|Debut||Anime: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge|
Manga: "The Rage of Son Gohan?"
|Similar techniques||Crushing in Hands|
A Bear Hug is a grappling clinch hold and stand-up grappling position where the user's arms are wrapped around the opponent, with the opponent's arms sometimes pinned to the their body. The user's hands are locked around the opponent, who is held tightly to the user's chest.
Dore uses a Bear Hug against Goku after he and his comrades ambush Goku on Earth. While Dore traps Goku in a Bear Hug, Neiz attempts to kick Goku, but Goku manages to avoid his kick, resulting in Neiz kicking Dore by mistake.
Cell uses a Bear Hug against Gohan in order to make him release his hidden power during the Cell Games. However, the technique does not work. When he breaks the hold and releases Gohan, Cell decides to create the Cell Juniors.
Bojack uses the technique against Gohan too. He breaks the hold when Goku punches him after returning from the Other World to Earth for a brief instant. Broly uses a powerful Bear Hug to crush Gohan during their battle on Earth. Super Buu uses the technique on Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks.
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 53, "Zarbon's Surprise"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, 1991
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, 1992
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 183, "Android Explosion"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, 1993
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, 1994
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 261, "Gotenks is Awesome!"