Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 187

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Pikkoro Daimaō Chō-Kyoshinjutsu

Demon King Piccolo’s Super Giant-Form Technique

Chapter Information

Premiered: 09 August 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #37)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 145, “Demon King Piccolo’s Super Giant-Form Technique”
Dragon Ball Episode 146, “Son Goku’s Trap”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 16 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku thinks this large size is no biggie, and so Piccolo fires a mouth blast down at him. Goku dodges it by running though Piccolo’s legs, and then he jumps up and kicks the back of Piccolo’s leg. Piccolo loses his balance, and starts to fall down backwards, but he catches himself by placing his hands down on the ring. Goku then grabs one of his fingers, and slams the giant Piccolo overhead by it!

Kame-Sen’nin asks Kuririn if he’s noticed that even having used that tremendous Kamehameha, Goku’s physical strength hasn’t gone down at all. Piccolo gets back to his feet, and Goku yells up at him that even if he got much, much larger, he still wouldn’t be much trouble. Piccolo hints that he can get even bigger, and Goku can’t believe it.

Before, Goku reached Piccolo’s ankles, but now he’s barely level with Piccolo’s toes! Piccolo laughs maniacally about his assured victory, but then Goku thinks Piccolo’s right where he wants him. Goku jumps way up to Piccolo’s face, then fires a Kamehameha out, projecting himself into Piccolo’s mouth. Piccolo gags and chokes, and then finally spits Goku out. Goku then tosses something over to Tenshinhan — the bottle with God in it. So, Tenshinhan pops it open, and out pops God.

Chapter Notes


  • When this chapter was first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump, the title page was mislabeled with “chapter 137″, instead of “187”. This mistake was corrected for the tankōbon release.

Author’s Comment

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:


    The whole family was planning to get out and go swimming, so everybody bought new swimsuits. But I’m so busy that it’s not looking like we’ll be able to go. I’m anxiously waiting for some free time, but if we don’t do it soon, summer will be over… That’s what I’m fretting over these days. <Akira>

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.