The Scheme is Shattered! Vegeta Strikes Back at Zarbon! (砕け散れ陰謀！逆襲のベジータVSザーボン Kudake Chire Inbō! Gyakushū no Bejīta VS Zābon) is the twenty-sixth overall episode in the Dragon Ball Z Kai series. It first aired in Japan on October 4, 2009. Its original American air date was June 30, 2010. Its Dragon Ball Z counterparts are "Piccolo vs. Everyone", "Zarbon's Mission", and "Gohan, the Hunted".
After being severely beaten by Zarbon, Vegeta is taken in the rejuvenation chamber to heal. Once healed he would be questioned about the whereabouts of the remaining Dragon Balls. When he recovers, Vegeta finds Frieza's Dragon Balls and creates a diversion to sneak away with them. Ultimately, his plan works. Meanwhile, Krillin returns to Bulma looking for Gohan, so Grand Elder Guru can unlock his hidden potential. However he finds out Gohan is looking for the Dragon Ball Vegeta hid earlier in the Namekian village's pond. He finds it and flies back to his friends.
Suddenly Vegeta appears for the Dragon Ball Krillin has. Then surprisingly Zarbon appears to take Vegeta and the Dragon Balls he stole. They have another battle, this time with Vegeta stronger and prepared. Even Zarbon's transformation does not work this time. Vegeta rams his fist into Zarbon's stomach while Zarbon begs for mercy. Vegeta blasts clean through Zarbon, killing him. Then he turns his attention to Krillin, Bulma and the Dragon Ball.