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Goku's Alive!! (生きていた孫悟空 Z戦士が全員復活だ!!, Ikiteita Son Goku Zetto Senshi ga Zenin Fukkatsu da!!) is the thirty-second, and last, episode of the Frieza Saga and the one hundred seventh overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on September 11, 1991. The original American air date was November 3, 1999.



Gohan and his mother

As the Z Fighters contemplate the apparently permanent loss of Goku and Krillin, Vegeta comes up with a solution: wish Goku and Krillin to the Earth's Check-In Station in the Other World and then wish them back to life, in which case they would be brought to Earth. Gohan and Bulma are ecstatic, and Bulma shows her gratitude to Vegeta by offering to let him stay with her family at Capsule Corporation along with the other Namekians, the latter namely because that's pretty much the only place they wouldn't be out of place due to their extraterrestrial origins on Earth. Vegeta, however, claims it is only because he wants Goku to show him how to become a Super Saiyan. Meanwhile, Chi-Chi and the others arrive. Gohan is finally reunited with his mother.


Porunga is summoned

Over the next 130 days, the Nameks adjust well to their life on Earth (Moori learns to play golf, the young Nameks learn poker and Captain Ginyu lords over the pond creatures in Bulma's gardens). The Namekian Dragon Balls finally regenerate thanks to Grand Elder Guru passing his power to Moori before dying, and Porunga is summoned once again. The first wish is used to bring Goku and Krillin to the Check-in station, but Porunga only does it for Krillin, stating that since Goku is actually still alive, he cannot send Goku there as doing so would kill him. The next wish is used to restore Krillin to life, and the third wish is to bring Goku back to Earth. However, Goku contacts Porunga and requests not to be sent back, as he plans to return by himself sometime. Irritated (and at the same time desperate to learn how to become a Super Saiyan), Vegeta steals a Capsule Corporation spaceship and leaves to search for Goku alone. Also greatly disappointed is Master Roshi, who insinuates that Goku is only scared of coming home to face Chi-Chi, though he immediately recants when Chi-Chi threatens him with a sword. The Earthlings then use their last wish to restore Yamcha.


Krillin is revived

Another 130 days later, Porunga is summoned again. The first wish is to revive Chiaotzu, the second wish to bring back Tien Shinhan, and the third to wish the Namekians to a distant, vacant planet discovered by King Kai to have a similar atmosphere to Namek. After bidding a tearful farewell to Gohan, Dende vanishes from the Earth along with the other Nameks. Porunga and the Namekian Dragon Balls follow.

With the Z Fighters' long mission to revive their fallen comrades now complete, life for everyone returns to normal on Earth for now.


  • In the English FUNimation dub of this episode, Chiaotzu is called "Emperor Chiaotzu." This is a reference to the movie Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure. While Chiaotzu is actually an emperor in the movie, he never held this position in the manga. There is a similar reference with Mercenary Tao in the episodes "Double Trouble for Goku" and "The Puzzle of General Tao."
  • In the edited version a Police Officer shouts "What! It's Godzilla!" when he sees Porunga.
  • The sword Chi-Chi holds looks much like the sword Gohan trains with while in Break Wasteland.
  • At the end of the previous episode, Vegeta is seen fleeing the scene after his brief battle with Gohan, but is still present in this one.
  • Similar to "It's Over 9000!", the original FUNimation preview of this episode features another Internet meme, when the announcer says "Krillin's indahouse!"
  • Vegeta is seen 130 days later from the defeat of Frieza still in his tattered clothes.
  • Bulma begins to have romantic feelings for Vegeta in this episode.
  • In an alternate timeline this would be the last time Gohan and Dende last saw each other since the events change during the Trunks Saga


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