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"The Pirates' Trap"
Kanji 海賊たちの罠
Rōmaji Kaizokutachi no Wana
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 7
Previous Chapter 73
Next Chapter 75
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese May 13, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB049 & DB050
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Pirates' Trap" (海賊たちの罠, Kaizokutachi no Wana) is the seventy-fourth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


While Gokū, Bulma and Kulilin travel through the cavern, Gokū encounters a switch that turns on the lights to brighten up the dark cave. As Bulma wonders why there are lights in the cavern to begin with, General Blue and his men also wonder what's happening, and the general hypothesizes that the cave may be a secret base.

Gokū then picks up a skull and manages to scare Bulma, which causes her to scream, giving up their location to Blue and his men, and causing Kulilin to reveal that the place has hidden treasure, which Blue's men also overhear. The Dragon Team then encounters a trap set by the ones that had previously been in the cave, leading Gokū and Kulilin to jump over the trap, leaving Bulma on the other end. While Blue thinks he's gained victory, Gokū uses his Nyoibō to get Bulma over to the other side of the trap unscathed.

Blue then orders his men to kill the three, but they are prevented by a trap that summons spears which subdue them. As the general finds his way around the trap, the Dragon Team encounters the Pirate Harbor.