All saiyan names are pun on vegetables. Kakaroto (carrot), Vegita (vegetable), Tarble (vegetable), Bardock (Burdock), Totepo (potato), Broly (broccoli), Cabba (cabbage), etc.

Now Akira Toriyama gave recently in an interview the name of the first super saiyan and the first super saiyan god, Yamoshi. Is this a pun on something?

  • @Darjeeling that was about Saoneru and Pirina, new characters from the Dragon Ball Super anime, this is about Yamoshi a character that barely appeared in Dragon Ball Z, may be the topic names need to be changed for the questions to be more clear, but they are different questions
    – Pablo
    Dec 4, 2017 at 0:06
  • I never said it's a dupe or anything just I was just providing a link to similar question in case anyone want to know about the other name
    – Darjeeling
    Dec 4, 2017 at 0:44

2 Answers 2


Yamoshi is indeed a pun for Moyashi (もやし).

Moyashi is the Japanese term for Bean Sprouts. Bean sprouts are a common ingredient in many Japanese dishes such as stir fries and soups.


Yamoshi's name is a pun on "Moyashi" (もやし), the Japanese term for bean sprouts. This not only fits with Saiyan nomenclature, but also the legends of both Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan God as a whole (with Yamoshi being the "seed" that both legends sprouted from).

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