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"Here's a surprise, from me to you - Super Kamehameha!"
Goku during his fight against Piccolo Jr.

Super Kamehameha (ちょうかめはめ Chō Kamehameha)[12] is an advanced and more powerful version of the Kamehameha invented by Goku.


Like many variants, the fundamentals for this technique are no different from a regular Kamehameha. The only defining traits of the Super Kamehameha are the greater ki generation and higher tier of power. This often causes the build-up of ki to shine brightly and push apart the user's hands slightly during charging. The bulbous portion of the beam near the user's hands is much larger when fired, and the beam itself is bigger than normal, often over two times the size of the user.

Usage and Power

During the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku threatens to attack Piccolo Jr. with the technique, but is temporarily halted by Master Roshi, who fears Kami will be destroyed in the process. However, Krillin reminds him that Kami can be brought back by the Dragon Balls (unaware that Kami's death renders them unusable), so Goku goes full-throttle and fires the Super Kamehameha at Jr., challenging his two-handed Explosive Demon Wave and coming out on top, injuring the evil Namekian.

In his titanic battle with Frieza on Namek, Super Saiyan Goku uses a Super Kamehameha to match Full Power Frieza's Nova Strike. Though the two are initially at a standstill, Frieza's technique's greater maneuverability allows him to break off to the side of the energy wave and ram Goku into the ground.

Cell charges a Super Kamehameha

Cell uses the Super Kamehameha against Goku during their match in the Cell Games. He later uses upgraded versions against Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, the Earth-Destroying Kamehameha and Solar Kamehameha, although Gohan countered them with the Ultimate Kamehameha and the Father-Son Kamehameha, respectively.

During the Other World Tournament, Goku uses it many times during his match against Pikkon.

Later, Goku uses it as a Super Saiyan 2 against Majin Vegeta in order to repel his Final Flash (the sound of the attacks is heard but not seen).

Good Buu and Evil Buu used the Super Kamehameha against each other with Evil Buu overpowering Good Buu in the Energy Clash.

Super Saiyan 3 Goku charging a Super Kamehameha

Super Saiyan 3 Goku used this technique against Kid Buu.

Super Great Saiyaman charging his Super Great Saiyaman Beam in Dragon Ball Super

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Super Great Saiyaman uses a disguised version of the Super Kamehameha he dubs the Super Great Saiyaman Beam. This is done to hide its connection to the Turtle School and Goku's public use of the technique during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. As Great Saiyaman, Gohan uses a normal "Great Saiyaman Beam" after nearly accidentally using a Kamehameha to stop the Watagash-possessed robber. Later, during his battle with the empowered Watagash-possessed Barry Kahn, he uses the Super Great Saiyaman Beam to defeat Barry and force Watagash out of his body.

Film Appearances

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Goku uses a technique similar to the Super Kamehameha when repelling Cooler's Supernova Cooler back at him, although he fires it without cupping his hands behind him due to attempting to push the Supernova back at Cooler, nor (in the FUNimation English dub) does he actually recite the name during this instance.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Goku uses the Super Kamehameha against Broly, who is unaffected by it despite being hit at point-blank range.

Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, Goku uses the Super Kamehameha and combines it with Vegeta's Final Flash, Future Trunks' Burning Attack, Gohan's Super Masenko and Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon to destroy Hatchiyack.

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Super Saiyan 2 Gohan utilized the Super Kamehameha in his final duel with Bojack, just as the latter fired his Galactic Buster, as his "last word".

Akami, the main threat in the Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special, mimics the attack after Super Saiyan Goku hits it with the attack, and it later attacks Goku with a Mouth Energy Wave version when it returns in his Fifth Form.


Xeno Goku & SSJ Goku preparing to perform their Super Kamehamehas in the Dark Demon Realm Mission! manga

Future Warrior's Z-Assist Super Kamehameha

  • Z-Assist Super Kamehameha - A variation of the Super Kamehameha used by the Future Warrior in Dragon Ball Xenoverse when performing the technique while Goku is their current Master. The Z-Assist causes Goku's soul (which appears as an astral projection of Goku performing the technique) to go into the Future Warrior's body while they're performing it increasing the power of the Warrior's Super Kamehameha.

2nd Future Warrior & Goku charging a DUAL Super Kamehameha in Xenoverse 2

  • DUAL Super Kamehameha - A two person Multiple Super Kamehameha which appears as Goku's Dual Ultimate Attack skill in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update. This technique was also used by SSJ3 Goku and the Future Warrior in the normal ending of Dragon Ball Xenoverse but was not named until Xenoverse 2.
    • DUAL Super Kamehameha (Adult Gohan) - A two person Multiple Kamehameha which appears as Adult Gohan's Dual Ultimate Attack skill in Xenoverse 2] after the 1.09.00 Update.
    • DUAL One-Handed Kamehameha - A two-person one-handed Multiple Super Kamehameha which appears as Future Gohan's Dual Ultimate Attack skill in Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update. Despite its name, it is actually a two person variant of the One-Handed Kamehameha mk.II.
  • Super Great Saiyaman Beam - A variation used by Gohan as Super Great Saiyaman while fighting the Watagash-possessed Barry Kahn. It is basically a normal Super Kamehameha used by Great Saiyaman as a Super Saiyan, though under a different name and portrayed to the public as a stronger version of his Great Saiyaman Beam to conceal its true origins in order to safe guard Great Saiyaman's secret identity.

