Oolong notes that all seven were gathered in one place until two suddenly disappeared off the radar. They later attempted to infiltrate Bulma's birthday party in order to claim the Dragon Balls again, with Pilaf being mistaken for a monkey while Trunks proclaim Mai to be his girlfriend. Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network opined that the Red Ribbon army arc was where the Dragon Ball series was at its peak, a pleasant balance between the frivolity of early Dragon Ball and the ponderous solemnity of Dragon Ball Z in terms of series' tone. She witnesses Goku fall to Raditz by only one kick, and him kidnapping Gohan.
He is first shown conquering a planet with his partner Nappa by listening to Raditz's fight on Earth using their scouters. When she was with Krillin being pursued by General Blue in the Pirate Cave she left her shorts, shoes, and socks behind to swim and was just in her red shirt and red panties.