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Ki Blast Deflect (攻撃跳ね返し Kōgeki Hanekaeshi) is a maneuver used to avoid getting hit by Ki Blasts.


When the opponent fires a ki blast, the user waves their hand(s) and slaps the ki blasts away, being free from harm.


Future Trunks deflects an arm cannon blast

Thanks to his fat and flexible body, Buyon is the first being to deflect Goku's Kamehameha.[5] Goku uses the Ki Blast Deflect during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to deflect a ki blast fired by Tien Shinhan during their match.[6] Nappa deflects Gohan's Masenko.[7] Gohan reflects the Fusion Spirit Bomb thrown by Krillin towards Vegeta. On Namek, Goku uses it to deflect Jeice's Crusher Ball, and later to deflect Captain Ginyu's energy blasts. When Frieza uses his Punishing Blaster against Piccolo, but the Namekian is able to deflect it and fires a blast of his own back at Frieza.[8] After being beaten by Gohan, Frieza gathers enough strength at the last minute to throw the Full Power Masenko back at Gohan.[9] Vegeta uses the technique to deflect a blast from Frieza. During the battle, in his final form, Frieza is able to deflect Vegeta's Final Burst Cannon with a kick.[10] Goku deflects Frieza's Death Beam and Barrage Death Beam.[11]


Salza deflects Piccolo's Chasing Bullet

Future Trunks counters Iru's arm cannon blast.[12] Like Buyon, Misokatsun can use his Super Flexible Body to deflect energy attacks such as Master Roshi's Kamehameha.[13] Medamatcha deflects Gohan's Ki Blast while firing his Evil Comet attack.[14] Salza and Neiz are shown deflecting Goku's Triple Kamehameha waves aimed toward them, Cooler is shown deflecting an Energy wave from Goku, and Salza is later shown deflecting Piccolo's Chasing Bullet and Krillin's Homing Energy Wave.[15] Goku deflects Android 15's Multi-step Ki Blast during their battle in the city.[16] Goku knocks Hatchiyack's second Revenger Cannon away from Gohan.[17] Piccolo and later Super Saiyan 2 Gohan use the technique to deflect Cell's Special Beam Cannon. On New Namek, Gohan deflects a blast from a Cyclopian Guard in order to save a Namekian warrior and Super Saiyan Goku deflects Meta-Cooler's Finger Blitz Barrage. In the anime, a Cell Jr. is shown easily dispatching the Final Flash Vegeta fired at him.[18] Zangya deflects Gohan's ki attack at one one point during their battle, Gohan deflects Bido's Brave Gatling, and Piccolo deflects Bojack's Grand Smasher.[19]


Ultimate Gohan bounces Super Buu's Gack!

Dabura uses this technique for deflecting the Gohan's Twin Dragon Shot in the anime.[20] Super Saiyan 3 Goku deflects Majin Buu's Enjoy Browning blasts.[21] Ultimate Gohan bounces a Gack! from Super Buu,[22] Vegito manages to catch Super Buu's one-handed Destroy Everything! sphere and kicks it back up into the air,[23] and he later deflects Super Buu's Super Kamehameha back at his face.[24] In Supreme Kai's flashback, Kid Buu kicks Western Supreme Kai's Full Power Energy Ball away.[25] Kid Buu manages to deflect Goku's True Kamehameha during their fight, although at the expense of his left arm and right hand.[26] Two years after Kid Buu's defeat, during their battle, Gotenks deflects bullets of Aka's Super Wahaha no Ha attack to protect Tarble and Gure.[27]

In his first appearance in the series, Ledgic deflects the Kamehameha that Goku fired at Gale and Sheela.[28] Vegeta deflects a blast from Baby-possessed Goten, although the blast still succeeds in cutting him.[29] Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta is able to channel some of his positive energy into Omega Shenron's Negative Karma Ball and kicks it up into space.[30]

Video Game Appearances

BT3Ki Deflect

Goku deflects Frieza's Ki Blasts in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The technique can be used by all the playable characters in the Budokai series and Budokai Tenkaichi series. In the Raging Blast series and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the technique can be used to deflect not just normal Ki Blasts, but long-ranged Super Attacks as well. In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect as long as they move normally, but will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect by using Just Guard (guarding right before an attack hits) when they are about to be hit by a normal ki blast. However this will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.

Similar techniques

Other techniques are able to deflect energy blasts: Tien Shinhan deflects Yamcha's Kamehameha with a Kiai, Misokatsun deflects Master Roshi's Kamehameha with his Super Flexible Body, Recoome deflects Gohan's Masenko with a Super Breath, Evil Buu reflects Majin Buu's Chocolate Beam with a Super Breath as well, Super Saiyan 3 Goku deflects Majin Buu's Kamehameha with a Double Axe Handle, Super Vegito kicks Super Buu's two-handed energy sphere,[31] and Kid Buu to deflects Goku's True Kamehameha with a Double Axe Handle at the expense of his upper limbs and left shoulder. While in Hell, Goku deflects a Kamehameha from Cell with a stick while riding a Death Saucer.[32]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, 2000
  3. Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
  4. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  5. Dragon Ball episode 40, "Horrifying Buyon"
  6. Dragon Ball episode 139, "Rematch"
  7. Dragon Ball Z episode 28, "Goku's Arrival"
  8. Dragon Ball Z episode 81, "Déjà vu"
  9. Dragon Ball Z episode 83, "Another Transformation?"
  10. Dragon Ball Z episode 85, "The Renewed Goku"
  11. Dragon Ball Z episode 86, "The End of Vegeta"
  12. Dragon Ball Z episode 120, "Another Super Saiyan?"
  13. Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest
  14. Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, 1991
  15. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, 1991
  16. Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, 1992
  17. Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, 1993
  18. Dragon Ball Z episode 184, "Cell Juniors Attack!"
  19. Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, 1993
  20. Dragon Ball Z episode 227, "Heart of a Villain"
  21. Dragon Ball Z episode 246, "Buu's Mutiny"
  22. Dragon Ball Z episode 262, "Unlucky Break"
  23. Dragon Ball Z episode 267, "Ready to Fuse?"
  24. Dragon Ball Z episode 270, "Rip in the Universe"
  25. Dragon Ball Z episode 277, "End of Earth"
  26. Dragon Ball Z episode 281, "Minute of Desperation"
  27. Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, 2008
  28. Dragon Ball GT episode 4, "The Most Wanted List"
  29. Dragon Ball GT episode 27, "The Attack on Vegeta"
  30. Dragon Ball GT episode 60, "Super Saiyan 4 Fusion"
  31. Dragon Ball Z episode 271, "Vegito... Downsized"
  32. Dragon Ball GT episode 43, "The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza"