part one – episodes 1–13
Goku is a legendary warrior and the strongest fighter on the plant, but he's about to encounter a foe from outofthisworld. What brings this new menace to Earth? And what's up with his tail?
When Raditz abducts Gohan and announces his plans to conquer Earth, Goku and Piccolo are forced into an uneasy alliance. The two rivals don't trust each other, but neither of them can defeat the Saiyan on their own!
Despite the fury of their attacks, Goku and Piccolo are unable to land a death blow in their battle against Raditz. Gohan's unexpected outburst manages to weaken the powerful Saiyan, but it may be too little, too late.
Now that he's dead, Goku must fight to survive in the afterlife, especially during his treacherous trek down Snake Way. Back on Earth, Gohan endures his own punishment as a student in the house of Piccolo!
Piccolo tries to toughen up Gohan with some wilderness survival training, but things get hairy when the young Saiyan sees his first full moon! Meanwhile, Yajirobe summons Earth's strongest fighters to Kami's Lookout.
As the deadly Saiyan invaders approach Earth, Gohan makes slow, but steady, progress under the watchful eye of Piccolo, and Goku struggles with the "gravity" of his training under King Kai.
To prove himself worthy of King Kai's training, Goku must test his mettle against a fleetfooted monkey and a powerful cricket that's big on respect. Meanwhile, in the land of the living, Gohan takes a beating from his monstrous master!
Goku's training under King Kai is finally complete, and he's eager to return to Earth. Master Roshi uses the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron, but will Goku make it back in time to stop the Saiyans?
The Saiyans have arrived, Goku isn't even on the planet, and the overmatched ZFighters represent Earth's last line of defense. When Vegeta and Nappa unleash the gruesome Saibamen, Yamcha picks a fight that could be his last!
Krillin's furious attack wipes out the Saibamen, but the ZFighters are powerless against the Saiyan warlords. One by one, Earth's defenders suffer devastating injuries or fall in battle. Goku's return is their only hope for survival.
Piccolo hatches a desperate plan to prolong the battle until Goku's arrival. When Vegeta senses an awesome source of power approaching, he orders Nappa to dispose of remaining ZFighters starting with Gohan!
Goku arrives in time to save Gohan and Krillin, and the resurrected warrior is eager to put the hurt on Nappa. When it becomes clear that Goku is no ordinary fighter, Prince Vegeta steps into to finish the fight himself!
The stage is set for a final showdown between Vegeta and Goku. The Saiyan Prince is stronger, faster, and far more ruthless. Goku's only hope for victory is a technique that may very well destroy him!
part two – episodes 14–26
Vegeta can’t handle the fury of Goku’s triple Kaio-Ken technique, so the Saiyan warlord unleashes his inner ape. Weakened by his furious onslaught, Goku’s only hope to defeat the beast is the mighty Spirit Bomb!
As Goku lies exhausted and vulnerable on the field of battle, Gohan and Krillin take aim at Vegeta’s only weakness: his tail! If they can take the ape out of the fight, they might have a chance to escape with their lives.
Krillin and Gohan team up to blast Vegeta with a Spirit Bomb, but the Saiyan prince refuses to die. Things look bad for the Z-Fighters until Yajirobe distracts the enemy long enough for Gohan to undergo a transformation of his own!
Vegeta has been defeated, but there’s no time to celebrate. The Z-Fighters must find a way to resurrect the friends who died stopping the Saiyan invasion. Fortunately for the fallen, Krillin has a plan!
Preparations for the journey to Namek hit a snag when Bulma accidentally blows up the remaining Saiyan spaceship. Mr. Popo may know of another vessel, so he and Bulma travel to the Earth’s end for a closer look.
A bad case of space boredom makes Bulma a pain to share close quarters with, and Vegeta recovers from his injuries only to discover that Frieza has a head start on tracking down the magic Dragon Balls!
Gohan and Krillin beat up on Frieza’s henchmen, but their spaceship is destroyed in the process. Vegeta is headed for a showdown with Cui, and the shrewd Saiyan is keeping his true power level under wraps!
Goku blasts off in a brand new spaceship specially equipped with a device designed to help increase his strength! On Namek, Krillin and Gohan watch in horror as Frieza’s men slaughter innocent Namekians.
Gohan and Krillin risk their lives to rescue a young Namekian, and Vegeta goes on the rampage after learning the truth about the destruction of his home planet!
After easily defeating Dodoria, Vegeta begins his violent search for the two remaining Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Krillin and his new friend Dende set out to warn the eldest Namekian of the horror headed his way!
