|Manga name||Son Goku|
|Alternate names||Son Gokou|
|Debut||Manga: "Bloomers and the Monkey King"|
Anime: "Secret of the Dragon Balls (February 1986)
|Appears in||Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super|
|Date of birth||Age 737|
|Date of death||Age 761 (Revived)|
Age 767 (Revived)
Age 766 (alternate timeline) 
|Height||175 cm or 5'9" (adult, later appears taller) |
|Weight||62 kg or 136 lbs (adult, as of "Piccolo Jr. Saga")|
|Address||439 East District |
|Occupation||Radish farmer (Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return! only) |
|Allegiance||Planet Trade Organization (Low class soldier, suffered amnesia, Age 737)|
Dragon Ball Gang (Age 749)
Turtle School (Student, Age 750 - 753)
Z Fighters (de facto leader , Age 761  - 790) 
Kakarot (aka Goku) is a saiyan from the Planet Vegeta. Kakarot achieved all four states of the Super Saiyan. He was sent to Earth to destroy it but fell on a rock. Grandpa Gohan taught him martial arts, and gave him the four star dragon ball. Kakarot is also the son of Bardock, and the husband of Chi-Chi. Goku has two sons Gohan and Goten. Goku has one granddaughter named Pan. He also carried two items in Dragon Ball one being the Power Pole (Nyoi-bō) and the other being The
Flying Nimbus (Kinto'un).
Kakarot (referred to as Goku by his friends on Earth) was born sometime in 737 Age on Planet Vegeta, during a time of great turmoil. Following a Saiyan custom, Goku was sent as a baby to planet Earth, in order to defeat its inhabitants and clear the planet for its future sale. As Earth's inhabitants were thought to be weak, a baby Saiyan was seen as enough for the task, especially after transforming into a Great Ape by Earth's moon. Goku's father, a low-class Saiyan warrior named Bardock, perished in his home planet's destruction, shortly after Goku's departure, and his older brother Raditz was nowhere to be seen. It is unknown what happened to Goku's mother.
After crash-landing on Earth, Goku became the adopted grandson of an old man named Gohan, who found him in the woods. At first, Goku was extremely violent and ill-tempered, not obeying Gohan at all, but one day he fell down a deep ravine and suffered severe head trauma that sent him into a coma and very nearly killed him. After he woke up, he became a very nice young boy. His Grandpa Gohan taught him martial arts and told him about such things as the city and people, as they lived in a very remote place in Mount Paozu, with no communication with other people. Gohan one day
discovered Goku's full moon transformation, and thus told him to never look at the full moon. However, one night Goku did, and he transformed into a Great Ape, causing him to unknowingly kill Gohan. After his grandpa's death, Goku stayed at his home, carrying out his daily life of survival. From a young age, Goku developed the impression that his birth parents abandoned him in the mountains as a baby, leaving him for Grandpa Gohan to discover.
Dragon Ball Sagas
Kakarot is introduced in Dragon Ball as a 12 years of age boy. Even though he says he's fourteen, this is clarified in the Tournament Saga. He lives in Mount Paozu as a young boy. He has the Power Pole and the four-star dragonball which Gohan gave him.
After the quest finishes, Muten-Roshi agrees to train Goku, but only if he finds him a pretty girl. Another wannabe student named Krillin assists Goku, and they finally return with Launch. After hard work, the two develop into two of the most powerful fighters on Earth. Krillin is Goku's rival at first, but they soon become best friends after
the World Tournament. In the Tournament Goku is reunited with his friends Bulma, Yamcha, Oolong and Puar. He passes through the competition against Giran in the quarterfinals and Nam in the semifinals. In the match against Giran his tail also comes back. Goku loses in the final round, after a four hour fight, against Jackie Chun, who secretly is Master Roshi.
Against the Red Ribbon Army
After participating in the first World Martial Arts Tournament, he leaves once more in search of his grandfather's Four-Star Dragon Ball. Along the way he confronts the ruthless Red Ribbon Army who are also seeking the seven Dragon Balls and have no scruples with killing anyone — even women or children — who get in their way. Goku first defeats Colonel Silver and ends up traveling to Jingle Village where he meets Suno. Goku battles through Muscle Tower defeating many of General White's Minions. Goku then befriends a defective android Android 8 and they defeat General White. Goku next
battles and defeats General Blue, the Red Ribbon Army's most powerful operative, with the help of Arale Norimaki. Seeing that their best soldiers had failed against Goku, the Red Ribbon Army turned to the world's deadliest assassin, Mercenary Tao, to kill him. Tao at first is too much for Goku, killing the indian Bora and almost killing Goku himself. But with the assassin thinking him dead, Goku climbs Korin Tower to be trained by Korin and then defeats Tao. After Tao is defeated (presumed dead until a later saga) by his own grenade, Goku promises his new friend Upa that he will use the Dragon Balls to revive his father Bora. Goku then storms the Red Ribbon Army's fortress. Staff Officer Black kills Commander Red after learning that he just wants to be tall and not achieve world domination. Goku then fights Black who uses a battle robot, Goku kills him defeating the entire army and gathering all but one of the Dragon Balls.
Battling Baba's Warriors
After Goku's victory against the Red Ribbon Army he is still missing one more Dragon Ball to revive Bora, but for some reason Bulma's Dragon Radar can't locate it. Roshi tells Goku about his older sister Baba who can find anything. Goku sets out to Fortuneteller Baba's palace with Yamcha, Krillin, Upa and Puar. Baba turns out to not be so generous, forcing them to fight her five strongest warriors to get their request. The first two warriors are taken care of by Goku's friends, but Yamcha is defeated by the third warrior, Bandages the Mummy. Goku, the team's last fighter, takes him out along with the fourth fighter, Sike the Devil Man. After that, Goku is put up against the fifth fighter, who seems very familiar to Goku and Roshi (who had joined the group as a spectator). Goku is able to win the fight, and the fifth fighter is revealed to be his Grandpa Gohan, who was brought back from the Other World for a day. Baba reveals the Dragon Ball to be in a case Emperor Pilaf has. Goku confronts Pilaf in his new robot fused with Shu and Mai, and easily defeats them. With all the Dragon Balls in his power, Goku is able to call Shenron and revives Bora.
Goku spends the three next years training by himself to fight in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. By the time the tournament starts, Goku is 16 years old (though he still looks like a preteen boy). Goku's strongest opponent is Tien, a warrior trained by Muten-Roshi's nemesis, Master Shen the Crane Hermit. Like Yamcha and Puar before them, Tien, along with his best friend Chiaotzu, will eventually side with Goku.
In the preliminaries, Goku is set up against a champion from a previous World Tournament, King Chappa . Goku easily defeats him, and then goes on to defeat Panpoot, a famous movie
star, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals Goku is set up against his best friend Krillin, and defeats him after a fierce battle. Goku moves on to fight Tien and his Crane School style in the final round. Midway during the match, Goku is repeatedly paralysed and pinned down by Chiaotzu and his Telekinesis technique, at the orders of Master Shen. After Goku is freed from Chiaotzu's Telekinesis, the match continues as normal until Tien decides to use the Tri-Beam attack to destroy the stage. In mid-air, Goku knocks out Tien by using a Kamehameha to swiftly propel himself into Tien's stomach. Falling at the same rate, Goku hits the ground first after crashing into a van, leaving Tien as the Tournament winner.
King Piccolo Saga
Right after the end of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, King Piccolo, the evil half of Kami, appears. Krillin is killed by Tambourine, one of his sons. Goku gets angry and chases after him through the skies, but being tired from the tournament, Goku is defeated by Tambourine. While trying to recover in the wilderness, Goku meets a samurai named Yajirobe who has a Dragon Ball. Cymball, another one of Piccolo's sons, is sent to get the Dragon Ball, but is killed by Yajirobe. After sensing Cymbal's death, Piccolo orders Tambourine to find his killer. Upon seeing Tambourine again, Goku finally destroys him. Soon after King Piccolo appears and swiftly defeats Goku with his Masenko attack, causing Goku's heart to stop for a short time. Yajirobe takes Goku to Korin Tower to help him recover.
Meanwhile, Master Roshi and Chiaotzu try to stop King Piccolo from gathering the Dragon Balls, but fail and die in the attempt. King Piccolo calls Shenron and wishes for his youth to be restored, giving him the power he once had. King Piccolo then destroys Shenron, and goes on to King Furry's palace, in an attempt to rule the world.
