|Viz||The Heaven of Kami-sama|
|Arc||Piccolo Daimaō Arc|
|Japanese||February 23, 1988|
Karin tells Gokū that God will test him, though to not worry as he won't die. With the Nyoibō, Gokū races towards the Palace of God, with Karin behind ominously noting that the face of God will seem familiar to the boy.
Connecting with the palace, Gokū clambers up a ladder, and is greeted by not God, but a being who introduces himself as God's servant, Mr. Popo. As Gokū has defeated Piccolo, and has the bell symbolizing him as the chosen, he is eligible to try the test — defeating Mr. Popo in battle.
Despite his confidence, Gokū cannot land a hit on Mr. Popo, who decides that Gokū is weak. With little effort, Mr. Popo fends off Gokū, and declares him to be far too weak to meet with God, and that he should simply return home.