King Kai telepathically “phones” Goku with a warning to stay as far away from Frieza as possible! Back on Namek, Vegeta is shocked to discover how much a simple transformation can increase Zarbon’s power.
The eldest Namekian unlocks the full force of Krillin’s dormant power, so the bald brawler can better protect his Dragon Ball. Elsewhere, a Saiyan-related premonition prompts Frieza to call for reinforcements.
Vegeta lays it on the line in a daring attempt to steal the Dragon Balls right out from under Frieza’s nose. Krillin’s riding high on a Namekian power surge, but he’s about to wander into a dogfight he can’t survive!
part three – episodes 27–39
Intimidated by Vegeta’s superior strength, Krillin reluctantly surrenders his precious Dragon Ball. A glimmer of hope remains after Gohan secures a ball of his own – but the young warrior is headed for a beat-down courtesy of Vegeta!
Vegeta intercepts Krillin and Gohan on their mad dash to get powered up by the Eldest Namekian, but larger problems loom on the horizon. Brace yourselves for the arrival of the Ginyu Force!
Gohan and Krillin fight to survive against Guldo, a member of the Ginyu Force who possesses awesome psychic abilities! With Goku still in space and Vegeta their only ally, things look bleak for Earth’s heroes.
Vegeta ramps his battle power up to impressive levels, but he’s still no match for the Ginyu goons. To escape death, he’ll need help from some heroic former enemies. Meanwhile, Frieza tries to unlock the magic of the Dragon Balls!
At long last, Goku finally completes his journey from Earth and arrives on planet Namek. His friends are gravely injured, but the mighty Saiyan warrior has a bag full of magic beans and a powerful secret!
As Frieza prepares for his ruthless interrogation of the Eldest Namekian, Goku shows off the benefits of training in gravity one hundred times that of Earth. Will it be enough to help him defeat Captain Ginyu?
Frieza locates the Eldest Namekian, but Nail intercepts the evil entity, risking his own life to preserve the Dragon Balls. Elsewhere, Gohan and Krillin rescue a damsel from some dinosaurs, and Goku continues his battle with Cpt. Ginyu.
Gohan and Krillin unearth the Dragon Balls, but their attempts to summon the dragon fail miserably. Later, Cpt. Ginyu’s devious strategy forces Earth’s warriors to do the unthinkable: attack Goku’s flesh and bones with chilling ferocity!
Goku and his body are reunited, but the noble Saiyan is severely injured and unable to fight. A Namekian messenger rushes to assist Gohan and Krillin in summoning the dragon, but there’s no guarantee he’ll arrive before Frieza.
Gohan and Krillin – with the aid of the young Namekian Dende – rush to make their wishes before Vegeta or Frieza discover their trickery. When the dragon is unable to grant their request, a departed ally offers advice from the afterlife.
Piccolo is resurrected and ready to rumble, but his arrival is delayed by an encounter with a dying Namekian. Meanwhile, Vegeta prepares to throw down with Frieza, but the Saiyan prince may be badly overmatched.
Vegeta is impressed by Gohan’s furious outburst after Frieza strikes a death blow against Krillin. The two Saiyans work together to defeat the monster, but even their combined powers won’t be enough spare their lives!
Piccolo joins the battle in progress and quickly attacks Frieza with the strength of two Namekian warriors. The powerful villain is caught off guard, but a second transformation gives him the strength to finish the fight once and for all!
part four – episodes 40–52
Frieza has begun his ultimate transformation, and Vegeta’s only hope to defeat the monster is suffering a mortal wound. If the Saiyan warrior can convince Dende to restore his strength, he may gain the power to defeat his enemy!
Vegeta gives his increased power and speed a test run by launching a violent attack on Frieza, but no matter how furiously he fights, the Saiyan is unable to penetrate his enemy’s defenses!
Goku arrives at the battle scene only to find Vegeta battered and badly beaten. With his dying breath, the Saiyan prince reveals the truth about Frieza’s roll in the death of Goku’s father, prompting a fierce outburst of Saiyan pride!
Goku and Frieza go head to head in a vicious slugfest that threatens to destroy the planet of Namek. Krillin and Gohan are amazed by the brutality of the battle, but Piccolo believes two warriors are just warming up!
The bruises are multiplying as Goku and Frieza continue to pummel each other mercilessly! Meanwhile, Bulma’s encounter with an unusual frog leads to an out-of-body experience!
After suffering a savage beating at the hands of Frieza, Goku summons the awesome power of the Kaio-Ken! If his desperate attack succeeds, victory will be his, but if it fails, the Saiyan race will be eliminated!
