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Rapid Movement (高速移動 Kōsoku Idō) is a technique used by the Dragon Team and their opponents in the Dragon Ball franchise.


The fighter moves with great speed, which creates the illusion of teleportation.


It is one of the most frequently used techniques in the series, used for more advanced movement and dodging, and as a base for other movement techniques such as the Afterimage Technique.


  • Assault Vanish - A variation used by Gogeta that allows the user to warp instantly behind their opponent or stay invisible longer before reappearing in the same location. The technique can even be utilized during a Boost Dash however it consumes both the users Ki and stamina. Named in Xenoverse 2 as part of the Extra Pack 4 DLC where it appears as one of SSGSS Gogeta's Super Skills.

Video Game Appearance

The technique is also used in several Dragon Ball video games, notably Dragon Ball Z: Sagas and the Budokai Tenkaichi series.

It appears in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, the attack appears as Goku's Signature Attack under the name High Speed Movement.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it is known as Vanish or Vanishing and is used to evade attacks and/or pursue a knockbacked opponent. It is also as part of various super, evasive, and ultimate skills. This game also introduces variations of it such as Instant Rise.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it is known as Z-Vanish or Z-Vanishing and works mostly the same way it did in Xenoverse. Also during any Super Saiyan Awoken Skill transformations (including Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan), the user can Z-Vanish automatically in attack range of the opponent when performing a Charged melee attacks and fully charged Super Skills such as the Kamehameha, x10 Kamehameha, Galick Gun, Galick Beam Cannon, Evil Explosion, and Big Bang Kamehameha. However this vanishing effect is only present if the user's transformation is via an Awoken Skill as automatically transformed characters such as SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, Majin Vegeta, Vegito Blue, and Super Saiyan Teen Gohan will not, however Teen Gohan can if he transforms into his Super Saiyan 2 form as it is an Awoken Skill transformation. This vanishing effect is not present when SSGSS Goku uses his Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken and X10 Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken Awoken Skills.

"Consume 100 Ki and Stamina to warp instantly behind your opponent! Hold the button to stay invisible longer and reappear right where you are! This move can be used even during a Boost Dash."
Assault Vanish Super Skill description in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

As part of the Extra Pack 4 DLC, a Super Skill variation called Assault Vanish appears as one of SSGSS Gogeta's Super Skills. By consuming 100 Ki and Stamina (1 Ki bar and 1 Stamina bar), the user can instantly warp behind their opponent. By holding the button, the user can stay invisible longer before reappearing in the same location. This move can even be used during a Boost Dash. Additionally the Future Warrior can randomly obtain the Assault Vanish Super Skill by completing New Parallel Quest 131: "Fight of the Fusions! Vegito vs Gogeta'" during a Legendary Finish.[6]

In Dragon Ball Legends, it is named Vanishing Step and is a game mechanic where the user sidesteps at the right moment which will cause the user to avoid the attack via moving rapidly to the side. However while this allows the user to avoid most straight on attacks & Arts, one is still vulnerable to Arts that have an area of effect around the user (such as Assault Rain, Giant Storm, and Death Storm). Kakarot Goku also utilizes rapid movement as a mechanic of his Strike Arts as he will vanish as he delivers each of his strikes though it is mostly a visual effect. However to perform a Vanishing Step, the user must have a full Vanishing Gauge which refill after one use, with certain equipment, Arts, or Abilities effecting its recovery speed. Switching characters or getting hit will also restore it. Due to the lack of a guarding mechanic in Dragon Ball Legends, Vanishing Step is the main defensive game mechanic along with Cover Change and switching characters. If the user doesn't have enough vanishing gauge, then they will perform a normal sidestep which can still be useful for avoiding some attacks like Tap Blasts.



  • In the episode "Deadly Beauty", Turtle when defending Maron from two men intending to take advantage of her briefly used a similar move to Rapid Movement to stand between them and form a defensive pose.