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Son Gokūn[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
そんくう
Alias Kakarotto (カカロット; FUNimation "Kakarot", Viz "Kakarrot")
Epithet Child of Destiny (うんめいども, Unmei no Kodomo; Viz "Fated Child")[10][11]
Legendary Super Saiyan (伝説の超サイヤ人, Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin)[12][13]
Number One (ナンバーワン, Nanbā Wan; Viz "The Champion")[14]
Old Man (おっさん, Ossan)[15]
English Localized Name(s) Son Gokou
VIZ FUNi Son Goku
HAR Zero
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Saiyan
Birthplace Vegeta
Residence East Mountain District 439, Earth
Birthday January 1, Age 735[Note 1](Manga only)
January 1 Age 737
Gender Male Icon Male
Height 175 cm/5'9" (adult)[16][17]
Weight 62kg/137 lbs. (adult)[16][17]
Voice Actors
English Barbara Goodson[Note 2]
Stephanie Nadolny[Note 3]
Sean Schemmel[Note 4]
Colleen Clinkenbeard[Note 5]
Steve Blum[Note 6]
Japanese Masako Nozawa
Professional Status
Team(s) Dragon Team
7th Universe
Future Saviors
Affiliation(s) Kame-Sen Style School
Galactic Patrol Symbol Galactic Patrol
Occupation(s) Martial artist
Radish farmer
Galactic Patrol Special Member
Partner(s) Vegeta(Majin Bū Arc onward)
Disciple(s) Son Gohan
Caulifla(Anime only)
Oob
Master(s) Son Gohan
Turtle School Symbol Turtle School
Karin
God Symbol God
Kaiō of the North Symbol Kaiō of the North
Whis Icon Whis
Fusion(s) Vegetto
Gogeta (Movie only)
Headquarters 439th Eastern District, Earth
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume #1, Chapter #1
Anime Debut DB001
Movie Debut Movie #1
Game Debut Dragon Ball: Dragon Great Unexplored Region
Family
Techniques
Tools
Vehicles
Image Gallery

Equipment

  • Nyoibō (如意棒, Compliant Rod): Son Gokū's inheritance from his late grandfather, the Nyoibō is a mystical staff that Gokū utilised during his adventures as a child. It takes the form of a red bō, nearly as tall as Gokū when he was young, sheathed in a purple (brown in the anime) holder. The Nyoibō's abilities enable the bō to extend and contract when ordered, and Gokū utilized it as his primary melee weapon. After using it to connect the Karin Tower to the Castle of God, it was left there, and never retrieved by Gokū.
  • Kintoun (筋斗雲, Somersault Cloud): A gift from the Kame-Sennin, the Kintoun is a magic cloud that Gokū used for transport as a child, when he himself couldn't fly. It was gifted to Gokū for saving Umigame[18], and is only mountable by those like Gokū — individuals with a clear and pure heart. His original Kintoun was destroyed by Tambourine, but it was replaced by Master Karin. Gokū later passed it on to his son, and then to his student, Oob.
  • Weighted Clothing: While training under God, part of Gokū's training was his special weighted gi. They weighed specifically 113 kg in total, suppressing Gokū's power due to weighing him down, but serving as effective training. After becoming a student to the Kaiō of the North, Gokū no longer wore weighted gi.
  • Dragon Radar (ドラゴンレーダー, Doragon Rēdā): A device created by Bulma, Gokū used this during his personal hunt for the Dragon Balls to find his grandfather's heirloom Ball. It was kept for a short time, and repaired by Bulma after it was broken. Once Gokū ceased needing the Radar, he returned it to Bulma.
  • Senzu (仙豆, Sage Bean): Mystical beans grown by Karin. While Gokū is not always in possession of these beans, when the Dragon Team requires them, it's usually Gokū who keeps them. The beans are kept in a pouch at Gokū's waist.

Abilities

SonGokuAura

Gokū's showcases his power after mastering godly ki.

