Bubbles (バブル, Baburu) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise. He makes his debut in "Deeds Done by the Full Moon", the 208th chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, issued on July 10, 1989. He makes his first animated appearance in "The End of Snake Way", the 18th episode of Dragon Ball Z, which premiered on September 6, 1989. Bubbles' name may be an allusion to American entertainer Michael Jackson's own pet monkey.
Bubbles is the monkey pet of the North Kai, better known as King Kai. He serves a special purpose during King Kai's training lessons, particularly one of two endurance tests, where trainees are instructed to chase after Bubbles in an effort to catch him. This forces the trainee to push themselves in gravitation 10 times that of the Earth. Goku spends several days working on this test, while Piccolo, who is later killed by the [[Saiyan]]s Nappa and Vegeta and is sent to train with King Kai in Other World, manages to catch Bubbles almost effortlessly (as during the year Goku spends running Snake Way and training with King Kai, Piccolo has been training both in solitude and with Gohan). This causes King Kai to outburst that Piccolo should know Bubbles' test was not meant for him, but for Yamcha, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu.
Bubbles is killed when Semi-Perfect Cell self-destructs on King Kai's planet, after being teleported there by Goku.
Bubbles makes an appearance in the 1993 film Bojack Unbound, during scenes in the Other World where he is accompanied by King Kai, Goku and Gregory. He also makes an appearance in the Dragon Ball video game spin-off Infinite World, in one of the game's Dragon Missions.