List of Dragon Ball Z episodes (season 8)

List of Dragon Ball Z episodes (season 8)
Dragon Ball Z Season 8
Dragon Ball Z Season 8.jpg
Cover for the Season 8 DVD
Country of origin Japan Japan
No. of episodes 34
Original channel Japan Fuji Television
United States Cartoon Network
Original run Japan March 9, 1994 – January 25, 1995
Home video release
DVD release date Region 1: February 10, 2009
Region 2: TBA
Region 4: May 19, 2009
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The eighth of the Dragon Ball Z anime series comprises the Babidi and Majin Buu Sagas. The episodes are produced by Toei Animation, and are based on the final 26 volumes of the Dragon Ball manga series by Akira Toriyama.

The 34-episode season originally ran from March 1994 to January 1995 in Japan on Fuji Television. The first English airing of the series was on Cartoon Network where Funimation Entertainment's dub of the series ran from October 2001 to October 2002. The episodes also aired in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.[citation needed]

Funimation released the season in a box set on February 10, 2009 and in June 2009, announced that they would be re-releasing Dragon Ball Z in a new seven volume set called the "Dragon Boxes". Based on the original series masters with frame-by-frame restoration, the first set was released November 10, 2009.[1]


Episode list

Orig. ep# Initial dub ep# Translated title/Funimation's dub title
Original Japanese title
Original airdate English airdate
220 206 "The Appearance of Darkness!! The Evil Magician Babidi..." / "The Wizard's Curse"
"Kuromaku Tōjō!! Aku no Madōshi Babidi" (黒幕登場!!悪の魔導師バビディ) 
March 9, 1994 October 15, 2001
Videl can't keep up with Gohan and Kibito kai, so she decides to go back. Before she leaves she realizes that Gohan was the kid who defeated Cell and not her father. They follow Spopovich and Yamu to Babidi's spaceship. Babidi comes out, along with his new partner Dabura, the King of the Demons. After Spopovich and Yamu deliver the energy to Babidi, the wizard has no use for them, and he kills both of them. 
221 207 "A Trap in Waiting!! A Challenge from the Dark Side" / "King of the Demons"
"Machiukeru Wana!! Makai kara no Chōsenjō" (待ち受けるワナ!!魔界からの挑戦状) 
March 16, 1994 October 16, 2001
Babidi enters the spaceship, but Dabura suddenly flies over to the Z Fighters, and he kills Kibito kai. Goku and Vegeta take some shots at him, but they miss. Dabura spits on Krillin and Piccolo, turning them both to stone. The only way to revive them is to kill Dabura. This lures the warriors into the ship. Upon arrival, they meet Babidi's henchman, Pui Pui, who tells them that they must fight a different opponent on each level of the spaceship, and as they are beaten up, their energy will be absorbed by the room and injected into the ball that contains Buu. 
222 208 "Don't Mess with Me!! Vegeta's First Attack is Filled with Anger" / "Vegeta Attacks"
"Nameru na!! Bejīta Ikari no Shosen Toppa" (なめるな!!ベジータ怒りの初戦突破) 
March 23, 1994 October 17, 2001
Vegeta starts to beat up Pui Pui with no effort. To give his fighter the advantage, Babidi changes the room to mimic Pui Pui's home planet, where the gravity is ten times that of Earth's. Unfortunately for Pui Pui, Vegeta trains at hundreds of times earth's gravity, and he easily destroys Pui Pui. They move on to the second level where Goku will fight Babidi's pet monster Yakon. 
223 209 "Goku at Full Power!! Take That Yakon" / "Next Up, Goku"
"Gokū Pawā Zenkai!! Buttobe Yakon" (悟空パワー全開!!ブッ飛べヤコン) 
April 13, 1994 October 18, 2001
Goku and Yakon start to fight. Goku is obviously stronger than Yakon, so Babidi changes the environment to mimic the Planet of Darkness, which is Yakon's home planet. To help himself see, Goku becomes a Super Saiyan. Yakon, the devourer of light, sucks up the light emitting from Goku. Seeing this, Goku again becomes a Super Saiyan, allowing Yakon to suck up all the light energy he can. Finally, he gives off a flash of brilliant energy which is too much for Yakon to handle. Victorious, the fighters head to the next level. 
