The Saiyans have arrived, Goku isn't even on the planet, and the overmatched Z-Fighters represent Earth's last line of defense. When Vegeta and Nappa unleash the gruesome Saibamen, Yamcha picks a fight that could be his last!
Krillin's furious attack wipes out the Saibamen, but the Z-Fighters are powerless against the Saiyan warlords. One by one, Earth's defenders suffer devastating injuries - or fall in battle. Goku's return is their only hope for survival.
Piccolo hatches a desperate plan to prolong the battle until Goku's arrival. When Vegeta senses an awesome source of power approaching, he orders Nappa to dispose of remaining Z-Fighters - starting with Gohan!
Goku arrives in time to save Gohan and Krillin, and the resurrected warrior is eager to put the hurt on Nappa. When it becomes clear that Goku is no ordinary fighter, Prince Vegeta steps into to finish the fight himself!
Vegeta can't handle the fury of Goku's triple Kaio-Ken technique, so the Saiyan warlord unleashes his inner ape. Weakened by his furious onslaught, Goku's only hope to defeat the beast is the mighty Spirit Bomb!
As Goku lies exhausted and vulnerable on the field of battle, Gohan and Krillin take aim at Vegeta's only weakness: his tail! If they can take the ape out of the fight, they might have a chance to escape with their lives.
Krillin and Gohan team up to blast Vegeta with a Spirit Bomb, but the Saiyan prince refuses to die. Things look bad for the Z-Fighters until Yajirobe distracts the enemy long enough for Gohan to undergo a transformation of his own!
Vegeta has been defeated, but there's no time to celebrate. The Z-Fighters must find a way to resurrect the friends who died stopping the Saiyan invasion. Fortunately for the fallen, Krillin has a plan!
Preparations for the journey to Namek hit a snag when Bulma accidentally blows up the remaining Saiyan spaceship. Mr. Popo may know of another vessel, so he and Bulma travel to the Earth's end for a closer look.
A bad case of space boredom makes Bulma a pain to share close quarters with, and Vegeta recovers from his injuries only to discover that Frieza has a head start on tracking down the magic Dragon Balls!
Gohan and Krillin beat up on Frieza's henchmen, but their spaceship is destroyed in the process. Vegeta is headed for a showdown with Cui, and the shrewd Saiyan is keeping his true power level under wraps!
Goku blasts off in a brand new spaceship specially equipped with a device designed to help increase his strength! On Namek, Krillin and Gohan watch in horror as Frieza's men slaughter innocent Namekians.
After easily defeating Dodoria, Vegeta begins his violent search for the two remaining Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Krillin and his new friend Dende set out to warn the eldest Namekian of the horror headed his way!
King Kai telepathically "phones" Goku with a warning to stay as far away from Frieza as possible! Back on Namek, Vegeta is shocked to discover how much a simple transformation can increase Zarbon's power.
The eldest Namekian unlocks the full force of Krillin's dormant power, so the bald brawler can better protect his Dragon Ball. Elsewhere, a Saiyan-related premonition prompts Frieze to call for reinforcements.
Vegeta lays it on the line in a daring attempt to steal the Dragon Balls right out from under Frieza's nose. Krillin's riding high on a Namekian power surge, but he's about to wander into a dogfight he can't survive!
Intimidated by Vegeta's superior strength, Krillin reluctantly surrenders his precious Dragon Ball. A glimmer of hope remains after Gohan secures a ball of his own - but the young warrior is headed for a beat-down courtesy of Vegeta!
Gohan and Krillin fight to survive against Guldo, a member of the Ginyu Force who possesses awesome psychic abilities! With Goku still in space and Vegeta their only ally, things look bleak for Earth's heroes.
Vegeta ramps his battle power up to impressive levels, but he's still no match for the Ginyu goons. To escape death, he'll need help from some heroic former enemies. Meanwhile, Frieza tries to unlock the magic of the Dragon Balls!
At long last, Goku finally completes his journey from Earth and arrives on planet Namek. His friends are gravely injured, but the mighty Saiyan warrior has a bag full of magic beans and a powerful secret!
As Frieza prepares for his ruthless interrogation of the Eldest Namekian, Goku shows off the benefits of training in gravity one hundred times that of Earth. Will it be enough to help him defeat Captain Ginyu?
Frieza locates the Eldest Namekian, but Nail intercepts the evil entity, risking his own life to preserve the Dragon Balls. Elsewhere, Gohan and Krillin rescue a damsel from some dinosaurs, and Goku continues his battle with Cpt. Ginyu.
Gohan and Krillin unearth the Dragon Balls, but their attempts to summon Shenron fail miserably. Later, Cpt. Ginyu's devious strategy forces Earth's warriors to do the unthinkable: attack Goku's flesh and bones with chilling ferocity!
Goku and his body are reunited, but the noble Saiyan is severely injured and unable to fight. A Namekian messenger rushes to assist Gohan and Krillin in summoning Shenron, but there's no guarantee he'll arrive before Frieza.
Piccolo is resurrected and ready to rumble, but his arrival is delayed by an encounter with a dying Namekian. Meanwhile, Vegeta prepares to throw down with Frieza, but the Saiyan prince may be badly overmatched.
Vegeta is impressed by Gohan's furious outburst after Frieza strikes a death blow against Krillin. The two Saiyans work together to defeat the monster, but even their combined powers won't be enough spare their lives!