The Break Wasteland (ブレイク荒野) is the place where Piccolo leaves Gohan to survive alone for six months before they can start training together to prepare for the arrival of the mighty Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa.
Break Wasteland is a vast wasteland filled with many dangerous animals, including a violent T-Rex who continuously chases Gohan. It is surrounded by an expansive desert, which is said to be a much harsher environment than the wasteland itself. The young boy initially disliked this land, but grew fond of it over time. Gohan even made some friends here, like an injured Apatosaurus (later killed and eaten by the T-Rex) and the old robot C-6 (later destroyed by the collapse of the Nemuria Ruins).
Later, while on Namek, Gohan notes the terrain of the area is very similar to that of Planet Namek and that Piccolo may have been drawn to the landscape by instinct.
It is the area where Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors begins.
Break Wasteland was named in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. Enemies encountered in Break Wasteland here are Tumble Bug, Giant Snake, Wolf, Ostrich Chicken, Dododo, Wild Boar, Stray Dog, and the bosses are Gohan's Rival Dinosaur and a Midgiras.
It is a battle stage called Plains in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World. It is also a playable battle stage in other Dragon Ball fighting video games, including Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden, Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (called Wasteland).
It is one of the ten locations in the board game The Heroic Dragon Ball Z Adventure Game.
- In the episode "Dueling Piccolos", it is revealed that Break Wasteland is actually a large deserted island, however, this contradicts the maps of the Dragon Ball world published in the Daizenshuu guide books, as well as the area's appearance in other various licensed material. Given that the episode is filler, it is likely that the idea of the wasteland being on an island was disregarded when creating the map, as its location is never specified in the original manga.