Dragon Ball Z - Season 1

Cartoon Network (ended 2003)



User Score: 1892

Episode Guide

  • The End of Vegeta
    The End of Vegeta
    Episode 86
    Goku enters the battlefield as he prepares to face Frieza alone. The only people left in the battlefield at this point are Goku, Frieza, and a dying Vegeta. One final taunt from Vegata leads to Frieza finishing him off. However, Vegeta manages with his dying breath to reveal to Goku what Frieza has done to the Saiyans. Now that Goku knows the awful truth, he is left alone to face Frieza.

  • Vegeta Has a Ball
    Vegeta Has a Ball
    Episode 51
    With his new abilities, Vegeta quickly tracks down and forcefully acquires another Dragon Ball. Now, there is only one magic orb left to find, and Dende knows who has it - the Eldest Namekian!
  • Unexpected Problem
    Unexpected Problem
    Episode 50
    Goku's journey to Namek takes an unexpected detour when his spaceship is knocked off course by an asteroid! Goku has to act fast to get his ship back on track because he's headed straight for the fiery center of a star!
  • The Prince Fights Back
    Dodoria's search for Krillin and Gohan brings him face to face with an unexpected foe - Vegeta! The Saiyan prince has a score to settle with Dodoria, and the time for a final showdown between these two powerful villains has arrived!
  • The Hunted
    The Hunted
    Episode 48
    Gohan risks his life to rescue a Namek boy from the clutches of Frieza's evil henchmen. Now Gohan and Krillin have an even bigger problem on their hands: Dodoria is chasing them, and he won't stop until he has his revenge!
  • Namek's Defense
    Namek's Defense
    Episode 47
    Krillin and Gohan get their first glimpse of Frieza's cruelty as the villain unleashes his henchmen upon an unsuspecting Namek village. Frieza wants the fifth Dragon Ball, and he is prepared to learn its location by any means necessary!
  • Defying Orders
    Defying Orders
    Episode 46
    With the odds are rapidly mounting against them, Krillin and Gohan will need some serious help if they hope to recover the Dragon Balls from Frieza and his henchmen.
  • Frieza Strikes!
    Frieza Strikes!
    Episode 45
    Krillin, Gohan, and Bulma are horrified to see Vegeta's space pod land on Planet Namek, but the Saiyan Prince is the least of their problems. Yet another epically evil villain has come to Namek in search of the Dragon Balls!
  • Brood of Evil
    Brood of Evil
    Episode 44
    Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan finally continue their quest to locate all seven Dragon balls. Unfortunately, the gang soon discovers that they aren't the only ones seeking the magical orbs!
  • A Friendly Surprise
    A Friendly Surprise
    Episode 43
    As Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan close in on the last of the Dragon Balls, they uncover a shocking secret about their Namekian friends. Meanwhile, Goku works to build up his strength, and Vegeta sets his sights on revenge!
  • The Search Continues
    Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma continue their search for the Dragon Balls with the help of their new friend Zaacro. Back on Earth, Goku has escaped from the hospital to begin training for his upcoming re-match with Vegeta.
  • Friends or Foes?
    Friends or Foes?
    Episode 41
    A near-fatal crash landing turns out to have a silver lining when Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin are rescued by two friendly Namekians who agree to help them locate the seven Dragon Balls.
  • Held Captive
    Held Captive
    Episode 40
    Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin are mistaken for friends of Frieza and taken prisoner by angry army of children! To regain their freedom and continue on their mission, the gang must convince the kids of their innocence.
  • Nursing Wounds
    Nursing Wounds
    Episode 38
    Goku, Krillin, and Gohan prepare for the return of the Saiyans. Meanwhile, Bulma and Mr. Popo search for a second spaceship capable of transporting her to Planet Namek.
  • Plans for Departure
    Plans for Departure
    Episode 37
    Bulma accidentally destroys the Saiyan spaceship! Luckily, Mr. Popo reveals the existence of another ship that may be able to reach Namek. Can they find it in time, and will the old ship still work if they do?
  • Picking up the Pieces
    The gang mourns the loss of Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo. With Kami gone, Earth's Dragon Balls have disappeared. Will the surviving heroes find a way to wish their fallen friends back to life?
  • Picking up the Pieces
    The gang mourns the loss of Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo. With Kami gone, Earth's Dragon Balls have disappeared. Will the surviving heroes find a way to wish their fallen friends back to life?
  • Mercy
    Episode 35
    Vegeta is crushed beneath the full weight of Gohan's giant ape form! With the Saiyan battered and defeated, Krillin moves to finish the Saiyan with a final blow - but Goku has other plans.
  • Nimbus Speed
    Nimbus Speed
    Episode 27
    Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin do their best to stop the Saiyans from finding the Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Goku rushes back to Earth on the Flying Nimbus, armed with more power than ever before!
  • Nappa's Rampage
    Nappa's Rampage
    Episode 26
    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?
  • The Power of Nappa
    The Power of Nappa
    Episode 24
    Enraged over the loss of Yamcha, Krillin unleashes a powerful attack that destroys the maniacal Saibamen once and for all. Now Earth's defenders must battle the Saiyans themselves - starting with Nappa.
  • Vegeta...Saiyan Style!
    With a device that mimics a full moon, Vegeta has undergone a Saiyan transformation. Worse, he is quite intelligent in this form – not just some mindless ape. A nasty chase ensues, with Vegeta the predator to Goku's prey. Running and hiding forever are hardly viable options for Goku. Unfortunately, the best alternative – the Spirit Bomb – involves risks, too. Goku reveals his location as he tries to create one, but Vegeta grabs him first. He now threatens to crush the life out of him.moreless
