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"The first time we fought I made mistakes and you caught me off guard. To ensure that won't happen, I'm going to take my final form from the start!"
Frieza to Goku and the Dragon Team in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Transformation (変身 Henshin) is the ability to change one's body in order to tap into greater stores of energy, strength and speed.

List of transformations[]


There are several Saiyan transformation lines in the series, which are: the Great Ape line, the Super Saiyan line, and the Super Saiyan God line. Additionally, some forms can be mixed together to make new transformations.

There have also been several occurrences of other races utilizing Super Saiyan-like forms.

Great Ape

Saiyans in their Great Ape transformations

The Great Ape is one of the most common transformations seen used by pure Saiyans. This form is only accessible if the Saiyan has a tail. While in the form of a Great Ape, if the tail is cut off, the Saiyan returns to his/her normal state. This transformation is triggered by when Blutz Waves are transferred to the Saiyan. The most common supply of Blutz Waves is given from a Full Moon. If there is no moon available, a Saiyan may use a Power Ball. The Power Ball emits Blutz Waves used to activate the transformation. Once transformed, the Great Ape's power and strength are increased tenfold from the base form. If just started with this transformation, the Great Ape may go into a rampage. This form had been rendered obsolete ever since the remaining pure-blooded Saiyans transformed into Super Saiyans. A Great Ape who transforms into a Super Saiyan becomes a Golden Great Ape, which is the key to attaining the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.

Super Saiyan
Gohan as a Super Saiyan

Super Saiyan Gohan

A Super Saiyan is a legendary transformation of legend in the Saiyan race. Only a select few of the Saiyans have been able to achieve this rare form. In legend, a Super Saiyan is a warrior pure of heart and awakened by fury. The first Saiyan in centuries to achieve this form was Goku, after seeing Krillin's death at the hands of Frieza. In this transformation, the hair raises and turns a golden color, and the eye color turns blue green. A Super Saiyan's power level shoots up between ten to fifty times its normal amount, depending on the source.

There are also a few variations of this transformation: Pseudo Super Saiyan, a prequel to the form appearing only in Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Super Saiyan Second Grade, an advancement in the power of the original Super Saiyan state; Super Saiyan Third Grade, an even stronger advancement in the power of the original Super Saiyan state; Super Saiyan Full Power, the state of mental and physical perfection of the Super Saiyan transformation itself, rather than an advanced stage.


Gohan, after he achieved the Super Saiyan 2 transformation

There are also three powered up improvements of Super Saiyan called Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, and Super Saiyan Rage. A Super Saiyan 2 is a full transformation beyond the regular Super Saiyan. The first Super Saiyan 2 was born in the Cell Games. After seeing his friends being brought to near-death by the Cell Juniors, Gohan went into a rage, causing his transformation to Super Saiyan 2. Gohan easily overpowered Cell after the transformation, as well as killing all of the Cell Juniors with Quiet Rage, and eventually killing Cell with the Father-Son Kamehameha. A few Saiyans achieved the form after Gohan, such as Goku and Vegeta.


Goku, in his Super Saiyan 3 form

The Super Saiyan 3 is the transformation that follows the Super Saiyan 2 form. The first Saiyan to achieve this form was Goku. He discovered this form while doing training in Other World. He first presented this form in his first confrontation with Majin Buu. The only other Saiyan to achieve this form, was the fusion, Gotenks. There are no records of any other Saiyan achieving the Super Saiyan 3 transformation. Exceptions for other Saiyans reaching the Super Saiyan 3 form are in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 which features Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta and Broly, and in Dragon Ball Heroes which features Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks, Trunks, and Gogeta. The Super Saiyan 3 form is also the final Super Saiyan transformation in the original Dragon Ball manga.


Trunks as a Super Saiyan Rage

Super Saiyan Rage is a powerful transformation that Future Trunks attained in the anime through the power of intense and violent rage. This form allowed Trunks to hold his own against Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black and Future Zamasu.

The Broly-type Super Saiyan forms are a separate evolution from the ordinary Super Saiyan forms. The lines equivalents to the normal Super Saiyan form are its A-type and C-type Super Saiyan forms.

