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Episode Guide

Season One

1. The Arrival of Raditz

Goku leaves home to enjoy a reunion at Master Roshi's place, where Krillin, Bulma, and Oolong are. He introduces them to his son, Gohan, and they're all surprised to see that Goku has a son. While meditating in the desert, Piccolo senses an approaching power, which is revealed to be Raditz, Goku's brother from the Saiyan homeworld. He doesn't waste his time confronting Piccolo, and takes off in search of Goku. The reunion is cut short when Raditz arrives at Master Roshi's, and tells Goku about who he is and where he came from, a complete shock to the Saiyan who had no clue as to his origin. Raditz asks Goku to join him and rule the universe alongside of him. When Goku refuses, Raditz kidnaps Gohan and takes off.

2. The World's Strongest Team

As Goku, Krillin, and Master Roshi leave to rescue Goku from Raditz. Piccolo arrives and explains to them that it will be useless. He proposes a partnership with Goku to take down the Saiyan, which Goku accepts, and the two fly off towards Raditz' location with the help of Bulma's Dragon Radar. which detects the Dragon Ball on Gohan's hat. Goku and Piccolo do their best to defeat Raditz, but he is too powerful.

3. Gohan's Hidden Powers

Goku grabs Raditz' tail, rendering him powerless, as Piccolo charges up his beam cannon. Raditz tricks Goku into letting go, and proceeds to give Goku a thrashing. Just as things are getting worse, Gohan explodes from the pod he was being held in, and flies towards Raditz engulfed in energy. he strikes him in the chest, severely weakening him. Goku then grabs Raditz in a chokehold, to let Piccolo charge up for the kill.

4. Goku's Unusual Journey

Goku sacrifices himself to destroy his brother, as Piccolo's beam cannon kills them both. Piccolo tells a dying Raditz that Goku will be wished back with the Dragon Balls, and Raditz informs him of the transmittor on his power reader that lets his Saiyan comrades hear everything he has said, and will arrive on Earth in one year to claim the Dragon Balls as their own.Goku's spirit finds himself at the checkpoint of where all souls go after death. Kame takes him to the desk of King Yemma, who allows Goku to travel along Snake Way to get to King Kai, who will train him for the upcoming battle with the Saiyans. On Earth, Piccolo takes Gohan with him, to train him as well, seeing as how he has one of the greatest fighting powers on the planet which needs to be developed.

5. Gohan's Metamorphosis

While training Gohan, Piccolo discovers that a full moon transforms Gohan into a giant rampaging monster. Piccolo takes care of the situation by destroying the moon and removing Gohan's tail. Meanwhile, Goku continues his year long travel along Snake Way, and Yajirobe arrives on Master Roshi's island to tell Krillin that he has been summoned by Kame to train on Corin Tower.

6. Gohan Makes a Friend

After being left alone in the desert to fend for himself, Gohan encounters a friendly dinosaur, who is later killed by another not so friendly dinosaur. Meanwhile, Krillin and Bulma pull Yamcha away from a baseball game to tell him that Kame has summoned him to train for an upcoming fight, something he is all too eager to hear.

7. Trouble on Arlia

On their way to Earth, the Saiyans Nappa and Vegeta stop off at Arlia, a world ruled by an evil dictator who enslaves everyone and forces them to fight in an arena. Vegeta and Nappa voluntarily participate, and take delight in destroying everyone who challenges them, as well as overthrowing the rulers and inadvertantly granting freedom to Arlia's inhabitants. After leaving Arlia, Vegeta destroys it with a powerful blast. So much for heroics.

8. Home for Infinite Losers

Goku falls asleep and falls off Snake Way, landing in a place where two trolls guard King Yemma's tree of magic fruit. Goku accepts the trolls athletic challenges in exchange for information on getting back on Snake Way. Goku beats them, and is shown the secret passageway to get back on.

9. Princess Snake's Hospitality

Goku reaches the midpoint of Snake Way - a palace where a beautiful Princess lives. He stays, thinking Princess Snake is King Kai, and is given the royal treatment. When he tries to leave, however, Princess Snake shows her true colors as a man-eating monster, and Goku uses speed and cunning to escape her and get back on track to see King Kai.

