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"I know gold's a bit gauche, but I wanted to ensure you grasp my new position atop the pecking order. And for the sake of your feeble mind, let's keep the name simple as well; we'll call this Golden Frieza."
— After Frieza evolved, explaining to Goku.

Golden Frieza (ゴールデンフリーザ, Gōruden Furīza) is the Ultimate Evolution[1][3][4] (究極進化; Kyūkyoku Shinka) of Frieza's race, it was first discovered by and named by Frieza himself. This transformation is achieved by Frieza through vigorous training methods due to his obsessive need for revenge against Goku.



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Golden Frieza as drawn by Akira Toriyama

While in this form, the user becomes several inches taller. The eye ridges become visibly pronounced and skin turns purple with their biological armor changes color, in Frieza's case gaining a glimmering golden shine. It is implied that the user can choose what color they want their biological armor to take when they use attain their Golden form, as Frieza mentioned that he "made it gold". The muscle mass of the user is larger than Frieza's true form. When in base color, it looks almost the same as the final form, but the muscle mass stays the same, and the purple plates cover the whole shoulder instead of the top. When unleashing ki from their body, the user generates a fiery-like aura.

Usage and power

"Of course I hope you realize this iteration has far more to it than a shimmering new facade."
— Frieza anticipating the power of his Golden Form.


Golden Frieza vs. Super Saiyan Blue Goku

Golden Frieza is extremely powerful, having even more power than Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms separate. When Golden Frieza was at his full power in this state, Super Saiyan Blue Goku was barely able to land any blows, and only while catching Frieza off-guard. It was not until Golden Frieza's power dropped considerably that Super Saiyan Blue Goku had the advantage. However, even with the evolution's tremendous power, Frieza does not seem to want to face Beerus, worrying if the God of Destruction were to interfere with his revenge, and it is said by Beerus that if Goku and Vegeta were to fight Golden Frieza together, they would be able to deal with him much faster than Goku could alone. "Amidst the Crisis, a Shot at Victory Appears! Son Goku's Counterattack Begins!" and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle both reference Golden Frieza as having "power beyond imagination". Dragon Ball Heroes also states that Golden Frieza's power is unmatched.

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Golden Frieza overpowering Super Saiyan Blue Goku

Frieza attained this form at some point during his training in preparation for his invasion of Earth, his training unleashing his immense dormant power and also igniting this heightened power from within him.[5] Immediately after attaining this evolution Frieza headed to Earth in order to have his revenge, instead of attempting to first master the form. During his battle against Goku, Frieza transforms into this form in order to show off his power in comparison to Goku's own transformation into a Super Saiyan Blue. After Frieza's battle with Goku finishes, Frieza continues the fight in his Golden Form when fighting Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta; however, at the end of the fight he drops out of it due to his stamina becoming too low for him to sustain the form.

Additionally, during the battle Frieza briefly managed to further transform into Angered Golden Frieza, however he had lost too much power and stamina and so collapsed to the ground.

In video games only, Golden Frieza also showcases a special zenkai like ability named Nightmare's Awakening.


"Your new form is burning through more power than your body can supply. You should have waited until you were used to this form and knew how to regulate it before you started picking fights."
— Goku warning Frieza about the disadvantages on his Golden Form

Despite its tremendous power, the form has a serious flaw: namely, it experiences a severe decrease in stamina from prolonged periods of time being used without first allowing the body to properly adjust to the intense energy it gives off. The form only lasts just over five minutes before it's power begins to take drastic drops.[6] While a mastered state of the Ultimate Evolution is never displayed, it is mentioned by Goku and Vegeta that if Frieza had trained further upon completing his evolution to Golden Frieza, he could have negated the rapid power draining effect entirely. Frieza however refused to wait any longer beyond his initial training, not having enough patience to put off his revenge against Goku any longer.

Film appearances


Frieza punches Goku

Frieza transforms into Golden Frieza in order to unlock some of his latent potential against Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form. Golden Frieza has control throughout the fight until Goku and Vegeta figured out his weakness. Golden Frieza's power has declined because Frieza has not gotten use to the form, eager to fight before he was ready. After Golden Frieza has been defeated, he used the help of Sorbet to take Goku down. Golden Frieza attacks Goku until Vegeta steps up to combat him using his Super Saiyan Blue form and knocks Golden Frieza back into his final form.

Video game appearances

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The Frieza Clan avatars in the Golden Frieza form

In Dragon Ball Heroes, the Frieza Clan avatars are capable of using the Golden Frieza form via the God Class-up. In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2, custom Frieza Race characters can use the form, named Turn Golden.



Pure Gold Frieza

Pure Gold Frieza

  • Frieza has a merchandise-only joke form that is the result of Frieza "over-training" causing him to gain an Ultimate Evolution-like state that is pure gold in appearance. This form is referred to as Pure Gold Frieza.[7]
  • It was joked by Ryusei Nakao that because Frieza was a "nice guy" (ナイスガイ; naisu gai), Golden Frieza's power level in this form is “one hundred quintillion” (垓; gai).[8]
  • It is implied that, had Frieza properly adjusted to the form before fighting Goku, he would've been able to achieve his revenge against Goku and his friends.


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