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A Final Attack (勝つのはオレだ... 生き残りをかけた最終攻撃, Katsu no wa Ore Da... Ikinokori o Kaketa Saishuu Kougeki) is the twenty-third episode of the Frieza Saga and the ninety-eighth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on July 10, 1991. Its original American air date was October 21, 1999.



Frieza close to reaching 100% power

Within minutes, Namek will be completely destroyed. Goku and Frieza resume their fight, with Goku dominating, until Frieza launches Goku underground for a short while. Although Goku appears again unharmed, Frieza tells him that he is now close to reaching 100% power, and takes advantage of Goku's Saiyan instincts to persuade him to let him transform.


Frieza powers up

As Frieza begins transforming, Gohan finally finds Bulma and tries to get her to Goku's spaceship.

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Gohan takes Bulma to the ship

King Kai telepathically contacts Goku and implores him to destroy Frieza before he can reach 100%, but Goku, longing to fight Frieza at his best, refuses, and allows Frieza to complete his transformation. However, King Kai appears to have been right when Frieza attacks Goku and dominates him completely.

As Goku and Frieza carry on fighting, Goku finally manages to grab Frieza's fists, mocking him. Frieza breaks free and knees Goku hard in the stomach, but Goku quickly recovers and drops the bombshell: he was holding back to see what Frieza was capable of and is now ready to fight back.


  • Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (50% Final Form)
  • Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (100% Final Form)