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"The Great Demon King's Final Gamble!!"
Kanji 大魔王最後の賭け!!
Rōmaji Daimaō Saigo no Kake!!
Viz The Demon King's Final Gamble
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 16
Previous Chapter 188
Next Chapter 190
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese August 23, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB146
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Great Demon King's Final Gamble!!" (大魔王最後の賭け!!, Daimaō Saigo no Kake!!; Viz "The Demon King's Final Gamble") is the one hundred eighty-ninth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Gokū and Piccolo conclude that both of them are starting to get worn out, their attacks weakening. God implores Gokū to accept his help, but Gokū refuses, as he wants to fight on his own. The others convince God that they should put their faith in Gokū, as he's saved the world before and has earned the right to fight alone; furthermore, he is the only one who can fight Piccolo.

Confident he's seen all of Piccolo's techniques, Gokū believes he can win; Piccolo, however, believes he's made too much progress in the last three years to lose. Gokū however, tells Piccolo that he's become even stronger than him, which enrages the demon into attacking with a Kikōha. Initially confused at the fact that Piccolo was using such a basic attack, he soon realizes it's a Tracking Kikōha. Reacting cleverly, Gokū lures the technique back towards Piccolo, dodging at the last second, causing it to turn on its maker, wounding Piccolo's arm severely. Ripping his arm off, Piccolo quickly regenerates the appendage.

Enraged at being hit by his own technique, Piccolo prepares to release an even larger display of power in retaliation, causing Gokū to ask everyone to flee.