224 210 "A Huge Mistake!! Satan vs. the 3 Super Warriors!?" / "Battle Supreme"
"Daigosan!! Satan tai Sannin no Chōsenshi!?" (大誤算!!サタンVS3人の超戦士!?) 
April 20, 1994 October 22, 2001
The fighters move to the third level. This time, it's Gohan's turn to fight. Dabura decides that he will fight this time, but first he goes to the meditation chamber to prepare. Meanwhile, back at the World Martial Arts Tournament, only five fighters remain because the rest of them flew away. Hercule decides to finish the tournament with all five remaining fighters in the ring at the same time. 18 takes out one of them, and Mighty Mask, composed of Goten and Trunks, takes out another. Now it's down to those two and Hercule. 
225 211 "The Kids Are Strong!! A Tough Fight for Number 18!?" / "Eighteen Unmasks"
"Tsuyoi ze Chibikko!! Jūhachigō Daikusen!?" (強いぜチビッコ!!18号大苦戦!?) 
April 27, 1994 October 23, 2001
18 and Mighty Mask (Goten and Trunks) start to fight, and because they are able to use their arms and legs simultaneously as Mighty Mask, they have the upper hand against 18. But when she steps up the intensity, they can't keep up with her, so they decide to turn into Super Saiyans. This, of course, blows their cover, and they are disqualified. Now it is down to 18 and Hercule. Meanwhile, Dabura has finally finished his meditation, and is ready to fight Gohan. 
226 212 "The Debut of the King of Evil! It's Your Turn Gohan!!" / "Pay to Win"
"Tachihadakaru Maō! Deban da Gohan!!" (たちはだかる魔王!出番だ悟飯!!) 
May 4, 1994 October 24, 2001
18 gets Hercule in a headlock, and she uses the opportunity to cut him a deal: she'll throw the match if he pays her double what he wins for the title. He reluctantly agrees, and the fight soon ends with Hercule as the victor. Over in Babidi's spaceship, Dabura finally emerges ready to fight. Babidi sends them to a planet similar to earth so their fight won't damage the ship. As their battle begins, Gohan finds that Dabura is a tough opponent, so he revs up his power to Super Saiyan level. 
227 213 "The Heart of Evil Found!! Dabura's Good Idea" / "Heart of a Villain"
"Mitsukerareta Jashin!! Dābura no Meian" (見つけられた邪心!!ダーブラの名案) 
May 18, 1994 October 25, 2001
Gohan and Dabura continue fighting, and from the outset it is clear that Gohan has lost his edge. He hasn't trained for seven years. He was even stronger when he was a kid. Dabura is beating him fairly easily, and Vegeta starts to lose his cool. Noticing this, Dabura tells Babidi to return them all to the ship. He privately informs Babidi that Vegeta has a terrible rage burning inside him, and that he could be made to serve their purposes. Meanwhile, Goten and Trunks see Videl flying back to the stadium, and she tells them all about what's happening. Excited at the prospect of seeing magic and a wizard (although they reveal that they don't even know what a wizard is), they race off after the others. 
228 214 "The Rebirth of Vegeta, Dark Prince of Destruction!! Confusion Enters the Ring" / "The Dark Prince Returns"
"Hakai Ōji Bejīta Fukkatsu!! Butōkai Rannyū" (破壊王子ベジータ復活!!武闘会乱入) 
May 25, 1994 October 29, 2001
Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and the supreme kai are left wondering why Dabura suddenly stopped the fight. Suddenly, Babidi tries to take over Vegeta's mind. Although he is urged to fight it, Babidi's magic is too strong, and Vegeta's impure heart gives in. Now with Babidi's "M" on his forehead, he has turned evil. Babidi transports them all back to the World Martial Arts stadium where he instructs Vegeta to kill his friends. Vegeta refuses, as he apparently has not lost complete control of his mind. He says that his only goal is to fight Goku. To bait Goku into fighting him, Vegeta destroys part of the stadium, killing many fans. 
