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Sonic Sway (ソニックユレル Sonikku Yureru) is a movement technique that allows its user to quickly dodge multiple attacks at a rapid speed.


Vegeta overwhelms Pui Pui

Vegeta effortlessly dodges Pui Pui's kicks

Sonic Sway is a dodge technique used to evade continuous physical attacks. The Sonic Sway is, in most cases, used effortlessly by a fighter who is somewhat superior to their opponent in strength and/or speed.


It is used in many battles in the Dragon Ball franchise. Yamcha uses it against Tien Shinhan in their fight in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. Raditz uses it to easily avoid the attacks of Goku and Piccolo. It is used by Goku many times: to dodge Nappa's Breakstorm during their battle on Earth, and to evade Burter's Mach Attack during their battle on Namek. It is later used by Vegeta to evade all of Pui Pui's attacks while inside Babidi's spaceship. Broly, in his Legendary Super Saiyan form during his fight on New Planet Vegeta, used it against both Goku and Piccolo to easily avoid their attacks before shoving them away.

Video Game Appearances


Frieza dodges Goku's attacks in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Sonic Sway was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. It is triggered by pressing both the guard and Ki buttons at the same time while being attacked by the opponent up close. If the move is successfully triggered, the character will automatically evade all the opponents kicks and punches, the opponent's ki will be drained for each evaded attack, and the user will follow up with a great counterattack, knocking the opponent away. After knocking the opponent away, some characters can follow up by vanishing and smashing the opponent into the ground. However, it is possible to dodge the Sonic Sway's counter smash.



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