The Super Dragon Balls (超ドラゴンボール Sūpā Doragon Bōru) are a set of seven planet-sized Dragon Balls created by the Dragon God, Zalama, and the first known set of Dragon Balls to be created predating the creation of the Namekian Dragon Balls.
The Super Dragon Balls are the original set of Dragon Balls, created by Zalama in Year 41 of the Divine Calendar. These Dragon Balls are the size of planets and their star marks remain the same no matter from what angle one looks at them, which was patented by Zalama in Year 42. Each ball has a diameter of about 37,196.2204 kilometers (which puts their volume just under half that of the planet Neptune). To summon the Dragon of the Gods, one must chant, "Come forth, Dragon of the Gods, and grant my wish pretty peas!" (“Come forth, Divine Dragon, and grant my wish, peas and carrots!” in the Funimation dub) in the language of the gods. After a wish is granted, the Dragon Balls are scattered throughout both Universes 6 and 7. Granting a wish drains the Super Dragon Balls of their light, and in order to grant another wish, one must wait the lifespan of a cockroach (one year's time). The Super Dragon Balls are the strongest known set of Dragon Balls as the Dragon of the Gods can grant quite literally any wish with no limitations, though the dragon can only grant a single wish per summon. Nearly everything that is known about these Dragon Balls is due to the wisdom of the all-knowing Zuno.
For decades, Champa has (for unknown reasons) been looking for the Super Dragon Balls. In all of his searches, he was able to find six of the Super Dragon Balls.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga
By the time of the Universe 6 Saga, Champa has gathered six of the Super Dragon Balls and is looking for the last one in Universe 7, which makes Beerus angry due to his snooping inside his Universe. The balls Champa has obtained are held above the Nameless Planet. If Champa won the tournament, he would use them to switch the Earths of their universes. If Beerus won, Champa would hand over the six he has gathered. Bulma and Jaco visit Zuno to learn the location of the final Dragon Ball. However, their questions have been used up and are requested to return in a year. The six Super Dragon Balls which Champa had collected were transported to the Nameless Planet by Vados.
After the Tournament of Destroyers, it is revealed that the Nameless Planet is the final Super Dragon Ball. Immediately afterwards, the Super Dragon Balls are used by Team Universe 7 because of being the victors of the tournament. Whis summons the dragon, Super Shenron in the Divine Language. When it is time to make a wish, Beerus wishes for Universe 6's Earth to be revived. Bulma asks Beerus what he wished for and he simply answers that he asked for a more comfortable bed, not wanting to get too personal on his and his brother's relationship. The balls are then scattered throughout Universes 6 and 7 once more.
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga When Zamasu heard of the Super Dragon Balls, he then hatched his master plan to destroy all mortal-kind. First he murders his master, Gowasu, and steals his Time Ring and pair of Potara Earrings. He then uses the Time Ring to go into the future, uses the Super Dragon Balls to switch bodies with Goku, and proceeds to murder him and his family. He then uses the Time Ring to travel to an alternate timeline in order to meet the one person who shares his ideals: himself. He murders the Gowasu of that timeline and joins forces with his counterpart. They then use the Super Dragon Balls of that timeline to grant Zamasu immortality. After which, they destroyed the balls so that they would never be used against them in Future Trunks' timeline.
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga The Super Dragon Balls had been gathered again for the Tournament of Power, as a prize for the winner of the tournament. It is also revealed that Champa had been secretly re-collecting them, as he provided the Grand Minister with the 3 Super Dragon Balls he had, much to the disapproval by Beerus. The last fighter standing gets to use them and have any wish granted to them. Android 17 ends up being the winner of the tournament, and uses his wish to revive all of the Universes erased by the Omni-Kings during the tournament.
Known Wishes Granted
- Main Timeline
- Beerus wishes for Universe 6's Earth to be brought back with a fully operating civilization.
- Zamasu uses the Super Dragon Balls to swap bodies with Monaka under the belief he is stronger than Goku, only to discover he is actually a weakling (unaltered timeline; manga only).
- Zamasu wishes to swap bodies with Goku in the unaltered main timeline resulting in the creation of Goku Black. However, due to Beerus destroying Zamasu in the altered Main Timeline before Zamasu got to use the Super Dragon Balls, his plans never came to fruition in the altered present timeline. Despite the Zamasu from the altered Main Timeline being destroyed, Goku Black continued to exist, thanks to his Time Ring, which prevented him from fading from existence.
- Android 17 wishes for all universes that have been erased in the Tournament of Power to be restored. His exact wording was "all universes that have been erased" as opposed to the ones specifically erased during the tournament itself, so it is unknown if the six universes erased by Zeno previously to the tournament were included in the wish.
- Future Trunks' timeline
- Goku Black and Future Zamasu use the future timeline's Super Dragon Balls to wish for immortality for Future Zamasu.
Video Game Appearances
The Super Dragon Balls made there debut in Dragon Ball Heroes. In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, the Super Dragon Balls of the game world can be collected in certain stages or granted to the player as a reward from the robotic Zen-Oh Orb. If the Super Dragon Ball appears in a battle, it appears smaller to fit the stage though still gigantic in size. The Super Dragon Ball has a Level that can be increased to grant the one in posession of it a stat boost to their team's PWR though it can be stolen by the enemy team if they win a Charge Impact while attacking the player's attacker holding the Super Dragon Ball, forcing the player to target the enemy attacker holding it to reclaim it. As long as the player wins with the Super Dragon Ball in their team's posession.
Outside of battle, any collected Super Dragon Balls are stored within their own sub menu within the player's Battle Collection Status Menu. Once all seven are collected, Super Shenron is automatically summoned allowing the player to select any wish from the wish list though only a single wish can be granted per summon.
In addition to being collectable, they also appear in the background of the Tournament of Destroyers stage.
- "Super Dragon Balls" was also the name of the Black Star Dragon Balls in the German dub of Dragon Ball GT.
- Given the diameter of 37196.2204 km, the radius must be 18598.1102 km. Since V = 4/3 x πr3, Volume ~27 trillion km3 [Approximately 3 light years.]
- When the Grand Minister spoke Android 17's wish to Super Shenron in the language of the gods, he stated to bring back all erased universes. At this time, it is unknown if that included the erased universes 13 - 18, which were erased before the Tournament of Power, or simply the erased universes from the Tournament which were shown onscreen afterwards.
- Dragon Ball Legends, 2018