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This is a list of Dragon Ball Z episodes under their Funimation dub names.


Dragon Ball Z is the second series in the Dragon Ball anime franchise. In Japan it ran from 1989-1996, and was an extremely popular show, spanning a total of 291 episodes. In the original Toei Animation production of the series in Japan, the series was divided into four major plot arcs known as sagas: Saiyan Saga, Frieza Saga, Cell Saga, and Buu Saga.

When Dragon Ball Z was first produced in the US, Funimation collaborated with Saban Entertainment to finance and distribute the series to television, sub-licensed home video distribution to Pioneer Entertainment (later known as Geneon Universal Entertainment), contracted Ocean Productions to dub the anime into English, and hired Shuki Levy to compose an alternate musical score. This dub of Dragon Ball Z was heavily edited for content, as well as length; reducing the first 67 episodes into 53, and is often referred to as the Ocean dub or Saban dub. It aired early in the morning in 1996 for two seasons on WB and UPN affiliate networks, but was canceled in 1998.

A year later after gaining newly found popularity on Toonami, the series was reconsidered for continuation. FUNimation began dubbing episodes 54 through 276 (the series finale) on their own, with their own in-house voice actors and studio equipment from September 13, 1999 to April 7, 2003. This re-dub is often referred to as the Funimation dub.

In the FUNimation dub of the series, the original four sagas were furthered divided into a total of sixteen sagas: Vegeta Saga (Saiyan Saga), Namek Saga, Captain Ginyu Saga, Frieza Saga, Garlic Jr. Saga, Trunks Saga, Androids Saga, Imperfect Cell Saga, Perfect Cell Saga, Cell Games Saga, Great Saiyaman Saga, World Tournament Saga, Babidi Saga, Majin Buu Saga, Fusion Saga, and Kid Buu Saga.

In 2004, Geneon/Pioneer Entertainment's (which owned the rights to Dragon Ball Z's home video distribution) license expired, and the rights to home video distribution of the series was acquired by FUNimation, which included the video rights to the first 53 (67 originally) episodes of the series.

After acquiring the license for the first two seasons of the show, FUNimation began re-dubbing it with their cast in order to keep the series's dubbing consistent, and re-dubbed the original uncut 67 episodes of the series. FUNimation then announced that they would release these 67 uncut episodes in the Ultimate Uncut Special Edition DVD line, releasing the first DVD on April 12, 2005. However this DVD set was canceled before every episode was released, in favor of the then-upcoming Funimation Remastered Box Sets.

However, all 67 uncut episodes of Dragon Ball Z were later aired on Cartoon Network, beginning on June 14, 2005 and continuing throughout the Summer.

Episode Listings[]

Funimation Uncut Episode Listings[]

Following Season 2, FUNimation replaced the Canadian Ocean cast with their own non-union Texas-based cast. FUNimation's in-house cast began voicing the episodes beginning at episode 54 (the beginning of season 3, the Captain Ginyu Saga) where the Ocean Group left off. While the first two Ocean-voiced seasons were heavily censored by FUNimation, the in-house dub was not, this was because the series had shifted from syndication to the less strict cable channel Cartoon Network. FUNimation's in-house talent continued to dub the series from episode 54 until the series finale at episode 276 (episode 291 uncut, as explained below). In the UK, AB Groupe hired the Ocean talent to create an alternate English dub for episodes 108-276 (123-292 uncut). This concurrent dub used the same scripts and episode titles as FUNimation's in-house dub.

Because the independent FUNimation dub began at episode 54, it was not until several years later that FUNimation acquired the rights to seasons 1 and 2 from their former distributor Geneon. After receiving the rights to the first two seasons, FUNimation re-dubbed the original shortened 53 episodes with their own voice actors for TV Broadcast. They planned to release these uncut episodes in the Ultimate Uncut series of DVDs with the first volume available in April 2005. However, this DVD set was never completed, and the 67 uncut episodes (along with the other 224 episodes of the series) were instead later released in the Funimation Remastered Box Sets. However, all 67 uncut episodes were also aired on Cartoon Network in the summer of 2005 beginning in June, two years after the finale of the series on Toonami.

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 (Raditz Saga) 6 June 14, 2005 – June 22, 2005
1 (Vegeta Saga) 29 June 23, 2005 – August 11, 2005
2 (Namek Saga) 31 August 15, 2005 – October 10, 2005
2 (Captain Ginyu Saga) 7 September 13, 1999 – September 20, 1999
3 (Frieza Saga) 32 September 21, 1999 – November 3, 1999
4 (Garlic Junior Saga) 10 April 8, 2000 – September 1, 2000
4 (Trunks Saga) 8 September 4, 2000 – September 13, 2000
4 (Androids Saga) 14 September 14, 2000 – October 3, 2000
5 (Imperfect Cell Saga) 13 October 4, 2000 – October 20, 2000
5 (Perfect Cell Saga) 13 October 23, 2000 – November 8, 2000
6 (Cell Games Saga) 29 November 9, 2000 – December 29, 2000
7 (Other World Saga) 5 September 10, 2001 – September 14, 2001
7 (Great Saiyaman Saga) 10 September 17, 2001 – September 27, 2001
7 (World Tournament Saga) 10 September 28, 2001 – October 12, 2001
8 (Babidi Saga) 12 October 15, 2001 – November 1, 2001
8 (Majin Buu Saga) 22 November 5, 2001 – October 10, 2002
9 (Fusion Saga) 22 October 14, 2002 – November 18, 2002
9 (Kid Buu Saga) 12 November 19, 2002 – March 28, 2003
9 (Peaceful World Saga) 4 April 2, 2003 – April 7, 2003

Raditz Saga[]

Ep# Title Original Airdate Production code
1 The New Threat Tuesday June 14, 2005 1
With no new battles to fight, Goku has been living a quiet life in the countryside with his wife Chi-chi and their son Gohan! While Goku makes plans to spend a happy day with friends on Master Roshi's island, a powerful new threat is on its way to Earth. And the arrival of this sinister alien could spell disaster for Goku and his friends!
2 Reunions Wednesday June 15, 2005 2
Goku and Gohan attend a reunion on Master Roshi's island, where Goku introduces his son to all of his old friends. The smiles quickly fade, however, as an unexpected visitor lands on the island, and for Goku the day becomes a reunion of a different kind. A powerful alien has arrived. It's Raditz, Goku's evil older brother!
3 Unlikely Alliance Thursday June 16, 2005 3
Raditz has kidnapped Gohan! And unless Goku agrees to forsake his friends and the people of Earth by joining the sinister Saiyan, he may never see his son again! All hope is not lost, however, as a second uninvited guest arrives on the island and Goku forges an unlikely alliance!
4 Piccolo's Plan Monday June 20, 2005 4
The situation looks bleak for Goku and Piccolo, as Raditz easily deflects every attack they send his way. But Piccolo may have a way to stop the sinister Saiyan. He's perfected a powerful new attack... the Special Beam Cannon! There's only one problem. Piccolo needs time to gather the energy for the blast, which means Goku will have to last for five minutes against Raditz alone!
5 Gohan's Rage Tuesday June 21, 2005 5
As Goku takes blow after punishing blow from the evil Raditz, Gohan is able to watch no longer! The young boy's rage unlocks an awesome power sleeping within him, and he unleashes a mighty attack that not even Radtiz can resist! But as quickly as Gohan's power appears, it vanishes. And when Raditz prepares to strike back, Goku must make the ultimate sacrifice to save his son!
6 No Time Like the Present Wednesday June 22, 2005 6
With Raditz defeated and Goku gone from this world, the surviving Z-Fighters must begin preparing for the arrival of two more Saiyans who will reach Earth in one year's time. Piccolo takes Gohan into the wild for a severe training program, in the hope that his hidden power will be revealed. Meanwhile, Goku embarks on a new adventure in the next world, as he must travel the endless miles of Snake Way to receive training from the legendary King Kai!

Vegeta Saga[]

Ep# Title Original Airdate Production code
7 Day 1 Thursday June 23, 2005 7
Gohan begins his first day of Piccolo's training. Alone in the wilderness, he must quickly learn to take care of himself. But that isn't easy when he's tired, hungry -- and being chased by hungry dinosaurs! If Gohan's first day is this dangerous, how will he ever survive for the second?
8 Gohan Goes Bananas! Monday June 27, 2005 8
Krillin receives a startling message. Korin wants him to gather Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu and report for special training! And if that weren't enough, he and Roshi still have to find a way to tell Chichi what's happened to Goku and her son. Meanwhile, Gohan's training causes him to undergo a shocking transformation!
9 The Strangest Robot Tuesday June 28, 2005 9
Gohan awakes in the wilderness to find his tail gone and a new set of clothes on his back. But the puzzled boy has little time to figure out what happened before a group of wild animals try to have him for breakfast! The chase leads Gohan into the depths of an ancient cave, where he meets an old Capsule Corp robot. The robot has lived alone in the cave for over 30 years... and he's not happy to have visitors!
10 A New Friend Wednesday June 29, 2005 10
Krillin pulls Yamcha away from a rowdy baseball game to begin training at Korin Tower. Meanwhile, Gohan's adventures in the wilderness continue, as he makes a new dinosaur friend! Gohan is happy to finally have some company. That is, until he gets a harsh reminder... not all dinosaurs are friendly!
11 Terror on Arlia Thursday June 30, 2005 11
While Goku runs down Snake Way for a meeting with King Kai, Gohan gets a very important survival lesson from a T-Rex. Meanwhile Vegeta and Nappa head towards Earth but make a quick stop on planet Arlia and become prisoners of the tyrant king who rules the planet. After a brief scuffle with the monster Yeddy, the Arlians realize that the two Saiyans are more for then they can handle as Vegeta and Nappa leave their terrible mark on the planet.
12 Global Training Monday July 4, 2005 12
Gohan is busy with his survival training and spends his day tormenting a clumsy but delicious T-Rex. Tien and Chiaotzu are training across the planet, but their workout is interrupted by a very demanding Launch. Goku tries to find King Kai on Snake Way while Piccolo's power gets out of control with disastrous results.
13 Goz and Mez Tuesday July 5, 2005 13
After waking up dazed and disoriented, Goku sees a fruit tree. Not one to deny his appetite, Goku helps himself. But watching him are two giant ogres who want nothing more than to use the hero as a play toy! If Goku can defeat their challenges, the ogres vow to show him the way back to Snake Way. But can these two beasts be trusted?
14 Princess Snake Wednesday July 6, 2005 14
Finally back on Snake Way, Goku comes across a house. Thinking it belongs to the legendary King Kai, Goku believes his amazing journey has ended. But he soon finds himself begin deceived by Princess Snake... who will do anything to keep Goku her prisoner forever!
15 Dueling Piccolos Thursday July 7, 2005 15
Still in shock that Raditz was able to dodge his strongest attack, Piccolo flies off the handle causing him to split in two! Gohan takes a break from training and begins to dream of his mother and father. The next day he decides to visit his mother by traversing the sea on a makeshift raft. He soon gets caught in a storm and remembers he can't swim! Could this be the end of poor Gohan?
16 Plight of the Children Monday July 11, 2005 16
After surviving a rough night on a stormy sea, Gohan washes up onshore and is nursed back to health by two orphans named Rom and Chiko. It turns out that they are part of a larger gang of orphans who live on their own and are constantly on the run from meddling adults. Pigero, the orphans' leader, hatches a plan to take the orphaned children to a safer hiding place but when the police show up everything goes wrong!
17 Pendulum Room Peril Tuesday July 12, 2005 17
Mr. Popo leads Earth's top warriors to Kami's Pendulum Room where the past, present and future exist at the same time. After an eventful trip back in time they all realize they have to train a lot harder if they are going to stand a chance against the two Saiyans who are speeding ever closer to Earth.
18 The End of Snake Way Wednesday July 13, 2005 18
Gohan continues his martial arts training under the watchful eye of Piccolo, but a strange transformation takes him over. A full moon causes the young Saiyan to rampage out of control! Meanwhile Goku finally makes it to the end of Snake Way and mistakes a friendly ape named Bubbles for the mythical King Kai. With two of our heroes going bananas it looks like the two sinister Saiyans will have an easy time invading Earth!
19 Defying Gravity Thursday July 14, 2005 19
Gohan's training with Piccolo continues to intensify, but it's Goku who faces the biggest challenge. Goku begins his training, but it is unlike anything he's ever experienced before. The intense gravity of King Kai's planet makes training difficult, but when he learns that the Saiyans are used to extreme fighting conditions, Goku is inspired to give it his all. But will it be enough?
20 Goku's Ancestors Monday July 18, 2005 20
After Goku completes the first phase of his special martial arts training King Kai instructs him to bash Gregory with a hammer. Easier said than done. After an exhaustive chase, King Kai tells the story of the Saiyan race. Inspired, Goku resumes his training and eventually manages to put the hammer to Gregory. Impressed, King Kai agrees to train Goku personally. But will it be enough to stop the incoming Saiyan invasion of Earth?
21 Counting Down Tuesday July 19, 2005 21
Goku's training with King Kai complete, Master Roshi and the gang summon the Eternal Dragon to wish him back to life! And they're not a moment too soon. There's only one day left before the Saiyans arrive! The problem is it's going to take Goku two days to return on Snake Way!
22 The Darkest Day Wednesday July 20, 2005 22
The Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa defiantly announce their arrival on Earth with the complete destruction of East City. Sensing their power, Vegeta, Gohan and Krillin prepare for the worst and meet the Saiyans face to face where Piccolo learns of his origins on the planet Namek. Yajirobe also learns of the Saiyans arrival but uses it merely as an occasion for profit. Our heroes are left facing on onslaught of sprouted Saibamen under the grinning command of Vegeta and Nappa.
23 Saibamen Attack! Thursday July 21, 2005 23
Having completed their year-long journey to Earth, the two sinister Saiyans made their presence known with explosive style! Now Krillin, Piccolo, and Gohan stand face to face with these Saiyan monsters, and the diabolical henchmen they've brought with them. Can they hold out until Goku arrives?
24 The Power of Nappa Monday July 25, 2005 24
Enraged over the loss of his friend, Yamcha, Krillin unleashes a powerful attack that destroys the maniacal Saibamen once and for all. But the victory is only temporary. Now the Earth's defenders must battle the Saiyans themselves and the terrifying Nappa is ready for a fight!
25 Sacrifice Tuesday July 26, 2005 25
In a desperate attempt to save his friends, Chiaotzu sacrifices himself to stop the evil Nappa. But when the smoke clears, Nappa is left standing. Now Tien and the others must carry on without their friend as Nappa launches another devastating attack. And though his body is broken, Tien has one trick left that could put the diabolical Saiyan down, once and for all!
26 Nappa's Rampage Wednesday July 27, 2005 26
Vegeta has called a halt to the fighting, and Nappa uses the time to go on a rampage! Meanwhile, Goku reaches the end of Snake Way and races to rejoin his friends. But is he already too late to save them from the deadly Saiyans?
27 Nimbus Speed Thursday July 28, 2005 27
Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin do their best to stop the Saiyan invaders, Vegeta and Nappa, from finding the Dragon Balls and taking over the planet. Meanwhile, Goku is flying back to Earth on the Flying Nimbus with more power than he has ever had before. Will it be enough? And will he arrive in time?
28 Goku's Arrival Monday August 1, 2005 28
Piccolo makes the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to save Gohan from the Saiyan's ruthless rampage. Just when all seems hopeless, Goku finally returns to Earth with an incredible new level of power and confronts the Saiyans. But, will this new power be enough to defeat Nappa and Vegeta?
29 Lesson Number One Tuesday August 2, 2005 29
Locked in the final battle with Earth's Saiyan attackers, Goku begins to demonstrate the skills and training he received from King Kai beginning with a devastating attack on Nappa. But when Nappa concedes defeat under the command of Vegeta, he turns on Gohan and Krillin only to be stopped by Goku's Kaio-Ken attack. Broken and defeated, Nappa is finally vanquished by Vegeta leaving Goku to face him alone.
30 Goku vs. Vegeta Wednesday August 3, 2005 30
After sending Gohan and Krillin away, Goku decides to take on the mighty Vegeta all by himself. As his family and friends wait and wonder, Goku and the powerful Saiyan face off in a destructive battle. Both warriors seem evenly matched, but both are hiding their true strength. Will Goku's hidden abilities be enough to put an end to this once and for all?
31 Saiyan Sized Secret Thursday August 4, 2005 31
Vegeta and Goku continue their one-on-one battle of strength, will, and determination. Blow by blow, the two warriors seem evenly matched, until Vegeta reveals the secret power of the Saiyans; the ability to transform into a giant ape, whose rage is capable of destroying entire civilizations and planets! Can Goku find a way to stop this monstrous assault?
32 Spirit Bomb Away! Monday August 8, 2005 32
The battle continues between Goku and Vegeta who is now a completely transformed Saiyan Warrior. When Gohan senses the danger his dad is facing he convinces Krillin that they must return and fight. Goku is left with no choice except to use the Spirit Bomb but when that fails he is left in the clutches of Vegeta with no help in sight!
33 Hero in the Shadows Tuesday August 9, 2005 33
With Goku caught in the clutches of the giant ape Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan launch a desperate attempt to save him! All is for naught, however, as Krillin's Destructo Disk fails to sever the Saiyan's tail. But a single hope remains for reversing Vegeta's monstrous transformation, when an unlikely hero steps out of the shadows? Yajirobe!
34 Krillin's Offensive Wednesday August 10, 2005 34
While Gohan fights for his life against Vegeta, Goku passes the power of the Spirit Bomb to Krillin. With King Kai's guidance, Krillin launches the bomb at Vegeta in an attack that sends the evil Saiyan sky-high. Now that he's been sent hurtling toward the outer-reaches of the Earth's atmosphere, this is surely the last our heroes have seen of Vegeta... or is it?
35 Mercy Thursday August 11, 2005 35
Gohan transforms into the giant ape, much to the dismay of the angry Vegeta. After a grueling battle, Vegeta managed to cut off Gohan's tail, taking away his ability to transform. But, the giant ape fell and crushed Vegeta, leaving him beaten and defeated. Krillin decides to finish the Saiyan, once and for all, but Goku has other plans?