10. Escape from Piccolo

Gohan builds a raft, and sails away to escape Piccolo's harsh training. After sailing into a storm, he washes up at the home of some orphans, who he helps in evading capture by some social workers. Piccolo finds Gohan as he's about to go home, and convinces him that he needs to go back for training, so he can defend Earth.

11. Showdown in the Past

Team Dragon Ball undergoes training at Corin Tower, home of Kame. Ready for some real action, the Team uses a telepathic simulator to train in Vegeta's past and take on two Saiyan warriors.

12. The End of Snake Way

Goku finally reaches the end of Snake Way, and leaps up to a small planet with incredible gravity, which is the home of King Kai. He mistakes a silly chimp for King Kai, and foolishly mimicks his monkeying around as if it were training. The real King Kai steps out of him home and introduces himself to Goku.

13. A Fight Against Gravity... Catch Bubbles!

Goku's first challenge is to overcome the gravity of King Kai's planet and be able to move freely in it, which he achieves by running after and catching Bubbles, the chimp.

14. The Legend of the Saiyans

After a lesson in speed with Gregory, a cricket friend of King Kai, Goku takes a rest and eats, while King Kai tells him the story of Vegeta and how it was destroyed. Team Dragon Ball completes training at Corin Tower, and they take off for Earth to continue training. The year passes, and Goku completes his training. He reviews all he has learned, including the Spirit Bomb, which he charges up to fire at an oncoming projectile launched by King Kai.

15. A Black Day for Planet Earth

Goku prepares to head back to Earth, and discovers that he will arrive on Earth two days after the Saiyans arrive. He telepathically tells Master Roshi to summon the Eternal Dragon and wish him back. Once restored to the physical plane, Goku heads for Earth at top speed. Nappa and Vegeta arrive on Earth, and Nappa immediately begins to destroy buildings. Using their power readers, the Saiyans find the most powerful people on the planet and make their way towards them - Gohan and Piccolo. The others on the team sense the Saiyans, and make their way towards Piccolo and Gohan's desert location as well.

16. The Battle Begins - Goku Where Are You?

Nappa and Vegeta reach Gohan, Piccolo, and Krillin in the desert. Tien, Chaosu, and Yamcha arrive soon after. Nappa unleashes his Saibamen, little green creatures that zip around the special forces, until they decide they will fight them one on one. Tien goes first.

17. The Saibamen Strike

Tien strikes, and overpowers the Saibaman he had to face. Yamcha goes next, and after defeating one, asks to take on all four. Before he gets the chance, the Saibaman he thought dead latched onto him and exploded, killing them both. Enraged by the death of his friend, Krillin takes on all four Saibaman and defeats them. With the Saibamn destroyed, Nappa charges up to battle the special forces.

18. Nappa.. the Invincible?

Nappa attacks the special forces, and gives them quite a beating, knocking Tien out cold. In an effort to destroy Nappa himself, Chaosu grabs onto Nappa's back and self destructs, leaving Nappa unscathed, but Chaosu dead. Krillin and Piccolo perform the triform manuever, splitting into three identical components, giving Nappa six fighters to face. Meanwhile, Goku continues to race towards Earth.

19. Tien Goes All Out

Tien recovers, and gives every last bit of energy to fire a blast at Nappa, but misses, and dies shortly afterwards. Vegeta decides to call a time out, and give Goku three hours to get back to Earth for a more interesting fight. A bored Nappa takes off and destroys a few battleships and jet fighters.

20. Time's Up!

The three hours are up, and so Nappa begins fighting the special forces once more. Piccolo devises a plan to grab Nappa's tail, but it doesn't work, since these Saiyans have overcome that weakness. Goku arrives at the checkpoint, and Kame transports him to Corin Tower, where he leaps off and boards Nimbus, racing to the battle ground as fast as he can.

21. The Return of Goku

Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan continue fighting Nappa, and Piccolo is killed after taking a blast from Nappa that was meant for Gohan. Goku arrives and finds the special forces on the brink of defeat. He confronts Nappa and gives him a run for his money, not allowing the brutish Saiyan to even lay a hand on him.

22. Goku Strikes Back

Goku continues fighting Nappa, whipping up on him badly, until Vegeta orders Nappa to give up. Nappa then goes after Krillin and Gohan, and Goku eventually takes him out using the Kao-Ken attack, which enhances all of his abilities, but takes quite a toll on his body. Goku sends away Gohan and Krillin and lures Vegeta to another location, where the two face off against each other.

