Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever. See how Goku met his life long friends Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, Master Roshi and more. And see his adventures as a boy, all leading up to Dragonball Z and later Dragonball GT.
Bulma finds there is nothing wrong with the dragon radar and thinks something organic must have swallowed the ball that puts the ball off detection. Roshi suggests Goku visits Fortuneteller Baba to find the last dragonball with her clairvoyance. Goku takes off with Yamcha, Puar and Krillin. They stop at a town and Goku needs to get a new suit of clothes. While a new martial suit is being made, Goku flies take Upa on the adventure with him. After changing into his new clothes, Goku and his friends head off to Fortuneteller Baba's palace passing desert tornados and storms. Goku is greeted by Ghost at the palace. A group of mean-looking visitors enter the palace and leave in a devastated state. Goku and the others enter and meet Fortuneteller Baba who isn't what they expected. Baba is asking a huge price for a single fortune and Goku's only alternative is to battle five warriors of Baba's.
Yamcha, Krillin and Goku feel up to fighting while Upa and Puar choose to stay back. Krillin starts against Fangs the Vampire. Krillin misses every time and is beaten when Fangs sinks his fangs into Krillin's scalp. Krillin loses a lot of blood and Fangs pushes him into the lake. Ghost attends to Krillin's blood loss. Unsuspecting Upa and Puar volunteer to be the next to fight Fangs together, which Fangs agrees to. Scared but determined, Upa breathes crunched up garlic in Fangs' face. Fangs then rounds on Puar but she turns into porcupine that impales Fangs' jaws. She then turns into a giant hand and slaps Fangs into the lake. Yamcha chooses to fight next. Baba tells Yamcha he is fighting an invisible warrior. While Yamcha's attempts are unsuccessful, Krillin sends Goku to fetch Bulma and Roshi. Yamcha tries hearing the invisible man out.
Goku locates Roshi and Bulma in their capsule ship. Goku collects Roshi and Bulma in a careless manner than makes the ship swurve down and aggressive Launch takes control in the nick of time. Yamcha's hearing the invisible man works out at first until Baba starts singing awfully. Yamcha takes repetitive blows. Krillin diverts the invisible man with applause giving Yamcha the chance to fight back, but the invisible man becomes silent and starts devastating Yamcha. Goku arrives with Roshi and Bulma. With a thrust of Bulma's breast, Krillin makes Roshi have a violent nosebleed right on the invisible man, exposing him to Yamcha. Yamcha beats the invisible man with a Wolf Fang Fist, forcing him to surrender. Roshi reveals that Baba is his sister. For the next fight Baba leads the whole lot into her creepy tower. Yamcha is to fight in a realm called 'The Devil's Toilet'. Baba takes Goku to her home room, serving him a meal while testing his reflexes. Baba has creepy ideas in store for Goku and his friends.
Baba summons a coffin. Out comes Yamcha's opponent, a mummified warrior. The mummy is a lot faster and stronger than he looks and Yamcha nearly falls in the Devil's Toilet. The mummy beats Yamcha despite his attempt to retaliate a surprise attack. Puar cuts in, but it makes matters worse. Goku saves Yamcha and enters the next fight.
The mummy feels a bit hesitant to fight Goku. Goku whets the mummy's apetite and counterstrikes. The mummy binds Goku with his own bandages. After a long struggle, Goku jumps down just beyond the deadly toilet water and breaks free. Goku defeats the mummy with a single punch. Goku's next opponent is a demon called Spike. The demon seems easy to beat and he nearly falls in the toilet. Spike prepares to use his Devilmite beam to finish Goku.
Master Roshi briefs the others on the story of the Spike. Spike fires his Devilmite beam on Goku. Goku resists the beam entirely. Spike fires a stronger Devilmite beam. Goku resists that one entirely as well. Spike then flails a trident at Goku. A mysterious man wearing a cat mask and a halo on his head has been watching Goku closely. Goku almost falls in the Devil's Toilet but climbs on the other side of the bridge and surprises Spike. Goku finishes Spike with a mighty kick. The final fighter requests Baba that he and Goku fight outside. Roshi senses some familiarity of the fifth fighter. The fight begins.
