After being easily bested in battle, Cell attempts to destroy Gohan and the Earth with a giant, full-power Kamehameha, but Gohan produces an even stronger wave and reflects Cell's attack with ease. Gohan wants to unleash his power, but cannot figure out how. As the match begins, Killa and Jewel are quickly dispatched by Android 18 and Mighty Mask. Goku undoes his Super Saiyan 3 transformation once more. When Chobi's parents attack the city in search of their child, Gohan manages to handle the situation and return Chobi to his parents.
As some of the other Z Fighters express interest in the tournament, Goku calls out from the Other World and says he will return to Earth for a single day to participate. Videl is determined to learn more from Gohan. During the remaining days leading up to the Cell Games, Goku searches for the newly awakened Dragon Balls, Vegeta and the others finish their training, and the 24th World Martial Arts Tournament champion announces to the world that he will defeat Cell. Krillin, Gohan, and Dende take advantage of the fact that Vegeta is napping, and take the Dragon Balls away from the ship and successfully summon , the Eternal Dragon of Namek. As the rest of the fighters predict an easy victory, Goku recalls that even in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Gohan displayed strength far beyond that of a normal Super Saiyan, recalling how Gohan had briefly transformed into a Super Saiyan 2 during their training before passing out. Nail informs the trio of a powerful evil force approaching the planet.
The battle gets more and more intense, with Goten and Trunks surprising the audience with advanced techniques and even turning Super Saiyan. Within a day, Videl has managed to learn how to float while Goten has managed to learn how to fly. They realize the craft is voice-activated in the native Namekian language. The Beginning of the Strongest Man!! Although Frieza initially has the upper hand, pounding the Saiyan, Gohan's rage powers him up even further, and he is able to overwhelm Frieza. On his way to his first day of school, he comes across a bank robbery in the city and stops it with his Super Saiyan form.
However, when Frieza attempts to drown him, he sees a vision of Frieza destroying everyone he loves - and as a result, he breaks out and uses the 20-times Kaio-ken alongside a massive Kamehameha against Frieza, who retaliates with his own blast, which leads to their energy beams being cancelled out. Vegeta is incensed and decides to chase Frieza to Namek to try to use the Dragon Balls for himself. They fail, but while Vegeta gloats, Yajirobe seizes an opening and severs Vegeta's tail with his sword, causing Vegeta to revert into his original form. Vegeta suggests they have a game of one-on-one and instructs the Saibamen to use all of their power during their fights. After returning to the nearby Namekian lake, Vegeta realizes Gohan had taken his hidden Dragon Ball and goes berserk. She manages to dodge it and reveal their true identity.
Although Frieza is able to land some blows, it turns out that Goku is still stronger, and eventually gains the upper hand in the fight. Shortly afterward, Trunks and Vegeta emerge from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, stating that they have successfully surpassed the level of Super Saiyan. He later comes across a village of 20 or so Namekians, and demands to be given the Dragon Ball. Krillin and Gohan arrive at Frieza's ship and dig up the Dragon Balls. On his way home, Gohan encounters two people driving recklessly. September 5, 2010 2010-09-05 July 7, 2011 After Piccolo debriefs everyone on Cell's objective, Vegeta states that he intends to develop a power that surpasses even that of a Super Saiyan. Meanwhile, Krillin is attacked by the doctor, but is spared when Gero senses Piccolo nearby and escapes.
With his partner now useless, Vegeta launches Nappa into the sky and mercilessly kills him with a powerful ki blast. They come up against a large dragon while trying to get the last Dragon Ball. After sensing the disappearance of Goku's energy signature, Gohan decides to fight Frieza to stall him until the planet's destruction. Piccolo decides to intervene, taking what energy Gohan and Krillin have left, deciding to attack Frieza to draw attention away from Goku and the Spirit Bomb he is creating. Elsewhere, Frieza attempts to use the Dragon Balls but nothing happens, prompting him to leave Ginyu to guard the balls while he himself goes to look for Namekians to tell him how to activate the Dragon Balls so he can use a wish to become immortal. As an Ascended Super Saiyan, Vegeta makes easy work of Cell while Trunks watches from the sidelines.
A Battle Royal Championship Match! Before he succumbs to his wound, Raditz tells his enemies that the other Saiyans will arrive on Earth within a year. Combine Super Warrior, His Name is Gotenks!! Even in his battered state, Goku manages to wound Vegeta's eye, but he ends up with Vegeta crushing him in his hand and breaking most of his bones in the process. Meanwhile, Frieza attacks the Earthlings with energy blasts, before charging towards Vegeta, after he mocks Frieza. Videl attempts to use her flight to regain her strength, but Spopovitch follows her into the air and uses an energy blast against her. Together, they overpower Cell's blast, obliterating Cell and saving the Earth from destruction. Vegeta is filled with rage as he realizes that Goku's power level exceeds his own, so he powers up even further and attempts to destroy Earth with his Galick Gun technique.
Bulma takes Raditz's scouter in order to repair it and find , , and. Upon doing this, Goku uses up the remainder of his time on Earth. The Ginyu Special-Squad Has Arrived! Jeice flees to Captain Ginyu and tells him what has happened. Goku then unexpectedly uses his Instant Transmission to teleport himself right in front of Cell and executes the blast at point-blank range. The teenager urges Frieza to use his full power, but Frieza is hesitant to do so since he planned to save his full power for fighting Goku , though he eventually decides to unleash a Supernova, his most powerful attack on him. Babidi changes the stage to match that of the high gravity planet, Zun, where Pui Pui is at his top fighting form. Bulma presses a button on the spaceship's remote control which she thinks will summon it to them, but instead it self-destructs the pod.