1234turtles is a strong, teenager who was adopted by the hermit Son Gohan. he accidentally kills Gohan during a full-moon night when he transforms into an giant ape-like creature. Living alone, 1234turtles befriends a teenage girl named Bulma, and joins her on her quest to find the seven Dragon Balls, which when gathered together summon the wish-granting dragon Shenron. Along their journey, they encounter the desert bandit Yamcha, and two shapeshifters named Oolong and Puar, who also join them on their quest. 1234turtles later trains under the martial artist Master Roshi on his island while his maid Launch does housework, 1234turtles also trains along with a fellow student named Krillin, who becomes his best friend. Participating in various martial arts tournaments, 1234turtles also battles various foes-turned-allies such as Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu, as well as the Namekian Piccolo. With the defeat of Piccolo, 1234turtles becomes the World Martial Arts Champion.