The Legendary Super Saiyan form is a unique form of Super Saiyan only usable by some Saiyans. The only Legendary Super Saiyan shown was the movie-only character Broly, his clone, and the Universe 6 Saiyan Kale. The Legendary Super Saiyan form is a different evolution to the other Super Saiyan forms, and thus a Legendary Super Saiyan's versions of the Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, and Super Saiyan 4 form are also greatly altered from usual.

Super Saiyan God
Super Saiyan God Goku

Super Saiyan God Goku

Super Saiyan God is a godly Saiyan transformation that is much more powerful than Super Saiyan 3. The Oracle Fish foretold the appearance of the Super Saiyan God to the God of Destruction Beerus, and this is what hastens Beerus' awakening in the film. When Goku transforms into this form, he powers up with flame-like aura (as opposed to the gold aura with previous Super Saiyan forms). He then appears with his hair glowing red and with a shape similar to that of his base form, red eyes, slightly thinner, and he has a flame-like aura.[2] The power of this form even excites the God of Destruction Beerus.[3] The form allows Goku to sense godly ki and he can absorb attacks by consuming ki, but he reverts to his base (film) or regular Super Saiyan (anime) form due to the form's time limit.

A Saiyan who obtains the strength of a Super Saiyan God can also access the power by becoming a Saiyan beyond God - a form virtually indistinguishable from their base form, but with the power of Super Saiyan God.

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan

The mortal version of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan: Super Saiyan Blue

Super Saiyan Rose

The divine version of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan: Super Saiyan Rosé

Once a Saiyan has managed to retain the power of the Super Saiyan God form, within themselves by training themselves even further, a Saiyan can attain the even more powerful Super Saiyan Blue transformation. In this state the user looks like a regular Super Saiyan, however, they have blue hair and a fiery blue aura.

In the anime, the Super Saiyan Blue form can also be combined with the Kaio-ken, resulting in an even more powerful state.

Goku Black possesses his own version of the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form: Super Saiyan Rosé. It resembles Super Saiyan Blue but has pink hair with white highlights and the aura resembles a flame of darkness. This change is brought about by the fact Goku Black was already a God before taking Goku's body.

Beyond Blue vs Jiren

Vegeta using Super Saiyan God SS Evolved

By breaking their limit, a user of Super Saiyan Blue can achieve the Super Saiyan God SS Evolved, a form far more powerful than Super Saiyan Blue.

Through controlling the power of evil, Vegeta attained a form surpassing his prior Super Saiyan Blue states.

The Crimson-Masked Saiyan managed to ascend beyond his ordinary Super Saiyan Rosé, achieving Super Saiyan Rosé 2, Super Saiyan Rosé 3 as well as Super Saiyan Rosé Full Power.

Golden Great Ape
Golden Great Ape

Golden Great Ape Goku

A Saiyan is capable of combining their Great Ape and Super Saiyan forms together, resulting in the Golden Great Ape form, upon attaining a human heart, the Golden Great Ape will transform into a Super Saiyan 4.

Super Saiyan 4

Vegeta as a Super Saiyan 4

Super Saiyan 4 is a Saiyan transformation present in the anime-only sequel Dragon Ball GT and was never mentioned in the original Dragon Ball manga, though it has appeared in the Super Dragon Ball Heroes manga. The only way a Saiyan can attain Super Saiyan 4 is if he is already a Super Saiyan, can transform into a Golden Great Ape, and regain conscious control over the form. While referred to as a "Super Saiyan", it is not a part of the standard Super Saiyan line of transformations. After this form is attained once, it can be accessed at any point.

Limit Break SS4 Goku

Xeno Goku's Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker

When further powered up a more powerful state known as Super Full Power Saiyan 4 can be achieved and breaking this form's limits by filling it to the brim with ki results lets the Saiyan achieve Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker.

Evil Saiyan
Kanba the Evil Saiyan 139

Evil Saiyan Cumber

Saiyans can take on an empowered state known as Evil Saiyan. This form grows the user's hair to the same length as a Super Saiyan 3 - but keeps it it's natural color. Aside from an increase in power, Saiyans using this form possess an Evil Aura which has special properties and numerous utilities.


