Purika is one of the Saiyan soldiers that arrives on Earth.
Purika first appears in episode 1 of Dragon Ball Absalon after a portal is opened by Razzle. He initially arrives with Lieutenant Karifuwara and Captain Horenzo, and engages Goten in battle. He is eventually overpowered by Goten's fighting techniques and suffers sever burns after being blasted by Goten's Kamehameha. Ashamed at his defeat, he refuses to return to Absalon, and injects himself with an unknown serum that allows him to transform into a Golden Great Ape. He then proceeds to battle the recently fused Gotenks, and proves to be a match for him. Eventually though, Purika is kicked by Gotenks into a nearby body of water. This causes him to become "stabilized", and begins to power up. At the end of his transformation he appears as a Super Saiyan 4. He completely overpowers Gotenks and proceeds to toy with him. Before delivering the finishing blow, Purika's body undergoes horrifying changes. This gives Gotenks enough time to throw a destructo disk that ultimately decapitates the Saiyan soldier, putting an end to his life.
Purika's power level is shown to be similar to Goten's in his base, Super Saiyan, and Super Saiyan 2 forms. Goten manages to overpower him with his advanced combat skills, showing that Purika's combat skills may be lacking in a few areas.
As a Golden Great Ape, Purika's power greatly exceeds that of both Super Saiyan 3 Goten and Super Saiyan 3 Trunks. This forces the two to fuse into Gotenks. Even as a Super Saiyan Gotenks finds himself unable to keep up with Purika's power, forcing him to go Super Saiyan 3, which puts him on par with Purika.
As a Super Saiyan 4, Purika completely surpasses a Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks in power, only being defeated by Gotenks's destructo disk.
- Purika transforms into this form instantly after appearing from the portal from Absalon. He uses this form to fight against Goten.
- Purika ascends to this form in the fight with Goten. He is still unable to beat the half-breed Saiyan.
- Lieutenant Karifuwara mentions this form while Purika is fighting Goten, but he refuses to listen to his commander and continues to fight in Super Saiyan 2 form.
- Great Ape
- Purika initially transforms into this when he injects himself with the serum.
- Golden Great Ape
- This form is achieved after Purika ejects the serum into himself. He transforms into a normal Great Ape first.
- Purika achieves this form once he regains control of himself in his Golden Great Ape form, putting far above Gotenks.