Once Goku is healed he heads out on a quest to find the Ultra Divine Water, a sacred liquid that unleashes the drinker's hidden powers if they have any, or kills them. Goku drinks the water and survives, then heads off to King Furry's castle where he finds King Piccolo's newest son Drum beating up Tien. Goku steps in and defeats Drum and challenges King Piccolo to a battle. Towards the end of the fight King Piccolo uses Tien as a hostage, attempting to force Goku to surrender. Goku nearly resumes the fight despite the fact that Tien would die, thinking he could revive Tien with the Dragon Balls, until King Piccolo tells him he had destroyed Shenron. This leaves Goku at King Piccolo's mercy.
Goku ends up with a broken arm and two broken legs. As King Piccolo takes to the skies for his final attack, Goku, full of rage over the fact that Krillin and Master Roshi are gone forever,
fully launches himself at King Piccolo, punching a hole through his chest and killing him. Moments before King Piccolo's death however, he manages to spit out an egg far off in the distance that contains his final son and reincarnation, Piccolo Jr. to avenge his death and spread evil across the planet.
Piccolo Jr. Saga
After Goku defeats King Piccolo, he goes off to Korin Tower, where Korin tells him about Kami's Lookout, and that Kami, being the one that created the Dragon Balls, may be able to revive Shenron. At Kami's Lookout Goku overcomes Mr. Popo's challenge of speed, and Kami, the Guardian of Earth, brings the Dragon Balls by giving new life to Shenron. Using the Dragon Balls, Krillin, Chiaotzu and Muten-Roshi are resurrected. In return, Kami asks Goku to train with him and Mr. Popo for the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to defeat Piccolo Jr., who wants to get revenge on Goku for killing his father. During or after the training, Goku's tail is taken off for the third and final time permanently by Kami, who then wishes to the Eternal Dragon for the moon to return.
Goku returns three years later to his friends to join the tournament. In the preliminaries, Goku is put up against King Chappa again, who wants to get back at him but fails again. In the quarterfinals Goku is put up against an unknown female fighter who seems to know who Goku is, and knows the same fighting style that Master Roshi teaches. After Goku defeats her she then reveals herself to be Chi-Chi, whom Goku had unknowingly promised to marry years before. Before leaving the ring, Goku asks for her hand in marriage.
In the semi-finals Goku is put up against Tien to settle the score from the last tournament. Goku wins, leaving him against Piccolo Jr. in the final round. The fight goes on for a while, but when the word spreads that he is the son of King Piccolo, the crowd flees. Piccolo Jr. uses his Super Namek form, and the stage eventually blows up as they go into a full battle. In the end, just as Goku is about to die, he discovers how to fly and uses that energy to avoid one of Piccolo's attacks. He then finishes Piccolo off with the last amount of energy he has left. After Goku is declared the victor he gives Piccolo Jr. a Senzu Bean to keep Kami alive and give himself a good rival.
After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr. he travels with Chi-Chi to the Ox King's village to prepare for their wedding. But fire erupts at the castle, trapping the Ox King inside the flames. Goku and Chi-Chi travel to find the Bansho Fan that Master Roshi once threw away in order to put out the fire. Once they find it they are forced to fight Annin, a guardian of the border between the living world and the Other World. Goku defeats Annin and returns with the fan, which successfully puts the fire out. Goku and Chi-Chi get married, concluding the original Dragon Ball series.
Dragon Ball Z Sagas
Here Goku starts off about 24 years of age. He had a five year old son named Gohan after Grandpa Gohan.
A new threat appears on Earth. His name was Raditz. He is Goku's brother. Raditz reveals Goku's Saiyan heritage He told Goku he was sent here to destroy the Earth. When Goku refuses to carry out his forgotten mission, Raditz then kidnaps Gohan and defeats Goku. Raditz was going to kill Gohan unless Goku kills 100 people in the next 24-hours. Piccolo joins forces with Goku to save the Earth. Even with their combined power Raditz is still stronger. Then Goku holds Raditz in place and Piccolo kills both of them with the Special Beam Cannon.
After Goku's death, Kami takes him to the Other World and tells him that two more, stronger, Saiyans will come to Earth. Their names are Nappa and Vegeta. King Yemma tells Goku to cross Snake Way, to go to King Kai's planet for additional training. On his way he eventually goes through the troubles of Princess Snake and even escapes Helll when he accidentally fell off. When Goku finally makes it to King Kai's planet he is given ridiculous challenges in order to start his training, including having to tell King Kai a joke, catching Bubbles his pet monkey and smashing his pet Gregory on the head with a heavy hammer. After the challenges, Goku masters several new techniques and increases his strength considerably. His friends on Earth manage to wish him back to life using the seven Dragon Balls just in time for him to join the battle against the Saiyans, which was already underway and going badly for the defenders of Earth.
By the time Goku arrives, Yamcha has been killed by a Saibaman, Chiaotzu has self-destructed, Tien has killed himself by putting all his strength into a final, but failed, Tri-beam, and
was massacred by Nappa, which also caused Kami to die as well. Goku had become powerful enough to defeat Nappa without much difficulty, but is pushed to his limits by the strength of Vegeta. Vegeta is eventually defeated by Goku's Kaio-Ken and Spirit Bomb techniques and the timely intervention of his remaining companions Krillin, Gohan and Yajirobe. After the fight, Krillin attempts to take Vegeta's life, but is stopped by Goku, who convinces him to spare his life and hopes he can have a rematch one day. He also believes that by giving Vegeta a second chance, he'll possibly become good and change his evil ways.
===Journey to Namek
Journey to Namek
After the battle with Vegeta, Goku is very injured, and as Korin is out of Senzu Beans, he has to stay behind in the hospital with Chi-Chi while Gohan, Krillin and Bulma go ahead to planet Namek to find the Namekian Dragon Balls in order to revive their fallen friends. After some weeks, Korin grows a new batch of beans, and sends Yajirobe to give one to Goku, which heals him completely. Goku then gets on Dr. Brief's new spaceship, which he had constructed for Goku using Goku's original Saiyan pod, to go to Namek. On his way to join his friends on Namek, Goku trains under 100x Earth's gravity to increase his power for the battle with the overlord Frieza, who awaits him there. However King Kai advises him to steer clear of Frieza, who was at the time the strongest being in the universe.
While training in space, Goku accepts that he is an alien but vows to protect his adopted home planet. Arriving at Namek, once again Goku enters a battle already in progress, this time
saving Gohan, Krillin, and Vegeta from the assault of Recoome from Frieza's Ginyu Force. Goku then takes out Burter, another member of the Ginyu Force. But Goku is taken by surprise by the leader of the Force, Captain Ginyu, who has the ability to switch bodies with anyone he sees fit. Critically injuring himself, Captain Ginyu then swaps bodies with the more powerful Goku. But Captain Ginyu is not able to fully control his new body, and Vegeta takes this chance to batter him, seriously injuring Goku's body. Goku manages to get his body back after intercepting a beam sent by Captain Ginyu to swap bodies with Vegeta.
Goku's body, worn out and beaten, then undergoes a recovery process inside Frieza's spaceship, which takes several hours. When he emerges, once again it is to join a fight in progress, where Vegeta meets his doom against Frieza. The battle against Frieza is furious, as he seems to be invincible. Even Goku's most powerful attack, the Spirit Bomb, fails to bring him down. However, when Frieza kills Krillin and critically injures Piccolo (who had been resurrected and was transported to Namek to help), Goku, in anger, taps into his inner power reserves and, enraged, transforms into a Super Saiyan. He eventually defeats the merciless Frieza just before Namek explodes. His friends, who were teleported to Earth by a wish made to the Namekian Dragon Balls, believe him to be dead. However, months later, when they attempt to revive Goku and Krillin by warping them to the check-in station, they learn that Goku is alive. When they decide to transport him back to Earth, he declines, stating that he'll return later.
After Goku defeats Frieza, he quickly escapes Namek using one of the Ginyu Force space pods. The pod takes Goku to Yardrat, which was originally going to be the Ginyu Force's next target. While on Yardrat Goku learns a new technique called the Instant Transmission.
Two years later, at age 26, Goku returns to Earth where he is confronted by Future Trunks, the half-Saiyan son of Vegeta and Bulma from the future. Trunks has just killed both Mecha-Frieza and his father, King Cold, a few moments before Goku's arrival. Trunks then tests Goku's strength in battle. He does so by assaulting Goku furiously with his sword, which Goku knocks away multiple times with one finger (albeit charged with energy). Satisfied, Trunks gives Goku medicine for a heart virus that he will contract in one or two years, telling him to use it when he starts feeling the virus' effects. Future Trunks also warns him
about two androids that will threaten the Earth in three years. Goku, Gohan, and Piccolo then spend the next three years training for this new threat. However, Future Trunk's visit somehow alters the onset of the virus, so it doesn't manifest during those three years, and therefore Goku doesn't use the medicine.
