"A Fully-Developed "Time-Skip" Counterattack?! Is It Coming?! Goku's New Technique!" (成長した“時とばし”の反撃！？出るか！？悟空の新たな技！, Seichōshita “Toki Tobashi” no Hangeki!? Deru ka!? Gokū no Arata na Waza!) is the thirty-ninth episode of Dragon Ball Super. Its Japanese air date is April 17, 2016.
Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue. Afterwards, Goku and Hit continue their match. Goku has the upper hand during their encounters. Goku manages to counter Hit's Time-Skip, which infuriates Hit, realizing he's at his limit. After barrages of punches and kicks, Hit attempts to get stronger by shouting, the same way Goku does. However, doing so does not change his performance, even said by Vados when Champa is wondering if Hit has gotten any stronger. At a point when Goku charges at Hit and attempts to punch him, Hit uses his Time-Skip and lands a blow to Goku in his abdomen. The referee wonders if Goku, who is currently in pain on the ground, could continue the match, but after several check-ups, he is about to announce the winner but Goku manages to tell the referee he's able to continue.
Hit realizes the only way he could get stronger, not by transforming. He can only get stronger by growing, which is also realized by Piccolo, saying he got stronger in a short period of time. Hit explains to Goku that he didn't have the need to get stronger but since he pushed him, he's able to grow to greater heights. After growing, Hit says he's able to extend the time-limit of his Time-Skip for one-fifth of a second. Champa wants Hit to finish Goku but he lets Goku get on his feet to continue fighting because he was able to help him grow. Vegeta is mad that Hit is able to get stronger through battle, because Saiyans get stronger through battle. While Hit is in his new stance because of the new potential and Goku is in his fighting stance, Hit tells Goku that he made a mistake, thinking he could predict his movements after one-fifth of a second. After this, Hit attacks Goku using his Time-Skip. Hit tells Goku that he continues to grow and his technique is now able to extend to half a second.
Hit calls for the referee to check up on Goku because he is unable to do anything in his present state. However, Goku manages to get up from Hit's attacks. Goku tells Hit that he wasn't tying to hold back during their match but he's been practicing a new technique, using Kaio-ken with the power of Super Saiyan Blue. Hit is allowing Goku to use this technique because he was able to help him grow. After his uses the technique, Goku explains to Hit that there was a ten percent chance of him succeeding the technique and there was a 90% of him dying if he didn't control his power correctly. Goku displays his power to Hit, charging around him, showing his power. Beerus and surprised that Goku was planning to use that technique against him but Whis tells him that would make any difference. Vegeta remembers Goku using Kaio-ken against in their first match on Earth. He is also angered that Goku was able to surpass him again. Old Kai speculates to his fellows that Goku never used Kaio-ken with Super Saiyan because the form puts stress on the body and using Kaio-ken would make it worse in comparison to throwing your life away.
Goku tells Hit that Super Saiyan Blue has perfect ki control so he was able to use Kaio-ken with the form. Goku powers up using Kaio-ken, using Kaio-ken times ten. Immediately after, Goku attacks Hit with his immense power and speed. Hit is unable to keep up with Goku, even attempting to use his Time-Skip but Goku managed to surpass it. Goku and Hit fight rapidly around the tournament. After Goku knocks Hit into the sky, he notices that the form is unable to use Kaio-ken for long so he fires a Kamehameha at Hit. Hit time skips through Goku's Kamehameha and Goku charges at him. Hit attempts to push back the Kamehameha but the collision causes an explosion.
- Goku (Base/Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Hit
- Hit pushes himself to grow stronger, not increasing his power but increasing the duration of his Time-Skip, from 0.1 seconds to 0.2 seconds and later to 0.5 seconds.
- The Kaio-ken is used for the first time since the Frieza Saga of Dragon Ball Z (not counting the Super Kaio-ken form featured in filler).
- Goku reveals that he is able to stack the Kaio-ken up to times ten with his Super Saiyan Blue transformation, wanting to use it as a trump card against Beerus.
- It is revealed that Goku never attempted to combine the Kaio-ken with his past Super Saiyan forms due to the state's immense emotional turmoil, and attempting to do so would mean immediate death.
- Goku is able to use the Kaio-ken due to the Super Saiyan Blue form requiring a calm mind and perfect innate ki control.