"Yamcha's Premonition"
Kanji ヤムチャの予感
Rōmaji Yamucha no Yokan
Viz One Down…
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 18
Previous Chapter 214
Next Chapter 216
Arc Saiyan Arc
Japanese March 14, 1989
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ023
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK009
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Yamcha's Premonition" (ヤムチャの予感, Yamucha no Yokan; Viz "One Down…") is the two hundred fifteenth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, and the twenty-first chapter of Part II of the manga.


Nappa is surprised to see the data is wrong, as Tenshinhan was capable of easily overpowering their Saibaiman. Unimpressed by the failure, Vegeta kills the Saibaiman, and specifically orders the remaining Saibaimen to not underestimate their opponents. Yamcha steps up to fight, and the next Saibaiman engages him. The two move at immense speed, and Gohan finds himself unable to track them; Piccolo berates the boy, telling him to feel the movement of ki. Dodging a Saibaiman strike, Yamcha slams the creature with a Kamehameha, and Yamcha boasts that he would handle the other four Saibaimen by himself.

However, the creature was not killed and latches onto Yamcha, [[exploding, instantly killing itself and the Earthling. Confirming his comrades' death, Kuririn angrily releases a ki blast towards the Saiyans.


  • This chapter would feature the last battle that Yamcha ever participated in within the manga.
  • Yamcha's "death pose", featured in this chapter, would go on to become a popular meme in Japan, and would also be featured in Dragon Ball XenoVerse later, under the move "Fake Death", and later in Dragon Ball Super.
    • Furthermore, in some games, using a Self-Destructing Saibaiman against Yamcha will result in an instantaneous death of Yamcha, mirroring this battle.
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