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"There...Take notes, that's a real Kamehameha!"
Goku after unleashing the attack in "Minute of Desperation"

True Kamehameha (本場のかめはめ波 Honba no Kamehameha) is a more powerful version of the Super Kamehameha used by Goku in his Super Saiyan 3 form. It is slightly brighter than a regular Kamehameha.


Minute of Desperation - True Kamehameha deflect

The True Kamehameha blasts Kid Buu's arm

As he says, "Get ready for the real deal!", Goku draws his hands to his right side. Then, he prepares the Super Kamehameha, but charges his Super Saiyan 3 energy within it, making it brighter and more powerful. Finally, Goku shouts "Kamehameha!" and fires the attack against the opponent, inflicting a massive amount of damage.


Goku uses this attack against Kid Buu. When Kid Buu fires a Super Kamehameha at Goku, he blocks it and fires the True Kamehameha. Kid Buu manages to deflect it to the side, but loses his right hand and left arm in the process. Goku calls it the True Kamehameha when insulting Kid Buu, claiming Buu's Kamehameha is merely a cheap imitation.

While fighting Beerus on King Kai's Planet, Super Saiyan 3 Goku attempts to hit Beerus with his True Kamehameha twice, the first time Beerus easily blocks the attack with his finger, and the second time he simply dodges out of the way and gets behind Goku, causing the attack to blow a hole through King Kai's planet.

During the New Space-Time War Saga, Gogeta Blue uses a True Kamehameha to both mock and overpower Super Saiyan Rosé 3 Crimson-Masked Saiyan's own Kamehameha. Crimson is obliterated by the attack, but regenerates thanks to his immortality and achieves Super Saiyan Rosé Full Power through Saiyan Power.

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Goku also uses a similar powerful Kamehameha as a Super Saiyan 3 in the Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special, in order to deal the final blow to the monster Akami.

Video Game Appearances[]

In The Legend, Goku uses a yellow version and in the U.S. version, it is named Ultimate Kamehameha.

In Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, it is named Heroic Kamehameha and Supreme Kamehameha.

In Supersonic Warriors 2, Goku uses a yellow version.

In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Super Saiyan 3 Goku uses a similar technique though it is called Super Kamehameha, as one of his Blast 2.

In the Raging Blast series and Dragon Ball Z For Kinect, it is Super Saiyan 3 Goku's Ultimate Blast. In Raging Blast 2, Goku performs the move similarly to Master Roshi's The Original Kamehameha.

In Ultimate Tenkaichi, in addition to being Super Saiyan 3 Goku's Ultimate Attack, the True Kamehameha is one of the Standard Hero's Ultimate Attacks, unlocked after completing the training with Super Janemba.

In Extreme Butōden, it is named Super Saiyan 3 Kamehameha.

In Dragon Ball Legends, it is named Super Kamehameha and is Legends Limited Super Saiyan 3 Goku (DBL17-05S)'s Special Move Arts. Additionally, Legends Limited Super Saiyan 3 Goku (DBL17-05S) can teach it to Shallot (DBL00-01) after reaching Friendship Rank 2. Unlike Goku, Shallot can utilize the technique in his base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and Super Saiyan God forms in addition to his Super Saiyan 3 form.


  • Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta's crimson Galick Gun in the Raging Blast series and Super Saiyan 3 Broly's Gigantic Omega can be seen as counterparts to the True Kamehameha.