Dragon Ball Z

10 Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Z - Season 3

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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Dragon Ball Z - S3E2

#15 - Piccolo's Return (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Thanks to Dende, the Eternal Dragon, Porunga, has been summoned with the power to grant three wishes. The first two wishes are used to bring Piccolo back to life and to bring him to Namek by Piccolo's own request, thanks to the mediation by King Kai. Unfortunately, Vegeta is awake and rushes toward the others with rage to make his wish. Will he succeed and are any of them prepared for Frieza?

The episode was rated 8.07 from 129 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E16

#14 - Bold And Fearless (Season 3 - Episode 16)


To ensure Goku is defeated, Frieza powers up to 50% of his maximum and it seems that not even Goku can handle it. Captain Ginyu finds the other heroes in Bulma's body and prepares to have his revenge. Can the others see through Ginyu's trickery?

The episode was rated 8.07 from 111 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E28

#13 - Duel On A Vanishing Planet (Season 3 - Episode 28)

It seems that everyone on Namek has been transported to Earth, but Goku is still on Namek, insisting that he finish the fight. Everyone is upset with Goku's decision, as it seems that there is no escape from the explosion. Can Goku finish Frieza in one minute and escape in time?

The episode was rated 8.09 from 116 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E18

#12 - Trump Card (Season 3 - Episode 18)


Goku's 20x Kaio-Ken attack with a Kamehameha doesn't work against Frieza, as the tyrant tries to destroy him once and for all. Suddenly, Vegeta telepathically speaks to Goku from the otherworld to not give up yet, giving Goku more power, but it's not enough. Luckily, Goku has one more trick up his sleeve: the Spirit Bomb.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 122 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E12

#11 - The End Of Vegeta (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Goku has entered the battlefield stronger than ever and prepares to fight Frieza alone. It seems that Goku might become a Super Saiyan, as he easily deflects Frieza's energy attacks. As Vegeta taunts Frieza, the tyrant easily finishes him off with a cruel bout of laughter. With his last breath, Vegeta tells Goku of what Frieza has done to him and his people. Can Goku be able to defeat Frieza, the one person no one else has beaten?

The episode was rated 8.13 from 130 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E17

#10 - Embodiment Of Fire (Season 3 - Episode 17)


Captain Ginyu prepares his revenge by switching with Piccolo, but Gohan is able to throw Bulma (as a frog) in the way to get her body back. Meanwhile, Goku is being beaten up by Frieza with his power increase and even the Kaio-Ken attack doesn't work. But as he is held by the monster's power, he has a vision showing what Frieza could do to Earth. Rocked and inspired by the vision, Goku powers up, but will it be enough?

The episode was rated 8.17 from 115 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E14

#9 - Clash Of The Super Powers (Season 3 - Episode 14)

As the fight continues, Goku attacks from underwater upon realizing that Frieza can't sense power levels. As Goku seems to be in control, Frieza uses his mind to use rocks to attack Goku so he can trap him in an energy ball that will explode if it touches anything but Frieza, and it doesn't look good for our hero.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 116 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E30

#8 - Frieza Defeated! (Season 3 - Episode 30)


Frieza fires two copies of Krillin's Destructo Disk that will follow Goku until it hits him or anything else. Even so, Goku has the situation under control as the battle draws to a close and the mighty villain is going to lose.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 124 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E29

#7 - Pathos Of Frieza (Season 3 - Episode 29)

As Namek gets closer to explosion it looks like Goku can beat Frieza with ease as his power keeps increasing. Finally, Goku decides to leave, knowing that he's more than a match for Frieza, but the tyrant won't give up that easily.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 116 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E20

#6 - Power Of The Spirit (Season 3 - Episode 20)


The battle on King Kai's planet begins with the Z-Fighters against the Ginyu Force and it seems that our heroes' training is paying off. Piccolo does his best for Goku to comeplete the Spirit Bomb, but it seems that Frieza might win this battle.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 125 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E24

#5 - A Final Attack (Season 3 - Episode 24)

Namek is about to explode in 5 minutes, as Gohan finds Bulma and gets back to the ship. Meanwhile, Frieza powers up to 100% of his maximum to finish the fight. Instead of stopping him, Goku has let Frieza go full power, but is this power increase too much for even a Super Saiyan to handle?

The episode was rated 8.23 from 126 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E23

#4 - Namek's Destruction (Season 3 - Episode 23)


Not willing to be beaten, Frieza fires an attack to destroy Namek so Goku will be killed, as the Super Saiyan can't do anything to stop the attack. Will this be the end of everyone on Namek?

The episode was rated 8.28 from 127 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E27

#3 - The Last Wish (Season 3 - Episode 27)

With Guru back to life, the Namekian Dragon Balls have been restored as well, with Porunga ready to grant the third wish. As Dende prepares to complete the final phase of King Kai's plan, Frieza flies towards Porunga to have his wish granted as well.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 115 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E22

#2 - Explosion Of Anger (Season 3 - Episode 22)


Goku's hair has turned blonde and his eyes blue, as he is surrounded by a gold aura; the fuel of this power being his anger towards Frieza. As Gohan takes Piccolo to Goku's ship, our hero starts to pound on Frieza as the tyrant fires back, but none of his attacks are working against Goku now that he is a Super Saiyan. It looks like Frieza will finally be defeated.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 135 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S3E21

#1 - Transformed At Last (Season 3 - Episode 21)

It looks like the battle is over, as Frieza seems to be defeated and the Ginyu Force has fallen down to Hell. As everyone celebrates, Frieza reappears and spares no time knocking Piccolo out and killing Krillin. Fueled by rage, Goku's power increases exponentially. Has Goku finally fulfilled the Super Saiyan legend?

The episode was rated 8.59 from 164 votes.

Latest articles

Search for TV shows...

About Series with Sophie

Welcome to our community!

We are a community of women who are passionate about our favorite series and want to share that passion with others.

Our mission is to create a space where women can discover new content, connect with like-minded individuals, and engage in meaningful discussions about the series we love.

We believe that everyone should have access to reliable and trustworthy information about their favorite shows, and we strive to be the premier destination for women seeking that information. Whether you're looking for recaps, fan theories, or just want to connect with other fans, we've got you covered.

So join us and be a part of our growing community of series enthusiasts!