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"A move in which the user moves objects with their mind. It affords the user a great deal of flexibility, allowing them to crush large boulders or sharpen felled trees into deadly spears."
Psychokinesis Z-Encyclopedia Summary in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot


Telekinesis (超能力 Chōnōryoku, lit. "Supernatural Power"), also called Psychokinesis (サイコキネシス Saikokineshisu), is a technique that allows the user to manipulate objects and other people with the power of one's mind.

Overview

General Blue using his telekinetic powers

The first use of telekinesis is seen when General Blue uses his Psychic Eyes while fighting with Krillin and Goku. He uses it to pin them down and disable their movements, but Goku manages to break free as soon as Blue is distracted by a mouse. General Blue later uses telekinesis on ropes to tie up Goku and his friends at Kame House. He later uses his paralyzing technique on Goku once again, but ends up being headbutted by Arale Norimaki. Blue later attempts to use it on Mercenary Tao, but Tao revealed himself to be unaffected by it.

Chiaotzu disables Krillin's movements

Telekinesis is later seen twice during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament by Chiaotzu. Chiaotzu uses telekinesis in his match against Krillin, to directly attack Krillin's internal organs without touching him. Later in the tournament, during Goku's match against Tien Shinhan, Chiaotzu is ordered by Master Shen to repeatedly paralyze Goku and hold him in place with his telekinesis.

King Piccolo demonstrates telekinesis, which he uses to levitate the buried Dragon Balls out of the ground.

Gohan is taken from Roshi's hands by Piccolo

In Dragon Ball Z, Piccolo uses telekinesis after Goku and Raditz's deaths to take Gohan from Master Roshi's hands, in order to train him at Break Wasteland for the battle against the Saiyans. In the anime, Vegeta shows another use of this technique on the planet Arlia where he kills the Arlian king by lifting a big number of stones and throwing them at him. At the same time Piccolo trains by lifting and putting back whole pyramids (he eventually makes a mistake, detonating one of them and causing a major earthquake).

King Kai uses telekinesis to train Goku in using the Spirit Bomb.

Goku later uses telekinesis while in a hospital bed by lifting water out of a glass, but is interrupted by Chi-Chi, which makes him lose concentration and he spills it on his head.

Guldo uses telekinesis in order to paralyze Krillin and Gohan, and then to lift a tree trunk skewer in order to perform his Guldo Special. Chiaotzu uses a Psychic Attack to defeat Guldo on King Kai's Planet, sending the Ginyu Force member plummeting down to Hell.[9] Frieza uses telekinesis to move around boulders during his fight against Goku and to kill Krillin. The Hover Pods used by Frieza and Cooler are controlled via their telekinesis.[10] King Cold utilized Telekinesis on one of the viewports to destroy it while searching for Frieza's remains near Namek, due to rage over Frieza's possible demise.

Cell demonstrates telekinesis which he inherited from Frieza. Using it as part of his Psycho Crash technique to construct the Cell Games Arena from rock, and later he uses it to control his Death Saucer in the fight against Goku.

When Gohan, in the Great Saiyaman outfit, is fighting thugs in Satan City, one shoots a rocket at him. Gohan holds up his hand and the rocket halts in mid-air, then reverses.[11] Shin uses this technique during the match between Kibito and Gohan, and it is powerful enough to hold down Gohan at his Super Saiyan 2 form. Majin Buu frequently used telekinesis, typically with conjecture with his Transfiguration Beam, where he would levitate numerous people before transforming them into food and eating them.

Iwan, Liquiir, and Arak fixing the Tournament of Power arena.

In Dragon Ball Super, Bulma's birthday party, Chiaotzu can be seen using his telekinesis to entertain Marron by levitating a chair that she is sitting on. In the manga, Fused Zamasu used telekinesis to choke both Goku and Vegeta during their battle. In the anime, Iwan, Liquiir, and Arak used telekinesis to fix the Tournament of Power Arena after testing it in a battle. During the tournament, Frieza used telekinesis to hurl pieces of the arena at Jiren.

Moro is capable of throwing comets. He is also able to summons a tree trunk skewer and launches it at the opponent with his telekinesis to inflict a high amount of damage. Saganbo first used this to take away the gun of a Galactic Patrol guard.

After wishing to become the strongest warrior in the Universe, Granolah levitates a boulder into the air before destroying it. Thanks to his Pure Progress, Granolah's control and might increases over the course of his fight against Ultra Ego Vegeta, allowing him to levitate the main stone tower of his hometown, aswell as several colapsed houses. He combines this with Hakai to create an omnidirectional explosion on the Saiyan Prince. In the manga, Perfected Ultra Instinct Goku used telekinsis to stop Granolah's attack and lift him in the air before attacking him. After being empowered by the Dragon Balls, Gas becomes able to throw much heavier objects than before such as several buildings and trains.

In Dragon Ball GT, Bon Para uses telekinesis to steal the Black Star Dragon Ball Goku, Pan and Trunks secure on planet Gelbo. Mutchy uses telekinesis to fight; he not only moves objects with it, but allows the object to seemingly come to life and attack his opponents. This is shown in his battle against Goku and Trunks.

Film Appearances

Slug as he uses Psycho Pull to telekinetically pull Bulma towards him in Lord Slug

In Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Lord Slug uses his telekinetic technique called Psycho Pull to pull Bulma toward him so he could read her mind (in a manner similar to Grand Elder Guru) to learn more about the Earth Dragon Balls.

In Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Cooler displayed this in his final form as he destroys the landscape around him using telekinesis. Like his brother, Cooler also uses it to operate his Hover Pod.

In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Future Trunks uses telekinesis to lift multiple chunks of ice off him and sends them flying at Android 14 and Android 15.

In Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Bujin used his telekinetic technique called Psychic Blaze to attack Gohan with giant cubes and giant clock hands.

In Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Janemba displays this ability in his giant form, when he uses it to trap Goku within colorful stones so he could perform Illusion Smash.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, after Broly used the Dashing Punch punch on both Trunks and Goten, Goten was seen gagging as Broly was reaching out for him, implying that Broly was using telekinesis to strangle him.

In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Frieza uses his telekinetic technique Psycho-Capture to grab the Earth Dragon Balls collected by the two henchmen he sent to obtain them.

Variations

Supportive and restraining techniques using telekinesis

Main articles: Supportive Techniques and Restraining Techniques

  • Imprisonment Ball – A psychic energy sphere used by Frieza.
  • Psychic Eyes – This version is General Blue's special telekinetic technique.
  • Hover Pod - A hover vehicle operated telekinetically.
  • Paralysis – A telekinetic maneuver used by Guldo.
  • Time Freeze - Guldo's telekinetic ability that allows him to stop time itself by holding his breath. Revealed to be a form of telekinesis in Xenoverse.
    • Psycho Escape - An evasive technique used by Guldo in conjunction with his Time Freeze.
  • Psychic Spark – This version is one of Chiaotzu's telekinetic attacks. It is used to incapacitate the opponent for an opening for attack.
  • Psycho Thread – This technique is summarized in wires of psychic energy that paralyze and weaken the opponent. It is used by Bujin, Bido and Zangya.
  • Sealed Light Beam – A telekinetic technique used by Garlic Jr. to shrink the size and imprison Mr. Popo and Kami into crystal orbs made of psychic energy.
  • Choke - used by Fused Zamasu to telekinetically grapple both Goku and Vegeta's necks in the Dragon Ball Super manga. Also briefly used by Broly to telekinetically choke Goten in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming.
  • Psycho-Capture - A telekinetic technique used by Frieza to telekinetically grab and/or carry Dragon Balls. Originally used during the Namek Saga and later used during Broly. Named in Dragon Ball Legends where it appears as the Special Quirk Skill Arts for Final Form Frieza (DBL30-02S) which also incorporates a second portion where Frieza blasts the opponent away with a Kiai when they try to take the Dragon Balls back.
  • Psycho Pull - A telekinetic technique used by Lord Slug to telekinetically pull Bulma towards him so he could read her mind in Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug. Named in Dragon Ball Legends.

Offensive and defensive techniques based on psycho-telekinesis

Main articles: Offensive Techniques and Defensive Techniques

  • Farewell, Mr. Tien - A Self Destruction technique utilized by Chiaotzu via his psychic powers.[12]
  • Guldo Special – An attack used by Guldo.
  • Psycho Javelin – A technique used by several characters.
  • Death Psycho Bomb – An explosive technique used by Frieza.
  • Death Saucer - An energy disc controlled via telekinesis used by Frieza and Cell.
  • Psychic Attack – A psychic Energy Sphere attack used by Chiaotzu.
  • Psycho Barrier – A Energy Shield-type technique performed with the assistance of the telekinetic powers. It is used by Cooler and Bojack.
  • Psychic Blaze – This is a telekinetic attack used by Bujin.
  • Psychic Bomber – A psychic energy sphere used by Dr. Myuu to blast their targets at long distances.
  • Psychic Rock Throw – This is a technique used by some characters that practice and specialize in the use of telekinesis or psychokinesis.
    • Super Psychokinesis - A stronger version of Psychic Rock Throw that appears as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions
      • Hyper Psychokinesis - A version of Psychic Rock Throw even stronger than Super Psychokinesis that appears as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Ultimate Strike - A variation of Psychic Rock Throw where the user lifts and drops a giant landmass upon theit opponent. A Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • God Meteor - A technique where the user summons a meteor which they hurl at the opponent with telekinesis. A technique used by several characters in Dragon Ball Heroes and by Hearts in the Super Dragon Ball Heroes anime.
  • Super Star Break - A technique where the user flies into orbit of the planet where they are fighting an summons several meteors which they launch towards the planet with telekinesis damaging the opponent with the orbital bombardment which they follow-up with a gigantic energy sphere. A technique from Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Psychic Whip – A psychic exploding wave used by Vegeta and Vegito in Butōden series.

Female Future Warrior using Telekinesis while binding Chronoa with the Power of Hakai! as part of Destructive Fracture in Xenoverse 2

Trivia

  • In Xenoverse 2, Guldo mentions that he accidentally uses his Paralysis sometimes when he is half-asleep. He also tells them that during one of these episodes he accidentally used it on Captain Ginyu causing Ginyu to think he had sleep paralysis and that Frieza's Spaceship was cursed.
  • This technique is in some way similar in usage to the Force in the Star Wars series.
    • Fused Zamasu used a similar technique where he chokes both Goku and Vegeta using telekinesis, similar to Darth Vader using his signature Force Choke, to torture/kill his enemies. It should be noted that these similarities may be intentional given that Akira Toriyama himself is a Star Wars fan.
      • On a related note, Broly's use of telekinesis to strangle Goten also resembles Vader's usage of Force Choke.

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