|"Defend the Planet of Hope!! Kuririn's Astonishing Power-Up"|
|Rōmaji||Kibō no Hoshi o Mamore!! Kuririn Kyōi no Pawā Appu|
|Corresponding edited Z episode||DBZ041 (Edited)|
|Corresponding Kai episode(s)||DBK025|
|Japanese||July 4, 1990|
|English||September 15, 2005|
"Defend the Planet of Hope!! Kuririn's Astonishing Power-Up" (希望の星を守れ！！クリリン驚異のパワーＵＰ, Kibō no Hoshi o Mamore!! Kuririn Kyōi no Pawā Appu; FUNimation "Guru's Gift") is the fifty-fourth episode of the Dragon Ball Z anime.
Once they finally arrive at their destination, Kuririn and Dende meet Saichōrō, and his bodyguard Nail, who closely resembles Piccolo. The wise old Nameccian gives Kuririn the last Dragon Ball, and, upon seeing that he is pure-hearted, unlike Freeza, also awakens hidden powers within him. As Kuririn heads back to the others, Zarbon informs Freeza that he killed Vegeta. When Freeza finds out that Zarbon only assumes that Vegeta is dead, he makes him go back and find Vegeta. Zarbon arrives at their battle site, pulls Vegeta out of the water, and brings him back to Freeza's ship. Dende arrives and tells Nail what has happened.