23. Goku vs Vegeta - A Saiyan Battle

The two Saiyans continue their battle in which the fate of the world hangs. Vegeta overpowers Goku's Kao-Ken attack, but proves to be no match for his triple Kao-Ken attack. Vegeta decides to stop fighting Goku and just destroy the planet with an energy blast. He flies up and charges up, while Goku stays on the ground and charges up a Kamehamea blast to counter Vegeta. The two fire, and Goku has to shift into Kao-Ken times four to overpower Vegeta's blast, and sends him off into the sky. An enraged Vegeta returns to the ground and launches an energy sphere that simulates a full moon.

24. Vegeta - Saiyan Style

The simulated full moon transforms Vegeta into the gigantic monster that all Saiyans with tails can transform into. All Goku can do is avoid him, but the monster is too fast. Vegeta jacks Goku pretty badly, crushing both of legs. Krillin and Gohan sense that Goku is in trouble, and fly towards the fight. The get there and see Vegeta holding Goku in his hand, crushing him like a bug. The two devise a plan to cut off his tail and turn him back into normal Vegeta.

25. Stop Vegeta Now!!

Gohan and Krillin take on the transformed Vegeta. Krillin tosses a Destructo Disc at his tail while Gohan distracts him, but misses. To everyone's surprise, Yajirobe leaps out of nowhere and chops off Vegeta's tail with his sword, reverting him back to a normal Saiyan. Krillin is knocked out cold, and Gohan holds his own against Vegeta. Krillin awakens, and Goku gives him a Spirit Bomb formed with his last bit of energy. Krillin launches the Bomb, but Vegeta dodges, and it heads for Gohan, who deflects it up at Vegeta, hitting him dead on.

26. The Battle Ends

Vegeta recovers, and once again attacks the team. First he takes out Krillin, and then Gohan. Before he can remove Gohan's tail, Yajirobe take a slash at him with him sword, severely wounding him. Vegeta gets back up and knocks Yajirobe out. Meanwhile, Gohan has managed to begin his transformation into a monster, and a frightened Vegeta cannot stop it. After gaining focus through a mental link with Goku, Gohan fights Vegeta. Vegeta is no match for him, but ends up cutting his tail off, only to have Gohan fall on him, which takes all the fight out of Vegeta. Vegeta escapes in his space pod, and only because Goku stopped Krillin from killing him. Master Roshi, Bulma, and Chi-chi arrive in an aircraft to pick up the weary but victorious warriors.

Season Two

27. A New Goal - Namek

Krillin and Bulma decide that they have to go to Namek to get another set of Dragon Balls, but don't quite know how to get there. Mr. Popo arrives and takes Bulma to Kame's old space ship, which they blast off in for a test ride.

28. Journey To Namek

Krillin, Gohan and Bulma blast off in the ship for Namek. On their way, they are attacked by a fleet of robotic drones, which veers them into a camoflouged ship, where a series of traps leads to their capture.

29. Friends or Foes?

As an army prepares to fire at Krillin and Gohan, an asteroid shower hits, and Krillin, Gohan and Bulma end up saving their captors, who let them go. They take off, and shortly after, land on Namek. Vegeta's pod lands on the planet Frieza, where the medics prepare to heal him.

30. Hunt for a Dragon Ball

The group continues their search for the Dragon Balls on Namek, with the help of two friendly Nameks. They retreive a ball from an acidic swamp, one from a twister, and another from a giant. Goku leaves the hospital and begins training. Vegeta emerges from a healing chamber, fully recovered.

31. Who's Who?

Gohan and Krillin retrieve another ball from an ice cave. Their two Namek allies reveal themselves to be two manipulative monsters, who have made their planet look like Namek, and have planted the illusions of Dragon Balls. Gohan and Krillin struggle to free themselves from sea monsters, while the two aliens plot to steal their ship. Goku injures himself training, and must return to the hospital. Vegeta takes a space pod and leaves for Namek.

32. Touchdown on Namek

Krillin and Gohan free themselves from the sea monsters and defeat the two aliens before they get to steal the ship. The gang takes off and finds the real Namek, and discover that Vegeta is also there, and that another great power possesses three Dragon Balls - Frieza.

