Dragon Ball Z

Season 4 Episode 22

Upgrade to Super Saiyan

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 19, 2000 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Upgrade to Super Saiyan
Krillin, Gohan and Yamcha arrive to the battlefield, and they don't like what they see. Goku can barely stand because of the heart disease and even Senzu Beans are ineffective against it. The only antidote is back at Goku's house. Android 19, though, may finish Goku before the heart disease can. Goku's salvation comes from a most unlikely source – Vegeta. Not only that, but much to his joy, he is now a Super Saiyan.moreless

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  • great episode for vegeta fans!!

    The Z Fighters realize the heart disease Trunks warned them about has infected Goku and not even a Senzu Bean can help him. After launching a vicious assault, Android 19 begins draining the fallen Goku's Super Saiyan strength away. It looks like the end for Goku, but then Vegeta arrives on the battlefield and announces he will finish the Androids... using his Super Saiyan strength!

    This is an awsome episode ezpecially for vegeta fans.. for the first time Vegeta is not one step behind goku as always before!! Now lets see if vegeta is able to defeat the android 19!moreless
  • Vegeta sure loves to talk.

    Goku tries eating a senzu bean to help ease his heartache, but it doesn't help. The others try to aid Goku, but are halted by Android 20. It seems Goku was going to have the life sucked out of him, but Vegeta came to his unexpected rescue. Yamcha takes Goku to his place to intake the antidote Trunks got him. Vegeta then goes through a long story of how he became a super saiyan before battling Android 19.

    The filler is sucking again. As odd as it sounds, in the past in Dragonball Z, there were actually some good filler. Not to say they added to the experience, but it didn't do anything to really make you hate the episode. Here, dragged out and replayed scenes, are the fillers in this episode, and they suck. Vegeta's long story about how he became a super saiyan was pathetically useless. He could have just summarized it. Not much was accomplished in this episode, besides the fact that Vegeta turned into a super saiyan.moreless
  • This is my review of the episode, 'Upgrade to Super Saiyan'.

    This is the first time we see Vegeta as a Super Saiyan and when he does it is very exciting!

    The episode start with Goku fighting Androids 19 and 20 but he is losing and the deadly disease Trunks warned Goku about was starting to set in and to make matters worse he had left the medication he needed at home!

    But, just when things were starting to look bleak Vegeta arrives and saves Goku for the time being, but he is in bad shape. Vegeta tells the others he can handle it from there so Yamcha decides to take Goku home to get his medication and to rest up.

    Android 19 says he wants to finish Vegeta and 20 allows him to try and this is when Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan!

    After he has completed the transformation he goes through the story of how he reached the legendary form. 19 makes a quick attack but it does absolutely nothing to Vegeta. The episode finishes as 19 is just about to mount a serious attack on Vegeta. Will Vegeta be able to use his new found strength to defeat the Androids!?moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow


Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara


Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Vegeta talked about training 450x gravity in his flashback, but those were actually scenes from when he was training at 300x and 400x gravity.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Gohan: You know who joined the Super Sayian club. He is on our side isn't he?

    • Vegeta: Let me ask you this, does an android like you ever experience fear!?

    • Vegeta: (to Android 19) I was watching your battle with Kakarot, so I've seen your energy absorbing technique. Oh well, If I can't blast you I'll have to pound you into a pulp that's all!

    • Krillin: These guys are iron clad, it's hard to keep pace with them sometimes. I'm only human, I want to live!

    • Bulma: (to Baby Trunks) Now, let's go see daddy!
      Yajirobe: What?! No way!
      Bulma: Yes way, Why not? Vegeta won't let anything happen to his little boy, we'll be just fine.
      Yajirobe: No, we won't! We'll be dead!

    • Goku: This is horrible! I feel like I'm dying!

    • (Vegeta is turning Super Saiyan)
      Gohan: Woah! You know who joined the Super Sayian club! He is on our side, isn't he?

    • (Vegeta is transforming into a Super Saiyan)
      Krillin: You've gotta be kidding me! I don't believe it!
      Android 20: Not him too!

    • Android 19: I will finish Vegeta now, yes.
      Android 20: You are very greedy today, 19! You have already absorbed enough energy from Goku to increase your power, have you not? Very well, you finish Vegeta, but the rest are mine. Do you understand?

    • Vegeta: Kakarot, you fool! You were warned about the heart virus! You should've known that becoming a Super Saiyan could only make it worse! You're too soft to be a great warrior! I'll take care of these androids, but then you're next! Got it? Good!

    • Vegeta: I was watching your battle with Kakarot, so I've seen your energy absorbing technique. Oh, well. If I can't blast you away, I'll have to pound you into a pulp, that's all!
      Android 19: You know some of my moves, but I know all of your moves, Vegeta! Oh, yes! Dr. Gero studied you very throughly!
      Vegeta: Oh, is that a fact? Then why were you so surprised when Kakarot turned into a Super Saiyan? I'll tell you why: because your database doesn't cover the battles we had in space. Your bonehead creator chose a fine chapter to omit from your memory banks!

    • Vegeta: Nobody kills Kakarot while I'm around! Destiny has reserved that pleasure for me!

    • Vegeta: The sleeper has awakened. I am the prince of all Saiyans once again!

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