Three years later, two androids, Dr. Gero (as Android 20) and Android 19, appear and start attacking a city. The Z-Fighters confront them, but Goku is bested by Android 19 when he begins to drastically weaken from the heart disease he was warned about, which starts manifesting itself during the fight. Goku is at age 29 at the time. However, Vegeta, who now is a Super Saiyan as well, manages to save Goku before he can be defeated by the androids, and destroys Android 19. Yamcha takes Goku to Chi-Chi to get the medicine and to be taken care of. Meanwhile, the rest of the Z-Fighters learn from Future Trunks that there are two more powerful androids on their way, Android 17 and Android 18. They try to stop Dr. Gero from activating them but fail, and another android, known as Android 16, is activated as well.
He is a biological lifeform created by Dr. Gero, made with DNA taken from Goku, his allies, and foes they fought in the past. Cell was designed to absorb androids 17 and 18.
Cell hunts down the androids and absorbs Android 17, transforming into his second stage. At this time, Goku heals from his sickness, and takes Gohan, Vegeta, and Future Trunks to the
Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami's Lookout to obtain a year of training in one day, aging Goku to 30, under heavy gravity and incredibly volatile temperatures. Vegeta and Trunks go in first for a day, and after they come out and go to fight Cell, Goku and Gohan go in. Goku, realizing that half-Saiyan hybrids like Trunks can turn Super Saiyan, he trains Gohan intensely and helps him become a Super Saiyan. During this training, Goku notices that the potential Gohan has can make him easily surpass Goku's own powers, and that in case he isn't able to defeat Cell, Gohan will.
While Goku trains, Vegeta and Future Trunks fail to defeat Cell, who absorbs Android 18 and reaches his perfect form. After Goku and Gohan finish their training, Cell announces that he will be holding the Cell Games in ten more days, in order to give a chance to anyone who wants to challenge him. For ten days Goku and Gohan stay on Earth to train and relax
while maintaining their Super Saiyan form the entire time. Goku also uses this time to travel to New Namek to get Dende to be the new guardian of Earth, as Piccolo had fused with Kami in an attempt to stop Cell, and the fusion had made the Dragon Balls useless. After Dende creates new Dragon Balls based on the old ones, Goku searches for the reactivated Dragon Balls on Earth, in order to use them after they defeat Cell to correct everything he put wrong.
After ten days have passed, the Z-Fighters go to the Cell Games, and Goku offers to be the first one to fight Cell. Goku finds himself almost equally matched but still at a disadvantage against a heavily suppressed Perfect Cell in every way, and cannot seem to gain the upper hand after many attempts. Even after trying the Instant Kamehameha (a combination of the Instant
Transmission and Kamehameha), which destroys Perfect Cell's upper half, he watches in horror as the android regenerates easily. Goku decides to leave the battle to his son Gohan, whom he was convinced had the hidden power to defeat Cell. Gohan then states that Goku and Cell's battle wasn't that good, leading to the conclusion that Gohan is much stronger than Goku, who was fighting at full power. Gohan then powers up to a point where his energy eclipses even Goku's, and fights with Cell, but half heartedly. When Cell destroys Android 16, however, this triggers a change in Gohan, forcing him to ascend to Super Saiyan 2, a form in which he greatly surpasses Perfect Cell, even after the behemoth decides to unleash his Earth-shattering Full Power and a further powered-up Power Weighted form, which Gohan easily destroys to the point of forcing him to regurgitate Android 18 because of the damage he has sustained.
When a beaten Cell tries to destroy Earth as a last resort, Goku is forced to step in with his "Instant Transmission" technique as Cell is about to trigger his self-destruction. He teleports them both to King Kai's Planet, where he is killed by the explosion Cell caused, along with King Kai and his pets Bubbles and Gregory. However, Cell is able to reconstruct himself as Super Perfect Cell, and uses the recently learned Instant Transmission to go back to Earth. Goku then motivates Gohan from beyond to help fuel Gohan's Kamehameha wave against the reconstructed Super Perfect Cell, which successfully obliterates him. After Cell's defeat, Goku insists that he should stay dead, even though they could resurrect him, because he has attracted too many problems to Earth, like Frieza and Gero's minions. Goku decides it will be safer for Earth if he doesn't return, and that, in any case, Earth has Gohan to protect it.
The Great Saiyaman Saga
While Goku is in the afterlife with King Kai, still going through constant training, he is invited to go with him to the Grand Kai's Planet to go see the Grand Kai and enter the
Other World Tournament. The winner would be trained personally by the Grand Kai. When they show up they confront King Kai's rival, the West Kai. He is with his strongest fighter, Pikkon, who can easily take Frieza and Cell at the same time. Goku is welcomed by many of King Kai's powerful warriors like Olibu and easily makes his way through the tournament by defeating Caterpy of the South Kai, Arqua of the East Kai and Maraikoh of the West Kai. In the finals Goku has to fight Pikkon. After a long fight they are both disqualified on a technicality, but the Grand Kai allows both of them to train under him. While Goku is training in the otherworld he achieves Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3, the latter of which boosts his power even beyond his already-near-omnipotent Super Saiyan 2 form that surpasses Gohan's power from the Cell Games, but delivers an excruciating strain and immeasurable ki consumption.
Seven years later at age 30 (he didn't age because he was dead), Goku is given special permission to return to Earth for one day to participate in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, which
he knows Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, and his youngest son Goten, will be attending. Upon his return he meets his second child, Goten, who had been born after his death in the Cell Games, and Videl, Gohan's girlfriend from his high school who is the daughter of Mr. Satan, the fraud who received the credit for saving the world from Cell. Goku was going to be set up against Vegeta in the 6th match, finally being able to settle their rivalry, but had to be postponed because Videl was beaten badly by the supposed weakling Spopovich, who, along with Yamu, is controlled by the evil wizard Babidi. While Gohan is matched up against Kibito (the assistant of the Supreme Kai, who was in the tournament as well), Spopovich and Yamu both steal Gohan's Super Saiyan 2 energy and left the tournament while all the Z Fighters in the tournament ditched the tournament to follow them to Babidi.
The Supreme Kai and his assistant, Kibito, introduced themselves and informed the Z Fighters about the plans of Babidi who wishes to bring destruction and terror across the whole universe by bringing back his extremely evil monster puppet by the name of Majin Buu. The Z Warriors follow Spopovich to Babidi's ship where they are ambushed by Dabura, the powerful ruler of the Demon Realm, who kills Kibito and turns Krillin and Piccolo to stone. Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and the Supreme Kai enter Babidi's ship and they take turns defeating each of his minions on each room of the ship. Goku fights Yakon who absorbs his energy but Goku kills him by overpowering and exploding him. While Gohan is against Dabura, Vegeta complains that he can do better. When Babidi hears this, he possesses Vegeta through the evil in his heart and turns him into Majin Vegeta making him evil once again. Goku and Vegeta are both transported to a deserted landscape for them to settle their battle, while Gohan and the Supreme Kai continue to go on and stop Babidi.
Goku and Majin Vegeta have an Earth-shattering battle which gives more than enough energy for Majin Buu's awakening, and although both are evenly matched while fighting each other at
the Super Saiyan 2 level, Goku ends the fight when he knows that Majin Buu has been released and pleads with Vegeta to help him defeat Majin Buu. In a false show of agreement, Vegeta knocks Goku out from behind while he is getting a Senzu Bean out of a bag. Vegeta then eats the only Senzu Bean and flies off to face Majin Buu alone. Upon awakening, Goku could sense neither Vegeta nor Gohan anywhere and comes to the conclusion that they are dead (when Gohan was narrowly saved by the badly injured Supreme Kai, and only Vegeta died in a vain attempt to try and eradicate Majin Buu). He heads to Kami's Lookout and is healed by Dende,
who confirms that Vegeta sacrificed himself in an attempt to destroy Majin Buu. After transporting everyone to the Lookout he tells them the bad news. With the little time he has left on Earth, he decides to teach Trunks and Goten the art of Fusion he learned while in Other World so they may form one being to stand a chance against Majin Buu.
When Majin Buu is about to cause more destruction, Goku decides to interrupt him while allowing Trunks to head into West City and retrieve the Dragon Radar before it is destroyed along with everything else in West City by Majin Buu. He tells Majin Buu that in two days he will have a strong opponent to fight. Then Goku shows him and everyone (via Babidi's telepathy) the incredible power of the new Super Saiyan 3 form. Goku then engages in a fight with Majin Buu, whom he overpowers blow for blow. Amazingly, Majin Buu is still having a good time and enjoying the fight, even forcing Goku to narrowly deflect an imitated version of his own Kamehameha wave, which chips over a tenth of the Earth. Goku later states that he probably could have won, but that he wanted to leave it in the hands of Gohan, Trunks, and Goten because he will not be there forever, and that they need to have a shot at saving the universe instead of a dead fighter. Unfortunately, the action of sustaining Super Saiyan 3 to briefly fight with Buu shortens Goku's time on Earth and he is forced to return to Other World.
