Like the original Spirit Bomb, Goku raises his hands in the air and gathers energy from surrounding life forms to form the attack. However, instead of storing the energy in his body and forming it in his hand, Goku stores the energy in the form of a giant light blue energy sphere in the sky. Once ready, Goku throws the attack down at the opponent, inflicting a huge amount of damage.
Goku uses this attack during his battle against Frieza (in his final form) on Namek. Having run out of options as to how to defeat Frieza, as his full power is no match for even half of Frieza's, Goku decides to use the Spirit Bomb. Though he is able to collect some energy from remaining living beings of Namek and some nearby planets, Frieza eventually discovers what Goku is doing and attempts to kill him. However, Piccolo saves Goku at the last second and he, Krillin and Gohan stall Frieza while Goku keeps gathering energy. After 5 minutes, the Large Spirit Bomb is finally completed and Goku launches the attack at Frieza, seemingly putting an end to the tyrant. However, it is not strong enough and Frieza survives, heavily injured by the attack.
Appearances in games
The technique is called Super Spirit Bomb in the RPG Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza and Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen. It appears under the generic name Spirit Bomb in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 1, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and J-Stars Victory Vs. It is named "Large Spirit Bomb" in the Raging Blast games and Dragon Ball Z For Kinect; it can be used in the Raging Blast games only if the Bit of Spirit item is equipped onto Goku, which changes his small Spirit Bomb into the larger one.