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"Gokū's Tail"
Kanji 悟空のシッポ
Rōmaji Gokū no Shippo
Viz The Tail of Goku
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 4
Previous Chapter 39
Next Chapter 41
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese September 3, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB023
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Gokū's Tail" (悟空のシッポ, Gokū no Shippo; Viz "The Tail of Goku") is the fortieth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Whilst Gokū is restrained by Gilan's Guru-Guru Gum, the monster proceeds to hit Gokū, pick him up and throw him out of the ring. As Gokū is in midair on the verge of a ringout, he calls upon his Kintoun to save him, much to Gilan's puzzlement. As the monster demands victory, the host announcer reveals that a special exception was made for the Kintoun, but Gokū is never to use it again if he is on the verge of falling out of the ring a second time.

As Gilan charges towards and strikes a subdued Gokū, the young boy shocks everyone with the regrowth of his tail. Gokū then proceeds to break out of Gilan's Guruguru Gum, acknowledging his tail for giving him extra strength in order to do so. The young boy then showcases his strength by landing a devastating kick to a nearby wall, leading the monster to give in out of fear of Gokū's strength. While Gokū attains victory, Oolong, Bulma and Pu'ar cringe at the possibility of Gokū transforming once again due to the reemergence of his tail.