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"Son Gokū's Match"
Kanji 孫悟空の試合
Rōmaji Son Gokū no Shiai
Viz Gokū's Fight
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 16
Previous Chapter 187
Next Chapter 189
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese August 12, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB146
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gokū's Match" (孫悟空の試合, Son Gokū no Shiai; Viz "Gokū's Fight") is the one hundred eighty-eighth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


God realizes that happened, and that his Mafūba was reversed on him. Muten Rōshi explains that Gokū managed to save the deity with some quick thinking. Piccolo reduces himself to normal size and attacks Gokū in a rage; the two begin to fight again, and God is surprised that his godly eyes cannot keep up with their movements. Having taken the fight to the sky, Gokū is sent hurtling downward; charging a Kamehameha, Gokū fires the blast from his feet, rocketing back towards Piccolo and slamming boh fists into his face. Rōshi is amazed by this bit of genius. Piccolo responds with an Antenna Beam, stunning Gokū.

Taking advantage of the opening, Piccolo rushes towards Gokū, only for God to step in and block the attack. Gokū, however, asks God to stay out of his match, and offers Piccolo a free hit in exchange for God's interference; the demon obliges, striking Gokū into the wall.