|"The Saiyans Arrive!!"|
|Viz||The Day of the Saiyans|
|Japanese||February 28, 1989|
|Corresponding uncut Z episode(s)||DBZ021 & DBZ022|
|Corresponding Kai episode(s)||DBK008 & DBK009|
The Saiyan space ships crash into the planet, and much to the surprise of everyone in the city, two men step out of them. At the same time, all the members of the Dragon Team sense the ki of these new invaders, surprised that the Saiyans have arrived so early. The taller Saiyan, Nappa, releases a powerful Shockwave that entirely destroys the Eastern Capital. The explosion is visible from across the planet, but the shorter Saiyan, Vegeta, lectures Nappa on damaging the resale value of the planet and potentially having destroyed a Dragon Ball.
They then begin to use their Scouters to seek out the highest power levels on the planet, surprised to see strength topping a thousand on Earth. Finding two powerful readings, Vegeta and Nappa head off towards the source — Gohan and Piccolo. The other members of the Dragon Team head off in their directon, hoping to be of assistance. On the news, the Saiyan attack is being broadcast, and Roshi, Bulma, Oolong, Puar, and Umigame are forced to remain helpless, unable to do anything and only wait for Gokū. At 12:20 PM, Kuririn arrives next to Gohan and Piccolo, and the Saiyans arrive only minutes after.