DRAGON BALL Z EPISODE LIST

Saiyan Saga

 

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
1 "Arrival of Raditz"  1996-09-13 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"  1996-09-20 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"  1996-09-27 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"  1996-10-04 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"  1996-10-11 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"  1996-10-18 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"  1996-10-25 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 the Infinite Losers"  1996-11-01 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"  1996-11-08 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"  1998-09-11 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. 
11 "Showdown in the Past"  1996-11-15 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"  1997-01-03 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!"  1997-01-10 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"  1997-01-17 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"  1997-01-24 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?"  1997-02-01 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"  1997-02-08 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?"  1997-02-15 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"  1997-02-22 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"  1997-04-12 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"  1997-04-19 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"  1997-04-26 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"  1997-05-03 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"  1997-05-10 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!"  1997-05-17 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"  1997-05-24 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"  1997-09-13 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"  1997-09-13 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?"  1997-09-20 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"  1997-09-20 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!?"  1997-09-27 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"  1997-09-27 44
After escaping from the aliens, Gohan, Krillin and Bulma land on Namek. Already there, Frieza and his henchmen Zarbon and Dodoria are also looking for the Dragon Balls. To make things worse, Vegeta arrives there as well. 
33 "Face-Off on Namek"  1997-10-04 45
Frieza's men destroy Bulma's ship, stranding them on Namek. Krillin and Gohan in return take down the soldiers. Cui, one of Frieza's henchmen whom had followed Vegeta to Namek, is ordered to take out Vegeta once and for all. Vegeta fights kills his rival Cui. After detecting the fight with their scouters, Zarbon and Dodoria can't believe that Vegeta's power level has risen so much, up to 24,000. 
34 "The Ruthless Frieza"  1997-10-04 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, Zarbon, and Dodoria invade a Namekian village. 
35 "The Nameks Versus Frieza"  1997-10-11 47
Gohan and Krillin continue to watch as Frieza's henchmen Zarbon and Dodoria slaughter the Namekians in their village in order to acquire a dragonball. 
36 "Escape from Dodoria"  1997-10-11 48
Gohan and Krillin take action and save Dende, a Namekian child, from being butchered by Dodoria. Frieza orders Dodoria to chase after Gohan, Krillin, and Dende. After Dodoria pursues them for a while, Krillin uses his solar flare to trick him and they manage to escape. 
37 "Secrets Revealed"  1997-10-18 49
Vegeta fights with Dodoria, forcing him to tell what really happened to his home world, Planet Vegeta. Dodoria reveals that it was Frieza who destroyed it, and then Vegeta ruthlessly kills Dodoria anyway, showing no mercy. 
38 "Collision Course"  1997-10-18 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 for himself, hiding it as reassurance. Zarbon is sent to track down another village. 
39 "Stay Away From Frieza"  1997-10-25 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. Meanwhile, Vegeta senses Zarbon alone and decides to take him out. 
40 "Zarbon Transformed"  1997-10-25 53
Vegeta clashes with Zarbon and has the upper hand until Zarbon reveals that he has a secret weapon, the ability to transform into a monstrous reptilian beast. Forced to transform, and his power greatly increased, Zarbon toys with Vegeta, easily overwhelming him and pummeling him before piledriving him into the ground and leaving him for dead. 
41 "The Eldest Namek"  1997-11-01 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!"  1997-11-01 55
Zarbon returns to Frieza. Frieza orders Zarbon to retrieve Vegeta in order to interrogate him for the hidden dragonball. Meanwhile Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu begin their real training in the Other World with King Kai. 
43 "Vegeta Revived"  1997-11-08 56
Zarbon brings Vegeta back to Frieza's ship. Vegeta is healed 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"  1997-11-08 57
A second confrontation between Vegeta and Zarbon ensues, with Krillin and Bulma caught in the middle. Zarbon transforms once more in order to take down Vegeta. Meanwhile, Goku gets stuck in a magnetic storm while training at 100x gravity and struggles to shut the gravity machine off. 
