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"I guess we underestimated that kid, but we can use that to our advantage, Puar. We'll just let them find all the Dragon Balls, then when they have all seven, we'll make our strike."
Yamcha's plan

"Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls" (なかほうもんしゃたち Mayonaka no Hōmonsha-tachi, lit. "The Midnight Visitors") is the sixth episode of Dragon Ball and the sixth episode of the Emperor Pilaf Saga. This episode first aired in Japan on April 2, 1986. Its original American air date was October 14, 1995.



Oolong's House-Wagon

It is getting dark, so Oolong forks over his only Capsule, a double-decker motorhome. Bulma goes up to take a shower, grumbling about the condition of the dirty bus. At the table, Goku explains to Oolong what the Dragon Balls are for. Meanwhile, outside the van, Emperor Pilaf has sent Shu and Mai once again to retrieve the Dragon Balls. Shu plans to set a bomb on the bus, but it gets stuck to his hand by accident. He sets it to blow up later so that they have time to get it off.

Yamcha and Puar are sitting on the opposite side, overhearing Goku's conversation about the Dragon Balls and their power to grant wishes. He creeps around to enter from behind, but accidentally gets a large glimpse of Bulma's nude bust through the window. In response to this, he screams and runs away. Bulma gets out of the shower and demands some clothing. Now knowing the power of the Dragon Balls, Yamcha exclaims that with them he will never be scared of girls again. Puar is surprised at this and asks Yamcha why not use the wish for money and power. Yamcha says he is not truly interested in those things and what he wants cannot be bought with money or power. What Yamcha wants most in the world is to marry (or at least go on one date), he then declares that the Dragon Balls will surely be his.


Oolong disguised as Bulma and Puar disguised as Goku

Inside the House-Wagon, Oolong tells Bulma he will do the wash later, but he does not have anything for her to wear right now. Getting angrier, she tells them she is going to bed and tells them NOT to sneak into her room. Oolong hands Goku and Bulma a drink. Bulma happily drinks hers, but Goku dislikes his drink; Oolong tells him it will make him stronger which makes Goku interested, so he drank it. However, what he and Bulma did not know is that Oolong put Sleepy Grass, a chemical that causes the drinker to fall asleep. With Bulma now getting sleepy, but not before she again gives Oolong a warning before she went upstairs to bed, and Goku knocked out cold, Oolong slinks into the bedroom where Bulma is sleeping to steal not only the Dragon Balls but her panties for himself. Yamcha and Puar enter next, also wanting the balls for themselves. Puar transforms into a goofy version of Goku, while Yamcha sneaks upstairs. Oolong is about to walk back in when he hears footsteps. Surprised at how quick Goku woke back up (not realizing it is really Puar), he transforms into a pudgy, small version of Bulma, and forces Puar to go outside. They eventually realize what each other's doing, and race back to the bus. Upstairs, Yamcha is fondling around in the darkness to look for the balls. He mistakes Bulma's breasts under the blanket for the Dragon Balls and soon realizes what he is really grabbing. The night ends with Yamcha in complete shock, dashing out of the house with Puar, while Oolong hides, expecting abuse from Bulma.


Yamcha approaches

The next morning, Shu and Mai finally get the bomb strapped to the bus with one hour to spare. Bulma wakes up wrapped in a blanket and puts on the only clothes Oolong has in the House-Wagon, which turns out to be a playboy bunny outfit. Oolong starts driving when Goku notices a two-seater driving behind them. It is none other than Yamcha and Puar, coming to steal the Dragon Balls once again. Goku and Oolong get out of the bus as the two bandits fire a missile at it, destroying it, and prepare to take them down once and for all. Goku starts fighting Yamcha again and knocks his tooth out; Yamcha then stops the fight. When Puar, horrified to see his master losing his tooth, transforms into a hand mirror to show him what happened, Yamcha yells in shock, thinking that now he will never get a girl. As Goku and Oolong watch Yamcha drive off in shame with Puar, right before they went to carry Bulma (who is now knocked out in the crash) to walk, Shu and Mai arrive, wondering if the bomb was a dud, and enter the bus to steal the Dragon Balls.


Yamcha destroys the House-Wagon

The bus explodes on them, but they do survive. As they walk, with Goku carrying the unconscious Bulma on his back, the group does not really know what to do now since their only means of transportation was destroyed. Yamcha and Puar suddenly come back, and Yamcha says he is sorry for his previous actions and offers them a car. Oolong is skeptical and checks the car for bombs. Goku trusts Yamcha, and they drive off to the next location in it. Yamcha did have a catch, however, he has a radar in the car that will allow him and Puar to know where Goku and the others are at all times. His plan is to let them gather all seven Dragon Balls, steal them at the last moment and make his wish: to never be shy around women again.

Major Events[]

  • Goku tells Oolong about the Dragon Balls.
  • Yamcha and Puar overhear them talking and Yamcha decides to steal the Dragon Balls and wish for his fear of girls to disappear.
  • Yamcha gives Goku, Bulma, and Oolong a car with a radar to track them.


  • Goku vs. Yamcha







  • Key - Used by Puar via Shapeshifting.
  • Goku - Used by Puar via Shapeshifting.
  • Bulma - Used by Oolong via Shapeshifting.
  • Hand mirror - Used by Puar via Shapeshifting.

Differences from the Manga[]

  • In the scene where Bulma is in the shower, her nipples are clearly visible in the manga, but the anime has a glare from the window covering them and only her breasts were visible.


  • Mai and Shu hide outside the House-Wagon and try to plant a bomb on it, but Shu accidentally gets it stuck to his hand. They come back the next morning and successfully plant it. After the House-Wagon was shot down by Yamcha, Mai and Shu think that the bomb went off early and go inside where it blows up with them in it.
  • Before Yamcha pulled off the blanket to reveal the "Dragon Balls," which were actually Bulma's breasts, he squeezed one of them, commenting on how soft they were.


Visual edits[]


Original (left) Edit (right)

  • In the Ocean Group dubs, the sequence of Bulma in the shower is shortened, and the risque' shot of Yamcha seeing Bulma walking around naked is replaced with a tamer silhouette.
  • When a nude Bulma looks out the camper window, there is a glare covering her breasts. There is a common misconception that this glare was added for the edited dub. The glare was originally there but was thickened to cover her entire cleavage.
  • In the early dub, Bulma was digitally covered up with the Dragon Balls in one scene, and just with more covers in another. This was also done to disguise the original plot of Oolong attempting to slink on Bulma in her sleep.

Scene removals[]

  • The part where Yamcha squeezes Bulma's breast was removed from the Ocean Group Dub and Toonami Broadcast, as well as the part where Bulma is actually shown naked when Yamcha removes the blanket.

Dialogue changes[]

  • In the Japanese version, Bulma says there better not be peepholes when looking at the house wagon's bath. In the edited dubbed version, she mentions the presence of fungi.
  • In the Japanese version, when Bulma is showering, she is humming the ending theme, Romantic Ageru Yo. She also hums in the Funimation dub, but it is not any particular tune.
  • In the Japanese version, Oolong drugged Bulma and Goku so he could feel up the latter as she slept. Both English dubs changed it to him wanting to steal the Dragon Balls.


  • Bulma complains that Oolong's bathtub is too small, but it looks the same size as the one she had in her Capsule House. Also, she says it has fungus in it when it is clearly not visible.
  • In the original Japanese broadcast, the Fuji TV logo had been updated, but the "eye" hadn't appeared yet. This was plastered in later reruns, including the Dragon Box.


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