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A Turtle Shell (亀の甲羅) is the shell of a turtle. One was first seen on the "Turtle Hermit" Master Roshi's back when Goku and Bulma first met him.



Krillin and Goku wearing Turtle Shells

Roshi usually appears wearing a signature Turtle Shell on his back. He actually has an entire closet full of different colored varieties to choose from.[2][3]

Turtle Shells are used as weight by students of the Turtle School during their training. There are two different weights of shells used for training: 50 pounds and 100 pounds.

Turtle Shells can also be used in the computer game Dragon Ball Online and console game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.



Krillin and Yamcha wearing Turtle Shells during their training

* Indicates that this character can wear a Turtle Shell as an optional Accessory in Dragon Ball Xenoverse or Xenoverse 2.

Probable users

Video game appearances

Turtles Shells are items that allow the user to gain more experience points after battles in Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden.

As a playable fighter, Roshi wears his Turtle Shell in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden.

A Turtle Shell is a treasure item found in the fourth stage of Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo.

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

"A shell the Turtle Hermit carries. It isn't heavy."
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse in-game description

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, it is called Turtle Hermit's Shell and is an accessory the Future Warrior can be purchased at the Accessory Shop in Toki Toki City's Industrial Sector. However it function is purely cosmetic and like all accessories it does not effect the Future Warrior's stats when worn.