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This is a list of notable techniques used by Gohan which have appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, the anime series Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, and various video games spun off by the Dragon Ball series.

Techniques appearing in the manga and anime

Speed and movement techniques

Physical attacks

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Gohan's Ultimate Knuckle

  • Ultimate Knuckle – A single punch with the back of the fist used to stun an opponent. Used by Ultimate Gohan in the beginning of his battle with Super Buu. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
  • Super Strength – A counterattack used by Ultimate Gohan where he upward kicks the opponent in the chin and then punches them in the gut. Used against Super Buu in the series, and named in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
  • Burst Rush – Ultimate Gohan kicks the opponent up into the air and flies up and attacks with a barrage of punches before sending them flying upward. He then flies after the opponent and knocks them into the ground, where he finally blasts them with a Super Kamehameha. Named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • I'm Here to Kill You – Ultimate Gohan kicks the opponent in the stomach, followed by a 360-spin kick to the head, ending with a left hook to the back of the head, knocking the opponent to the ground. He used this attack during his battle with Super Buu. Named in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
  • Justice Punch – A punch Gohan uses as Great Saiyaman.
  • Justice Kick – A kick Gohan uses as the Great Saiyaman.
  • Crushing in HandsGreat Ape Gohan used this technique against Goku in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.
  • Swordsmanship – During his six months of survival training under Piccolo, Gohan was given a sword which he showed good usage in. During his training to defeat Majin Buu, he wielded the Z Sword with great dexterity, but as it broke, he never got a chance to use it in battle.
    • Z Sword Slash (ゼットソードスラッシュ) – An attack named in Dragon Ball Heroes. Gohan jumps into the air and slashes the opponent with the Z Sword when he lands.

Energy-based attacks

  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Ki Manipulation - Gohan & Ultimate Gohan's signature attacks in the Raging Blast Series.
  • Hidden Potential – Gohan charges an energy sphere around his body and fires a large energy wave while flying towards the opponent. He used this attack to destroy a large boulder he was thrown at by Piccolo. This is one of his ultimate attacks in his kid form in Burst Limit and in the Raging Blast series.
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Gohan charging a Ki Blast technique

  • Masenko – Gohan's first and most used attack. Its origins are from Piccolo, who presumably taught the attack to Gohan while training together in the wilderness, although this is never shown. He holds his hands crossed with the palms facing forward above his head, creating a yellow-colored energy sphere. Then he throws his hands forward and fires the yellow beam, with the beam's pattern almost similar to the Kamehameha. The Ocean Group dub incorrectly identified this attack as a Kamehameha as well, however the FUNimation dub rectified this mistake.

Gohan stands up to Goku's Kamehameha in the Time Chamber

  • Ultimate Masenko – The strongest version of the Masenko used by Kid Gohan. He has this attack as his ultimate move in Burst Limit and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World.
  • Masendan – An attack used in the Frieza Saga. Gohan holds his hands to his head like the regular Masenko, but then charges up for much longer until the attack forms an energy ball. He then throws the ball like a grenade, causing an explosion.
  • Gekiretsu Madan – Gohan releases a rapid barrage of energy blasts at his opponents, causing a massive accumulation of damage.
  • Wild Rush Blaster – A rush attack finished with a Full Power Masenko.
  • Tenma Defense - A green energy shield that protects Gohan from any incoming attacks.
  • Special Beam Cannon – A very powerful beam fired by charging a lot of energy into your index and middle finger in front of your forehead and then extending your arm to fire. Gohan used Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon while Image Training with Krillin on their way to Namek. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Future Gohan is able to perform this technique in his Super Saiyan form. In Shin Budokai - Another Road, Future Gohan can use Special Beam Cannon on Base State as an Ultimate Move. However, in his Super Saiyan form, this is replaced with Super Kamehameha.
  • Golden Dome Attack – Gohan creates a giant golden energy shield, condenses it, and fires it as a massive energy wave. He used this attack to destroy the Makyo Star and defeat Garlic Junior.
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Gohan fires an Energy Wave at Goku

  • Kamehameha – After training with Goku in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Gohan masters this attack, along with the Super Saiyan levels. He holds his hands near one of his sides, creating a shiny, blue energy ball. Then he throws his palms forward to fire the beam.
    • Super Kamehameha – An upgraded version of the Kamehameha. The hand movements to perform the attack is the same as the Kamehameha, however the charging time takes longer due to more ki energy being put into it. Seeing as how Goku was the inventor of the upgraded version, it is likely Gohan learned it from his father. In the Budokai series, it is placed as Gohan's Ultimate Move.
    • Standing Kamehameha – A stand-charging version of the Kamehameha used by Gohan in his Super Saiyan 2 form. Gohan used it to repel Perfect Cell's Kamehameha from hitting the Earth. It is seen and named Super Kamehameha in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 as one of Teen Gohan's Blast 2 attacks in his Super Saiyan 2 form.

