When Goku proves too much for Burter and Jeice to handle on their own, Jeice retreats in search of reinforcements. Now, the real test for Goku and his newly-acquired powers is about to begin as Captain Ginyu enters the fight!
As the battle between Goku and Captain Ginyu rages on, Gohan and Krillin steal the unguarded Dragon Balls from Frieza's ship. It's a race against time, and our heroes must unlock the power of the Dragon Balls before it's too late!
Goku astounds Captain Ginyu with his amazing new powers, but the Captain still has a few tricks up his sleeve! Meanwhile, Frieza arrives at the home of the Eldest Namek and begins a battle with the noble warrior, Nail!
In an attempt to save the Elder, Nail fights a hopeless battle against the ruthless Frieza. Meanwhile, finding himself no match for Goku's superior abilities, Captain Ginyu unleashes his ultimate attack, the Body Switch Technique!
Armed with the Dragon Radar, Gohan and Krillin recover the seven Dragon Balls from their hiding places. But before they can summon the Eternal Dragon to make their wish, they are confronted by a powerful new enemy - Goku?!
As the bout between Captain Ginyu and Vegeta heats up, Goku summons the last of his strength and tricks his foe into reversing the Body Switch Technique. Now, Goku, Krillin, and Gohan must join forces with Vegeta for the battle with Frieza.
While the Earthlings confront the evil tyrant Frieza, their wish to bring Piccolo to Namek had been fulfilled. As Piccolo races towards the battle, he stumbles upon a fellow Namekian who faces near death. The wounded Namekian informs Piccolo that a fusion between the two would create newborn power in piccolo that could possibly destroy Frieza.
Frieza reveals a dark secret from Vegeta's past, but the villain has an even more shocking secret in store for the Z-fighters! As the monster's power level rises to terrifying new heights, all hope for the universe seems lost!
Frieza claims his first victim, Krillin, and Gohan must summon every ounce of his strength in order to save his friend. Can the young Saiyan put a stop to Freiza's ruthless onslaught, or is he destined to become the next victim?
Being Piccolo's power even bigger than Frieza's power, Frieza is forced to transform himself once again, surpassing piccolo and putting him and the others in a complicated situation. Meanwhile, Vegeta thinks in a risky proposal.
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!
Frieza vows to beat Goku without using his hands, but the mighty Saiyan soon makes the mosnter eat his words! Elsewhere, Captain Ginyu uses his Body Switch Technique on Bulma, leaving her trapped in the body of a frog!
Captain Ginyu returns to the battlefield in Bulma's body! Can Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan handle this Femme Fatale? Later, Frieza powers up to fifty percent of his maximum, and Goku finds himself completely outmatched!
Goku's powerful Kaio-Ken attack has no effect on Frieza, who is still only fighting with fifty-percent of his power! Just as it seems Frieza has won the battle, a dream-like vision helps Goku ascend to a higher level of power and strength!
The DBZ warriors are in shock that Frieza survived the Kamehame Ha Attack when Goku powered up to 20 times Kaioken! Goku is exhausted and has used about 90% percent of energy while Frieza has not even warmed up yet! The angry Frieza renews his vicious attack on Goku! The others watch in fear and shame knowing that they are no match for Frieza. Goku receives a mental-visit from an unlikely ally to give him hope. Goku with a new attitude has finally devised a plan to take out Frieza. It is his last technique for he has no more energy left and last surprise attack - it ...
Finding himself no match for Goku, Frieza attacks Planet Namek! Unable to react in time, Goku is forced to watch helplessly as the fiery blast rips through Namek's core! Can anyone survive such incredible destruction?
With only minutes to go before the planet explodes, Frieza reaches his maximum power! Meanwhile, Gohan and Bulma race back to Goku's spaceship. Can Goku defeat Frieza in time to rejoin his son and fly to safety?
The battle between Goku and Frieza rages on! Back on Earth, the seven Dragon Balls have been restored, but with Namek's destruction imminent, can Kami and Mr. Popo summon the Eternal Dragon before it's too late?
Frieza's victims have been wished back to life, but as they begin to rise, Goku falls - overwhelmed by Frieza's devastating assault. Sensing his father's defeat, Gohan rushes to the scene as the universe's final hope.
Guru and the people of Namek have been brought back to life, and the dragon Porunga has reappeared to grant the last of three wishes. While a newly enraged Goku resumes his onslaught against the evil Frieza, Dende races to make the final wish!
Goku chooses to stay behind and finish his fight with Frieza. With Namek set to explode any second, there seems no way for Goku to defeat Frieza and escape in time! Has the Super Saiyan made the greatest mistake of his life?
Time grows short for Goku as each passing second brings Namek closer to ultimate destruction. As the Super Saiyan's strength increases with every blow, it appears his epic battle with Frieza has at last reached its conclusion!
Frieza lashes out in a blind rage, launching a reckless volley of energy attacks. In the face of Goku's superior power, the evil tyrant's greatest fear has finally been realized: defeat at the hands of a Super Saiyan!
Even after being sliced into pieces by his own energy disk, Frieza isn't ready to release his stranglehold on the universe. With what little power he has left, Frieza fires a final energy blast after Goku as he leaves the battlefield!
Even though it looks like Goku is trapped on the exploding planet Namek, Dende has a good reason to celebrate: the Dragon Balls have the power to bring Goku back! But if that's the case, why does everyone still look so sad?
It is a time of joyful reunions as old friends long absent are finally wished home with the Dragon Balls! Krillin and Yamcha are brought back from the spirit world, but Porunga, the Namekian dragon, has startling news about Goku!