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"The last fight these two were in is now legendary. That battle closed out the previous tournament and brought new meaning to the word 'stamina'. Tien Shinhan was the victor by a narrow margin. Both men have endured three years of training since then, so we can expect three times the power, three times the danger, and three times the excitement. Get ready for some serious fireworks, folks. Because when these two titans clash, there's no telling what may happen."
World Tournament Announcer previewing the fight between Goku and Tien Shinhan.

Rematch (激闘ふたたび!悟空VS天津飯 Gekito Futatabi! Goku Tai Tenshinhan) is the seventeenth episode of the Piccolo Jr. Saga and the one hundred thirty-ninth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on December 21, 1988.


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Hero counters Yamcha's Wolf Fang Fist

The episode continued with the match of Yamcha and the mysterious Hero. Yamcha uses his signature move, the Wolf Fang Fist. However, Hero finds that this technique leaves Yamcha's legs wide open for attack and blocks Yamcha's attack while kicking his legs. After Hero unleashes a series of counter-attacks, Yamcha uses a powerful new technique, the Spirit Ball. The energy blast misses Hero and travels underneath the stadium to come back up, knocking him off guard. However, Hero easily recovers from his fall and knocks Yamcha out of the ring. Gaining a new respect for Hero, Yamcha asks of Hero's true identity. Hero tells him that his identity will be revealed in time. As Hero and Yamcha walk back into the back room with the other contestants, Hero winks at Goku, aware that he has discovered his true identity as Kami.

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Tien Shinhan vs Goku

The next match pits Tien Shinhan against Goku. The crowd grows anxious, as they are aware that the two faced each other in a momentous final fight from the last tournament. Even Piccolo Jr. is eager to see how Goku fights. As Goku and Tien fight, seemingly equal, the fans and even Master Roshi are surprised at their improved strength and speed. After a lot of fisticuffs and kicks, Goku seems to have the upper hand. However, Piccolo Jr. notices how much tired Tien has become, while Goku is not even short of breath. Master Roshi sees this as well.

Will Goku finally win against Tien, or will Tien prove to be too much for him?


  • Hero vs. Yamcha
  • Goku vs. Tien



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