45 "Immortality Denied"  1997-11-15 58
Vegeta, who is stronger because of his Saiyan recovery cells, defeats Zarbon. 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 "Big Trouble for Bulma"  1998-01-31 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. 
47 "Scramble for the Dragon Balls"  1998-02-07 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. 
48 "Arrival of the Ginyu Force"  1998-02-07 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. 
49 "Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force"  1998-02-14 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. 
50 "Time Tricks and Body Binds"  1998-02-14 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. 
51 "No Refuge From Recoome"  1998-05-16 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. 
52 "Enter Goku"  1998-05-23 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. 
53 "Goku... Super Saiyan?"  1998-05-23 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. 

 Captain Ginyu Saga

 

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
54 "Ginyu Assault"  Monday September 13, 1999 67
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. 
55 "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. 
56 "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. 
57 "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. 
58 "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. 
59 "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. 
60 "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
61 "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. 
62 "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. 
63 "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. 
64 "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. Angered by Frieza's mauling of Krillin, Gohan takes on Frieza. 
65 "Gohan Attacks!"  Monday September 27, 1999 79
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. 
66 "Deja vu"  Monday September 27, 1999 80
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. 
67 "Frieza's Second Transformation"  Tuesday September 28, 1999 81
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. 
68 "Another Transformation"  Wednesday September 29, 1999 82
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. 
69 "Dende's Demise"  Thursday September 30, 1999 83
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. 
70 "The Renewed Goku"  Friday October 1, 1999 84
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. 
71 "The End of Vegeta"  Monday October 4, 1999 85
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 realises 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. 
72 "The Ultimate Battle"  Tuesday October 5, 1999 86
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. 
73 "Clash of the Super Powers"  Wednesday October 6, 1999 87
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. 
74 "Frieza's Boast"  Thursday October 7, 1999 88
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. 
75 "Bold and Fearless"  Friday October 8, 1999 89
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. 
76 "Embodiment of Fire"  Monday October 11, 1999 90
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. 
77 "Trump Card"  Tuesday October 12, 1999 91
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. 
78 "Keep the Chance Alive"  Wednesday October 13, 1999 92
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. Realising 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. 
79 "Power of the Spirit"  Thursday October 14, 1999 93
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. 
80 "Transformed at Last"  Friday October 15, 1999 94
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. 
81 "Explosion of Anger"  Monday October 18, 1999 95
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. 
82 "Namek's Destruction"  Tuesday October 19, 1999 96
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. 
83 "A Final Attack"  Wednesday October 20, 1999 97
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. 
84 "Approaching Destruction"  Thursday October 21, 1999 98
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. 
85 "Gohan Returns"  Friday October 22, 1999 99
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. 
86 "The Last Wish"  Monday October 25, 1999 100
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. 
87 "Duel on a Vanishing Planet"  Tuesday October 26, 1999 101
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. 
88 "Pathos of Frieza"  Wednesday October 27, 1999 102
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. 
89 "Frieza Defeated!!"  Thursday October 28, 1999 103
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. 
90 "Mighty Blast of Rage"  Friday October 29, 1999 104
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. 
91 "Namek's Explosion... Goku's End"  Monday November 1, 1999 105
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. 
92 "Goku Alive!"  Tuesday November 2, 1999 106
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
93 "The Heavens Tremble"  Wednesday November 3, 1999 107
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. 
94 "Black Fog of Terror"  Saturday April 8, 2000 108
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. 
95 "Battle in Kami's Lookout"  Saturday April 15, 2000 109
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. 
96 "Fight with Piccolo"  Saturday April 22, 2000 110
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. 
97 "Call for Restoration"  Saturday April 29, 2000 111
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. 
98 "Suicidal Course"  Saturday May 6, 2000 112
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. 
99 "Extreme Measures"  Saturday May 13, 2000 113
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. 