33. Face Off on Namek

Frieza and his solders steal another Dragon Ball from a group of Nameks. Two of Frieza's troops attack Krillin, Gohan and Bulma, crippling their ship, but Krillin and Gohan easily defeat them. Vegeta takes on old rival Kooey, and easily kills him.

34. The Ruthless Frieza

Goku leaves the hospital with the help of a Senzu bean, and takes off for Namek in his old space pod, modified by Dr. Briefs. Krillin and Gohan spy on Frieza, and find him terrorizing a village for its Dragon Ball.

35. The Nameks vs. Frieza

Frieza's forces attack the Nameks, and the Namek warriors fight back, destroying their scouters. Dodoria steps in and takes out most of the Nameks.

36. Escape from Dodoria

Dodoria continues his attack on the Nameks, finishing off the final warrior, and getting the Dragon Ball. Krillin and Gohan intervene and rescue a Namek child - Dende, narrowly escaping Dodoria. Goku begins training in his space pod at increased gravity.

37. Secrets Revealed

Vegeta boasts his increased strength against Dodoria, and kills him after learning from him that it was actually Frieza who destroyed the planet Vegeta. Goku continues training, and the gang is informed that he will arrive in six days.

38. A Collision Course

Goku's ship is damaged, and strays off course towards a star. Goku puts himself back on course by blasting a Kamehamea while standing outside the ship. Vegeta destroys a Namek village to steal their Dragon Ball, which he hides in a lake.

39. Stay Away From Frieza

The spirits of Tien, Chaozu, Yamcha, and Piccolo arrive at King Kai's planet to train with him. King Kai telepathically orders Goku to stay away from Namek when he discovers that Frieza is there. Krillin and Dende take off to see the Eldest Namek, who is in possession of a Dragon Ball.

40. Zarbon Transformed

Training for the deceased continues on King Kai's planet, as the warriors try to catch Bubbles. Goku trains at 50G. Krillin and Dende continue their flight to the Eldest Namek. Vegeta and Zarbon battle, and only by transforming into a monstrous state does Zarbon defeat the Saiyan prince.

41. The Eldest Namek

Krillin and Dende reach the home of the Eldest Namek, Guru, who tells them of the origin of Piccolo and the Earth Dragon Balls. Guru also telepathically awakens Krillin's hidden power and gives him his Dragon Ball. Frieza is informed by a soldier of Vegeta's recent exploits, as Vegeta emerges unconscious from the lake Zarbon left him for dead in.

42. Get Vegeta!

Zarbon returns to the lake and brings back to Frieza an unconscious Vegeta, who is placed in a revitalization chamber so they can find out where his Dragon Ball is. Krillin heads back from Guru's place with a Dragon Ball. On King Kai's planet, training continues as the warriors try to hit Gregory.

43. Vegeta Revived

The warriors in training spar with each other to sharpen their skills. Gohan finds Vegeta's Dragon Ball in the lake, and flies off with it. Vegeta awakens and escapes Frieza's base, taking six Dragon Balls with him. He spots Krillin with a Dragon Ball and takes off after him. Zarbon then spots Vegeta and goes after him.

44. A Heavy Burden

Krillin returns to Bulma with the Dragon Ball, and shortly after, Zarbon and Vegeta arrive to take it. Zarbon and Vegeta begin fighting over the Ball. Gohan continues flying back with Vegeta's Dragon Ball. An electrical storm causes a malfunction in Goku's ship, and he struggles to free himself from 100G. He succeeds, and ends up completely drained of energy.

45. Immortality Denied

Goku recovers from his 100G experience with a Senzu bean. Frieza sends for the Ginyu Force to get his Balls back from Vegeta. Vegeta defeats Zarbon and takes Krillin's Ball. On his way back, Vegeta encounters Gohan, and punches him out, unaware that he was hiding the Dragon Ball he had just stolen from him. Vegeta finds his ball gone, and flies back to the Earthlings to get it back.

46. Big Trouble for Bulma

Gohan and Krillin travel back to Guru's place, to unlock Gohan's hidden powers as well. An angry Frieza blasts at the countryside, jarring Bulma's Dragon Ball into the ocean. She dives down in a submarine and gets it back from a giant crab. When she resurfaces, two of Frieza's soldiers find her.