Video Game Appearances

Super Buu fires a Super Kamehameha in Shin Budokai - Another Road

The Super Kamehameha is frequently used in many Dragon Ball Z video games, such as Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu, Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishōden, the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, the Budokai series, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, and Xenoverse series and is a common staple on many characters' move rosters. Goku can also use it in Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. It is Adult Gohan's Ultimate K.O. in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. The Super Kamehameha is Goku and Cell's regular super, and Teen Gohan's ultimate in Dragon Ball: Tap Battle.

It is called Ultra Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, with Goten's version named Ultra Kamekameha.

It is said in the English bookcase of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout that this is the "most powerful version of the Kamehameha Wave," despite the existence of the far more powerful version in Dragon Ball GT, the 10x Kamehameha.

The Super Kamehameha can also be used by Gohan and Cell in the crossover game Battle Stadium D.O.N.

The Future Warrior prepares a Super Kamehameha in Xenoverse

The Super Kamehameha can also be seen in the thirteenth trailer, which is the sixth Galaxy Mission trailer, shows the Hero firing it at Frieza's Supernova with Bardock's Riot Javelin. (Similar to the Father-Son Kamehameha).

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the Super Kamehameha appears as Goku's standard Ultimate Skill. If the Future Warrior takes on Goku as their mentor, Goku will teach them the Super Kamehameha after their final training mission. If used in battle while Goku is still the Warrior's Master then the attack will receive a Z-Assist. In addition to Goku and the Future Warrior it is used as an Ultimate Skill by several characters such as Gohan, Goten, and Yamcha. It is also used by GT Trunks and Pan. In the game's normal ending Goku and the Future Warrior fire DUAL Super Kamehameha to defeat and destroy Demigra Final.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, the Super Kamehameha appears as a learnable Special Move for Kid Goku, Goten, and several other characters. It can also be learned by Krillin after he reaches Lv. 59. In Dragon Ball Fusions, it is depicted as being stronger that the Kamehameha but weaker than the Full Power Kamehameha.

In Dragon Ball Legends, Super Kamehameha appears as a Special Move Arts used by several characters such as Goku, Gohan, and Gogeta (DBZ). Additionally Goku and Gogeta can teach Super Kamehameha to Shallot after reaching Friendship Rank 2. As part of Great Saiyaman's Justice Beam Special Move Arts, after the finger beam hits the enemy then the user will appear above the enemy and perform a Super Great Saiyaman Beam as a finisher.

"Fires an extremely powerful Kamehameha. Using this against an opponent who has been knocked back will inflict heavy damage."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Tutorial description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Super Kamehameha returns as an Ultimate Skill used by Goku and several other characters which can be learned by the Future Warrior by completing School Quest: "Lesson 3" at the end of Goku's Training. In the game's normal ending, after Super Saiyan Blue Goku uses the Dragon Fist on Mira to remove Tokitoki's Egg from Mira, the Warrior finishes off the out of control demonic android with a Super Kamehameha. After the 1.09.00 Update, it can be added to Bardock's custom skillset after it has been purchased in Partner Customization.

Goku and the Future Warrior firing DUAL Super Kamehameha in Xenoverse 2

Additionally, several characters gain the ability to perform Dual Ultimate Attack skill variations which act as two person Multiple Super Kamehameha. These Dual Ultimate Attacks include DUAL Super Kamehameha, DUAL Super Kamehameha (Adult Gohan), DUAL Perfect Kamehameha, and DUAL One-Handed Kamehameha.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, the Super Kamehameha appears as a Super Attack for Goku, Goku (GT), Xeno Goku, and Gohan (Teen/Adult). Future Gohan's One-Handed Kamehameha Super Attack is also called Super Kamehameha in the English localization of World Mission. Additionally the standard Super Kamehameha can be learned by Note when she reaches Bond Lvl 15. All Hero type Avatars can learn Future Gohan's One-Handed Super Kamehameha variation after Future Gohan reaches Camaraderie Lvl 3. There is also a standard Super Kamehameha Mega Rarity Accessory that can be equipped to any non-Special type card through the Custom Deck or add it as the default Super Attack for a custom card through Card Creation provided the Blank Card has at least 1000 Custom Points to equip it.[5]

"A technique Goku acquired while training under Kami. It is more powerful than a normal Kamehameha and once beat Piccolo's Makosen."
Super Kamehameha Z-Encyclopedia Summary in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Goku can acquire the Super Kamehameha via Mental Simulation Training at Training Grounds. In order to access exercise that unlocks the Super Attack, Goku must learn Kamehameha Lvl 3. The exercise costs 5 D-Medals and the recommended character level for Goku is 30 though this is just a recommendation and not a requirement as Goku can access the exercise with his Level under 30. The exercise features Goku facing three images of himself at Lvl 30 (explaining the Level Recommendation) that he must defeat to acquire the Super Kamehameha Lvl 1. The Super Kamehameha Super Attack Skill is described as an upgraded form of the Kamehameha with enhanced damage. It costs 42 Ki to fire. After acquiring the technique, its entry in the Z-Encyclopedia can be unlocked in the Terms section under Skills by performing the Super Kamehameha 10 times.