Gingertown was first heard about on the TV in Bulma's plane in "The Reunion". The reporter said that there was a strange disappearance of many people in Gingertown. The Z Fighters initially believed that it was Androids 17 and 18 who were responsible, but Bulma doubted it as she suspected that their disappearance was somehow connected to the Time Machine that she, Future Trunks, and Gohan found, as well as egg fragments and a split exoskeleton near Gingertown. Not long thereafter, the CQ TV news agencies from West City arrived, but were also absorbed. The only living inhabitant seen in the series is the richest man in Gingertown who was about to be absorbed by Cell when Piccolo arrived. Piccolo was not fast enough to save him, and the poor helpless man was absorbed completely by Cell, leaving only his clothes and his money.
Gingertown is the site of Imperfect Cell's fight with the Super Namek, Piccolo (Piccolo's first fight after fusing with Kami). The town was mostly destroyed during the fight between Piccolo and Imperfect Cell. Piccolo was stronger than Cell in this battle, but due to a Solar Flare attack, Cell could escape before Piccolo could kill him.
Right before the Cell Games, Goku finds the Six-Star Dragon Ball in the rocky area west of Gingertown. After Cell's defeat at the Cell Games, the Z Fighters used the Dragon Balls to resurrect those who were killed by Cell, among whom were the town's citizens.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, Bulma, Trunks, and Gohan finds Cell's Time Machine and egg outside Gingertown. Later, Goku finds the Six-Star Dragon Ball here. Enemies encountered outside Gingertown in the game are the Kuma Mercenary Clan, another Mercenary Clan, ladybugs, Eggbots, and a Red Destroyer.
- Both this town and Nicky Town share their names with one of Garlic Jr.'s henchmen; in this case, Ginger.
- The richest man in Gingertown is akin to a man of clothes blue, big moustache, big hair, that was drinking a juice who appears in Nicky Town in the episode "Laboratory Basement". He is also absorbed by Cell.