|Manga Debut||Volume #20, Chapter #232|
|Anime Debut||DBZ031, DBK014|
|Movie Debut||Movie 6|
|Game Debut||Dragon Ball Z Budokai|
|Type||Ki Manipulation Technique
The Power Ball technique is a technique used by Saiyans when a full moon has not risen, or on a planet that lacks a moon for any various reason, but they require their Great Monkey Transformation. The Saiyan converts their ki into a large sphere, which weakens the Saiyan drastically, visibly tiring them, and dropping their power by such a noticeable degree that the technique can be puzzling to the onlooker. The Saiyan then throws it into the air, and activates with the clench of their fist and the verbal command "Burst and mix!!", causing the sphere to expand and mix with the oxygen of the planet they Saiyan is currently on. The light emitted by the artificial moon is packed with Bruits Waves that exceed 17 million Z.P.S., the prerequisite amount of Bruits Waves needed for a Saiyan to transform into a Great Monkey. The artificial moon lasts for a full 90 minutes before it peters out.
- In the Ocean dub of the Dragon Ball Z anime, Vegeta informs Gokū that his father — claiming the man an average fighter but a brilliant scientist — invented the Power Ball technique after they ran into a bit of trouble on the planet 'Rygol 7'. This statement was not present in the original Japanese, and more than likely included to further the Western attempts at making Gokū an analogue to Superman.