As a Saiyan, Son Gokū has a natural ki affinity, compared to most of the human race who have to train to get the same abilities. Upon his defeat of Piccolo at the 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, Gokū had became the strongest of the Dragon Team and the strongest warrior of Earth. Eventually he gained the title of strongest Saiyan, and strongest warrior of the Universe with his defeat of Freeza, which he held until his son Son Gohan surpassed him during the battle against Cell. During the battle against the fused Majin Boo, the only people who were stronger than him were Son Gohan, Gotenks, and his fused form with Vegeta, Vegetto, though he was still the strongest pure blooded Saiyan in the universe, a fact Vegeta acknowledged during the battle with the pure Majin Boo. When he first met Beerus , the Hakaishin surmised he wouldn't have been a match for Freeza in his base form, though this was merely the Hakaishin's guess. After having absorbed the power of Super Saiyan God, Gokū's prowess becomes even greater, even being able to hold his own against Beerus despite the Hakaishin holding back, and upon mastering it he could outlast and defeat the likes of Freeza's Final Form. With further training in the Room of Spirit and Time, Gokū's power reached another new plateau as he was able to fight evenly, and even overwhelm the likes of Hit during their battle in the Multiverse Tournament that Champa had organized, and his power even gave both Beerus and Champa pause. After battling Gokū Black, the Zamasu of the future, and the merged Zamasu and having a year of training, Gokū's power had grown great enough to draw with Hit when Hit was fighting all out. By the Tournament of Power, he is regarded as the strongest marital artist,[19] and one of the ten most powerful warriors of his universe.[20] When he achieves Ultra Instinct, Goku's power shocks that of the Hakaishin, and is able to fight and nearly overwhelm Jiren.[21] With further mastering of Ultra Instinct, he was able to defeat the fused warrior Kefla despite her being in Super Saiyan 2 and being on the same level he was when he first achieved the form.[22] Upon mastering Ultra Instinct fully, Goku's power surpasses the likes of the Hakaishin and he was able to defeat Jiren in a nearly one-sided battle.[23]

By the end of the Tournament of Power, Gokū retains his title as the strongest warrior on Earth.[24]

Physical Abilities

Also compared to most humans, including those trained in the arts of ki, Gokū possesses a high amount of strength, speed, and durability. For example, as a young child he could lift a car clear over his head and toss it with ease, and during his training with Kame-Sennin Gokū could push massive rock formations with ease. At the height of his strength he showed the ability to destroy mountains, islands, and even greatly damage entire planets with just physical strength. Despite these feats of strength, at the time of the events of Majin Boo, 40 tons of weight applies to Gokū's body was too heavy for him to move. For speed, he showed supersonic, hypersonic, massively hypersonic, and even faster-than-light speeds as the series went on. By the time he became a Super Saiyan God, Gokū's speed had reached massively faster than light speeds and his physical strength was enough that one of the shockwaves of his punches could be felt all over the entire universe while passively damaging untold numbers of planets, destroying others and even destroying stars. According to Old Kaisōhin, just four blows from Gokū and Beerus were enough to completely destroy the universe.[25][26] His speed and reflexes within Super Saiyan Blue are enough to land blows on Hit despite the assassin using his Time-Leap. Which is even more astonishing since Vegeta was unable to do so despite being in Super Saiyan Blue.[27]


Note: The following contents are "C-Canon". Please read Canon policy for further information.
According to Gokū in the anime, once he's exposed to a technique, his body memorizes it, and the same technique can no longer work on his a second time. He showcased this against the Three-Star Dragon.


Concludes "C-Canon" section.


Power

Because Gokū lived with humans for most of his life, he was shown to have abnormally high power and remarkable growth by humans standards. By Saiyan standards, Gokū was actually a late bloomer. After training with the Kaiō of the North, Gokū's power was strong enough to fight on par with Vegeta, who was a prodigy from a young age. Afterwards, he continued to grow far stronger than the average Saiyan, having easily taken down the three members of Ginew Special Corps without even trying.

