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Number One Under The Moon?

English titleNumber One Under The Moon?
Japanese title悟空·最大のピンチ
Rōmaji titleGokū - Saidai no Pinchi
Literal titleGoku - The Greatest Pinch
4 Star Dragon Ball Edit
SagaTournament Saga
Episode number (position in saga)27 (14)
Corresponding manga chapter(s)49, 50, 51
Japanese airdateAugust 27, 1986
English airdateSeptember 25, 2001
Previous episodeThe Grand Finals
Next episodeThe Final Blow

Number One Under the Moon? (悟空·最大のピンチ, Gokū - Saidai no Pinchi; lit. "Goku - The Greatest Pinch") is the twenty-seventh episode of Dragon Ball and the fourteenth episode of the Tournament Saga.



Jackie Chun vs. Goku

Jackie Chun starts waving his hands around. Goku stares in his eyes and falls asleep. Jackie Chun tells everyone he used a Hypnosis Technique. They start the countdown. Bulma comes up with an idea and cries out, "Dinner!", Goku wakes up suddenly, leaving Jackie surprised as well as annoyed, both over having not knocked him out and Goku's reaction (he was running around asking where his food was, ignoring his opponent). Goku decides to use his Rock, Scissors 'N' Paper technique on Jackie Chun. Jackie Chun counters every attack and tells Goku he trained with Gohan. Goku then cries out, "Paper," which Jackie Chun would block with a peace sign (scissors). Goku actually makes a punch (rock), and nails Jackie Chun right between the eyes. Jackie Chun has his first countdown, but gets up in the seventh countdown.

He then powers up for another attack. Nobody knows what this attack will be. Then, Jackie Chun fires electricity out of his hands to Goku, which lifts Goku in the air. Yamcha tells Krillin that this is the Thunder Shock Surprise, which uses energy as 20,000 volts of electricity. Jackie Chun tells Goku to give up, seeing as even Grandpa Gohan could only make it this far. Goku says "I...Give...", but he suddenly, he sees the Moon. His eyes turn red as he transforms. Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha, and Puar are scared, for at Pilaf's Castle, Goku transformed the same way into a Great Ape.


Jackie Chun shocked at Goku's transformation

Goku transforms and breaks the Lightning Flash Surprise Attack, and Jackie Chun screams, saying that nobody could break that attack! The transformed Goku stomps on the buildings. Everyone flees in fright, but the announcer says he has to stay because he is the referee. Yamcha and Krillin run over to Bulma, Puar, and Oolong. Yamcha tells Puar to transform to a pair of scissors, and that while Yamcha is holding his tail, Puar can cut it off. Jackie Chun then takes off his shirt and powers up. He forms a MAX Power Kamehameha. Yamcha runs to Jackie Chun, warning him to not do this, because it will kill Goku. Jackie Chun fires the Kamehameha. It shows everyone in a bright flash of light. The Kamehameha wave clears. Everything seems the same, but Goku is missing. Jackie Chun breathes heavily as he returns his muscles to normal. Yamcha goes back to the gang and says that Goku did not make it.


Goku vs. Jackie Chun


  • Sleepy Boy Technique: Jackie Chun
  • Rock, Scissors 'N' Paper: Goku
  • Thunder Shock Surprise: Jackie Chun
  • Great Ape Transformation: Goku
  • MAX Power Kamehameha: Jackie Chun


Character Name FUNimation Original Japanese
Goku Stephanie Nadolny Masako Nozawa
Master Roshi Mike McFarland Kouhei Miyauchi
Krillin Laurie Steele Mayumi Tanaka
Bulma Tiffany Vollmer Hiromi Tsuru
Yamcha Christopher R. Sabat Tōru Furuya
Oolong Brad Jackson Naoki Tatsuta
Puar Monika Antonelli Naoko Watanabe
Jackie Chun Mike McFarland Kouhei Miyauchi
World Tournament Announcer Eric Vale Hirotaka Suzuoki
Great Ape Shane Ray Yasuhiko Kawazu
Giran Andrew Chandler Banjō Ginga
Ranfan Laura Bailey Yoko Kawanami
Bacterian Chris Rager Yasuo Tanaka
Launch Meredith McCoy Mami Koyama
Narrator Brice Armstrong Joji Yanami


  • The title of this episode seems to reference the Japanese name of the World Martial Arts Tournament, Number One Under The Heavens Martial Arts Tournament, despite the dub never mentioning the Japanese name. It also seems to be a reference to the saying "Number one under the sun".
  • A character similar to Kinnikuman appears in this episode.
  • In a shot after Goku is defeated, the building behind the arena lacks the hole from when he stepped through it as a Great Ape.


Tournament Saga
Goku's Rival · Look Out for Launch · Find that Stone! · Milk Delivery · The Turtle Hermit Way · The Tournament Begins · Elimination Round · Smells Like Trouble · Quarterfinals Continue · Monster Beast Giran · Krillin's Frantic Attack · Danger From Above · The Grand Finals · Number One Under the Moon? · The Final Blow
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Brief summaryThe final match between Goku and Jackie ChThe final match between Goku and Jackie Chun rages on for hours, the fighters matching technique for technique even as the sun begins to set. Jackie uses his fearsome "World Surprise Attack". Goku is about to concede defeat, when the sight of the newly risen full moon catches his eye. He then transforms into a Great Ape, and starts to destroy the arena. To defeat his foe, Jackie Chun is down his last resort, a Full Power Kamehameha Wave.last resort, a Full Power Kamehameha Wave.
Corresponding manga chapter49 +, 50 + and 51 +
English airdate25 September 2001 +
English titleNumber One Under The Moon? +
Episode number27 +
In anime series1 +
Japanese airdate27 August 1986 +
Japanese title悟空·最大のピンチ +
Literal titleGoku - The Greatest Pinch +
Romaji titleGokū - Saidai no Pinchi +
Series versionoriginal +

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