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Paikuhan is Namekian
Just because he’s green doesn’t mean he’s Namekian!
As one can read in the Dragon Ball Z: Son Gokū Densetsu anime guide book, there is some merit to Paikuhan’s confusion with a Namekian, and in particular, Piccolo:
He’s a Piccolo-type character, and even in the anime’s production materials, there are memos left that say “use Piccolo as a reference for the facial expressions.”
So there you have it! While Paikuhan, a warrior from the western galaxy, may not actually be a Namekian himself, the underlying design can easily lead to some confusion.