Once Goku has returned to Other World, he learns that his son, Gohan, is not dead, but in fact training with the Supreme Kai on the Kai Planet, teleporting there only to just miss having his head removed by Gohan practicing with The Z Sword. Gohan has been training with the legendary Z Sword and to test its strength, the Supreme Kai summons a block of the densest metal in the universe, Katchin, as testing material. Goku throws the cube at Gohan, expecting the Z Sword to slice the block in half. Instead the sword snaps in half and from it emerges Elder Kai. He tells them that he will fully unlock Gohan's potential in a ritual.
Through a crystal globe Goku watches the fight between Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks and Super Buu with much anticipation, amazed that the two boys who were merely able to access the Super Saiyan state in fusion by merging whilst transformed had unlocked the ability to take the final form so quickly and perfectly. As Gotenks is about to finish Super Buu after a lengthy battle, he reverts to his base form and quickly defuses. Gohan (after having his hidden power released) then arrives, effortlessly thrashing Buu with his newfound powers, but Super Buu escapes by self-destructing until Goten and Trunks can fuse again an hour later, and he then absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo, gaining the upper hand. When Gohan fails due to Super Buu's stolen powers, Elder Kai gives his life to Goku so that he may return to Earth to help Gohan. He is also given the Potara
Earrings so that he can fuse with Gohan, creating an unmatched warrior that the Kai said would easily murder Buu without even the need to transform. He arrives, much to the surprise of Gohan and Super Buu, and tosses the earring to Gohan. Gohan misses for the grab, and Goku tells Gohan to hurry and find the earring. He stalls Super Buu while fighting as a Super Saiyan 3, after the fight, Gotenks defuses inside Super Buu, and his power drops to almost 1/3 of his original power. Goku states that he is not much of a threat anymore, and realizes that they can beat Super Buu easily. However, Gohan is absorbed when Super Buu catches him off-guard. At this moment of despair, the newly resurrected Vegeta appears, and after Goku teleports there and convinces his stubborn rival, two of the most powerful remaining Saiyans fuse to become Vegito, the strongest fighter in the Dragon Ball Z series.
Vegito then easily thrashes Super Buu around, even with Gohan absorbed. Super Buu tries every technique and attack he's got and throws them at the fused Saiyans, but Vegito manages to dodge by all of them without much trouble. After a lengthy fight, the mighty Vegito wins easily. However, Vegito is eventually absorbed by Super Buu. It is later revealed he chose to be absorbed on purpose because he wanted to rescue his friends and family before killing Super Buu.
Inside Super Buu, Vegito automatically separates into the two Saiyans due to the properties of Super Buu's digestive system. After traveling through Super Buu's body, Goku and Vegeta reach Super Buu's brain where they find Gohan, Trunks, Goten, and Piccolo, unconscious but still alive. After freeing them and having to fight Super Buu inside his own body (a fight which Goku and Vegeta can not win, which Goku clearly states even before meeting him. Since it is Super Buu's mind, he can keep regenerating his mental self repeatedly), so Vegeta decides to remove the unconscious Fat Buu, from Super Buu. Despite pleas from Super Buu, Vegeta pulls the Fat Buu free and Super Buu undergoes another transformation. Goku and Vegeta then escape from Super Buu's body with the newly rescued Z Fighters. Super Buu then transformed back to his original form - Kid Buu.
Kid Buu Saga
oku rescues Hercule and Dende, but fails in saving Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo before the newly transformed Kid Buu destroys the Earth in an extreme show of power (Vegeta previously stopped him from doing this with a much smaller blast that could still take out the planet, but he then charged a huge ball they couldn't deflect in response). Kibito Kai teleports in and saves Vegeta, Goku, Dende, and Hercule by bringing them to the Kai Planet. After regenerating, Kid Buu sets out to find Goku and Vegeta by copying Kibito Kai's instantaneous movement technique (in the manga original, he teleports to Goku's location instantly). When Kid Buu finds them, Goku fights him first. He fights as a Super Saiyan 3 and evenly matches Kid Buu for a short time, taking the advantage often. However, Goku had failed to account for the strain that fighting in a living body would have on him, and soon becomes exhausted. He attempts to gather up his strength while Vegeta distracts Buu in his Super Saiyan 2 form (getting mercilessly beaten in the process), but his Super Saiyan 3 transformation drains him of his energy reserves and he soon loses the ability to maintain the form. At Vegeta's suggestion, Goku begins gathering energy for a Spirit Bomb that would employ all the available energies of the Earth and its occupants (he does this to have the Earth "save itself for once," when they could have simply teleported Gohan or Gotenks to finish Buu).
Using King Kai's telepathy, Vegeta speaks to the newly revived people of Earth and begs for everyone to donate power to Goku's Spirit Bomb. Everyone on New Namek and the Other World give energy for the Spirit Bomb and possibly many other planets as well, along with Goku's close friends. Meanwhile, Fat Majin Buu trying to hold off Kid Buu falls in battle leaving a battered Vegeta to protect Goku while he forms the Spirit Bomb, Mr. Satan finally convinces everyone on the newly regenerated Earth to give Goku all the energy he needs to destroy Kid Buu once and for all. With the contribution of power from Earth, Goku launches the Super Spirit Bomb. But as impossible as it seems Kid Buu actually stops the Spirit Bomb and slowly begins to push it back at Goku. Vegeta realizes Goku used the rest of his power to gather and form the bomb and has nothing left.
Using the last wish from the Namekian Dragon (the first two were spent restoring Earth to its normal condition and then reviving all those who died since Babidi's arrival except the evil ones), Dende wishes for Goku's full power to be restored. With his power restored Goku powers up the Spirit Bomb even more, tranfsorms into a Super Saiyan, and stops Kid Buu's forward progress and the Super Spirit Bomb comes back to Kid Buu. After several moments reflecting over the events that led to this moment, Goku makes one last wish to himself, that Kid Buu becomes reborn as a good being so they can fight again. With the blessing of Earth's residents, Goku destroys Kid Buu forever.
With the passing of ten years at age 40, Goku kept training despite the fact that Earth was at peace, He trains with his youngest son Goten during the ten year time period, between the Kid Buu Saga and the 28th Martial Arts Tournament and Goten seems to enjoy training with his father. When the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament comes around and Goku forces Goten to cancel his date to enter, Goten had showed to dislike Goku's ruling. During the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku battles Majin Buu's reincarnation, Uub, who was born after King Yemma heard his request made 10 years ago. However, Uub was experiencing an extreme bout of Stage Fright, so Goku was forced to make several insults towards the family and obscene gestures to try and get him angered enough to fight and overcome his stage fright.
After a short yet intense battle, Goku takes Uub to train him to one day help in being the protector of the planet, although he later tells Uub that after the training, he desires to fight him again not only to discover the strongest out of the two, but the strongest in the entire universe. Then they fly off in the distance and that is the end of Dragon Ball Z, giving his new disciple his old Nimbus Cloud in the Kanzenban manga.
Dragon Ball GT Sagas
This is the last installment of Dragon Ball. Here they meet Emperor Pilaf, Baby, Super 17, and the Seven Shadow Dragons.
The Lost Episodes(Black Star Dragon Balls Saga)
In Dragon Ball GT at the age of 47 (before the wish by Shenron turning him to a little kid), Goku has finished training Uub, and they have just finished testing their abilities against one another in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Soon after, an accidental wish by Emperor Pilaf transforms Goku back into a child. The wish was made on the Black Star Dragon Balls. As a result, Goku must travel the galaxy and return them to Earth to prevent the planet from exploding from the negative energy created by the wish.
After leaving Earth in the space ship designed by Bulma a piece of the ship falls off and Goku, Trunks, and Pan are forced to crash land on the planet Imecka to get the parts needed to repair the ship. Groups of merchants swarm Goku and the others and they have to go to the gold star hotel to hide from the swarms of sellers. They then realize they are being charged every second for everything in the hotel including the lights. They escape without paying and stumble upon the house of an old couple and their children. They talk about Don Kee the ruler of the planet and how he mistreats his rule, just then Don Kee's men come and repossess the old couple's house saying they where behind payment. Goku suggests that they go and fight Don Kee but the couple says that is impossible because of his grand army. On their way back to the ship Trunks drops the Dragon Radar and it is swallowed by the small robot T-2006 nicknamed Giru who says that he can't give the radar back to them because it is already integrated into his system.