Human-type Earthling

In the manga and anime, several Humans display their own transformations, Tsukutsun Tsun turns into a tiger when touched by a girl and is capable of taking on a greatly empowered state when angered and Master Roshi can transform into his Max Power form, greatly increasing his muscle mass and height. Witchcraft is able to transform a human into a Jiang Shi.

Earthlings can become avatars via Dragon Ball Heroes machines, these avatars are capable of undergoing Class-up, Super Class-up, God Class-up, and Super God Class-up. Ultimate Class-up Sign allows their avatar to achieve Ultra Instinct Sign. In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Beat and several his Dragon Ball Heroes teammates can use the Hero Switch to take on the form of their selected Hero Avatar in the SDBH game world and later on the real world. Additionally, the Hero Switch doubles as a Transformation Watch that allows the user to transform into their own high tech Great Saiyaman Suit, though this built-in feature is only used by Xeno Trunks (aka Great Saiyaman 3) or Beat (aka Great Saiyaman 4). As Beat is revealed to be a Saiyan hybrid descendant of Goku and Chi-Chi he has the ability to naturally transform into a Super Saiyan without the use of a Saiyan avatar. Beat achieves his natural Super Saiyan form after Legendary Super Saiyan Broly seemingly kills Note (in reality she is only knocked out). Additionally, when his teammates (Note, Froze, Kagyu, Kabra, Chamel, Zen, & Nim) transfer their energy into Beat while fighting Sealas (Fused) in the Time Nest, he manages to achieve his natural Super Saiyan Blue form.

In Dragon Ball Online, in Age 1000 Humans are capable of transforming into Super Saiyans after wishing for the transformation from Shenron. This is due to humans having become crossbreed with the Saiyan race via Goku and Vegeta's descendants.

Mr. Satan is capable of taking on the High Tension state in video games. Additionally, his god form "Super Mr. Satan" (from his false retelling of the "Beebus" battle) is actually a transformation for him in IC Carddass Dragon Ball.

Animal-type Earthling

Man-Wolf switches between a human and wolf form depending on whether the moon is out or not.


Great Namekian
Piccolo the Giant

Giant Piccolo

Several Namekians have displayed the power to increase their size and turn into Great Namek. The user takes on this form by invigorating their cells - causing them to grow. They can choose the amount they grow, with the largest known size being referred to as "Super Giant Form" and being comparable in size to a mountain. Piccolo also replicates Garlic Jr.'s Gigantification. Thorough Dark Evolution Lord Slug transforms into a Dark Giant.

Super Namekian

Namekians who unlock a higher consciousness within themselves become Super Nameks, resulting in their strength increasing exponentially. Some Namekians are able to become Super Namek on their own. One method of becoming a Super Namek is to fuse with another Namekian.

Red-eyed Namekian form
Red eye namek form

A Namekian in the red-eyed form

Some Namekians have displayed a special, red-eyed form that powers up the user as much as Super Saiyan would a Saiyan. The method of obtaining this form is unknown, and it has only appeared a few times in video games.


Several members of the Serpent race have the ability to take on a more muscular "Super form". This form is used by Garlic Jr. and his top minions, with Garlic Jr. using a Super form which greatly increases his size and gives him a dark green color and a slightly different shaped head.

Zarbon's race[]


Zarbon transformed

Zarbon has the ability to transform from his Elegant Form into a more powerful Monster Form, which holds his true power. Other members of Zarbon's race, who appear in video games, are either in their Elegant Form or Monster Form but do not switch from one to the other.

Frieza's race[]

Transforming Ability
Fighting Power One Million - Transform2

Frieza transforming into his second form

Members of the Frieza Race can have many transformations. Uniquely for them, these transformations actually are used to suppress and by extension conserve energy. This makes it easier for them to hold back without making a conscious effort, causing their natural form to be their actual strongest state. While unknown if it is a standard number for all in this race, both Frieza and (in the movie only) Cooler are known to have three suppressing forms.

Frieza's brother Cooler also displayed a Super Evolution, which increased his power unlike the other forms of this transformation line.

