Dragon Ball Z - Season 3

Cartoon Network (ended 2003)




Episode Guide

  • Goku's Alive
    Episode 33
    With the battle on Namek over, it is time to wish people back. Bulma and the others figure out a strategy to bring back Krillin and Goku. The Namekians and Vegeta stay at Bulma's residence (the Briefs compound) while the Namekian dragon balls regenerate. The first wish is to bring Krillin and Goku to the Earth check-in station, but Porunga says Goku cannot be brought back because he is alive. The second wish restores Krillin. The third was for Goku, but Goku has refused, so they end up bringing back Yamcha. On the next set of wishes, Chiaotzu and Tien are brought back, and the final wish takes the Namekians to their new home.moreless
  • Takes place after the fight with Frieza. Now that the fight is over, Goku must escape from the planet of Namek as it's about the explode. He decides to fly Frieza's spaceship to get away. However, it appears the ship doesn't work and Goku is stuck on the planet when it explodes. Is this the end of the legendary warrior Goku?

  • 8.7
    After being cut down by his own deadly attack, Frieza begs Goku to help him. Reluctantly, Goku gives him some energy to escape Namek, but Frieza is unwilling to accept defeat and uses Goku's energy to fire a blast at Goku. Goku turns around and redirects the beam at Frieza, defeating the evil tyrant once and for all.moreless
  • Frieza Defeated!!
    Episode 30
    Frieza has unleashed several fast and deadly energy discs. Goku is quickly on the move trying to evade them, but he might not be able to. Frieza thinks that he has finally won, but Goku ends up turning his own discs against him. One disc does massive damage to Frieza and renders him unable to continue fighting. Unfortunately, this victory may've come too late. Goku is still on the dying Namek, and he may not have a way off.moreless
  • Pathos of Frieza
    Episode 29
    Bulma, the surviving Z Fighters and Nameks take a chance to rest. With everything they've been through, they certainly deserve to. Still, some can't help but think of the raging battle on Namek. Goku and Frieza keep pounding each, but the edge is slowly going to the Saiyan warrior. Frieza struggles to turn the tables – making for more challenging, deadly moves. Goku had better keep his guard up or else.moreless
  • What came before is nothing compared to the latest action. To Goku and Frieza, total victory takes total precedence over Namek's impending destruction. Goku wants to show Frieza that even at his strongest, he can still be defeated. However, Frieza remains quite persistent and has the strength to back that up. Back on Earth, the surviving Z Fighters and Nameks can sense the ensuing battle. There is only one question on their minds, though – who will finally win?moreless
  • The Last Wish
    Episode 27
    Porunga is waiting for someone to wish for something. King Kai has relayed the details of his plan to the only one capable of reaching the Namekian Dragon in time – Dende. Unfortunately, Frieza has spied Porunga and doesn't intend to miss out on a wish this time. Despite Goku's best efforts, he nearly succeeds – only to be knocked away by Vegeta. The wish is soon made and everyone on Namek – except for Frieza and a volunteering Goku – is sent to Earth. Now, Goku is free to cut loose, but Frieza isn't finished yet, either.moreless
  • Gohan Returns
    Episode 26

    A cruel twist of fate leaves Goku missing and Gohan forced back into action. This is very bad, as the odds favored Frieza the last time they fought, and he wasn't using as much power then. Meanwhile, Kami has summoned Shenron to undo much of what Frieza has done. Everyone possible is alive again, but those on Namek know their planet is doomed. Even worse, without Goku around and Porunga back, Frieza threatens to make King Kai's risky plan backfire in the worst possible way. All that stands in his way is Gohan, but where is Goku?

