Dragonball Z Episode Guide

Episode 1 - The Arrival of Raditz Raditz, a Saiyan warrior, arrives at Earth planning to destroy it.

Episode 2 - The World's Strongest Team Piccolo joins forces with Goku to battle against the Saiyan's threat to Earth. Both fight against Raditz, but discover that they can't stop him.

Episode 3 - Gohan's Hidden Powers Raditz has almost killed Goku but then his power sensor goes off. Gohan breaks free of the space capsule where Raditz had imprisoned him. In a remarkable burst of power against Raditz, Gohan's Saiyan blood shows through.

Episode 4 - Gohan's Hidden Powers Raditz is weakened by Gohan's burst, allowing Gokou to grab Raditz. Piccolo summons an extra powerful blast to finish off Raditz, but his attack also kills Goku. Before Raditz dies, he tells Piccolo that two other Saiyans who have even greater power are heading for Earth and will arrive within the year! While Piccolo trains Gohan, Goku travels through the other world to visit Martial Arts Master King Kai to get superior training from him in preparation for the coming battle against the Saiyans!

Episode 5 - Gohan's Metamorphosis Piccolo takes Gohan to a deserted place in which to train. Gohan is left alone to survive for six months, while Piccolo watches over him. On the night of the first full moon, Piccolo witnesses an incredible transformation as Gohan becomes a huge ape monster!

Episode 6 - Gohan Makes a Friend Gohan gradually gets used to living in the deserted place. One day, he helps an injured dinosaur and the two become friends. Later, Gohan's new friend is attacked by another evil dinosaur! Gohan saves his new friend.

Episode 7 - Trouble on Arlia Vegeta and Nappa (the evil Saiyan warriors), are getting closer to earth, eager to gather the seven Dragon Balls and make their wish for immortality. On the way to earth, the two warriors decide to stop by Planet Arlia to have some fun. Fun meaning destruction to a Saiyan!

Episode 8 - Home for Infinite Losers Goku accidentally falls off of Snake Way.Two ogres give Goku a test. They promise that they will show him the way back to Snake Way if he wins a competition against them.

Episode 9 - Princess Snake's Hospitality A group of warriors have gathered at the top of Korin Tower. There they will undergo the special training that will prepare them for the Saiyans. Meanwhile, Goku reaches the end of Snake Way only to fall into the treacherous hands of the Snake Princess.

Episode 10 - Escape from Piccolo One day Gohan escapes the wilderness, but his handmade boat is wrecked in a storm. Gohan is saved by orphan children on an island and makes some new friends. When he almost reaches home, Piccolo reminds him of his mission; which is to save Earth!

Episode 11 - Showdown in the Past Earth's warriors, Krillin, Tien, Chiaotzu and Yamcha, are training at Kami's lookout, but get frustrated at the speed of their training. Kami's assistant, Mr. Popo, instructs them to know themselves to become stronger and to learn about their enemy to defeat it. Mr. Popo sends their spirits to the Pendulum Room, where the warriors experience the power of the average Saiyan. Then they learn the treality that the two Saiyans who are approaching are over twice as strong!

Episode 12 - The End of Snake Way Gohan is continuing his training under Piccolo. One night, Gohan suddenly transforms to a giant ape again and attacks Piccolo! Piccolo discovers that a moon image is projected from Goku's old Saiyan space pod and Piccolo must destroy the pod before Gohan destroys him! Meanwhile, Goku finally reaches King Kai's small planet at the end of Snake Way. There, Goku finds that he must train in the gravity of a planet that is ten times stronger than Earth's!

Episode 13 - A Fight Against Gravity, Catch Bubbles! After Goku passes King Kai's test to make King Kai laugh, the training begins! Goku's first task is to catch King Kai's pet monkey, Bubbles, in a gravity ten times stronger than Earth's. King Kai tells Goku that the planet Vegeta, the Saiyans' homeworld, had the same gravity as his place and that the two Saiyans that are on the way to Earth are even stronger than King Kai himself! This fact makes Goku even more determined to become stronger and beat the Saiyans!