Ultimate Evolution
Zz Frieza (3)

Golden Frieza

The strongest transformation that a member of Frieza's race is able to obtain is an Ultimate Evolution. Frieza is the first member of his race to achieve the ultimate evolution which he dubs "Golden Frieza". This state can also be mastered through improved energy control, or combined with the Fourth Transformation.

Black Frieza
Black Frieza (Full Colored)

Black Frieza

After training for ten years in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Frieza achieved a new powerful form which dubs "Black Frieza". In this state, Frieza easily defeats True Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta with a single punch to their abdomens.


In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi scenario "The True Ultimate Android", an Android 17 is shown to be able to transform into Super 17 without having to fuse with the second one, though without the other 17 his Super 17 form is imperfect and is defeated by Perfect Cell.


Several beings in the series have been transformed into cyborgs, usually either to save their life, increase their power, or both. Notable enhanced Earthlings include Cyborg Tao, Android 17, Android 18, and Dr. Gero (Android 20).

Members of the Frieza Race can cybernetically enhance themselves with Cosmic Suits.


Mechanical Type Androids

Android 13 is able to become Super Android 13 upon absorbing the computer chips and energy reactors of Android 14 and Android 15

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Cell transforms

Cell must absorb Android 17 and Android 18 to advance from his Imperfect form to his Semi-Perfect form and Perfect form. He is returned to his Semi-Perfect form after Android 18 is removed from him by force, but thanks to his Saiyan and Namekian DNA, coupled with a near-lethal injury, he is able to regenerate and advance into a Super Perfect form. Android 13 transforms into a more powerful form as well, from using the memory cards and batteries of his destroyed comrades, Android 15 and Android 14.

New Type Android

Android 21 (Evil) is able to take on a more powerful state by absorbing Cell.


Ghost Warrior

A Tuffle resurrected as a Ghost Warrior takes on a blue state with blanked eyes and growths on their head.

Machine Mutant

Super Form Hatchiyack

Several powerful Tuffle Machine Mutants are capable of taking on enhanced forms. Dr. Lychee's Hatchiyack is capable of powering up from his Humanoid form into either a Super form or a Giant form. Mutchy can switch between a whip form and a full-bodied form. Luud can go between three levels. The Machine Mutant General Rilldo can absorb metal, including other Machine Mutants and the Machine Planet M-2, in order to transform into his Hyper-Meta-Rilldo or Meta-Rilldo forms.

Neo Machine Mutant

As displayed by Baby, a Neo Machine Mutant can achieve higher forms using the energy from their hosts, first achieving a "Child Form" before eventually achieving their "Perfect Form." The fused Tuffle Kamioren can take on an "Ultimate Form" by merging with the Universe Seed.

Tuffleized Super Saiyan

Oren takes over Vegeta's body

Baby and the other Tuffle Parasites are capable of turning into the normal golden-haired Super Saiyan while in control of Trunks, Goten, or Gohan. When Baby takes full control over Vegeta, he is capable of using a white-haired Super Saiyan form, alongside two Super Saiyan-variants called Strongest Form 1 and Strongest Form 2, he can also take on the Golden Great Ape form, his version nicknamed "Tuffle Gorilla" due to its slightly different appearance.

Hera Clan[]


Bojack after transforming

Some members of the Hera Clan are capable of taking on a form referred to as "Full Power". This form increases the user's muscle mass, turns them light green, and their hair dark red.


Buu's Majin subspecies

Super Buu reverting back into his original Pure Majin form known as Kid Buu

The members of the Majin species are able to take on a true form referred to as "Pure Majin". Super Buu takes this form after removing all of his absorptions, turning back into his Pure Majin form: Kid Buu, though Buu is different than other Majins in that he seems to be stronger as Super Buu than Kid Buu. Majin Buu also has the power to absorb other entities to transform and increase his power.

