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"Gokū's Great Transformation"
Kanji 悟空の大変身
Rōmaji Gokū no Dai-Henshin
Viz The End of the Tale
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 2
Previous Chapter 21
Next Chapter 23
Arc Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Japanese April 14, 1985
English March 9, 2003
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB013
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Gokū's Great Transformation" (悟空の大変身, Gokū no Dai-Henshin; Viz "The End of the Tale") is the twenty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga


Gokū completes his transformation, much to the shock and horror of both the Dragon Team and Pilaf and his minions. As Gokū commences in destroying the castle, everyone else makes their plans to escape from the vicinity. Gokū then notices Pilaf and his crew retreating, and tosses a broken part of the castle in their direction, causing Pilaf and his subordinates to have a crash landing. As Yamcha and Oolong are in awe of barely escaping with their lives, the former notices Bulma stuck under a broken chunk of the castle. Gokū then makes his way towards the Dragon Team, and Pu'ar reminds Yamcha that Gokū's tail is his weak point, giving Yamcha the idea to pull Gokū's tail. While Gokū is stationary, Yamcha orders Pu'ar to transform into a pair of scissors to cut off Gokū's tail, forcing Gokū to revert back into his child form.