Namek Saga[]

Ep# Title Original Airdate Production code
36 Picking Up the Pieces Monday August 15, 2005 36
The battle with the Saiyans finally won, Goku, Krillin, and the others mourn the loss of Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo. With Kami also gone, the Earth's Dragon Balls have disappeared. There is no hope for wishing any of the fallen heroes back to life? Or is there?
37 Plans for Departure Tuesday August 16, 2005 37
As the weak and weary warriors of Planet Earth are bandaged and cared for, Bulma accidentally destroys the Saiyan spaceship, leaving no way to get to Planet Namek! But, Mr. Popo reveals that there might be another spacecraft they can use. Can they get to it in time, and will the old and forgotten ship even work if they do?
38 Nursing Wounds Wednesday August 17, 2005 38
Goku, Krillin, and Gohan nurse their wounds and prepare for the return of the Saiyan attackers while Bulma follows Mr. Popo to find a space ship to take her to Planet Namek. There she plans to find the Dragon Balls in attempt to bring back Piccolo. Can Goku recover before it's too late? Can Bulma get to Planet Namek, and once there, what obstacles await her?
39 Friends or Foes? Thursday August 18, 2005 39
Gohan joins Bulma and Krillin as they head to Planet Namek in search of the dragon balls. What begins as a mundane trip becomes chaotic when they encounter a bizarre situation in the emptiness of space. Finding themselves on some type of space station, they set out on foot to find their escape.
40 Held Captive Monday August 22, 2005 40
Bulma, Gohan and Krillin have been taken captive by an army of children. The children believe that they are allies with Frieza, who destroyed their planet, and it?s going to take more than a few kind words to convince the kids of their innocence.
41 Look Out Below Tuesday August 23, 2005 41
When Bulma, Gohan and Krillin crash land on Planet Namek, they almost lose their lives when their ship falls off a cliff. Luckily, two kind Nameks are there to save them and their ship. Utilizing the help of one of them, named Raiti, they hunt down the three dragon balls marooned on the planet.
42 The Search Continues Wednesday August 24, 2005 42
Gohan, Krillin and Bulma continue their search for the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek with their new friend Zaacro. But standing in their way is one mean giant! Meanwhile, Goku has escaped from the hospital to gear up for his upcoming re-match with Vegeta.
43 A Friendly Surprise Thursday August 25, 2005 43
As Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan close in on the last of the dragon balls, they instead uncover the secret identities of some Namekkian friends. And while Goku works to build up his strength, Vegeta seeks to quench his thirst for vengeance--his sights set on only one thing: Destruction.
44 Brood of Evil Monday August 29, 2005 44
Bulma, Krillin and Gohan complete their trip to Planet Namek and begin their search for the Dragon Balls. But Vegeta aims to collect the magical orbs as well. And could there be another evil force at work on Planet Namek unbeknownst to Gohan and the gang? There?s a gathering of warriors on the surface of Planet Namek, and they all have their sights set on the same prize.
45 Frieza Strikes! Tuesday August 30, 2005 45
The hunt for the Dragon Balls hits a brick wall when Krillin, Gohan and Bulma see two Saiyan pods land on Namek. What they don?t realize is that this once peaceful planet is being taken over by not only Vegeta, but also Frieza and his clan, making their quest more even more difficult.
46 Defying Orders Wednesday August 31, 2005 46
With the odds rapidly mounting against them on Planet Namek, Krillin and Gohan will need some serious help if they hope to recover the Dragon Balls from Frieza and his men. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Goku is still recovering in the hospital. And though he has doctor?s orders to stay in bed ? he won?t let that stop him from going to Namek!
47 Namek's Defense Thursday September 1, 2005 47
Krillin and Gohan get their first real glimpse of Frieza?s cruelty as the villain unleashes his evil henchmen upon an unsuspecting Namek village. Frieza wants the fifth Dragon Ball, and he is prepared to learn its location by any means necessary ? but the Nameks won?t give it up without a fight!
48 The Hunted Monday September 5, 2005 48
Unable to stand by and watch the torture any longer, Gohan leaps out of hiding to rescue a Namek boy from the clutches of Frieza?s evil henchmen. Now Gohan and Krillin have an even bigger problem on their hands ? Dodoria is chasing them, and he won?t stop until he has his revenge!
49 The Prince Fights Back Tuesday September 6, 2005 49
Dodoria continues to search for Krillin and Gohan in the Namekian wilderness, but that?s not who he finds?Vegeta is waiting for him! The Saiyan prince has a score to settle with Dodoria. And the time for the final showdown between these two powerful villains has come.
50 Unexpected Problem Wednesday September 7, 2005 50
Goku?s journey to Namek takes an unexpected detour when his spaceship is knocked off course by an asteroid! Goku has to act fast to fix the ship and put it back on track ? because he?s headed straight for the fiery heart of a star!
51 Vegeta Has a Ball Monday September 12, 2005 51
With his new ability to sense energy without a scouter, Vegeta quickly tracks down a Namek village and unleashes a terrifying display of power. Unable to resist the Saiyan?s might, the Nameks have no choice but to surrender their Dragon Ball. Now, there is only one Dragon Ball left to find, and Dende knows who has it?the Eldest Namek!
52 The Past and Future Tuesday September 13, 2005 52
Flying through space on his way to Namek, Goku receives some happy news ? his friends have all made it to King Kai?s planet! But the celebration is cut short when King Kai realizes Goku is rushing to face the ruthless Frieza. Meanwhile, more trouble is brewing on Planet Namek. The battle between Vegeta and Zarbon has begun!
53 Zarbon's Surprise Wednesday September 14, 2005 53
Vegeta?s confrontation with Zarbon heats up, as Zarbon reveals his true power ? the ability to transform into a gigantic, monstrous beast! With his increased size and strength, Zarbon quickly turns the tide of the battle, and it looks like it might be lights out for the Saiyan Prince? permanently!
54 Guru's Gift Thursday September 15, 2005 54
When Krillin and Dende speak to the Eldest Namek, Guru, Krillin gets a double surprise! Not only does he receive a Dragon Ball, but Guru awakens the sleeping powers within him! Will Krillin?s incredible new strength be enough to win the race for the Dragon Balls?
55 Piccolo vs. Everyone Monday September 19, 2005 55
Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu undergo King Kai?s rigorous training program. But their workout gets really intense when Piccolo challenges them all to a three-on-one bout! Meanwhile, on Planet Namek, Frieza?s henchmen work to revive Vegeta in order to obtain the whereabouts of the missing Dragon Ball. But is the Saiyan Prince too far gone to recover?
56 Zarbon's Mission Tuesday September 20, 2005 56
Vegeta makes a daring escape from the clutches of Frieza, and manages to take the Dragon Balls with him! Krillin returns with his Dragon Ball from Guru, and hopes to bring Gohan to meet him in order to unlock the hidden powers within the young Saiyan. While Goku continues his journey through space to join the others on Namek, Zarbon sets out to find Vegeta and the Dragon Balls, or he himself will face the consequences.
57 Gohan, the Hunted Wednesday September 21, 2005 57
Vegeta manages to escape the clutches of Frieza, and take the Dragon Balls with him! Krillin returns to Bulma with the Dragon Ball he received from Guru, but is quickly found by both Vegeta and Frieza?s minion, Zarbon. After a long battle, Vegeta shows Zarbon who the true warrior is. And, as Goku spins out of control in the magnetic storm, Gohan is returning with the last remaining Dragon Ball. But, who will find him first. Krillin and Bulma, or Vegeta.
58 Unknown Enemies Thursday September 22, 2005 58
The Ginyu Force, the private attack force of Frieza, are on their way to Planet Namek, where Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan and Bulma all search for the Dragon Balls. In a stroke of luck, Gohan manages to hide the last Dragon Ball from Vegeta, who has taken the remainder of them from Frieza. While Goku continues his journey to Namek, he trains and pushes himself in 100 times gravity to further propel his power level, but will even this be enough to stop the Ginyu Force?
59 Destination: Guru Monday September 26, 2005 59
While Krillin and Gohan fly off to see Guru, they leave their one Dragon Ball hidden back at the camp with Bulma. But when the Dragon Ball mysteriously disappears, Bulma must embark on a daring underwater adventure to get it back!
60 Bulma's Big Day Tuesday September 27, 2005 60
Bulma finds herself in deep trouble, as she is taken hostage by two of Frieza?s evil henchmen. Now, she must lead them on an underwater quest for the Dragon Balls. And without Gohan and Krillin to save her, she?ll have to find a way to outsmart her captors ? or wind up sleeping with the fishes!
61 Hidden Power Wednesday September 28, 2005 61
Krillin and Gohan complete their journey to Guru?s house, but little do they know, Vegeta is hot on their trail! Can Guru unlock Gohan?s hidden powers in time to hold off the rampaging Saiyan?s wrath? And even if he can, are any of them prepared to face the power of the Ginyu Force?
62 New Ally, New Problem Thursday September 29, 2005 62
With the Ginyu Force by his side, is Frieza on the verge of taking over the universe? Or will Vegeta?s new alliance with Gohan and Krillin prove to be a sufficient deterrence? Can our heroes get to the remaining Dragon Balls in time to summon the Dragon and make their wish? It?s a race for survival, and every second counts!
63 Guldo's Mind Binds Monday October 3, 2005 63
The battle with the Ginyu Force begins, as Gohan and Krillin launch a barrage of explosive energy blasts at Guldo! But they soon discover there is more to Guldo than meets the eye, when he traps them with his ?Mind Bind? technique! Krillin and Gohan are rendered helpless by Guldo?s power, and this time, there is no one to save them! ?Or is there?
64 Recoome Unleashed Tuesday October 4, 2005 64
After barely escaping the battle with Guldo, our heroes are not out of the woods yet! The real nightmare is only just beginning, as Recoome steps up to fight! Vegeta attempts to defeat the mountainous member of the Ginyu Force alone, but when his attacks have no effect, his doom seems certain. Is the Saiyan Prince finally done for?
65 Let the Battle Begin Wednesday October 5, 2005 65
With Krillin and Vegeta both knocked out of commission by the terrible Recoome, only Gohan remains to carry on the fight! The young Saiyan will have to summon every ounce of his strength and courage in order to face this powerful foe. The only question is ? will it be enough?
66 Goku's New Power Thursday October 6, 2005 66
Goku has arrived on Planet Namek, and without a second to lose! Gohan and Krillin are hanging by a thread, held at the mercy of the Ginyu Force! Has Goku?s training in 100-times gravity prepared him to face these powerful foes?
67 A Legend Revealed Monday October 10, 2005 67
Goku has come to the aid of his family and friends against the mighty Ginyu Force. As Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan look on, Goku easily defends the attacks of Jeice and Burter, two of the Force?s finest warriors. But, are these defenses merely a bluff to intimidate the attackers, or has Goku become what Vegeta thought was only a legend?.a Super Saiyan?

Captain Ginyu Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
68 Ginyu Assault Monday September 13, 1999 68
Burter and Jeice continue their attack on Goku. Even with Burter's incredible speed, they can't land a punch on Goku. He eventually defeats Burter with ease, but Jeice retreats back to Captain Ginyu. Vegeta then mercilessly kills Recoome and Burter, who were both unconscious.
69 Incredible Force! Monday September 13, 1999 69
Ginyu and Jeice arrive on the battlefield. Goku starts fighting with Ginyu. Meanwhile, Bulma decides to go after all seven Dragon Balls herself.
70 Frieza Approaches Tuesday September 14, 1999 70
After being egged on by Ginyu to reveal his true power, Goku uses his Kaio-ken, and powers up to his fullest, which is much more than Ginyu expected. Meanwhile, Guru gives Dende the power to heal, and Frieza arrives at Guru's, looking for the password for the Dragon Balls. Guru's bodyguard, Nail, steps up.
71 Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku Wednesday September 15, 1999 71
Frieza begins torturing Nail, while the fight between Goku and Ginyu continues. Ginyu realizes that his opponent is far stronger, so he uses his body switch technique and takes Goku's body.
72 Calling the Eternal Dragon Thursday September 16, 1999 72
Ginyu escapes with Goku's body, while Gohan and Krillin find the Dragon Balls at Frieza's ship. Ginyu and Jeice arrive, with Ginyu still in Goku's body, but can't use Goku's power.
73 Gohan, Defeat Your Dad!! Friday September 17, 1999 73
Gohan and Krillin start fighting Ginyu, who is in Goku's body, while Vegeta takes Jeice. Meanwhile, Nail continues stalling for time as Dende heads for Gohan and Krillin with the password. Vegeta toys with Jeice and makes short work of him. Vegeta then sees that Krillin and Gohan are unable to beat Ginyu and steps up to the plate. Ginyu is defeated by Vegeta and tries to use his body switch technique with Vegeta.
74 Captain Ginyu... The Frog Monday September 20, 1999 74
Goku throws himself in front of the Ginyu's body switch technique, and he and Ginyu are placed in their original bodies. Vegeta then attacks Ginyu, further weakening Ginyu's body. Ginyu then tries to switch bodies with Vegeta again, but Goku throws a Namekian frog in the way and Ginyu is stuck in a frog's body. Vegeta then places Goku in a rejuvenation tank inside Frieza's spaceship and Krillin goes to find Guru.