In Dragon Ball Online, members of the Majin race can obtain their Pure Majin form after wishing for it to Shenron. When using this form, their dormant power is released.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it is revealed by Good Buu that transforming into their Pure Majin state is risky for Majins as it could lead them to lose their "heart", essentially turning them into another evil incarnation of Kid Buu. However, if they manage to retain their "heart", the Majin gains the ability to transform into their pure form at will, granting them access to Kid Buu's form and abilities, while retaining their original personality. However, the Pure Majin form requires stamina in order to maintain and the Majin will automatically revert to their base form when their stamina runs out.

Super Monster's transformation

The Super Monster Majin Ozotto is capable of taking on a transformation.

Phantom Majin

The Phantom Majin Hirudegarn is capable of transforming into a stronger more insect-like form. In Dragon Ball Heroes he can also transform into a stronger variant of the form named "Ultimate Hirudegarn".



Saike's body mutated by the purplish-gray smoke

When a being takes in enough evil energy, they will transform into a demon named Janemba. Janemba itself has two forms in its movie appearance: a yellow giant and obese demon, and a powerful regular-sized red and purple demon named Super Janemba. In Dragon Ball Heroes, he attains a "Strengthened" variant of his second form that darkens his colors. Xeno Janemba attains a third form called "Evil Demon" which is a result of Janemba gaining evil energy from a Dark Dragon Ball. Later, the main Janemba achieves his own third form - "Black Janemba" - through being infused with Super Saiyan 4 power.

Potential Unlock[]

Potential Unleashed Gohan

Ultimate Gohan

Certain beings are able to unlock part of all of a person's potential. The Namekian Grand Elder Guru can give someone a potential unlock that unlocks a fair amount of the user's power, with Shenron also possessing the same ability. Other means of potential unlocking include the Ultra Divine Water, which causes the one who drinks it to undergo several hours of grueling pain in order to unlock their dormant power if they survive, and the Manipulation Sorcery used by Babidi to demon mark an entity of substantial evil, which also unlocks their potential to greatly increase their power. The Old Kai is able to perform a much greater potential unlock that unlocks someone above their full potential.

All of these potential unlocking methods can allow for the receiver to gain access to a Ultimate state.

Unique awakenings

The user of a Potential Unleashed state can undergo evolutions unique to themselves under special circumstances. In the Namekian Piccolo's case he achieved his self-proclaimed "Orange Piccolo" form, while the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan gained his "Beast" state.

Core Person[]

Barrier of Light

Fused Zamasu's Barrier of Light

Exceptionally powerful Core People can achieve a "Halo" form.

Fused Zamasu possesses a halo referred to as the "Barrier of Light", while Supreme Kai of Time Chronoa and the Supreme Kai Hero Avatars possess a halo in their Time Power Unleashed forms.


A Magical Girl transformation attained through the "Power of Love" and utilized by denizens of Universe 2. This transformation only exists in the anime.

Ultra Instinct[]

Migatte no Gokui Kizashi

The Ultra Instinct Sign transformation in the anime

Autonomous Ultra Instinct can be achieved to an extremely potent extent via transformation. The Angels are always in the Perfected Ultra Instinct state.

In the anime, Ultra Instinct Sign was activated when Goku's willpower collided with his own Universe 7 Spirit Bomb, pushing Goku through his barrier and into the deepest part of his potential according to Whis. His ki in this state is stated by observers to be very hot yet frighteningly calm. Gohan, Piccolo, and Vegeta all pointed out that Goku even moves and fights very differently in this state. Piccolo later notes Goku is constantly evolving in the state. In the manga, Goku activates this state for the first time as a result of Roshi reminding him of all of his martial arts teaching and demonstrating the principles of the ability. However, this state is incomplete as Goku quickly reverted to base form after a period of time, and while his defensive properties are efficient, his offensive powers are limited.

Goku MUI manga color

The Perfected Ultra Instinct transformation in the manga

Goku then displays the perfected version of this state. The completed state gives the user complete control over Ultra Instinct godly levels of power. In this form, Goku faces the Super Full Power Jiren. However, despite this form's overwhelming might it still has its flaws, in the anime it takes a huge toll on the user's body, while in the manga it wears out quickly when faced with a powerful foe.

