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.
Krillin is dead! As Goku sets out on a quest for revenge, his friends attempt to learn the identity of Krllin's killer. All clues lead to Master Roshi's past an evil, that could destroy the world!
Goku catches up with the killer. The killer is a demon named Tambourine and gladly tells Goku about how he kills Krillin for the dragonball and lists of the martial arts society. Tambourine beats up Goku by blasting a beam at the flying nimbus causing Goku to fall into the woods. Tambourine beats the crud out of Goku and continues going back to King Piccolo thinking he is dead. Meanwhile back at the martial arts tournament the gang decides to go back to Kami Island with Krillin`s dead body. Tambourine gets back to King Piccolo. Piccolo tells Tambourine to post the martial arts society pictures on the wall. Piccolo commands Tambourine to go and kill the entire martial arts society to make sure no one can use the evil containment wave and trap King Piccolo in the electric jar again. Tambourine goes and kills King Chapa and Pamfoot.
Tambourine continues his killing rampage by killing Bacterian and Manwolf. Back at the Kame house Master Roshie and the gang think of a plan to defeat King Piccolo using the Daragonballs and to make a freezing capsule to perserve Krilllin`s body for another year. King Piccolo creates another demon called Cymbal to get the dragonballs. Goku wakes up trying to find food. He finds a fish cooking above a fire and decides to eat it. A boulder is thrown at him. Goku dodges the boulder and threatens the stranger to come out. The stranger comes out claiming that Goku stole his fish.
The stranger tells Goku that he stole his Breakfast. Goku says that can he prove it was his fish. The stranger tells Goku that he was cooking that fish. Goku sees that the stranger has a dragonball hanging on his neck as a bracelet. Goku then thinks that he works with Tambourine and they start fightingn him. After they are done fighting Goku asks the stranger
s name. The stranger says his name is Yajirobe and Goku tells his own name. Goku asks where Yajirobe got the dragonball. Yajirobe says that he found it 3 years ago in the jungle. Goku realizes that the whole fight was a misunderstanding. Then Cymbal comes asking for the dragonball. Goku relaizes that Cymbal works with Tambourine. Yajirobe doesnt give up his dragonball and fights him. Right when Cymbal was going to use his killer attack Yajirobe grabs his sword and cuts Cymbal in half. King Piccolo finds out about Cymbal`s death telephatically linked and starts to have a killer headacke.
Tambourine continues his seek-and-slaughter campagign of Martial Artists as he sets his sight on victom number eight! Yamcha! Master Roshi takes Tien and Chiaotzu on a cross-country race for the Dragon Balls. As they try to stay ahead of the competion, King Piccolo and his dastardly horde. Meanwhile Goku attempts to persuade mountain-boy Yajirobe to hand over his Dragon Ball to help save Krillin!
Tambourine closes in on Goku and Yajirobe as the two warriors enrage in a cross-country chase for each other. Meanwhile to obtain a Dragon Ball, Tien Shinhan must first atone for the brutality of his past.
Tambourine arrives to exact revenge on the murderer of his 'brother' Cymbal. Goku tells Yajirobe that it is his turn to fight, and Yajirobe consents, as long as he can eat the monster. Tambourine laughs and can't believe that Goku wants to challenge him again. Goku says that he'll win this time because he is full and not hungry. Goku then beats the living tar out of Tambourine. Tambourine appears dead, but gets up and fires an energy ball at Goku. It appears to have incinerated Goku, but Goku was too fast for it. Tambourine tries to fly away, but Goku uses his power pole to propel himself upwards and powers up a Kamehameha. He then incinerates Tambourine. King Piccolo feels Tambourine's death through his mental link and goes to avenge his death himself. The episode ends as Pilaf's airship appears in the skies above Goku and Yajirobe.
Goku must stand alone as he faces the wrath of King Piccolo. Without aid, and protecting the one-star Dragon Ball. Goku defends his life as the dastardly alien seeks revenge for the deaths of Cymbal and Tambourine. Master Roshi finds himslf between a rock and a hard place as he quests for the three-star ball.
Exhausted, bruised and alone, Goku makes a final stand against the seemingly indestructable King Piccolo. As Master Roshi and the others continue their pursuit of the Dragon Balls, it becomes clear that the trail leads to the dark forces of Piccolo and judgement day for our heros.
Global destruction is one wish away if King Piccolo succeeds in calling forth the Eternal Dragon. Master Roshi answers the call for a hero by placing himself between the creature and the remaining Dragon Balls. However, in his attempt to save the world, he may pay the ultimate price.
King Piccolo has called forth the Eternal Dragon. Master Roshi is down, Tien can't get up and Chiaotzu is scared stiff. With no one to oppose him, Piccolo prepares to make a wish, which if granted, could become the world's greatest nightmare!
The invasion has begun! A youthful King Piccolo sets out to vanquish the world, sector by sector, and he's starting out with the peaceful inhabitants of King Furry's realm! Meanwhile, Goku hopes to regain his strength by visiting Master Korin's Tower, if he can climb it, exhausted and frail.