100 "The World Awakens"  Saturday May 20, 2000 114
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. 
101 "Brief Chance for Victory"  Saturday May 27, 2000 115
Garlic Jr. watches as the Z-Fighters struggle to keep from being sucked into the Dead Zone, thinking it's 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. 
102 "Krillin's Proposal"  Friday September 1, 2000 116
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's over. Despite telling Krillin that she would have accepted his marriage proposal, she is quick to forget him and ride off with another man in a posh car. Krillin revisits Kame house, with tears in his eyes, hidden by the sunglasses of Marron's new boyfriend. 

[edit] Trunks Saga

Main article: Trunks Saga

Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
103 "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. 
104 "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. 
105 "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. 
106 "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. 
107 "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 (this is the first time the Z Fighters, except Gohan and Vegeta, see Goku as a Super Saiyan). 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. 
108 "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.Trying to become stronger than Goku, Vegeta trains in 300x Earth's gravity. Yamcha gives it a try, but its too much for him. And Vegeta nearly gets himself killed when the capsule explodes. 
109 "Z Warriors Prepare"  Tuesday September 12, 2000 124
Meanwhile, Goku and Piccolo have been busy training hard with Gohan. 
110 "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
111 "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. 
112 "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. 
113 "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. 
114 "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. 
115 "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'll steal the Z-Fighters to do it. 
116 "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. 
117 "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. 
118 "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. 
119 "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. 
120 "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. 
121 "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. 
122 "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. 
123 "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. 
124 "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
125 "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? 
126 "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! 
127 "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! 
128 "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? 
129 "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! 
130 "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? 
131 "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? 
132 "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? 
133 "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. 
134 "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. 
135 "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. 
136 "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. 
137 "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
138 "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? 
139 "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. 
140 "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. 
141 "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! 
142 "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? 
143 "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? 
144 "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. 
145 "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! 
146 "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! 
147 "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. 
148 "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? 
149 "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? 
150 "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
151 "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. 
152 "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. 
153 "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! 
154 "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. 
155 "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. 
156 "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. 
157 "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's 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. 
158 "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. 
159 "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. 
160 "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". 
161 "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. 
162 "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. 
163 "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. 
164 "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. 
165 "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 
166 "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. 
167 "Gohan's Desperate 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. 
168 "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. 
169 "Children of Cell 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. 
170 "The Unleashing"  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. 
171 "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. 
172 "Cell's Mighty Breakdown"  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. 
173 "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. 
174 "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. 
175 "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. 
176 "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. 
177 "Goku's Noble 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. 
178 "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. 
179 "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. 

 Great Saiyaman Saga

 
Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
180 "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. 
181 "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. 
182 "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. 
183 "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. 
184 "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. 
185 "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..... 
186 "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. 
187 "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. Saiyaman is safe! 
188 "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! 
189 "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. 
190 "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. 
191 "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! 
192 "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! 
193 "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. 
194 "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
195 "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. 
196 "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. 
197 "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. 
198 "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. 
199 "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. 
200 "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. 
201 "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. 
202 "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. 
203 "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. 
204 "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
205 "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. 
206 "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. 
207 "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. 
208 "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. 
209 "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. 
210 "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. 
211 "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. 
212 "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. 
213 "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. 
214 "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. 
215 "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. 
216 "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
217 "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 
218 "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. 
219 "The Terror of Majin 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. 
220 "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. 
221 "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. 
222 "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. 
223 "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. 
224 "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. 
225 "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. 
226 "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. 
227 "Learn to Fuse"  Monday September 23, 2002 242
The World Martial Arts Tournament Owner 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. 
228 "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. 
229 "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. 
230 "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. 
231 "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? 
232 "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. 
233 "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. 
234 "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. 
235 "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. 
236 "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. 
237 "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. 