  • Saibamen Attack!
    Saibamen Attack!
    Episode 23
    Krillin, Piccolo, and Gohan stand face to face with the sinister Saiyans and their diabolical henchmen. The villains have already proven terrifyingly powerful. Can Earth's heroes hold out until Goku arrives?
  • Goku vs. Vegeta...A Saiyan Duel
    Further action is mere moments away and promises to be even bigger than what came before. Goku doesn't want Krillin and Gohan to participate, so he has them leave. After they are safely out of danger, the Saiyan fight is on and instantly proves brutal. Vegeta is stronger than Nappa was, but he finds Goku to be quite a challenge. Both Goku and Vegeta are pushed harder and harder – meaning more powerful moves and acts of desperation. Vegeta even attempts to destroy Earth. While Goku manages to drive back the attack, Vegeta isn't finished yet and opts for an old Saiyan trick – transformation.moreless
  • The Darkest Day
    The Darkest Day
    Episode 22
    Vegeta and Nappa mark their arrival with the destruction of an entire city! When the Z-Fighters confront them, the heroes must face an onslaught of Saibamen under the command of the Saiyans.
  • Goku Strikes Back
    Goku Strikes Back
    Episode 22
    Goku attends to Krillin and Gohan, as well as getting up to speed on what has happened. He then confronts Nappa in a one-on-one fight. Unlike before, though, the shoe is definitely on the other foot. King Kai's training has made Goku more than a match for Nappa. When Nappa tries to attack Krillin and Gohan, Goku really lets him have it. The ensuing spectacle and other problems don't make Vegeta happy, either. He is so disgusted with Nappa that he kills him. Now, it all comes down to Goku and Vegeta.moreless
  • Counting Down
    Counting Down
    Episode 21
    Goku's training is complete, so the gang summons the Eternal Dragon to wish him back to life. There's only one day left before the Saiyans arrive. Unfortunately, it will take Goku two days to return!
  • Goku's Ancestors
    Goku's Ancestors
    Episode 20
    After Goku struggles to bash Gregory with a hammer, King Kai inspires him with the story of the Saiyan race - and offers to train him personally! Will it be enough to stop the looming Saiyan invasion?
  • Defying Gravity
    Defying Gravity
    Episode 19
    The intense gravity of King Kai's planet makes Goku's training difficult, but when he learns that the Saiyans are used to extreme fighting conditions, Goku is inspired to give it his all. Will it be enough?
  • The End of Snake Way
    Gohan continues training, but a full moon causes the young Saiyan to rampage out of control! Meanwhile, Goku makes it to the end of Snake Way only to mistake a friendly ape named Bubbles for King Kai!
  • Pendulum Room Peril
    Pendulum Room Peril
    Episode 17
    Earth's top warriors visit Kami's Pendulum Room where the past, present, and future co-exist. After a trip back in time, they realize they'll need to train harder to stand a chance against the approaching Saiyans.
  • Plight of the Children
    Gohan finds shelter with a gang of orphans living on the run from meddling adults. The group's leader hatches a plan to take the kids to a safer hiding place, but when the police show up everything goes wrong!
  • Dueling Piccolos
    Dueling Piccolos
    Episode 15
    Piccolo flies off the handle during his fight with Raditz and splits in two! Meanwhile, Gohan decides to take a raft across the sea to visit his mother, gets caught in a storm, and suddenly remembers that he can't swim!
  • Princess Snake
    Princess Snake
    Episode 14
    Back on Snake Way, Goku comes across a house he believes might belong to King Kai! Unfortunately, the dwelling is inhabited by Princess Snake, and she'll do anything to keep Goku as her prisoner forever!
  • The Legend of the Saiyans
    Another animal leads Goku on another planet-wide chase. Having to lug a heavy hammer around to hit him with doesn't make it any easier, but given the Saiyan threat, he can't let Gregory the fast grasshopper win out. Soon enough, Goku flings his hammer at Gregory to get him. Also, during a break, King Kai reveals the details of Goku's Saiyan heritage. Unsurprisingly, it is full of death and destruction of countless innocents, but there is something he never expected – Goku is among the very last of his kind.moreless
  • A Fight Against Gravity...Catch Bubbles!
    King Kai seems like quite an unusual person. First he requires Goku make him laugh before training can begin – something the Saiyan warrior has difficulty with. His training techniques also seem quite unusual, but very hard regardless. If Goku thought completing Snake Way was a challenge, then he better beware catching Bubbles. According to King Kai, it will all pay off if he succeeds. A combination of increased gravity and the evasive monkey leave Goku ragged, but he ultimately succeeds.moreless
  • Goz and Mez
    Goz and Mez
    Episode 13
    Goku encounters two giant ogres who want nothing more than to use the hero as a play toy! If he can defeat their challenges, the ogres vow to show him the way back to Snake Way.
  • Global Training
    Global Training
    Episode 12
    Gohan spends his day tormenting a T-Rex. Across the planet, Tien and Chiaotzu find their training interrupted by Launch. Meanwhile, Goku tries to find King Kai on Snake Way.
  • Terror On Arlia
    Terror On Arlia
    Episode 11
    On planet Arlia, Vegeta and Nappa 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 than they can handle.
  • Princess Snake's Hospitality
    Great danger awaits Goku in Other World, and he doesn't even realize it. After blacking out, he finds himself in the company of Princess Snake. She offers him rest and relaxation, but it all turns out to be an insidious illusion. Princess Snake is really a massive monster and intends to eat him alive – forcing Goku into action. The impending Saiyan threat makes things just as tense back on Earth. Despite Kami and Mr. Popo's help, a great deal of work awaits Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu and Yajirobe.moreless
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