      Gohan firing a Kamehameha at Broly

    • Father-Son Kamehameha – Gohan uses this attack only once during the entire series. When Gohan uses his Kamehameha to counter Super Perfect Cell's own, he is helped spiritually by Goku. This attack helps Gohan overpower and defeat Super Perfect Cell with a little help from Vegeta. The name was coined by the Budokai video game series, but was not mentioned as a separate attack in the anime.
    • Ultimate Kamehameha – A team attack used by Gohan and Goku in several video games.
    • Bros. Kamehameha – Gohan and Goten fire their separate Kamehameha attacks until they merge into a large Kamehameha blast. They briefly use this attack against Broly in Broly - Second Coming, until being replaced by the Family Kamehameha.
    • Family Kamehameha – Gohan uses this attack in the film Broly - Second Coming. This attack is used by Goku, Gohan, and Goten together. First, Gohan and Goten use the Bros. Kamehameha to hold off Broly's Omega Blaster. Then, the attack a short time later in the film becomes a similar move to the Father-Son Kamehameha with the arrival of Goku to help coach his sons to victory.
    • Twin Dragon Shot – Gohan uses this attack against Dabura.
    • Electric Kamehameha – Gohan fires a golden flashing version of the Kamehameha. He uses this attack in his Super Saiyan 2 to try and destroy the Sealed Ball containing Majin Buu, to no effect. He uses the attack again in his ultimate form during his battle against Super Buu.
    • Justice Kamehameha – A spherical version of the Kamehameha used by Gohan in his Great Saiyaman outfit. He uses this attack in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn to blast away a crowd Zombies, scattering rotting parts everywhere.
    • Ultimate Kamehameha – Ultimate Gohan's most powerful version of the Kamehameha. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
  • Super Explosion Wave – Used by Gohan to kill several of Babidi's soldiers.
  • Blaster Meteor - Gohan unleashes multiple blasts from his body. He uses the technique against the Cell Juniors.

Gohan using a Blaster Meteor against the Cell Juniors

Other abilities

  • Telekinesis – When a thug launched a missile at him, Gohan (as the Great Saiyaman) telekinetically pushed it back to him.
  • Energy Barrier – Gohan used a barrier to protect himself, Krillin, and Piccolo from being sucked into the Dead Zone and his alternate future self used this technique to block some of Android 17 and 18's blasts in their last battle. In Movie 10, Gohan used an energy barrier to protect Goten, Trunks, Videl and himself from Broly's energy blast.
  • Ki Sense – Gohan can sense power levels like many other characters in the series.
  • Super Breath – Gohan used a far less powerful version by accident in a filler episode of Dragon Ball Z when he accidentally blew away his birthday cake.
  • Power up to the Very Limit – Ultimate Gohan uses this to power up to his strongest just before attacking Beerus in Battle of Gods. Named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.

Forms and Transformations

  • Great Ape – As with all Saiyans with a tail, Gohan has the ability to transform into a Great Ape at the sight of a full moon.
  • Unlock Potential – A power up treated as a transformation in some media. Gohan gains this state upon having his potential unlocked by Grand Elder Guru.
  • Super Saiyan – As a half-Saiyan hybrid, Gohan is able to transform into a Super Saiyan. First transformed while training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Goku.
    • Full-Power Super Saiyan – A mastered version of the Super Saiyan form, achieved by Gohan and Goku in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
  • Super Saiyan 2 – Gohan is the first and youngest warrior to transform into a Super Saiyan 2. Transformed when the peaceful Android 16 was killed by Cell.
  • Ultimate Gohan – All of Gohan's hidden powers were unlocked by Old Kai's magic. According to the Daizenshuu, he becomes stronger than a Super Saiyan 3.
  • Infected – Gohan while under the control of a Tuffle parasite. Used in Dragon Ball GT and playable in Dragon Ball Heroes.

