Goku ends up frying him with a Kamehameha, and eating parts of him instead. According to Goku, he tasted like chicken.
Octopapa is resurrected by the Time Breakers as a much more powerful cyborg.
Video game appearances
Octopapa is fought in Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen, Dragon Ball: Origins 2, Dragon Ball RPG: Shōnen-hen. He appears during the boss battle against General Blue in Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo and Blue hypnotizes him to attack Goku; Octopapa attacks with his tentacles and by blowing bubbles at the opponent. He is a boss by himself in Dragon Ball: Origins 2, where he attacks with one of his tentacles and causes rockfalls. In the bonus level 3-6 of Dragon Ball: Origins 2, Bulma goes in the underwater cave alone to find the octopus, because it contains a nutrient that make the skin beautiful.
Octopapa (named Giant Octopus) was somehow reincarnated in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, guarding the Five-Star Dragon Ball in the Pirate Cave. Goku comments that he is a squid to which Octapapa replies: "Why do I feel like I've had this conversation before?", referencing his first encounter with Goku. He also reveals that he was told to guard the Dragon Ball by the Red Ribbon Army.
- Octopapa seemingly does not need to use his mouth to talk as shown in "The Pirate Treasure" when Goku attempts to clog his mouth with a rock, but Octopapa explains the boulder is not in his mouth but his nose. While explaining this, his mouth is shown and it is not moving.
Kamehameha Main article: Kamehameha
Goku's signature move throughout the series. Goku first learns the move after witnessing Master Roshi using it to save the Ox-King and Chi-Chi's castle from an inferno (but only ends up destroying it, along with a nearby mountain). Throughout the remainder of Dragon Ball, Goku continues to master the Kamehameha and uses it in nearly every battle during Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT.
Kaio-ken Main article: Kaio-ken
Goku learns this technique after his death against Raditz while training under King Kai. He uses this attack numerous times up until his ascension to a Super Saiyan. Though he can combine this with his Super Saiyan form calling this Super Kaioken. Though, Goku never used Kaio-ken ever since using the technique with Super Saiyan would lead to death, but Goku has been training to use the technique with his Super Saiyan Blue form. He uses the new version of the technique against Hit.
Spirit Bomb Main article: Spirit Bomb
Arguably Goku's most powerful technique, taught to him by King Kai during his training for the upcoming battle against Vegeta and Nappa. Goku uses the Spirit Bomb numerous times, most notably against Frieza and Kid Buu. It is only against the latter that the technique actually works in the manga storyline.
Instant Transmission Main article: Instant Transmission
Goku learns this technique on the Planet Yardrat after his battle with Frieza. This technique allows him to teleport to any location so long as he can find an energy source to home onto. But in Yo Son Goku he transports to the radish field without sensing anyone. He uses this technique frequently throughout the series, one of his most valuable abilities.
Dragon Fist Main article: Dragon Fist Goku uses this technique on Hirudegarn to finish him off in the 13th Dragon Ball Z movie. He also uses this in GT: against Super 17, as well as Eis Shenron and Omega Shenron, though the latter regenerates. This, along with the Spirit Bomb, is Goku's most powerful technique.
Like all Saiyans, Goku can transform into a Great Ape (Oozaru) when he sees the full moon while he possesses his tail, though every time it was not at will. As a Great Ape, Goku's dormant Saiyan traits re-emerge and he becomes ravenous and violent. Because his tail was removed permanently in the main series by Kami when restoring the moon, this transformation was never taken by Goku again until Dragon Ball GT (in which it is shown very briefly before the full transition into Golden Great Ape), making it his least used Saiyan transformation.
After drinking the Ultra Divine Water, Goku's full hidden potential was released, giving him access to all of his power as a Great Ape in his base form, effectively permanently making him a Great Ape without the change in appearance.
Kaio-ken Main article: Kaio-ken While usually considered a power boosting technique, several video games, such as the Budokai games, consider this power up as a transformation. With this power up, Goku is surrounded by a red aura, it's maximum multiplier is x20 in the manga, though in the movie Lord Slug he briefly manages to use a x100 boost.