Both of these forms are not usable at will upon first being achieved, however in the manga through training with Merus, and then the Trainee Angel's eventual sacrifice, Goku became able to use the Sign and Perfected states at will. In Heroes media, Goku gained the ability to use the Sign state at will shortly after his battle with Cumber on the Prison Planet, and the Perfected state after training in the demon's Hyperbolic Time Chamber.

God of Destruction[]

Ultra Ego debut color

Vegeta uses Ultra Ego

God of Destruction Toppo

God of Destruction Top

In the anime and Heroes manga, God of Destruction candidates can transform into the Destroyer Form, allowing them to access Energy of Destruction. However, beings with a greater amount of godly power can not only neutralize the Energy of Destruction but overpower a user in this state. Which was proven by Vegeta with his Super Saiyan God SS Evolved form.

In the manga, those who are given God of Destruction training learn to use Hakai as well as the principles behind the Ultra Ego technique, allowing them to then go on to achieve the Ultra Ego transformation given the right circumstances, with Vegeta being able to do so mid-battle with Granolah.

Demon Realm Race[]

Dabura is capable of taking on the Demonic Will state in video games.

Demon God

With enough kiri, a member of the Demon Realm Race can become a Demon God. Using every ounce of their divine power lets them take on a giant monstrous form and going beyond this allows them to take on the Makyouka Form.

Dark Towa

A member of the Demon Realm Race who absorbs artificial Dark Energy into their body takes on the "Dark" form.


Angels are capable of switching between a mortal state and an Angel state if they so wish, as was displayed by Trainee Angel Merus.

Heeter's race[]

Adult Gas going berserk

Gas transforms into his Instincts Unleashed state

The Heeters are capable of unleashing their instincts to varying degrees in order to take on partial and full transformed states. Once they are able to control the form, they can use their full power.

Universe Seed Induced Form[]

Power from the Universe Seed is able to grant those who use it an ultimate form. When used in its incomplete state by the Tuffle Neo Machine Mutant Kamioren, the fused entity took on a gigantic powerful form. When used by Hearts in its complete form, he became the "Ultimate Godslayer".

Neko Majin[]

Super Neko Majin

By copying the Saiyan's Super Saiyan form, a Neko Majin can attain the Super Neko Majin state.

Double Eyelid transformation

By copying a member of Frieza's race's Transforming Ability, a Neko Majin can take on a form with double eyelids.

Shadow Dragons[]

Each of the Shadow Dragons has their own unique type of transformation. For example: Oceanus Shenron can switch between humanoid and dragon forms, and Syn Shenron can use his basic form and a more powerful state named Omega Shenron gained from absorbing the seven Dragon Balls. Naturon Shenron can transform via Absorption, while Rage Shenron can increase his size via his Electric Slime Body Build. In Dragon Ball Heroes, Haze Shenron, Oceanus Shenron, Eis Shenron, and Nuova Shenron can transform into their own unique Super forms. Haze Shenron and Oceanus Shenron's Super forms also increase their size.

Dark Magic Induced[]

Dark Magic is capable of transforming a target into the Villainous Mode. The superior Supervillain state can be achieved if the target shaves off life energy to increase their power.

Dark Evolution[]

If a Demon God combines their power with the Kiri of a target, the target is able to undergo a dark evolution.

Time Power Unleashed[]

The Supreme Kai of Time Chronoa can transform into her Time Power Unleashed form which grants her complete control over time. In addition, increasing her power over time itself, Chronoa physically grows into a taller, more mature appearance. She looks like an adult with a much shapelier figure, lengthens her hair to her lower back, and changes her outfit's colors into white and yellow. Chronoa possesses a halo though in her case the halo resembles a clock, with the hand's points at ten and two respectively and the halo is apparently part of the form itself.

The Dark King Mechikabura can also transform into the Time Power Unleashed form after absorbing a black hole that had swallowed up tens of millions of years of spacetime.

Other transformations and similar techniques[]

Power Pole Pro is treated as a transformation in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

The Shapeshifting technique allows its user to transform into objects (such as scissors or a rocket), animals (like a fish or a bat), and other people regardless of differences size and/or gender (such when Oolong transformed into Bulma). Depending on their user's skill level the time they can remain transformed via Shapeshifting may be limited such as the case with Oolong. However, it does not alter the user's physical strength even if the user increase in size. Depending on the form (such as a Bird, Bat, or Rocket), the shapeshifter may, however, obtain the power to fly without the use of ki.