Meanwhile Goku notices the ship being dragged away by Don Kee's men. He tries to use Instant Transmission to teleport them to the ship but after two failed attempts realizes that he can't use it in his small body. They are forced to travel to Don Kee's palace on foot to recover their ship. Pan decides that they will use a stealth operation to recover the ship and would only result to fighting as a last resort. After briefly sneaking around a large rock falls on Trunks' head and Giru starts making noises that alarm the guards. The guards open fire on Goku and the others and Pan says that they must fight now so Goku agrees. Pan jumps in the carrying car while Goku moves the ship onto the car and Pan drives the ship out of the palace with Goku and Trunks. But while escaping, Don Kee's henchmen Gale and Sheila fire a ki blast at Goku who reflects it back with ease towards Ledgic Don Kee's right hand man who recognizes them as Saiyans. Goku and the others escape but Trunks says they have to go back into town for more more parts due to Pan's "reckless driving".
Once they reach the town everyone hides and Trunks finds the three of them on Immecka's most wanted list. While running from Don Kee's men they fall into the house of a nice old couple who offer them food after realizing Goku and company mean no harm. They say that Don Kee made it a law that no one is allowed to own a ship so that no one would escape the planet including the old couple. Pan gets fed up and convinces Goku and Trunks to go face Don Kee head on. They turn themselves in to the police and get brought to the palace. Once there Goku and Trunks and Pan incapacitate Gale, Sheila, and all of Don Kee's guards. Then Goku blasts his way into Don Kee's throne-room. Don Kee sicks Ledgic on the fighters after capturing Pan in an energy chamber. Ledgic says that he will fight Goku but for his own satisfaction. After a short fight Goku defeats Ledgic and they take down Don Kee and make him give everyone free rent and give them back their ships free of charge. Plus Don Kee gives them the parts they need for free and They leave Immecka. They then land on an unnamed planet where everything is larger than life. Goku finds the Four Star Ball in the tooth of a giant and they go to the next planet.
On planet Kelbo they find the Six Star Ball in the hair of the princess of the village, Leing. Trunks asks for the ball but her fiance' Doma said that they were in a large problem already. The amphibian creature Zoonama was threatening the village with earthquakes and volcanoes if they didn't give him Leing. Goku decides that he would help them out in exchange for the Dragon Ball and they agree. Pan comes up with the idea to disguise Goku as Leing but it doesn't work out and Trunks poses as Leing instead. Zoonama coms and takes Trunks to his layer. Trunks gets Zoonama tipsy and Goku arrives with Pan and Doma. Doma slices off Zoonama's left whisker with a huge pair of scissors and as he cuts off the left one Zoonama awakens in a drunken rage. He begins to wiggle his whiskers and an earthquake begins to come but stops soon after while Zoonama continues to wiggle his whisker. Pan realizes that he can't cause earthquakes only predict them but now he is so tipsy that he didn't realize that the quake was over. Suddenly a really big earthquake erupts and Goku and the others leave the cavern with Zoonama. Goku then stops the huge volcano with a Kamehameha wave saving the city and winning the Dragon Ball. Just as he goes to get the ball the mysterious Para brothers arrive and take it.
Goku then jumps in the ship with Pan and Trunks and they chase after the Para brothers. The brothers trick them onto the asteroid, Beehay, inhabited by huge bloodthirsty worm-like creatures called Mouma. The Para brothers escape and fly to the planet Luud. They go to Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, who tells them that they have failed and that Goku has another Dragon Ball on his ship that they failed to get and they must go retrieve it. They travel back to find Goku and the others and they get hypnotized by the Para brothers until they are saved by the hungry Mouma. Pan goes aboard the Para brother's ship to find the Dragon Ball that they stole. She accidentally activates the auto-pilot and is brought to Luud. There she is captured and turned into a doll for the evil lord Dolltaki. Goku shows up with Trunks and kills Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, who reveals that he is actually two parts the body and the whip which transforms into Mutchie and fights Goku. Trunks finishes Mutchie off with Flash Bang and saves Goku from his whip arms. Then Dolltaki turns everyone except for Goku, himself, Trunks, and Pan into dolls and feeds them to the machine deity Luud. Dolltaki then awakens Luud who takes him and Pan inside of Luud's body to gain their energy. While Luud fights Goku and Trunks Pan forces Dolltaki to tell her the weakness of the seemingly invincible Luud. Dolltaki reveals that Goku must strike the outside of Luud's mechanical heart while Pan strikes the inside at the exact same time. After multiple tries Goku finally succeeds and destroyed Luud freeing all of the people including Pan who is turned back to normal. Goku then takes back his Dragon Ball and they leave the planet.
The Baby Saga
As our heroes arrive on the supposedly deserted planet M2 as they continue on their quest for the Black Star Dragon Balls. They find themselves caught in a trap by the planet's inhabitants, mutant robots, and that Giru was deceiving them all along. Pan manages to escape and later rescues Goku who does battle with the robotic group of commandos known as the Mega Canon Sigma Force and their leader General Rilldo. However, both he and Pan are captured again and taken to Dr. Myuu for studying. Giru has a change of heart though and manages to rescue the trio thanks to a clever plan by Trunks. It is then that we see Myuu's true creation, Baby, who breaks free from his containment after being revived but stopped by the Goku and the others. However, as a defeated and injured Dr. Myuu escapes, a piece of Baby's scattered remains jumps onto his skin, later busting out of Dr. Myuu and reforming into his original state. Baby, is in fact the last surviving Tuffle, the original inhabitants of Planet Vegeta. Baby is a machine mutant who was created by Dr. Myuu; however, Baby states that he is Dr. Myuu's master, and that Dr. Myuu was designed to revive him.
Goku, Trunks, and Pan arrive on Earth to return the Black Star Dragon Balls, but soon discover that Baby has infected the population with mind-controlling eggs and chosen Vegeta as his new host. After a short fight with Baby, Goku discovers that he can not sustain Super Saiyan 3 while still being a child. After being pummeled by Baby Vegeta, Goku is weak and defenseless. During this fight, however, Goku learns of Baby's one weakness; he is sensitive to taunts, and easily angered. Meanwhile, Baby uses the Revenge Death Ball to finish off Goku, but Kibito Kai arrives just as the bomb strikes to save Goku and bring him to the Sacred World of the Kais.
There, Elder Kai hatches a plan to "solve Goku's energy problem" by re-growing Goku's tail. Progress is slow at first, but Goku has an idea about how to accelerate the process. After a very painful procedure where the tail is pulled out by a pair of pliers, Goku returns to the Tuffle planet (where most of Earth's residents had migrated to) to confront Baby.
During the battle with Baby Vegeta, Goku is able to sustain his Super Saiyan 3 form but is still no match for his opponent. As he lies on the ground, defenseless, he gazes at Earth and realizes he has failed it. But instead of dying, looking at the Earth causes Goku to transform into the form of a Golden Great Ape. With Pan's help, Goku is able to regain control of himself and become a Super Saiyan 4.
Baby is no match against a Super Saiyan 4. In desperation, Bulma (who's under Baby's control) uses a Blutz Wave Generator that causes Baby Vegeta to transform into a Golden Great Ape. Goku's situation becomes bad, but after a lengthy battle, Goku succeeds in defeating Baby Vegeta and leaving Baby defenseless. In desperation, Baby leaves Vegeta's body and tries to escape from Planet Tuffle but Goku uses his Kamehameha attack to destroy Baby and blast his remains into the sun.
Super 17 Saga
Goku is still a kid and fights in the world martial arts tournament, having to fight in the junior division with Hercule saying there is a height requirement. His opponent apparently wins by tickling Goku while he is talking to Vegeta, resulting in Goku falling out of the ring. Goku and friends are at home eating until a badly beaten up Trunks arrives, saying he was beaten up by Android 17, who told him to tell Goku to go to Hell to set things straight.
Goku leaves for Hell, where he meets Dr. Myu, and Dr. Gero, who leave, making Goku very frustrated with no way out, until two of his most fierce enemies of the past drop by, Cell and Frieza. Goku manages to out duel both of them in his normal state. Realizing Goku's power, Cell uses a technique not seen in Dragon Ball Z. He forces out his tail even in his perfect state and absorbs Goku. Once absorbed, Super Perfect Cell powers up with extreme, radical lightning and he states that he has gained all of Goku's power and has become the strongest fighter in the universe which may be true. But this only lasts for about ten seconds since Goku finds his way out of Cell's body. After a fight between Goku, Cell and Frieza, they show Goku a new technique that they learned in Hell: creating a tornado type spin throwing Goku down to the deepest part of Hell. While there, a strange, old lady demonstrates various tortures which evidently ends by freezing Goku in a block of ice.
Meanwhile, Cell and Frieza wait to use a finishing move on Goku. Goku's end seems to have arrived until everyone realizes that the finishing move does not work on the living. Despite being frozen, Goku manages to hear their conversation. In his retaliation, he breaks free, attempts the freezing technique on Cell and Frieza, and successfully freezes them, but accidentally shatters them.