Frieza Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
75 Password is Porunga Tuesday September 21, 1999 75
Nail gives out in his struggle against Frieza and he then reveals that the fight was to buy time for Dende to give the password to Gohan and Krillin. Frustrated, Frieza races back to stop Gohan and Krillin from making their wishes to revive their friends. Dende summons the Namekian dragon for Krillin and Gohan.
76 Piccolo's Return Wednesday September 22, 1999 76
Gohan and Krillin have summoned Porunga, the Eternal Dragon of Namek, to wish their friends back to life. But only one person can be revived per wish. Unable to wish back all four of their friends, Krillin and Gohan decide to use the first wish to bring Piccolo back to life, which will revive Kami and the Dragon balls on Earth, and they use the second wish to teleport him to Namek. But Vegeta arrives before the last wish is cast. He demands to be granted immortality but Guru dies before his wish can be granted and so the Dragon Balls become useless. He is angered because his wish wasn't granted, however he is the least of their issues, as Frieza arrives and sets the stage for an inevitable battle.
77 The Fusion Thursday September 23, 1999 77
With Guru's passing, the Dragon Balls are rendered completely useless and are no more than ordinary stones. Frieza claims he will kill the remaining Z-Fighters one by one. As he and Vegeta fight, Piccolo arrives on Namek, finding a badly injured Nail. Unable to fight in his own body, Nail suggests he and Piccolo combine their strengths through a Namekian fusion technique. Once fused with Nail, Piccolo races to the battlefield to help his friends against Frieza. Vegeta proposes that Frieza should transform, revealing his true power, which he found out from Zarbon.
78 Fighting Power: One Million?? Friday September 24, 1999 78
Frieza's dark history is revealed as he transforms and his power reaches new heights. Frieza now claims he has a fighting power of one million. As Gohan, Vegeta, and Krillin face off against him, Krillin falls prey to one of Frieza's attacks.
79 Gohan Attacks Friday September 24, 1999 79
Angered by Frieza's mauling of Krillin, Gohan takes on Frieza. Gohan is seriously wounded while battling Frieza, but a renewed Krillin (healed by Dende), manages to stall Frieza long enough for Dende to restore Gohan's health. Piccolo, united with Nail, arrives on the scene and looks ready to take on Frieza.
80 Piccolo the Super-Namek Monday September 27, 1999 80
Gohan is seriously wounded in his grapple with Frieza. But a renewed Krillin jumps back in the fray and resumes his war on Frieza. Thanks to Krillin's efforts, Frieza is stalled long enough for Dende to restore Gohan's health. Finally, Piccolo, now united with Nail, arrives to the battlefield! Will the combined efforts of Vegeta, Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo be enough to stop Frieza's reign of terror?
81 Déjà vu Tuesday September 28, 1999 81
Piccolo tells the others to stay back and he will handle Frieza alone. To everyone's surprise, including Frieza's, Piccolo manages to hold on his own due to his union with Nail. Despite Frieza's assaults, Piccolo looks as if he's gaining the upper hand.
82 Frieza's Second Transformation Wednesday September 29, 1999 82
As the battle continues, Piccolo removes his weighted clothing and increases his power, attacking Frieza head on. Knowing that his current power isn't enough, Frieza transforms into his third form. After transforming into this form, Frieza quickly gains the advantage over Piccolo. Vegeta starts to form a plan that could lead to victory against Frieza. Unable to see his mentor suffer, Gohan springs into action, rushing to Piccolo's aid.
83 Another Transformation? Thursday September 30, 1999 83
Gohan races into battle to help Piccolo, displaying great power against Frieza, and almost achieves victory. Vegeta reveals his plan to Krillin, telling him to beat him to near-death and allow Dende to heal him, allowing his power to increase after healing from serious injury, thanks to his Saiyan cells. This in order to gain the Z Fighters an increased chance to survive as Frieza transforms for one last time.
84 Dende's Demise Friday October 1, 1999 84
Having transformed for the last time, Frieza begins an assault against the Z-Fighters. He then kills Dende with his Death Beam because of his healing powers. Then Frieza tries to hit Gohan, but a surprise move from Vegeta saves Gohan from certain death. He then makes the claim that he will take on Frieza all by himself, because he believes to be a Super Saiyan.
85 The Renewed Goku Monday October 4, 1999 85
Despite his increase of power, Vegeta can't take down Frieza. As Frieza pummels the beaten Vegeta, the others, gripped with fear, have no choice but to agonisingly watch. But as all hope seems lost, Goku fully recovers inside Frieza's spaceship and discovers his power has greatly increased since his battle with Captain Ginyu.
86 The End of Vegeta Tuesday October 5, 1999 86
Vegeta is beaten, while, powerless to stop Frieza, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin can only watch. However, the restored Goku arrives at the battlefield, and Frieza diverts his attention to the renewed Saiyan. Frieza suddenly realizes who Goku is, the son of Bardock, the same Saiyan that tried to stop Frieza's reign many years ago when he destroyed Planet Vegeta. Vegeta then declares that Goku must be a Super Saiyan, and that Frieza stands no chance against this new threat. Frieza fires his Death Beam through Vegeta's heart, rendering the proud Saiyan warrior helpless. Vegeta explains to Goku how Frieza was responsible for the man he had become, and he begged him to not let him exert the same catastrophic deed to anyone else. Vegeta cries his last tears, and dies. Goku promises he will carry out Vegeta's wish to the best of his abilities; he then buries Vegeta in a shallow grave and prepares to fight Frieza.
87 The Ultimate Battle Wednesday October 6, 1999 87
Goku begins his battle against Frieza, and it seems he and Frieza are equally matched, and Frieza admits that he is the strongest Saiyan. Meanwhile, King Kai reveals that Goku might just have a chance, that if anyone could take down the evil Frieza, it would be him. Goku and Frieza match blow for blow, and Piccolo, Gohan and Krillin have trouble just watching them. The Z Fighters watch on as Goku is thrown into a pool of lava, and it seems that no-one stands a chance now, but Goku rushes up to the surface and reveals he is only beginning to warm up.
88 Clash of the Super Powers Thursday October 7, 1999 88
The battle between Goku and Frieza continues. A notable part is when Goku fires two Kamehameha torpedoes at Frieza from underwater, tricking him, and Goku then delivers a powerful kick on Frieza, sending him in a mountain. Frieza survives however, and then traps Goku inside an energy ball. Frieza bashes the trapped Goku around, but Goku escapes from the ball because of his speed.
89 Frieza's Boast Friday October 8, 1999 89
Frieza boasts he can defeat Goku without the use of his hands, but Goku's fighting skills make Frieza regret making such a statement. Meanwhile, Captain Ginyu pulls off his body switch technique on Bulma, leaving her trapped in the body of a frog.
90 Bold and Fearless Monday October 11, 1999 90
Ginyu runs into the Z-Fighters, but as Bulma. Frieza claims he has only been using 33% of his power. He then proves he's not bluffing by powering up to 50% of his maximum. In this powered up state of Frieza, Goku can't even land a punch against him.
91 Embodiment of Fire Tuesday October 12, 1999 91
Ginyu's identity is revealed and plots to switch yet again, and with Piccolo, but his attempts are cut short when Gohan throws Bulma, (in a frog's body) in the way of Ginyu's body switching beam, resulting in Bulma being returned to her original body, and Ginyu being returned to the body of a frog. Meanwhile Goku is still losing against Frieza. Even the Kaio-ken x10 is not powerful enough for him. Goku is thrown underwater, and Frieza tries to drown him, but a vision of his close friends and family being violently murdered by Frieza, and Earth destroyed, gives Goku the encouragement he needs to use the Kaio-ken x20. After landing some punches, Goku fires a massive Kamehameha at Frieza, and for a moment it looks like Goku has claimed victory, but Frieza survives.
92 Trump Card Wednesday October 13, 1999 92
Goku gets another vision, but this time, it is of Vegeta, King Vegeta, and Bardock who tell Goku that he is the last hope of a race of brave warriors. After the vision fades, Goku uses his last and most powerful technique, the Spirit Bomb. Meanwhile, the dead members of the Ginyu Force arrive on King Kai's planet.
93 Keep the Chance Alive Thursday October 14, 1999 93
Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu have to put what they learned from King Kai to fight the dead members of the Ginyu Force. Meanwhile on Namek, Frieza is still unable to figure out what Goku is up to, that is until he knocks Goku into a lake, and notices the reflection of the Spirit Bomb. Realizing that the Spirit Bomb could already have the power to destroy him Frieza attempts to finish off Goku, but Piccolo jumps in and knocks Frieza away, allowing Goku to continue his building the Spirit Bomb.
94 Power of the Spirit Friday October 15, 1999 94
Goku continues gathering the energy for his Spirit Bomb, calling upon the entire solar system for help. Frieza tries to attack Goku, but Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo stall him. Finally, Goku launches the Spirit Bomb and it makes a direct hit on Frieza.
95 Transformed at Last Monday October 18, 1999 95
On King Kai's planet, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu send all of the Ginyu Force members back to H.F.I.L. Meanwhile on Namek, Frieza has somehow survived the Spirit Bomb, and he fires his Death Beam at Goku, but Piccolo jumps in the way and is critically injured, though not dead. Frieza then causes Krillin's body to explode from the inside, killing him. Enraged beyond belief, Goku undergoes a wild transformation; his eyes turn green, his hair turns gold, and his body is surrounded in a golden aura, revealing that Goku has finally transformed into a Super Saiyan.
96 Explosion of Anger Tuesday October 19, 1999 96
After ordering Gohan to take Piccolo and Bulma to his spaceship and leave the planet, Super Saiyan Goku attacks Frieza and overwhelms him with his greatly enhanced powers. Frieza can't believe that this Super Saiyan is more powerful in every way, and the tyrant is finally receiving a taste of his own medicine, at the hands of a Saiyan.
97 Namek's Destruction Wednesday October 20, 1999 97
Unable to defeat Goku, Frieza fires his Death Ball on Namek itself. The blast rips through the core of the planet. But since Frieza didn't use his full power, the planet is given five minutes before destruction.
98 A Final Attack Thursday October 21, 1999 98
Goku launches a powerful attack against Frieza to end the battle and escape before the planet explodes. But Frieza manages to gather enough energy to reach 100% of his full power, making the two fighters evenly matched yet again. Meanwhile, because of the planets imminent destruction, Gohan races to find Bulma and get her to Goku's spaceship.
99 Approaching Destruction Friday October 22, 1999 99
The battle between Goku and Frieza rages on as Namek's destruction draws closer. On Earth, all seven Dragon Balls have been collected and King Kai formulates to save the inhabitants of Namek and put an end to Frieza. Kami and Mr. Popo then summon Shenron.
100 Gohan Returns Monday October 25, 1999 100
King Kai's plan nears completion as all of Frieza's victims are wished back to life, including Guru and the Dragon balls. Meanwhile, Frieza launches a sneak attack and knocks Goku into a pool of lava and he appears to have been defeated. With Goku apparently out of action, Gohan arrives on the scene and takes it up against Frieza. Frieza easily beats Gohan, but Goku re-emerges from the lava and sends Gohan back to his ship.
101 The Last Wish Tuesday October 26, 1999 101
Now that Guru and the people of Namek have been brought back to life, the Namekian Dragon Balls and Porunga reappear for the final wish. While Goku continues to battle Frieza, Dende races to make the final wish to complete King Kai's plan.
102 Duel on a Vanishing Planet Wednesday October 27, 1999 102
Everyone has been wished off Namek to Earth, except for Frieza and Goku, who has chosen to stay and put an end to the fight they started. Frieza won't give up without a fight and the time of Namek's destruction is almost at hand, meaning Goku might be trapped on the planet when it explodes.
103 Pathos of Frieza Thursday October 28, 1999 103
Namek's destruction is approaching fast, but Goku finally takes Frieza down. However, Frieza still has some tricks that could turn the tables on Goku, an energy disk, that follows him wherever he goes.
104 Frieza Defeated!! Friday October 29, 1999 104
Frieza's deadly energy disk continues to follow Goku across the almost exploding planet Namek, Frieza grows desperate and in trying to destroy Goku, who manages to counter every move, creates another disk and begins to lose control of Goku's moves. When Goku resumes his assault against Frieza, he is distracted. Frieza's energy disks costs him the battle, slicing him and his power in half, making Goku the victor.
105 Mighty Blast of Rage Monday November 1, 1999 105
After being cut down by his own deadly attack, Frieza begs Goku to help him. Reluctantly, Goku gives him some energy to escape Namek, but Frieza is unwilling to accept defeat and uses the energy to fire a blast at Goku. Goku turns around and fires a stronger blast at Frieza, destroying the evil tyrant once and for all.
106 Namek's Explosion... Goku's End? Tuesday November 2, 1999 106
Goku races towards Frieza's spaceship to escape Namek. Frieza's ship fails to operate, and sinks below into a pool of lava. Planet Namek explodes. King Kai informs Goku's family and friends of his supposed death, but they don't seem worried, because the powers of the Namekian Dragon Balls allowed a person to be revived several times. But King Kai knew that couldn't allow Goku and Krillin to return to life. He told Bulma that when the dragon restores someone's life he brings them back to the place where they died, and Goku and Krillin died on a planet which no longer exists. Vegeta is pleased with the news, but Gohan defends his father’s honor by challenging him to a fight. Vegeta pummels Gohan, but he is rescued at the last minute by Piccolo, who tells Vegeta to back off.
107 Goku's Alive!! Wednesday November 3, 1999 107
With the battle over, the time has come to wish back some friends. Vegeta tells Bulma that there is a way to revive Goku by calling him to the Other World's check-in station. Meanwhile everyone goes to capsule corp. While Krillin and Yamcha are wished back, Tien and Chiaotzu want to remain on King Kai's planet until the Namekian Dragon Balls can be used again. As for Goku, he can't be wished back to life because he never died on Namek. The Namekians then use the last wish to teleport all of them, except Piccolo, to the new Planet Namek.

Garlic Junior Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
108 The Heavens Tremble Saturday April 8, 2000 108
Garlic Jr. has managed to escape the Dead Zone and is eager for revenge. Meanwhile, life for the Z Fighters has become peaceful as Krillin now has a girlfriend named Maron and Master Roshi is having a party on his island. Up at Kami's Lookout, however, Garlic Jr. and his Spice Boys have trapped Kami and Mr. Popo in a small glass bottle. Garlic Jr. then plans to release the Blackwater Mist onto Earth, turning the people into mindless evil fiends.
109 Black Fog of Terror Saturday April 15, 2000 109
As the Blackwater Mist spreads, Gohan has sneaked off to Master Roshi's island to join the party, with a worried and angry Chi-Chi in pursuit. Soon the mist affects everyone, except for Gohan, Krillin and Maron. Now they are forced to fight their infected friends for their lives. And when the Spice Boys arrive, they learn they only have twenty four hours to reverse the effects of the mist with the Sacred Water or they will remain that way forever.
110 Battle in Kami's Lookout Saturday April 22, 2000 110
As Piccolo tries to hold off the Spice Boys and infected Z-Fighters, Gohan and Krillin race to the Lookout to get release the Sacred Water in time. But Garlic Jr. is there, guarding the Sacred Water and Kami and Mr. Popo himself. Gohan and Krillin stand ready to take on Garlic Jr. and the Spice Boys to save the world.
111 Fight With Piccolo Saturday April 29, 2000 111
Gohan and Krillin are face to face with Garlic Jr.'s new fighter - Piccolo, who has been infected by the Black Water Mist. Mustard and Salt take up the fight, and it seems that they are going to beat the remaining Z Fighters. Krillin is beaten badly, which forces Gohan's power to sky rocket. He finishes off two of the Spice Boys, and prepares to face his friend and mentor, Piccolo.
112 Call For Restoration Saturday May 6, 2000 112
Gohan continues to take a beating from Piccolo, while Krillin tries to free Kami and Mr. Popo. But he too is infected by the Black Water Mist, leaving Gohan the only hope for the Earth. It seems that there is no way Garlic Jr. can be defeated.
113 Suicidal Course Saturday May 13, 2000 113
Piccolo and Krillin reveal they were not infected by the Black Water Mist, only pretending so they could catch Garlic Jr. off guard. Krillin frees Kami and Mr. Popo and Piccolo tells them to release the Sacred Water, but to accomplish this, they must travel to the grounds of the former guardians past, where they will find the seven air currents of the world. Meanwhile, Gohan and Krillin fight the remaining Spice Boys, while Piccolo takes on Garlic Jr., who uses the Makyo Star to increase his power ten fold.
114 Extreme Measures Saturday May 20, 2000 114
The Makyo Star has made Garlic Jr. and his remaining Spice Boys more powerful than ever and the three Z Fighters outmatched. Meanwhile within the Lookout, the past guardians try to prevent Kami and Mr. Popo from releasing the Sacred Water. The battles begin to take their toll on them, as Piccolo and Kami both feel their life force being drained away. But Gohan, having defeated the Spice Boys, steps in to face off against Garlic Jr. alone.
115 The World Awakens Saturday May 27, 2000 115
As Gohan launches his attack on Garlic Jr., Piccolo continues to fade due to the former guardians continuing their attacks on Kami. As the battles rages on, Mr. Popo releases the Sacred Water through the seven air currents. The people on Earth are returned to normal and Kami is freed by the former guardians. Outraged that his plan has failed, Garlic Jr. reopens the Dead Zone to suck the battered Z-Fighters in forever.
116 Brief Chance for Victory Saturday May 27, 2000 116
Garlic Jr. watches as the Z-Fighters struggle to keep from being sucked into the Dead Zone, thinking it is only a matter of time. Gohan is the only one still standing, protecting Krillin and Piccolo, and it will take a risky attack to put an end to Garlic Jr. once and for all. Gohan then unleashes an attack, which destroys the Makyo Star. With his power source destroyed, Garlic Jr. reverts back into his small form and is sucked into the Dead Zone, this time permanently.
117 Krillin's Proposal Friday September 1, 2000 117
While on a shopping trip with Marron, Krillin is surprised to discover that she has marriage on her mind, meanwhile back at Kame house, Master Roshi claims that an emergency has become apparent that requires everyone to assemble at the turtle hermits dwelling. Once there they learn that the so called emergency is no more than a forgotten birthday, the turtle is 1000 years old. Later on, Krillin wonders whether he is good enough for Marron, hearing Krillin's dilemma, the turtle informs Krillin of the Mermaid's Tear, the worlds largest pearl, a gift worthy of royalty. Soon afterwards, Gohan and Krillin venture into the vast unknown of the sea, and come across the legendary pearl, but the sea creatures surrounding the pearl are ready to defend it, with their lives. Krillin and Gohan return to Master Roshi's, and Marron leaves to enjoy the comforts of the beach, Krillin confronts her there and tells her it is over, Krillin revisits Kame house, with tears in his eyes, hidden by sunglasses.