Born with a average power level for an infant even by Saiyan standards, Gokū was deemed to be nothing more than a standard low-level Saiyan, much like his father. He would eventually reach a power level of 10,[16] which became his starting strength at the start of the series. When transformed into a Great Monkey, his power level received the standard base ten multiplier to reach 100.[16] Though he was taught basic martial arts by his adoptive grandpa, Gohan, Gokū's style of fighting was shown to be akin to a brawler rather than an artist. In the first arc of Dragon Ball, he mainly relied on his higher-than-average strength and the use of the Nyoibō in order to smash through adversaries and obstacles alike.

After receiving training under Kame-Sennin, his power level had increased to somewhere past the 100 mark. This became most evident when he engaged Kame-Sennin in the final round of the 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai(though the latter was disguised at the time as his alter ego, "Jackie Chun"), who holds an established power level of 139,[16][28] as scanned by Bulma's scouter. Though Gokū lost in that fight, he managed to drive Kame-Sennin to the breaking point and nearly defeated the old master in a fight to the finish. It was around this time in his training that he had finally learned to utilize his first application of ki, the Kamehameha, which managed to stand up against Kame-Sennin's own use of the beam.[29] His resourcefulness was noted to be quite exceptional, using his Saiyan tail as a helicopter to fly back into the ring after being launched outwards by Kame-Sennin's flying kick. Gokū's fighting style was shown to be reminiscent of his monkey motif, in that with every technique Kame-Sennin dished out, Gokū returned the favor with the same technique taken to the next level; one example of this being that after observing Kame-Sennin use the Afterimage Fist, forming two afterimages to fool the young boy, Gokū responded with the Afterimage Strike, which resulted in three afterimages to fool the disguised master. Following this, Gokū began to demonstrate his instinctive battle sense as a Saiyan by developing a method to overcome any of Kame-Sennin's magnificent techniques and martial art styles. For instance, when Kame-Sennin managed to overwhelm Gokū through the use of Drunken Fist, in which Kame-Sennin fought like a drunkard and his movements became difficult to predict, Gokū designed what he called the "Monkey Fist" which functioned in an almost similar way. However, his replication and mastery approach only worked so much as he could not replicate the more advanced techniques Kame-Sennin could perform; all of which demanded a higher level of ki control that Gokū simply had not reached quite yet.

This would become the beginning of what can be considered Gokū's entire style of fighting. Though he may appear simple-minded and moronic at times, he is incredibly perceptive and manages to quickly find a way to deal with an enemy who initially manages to overwhelm him. However, even with this, he could not defeat Taopaipai in their first match. Due to this, he sought the Holy Water that was found at the top of Karin Tower. Before he could receive the supposed magic water, he would have to take the water from Korin in a game of tag. This took the young boy three full days, where it took Kame-Sennin almost ten years to do the same task, to finally achieve the sacred water from Karin. Gokū learned to watch his opponent and get into their rhythm in order to anticipate their next move rather than simply going to where they already were. After mimicking Karin's demeanor in his sleep, he was finally able to match Karin's movements and finally capture the water from the cat's staff. While it was later proven that the water did not grant any actual enhancements, as it was simple tap water, the real enhancements were gained during his game of tag with Korin; in which he not only increased his speed and subsequently his strength, but also learned to move in accordance with his enemy. Most noticeably, Gokū was able to pay attention to Taopaipai's breathing, which according to him, gave away the assassin's next moves. His power level had reached a height of 156 and eventually allowed him to dominate Taopaipai in their rematch.

