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Imperfect Instinct[1]
未完成の極意 Mikansei no Goku'i
Literal English Incomplete Secret
Other Unpolished Instinct[2]
First Appearance
Anime Debut DBS110
Game Debut Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
Type Physical Martial Arts Technique
Ki Manipulation Technique
Sub-Type Combo
Class Offensive
Range Close to Long range
Parent Ultra Instinct

The Imperfect Instinct is a Physical Martial Arts Ki Manipulation Technique Combo technique used by Son Gokū in Ultra Instinct.


This technique makes use of Gokū's enhanced Ultra Instinct state. It begins with a powerful exchange of melee blows, though these were blocked by Jiren during their first battle. Perhaps due to the Ultra Instinct beginning to wear down, Gokū managed to shatter Jiren's guard, and unleashed a powerful Kikōha from both hands towards Jiren. He ended the combo by propelling himself forward from the pillar in the Tournament of Power with a powerful forward punch. However, Ultra Instinct's heat ran out before Gokū could fully connect the blow, and he was defeated by Jiren, so the technique's true power is largely unknown.[3]



  1. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
  2. Dokkan Battle localisation
  3. Dragon Ball Super episode 110