238 "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
239 "The Evil of Men"  Monday October 14, 2002 254
Buu swells up with anger after finding out his puppy has been shot, but Hercule takes out the injured dog's attackers, and Buu calms down. Seeking revenge, Van Zant shoots Hercule and a horrible conflict starts raging inside Buu after he finds his only friend wounded. In a giant puff of steam the evil within Buu is released. After assuming physical form Evil Buu within Buu kills Van Zant. 
240 "Buu Against Buu"  Tuesday October 15, 2002 255
Fat Buu fights Evil Buu to see who will win, but in the end, Fat Buu shoots out a ray to turn Evil Buu into chocolate, but Evil Buu blows it back in his face and the Fat Buu turns into chocolate instead. Evil Buu eats Fat Buu and gains his power to become Super Buu. Afterwards, he wants a good challenge and remembers being promised that he would have a good fight with Goten and Trunks, so he decides to pay them an early unexpected visit. 
241 "Empty Planet"  Wednesday October 16, 2002 256
Buu charges towards the lookout, demanding Piccolo to produce Gotenks. Piccolo refuses, claiming that the promise was for two days, not one. He suggests Buu could amuse himself by hunting down the remaining survivors while waiting for this fight. Buu quickly rules out this possibility by unleashing millions of ki blasts, that destroy almost everyone on Earth. Piccolo tells Buu that Gotenks can be ready within the hour, after Buu agrees, Goten and Trunks rush into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for final desperate training. 
242 "Time Struggle"  Thursday October 17, 2002 257
Buu becomes increasingly impatient, while Videl questions Piccolo's knowledge of Hercule's and Fat Buu's friendship. Chi-Chi aggrevates Buu, causing him to turn her into an egg and crush her. Only half an hour passes before Majin buu decides he will wait no longer, and Piccolo is forced to take the petrifying, pink monster, to the unprepared Gotenks. Piccolo takes the long way round to buy the young Super Saiyans as much time as they can get. 
243 "Super Moves of Gotenks"  Monday October 21, 2002 258
Gotenks and Buu begin their rematch, and Gotenks demonstrates some new, bizarre techniques, none of them work, and Gotenks is forced to fight more seriously. After turning Super Saiyan, Gotenks powers up for his best technique, the Super Kamikaze Ghost Attack, he spits out what appears to be a small ghost like version of himself, but Majin Buu is not worried in the slightest. 
244 "Trapped in Forever"  Tuesday October 22, 2002 259
Gotenks succeeds with his attack, or so it seems, after blasting Buu to microscopic pieces, it appears the monster has been destroyed, but no, there is still enough of him left to regenerate. Gotenks acts as if he has no power left so he can make his next move a surprise, but Piccolo blows up the door to the Time Chamber, trapping himself, Gotenks, and Buu inside forever. 
245 "Feeding Frenzy"  Wednesday October 23, 2002 260
Buu is unable to accept the fact he is trapped forever and will never have candy again, so he screams with enough power to rip a dimensional hole, leaving Earth's best hope trapped inside, After escaping to the lookout, Buu then turns Krillin, Yamcha, Bulma, and the others into chocolate, and gobbles them up. While trapped inside the Time Chamber, Gotenks reveals his best trick yet, Super Saiyan 3! And as Buu did before, Gotenks creates a tear in the dimension and returns to an empty, destroyed lookout. 
246 "Gotenks is Awesome"  Thursday October 24, 2002 261
Gotenks resumes his fight against Buu. And yet again he displays a wide variety of bizarre and childish techniques, such as the "splitting headache", a powerful blast that can slice through anything. Buu then notices that Piccolo is concerned with the lookout, so he forms into a sphere shape, and destroys every last piece of it. Gotenks then powers up for his newest technique, the Spiking Buu Ball Slam. After pulling it off, it appears that the destructive Majin has met his demise, but the victory is short lived, as Buu reveals he is far from finished. 
