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Light Absorb
Light Absorption[1]
ひかりきゅうしゅう Hikari Kyūshū
Other Light Eating (ひかりしょく, Hikari Shoku)[2]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 451
Anime Debut DBZ223
Game Debut Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
Type Special
Class Offensive
Range Long range
Related technique(s)
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Light Absorption is a technique used by Yakon against Son Gokū.


Yakon employed this ability by seeing the light off of Gokū's Super Saiyan aura, immediately vacuuming the source of energy to fill his belly, treating it as if it was a delicacy given his eating habits. Despite feeling so full, Yakon greedily attempted a second time to eat Gokū's 'light' but was overwhelmed by the Saiyan's energy and exploded from the inside out.[2][3]


  • In Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Yakon does not explicitly use this technique. Instead, he passively absorbs any and all ki techniques used against him, making Yakon the only character in the game that can only be harmed by melee techniques.
  • Despite being referred to as "Light Eating" in Daizenshū 2, Daizenshū 7 renamed the technique into "Light Absorption".


  1. Daizenshū 7, page 154
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daizenshū 2, page 215
  3. Dragon Ball chapter 451