The user can change the Kamehameha's course, allowing the user to surprise his or her opponent.
Years later, Goku uses the Bending Kamehameha against Raditz, but Raditz easily blocks the attack.
While traveling to Namek around in the Capsule Corporation spaceship, Goku fires Bending Kamehameha waves in order to get Saiyan Power and increase his power. When fighting Captain Ginyu, Goku uses a Kamehameha, but the Saiyan has lost so much power that the attack bends away from Ginyu.
During the Cell Games, Cell uses a similar technique during the fight with Goku, when Goku attempts to get Cell to divert the Kamehameha upwards in order to keep the attack from destroying Earth as the android's power had been enough power to destroy Earth.
- Kamehameha Barrage - An Energy Barrage variation where the user fires several waves simultaneously which can also change direction. Originally used by Goku on himself during his gravity training. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle where it appears as a Super Attack.
Video Game Appearances
Kid Goku is able to use the attack in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22. In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, charged Ki Blasts which are fired like the Kamehameha and home to the opponent are used by Goku some of his various forms.
The Bending Kamehameha appears as Goku (Young)'s Super Attack which is based upon its usage against King Piccolo. Adult Goku can use a variation of it called Kamehameha Barrage which is based upon the technique used to attack himself during his gravity training.
"Enter additional input after firing to make the Kamehameha chase your opponent!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it appears as a Super Skill used by Goku in his Turtle Hermit Gi 2 (which is his Weighted clothing removed outfit from the Raditz Saga which is likely a reference to its use during the battle with Raditz). Additional input allows the user to make the wave chase their opponent. Additionally the Future Warrior can obtain this technique by purchasing it at the Skill Shop. After the 1.09.00 Update, it can be added to Krillin's custom skillset after it has been purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. It can also be added to Adult Gohan's custom skillset for 5 TP Medals as well.
- Goku's Kamehameha Barrage attack upon himself is odd as Vegeta states that Saiyan Power cannot be triggered if the injury is self-inflicted though this revelation occurs after Goku actually utilizes the technique thus he would have been unaware of this fact. Alternatively the attack itself had no effect on his Saiyan Power, which was instead triggered by Goku surviving the intense gravity training as a whole and eating a Senzu Bean.