Sunglasses (サングラス, Sangurasu) are items worn by several characters in the Dragon Ball series. Master Roshi, Master Shen, the World Tournament Announcer, Taro Soramame, Mr. Pig, Android 15, and the Kais wear sunglasses all the time.
Vodka and his bodyguards, as well as Pamput while with them, all wear sunglasses because of their respective occupations (manager, bodyguards, and actor). Roshi's sunglasses are proven useful when used by Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, allowing him to counter Tien Shinhan's Solar Flare. Roshi's sunglasses are also used by several other characters later in the series, like Krillin and Maron.
A mother with sunglasses makes several minor appearances in the series, most often in West City. Android 15 wears sunglasses that reflect what he sees when he uses the 3D Scan Mode; the right eye's glass breaks during his fight with Vegeta.
King Kai wears black Teashade sunglasses, East Kai wears red Jackie Ohh sunglasses, South Kai wears white Jackie Ohh sunglasses, and Grand Kai wears black Wayfarer sunglasses. The item is part of Gohan's second Great Saiyaman costume, for which the helmet was swapped out in favor of a white bandana and sunglasses due to the rules of the World Martial Arts Tournament.
What appear to be sunglasses are also on the helmet worn by the Imeckian Army and Police. Also in Dragon Ball GT, Goku, Pan and Trunks briefly use sunglasses when arriving on Rudeeze. Ronge, who is the fourth human possessed by Baby on Earth, wears sunglasses. As an old lady, Pan constantly wears sunglasses.
Video game appearancesEdit
The player's characters can be customized with sunglasses in the computer game Dragon Ball Online.
In the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, Sunglasses is an Ability type D-Item which makes a character immune to the Solar Flare. It requires 1 column in Ability type.