The BEST Episodes of Dragon Ball
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Network: Fuji TV
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.
#1 - The Fallen
Season 4 - Episode 33
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.
#2 - The Victor
Season 6 - Episode 16
The end of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament finds Goku struggling for survival as Junior gets the upper hand, poised to take the Title and his life. Kami devises a way to rescue the young hero, but his plan calls for the ultimate sacrifice!
#3 - The Spirit Cannon
Season 4 - Episode 32
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!
#4 - Quicker Than Lightning
Season 5 - Episode 26
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!
#5 - Full-Moon Vengeance
Season 4 - Episode 21
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?
#6 - The End, The Beginning
Season 6 - Episode 21
Goku and Chi Chi must travel to Mt. Five Elements in a last ditch effort to save her father, the Ox King, from the deadly magical flames, which threaten to consume his kingdom. Before Goku can complete his quest, he must fan the flames of Fate and hope he doesn't get burned!
#7 - Final Showdown
Season 5 - Episode 21
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?
#8 - Victory's Edge
Season 4 - Episode 30
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!
#9 - The Biggest Crisis
Season 5 - Episode 20
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?
#10 - Goku Strikes Back
Season 5 - Episode 19
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!
#11 - Eternal Dragon Resurrected
Season 5 - Episode 25
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!
#12 - Tien's Insurrection
Season 4 - Episode 31
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?
#13 - The True Colors of the Masked Man
Season 4 - Episode 8
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.
#14 - Tail's Tale
Season 4 - Episode 28
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!
#15 - Yamcha's Big Break
Season 4 - Episode 20
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!
#16 - Kami vs Piccolo
Season 6 - Episode 10
Goku is eager to fight Junior, but Kami fears his inexperience will be his downfall. Hero takes on Junior in the last round of the semi-finals, where his shocking agenda is revealed.
#17 - Lost and Found
Season 5 - Episode 22
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!
#18 - Changes
Season 6 - Episode 1
Warriors the world over are lining up to compete as the World Martial Arts Tournament prepares to get under way. Unfortunately, all of Master Roshi's pupils are missing, including Goku. With the entry-deadline approaching, the competitive future of our heroes looks bleak, as does Roshi's patience.
#19 - King Piccolo's Wish
Season 5 - Episode 11
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!
#20 - Final Match: Goku vs. Tien Shinhan
Season 4 - Episode 29
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!
#21 - The Eternal Dragon Rises
Season 4 - Episode 10
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.
#22 - Junior no More
Season 6 - Episode 13
Junior reveals a startling secret that shocks the tournament. Goku finds himself facing a huge dilemma, as his fight for the championship becomes the fight for survival!
#23 - Stepping Down
Season 4 - Episode 26
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?
#24 - The Legend of Goku
Season 1 - Episode 13
Goku is exposed to a full moon. Transforming into a huge, alien gorilla, Goku goes on a rampage, attacking friends and foes alike. Can Bulma, Yamcha, and Puar return Goku to his normal self without hurting him and while also avoiding Emperor Pilaf's army?
#25 - Goku vs. Krillin
Season 4 - Episode 27
goku fights Krillin.