Gokū went on to continue his training through his travels alone, such as walking on his hands down a mountain trail or pulling a large boulder attached to his waist via a rope, and led to his power level rising to 180 when the 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai had arrived. During the tournament, he demonstrated various new feats and abilities he had mastered during his travels, such as being able to actually slow down his descent from above by breathing out a large quantity from oxygen from his lungs; which enabled him to throw off King Chappa's timing and allowed Gokū to defeat the former champion in the first round of the preliminaries. It was at this tournament that Gokū first demonstrated having overcome the weakness of his Saiyan tail, as even when it was grabbed by Kulilin during their match, Gokū merely picked up Kulilin and threw him on the ground, showing that he not only strengthened and worked out his tail but his control over it was like that of a fifth limb. During his fight with Pamput, Gokū showed remarkable speed in his strikes by defeating the young man with three well-aimed hand strikes to his abdomen with such speed that most observers — even among the other fighters — believed that Gokū defeated him with only a single punch. In the tournament's final round against Tenshinhan, Gokū demonstrated an even greater degree of speed in which even Kulilin, with whom Gokū was believed to have been tied with in terms of skill, had difficulty keeping up with his movements.

After recovering from his battle with Piccolo Daimaō, Gokū's power level increased to 260 which was equal to that of the demonic Nameccian.

After another three years of training with God and Mr. Popo, his power level increased to over 300, and 316 without his weighted clothing.

Five years later, Gokū was completely outclassed by his brothers 1,200-1,500 power level. His own was 334 with weighted clothing, and 416 (600 in the anime) without weighted clothing. However, like Piccolo, he could raise his power level to nearly 1000 (924+ to be exact) using the Kamehameha technique.[16]

After training with the Kaiō of the North, Gokū's power level had increased tremendously in a relatively short time. With his power suppressed, he now had a 5000 in power level, greater than Nappa's 4000, and when enraged he had a 8000 power level (9000 in the original anime). He had also learned how to double his power level with the Kaiōken technique, giving him bursts of 10,000 with Kaiōken x 1, 15,000 with Kaiōken x 2, 21,000 with Kaio-Ken x 3, and 32,000 with Kaiōken x 4. The latter two increases completely surpassed Vegeta's power level, which was 16,000 suppressed and 18,000 unleashed, with 24,000 being the upper limit with his Galic Gun. He also learned the Genki Dama technique, which focused small amounts of energy into a single ki ball from the entire planet. His first usage gave a 200,000 power level Genki Dama, though most of its energy was lost when he was hit by Great Monkey Vegeta's ki beam.[16]

After repeatedly, unknowingly using his Saiyan ability to get stronger exponentially after recovering from near death, during his 7 day gravity training, Gokū became strong enough to take down three members of the Ginyu Force on his own. After using that ability again, his power level became 3,000,000 and was able to fight on par with Freeza while using 2.5% of his power.

Beerus mentioned Gokū can be pushed to new heights just by experiencing the power of a transformation. When he became a Super Saiyan God he was able to fight on par with Beerus, while Beerus was holding back. After the transformation faded, Gokū was still able to fight on par with Beerus.

Fighting Style

Life Cultivation Techniques

Kamehameha

Main article: Kamehameha

Super-Kamehameha

Gokū charging the Kamehameha

A technique that Gokū learned by imitating Kame-Sennin moves and stances when he performed it. This technique would eventually become Gokū´s signature attack. Gokū is also capable of controlling this attack, able to curve it to move it away from innocent people or towards a moving target as well as being able to use his feets to fire it. Through his training and increase in power Gokū develops other varitions of the technique according to how he use it or how much power he has at the moment.

