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!