Trunks Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
118 Frieza's Counterattack Monday September 4, 2000 118
Chi-Chi hires a tutor for Gohan, who literally cracks the whip. Meanwhile, Vegeta arrives at Capsule Corp, returning from space without having found Goku. Yamcha finds that Bulma actually cares for Vegeta and gets jealous. Frieza survived and is coming to Earth with his father King Cold.
119 The Mysterious Youth Tuesday September 5, 2000 119
The Z-Fighters meet up and prepare for battle. Frieza is eager to get his revenge and once his ship lands, he orders his soldiers to begin the attack. A mysterious warrior arrives and slices through the soldiers. He intends on defending the Earth.
120 Another Super Saiyan? Wednesday September 6, 2000 120
The "Mysterious youth" confronts Frieza, King Cold and their soldiers. The soldiers attack the stranger but get sliced up by his sword. The stranger announces that he knows Goku and is a Super Saiyan. He transforms into a Super Saiyan and the Z-Fighters wonder if it’s Goku they are sensing. Frieza tries 3 times to defeat the stranger all failing. He fires a Death Ball at the stranger 10 times the size of the one that destroyed Namek, but the stranger catches it and shatters it. The stranger then takes out his sword and slices Frieza in half.
121 Welcome Back Goku Thursday September 7, 2000 121
After having finished with Frieza, the mysterious stranger sets his sights on King Cold. He defeats King Cold with ease. He announces to the Z-Fighters that Goku will arrive in two hours. The Z-Fighters follow him to where he says Goku will land and wait. Once the two hours pass, a space pod lands and Goku emerges, surprised to see his friends there to greet him.
122 Mystery Revealed Friday September 8, 2000 122
Goku is asked by the mysterious stranger to speak in private and has his Super Saiyan strength tested. Once the stranger is satisfied, he reveals his name is Trunks, he is Bulma and Vegeta's son, he came from a grim future, explaining Goku will die from a heart virus and all the Z-Fighters, except Gohan, will be killed in three years by androids created by Dr. Gero, a scientist who worked for the Red Ribbon Army that Goku defeated when he was a kid. After giving Goku the antidote for the virus, Trunks returns to his own time, leaving Goku to explain to the Z Fighters what lies ahead of them.
123 Goku's Special Technique Monday September 11, 2000 123
Goku explains to the others how he survived Namek's destruction, saying he managed to get to a Ginyu Force space pod and crashed on another planet named Yardrat. There, the inhabitants nursed Goku back to health and taught him a new technique: the Instant Transmission. As for Trunks warning about the future, Piccolo (having heard everything due to his large ears), says everyone must decide whether they're going to fight or not. They all agree to fight and begin training for the Androids.
124 Z Warriors Prepare Tuesday September 12, 2000 124
Trying to become stronger than Goku, Vegeta trains in 300x Earth's gravity. Yamcha gives it a try, but it is too much for him. And Vegeta nearly gets himself killed when the capsule explodes. Meanwhile, Goku and Piccolo have been busy training hard with Gohan.
125 Goku's Ordeal Wednesday September 13, 2000 125
While training for the fight against the Androids, Goku and Piccolo are trying to get a driver's license, but while on their last warning, a bus drives off a cliff, and Goku and Piccolo have no choice but to save the children inside. They return home without their drivers license.

Androids Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
126 The Androids Appear Thursday September 14, 2000 126
Three years of training have passed and the day Trunks warned the Z-Fighters about has come. They all arrive on the island, except Vegeta, where they meet Bulma's son, Baby Trunks. Yajirobe has also come to give Goku some Senzu Beans, but is then shot down by the two androids. The Z-Fighters search the island's city for them. Yamcha is the first to find them, but before he can warn the others, the Androids punch a hole right through his stomach.
127 A Handy Trick Friday September 15, 2000 127
Krillin races Yamcha back to Bulma to get him a Sensu Bean. The remaining Z-Fighters are confronted by Androids 19 and 20, they explain that Dr. Gero has monitored Goku since he was a child, documenting his fights and making it impossible for him to defeat his creations. Goku seems to be out of breath, which Tien thinks can't just be from flying. Gero and the androids did not know everything about Goku while he was on Namek and his transformation into a Super Saiyan. The battle begins.
128 Double Trouble for Goku Monday September 18, 2000 128
Super Saiyan Goku battles 19 while the other Z-Fighters watch. Goku seems to have the fight well under control but then Goku loses his strength. Because of this, Goku now has difficulty fighting 19.
129 Upgrade to Super Saiyan Tuesday September 19, 2000 129
The Z-Fighters realize the heart virus Trunks warned them about has infected Goku. 19 begins draining Goku's Super Saiyan strength away. Vegeta arrives on the battlefield and announces that he will finish the androids while being a Super Saiyan.
130 The Secret of Dr. Gero Wednesday September 20, 2000 130
Yamcha races Goku home for the heart virus antidote while Super Saiyan Vegeta takes on 19. Vegeta easily gains the upper hand. After Vegeta blows 19 to pieces with his Big Bang Attack, 20 runs off towards the mountains. While Vegeta and the remaining Z-Fighters search for him. 20 will need more energy to defeat Vegeta and he will steal the Z Fighters to do it.
131 More Androids?! Thursday September 21, 2000 131
20 attacks Piccolo and begins draining his energy. Gohan manages to save him. Piccolo says he will fight the android alone. Meanwhile, Trunks has returned from the future and finds his last visit somehow changed the course of events. He has never seen 19 and 20 before. This is when Vegeta learns that Future Trunks is his son, a mistake made by Piccolo.
132 Follow Dr. Gero Friday September 22, 2000 132
20 shoots down Bulma's plane, but Trunks manages to rescue her and Baby Trunks. Bulma then reveals that 20 is Dr. Gero himself. Trunks explains about the androids he has fought in the future. The Z Fighters set out to find Gero's laboratory to destroy the androids, but only Gero knows where the laboratory is and he is intent on waking the other androids.
133 Nightmare Comes True Monday September 25, 2000 133
Trunks tries to warn Vegeta that the androids are more powerful than he realizes. Meanwhile, the remaining Z Fighters arrive at North City and decide to split up in their search. Krillin is attacked by Dr. Gero, but manages to follow him to his laboratory and signals the others. While the Z Fighters try to break in, Gero activates Androids 17 and 18, who are not inclined to be under his control.
134 Goku's Assassin Tuesday September 26, 2000 134
To the surprise of the Z Fighters, 17 kills Dr. Gero, and 18 prepares to activate another android. Trunks turns Super Saiyan and fires a powerful blast that destroys the lab, but the androids are unharmed and 18 releases Android 16. 17 and 18 learn 16's mission is to destroy Goku. Vegeta chases after the three androids. While the others follow, Vegeta catches up with the androids and challenges them to battle. 18 accepts the challenge.
135 Deadly Beauty Wednesday September 27, 2000 135
The battle between Vegeta and 18 begins. Once the other Z Fighters arrive, Vegeta refuses to accept their help. 17 agrees not to interfere with Vegeta and 18's fight. Vegeta realizes 18 was toying with him and gets beaten up. Trunks then turns Super Saiyan and leaps into battle to defend Vegeta.
136 No Match for the Androids Thursday September 28, 2000 136
18 takes down Vegeta. Trunks steps in to help. Tien and Piccolo try to join in, but are defeated by Android 17. 18 shatters Trunks' sword and defeats the two Super Saiyans. Now the androids set their sights on Goku's house.
137 Last Ditch Effort Friday September 29, 2000 137
Krillin heals Vegeta, Trunks, Tien, and Piccolo with Senzu Beans. Realizing they can't beat the androids alone, Piccolo flies to Kami's lookout to make a proposal.
138 Closing In Monday October 2, 2000 138
The androids hit the road in pursuit of Goku but are delayed by a street gang. The Z-Fighters however, move Goku to Master Roshi's island. Kami thinks about Piccolo's offer to merge with each other.
139 Unwelcome Discovery Tuesday October 3, 2000 139
The Z-Fighters retreat to Master Roshi's house to plan their next move. Bulma finds the wreckage of a second time capsule.

Imperfect Cell Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
140 Seized with Fear Wednesday October 4, 2000 140
Trunks and Gohan join Bulma at the crash site of the mysterious time capsule and find an eerie clue, the shell of a large, locust-like creature! Whatever arrived in the time capsule isn't human, and it's on the loose! Can our heroes solve this mystery and halt the approaching androids at the same time?
141 The Reunion Thursday October 5, 2000 141
It's doomsday in Gingertown, a quiet city near the crash site of the time capsule. A monster with the appearance of an insect has unleashed its powers, turning Gingertown into a ghostly grave! In response to this new menace, Kami finally merges with Piccolo, and the new Super Namekian flies to Gingertown for a showdown of epic proportions!
142 Borrowed Powers Friday October 6, 2000 142
The deserted streets of Gingertown become a battlefield as the powered-up Piccolo confronts this terror from the future. The monster's name is Cell, and he gains strength from sucking the life out of his victims! But that's not the only secret the creature reveals. Somehow, he also knows Goku's special attack, the Kamehameha!
143 His Name is Cell Monday October 9, 2000 143
A fleet of tanks roll into Ginger town to destroy the new threat, but Cell quiets the army's attempt with one swift blow. Now it's up to Piccolo to stop the monster, and his chances look slim. As the Namek struggles to survive, Cell takes the opportunity to introduce himself! He's actually an android, infused with the cells of the greatest fighters on Earth, the ultimate achievement of Dr. Gero! He also explains how the samples were gathered, through use of an inconspicuous robotic fly which followed Goku throughout his lifetime dating back from Dragon Ball! Ever since the first Martial Arts Tournament, where Goku and Piccolo met for the first time, Gero had been gathering specimens for his perfect creation! Cell is a living copy of the Z fighters attacks and abilities. How can Piccolo have any hope of defeating him?
144 Piccolo's Folly Tuesday October 10, 2000 144
Piccolo has been badly injured from his fight with the android Cell, but he cleverly distracts Cell long enough to regenerate his stricken arm. Now Piccolo is ready for another round, and Krillin and Trunks have arrived for backup! With the odds quickly mounting against him, Cell makes a tactical decision to run away!
145 Laboratory Basement Wednesday October 11, 2000 145
Escaping the heroes, Cell strives to carry out his awful plan. By absorbing Androids 17 and 18, Cell can evolve to his perfect, unstoppable form! Having learned that a larval form of Cell is growing in Dr. Gero's old hideout of the present, Trunks and Krillin race to destroy it to save their future. Meanwhile, Tien and Piccolo search for the elusive Cell. How can they stop an android who knows their every move?
146 Our Hero Awakes Thursday October 12, 2000 146
After learning that Cell came from his own bleak future, Trunks is left to ponder the effects of his journey through time. In South City, Cell plows through more civilians and accidentally runs into Krillin! Goku finally gets back on his feet, but with Cell and the other androids in full stride, can the Saiyan hero still make a difference?
147 Time Chamber Friday October 13, 2000 147
After enduring the terrificly horrifying effect of the viral heart disease, Goku recovers, and has only one objective on his mind, surpassing a Super Saiyan. With Vegeta's mind set on reaching the same seemingly unreachable goal, Goku takes him, Trunks and Gohan to Kami's Lookout, to train in the mysterious Hyperbolic Time Chamber, a room where one year in there, is equivalent to that of a day in the real world. Meanwhile, the androids face an unexpected and unforeseen issue, Goku's not home. With the androids now closing in on Master Roshi's island, can anything stop the destructive trio of despair?
148 The Monster is Coming Monday October 16, 2000 148
Piccolo begins his epic battle against 17, and he seems to be on par with the mechanical monster, meanwhile Bulma continues to work on the remote that will shut down the Androids. Cell can feel Piccolo's energy, and knows he must be fighting one of the Androids, he charges towards them, in the hope that he will become complete.
149 He's Here Tuesday October 17, 2000 149
Piccolo and 17 continue their showdown, not known to them that the power hungry Cell is approaching fast. Piccolo is as strong as 17 but fatigue kicks in, while the malicious android's power remains undrained. Meanwhile Goku and Gohan impatiently wait for Vegeta and Trunks to finish their Super Saiyan training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Cell arrives at the battlefield, ready to attain his final perfect form, it's all up to Piccolo now.
150 Up to Piccolo Wednesday October 18, 2000 150
It all starts when 17 starts to fight Cell. Piccolo and 17 join teams and starts to fight together. Meanwhile Tien goes to see how strong Cell is to Piccolo and to see what they are up against and Krillin meets up with Bulma so it will be much easier and faster to shut down the androids. Gohan gets mad and wants to help Piccolo but Goku tells him to stay there and that they are no good like that. He also said to hurry up Vegeta and Trunks. The episode ends when Chi-Chi says to hurry up Goku.
151 Silent Warrior Thursday October 19, 2000 151
With Piccolo defeated, 17 has no choice but to fight Cell on his own or so it seems, that is until Android 16 launches a silent complaint by pummeling Cell with a fury of fisticuffs. As the battle rages on, it is easily noticeable that 16 is just as strong as Cell. Knowing the fight is at a stalemate Cell uses a desperate attempt to absorb 16 into his being, but due to the way 16 was built Cell is unable to complete the Androids demise. Android 16 proceeds to rip off Cell tail, ensuring that the greedy monster could never absorb anyone ever again, but Cell has Piccolo's regenerative ability, and instantly regrows his deadly tail. Can the silent giant 16 defeat Cell, and if not who can, perhaps this fight will buy Vegeta and Trunks the precious time they need to complete their training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
152 Say Goodbye, 17 Friday October 20, 2000 152
16 beats Cell continuously not letting up for a second. But unconvinced of Cell's demise quickly tucks his hands under his arms removing them and exposing his blasters. As a finishing move to destroy Cell he unleashes a barrage of beams into Cell. 16 urges 17 and 18 to escape while they still can sensing Cell is still alive. But their cocky attitudes cause them to believe that the attack was more than powerful enough to kill Cell. Suddenly Cell slowly rises out of the hole behind him while the arrogant 17 laughs maliciously. The unsuspecting android is now caught in Cell's grasp and was soon to be absorbed. Then 17 gets sucked into Cell's tail and is forcibly pushed through it and into his back. Just then in a tremendous dimension shattering light, Cell starts to transform into an ugly, yet very powerful form. He then turns towards 16 and 18 hungry for more. 16 grabs 18 and flies away in a drastic attempt to escape but the newly transformed Cell merely teleports in front of him. The shocked 16 is paralyzed with fright and on a whim Cell punches him in the head with so much force it breaks one whole side of his face exposing his parts. Android 16 flies a great distance and lies motionless on the ground, circuits crackling and all. Before Cell can absorb 18 however, Tien jumps into the fray and blasts Cell with his Tri-Beam.