Episode 14 - The Legend of the Saiyans Goku's next task is to hit Gregory, a super fast grasshopper, with a heavy hammer. King Kai is amazed to see how quickly Goku can conquer the gravity and decides to teach him the ultimate techniques called 'Kaio-Ken' and 'Spirit Bomb'. One day, King Kai reveals more to Goku about his Saiyan heritage. Goku learns that the planet Vegeta had vanished and he is one of only four Saiyans that survived. Goku will have to confront the rest of the surviving Saiyans soon!

Episode 15 - Black Day for Planet Earth Goku completes his training under King Kai, and is ready for the battle against the Saiyans. While Goku hurries back on Snake Way to Earth, the evil Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa, finally land and launch a diabolical blast on the Earth. They first sense the power of Piccolo and Gohan and proceed to them. Their purpose is to find the Dragon Balls and make their wish -- immortality.

Episode 16 - The Battle Begins... Goku Where are You? Vegeta and Nappa reach Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin. Vegeta recognizes Piccolo as the one who told Raditz about the Dragon Balls before finishing Raditz off, and then reveals that Piccolo is an alien from the planet Namek! The Saiyans then grow plant monsters, called Saibamen, to fight Earth's warriors first, just as Tien, Chiaotzu and Yamcha arrive to help!

Episode 17 - The Saibamen Strike The Earth's Special Forces show their newly developed power in their battle with the Saibamen. Unfortunately, the Saibamen are only a beggining to the real battle against their creators - the evil Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa.

Episode 18 - Nappa... The Invincible? Nappa powers up and picks Tien as his first prey. Chiaotzu tries a sneak attack, but Nappa's enormous power prevents anyone from helping Tien.

Episode 19 - Tien Goes All Out!! Tien uses all his powers to help Piccolo and Krillin attack Nappa, but Nappa continues to dominate the Earth's Special Forces. Just as Nappa is about to finish off Piccolo and Krillin, Vegeta calls a three hour break to see if Kakarot (Goku) will show up.

Episode 20 - Times Up!! When the three hour truce ends Goku has not arrived, so Nappa resumes his devastating attack. Suddenly everyone senses that Goku will arrive soon. When Vegeta senses that Goku's power level is very high, he orders Nappa to finish off the remaining three warriors before Goku arrives!

Episode 21 - The Return of Goku Nappa defeats Krillin and fires a massive power blast to finish off Gohan. Piccolo saves Gohan by sacrificing himself, but this also sacrifices Kami and the seven Dragon Balls necessary to wish everyone back alive! Gohan is enraged and uses all of his power to avenge Piccolo, but Nappa is way too strong. Luckily for Gohan, Goku finally shows up.

Episode 22 - Goku Strikes Back Goku arrives and surprises everyone with his new power. Vegeta orders Nappa to retreat, but the enraged saiyan attacks Krillin and Gohan instead. Goku stops Nappa by using his new Kaio-ken technique, and the injured Nappa pleads to Vegeta for help. Vegeta shows his ruthlessness by blowing up Nappa instead!

Episode 23 - Goku Vs. Vegeta... A Saiyan Duel Goku must now face Vegeta, the prince of the planet Vegeta, the strongest Saiyan warrior, and a villian so ruthless he destroyed his own partner, Nappa, for being injured. When Goku's double Kaio-Ken attack fails, Goku breaks his promise to King Kai and uses the triple Kaio-Ken. Vegeta becomes sp angry that he wants to blow up the Earth.

Episode 24 - Vegeta... Saiyan Style! Vegeta realizes that Kararot is stronger than he expected, so he uses the ultimate strategy - transforming to a giant ape. Goku is in great danger! On the way to Master Roshi's, Gohan and Krillin sense Goku's crisis and hurry back to help him. Meanwhile, Goku decides to try his other new technique, the Spirit Bomb.

