"A Powerful Enemy in Common"
Kanji 共通の大敵
Rōmaji Kyōtsū no Taiteki
Viz An Enemy in Common
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 17
Previous Chapter 197
Next Chapter 199
Arc Saiyan Arc
Japanese October 15, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ003
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK002
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"A Powerful Enemy in Common" (共通の大敵, Kyōtsū no Taiteki; Viz "An Enemy in Common") is the one hundred ninety-eighth of the Dragon Ball manga, and the fourth chapter of Part II of the manga.


With his ultimatum against Gokū, Raditiz departs, leaving his brother fallen. Rashly, Gokū calls for Kintoun, but his friends try to caution him. Remembering the Saiyan weakness of the tail, Gokū resolves to exploit this against his brother if he can. He also cautions Kuririn and Muten Rōshi against going to fight with him, as they cannot be revived. Getting the Radar from Bulma, Gokū tracks Gohan's Dragon Ball and finds where Raditz has landed.

Piccolo, having been listening in, arrives, telling Gokū he doesn't stand a chance against Raditz. As both of them would be outmatched alone, Piccolo proposes the impossible — he and Gokū to team up, and defeat Raditz, as the latter is in the way of Piccolo's evil plans. Taking the Radar, Gokū boards Kintoun, asking Piccolo if he can keep up. Stating his technique is far superior, the two set off towards Raditz. The Dragon Team resolves to follow, not wanting to miss the battle.

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