229 215 "The Fated Battle!! Son Goku vs. Vegeta" / "Vegeta's Pride"
"Shukumei no Chōtaiketsu!! Gekitotsu Gokū tai Bejīta" (宿命の超対決!!激突 悟空 VS ベジータ) 
June 15, 1994 October 30, 2001
Goku refuses to fight Vegeta, so Vegeta destroys another part of the stadium. To avoid any further casualties, Goku reluctantly agrees to fight.The supreme kai tries to stop him, but he sees that it is no use. Goku tells Babidi to transport them far away from people, and the wizard obliges. Shin and Gohan decide to break into the next level of the ship and try and stop Babidi. To avoid this, Babidi commands Vegeta to kill the supreme kai, but Vegeta refuses. Though Babidi is possessing him, Vegeta can only focus on one thing: fighting Goku. Goku gives Gohan one of the last two senzu beans before he and the supreme kai go further into the ship. Vegeta and Goku power themselves up to their maximum level, and are ready to fight. 
230 216 "Wait for Us Babidi!! We Won't Let You Continue Your Evil" / "The Long Awaited Fight"
"Mattero Babidi!! Yabō wa Yurusanai" (待ってろ バビディ!!野望は許さない) 
June 22, 1994 October 31, 2001
Goku and Vegeta start to fight, and their raw power is astounding. Both fighters possess incredible ability, and so far, the fight seems to be a draw. Vegeta is able to lock Goku to a bolder with cuffs made of energy. He tells Goku how he has stolen his royal destiny by beating Frieza and becoming a Super Saiyan, and how insulting it was to be surpassed in power by the child Gohan. Goku is able to break free, and the battle resumes with crushing force. Meanwhile, Gohan and the supreme kai have made it all the way to Buu's ball, but Babidi and Dabora are waiting for them. 
231 217 "The Seal is Broken! The Ultimate Evil Majin Buu Appears!!" / "Magic Ball of Buu"
"Toketa Fūin! Deruzo Kyōaku Majin Bū!!" (解けた封印!出るぞ 凶悪魔人ブウ!!) 
June 29, 1994 November 1, 2001
Goku and Vegeta continue their battle. Vegeta reveals that he knew he could never surpass Goku's strength, so he allowed himself to be taken over by Babidi. He had seen what it had done to Spopovich and Yamu, and he wanted the power for himself. He also says that he wanted Babidi to reawaken the evil in his heart. Over the years, he had become like a normal person; he had a wife and a son, and thought the earth was a nice place to live. He wanted Babidi's magic to free him from "those petty attachments". Meanwhile, before Gohan and the supreme kai can stop Babidi, Buu has finally gathered enough energy, and has begun to hatch. 
232 218 "I Won't Let You Be Reborn!! The Kamehameha to Change Fate" / "Buu is Hatched!"
"Fukkatsu Sasenai!! Teikō no Kamehameha" (復活させない!!抵抗のかめはめ波) 
July 6, 1994 November 5, 2001
In an attempt to abort the hatching, Gohan begins firing Kamehameha waves at the ball, but it doesn't seem to do much good. The ball opens, but after some pink steam escapes, there is nothing left in the ball. They believe that Gohan destroyed Buu with his energy blasts, but suddenly the pink steam begins to congeal. It forms into Majin Buu. Instead of a fearsome beast, Buu is a fat, pink child, but the supreme kai knows that it is really Majin Buu and not something else. Goku and Vegeta have noticed the sudden upsurge in power, and realize that Buu has been hatched. 
233 219 "A Straight Path to Destruction!? Supreme Kai in Despair" / "The Losses Begin"
"Zetsubō e Itchokusen!? Nageki no Kaiōshin" (絶望へ一直線!?嘆きの界王神) 
July 13, 1994 November 6, 2001
Dabora insults Majin Buu, and with a single blow, Buu dispatches with the King of the Demons. Goku and Vegeta feel Buu's surge of power, and Goku convinces Vegeta to postpone the fight until they can take out Buu. Vegeta says he doesn't want Goku distracted while they're fighting. As Goku is preparing to leave, Vegeta knocks him out with a blow to the head and takes the final senzu bean. Babidi's first order to Majin Buu is to kill Gohan and the supreme kai. Gohan grabs Shin and takes off, but even with their head start, Buu catches up to them with blinding speed. With a single blow, Buu puts Gohan out of commission, leaving the supreme kai unguarded. 
