Pamput (パンプット) is a Muay Thai kickboxer and famous movie star that faces Goku in the first round of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. He is also known as the "Unstoppable Fighter," as exclaimed by Master Roshi while disguised as Jackie Chun.
Pamput is the egotistical champion of two worldwide martial arts tournaments other than the World Martial Arts Tournament. He plans on making the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament his third championship victory, before being defeated by Goku in the 4th match of the 1st round. Tien Shinhan dismisses him as "too cocky."
His fight against Goku starts with Pamput making a flashy entry. However, when he first punches at Goku, he taunts him as if the punch was too fast for him to follow. Goku says "it wasn't much of a punch," so Pamput demonstrates his great speed and power by destroying an arena wall with an elbow strike. But, when he attacks Goku again, Goku pulls off a quick three-hit combo to the chest, completely knocking Pamput out. The World Tournament Announcer is astonished over the "single-punch" KO, and Goku wins the match.
During the King Piccolo Saga, Pamput is killed by Tambourine with a single kick to the face during a kickboxing match. Pamput was fighting another opponent when Tambourine showed up and told Pamput that he was there to kill him, before delivering his deadly kick. Pamput was later revived by the Dragon Balls, along with the other victims of King Piccolo and his children.
Video game appearances
- Japanese: Katsuji Mori
- FUNimation dub: Duncan Brannan
- Blue Water dub: Scott Roberts
- Latin American Spanish dub: Mario Castañeda
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Silvio Giraldi
- When Bulma mentions that Pamput is a movie star in the anime, it is shown that he starred in a movie similar to Star Wars (Pamput has a weapon like a lightsaber and there are enemy henchmen similar to the Imperial Stormtroopers). This could have been added to the anime due to Akira Toriyama being a Star Wars fan.
- Pamput's appearance somewhat resembles Mr. Shu, Gohan's tutor, because they both have similar afros and eyes. However, Mr. Shu has a mustache while Pamput does not.