Dragon Ball GT’s Main Episodes Top Tier List

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Although Dragon Ball GT is not exactly under the spotlight for most of the fans of the famous franchise, it needs to be said that the show deserves a bit more love than it gets. DBGT certainly had its flaws, but even so, it set the stage for some unique and impressive ideas.

We all have to admit that even though Dragon Ball Super might have its charm, it has too many recycled ideas. One of the major reasons so many people fell in love with Dragon Ball is because of the franchise’s ability to permanently surprise you. That was almost totally absent in DBS, but we certainly cannot say the same when it comes to DBGT.


It’s time for a little top-tier list of Dragon Ball GT’s best episodes, so feel free to take notes if you wish:

S-Tier (Top Tier):

Episode 64: “Until We Meet Again”
Episode 19: Goku’s Ascension

Episode 19 will always be one of my favorite episodes in Dragon Ball so far, and not necessarily because of the level of excitement or complexity. This episode introduces the unique concept of the Super Saiyan 4 transformation that makes Goku half Saiyan and half beast. SSJ4 remains the best transformation in Dragon Ball when it comes to the design, and many fans share the same view. Perhaps the way Goku got the transformation hasn’t been so compelling and impressive, but the design of the new form itself was spectacular. This is why so many fans prefer SSJ4 especially in Dragon Ball video games, even though power levels are not so important there.

Episode 64 marks the end of Dragon Ball GT and also the final episode. In this episode, Goku jumps on Shenron’s back and gets all the dragon balls absorbed into him. Goku says goodbye to his friends and becomes so peaceful, knowing that everyone is fine after the horrible battle against Omega Shenron, the strongest opponent that our heroes ever had to face until that point.

A-Tier (Excellent):

Episode 20: “The Attack on Vegeta”
Episode 34: “Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta”
Episode 42: “The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza”
Episode 54: “The Greatest Surprise”

Episode 34 of Dragon Ball GT proves to us once again that the Saiyan Prince cannot possibly let his old rival Goku get the upper-hand to much. As a result, Vegeta achieves the Super Saiyan 4 transformation as well, although he does it thanks to a special machine built by his wife, Bulma. Vegeta becoming Super Saiyan 4 set the stage for Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, the fused form between Goku and Vegeta at Super Saiyan 4 level.

Episode 42 showed us the resurrection of two of the most iconic Dragon Ball villains ever: Frieza and Cell. Originally introduced in Dragon Ball Z, Frieza, and Cell were once again trying to stop Goku, but this time, these fellows were meeting in the depths of Hell. However, Goku proved to be significantly stronger than the two villains.

Episode 20 shows how Baby, one of the major villains in Dragon Ball GT, manages to take over Vegeta’s body. As a result, Baby starts to wreak havoc and seeks revenge on Goku. Baby knows very well that it will be nearly impossible for Goku to fight him at full strength, knowing that he could hurt his old friend Vegeta along the way. Baby possessing Vegeta’s body set the stage for Goku’s fierce battle against the member of planet Tuffle. Baby’s population was killed by the Saiyans long ago, which made him fueled by rage and the desire to have revenge on any member of the Saiyan race.

B-Tier (Great):

Episode 17 – “The Tail’s Tale”
Episode 35 – “The Limits of Power”
Episode 58 – “Shadow Dragons Unite”

Episode 17 established the foundation for Goku’s transformation into a Super Saiyan 4, the strongest form he ever had until that point. This episode focuses on how the Elder Kai and Space Lemurs were struggling to pull Goku’s tail out in order for the Saiyan to achieve his full fighting potential. As ridiculous as it may sound, that was the only way for Goku to achieve the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.

Episode 58 of Dragon Ball GT, known as “Shadow Dragons Unite,” marked the beginning of Omega Shenron’s terror. For those unaware, Omega Shenron is the strongest villain in Dragon Ball GT. He is a monster resulting from the negative energy accumulated in the dragon balls as a result of their overuse throughout the years. Not even Goku at Super Saiyan 4 level was capable of landing a blow to Omega Shenron, as it was needed for the beloved Saiyan to fuse with Vegeta in order to give birth to Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta.

C-Tier (Good):

Episode 1 – “A Devastating Wish”
Episode 29 – “The Game After Life”
Episode 51 – “Raising the Stakes”

The very first episode of Dragon Ball GT shows how Goku becomes a child again as a result of Pilaf accidentally wishing so from the Eternal Dragon. Goku is shocked to become a kid again but is determined to regain his adult body, even if that means traveling across the entire galaxy along with Trunks and Pan in their search for the black star dragon balls. The episode also adds a focus on the intense training Goku has with his student Uub at Kami’s Lookout, a training session that started 10 years before at the end of Dragon Ball Z.

Episode 51 of Dragon Ball GT continues the fight between Goku and Super Android 17. The episode proves once again that androids can be a lot stronger than the ones from Dragon Ball Z. Super 17 represents the merge between two Android 17, and the resulting warrior can easily compete with Goku as he transforms into Super Saiyan 4.

D-Tier (Average):

Episode 12 – “Surprise, Surprise”
Episode 23 – “Hidden Danger”
Episode 47 – “Super Saiyan 4 Fusion”

Episode 47 shows how Goku and Vegeta once again fuse, but this time, the resulting warrior will pump up his muscles at Super Saiyan 4 level. Also known as Gogeta, the fused form between Goku and Vegeta proves to be much stronger than any of the two warriors alone. He even has what it takes to go toe to toe with Omega Shenron, probably the strongest villain that ever existed in Dragon Ball.

“Hidden Danger” is the episode that shows what General Rildo is capable of, and even though he is just a secondary villain, he still possesses exceptional fighting abilities. Rildo had the unique ability of being able to control all of the planet’s metal, causing a lot of trouble to Goku, Trunks, and Pan.

Dragon Ball GT is an anime that clearly has its pros and cons, and even though a lot of Dragon Ball fans believe that it’s boring and even unworthy of the Dragon Ball legacy, I believe that DBGT clearly deserves a bit more love. It’s the show that introduced the amazing Super Siyan 4 transformations, and it has more original ideas than Dragon Ball Super.

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Cristian Antonescu
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