Continuous Energy Bullets (連続気功弾 Renzoku Kikōdan, lit. "Continuous Energy Work Bullets"), or Continuous Energy Waves (連続エネルギー波 Renzoku Enerugī-Ha), are a combination of many energy waves, much more powerful than the average ki blasts, and fired at a very rapid rate. This technique is usually used as a last resort or a desperation move, typically motivated by frustration or rage.
The user usually brings their arms to their sides, charges up ki, and then he throws his hands forward one after another as he rapidly fires many energy blasts. It is effective for quick, widespread, and massive amounts of damage, but it is very draining on one's own ki level. However, if the user is powerful enough, he will be able to avoid the ki drainage effects of this combination technique. Like other techniques, this attack can be increased further through transformations, concentration, and training, and its power, speed, force, color, and size depends on the user.
The Continuous Energy Bullet is a widely-used attack in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Vegeta is its most prominent user, having used his Lucora Gun so many times that when Majin Buu uses a Continuous Energy Bullet against Goku, Goku refers to it as Vegeta's move.
Chilled uses this in an attempt to kill Super Saiyan Bardock, but Bardock walks through the attack unharmed. Vegeta uses the attack in an attempt to finish off Gohan during his battle on Earth, Gohan is able to run and avoid the blasts, but the explosions they cause send him flying head first into a cliff. Vegeta later uses the Super Energy Wave Volley against Zarbon in his Monster Form state. Gohan uses his version of this attack, the Gekiretsu Madan, against Frieza. After Frieza dodges Vegeta's various energy wave attacks, Vegeta re-uses the Super Energy Wave Volley, however, the tyrant is easily able to dodge every explosion. Vegeta finally stops the attack just as Frieza teleports in front of the Saiyan prince, which in a moment of despair is forced to appeal (futilely) to the Final Burst Cannon in an attempt to annihilate Frieza. After that, Frieza gives Vegeta a beating.
Cooler's Armored Squadron uses this technique in an attempt to kill Goku and Gohan under Cooler's orders after the latter manages to escape, severely ravaging the landscape as well as causing Goku and Gohan's hiding place to cave in as a result, though, that failed to kill them.
Liquiir uses his version during his brief sparring match with the other Gods of Destruction to test the durability of the Tournament of Power Arena within the Null Realm as ordered by the Grand Minister.
In Dragon Ball GT, Majuub uses the Super Energy Wave Volley against Baby, as well as does Pan as part of her Reliable Friend technique. Baby Vegeta uses this and forms them as Continuous Super Galick Gun.
Video Game Appearances
This technique is appears in the Gokuden series and the Butōden series. In the Butōden series, it is named Renzoku Energy Dan and is used by Goku, Gohan, Goten, Kid Trunks, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, and Shin. In addition to his signature Continuous Die Die Missile, in the Butōden series, Gotenks uses a regular Renzoku Energy Dan technique called Jury's Verdict.
In the Budokai series, the technique is usually used at the end of several character's Dragon Rushes. It has different names depending on the character using it: Goku's version of this technique is called Continuous Kamehameha (also used by Adult Gohan and Goten), Gohan's version is called Continuous Ki Blast Wave/High-Speed Hammer, Great Saiyaman's version is called Justice Flash, Vegeta's version is called Meteor Flash, Yamcha's version is called Wolf Fang Blast, Tien's version is called Domination Blast, Raditz's version is called Weekly Special, Dodoria's version is called Dodoria Big Blaster, Zarbon's version is called Super Beautiful Arrow, Recoome's version is called Recoome Max Vulcan, Captain Ginyu's version is called Parmesan Shower, Frieza's version is called Killer Ball, Future Trunks' version is called Energy Burst (also used by Kid Trunks), Android 20's version is called Precise Cannon, Androids 18 and 17's version is called Power Falling Star, Cell's version is called Negative Power Rain, Shin's version is called Energy Rain, Dabura's version is called Hate Ray Cannon, Innocent Buu's version is called Enjoy Browning, Super Buu's version is called Assault Rain, Kid Buu's version is called Mad Kill Spike, Vegito's version is called Surf Chain/Shining Star Rain, and Tiencha's version is called Wolf Fang Jackhammer Fist. In the first game in particular, lightweight characters fire the attack at a fast-rate, while heavyweight characters such as Recoome and Dodoria fire at a slow-rate with larger sweeping motions when throwing the blasts.