The final fight begins with a struggle. Both opponents are evenly matched. The masked man launches Goku in the air and sends him crashing through the stage, but Goku attacks back. The masked man launches a Kamehameha Wave, which Goku avoids. Goku does his own Kamehameha Wave on the masked man. The masked man grabs Goku's tail, disabling him from fighting. The masked man is getting more familiar to Roshi all the time and he has a good idea who is under the mask. Roshi reveals that the man is none other than Goku's deceased grandfather Gohan.
Gohan repeatedly slams Goku against the floor. Meanwhile Pilaf is trying out his new power suit and Shu and Mai spy from a satelite on Goku. It turns out Pilaf has the final dragonball and has jammed the dragon radar. Eventually Goku's tail rips off. Gohan surrenders and reveals his face to Goku. Bulma retells her adventures with Goku. Gohan chooses to stay dead and vanishes after a farewell. Baba reveals the exact location of the last dragon ball.
Goku flies his Nimbus after Pilaf's car to get the last dragon ball. Pilaf is heading to Baba's place in hope of procuring the other dragon balls, thinking Goku still has a weakness. Goku stops the car and recognises his previous enemies. Pilaf challenges Goku to a battle, with his Dragon ball against all 6 in Goku's possession. Pilaf, Shu and Mai get in their powersuits. The machines are unaffected by Goku's first attacks. The machines corner Goku and Shu burns his clothes off. To Pilaf's horror he finds Goku has no tail. Pilaf, Mai and Shu combine their powersuits into a titanic machine. Using a Kamehameha Wave, Goku blasts the side of Mai's powersuit. Mai ditches her broken powersuit and rides Pilaf's and Shu's combined powersuits as the trio flees. Shu fires a missile, but Goku throws it right back, trashing the powersuits. Pilaf gives Goku the dragonball and Shu gives him his clothes.
Goku flies back to Baba's place and takes Upa with all the dragonballs to the Land of Korin. Yamcha wants to train with Roshi who doesn't feel up to it but Bulma changes his mind. Goku and Upa have fun on their journey. Goku summons the eternal dragon and with a pluck of his courage, Upa wishes his father be resurrected. The dragon grants the wish and Bora rises from his grave. Upa delightfully embraces his father and the dragon vanishes into the seven balls. Before they can scatter Goku grabs the four star ball already turning to stone. Goku bids Bora and Upa farewell and heads back to Baba's place. Roshi says that he has nothing more to teach Goku. Goku walks without any use of the Nimbus cloud ready for training and adventure.
Goku is travelling when he sees a girl about to be eaten by a tiger-monster.He saves her and she asks him to help her village which is being terrorized by 2 people called Terror and Plague. When they reach the village they see that there is a call going on in which when a person's name is called, and he doesn't reply 'here' he'll be sent inside the gourd(a thing Terror and Plague use to trap people).Goku shows up and challenges them and beats them but they use the gourd and trap him.Goku escapes the gourd with his power pole and takes the gourd, trapping Terror and Plague.They feel sorry and Goku releases them and they now work for the villagers.Goku then travels on towards the wilderness.
Goku makes an enduring journey to challenge Master Chin. Chin is busy fending off Rising Dragon and his two men. Before Rising Dragon can begin a fight, his brother Sky Dragon stops him. Chin's agrees to workout with Goku, his son Shoken getting worried. Goku finds Chin has been in weak health lately and learns from him about the King's Tournament. Goku manages to get medicine for Chin, managing to avoid conflict with the Dragon brothers. Sky Dragon spends his time terrifying his students. Goku volunteers to take Chin's place in the King's Tournament. Jealous Shoken spikes Goku's breakfast. At the tournament Goku battles Sky Dragon as the laxative kicks in Goku, but he resists the effect and beats Sky Dragon. The Dragon brothers and students join Chin's teachings and Goku resumes his journey.
