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Yamcha's Big Break

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Yamcha's Big Break (ゆけヤムチャ!恐るべし天津飯, Yuke Yamucha! Osoru Beshi Tenshinhan) is the fifth episode of the Tien Shinhan Saga and the eighty-eighth episode of the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on November 18, 1987.


Tien breaks Yamcha's leg

Tien breaks Yamcha's leg

Yamcha uses his Wolf Fang Blowing Wind technique, but it has no effect. He lands dozens of punches on Tien Shinhan, but they, also do not seem to work. To everyone's surprise, Yamcha fires a Kamehameha, but Tien deflects it back at him. Yamcha jumps up to avoid it, but Tien is there and kicks him to the ground. Tien comes down hard on Yamcha's leg, breaking it. Once Tien is declared the winner, Puar rushes in and transforms into a flying carpet to transport Yamcha to Papaya Hospital. Everyone heads back to the hotel to await tomorrow's match: Jackie Chun vs. Man-Wolf.


  • Daigoro Kurigashira from Dr. Slump can be seen in the audience.
  • Delicious is the only restaurant they go to during the tournament episodes.


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