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"Goku vs. Pikkon" (にがすなしょう!!めろちょうそくかめはめ Nigasu na Shōri!! Kimero Chōsoku Kamehameha, lit. "Don't Let Victory Escape!! Decided With an Ultra-Fast Kamehameha") is the fifth episode of the Other World Saga and the one hundred ninety-ninth overall episode of the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on September 1, 1993. Its original American airdate was September 14, 2001.



Super Saiyan Goku prepares to battle Pikkon

Everyone is stunned by Goku's Super Saiyan power, especially Pikkon. The three Kais are confused, so King Kai explains it to them. Goku suddenly fires a Kamehameha, but Pikkon dodges it. Goku senses Pikkon and fires a series of blasts at him, but none of them hit Pikkon. Goku looks for him, but Pikkon tells Goku to look above him. Pikkon tells Goku he is disappointed in his concentration and uses his Hyper Tornado attack. Goku is caught in the winds and gets cut numerous times.


North and West Kai burned by Pikkon's Thunder Flash Attack

Pikkon tells Goku to give up, but Goku powers up and breaks up the tornado. Goku uses the Super Kaio-ken (Kaio-ken while Super Saiyan) and hits Pikkon hard, sending him crashing into a meteor. He tries to fire a Kamehameha, but Pikkon crashes into him. Pikkon charges towards Goku, but Goku fires a blast at him and there is then a struggle. Pikkon stops charging and lands on the ground. Everyone is stunned by these powerful fighters.


Goku fires an energy wave

Pikkon cannot believe Goku's strength. Goku tells Pikkon that it is because he is powerful; a tough opponent brings out the best in him. Pikkon suddenly powers up and uses the Thunder Flash Attack. Goku is completely defenseless against Pikkon's assault. He barely manages to get up, when Pikkon suddenly uses the Thunder Flash Attack again. This time, Goku blocks some of it, but he is still hurt by the attack. Pikkon flies into the air and fires an energy blast at Goku, but Goku suddenly teleports into the air, and the two start fighting. All of the Kais are stunned.


Goku surprises Pikkon with a Kamehameha to the side

Goku and Pikkon blast each other, and both start spiraling out of control. The crowd cannot see the two of them, but the Grand Kai is watching them. Goku and Pikkon land on the ceiling and regain their balance. They start fighting again. Goku fires a Kamehameha, but Pikkon deflects it. Goku realizes he must catch Pikkon off-guard. Suddenly, Pikkon hits Goku and sends him crashing into the ground. Pikkon lands and starts to use the Thunder Flash Attack again. Goku looks for a weak point in the attack. As Pikkon is about to attack, Goku finds it. Pikkon fires, but Goku teleports behind Pikkon and fires a Kamehameha at close range. Pikkon is caught off-guard by the attack and is knocked out of the ring.

Goku helps Pikkon up and tells him it was a mistake to use the Thunder Flash Attack a third time. By then, he had seen the attack enough times to find a weak point. Pikkon congratulates Goku and walks off. Suddenly, the Grand Kai announces that Goku and Pikkon are both disqualified. Since both fighters landed on the ceiling, which is technically the floor, they landed outside the ring. Goku agrees. The Grand Kai says that he will give Goku and Pikkon his private lessons in 200 years. Goku is pleased that he will get to train with the Grand Kai and runs off.


Chi-Chi and Gohan

Several years later, on Earth, a teenage Gohan gets ready to leave. Chi-Chi runs out and tells Gohan he forgot his lunch. Gohan tells Chi-Chi goodbye and flies on the Flying Nimbus to high school.

Major Events[]

  • Goku battles Pikkon and narrowly wins in the end.
    • However, the Grand Kai calls the fight a draw because Goku touched the ceiling, which was out of bounds per the rules.
  • Goku performs the Super Kaio-ken technique for the one and only time.


  • Goku (Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Second Grade) vs. Pikkon






Bruce Faulconer tracks[]

  • "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When Pikkon appears to have landed on the moon in front of Goku.
  • "Destruction" - When SSJ Goku is about to charge a Kamehameha wave after attacking Pikkon with a Super Saiyan + Kaioken combo.
  • "Droids vs. Bikers" - When Goku and Pikkon are fighting in space.

Differences from the manga[]

  • The entire events of this episode were exclusive to the anime.



The character who looks like Kid Gohan and another character who looks like a Namekian, and Ackman also appears in this scene

  • This is the final episode to use "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" and "Detekoi Tobikiri ZENKAI Power!" as the intro and outro music respectively, which was introduced when Dragon Ball Z premiered. It is also the final episode to use the "Goku and baby Gohan" eyecatchers.
  • This is also the final episode in the Funimation dub to use the second American title theme, which was first used in "The Heavens Tremble".
  • This is the first episode to show Gohan as a teenager.


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