Dragon Ball Chapter 138

"The Strange Guy With the Ball"
Kanji ボールを持った妙なやつ
Rōmaji Bōru o Motta Myō na Yatsu
Viz The Weirdo with the Ball
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 12
Previous Chapter 137
Next Chapter 139
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese August 18, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB104 & DB105
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Strange Guy With the Ball" (ボールを持った妙なやつ, Bōru o Motta Myō na Yatsu; Viz "The Weirdo with the Ball") is the one hundred thirty-eighth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Within seconds, Gokū devours the fish, and now that his hunger is sated, tests his replenished strength, splitting a boulder in half. He calls for Kintoun, eager for a rematch with Tambourine. When Kintoun doesn't arrive, Gokū realizes it was destroyed, which only furthers his anger at Tambourine. Taking out the Dragon Radar, Gokū discovers a Dragon Ball is nearby, only to have to dodge an incoming boulder. Calling his attacker a coward, Gokū sees it was a rather pudgy man with a sword, who accuses him of stealing his fish. Seeing the Dragon Ball around the man's neck, Gokū concludes he's friends with the monster that killed Kuririn.

Continuing to insult each other, Gokū and the strange man start to fight. Matching each other nearly blow for blow, they seem almost even, and when Gokū kicks him into a rock, the strange man gets out of the rubble and dusts himself off. Both combatants are amazed by the strength of the other. When Gokū sees that the ball Yajirobe is wearing around his neck only had a single star, which would mean it wasn't his ball. As he laughs about the misunderstanding, Gokū notices a figure coming in from behind the strange man. Believing it to be Tambourine, Gokū realizes it only looks like him. The new arrival is Cymbal, and he's looking for a Dragon Ball.

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