Its various levels are named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and also appear Raging Blast series. Great Apes and Golden Great Apes also have a Mouth Blast variation of this attack. The various levels in the Budokai Tenkaichi series are:
- Full Power Energy Blast Volley: used by GT Goku, Gohan, Goten, Raditz, Guldo, Android 18, Android 17, Dabura, and Baby Vegeta.
- Full Power Energy Barrage Wave: used by Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, Kid Trunks, Cui, Turles, Dore, Neiz, and Salza.
- Super Energy Wave Volley: used by Goku, Vegeta, King Vegeta, Future Trunks, Majuub, and Tarble. Vegeta's version of this attack is called Final Bleed in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Lucora Gun in Super Dragon Ball Z, and Galick Shoot in the Raging Blast series.
In Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, it is named Full Power Consecutive Ki Blast and is used by Gohan, Goten, Kid Trunks, and Cooler. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Galick Burst is the name of the technique when Vegeta uses it in his base form, Galick Shooting is the version in his Super Saiyan form, and Galick Blaze is the version used in his Super Saiyan 2 form.
The technique is called Energy Barrage in Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Super Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Online. In Dragon Ball Online, Energy Barrage is a spiritual attack of the Martial Artist skill tree that can be learned at level 24; its variation Stronger Energy Barrage is learned at level 30. Rapid Shot is a similar attack of the Spiritualist skill tree learn-able from level 1 by Spiritualists.
"Fire off Ki Blasts over a wide range in front of you!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse Consecutive Energy Blast description
It appears under the name Consecutive Energy Blast and is a common Super Skill used by several fighters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. In both games, it acts as an energy sphere barrage where the user fire ki blast spheres in a wide range. Vegeta also has his own version called Finish Breaker which he will teach to the Future Warrior in Xenoverse and the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) in Xenoverse 2.
"Fires two Ki Waves! Charge this move to fire up to 6!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Energy Wave Combo description
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, another version of this attack is added, called Energy Wave Combo (not to be confused with the technique used by Hatchiyack). In Xenoverse 2, Energy Wave Combo allows the user to fire Ki Wave from both hands and can be charged up to fire up to a maximum of 6 ki waves.
Notably, in several video games outside of Dragon Ball media, such as Battle Stadium D.O.N., J-Stars Victory Vs., and Jump Force, Vegeta is often most associated with this technique.
- It is a running gag in the series for a victim of the Continuous Energy Bullet techniques to reveal themselves out of the smoke left by the blasts and appear unphased, with the one who used the attack to look surprised (for example, Vegeta's enraged attack against Cell when Future Trunks was killed). However, Goku's Continuous Kamehameha hits Perfect Cell (causing him to use his Perfect Barrier to stop the attack), Gohan's Gekiretsu Madan was successful in toppling Frieza, Future Androids 17 & 18 Photon Strike was successful in killing Future Gohan, and Gogeta's Stardust Fall was able to damage and disorient Super Saiyan C-type Broly. Krillin's Scattering Bullet was the first lethal Continuous Energy Bullet technique when it killed three out of the four remaining Saibamen. Super Buu's Human Extinction Attack is the most lethal killing countless Earthlings that survived Innocent Buu's rampage.
- Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, 1997
- Super Dragon Ball Z, 2005
- Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, 2000
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, 2008
- Budokai Tenkaichi series
- Butōden series
- J-Stars Victory Vs, 2015
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- Budokai series
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, 2005
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, 2014
- Raging Blast series
- Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- Dragon Ball Heroes, 2010
- Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game, 2008
- Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, 2009
- Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, 2011
- Dragon Ball Z, episode 85, "The Renewed Goku"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 198, "Final Round"
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, 2013