  • 9.0
    Goku and Frieza are fighting to a virtual standstill. King Kai is monitoring the situation, but he is suddenly interrupted by Kami. It turns out that Mr. Popo has located Earth's Dragon Balls and Kami wants to know how to proceed next. King Kai believes they should use Shenron to wish back everyone killed by Frieza. To save those on Namek, they will then use Porunga's last wish to send everyone but Frieza to Earth. It's a complicated plan with some definite risks, but it's all they've got at the moment.moreless
  • A Final Attack
    Episode 24
    Namek has been dealt a serious blow and could explode any minute now. Goku has a lot on his mind, especially with Frieza still standing. He tells Gohan to get the wounded Piccolo to his ship and then do the same for the missing Bulma. He doesn't want to risk any of them dying with everything going on. Goku also gets a nasty surprise from Frieza. Amazingly, Frieza is still holding back. He intends to show Goku everything he's got, and the Saiyan warrior intends to do the same.moreless
  • 9.0
    The shoe is definitely on the other foot now. However, despite giving Frieza a beating, Goku shows no signs of taking the final step to end his reign of terror for good. Said reluctance ends up being a mistake and leading to a major disaster. Frieza has saved his most powerful blast of all for last, but not for Goku. Instead, Namek is the target. If the planet is destroyed, it will take everyone but Frieza with it.moreless
  • Explosion of Anger
    Episode 22
    Goku's new Super Saiyan status looks impressive, but is it enough against Frieza? Either way, both warriors intend to find out. The battle begins anew and things are clearly different now. Frieza faces his worst nightmare – an opponent that can completely fight back. Some are surprised by this whole development, while others – like King Kai – are downright amused. But with Frieza too stubborn to surrender, is he truly finished?moreless
  • Transformed at Last
    Episode 21
    With all the heroes on Namek together again, the gang plans their departure back to Earth. However, it turns out that their job on Namek has yet to be over. Frieza has survived Goku's Spirit Bomb and is taking no prisoners this time! With all the fighters completely exhausted, will Goku have the strength to finish off Frieza once and for all?moreless
  • Power of the Spirit
    Episode 20
    Goku's massive Spirit Bomb gets a boost from the other Z Fighters and the Namekian star system itself. Frieza realizes what is going on, however, and intends to put a stop to it. Piccolo uses the last of his energy to keep Frieza at bay, but he can only do so much. Fortunately, Goku finishes up and brings his most powerful attack ever down on Frieza. Meanwhile, Recoome, Jeice, Burter and Guldo wreak havoc on King Kai's planet. Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu put their recent training to use – defeating and trapping the Ginyu Force in the Home For Infinite Losers. King Kai expected as much, as he actually setup the whole fight.moreless
  • 8.6
    Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu have to put what they learned from King Kai to use when the dead members of the ruthless Ginyu Force show up on King Kai's planet. Frieza is still unable to figure out what Goku is up to, that is until he knocks Goku into a lake, and notices the reflection of the Spirit Bomb. Realizing that the Spirit Bomb could already have the power to destroy him Frieza attempts to finish off Goku, but a brave kick from Piccolo saves Goku, but now that Frieza knows about Goku's attack, it seems he will stop at nothing to stop the Spirit Bomb from achieving full power.moreless
  • Trump Card
    Episode 18
    Goku is yet again saved from the depths of despair by another vision, but this time it is his old Saiyan rival Vegeta, he tells the battle weary Goku that he is the last hope of a race of brave warriors. After the vision fades, Goku uses all the precious energy he has left to attack Frieza, but Frieza tosses him aside as if he were nothing. This causes Goku to use his last and most powerful technique, the Spirit Bomb, but can he keep Frieza occupied long enough to gather the energy needed, yes, Frieza has no idea of the incoming assault, thinking the weakened Goku is merely throwing his arms up in defeat. But can he stall Frieza for long enough.moreless
  • Embodiment of Fire
    Episode 17
    Even Goku's powerful Kaio-Ken Attack is no match for the giant of evil, Frieza. Meanwhile Captain Ginyu, in Bulma's body, plots to switch yet again, and with Piccolo, but his attempts are cut short when Gohan throws Bulma, (in a frogs body) in the way of Ginyu's body switching beam, resulting in Bulma being returned to her original body, and Ginyu being returned to the body of a frog. Goku is thrown underwater, and Frieza tries to drown him, but a vision of his close friends and family being violently murdered, and his planet destroyed, gives Goku the encouragement he needs to raise his Kaioken attack to twenty times normal power. Goku fires a Kamehameha at Frieza, and for a moment it looks like Goku has claimed victory, but no, Frieza is alive. What can Goku do now.moreless
  • Bold and Fearless
    Episode 16
    Captain Ginyu runs into the Z-fighters, but as Bulma. Frieza claims he has only been using 1% of his incredible power. He then proves he's not bluffing by powering up to 50% of his maximum, and Goku cannot even land a punch against the invincible giant of evil. Piccolo realizes the horrific truth that Goku won't win, just as Captain Ginyu's identity is revealed.moreless
  • Frieza's Boast
    Episode 89

    An over-confident Frieza boasts of his ability to defeat Goku without even using his hands and the pair seems evenly matched. Chi-chi is still determined to retrieve Gohan but finds her efforts hampered by a spaceship that remains broken. And Bulma discovers the dangers of an intelligent frog and a body change spell.

