"Backflip and dodge an attack! Enter additional input to keep backflipping!"
Backflip is a common evasive movement technique used by many fighters.
The user performs backflip or several backflips to dodge attacks or put distance between themself and the opponent. As it is a pretty basic movement technique when compared to more advanced movement techniques such as the Afterimage Technique, Rapid Movement, or Flight, it is common among martial artists and fighters within the series.
Video Game Appearances
Backflip was named in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 where it appears as a Super Skill used by Goku, Yamcha, Appule, Roberry, and Captain Ginyu (in Trunks' body). It can also be obtained by the Future Warrior by purchasing it from the Skill Shop in Conton City. In Xenoverse 2, it functions like a Super Skill version of Super Back Jump which can be used more than once, and does not cost any Ki or Stamina to use, though unlike Super Back Jump the user must use the technique before they are hit. As part of the Super Pack 1 DLC, it appears as one of the Super Skills used by Frost in his Final Form 1 skillset. As part of the free 1.07.00 Update DLC, it appears as one of the Super Skills used by Trunks in his Yellow Hoodie skillset and SSGSS Goku in his Turtle Gi 1 skillset.