Upon arriving on Earth, Medamatcha locates theDragon Balls for Lord Slug along with Angila, Wings, and three other soldiers in less than one hour, finding the One-Star Ball in a nest.
When Gohan and Piccolo come to fight against Slug and his minions, Medamatcha takes on Gohan and fires Continuous Energy Bullets at him. Medamatcha then uses his ability to release small clones of himself from his body to exhaust Gohan's energy. After Piccolo shields Gohan from Medamatcha's Full Power Energy Wave, Medamatcha uses his absorption technique on Goku, but it fails and Goku punches him hard, sending him high into the air. Powering up and obliterating the Medas, Goku dispatches Angelia, blowing up his head, before Medamatcha falls back down. He falls onto Goku's outstretched hand, breaking his spine, killing him. Goku then lets his dead body fall to the ground.
Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Medamatcha and the Medas make a cameo appearance in the 1995 film Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, in which the residents of Hell make their escape to the Earth.
According to the Dragon Ball Cardass, Medamatcha's battle power is 42,000.
Techniques and special abilities
- Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Evil Comet – The Continuous Energy Bullet attack that Medamatcha used against Gohan. He later used the Full Power Energy Blast Volley variation in combination with Angila against Gohan and Piccolo. Named in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Full Power Energy Wave – Medamatcha fired this lethal technique on Gohan, but Piccolo used his body to shield Gohan from the fatal attack.
- Medas (コメダマッチャ, Komedamatcha) – Medamatcha has the ability to release small clones of himself, which he calls "Medas", from his body that will exhaust the opponent's energy.
Video game appearances
Medamatcha made his video game debut in the Japanese only arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, alongside his comrades and Lord Slug.
- Japanese dub: Yukitoshi Hori
- FUNimation dub: Kent Williams
- AB Group dub: Doug Rand
- Latin American dub: Roberto Mendiola
- The part where Goku arrives and kills Medamatcha is similar to the way Goku incapacitated Nappa during the Saiyan Saga.
- The clothes he wears are almost identical to that of the Mutated Namekian minions created by King Piccolo in Dragon Ball. This, along with Wings telling Piccolo that they were "from the same demon-clan", supports the idea that Lord Slug can summon Mutated Namekians.