|Alternate names||Shock Wave|
|Debut||Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone|
Great Ape Bardock
Great Ape Fasha
Great Ape Nappa
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|Similar techniques||Android Barrier|
Explosive Wave (衝撃波) is a technique where the user bursts out ki from all over their body in order to repel the opponents around them. It can hurt or block someone/something in a sphere surrounding the user.
King Vegeta is seen using it in one of Vegeta's flashbacks while on an unnamed planet with his elite (he also uses this attack in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3). His son Vegeta uses it as a child against Saibamen in Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. As an adult, Vegeta uses it after being enraged over Goku's ability to match him during their battle on Earth, while being attacked by Warrior-type Namekians from Tsuno's village on Namek, and during the battle against Kid Buu.
Goku uses an Explosive Wave to destroy the Medas in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug.
Gohan uses it against the Cell Jrs. and blows them away as a show of his new-found Super Saiyan 2 power. As an adult, Gohan uses this attack to repel Majin Soldiers on the level above Babidi's lair in Babidi's spaceship.
While fighting Majin Vegeta in a cave, Goku uses an Explosive Wave to defend himself from being rammed into a spike by Vegeta.
Goku uses the technique again during his battle against Gohan and Goten while the two were infected by Baby. Trunks uses an Explosive Wave against Omega Shenron in order to buy Goku and Vegeta time to perform the Fusion Dance.
Appearances in Video GamesEdit
Both the Explosive Wave and its variation the Super Explosive Wave appear in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. The Explosive Wave is a common Blast 1 technique, and is more defensive than offensive (it causes minor damage and knocks the opponent back). It can cancel certain moves, like Ki Blasts. Bills is able to use this technique in Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale.
In Dragon Ball Online, this technique is called Searing Crane. It is a physical attack of the Crane Hermit skill tree. The user charges ki within their body while levitating off the ground, and then outlets the Explosive Wave that deals damage to enemies within the attack's radius.
- Super Explosive Wave – A stronger variation most often used as an offensive technique.