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|Arc||Piccolo Daimaō Arc|
|Japanese||March 1, 1988|
Mr. Popo tells Gokū that he is weak mentally and physically, and got arrogant after defeating Piccolo. With this in mind, he instructs the boy to go home. Gokū, however, refuses, as he needs to meet God and revive his friends. Gokū resolves to use the place to train, and while Mr. Popo allows it, he believes it useless.
Gokū quickly notices he tires faster on the Palace of God, as the oxygen is scarce so high up. Mr. Popo notes that for Gokū, who makes so much more wasted movement, the effect is worse. Mr. Popo tells Gokū that, even on Earth, it is important to be a calm as the sky and as quick as lightning. Gokū notes this is difficult, but Mr. Popo shows it can be done by masking his ki entirely. Gokū cannot replicate this effect, and Mr. Popo demonstrates further by moving faster than Gokū can track. Mr. Popo also shows his ability to sense ki outstrips Gokū's by far. He admits God is even stronger than he is, though they could not fight Piccolo due to personal reasons.
Despite this gap in strength, Gokū doesn't let his resolve waver, and decides he will beat Mr. Popo. It is this unwavering determination that earns God's favor, and he agrees to meet with Gokū. However, when God steps out to reveal himself, he looks identical to Piccolo. In a rage, Gokū attacks, only to be easily deflected.
God explains that he and Piccolo were once a single entity, and a master of martial arts. This sing;e being once came to see the God that existed before him, and wanted to succeed the dying deity. However, God would not allow him to succeed him, as evil existed within in his heart. Through training, the evil was expelled, and it became "Piccolo". God says that he will grant Gokū's wish, if the latter will train with him in return. Gokū agrees, and God tells him he will reactivate the Dragon Balls.