- This article is about the race. For the planet Yardrats live on, see Planet Yardrat.
|Homeworld|| Planet Yardrat|
|Average Height||Similar to the average Human, sometimes shorter|
Yardrats (also called Yardratians) are a race from Planet Yardrat. They are a physically weak race, but possess the ability to manipulate space and time, and teach Goku the Instant Transmission technique.
The race is first encountered by Goku after the defeat of Frieza on Namek. The Yardrats are mentioned in the Dragon Ball manga, and they are seen in a flashback in Dragon Ball Z, as well as in video games.
Goku arrives in one of the Ginyu Force's abandoned space pods that had already been pre-programmed to travel to Planet Yardrat. This implies that the Yardrats may have been intended as the Ginyu Force's next target before Frieza called them over to Namek had they not been defeated. Goku spends a year with the Yardrat, and learns the Instant Transmission technique from them before returning to Earth.
A Yardrat named Soba makes an appearance in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Sagas; he is the only named Yardrat to date. He confronts Goku before the latter leaves the planet and returns to Earth in order to test his abilities.
Despite being described as physically weak, the Yardrat Soba is shown to be even stronger than Frieza in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, having a power level of 14,000,000 - the highest stated number in the game (excluding the following Android & Cell sagas in which power levels are unknowns but undoubtly higher).
Video game appearances
Yardrats appear in Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu, and Dragon Ball Online. In Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, Goku confronts the Yardrat Soba as a final test before leaving the planet.
The Yardrats are mentioned by Olibu in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, when Goku uses his Instant Transmission technique to pass the wall made of Katchin inside the Cave of the Ancients. Olibu says that he once met a Yardrat who used that technique.
In Dragon Ball Online, the Yardrat are featured as a mode of transportation. They have stands all over the world and teleport people to others, provided the player has visited them previously. The green Yardrat offer a bank storage service, and are usually located near the teleporters.