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"Come Back, Son Gokū!"
Kanji よみがえれ孫悟空!
Rōmaji Yomigaere Son Gokū!
Viz We Need You, Goku!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 12
Previous Chapter 136
Next Chapter 138
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese August 11, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB104
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Come Back, Son Gokū!" (よみがえれ孫悟空!, Yomigaere Son Gokū!; Viz "We Need You, Goku!") is the one hundred thirty-seventh chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Piccolo addresses the demon as Tambourine, and tells him to get going and complete his mission. While Tambourine hunts down martial arts masters, Piccolo decides to make a new demon child to continue the hunt for the Dragon Balls. His attendant, Piano, urges him against it, saying it would be detrimental to his health in the long run, even kill him. Piccolo disregards this, and decides that, as he will be hunting Dragon Balls, his next child should look like a dragon. Piccolo proceeds to spit out a gigantic egg, from which hatches a large dragon. Piccolo names his new demon 'Cymbal', and tells him to find the six Dragon Balls. After finding the location of the next Dragon Ball, Tambourine chooses to attack Namu; he and his brother set off in different directions.

At Kame House, Tenshinhan is filled in on the existence of the Dragon Balls, and the group decides to use the Dragon Balls in an attempt to kill Piccolo. Bulma will make a storage pod to keep Kuririn's body preserved, so he can be revived a year after the wish to kill Piccolo was made. On the news, Namu's death is reported as being done by a hideous monster leaving the same insignia as the one that killed Kuririn. The group decides to begin gathering the Dragon Balls; Bulma, in only half a day, can make a new Dragon Radar. With their plan decided, the Dragon Team set out, their minds worrying for Gokū.

Still unconscious from his battle with Tambourine, Gokū awakens and smells food. Looking for the source, he runs across a giant fish cooking in a clearing.