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"The Matchups are Decided!!"
Kanji 対戦決定!!
Rōmaji Taisen Kettei!!
Viz The Battle is Set!!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 3
Previous Chapter 34
Next Chapter 36
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese July 30, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB021
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Matchups are Decided!!" (対戦決定!!, Taisen Kettei!!; Viz "The Battle is Set!!") is the thirty-fifth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Gokū and Kulilin are excited to become part of the eight to enter the Tenka-Ichi Budōkai and are searching for Kame-Sennin, the turtle hermit reunites with Bulma. Kame-Sennin asks the young woman for a Puff-Puff, much to Bulma's ire. Gokū then reunites with Oolong, Puar and Bulma, and introduces them to Kulilin. As Kame-Sennin, Bulma, Oolong and Puar are all excited and impressed that Gokū, Kulilin and Yamcha are part of the final eight, Oolong wonders of the turtle hermit's whereabouts.

In the room of the eight, all are highly disturbed by the stench of one of the fighters who goes by the name of Bacterian, who is known to have never taken a bath since the day he was born, and uses his stinky smell to purposely get opponents to put their hands over their noses and render their hands useless in combat. The host eventually names the contestants and sets the match-ups, though not before Gokū decides to eat. Afterwards, the match-ups are publicly announced, and 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai commences.