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"Run! Son Gokū"
Kanji 駆けろ!孫悟空
Rōmaji Kakero! Son Gokū
Viz Go, Goku, Go!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 10
Previous Chapter 111
Next Chapter 113
Arc Uranai Baba Arc
Japanese February 17, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB078
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Run! Son Gokū" (駆けろ!孫悟空, Kakero! Son Gokū; Viz "Go, Gokū, Go!") is the one hundred twelfth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


After Upa tearfully embraces with his father, Upa informs his father that he was revived from his death by the Dragon Balls. As Shenron disappears and before the Dragon Balls scatter, Gokū targets the four star Dragon Ball and jumps up to grab it. The young boy then explains to Upa that he jumped in order to catch his grandfather's four star Dragon Ball, and explains that the balls are inactive for a year before becoming usable once again. After Upa's father shows his gratitude to Gokū, the young boy departs the Karin Holy Land and meets up with the rest of the Dragon Team.

After a brief conversation, Gokū announces his intentions to train for the next Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, leading Yamcha to reveal that he will become a disciple under Kame-Sennin. Gokū is exuberant at the opportunity to train with Kulilin and Yamcha under Kame-Sennin, but the turtle hermit informs Gokū that he is too strong and has nothing else to learn from him. Kame-Sennin then suggests to Gokū to travel the world and train, and meet the turtle hermit at the next Tenkaichi Budōkai. Kame-Sennin also reveals that the time period between each tournament has been reduced from five years to three due to the growing number of contestants.

Before Gokū departs, the young boy once again calls upon his Kintoun, but Kame-Sennin instructs him to travel the world without the flying cloud to further enhance his training, which Gokū accepts after initial hesitation from both he and the rest of the Dragon Team. After Gokū leaves, and after Uranai Baba motivates Kame-Sennin not to let Gokū outdo him, the turtle hermit instructs the rest of the team to run back to the Kame House as Gokū journeys around the world.