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Imprisonment Ball
Capturing Light Shell[1]
かくこうだん Hokaku Kōdan
Games Meteo Psychokinesis[2]
Psylock Smasher[3]
I May Die This Time[4]
You Might Die This Time![5][6]
Extra-sensory Perception (超能力, Chō nōryoku)[7]
Psycho Smash[8]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume #26, Chapter #310
Anime Debut DBZ088
Game Debut Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22
Type Ki Manipulation Technique
Sub-Type Alternation type
Class Offensive
Range Mid to Close range
Related technique(s)

The Capturing Light Shell is a restraining Ki Manipulation Technique used by Freeza.


Projecting his ki onto a target of his choice, Freeza can envelop the desired victim within a uniform sphere of illuminating light which imposes paralysis within its grasp. When struck enough times with an appropriate amount of force, the sphere will eventually explode violently and cause tremendous damage; especially to the victim that is trapped within. It is typically part of Freeza's strategy to catch an opponent off-guard, entrap them within the light ball, and proceed to send them flying with multiple physical strikes through the air until eventually sending them into the ground below which will cause the ball to explode in an enormous display of bright light. This technique is a combination of powerful psychic abilities and ki.

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Video Games[]

Capturing Light Shell FighterZ

Freeza uses the Capturing Light Shell in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The Capturing Light Shell has appeared in numerous Dragon Ball video games, under a different name in most incarnations. It first debuted in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, being named the Meteo Psychokinesis. It gained the name Psylock Smasher in the first Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! game, but was changed to I Might Die This Time and You Might Die This Time in Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO and Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! METEOR respectively. The latter is a name that has stuck, being used in Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball XenoVerse, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, and was changed to You May Not Survive This Time! in Dragon Ball FighterZ.


  • This is often shown as one of Freeza's special moves in many different Dragon Ball Z video games, but has only been shown once during his fight with Son Gokū.


  1. Daizenshū 7, page 158
  2. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22
  3. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi and 2
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
  5. Raging Blast series
  6. Dragon Ball Z For Kinect
  7. Dragon Ball Zenkai Battle
  8. Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butōden