Dragon Ball Chapter 144

"Son Gokū Completely Defeated!!"
Kanji 孫悟空完敗!!
Rōmaji Son Gokū Kanpai!!
Viz Goku… Loses?
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 12
Previous Chapter 143
Next Chapter 145
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese September 29, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB110
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gokū Completely Defeated!!" (孫悟空完敗!!, Son Gokū Kanpai!!; Viz "Goku… Loses?") is the one hundred forty-fourth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


With great effort, Piccolo charges ki in his palms, the Great Demon King attacks Gokū. Gokū takes to the air, avoiding the ki blast, but Piccolo is quick to pursue. Gokū is unable to avoid the attack, and the blast collides with him as he falls to the ground. Piccolo checks his heart, and states it's stopped, determining that Gokū is dead. With his victory, Piccolo takes the Dragon Ball from around Gokū's neck.

Piccolo boards his ship, gloats that once he becomes young, no one will be able to stop him. Pilaf asks Piano if Piccolo will become even stronger, which Piccolo confirms, much to the group's terror. Believing Gokū to be dead, Yajirobe states he at least owes him a proper burial, on account of Gokū not seeming edible. Gokū begins to stir, and Yajirobe can detect a heartbeat. Barely conscious, Gokū begs for water, and Yajirobe takes him to a stream where Gokū recovers, gasping for breath. The swordsman compliments Gokū's vitality, but Gokū is too lost in his own powerlessness. Gokū remembers Karin Tower, and asks Yajirobe to take him to it, because he can't move anymore.

The Dragon Team makes progress in gathering the Dragon Balls, but notice that the two remaining Dragon Balls aren't only together, but moving towards them. Piccolo is coming for them. Meanwhile, Yajirobe is driving Gokū to Karin Tower in his hovercar.