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Light Grenade (激裂光弾 Gekiretsu Kōdan) is an energy sphere attack used by Piccolo.


The user puts their hands together in front of them as they charge a yellow energy sphere in their hands. Then, they bring their hands forward and fires the energy sphere, inflicting a massive amount of damage.

Power and Usage

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Piccolo fires the Light Grenade at Cell

In both the manga and anime, Piccolo uses the Light Grenade during his battle against Cell in his Imperfect form; after being knocked down by Cell, Piccolo charges up and fires the Light Grenade at the approaching Cell, creating a huge explosion. While it blasts Cell into the ocean, the Bio-Android emerges completely unscratched, much to Piccolo's shock, with the former proceeding to mortally wound the latter shortly thereafter.[9]

In Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special, Piccolo attempts to use the attack to defeat Akami.

Video Game Appearances

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A Dark Warrior charging a Light Grenade in Dragon Ball Online

It appears in the video games Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (spelled 激烈光弾, lit. Raging Fury Light Bullet; the "retsu" kanji is different), the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (named F.Lightbomb), Budokai series, Supersonic Warriors series, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, and Dragon Ball Heroes. In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the Light Grenade is one of Piccolo's Blast 2 attacks, while in the Raging Blast series, it is his Ultimate Attack; in the Raging Blast series, when someone is hit by this attack, it changes from an energy ball to a large energy blast, like it was in the original series.

Semi-Perfect Cell can use this technique in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, and Super Buu can use it after absorbing Piccolo in the Budokai series. King Piccolo can use it in Budokai 3, as he is an alternate costume for Piccolo.

In Dragon Ball Online, the technique is named Violent Slice and is learned by Shadow Knights at level 46. Additionally, an unnamed Dark Warrior is seen performing the technique in a promotional cinematic for the game.

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, the Light Grenade is one of Piccolo's super attacks. Piccolo will teach this skill to the Future Warrior after they complete his third master training mission.

The technique returns in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 where it can be charged up to two additional stages. When fully charged, the technique does damage that rivals Ultimate Attacks, dealing more damage than a Full Power Energy Wave.

The technique also does return in Dragon Ball FighterZ, which makes it Piccolo's Level 3 and is a multi-hitting projectile attack that does a lot of damage.

Character meaning

  • 激裂 (Gekiretsu) = Violent / furious / destroyer lit. raging rend; akin to the term gekiretsu 激烈 (lit. raging fury / vehement / fervent)
  • 光弾 (Kōdan) = Light ball or flash ball / light bullet or flash bullet