Perfect Cell Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
153 Sacrifice Monday October 23, 2000 153
Tien rapidly fires his Tri-Beam, which is able to keep Cell down, allowing the androids to escape to safety, but he soon starts losing his energy. Eventually Tien collapses, but before Cell can finish him, Goku arrives, via Instant Transmission, and Cell finally gets to meet the legendary Saiyan hero. Goku gathers Tien and Piccolo and uses his Instant Transmission to get back to Kami's lookout where he heals them with Senzu Beans. Soon after, Vegeta and Trunks finally emerge from the Time Chamber, but will their training be enough?
154 Saiyans Emerge Tuesday October 24, 2000 154
Goku asks Trunks about the training, but Vegeta doesn’t want him to say anything about it. Vegeta then leaves to find and destroy Cell, while Trunks closely follows. Goku and Gohan then enter the Time Chamber to begin their own training.
155 Super Vegeta Wednesday October 25, 2000 155
Anxious to find 18, the heartless Cell obliterates a chain of inhabited islands, with each explosion bringing him closer to the Android's hideout! But heading Cell's way is Vegeta! He's fresh from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and ready to test his new strength. Is Vegeta really stronger than a Super Saiyan? Only time will tell.
156 Bow to The Prince Thursday October 26, 2000 156
It's show and tell for Vegeta as he demonstrates just how much difference a year of hard work can make! Watching from the sidelines, Trunks recalls the intense time he spent training with his father, and up in the Time Chamber, the pressure falls on Gohan as he tries to become a Super Saiyan under Goku's training. That's no easy task, especially for a kid!
157 Hour of Temptation Friday October 27, 2000 157
Goku and Gohan continue to push themselves forward, but will they even be needed? In his powered up state, Vegeta is quickly pounding Cell six feet into the ground! With his back against the wall, the ever-clever android attacks Vegeta's weakest point, his unbridled arrogance! Can the Saiyan Prince resist Cell's tempting challenge?
158 Krillin's Decision Monday October 30, 2000 158
With the beautiful 18 in his sights, Krillin clutches the controller that will shut down the android forever. But at the moment of decision, Krillin hesitates! Cell looms just overhead, hungry for perfection. Can Krillin find the courage to do the right thing, or will his emotions cloud his judgement?
159 The Last Defense Tuesday October 31, 2000 159
With the remote control smashed and Vegeta giving Cell the go ahead, the stage is set is for Cell's terrifying completion. Now it's up to Trunks and Krillin to save 18 from Cell's power-hungry grasp, but Vegeta isn't going to let Trunks ruin his plan. Trunks however, surprises Vegeta by blasting his father away. Cell then blinds everyone by using Tien's Solar Flare, and he succeeds in absorbing 18.
160 Cell is Complete Wednesday November 1, 2000 160
Dr. Gero's dream has been realized, and the Earth's greatest fear has come about. Cell is complete! Can anyone stop the android nightmare in his final, perfect form? As the heroes nervously line up, a glimmer of hope shines from above. Gohan is now a Super Saiyan!
161 Vegeta Must Pay Thursday November 2, 2000 161
After allowing Cell to reach his final form, Vegeta is ready for the challenge he was promised. But as Cell becomes a brick wall to the Saiyan Prince's every blow, it's clear that Vegeta has more than he bargained for!
162 Trunks Ascends Friday November 3, 2000 162
Vegeta is clearly no match for Cell now he has powered up to his perfect form, and it seems Trunks will have no choice but to reveal his hidden ascended power, but just as it appears that Vegeta is losing consciousness he powers up for his new ultimate move, the Final Flash. He launches it, and it proves very effective, Cell's right arm is completely destroyed. Vegeta begins laughing but his celebration is quickly cut short when he learns that Cell possesses Piccolo's regenerative ability. Cell resumes the fight and knocks Vegeta down as Trunks begins to power up.
163 Saving Throw Monday November 6, 2000 163
Vegeta lies unconscious after an intense battle with Cell, and Trunks unleashes his hidden powers to save his father's life. With Goku and Gohan still training and the other fighters clearly out-leagued, Trunks is the only person standing in the evil android's way. Just how far can the young Saiyan's power go?
164 Ghosts from Tomorrow Tuesday November 7, 2000 164
As apocalyptic visions haunt his mind, Trunks vows to stop his horrible future from repeating itself. But Cell remembers those dark days in a different light, and can't wait for history to follow its course. It's all up for grabs as the two warriors prepare for battle. Only one future will survive. Whose will it be?
165 The Cell Games Wednesday November 8, 2000 165
Trunks finally realizes that his new Super Saiyan level, while very powerful, leaves him depleted of speed, which Goku, who has achieved the same power back in the Time Chamber, also confirms. Cell however, spares Trunks and announces a tournament, the Cell Games, which will begin in 10 days.

Cell Games Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
166 What is the Tournament? Thursday November 9, 2000 166
Goku and Gohan continue their training in the Time Chamber, while Trunks tells everyone about the tournament that Cell announced. Krillin brings a damaged Android 16 back to Bulma, who decides to fix him if he will help in the tournament. Meanwhile, Cell creates the ring for the tournament.
167 The Doomsday Broadcast Monday November 13, 2000 167
Cell gets himself on TV and announces his tournament to the world. He explains that if no one is able to defeat him, he will destroy the Earth. The Z Fighters then start to prepare.
168 Meet Me In the Ring Tuesday November 14, 2000 168
All across the globe, the good citizens of Earth are in a panic as they flee their towns to escape Cell's looming vengeance. But hope is not lost! High above in the Lookout, Goku and Gohan complete their training in the Time Chamber. And after a quick trip to size up the competition, Goku feels that he's ready to take on Cell!
169 No Worries Here Wednesday November 15, 2000 169
Goku takes a trip to see Korin to find out the wise cat's opinion on how he will fare against his battle with Cell. Despite the fact that Goku is told Cell is still a bit stronger, Goku does not seem at all bothered and claims that he discovered a secret while training in the Time Chamber. After returning home, Goku and Gohan begin to relax, instead of preparing for the upcoming tournament, Krillin joins the Super Saiyan duo, and all three take a look back at years ago. They all vow not to let anything change, while Cell begins tormenting the petrified people of Earth.
170 A Girl Named Lime Thursday November 16, 2000 170
Piccolo starts training by himself in the Time Chamber. Meanwhile, Chi-Chi sends Gohan to a nearby village to pick up some groceries; once there he meets a girl named Lime whose parents were victims of Cell. Gohan promises her grandfather, that he will destroy Cell. Thieves break into the old man's shop demanding food for a nearby shelter, built to protect the townspeople from Cell. The old man confronts their boss, who calls Mercenary Tao to his aid. Realizing the old man cannot win the fight, Gohan steps in and Tao (having faced Gohan's father before) runs. Gohan is rewarded with his groceries and returns home to think about the more serious task ahead: defeating Cell.
171 Memories of Gohan Monday November 20, 2000 171
Piccolo emerges from the Time Chamber with more strength than ever. Elsewhere, Goku and Gohan are in serious trouble when they break loads of cups and plates, just by picking them up, Chi-Chi sends Goku and Krillin out of the house, and eventually allows Gohan to leave too. While searching around, Chi-Chi comes across a photo album, both she and Goku have flashbacks of when Gohan was a child, and later on, the gang celebrate Gohan's eleventh birthday, but the Cell Games are approaching, and the last few peaceful days won't last long. Goku still seems confident about the upcoming battle, but, does he have a good reason to be.
172 A New Guardian Tuesday November 21, 2000 172
With the day of the tournament drawing near, Goku seems oddly relaxed, that is until someone decides it is time to take the bull by the horns, rather than wait for the commencement of the Cell Games, the military try one last ditch effort to destroy the destroyer, but unfortunately for them a swift upper hand has them all missing in action. The loss is too much to bear for Goku, but bringing them back would require new dragon balls.
173 Dende's Dragon Wednesday November 22, 2000 173
On New Namek, the Elder suggests that Dende become the Guardian of Earth. After returning to the lookout, Dende prepares to remodel the dragon balls, once the new set of magical spheres has been made, Dende reveals that the dragon balls can now grant two wishes instead of one. Goku descends upon the doom awaiting Earth, ready to gather the dragon balls once again.
174 The Puzzle of General Tao Thursday November 23, 2000 174
Mercenary Tao is now hired by another crime boss to collect all the dragon balls. He challenges Goku to solve a puzzle before sun up to win all but one dragon ball, and if he loses, Tao and the gangsters win the dragon balls. Fortunately, Goku solves it and uses the Instant Transmission to transport himself to where the villains escaped, collects his prize and leaves to find the last dragon ball.
175 The Games Begin Monday November 27, 2000 175
The day of the Cell Games arrives! Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Piccolo show up to fight, including the repaired Android 16 and also Hercule, the "world martial art champion".
176 Losers Fight First Tuesday November 28, 2000 176
Before Goku can fight Cell, Hercule's students Caroni and Piroshike take upon themselves the task of defeating Cell, both are defeated with incredible ease, but Hercule puts the blame of their defeat upon trickery, Hercule is next to join the fray, but he too is tossed aside as if he were nothing, now Goku and Cell can begin their climactic battle to determine the fate of the world.
177 Goku vs. Cell Wednesday November 29, 2000 177
Goku and Cell square off in the ring. To Hercule's surprise, they are seemingly equal fighters and he is more surprised when he notices that the other Z-Fighters are following along though he can't. Then Goku and Cell announce their warm-up is over and Goku powers up.
178 Cell's Bag of Tricks Thursday November 30, 2000 178
Goku and Cell continue to battle, with Cell showing off many of his unique techniques such as Tien's Multi Form, Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon, and even Goku's Kamehameha. But when Cell uses Frieza's heat-seeking energy disk technique, King Kai becomes increasingly worried that if Cell can't beat Goku, he would do the same as Frieza and try to destroy the planet.
179 No More Rules Monday December 4, 2000 179
In an effort to eliminate the possibility of the fight ending in a ring-out, Cell destroys the ring and discards the rules.
180 The Fight is Over Tuesday December 5, 2000 180
Goku tricks Cell with an Instant Kamehameha (combination of the Instant Transmission and Kamehameha) that leaves him with only his legs intact. However, thanks to Piccolo's cells, Cell regenerates his upper half and the fight continues. Knowing that he won't be able to defeat Cell, Goku surrenders and announces that he would like Gohan to be the next fighter. Although the Z-Fighters argue, Gohan accepts his challenge
181 Faith in a Boy Wednesday December 6, 2000 181
Gohan and Cell begin their fight, with Cell at an obvious advantage. However, Goku remains confident in Gohan's abilities and reminds the Z-Fighters about Gohan's hidden power since the fight with Raditz.
182 Gohan's Plea Thursday December 7, 2000 182
Gohan and Cell continue their fight, with Gohan realizing why his dad put him out. He wants him to get mad, so that his power will explode. Gohan then warns Cell and tells him about the times his hidden power erupted; Gohan alone, still 5 and a half years old, had weakened Raditz horribly. Only a year and a bit later, he had close to killed Frieza in his 2nd stage. But, Cell is not worried. He now has a new goal. To unleash Gohan's power, and have a real fight with Gohan. He begins to beat up Gohan even worse, but, Gohan is afraid of destroying Cell, and his real power will not show itself.
183 Android Explosion Monday December 11, 2000 183
Android 16 watches as Gohan is slowly being defeated. Cell suddenly grabs onto Gohan and Gohan struggles but cannot get out. Cell then lets go of Gohan and at that moment, Android 16 comes up behind Cell and gives him a taste of his own medicine. Android 16 says he is going to activate the explosive that is inside him. It is strong enough to destroy Cell, and everything around him. However, nothing happens. Krillin then reveals that Bulma and Dr. Brief had taken it out. Cell then blasts 16 to pieces, and his head is the only thing remaining. Gohan is angry, but his power is still not showing itself. Then Cell counts the Z-Fighters and make that many mini duplicates of himself, that are just as strong.
184 Cell Juniors Attack! Tuesday December 12, 2000 184
The Cell Jrs. attack the Z-Fighters. Krillin, Yamcha, Tien and Piccolo are no match for the Cell Jrs., Goku is weakened thanks to his battle with Cell, and not even Vegeta and Trunks can keep up with them. Meanwhile, Android 16's disembodied head tells Gohan to let go of his power, before Cell destroys it. Enraged, Gohan lets his anger explode and transforms into a Super Saiyan 2.
185 Awakening Wednesday December 13, 2000 185
SS2 Gohan easily defeats the Cell Juniors. and has Trunks heal the others with Sensu Beans. Gohan then diverts his attention back to Cell himself.
186 The Unstoppable Gohan Thursday December 14, 2000 186
Gohan attacks Cell. Despite being in control of the fight before, Cell struggles to keep up with Gohan after his awakening of power. It soon becomes obvious to the Z-Fighters that Gohan is in a league of his own, and that Cell is going to lose. The perfected Cell won't accept that Gohan is stronger, but his every attack has no effect on Gohan. Gohan punches Cell twice, significantly damaging him.
187 Cell's Break Down Monday December 18, 2000 187
Cell continues his desperate attack, and fires a massive Kamehameha at Gohan. Gohan is able to counter it with his own Kamehameha, having learned the technique from his father, and leaves Cell in a vulnerable position, but he neglects to kill him and keeps toying with him. Unable to beat Gohan at his present state, Cell bulks up his muscles, increasing his strength, but he has forgotten that this is the same mistake Trunks made, and although he is stronger, he is also much slower. Gohan punches Cell, and he is violently sick, causing him to cough up the source of his power, Android 18 and turn back into Semi-Perfect Cell.
188 A Hero's Farewell Tuesday December 19, 2000 188
When he realizes Gohan is too strong, Cell decides to explode, destroying earth. To prevent this, Goku makes the ultimate sacrifice using his Instant Transmission to warp Cell to King Kai's planet, killing himself and King Kai. Gohan and the Z-Fighters mourn over the loss of Goku, but are soon interrupted by the arrival of none other than Cell! He has survived and quickly shows off his new power by firing Frieza's Death Beam at Trunks, killing him.
189 Cell Returns! Wednesday December 20, 2000 189
Due to the Saiyan blood in Cell, his power has increased even more than before. Vegeta has had enough, he may have let Cell get away with everything thus far, but taking the life of his son is just too much for the Saiyan prince to handle, he goes Super Saiyan and attacks Cell with everything he has, but Cell proves he is far too powerful to be stopped now. Just as Cell is about to finish Vegeta off, Gohan launches himself in front of the attack, saving Vegeta, but rendering his left arm useless.
190 The Horror Won't End Thursday December 21, 2000 190
An injured Gohan gives up hope until Goku starts encouraging him from the Other World. After Cell's amazing, yet shocking return, he begins the fight with Gohan again. He is much stronger now, because of the Saiyan ability to gain power when recovered from a serious attack, and beats up Gohan. Goku telepathically talks to Gohan, and talks him into using a Kamehameha with only his right arm. Gohan agrees, then begins to concentrate his energy in a huge attack.
191 Save the World Tuesday December 26, 2000 191
Gohan begins to use his huge attack against Cell along with the help from Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Piccolo. Cell however is still too strong and keeps blasting them away. Before Cell can finish Gohan however, Vegeta launches his Big Bang Attack, distracting Cell. With that, Gohan finally destroys Cell with his father's signature technique, saving the world.
192 Goku's Decision Wednesday December 27, 2000 192
Gohan, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien and Piccolo return to Kame's Lookout. Dende is there with all of the Dragon Balls, and the group is ready to make their wishes. They first wish for all of Cell's victims to be revived, including Trunks. But, Goku does not come back. They then realize that they can use a wish from the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive him, but they hear Goku from the Other World, and he says not to wish him back. He tells them that every time they were fighting somebody, like Frieza and Cell, they were always after Goku. He thinks that the earth is much safer without him there, and that they can handle anything because of Gohan's new strength. With that Goku bids farewell to his son and friends, and they remembered what they like the most about him.
193 One More Wish Thursday December 28, 2000 193
Krillin uses the final wish to take the bomb out of Android 18, purely because that he has fallen in love with her. Gohan and the others descend from Kami's lookout, preparing to celebrate the newly restored peace, while Chi-Chi tries to cope with the loss of her husband, Goku. Trunks says a final farewell to his parents and heads downstream through the mystical river of time. He then begins to concentrate on the serious tasks that await him upon arrival in the dreaded future that almost was. Meanwhile, Hercule begins to take all the undeserved glory for Cell's defeat, and it appears that only Gohan's family and friends know the actual truth, but Gohan doesn't seem at all bothered, he and the Ox-King are too busy sneaking away from Chi-Chi. Along Snake Way, Goku and King Kai decide it's time for them to settle down and find a suitable place to live, so King Kai begins constructing their new home.
194 Free the Future Friday December 29, 2000 194
Trunks returns to his own destroyed future (note: the future where Trunks returns to is his own separate future, not the future with Babidi and Majin Buu) to confront the two menacing androids. Once there he learns they are still destroying the unprotected towns and cities. Knowing he can defeat the ruthless pair after travelling through time and raising his power level significantly, Trunks sets off and arrives without a moment to spare. He quickly distracts Android 17, disabling him from destroying an old man whose son was another victim of the merciless machines. The androids appear confident, but Trunks quickly puts them in their place, and gains vengeance for his master Gohan by giving Android 18 a taste of her own medicine. Android 17 begins to realize his fate will soon reach the same outcome, and he too is destroyed. Trunks knows that despite the androids death, the threat is not over, there is another, Cell. Sure enough, Cell reveals himself and plans to take control of Trunks' time machine, but the young Super Saiyan is not about to stand by and let it happen. Trunks promises he will not let Goku down, and true to his word he annihilates every last cell of Cell. Meanwhile, up in the Other World, Goku accidentally destroys his new home and he and King Kai prepare to take a trip to the Grand Kai's planet.

