Despite procuring the dragon radar, Red is displeased with Blue and offers him a second chance if he can defeat Mercenary Tao, which he fails and Mercenary Tao easily kills him. Before anyone can object, Vegeta smashes another earring. Once Nam lands, Goku kicks him out of the ring. Goku tries to follow, but loses him. Baba tells Goku where the three men are, so he takes off after them. Gotenks and Piccolo destroy all of the pieces, but the smoke coming from the pieces gathers above their heads and reforms Super Buu. Pilaf snatches the Dragon Ball from inside the bird and takes off in his ship.
King Piccolo swallows his two dragon balls thwarting Roshi's plan. As they journey through his innards, they encounter tiny green pieces of slime The slime starts to attack, and it completely covers Goku, electrocuting and paralysing him. That night, Krillin and Yamcha go out for a run and come across many of the other contestants training. The king escorts Goku to the portal the next day, and Goku cannot pull Shula's sword from the door. Flappe to swipe Goku's dragon balls. Yamcha beats the invisible man with a Wolf Fang Fist, making him surrender. Tao kills the tailor who made his outfit before leaving.
Meanwhile, Bulma's dragon radar is malfunctioning due to some radar jamming situation which is also affecting Commander Red. Goku decides to go find the turtle hermit to get the training he was promised. They are able to fly out through here, and when they emerge on the other side, all six of them regain their normal size. Videl still doesn't believe that Gohan is dead. Piccolo and Gotenks have been attempting to scream loud enough to create an inter-dimensional hole like Buu did, but they have no success.
Piccolo, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks spread out into the city, hoping to convince people to raise their arms. He considers fusions with Dende and Hercule, but neither of them are appealing possibilities. By morning, they will be burnt alive. Buu isn't about to take this sitting down, he appears inside his own head, ready to battle the two warriors, but without the fusion Goku and Vegeta are powerless to stop Buu, after a tiring battle Vegeta is knocked unconscious and is approached by Buu's goo, Goku desperately tries to save Vegeta, but it seems the Saiyan prince will soon suffer the same fate as his son. The mummy is a lot faster and stronger than he looks and Yamcha nearly falls in the Devil's Toilet.
Goku dives into the ocean but cannot dive deep enough to find the dragon ball. He borrows Oolong's pants and finds his Power Pole in the rubble, but finds it hard to balance without his tail. Goku tells his family that Old Kai gave him his life, so he can stay on earth for good as Chi-Chi breaks down in tears and hugs Goku. As Chi-Chi's anger rises, Goku is having troubles of his own. Jackie Chun tells Goku that Tao was Master Shen's brother. The time has come for Goku's match, but unfortunately he is up against King Choppa.
The entire city tries to evacuate in a frenzy, including Bulma's parents. He then taunts Buu, telling him to use his ability on him. They find a girl being attacked by two men. As everyone makes their way through the inner halls, the place begins to collapse. Bulma places Chiaotzu and Roshi's corpses in freezing capsules.
As he does so, he silently wishes that Buu had been a better person, and hopes to fight him some day in the future. Old Buu jumps in and knocks Kid Buu back, then yells for Hercule to grab Vegeta and get him out of the way. Yamcha manages to tell Goku. Goku then ties up Monster Carrot and his henchmen and takes them to the moon by extending his Power Pole, proceeding to force them to make treats for children. Bulma, Oolong, and Puar are able to watch the matches through this hole.
To protect his identity, he reverts back into his original state after he transformed and runs away from the village. He starts firing Dodon rays at Krillin, who is forced to run wildly around the ring to avoid them. The villagers pay them 100,000 zeni for their services. Realizing he can't defeat Vegito, Buu says he thinks Vegito can't defeat him, that he is bluffing, once Vegito is close enough, Buu uses his favorite technique, he turns Vegito into a coffee flavored gobstopper. The only problem is that Goku is nowhere to be found. Popo in order to obtain an audience with Kami. Once this is over, Jackie Chun says that his next move will win the match.
Goku and Chi Chi notice smoke coming from the village, so they go to check it out. Krillin manages to disarm the sword from it. He repeatedly dominates Buu, which makes Buu angrier and angrier. Bulma snatches the lot and gets frustrated and furious that her father is into this, and shreds them up. The Ox King and his servants prepare the castle for the wedding, but just when the preparation is nearly complete, the castle once again goes up in flames. Goku is getting impatient, and wants to learn fighting moves, but Master Roshi says he will not teach them fighting moves until their bodies are in the proper condition.