247 "Unlucky Break"  Monday October 28, 2002 262
Gotenks continues to fight Buu, and gets too cocky for his own good. He then starts pummeling Buu, bringing his power down. Just as he is about to finish Buu off, his Super Saiyan 3 power wears off, and every one of his attacks are now useless against Buu. Gotenks refuses to give up, but his fusion time expires, and Goten and Trunks are forced to retreat. Back at the Supreme Kai planet, Gohan finishes his hidden ability training, and rushes to Earth. 
248 "A Whole New Gohan"  Tuesday October 29, 2002 263
Goten and Trunks desperately try to buy time for their next fusion, but Buu falls asleep, making their job a whole lot easier. Piccolo then senses a radically strong power descending towards them, at first it looks like Goku, but as he gets closer Piccolo realises who it is, Gohan. Gohan begins pummeling Buu with a series of powerful kicks and punches, and it seems the tables have turned on Buu yet again. 
249 "Search For Survivors"  Wednesday October 30, 2002 264
Buu reveals that his fight with Gotenks was a warm up match, as he could sense Gohan's powers growing in a far off place, he then self-destructs, but he isn't dead, during the time Buu is gone, Gohan and the others search for the remaining survivors on Earth. Dende, Hercule and Bee are all discovered, and Dende tells Piccolo of how Popo threw him off the lookout so that the dragonballs could still be used to revive everyone, because without Dende, the balls would turn to stone, but the reunion doesn't last long as Buu returns, only one hour later. He then delivers a puzzling request; he wants a rematch with Gotenks, but it seems he has a plan, as the skin on his back begins to move. 
250 "Majin Buu Transforms"  Monday November 4, 2002 265
Buu absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo. He then transforms into a larger and more powerful form, and Gohan's confidence is slowly chipped away, as Buu taunts him by telling him how disappointed his absorbed friends are. Gohan tries with all his might to overpower Buu with a bone crushing first round, but with the strength of Gotenks, and the mind of Piccolo, he is unstoppable. 
251 "The Old Kai's Weapon"  Tuesday November 5, 2002 266
Gohan continues his struggling battle against Buu, but after Buu unleashes his stolen new techniques against the powered up Saiyan, it seems that Gohan may not come through for Earth after all. Meanwhile on the Supreme Kai's planet, the elder kai reveals a plan to help Gohan defeat the universal giant of evil. He gives up his life so that Goku can return to the physical plane and fight, but even that may not be enough; the second phase of the old man's plan is potara earrings, which enable fusion to take place when one earring is placed upon someone's left ear, and the other placed upon another's right; their bodies merge together to create an even more powerful force. 
252 "Ready to Fuse?"  Wednesday November 6, 2002 267
Goku watches helplessly from the Other World as Buu continues to beat on Gohan. Suddenly, Tien makes a surprise appearance. However, Buu realizes that Tien is a great deal weaker than Gohan and things don't look particularly brilliant. Meanwhile on the Planet of the Kais, Goku receives the Potara Earrings which will allow him and Gohan to fuse...permanently. With this new strategy Goku races back to Earth to help his son. 
253 "Union of Rivals"  Thursday November 7, 2002 268
After Buu absorbs Gohan the pink demon becomes even stronger. Goku's plan to fuse with his son is ruined. But an unexpected ally arrives...Vegeta. After some persuasion the proud Saiyan prince agrees to fuse with Goku. When the fusion is complete Vegito is born. 
254 "Meet Vegito"  Friday November 8, 2002 269
Vegito starts the fight over confident and begins testing his new abilities, and where Buu was totally in control of the fight before, he can scarcely land a punch against his new challenger. Vegito then raises the stakes by turning Super Saiyan, and the battle begins, Super Buu Vs. Super Vegito. 
