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"They are nothing but stones now, and the dragon is dead! My enemies are vanquished! No one will ever challenge me again! It is perfect! I have been reborn!"
King Piccolo after his wish for youth was granted.

"King Piccolo's Wish" (わかがえるか!? ピッコロだいおう Wakagaeru ka!? Pikkoro Daimaō, lit. "The Great Demon King Piccolo's Youth Restored?!") is the eleventh episode of the King Piccolo Saga and the one hundred twelfth episode in the Dragon Ball series. This episode first aired in Japan on May 18, 1988. Its original American airdate was September 17, 2003.


Chiaotzu dying

Chiaotzu is killed by King Piccolo

King Piccolo summons Shenron, ready to make his wish. Tien Shinhan speaks with Chiaotzu telepathically and tells him that, before Piccolo can make his wish, he must ask Shenron to send Piccolo away from Earth forever. Chiaotzu tries to thwart King Piccolo's wish, but he is killed by a Makosen before he can fully get the wish out.

King Piccolo makes his wish and has his youth fully restored, regaining the strength he once had during his peak. Before Shenron can disperse, King Piccolo kills him with a Mouth Energy Wave, destroying the Dragon Balls as well. King Piccolo then declares that, with all of his enemies dead, no one will be able to stop him from conquering the Earth. Goku, on his way to the Sacred Land of Korin, checks his Dragon Radar, only to notice that it is no longer picking up a signal.

Pilaf gang kicked

The Pilaf Gang after being kicked out of their own airship

King Piccolo intends to target King Castle, where King Furry is the ruler. A kind-hearted person, when two villagers approach the king asking for help due to the problems with their land, the king happily obliges. Tien Shinhan eventually comes to and, angered by Chiaotzu's death, intends to use the Evil Containment Wave on King Piccolo himself, believing it is the only way to defeat him. Back onboard the the ship, Emperor Pilaf attempts to to request his reward for helping King Piccolo, hoping for a section of the world in return for freeing Piccolo from confinement. Instead, King Piccolo decides to get rid of him, Mai, and Shu by throwing them off the ship before making his way to Central City. Meanwhile, Yajirobe and Goku finally reach Korin Tower and are greeted by Bora and Upa.

Major Events[]

  • Chiaotzu is killed by King Piccolo.
  • King Piccolo has his youth restored by Shenron.
  • King Piccolo murders Shenron, causing the Dragon Balls to be destroyed.
  • King Piccolo betrays the Pilaf Gang.





Differences from the Manga[]

  • Piccolo and his kind have five fingers in the anime, but only four in the manga.
  • The scene with the gang at Kame House seeing the sky turn dark from Shenron's summoning is filler, as is the scene where they decide to wait and see who won the battle.
  • In the manga, Piccolo's blast kills Chiaotzu instantly. Here, Chiaotzu manages to utter Tien's name one last time before dying.
  • Pilaf fantasizing about getting a portion of the world to reign over is filler.
  • Goku explaining more about Korin and Yajirobe's mental image of him is filler.
  • The scene of the farmers asking King Furry for help with their crops is filler.
  • Tien lamenting over Roshi and Chiaotzu's deaths and taking his anger out on a rock, only to then realize his only hope of defeating King Piccolo is the Evil Containment Wave, is filler.
  • Pilaf having reservations about attacking King Castle so hastily and Piccolo browbeating him into going there isn't in the manga.
  • It's implied in the manga that Piccolo dropped Pilaf's gang through the hatch that Cymbal and Tambourine left through earlier. Here, Piccolo makes them go onto the roof of the plane and blows them off when Pilaf asks for parachutes.


  • King Piccolo's wish later spawned Nuova Shenron in Dragon Ball GT.
  • By killing Shenron, King Piccolo may have saved the world from the release of the Shadow Dragons from the Dragon Balls, which would later occur in Dragon Ball GT.
  • The wish Tien asks Chiaotzu to make to Shenron before King Piccolo is to make King Piccolo disappear forever. If Chiaotzu would have asked the dragon for this wish, Shenron probably would not have had the power to grant it as revealed in "Counting Down"/"A Black Day for Planet Earth". This also would have rendered the Dragon Balls unusable from that point onward, due to life link that they and King Piccolo shared with Kami.
  • This marks the first time Chiaotzu dies in the series.
  • One of the farmers asking King Furry for help bears a resemblance to the elder from Jingle Village who told Goku that Nimbus Clouds can't be destroyed.


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