Techniques appearing in video games

Butōden series

Teen/Adult Gohan
  • Super Charging Fist: Gohan rears back, then lunges forward with a punch, his fist covered in a field of Ki energy. Also called "Energy Punch".
  • Punch Rush (Renzoku Naguru-Ken): Gohan rushes up to the opponent and unleashes some punches, hitting the opponent up to six times. Also called "Quick Punches".
  • Super-Jet Uppercut: Gohan rushes forward and hits the opponent with an uppercut. Also called Jetting Uppercut.
  • Halo Stomp: Gohan unleashes a round of kicks to the opponent while floating in the air. Also called Aerial Dancing Kick, Diving Kick Flurry, or Flying Kicks .
  • Slingshot Sweep: dashing slide kick.
  • Furious Double Hammer: turn around dropkick.
  • Renzoku Energy Dan
  • Seeking Ki Blast
  • Energy Concentration: fast invisible fireball.
  • Masenko
  • Kamehameha
  • Ultra Kamehameha
  • Gekiretsu Rush: Gohan punches and kicks his opponent wildly, then he kicks them away and blasts them with a Kamehameha. It is his meteor attack in Super Butōden 3.
  • Meteo Jet: his meteor attack in Ultimate Battle 22.
Great Saiyaman

Super Battle

  • Rising Dragon Attack (ローリソグドラゴソ): a flaming handspring attack.
  • Saiyan Rush (サイヤラッシュ): a flaming diving punch.
  • Turtle Hermit Kiai (亀仙気合發): a ground shave energy wave.
  • Kamehameha
  • Kiaitame
  • Strike Circle (ストライクサークル): a spinning piledriver that is his ultimate attack.

Budokai series

Kid Gohan
Teen Gohan
Great Saiyaman
  • Justice Kick
  • Justice Punch
  • Justice Carnival: a High Speed Rush.
  • Justice Flash
  • Justice Finisher: he punches his kicks the opponent up in the air, and then kicks and punches them down again.
  • Justice Dynamite: Gohan grabs his opponent and kicks them up in the air, then he jumps and kicks them down again.
  • Justice Pose
Adult Gohan
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Jackhammer Smash

Burst Limit
  • Masenko
  • Charge!
  • Hidden Potential
  • Masendan
  • Ultimate Masenko
  • Kamehameha
  • Super Masenko
  • Soaring Dragon Strike
  • Super Kamehameha

Buu's Fury

Supersonic Warriors series

Supersonic Warriors
Base/SS forms (Supersonic Warriors 2)
SS2 form (Supersonic Warriors 2)
Adult Gohan (Supersonic Warriors 2)
Team attacks (Supersonic Warriors 2)

Budokai Tenkaichi series

Special techniques

Rushing techniques

Signature techniques

  • Burst Smash
  • Counter - High Speed Rush Movement
  • Counter - Z Counter
  • Dragon Smash
  • Giant Throw
  • High Speed Rush Movement
  • Hyper Smash
  • Lightning Attack
  • Sonic Sway
  • Step-In Auto-Counter
  • Step-In Flying Kick
  • Step-In Ground Slash
  • Step-In Lift Strike
  • Step-In Sway
  • Sway Flying Kick
  • Sway Ground Slash
  • Sway Ki Wave
  • Sway Lift Strike
  • Sway Rolling Hammer
  • Vanishing attack
  • Z Counter

Combination techniques

  • Air Combo 1
  • Air Combo 2
  • Air Combo 3
  • Air Combo 4
  • Aerial Barrage
  • Blast Combo 1
  • Blast Combo 2
  • Blast Combo 3
  • Blast Combo 4
  • Blast Combo 5
  • Blast Combo 6
  • Blast Combo 7
  • Blast Combo 8
  • Blast Combo 10
  • Blaster Wave Combo
  • Burst Meteo
  • Delta Storm
  • Dragon Tornado
  • Energy Storm
  • Heavy Crush
  • Kiai Cannon Smash
  • Raging Impact
  • Rolling Hurricane
  • Rush Finish
  • Rush In
  • Rush In Attack
  • Sonic Impact
  • Spiral Slash
  • Tri-Attack
  • Violent Rush

Super Dragon Ball Z

Teen Gohan
Ultimate Gohan
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Tornado Cutter

Attack of the Saiyans

Battle of Z

  • Healing: Gohan can use multiple healing abilities in-game. For example, Stop Teasing! can heal himself and Ki Release can heal multiple teammates.
    • Stop Teasing!-Gohan heals himself or a teammate with a green wave of Ki. Teen Gohan's version is called Indomitable Aura.
    • Ki Release-Gohan uses a large aura to heal his teammates.
    • A Disturbance in Ki!: Teen Gohan finds a knocked-down ally and revives them. Adult Gohan's version is called Tch...! Are You Okay?!
  • Ultimate Kamehameha-A large blue Super Kamehameha wave.


  • Masenko
  • Unrelenting Barrage- Gohan steps back and charges up a headbutt before repeatedly ramming into the opponent.
  • Baked Sphere – A dark explosive wave utilized by Villainous Mode Gohan.


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