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"What... in the-?! Two punches?! There's no way I should've taken this much damage! DAMN IT, I'M INVINCIBLE!"
— A baffled and battered Cell in "Perfection's End! A Fury Beyond Super Saiyan!"

Soaring Dragon Strike (龍翔拳 Ryūshōken, lit. "Dragon Soaring Fist")[6][7][8] is a Rush Attack used by Gohan in his Super Saiyan 2 form.


Gohan attacks with a sharp hook punch to the opponent's gut. Then, he follows up with a swift uppercut to the opponent's chin, knocking them away and inflicting a high amount of damage.


Gohan uses this attack during the battle against Cell in the Cell Games. Seeing as he cannot defeat Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, Perfect Cell unleashes his full power in hopes of gaining a bigger advantage against the young Saiyan, although Gohan is unimpressed with his power up. However, when he punches Gohan hard in the face, Gohan is barely fazed. Just before Perfect Cell could land another blow, Gohan counterattacks with the Soaring Dragon Strike, severely injuring Perfect Cell, much to the shock of the other Z Fighters.

Film Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Gohan uses the attack against a Frieza Soldier while using Rapid Movement to attack multiple Soldiers.


Video Game Appearances[]


Gohan performs Soaring Dragon Strike in Dragon Ball Heroes

A majority of the games give it special effects akin to Goku's Dragon Fist, in that an energy dragon accompanies Gohan's uppercut.

In Super Butōden 3, it is named Jetting Uppercut

In Ultimate Battle 22, it is named Super-Jet Uppercut.

In Budokai 3, Shin Budokai, and Shin Budokai - Another Road it is named Soaring Dragon Strike where it appears as one of Teen Gohan's attacks in his Super Saiyan 2 form and Adult Gohan in all of his forms. In Shin Budokai - Another Road, it's only in Adult Gohan's Super Saiyan forms.

In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, this attack is Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan's grapple throw.

In Dokkan Battle, it is by Gohan (Teen) under the name Dragon Fist and Super Saiyan Gohan (Youth) under the name Soaring Dragon Fist. Gohan (Beast) also uses the move as part of his Devastating Lightning Wave.

In Xenoverse, it is named Super Dragon Flight (超龍翔撃 Chō Ryū Shōgeki, lit. "Super Dragon Soaring Strike") and is one of Teen Gohan's Super Skills. It can also be obtained by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 19: "Let's Train".

In Extreme Butōden, it appears as Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan's Blitz Attack. Super Saiyan Adult Gohan & Potential Unleashed Gohan use a variation of the technique called King Hydra as their special attack.

In Xenoverse 2, Super Dragon Flight returns as one of Teen Gohan's and Adult Gohan's Super Skills which can be obtained by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 31: "Let's Train". As part of the 1.17.00 Update DLC, it to be added to Majin Buu (Gohan Absorbed)'s custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization. As part of the Hero of Justice Pack 1 DLC, Gohan (DBS Super Hero) has a unique Ultimate Skill variant of Super Dragon Flight.

In FighterZ, it is named Super Dragon Flight and is one of Gohan (Teen)'s special moves. The light variant is invincible to air attacks, the medium variant is invincible to all but super attacks, and the heavy variant is much more powerful, but an initial punch must connect for the move to go through. The medium variant appears as his Z-Assist.


  • Its Japanese name is nearly identical to the Shoryuken from the Street Fighter series even in name; even more, both are powerful swift uppercuts which sends the opponent flying.