The Blood Rubies can cause their holder to transform into a demonic monster form.

The Balloon Technique allows the user to puff their body up like a balloon.

The Tree of Might - Goku uses Kaio-ken x10 against Turles

Goku uses the Kaio-ken in The Tree of Might

The Kaio-ken, and by extension the Super Kaio-ken, is considered to be a transformation in several video games.

Deceased entities can be revived as Zombies through a variety of methods.

God of Snake Way can disguise itself as Princess Snake.

The Giant Form is utilized by numerous beings. A variant of it obtained via Culture Fluid is Culture Fluid Absorption Gigantification.

Captain Ginyu's Body Change allows him to switch bodies with his opponent.

By eating the second form Frieza's tail, a combatant was able to transform into a larger form with features of Frieza's second form.

Frieza's 100% Activation allows him to briefly use his 100% power while remaining in his regular Final Form. When in his 100% power or Mecha forms, Frieza can also use a power-up named Long awaited-for 100% to further increase his muscle mass and power.

The Black Water Mist transforms those affected by it into Demon Clansmen.

Goku can use an ability named Super Saiyan Power! in order to appear in a state appearing as his Super Saiyan form but with black hair.

Caterpy is able to become a chrysalis in order to transform into his ultimate form, however, it takes 1,200 years to complete this transformation.

A user of the Great Saiyaman Watch can "transform", equipping a Great Saiyaman Suit.

The Transfiguration Beam used by Majins and Majuub transforms whatever it hits into what the user wants. Monster Carrot can transform people into carrots using his Magic Touch.

Chief Moginaian is capable of transforming into what Whis calls a "Battle Mode".

Gods of Destruction, Saiyans, and members of the Frieza Race who can utilize the Golden Frieza are capable of going into Fury.

Pure Progress is treated as a transformation for Hit in Xenoverse 2.

Light of Justice power

Mutated Fused Zamasu

In Dragon Ball Super, Fused Zamasu's body mutates. In the anime, Fused Zamasu's body mutated due to one of his fusees being Immortal and the other being mortal. In the manga, his body mutates when the Potara fusion's time limit ran out. However, this is due to the fusees being one and the same they refused the fission.

Sword of Hope is treated as a transformation in Xenoverse 2.

Watagash is capable of transforming its host into three different stages of heteromorphism.

In the anime, the Universe 9 warrior Basil is capable of taking on a transformed state by Danger Doping.

The Universe 4 warriors Ganos, Dercori, and Monna possess transformations. Ganos can transform into a stronger more bird-like state. Dercori can transform into a powered-up state when in a darkened area. Monna is able to expand into a giant ball.

In the anime, the Universe 11 warrior Tupper is capable of taking on a petrified form. The Super Speed Warrior Dyspo of Universe 11 is able to take on Super Maximum Light Speed Mode, greatly increasing his speed. Jiren, the strongest warrior, was able to use the Super Full Power state after breaking beyond his previous limits.

In the anime, the Universe 3 warrior Maji-Kayo is able to alter his body into faster or more powerful states. The warrior Catopesra is capable of changing modes using his robot suit, changing into "Whirlwind Speed Mode", "Raging Battle Mode" or "Ultimate Mode".

Dark Dragon Balls can merge with evil beings, turning them into a corrupted state.

Certain characters such as Xeno Turles can transform into a "Rampaging" state.

Hearts of the Core Area Warriors can take on a form known as "Super Hearts" when utilizing his true power.

In Dragon Ball Heroes Tapion can transform into Hirudegarn - the beast sealed inside him.

Pikkon possesses a transformation known as "Super Pikkon".

A non-member of the Demon Realm Race who uses Dark Energy can take on the King of Destruction form.

The Hero Robot Poll can switch between defense form and attack form, and also upgraded versions of these forms and its base.

Character meaning[]

  • 変 (Hen) = Change
  • 身 (Shin) = Body



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  2. V-Jump #5, 2013
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