Son Goku with Power Staff Statue
Dragon Ball, sometimes styled as Dragonball, is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. The initial manga, written and illustrated by Toriyama, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha. The Power Pole “Compliant Pole“, or more correctly “Staff That Obeys One’s Will“, is a magical, length-changing staff that is owned and wielded by Goku for most of the original Dragon Ball series. Before Master Roshi gave the Power Pole to Grandpa Gohan (who later gave it to Goku prior to the start of Dragon Ball), it was owned by Korin. Although Goku uses it primarily as a weapon, its true purpose is to use its size-changing ability to travel from Korin Tower to Kami’s Lookout. The Power Pole is first seen in Chapter 1 of the Dragon Ball manga and is used to inspect Bulma and her capsule vehicles. Goku stated that it was given to him by his deceased grandfather, Gohan. Korin mentioned in the episode “Lost and Found” that he had given the Pole to Master Roshi when he had climbed Korin Tower, on his request. Korin did not think anyone else would be qualified to use the weapon, though restrictions to wield the pole are unknown. Master Roshi likely gave it to Grandpa Gohan before it was handed down to his adopted grandson Goku.
The purpose of the Power Pole is to climb from Korin Tower to Kami’s Lookout above the clouds. As seen in the chapter “Carrot Top” and the episode “Boss Rabbit’s Magic Touch“, the Power Pole is capable of extending to the Moon if its user wills it. More precisely, if the distance between Earth and the Moon in Dragon Ball is meant to reflect the same distance in reality, this means the Power Pole is capable of extending outward for at least 363,300 km (225,744 miles), or roughly 28 times the diameter of the Earth. It is a powerful weapon, and can never break, it can easily break a sword (as shown when it broke Ninja Murasaki’s Sword, and Tao’s Sword in half). Goku also uses it during his final confrontation against King Piccolo, and later in order to get to Kami’s Lookout. It can also be utilized by the user without him actually having to touch it, as evidenced by how Goku managed to catch the young thief who stole most of his gear during the Red Ribbon Army Saga and retrieve everything besides the Dragon Radar (due to the thief selling it to a pawn shop earlier). Dragon Ball Son Goku’s Power Staff Statue, measures: 4 inches / 10 cm x 4 inches / 10 cm x 9.2 inches / 23.5 cm.
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