255 "Rip In The Universe"  Monday November 11, 2002 270
Buu simply can't beat Super Saiyan Vegito, so he digs deep into his well of power and tries to blow a hole through the universe. This would cause all life to end, as the universe would collapse. Vegito tries to beat Buu senseless so he can't complete the attack, but Buu has a shield. Vegito keeps trying, and finally breaks through and nails Buu, stopping the attack. He then taunts Buu, telling him to use his ability on him 
256 "Vegito...Downsized"  Tuesday November 12, 2002 271
Buu's every attempt to defeat Vegito is completely useless, and Vegito no longer sees Buu as a challenge. Buu hatches a plan; he uses Gotenks' Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack, Goku's Kamehameha, and Vegeta's Galick Gun, all at the same time, but thanks to Goku's Instant Transmission, Vegito has not a scratch on him. Realizing he can't defeat Vegito, Buu says he thinks Vegito can't defeat him, that he is bluffing. Once Vegito is close enough, Buu uses his favourite technique: he turns Vegito into a coffee flavoured gobstopper. It seems that the Earth's last hope is gone. 
257 "The Incredible Fighting Candy"  Wednesday November 13, 2002 272
Though in candy form, Vegito is still unstoppable, and it seems that Buu's attack has given his opponent the advantage and not him. Swelling with anger, Buu has no choice but to turn Vegito back to his natural form. Vegito decides to end the fight, but a surprise absorption attack from the enraged Buu saves him from certain destruction. Buu laughs in victory and awaits his body to transform once again. 
258 "The Innards of Buu"  Thursday November 14, 2002 273
When Vegito is absorbed by Buu, 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? 
259 "Mind Trap"  Friday November 15, 2002 274
Goku and Vegeta enter the mind of Buu and go their separate ways; they come across their fallen friends, or what they think are their friends. It soon becomes apparent that these warriors are thought forms made by Buu, and it also seems they cannot be stopped, that is until Buu's thoughts shift to cakes. Meanwhile Dende and Hercule Goku and Vegeta then come across the real Z-Fighters, sealed in pods, and that's not all they find, they also spot the original Buu, sealed in a pod like the rest. But how will they rescue their friends and escape Buu before he notices? 
260 "Deadly Vision"  Monday November 18, 2002 275
Buu realises that Goku and Vegeta have not been added to his power, and are causing him some internal trouble. While in Buu's head, Goku and Vegeta find their lost friends and family, and free them from the pods in which they were sealed. Buu isn't about to take this sitting down; he appears inside his own head, ready to battle the two warriors, but without the fusion Goku and Vegeta are powerless to stop Buu; after a tiring battle Vegeta is knocked unconscious and is approached by Buu's goo. Goku desperately tries to save Vegeta, but it seems the Saiyan prince will soon suffer the same fate as his son. 

 Kid Buu Saga

 
Ep# Title Original airdate Production code
261 "Evil Kid Buu!"  Tuesday November 19, 2002 276
Goku fights Buu and begins to lose. Buu is about to kill Goku when Vegeta awakens and rips down the Fat Buu from inside of the Super Buu. Super Buu's body violently changes once again. as Goku and Vegeta escape with Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, and Goten. They escape as Buu transforms into a smaller form of his original, evil self. 
262 "End of Earth"  Monday March 17, 2003 277
Kid Buu has been resurrected and his first means of evil is to destroy the majestic blue planet, Earth; wasting no time he quickly accumulates the energy needed to wipe the planet from existence. However at the last second Goku escapes with the aid of Instant Transission, rescuing Vegeta, Dende and Hercule. Reluctantly, Goku is forced to depart without his sons and Piccolo. Contemplating the loss, Goku and Vegeta renew battle plans against the pink rubber of destruction Majin Buu, while something begins to stir among the Earth's rubble. 
263 "True Saiyans Fight Alone"  Tuesday March 18, 2003 278
In the rubble of the destroyed Earth, Buu reforms and goes seeking high energy levels which must be the two Saiyans. He eventually finds his way to Grand Kai's planet and kicks around Krillin, Yamcha, Olibu, and Pikkon. Kibitokai offers Goku his Potara Earrings so they can fuse again, but Goku refuses, stating that it is only fair that he and Vegeta fight Kid Buu in their natural state, much to the dismay of Old Kai. Vegeta backs Goku up saying true Saiyans fight alone. Before anyone can object, Vegeta smashes another earring. The two power up to summon Buu before he was going to blow up Grand Kai's world, he teleports to Supreme Kai's world to fight the Saiyans. 
