Dragon Ball Z

The WORST episodes of Dragon Ball Z

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Many years have passed since Goku first searched for the Dragon Balls. He is a grown man, with a wife and son. He and his friends have settled into their own lives and, for the most part, things are rather peaceful. Then one day, Goku learns he is really a Saiyan and comes from another planet. Now begins new adventures for Goku and his friends as they defend their home against new, more powerful threats.

Last Updated: 5/4/2022Network: Fuji TV
Krillin's Proposal
191 votes

#1 - Krillin's Proposal

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1991

With the Earth at peace once again, Krillin and Maron do a little shopping, but then Maron looks at a wedding dress and a house. Krillin thinks they might get married, but is he right?

Look Out Below
190 votes

#2 - Look Out Below

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/21/1990

Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin make a rough landing on what they believe to be Planet Namek, but when their ship falls off a liff, it seems their journey will come to an untimely end Luckily for or heroes, two kind Namekians appear in the nick of time and pull them to safety. Offering to help them in their quest, the Namekian named Raiti leads their gang on a search for the Dragon Balls.

Brood of Evil
297 votes

#3 - Brood of Evil

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/18/1990

After fleeing from the wicked aliens, Bulma, Krillin and Gohan arrive on the planet Namek. But they are not alone. Vegeta is right behind in his own space pod. To make matters worse, the dreaded Frieza is already on the planet, and he has three of the Dragon Balls!

The Search Continues
297 votes

#4 - The Search Continues

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/1990

On Planet Namek, Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma continue their search for the Dragon Balls with the help of their new friend Zaacro. Standing between them and their goal, however, is one mean giant! Meanwhile, back on Earth, Goku has escaped from the hospital to begin training for his upcoming re-match with Vegeta.

The Heavens Tremble
216 votes

#5 - The Heavens Tremble

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1991

Even with Goku not back yet, the Earth has been very peaceful as Gohan fishes and Krillin dates a young girl named Maron. However, the peace will be disturbed because an old enemy has escaped from his dark prison- Garlic Jr!

Bulma's Big Day
323 votes

#6 - Bulma's Big Day

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/5/1990

Bulma screams to be let down, and reminisces on her troublesome life. She bites the soldier holding her, and she drops him. They catch her and land in a clearing. Bulma tries to escape but her efforts are fruitless. She eavesdrops on their conversation and finds out that they don't know about the Dragon Balls, so she explains to them how the wish could make them stronger than even Frieza. They like the idea of boundless strength and insist that she show them where the other balls are. In Space, Goku uses to Kaio-ken to form a energy ball and throws it into the gravitational pull of the gravity machine, causing it to cycle around the room. Goku then gathers energy for a Kamehameha and fires it at the other energy ball. Instead of them connecting, they overlap and hit Goku, one on the back and one on the chest. He endures the hit as if it were nothing.

A Friendly Surprise
270 votes

#7 - A Friendly Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/1990

As Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan close in on the last of the Dragon Balls, they uncover a shocking secret about their Namekian friends. And while Goku works to build up his strength back on Earth, far across the galaxy, Vegeta has begun making plans of his own. The Saiyan prince's sights are set on one thing - revenge.

A Girl Named Lime
218 votes

#8 - A Girl Named Lime

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/13/1993

While out shopping for his Mother, Gohan stumbles upon a village that has retreated to a nearby shelter. But when a little girl named Lime shows Gohan that the owner of the shelter is merely capitalizing on the villagers' fear of Cell, Gohan comes up with a Super Saiyan solution to the problem!

Losers Fight First
218 votes

#9 - Losers Fight First

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/3/1993

Hercule steps into the ring to take Cell down, but not so fast, Champ! Caroni and Pirozhki, Hercule's top students, make a spectacular entrance, ready for a piece of the action! Don't miss the fun, because this is one ship of fools that's sinking fast!

Fight with Piccolo
190 votes

#10 - Fight with Piccolo

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/1991

The brave Namekian has been tainted by the mist too, as he now follows Garlic Jr. As the immortal demon relaxes, Mustard and Salt have their fun with Earth's last heroes. Will Krillin and Gohan beat them and how will they able to handle Piccolo?

Call for Restoration
191 votes

#11 - Call for Restoration

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1991

Gohan easily beats Mustard and Salt, but is powerless against the infected Piccolo. Krillin tries to save Kami and Mr. Popo, but eventually gets bitten by Piccolo. Gohan seems to be the only hero left and it seems that the battle is over...or is it?

Terror on Arlia
217 votes

#12 - Terror on Arlia

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/12/1989

While Goku runs down Snake Way for a meeting with King Kai, Gohan gets a very important survival lesson from a T-Rex. Meanwhile Vegeta and Nappa head towards Earth but make a quick stop on planet Arlia and become prisoners of the tyrant king who rules the planet. After a brief scuffle with the monster Yeddy, the Arlians realize that the two Saiyans are more for then they can handle as Vegeta and Nappa leave their terrible mark on the planet.

Forfeit of Piccolo!
217 votes

#13 - Forfeit of Piccolo!

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/2/1994

The World Martial Arts Tournament rolls forward, as Krillin squares off against Pintar. Though his opponent may be bigger, Krillin turns out to be much faster. The next round finds Krillin facing Piccolo -- only to end the battle before it begins by conceding defeat. Videl begins her bout with another oversized foe named Spopovitch.