Other World Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
195 Warriors of the Dead Monday September 10, 2001 195
Goku and King Kai fly to the Grand Kai's palace. Goku is impressed and can't wait to meet him, but King Kai says that it is an absurd idea. Later, trouble brews in H.F.I.L. as Frieza, King Cold, Cell, and the Ginyu Force are causing trouble. The Grand Kai appoints Pikkon to go and quell the rebellion, but Goku, knowing what all of them are capable of, tags along. Goku dispatches the Ginyu Force easily enough. Cell goes to attack Goku, but Pikkon rushes in and delivers crushing blows to him and the remaining rebels.
196 Tournament Begins Tuesday September 11, 2001 196
Grand Kai hosts a big tournament to celebrate North Kai's (King Kai) death. Goku races East Kai to earn a spot in the tournament. The First Round of the tournament is Goku vs. Caterpy. Caterpy has the match won (by tickling Goku), but then starts his 1200 year- long metamorphosis! Grand Kai didn't want to wait so he disqualified Caterpy.
197 Water Fight Wednesday September 12, 2001 197
The next round of the tournament is Goku vs Aqua. Aqua transforms the ring to a pool of churning water. Arqua again has Goku beat in the underwater environment, but Goku uses his Solar Flare to blind Aqua, and then blasts him out of the ring with his Kamehameha to win the match.
198 Final Round Thursday September 13, 2001 198
Goku beats Myrioko in the Semi's before proceeding to Pikkon. Both fighters fight incredibly, destroying several moons and damaging each other a lot in this make believe space environment. Finally Goku declares that the warm-up is over. Pikkon responds by taking off his weighted clothing. Goku then says he has a trick up his sleeve also and transforms into his Super Saiyan form.
199 Goku vs. Pikkon Friday September 14, 2001 199
Super Saiyan Goku gets things started with his Kamehameha which Pikkon dodges and starts a display of his speed. Then Pikkon traps Goku in his Hyper Tornado attack which takes Goku a while to counter but he ends up escaping with a power display of energy. Then Goku revamps an old technique when he uses his Kaio-ken and lands a powerful punch on Pikkon that sends him flying into a moon. Pikkon then fires his Thunder Flash technique 3 times and by the third time Goku figures out the weakness in his attack. Goku then makes his move with the Instant Kamehameha, which knocks Pikkon out of the ring. Goku then wins the Otherworld Tournament. But, the Grand Kai then tells Goku and Pikkon that they were both disqualified for touching the ceiling which means they were both out of the ring. The Grand Kai then says he will give both fighters a fighting lesson in about... 200 years! Meanwhile, 7 years have past on the Earth and Gohan is going to high school.

Great Saiyaman Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
200 Gohan Goes to High School Monday September 17, 2001 200
Before Gohan gets to school Gohan stops some local thugs thus turning into a Super Saiyan thinking no one will recognize him. When walking away after defeating the thugs he runs into Videl, Hercule's daughter. He manages to get away while an old man tells Videl what happened. When finally getting to school he finds out how fast things can go around the city for everyone in school is making a legend of him and calling him the golden fighter. Gohan has a hard time keeping his identity secret for Videl thinks that the Golden Fighter is him. Then comes baseball and he accidentally shows a little bit of his power. Then he finally gets though the day. Somehow.....
201 I am Saiyaman Tuesday September 18, 2001 201
Gohan seeks the help of Bulma so he can keep his identity a secret, she creates a costume for him and Gohan decides to call himself the great Saiyaman. Later on, a bus is hijacked by a group of thugs, and when it drives off a cliff, it seems not even Videl can save the hostages, but Saiyaman lifts them to safety and then flies off. Now Videl is determined to find out the identity of Saiyaman. Goten is also introduced for the first time as Goku and Chi-Chi's second son and Gohan's little brother.
202 Gohan's First Date Tuesday November 27, 2001 202
A girl sees Gohan transforming (or so he thought) back from the saiyaman form, so he goes out on a date with her, so she won't tell anyone. While on the date though, he ends up rescuing Videl from a burning building and the girl breaks up with him. Gohan's secret ends up being teddy bear underwear. Saiyainman safe!
203 Rescue Videl September 19, 2001 203
Videl picks a fight with the Red Shark Gang to rescue the town mayor, and The Great Saiyaman (Gohan) goes to rescue her. Turns out, though, that she really didn't need help at all!
204 Blackmail Thursday September 20, 2001 204
The Great Saiyaman rescues a baby dino from a circus, but Videl thinks he's stealing it, and confronts him! Gohan wants to avoid fighting her, and then the dino's parents come! Saiyaman gets cut, before beating the dad dino, then sending the pair home with the mother. Videl sees that Gohan has a cut in the same place, and puts 2 and 2 together to figure out that Gohan is Saiyaman. She says she will not tell if Gohan competes in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Her other condition was that he teach her to fly.
205 I'll Fight Too! Friday September 21, 2001 205
Goku communicates with Gohan on earth. He tells him he gained a one day pass to earth for his heroic efforts against Cell, so he will use it to participate in the World Martial Arts Tournament. Vegeta, Krillin, Android 18, Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks also choose to fight. Gohan is excited, but had doubts his mother will allow his entry. Upon returning home, Gohan thinks he is helping save a young woman from being robbed, not realizing it is an unauthorised movie about his alter ego, the Great Saiyaman.
206 The Newest Super Saiyan Monday September 24, 2001 206
Gohan is training for the upcoming tournament with his brother Goten. When he gets a shock. Goten can turn into a Super Saiyan at 7 years old! However he can't fly and needs to be taught also!
207 Take Flight, Videl Tuesday September 25, 2001 207
With the tournament fast approaching, Videl and Goten must learn to fly, and fast! Gohan reveals the secret to flying, and struggles to coach his two students into the air! Miles away, Vegeta is holding a training session of his own, and gets a big surprise from his young son Trunks, when he transforms into a Super Saiyan!
208 Gather for the Tournament Wednesday September 26, 2001 208
The Z-Fighters gather at the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, and wait for Goku to arrive. As they are scoping about the tournament, their hero, who has been missed for 7 years, arrives and gets to meet his second son for the first time.
209 Camera Shy Thursday September 27, 2001 209
Sharpner, a classmate of Videl and Gohan, try to get a picture of Saiyaman unmasked so Videl will go out with him. But every time he tries, something goes wrong.

World Tournament Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
210 The World Tournament Friday September 28, 2001 210
The world tournament finally begins. Goten and Trunks are busy preparing in the exercise room where all junior contestants are. Then Hercule is introduced and everybody starts cheering, then the announcer tells everyone that they did a re-enactment about the fight with Cell but... with Hercule as the hero who defeats him. Finally, Trunks faces his first competitor, a blond haired bully, they start the fight and Trunks beats his opponent as if it were nothing.
211 Trunks vs. Goten Tuesday October 2, 2001 211
Goten faces his first opponent and, like Trunks, he quickly knocks the 14 year old kid out cold. Trunks and Goten easily battle their way into finals. As the championship begins between Goten and Trunks it is announced that the winner will face Hercule in an "exhibition" match. Trunks and Goten bow and the battle begins. Hercule recognizes the resemblance between Goten and Goku. The crowd is speechless as the two finalists seem stronger then most people in the Adult division. Trunks quickly shows to have the upper hand but Goten will not give up.
212 Best of the Boys Wednesday October 3, 2001 212
After a very even match Trunks wins the battle between him and Goten. Although, Goten is upset because Trunks only won because he decided to break the rules the Z-Fighters set up for the tournament, including turning into a Super Saiyan.
213 Big Trouble, Little Trunks Thursday October 4, 2001 213
Hercule has his "exhibition" match with Trunks, and Trunks beats him in one punch. Hercule makes up another lie, saying that he went easy on Trunks to let him win.
214 Who Will Fight Who? Friday October 5, 2001 214
The Adult Tournament brackets are decided. First round matches are: (1) Krillin vs (2) Pintar, (3) Shin vs (4) Piccolo, (5) Videl vs (6) Spopovitch, (7) Gohan vs (8) Kibito, (9) Hercule vs (10) Android 18, (11) Goku vs (12) Vegeta, (13) Mighty Mask vs (14) Killa and finally (15) Jewel vs (16) Yamu.
215 Forfeit of Piccolo Monday October 8, 2001 215
The tournament begins. Krillin is first up and quickly beats Pintar, then Piccolo and Shin take the stage. Before even a punch is thrown, Piccolo gives up and everyone is suspicious. Videl and Spopovitch enter the ring. Matches now look like: (1) Krillin, (3) Shin, (5) Videl vs (6) Spopovitch, (7) Gohan vs (8) Kibito, (9) Hercule vs (10) Android 18, (11) Goku vs (12) Vegeta, (13) Mighty Mask vs (14) Killa and (15) Jewel vs (16) Yamu.
216 A Dark and Secret Power Tuesday October 9, 2001 216
Videl is a very good fighter, but Spovovich has an enormous amount of vitality. Videl constantly knocks and thrashes Spovovich to the ground but he keeps getting up. Eventually Videl gets so exhausted that Spovovich manages to hit her even though she is faster than him. Videl now realizes that Spovovich is stronger than he appears.
217 Videl Is Crushed Wednesday October 10, 2001 217
Videl, being exhausted, is flying above the ring, trying to regain her energy. Spovovitch beats Videl and wins the match. Gohan then takes Videl to the hospital and Goku goes to Korin's tower to get some senzu beans for her. Matches now look like: (1) Krillin, (3) Shin, (6) Spovovitch, (7) Gohan vs (8) Kibito, (9) Hercule vs (10) Android 18, (11) Goku vs (12) Vegeta, (13) Mighty Mask vs (14) Killa and (15) Jewel vs (16) Yamu.
218 Identities Revealed Thursday October 11, 2001 218
Gohan races Videl to the hospital while Goku gets the senzu beans. When he gets back, he gives one to Videl. Finally, Gohan and Kibito go to the ring. Then surprisingly, Kibito tells Gohan to transform into a Super Saiyan.
219 Energy Drain Friday October 12, 2001 219
Gohan powers up to his full strength, and prepares to fight the mysterious Kibito. But before Gohan can move, Yamu and Spopovitch drain Gohan of his power and Shin reveals to be the Supreme Kai. The two energy thieves take off, and are closely followed by the Supreme Kai and the Z-Fighters. The Supreme Kai then tells them of a wizard called Bibidi who created a monster called Majin Buu. Majin Buu set about the complete destruction of the universe and Buu was then imprisoned in a powerful ball of energy. Before Bibidi could release Buu, he was killed by the Supreme Kai, but he has a son named Babidi who intends to resurrect Majin Buu, and continue his father's dream of ultimate destruction.

Babidi Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
220 The Wizard's Curse Monday October 15, 2001 220
The Z Fighters race to Babidi's cronies from delivering the pure energy which will be used to resurrect the dreaded Majin Buu.
221 King of the Demons Tuesday October 16, 2001 221
In a true moment of horror Piccolo and Krillin are turned to stone by Dabura. Determined to save their friends' lives Goku, Gohan and Vegeta enter Babidi's ship along with Supreme Kai. Then they have to fight Babidi's henchmen to progress further.
222 Vegeta Attacks Wednesday October 17, 2001 222
Vegeta fights against Babidi's henchmen, Puipui and easily bests him. Babidi then uses his magic to transform the arena into Puipui's homeplanet, make the gravity heavier, but Vegeta has already trained under such gravity and soon after blast's Puipui to smitherines.
223 Next Up, Goku Thursday October 18, 2001 223
Goku fights Babidi's giant pet monster, Yakon. Babidi once again uses his magic and turns the arena into complete darkness, but Goku activates his Super Saiyan form to use the glow of his aura as a flash light. Yakon then tries to absorb Goku's light energy, but Goku powers up to Super Saiyan 2, giving Yakon too much energy, and causes it to explode.
224 Battle Supreme Monday October 22, 2001 224
Back at the World Martial Arts Tournament, Hercule, Android 18, Mighty Mask, and the two remaining contestants fight in a Battle Royal to determine the winner. Mighty Mask and 18 take out the two remaining contestants and fight each other in an aerial battle, to which Hercule can only watch in horror.
225 Eighteen Unmasks Tuesday October 23, 2001 225
Mighty Mask and 18 continue their fight with 18 winning. Eventually, 18 is able to deduce that Mighty Mask is Goten and Trunks in disguise after the boys turn Super Saiyan and she unmasks them. The boys are then disqualified and they fly away, leaving the terrified Hercule as 18's final opponent. Back at Babidi's ship, Dabura emerges from his meditation chamber and prepares to fight Gohan.
226 Pay to Win Wednesday October 24, 2001 226
At the tournament, 18 allows Hercule to knock her out of the ring, allowing him to win, though she makes him promise to pay her double the prize money later. Back at Babidi's ship, Gohan and Dabura begin their fight. At first Dabura seems to have the upper hand, until Gohan powers up to Super Saiyan.
227 Heart of a Villain Thursday October 25, 2001 227
Super Saiyan Gohan and Dabura continue their fight, with neither able to win. After hearing the angry Vegeta's boasts, Dabura ends the fight and informs Babidi to use Vegeta's evil heart for their own purposes.
228 The Dark Prince Returns Monday October 29, 2001 228
Babidi uses his magic to enslave Vegeta, turning the Saiyan Prince back into his once evil self. After Babidi teleports them to the Martial Arts Tournament arena, Vegeta starts killing the bystanders to tempt Goku to fight him.
229 Vegeta's Pride Tuesday October 30, 2001 229
Unable to allow Vegeta to kill anymore innocent bystanders, Goku reluctantly accepts Vegeta's challenge. At Goku's request, Babidi teleports them to the outside of his ship and Goku sends Gohan and the Supreme Kai to go and destroy Buu before his release while he fights Vegeta. Goku then powers up to Super Saiyan 2 and prepares for his rematch battle with Vegeta.
230 The Long Awaited Fight Wednesday October 31, 2001 230
SS2 Goku and Majin Vegeta begin their ferocious battle, proving that both have been training hard during their seven years of peace. Meanwhile, Videl informs Goten and Trunks of Majin Buu and the two Saiyans fly off to join their fathers and friends.
231 Magic Ball of Buu Thursday November 1, 2001 231
Goku and Vegeta continue their battle, while Gohan and the Supreme Kai arrive at the chamber containing Majin Buu's imprisonment ball, where Babidi and Dabura are waiting. Gohan powers up to Super Saiyan and prepares to attack, but Buu's ball is then filled with enough energy to hatch.