234 220 "The Terrifying Majin Buu!! It's Feared That Gohan is On the Brink of Death" / "The Terror of Majin Buu"
"Majin Osoru Beshi!! Gohan ni Semaru Shi no Kyōfu" (魔人恐るべし!!悟飯に迫る死の恐怖) 
July 27, 1994 November 7, 2001
The supreme kai defends himself as best he can against Buu, but he is no match for him. Buu pounds the supreme kai into the ground, and is preparing to eat him when Gohan flies in and knocks Buu away. Gohan's recovery is short-lived, because Buu hits him with an energy blast of incredible power. As Gohan falls to the earth in a forest somewhere, he is very badly injured. Goten and Trunks arrive at the outskirts of the scene and notice the "statues" of Piccolo and Krillin. Trunks accidentally breaks the Piccolo statue. As Buu is preparing to eat Shin, Dabora suddenly throws a spear through him. Dabura warns Babidi that he will soon lose control of Buu and his monster will turn on him. Babidi doesn't believe him, and now Buu's plans have changed: Dabura is next on the menu. 
235 221 "I'll Eat You!! The Starving Majin's Psychic Powers" / "Meal Time"
"Tabechau zo!! Harapeko Majin no Chōnōryoku" (食べちゃうぞ!!腹ペコ魔人の超能力) 
August 3, 1994 November 8, 2001
Dabura tries his best to destroy Buu, but he is nowhere near strong enough to do the job. Buu turns him into a cookie and eats him. With Dabura gone, Krillin and Piccolo, despite his statue being slightly broken, are able to come back to life. Just as Buu's about to eat the Supreme Kai, Vegeta makes his presence known by destroying Babidi's spaceship. Vegeta knows what Buu did to Gohan, and he vows that when Goku regains consciousness, this will all be over, even if it costs him his own life. He promises to atone for what he's done, and he powers up. At full strength, he ferociously attacks Buu. 
236 222 "A Warrior's Resolve!! I'm Going to Destroy Majin Buu Myself" / "The Warrior's Decision"
"Senshi no Ketsui!! Majin wa Ore ga Shimatsu suru" (戦士の決意!!魔人はオレが始末する) 
August 17, 1994 November 12, 2001
Though incredibly powerful, Vegeta's attacks do nothing to Majin Buu. He even blasts a hole in the monster, but Buu is able to regenerate his body. Tired of playing around, Buu rocks the entire planet by powering up. He then rips off part of his own belly and is able to wrap it around Vegeta. Trapped, the Saiyan prince can do nothing to defend himself. Trunks can't stand to see his father tortured like this, so he powers up and jets off to help him, and Goten follows. 
237 223 "For the Sake of My Loved Ones... Vegeta Falls!!" / "Final Atonement"
"Ai suru Mono no Tame ni... Bejīta Chiru!!" (愛する者のために...ベジータ散る!!) 
August 24, 1994 November 13, 2001
Trunks knocks Buu away from his father, and he and Goten free Vegeta from his bonds. Piccolo attacks Babidi, and despite the wizard using all of his magic to defend himself, Piccolo is able to slice him in half. Vegeta recovers, and tells Trunks that he is proud of him. For the first time, Vegeta embraces his son. He then knocks out Goten and Trunks, allowing Piccolo to carry them away to safety. With Buu back and ready for more, Vegeta makes the ultimate sacrifice: he erupts in a blinding flash of light, certainly killing anything near him, including himself. The last pure blood Saiyan's is now dead. 
238 224 "The Nightmare Continues! Majin Buu is Still Alive" / "Evil Lives On"
"Akumu Futatabi! Ikiteita Majin Bū" (悪夢ふたたび!生きていた魔人ブウ) 
August 31, 1994 September 16, 2002
After Vegeta's eruption, Piccolo returns to the scene of the battle. He finds no sign of Vegeta left, and that Buu has been blasted into thousands of small pieces. He also finds the top half of Babidi, who is begging for help. Suddenly, the pieces of Buu begin to reform. They all combine to make Majin Buu whole again. Knowing he's outmatched, Piccolo retreats. Buu heals Babidi, and the two embark on a killing spree. Piccolo catches up with Krillin, telling him that the world's last hope, Goten and Trunks, must be protected. Krillin is instructed to take the two young Saiyans to Dende's lookout. Meanwhile, the suprem kai has recovered, and is searching for Gohan. 
