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Chap097(TKB)

Chap097(KZB)

Dragon Ball Chapter 97

"The Final Dragon Ball"
Kanji 最後の龍球
Rōmaji Saigo no Doragon Bōru
Viz The Lost Dragon Ball
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 9
Previous Chapter 96
Next Chapter 98
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Release
Japanese October 21, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB068 & DB069
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter


"The Last Dragon Ball" (最後の龍球, Saigo no Doragon Bōru; Viz "The Lost Dragon Ball") is the ninety-seventh chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.

Summary

After Gokū takes down the Red Ribbon Army unassisted, he finds that he cannot detect the last Dragon Ball with the Dragon Radar. Elsewhere, the Dragon Team arrives and bickers over the plan to assist Gokū. However, they panic once they spot an object in the air moving towards them, only to notice that it's Gokū on his Kintoun. As he reunites with the rest of the team, they are shellshocked to realize that Gokū singlehandedly defeated the Red Ribbon Army and obtained six Dragon Balls in the process.

Gokū reveals that he climbed Karin Tower and drink the Super Holy Water, much to Kame-Sennin's astonishment. The young boy then asks Bulma to fix the radar, and reveals that he promised a person that he would use the seven Dragon Balls to resurrect the person's father who was killed by one of the members of the Army.

As everyone heads back to the Kame House, the Dragon Team marvels at Gokū's ever-growing strength, and some intend to join Gokū on his quest to find the last Dragon Ball. Back at the house, Bulma is perplexed at the fact that the radar is not broken, but cannot detect the last Dragon Ball. Bulma hypothesizes that the last mystical ball was swallowed by an underwater creature, and cannot be detected due to the electromagnetic waves of the ball possibly being surrounded by a living being.

While hope seems lost, Kame-Sennin mentions that a fortuneteller by the name of Uranai Baba will be able to track the last ball. They soon locate Uranai Baba's palace on a map, and Gokū, Yamcha and Kulilin set off, with Kame-Sennin confident that Gokū's strength will get the fortuneteller to cooperate.

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