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"So, the little pests choose to intervene from the sidelines. They just won't rest until I've been pushed to the very limits of my patience... YOU MEDDLING BRATS!!! I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY SUFFERING THE SAME FATE AS THIS PLANET!"
Frieza's rage over Gohan and Krillin's intervention in "Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!"

Death Ball (デスボール Desu Bōru) is Frieza's Ultimate Blast, and one of his signature techniques.


Frieza lights a spark of energy on his index finger. Once enough energy is gathered, this spark may grow to the size of a small moon and is thrown towards the target. Typically, this attack is used to destroy planets or as a last-ditch effort to kill an opponent.



A Death Ball charged in Chilled's hands

In Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, Chilled uses this attack in an attempt to kill Super Saiyan Bardock and destroy Planet Plant after Bardock turned into a Super Saiyan. However, Bardock counters with his Rebellion Trigger, and eventually deflects it back to himself, heavily injured. He uses both hands to create and throw it. In the manga, it is very similar to Destroy The Planet!, but in the anime it is identical to the Supernova.

During the fight on Namek, an infuriated, cackling Frieza uses the attack in an attempt to destroy the planet, but Goku finally launches the Large Spirit Bomb down at him, which engulfs his Death Ball completely and deals Frieza a massive blow.

In the manga version of the Tournament of Power, Frieza uses the attack during the waning moments of the tournament to defeat Jiren, demanding Goku to hold him still so the attack can land. Despite the attack being powerful, Jiren is able to barely deflect it into the air. This, however, gives Frieza the chance to transform into Golden Frieza and launch himself, Goku, and Jiren all off of the arena, making Team Universe 7 the winners of the tournament.



Xeno Frieza's Dark Death Ball

Video Game Appearances[]

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Frieza prepares a Death Ball in J-Stars Victory Vs

The Death Ball technique appears in almost every single game that Frieza appears in. Frieza can use this attack in games such as Dragon Ball Z, the Butōden series, Budokai series, Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu, Budokai Tenkaichi series, Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Battle Stadium D.O.N, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu, Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, Dragon Ball Heroes, and J-Stars Victory Vs.

It is Frieza's Ultimate K.O. in the Supersonic Warriors series, where he uses the Destroy The Planet! variation.

In Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact, after performing the first part of their Hell's Buster, Frieza fires a Death Ball into the attack and Cell fires a Super Kamehameha, creating a giant orange orb of energy.

In Dragon Ball: Tap Battle, Frieza can use a regular, purple-colored Death Ball as his super move, briefly turning in his 50% Power from, and the more powerful, much larger and dark-colored "Destroy The Planet!" variant, named the Death Bomb in the game, as his ultimate.

Frieza can also use the regular Death Ball in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, where it appears alongside the weaker Death Sphere variant.

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Kuriza charges his Death Ball

When used as an alternate costume for Frieza, Kuriza uses a Death Ball in the shape of an enormous orange chestnut with a face on it in Dragon Ball Z 2 V.

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Super Buu (w/ Frieza absorbed) charges a Death Ball

Super Buu can use the Death Ball in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, but only after absorbing Frieza.

Kid Buu can also use the attack Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, where Death Ball is an alternate name for his Planet Burst.

In the Raging Blast series and Ultimate Tenkaichi, the Death Ball Frieza and Cooler use in their base form has a much different appearance from other regular Death Balls, being much larger and glowing red or orange like a Supernova, while the actual Supernova is their ultimate attack.

Final Form Frieza sometimes uses a very large black Death Ball as his ultimate attack in video games, such as in Super Dragon Ball Z (where the regular red Death Ball also appears), Tap Battle (under the name Death Bomb) and J-Stars Victory V. These Death Balls are some of the most powerful attacks displayed, with the large Death Ball used in J-Stars Victory Vs being comparable to Goku's Spirit Bomb, or Vegeta's Final Flash in power.

Death Ball also appears as Final Form Frieza and Chilled's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.

"Gather Ki in your upraised fingers and launch ultra-powerful Ki Blasts!"
Dragon Ball Xenoverse series Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Death Ball appears as one of Frieza's Ultimate Skills which can also be obtained by the Future Warrior.

"Fires a large, homing Ki Blast at the opponent."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Tutorial description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Death Ball returns as one of Frieza's Ultimate Skills and can be learned by the Future Warrior by completing School Quest: Lesson 3 of Frieza's Training. After the 1.09.00 Update, it can be added to Dodoria's custom skillset after purchasing it in his Partner Customization. When using the attack, he will shout out "Go to Hell!" before firing. It can also be unlocked for Super Baby 2's custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.

In the Enemy Warrior Arc of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Frieza uses the Death Ball alongside Goku and Cell's Kamehamehas to finish off the evil Android 21.