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Super Kamehameha
Super Kamehameha[1][2][3]
ちょうかめはめ Chō Kamehameha
Games Kamehameha Cannon[4]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 16, Chapter 185
Anime Debut DB144
Movie Debut Movie 8
OVA Debut OVA1
Game Debut Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu
Type Ki Manipulation Technique
Sub-Type Basic type
Class Offensive
Range Long range
Parent Kamehameha
Derived technique(s)
Related technique(s)

The Super Kamehameha is an enhanced version of the Kamehameha technique, invented by Son Gokū.


The Super Kamehameha was a technique invented by Gokū as an improvement over the basic Kamehameha. He created the technique while training with God in the Heavenly Realm.[2]


Fundamentally, the Super Kamehameha is executed in the same manner as the standard Kamehameha. The only difference appears to be the output of power, which results in a blast covering a far larger size and blast radius.[5] In the anime, the blast itself creates a visible sphere of ki within the palm of the user charging the technique, showcasing the larger output in comparison to the Kamehameha, which utilizes a smaller amount of ki and thus does not manifest as largely until the beam is fired.[6]

When used as a Saiyan Beyond God, the technique was strong enough to hold one of Freeza's gigantic energy spheres at bay, and with a further push of ki, it was able to overwhelm it, causing immense damage to Freeza.[7]


  • In Dragon Ball: The Path to Ultimate Strength, Gokū's first Kamehameha vastly differs in size from his original use of it in the manga, appearing more in line with the Super Kamehameha.
  • Gokū does not always make a distinction between this technique and the regular Kamehameha, regardless of the size and intensity of the blast. In fact, he stopped using the term "Super Kamehameha" after his fight with Piccolo Junior.
  • Despite Cell, Gohan, and Majin Boo creating Kamehameha of similar size and intensity to the Super Kamehameha, only Gokū has been listed as a user in the Daizenshū.


  1. Daizenshū 2, page 209
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daizenshū 7, page 131
  3. Chōzenshū 4, page 142
  4. Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butōden
  5. Dragon Ball chapter 185
  6. Dragon Ball episode 144
  7. Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F'
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