DBZ Episode 21

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Dragon Ball Z Episodes

"Come Forth, Shen Long! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth"

English titleCounting Down
Japanese titleいでよ神龍! サイヤ人ついに地球到着
Romaji titleIde yo Shenron! Saiyajin Tsui ni Chikyū Tōchaku
Literal titleCome Forth, Shen Long! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth
Dragon Ball Z
SagaVegeta Saga
Episode number (position in saga)21 (21)
Edited episode number (position in saga)14 (14)
Corresponding Kai episode(s)
Corresponding manga
212, 213
Japanese airdateSeptember 27, 1989
English airdateJuly 19, 2005
Next episodeFrieza Defeated!!

[edit] Summary

Vegeta and Nappa's Pods arrive on Earth
Goku tests the power of the Spirit Bomb, the life-energy ball technique which he learned along with the "Kaio-ken" from King Kai himself. Unexpectedly, the Saiyans enter the solar system a full month earlier than anticipated, and will reach Earth the next day! Not a problem, they think — but King Kai had failed to include the time it would take Goku to return to the world below!

Goku contacts Master Roshi telepathically through King Kai, and tells him to summon Shenron with the Dragon Balls and bring him back to life immediately. Master Roshi, Bulma, Oolong and Puar release the dragon, and Oolong wonders out loud if they can't wish the Saiyans to defeat. Shenron answers that he would be unable to fulfill such a wish, since the Saiyan's power is greater than that of Kami, his creator. So instead, they wish Goku back to life.

Goku says his good-byes, and streaks back along Snake Way , which by King Kai's estimate will now take him just over a day to travel. The next day, at 11:43 a.m., the Saiyans' space pods make planetfall in the heart of the city of Metro East!

[edit] Trivia

  • The wish from Shenron later brought forth (or spawned) Rage Shenron.

Vegeta Saga (Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box episodes)
Mini-Goku is an Overprotected Boy! I Am Gohan! · The Mightiest Warrior in All of History is Goku's Older Brother! · All Right! This is the Strongest Combo in the World! · Piccolo's Trump Card! Gohan, the Crybaby-kun · Goku Dies! There's Only One Last Chance · Even Yama-sama is Suprised -- The Fight Continues in the Next World · Survival with Dinosaurs! Gohan's Harsh Training · A Great Transformation on a Moonlit Night! The Secret of Gohan's Power · Sorry, Robot-san -- The Desert of Vanishing Tears · Don't Cry, Gohan! His First Fight · The Saiyans, Mightiest Warriors in the Universe, Awaken! · Catnap on the Serpentine Road -- Goku Takes a Tumble · Hands Of! Yama-sama's Secret Fruit · Such Sweet Temptation! The Snake Princes-sama's Hospitality · Escape from Piccolo! Gohan Summons a Storm · Run, Gohan! Longing for Mount Paozu, Where Chichi is Waiting · City of No Tomorrow! The Long Road to Victory · Last Stop on the Serpentine Road! Are You Kaio-sama? · The Battle with Gravity! Catch Bubbles-kun · The Saiyan Legend Reborn! Goku's Roots · Come Forth, Shen Long! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth · Unbelievable! Saibaimen, Born of the Soil · Yamucha Dies! The Terror of the Saibaimen · Farewell, Ten-san! Chaozu's Suicide Strategy · Tenshinhan Cries Out!! This is My Final Kikoho · An Intense Three-Hour Delay! The Kinto Un Bullet-Express · Leave it to Me! Gohan's Great Burst of Anger · Ferocity of the Saiyans! Kami-sama and Piccolo Both Die · Father is Awesome! Kaio-ken, the Ultimate Finishing Technique · A Hot, Unbounded Battle! Goku Vs. Vegeta · Now Goku! A Final Technique with Everything on the Line · Battle Power Times Ten!! Vegeta's Great Metamorphosis · Don't Die, Father!! This is the Depth of Gohan's Power · Shoot, Kuririn! The Genki Dama, Packed with Hope · Cause a Miracle! Son Gohan, the Super Saiyan

Vegeta Saga (Dragon Ball Z uncut episodes)
The New Threat · Reunions · Unlikely Alliance · Piccolo's Plan · Gohan's Rage · No Time Like the Present · Day 1 · Gohan Goes Bananas · The Strangest Robot · A New Friend · Terror on Arlia · Global Training · Goz and Mez · Princess Snake · Dueling Piccolos · Plight of the Children · Pendulum Room Peril · The End of Snake Way · Defying Gravity · Goku's Ancestors · Counting Down · The Darkest Day · Saibamen Attack! · The Power of Nappa · Sacrifice · Nappa's Rampage · Nimbus Speed · Goku's Arrival · Lesson Number One · Goku vs. Vegeta · Saiyan Sized Secret · Spirit Bomb Away! · Hero in the Shadows · Krillin's Offensive · Mercy

Vegeta Saga (Dragon Ball Z edited episodes)
The Arrival of Raditz · The World's Strongest Team · Gohan's Hidden Powers · Goku's Unusual Journey · Gohan's Metamorphosis · Gohan Makes a Friend · Trouble on Arlia · Home for Infinite Losers · Princess Snake's Hospitality · Escape from Piccolo · Showdown in the Past · The End of Snake Way · A Fight Against Gravity... Catch Bubbles! · The Legend of the Saiyans · A Black Day for Planet Earth · The Battle Begins... Goku Where are You? · The Saibamen Strike · Nappa... the Invincible? · Tien Goes All Out!! · Time's Up! · The Return of Goku · Goku Strikes Back · Goku vs. Vegeta... A Saiyan Duel! · Vegeta... Saiyan Style! · Stop Vegeta Now! · The Battle Ends

Vegeta Saga (Dragon Ball Z Kai episodes)
Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku! · The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors · A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack! · Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake Way! · Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan · The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test! · The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock! · Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected! · Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen! · Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam! · Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes! · Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack! · The Power of Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta! · An All-Out Kamehameha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation! · Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb! · Defeat the Invincible Vegeta! Work a Miracle, Gohan!
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Brief summaryGoku completes his training under King Kai and is ready for the battle against the Saiyans. While Goku hurries back on the Snake Way to Earth, the evil Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa, finally land on Earth and launch a diabolical wake-up call for the planet!