Still trapped in hell, Goku tries to find a way to get out. He asks King Yemma to aid him, with King Yemma responding that he does not know how to get Goku out. Piccolo contacts King Yemma and asks him to transport him to Goku. Believing the plan is ludicrous, King Yemma refuses, leaving Piccolo to destroy significant portions of Heaven as a means to convince him. King Yemma, eventually, follows through with Piccolo's idea and transports him directly to Goku where he, with Dende's help, transfer their energy to Goku so as to allow him to escape. Successfully escaping, Goku immediately leaves for the battlefield.
Goku fights the newly-fused Super 17 after reaching the battlefield. With the help of Android 18, vengeful towards Android 17 for Krillin's death, Goku is able to defeat Super 17 with the use of the Super Dragon Fist through the android's stomach and chest. This attack presumably destroys Android 17's energy absorption devices. Goku then finishes off the android with a Kamehameha through the wounded Super 17's stomach, causing him to explode.
Shadow Dragon Saga
When the dragon, Shenron, is summoned to revive those killed by Super 17, the Dragon Balls crack, and a different, cigar-smoking dragon appears in his place. This Black Smoke Shenron promptly splits into seven Shadow Dragons, each with a cracked Dragon Ball in its body. Goku and his companions fight valiantly to defeat these new dragons. However, after six of the seven are defeated, the One-Star Dragon, Syn Shenron, absorbs the other Dragon Balls into himself, forming Omega Shenron. Goku defeats him after the most difficult battle of his life, including a fusion with Vegeta to form the strongest fighter ever, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, that does not succeed in putting the One-Star Dragon down permanently. After being presumably killed by Omega's Minus Energy Power Ball, Goku asks the people of the planet Earth and from all over the Universe to send him their energy to create a Universal Spirit Bomb which is successful in finally destroying the Shadow Dragon.
The people of Earth witness this and finally realize Goku is a hero. Afterwards, the real Shenron appears once again, saying that no more wishes will be granted for a long time. After convincing Shenron to grant one last wish (repairing the damage done during the Super 17 and Shadow Dragon sagas), Goku decides to accompany the dragon and train with him. Before leaving, Goku tells Vegeta that the lives of everyone are now in his hands, passing the role of protector of the Earth and anyone in need of help, to Vegeta.
A century later, as an aged Pan watches the World Martial Arts Tournament, she catches a glimpse of a familiar face in the stands: her grandfather, Goku (now grown up once again, without his tail). When she tries to follow him, however, he disappears. Goku is then seen flying into the air, grabbing onto his Power Pole, calling for the Flying Nimbus and finally flies off into the distance while yelling, "Till we meet again guys!"
A Hero's Legacy
In this special Goku Jr. wants to cure his grandmother Pan with a Dragonball but when he found the Dragonball nothing happens and he gets angry and upset, then Goku appears and explains how to use the Dragon Ball, that you need seven Dragon Balls to get your wish and then a helicopter with Pan and Puck appears and Goku disappears again. When Goku disappears he tells Goku Jr. that it was his courage and bravery that caused his grandmother Pan and his friend Puck to be alive and safe. After that, Goku tells Goku Jr. to keep and treasure the Four Star Dragon Ball as a memory of him and tells him that he is proud of him and wishes him good luck for his future and a farewell to his great-great-grandson.
Dragon Ball Movies
Goku appears in all of the Dragon Ball movies:
- Curse of the Blood Rubies
- Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
- Mystical Adventure
- The Path to Power
Dragon Ball Z Movies
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
Four years after the defeat of Piccolo Jr. in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, Garlic Jr. and his henchmen kidnap Gohan in order to get the Dragon Ball he wears on his hat. Garlic Jr. uses this and the rest of the Dragon Balls to successfully wish for immortality. Goku, Kami, Piccolo and Krillin go to Garlic Jr.'s fortress in order to stop him. Goku and Piccolo team up for the first time, and are able to stop Garlic Jr. Thinking Garlic defeated, they start to fight with each other, in order to settle their old score. In the middle of their duel Garlic Jr. comes back and opens the a portal to the Dead Zone, trying to suck everybody in. Gohan gets angry at seeing Goku in danger, and, unconsciously taking out his power, he pushes Garlic Jr. into the Dead Zone, sealing him inside.
The World's Strongest
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest
After learning that Dr. Wheelo has captured Bulma and Master Roshi, thinking Roshi is the strongest warrior in the world, Goku goes to Dr. Wheelo's icy fortress to save them. Goku overcomes several of the fortres defenses and Dr. Wheelo's Bio-Warriors, with some help from Gohan and Krillin. After fighting and freeing a brainwashed Piccolo, Goku and his allies fight Dr. Wheelo himself, who has only his brain left, and attacks from a giant robot. After a long fight, Goku is able to destroy Dr. Wheelo using the Spirit Bomb.
The Tree of Might
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
In this movie, Goku and his comrades confront Turles, a surviving Saiyan who comes to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might and get its powerful fruit. Goku and the Z-Fighters, seeing the destruction that the giant Tree was bringing, attack Turles and his men. Though most of the Z-Fighters are defeated, Goku is able to best all of the henchmen. Turles is far stronger, but Goku gives a fair fight using the Kaio-ken. However, after Turles eats the fruit from the Tree, Goku starts to lose his ground. Once again using his Spirit Bomb, taking its force from the Tree of Might while the Z-Fighters divert Turles, Goku is finally able to destroy both Turles and the Tree.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug   Goku as a False Super Saiyan ready to attack Lord SlugLord Slug, a very old Namekian that travels from planet to planet with his army, arrives to Earth in his asteroid, in order to make Earth his new temporary home. Lord Slug starts terraforming Earth to his liking, and learns and gathers the Dragon Balls in order to recover his youth. Goku, Gohan and Piccolo take on Slug's soldiers and defeat them. The final battle against Slug is left in the hands of Goku, and Slug starts taking the upper hand. However, an angry Goku transforms into a False Super Saiyan, allowing him thrash Slug around. Slug transforms into a giant version of himself to outclass Goku, but thanks to Piccolo's help Slug is subdued by his weakness: his extremely sensitive hearing. While Slug is distracted, Piccolo gives what little strength remained in him to Goku. Thanks to Piccolo, Goku is able to use the Kaio-ken, and defeat Slug, finally destroying both Lord Slug and his terraforming generator with a Spirit Bomb.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
Super Saiyan Goku grasping Cooler's wrist.In this movie Cooler, Frieza's brother, comes to earth with his troops in order ro avenge his brother by defeating Goku. They arrive to Earth and attack Goku while he was camping with his friends. When Goku tries to protect Gohan from an attack from Cooler, he is seriously injured. Gohan takes him to hide in a cave, and goes to get Senzu Beans to help him recover, while Cooler's troops try to find Goku. On his way back, he is attacked by Cooler's henchmen, but Piccolo stalls them long enough to let Gohan get a bean to Goku. Goku then fights Cooler, who starts transforming into his different forms and gets the upper hand. But Goku turns into Super Saiyan, and is able to destroy Cooler by pushing his Supernova attack back with a Kamehameha Wave, which sends Cooler to the sun.
Return of Cooler
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Goku battles with Metacooler. Sensing that New Namek is in danger, Goku and his friends travel there in a spaceship in order to help their Namekian friends. After getting there, they discover that Cooler was saved by the Big Gete Star from his destruction, and is now back as a machine, leading an army of robots that have enslaved the Namekians. Goku tries to fight Cooler but he is no match for Cooler's new powers; the robots manage to defeat and capture Goku's friends. Not even after turning Super Saiyan, and getting Vegeta's help as a Super Saiyan too, are they able to stop Cooler; on the contrary, thousands of copies of Cooler appear, knock down and capture the two Saiyans. Cooler then tries to steal the Saiyan's energy to give more power to the Big Gete Star, but Goku and Vegeta are able to overload it by sending all of their energy at once. They thus destroy the Big Gete Star and the robot army, and Goku and Vegeta manage to blast the last remains of Cooler.
Super Android 13!
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!
Even in his Super Saiyan state, Goku cannot inflict any damage to Super Android 13.In this movie, while Goku is in the city shopping with Chi-Chi and Gohan, they are suddenly attacked by two androids, Android 14 and Android 15, whose only goal is to destroy Goku. They move out of the city to fight, and Android 13 joins the battle. Future Trunks and Vegeta come to help Goku, and eventually destroy 14 and 15. Super Saiyan Goku is not able to defeat Android 13, and even as other Z-Fighters joins the fight, they can't stop 13 from turning into Super Android 13, by absorbing parts from Androids 14 and 15. Super Android 13 beats the Z-Fighters, and Goku tries to create a Spirit Bomb to stop him. Wanting to get more energy, he turns Super Saiyan, which makes him accidentally absorb the Spirit Bomb. However, he is able to punch Super Android 13 and channel his energy to that attack, making the android explode.
Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan   Goku after his victory.Goku is in a suit to help Chi-Chi with getting Gohan in a school, when he is warned by King Kai about the appearance of the Legendary Super Saiyan. Goku teleports around the galaxy trying to focus on the Legendary Super Saiyan's ki, eventually arriving to New Planet Vegeta. There Goku met several of his friends, including Vegeta, who had been brought there by a Saiyan called Paragus who wanted Vegeta to be the king of a new Saiyan planet. However, they eventually discover that Paragu's son, Broly, is in fact the Legendary Super Saiyan. Broly breaks free of his father's control and attacks Goku and the Z-Fighters, who are no match for him. It is revealed that an asteroid was approaching the planet, and that Paragus had tricked Vegeta to kill him, in order to avenge his grudge agains Vegeta's father. All the beaten fighters give their energy to Goku, who is able to punch and defeat Broly. Goku escapes with his friends using Instant Transmission, just before the asteroid destroys the planet.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Goku coming back to help Gohan.While a dead Goku is hanging around with King Kai in the Other World, the Z-Fighters enter a tournament on Earth, which was hijacked by the alien mercenary Bojack. He had been freed from his imprisonment when Cell made King Kai's planet explode, thanks to Goku. The Z-Fighters are unable to defeat Bojack and his band, and when Bojack starts to strangle Gohan, Goku teleports to Earth using Instant Transmission (something somehow against the rules of the dead), which allows him to appear briefly and punch Bojack away. Goku also tells Gohan to protect the Earth and unleash all the anger and power he had in him. Goku then vanishes back to the Other World. Not sure if he really saw his father, Gohan is nevertheless encouraged enough to release his power and defeat Bojack.
Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
Main article: Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku
Goku surrounded by the monsters.In this special, Goku is and his friends go to investigate a gas called Destron which has been accumulating on Earth, and is slowly killing living beings. The gas is coming from four different points, but before splitting up to cover them all, Goku and the Z-Fighters are attacked by some weird monsters. Goku discovers that the Destron gas is also preventing them from using Energy attacks. Goku goes to the Grand Apron, and destroys the generator there after defeating its guardians, and after rejoining with his friends, they destroy the last remaining generator in the Land of Ice. However, another one appears in the Western Capital, so the Z-Fighters travel there to destroy it too. While there, they have to fight phantom warrios of Cooler, Turles and Lord Slug, and eventually defeat them.
However, in order to destroy the generator, they have to travel to the Dark Planet and defeat Dr. Raichi. After several troubles, they are able to reach the Dark Planet, and discover that everything was a ploy from Dr. Raichi to revenge the Tuffles that were destroyed by the Saiyans years ago. Dr. Raichi releases his ultimate creation, Hatchhyack, and after a long fight, Goku and his friends defeat them. This destroys the last remaining generator on Earth.
Broly: Second Coming
Main article: Broly: Second Coming
Goku, Gohan, and Goten use the Family Kamehameha against Broly.In this movie Goku was wished to Earth in visible spirit form by Goten when he and Gohan were firing a Kamehameha at Broly but were losing. When Goku appeared he coached them and helped them with the Kamehameha. When they shot Broly into the sun Goku disappeared.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
In this movie Goku made a brief appearance in the last part where he is eating and saying that he and Pikkon have to go to hell and calm Broly down because he is on a rampage.
Main article: Fusion Reborn
Super Saiyan 3 Goku takes on JanembaGoku using the fusion dance with Vegeta.In this movie Goku was fighting with Pikkon in the Other World tournament ring when Janemba appeared and the barriers between dimensions were disrupted. Because Other World was no longer isolated from the physical plane, those who had died were able to walk amongst the living. Goku used Instant Transmission to go to King Yemma's check-in station with Pikkon and saw the first form of Janemba sitting on the station's roof. Eager to engage Janemba in battle, Goku gleefully left Pikkon behind to free Yemma (much to Pikkon's dismay). Goku was soon forced to use his Super Saiyan 3 form to combat Janemba's unique arsenal of techniques. At Super Saiyan 3, Goku made quick work of Janemba, only to be sorely outclassed when Janemba transformed into a smaller, fiercer demon. Vegeta soon arrived on the scene (no longer being confined to Hell due to the disruption in the dimensional barriers) and was persuaded by Goku to attempt the Fusion Dance. Their first attempt failed and produced a fat Veku. Due to sheer luck, they were able to survive against Janemba until the fusion expired. After regrouping, Goku and Vegeta were able to fuse properly while Pikkon distracted Janemba. Gogeta appeared as a Super Saiyan and destroyed Janemba with ease. Later, Goku and Vegeta are seen standing at the Blood Pond where Vegeta vanishes and goes back to Hell. Goku hopes that they can see each other again, but like in the series, Vegeta only tells him "we're never fusing again."
Wrath of the Dragon
Main article: Wrath of the Dragon Goku defeating Hirudegarn with his Dragon FistGoku failing to open the music box.In this movie Goku tries to open a magic music box that he had gotten from Hoy but he can't open it, so they go and find the Dragonballs to summon Shenron. When Shenron opened the box Tapion came out. Because Tapion was freed the upper half of Hirudegarn was also freed, the lower half was already attacking the city but Gohan was working on stopping him.
The next day Tapion went to Trunks' home and Bulma made him a house with the same material as the music box so Tapion could sleep without worrying about Hirudegarn, but when Tapion went to sleep Hirudegarn escaped and found his lower half thus making him one monster again. When Goku, Gohan and Goten try to attack him it does nothing because he is to fast. Later Gotenks is formed and he gets Hirudegarn down but it only made him transform and Hirudegarn knocked Gotenks down. When there was almost no hope left Goku transformed into Super Saiyan 3 and started to fight Hirudegarn, when Trunks wanted to help Goku, he said that he wanted to handle Hirudegarn alone. Then he catches a few punches from Hirudegarn, and when Hirudegarn threw another punch, Goku simply jumped over it and fired the Dragon Fist at Hirudegarn thus destroying him.
Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Main article: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Goku as a radish farmer.In this special, Goku becomes a radish farmer (the name pun of his brother Raditz). Goku and his family are invited by Mr. Satan to come to the opening of his hotel, at first Goku is reluctant to go; but when he hears he may eat as much as he wants, he goes. When he gets to the hotel, he first has a little food competition with Vegeta, later when they are eating they feel the ki of two beings heading for earth, as a result Goku and the others go and check it out. They appear to be Gure and Tarble, the little brother of Vegeta, Tarble tells them two strong enemies and former servant's of Frieza are coming to earth. Goku wants to fight them, but when the other fighters show they want to fight. They then begin to argue until they agree to pick radishes; a game that declares the one with the longest radish as the winner, this is Trunks. When they go back to the hotel Abo and Cado arrive, Goku tells Goten that he may help Trunks with his fight. Goten and Trunks defeat Abo and Cado, so Abo and Cado merge into Aka; because of this Goten and Trunks decide to fuse into Gotenks to even the match. After a short fight Aka starts to overpower Gotenks with strong attacks, when Gotenks can't handle it anymore Goku and Vegeta intervene after Aka launches a massive energy attack. Goku plays a "dirty trick" on Vegeta so he can fight alone, and then goes Super Saiyan to do a Kamehameha on the energy attack Aka launched. The Kamehameha dissipates Aka's energy blast, after that Goku punches Aka in the gut, thus making Aka split up. Afterward they resume the banquet they were having before the arrival of Gure and Tarble, this time with the addition of Abo and Cado eating Goku's radish. As they eat, Goku and Vegeta begin to argue and turn Super Saiyan. It ends with everyone happily watching the argument except for Chi-Chi and Bulma.
Kaio-Ken also called the Fist of Worlds.Goku achieved this form while training with King Kai. Kaio Ken was created by King Kai. The aura of Kaio-Ken a crimson color. The power can get multiplied. Goku made it to Kaio-Ken x20 to save Namek from Frieza. That made goku weak and injured. The Kaio-ken is a technique that multiplies the user's ki for a "heart beat". That means that it inflicts terrible damage to the user. This first debut in the Saiyan Saga.
According to Goku, the Super Saiyan transformation comes in response to a need, not a desire. In all known cases, the form has been initially triggered by either desperation or indignation. Any other conditions are unknown, and motivation tends to differ; for example, Goku achieves the form out of anger over the murder of his best-friend,Krillin, and Vegeta achieves the form through sheer frustration at his original inability to achieve it, especially over Goku. Saiyan hybrids are naturally skilled at this, as they have the emotion of humans (full blooded Saiyans tend to surpress their feelings) with the fighting potential of Saiyans. As the Saiyans train
during Dragon Ball Z, they discover uncharted levels beyond the first Super Saiyan level. The appearance of a Super Saiyan is different in each form, more so in the fourth and final form to the point where the original transformation has since been literally reduced to that of a "child's play thing" (says Vegeta after witnessing Trunks transform and harness the power adeptly at such a young age).
