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Ki Blast Deflect (攻撃跳ね返し Kōgeki Hanekaeshi, lit. "Attack Deflection")[2] is a maneuver used to avoid getting hit by Ki Blasts.


When the opponent fires a ki blast, the user waves their hand(s) and slaps the ki blasts away, being free from harm.


Thanks to his fat and flexible body, Buyon is the first being to deflect Goku's Kamehameha.[5]

Goku uses the Ki Blast Deflect during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to deflect a ki blast fired by Tien Shinhan during their match.[6]

Nappa deflects Gohan's Masenko.[7]

Gohan reflects the Fusion Spirit Bomb thrown by Krillin towards Vegeta.

On Namek, Goku uses it to deflect Jeice's Crusher Ball, and later to deflect Captain Ginyu's energy blasts.

When Frieza uses his Punishing Blaster against Piccolo, Namekian is able to deflect it and fires a blast of his own back at Frieza.[8]

After being beaten by Gohan, Frieza gathers enough strength at the last minute to throw the Wild Rush Blaster back at Gohan.[9]

Vegeta uses the technique to deflect a blast from Frieza. During the battle, in his final form, Frieza is able to deflect Vegeta's Final Burst Cannon with a kick.[10]

Goku deflects Frieza's Death Beam and Barrage Death Beam both to protect himself and to ensure the attacks don't hit his friends behind him. Frieza when witnessing this expressed awe at this, indicating such was unusual especially for a Saiyan.[11]

Future Trunks deflects an arm cannon blast

Future Trunks counters Iru's Ray Gun blast. He later counters Frieza's Death Blaster, causing the attack to split up into multiple smaller beams and disperse harmlessly, to Frieza's shock.[12]

Piccolo and later Super Saiyan 2 Gohan use the technique to deflect Cell's Special Beam Cannon.

In the anime, a Cell Jr. is shown easily dispatching the Final Flash Vegeta fired at him.[13]

Ultimate Gohan bounces Super Buu's Gack!

Dabura uses this technique for deflecting the Gohan's Twin Dragon Shot in the anime.[14]

Super Saiyan 3 Goku deflects Majin Buu's Enjoy Browning blasts.[15]

Ultimate Gohan bounces a Gack! from Super Buu,[16] Vegito manages to catch Super Buu's one-handed Destroy Everything! sphere and kicks it back up into the air,[17] and he later deflects Super Buu's Super Kamehameha back at his face.[18]

In Kibito Kai's flashback, Kid Buu kicks West Supreme Kai's Full Power Energy Ball away.[19]

Kid Buu manages to deflect Goku's True Kamehameha during their fight, although at the expense of his left arm and right hand.[20]

Two years after Kid Buu's defeat, during their battle, Gotenks deflects bullets of Aka's Super Wahaha no Ha attack to protect Tarble and Gure.[21]

In his first appearance in the series, Ledgic deflects the Kamehameha that Goku fired at Gale and Sheela.[22]

Vegeta deflects a blast from Baby-possessed Goten, although the blast still succeeds in cutting him.[23]

Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta is able to channel some of his positive energy into Omega Shenron's Negative Karma Ball and kicks it up into space.[24]

Film Appearances

In Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest, Misokatsun can use his Super Flexible Body to deflect energy attacks such as Master Roshi's Kamehameha.

In Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Medamatcha deflects Gohan's Ki Blast while firing his Evil Comet attack.

Salza deflects Piccolo's Chasing Bullet

In Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Salza and Neiz are shown deflecting Goku's Triple Kamehameha waves aimed toward them, Cooler is shown deflecting an Energy Wave from Goku, and Salza is later shown deflecting Piccolo's Chasing Bullet and Krillin's Homing Energy Wave.

In Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, On New Namek, Gohan deflects a blast from a Cyclopian Guard in order to save a Namekian warrior and Super Saiyan Goku deflects Meta-Cooler's Finger Blitz Barrage.

In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Goku deflects Android 15's Multi-step Ki Blast during their battle in the city.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Goku during the first part of his fight against Super Saiyan A-type Broly managed to deflect one of his Eraser Cannons, knocking Broly into the lake, although the latter was largely unscathed from the explosion. It is also implied that this resulted in Broly's Ring being damaged, resulting in him increasing his power.

In Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Zangya deflects Gohan's ki attack at one one point during their battle, Gohan deflects Bido's Brave Gatling, and Piccolo deflects Bojack's Grand Smasher.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, After Broly faked out Gohan with one of his Eraser Shots by having it apparently target Gohan only to reveal he intended to target Goten, Trunks, and Videl, Gohan, using brief spurts of speed to outrun it, proceeded to deflect the Eraser Cannon, and also attempted to raise a barrier around the others to defend them from the impending explosion.

Other Dragon Ball Stories

In Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, Goku knocks Hatchiyack's second Revenger Cannon away from Gohan.

Similar techniques

Other techniques are able to deflect energy blasts:

Video Game Appearances

Goku deflects Frieza's Ki Blasts in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The technique can be used by all the playable characters in the Budokai series and Budokai Tenkaichi series. In the Raging Blast series and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the technique can be used to deflect not just normal Ki Blasts, but long-ranged Super Attacks as well.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect as long as they move normally, but will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect by using Just Guard (guarding right before an attack hits) when they are about to be hit by a normal ki blast. However this will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, certain ranged ki-based attacks can be deflected with correct timing. It is referred as "Reflect!" in the messages when successful.