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"Son Gokū's Last Resort!!"
Kanji 孫悟空最後の手段!!
Rōmaji Son Gokū Saigo no Shudan!!
Viz Goku's Last Chance
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 17
Previous Chapter 202
Next Chapter 204
Arc Saiyan Arc
Japanese November 1, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ005
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK003
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gokū's Last Resort!!" (孫悟空最後の手段!!, Son Gokū Saigo no Shudan!!; Viz "Goku's Last Chance") is the two hundred third chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, and the ninth chapter of Part II of the manga.


The angry half-Saiyan child bursts from the Attack Ball, shocking everyone. Gohan begins to stammer in rage, while Gokū implores his son to run away. Raditz is shocked; according to his scouter, his nephew's fighting strength is an astounding 1307. In a burst of rage, Gohan attacks Raditz, landing a solid blow on his uncle and cracking the Saiyan's armor, as well as stunning him. Realizing Gohan's fighting strength has dropped to 1, he surmises the boy's fighting strength changes with his emotions. Knocking the child aside, Raditz moves to kill the boy, ignoring his younger brother's protests.

In a desperate bid to save his son, Gokū uses the last of his energy and locks Raditz in a Pinioning hold. Gokū tells Piccolo to use the Makankōsappō again, while he's got Raditz pinned, ignoring his older brother's false attempts at swaying him. Piccolo has no qualms about killing Gokū, as his friends would wish him back with the Dragon Balls anyway. He releases his Makankōsappō, piercing the Saiyan brothers simultaneously.