01/16/1991
74Captain Ginyu... The FrogCanon01/23/1991
75Password is PorungaCanon01/30/1991
76Piccolo's ReturnCanon02/06/1991
77The FusionCanon02/13/1991
78Fighting Power: One Million??Canon02/20/1991
79Gohan AttacksCanon02/27/1991
80Piccolo the Super-NamekCanon03/06/1991
81Deja vuCanon03/13/1991
82Frieza's Second TransformationCanon03/20/1991
83Another Transformation?Canon03/27/1991
84Dende's DemiseCanon04/03/1991
85The Renewed GokuCanon04/10/1991
86The End of VegetaCanon04/17/1991
87The Ultimate BattleCanon04/24/1991
88Clash of the Super PowersCanon05/01/1991
89Frieza's BoastCanon05/08/1991
90Bold and FearlessCanon05/15/1991
91Embodiment of FireCanon05/22/1991
92Trump CardCanon05/29/1991
93Keep the Chance AliveCanon06/05/1991
94Power of the SpiritCanon06/12/1991
95Transformed at LastCanon06/19/1991
96Explosion of AngerCanon06/26/1991
97Namek's DestructionCanon07/03/1991
98A Final AttackCanon07/10/1991
99Approaching DestructionCanon07/17/1991
100Gohan ReturnsMostly Filler07/24/1991
101The Last WishCanon07/31/1991
102Duel on a Vanishing PlanetFiller08/07/1991
103Pathos of FriezaCanon08/14/1991
104Frieza Defeated!!Canon08/21/1991
105Mighty Blast of RageCanon08/28/1991
106Namek's Explosion... Goku's End?Canon09/04/1991
107Goku's Alive!!Canon09/11/1991
108The Heavens TrembleFiller09/18/1991
109Black Fog of TerrorFiller09/25/1991
110Battle in Kami's LookoutFiller10/02/1991
111Fight With PiccoloFiller10/09/1991
112Call For RestorationFiller10/16/1991
113Suicidal CourseFiller10/23/1991
114Extreme MeasuresFiller10/30/1991
115The World AwakensFiller11/06/1991
116Brief Chance for VictoryFiller11/13/1991
117Krillin's ProposalFiller11/20/1991
118Frieza's CounterattackCanon11/27/1991
119The Mysterious YouthCanon12/04/1991
120Another Super Saiyan?Canon12/11/1991
121Welcome Back GokuCanon12/18/1991
122Mystery RevealedCanon01/15/1992
123Goku's Special TechniqueCanon01/22/1992
124Z Warriors PrepareFiller01/29/1992
125Goku's OrdealFiller02/05/1992
126The Androids AppearCanon02/12/1992
127A Handy TrickCanon02/19/1992
128Double Trouble for GokuCanon02/26/1992
129Upgrade to Super SaiyanCanon03/04/1992
130The Secret of Dr. GeroCanon03/11/1992
131More Androids?!Canon03/18/1992
132Follow Dr. GeroCanon03/25/1992
133Nightmare Comes TrueCanon04/01/1992
134Goku's AssassinCanon04/08/1992
135Deadly BeautyCanon04/15/1992
136No Match for the AndroidsCanon04/22/1992
137Last Ditch EffortCanon04/29/1992
138Closing InCanon05/06/1992
139Unwelcome DiscoveryCanon05/13/1992
140Seized with FearCanon05/20/1992
141The ReunionCanon05/27/1992
142Borrowed PowersCanon06/03/1992
143His Name is CellCanon06/10/1992
144Piccolo's FollyCanon06/17/1992
145Laboratory BasementCanon06/24/1992
146Our Hero AwakesCanon07/01/1992
147Time ChamberCanon07/08/1992
148The Monster Is ComingCanon07/15/1992
149He's HereCanon07/22/1992
150Up to PiccoloCanon07/29/1992
151Silent WarriorCanon08/05/1992
152Say Goodbye, 17Canon08/12/1992
153SacrificeCanon08/19/1992
154Saiyans EmergeCanon08/26/1992
155Super VegetaCanon09/02/1992
156Bow to the PrinceCanon09/09/1992
157Hour of TemptationCanon09/16/1992
158Krillin's Decision.Canon09/23/1992
159The Last DefenseCanon09/30/1992
160Cell is CompleteCanon10/14/1992
161Vegeta Must PayCanon10/21/1992
162Trunks AscendsCanon10/28/1992
163Saving ThrowCanon11/04/1992
164Ghosts from TomorrowCanon11/11/1992
165The Cell GamesCanon11/18/1992
166What is the Tournament?Canon11/25/1992
167The Doomsday BroadcastCanon12/02/1992
168Meet Me in the RingCanon12/09/1992
169No Worries HereCanon12/16/1992
170A Girl Named LimeFiller01/13/1993
171Memories of GohanFiller01/20/1993
172A New GuardianCanon01/27/1993
173Dende's DragonCanon02/03/1993
174The Puzzle of General TaoFiller02/10/1993
175The Games BeginCanon02/17/1993
176Losers Fight FirstCanon03/03/1993
177Goku vs. CellCanon03/10/1993
178Cell's Bag of TricksCanon03/17/1993
179No More RulesCanon03/31/1993
180The Fight is OverCanon04/07/1993
181Faith in a BoyCanon04/14/1993
182Gohan's PleaCanon04/21/1993
