Pikkon? Out of all the characters that we have that could be added to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Pikkon will be the one added in the latest Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC. The still popular Bandai Namco online game will add its 12th DLC in early 2021, 5 years after the games original release, now making it the third most recent Dragon Ball games behind Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018 release) and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (2020 release).
Yes, Xenoverse 2 has managed to remain relevant for quite some time and it looks like it will continue to do so. However, it’s just starting to make me think, why Pikkon? Why a character that we have only really seen in Dragon Ball Z filler and quite some time ago as well? There are so many other, newer characters that could have been added as a DLC instead.
It’s possible that by adding Pikkon, Bandai could be testing the waters for Pikkon’s popularity amongst Dragon Ball fans for a potential anime re-introduction of the character. Thus far, we don’t know when the Dragon Ball Super anime will return but with the latest movie and the manga still raging on, it’s likely a return date will be announced soon.
Furthermore, when Dragon Ball Super does return, it will likely be with a couple anime filler episodes to ease us back into things. It’s possible that this could be where Pikkon reappears, as Pikkon is a non-canon character. Pikkon made appearances in the filler arc between the Cell saga and the Majin Buu saga. The filler episodes showcased Goku training in Heaven and rounding up troublemakers in Hell along with Pikkon, who easily defeated Cell in Hell.
Pikkon later appeared in the Dragon Ball Z; Fusion Reborn movie as well but hasn’t been seen or mentioned since. Many expected that this would be the end of Pikkon, with new characters making their way into the series however, Dragon Ball Super has enjoyed introducing popular non-canon attacks, transformations and characters to the canon universe.
As a result, it’s possible that Pikkon could be introduced in Dragon Ball Super, not a a main character but as a dead one again in either filler or hopefully, canon episodes. Although, an appearance for Pikkon is more likely to come in the Dragon Ball Super anime, not in the Dragon Ball Super manga.