Goku's reunion with Master Korin is filled with hope and disappointment as the hero receives shocking news! Meanwhile King Piccolo attempts to force King Furry's obedience through a horrific display of brutality towards his kingdom and subjects as Tien prepares for the long journey to learn the secret of the Evil Containment Wave.
Something stirs in the cold, deep black below. Moans bellow from a hollow cavern beneath the ice. The Dark is alive! And it calls for Goku, as he sets out on a dangerous quest to find the Ultra Divine Water. One sip could mean amazing power or painful death!
Goku and Yajirobe seek the Ultra Divine Water, a mystical beverage that will grant either great power or death. But surprise follows surprise as Goku finally finds Darkness, the keeper of the Ultra Divine Water. After Goku proves himself worthy, Darkness allows him to drink the perilous potion. But will he be empowered or perish?
Tien masters the Evil Containment Wave, deciding to use it against the evil Piccolo. One problem; if used against an opponent the Wave will kill its user! Meanwhile Goku and Yajirobe return to Korin's Tower where Goku discovers his new powers and is given another Nimbus cloud. Can Goku reach Piccolo before Tien sacrifices himself?
King Piccolo has declared annihilation of the world, one sector at a time. First up, the Western City, home of Bulma's parents. Tien Shinhan, having mastered the Evil Containment Wave, prepares to fight Piccolo, but a new menace threatens all. Goku races to offer aid, but will it be too late?
There's a new beast in town and his name is Drum. Tien Shinhan must go through him before he can fight King Piccolo. The problem is, Drum moves faster than Tien's eyes - all three of them! Goku is on his way, but will he arrive in time to save the day?
Goku is back to face King Piccolo, and not a moment too soon! As Tien Shinhan and the rest of the resistance endure their most desperate hour, only Goku stands between Piccolo and the destruction of the Western City. It's more than just a rematch, it's the battle to save the world!
Piccolo puts all of West City on edge when he invades the King's castle, but Goku is not about to let him take over without a fight. While Tien watches from the sidelines, the young Saiyan takes it on the chin and refuses to go down. It's a fierce battle but even Goku has his limits. How much can he take?
The fierce fight between Goku and Piccolo continues. But Piccolo gains the advantage when he breaks Goku down limb by limb. To make matters worse, Tien is used as a pawn in the battle. Goku is forced to make an awful choice. Will he surrender to Piccolo and save his friend or choose to fight and risk his own life?
With Piccolo's reign of terror at an end, Goku has time to mend his wounds. As he heals he learns that there may be a way to revive his lost friends - a face to face meeting with the creator of the Dragonballs! The only problem is that the only way to get to the mysterious Kami is by using his Power Pole, and it's gone missing!
Goku finds his lost Power Pole and uses it to climb to Kami's temple in the sky. The only problem is that when he arrives he must face off against Kami's assistant Mr. Popo in a test of strength. Does Goku have what it takes to pass this test and earn a meeting with the mysterious Kami?
Goku cannot defeat Mr. Popo, and thus, cannot see Kami! Goku decides to be trained by Popo. Kami eventually does reveal himself, and Goku is shocked to see he looks just like Piccolo(the logic!)! Kami tells Goku of how he split his good self from his bad in order to take the throne of Kami-sama, but because of it, Piccolo was created. Kami tells Goku that he can't bring the dead back to life... but Shenron can. He will be able to bring Shenron back to life to restore everyone.
After Goku mistakes Kami for the villainous Piccolo it is time for the young warrior to begin his grueling three year training for the next World Martial Arts Tournament. In exchange for Goku's promise Kami agrees to revive the Eternal Dragon!
Goku's first task under his new teacher is a death-defying mission to the top of Mount Rumble to fetch the legendary Sacred Crown. But the mystical artifact has a deadly secret! Goku will have to be quicker than lightning to accomplish this task alive!
Continuing his training, Goku follows Popo's instruction and enters the deep, dark woods. While searching for a worthy sparring partner, Goku stumbles across a surprising discovery hidden deep within the secluded labyrinth and finds help a most unexpected way!
Goku journeys through time, where he meets a young Master Roshi! But Roshi has a problem of his own his arch rival, Shen! While the two rivals battle for the affections of the same girl, Goku attempts a new power with the help of Master Mutaito.
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it!? Goku learns this lesson the hard way when he asks Popo for the ultimate sparring partner to aid in his training. What he gets is the battle of his life! Meanwhile, Yamcha and the others continue their long journey to reach Korin's Tower, in hopes of receiving training from the wise Master.
Preparing for the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku gets some important training tips from Mr. Popo. Meanwhile, Tien, Yamcha, Chaiotzu and Krillin make their way to Korin's Tower for some training of their own. Unfortunately they are sidetracked by a village celebrating a mysterious festival to their mountain spirit. Once the mountain erupts it's up to our heroes to put a lid on the active volcano!
While Goku continues his training, Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotzu and Krillin find themselves in a very hot situation! A remote village is threatened by an erupting volcano and it's up to the good guys to put a lid on it. The time has come to put their new training to the test!