In a castle Princess Misa is taken by a demon. Goku reaches the village avoiding the traps. In the castle the king has doubts Goku will succeed but recruits him to face the demon Shula after seeing his fighting skills. At that moment the demons are rampaging the village. The king escorts Goku to the portal next day and Goku cannot pull Shula's sword from the door. At the Kame House, Launch is getting agitated with Roshi and Yamcha and Krillin are hard at training. Goku meets the guards Gola and Maylay, who advise caution fighting Shula, who intends to marry Princess Misa. Goku defeats the first demon and shocks everyone with his intention to fight Shula. Goku beats Shula and escapes with Misa, Maylay and Gola helping. Goku pulls out Shula's sword and seals the portal.
Goku finds some people running away from their village. They say that a monster named InoShikaCho is terrorizing their village. Goku goes to the village and finds two men, one of whom has a third eye, who defeated Inoshikacho. The villagers pay them 100,000 seni for their services. Later, Goku finds them in the woods with InoShikaCho around a campfire. Goku realizes that they only pretend to kill the monster to get money. The three-eyed stranger fights Goku. He chops down a tree, which falls on Goku. A girl wakes him up, saying that she found him unconscious in the woods. Goku goes to the next village and finds The two strangers pulling the same trick. Goku says that they're friends with InoShikaCho, but they trick the villagers into believing Goku is friends with them. Goku picks up InoShikaCho and runs off, but the villagers catch him. The girl who saved him appears and clears Goku's name.
Three years have passed, and it is the day before the World Martial Arts Tournament. Goku sees three guys beating someone up, so he steps in and fights. They run away, and the guy he saved, Konkichi, is very thankful. Konkichi takes Goku to the airport so he can fly to Papaya Island, the site of the tournament. Goku has no money, so they go to a carnival to win some. Goku wins enough money for the tickets, so they head back to the airport. Goku sees Fortuneteller Baba, so he stops to talk. Konkichi runs off, but is caught by the same guys as before. They force him to rob a bank, but he gets caught. Konkichi admits to Goku that he was a criminal, but he wants to change. Baba tells Goku where the three men are, so he takes off after them. He catches them and brings them to jail. Unfortunately, he missed his flight, so he decides to swim to Papaya Island.
As Master Roshi and the rest of the gang head for the World Martial Arts Tournament, one member is noticeably absent: Goku! After three years of training, his mysterious disappearance is baffling, but if he doesn't reach the sign-in booth on time, he won't get to compete!
Three years of intense training has led Goku and his friends to this day. The World Martial Arts Tournament begins! Among the competitors is a dangerous foe who nearly destroyed Goku in their first encounter. Get ready for action!
In his first match of the preliminaries, Goku coincidentially gets one of the most dangerous opponents in the world, King Chappa. He is said to be the single greatest warrior of his time, once winning the World Martial Arts Tournament without his opponents laying a single hand on him! Goku has an uncanny smirk, not affected by the rumors.
Ready! Set! Go! Goku gets in the first punch and has King Chappa eating his words. It seems Goku is no ordinary child. Things heat up and the two show no mercy. Finally, one of Goku's combos get through and knock the legendary King Chappa down. But judging from his angry roar, he isn't happy!!! King Chappa is about to use his pantented eight-handed technique. Nicknamed, for it is so quick-his onslaught appears to be comprised of eight hands! But Goku dodges and counters every one of those eight hands quicker than he can throw them. He smirks once more and trips him with his tail. Goku takes to the air and King Chappa prepares to attack. Master Roshi s
The excitement grows as everyone eggs on the Grand Finals. Goku remains calm while others are more nervous. Tien shows up and insults Yamcha as usual. Then, Chiaotzu comes along and Krillin gives him a piece of his mind. ""Are you going to say something or what?""(Honestly, I understand. Chaiotzu never says a word!)""Baldy!"" replies Chiaotzu. WHAAAAAAT?!, the insulted Krillin yells. ""It's not exactly like you have a lion's maine under there, cueball!""(If anyone watched this ep. closely enough I may have words slighty off. So, if you can, send me the exact quotes in the viewer's comments. thanks)Not exactly, says Chiaotzu. He removes his hat only to reveal.......there's only ONE SQUIGGLY HAIR under there!!! Tien shelters Chiaotzu as if he were his older brother telling him to put his hat back on before he catches a cold. Like Tien actually has a sensitive side to him!
