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Power up to the Very Limit (ギリギリ限界パワー Girigiri Genkai Pawā) is a Blast 1 technique which allows the user to instantly regain all of their ki, puts them at MAX Power, and increases all their stats.


The technique is used several times in the series. It is notably used by Goku in his Super Saiyan 3 form, by charging his energy for one minute while Vegeta distracts Kid Buu. However, due to Goku being alive again, his stamina became much more limited, and his attempt to power up backfired, causing him to lose out his transformation altogether. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Ultimate Gohan uses the technique before attacking Beerus, with his body releasing a strong aura upon completion of the power up.

Video Game Appearances[]


Super Saiyan 3 Goku using Power up to the Very Limit in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The technique is used by Yamcha, Future Trunks, Super Saiyan Future Gohan, Ultimate Gohan, Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, and Omega Shenron in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it costs three Blast Gauges for each usage.

In the Raging Blast series, Power up to the Very Limit reappears as several characters' Super Attacks. Using this move does not put the user in MAX Power (which is known as "High-Tension" in Raging Blast), it only increases the effects of melee, defense, and Super Attacks.