183Android ExplosionCanon04/28/1993
184Cell Juniors Attack!Canon05/05/1993
185AwakeningCanon05/12/1993
186The Unstoppable GohanCanon05/19/1993
187Cell's Break DownCanon05/26/1993
188A Hero's FarewellCanon06/02/1993
189Cell Returns!Canon06/16/1993
190The Horror Won't EndCanon06/23/1993
191Save the WorldCanon06/30/1993
192Goku's DecisionCanon07/07/1993
193One More WishCanon07/14/1993
194Free the FutureCanon07/21/1993
195Warriors of the DeadFiller07/28/1993
196Tournament BeginsFiller08/11/1993
197Water FightFiller08/18/1993
198Final RoundFiller08/25/1993
199Goku vs. PikkonFiller09/01/1993
200Gohan Goes to High SchoolCanon09/08/1993
201I am Saiyaman!Canon09/15/1993
202Gohan's First DateFiller09/29/1993
203Rescue VidelFiller10/20/1993
204BlackmailFiller10/27/1993
205I'll Fight Too!Canon11/03/1993
206The Newest Super SaiyanCanon11/10/1993
207Take Flight, VidelCanon11/17/1993
208Gather for the TournamentCanon11/24/1993
209Camera ShyCanon12/08/1993
210The World TournamentCanon12/15/1993
211Trunks vs. GotenCanon12/22/1993
212Best of the BoysCanon01/12/1994
213Big Trouble, Little TrunksCanon01/19/1994
214Who Will Fight Who?Canon01/26/1994
215Forfeit of PiccoloCanon02/02/1994
216A Dark and Secret PowerCanon02/09/1994
217Videl Is CrushedCanon02/16/1994
218Identities RevealedCanon02/23/1994
219Energy DrainCanon03/02/1994
220The Wizard's CurseCanon03/09/1994
221King of the DemonsCanon03/16/1994
222Vegeta AttacksCanon03/23/1994
223Next Up, GokuCanon04/13/1994
224Battle SupremeCanon04/20/1994
225Eighteen UnmasksCanon04/27/1994
226Pay to WinCanon05/04/1994
227Heart of a VillainCanon05/18/1994
228The Dark Prince ReturnsCanon05/25/1994
229Vegeta's PrideMostly Canon06/15/1994
230The Long Awaited FightCanon06/22/1994
231Magic Ball of BuuCanon06/29/1994
232Buu is HatchedCanon07/06/1994
233The Losses BeginCanon07/13/1994
234The Terror of Mr. BuuCanon07/27/1994
235Meal TimeCanon08/03/1994
236The Warrior's DecisionCanon08/17/1994
237Final AtonementCanon08/24/1994
238Evil Lives OnCanon08/31/1994
239Find the Dragon BallsCanon09/07/1994
240RevivalCanon09/21/1994
241Global AnnouncementCanon09/28/1994
242Learn to Fuse!Canon10/12/1994
243The Z SwordCanon10/19/1994
244Race to Capsule Corp.Canon11/02/1994
245Super Saiyan 3?!Canon11/09/1994
246Buu's MutinyCanon11/16/1994
247The Fusion DanceCanon11/23/1994
248Goku's Time is UpCanon11/30/1994
249Return to Other WorldCanon12/07/1994
250Out from the Broken SwordCanon12/14/1994
251Gotenks Is BornCanon12/21/1994
252Unlikely FriendshipCanon01/11/1995
253I Kill No MoreCanon01/25/1995
254The Evil of MenCanon02/01/1995
255Buu Against BuuCanon02/08/1995
256Empty PlanetCanon02/15/1995
257Time StruggleCanon02/22/1995
258Super Moves of GotenksCanon03/01/1995
259Trapped In ForeverCanon03/08/1995
260Feeding FrenzyCanon03/15/1995
261Gotenks Is Awesome!Canon03/22/1995
262Unlucky BreakCanon04/26/1995
263A Whole New GohanCanon05/03/1995
264Search for SurvivorsCanon05/17/1995
265Majin-Buu TransformsCanon05/24/1995
266The Old Kai's WeaponCanon05/31/1995
267Ready to Fuse?Canon06/07/1995
268Union of RivalsCanon06/28/1995
269Meet VegitoCanon07/05/1995
270Rip in the UniverseCanon07/12/1995
271Vegito... DownsizedCanon07/19/1995
272The Incredible Fighting CandyCanon07/26/1995
273The Innards of BuuCanon08/02/1995
274Mind TrapFiller08/09/1995
275Deadly VisionCanon08/16/1995
276Evil Kid Buu!Canon08/23/1995
277End of EarthCanon09/06/1995
278True Saiyans Fight AloneCanon09/13/1995
279Battle for the Universe BeginsCanon09/20/1995
280Vegeta's RespectCanon10/18/1995
281Minute of DesperationCanon11/01/1995
282Old Buu EmergesCanon11/08/1995
283Earth RebornCanon11/15/1995
284Call to ActionCanon11/22/1995
285People of Earth UniteCanon11/29/1995
286Spirit Bomb TriumphantCanon12/13/1995
287Celebrations with Majin BuuMostly Canon12/20/1995
288He's Always LateFiller01/10/1996
289Granddaughter PanCanon01/17/1996
290Buu's ReincarnationCanon01/24/1996
291Goku's Next JourneyCanon01/31/1996

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