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Volleyball Attack (排球拳 Haikyūken, lit. "Volleyball Fist")[3] is a Rush Attack used by Tien Shinhan.


Tien uses his opponent as a ball and makes them fly with two hits before giving a final blow to stamp them into the ring.


Tien uses this attack against Goku in the finals of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]

Gotenks Volleyball

Gotenks uses his Volleyball Attacks on Aka

In Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, Gotenks uses this technique while fighting Aka.


Video Game Appearances[]

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Tien Shinhan uses a part of this attack in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The Volleyball Attack is popular in the Budokai series, where two fused characters have it in addition to Tien: Super Buu (with Tien and Yamcha absorbed), and Tiencha.

In Raging Blast, the move appears as one of Tien's Super Attacks, where it is named Open Ball Fist.

In Ultimate Tenkaichi, the technique is once again called the Volleyball Attack and is one of Tien's Super Attacks. It can also be obtained (via Tien's training) as one of the Standard Hero's custom Super Attacks.

In Xenoverse, it appears under the name Volleyball Fist and in addition to being one of Tien's Super Skills, it also appears as one of Piccolo's Super Skills which is likely a reference to his role in Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball (another Volleyball themed technique) team attack with Gotenks. The Future Warrior can learn the technique as well.

In Xenoverse 2, Volleyball Fist returns as one of Tien's Super Skills in his Uniform 1 skillset, one of Piccolo's in his Demon Clothes 5 skillset, and one of Gotenks in his Matamoran Clothes 3. It can be learned by the Future Warrior by completing School Quest: "Lesson 1" of Tien's Training.

In FighterZ, this appears as one of Tien's special moves. It comes in three variants: light, medium, and heavy. However, all three strikes of the attack must be manually inputted, and the variants, can be interchanged for each strike. The light variant is the fastest version, and if light attack is used for all three strikes, Tien will remain on the same side he started. The medium version starts up much slower, however, has a state of armor. The medium launcher with cause Tien to switch sides. He can choose to not use a spike and continue a combo off this variant. The heavy version is a command grab, but only requires one input. The heavy launcher and spike, (after a medium or light set), as of the DLC patch, causes Tien to use Multi-Form.




  1. Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  2. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, 2003
  6. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  7. "Jump Heroes collection, Tenshinhan Character Collection 11, Chapter 1" DRAGON BALL Character Ekisaitingugaido Shueisha, March 4, 2009