|"Pilaf and the Mysterious Army"|
|Rōmaji||Pirafu to Nazo no Gundan|
|FUNimation||Pilaf and the Mystery Force|
|Arc||Red Ribbon Army Arc|
|Japanese||September 17, 1986|
|English||February 12, 2002|
"Pilaf and the Mysterious Army" (ふたたび冒険 さまよう湖, Pirafu to Nazo no Gundan; FUNimation "Pilaf and the Mystery Force") is the thirtieth episode of the Dragon Ball anime.
Gokū stops at a lake for a swim. When he gets out, he finds that the Dragon Radar has been stolen. He picks up on the thief's scent and follows it to its source. The thief tells him that he sold the radar to an antique salesman in a nearby town. Gokū locates the shop and finds his dragon radar there. He picks up a signal coming from the shop, so he turns around and sees Emperor Pilaf and Mai holding the Four-Star ball, having just bought it from this store. They are able to escape on their ship, but Gokū follows them on Kintoun. Back at the antique store, a mysterious military force has arrived looking for a Dragon Ball. The salesman gives them a four-star ball, but they recognize it as a fake. Pilaf's four-star ball was also a fake, but Gokū does not yet know. The signal he picked up on was the six-star ball in a nest above the shop. A bird then flies away with the ball in its talons.
- In the dub, Silver states that a Dragon Ball cannot be destroyed, which is how he knew the glass ball was fake. However, later in the series, Vegeta implores Kuririn to destroy a ball rather than give it to the Ginyu Special Squadron, directly contradicting the dub's statement.
|Role||Seiyū||FUNimation dub Voice Actor|
|Son Gokū||Masako Nozawa||Stephanie Nadolny|
|Pilaf||Shigeru Chiba||Chuck Huber|
|Shū||Tesshō Genda||Chris Cason|
|Mai||Eiko Yamada||Julie Franklin|
|Captain Silver||Banjō Ginga||Christopher R. Sabat|
|Father||Kōzō Shioya||Kyle Hebert|
|Narration||Jōji Yanami||Brice Armstrong|