Kaiōken

Main article: Kaiōken

KaiokenGaG

Gokū using the technique

A technique taught by The Kaiō of the North to Gokū, that he can use to multiply his ch'i ouput. The usage of this technique is dropped after Gokū gets acess to the superior Super Saiyan transformation. However, Gokū uses it again during his fight with Hit in the Hakaishin Champa Arc.[30] Eventually after gaining more skill with combining Kaiōken with Super Saiyan Blue, he uses it against the likes of Fused Zamasu, Bergamo, Toppo, a newly empowered Son Gohan, and finally Jiren, though the last one even with the combined power of the two forms proves to be useless due to Jiren's power surpassing the likes of a Hakaishin.[31]

Life Ball

Main article: Life Ball

ExtraLargeGenkiDama

Gokū gathering energy

A technique taught by the Kaiō of the North to Gokū. With this technique, Gokū can draw in the energy of every living thing within a certain radius and form it into a powerful sphere. The strength of the sphere varies by location, and it has the potential to become Gokū's strongest technique of all — barring his use of Destruction in the manga. The volume of ch'i drawn in by the technique determines the strength of the Life Ball, and whether or not it is the base attack, or one of the Life Ball's stronger variations.

Saiyan Forms

Great Monkey Transformation

Main article: Great Monkey Transformation

Oozaru Goku

Gokū as a Giant Monkey.

As a Saiyan, Gokū was born with a tail that allows him to achieve the Great Monkey Transformation when gazing at the full moon or after absorbing Bruits Wave that exceed seventeen million zenos. In this form, he turns into giant monkey that rampages, destroying everything he comes in contact with, without hesitation or reason behind it.

Gokū loses his tail a total of 3 times. The first time it´s cut by Yamcha and Pu'ar.[32] It then grows back. The second time is when he fights his grandpa Gohan and the later pulls it off by accident.[33] Sometime later it grows back again. His tail is removed for the third time sometime during his training with God and it no longer grows back, since then Gokū permanently losses this transformation.[34]

Super Saiyan

Main article: Super Saiyan

SuperSaiyanGoku

Son Gokū when he first became a Super Saiyan.

As an extraordinarily strong member of the Saiyan race, Gokū has access to the Super Saiyan transformation, and became the first known Super Saiyan in a thousand years. Gokū first transformed in his battle against the tyrannical Freeza, in a fit of rage when the Frost Demon killed Gokū's best friend, Kulilin. While transformed, Gokū's appearance undergoes a change; his black hair stands on end, becoming golden, and his eyes change from black to an emerald hue. Additionally, he gains a golden aura to match his hair. The most drastic difference, however, is in terms of sheer power; while transformed, Gokū's power increases explosively, and he proves to be more than capable of handling the likes of Freeza. Even when the tyrant fought at 100% of his full power, Gokū proved to be more than his match, signifying the strength of the Super Saiyan was far greater than that of Gokū's strongest Kaiōken at the time; Kaioken x20.

Super Saiyan Second Grade

Main article: Super Saiyan Second Grade

GokuSecondGrade

Gokū in Super Saiyan Second Grade.

Gokū is capable of using an enhanced state of the Super Saiyan transformation which is stronger and faster than the ordinary Super Saiyan, he achieves this transformation during his training in the Room of Spirit and Time. However, because of the energy consumption and the stress on the body, Gokū abandons the Super Saiyan Second Grade after he masters his regular Super Saiyan transformation.
Super Saiyan Third Grade

Main article: Super Saiyan Third Grade

Super Saiyan Third Grade

Super Saiyan Third Grade Gokū.

Gokū is capable of using an enhanced state of the Super Saiyan Second Grade transformation which is stronger but slower than the former, he achieves this transformation during his training in the Room of Spirit and Time. However, because of the energy consumption, the stress on the body and slow speed, Gokū abandons the Super Saiyan Third Grade after he masters his regular Super Saiyan transformation and achieves the Super Saiyan 2 transformation. Despite never using the form in a battle, Gokū was able to determine the weaknesses of it the moment he transformed, and revealed, decades later, that he knew the form to be unsuitable for long battle.[35]

Super Saiyan Fourth Grade

Main article: Super Saiyan Fourth Grade

Super Saiyan Goku

Gokū in his Super Saiyan's heightened Fourth Grade.