239 225 "Videl's Struggle! Searching for the Dragon Balls" / "Find the Dragon Balls"
"Bīderutachi no Funtō! Sagase Doragon Bōru" (ビーデルたちの奮闘!探せ神龍球) 
September 7, 1994 September 17, 2002
Yamcha, 18, Bulma, Videl, and Chi Chi, among others, go looking for the Dragon Balls. Their search for the seventh one leads them to a nest full of eggs, but before Bulma can grab it, a dinosaur eats the entire nest. Yamcha hits the beast with an energy ball, which causes it to fly into the ocean. Videl goes swimming after it, and with a little help from Master Roshi, they are able to extract the ball. Piccolo and Krillin arrive at the lookout with the unconscious Goten and Trunks. Soon after, Goku regains consciousness and appears at the lookout himself. 
240 226 "A Big Hope!! The Kids' New Ultimate Attack" / "Revival"
"Dekkai Kibō!! Chibitachi no Shin Hissatsu Waza" (でっかい希望!!チビたちの新必殺技) 
September 21, 1994 September 18, 2002
While discussing tactics, Goku reveals that he knows of a method by which two similar-sized people can fuse together into one ultimate being. They decide that Goten and Trunks will learn this new trick, but the only problem is that it will take about a week to learn it, and Goku has less than a day left on earth. Piccolo decides to teach the boys after Goku is gone. Suddenly, the sky turns black, and they realize that Bulma is calling the dragon. Goku uses Instant Transmission to appear at Capsule Corp., but she has already made one wish. Her wish was to bring back everyone that died today. Goku tells Shenron that they will postpone their second wish, and uses Instant Transmission to take everyone there back to the lookout with him. Meanwhile, Kibito kai awakens because of the wish, and the supreme kai is still searching for Gohan. 
241 227 "The Whole World's Ordered to Find Them" / "Global Announcement"
"Goten Torankusu Zensekai ni Shimei Tehai" (悟天 トランクス全世界に指名手配) 
September 28, 1994 September 19, 2002
Kibito kai finds the supreme kai and heals him. Then, both of them find Gohan, and decide to take him to the world of the Kais. Meanwhile, back at the lookout, Goku breaks the news about Vegeta and Gohan to the newcomers, as both of them are believed to be dead. They are just about to wake Trunks and Goten when Babidi suddenly starts a global announcement. He tells everyone that he and Majin Buu will terrorize the entire planet until Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks show themselves. To give them a taste of what's in store, he shows Buu turning the entire population of a major city into small candies, which he greedily consumes. 
242 228 "Gohan's Resurrection!! Is That the Supreme Kai's Secret Weapon!?" / "Learn to Fuse"
"Gohan Fukkatsu!! Kaiōshin no Himitsu Heiki!?" (悟飯復活界王神の秘密兵器!?) 
October 12, 1994 September 23, 2002
Babidi tells the earth that anyone with any information about Piccolo, Goten, or Trunks should tell him. To stop any further damage, Piccolo wants to turn himself in, but Goku convinces him not to, because he knows that even if the three turn themselves it, it won't stop Buu's destruction. Goten and Trunks wake up, and they learn about Vegeta and Gohan's (supposed) demise. Goku is harsh with them, because they can't waste any time mourning right now. The boys know that they must be tough to stop Majin Buu. In the world of the Kais, Kibito kai heals Gohan, and the supreme kai tells him about the Z Sword. It is a mystical sword that contains great power, and even the Kais themselves could not pull it from the rock it is now stuck in. The supreme kai believes that Gohan possesses the strength to do so. 
243 229 "I Pulled It Out!! The Legendary Z Sword" / "The Z Sword"
"Nuketā〜!! Densetsu no Zetto Sōdo" (抜けたァ〜!!伝説のゼットソード) 
October 19, 1994 September 24, 2002
Gohan attempts to free the Z Sword, but can't do it in his normal state. He transforms into a Super Saiyan, and with a mighty heave, he frees the sword from the rock. To his great surprise, the sword is incredibly heavy, and he must now train himself to use it. Back on earth, Babidi and Buu continue their reign of terror, and Goten and Trunks tell him that they're going to destroy him and Buu. 