Pseudo Super Saiya Main article: Pseudo Super Saiyan
During the movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Goku achieves this form in an attempt to defeat Lord Slug. Through rage of being beat down, Goku unleashed a huge amount of aura and became a false-like Super Saiyan, which gave him more speed and strength for a few seconds enough to thrash Lord Slug. In this form, he looks similar to his Kaio-ken form, but he becomes bulkier, except his eyes are whited out like Broly's in his Legendary Super Saiyan form, and his hair stands up and gains a red tint.
Super Saiyan Main article: Super Saiyan
This form multiples Goku's base power 50 fold. Goku achieves this powerful transformation in a rage after Frieza kills Krillin. Frieza had destroyed the Saiyans out of his fear of their growing power and the idea of a possible Super Saiyan. As a result of defeating Frieza, Goku avenges both the Saiyan race and the death of his best friend Krillin.
After his fight with the God of Destruction Beerus, Goku realizes that fully mastering his Super Saiyan form would cause it to eventually raise his level more than Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3, and sap less of his strength.
Super Saiyan Second Grade Main article: Super Saiyan Second Grade
After having witnessed Vegeta and Trunks emerging from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber (Room of Spirit and Time), Goku concludes that surpassing the normal Super Saiyan form may be more possible than initially suspected, and enters the room to train himself and Gohan. After teaching Gohan to become a Super Saiyan, Goku is able to achieve this form alongside the further extreme of the form known as Super Saiyan Third Grade. However, although this new power up would not take a hit on his speed as the successor would, he decides that staying transformed like this demands far too much ki to be spent, and so decides that the regular Super Saiyan form is best suited for combat, and makes a plan for him and Gohan to master it before they leave the chamber. As a result, after under 20 hours spent in the room (Vegeta and Trunks had spent a whole day each, and would spend another prior to the Cell Games), he and Gohan emerge as Full-Power Super Saiyans. As a result of this and the new discovery of the most powerful Super Saiyan state at the time, Super Saiyan 2, this form is never used by Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks again.
Super Saiyan Third Grade Main article: Super Saiyan Third Grade
Like the Super Saiyan Second Grade form, Goku achieves this form in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber while training with Gohan. Although apparently stronger than Cell in this state, Goku told Gohan he could not defeat him because Cell was much faster, because "all the power in the world would do no good if you can't even hit the guy." Instead of persevering harder to simply increase power output, Goku decides that simply mastering the Super Saiyan form to suppress its downsides and make it a natural state is the best way to fight and gain power. As a result, this form is never used after its initial unlocking, along with Super Saiyan Second Grade.
Super Saiyan Full Power Main article: Super Saiyan Full Power
After realizing the weaknesses inherent to the higher grades of Super Saiyan such as the energy drain while using the form, Goku concluded that mastery over the basic Super Saiyan form would be more advantageous and went on to improve his endurance in that form. To which, he focuses his training on learning to maintain Super Saiyan form for extended periods of time, gradually overcoming the heightened aggression that accompanies this form and reducing the energy drain to nearly nothing, thus achieving a max output for a Super Saiyan without drawbacks allowing him to fight at his full potential and not lose energy like an untrained Super Saiyan.
Super Saiyan 2 Main article: Super Saiyan 2
This form multiples Goku's power 100 fold. Goku achieved this transformation while training with King Kai in the Other World where he could put unlimited energy into his transformation. It was first seen when Goku powers up to overflow Yakon with energy, and Vegeta notes that Goku has achieved the same form that Gohan used to defeat Cell. In his fight against Majin Vegeta, both transform into this state before the battle begins. Goku later transforms into this state before showing the Super Saiyan 3 transformation to Majin Buu and Babidi, and again in an anime filler where he begins to fight Kid Buu.
In Dragon Ball Super, Goku uses this form to battle Goku Black and later Zamasu, as well as for a sparring match with Future Trunks.
When Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan 2 he has some noticeable changes, such as his hair growing longer and becoming even more spiky, making his hair more defined than his other previous Super Saiyan forms, along with disappearing hair strands surrounding the forehead which are exclusive to this form, like Gohan (but in a different way; for reference, see the picture). He also gains electricity in his aura surrounding his body, and his aura grows markedly larger and more vibrant in both the anime and manga.