After realizing the weaknesses inherent to the higher grades of Super Saiyan, Gokū concluded that mastery over the basic Super Saiyan form would be more advantageous and went on to improve his endurance in that form, thus achieving this state. This would go on to become Gokū's default Super Saiyan state, as it differs from the traditional 'grades' Gokū would also achieve. The Fourth Grade allows Gokū to treat his Super Saiyan state as his 'natural' state, removing the stress and agitation of the form, and allowing him to fight to his fullest.

After his fight with Beerus, Gokū realized that going on to fully master the Super Saiyan form would eventually make the form far more reliable than Super Saiyan 2, or 3, and it has been stated that it is likely he may never transform beyond Super Saiyan again.[36]

After training under Whis, this form becomes even stronger due to Gokū's acquisition of godly ki, and becomes known as the Super Super Saiyan.[37] He uses this transformation when fighting against a transformed Frost in the 6th Universe and 7th Universe Hakaishin Selection Martial Arts Competition. His power in this form was still impressive to the point where it surprised the members of the Sixth Universe that he could also transform, with even Vados acknowledging that Gokū was no ordinary Saiyan.[38]

Super Saiyan 2

Main article: Super Saiyan 2

Super Saiyan Gokū

Gokū in his Super Saiyan 2 transformation.

Gokū achieved this transformation while training on the Kaiō of the North's planet in the Afterworld during the seven years of peace before the arrival of Majin Boo,[39] during that timeframe he archived this transformation under unknown circumstances. This is Gokū's least utilized Super Saiyan transformation, though it is still a powerful form nonetheless. After the events of the Majin Boo debacle and his fight with Beerus, Gokū mostly uses this form in non-serious matches, otherwise utilizing Super Saiyan or Super Saiyan Blue. Gowasu compared his strength in this form to that of the Hakaishin, though it is unknown whether he was referring to Beerus or Rumoosh.[40]

Super Saiyan 3

Main article: Super Saiyan 3

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Gokū in his Super Saiyan 3 transformation.

During the time he spent training in the Afterlife, alongside the Super Saiyan 2 transformation, he also archive another superior transformation, also under unknown circumstances, although he states that it took him many years to achieve.[39] The Super Saiyan 3 transformation increases Gokū's strength manyfold, and with it, he is able to combat enemies as strong as Majin Boo in his various forms. However, despite the boon of increased strength, the Super Saiyan form comes at a cost. It drains Gokū faster than any form in the traditional Super Saiyan line. While fighting Majin Boo, Gokū was unable to properly manipulate his own ki, and had to have Vegeta intervene while he built up energy.[41] However, Super Saiyan 3 proved to be far too taxing on Gokū's body, and instead of building up energy like he intended too, his energy reserves depleted, causing him to revert to his base state.[42] Notably, this drain didn't apply to Gokū's dead body, and he claimed he was freely capable of using the form while he was dead.[43]

Gokū eventually appeared to acclimate to the form, as he was capable of using it to some degree against the Hakaishin Beerus; his showcasing of power in this form wound up destroying most of the Kaiō of the North's Planet, and Gokū was soundly defeated. Super Saiyan 3 would later be surpassed by Gokū's Super Saiyan God[44] and Super Saiyan Blue forms.[45][46]

Super Saiyan God

Main article: Super Saiyan God

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Gokū in the first transformation utilizing godly ki.

