Dragon Ball episodes
Changes (嵐の前の再会, Arashi no Mae no Saikai) is the eleventh episode of the Piccolo Jr. Saga and the one hundred thirty-third episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on November 9, 1988.
Three years have passed and all of the warriors reunite for the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Everyone that Master Roshi and Launch are waiting for is late. Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Yamcha, Chiaotzu, and Goku all seem to be late. Oolong, Puar, and Bulma arrive first. Bulma's look has changed again. When Goku comes he is not recognized by anybody, as he has his hair wrapped in a turban, but when he shows his unique hair, everybody finally recognizes him for sure.
When there is just 1 minute left for the end of registration, Tien, Krillin, Yamcha and Chiaotzu appear. Yamcha has unexplained scars. Krillin reveals in the fact that he is tall, but only for a moment, because Goku walks up to him and is at least two heads taller than him. The two best friends embrace and Krillin finally gets to thank Goku for bringing him back to life.
While talking with Master Roshi, Tien asks him whether he was going to be Jackie Chun again. Master Roshi says he won't be participating this year. Bulma shows renewed interest in Yamcha. Outside, lightning strikes the town clock tower. Piccolo mysteriously saves a mother and her child from the falling debris. As the preliminaries begin, Goku explains that he got rid of his tail, so Kami could restore the moon. Also, Goku notices Piccolo show up, and his arrival is much to the distress of Tien.
- Throughout the episode, both Goku and the narrator refer to Piccolo Jr. as King Piccolo's alter-ego, which does not make sense as he is more of his reincarnation.
- For the Funimation dub, Sean Schemmel first voices Goku in this episode.