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Mystic Attack[8] (ミスティックアタック Misutikku Atakku) is a technique that allows the user to extend their arms to great lengths.


Namekians are able to use this technique by expanding and contracting the cells in their body through willpower.[1]

Usage and Power[]

The Mystic Attack is commonly seen in use by Piccolo, and most Namekians seem able to use this technique (like Lord Slug). It is also used by demonic characters, such as Angila, Majin Buu, and Janemba.

Frieza and his ancestor Chilled are both capable of extending their tails to incredible lengths in order to attack or constrict their opponent.

A fighter from the South Area, Caterpy, is also able to extend his arms, as shown when he does this to catch and slam Goku to the floor during their match in the Other World Tournament.

In the manga, Roasie and Kakunsa use it to restrain Android 18 in the Tournament of Power.

Penne Macareni later uses it to hit the switch to change train tracks.


General Rilldo (possessed by Baby) uses the Mystic Attack

Bizu, Natt, the Super Mega Cannon Sigma, and General Rilldo can also extend their arms to catch or attack their opponents.

Film Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, the Cyclopian Guards can extend their arms to grab opponents as part of their Super Tech Gatling as shown when one uses it on Super Namekian Piccolo.


  • Demon Hand - The Namekian Demon Clan's version of this ability. Called Namek Finger when used by an ordinary Namekian.
  • Natt Wire Arm[3] - A two-handed variation used by Natt. Named in Dokkan Battle.
  • Explosive Buu Buu Punch - A variation of Mystic Attack used by Innocent Buu, Good Buu, and his Majin descendants in Xenoverse 2.

Video Game Appearances[]

Gohan Majin Buu Budokai 2

Majin Buu using his Mystic Attack to strike Gohan in Budokai 2

Mystic Attack can be used in the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse.

Princess Snake and her attendants use this technique to attack their opponents as enemies in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans.

Warrior-type Namekians can use the Mystic Attack in Dragon Ball Online.

Super Buu uses a leg version in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z and Piccolo uses his version called Demon Hand. During the fight against Hirudegarn, he displays the ability to elongate and attack with his tail in a similar manner to second form Frieza.

In Xenoverse, Majin and Namekian characters can use the Mystic Attack as part of their basic combos, throws, and even certain Super Skills such as Evil Flight Strike and Explosive Buu Buu Punch. Piccolo and Namekian characters can grab enemies using the Mystic Attack-based throw, giving their throw a greater range.

XV2 - Demon Hand

Nail using Namek Finger on 1st form Frieza in Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Namekian version of this technique is called Namek Finger and can be used by Nail and Lord Slug as one of their Super Skills. It can also be obtained and used by a Namekian Future Warrior. Like Majins and Namekians in Xenoverse, Majins and Namekians in Xenoverse 2 can also use the Mystic Attack in their basic combos, grab/throw, and certain Skills such as the aforementioned Namek Finger, Evil Flight Strike, and Explosive Buu Buu Punch. Additionally, it also appears in Lord Slug's Darkness Rush (Ranged) Ultimate Skill where he uses the Mystic Attack to grab his opponent to unleash a rush attack combination then finishes the attack with an Eye Laser. Like Namek Finger, Darkness Rush (Ranged) is exclusive to Namekian characters. Also while in their Great Namekian form, Great Namek characters can use the Mystic Attack as their Strong Attack, allowing them to whip their arms around to perform as a sweeping attack.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, the Namekian version is called Decoy which drags the opponent in for a melee attack. There is a stronger version called Super Decoy. Additionally, there is another variation called Amazing Spear which is a rapid elongated punching rush before pulling the opponent towards the user to deliver an Energy Punch.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, it appears as one of Janemba's moves under the name Mystical Arm.