244 230 "He's After the Western Capitol! Stop Majin Buu!!" / "Race To Capsule Corp"
"Nerawareta Nishi no Miyako! Tomare Majin Bū!!" (狙われた西の都!止まれ魔人ブウ!!) 
November 2, 1994 September 25, 2002
Goten and Trunks begin their fusion training, but it is soon interrupted by Babidi. He announces that he has learned where Trunks lives, and he and Buu are now on their way to kill him. Goku sends Trunks to get the Dragon Radar from Capsule Corporation before it is destroyed, and he himself heads off to slow down Buu and Babidi. He asks Buu why he takes orders from someone as weak as Babidi. Though Buu seems intrigued by the thought of killing his master, he dislikes Goku as much as he does Babidi, so he decides to attack Goku. Goku knows that an ascended Super Saiyan isn't enough to stop Buu, so he says he'll take it up to the next level. 
245 231 "An Astounding Great Transformation!! Super Saiyan Three" / "Super Saiyan 3?!"
"Atto Odoroku Daihenshin!! Sūpā Saiyajin Surī" (アッと驚く大変身!!超サイヤ人3) 
November 9, 1994 September 26, 2002
To buy as much time as possible, Goku demonstrates the Super Saiyan transformations. He starts in his normal form, then goes to Super Saiyan, then Super Saiyan 2. He then transforms into Super Saiyan 3, and the immense power of this transformation rocks the entire planet. His hair grows down to his knees, and his eyes change. His power is so incredible that Gohan, the supreme kai, and Kibito kai can feel it in the world of the Kais. As a Super Saiyan 3, he possesses even more power than Majin Buu. He starts to pound Buu with relative ease. At Capsule Corporation, Trunks and Dr. Brief frantically search for the Dragon Radar. 
246 232 "Bye Bye Babidi!! Majin Buu Rebels" / "Buu's Mutiny"
"Bai Bai - Babidi!! Majin Bū Hangyaku" (バイバイ·バビディ!!魔人ブウ反逆) 
November 16, 1994 September 30, 2002
Goku continues his awesome display of power, but with each blow to Majin Buu, the monster gets even more powerful. He seems to have an unlimited well of energy to use. Bulma calls Trunks on Videl's cell phone to tell him that she left the Dragon Radar in the airplane. He retrieves the radar, and heads back to the lookout. Goku senses this, and decides to end his fight with Buu. He once again tells Buu that he's much too skilled to be taking orders from Babidi. Goku Instantly Transmits himself back to the lookout. This time, Buu takes Goku's advice and turns on his master. He executes Babidi. Meanwhile, Gohan continues his training with the Z Sword. 
247 233 "Incredible Ugly!? The Special Transformation Training" / "The Fusion Dance"
"Mecha Kakko Warui!? Tokkun Henshin Pōzu" (メチャカッコ悪い!?特訓変身ポーズ) 
November 23, 1994 October 1, 2002
Without Babidi to control him, Majin Buu goes on a spree of destruction. Trunks returns to the lookout with the Dragon Radar. Baba shows up to tell Goku that he only has thirty minutes left. His transformation into Super Saiyan 3 was very draining, and it ate up a lot of his time that was left. Even though he is exhausted, he begins teaching Goten and Trunks the Fusion Dance. On the world of the Kais, Gohan begins training with even more intensity than before, determined to save the universe from Majin Buu. 
248 234 "Bye Bye Everyone!! Goku Goes Back to the After Life" / "Goku's Time is Up"
"Jā na Minna!! Gokū Ano Yo ni Kaeru" (じゃあな みんな!!悟空あの世に帰る) 
November 30, 1994 October 2, 2002
Buu clears some space in the countryside and builds a house for him to live in. Goten and Trunks continue learning the Fusion Dance, and begin to master the technique. They each plead with Goku for him to show them the Super Saiyan 3 transformation, and because he knows his time is up, Goku complies. Soon after the transformation, Baba shows up to take him away. Goku says goodbye to everyone at the lookout. Once again, he is gone. 