Super Saiyan 3 Main article: Super Saiyan 3
This form multiples Goku power 400 times his base. Goku achieved this level in Other World, where he could put more energy into his transformation, and it took him many years to achieve the form. Goku is first seen using this transformation against Majin Buu during the Majin Buu Saga. Once in this form, Goku was able to easily overpower Majin Buu in his first form and stood up to Kid Buu for a fair amount of time. However, the transformation is extremely draining in terms of energy, as it cut Goku's time left on Earth from hours to a stated thirty minutes after performing the transformation for a short time. When attempting to gather enough energy to defeat Kid Buu during their final battle, he was unable to sustain it as he had not taken into account the strain overcoming his living body, and soon reverted to his base state. Altogether, these heavy disadvantages make it impractical to use the transformation out of the afterlife.
Super Saiyan God Main article: Super Saiyan God
Super Saiyan God is a Super Saiyan transformation even beyond the level of Super Saiyan 3. Goku achieves this form with the help of the five other Saiyans, and uses it against the God of Destruction Beerus. When Goku powers up to this form, he has flame-like aura. He then appears with his hair glowing red and with a shape similar to that of his base form, red eyes, slightly thinner, and he has a flame-like aura. The power of this ultimate warrior excites even the God of Destruction Beerus. The form allows Goku to sense godly ki and has incredible power, but he reverts to his regular base form due to the form's time limit although Beerus believes this could be in fact overcome through training and to allow one to use the form permantely.
Despite dropping out of Super Saiyan God, Goku is able to retain some of the power and continue fighting with Beerus. Later in the manga, after learning to properly control this residual power, Goku becomes able to access this form at any time and its power has grown being equal to or greater than 10% of Super Saiyan Blue's full power while using a fraction of the stamina and ki, and uses it to counter Hit's full power.
Saiyan beyond God Main article: Saiyan beyond God
After experiencing the power of Super Saiyan God, after he dropped out of the form, he was able to retain the power of God and continue fighting against the God of Destruction Beerus. Then, during his training with Whis, Goku became capable of using the full power of Super Saiyan God in combination with his base form (though lacking any special properties like godly ki) - resulting in the Saiyan beyond God state.
In the Resurrection ‘F’ manga and movie, the Saiyan beyond God form is shown to be as strong as the Super Saiyan God form - as shown during his sparring match against Whis.
Goku lacks this form in the Super manga, as it is not present and is instead replaced with the Super Saiyan God form.
Super Saiyan Blue Main article: Super Saiyan Blue
After training with Whis, Goku gained the ability to turn into a Super Saiyan during his God transformation. This form is identical to Super Saiyan only with blue hair and a blue aura instead of gold. The form's power surpasses that of a Super Saiyan God and is a level beyond that offers increased levels of ki control.
Goku uses this form in order to fight against Golden Frieza. During the battle he notes Golden Frieza possesses superior power, however his stamina drains at a massive rate while in his Golden Form, due to not having the proper training to maintain the form. Thus, Goku manages to hold his own against Golden Frieza long enough that his power drops to a level below his. However the form has a flaw in that prolonged use drains stamina, and repeated use will cause the user to be unable to pull out even 10% of the form's full power.
Super Saiyan Blue: Kaio-ken Main article: Super Saiyan Blue: Kaio-ken
Thanks to the Super Saiyan Blue form's great ki control, it is possible for Goku to utilize Kaio-ken alongside it. Goku only utilizes this ability in the anime, and this power up is treated as its own form in video games.
There are two different appearances of the Super Saiyan Blue: Kaio-ken state, the first is simply the Super Saiyan Blue form with a red aura over its blue aura - this version appears when the x2 through to x4 multipliers are in use. The second version has a more drastic appearance change; Goku's blue hair appears several shades lighter than normal almost white, and his skin appears to be illuminated by the Kaio-ken's aura to a light shade of red or pink - this version appears when the x10 multiplier is used. The form also has 2 serious flaws. While it offered Goku extreme power and made Goku able to move faster then time itself he was only able to hold it for a few moments at X10 and the Kaio-Ken flaw of destroying the users body is still present, even in Super Saiyan Blue. The second flaw is that using one's ki in this manner is regarded as reckless and gave Goku Delayed Onset Ki Disorder, which sent Goku's ki into flux as he accidentally blew up his house and was incapable of accurately using Instant Transmission and openly admitted to Piccolo that Goku wouldn't be able to beat him in a fight
Emperor Pilaf unintentionally wishes Goku back into a child in the beginning of Dragon Ball GT. In this form, he has lost some of his power, including the Instant Transmission and it is harder for Goku to maintain more powerful forms, such as Super Saiyan 3. While a child he was able to get his tail back, with the help of Old Kai, which not only allowed for easier access to the third Super Saiyan form, but eventually permitted him to transform into Golden Great Ape and Super Saiyan 4. After Piccolo gives Goku all of his power, he is now able to use the Instant Transmission in his child form when he uses it to teleport himself and a young boy and his dog to a spaceship before the Earth exploded.
