With the Z Fighters now down three, the team can do nothing but hope for Goku's arrival, which is expected in three hours. Within a day, Videl has managed to learn how to float while Goten has managed to learn how to fly. Intensive Training in the World of the Kais! November 30, 2014 2014-11-30 November 11, 2017 Gotenks arrives to fight against Majin Buu. After watching Gohan take Cell's punishment, Android 16 intervenes. Ononoku Ginyū ni Hisaku Ari!? Kibito, Gohan, and Videl set off after the others.
After ten days of training, Videl manages to master flight, finally giving Gohan and Goten the opportunity to resume their training for the tournament. As some of the other Z Fighters express interest in the tournament, Goku calls out from the Other World and says he will return to Earth for a single day to participate. He knew this because he overheard the conversation between Trunks and Goku. Satan to let him win the match and maintain his dignity in exchange for twice the prize money. Goku leaves to delay Majin Buu and Babidi.
Satan carry him to Gohan. Cell aims a blast at Vegeta, attempting to finish him off, but Gohan dives in front of him and takes the blast himself. Realizing this, Vegeta orders Nappa to step down and finally decides to step into the fight. After Goku's accomplishment of making him laugh, King Kai tells Goku to catch his pet monkey, Bubbles. This also uses some of his remaining time on Earth.
Only Trunks and Vegeta are able to remotely put up a fight. Super Shenlong, Come Out Right Now! Cell knocks Vegeta unconscious and Trunks takes this chance to unleash his hidden powers onto Cell. After being thrashed around by the Great Ape, Vegeta cuts off Gohan's tail in mid-air, but Gohan falls on top of him as he turns back to normal, crushing the Saiyan Prince to the brink of death. Only Vegeta, Trunks, and Piccolo are able to hold their own against the Cell Juniors, while Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and the fatigued Goku are unable to fight back. Meanwhile, Goku and Gohan are still waiting for Vegeta and Trunks to come out of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. The Grand Elder Moori offers Dende to be the new Kami, and Goku takes him back to Earth.
Cell quickly breaks Piccolo's neck, before blasting him through the chest at point-blank range, and then Cell tosses Piccolo's body into the sea. First, he uses Tien's multi-form trick. They come up against a large dragon while trying to get the last Dragon Ball. As the drawings come to a close, Piccolo is put up against Shin while Android 18 is up against Mr. Satan as the only remaining fighters.
The next day, the Saiyans and land on Earth to begin their search for the Dragon Balls. Meanwhile, Goten and Trunks, having heard about the current situation from Videl, become interested and head towards the action. After another failure, the pair eventually perform a successful fusion and transform into the true Gotenks who, confident that he can defeat Buu with his current power level, goes off in search of Buu, despite Piccolo's warnings. The Return of the Dragon Balls! Gohan, Protect the Four-Star Ball! This makes him the new Grand Elder, thereby preserving the power of the Namekian Dragon Balls. Dende suggests they can use the Namekian Dragon Balls, but at that moment, Goku contacts them from Other World through King Kai once more. A Faint Ray of Hope - Awaken, Warriors! Gohan rushes to rescue his mentor, and when Krillin tries to follow suit, Vegeta stops him - revealing to Krillin that he may have a strategy that will allow him to defeat the tyrant.
After a brief fight, Trunks launches Cell into the air and destroys him with ease as well. Following this battle, Frieza transforms to his second form, following some goading from Vegeta - and this increases the tyrant's power level to over a million. Frieza, the Androids, and Cell were all after him. After healing the two with a Senzu bean from , Goku engages Nappa in battle. Following a remark from Gohan, Videl comes back the next day with her hair cut, determined to learn more from Gohan. Although they think of a way to revive him, Goku suddenly speaks to all of them through King Kai. Porunga fulfills this wish and teleports everyone to Earth except Goku and Frieza.
After returning to the nearby Namekian lake, Vegeta realizes Gohan had taken his hidden Dragon Ball and goes berserk. While the ki of both fighters has depleted considerably, the battle continues on. The power levels of both fighters are equal, and they land powerful blows on each other. Cell wishes to take on a proper opponent, and Goku steps into the ring. Without Babidi to order him around, Buu continues to freely destroy cities while waiting for his opponents.