Goku takes a while to persuade his friends to leave, as they do not want to go without him, but as Piccolo continues to charge his next attack, Tien Shinhan sees that they need cover and blasts a hole for everyone to hide in. As his friends run for cover, Goku prepares to take Piccolo's final attack. Piccolo unleashes a giant wave of energy comparable to a nuclear explosion, leveling the entire island. As the dust settles, Goku is still standing. He takes advantage of Piccolo's weakened state after his huge energy expenditure and knocks him into the ground with a volley of kicks and a hard punch to the stomach, and hits him with a Super Kamehameha.
Just as the count reaches nine, Piccolo lifts his head and emits a Mouth Energy Wave. The beam impales Goku right through the chest, but he refuses to give up, despite having a hole in him. Piccolo gets up from the crater he was buried in and kicks the hole in Goku's chest. Tien and Krillin attempt to storm them but warned if they do so, Piccolo could win by disqualification. Goku gets up, somehow alive since Piccolo missed his vital organs and though vital bones and muscles were most assuredly blasted.
- Goku vs. Piccolo