264 "Battle for the Universe Begins"  Wednesday March 19, 2003 279
Goku starts out the fight with Buu as a Super Saiyan 2 and they begin obliterating the landscape. Dende, Old Kai, and Kibitokai teleport to another planet to watch the fight through the crystal ball, accidentally leaving behind Hercule, who jumped off a cliff believing he was dreaming, and Bee who went looking for him. Goku and Kid Buu bounce around for a while and then Goku powers up to Super Saiyan 3. 
265 "Vegeta's Respect"  Thursday March 20, 2003 280
SS3 Goku fights with Buu and is doing quite well, though it raises the question how he plans to kill a putty-like baddie. Vegeta watches the fight with admiration and begins a flashback to his entire history with Goku, beginning from their first meeting in the Saiyan Saga and ending with Vegeta finally able to accept Goku as his superior in strength. Goku realizes at the end of the fight that he doesn't have the energy to beat Buu and he'll need Vegeta to run interference while he builds it up. 
266 "Minute of Desperation"  Friday March 21, 2003 281
While Goku gathers energy for an attack he hopes will defeat Buu once and for all, SS2 Vegeta enters the fight and gets slapped around like there's no tomorrow. He gets knocked down time and time again, but keeps getting up and reentering the battle. Buu is eventually quite scared at how well Vegeta is fighting, but gets the Saiyan into a head lock and begins squeezing, bringing him closer and closer to death while all Goku can do is watch. 
267 "Old Buu Emerges"  Monday March 24, 2003 282
Just as Vegeta's head is about to pop off, Buu stops. Hercule has joined in and is trying to defeat the "wimpy" Kid Buu. Every time Kid Buu goes to hit Hercule, he misses or holds back. Buu is still inside him and he can't hurt his friend. Finally Kid Buu gets mad and spits out Fat Buu onto the ground, where he lies unconscious. Buu is about to kill Hercule but Fat Buu gets up and shoots an energy beam. Fat Buu and Evil Buu start their fight. 
268 "Earth Reborn"  Tuesday March 25, 2003 283
As Fat Buu is being beaten by Kid Buu, Vegeta comes up with a plan. He gets Dende, Elder Kai and Supreme Kai to go to the new Namek and use Porunga to restore Earth and all the people that died since Babidi arrived there (except the evil ones ). This uses up two wishes and still leaves one. And then he reveals his plan to Goku - of using the Spirit Bomb. Goku who thought that Vegeta was going to get Gohan, Goten and Trunks to come to the planet is a little surprised by the plan of a Spirit Bomb. 
269 "Call To Action"  Wednesday March 26, 2003 284
Vegeta talks to the people of Earth (using King Kai's telepathic powers) to try and get them to give energy and only the Z-Fighters and friends give their energy. 
270 "People of Earth Unite"  Thursday March 27, 2003 285
When Vegeta is unable to get the people of Earth to give their energy, the team begins despairing. Some do it, but the others don't because they find it hard to trust the "strange voice out of the sky". In an attempt to save Fat Buu, Hercule throws a stone at Kid Buu, who on looking around notices the Spirit Bomb held by Goku. To get Goku more time, Vegeta jumps into the fight. Now Goku begins pleading with the people of Earth, and some more raise their hands. But most of them still refuse. Finally, Hercule steps up and yells at the Earthlings to raise their hands and Buu will be destroyed. They just couldn't deny it when the words came from him, the World Martial Arts Champion and "Savior of the Earth". Characters such as Bora, Upa, Giran, Nam, Launch, Android 8 (Eighter), Snow, The Mummy, Spike, and others from Dragon Ball are there too. A lot of energy is given but Vegeta can't hold out much longer against Kid Buu. 