  • 0.0
    Goku and Frieza continue their epic battle! An underwater attack puts Goku on top until Frieza traps him in an energy ball! It's fun and games for Frieza, but the exploding ball may prove deadly for Goku!
  • The Ultimate Battle
    Episode 87
    Feeling a new sense of connection to the dwindling Saiyan race, Goku wages war on the monstrous Frieza! As the fight intensifies, Frieza directs his energy blasts at Namek itself, turning the planet into a lava-spewing war zone!
  • The End of Vegeta
    Episode 12
    Vegeta is brutally beaten, while, powerless to stop Frieza, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin watch in horror. Vegeta is thrown down to the ground, and Frieza prepares to deliver the final blow, but, Goku steps in, and Frieza diverts his attention to the renewed Saiyan. Vegeta then explains to Frieza that Goku must be a Super Saiyan, and that Frieza stood no chance against this new threat. Frieza fires a finishing ray through Vegeta's heart, rendering the proud Saiyan warrior helpless. Vegeta explains to Goku how Frieza was responsible for the man he had become, and he begged him to not let him exert the same catastrophic deed to anyone else. Vegeta cries his last tears, and dies. Goku promises he will carry out Vegeta's wish to the best of his abilities, he then buries Vegeta in a shallow grave. The fight between Goku and Frieza is about to begin.moreless
  • The Renewed Goku
    Episode 85

    The Renewed Goku is an episode of the Japanese TV show Dragonball Z in which Vegeta and Dende try to defeat Frieza. But when Dende is injured, Vegeta has to face Frieda alone. With the other team members unable to help, it is up to Goku to come to Vegeta's aid. Will Vegeta and Goku prevail?

  • Dende's Demise
    Episode 84
    Having reached his ultimate form, Frieza is determined to destroy the remaining Z-fighters one by one, but Vegeta boldly announces the end of Frieza's tyrannical reign! Are Vegeta's claims true? Has he become a Super Saiyan?
  • 0.0
    Unable to watch as Piccolo is overwhelmed by Frieza, Gohan springs into action! Meanwhile, Vegeta devises a risky plan for transforming himself into a Super Saiyan!
  • "Frieza's Second Transformation", episode 82 of the anime series "Dragon Ball Z" from Cartoon Network, originally aired on May 14, 1995. Frieza and Piccollo continue to battle and Piccollo's friends are convinced he will win, until it is revealed that Frieza is capable of a second transformation that reveals his third form. The battle continues and Piccollo struggles, forcing his supporters to look for a new solution.

  • Deja Vu
    Episode 81

    "Deja Vu" is episode 81 of the ongoing Cartoon Network anime series "Dragonball Z". The original air date of the episode was March 7, 1995. Piccolo and Frieza battle hard, seeming to be of equal skill and strength. Vegeta tries to flee but is stopped by Frieza. Battles continue, discoveries are made, until it is clear that Goku is the only hope of defeating Frieza.

  • 9.0
    Gohan and Krillin continue their struggle against the overwhelming powers of Frieza, but as the fighting reaches its peak, a new warrior arrives on the battlefield to aid them in their efforts!
  • Gohan Attacks
    Episode 79

    "Gohan Attacks", episode 79 of the anime series "Dragon Ball Z" from Cartoon Network, originally aired on September 26, 2003. Frieza toys relentlessly with a weakened and dying Krillin before losing interest and dropping him in the water. An enraged Gohan attacks Frieza with gusto and more power then expected. But the increased power brings little results aside from marking Gohan as Frieza's next target.

  • "Fighting Power: One Million??", episode 78 of the anime series "Dragon Ball Z", from Cartoon Network, originally aired on February 14, 1995. Frieza's dark past is revealed, the destruction of the Saiyan home world is discovered. Frieza transforms into a new form with even greater power. Together Gohan and Krillin face this great new threat risking their lives and Earth's best hopes for survival.

  • The Fusion
    Episode 77
    With the Dragon Balls gone and his plan in ruins, Frieza unleashes his fury upon Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin. Elsewhere, the newly-revived Piccolo finds himself on Planet Namek. Will his arrival be enough to turn the tide?
  • Piccolo's Return
    Episode 76
    With the help of young Dende, Krillin and Gohan learn they will be granted three wishes! But even as Krillin and Gohan call upon the dragon, Vegeta races to the scene on a mission to wish for mortality!
  • Password Is Porunga
    Episode 75
    Having acquired all seven Namekian Dragon Balls, Krillin and Gohan are ready to summon the dragon and make their wish. There's just one problem: they don't know the password!