Super Saiyan 2
Goku came to this form fighting Majin Vegeta. Both Goku and Vegeta were at Super Saiyan 2.Although it is unknown when exactly Goku achieved this state of Super Saiyan, it is assumed Goku achieved this transformation in the Other World as he could put unlimited energy into his transformation. It was first seen when fighting Majin Vegeta's own Super Saiyan 2 form in their epic battle during the Buu saga, Goku transforms into this state before showing the Super Saiyan 3 transformation to Majin Buu and Babidi, and again in an anime filler where he begins to fight Kid Buu. In Dragon Ball GT, Goku can be seen briefly transforming into a Super Saiyan 2 while deflecting an attack by General Rildo, and before he transforms into a Super Saiyan 3 during his second fight with Super Baby Vegeta. He also uses the form during the 12th and 13th movies. When Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan 2 he has some noticable changes, such as his hair growing a little bit longer and becoming even spiker to the point where his hair splits into individual spikes making his hair more defined than his other previous Super Saiyan forms, along with disappearing hair strands surrounding the forehead which are exclusive to this form, like his son Gohan (but in a different way; for reference, see the picture). He also gains electricity in his aura surrounding his body, and his aura grows markedly larger and more vibrant in both the anime and manga, especially.
Super Saiyan 3
achieved this level in Other World as he could put unlimited energy into his transformation. Goku is first seen
using this transformation against Majin Buu during the Majin Buu Saga. Once in this form, Goku was able to easily overpower Majin Buu in his first form and fight more than evenly with Kid Buu despite a heavy ki drain taking its toll on him. It is said by Vegeta and Goku himself that if Goku had been using the Super Saiyan 3 at its maximum potential, he would have been able to defeat Kid Buu in a flash. However, the transformation is extremely draining in terms of energy, as it cut Goku's time left on Earth from hours to a stated thirty minutes after performing the transformation for a short time. When attempting to gather back his full power in the final battle against Kid Buu, he was unable to reach his acme without the strain overcoming his living body, and soon reverted back to his base state. Altogether, these heavy disadvantages make it impractical to use the transformation out of the afterlife.
Super Saiyan 4
This form is achieved by Goku after achieving the super ozru state and being calmed by Pan. The overwhelming power of this transformation is apparently great enough to overcome Goku's transformation into a child by Red Shenron. The spell is only dispersed during the transformation, however. In addition to him being turned back into an adult temporarily, Goku's overall appearance changes yet again. His tail is easily visible, the hair is longer than when in his normal state (not nearly as long as a Super Saiyan 3, though), his eyes become lined (much like Vegeta's did when he was a Majin in the Majin Buu Saga), his eye color is now golden yellow, and fur covers almost all of his body from head to toe. His clothes change from his childhood garb, leaving him only dressed below the waist (excluding his armbands). As a Super Saiyan 4, Goku is able to easily surpass all but the most powerful enemies in the final parts of Dragon Ball GT. But at the end of the last episode of Dragon Ball GT, his tail disappears again, and it is unknown if he could ever transform to this state from then on. Other than certain forms of fusion with Vegeta (SS4 Gogeta), this is Goku's most powerful transformation.
all Saiyans, Goku can transform into a Great Ape (Oozaru) when he sees the full moon while he possesses his tail, though every time it wasn't at will. Because this tail was removed permanently in the main series by Kami when restoring the moon, this transformation was never taken by Goku again until GT (in which it is shown very briefly before the full transition into Golden Great Ape), making it his least used Saiyan transformation.
Goku achieved this form in Dragon Ball Gt after Elder Kai helped Goku to grow back his tail which allowed him to once again transform into a Great Ape. When he looked at the earth in the Baby Saga, its sufficient substitute Blutz waves allowed him to take this form, a combination of the Super Sai
yan state and the classic Great Ape transformation. Upon regaining control, he later transformed into Super Saiyan 4, his strongest form yet.
Like people in the Dragon Ball franchise, they have power made by chi.
Shadow Crane Strike
The Shadow Crane Strike is a technique shown in Dragonball: Evolution. The user performs a crane pose, folds their arms across their chest, and then launches a Ki Blast from their right
hand. This is first seen when Grandpa Gohan uses it against Goku during a sparring session, and he states that Goku gets caught off-guard by the technique every time. Goku later uses it himself while fighting Master Roshi, only for Roshi to avoid the blast with no difficulty and for the blast to hit Bulma instead.
Goku's signature move throughout the series. Goku first learns the move after witnessing Master Roshi use it to save the Ox-King and Chi-Chi's castle from an inferno (but only ends up destroying it, along with a nearby mountain). Throughout the remainder of Dragonball, Goku continues to master the Kamehameha and
uses it in nearly every battle during Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT.
Is Goku's move by gathering energy from life.
Regular Spirit Bomb
During the battle against Vegeta, Goku had no choice but to use the technique King Kai taught him: the Spirit Bomb. But Vegeta transformed into a Great Ape, and due to the enormous disadvantage he was at against his now monstrous enemy, many of Goku's attempts failed. However, he eventually
managed to collect the energy needed for his ultimate attack. Unfortunately, before he was able to unleash this attack on his foe, Vegeta thrashed Goku, reducing the amount of gathered energy and leaving him incapable of doing anything. Still, he managed to give what was left of the gathered energy to Krillin, and with some help from Goku's son, Gohan, the Spirit Bomb reached its target, Vegeta. Although a direct hit, the Spirit Bomb didn't finish the Sayian prince, presumably due to having lost too much power although it did injure and weaken Vegeta.
Large Spirit Bomb
milarly to his fight with Vegeta, Goku couldn't defeat Freiza even with his Kaio-Ken's power increased 20 times, so he decided to once again use the Large Spirit Bomb. With some help from Piccolo, as well as Krillin and Gohan, Goku had enough time to collect energy from the remaining living beings of Namek, as well as some nearby planets, thus creating a bigger Spirit Bomb than the one that hit Vegeta. However, Goku's Large Spirit Bomb was not strong enough to bring an end to the galactic tyrant. This is speculated to be either because Goku underestimated Frieza's power (since he was only at about 50%), or because there was very little life left in the Namekian planetary system. Despite the fact that it failed, Frieza was still unable to reflect it.
Super Spirit Bomb
After seeing that Goku as a Super Saiyan 3 had not finished off Kid Buu to allow Vegeta a fair chance to fight, Vegeta came up with the idea to make the Super Spirit Bomb, by restoring
the then destroyed Earth and immediately reviving everyone in the planet, so every human would give Goku most of their energy. However, only Goku's friends gave their energy at first, since everyone else had doubts about the voices they were hearing. But once Hercule talked to the people on Earth and convinced them to raise their hands, everyone's energy became
part of the Super Spirit Bomb, which eventually obliterated the evil Kid Buu (Goku formed the Spirit Bomb in base form, but had to go SS1 as Kid Buu was deflecting it).
Universal Spirit Bomb
Having Goku and Vegeta lost both their fusion and their transformations as Super Saiyan 4, the battle against Omega Shenron seemed practically lost. However they would not give up, and with a Spirit Bomb, the evil dragon was beaten and completely destroyed.
The Dragon Fist (Ryū-Ken ) also known as Super Dragon Fist (Chou Ryū-Ken) is the only attack Goku comes up with himself. He begins the attack by making a straight fist faced at his enemy, then once his fist, along with his own body, exits the stomach or chest of the target, the energy will explode out into the form of an enormous golden dragon which bears a great resemblance to Shenron and then finally collide into the target, possi
bly destroying it in its path or leaving a gaping hole, hence the name, Dragon Fist.
Goku has used it on Hirudegarn, Super 17, Eis Shenron, and Omega Shenron. However, it only directly killed Hirudegarn and Eis Shenron, although it allowed Goku to win against Super 17 by firing a Kamehameha to vaporize the evil Android afterwards.
- Dragon Ball chapter 204, "The Needs of the Many..."
- Dragon Ball chapter 413, "The End of the Cell Game"
- Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
- Gohan Goes to High School
- As seen in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
- Dragon Ball Z episode 1, "The New Threat"
- Dragon Ball episode 13, "The Legend of Goku"
- Dragon Ball episode 122, "Final Showdown"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 129, "Upgrade to Super Saiyan"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 3, "Unlikely Alliance"
- Dragon Ball GT episode 64, "Until We Meet Again"