271 "Spirit Bomb Triumphant"  Friday March 28, 2003 286
Kid Buu whomps on Vegeta more and beats him into a pulp and then stands on top of him, giving Goku the ultimatum that if he destroys Buu, he kills Vegeta. Fat Buu jumps in and knocks Kid Buu back, then yells for Hercule to grab Vegeta and get him out of the way. Hercule does this and Goku throws the Spirit Bomb, but it's just not enough. He doesn't have enough power to keep controlling the bomb. Kid Buu seems to be taking control of the bomb. Desperately Vegeta yells at Dende to teleport there and heal Goku. Unluckily they can't teleport there because they are too low on energy. After some time of thinking Vegeta gets Dende to use Porunga's third wish to restore Goku's power level back to normal. At this point Kid Buu tosses the Spirit Bomb back at Goku. After receiving the news of his power being restored, he powers up to Super Saiyan and throws the bomb back and manages to kill Kid Buu. 
272 "Celebrations With Majin Buu"  Monday March 31, 2003 287
After Kid Buu is destroyed, Goku, Vegeta, Hercule, Dende, and Good Buu all return to Earth. Six months later Goku and the others wish for the Earthling's memory of Majin Buu to be erased and he's free to go get into all sorts of shenanigans out in the city. He wins a fight and gets money for ice cream and then helps Bulma carry her grocery bags home. Majin Buu and Bulma thwart a jewelry store heist who are really the guys he "accidentally" beat up the first time. Saiyaman and Saiyagirl, his new sidekick/girlfriend, arrive just in time (too late). Later, Goku, Trunks, and Goten are in the hot tub and the boys fuse and attack Super Saiyan Goku in a playful fight. The tub breaks and the two are left standing in front of their friends naked and Goku laughs while Chi-Chi runs after Gotenks to spank him just like in the good ol' days. 
273 "He's Always Late"  Wednesday April 2, 2003 288
Chi-Chi, Gohan, and Goten prepare to go to Bulma's house for a barbecue, but Goku is nowhere to be found. As Chi-Chi's anger rises, Goku is having troubles of his own. While waiting to witness the hatching of four dragon eggs, troubles arise casting him into the role of the egg protector. Goku must do his best to guard the fragile eggs not knowing that he will soon face another danger, an angry Chi-Chi! 
274 "Granddaughter Pan"  Thursday April 3, 2003 289
Ten years have passed since Kid Buu was destroyed, and the Earth is enjoying a time of peace! Gohan has become a scholar and is happily married to Videl. Trunks and Goten have become strong, young teenagers! Vegeta and Bulma have a new daughter named Bulla! And, oh yes! Goku's a grandfather! 
275 "Buu's Reincarnation"  Friday April 4, 2003 290
Goku has Mr. Buu (formerly Fat Buu) magically rig the drawings so he can fight Uub in the first round of the World Martial Arts Tournament. Uub, a ten year-old human boy, is the reborn, pure good, form of Kid Buu! But before Goku can fulfill his request Pan must first face off against Wild Tiger in her first match. Only at the tender age of four she has already learned martial arts and the ability to fly. Although Pan's childish attitude is deceiving, she wallops the oversized competitor to the ground with ease. Goku finally faces Uub. After Goku realizes Uub is very nervous he decides to loosen him up by making him angry through the use of insults and calling his family names. 
276 "Goku's Next Journey"  Monday April 7, 2003 291
Uub, growing stronger as the battle rages, is able to learn to fight during his match with Goku, soon becoming the Saiyan's equal! Neither warrior gives an inch in this fast paced, destructive battle. But before the match is decided, Goku offers to train Uub so that he will be the Earth's next hero. Goku then bids his farewells to his friends and family, promising to return and he flies off with his new student. Thus ends the story of the Dragon Balls and Goku, the Earth's greatest hero. 

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