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English TV Dodon Wave
Games Dodompa[3]
Bang Beam[4]
Dodon Ray[5]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 8, Chapter 86
Anime Debut DB060
Game Debut Dragon Ball 3: Legend of Gokū
Type Ki Manipulation Technique
Sub-Type Concentration type
Class Offensive
Range Long range
Derived technique(s)

The Dodonpa is a Ki Manipulation Technique, and one of the signature techniques of the Tsuru-Sen Style Dōjō. It is the Tsuru-Sennin's answer to Kame-Sennin's Kamehameha.


The Dodonpa is an assassin's technique, crafted by Tsuru-Sennin himself for the sake of killing, and seems to be his own secret technique in response to the Kamehameha created by his rival. By concentrating ki in their fingertips, the user releases a thin, concentrated beam of ki, similar to an arrow. One of the key differences between the Dodonpa and the Kamehameha is the method in which it is fired; for ease of killing, the blast lacks the wide attack range of its cousin technique, enabling it to pierce vital organs such as the heart. As shown by Gokū during his fight with Taopaipai, if a target is stronger than the user of the Dodonpa, they can deflect it with merely their palms.[1] This, however, seems to burn their hands, hinting the Dodonpa is also a blast of super-heated energy.[6]


  • The name is a combination of dodon (どどん), derived from a Japanese "dodōn" (どどーん; Literally meaning "boom") and pa (波), meaning "wave".
    • It's possibly inspired from "Dodompa" (ドドンパ, Dodonpa), a rumba-like Japanese musical genre popular in the 1960s.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Daizenshū 2, page 205
  2. Daizenshū 7, page 150
  3. Dragon Ball Z game series
  4. Dragon Ball XenoVerse
  5. Dragon Ball Z: Budōkai Tenkaichi series
  6. Dragon Ball chapter 91, page 9
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