|Debut||Manga: "The Assimilation"|
Anime: "The Fusion"
|Users||Piccolo & Nail|
Piccolo & Maima & Tsumuri
Piccolo & Maima & Tsumuri & Dende
Piccolo & Kami
Piccolo & King Piccolo
Tsumuri & Piccolo
Kagyu & Piccolo
It is more of an assimilation than a fusion, as one Namekian absorbs the energy, strength, memories, and intelligence or thought pattern of another. Both participants must willingly consent to fuse in this manner and usually the pair agrees to the stronger of the two to serve their body as the host. The agreed host places his hand over the chest of the other one and through unknown thoughts, a flash merges them. After the fusion, only the body of the host remains, and the non-host ceases to exist as a body. It is also possible to merge with more than two Namekians.
This technique is used twice in the series; in both cases Piccolo takes the role of the absorber. The first time, Piccolo fuses with Nail, the last Warrior-type Namekian, before fighting Frieza; the second time, Piccolo fuses with Kami before fighting Imperfect Cell in Gingertown. Because Kami loses his body after the fusion, the Dragon Balls turn to stone. On both occasions, the new Piccolo is strong enough to match or possibly beat the current villain.
The largest difference with this type is that once fused it cannot be undone even by methods that can undo Potara fusions (such as being absorbed inside Buu, evidenced by the fact that Piccolo was found in Super Buu's body, but not Nail or Kami). Both the host and his partner maintain separate consciousnesses: while the host has control of the body, the partner can watch from inside and is capable of talking with the host's consent; during his fight with Imperfect Cell, Piccolo gives Kami credit for coming up with the idea of playing possum in order to extract information from Cell.
The resulting fusion causes a massive power boost; prior to fusing with Kami, Piccolo (who had trained for the arrival of the Androids and had fused with Nail) had fallen from one punch to the stomach by Android 17. However, after fusing with Kami, Piccolo is able to even the odds and even overpower the Android at times.
Appearances in Games
In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, Piccolo absorbs King Piccolo (making him truly complete), and the absorption is enough to increase his strength to the point of being an equal with Super Buu. In the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, the Namekians, including players' avatars, have the ability to use this technique.
Through the card "Namekian Fusion", any Namekian can fuse with any other Namekian in the Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game. The Namekians in this game include Piccolo, King Piccolo, Dende, Kami, Nail, and Guru. Lord Slug is also featured in the game but he is classed as "Super Namekian", and cannot use the cards effects as such.
- Piccolo + Nail = [Piccolo's body]
- Piccolo + Maima & Tsumuri (& Dende) = [Piccolo's body] (Saiya Densetsu)
- Piccolo + Kami = [Piccolo's body]
- Piccolo + King Piccolo = [Piccolo's Body] (Supersonic Warriors)
- Namekian avatar + Piccolo = [Namekian avatar's body] (Dragon Ball Heroes)
- Any Namekian in the Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game = [Any of the Namekian's bodies]