When his most powerful attacks fail to faze Frieza, Goku turns to his ultimate weapon: the Spirit Bomb! Piccolo joins the fight to buy Goku some time, but can the noble Namekian survive long enough to taste sweet victory?
With the help of his friends, Goku succeeds in blasting Frieza with a gargantuan Spirit Bomb! Victory seems assured, but when the monster remerges to strike a shockingly fatal blow – Goku undergoes a powerful transformation!
While Gohan races to save Piccolo, Goku inflicts a Super-Saiyan beating on Frieza. The blonde brawler’s impressive new powers drive his opponent to a desperate counterattack that could obliterate Namek!
Despite the danger of Namek’s impending implosion, Goku continues his battle with Frieza, determined to extract revenge for Krillin’s murder. Elsewhere, Gohan tries to locate Bulma before it’s too late!
Kami and King Kai concoct a plan to restore the wish-granting power of the Namekian Dragon Balls, and Goku continues his epic battle with the villainous Frieza!
After Goku is seemingly defeated by Frieza, Gohan enters the fight to avenge the loss of his father. Meanwhile, a newly resurrected Dende rushes to make a final wish before planet Namek is destroyed.
Goku and Frieza continue their epic battle as planet Namek crumbles beneath their feet. Back on Earth, Gohan eagerly awaits word of his father’s ultimate fate!
part five – episodes 53–65
Goku's ill-advised display of mercy leads to a treacherous final attack by Frieza. As the epic battle between the two warriors reaches its climax, planet Namek teeters on the brink of ultimate destruction!
Frieza is defeated, Namek has been obliterated, and the whereabouts of Goku remain a mystery. How will Earth carry on without its Super Saiyan hero? And what will become of the Namekian refugees?
The wreckage of Frieza’s body is rebuilt by the monster's fiendish father! Together, they embark on a mission to eradicate life on Earth. Will Goku return home in time to save his friends?
The bone-chilling onslaught of Frieza and King Cold is brought to a halt by a mysterious stranger with a mighty sword, but only time will tell if this new warrior is friend or foe!
The formidable stranger finally reveals the secret of his origins after a Super Saiyan sparring session with Goku. The oddly familiar fighter is a visitor from the future sent to deliver a grave warning!
Goku tells the amazing story of how he survived the destruction of Namek, and the heroic warriors begin their training for a looming showdown with the Androids!
Goku and his friends eagerly await the arrival of the Androids, but Yamcha's confrontation with the mechanized monsters suggests that Earth's heroes may be up against more muscle they can handle!
Goku tries to pulverize the Androids with a devastating display of his Super Saiyan strength, but a mysterious ailment prevents the mighty warrior from unleashing his true power!
Vegeta's sudden arrival creates an opening for the others to rescue Goku. While Yamcha rushes the fallen hero to safety, Vegeta reveals his new and improved fighting style – including the Big Bang Attack!
Goku wages a life and death battle with a deadly heart condition, Piccolo takes center stage in the battle to destroy Android 20, and Trunks returns from the future with a disturbing revelation.
While Piccolo and company search for Dr. Gero's secret laboratory, Vegeta sets out to hunt down and destroy Android 20. Meanwhile, Trunks tries everything in his power to save his stubborn father!
The newly activated Androids 17 and 18 provide a display of their unprecedented power and cruelty. Vegeta is eager to fight, but he soon finds himself outnumbered three to one!
One by one, Vegeta and his reluctant allies meet horrific ends at the hands of the unstoppable Androids. A bed-stricken Goku is Earth's only hope, but there's a specially-designed Android waiting to destroy him!
part six – episodes 66–77
Faced with an unbeatable enemy, Vegeta flies away in a solitary rage, and Piccolo seeks out Kami on a quest to increase his power by whatever means necessary!
While Kami considers merging with Piccolo, Trunks and the others discover a second time machine. Elsewhere, Vegeta vows to become strong enough to defeat the Android invaders!
During their investigation of the second time machine, Gohan and company stumble upon the shell of what appears to be a monstrous creature. Later, a horrific vision forces Kami to accept his fate and merge with Piccolo!
The Super Namekian formerly known as Piccolo finds himself face-to-face with the most terrifying monster the world has ever seen. Who is this new threat? And why does he have Goku's power?
Cell – believing he has defeated Piccolo – foolishly reveals the mysteries of his hideous origins. Little does the monster know, the powerful Super Namekian cannot be conquered so easily!
Cell continues his bloodthirsty rampage, Krillin and Trunks destroy what little remains of Dr. Gero's laboratory, and Goku awakens from his extended slumber ready to fight!
