Dragon Ball Z - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Friends or Foes?
    Episode 39
    7.0
    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.
  • Nursing Wounds
    Episode 38
    2/28/90
    7.5
    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
    Episode 37
    2/21/90
    9.0
    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?
  • 8/15/05
    7.5
    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
    2/7/90
    8.0
    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.
  • Krillin's Offensive
    Episode 34
    9.0
  • Hero in the Shadows
    Episode 33
    8.5
  • Spirit Bomb Away!
    Episode 32
    9.0
  • Saiyan Sized Secret
    Episode 31
    9.5
  • Goku vs. Vegeta...A Saiyan Duel
    5/3/97
    9.3
    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
  • Lesson Number One
    Episode 29
    9.0
  • Goku's Arrival
    Episode 28
    9.0
  • Nimbus Speed
    Episode 27
    11/22/89
    8.0
    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
    Episode 26
    11/8/89
    7.5
    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?
  • Sacrifice
    Episode 25
    8.8
  • The Power of Nappa
    Episode 24
    7/25/05
    8.0
    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.
  • Saibamen Attack!
    Episode 23
    7/21/05
    8.5
    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?
  • The Darkest Day
    Episode 22
    7/20/05
    8.0
    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.
  • Counting Down
    Episode 21
    9/27/89
    8.0
    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
    Episode 20
    7/18/05
    8.8
    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
    Episode 19
    7/14/05
    7.5
    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?
  • 9/6/89
    8.0
    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
    Episode 17
    7/12/05
    8.8
    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.
  • 7/11/05
    6.5
    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
    Episode 15
    9/8/01
    9.3
    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
    Episode 14
    9/7/01
    7.8
    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!
  • Goz and Mez
    Episode 13
    7.8
    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
    Episode 12
    7/19/89
    8.0
    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
    Episode 11
    9/4/01
    6.4
    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.
  • A New Friend
    Episode 10
    0.0
  • 4.0
  • 7.5
  • Day 1
    Episode 7
    8.0
  • 8.5
  • Gohan's Rage
    Episode 5
    8.5
  • Piccolo's Plan
    Episode 4
    8.0
  • Unlikely Alliance
    Episode 3
    9.0
  • Reunions
    Episode 2
    9.3
  • The New Threat
    Episode 1
    8.8