"You have to learn to rely on yourself. If you can find the courage to survive on your own, you'll be a stronger fighter both in body and in mind. Remember, there's a great power inside you waiting to be unlocked, but it's up to you to bring it out. Use it, rely on it, and if you can do that, I guarantee you'll live through this. "
Day 1 (恐竜とサバイバル! 悟飯のツライ修行 Kyōryū to Sabaibaru! Gohan no Tsurai Shugyō, lit. "Survival with Dinosaurs! Gohan's Harsh Training") is the 1st episode of the Vegeta Saga and 7th overall of the entire Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on June 14, 1989. Its original American air date was June 23, 2005.
Piccolo leaves Gohan in the middle of Break Wasteland, saying that he will be back in six months to teach him how to fight; if he cannot learn to survive on his own, he does not deserve to live, much less fight.
On The Lookout, Kami tells Mr. Popo that he senses a change in Piccolo and he isn't acting the way he expects. He believes the reason for this is because Piccolo knows that they will die in one year based on a prophecy that Kami had, though he doesn't know if it's because Piccolo dies in battle of he will die of old age.
While Gohan bawls to himself on Earth, Goku tries to save some time by leaping entire sections of the very twisty road, but catches his foot on an incredibly sharp scale of the Snake Way and nearly falls into the depths of Hell below. Elsewhere, Krillin is picked to visit the homestead, where he has to break the bad news to Chi-Chi about what happened to Gohan and Goku, but when directly confronted with the Ox-King and his hot-tempered daughter, he can not bring himself to do so.
Gohan is chased by a T-Rex, and flees up a large rock formation, from which he can not climb down again. Piccolo secretly watches Gohan's activities throughout his time there and without being noticed drops two apples for him to eat, saying it won't happen again.
- Gohan uses his hidden powers accidentally and ends up stuck on a mountain.
- Hidden Potential - Used by Gohan as a reflex to escape the T-Rex and escape up the mountain.
Differences from the manga
- Krillin visits Chi-Chi to tell her the bad news but is unable to do so and ends up staying for dinner, this scene was exclusive to the anime.
- The Guide informing Fortune Teller Baba of Goku's message at a restaurant in the Other World is exclusive to the anime.
- What happens to Gohan in this episode is similar to what Chi-Chi feared would happen to him in the previous episode: Chi-Chi predicted he would be left alone by Master Roshi in the ocean, swimming away from sharks to an island to fend for himself, she then thought he would want food and would climb a tree only to be bitten by a snake, causing his brain to be poisoned and to never be able to do math again. What truly happens is that Piccolo leaves Gohan alone and when Gohan climbs a large rock to get his coat, in which a snake was hiding but it did not bite him and instead left him alone.
- While visiting Chi-Chi and Ox-King at Grandpa Gohan's house, Krillin was dressed in a blue suit for the only time as an adult, which he also wore as a kid prior to and after the 21st and 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.