Gokū achieved the Super Saiyan God transformation through the Super Saiyan God Ritual — a ritual in which five pure-hearted Saiyans pool their energy into a single Saiyan to create a Super Saiyan God. Physically, the changes are minimal, giving Gokū red hair and eyes. Additionally, his skin gains reddish tinge and causing him to grow slightly thinner, essentially causing him to look younger. His aura becomes a gentle flame in appearance, with several shimmering sparkles sparsely seen through it. In terms of power, however, the increase is tremendous. The Super Saiyan God transformation gives Gokū access to godly ki, making those without godly ki unable to sense his power.[44] His speed and power are also increased dramatically, allowing Gokū to keep pace with various stages of Beerus' own power. Notably, when Gokū first transformed, he had issues controlling his power while in this state; he was prone to bursts of physical power, and outright stated that his body didn't feel like his own body anymore. Beerus himself remarked that Gokū was only able to control a portion of the power Super Saiyan God offered at first, something Gokū confirmed. The longer he fought, however, the more adjusted Gokū became to the Super Saiyan God power.[47] As shown by its ability to keep up with Beerus, this form far outclasses Gokū's Super Saiyan 3 form. This transformation also grants Gokū "regeneration" powers, though the extent of this ability is unknown.[48] The form, however, was only temporary; it eventually disappeared, however, Gokū kept the godly ki and the power increase.[44] After learning how to harness this power in his base form, he became explosively stronger than before, able to fight toe to toe with Freeza's final form, who became so much stronger that he was able to outpace and disable Gohan with a simple kick.

Despite the form's initial time limit, after attaining a mastery of godly ki, in the manga, Gokū was able to freely adopt the Super Saiyan God form of his own volition while battling Hit. He used this form prior to transforming into Super Saiyan Blue, as the latter uses up far more stamina and is more exhausting to transform into. His Super Saiyan God's power output was able to exceed approximately ten percent of Vegeta's own Super Saiyan Blue strengh, allowing him to dominate Hit during their battle.[49] In the anime, Gokū exhibited this ability as well, readopting the form during the Tournament of Power.[50]

Super Saiyan Blue

Main article: Super Saiyan Blue

SuperSaiyanGodSuperSSJGoku

Gokū utilizing the power of Super Saiyan with godly ki.

After his battles with Majin Boo and the Hakaishin Beerus, Gokū realized that mastering the godly energy in his base form and harnessing it when becoming Super Saiyan would allow to become even more powerful than Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3. For this reason, Gokū focused his efforts on mastering the Super Saiyan form, and initially stopped using transformations beyond the original Super Saiyan.[51], though would eventually make use of these forms outside of serious matches. This is exemplified during his training to master the Super Saiyan God power with Whis. Gokū combines the godly energy from the Super Saiyan God transformation with his Super Saiyan state, creating a new form entirely; Super Saiyan Blue. This state is far more powerful than either of the two transformations that were used to create it; however, Super Saiyan Blue Gokū proved to be incapable of fighting Golden Freeza while the latter was at full strength. Only when the tyrant was weakened did Gokū prove superior. According to Whis' own words, this form is also not strong enough to defeat Beerus without the help of Vegeta.[52] The Super Saiyan Blue form is Gokū's final Super Saiyan and strongest transformation, as well as the ultimate transformation of the Saiyan race.[46]

SuperbLue

Goku using Super Saiyan Blue Ten-Fold Kaiōken.

Gokū has shown the ability to combine the Kaiōken with Super Saiyan Blue due to Super Saiyan Blue's mastery of ki. Unlike the normal Super Saiyan which causes a tremendous tole on the body making the combination between it and Kaiōken unusable, with the mastery of Ki in Super Saiyan Blue Gokū is able to combine both states and greatly increase his power. However, by Gokū's own admission, the technique is incomplete and has a 90% failure rate. When he managed to pull it off against Hit he was able to fight on par with the legendary assassin, his speed and power surpassing even the likes of Hit's Time-Leap. When increased ten times of its normal power, Gokū's attacks were powerful enough to completely obliterate the barrier that Whis and Vados created with ease. By the time of the Tournament of Power, Gokū's skill with it had increased to the point he was able to use it without adverse effects, and power it up to times twenty.

Completed Super Saiyan Blue

Main article: Perfected Super Saiyan Blue

FullPowerSuperSaiyanBlue

Son Gokū as a Perfected Super Saiyan Blue.