At the end of the GT series, Goku is again seen as an adult without a tail, though in one of the endings to the show, he is seen with a tail in adult form facing the rest of the cast.
Super Saiyan Main article: Super Saiyan
After being wished into a child, Goku can still transform into a Super Saiyan. However, he is unable to maintain the form for as long as he can in his adult body (in much the same way that he lost the ability to perform the Instant Transmission technique when being downsized), though for far longer than his Super Saiyan 3 form. However, after his tail is restored, he is finally able to maintain the form for as long as he can normally (in his adult body). Additionally, in GT the multiplier for the form has increased, with Rilldo stating that the form increases Goku's power by around double (in the dub he instead states that he powers up a hundredfold).
The Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game treats this form as a separate form from the normal Super Saiyan form, referring to it as the "GT Super Saiyan" form.
In Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Goku is called Super Little Goku while in this form.
Super Saiyan 2 Main article: Super Saiyan 2
Goku uses this form as a kid only once in the series, to guard against an attack by General Rilldo. Also, he briefly appears in the form while powering up to transform into Super Saiyan 3 twice while fighting Baby Vegeta. GT Goku has this form in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes.
Super Saiyan 3 Main article: Super Saiyan 3
After being wished back into a child, Goku is still able to transform into a Super Saiyan 3. However, he is only able to maintain the form for a few minutes. This problem is somewhat overcome by regrowing his Saiyan Tail, which assisting him in conserving his energy reserves. Despite that, this form is still not enough to defeat Baby Vegeta, so Goku is forced to recruit help from Old Kai, which leads to his Golden Great Ape transformation. Because Goku gains the ability to access the Super Saiyan 4 transformation soon afterwards, this transformation is never again used.
Golden Great Ape Main article: Golden Great Ape
Goku achieves this form in Dragon Ball GT, after Old Kai helped Goku to regrow his tail which allowed him to once again transform into a Great Ape. When he looks at the Earth during the Baby Saga, its sufficient substitute Blutz waves allows Goku to take this form, a combination of the Super Saiyan state and the classic Great Ape transformation. Upon regaining control over his Golden Great Ape form, Goku transforms into Super Saiyan 4.
Super Saiyan 4 Main article: Super Saiyan 4
Goku is referred to as Super Goku 4 in this state, which is the more correct name, as this form is not part of the traditional Super Saiyan line of forms. This form is achieved by Goku after achieving the Golden Great Ape state and being calmed down by Pan. The overwhelming power of this transformation is apparently great enough to overcome the Black Star Dragon Balls' power making Goku's transformation into a child by Ultimate Shenron. The spell is only dispersed during the transformation, however. In addition to him being turned back into an adult temporarily, Goku's overall appearance changes yet again. The hair is even more wild and longer than when in his normal state, reaching his mid-back. His gain golden-yellow irises and the pigments around his eyes become lined in red. His tail becomes longer and gains scarlet fur covering almost all of his body from head to toe. His clothes change from his childhood garb, leaving him only dressed below the waist (excluding his armbands). His wristbands and stockings turn blue while his sash changes to a stone blue color. As a Super Saiyan 4, Goku is able to easily surpass all but the most powerful enemies in Dragon Ball GT. He also regains the Instant Transmission in this form and can also only to be used in very special circumstances when Goku uses this form to teleport an entire population to the Tuffle Planet before the Earth is destroyed in two weeks.
Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Main article: Super Full Power Saiyan 4 After getting energy from Gohan, Goten, and Trunks (and Pan during his fight with Baby), Goku briefly attains what is called the Super Full Power Saiyan 4 state, gaining a red aura which occasionally flashes over his whole body and increasing his power dramatically. He later gains this form again during his battle with Syn Shenron via the power of Gohan, Goten and Trunks, allowing him to overwhelm the Shadow Dragon.
