Son Goku, a very powerful and mysterious boy with a strange monkey tail, carefully guards a sphere with four starts on it that reminds him of his adopted grandfather.
One fine day, a girl named Bulma appears in the Paoz Mountains where he lives. Bulma tells him she wants to collect the Dragon Balls so they’ll grant her wish of having a handsome boyfriend. Goku discovers that the sphere that his grandfather left him is one of the Dragon Balls. Together, they begin a quest to find the seven Dragon Balls that exist in the world.
Along the way, they meet new friends and rivals like Oolong, Yamcha, and Puar, and face the evil Red Ribbon Army, which is looking for the Dragon Balls to rule the world.