Episode 25 - Stop Vegeta Now!! As Vegeta, the giant ape almost crushes Goku, Yajirobe manages to cut off his tail! A furious Vegeta now attacks the other three warriors, while Goku tells Gohan to fight against Vegeta so Goku can get a chance to give the Spirit Bomb to Krillin. When Vegeta corners Gohan, Krillin throws the Spirit Bomb at Vegeta!

Episode 26 - Battle's End Even after getting hit by the Spirit Bomb, Vegeta is still alive! Although he is injured and weak, Vegeta seems still too strong for the Earth's warriors. Just as Vegeta is about to finish off Gohan, Gohan's tail grows back again! Gohan then transforms to a giant ape and starts attacking Vegeta! But is he strong enough? Namek Saga

Episode 27 - A New Goal... Namek! The damaged Vegeta leaves the Earth, promising he will be back to destroy everyone. Goku wishes to bring back the other Earth's warriors, but the Dragon Balls don't exist any more on Earth! Krillin remembers that the Saiyans had said that the Dragon Balls could be found on the planet Namek, so Mr. Popo and Bulma go to find out if Kami's original spaceship will still work.

Eposide 28 - Journey to Namek Kami's spaceship is reconstructed and ready for the long journey, so the Dragon Balls search crew -Bulma, Krillin and Gohan- takes off to Namek. At first, they enjoy a nice ride, but all of a sudden they are attacked and captured by a mysterious spaceship run by refugees! Meanwhile, the injured Vegeta travels back to his army base to recover.

Episode 29 - Friends or Foes? Bulma, Gohan and Krillin are captured by a mysterious group of heavily armed refugees on the way to the planet Namek. At first, the refugees accuse the trio of being the henchmen of the evil Freeza that destroyed their home planet. But, when the crew help out in a dangerous situation, the refugees allow them to continue on their journey to the planet Namek.

Episode 30 - Hunt for a Dragon Ball On the planet Namek, Bulma, Gohan and Krillin begin the adventurous hunt for the Dragon Balls with the help of two Namek natives. On the Earth, Goku starts his training early even though he has not yet healed, while far away in the universe, Vegeta rests in the recovery room at one of Freeza's bases.

Episode 31 - Who's Who? Just as Gohan and others are about to find all of the Dragon Balls, the two Namek reveal their true identity! The Earthlings are in big trouble! Meanwhile, Vegeta finds out that Freeza has already left for the planet Namek to search for the Dragon Balls. Quickly, Vegeta also takes off to Namek!

Episode 32 - Touchdown on Namek After escaping two vicious aliens, Bulma, Gohan and Krillin finally arrive on the real planet Namek. Their joy doesn't last long, because soon they see Vegeta's space pod flying over them, with a second space pod following it! Yet, they don't even know the worst part: Freeza is already on Namek searching for the Dragon Balls!

Episode 33 - Face Off On Namek One of Freeza's assistants senses the power of Gohan and Krillin, and sends a reconaissance party to investigate. The scouts break into the space ship, but Gohan and Krillin beat the scouts easily. Meanwhile, Vegeta is challenged by his long time rival, Cui. However, Cui is no match for Vegeta, who has increased his power level.

Episode 34 - The Ruthless Freeza One of Freeza's assistants senses the power of Gohan and Krillin, and sends a reconaissance party to investigate. The scouts break into the space ship, but Gohan and Krillin beat the scouts easily. Meanwhile, Vegeta is challenged by his long time rival, Cui. However, Cui is no match for Vegeta, who has increased his power level.

Episode 35 - The Nameks vs. Freeza As Goku continues his long journey to Namek, Gohan and Krillin watch as the Nameks struggle to defend their planet from Freeza's henchmen. Freeza is continuing his search for the fifth Dragon Ball, and will stop at nothing to get it.

Episode 36 - Escape From Dodoria Freeza's henchmen threaten a Namek child during their search for the Dragon Balls, but Gohan and Krillin become enraged and rescue the child. They soon find themselves pursued by Freeza's henchman Dodoria, but they manage to give him the slip.

