|"The Struggle for the Dragon Ball"|
|Rōmaji||Doragon Bōru Sōdatsusen|
|Viz||The Dragon Ball Scramble|
|Arc||Red Ribbon Army Arc|
|Japanese||January 6, 1986|
After Goku resists answering Colonel Silver's inquiries of the young boy's Dragon Radar, the colonel, refusing to be ignored, snatches Goku's bag, only for the boy to quickly take it back. Subsequently, Silver attempts to assault Goku, but is knocked out by two kicks from the boy. Goku, who realizes he cannot be as mobile as before due to his Kintoun being destroyed, discovers a capsule robot which then instructs the boy to summon an airplane with a capsule after Goku tells the robot of his intentions.
While the robot flies Goku to his destination, the commander of the Red Ribbon Army learns of Silver losing the Dragon Ball, and decides to send the colonel to execution after learning Silver lost it to a young boy such as Goku. While the commander's assistant wonders who Goku is, the commander instructs his assistant to contact another general to kill Goku and retrieve the Dragon Ball.
A cold Goku then crash lands after the robot malfunctions due to the icy conditions. While this catches the attention of the Red Ribbon Army, a young girl drags Goku from the snow.