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Tri-Form is a technique that allows its user to split into three identical duplicates to fight as a group. It is similar to the Multi-Form technique used by Tien Shinhan, which divides its user into four separate beings.


Sacrifice - Tenka

Krillin and Piccolo as they both use Tri-Form against Nappa

The technique made its debut in Dragon Ball Z episode filler, used by Piccolo during his training in Break Wasteland.[3]

Later in the Vegeta Saga, both Piccolo and Krillin use the technique, while fighting with Nappa.[4]

Krillin later uses it against Gohan during their mental battle aboard the Nameless Namek's spaceship on their way to Namek.[5]

Dodoria uses the techniques when attacking Elder Moori on Namek.[6]

Appearances in games

This technique is referenced in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, in a mission in which Gohan and other Z Fighters face three Piccolo as part of their training for the Saiyan conflict. Its usage against Nappa is also referenced in one of the Saiyan point of view missions in the game, where Krillin and Piccolo use it to fight the Saiyans after Yamcha, Tien Shinhan, and Chiaotzu have been defeated.

The technique is used by Majin Buu in Dragon Ball Xenoverse after becoming Dark Majin Buu to fight Super Saiyan 3 Goku.