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"For that Ultra Instinct to work, I need my heart to be calm and tranquil. But in this form, I can put my emotions to work for me. And believe me... My heart's not calm now."
Goku explaining his use of True Ultra Instinct over its perfected variation to Gas in "To Each His Own Answer"

Goku's True Ultra Instinct (真の身勝手の極意 Shin Migatte no Goku'i)[1] is an emotionally-driven form of Ultra Instinct as well as an enhanced version of Ultra Instinct Sign unique to Goku.[2][3]



This form possesses the same eyes as the standard Ultra Instinct Sign, however unlike the original version of the state, this form does not have to maintain an aura at all times. When it is not doing so the user's hair stays the same as in their base state and they do not possess glowing highlights. When this form has its aura active it is identical in appearance to the original Ultra Instinct Sign, though it lacks the specks of energy/clothing that surround the original form's aura.

Usage and Power

"Its up to you to discover your own unique version of Ultra Instinct. Listen to the voice within you. Deep down what are you really?"
Whis in "Bardock Vs. Gas"

Allowing Goku to fight as he likes and not have to focus on remaining calm and emotionless, this form surpasses Goku's standard usage of Perfected Ultra Instinct. It allowed Goku to slightly surpass Gas with his instincts unleashed, who could stand up to both Perfected Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta fighting together.

Goku overpowers Gas

During the Granolah the Survivor Saga, Goku achieves this state in battle with Gas by opting for the Sign form over the Perfect form to lessen the emotional compromise that comes with the Perfect form, allowing him to concentrate on besting Gas completely. Goku's new clarity of his nature being more suited to the Sign form allowed him to wield Ultra Instinct to an even higher level than he had in the Perfect form. Vegeta himself noted that Goku's fighting in this form was different to the usual fighting style he used with Ultra Instinct.

While this state allows Goku to fight more effectively and harness Ultra Instinct to a higher level, Goku himself noted that he still did not have long in this form. This indicates, even with his new clarity and control, this form still drains a large amount of energy and that he wouldn't be able to maintain it for long.



  1. "Released in V Jump's Super-Sized September Edition! Check Out the Story So Far in Dragon Ball Super!": English. / Japanese.
  2. Limited-Time Sneak Peek at Dragon Ball Super Chapter 86's Storyboard! Get a Preview of the Chapter Releasing in V Jump's Super-Sized September Edition!.: Archived from original at DB Official Site.
  3. Toyotarou interview. dragon-ball-official. Retrieved on August 8, 2022.

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