Several centuries in the past, a horrible catastrophe wiped out all the Namekians except Guru and a few powered-up Namekians who were exiled before. It is later learned that the child of Katas, a gifted child of the Dragon Family was sent off to Earth. During the Namek Saga, Frieza terrorized Planet Namek along with his henchmen, Zarbon and Dodoria. The planet was later destroyed in a last ditch attempt to kill Goku by Frieza during their long battle on Planet Namek during the Frieza Saga as he was able to survive in space without any oxygen, all of the Namekians killed by Frieza were restored to life however this did not include the deaths caused by Vegeta. The Namekians lived on Earth for nearly a year before being resettled on New Namek.