Majin Buu Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
232 Buu is Hatched Monday November 5, 2001 232
The energy Goku lost in the fight with Vegeta is enough to bring Majin Buu back to life. Babidi transports the egg, himself, Dabura, Supreme Kai, and Gohan to the outside. Gohan makes attempts to stop the egg from hatching
233 The Losses Begin Tuesday November 6, 2001 233
Babidi threatens to lock up Buu if he doesn't obey him, so Buu joins Babidi. Babidi orders Gohan and Supreme Kai killed. Gohan tries to escape, but in vain. Buu knocks out Dabura, then gives chase. He knocks Gohan to the ground, leaving Supreme Kai vulnerable to Buu's assault. Sensing Buu's emergence, Goku tries to convince Vegeta to end their fight. Vegeta eventually relents, but then knocks out Goku, wanting to face Buu alone, and eats the last Senzu Bean, healing himself.
234 The Terror of Mr. Buu Wednesday November 7, 2001 234
The Supreme Kai takes on Buu, but his mental techniques seem to have little to no effect on the pink Demon. Buu playfully enjoys himself by beating the tar out of the Supreme Kai.
235 Meal Time Thursday November 8, 2001 235
Buu continues to wind up Dabura, and every attack Dabura uses is proven useless against him. Buu finishes playing around, and to satisfy his hunger he turns the king of demons, Dabura, into a cookie and devours him. Due to Dabura's death Krillin and Piccolo are turned from stone back to normal. Soon afterwards Majin Vegeta arrives and destroys Babidi's ship. Frustrated, Babidi orders Majin Buu to kill Vegeta, but Vegeta will not go down without a fight.
236 The Warrior's Decision Monday November 12, 2001 236
Vegeta begins to beat the life out of Buu. Things are looking good, until Buu uses his own body to trap Vegeta. Trunks races to his father's rescue.
237 Final Atonement Tuesday November 13, 2001 237
Trunks is able to knock Buu away from his father and Piccolo attacks Babidi. Vegeta then knocks the boys unconscious, and has Krillin and Piccolo take off with them. The Saiyan Prince then unleashes his Final Explosion, killing himself, and taking Buu with him.
238 Evil Lives On Monday September 16, 2002 238
After Vegeta blows himself up and Buu, Piccolo checks out the battlefield while Krillin flies off with Goten and Trunks. Piccolo returns only to find a huge crater and Babidi alive, or at least what was left of him. Piccolo is just about to finish what he started when he notices some pink globs moving into each other and is shocked to find out they merge into one, regenerating Buu again! It seems Vegeta killed himself in vain.
239 Find the Dragon Balls September 17, 2002 239
Bulma, Yamcha, Master Roshi, Chi-Chi, Android 18, and Videl try to get the last dragonball, but a dinosaur eats it. Yamcha blows the dinosaur into the water with his Spirit Ball. Thanks to the quick thinking of Roshi they finally get the Dragon Ball. Meanwhile, Goku finally awakens, and uses his Instant Transmission to teleport to Dende's Lookout, where Krillin and Piccolo are and gets healed by Dende.
240 Revival Wednesday September 18, 2002 240
Goku explains the art of fusion. They decide to teach it to Goten and Trunks. Bulma calls Shenron, and wishes for everyone that was killed by Vegeta to be revived.
241 Global Announcement Thursday September 19, 2002 241
Kibito, who was revived by the Dragon finds the Supreme Kai and Gohan. Goku delivers the news of Vegeta's and Gohan's deaths to everyone. Babidi gives a warning that if the three people that attacked him (Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo) and Buu don't show in five days, they will destroy the Earth. Then, Buu turns a whole city to candy as proof of their power.
242 Learn to Fuse! Monday September 23, 2002 242
The World Martial Arts Tournament Owner, Marvin goes to Babidi with the names of the people, but Babidi kills him. Piccolo wants to give himself in, but Goku convinces him not to.
243 The Z Sword Tuesday September 24, 2002 243
Babidi is still looking for Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks. While in the Other World, Gohan is training with the Supreme Kai and Kibito. He does something not even the Supreme Kai could do and pulls the legendary Z Sword from its resting place on the Supreme Kai's planet.
244 Race to Capsule Corp. Wednesday September 25, 2002 244
Goku starts to teach Goten and Trunks fusion, but as Babidi and Buu are about to blow up West City, and the Dragon Radar, Goku goes to distract them while Trunks goes to get the radar.
245 Super Saiyan 3?! Thursday September 26, 2002 245
Goku tries to buy West City more time by giving Babidi and Majin Buu a demonstration of the powers of a Super Saiyan. He then shows Buu his Super Saiyan form and then turns it up to Super Saiyan 2. Back at the lookout, everyone thinks Goku is crazy if he thinks there is level past Super Saiyan 2. As expected Goku's limitations are exceeded and proves them wrong. He transforms into a Super Saiyan 3. Babidi and Buu are shocked. Goku then demonstrates his newly awakened power by attacking Buu.
246 Buu's Mutiny Monday September 30, 2002 246
The battle between SS3 Goku and Buu rages on. Trunks gets the radar, and then hurries back to the lookout. Goku senses Trunks' departure and powers down to stop the battle. Defore departing, he then tells Buu he has way too much power to be controlled by a coward like Babidi. Buu is once again ordered around by Babidi, but this time he has had enough, he takes Goku's advice and kills Babidi. Now that he is out of the way, will Buu continue down the destructive path Babidi has set for him?
247 The Fusion Dance Tuesday October 1, 2002 247
Goku, who used up all but 30 minutes of his earth time by fighting Buu as a Super Saiyan 3, gets back to the lookout to teach Goten and Trunks the Fusion Dance. Although it looks silly the results are an unimaginable gain of power.
248 Goku's Time Is Up Wednesday October 2, 2002 248
Buu builds a house out of people whom he changed to clay. Goku goes Super Saiyan 3 one last time to show Goten and Trunks that they too can reach this stage. However, he uses up his last few minutes and is forced to leave. Goku then bids farewell to his friends and family for a second time and returns to the Other World with Baba.
249 Return to Other World Thursday October 3, 2002 249
Piccolo picks up where Goku left off and continues to teach Goten and Trunks fusion. Goku returns to the Other World, where he learns from King Yemma that Gohan is still alive. He then teleports to the Supreme Kai's planet where Gohan is still training with the Z Sword. Meanwhile, Buu uses his powers to heal a blind boy.
250 Out from the Broken Sword Monday October 7, 2002 250
The Z Sword breaks, but never fear, Old Kai is here! Old Kai sprouts out of the broken sword, and tries to bring out Gohan's latent powers.
251 Gotenks Is Born Tuesday October 8, 2002 251
Goten and Trunks finally fuse, but something goes wrong! The newly formed fusion is fat! It didn't work. They try it again, but he is too skinny! Then, finally, they try again, and it works! The super fighter introduces himself as Gotenks. Piccolo wants to wait another thirty minutes for them to unfuse, so that they can fuse as Super Saiyans. But Gotenks is confident that he can beat Buu. He flies off to try, but is beaten badly by Buu.
252 Unlikely Friendship Wednesday October 9, 2002 252
Buu threatens to kill Hercule, but makes him his servant. Old Kai finishes the first stage of bringing out Gohan's powers.
253 I Kill No More Thursday October 10, 2002 253
Buu heals a hurt puppy that he found and becomes his new friend. Buu proclaims that he won't kill ever again after he found out from Hercule that killing is wrong. But then two snipers come and shoot the puppy. Buu becomes really angry.

Fusion Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
254 The Evil of Men Monday October 14, 2002 254
When Mr. Satan inspires Majin Buu to give up his evil ways, it seems the professional pretender has really saved the world! But when a deranged madman suddenly spoils Buu’s good mood, the pink terror goes on another rampage!
255 Buu Against Buu Tuesday October 15, 2002 255
The Battle of the Buus begins as Majin Buu must fight his evil counterpart! The good Buu soon gets a taste of his own medicine when he is turned into chocolate! And when Evil Buu gobbles him up, a horrible transformation takes place! Who is this radical, new Majin Buu?
256 Empty Planet Wednesday October 16, 2002 256
When the new and improved Majin Buu makes a surprise visit to the Lookout to challenge Gotenks, every second becomes a test of survival! And where are Trunks and Goten during the chaos that erupts...? Sound asleep, of course!
257 Time Struggle Thursday October 17, 2002 257
Before he can unleash his fury on the remaining Z-Fighters, Majin Buu is coaxed into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber by Piccolo. Inside, Trunks and Goten are training diligently, but will they have enough time to perfect their new moves before Majin Buu arrives?
258 Super Moves of Gotenks Monday October 21, 2002 258
The long awaited rematch between Majin Buu and Gotenks begins! But when Gotenks’ fighting techniques come up short, he is forced to improvise—resulting in some of the craziest attack moves ever!
259 Trapped in Forever Tuesday October 22, 2002 259
The battle between Gotenks and Majin Buu rages on inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. On the outside, family and friends wait anxiously for Gotenks and Piccolo to reappear. Can they successfully defeat Majin Buu and make it out alive?
260 Feeding Frenzy Wednesday October 23, 2002 260
Powered by his insatiable hunger, Majin Buu escapes the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, leaving Piccolo and Gotenks trapped inside. Krillin and the rest of the gang are forced to fight the monster on their own. Will Majin Buu finally have his way and make a meal out of the good guys?
261 Gotenks is Awesome! Thursday October 24, 2002 261
Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks continues his fight with Majin Buu, and the Lookout is caught in the crossfire! As Gotenks turns up the power, so does Majin Buu—and by the time it’s over, one of them will be in way over his head!
262 Unlucky Break Monday October 28, 2002 262
Gohan continues his training on the World of the Kais. Meanwhile, Gotenks briefly takes the upper hand in the battle with Majin Buu before his techniques begin to fall apart. Will Gohan be ready in time to step in and finish the fight?
263 A Whole New Gohan Tuesday October 29, 2002 263
When Gotenks’ fusion comes unraveled, it looks like the end has finally come for Goten and Trunks. But just as things seem at their worst, Gohan descends on the scene with his newly awakened powers! At long last, the tables are turning on Majin Buu!
264 Search For Survivors Wednesday October 30, 2002 264
After being completely dominated on the battlefield, Majin Buu blows himself up in a desperate attempt to destroy Gohan in the blast! But is this just a ploy? Gohan seems to think so! Is Majin Buu plotting an ambush or simply trying to buy a little time?
265 Majin Buu Transforms Monday November 4, 2002 265
Majin Buu reappears, ready for battle. But rather than continue his fight against Gohan, Buu stages a clever deception to absorb Gotenks and Piccolo. With the wisdom of Piccolo and the power of Super Saiyan Gotenks now a part of his being, Buu transforms once again—this time into a “Super Buu!” How will Gohan fare against this new incarnation of evil?
266 The Old Kai's Weapon Tuesday November 5, 2002 266
With the absorption of Piccolo and Gotenks, Majin Buu’s powers have increased exponentially! Armed with fresh ideas in his head and new tricks up his sleeve, Majin Buu has paved a road to global destruction. Now that Gohan is alone and weakening, is there anyone else in the universe who can step in to help?
267 Ready to Fuse? Wednesday November 6, 2002 267
Goku watches helplessly from Other World as Majin Buu sets his sights on Gohan. Luckily Old Kai reveals a secret source of power that could save the day. Is Goku ready to bond with his son like never before and put an end to Majin Buu’s reign of terror?
268 Union of Rivals Thursday November 7, 2002 268
After Majin Buu absorbs Gohan, Goku’s plan to join forces with his son is ruined. But an unlikely ally arrives on the scene—Vegeta! Will the Saiyan prince put aside his differences and agree to merge with Goku?
269 Meet Vegito Friday November 8, 2002 269
The bodies of Goku and Vegeta join to form a new Saiyan warrior. The monster Majin Buu is impressed by the strength of his new opponent, but refuses to take him seriously. Will Majin Buu’s arrogance be his undoing?
270 Rip in the Universe Monday November 11, 2002 270
The newly formed Saiyan warrior Super Vegito matches Majin Buu punch for punch. But the monster’s new opponent stirs up an uncontrollable anger within the very heart of the beast. Will Majin Buu’s frenzy mean the end of planet Earth and the universe itself?
271 Vegito... Downsized Tuesday November 12, 2002 271
The battle rages on between Vegito and Majin Buu! The Super Saiyan Combo seems to have the fight well in hand. But is Vegito tempting fate by toying with Buu? What terrible tricks does the wily, pink monster still have up his sleeve?
272 The Incredible Fighting Candy Wednesday November 13, 2002 272
Having been reduced to a coffee-flavored candy, it seems nothing can stop Vegito from being consumed by the evil Majin Buu. But when the gumdrop fights back, Buu realizes that the battle is far from over!
273 The Innards of Buu Thursday November 14, 2002 273
When Majin Buu absorbs Vegito, the fused Saiyan separates into Goku and Vegeta once again. Deep within the inner workings of the villain, they reveal their plan to rescue Gohan and the others. But can the duo survive the slimy perils of the digestive process and carry out their mission?
274 Mind Trap Friday November 15, 2002 274
Dangers abound as Goku and Vegeta continue their search for Gohan and the others inside of Majin Buu’s body! After meeting some creepy and disgusting bedfellows they finally find what they’re looking for when they enter Majin Buu’s head! Or have they?
275 Deadly Vision Monday November 18, 2002 275
It seems that all is going to plan when Goku and Vegeta find Gohan and the others—until they are attacked by Majin Buu, that is! The showdown begins, but fighting Buu inside of his own head is a mind bending experience. Can Goku and Vegeta survive in this twisted house of horrors where all is Buu?

Kid Buu Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
276 Evil Kid Buu! Tuesday November 19, 2002 276
When Super Buu’s body begins to mutate once again, Goku and Vegeta have to get out fast! But what awaits them if they manage to escape? What is the insidious Buu turning into now?
277 End of Earth Monday March 17, 2003 277
After the chords of attachment to the roly-poly Buu are cut by Vegeta, Majin Buu should mutate into a much weaker form. But instead he gets even stronger! This baffles everyone but Kibito Kai, who discloses Majin Buu's bizarre history! This new evil Buu has chosen his first target—Mother Earth herself!
278 True Saiyans Fight Alone Tuesday March 18, 2003 278
With Earth erased from existence, Majin Buu begins his search for Goku and Vegeta, leaving entire worlds destroyed in his wake. But when Buu's hunt leads him to the World of the Kais, Goku and Vegeta draw the line! The Super Saiyans lure Buu away by raising their power levels and disclosing their whereabouts, setting the stage for the Battle of All Battles!
279 Battle for the Universe Begins Wednesday March 19, 2003 279
With Majin Buu on the scene and ready to fight, Kibito Kai is stunned to see Goku and Vegeta playing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors! Rather than use the Fusion Technique to join their powers, the duo has decided to fight Buu one at a time. First up—Goku, the lucky winner… Or has his luck just run out?
280 Vegeta's Respect Thursday March 20, 2003 280
When Super Saiyan 3 Goku collapses from exhaustion, Vegeta has to step into the fray. But in no time, Vegeta himself is felled! And just as Majin Buu is about to deliver the deathblow, a rejuvenated Goku rejoins the fight and saves him. Astounded by Goku’s greatness, the Saiyan prince pays a moving tribute to his long-time rival!
281 Minute of Desperation Friday March 21, 2003 281
As his fight against the inexhaustible Buu continues, Goku's powers begin to diminish. The Super Saiyan 3 wants to end the battle before it's too late, but he needs time to gather enough energy to finish the job. Enter Vegeta, who begins a furious battle with Buu to buy Goku the needed time. Totally outclassed, can the Saiyan prince manage to stay alive?
282 Old Buu Emerges Monday March 24, 2003 282
Just as Vegeta is about to breathe his last breath in his heroic but failing effort against Majin Buu, Mr. Satan steps in to take up the challenge! It seems that the would-be hero has signed his death warrant, but when Buu tries to attack him he becomes crippled with agony! The wicked Buu soon discovers the source of his pain, and it turns out to be a big, pink surprise!
283 Earth Reborn Tuesday March 25, 2003 283
As the good Majin Buu wages an all-out war against his evil counterpart, Vegeta asks Dende to summon the Dragon on the new Planet Namek. Through the miraculous power of the Dragon Balls, the Earth and its inhabitants are restored to life! But with the good Buu's power rapidly decreasing, will Vegeta have enough time to carry out the final phase of his plan?
284 Call to Action Wednesday March 26, 2003 284
With time running out, Goku desperately awaits the arrival of the earthlings’ collective energy to vitalize the Spirit Bomb. But the energy isn’t coming! Why have the people of the Earth turned a deaf ear to Vegeta’s plea for help at this most critical hour?
285 People of Earth Unite Thursday March 27, 2003 285
When the people of Earth ignore even Goku’s cry for help, it looks like defeat is imminent. But when the World Champion Mr. Satan steps in and asks, the skeptical humans have a change of heart. Will their outpouring of energy arrive in time? Goku can only wait and watch in horror as Vegeta crumbles under the might of Majin Buu!
286 Spirit Bomb Triumphant Friday March 28, 2003 286
When the good Buu and Mr. Satan free Vegeta from Majin Buu’s grasp, Goku launches the Spirit Bomb! But the weary Saiyan doesn’t have enough power to deliver the blast, and Buu sends it right back at him! Will Goku be destroyed by his own attack or can a last second wish to the Dragon save the day?
287 Celebrations with Majin Buu Monday March 31, 2003 287
When Goku and his companions return to Earth after defeating Majin Buu, they are welcomed with open arms. But nobody is happy to see the good Buu! Can Mr. Satan’s pink pal manage to fit into society? Or is he destined to become an outcast?

Peaceful World Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
288 He's Always Late Wednesday April 2, 2003 288
Goku is nowhere to be found, and Chi Chi is getting madder by the minute! But Goku has his hands full guarding four dragon eggs from the dangers of the wild. Even if he can save the dragons, he will soon face an even more dangerous peril… An angry Chi-Chi!
289 Granddaughter Pan Thursday April 3, 2003 289
It’s been ten years since the demise of the evil Majin Buu, and Earth is once again at peace. Gohan has become a scholar. Trunks and Goten have become strong, young teenagers! Vegeta and Bulma have a new daughter named Bulla! And Goku's a grandfather!
290 Buu's Reincarnation Friday April 4, 2003 290
A new World Tournament is set to begin! With a little help from Majin Buu, Goku rigs the drawing so that he is matched up with a mysterious fighter in the first round of the finals! But is this timid, little village boy named Uub really as strong as Goku thinks? Or has the Saiyan made a big mistake?
291 Goku's Next Journey Monday April 7, 2003 291
Uub grows stronger as the battle rages, soon becoming the Saiyan’s equal! Neither warrior gives an inch in this fast paced, destructive battle. But before the match is decided, Goku makes a startling revelation. With his plan revealed, Goku and Uub depart the arena leaving a stunned crowd in their wake.

Edited Episode Listings[]

The Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z was Funimation's first English dub track of the Franchise, with only the first two seasons of the show dubbed. The Ocean dub of the series, which was marketed to children, was notable for heavily censoring the show: getting rid of most references to death and editing out overly violent scenes.

The episodes were so heavily edited that while the first two seasons were comprised of 67 episodes in the Japanese dub, Funimation shortened the first two seasons to 53 episodes (or 56 episodes if the Tree of Might three parter is counted). These 53 episodes were also later redubbed by Funimation for TV broadcast, in addition to their DVD-only uncut dubs of the original 67 episodes.

After the Ocean Group dubbing of the first two-season, the series was then immediately dubbed by Funimation's in house voice actors, starting from episode 54. See the Funimation Uncut Episode Listings further below for more information on the Funimation dub.

