|"At Long Last, the Dragon Appears!"|
|Rōmaji||Tsui ni Doragon Arawaru!|
|Viz||At Last… the Dragon!|
|Arc||Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc|
|Japanese||April 9, 1985|
As the Dragon Team vents in frustration from being caught the trap, one of Pilaf's subordinates hypothesize that Gokū is in possession of the last Dragon Ball. Still unsure, the emperor then demands the Dragon Team to surrender the Dragon Ball. When Bulma refuses, Pilaf uses one of his machines to capture her, in an attempt to force her to reveal the location of the last Dragon Ball. However, this fails as Pilaf and his crew are shocked and disgusted at the possible suggestions of torture Bulma claims she expected to receive.
After dropping Bulma back into the trap, Pilaf resolves to use sleeping gas to knockout the Dragon Team. As Pilaf and his group approach them for the last Dragon Ball, unlike his subordinates, the emperor forgets to put on a mask and becomes subject to the sleeping gas and falls asleep as well. Nevertheless, the Dragon Ball is recovered by one of Pilaf's cronies. As Pilaf places all seven of the Dragon Balls in one place, Yamcha suggests to Gokū to use Kamehameha to break them out of their imprisonment, but Gokū is only able to create a small, circular crevice in the wall. Oolong and Pu'ar are both ordered to shapeshift and fly out of the hole in the wall. Afterwards, Pilaf summons Shenron.
- Around this time, it is revealed in the manga that Dragon Ball became so popular through Weekly Shōnen Jump that the crude humor of the manga had to be refined.