Barely able to crawl, Vegeta flees Earth. Kuririn, Gohan, and Bulma leave to gather Namek’s Dragon Balls. Gohan and Kuririn arrive on Namek and are attacked by two of Frieza’s men. Vegeta shows up shortly thereafter and kills Cui. Goku recovers and heads to Namek.
While searching for Gohan and Kuririn, Dodoria meets his end at the hands of Vegeta. Vegeta learns the true fate of Planet Vegeta. Gohan and Kuririn take Dende to their camp, where they learn Goku is on his way. Vegeta has a rather unfortunate run-in with Zarbon.
The Eldest Namekian hands over the One-Star Namekian Dragon Ball to Kuririn and awakens his sleeping powers. Vegeta kills Zarbon and takes Kuririn's Dragon Ball. Gohan also receives the Eldest's power-up. The Ginyu Special-Squad arrives, captures the Dragon Balls, and faces off against Vegeta, Kuririn, and Gohan.
Goku arrives on Namek, rushes to aid his friends, and downs Recoom with one punch. Jheese escapes to retrieve Ginyu to fight Goku. Vegeta leaves the battle to try to find the Dragon Balls. Realizing Goku has him beat, Ginyu injures himself and switches bodies with Goku.
After several body switches, Ginyu is in a Namekian Frog's body and Goku is back in his own body Dende, Gohan, and Kuririn summon Porunga, the Namekian Dragon. Piccolo is revived and transported to Namek. Shortly later, Frieza faces the heroes. He takes to his second form and battles Vegeta. Soon, Piccolo arrives and begins to battle Frieza.
Frieza takes to his third form, and Piccolo is promptly defeated. Frieza makes his final transformation as Dende heals Vegeta, then kills Dende for good measure. Goku is fully healed and arrives to save his friends, but Frieza kills Vegeta. Goku buries the Saiyan Prince and begins his long battle with Frieza.
Goku drops a Spirit Bomb on Frieza, but to everyone's horror, he is still alive. Frieza levitates and explodes Kuririn, causing Goku to become a Super Saiyan. Frieza blasts Namek's core, starting a long five-minute countdown. King Kai has a plan, and everyone on Namek is sent to Earth.