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Chapter 10

Big Robbery Scheme

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #10
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 1
Kanzenban: 1


The next morning, Oolong patiently sits in the driver's seat of the motor home, holding a rifle. Gokuu soon wakes up and learns that Oolong did not sleep because Yamcha and Puer had tried to attack again that night. Gokuu is surprised to have not noticed it, which makes Oolong quietly regret having drugged the boy. Blooma then wakes up as well, yelling at Oolong for not washing her clothes. But Gokuu explains to her that Oolong was up all night watching out for the bad guys, which prompts her to starts daydreaming about the cool man. Oolong says he does have one outfit upstairs that she can wear. After Gokuu begins to chow down a month's worth of food, Blooma returns, very displeased with the bunny girl costume she found. She then orders Oolong to drive them to Mount Frypan, since she has to do her make-up. Meanwhile, Yamcha notices they've started moving, and so he tells Puer to prepare the Mighty Mouse, and get the Panzer Faust and the automatic rifle.

Oolong drives the motor home along as Yamcha follows in the Mighty Mouse (a very old style car). Puer drives and Yamcha fires off the Panzer Faust (a missile launcher) at the motor home, just as Blooma gets excited about seeing him again. The motor home crashes and loses a tire, causing Blooma to be knocked unconscious. Yamcha now demands they quietly hand over the Dragon Balls, but Gokuu sticks out his tongue in defiance. Yamcha hands Puer the automatic rifle and decides to fight with his fists by using Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist again. Gokuu yells out that he was hungry yesterday, but not today, and the two exchange a few punches. Gokuu soon gets in a kick to the face, harsh enough to knock out one of Yamcha's teeth. Yamcha looks into a mirror, and flees with Puer after he sees the damage to his face. Oolong is very impressed with Gokuu, but notes that this doesn't change the fact that Yamcha destroyed their last vehicle.

Some distance away, Yamcha decides it would be easier to let those three find all of the Dragon Balls first, and then they'll steal all seven from them at once. Meanwhile, Gokuu carries the unconscious Blooma on his shoulders, while Oolong volunteers to take her off his hands. But Yamcha and Puer suddenly pull up in the Mighty Mouse. They smile, apologize, and give them a capsule with a small car in it. They then say a friendly farewell as they drive away again. Oolong is a bit suspicious of this, but Gokuu thinks nothing of it, and so they continue on toward Mount Frypan. But Oolong's suspicions are not unfounded, since Yamcha and Puer have a homing device on the car, which they'll use to follow the group.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 6. This episode first aired approximately 14 months after this chapter was first published. It includes a fair amount of anime-original scenes involving Pilaf's group.



The events of this chapter take place entirely in a desert, including scenes at Yamcha's hideout and Oolong's motor home, both of which are in this desert.

This chapter takes place during Age 749, some hours after the events of the previous chapter.



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