249 235 "Where's Gohan!? The Harsh Training on the Supreme Kai's Planet" / "Return to Other World"
"Gohan wa Doko da!? Kaiōshinkai no Mōtokkun" (悟飯はどこだ!?界王神界の猛特訓) 
December 7, 1994 October 3, 2002
Back in Other World, Goku visits King Yemma to ask him if he's seen Gohan. King Yemma says that Gohan has not checked in. Thrilled that his son is still alive, he searches for his energy signal, and uses Instant Transmission to go there. He starts to help Gohan with his training with the Z Sword. Piccolo continues training Goten and Trunks to fuse. Buu happens upon a blind kid named Tommy, who doesn't seem to be scared of him. Buu restores the kid's vision, but to his surprise, the child is not afraid of him. He is grateful that Buu made him see, and considers Buu a friend. Buu seems to like friendship more than fear. 
250 236 "This Can't Be True!? The Z Sword Gets Broken..." / "Out From the Broken Sword"
"Uso daro!? Zetto Sōdo ga Orechatta" (ウソだろ!?ゼットソードが折れちゃった) 
December 14, 1994 October 7, 2002
Goku throws a giant boulder at Gohan to test his abilities with the Z Sword. Gohan makes a clean cut, so the supreme kai conjures up a block of the hardest metal in the universe. This time, the sword can't cut it, and breaks under the pressure. But from out of the Z Sword comes the Elder Kai, who is fifteen generations older than Shin. In exchange for a date with Bulma, the Elder Kai agrees to awaken Gohan's sleeping powers. He starts to do a strange dance in circles around the Saiyan, and says that it will take 5 hours to awaken his sleeping power. Meanwhile, Goten and Trunks have finally mastered the Fusion Dance, and are ready to attempt it for real. 
251 237 "The Birth of Super Fusion!! The Name is Gotenks" / "Gotenks is Born"
"Gattai Chōjin Tanjō!! Sono Na wa Gotenkusu" (合体超人誕生!!その名はゴテンクス) 
December 21, 1994 October 8, 2002
Goten and Trunks attempt to fuse, and their first attempt yields a weird-looking fat kid with very little power. Their second attempt creates an old, emaciated weakling. Finally, the two are perfectly in sync, and make Gotenks. Piccolo tells him to wait thirty minutes for the fusion to wear off so they can try it as Super Saiyans. Gotenks thinks he's powerful enough already and takes off to find Majin Buu. He is able to get some hits in on the monster, but when Buu steps up the intensity, Gotenks is no match and is easily defeated. Meanwhile, on the world of the Kais, the Elder Kai continues the long ceremony needed to awaken Gohan's hidden power. 
252 238 "The Last Weapon Mobilized!? Satan Will Save the Earth" / "Unlikely Friendship"
"Saishū Heiki Shidō!? Satan wa Chikyū o Sukū" (最終兵器始動!?サタンは地球を救う) 
January 11, 1995 October 9, 2002
Goten and Trunks heal up from their injuries. They will train the rest of the day and fight Majin Buu tomorrow at full strength. On the world of the Kais, the Elder Kai has finished his five-hour ritual. Now Gohan must sit and meditate for twenty more hours for his power to awaken. Back at Buu's house, Hercule arrives to defeat the evil creature. He tries some tricks with poison candy and exploding video games, but they have no effect on the monster. Buu decides to be friends with Hercule. 
253 239 "I've Given Up Killing!! Majin Buu's Boy Scout Pledge" / "I Kill No More"
"Korosu no Yameta!! Majin Bū Yoi Ko Sengen" (殺すのやめた!!魔人ブウよい子宣言) 
January 25, 1995 October 10, 2002
Goten and Trunks successfully fuse as Super Saiyans, but once again, their ego takes over. Gotenks spends all of his time flying around the earth at full speed, and by the time he decides to attack Buu, his 30 minutes are up. Back at Buu's house, Hercule is doing his best to please the monster. He even cooks him dinner. While away murdering people, Buu finds an injured dog and heals him. Buu discovers the joys of friendship with this dog, and when Hercule tells Buu that killing is bad, Buu vows never to kill again. But while Buu and his pet are playing fetch, two crazed gunmen shoot the dog. 


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