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Chapter 20

A Wish to Shen Long!!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #20
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 2
Kanzenban: 2


Gokuu's group worries that it may be too late as Shen Long asks Pilaf for his wish. Yamcha curses the situation, and Blooma cries about having gone through all this trouble for nothing. Pilaf is taking his time, and Oolong decides to use this opportunity to interfere. As Pilaf begins to state his wish, Oolong runs in and asks for a gal's panties. Everyone watches in awe as a pair of panties falls from the sky. Shen Long then bids farewell and disappears, and the Dragon Balls disperse in seven different directions.

Yamcha and Blooma are happy about Oolong saving the day, but Gokuu is worried about all the Dragon Balls having scattered like that. Blooma tells him that that's what happens after a wish is granted, unfortunately. Pilaf is angry, and orders Shuu and Mai to catch the pig and the cat so that they can execute all five of them. Later, Yamcha says it's pathetic how easily they were caught, but Oolong says they had ray guns. The five of them are now trapped in a room with an ultra-reinforced glass ceiling and steel walls. But Gokuu mistakes the glass for no ceiling at all, and futilely attempts to jump through it.

Yamcha wants to get out of here so that they can go gather the Dragon Balls again. But Blooma explains that it's impossible, because after a wish is granted, you can't have another one for one year, and the Dragon Balls turn to stone during that interval. Yamcha is concerned about being weak around women for another year, while Oolong wonders what they'll do about this manga's title. Pilaf then speaks to them through a speaker system and declares that they'll all be executed: the midday sun will turn that room into a toaster oven, painfully killing them. Blooma starts whining about her skin, since she doesn't have any suntan oil. Oolong cries about becoming roast pork, Yamcha is worried about his dream of marriage, Puer wants to pee, and Gokuu is hungry.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 12. This episode first aired approximately 12 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material makes up the remainder of the episode, including a lengthy scene that depicts the re-capturing of Gokuu's group.



The events of this chapter take place in and around Pilaf's castle.

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



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  7. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 1: SON Gokuu to Nakamatachi. Japan: Shueisha, 1985.
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