Outside, Oolong and Puar go off in search of Master Roshi. Puar checks the crowd and Oolong checks all the bathrooms. Oolon
As the World Martial Arts Tournament continues, the first match in the Quarter-Finals is well underway, with Yamcha challenging Tien Shinhan. With these two warriors locked in combat, one thing is certain: sparks will fly!
The second match has begun, with Jackie Chun versus Man Wolf. While Jackie Chun wants to advance to the semi finals, Man Wolf is more interested in something else. He reveals Jackie is to blame for his current state and he has been training for three years to exact his revenge. Can Jackie come out of this fight in one piece and be of some help to Man Wolf at the same time?
The next match is underway, with Krillin and Chiaotzu proving to be evenly matched. But when Chiaotzu unleashes a new technique, the Dodan Wave, it could spell trouble for Krillin.
The match continues, in which Chiaotzu launches something even worse than the Dodon Wave against Krillin. Krillin's only chance to catch Chiaotzu off guard is the most unexpected technique in martial arts: math. But long after the match is over, Goku and Krillin learn there is more at stake than the championship as Master Shen wants revenge for Goku defeating Tao.
Goku finally gets to step into the ring and begin his match, where he finds a world-renowned fighter and action star waiting for him. This star has come to the tournament to claim the only title he's never won, Master of Martial Arts, making this determined fight to the end.
The Tournament semi-finals have begun, pitting Tien against Jackie Chun. It's a battle between the young and the old as both warriors combat with amazing skill.
The match between Jackie Chun and Tien heats up as both fighters pull out every trick they know. But what will happen when even the audience gets caught in the middle of this?
goku fights Krillin.
The fight between Goku and Krillin heats up as the World Martial Arts Tournament continues. What began as friendly combat turns to all-out war after Krillin pulls a sneaky stunt behind Goku's back. Tempers flare, the battle turns fierce, and a once strong friendship all but disappears. Be prepared! The outcome of this match will knock you off your feet!
The final match in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament is about to begin! Goku faces Tien Shinhan in a climactic battle to see who will become the next Master of Martial Arts! However, if Tien has his way, this will be Goku's final match, period!
Battered, bruised, and on the brink of destruction, Goku finds himself at the mercy of Tien Shinhan, as the final match in the World Martial Arts Tournament continues. No one has witnessed combat like this! Who will win the ultimate battle? Watch and find out!
Goku and Tien's power and technique seem to be amazingly equal, but a dramatic turn of events enrages Tien to a new level of focus and determination. Only one outcome will satisfy the proud Tien as he unveils a sinister new attack! How can Goku survive against this monstrous new Tien?
With his surprising multi-armed technique, Tien launches a furious assault on Goku. He seems to have the advantage, but Goku's tail proves to be more trouble than expected and Goku breaks free. As the fight ensues, Tien grows desperate enough to unleash the Tri-Beam Cannon, a powerful attack that could destroy them both!
Having barely escaped the devastating tri-beam attack, Goku and Tien are now high above the stadium. Goku's surprise use of the Kamehameha Wave leaves both fighters helplessly falling and, with the ring destroyed, the first one to hit the ground loses. Due to a collision with a truck, Goku hits the ground first and Tien is declared the winner. As former rivals become friends and celebrate a well fought tournament, a mysterious enemy's attack steals a friend's life.