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This article is about the Dragon Ball episode. For the Dragon Ball GT episode, see "The Tail's Tale".

Tail's Tale (まさか悟空!?クリリンの大作戦, Masa Ka Goku!? Kuririn no Daisakusen) is the thirteenth episode of the Tien Shinhan Saga and the ninety-sixth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on January 13, 1988.


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Goku telling Krillin how he trained his tail

Goku and Krillin continue their fight. Goku runs toward Krillin, creating a Kamehameha wave as he goes. He jumps in the air and uses the wave to blast himself into Krillin. The announcer begins the count, but Krillin gets up, so they continue fighting. Goku gets several powerful hits in on Krillin, who realizes he only has one chance to win. He fires a Kamehameha wave at Goku, who easily blocks it. Suddenly, Krillin appears behind Goku and grabs his tail. Goku passes out and the announcer counting. Before he reaches ten, Goku gets up and slams Krillin to the ground, saying that during the last three years, he worked with his tail until the weakness was gone.


Krillin is eliminated from the tournament

Krillin fools Goku and gets in a cheap shot, causing the two of them to launch into another furious bout. After Krillin hits him again, Goku disappears. He is moving so fast that no one can see him. He suddenly appears next to Krillin and kicks him out of the ring.


  • A small King Ghidorah from the Godzilla series is seen in the crowd.


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Brief summaryThe fight between Goku and Krillin heats uThe fight between Goku and Krillin heats up as the World Martial Arts Tournament continues. What began as friendly combat, turns to all-out war after Krillin pulls a sneaky stunt behind Goku's back. Tempers flare, the battle turns fierce, and a once strong friendship all, but disappears. Be prepared! The outcome of this match will knock you off your feet!f this match will knock you off your feet!
English titleTail's Tale +
Episode number96 +

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