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"Release it Gohan! Release everything! Remember all the pain he's caused... the people he's hurt... NOW MAKE THAT YOUR POWER!"
Goku to Gohan in "Save the World"

Father-Son Kamehameha (親子かめはめ波 Oyako Kamehameha, lit. "Parent and Child Kamehame Wave") is Gohan's Ultimate Blast in his Super Saiyan 2 form.


First, Gohan fires a Super Kamehameha at the opponent, who struggles against the attack. Then, the spirit of his father Goku appears behind him in a Kamehameha stance and shouts to him "Now!!" Finally, Gohan pulls his hand back and throws it forward as he charges more power into the attack, overpowering the opponent and inflicting a massive amount of damage.

Usage and Power[]

Goku calling to Gohan to deliver the final blow in "Save the World"

During the climax of the Cell Games, Super Saiyan 2 Gohan finds himself down an arm and heavily depleted of his energy after saving Vegeta from a lethal blast from Cell, who had also attained Super Saiyan 2 and become "Super Perfect Cell" as a result of his near self-destruction. Witnessing Cell charge his Solar Kamehameha, Gohan believes there is nothing that can be done, but Goku telepathically reaches his son from the Other World, telling him not to give up and to release all of his hidden power to wipe out Cell. With his resolve renewed, Gohan matches Cell's attack with the Father-Son Kamehameha, initiating a massive Energy Clash.

Gohan's earlier damage comes back to bite him, as Cell repeatedly pushes Gohan to the brink, but Goku continues to coach Gohan from the afterlife, leading Gohan to unleash even more of his power to momentarily bring the Kamehameha clash back to a stalemate. However, Cell reveals the full extent of his own power in return, regaining the advantage. Goku tells Gohan not to worry about damaging the Earth, as the Dragon Balls can undo any casualties, but Gohan still finds himself fighting an uphill battle. Piccolo, Krillin, Yamcha and Tien rush in to help Gohan by attacking Cell from behind but are easily overwhelmed by the Bio-Android's aura pressure. Witnessing this, Gohan powers up even further, but Cell once again powers up in response. As everything seems lost, Vegeta, who had been watching from the sidelines and holding back, finally transforms and brings a Galick Blazer crashing down on Cell with all of his remaining energy, momentarily stunning him. Seizing the chance, Goku screams for Gohan to give it one last push, and with a mighty roar, Gohan unleashes all the rest of his power and power channeled to him by the spirit of Goku[7] into the Father-Son Kamehameha, overpowering the Solar Kamehameha and destroying Super Perfect Cell once and for all.

In the manga version of the New Space-Time War Saga, Goku and the Warrior in Black perform the Father-Son Kamehameha in order to finish off the Crimson-Masked Saiyan.

In the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, Goku and the Future Warrior in Black perform one to match Time Power Unleashed Demigra's Chaotic Gigantes, before being joined by Xeno Bardock and his Rebellion Trigger to create a 3 Generations Kamehameha.


Video Game Appearances[]


The Father-Son Kamehameha in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The attack appears in Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu, and can be used in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, the Budokai series (including Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit), the Budokai Tenkaichi series (where it was named Father-Son Kamehameha), Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact, Dragon Ball Heroes, the Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle and Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero. It is Teen Gohan's Ultimate Blast in his Super Saiyan 2 form in the Budokai Tenkaichi series; in Budokai Tenkaichi 2, the technique is performed as a rush where Gohan uppercuts the opponent's chin, followed by a roundhouse kick which knocks them away, before charging the Father-Son Kamehameha.


Cell and Cell Jr.'s Father-Son Kamehameha-like attack

It is called Family Kamehameha in Supersonic Warriors 2; first, Gohan fires his Super Kamehameha at the opponent, then Goku appears and charges more power into it, inflicting a great amount of damage. A variation performed with Bardock can be used if Bardock is in the team: Goku and Gohan use the technique, but the opponent blocks it, then Bardock appears and adds his Final Spirit Cannon to the Kamehameha to blast the enemy, which knocks them off guard and allows them to be overwhelmed by the attack.

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, during the epilogue of the what-if saga "The True Ultimate Android", Cell and a Cell Jr. use a similar attack in a Beam Struggle against Super Saiyan 2 Gohan.

The Father-Son Kamehameha appears in Dragon Ball Heroes as the Father-Son Kamehameha Unit (親子かめはめ波ユニット), a team attack that can be performed by Teen Gohan as a Super Saiyan 2 if Goku (Super Saiyan) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan) are both on his team. The Universe 7 Ultimate Warrior Unit used by SSGSS (Evolved) Vegeta's UM1-19 card with Goku and Gohan (Adult) incorporates a Bending Kamehameha variation of the Father-Son Kamehameha that carries the opponent into orbit, the energy wave bending around the planet in a boomerang-like fashion so Vegeta can perform his Gamma Burst Flash as the finisher.

The Father-Son Kamehameha Full Power (親子かめはめ波・フルパワー) variant of the move was added in Universe Mission 12 as the Super Attack of Teen Gohan's UM12-SEC3 card after transforming into a Super Saiyan 2.

The move reappears in Dragon Ball Xenoverse as Teen Gohan's Ultimate Skill. In the distorted history introduction cutscene to the Cell Saga, Dark Perfect Cell performs a Perfect Kamehameha version with the aid of his Dark Cell Juniors to finish off Teen Gohan. The Future Warrior uses a similar technique to defeat Demigra in the games alternate ending.

In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, the Goku & Gohan (representing the deceased spirit of Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan) Z-Assist character (obtainable as DLC via an update) can perform the Father-Son Kamehameha when summoned in battle.

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Future Gohan performing the Father-Son Kamehameha with the spirit of Future Goku in Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it returns as Teen Gohan's Ultimate Skill in his Demon Clothes 2 skillset. After the 1.09.00 Update, it can be equipped to Future Gohan's custom skillset after it has been purchased in Partner Customization. Additionally, he and Super Saiyan Blue Goku use it in a DLC update scenario to wipe out the Supervillain-empowered Janemba and his clones. The scene of Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Future Gohan performing the technique is also replicated in an anime style in Artwork 275.

Dragon Ball FighterZ features the Father-Son Kamehameha in two fashions. The first is a usable technique performed by Teen Gohan that requires three bars of ki, but by expending two more allows him to fire Father-Son Kamehameha (Full Power). The second is in a Dramatic Finish where, if Gohan defeats Cell in the Destroyed Cell Games Arena (Wasteland Stage) with a Neutral Heavy Attack, the scene of Cell’s defeat by Gohan and the Father-Son Kamehameha will be re-enacted, albeit without Vegeta's intervention. However, the battle itself can not end with the move, or else Gohan will wreck the immediate area with it, causing a Destructive Finish instead.


  • In the manga, Battle of Gods, Super Hero, and several video games, Goku was in his base form when he helped Gohan, while in the original anime, Dragon Ball Z Kai and other video games, he was in his Super Saiyan form.
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Goku/Bardock Father-Son Kamehameha what-if

  • As part of "Toyotarou Drew It!", Toyotarou drew a what-if scenario where Bardock's spirit was present as part of Goku's Angry Kamehameha against Frieza - in such a position that together they formed the proper Kamehameha pose and thus forming a Father-Son Kamehameha. A figure was made of this what-if artwork.[6]
  • The Z-Assists in Xenoverse are very similar to the Father-Son Kamehameha, as they cause the soul of the Future Warrior's current master to go into the Future Warrior's body while they're performing his signature technique to increase its power. Ironically, it can be used with Cell's Solar Kamehameha (named Perfect Kamehameha in the game).