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"After months of sharks and wasp bites, Goku and Krillin are finally putting Master Roshi's training to the test, and they're kicking some serious butts."
— Narrator

Elimination Round (でるか?修業の威力 Deru ka? Shugyou no Iryoku, lit. "Will it Appear? The Power of Training") is the twentieth episode of Dragon Ball and the seventh episode of the Tournament Saga.



Krillin surprised at all the competition

The episode begins with the World Tournament Announcer telling the audience that only the competitors will be allowed into the elimination round hall. Bulma is quite angry about that. In the elimination hall, the announcer tells the contestants that although 137 had come to participate, only 8 will be able to compete in the finals which would be held in the coliseum.

Outside the building, Bulma wants to see what is going on inside. She tries to see through the window, but it is too high for her. She then gets Oolong to give her a lift up, and is able to see what is going on.


Goku easily defeats Fighter 69

Meanwhile, in the hall, the announcer continues to talk about how the fighters will be divided into four blocks. The two top fighters from each block will make it to the tournament. He then goes to talk about how if one gives up, is unable to fight or is knocked out of the ring, he/she will lose. However, killing an opponent is strictly forbidden. Anyone who does that will be disqualified. There will also be a one-minute time limit. If a fight end by that point, the winner will be decided through points. Also, claws can only be used in battle if they are natural.


Krillin gets back at one of his former bullies (Fighter 94)

The competitors then draw lots to determine which block they will be put in. Goku gets 70 and Krillin gets 93. This means that they would both be in block 3. Krillin gets scared as he does not want to fight Goku. Goku tells him that they are on opposite sides of the block and they will not face each other in the elimination rounds. Yamcha is in block 2 and is also glad he does not have to face Goku in the elimination rounds. This is because Yamcha wants to face Goku in the tournament ring where the arena is larger and there will be no time limit.


Bulma is revealed to watch the fights from a hole in the wall

Soon, it was Goku's turn to fight. He is fighting a guy about ten times his size. The match begins and the big guy attacked. Goku goes under his legs and avoids the attack. The big guy thinks he has crushed Goku. Goku then shows the big guy he is all right by tapping his leg, and this tapping is more than enough to knock the big oaf out of the ring.


Yamcha clashes with Fighter 40

After Goku's match, Krillin meets up with the bullies of the Orin Temple. Krillin is terrified to learn that one of the bullies would be fighting him in the first round. He then thinks that he should just drop out of the tournament. However, Goku gives Krillin the motivation to fight the bully; soon after, their match begins. The bully attacks, but Krillin dodges by jumping in the air. He then kicks the bully in the stomach, knocking him out of the hall and into a brick wall. As a result, there is now a large hole in the wall and Bulma, Puar and Oolong can now see what is happening in the tournament. Meanwhile, Yamcha defeats a large fighter with just one kick.


Krillin defeats the British Karate Bear (Fighter 97)

As the elimination rounds continues Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha are doing quite well. However, in one match, Krillin seems to have got pretty beat up by one of the other fighters. But in fact, Krillin is faking it. This makes the other fighter so scared (since he had just used his best attack) that he gives up.

Later, Yamcha, Krillin and Goku are able to make it to the last matches of the elimination round. The winners will go on to the tournament. First is Yamcha and he defeats a wolf with relative ease by using his Blinding Wolf Fang Fist. Goku also has quite an easy time as he throws his competitor out of the ring. Krillin then battles a bear and kicks him right between the eyes, knocking the big bear out.

Bulma and the others are very happy as all three of them have advanced. Master Roshi then appears out of nowhere, and agrees with the others about how well the threesome have done.




Character Name Original Japanese FUNimation dub
Goku Masako Nozawa Stephanie Nadolny
Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Laurie Steele
Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Tiffany Vollmer
Yamcha Tōru Furuya Christopher R. Sabat
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Bradford Jackson
Puar Naoko Watanabe Monika Antonelli
Bacterian Yasuo Tanaka Chris Rager
Narrator Jōji Yanami Brice Armstrong


Bulma attracts a crowd

One of Bulma's panty shots that were removed on the Toonami broadcast

  • All the panty shots seen of Bulma were taken out of the Toonami broadcast.


  • In the English dub of this episode, the announcer mistakenly refers to Krillin as number 90 instead of 93 after defeating fighter 97, the British Karate Bear.
  • When Oolong initially refuses to lift Bulma so she can get a look at the fighters, she threatens him with the effects of the pill. However, she stated earlier that the pill only lasts one month, and the tournament takes place eight months after Goku and Krillin started training. It's possible that Oolong simply forgot this detail in his fear.


  • One of the fighters has the same face as Sourman, but his body was muscular instead of fat.
  • When Krillin is shocked at all the fighters competing in the tournament, a fighter behind him has the appearance of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
  • In the scene of Krillin talking to the Orin Temple Bullies, a fighter in the background is doing a flying kick in one direction and then he flies back seconds afterwards.
  • Yamcha's Blinding Wolf Fang Fist used on the Wolf Fighter was likely the move he mastered in "The Tournament Begins".
  • Jackie Chun (Master Roshi in disguise) was not seen in this episode, despite the fact that he should have caught Yamcha, Krillin, and Goku's attention with his skill the way that Tien Shinhan and Piccolo did in the next tournaments.