Vegito Main article: Vegito
Vegito is the product of a Potara Fusion between Vegeta and Goku. With unrivaled power, Vegito is one of the most powerful beings in Dragon Ball Z and is created as a desperate plan by Old Kai to stop the powerful Super Buu, when he was winning against Ultimate Gohan after absorbing Gotenks and Piccolo. It has been theorized that Vegito could easily attain the form of Super Saiyan 2 as well as Super Saiyan 3. However, neither was necessary to finish his task of defeating Super Buu, as his Super Saiyan state alone berthed enough in battle that he single-handedly pummeled Buu blithely without even needing to use his fists or any effort. It was obvious he had the physical power to maintain such feats, but he only appeared for a short time before his strategy to deliberately be absorbed into Buu's body (whilst keeping a barrier on to avoid being assimilated into his being) resulted in his diffusion, after which Vegeta crushed his earring, vowing to never fuse with Goku again regardless of the circumstances. Goku follows suit reluctantly, and as a result, despite Old Kai's offer for the two to merge into Vegito again and take care of Kid Buu in a flash, the two decide to fight alone, and Vegito is never again seen.
Goku's relaxation, and Vegeta's strategic mind enabled Vegito to be quite an intelligent fighter without being overcome by arrogance as Vegeta alone would be but possessing the ruthlessness to kill Super Buu that Goku would lack. In addition, Vegito also possesses the immense power and speed of both Goku and Vegeta amplified to great degrees, as well as the tactics and skill of both. He is very similar to Gogeta, who is another fusion of Goku and Vegeta.
Gogeta Main article: Gogeta
Gogeta is one of the most powerful characters introduced in the series. Like Vegito, Gogeta was an act of desperation, though this one was to stop the powerful demon of the 12th Dragon Ball Z movie, Janemba, rather than Majin Buu. Gogeta annihilated Janemba with hardly any effort, disposing of the demon in seconds. He derives his strategic battle tactics and skill from Vegeta, and his massive power and energy potential from Goku. However, due to his extraordinary power, the fusion will only last for 10 minutes (so far only confirmed for his Super Saiyan 4 form), as opposed to the usual 30 minutes, though this has been proven ample time to defeat almost any foe many times over. This character is only seen in Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 4 forms, and exclusive to Dragon Ball Heroes, Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3.
Gokule Main article: Gokule
Gokule is the fusion of Goku and Mr. Satan (Hercule) formed by the Potara earrings. He only appeared in Goku's imagination and as a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. After Goku returns to life and Earth, he finds Gohan to be the only remaining strong fighter to fuse with. But when Goku threw the Potara earring to Gohan, Gohan dropped it and when he finally found it he was absorbed by Super Buu. As the only two beings that were still alive are Mr. Satan and Dende, he imagined what the fusion would look like and which of the two would be better. He chose Hercule, because Hercule had more fighting experience and might make Goku a little stronger. In addition, fusing with Dende would make the Dragon Balls of Earth disappear. Just at the moment Goku said that Hercule should catch the earring and put it on his left ear, Vegeta appeared and Goku used Instant Transmission to find Vegeta and fuse, forming Vegito. This being the case, Gokule was only a hypothetical character in the anime, and is only seen as Goku's mental image of what the fusion would look like.
Den-Goku Main article: Den-Goku
After Goku returns to life and Earth, he finds Gohan to be the only remaining strong fighter to fuse with. But when Goku threw the Potara earring to Gohan, Gohan dropped it and when he finally found it he was absorbed by Super Buu. As the only two beings that were still alive are Mr. Satan and Dende, he imagined what the fusion would look like and which of the two would be better. He chose Mr. Satan, because if he fused with Dende the Dragon Balls would cease to exist. Just at the moment Goku said that Mr. Satan should catch the earring and put it on his left ear, Vegeta appeared and Goku used Instant Transmission to find Vegeta and fuse, forming Vegito. This being the case, the fusion with Dende was only a hypothetical character in the anime seen as Goku's mental image of what the fusion would look like, and named Den-Goku in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
Broku Main article: Broku Broku is the fusion of Goku and Broly. The fusion first appeared as "Fusion Frenzy" card in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, however, the card itself does not depict the fused character, instead showing the two fusing characters beside each other.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- ↑ Saikyō Jump #6, 2014
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- ↑ V-Jump, issue #5, 2013
- ↑ Weekly Shōnen Jump #14, 2013
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT Perfect File, 1997