Once restored, revealing his horrific ordeal in Hell, Frieza desires revenge against Goku and Future Trunks. Tagoma objects to Frieza's plans, but Frieza promptly subdues him. When Frieza finds out that Goku has gotten much stronger since they last met, he decides to train in order to become more powerful. Since Frieza's power was inborn, he reveals that he had never felt the need to train a day in his life before now. Four months pass before Frieza and his army head for Earth. All the while, Goku and Vegeta continue their training under Whis. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman travels to Earth to inform Bulma that Frieza had been revived and is approaching Earth with an army of one thousand soldiers. With the Frieza Force fast approaching, Bulma gathers the remaining fighters to fight Frieza's army in hopes of holding out until Goku and Vegeta make it back to Earth.
After testing Goku's new transformation, which Goku explained is a Super Saiyan equivalent to a Super Saiyan God, Freiza unveils his new Golden Frieza form. After expressing how impressed they are by each-other's progress, Goku and Frieza engage in a fierce battle. Meanwhile, Whis informs Bulma of their arrival on Earth in a few minutes but he and Beerus stop midway and Universe Six's Destroyer Champa and his attendant Vados. After having a short conversation with Champa and Vados, Beerus and Whis finally arrive on the battlefield. While eating Bulma's delicious dessert, Beerus and Whis acknowledge that Frieza has indeed become significantly stronger and that Goku seems to have a tough time keeping up with Golden Frieza. Still not use to his newest form, Goku struggles to keep up with Golden Frieza's speed and prowess, eventually getting pummeled into the ground.
Goku and Beerus continue to fight in space, their clashing blows revealed to be producing shockwaves then are causing the universe to be undone, Old Supreme Kai assuming that two more such blows could destroy everything. However, Goku manages to land the third clash with Beerus by balancing Beerus' attack with his own to prevent any more shock waves to be produced. Beerus then uses his atomic bomb attack on Goku, who counters with a Kamehameha.