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 (Saiyan Saga) 26 September 13, 1996 – May 24, 1997
2 (Namek Saga) 30 September 13, 1997 – May 23, 1998

Saiyan Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
1 The Arrival of Raditz Friday September 13, 1996 1
With no new battles to fight, Goku has been living a quiet life in the countryside with his wife Chi-Chi and their son Gohan. While at a reunion with his friends, Goku is visited by his evil Saiyan brother, Raditz, who then kidnaps Gohan and keeps him hostage.
2 The World's Strongest Team Friday September 20, 1996 2
Goku and Piccolo team up to defeat Raditz and rescue Gohan, but their combined power is not enough. Gohan, while being locked in Raditz's space pod, is showing incredible power levels, which Raditz finds hard to believe.
3 Gohan's Hidden Powers Friday September 27, 1996 4
Raditz manages to disarm Piccolo, literally, and is able to survive Goku's special technique, the Kamehameha. Gohan then breaks out of Raditz's space pod and with his power raised by his anger, bashes into Raditz, giving Goku the time to grab onto him and allow Piccolo to charge up his new technique, the Special Beam Cannon.
4 Goku's Unusual Journey Friday October 4, 1996 5
Piccolo hits both Raditz and Goku with his Special Beam Cannon, killing them both. Before he dies, Raditz reveals his two Saiyan partners, Vegeta and Nappa will arrive on Earth in one year. Piccolo then takes Gohan to train him, while Krillin is sent to tell Chi-Chi of the recent happenings. In the Other World, Goku is sent to King Kai to receive training in preparation for the Saiyans.
5 Gohan's Metamorphosis Friday October 11, 1996 8
One night during training, Gohan gazes at the full moon and transforms into a Great Ape. Before he causes any serious damage, Piccolo destroys the moon, which turns Gohan back to normal, removes his tail, preventing him from transforming again, and then leaves him to fend for himself. A message from Yajirobe tells Krillin to go train at Kami's Lookout, and to bring Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu along with him.
6 Gohan Makes a Friend Friday October 18, 1996 10
Gohan befriends a Brontosaurus, but loses it to a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex. Meanwhile, Krillin and Bulma find Yamcha at one of his baseball games.
7 Trouble on Arlia Friday October 25, 1996 11
On their way to Earth, Vegeta and Nappa land on Planet Arlia and are arrested by the ruler's soldiers. They later help free all of the prisoners and overthrow the king. Afterwards, they destroy the planet and continue to Earth.
8 Home for Infinite Losers Friday November 1, 1996 13
On his way to King Kai's planet, Goku accidentally falls off Snake Way and lands in the Home for Infinite Losers (H.F.I.L) where he meets two ogres, Goz and Mez. After beating Goz in a wrestling match and Mez in a speed match, the two ogres shows him a secret passage that leads to the beginning of the Snake Way.
9 Princess Snake's Hospitality Friday November 8, 1996 14
Goku comes across a house on Snake Way and a beautiful woman named Princess Snake tries to kill him without him knowing it.
10 Escape from Piccolo Friday September 11, 1998 15
Gohan tries to escape from Piccolo's harsh training and get home to his mom, without Piccolo finding out. Along the way, Gohan tries to save some orphans from going to an orphanage.

Note: This episode was skipped during Dragon Ball Z's original 1996-1998 run in syndication due to concerns over its content, although it was later aired on Cartoon Network.

11 Showdown in the Past Friday November 15, 1996 17
Kami puts Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu in the Pendulum Room, where they fight against two Saiyans, who beat the Z-Fighters, but are told by Kami the two Saiyans were not as powerful as the ones on their way to Earth.
12 The End of Snake Way Friday January 3, 1997 18
Goku reaches the end of Snake Way and meets King Kai; meanwhile, Gohan once again becomes a Great Ape and Piccolo finds Goku's old space pod projecting an image of the full moon. He then destroys the pod with his Special Beam Cannon, turning Gohan back to normal, and removes his tail again.
13 A Fight Against Gravity... Catch Bubbles! Friday January 10, 1997 19
Goku's first task is to make King Kai laugh. Once that's done, he is told to catch Bubbles, King Kai's monkey. With the increased gravity on King Kai's planet, it is harder than it looks.
14 The Legend of the Saiyans Friday January 17, 1997 20
Goku's next task is to hit Gregory, King Kai's grasshopper, with a hammer. While taking a break, King Kai tells Goku the legend of the Saiyans and his connection to the warrior race.
15 A Black Day for Planet Earth Friday January 24, 1997 21
Goku completes his training, learning the Kaio-ken and the Spirit Bomb, but the Saiyans finally arrive on Earth. Goku is wished back to life and rushes down Snake Way, but unfortunately, it will take him two days to reach the battlefield.
16 The Battle Begins... Goku Where are You? Saturday February 1, 1997 22
While Goku races down Snake Way, Piccolo, Gohan, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu battle with Nappa's Saibamen, each of whom are as strong as Raditz.
17 The Saibamen Strike Saturday February 8, 1997 23
The battle with the Saibamen continues, and Yamcha is killed when one of them self-destructs on him. An enraged Krillin kills the rest with one blast. Now, it's Nappa's turn.
18 Nappa... the Invincible? Saturday February 15, 1997 24
With all of the Saibamen killed, Nappa steps into the battle and attacks Tien, who loses his arm to the Saiyan. Chiaotzu is killed when he tries and fails to kill Nappa by self-destructing. The battle continues as Goku makes his way back to Earth.
19 Tien Goes All Out!! Saturday February 22, 1997 25
Enraged at Chiaotzu's sacrifice, Tien fires his Tri-Beam at Nappa, using all of his energy, and dies. Nappa, unharmed, continues his onslaught against the remaining Z-Fighters. Vegeta tells him to stop and gives them three hours for Goku to show up. Nappa spends the time killing the news crew.
20 Time's Up! Saturday April 12, 1997 27
Three hours have passed and Goku still hasn't arrived on the battlefield. Vegeta allows Nappa to start attacking the remaining Z-Fighters again. Meanwhile, Goku arrives on Earth and heads to the battlefield on the Nimbus Cloud.
21 The Return of Goku Saturday April 19, 1997 28
Nappa tries to kill Gohan with a blast, but Piccolo jumps in the way and is killed, along with Kami and the Dragon Balls. Goku arrives on the battlefield in time, and starts fighting with Nappa. Soon, the powerful Nappa finds himself overwhelmed by the even more powerful Goku.
22 Goku Strikes Back Saturday April 26, 1997 29
Goku continues to humiliate Nappa, until Vegeta tells him to give up. Nappa then moves in to attack Gohan and Krillin, but Goku uses his Kaio-ken and plows into Nappa, critically injuring the Saiyan. Enraged at his partner's weakness, Vegeta kills the weakened Nappa. Goku and Vegeta then begin to fight.
23 Goku vs. Vegeta... A Saiyan Duel! Saturday May 3, 1997 30
Vegeta is the superior at the beginning of their fight, and not even the Kaio-ken x2 is enough for Goku to gain the upper hand. Desperate, Goku uses the Kaio-ken x3 and overpowers Vegeta. Enraged, Vegeta attempts to destroy the planet with his Galick Gun, but Goku counters it with his Kamehameha and overpowers Vegeta's blast by adding the Kaio-ken x4. Still angry, Vegeta creates an artificial moon and transforms into a Great Ape.
24 Vegeta... Saiyan Style! Saturday May 10, 1997 31
As a Great Ape, Vegeta begins toying with Goku. Goku tries to hit him with a Spirit Bomb, but Vegeta notices and blasts him before he can.
25 Stop Vegeta Now! Saturday May 17, 1997 33
Yajirobe cuts off Vegeta's tail, reverting him back to normal form, and Gohan takes his dad's place in fighting him. Meanwhile, Goku uses the last of his energy and makes a Spirit Bomb and gives it to Krillin. Krillin throws it at Vegeta, but he jumps over it. Gohan blocks it back and it hits Vegeta, but he survives the attack.
26 The Battle Ends Saturday May 24, 1997 34
Gohan looks at the artificial moon and unknowingly becomes a Great Ape again. He attacks Vegeta, until the Saiyan Prince cuts his tail off, but Vegeta is crushed by Gohan while reverting back to normal, and is finally defeated. Krillin tries to kill him with Yajirobe's sword, but Goku convinces him not to, believing that Vegeta will learn to change his evil ways just like Piccolo did, and Vegeta escapes in his space pod.

Namek Saga[]

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
27 A New Goal... Namek Saturday September 13, 1997 36
Goku, Krillin, and Gohan are brought to the hospital after their battle against the Saiyans. Meanwhile, Bulma and Mr. Popo find Kami's old ship, which he used to come to Earth from Namek, his home planet. She prepares to go there while the others rest.
28 Journey to Namek Saturday September 13, 1997 38
Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma take off for Namek while Goku stays in the hospital. While in space, a bunch of men invade their ship, thinking they work for Frieza.
29 Friends or Foes? Saturday September 20, 1997 39
Bulma is arrested by a mysterious group of militant, heavily armed refugees while traveling to Namek. At first, they accuse the trio of being henchmen of the evil Frieza that destroyed their home planet. However, when the Earthlings help in a dangerous situation, the refugees allow them to continue on their journey to Namek. They reach the planet and, with the help of two Namek natives, begin their search and find two Dragon Balls.
30 Hunt for a Dragon Ball Saturday September 20, 1997 42
On Namek, Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin continue their search for the Dragon Balls with the help of the Namekians. On Earth, Goku starts his training early even though he has not yet healed, while far away in the universe, Vegeta finishes his recovery at one of Frieza's bases.
31 Who's Who?! Saturday September 27, 1997 43
Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin discover that they are not on Namek, but a planet where the two Aliens are trapped. They plan to steal Bulma's ship. On Earth, Goku finds that he has not fully recovered from his injuries and is taken back to the hospital by Chi-Chi and Master Roshi.
32 Touchdown on Namek Saturday September 27, 1997 44
After escaping from the aliens, Gohan, Krillin and Bulma land on Namek. Already there, Vegeta, Frieza, and his henchmen are also looking for the Dragon Balls.
33 Face-off on Namek Saturday October 4, 1997 45
Frieza's men destroy Bulma's ship, stranding them on Namek. Krillin and Gohan in return take down the henchmen. Meanwhile, Vegeta fights with and kills his rival Cui, another one of Frieza's henchmen.
34 The Ruthless Frieza Saturday October 4, 1997 46
Goku fully heals, thanks to a Senzu bean from Yajirobe. He then breaks out of the hospital and leaves for Namek in a rebuilt version of his old Saiyan space pod, built by Dr. Briefs. Meanwhile, Gohan and Krillin watch as Frieza invades a Namekian village.
35 The Nameks Versus Frieza Saturday October 11, 1997 47
Gohan and Krillin continue to watch as Frieza's henchman Dodoria slaughters the Namekians in their village.
36 Escape from Dodoria Saturday October 11, 1997 48
Gohan and Krillin take action and save Dende, a Namekian child, from being killed by Dodoria. He chases after them, but they escape.
37 Secrets Revealed Saturday October 18, 1997 49
Vegeta fights with Dodoria and forces him to tell what really happened to his homeworld, Planet Vegeta. Dodoria reveals that it was Frieza who destroyed it, and then Vegeta kills him.
38 A Collision Course Saturday October 18, 1997 50
The side of Goku's ship is cracked, and it is heading straight toward a star, but he uses his Kamehameha to propel himself back on course. Meanwhile, Vegeta wipes out a Namek village and takes a Dragon Ball.
39 Stay Away from Frieza Saturday October 25, 1997 51
Frieza, who has found five Dragon Balls, celebrates, while King Kai informs Goku that Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo have arrived on his planet.
40 Zarbon Transformed Saturday October 25, 1997 53
Vegeta fights with Zarbon, another of Frieza's henchmen, and is winning until he transforms. His power greatly increased, Zarbon toys with Vegeta before knocking him out.
41 The Eldest Namek Saturday November 1, 1997 54
Dende takes Krillin to Guru, the eldest Namekian. Guru gives Krillin a Dragon Ball and unlocks his hidden potential, which makes him much stronger.
42 Get Vegeta! Saturday November 1, 1997 55
Frieza orders Zarbon to retrieve Vegeta, while Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu begin their real training in the Other World with King Kai.
43 Vegeta Revived Saturday November 8, 1997 56
Frieza heals Vegeta, but he escapes and steals all of Frieza's Dragon Balls. Vegeta then finds Krillin with a Dragon Ball and begins pursuing him, with Zarbon in chase.
44 A Heavy Burden Saturday November 8, 1997 57
Vegeta and Zarbon begin fighting again. Vegeta, who is stronger thanks to his Saiyan recovery cells, defeats Zarbon. Meanwhile, Goku gets stuck in a magnetic storm while training at 100x gravity and struggles to shut the gravity machine off.
45 Immortality Denied Saturday November 15, 1997 58
Vegeta finishes off Zarbon and steals Krillin's Dragon Ball. He then runs into Gohan, but fails to notice that he is also hiding a Dragon Ball. Gohan brings it back to Bulma and Krillin. Meanwhile, Frieza orders his elite fighters, the Ginyu Force, to come to Namek immediately.
46 The Tree of Might: Part 1 Saturday November 15, 1997 None
A group of maverick space criminals led by the low-class Saiyan Turles (who bears a striking resemblance to Goku) arrive on Earth to plant the Tree of Might.

Note: This is Part 1 of the edited Tree of Might dub. It was originally aired as if it were part of the Television series.

47 The Tree of Might: Part 2 Saturday November 22, 1997 None
When the Z warriors get word of the the news, Goku, Krillin, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha head off to destroy the Tree of Might and the villains who planted it there. They arrive at the Tree and blast it together as hard as they can. However, after the dust clears, the Tree emerges without a scratch. Then the fighting starts. Tien, Chiaotzu, Krillin and Yamcha are all defeated by Turles' Men. Turles grabs Gohan and Piccolo appears to help. Piccolo is easily defeated and Gohan is tossed away. Then Turles creates a fake moon through a bright energy ball and Gohan transforms into a true ape form. Goku manages to turn Gohan back and vows to defeat Turles.

Note: This is Part 2 of the edited Tree of Might dub. It was originally aired as if it were part of the Television series.

48 The Tree of Might: Part 3 Saturday November 22, 1997 None
Only Goku is left. With his Kaio-Ken Goku easily defeats Turles' henchmen and then confronts Turles himself. Goku and Turles fight evenly, but Goku is badly outmatched once Turles eats a fruit from the Tree of Might. Goku eventually manages to defeat Turles with a second Spirit Bomb, after the first fails.

Note: This is Part 3 of the edited Tree of Might dub. It was originally aired as if it were part of the Television series.

49 Big Trouble for Bulma Saturday January 31, 1998 59
Bulma drops the Dragon Ball in the water and gets in a mini-sub to get it back, but it has settled in a giant crab's clutch of eggs, and she has to fight the crab to get to it.
50 Scramble for the Dragon Balls! Saturday February 7, 1998 60
Bulma is captured by two of Frieza's soldiers, but she tricks them into thinking there are lots of Dragon Balls in the crab's egg clutch. They try to steal them and the crab kills them.
51 Arrival of the Ginyu Force Saturday February 7, 1998 61
Vegeta and Krillin fight, while Gohan's potential is unlocked by Guru. He returns to help Krillin. Meanwhile, Frieza's fighters, the Ginyu Force, arrive on Namek. In space, Goku finishes his training at 100x gravity and is surprised by his newfound power.
52 Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force Saturday February 14, 1998 62
Frieza introduces the Ginyu Force, and Vegeta is forced to team up with Gohan and Krillin. Captain Ginyu steals the Dragon Balls, while Gohan and Krillin prepare to fight Guldo, the weakest member of the Ginyu Force.
53 Time Tricks and Body Binds Saturday February 14, 1998 63
Guldo uses his psychic time freezing powers to fight against Gohan and Krillin by freezing them in the air. While they are frozen, he prepares to throw a tree at them, but Vegeta kills him before he can.
54 No Refuge from Recoome Saturday May 16, 1998 64
Vegeta attacks Recoome, the second member of the Ginyu Force, but he is unable to win. Recoome eventually defeats him before proceeding to challenge and defeat Krillin.

Note: This episode was originally titled The Relentless Recoome.

55 Enter Goku Saturday May 23, 1998 65
Frieza finally obtains all seven Dragon Balls, but realizes that he needs a password to use them. Meanwhile, Gohan fights Recoome and puts up a good effort, but Recoome is far too strong. Eventually Gohan is defeated when Recoome breaks his neck. Though it seems the end is near however, Goku finally arrives on Namek and heals Gohan with a Senzu Bean.
56 Goku... Super Saiyan? Saturday May 23, 1998 66
After also healing Krillin and Vegeta with Senzu Beans, Goku challenges Recoome. Recoome believes he is just facing another weakling, but is quickly proven wrong when Goku defeats him with just one blow. As the remaining Ginyu Force members, Burter and Jeice, fight Goku, Vegeta begins to suspect that Goku is the first Super Saiyan to emerge in 3000 years.

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