In the manga, Gokū would go on to master Super Saiyan Blue in its entirety, completing the form. According to Vegeta, this completes the Super Saiyan Blue transformation, sealing the overflowing power of Blue — which cannot fight at full power constantly — within Gokū's body, enabling him to use Blue's power at its most efficient rate. This enhanced state is characterized by the lack of an aura around the body. However, within this state, Gokū puts his body at great risk of burning out due to the stress of keeping Blue's ki within his body.[53]

In this form, using 100% of Super Saiyan Blue's power, Gokū was able to stand up to the merged Zamasu, who had previously outclassed him entirely.[54]

GokuHakai

Gokū utilizes Destruction.

However, the usage of this state shows that Gokū's abilities as a god only to continue to evolve. By channeling his suppressed aura into his fist, he is capable of channeling an ability only seen in HakaishinDestruction. This ability allows him to reduce anything to ash. Despite having only just learned the ability, Gokū showcased considerable skill, as he managed to stop it midway to prevent himself from atomizing Mai when Zamasu used her as a human shield. However, this ability uses all of his Blue power, reducing him to normal state.[55]

Super Saiyan 4

Main article: Super Saiyan 4


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SuperSaiyan4Goku

Gokū as a Super Saiyan 4.

In the anime-only Dragon Ball GT, Super Saiyan 4 is Gokū's final and strongest Super Saiyan state. The form is unique in terms of Super Saiyan transformations, as Gokū was only able to unlock the form after gaining control over his Golden Great Monkey Transformation. His appearances changes drastically; even though he was a child, his body rapidly matures to adulthood, his hair lengthens, though remains black, and becomes wild. His torso is covered in a thick red fur, and his tail becomes a matching red. The form comes with a change of clothing; his pants and shoes alter, and he loses his shirt. His original clothing is restored when he returns to base state. Super Saiyan 4 outclasses Super Saiyan 3 in all ways, giving Gokū both enhanced strength and greater control of the form, being able to overpower Baby as well as fight him for far longer than he was able to as a Super Saiyan 3. Furthermore, the form appears to be capable of absorbing energy, as Gokū was able to absorb one of Baby's energy attacks with no adverse effects.


Concludes "C-Canon" section.


Ultra Instinct

Main article: Ultra Instinct

Gokū 's New FOrm

Gokū using Ultra Instinct

A form entirely separate from Super Saiyan, the Ultra Instinct is a trauma-induced transformation triggered when Gokū absorbed a Genki Dama reflected at him by Jiren. In this state, Gokū has silver-eyes, slightly raised hair, and a godly aura similar to Beerus. Ultra Instinct, as a transformation, incorporates the Ultra Instinct state of being that Whis attempted to teach Gokū and Vegeta, and has himself mastered, allowing Gokū to respond to any movement without thought. It is also accompanied by an extreme boost in power, allowing Gokū to match Jiren. Similarly to Super Saiyan God, however, the form ran out of time, rendering Gokū powerless.[56] Unlike Super Saiyan God, activating it again does not remove the time limit; during Gokū's fight with Kefla, he exhausted this form and was left powerless again.[57]

According to Whis, during his fight with Kefla, Gokū, in this state, has only mastered dodging unconsciously. He still, however, needs to think before he attacks.[57] By the time he reawakened Ultra Instinct again against Jiren, his skill increased with it immensely, learning to attack and defend without any needing to think. Due to this, when he fully mastered it, he overwhelmed and nearly defeated Jiren, only for the form to exhaust him and greatly injure his body.[58]

Notes & References

Notes

  1. Dragon Ball Minus, page 9 and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, page 216 confirmed to have been sent to Earth as age 3 in Dragon Ball Minus; Bulma was 5 at the time. Bulma, who is 16 when the series starts, is therefore two years older than Gokū.
  2. (Harmony Gold dub)
  3. (Child)
  4. (Teen, Adult)
  5. (Child - Kai)
  6. (Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout)
  7. In the original manga, Gokū only knows the technique in theory and has never used it with anyone, merely teaching it to Goten and Trunks. Only in the movies and Dragon Ball GT did Gokū use the technique himself.

References

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