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"The Fourth Match"
Kanji 第4試合
Rōmaji Dai-Yon Shiai
Viz Monster Smash
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 4
Previous Chapter 38
Next Chapter 40
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese August 27, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB023
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Fourth Match" (第4試合, Dai-Yon Shiai; Viz "Monster Smash") is the thirty-ninth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The next battle is revealed to be Gokū versus Monster Giran. As Gilan enters the ring, Gokū is nowhere to be found. As everyone scrambles to find the young boy's whereabouts, he is found to be sleeping and arrives to the match late, much to everyone's bewilderment.

As the battle commences, Giran lands a strong attack on Gokū, but the young boy is shown to be unaffected by the hit, much to the monster's surprise. Gokū then retaliates by landing a critical blow to Giran and throwing him out of the ring to attain victory, but this fails as the monster simply uses his wings to fly back and avoid a ring out.

As Gokū is determined to win the fight, Giran uses his salivation to restrain Gokū's movements, putting the young boy in a difficult predicament.