Dragon Ball Chapter 129

"The Volleyball Fist and Fighting Power"
Kanji 排球拳と戦闘パワー
Rōmaji Haikyūken to Sentō Pawā
Viz The Volleyball Play
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 11
Previous Chapter 128
Next Chapter 130
Arc 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese June 16, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB098
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Volleyball Fist and Fighting Power" (排球拳と戦闘パワー, Haikyūken to Sentō Pawā; Viz "The Volleyball Play") is the one hundred twenty-ninth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Tenshinhan states he's going to finish Gokū off with one of his strongest techniques. Lobbing Gokū into the air, Tenshinhan reveals the Volleyball Fist, attacking Gokū as if he were a volleyball. The combo spiked Gokū directly onto the tiles, and both Tenshinhan and Tsuru Sennin are confident Gokū is dead. Gokū, however, gets up as easily as if nothing happened, only surprised by Tenshinhan's strength. Gokū, deciding that Tenshinhan is trying to kill him, tells the Crane School student he's going to switch from the power he uses for matches to the power he uses for combat.

Proving he wasn't bluffing, Gokū begins to dominate the match, and kicks Tenshinhan into the air as a follow-up to a powerful combo. The young fighter begins to charge a Kamehameha, but decides against it. Tenshinhan, landing back onto the tournament ring, can hardly contain his excitement at the prospect of a fighter as powerful as Gokū. Kuririn chides Gokū to Muten Rōshi for not releasing the Kamehameha. Muten Rōshi states that Tenshinhan would have simply countered it; Gokū, in order to fight longer in the match, is thinking ahead.

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