The Ultimate Battle is the twelfth episode of the Frieza Saga and the eighty-seventh overall episode in the uncut version Dragon Ball Z series.The original Japanese title is "Cho Kessen no Makuake da!! Ommedake wa Ora ga Taosu" (超決戦の幕開けだ!! おめえだけはオラが倒す). The episode first aired on April 24, 1991. Its original American air date was October 6, 1999.
Goku begins his ultimate battle against Frieza, and it seems he and Frieza are equally matched, and even Frieza has to admit that he is the strongest Saiyan by far. Meanwhile, King Kai reveals that Goku might just have a chance, that if anyone could take down the evil tyrant, 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 anxiously 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.
- Goku vs. Frieza (Final Form)
- As Krillin is flying away at Piccolo's orders, he turns around to tell Gohan to come with him. At this point, he is wearing his Turtle School uniform, rather than his Saiyan armor. Surprisingly, this was not corrected in Dragon Ball Kai, although Kai had corrected numerous larger animation errors.