DB Episode 12

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Oolong wishing for panties.
The Dragon Balls scattering around the world.
Shuu and Mai capturing everyone.
The heroes inside Pilaf's special prison cell.
Goku turning into a Great Ape after looking at the full moon.

Shen Long had been summoned and awaited for a wish. Pilaf hesitated so long in making his wish to be ruler of the world that Oolong rushed up and wished for a pair of girl panties to prevent Pilaf's wish.

The Dragon Balls then scattered all over the world. Shuu called out his Dog squad to attack the group. While Oolong and Puar ran away from one group of Dogs outside the castle, Bulma Brief, Son Goku, and Yamucha ran away from another group of Dogs along the castle wall – too high to jump down safely. The two groups ran into each other and Mai and Shuu jumped down and threatened a tied-up Bulma.

The group ended up in another prison. This time it was made of 300 millimeter-thick reinforced steel with a super-tempered glass ceiling. Bulma explained to the group that if they did get out, it would take a year to gather the Dragon Balls again. After a wish was granted, they scattered around the world and turned to stone for a year. Pilaf spoke through a speaker and said he planned to fry them in the morning with the hot sun. It was a full moon that night and Goku told them that a really big monster came out on full moons, and that it had killed his grandfather one night. Goku then gazed at the Moon and transformed into the really big monster he spoke of in his story, breaking them out of their prison also.


  • Son Goku and Yamucha vs. Shuu's Dog squad (Victor: Son Goku and Yamucha)
  • Bulma Brief, Son Goku, and Yamucha vs. Mai, Shuu, and Shuu's Dog squad (Victor: Mai, Shuu, and Shuu's Dog squad)


Differences from the manga


  • The group's escape from Pilaf's prison cell as well as their running away from Shuu's Dog squad.


Visual edits

  • When Oolong is in Bat form, he flies to prevent the wish from being made and is drawn with a penis, which is removed in the edited-for-TV broadcast.
  • The panties Oolong wishes for has Shen Long on it in the Ocean Group dub.

Dialogue changes

  • Oolong wishes for the world's most comfortable underwear in all of the English dubs. Oolong wishes for a pair of girls' panties in the Japanese dub.


  • When Pilaf is fantasizing about being ruler of the world, he is seen gazing over a globe of Planet Earth in the shape of the real world when it is known that the Dragon Ball universe is set on an alternate Planet Earth with differently-shaped continents.
  • The Nyoibou is shown to have a limit to extending when they try to escape through the roof. This is a major inconsistency since Goku was able to extend it to the Moon in "Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch", however, it could have been due to a ceiling being in the way.

Voice cast

Character Japanese dub Ocean Group dub Blue Water dub FUNimation dub
Son Goku Masako Nozawa Saffron Henderson Zoe Slusar Stephanie Nadolny
Bulma Brief Hiromi Tsuru Lalainia Lindbjerg Leda Davies Tiffany Vollmer
Yamucha Tōru Furuya Ted Cole Victor Atelevich Christopher R. Sabat
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Alec Willows Corby Proctor Brad Jackson
Puar Naoko Watanabe Kathy Morse Kris Simms Monika Antonelli
Pilaf Shigeru Chiba Don Brown Dean Galloway Chuck Huber
Mai Eiko Yamada Teryl Rothery Debbie Munro Julie Franklin
Shuu Tesshō Genda Doug Parker Jonathan Love Chris Cason
Shen Long Kenji Utsumi Doug Parker Dave Pettitt Christopher R. Sabat
Great Ape Yasuhiko Kawazu Don Brown Unknown Shane Ray
Narrator Jōji Yanami Jim Conrad Steve Olsen Brice Armstrong


  • This is the first episode that Shen Long grants a wish.
  • Oolong's wish is responsible for the birth of Oceanus Shen Long, who does not actually appear until "The Six-Star Dragon".
  • This episode marks the first time Goku is shown transforming into a Great Ape. It is implied by speech, however, that he has transformed at least twice in the past.

Emperor Pilaf Saga
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