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Fire Breath (火炎放射 Kaen Housha) is a fire elemental technique used by Dabura, Hirudegarn, and Golden Great Apes among others.


The user fires an immense, blazing flare or fire balls from their mouth that severely burns its target(s), and causes destructive effects to any area that is caught within the flames.


This technique was first used in Dragon Ball Z by the filler character Princess Snake while she was in her evil snake form.

Film Appearances

Hirudegarn's Genma Flame

In Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Hirudegarn used Gigantic Flame against Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta after throwing him onto a building. Vegeta uses an Energy Shield to protect the civilians in the building, but loses consciousness due to the high amount of energy used to resist the attack.


Video Game Appearances

Lizards, Baby Pterodactyls, and Baby Gameras attack by breathing fire in Dragon Ball: Origins and Dragon Ball: Origins 2.

Gigantic Flame and Evil Flame appear in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Gigantic Flame is Hirudegarn's Ultimate Blast and one of Golden Great Ape Baby's Blast 2.

In Dragon Ball Online, fire breath is the attack of Child Dragons, Tamtam Child Dragons, Divine Water Guard Dragons, Guardian Dragon Hatchlings and Ancient Drakes.

Hirudegarn's Genma Flame Cannon in Dragon Ball Heroes

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Hirudegarn's version is called Phantom Demon Flame Cannon (幻魔火炎砲 Genma Kaenhō), and the version used by Golden Great Ape Goku and Great Ape Gohan is called Super Flame Cannon (超火炎砲 Chō Kaenhō).

Hirudegarn can also breath fire in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Evil Flame appear as Special Move used by certain characters. There is also a weaker version called Evil Fire and a stronger version called Evil Blaze. Gigantic Flame also appears as a Special Move though it is fired in an arc.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC, Evil Flame appears as one of Dabura's Super Skills. It can also be obtained as a reward by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 117: "A Dance of Swords" where it is dropped randomly by Dabura when he is defeated. As part of the Extra Pack 2 DLC, Fu can also utilize the technique.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Super Flame Cannon is a fireball based variant used by certain Great Ape characters as their Super Attack.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Raditz and King Vegeta have their own variations which act as a combination of Chou Makouhou and Fire Breath as they breath fiery streams of ki. Raditz's variant Super Saturday Crash is also a Fire Breath/Mouth Energy Wave variation of Saturday Crush (Saturday Crush is called Saturday Crash in World Mission).