Ball Z - Episode Summaries
18 - The Turtle Hermit Way
Eps.18 The Turtle Hermit Way
The episode begins by showing
other fighters from all over the world training for the
upcoming World Martial Arts Tournament.
Meanwhile, Krillin and Goku were tired from exhaustion
after Roshi’s milk delivery training.
Krillin was glad it was over, but Roshi told the
boys that the milk delivery was only early morning
training and that it was time for mid-morning training.
Roshi then told Goku and Krillin that their mid-morning
training was to plow through the fields in this area but
since this training was meant to strength the hand, it
would have to be done bare-headed. The boys then began
to plow through the dirt and a few hours later they
Next it was time for breakfast and Launch had cooked the
boys a feast. Unfortunately, Krillin put a little too
much pepper in her food and that made Launch sneeze into
her violent self. She started to fire bullets at Goku,
Krillin and Roshi. The threesome ran out of the Kame
House. Roshi then thought it would be a good idea if
they ate outside. After breakfast, the boys had to study
until lunchtime. Roshi explained to them that a strong
body is a waste without a smart mind.
After lunch, Roshi proposed that they take a nap for a
few hours before they resume their training. The three
of them then discussed the upcoming World Martial Arts
After napping, the boys were now going to do
construction work. Construction work would help them
with their muscle-size and balance, and for them to earn
some money on the side. Roshi told the boys that they
didn’t have to use their hands to dig, but just no
power tools. Goku and Krillin then shovelled, unloaded
and wheelbarrowed for the next few hours.
Krillin then thought back about the time he was at the
Magic Oorin temple and how the other trainees bullied
him because he was short and weak. After remembering
this, Krillin hit the pikaxe so hard that its top fell
and landed right in front of the frightened head
After the constrcution work, Roshi told them it was time
for swimming. Goku and Krillin, however, wanted to learn
martial arts. Roshi told the boys that he would teach
them martial arts when they move a large boulder. He
then pointed to a large boulder. Krillin told Roshi that
it was impossible to move a boulder of that size. Roshi
responded to Krillin by moving the boulder. Goku then
tried to move a boulder of a similar size and was
sucessful! Roshi then told Goku that he had pointed at
the wrong boulder and so Roshi showed Goku and Krillin
an extremely large boulder. He told them when they were
able to move that boulder they would get martial arts
training from him.
Roshi then instructed Goku and Krillin to do 10 laps of
swimming in the lake. However, swimming in this lake was
no cakewalk as sharks patrolled the lake, and the boys
swam for their lives as the sharks chased them.
After thar rigorous training, their next training
excerise required them to be tied up with rope to a
tree. Roshi explained to the boys that sometimes one is
cornered and must dodge the enemy. Goku asked what he
and Krillin would be dodging from. Roshi then hit a
beehive and hid behind a tree. The bees then began to
give chase to Goku and Krillin. After that, both Goku
and Krillin were bee stung from head to toe.
Roshi told the boys that their first day of training was
over. Krillin then asked Roshi if the training tomorrow
would be as tough as today. Roshi responded to Krillin
saying that it would be more difficult, as now the boys
would be wearing 50 lb. turtle shells on their backs,
while they did the training. With the aid of Master
Roshi’s training, will Goku and Krillin be tough
enough for the World Martial Arts Tournament?
Find out on the next Dragonball.