Dragon Ball Z

10 Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Z - Season 2

The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender, Son Goku, continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origins. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Dragon Ball Z - S2E34

#15 - Gohan, Defeat Your Dad!! (Season 2 - Episode 34)

Ginyu tries to power up with Goku's body, but he keeps getting weaker by not using mind and body. As Krillin and Gohan fight Ginyu, Vegeta fights Jeice and it seems the Saiyan Prince has gotten stronger too. Has he become a Super Saiyan as well?

The episode was rated 7.86 from 122 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E33

#14 - Calling the Eternal Dragon (Season 2 - Episode 33)


Krillin and Gohan arrive at Frieza's spaceship and found the Dragon Balls, unaware that Vegeta is not far away. As the two heroes figure out what the password is, Jeice and Captain Ginyu, in Goku's body, arrive as well. The cleverly disguised Ginyu tries to trick Krillin into believing that he is who he appears to be, but Gohan can see past his lies and knows the truth as Goku arrives in Ginyu's broken body. Can our heroes beat Ginyu with Goku's power?

The episode was rated 7.87 from 126 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E10

#13 - The Prince Fights Back (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Vegeta catches Dodoria in his search for Gohan and Krillin, and attacks. In an attempt to save his life, Dodoria reveals that Frieza was responsible for the destructino of the Saiyan home planet (also called Vegeta). Vegeta destroys Dodoria in return, and begins his own quest for the Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Gohan and Krillin reunite with Bulma and learn that Goku will soon arrive on Namek.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 128 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E16

#12 - Piccolo vs. Everyone (Season 2 - Episode 16)


Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu continue their training on Kai's world and sturggle with their assignements against Bubbles and Gregory. However, Piccolo finds Kai's methods foolish and refuses to participate, but finally joins in sparring against the other three. Meanwhile, Zarbon finds an unconscious Vegeta and brings him back to Frieza.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 117 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E35

#11 - Captain Ginyu...The Frog (Season 2 - Episode 35)

Realizing that he's no match for Vegeta, Ginyu tries to use his body switch move on the Saiyan Prince, but Goku is able block the attack and got his body back. Back in his broken body, Captain Ginyu tries his trick again to survive in Vegeta's body. Luckily, Goku is able to throw a frog to intercept the transfer. With the Ginyu Force defeated, Goku recovers in the isolation chamber in Frieza's spaceship while everyone else prepares for a battle with Frieza.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 126 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E6

#10 - Frieza Strikes! (Season 2 - Episode 6)


While Bulma, Krillin and Gohan discuss what to do next, Frieza sends two soldiers to inflitrate their ship. But Krillin and Gohan's combined might is too much for them to handle, and they are easily defeated. Meanwhile, on another part of the planet, Vegeta defeats his longtime enemy, Cui.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 135 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E25

#9 - Recoome Unleashed (Season 2 - Episode 25)

Recoome is the next Ginyu fighter to attack, and he has his sights set on Vegeta. Vegeta gives it all he's got, but he is no match for Recoome. Now it is time for Krillin and Gohan to return the favor, stepping in to help Vegeta. But where is Goku?

The episode was rated 7.88 from 119 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E29

#8 - Ginyu Assault (Season 2 - Episode 29)


Burter and Jeice are now stuck with Goku to fight, as Recoome is down. After there Crusher ball move does not work they have to find a way to get Goku but nothing works and are in trouble for neither of them cant land a punch. How will they be able to stop the saiyan warrior!

The episode was rated 7.89 from 133 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E22

#7 - Hidden Power (Season 2 - Episode 22)

Gohan and Krillin continue to fly towards Guru's. Krillin says that when Gohan's latent power is released, he may not even be able to challenge Vegeta, but he should be able to buy Goku more time to arrive. In Space, Goku finishes his training and returns the gravity to normal. Even he is impressed with how far he'd come. He takes a bath, drinks a sports drink, and rests the final leg of his voyage to Planet Namek. As Goku lay resting in his bed, even he does not know that he has crossed the threshold of power than any Saiyans could attain. On Namek, Gohan and Krillin finally near Guru's home, but before they get there, they sense Vegeta's energy at a very short distance away from them. Krillin stays behind and tells Gohan to go on to Guru's.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 123 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E18

#6 - Gohan, the Hunted (Season 2 - Episode 18)


Goku's space pod encounters a magnetic storb, casuing the gravity machine to go haywire. Goku barely survives the most intense gravity he has every experinenced: 100G. On Namek, Krillin reunintes with Bulma and is almost immediately confronted by Vegeta and Zarbon, who begin to fight over Krilin's Dragon Ball.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 123 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E28

#5 - A Legend Revealed (Season 2 - Episode 28)

After finishing off Recoome, Goku is now up to the last members of the ginyus Burter and Jeice. After telling them to return home Jeice and Burter take to the skies and launch an attack on Goku called the Crusher ball; which Goku launches it away.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 134 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E13

#4 - The Past and the Future (Season 2 - Episode 13)


On Kai's World, Tien, Chiatzu, Yamcha and Piccolo arrive and begin their training after Piccolo inadvertently tells a joke. Meanwhile, on Planet Namek, Zarbon and Vegeta find each other and begin their battle.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 127 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E14

#3 - Zarbon's Special Surprise (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Vegeta challenges Frieza's green-haired assistant Zarbon to a fight. Vegeta appears to gain the upper hand, but Zarbon transforms into a powerful monster and defeats the Saiyan. Meanwhile, goku continues his space pod training and Krillin and Dende remain on their quest for Guru.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 126 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E30

#2 - Incredible Force! (Season 2 - Episode 30)


Vegeta leaves Goku behind to get the Dragon Balls for himself, leaving Goku to face Captain Ginyu alone, while Krillin and Gohan get the radar to get the Dragon Balls. However, time is of the essence as Frieza gets closer to Guru; and Goku has a few surprises up his sleeve for Captain Ginyu.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 133 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S2E27

#1 - Goku's New Power (Season 2 - Episode 27)

Goku finally emerges out of the Space pod and tries to detect the life force of both Krillin and Gohan. Goku finds it very difficult because their powers are deceased. After Goku finds them he takes to the sky and is there in an instant.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 136 votes.

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