Episode 37 - Secrets Revealed Vegeta intercepts Dodoria who hopes that Vegeta will spare his life if he reveals that Freeza destroyed the Saiyan home planet! Vegeta decides to destroy Dodoria anyway, and then begins to search for Gohan and Krillin. When he cannot locate them, Vegeta decides to search for the Dragon Balls instead. Meanwhile, Gohan and Krillin locate Bulma who tells them that Gokou will reach Namek within the week!

Episode 38 - A Collision Course Goku struggles to fix his ship during his trip to Namek, and barely avoids getting barbecued! Vegeta beats Freeza to the Namek village containing the fifth Dragon Ball and he takes it for himself.

Episode 39 - Stay Away From Freeza Piccolo and the others reach King Kai's and begin their training. On Namek, Freeza's henchmen continue their search for the Dragon Balls while Gohan and friends learn about the eldest Namek. Krillin soon sets out to find the last Dragon Ball, but Vegeta decides to amuse himself at the expense of Zarbon.

Episode 40 - Zarbon Transformed Vegeta surprises Zarbon with his increased power, but Zarbon returns the surprise by transforming into an incredibly powerful monster. Zarbon then attacks Vegeta and appears to destroy him.

Episode 41 - The Eldest Namek Dende takes Krillin to the eldest Namek where the ancient Namek leader uses his special power to increase Krillin's potential. Now, it will be up to Krillin to prevent the 7th Dragon Ball from falling into the hands of the evil Freeza!

Episode 42 - Get Vegeta After defeating Vegeta, Zarbon returns to Freeza's space ship. There, Freeza becomes enraged that Zarbon came back without Vegeta who knows where one of the Dragon Balls is hidden. Zarbon is sent out to retrieve Vegeta and put him in a recovery room.

Episode 43 - Vegeta Revived Once Vegeta recovers from Zarbon's pounding, he fools Freeza and Zarbon and steals their five Dragon Balls, Vegeta senses Krillin's power and begins to follow him, but he is being followed by Zarbon!

Episode 44 - A Heavy Burden As Goku continues his journey to Namek, he continues his heavy gravity training. Unfortunately, his space ship gets hit by a magnetic storm and the gravity machine goes out of control. What can Gokou do when he gets crushed by the most extreme gravity he has ever experienced?

Episode 45 - Immortality Denied Zarbon challenges the rejuvenated Vegeta, but is easily crushed by Vegeta's increased power! Next Vegeta threatens Krillin and Bulma until he gets the 7th Dragon Ball that the eldest Namek gave to Krillin. Krillin hopes Gohan finds the other Dragon Ball, so that Vegeta cannot make a wish!

Episode 46 - Big Trouble for Bulma When Gohan returns with the last Dragon Ball, Krillin takes him to see the eldest Namek. Meanwhile, the Dragon Ball rolls into the lake, forcing Bulma to use a capsule submarine to go get it. However, this will be no simple retrieval!

Episode 47 - Scramble for the Dragon Balls Krillin and Gohan are traveling to the Eldest Namek, but they fail to notice that Vegeta has begun to follow them! Meanwhile, the Ginyu Force is approaching Namek on a mission from Freeza...

Episode 48 - Arrival of the Ginyu Force Krillin and Gohan reach the Eldest Namek's hideout just as Vegeta catches up with them. The Eldest Namek senses the arrival of the Ginyu Force, so Krillin and Gohan decide to make a truce with Vegeta in order to protect the Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Goku finally conquers the 100 Times Large Gravity setting and is ready for battle.

Episode 49 - Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force Freeza's Ginyu Force arrives on Namek! Krillin, Gohan and Vegeta reach Vegeta's hiding place for the rest of the Dragon Balls, when suddenly, the Ginyu Force appears in front of them! The Ginyu Force decides to have some fun - by challenging our heroes!

Episode 50 - Time Tricks and Body Binds Guldo is the first to challenge Gohan and Krillin. Guldo uses his powers to avoid attacks, but the two earthling fighters move much faster than Guldo expects. Next, Guldo uses his 'body binds' technique to make them immobile - can Gohan and Krillin escape from Guldo's trick?

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