Goku leads his Saiyan brethren to a secret room designed for highly-advanced training. Meanwhile, Piccolo puts his enhanced powers to the test against an Android adversary!
Piccolo and Android 17 trade blows in a battle of unprecedented brutality! Cell – sensing their presence – races to the scene of the skirmish in pursuit of his terrifying perfect form!
Cell’s arrival forces Piccolo and the Androids into an uneasy – and temporary – alliance. While the Super Namekian mounts a desperate, final attack, Goku and Gohan wait for Vegeta to emerge from the Room of Spirit and Time!
After defeating Piccolo, Cell turns his attention to his true prey: Androids 17 and 18. The monster must absorb them both to achieve his perfect form, but Android 16 still stands in his way!
Desperate to help Android 18 escape, Tien places his own life at risk in an unwinnable battle with the monster Cell. When the three-eyed warrior's power quickly fades, he'll need a lift from a friend to avoid a gruesome end!
Vegeta puts his new powers to the test in a shocking slugfest with Cell. Back in the Room of Spirit and Time, Goku attempts to teach Gohan the secret to a Super Saiyan transformation!
part seven – episodes 78–88
Gohan struggles to achieve Super Saiyan status, Vegeta considers letting Cell attain his perfect form, and Krillin succumbs to his powerful feelings for a certain pretty Android!
Vegeta's unrivaled arrogance and Krillin’s unusual affection for Androids help Cell move one step closer to his perfect form. Meanwhile, Gohan struggles to achieve Super Saiyan status!
Gohan uses the pain of past failures to make a Super Saiyan breakthrough, and Vegeta is shocked to find he's no match for Cell's formidable perfect form!
Vegeta unleashes an awesome attack that leaves Cell shorthanded, but the monster responds with a brutal beat down, knocking the Saiyan prince unconscious and clearing the way for Trunks to enter the fight!
Goku and Gohan continue their Super Saiyan training, and Trunks finds out the hard way that boosting his power to the next level won't stop Cell. The situation looks bleak until the monster throws down a challenge!
Cell announces his evil plan for an epic martial arts tournament. The strongest fighters in the world are welcome to compete, but if the monster wins – everybody dies!
Goku and Gohan emerge from their training session with Super Saiyan hair and a strange sense of calm. Goku's newfound strength is out of this world, but he's not sure it will be enough to defeat Cell!
The army launches an all-out attack on Cell, but the puny Earthlings prove to be no match for the monster. In the aftermath of battle, Goku hatches a plan to revive the magic Dragon Balls!
Goku continues his quest to resurrect the Dragon Balls by scouring the galaxy in search of the Namekians. Back on Earth, a cocky martial artist dares to enter Cell's tournament!
The tournament is about to begin, and hulking human with a devilish name is slated to be the first challenger! Can the arrogant champion make good on his boasts, or will Cell teach him the meaning of the word pain?
Goku and Cell prepare to square off in what may be the greatest battle in history! Both fighters are hesitant to reveal their true powers, but once blows are exchanged, the violence quickly escalates!
part eight – episodes 89–98
Goku and Cell put on an amazing display of ferocious fighting! The monster makes things more interesting by blowing up the ring, and Goku responds with a devastating Kamehameha Wave!
Goku and Cell battle until both warriors are winded and weary. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Goku does the unthinkable. The greatest champion in Earth's history retires!
Gohan replaces his father in the battle with Cell, but the boy appears to be no match for his monstrous opponent. His only hope for survival is to unleash the fury lurking deep inside him!
Android 16 tries to take the bad guy out with a bang, Cell summons his miniature minions, and a cowardly champion risks his life to deliver an important message to Gohan!
Gohan's rage boils over as he races to rescue his friends from the brink of death! Next, the boy gives his new powers a whirl in a bone-crushing battle with the menacing Cell Juniors!
Cell reveals the full force of his true power, but Gohan refuses to flinch in the face of danger. As the momentum swings to the Saiyan side, Goku calls for his son to deliver the final blow!
Gohan succeeds in defeating Cell, but the monster has one last trick up his sleeve – a devastating development that could destroy the world! For the sake of the future, Goku must prepare himself for the ultimate sacrifice!
Cell returns with intentions to wipe out planet Earth once and for all! Gohan is badly injured, but with a little help from his friends – and pep talk from his fallen father – he summons a Kamehameha Wave that just might save the world!
In the aftermath of battle, Dende heals the injured heroes and summons the magic Dragon Balls in an attempt to resurrect those killed during Cell's rampage!
Gohan and the others adjust to a peaceful life, while Goku and Kai make the most of Snake Way. Trunks returns to the future and takes on a series of battles in hopes of restoring peace to his own era.