Gohan Returns
243 votes

#14 - Gohan Returns

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 7/24/1991

Everyone that has been killed by Frieza and his henchmen on Namek are resurrected, but so far, Guru isn't back yet and it looks like Goku has been beaten by Frieza's attack. To avenge his father, Gohan returns to the battle to make sure the cold tyrant blows up with the planet, but how long can he last?

Suicidal Course
190 votes

#15 - Suicidal Course

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/1991

Piccolo and Krillin fooled Garlic Jr., for they were not infected by the Black Water Mist, and they freed Kami and Mr. Popo. Kami heads towards the seven air currents to spread the Sacred Water, but he could lose his life. Will he make it time, and will the others handle Garlic Jr.'s power increase with the Makyo Star?

Celebrations With Majin Buu
245 votes

#16 - Celebrations With Majin Buu

Season 9 - Episode 34 - Aired 12/20/1995

The Supreme Kai brings Dende back to the world of the Kais. Dende heals Vegeta and Goku. Hercule finds the body of old Buu, and asks Dende to heal him. Vegeta won't let him, and plans to destroy him. He says it is too dangerous for any form of Majin Buu to exist, but Hercule continues to plead with him. Goku takes Hercule's side, explaining to Vegeta that it was old Buu who saved Vegeta's life right before Goku threw the Spirit Bomb. Vegeta reluctantly agrees, and Majin Buu is healed. Supreme Kai takes them all back to Dende's lookout, where they reunite with friends and family. Goku tells his family that Elder Kai gave him his life, so he can stay on earth for good. Four months later, they use their remaining wish with Shenron, asking him to erase the memory of Majin Buu from the mind of everyone on earth, so that the good Buu can assimilate into society. Life finally returns to normal on earth.

Water Fight
217 votes

#17 - Water Fight

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/1993

The Other World Tournament advances to the Quarter-Finals, and the battles are out of this world! Goku's opponent Arqua appears to be a wimp, but that changes quickly when he transforms the entire ring into water! Can Goku win in the underwater fight?! And then, it's the most anticipated fight of the tournament, Olibu versus Pikkon!

Gohan's First Date
164 votes

#18 - Gohan's First Date

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/29/1993

Despite his efforts to keep his superhero identity as the Great Saiyaman a secret, Gohan discovers that his fellow high schooler Angela knows all. Saucily, Angela agrees to keep mum if Gohan agrees to go on a date with her. Though he has faced many a formidable villain in his Z-Fighter career, Gohan finds the prospect of a date with a girl to be terrifying.

Goku's Special Technique
218 votes

#19 - Goku's Special Technique

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/22/1992

Trunks, the son of Bulma and Vegeta, has told Goku of a new threat- two powerful Androids that will bring destruction to Earth. But maybe Goku and the others can do something about it.

Follow Dr. Gero
191 votes

#20 - Follow Dr. Gero

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/25/1992

Bulma arrives on the scene to discover that Android 20 is Dr. Gero himself. The insane scientist fires an energy blast that sends Bulma flying so he can activate Androids 17 and 18. After saving his young mother and younger self, Trunks follows Vegeta to stop him from facing the Androids head as the others find Gero's laboratory before he does, but will they make it?

Extreme Measures
163 votes

#21 - Extreme Measures

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/1991

Gohan, Krillin and Piccolo do their best against Garlic Jr. and the remaining Spice Boys, with the Makyo Star powering them up, but is it enough? Meanwhile, Kami and Mr. Popo try to get to pour the Sacred Water, but the former guardians won't allow it, and they drain Kami's lifeforce... as well as Piccolo's.

Dueling Piccolos
190 votes

#22 - Dueling Piccolos

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/9/1989

Still in shock that Raditz was able to dodge his strongest attack, Piccolo flies off the handle causing him to split in two! Gohan takes a break from training and begins to dream of his mother and father. The next day he decides to visit his mother by traversing the sea on a makeshift raft. He soon gets caught in a storm and remembers he can't swim! Could this be the end of poor Gohan?

Directors: Daisuke Nishio
Nappa's Rampage
163 votes

#23 - Nappa's Rampage

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/8/1989

Vegeta has called a halt to the fighting, and Nappa uses the time to go on a rampage! Meanwhile, Goku reaches the end of Snake Way and races to rejoin his friends, But is he already too late to save them from the deadly Saiyans?

Directors: Daisuke Nishio
Time Struggle
189 votes

#24 - Time Struggle

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/22/1995

Chi Chi slaps Super Buu for killing Gohan, and in retaliation, Buu turns her into an egg and crushes her. Goten vows to train as hard as he can for what Buu did to his mother. The boys enter the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and begin to train. Buu's patience wears off after thirty minutes, and he demands to fight his opponent right now. Piccolo decides to take Buu to the Chamber, but he walks as slowly as he can, giving the boys as much time as possible. He mentally warns them that Buu is coming so they can rest up in time. The boys seem to have developed a few new tricks, and they have planned their fight with Buu. Finally, Piccolo and Buu arrive at the chamber, and Goten and Trunks fuse together.

The Last Defense
164 votes

#25 - The Last Defense

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/30/1992

With the remote control smashed and Vegeta giving Cell the go ahead, the stage is set is for Cell's terrifying completion. Now it's up to Krillin and Trunks to save 18 from Cell's power-hungry grasp. But Vegeta isn't going to let Trunks ruin his plan! Will Trunks strike against his own father to save the earth from Cell?Or will Cell absorb 18 and complete his body?