|"Son Gokū versus Kuririn!!"|
|Rōmaji||Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!|
|Viz||Goku vs. Kuririn|
|Arc||22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc|
|Japanese||May 19, 1987|
"Son Gokū versus Kuririn!!" (孫悟空対クリリン！！, Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!; Viz "Goku vs. Kuririn") is the one hundred twenty-fifth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
Outside, Jackie Chun has removed his disguise, and Tenshinhan asks him why Muten Rōshi of all people would don a disguise to enter a martial arts tournament. Muten Rōshi explains that it wasn't for him, but for his students. To avoid Gokū and Kuririn getting overconfident should they win, he wanted to be there to prove be strong enough competition and defeat them. Tenshinhan believes that Muten Rōshi decided his strength would be sufficient to defeat them, which was why he forfeited the match; Muten Rōshi, however, says this isn't exactly the truth.
As the match begins, Muten Rōshi states he realizes his students are simply mature enough now to handle a tournament victory. He also notes that Tenshinhan hasn't become fully evil yet, and his conflicted nature is why he's come to ask Muten Rōshi these questions to begin with. Tenshinhan denies this, stating his goal is to become the ultimate assassin, just like Taopaipai. Muten Rōshi notes that Tenshinhan is right about one thing; if they had continued fighting, he would have lost. His lack of pride leaves Tenshinhan confused.
In the ring, Gokū and Kuririn are in the middle of a heated battle. Despite this, Gokū seems to have the edge, pushing Kuririn back. Kuririn notes that Gokū is as good as he's ever been, but Gokū himself commends Kuririn on his own strength. The audience is left stunned, unable to believe two children are fighting in the ring. As the two persist in battle, it proceeds towards the air; Gokū leaps to dodge Kuririn, but the former monk utilizes his bald head to reflect the sunlight towards Gokū. Stunning Gokū, Kuririn kicks him down towards the ring, confident the impact will defeat him. Gokū, however, manages to land on his feet, ready to continue the battle.