Ball Z - Episode Summaries
20 - Elimination Round
eps. 20 Elimination Round
The episode begins with the announcer telling the
audience that only the competitors will be allowed into
the elimination round hall. Bulma was quite angry about
In the elimination hall, the announcer told the
contestants that although 137 had come to participate,
only 8 would be able to compete in the finals which
would be held in the coliseum.
Outside the building, Bulma wanted to see what was going
on inside. She tried to see through the window, but it
was too high for her. Bulma then got Oolong to give a
lift up. She then was able to see what was going on.
Meanwhile in the hall, the announcer continued to talk
about how the fighters would be divided into four
blocks. The two top fighters from each block would make
it to the tournament. He then went to talk about how if
one gives up, is unable to fight or is knocked out of
the ring, he/she will lose. However, killing an opponent
was strictly forbidden. Anyone who did that would be
disqualified. There would also be a one-minute time
limit. If a fight did end by that point the winner would
be decided through points.
Also, claws could only used in battle if they
The competitors then drew lots to determine in which
block they would be put in. Goku got 70 and Krillin got
93. This meant that they would both be in block 3.
Krillin then got scared as he didn’t want to
fight Goku. Goku then told him that they were on
opposite sides of the block and they would not face each
other in the elimination rounds. Yamcha was in block 2
and was also glad he didn’t have to face Goku in the
elimination rounds. This was because Yamcha wanted to
face Goku in the tournament ring where the arena was
larger and there would be no time limit.
Soon, it was Goku’s turn to fight. He was fighting a
guy about ten times his size. The match began and
the big guy attacked. Goku went under his legs and
avoided the attack. The big guy thought he had crushed
then showed the big guy he was all right by tapping his
leg. This tapping was more than enough to knock the big
oaf out of the ring.
After Goku’s match, Krillin met up with the bullies
from the Magic Oorin Temple. Krillin was terrified to
learn that one of the bullies would be fighting him in
the first round. He then thought that he should just
drop out of the tournament. Goku, however gave Krillin
the motivation to fight the bully. Soon later, their
match began. The bully attacked but Krillin dodged by
jumping in the air. He then kicked the bully in the
stomach knocking him out of the hall and into a brick
As a result, there was now a large hole in the wall and
Bulma, Puar and Oolong could now see what was happening
in the tournament. Meanwhile, Yamcha defeated a large
fighter with just one kick.
As the elimination rounds continued Goku, Krillin and
Yamcha were doing quite well. However, in one match
Krillin seemed to have got pretty beat up by one of the
other fighters. But in fact, Krillin was faking it. This
made the other fighter so scared (since he had just used
his best attack) that he gave up.
Soon later, Yamcha, Krillin and Goku were able to make
it to the last matches of the elimination round. The winners would go on to the tournament. First was Yamcha
and he defeated a wolf with relative ease by using his
wolf fang fist. Goku also had quite an easy time as he
threw his competitor out of the ring.
Krillin then battled a bear and he kicked him
right between the eyes (ouch!) knocking the big bear
Bulma and the others were very happy as all three of
them had advanced. Roshi then appeared out of nowhere,
and agreed with the others about how well the threesome
had done. Now with the elimination rounds out of the
way, what will the real tournament have in store for
Krillin, Yamcha, and Goku? And what is Master Roshi up
to? Find out on the next Dragonball.