"Fires a Ki Wave that travels straight forward before breaking up into an area attack right as it is about to hit the opponent."
It is a large energy sphere fired and sent up into the air. When fired, it is slow, as noted by Piccolo. The user then changes the course of the blast into the air. It then splits into smaller, but faster ki spheres that attack the foe at medium speeds, inflicting considerable damage.
Krillin uses this attack against the Saibamen in retaliation to a Saibaman's detonation that killed Yamcha. The attack is effective, leaving only one Saibaman alive (who is dispatched with ease by Piccolo shortly later), but does not work on the Saiyans. It is used again after this, during image training with Gohan in the Nameless Namek's Spaceship when Krillin unleashes all his attacks on Gohan at once.
- Super Scatter Shot - A stronger version of the Scatter Shot that appears as one of Krillin's special attacks in Dragon Ball Fusions.
- Z-Assist Scatter Kamehameha - A variation of the Scatter Kamehameha used by the Future Warrior in Dragon Ball Xenoverse when performing the technique while Krillin is their current Master. The Z-Assist causes Krillin's soul (which appears as an astral projection of Krillin performing the technique) to go into the Future Warrior's body while they're performing it increasing the power of the Warrior's Scatter Kamehameha.
Video Game Appearances
The technique is named Kakusan Ha (拡散エネルギー波 Kakusan Ha, lit. "Enlarged Scattered Wave") in Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan, Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu and Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen, Bunsan Enerugī Ha in Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishōden, Misty Ki Wave in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, Ryuuseikikoudan in the Supersonic Warriors series (as Krillin's Ultimate K.O.), Scatter Blast in Super Dragon Ball Z, and Scatter Energy Wave in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. The technique is also one of Krillin's super attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan and Dragon Ball Z: The Legend.
It is named Scatter Kamehameha and is Krillin's ultimate move prior to his unlock ability "transformation" in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, and one of his selectable ultimates in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit.
The attack is named Expanding Energy Wave in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and Spread Energy Blast in the Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi and Dragon Ball Z For Kinect. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, renamed Energy Recovery Shot, this attack is used to heal allies.
In Dragon Ball Online, the technique is named Scatter Shot. It is learned at level 34 by Turtle Hermits.
"Fire a powerful, scattering Ki Blast at your enemy!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse Skill description
The move also appears in Dragon Ball Xenoverse under the name Scatter Kamehameha as Krillin's Ultimate Skill. It can also be learned by the Future Warrior by completing Krillin's Training as the Warrior's Master. If the technique is used while Krillin is the Warrior's current Master, then it will receive a Z-Assist.
It appears under the name Scatter Shot in Dragon Ball Fusions, where it can be learned by Krillin and others, including his fusions Krigohan and EX Prilin. It also possesses a stronger version, Super Scatter Shot.
"Ha ha ha, you did it! You're really something, you know that? Oh wait... I still need to explain the technique! The Scatter Kamehameha is perfect for when you're up against a lot of opponents. I'm sure it'll come in handy, so make sure to master it! And that's the last thing I have to teach you. So good luck! I'm rooting for you!"
— Krillin in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Scatter Kamehameha returns as one of Krillin's Ultimate Skills which he will teach to the Future Warrior in School Quest: "Lesson 3" of Krillin's Training, during which the warrior defeat ten Saibamen before facing Krillin using the Ultimate Skill along with the other skills they learned from Krillin to defeat them and complete the lesson which unlocks the Scatter Kamehameha as an equipable skill. However, due to the Z-Assist feature bring omitted from Xenoverse 2 the Z-Assist version does not appear.
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, this move appears as Krillin's level 3 super attack. During the attack, a short cinematic will play out, in which Krillin is invincible. The cinematic will end, and a large beam will quickly travel across the screen. Regardless of whether or not the beam is blocked, another cinematic in which Krillin is invincible is will play out. After this one ends the 'scatter' part of the move rains down on the opponent.