47. Scramble for the Dragon Balls

Goku intensifies his training by taking on his own energy blasts at 100G. Bulma tricks Frieza's goons into going underwater for the Dragon Balls, where they anger the giant crab and get pulled under. Vegeta senses Krillin and Gohan, and takes off after them. Frieza awaits the arrival of the Ginyu Force.

48. The Arrival of the Ginyu Force

Krillin and Gohan sense that Vegeta is after them. Krillin sends Gohan ahead and stays to stall Vegeta. Gohan makes it to Guru's, and his powers are enhanced. He steps out and prepares to fight Vegeta alongside of Krillin. The confrontation is avoided as they all sense a great power - The Ginyu Force, which is about to land on Namek. The three team up and take off the get the Dragon Balls together.

49. Elite Fighters of the Universe - The Ginyu Force

The three arrive at the location of Vegeta's six Dragon Balls. Krillin's hesitation to hand over the last one leads to the arrival of the Ginyu Force. Vegeta tries to throw one out of their grasp, but it is caught. Krillin tries to destroy his, but he is intercepted by Guldo. Ginyu takes off with all seven Balls, and Gohan and Krillin prepare to battle with Guldo.

50. Time Tricks and Body Binds

Gohan and Krillin fight Guldo, who eventually gains the upper hand by using his time freezing maneuver. They continue attacking and wear Guldo down. Guldo uses the mind freeze to lock Gohan and Krillin in place, while he beats up up on them. He launches a sharpened tree trunk at them, but surprisingly, Vegeta intervenes and kills Guldo before he can hit Gohan and Krillin. Recoome steps foreward to fight Vegeta.

51. The Relentless Recoome

Vegeta gives it all he's got against Recoome, but can't seem to do a thing to take him down. Recoome pummels Vegeta, and just as he is about to blast him into oblivion, Krillin and Gohan jump in and save him. Recoome takes out Krillin, and begins beating up Gohan.

52. Enter Goku

Freiza tries to summon the Eternal Dragon, but finds that he can't, so he flies off to Guru to find out why. Gohan battles Recoome, but loses terribly. Just as all looks lost, Goku's ship lands. Goku races to his teammates and heals Gohan with a Senzu bean.

53. Goku - Super Saiyan?

Vegeta and Krillin are also restored to perfect health by Senzu beans, courtesy of Goku. Goku turns his attention to Recoome, and takes him out with one punch. Vegeta senses Goku's true power, and suspects that he is a legendary Super Saiyan. Jayce and Burter step in and try to taunt Goku by flying around him at high speeds. They fail, as Goku doesn't even flinch. They begin firing at him, but he easily dodges. Vegeta is now convinced that Goku is indeed a Super Saiyan, and becomes enraged at the fact that Goku, and not him, has reached such an amazing goal.


Dead Zone

The evil Garlic Junior kidnaps Gohan for his Dragon Ball, and plans to use all seven to gain immortality. Goku goes after him, and fights Garlic's warriors to get to him. Piccolo and Krillin show up to help Goku. Garlic makes his wish and becomes immortal. He uses his power to create a "dead zone", which will suck in and trap the heroes. Gohan unleashes some of his hidden power, and blasts Garlic into his own dead zone, trapping him for eternity.

The Tree of Might

A Saiyan survivor, Turles, plants a tree on Earth which drains it of all its energy and concetrates it into fruit. Goku and his friends arrive at the tree to destroy it, but Turles' warriors stand in the way. Turles eats the fruit and becomes incredibly powerful. Goku's teammates fight Turles so that Goku can make a spirit bomb with energy from the tree's fruit. The spirit bomb destroys Turles and the tree, and all of Earth's energy is restored.

The World's Strongest

An evil scientist, who has no body, just a brain, is freed from an icy prison with a wish granted to his assistant by the Eternal Dragon. The scientist, Dr. Wheelo, wants the world's strongest fighter, so that he can take his body. He mistakenly takes Master Roshi, and also has Piccolo and Bulma in his possession. Goku and friends travel to his lab, where they take on his robotic warriors and defeat them. When they reach the command room, they face Piccolo, under Wheelo's control. They free Piccolo, and then Wheelo attacks in his robotic body. Wheelo flies up and sends a blast to Earth, but Goku counters it with a spirit bomb, which destroys the mad scientist.

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