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Fire Breath (火炎放射) is a fire elemental technique used by Dabura, Hirudegarn, and Golden Great Apes among others. The user fires an immense, blazing flare or fire balls from their mouth that severely burns its target(s), and causes destructive effects to any area that is caught within the flames.

This technique was first used in Dragon Ball Z by the filler character Princess Snake while she was in her evil snake form.


Gigantic Flame


Hirudegarn's Genma Flame

Hirudegarn uses the Gigantic Flame against Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta after throwing him onto a building in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. Vegeta uses an Energy Shield to protect the civilians in the building, but loses consciousness due to the high amount of energy used to resist the attack.

In Dragon Ball GT, the Gigantic Flame was used by Great Apes and Golden Great Apes. Also in Dragon Ball GT, Great Ape Vegeta uses a Chou Makouhou Barrage very similar to Fire Breaths.

Evil Flame

Main article: Evil Flame Dabura uses this technique during his battle against Gohan. His version of the Fire Breath was named "Evil Flame" in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series.

Evil Fire

Main article: Evil Fire A weaker version of Evil Flame that appears as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Appearances in games


Hirudegarn's Genma Flame Cannon in Dragon Ball Heroes

Lizards, Baby Pterodactyls, and Baby Gameras attack by breathing fire in Dragon Ball: Origins and Dragon Ball: Origins 2.

Gigantic Flame and Evil Flame appear in the Budokai Tenkaichi fighting game series. Gigantic Flame is Hirudegarn's Ultimate Blast and one of Golden Great Ape Baby Vegeta's Blast 2. In the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, Hirudegarn's version is called Phantom Demon Flame Cannon (幻魔火炎砲, Genma Kaenhō), and the version used by Golden Great Ape Goku and Great Ape Gohan is called Super Flame Cannon (超火炎砲, Chō Kaenhō). Hirudegarn can also breath fire in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Evil Flame appear as Special Move used by certain characters. There is also a weaker version called Evil Fire.