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|"Pilaf's Great Strategy"|
|Rōmaji||Pirafu no Daisakusen|
|Viz||The Pilaf Machine|
|Arc||Uranai Baba Arc|
|Japanese||February 3, 1987|
Gokū laments the fact that Pilaf and his gang aren't strong, but Pilaf isn't deterred. He orders the execution of their plan; to exploit Gokū's tail against him. Unaware that Gohan ripped Gokū's tail off, however, the group surrounds him, only to be unable to see his tail. Believing Gokū to be hiding it, they distract him and grab the boy, burning his pants off. Pilaf moves in to grab his tail, but can't see it, as it has been removed. The half-naked Gokū breaks free of Mai's grip, but the Pilaf gang merges their mechanical suits.
Gokū resorts to the Kamehameha, using a "light" one to completely blow off the arm of one of the mechanical suits. Mai ditches her suit, jumping into the new merged form, type "Ostrich". The group make a break for, it, only for the young Gokū to pursue. In desperation, they fire a missile at him. Gokū grabs the missile, hurling it back at them and destroying the machine. As his prize, Gokū claims the Dragon Ball, and Shū's clothes.