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Dende's Dragon (デンデの初仕事!! ドラゴンボール復活だ, Dende no Hatsu Sigoto!! Doragon Bōru Fukkatsu da) is the eighth episode of the Cell Games Saga and the one hundred and seventy-third overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on February 3, 1993. Its original American air date was November 22, 2000.



Goku leaves King Kai's planet via Instant Transmission

Since Cell blew up the Earth's Military, Goku uses his Instant Transmission to get to King Kai because he thought if he got Earth a new Guardian the Dragon Balls would come back. King Kai locates the Namekians, so Goku teleports to where they are. After some talk, Dende agrees to be the Guardian of Earth. Goku brings Dende to Kami's Lookout.


Dende "creates" the new Shenron

Meanwhile, it is announced that the world champion Mr. Satan will fight Cell in the Cell Games.

Soon, Dende is about to revive Shenron when Goku asks if Dende can make it powerful enough to bring back everybody Cell defeated. Dende says "Yes, but then it will only be able to grant 2 wishes.” Mr. Popo gets a stone Dragon, and Dende makes the new Dragon Balls and the Dragon Balls fly off. Goku goes collecting the Dragon Balls and finds two. The picture cuts to Perfect Cell waiting for the Cell Games tournament.


  • Chi-Chi says no one knows how to drive a car, but Krillin was shown driving with Maron in a previous episode, and Chi-Chi herself was shown driving a hovercar during the Saiyan Saga.
  • In the uncut English version, Mr. Satan is introduced as Hercule Satan.
  • Gohan is shown wearing just a white shirt when Goku Instant Transmissions him and Krillin to the lookout, but a scene later when they get there he's back to wearing the clothes Piccolo gave him.
  • Nail's voice can be heard within Piccolo after being permanent fused with him when his brother Dende "creates" the new Shenron and it is proud for his little brother.