Although time left them aside, the dragon balls will always have their special place in the hearts of fans of dragonball. The transformations and fighting levels of the villains, added to the presence of new deities, placed Shenlong among the weakest entities in the universe.
Although in the most recent movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero they were used. And in the manga, during the Granola arc, we met a new dragon with the spheres of it.
But that tends to be something more related to the nostalgia that the talismans of the beginning of the series represent. Come on, maybe without them goku and bulma they would never have met. Same with Milk and the then little one with a tail.
The absence of the talismans would have resulted in the non-existence of Trunks, Gohan and Goten. So in the end the dragon balls will always be in the first levels of importance.
Now, we dare to ask ourselves if there is one that is more important than the rest.
The most important dragon ball of Dragon Ball
the people of Alpha Beta Play publishes a note in which he says something very true: each of these objects, individually, does not represent anything. It is when all seven come together that Shenlong can be invoked and a wish made.
So, starting from that base, none is the most important. However, there is one on which a sentimental connotation weighs: the four star. We know that as such, the sphere is no more than the rest.
But the fact that it was Grandpa Gohan’s gift to Goku makes the Earth-raised Saiyan see it as something special.
Let’s remember that on one occasion when wishes were made, Goku waited for it to turn into stone and intercepted it to save it and wait for it to return to its natural state within a year.