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This is a list of notable techniques used by Vegeta which have appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, the anime series Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball GT, and various video games spun off by the series. As a Saiyan, Vegeta is extremely powerful, being the greatest rival of Goku. He is also able to develop an abundant amount of energy-based techniques as the series progresses, and able to refine them into more powerful and effective techniques.

Physical and Natural AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Saiyan Considered to be a prodigy, even amongst high-class warriors, Vegeta is the powerful Prince of all Saiyans, with his own strength even surpassing that of his father at a young age. As a Saiyan, Vegeta possesses a vast array of superhuman physical attributes, which he has trained to God-like levels through years of rigorous training.

  • Superhuman Strength: As a Saiyan, Vegeta possesses immense physical strength, far more advanced than that of any human being, and most alien races. He is strong enough to effortlessly break all Earthling-made materials or weapons, move in increased gravity without any discomfort, and even lift a suit capable of sinking through a planet. However his strength has limits, as even as a Super Saiyan he is not strong enough to even make the one thousand ton Magetta move.
  • Superhuman Speed: Even before gaining the ability to sense ki, Vegeta's reaction speed was immensely fast, being capable of reacting to fighters who could move at least at the speed of the Flying Nimbus.
  • Superhuman Durability: While naturally quite durable thanks to his Saiyan physiology, his natural body's durability has limits, as without his ki to protect him, even an energy wave from Krillin was capable of leaving him near death.
  • Superhuman Senses: Vegeta is able to think and react at extremely high speeds, easily able to dodge or catch projectiles fired from weapons, or even keep up with incredible combat speeds from his opponents. As a Saiyan, Vegeta also has enhanced senses of smell, taste and sight, which further increase his combat senses and instincts.

Techniques appearing in the manga and animeEdit

Energy based techniquesEdit


Vegeta uses the Super Energy Wave Volley


Vegeta's Super Energy Wave Volley

  • Bang Beam – An anime only technique. Vegeta points his index finger like a child pretending to shoot a gun and then fires a small but deadly red bolt of energy out of his finger. Very similar to Final Impact.
  • Big Bang Attack – Vegeta discharges a medium-sized ball of ki in his hand. On impact, this technique causes a violent explosion. He uses this attack for the first time onscreen to kill Android 19.
  • Dark Impact – An anime only technique. A blast technique used by Majin Vegeta in his fight with Goku. Majin Vegeta's signature attack in the Raging Blast series. Extremely similar to Double Galick Cannon.
  • Destructo Disk – A razor sharp disk of energy. Vegeta uses a very similar variation of this attack to cut off Great Ape Gohan's tail.

Vegeta's Exploding Wave

  • Dirty Fireworks – Vegeta points his middle and index fingers at his target, making it explode. Vegeta first used this technique to kill a Saibaman who was holding back in a battle. In Namek he uses this move to kill Cui. The name of this technique comes from when Vegeta killed Cui as he says that Cui exploding into pieces are some dirty fireworks.
  • Double Galick Cannon – Vegeta uses this technique to kill Pui Pui. It involves him putting both his hands on his opponents chest followed by a huge energy blast at point blank range which completely obliterates them.
  • Energy Rings – An anime only technique. Vegeta shoots out strong rings made of pure ki to bind his opponents by the limbs for further assaults. He used this attack in his Majin form during his battle against Super Saiyan 2 Goku.
  • Exploding Wave – Only in the anime, Vegeta used an Exploding Wave during the battle against Dodoria. Also used in the Gokuden RPG series and the Butōden fighting game series.
  • Final Burst Cannon – Vegeta uses this technique as his final attack against Frieza after all his other attacks fail. It is done in a slightly familiar way as the Final Flash and the beam itself is purple like the Galick Gun. It is used then again on Kid Buu.
  • Final Crash – A technique very similar to Final Flash used against Recoome.

Vegeta's upside down blast

  • Final Explosion – The ultimate and suicidal version of Super Explosive Wave. Vegeta detonates his body in an attempt to kill Majin Buu, resulting in a devastating, golden-yellow explosion that leaves Vegeta a fragile, stone like corpse. This technique appears in Vegeta's Majin form only.
  • Final Flash – Vegeta's signature technique. Vegeta conducts ki in both of his hands that places next to each other, combining the ki that discharges in the form of a devastating stream of energy. He used this against Perfect Cell, though the Android regenerated.
  • Final Galick Cannon – Vegeta delivers several rapid attacks before punching the enemy's stomach and discharging a beam of potent purple ki through the enemy. Vegeta uses this technique to kill Zarbon. Also named as Galick Burst.
  • Final Impact – Vegeta fires a fierce bolt of energy from his index and middle finger in his Majin form. He used this attack during his fight with Majin Buu.
  • Final Shine Attack – An anime only technique. Vegeta fires a massive green ki wave from his hand. He used this attack in an attempt to destroy Super Android 17, to no effect. In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, this is Vegeta's ultimate attack in his Super Saiyan 4 form.
  • Galaxy Breaker – Vegeta charges up and fires a powerful white energy blast from his chest at his opponent. Vegeta uses the attack to kill Nappa in the Vegeta Saga. This technique is used in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend.
  • Galick Blazer – The energy sphere version of the Galick Gun. Vegeta uses this attack to distract Super Perfect Cell during Cell and Super Saiyan 2 Gohan's Kamehameha battle, allowing Gohan to gain the advantage and destroy Cell. It is Vegeta's ultimate attack in his Super Saiyan 3 form in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Galick Gun – Vegeta's signature technique. Vegeta bends to the side while holding the back of his hands parallel to each other, conducting purple ki that discharges a concentrated, powerful beam. Similar to Goku's Kame Hame Ha.
    • Father-Son Galick Gun - A combination of destructive Galick Guns. Used in combination with Future Trunks.
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Vegeta blasts a Meta-Cooler

  • Genocide Breaker – A rush attack that Vegeta used to kill Jeice on Planet Namek. This technique is named in Raging Blast series.
  • Heat Dome Attack – A manga only technique. Vegeta charges and then fires an energy wave above himself at his foe. Used against Beerus in the manga version of Dragon Ball Super.
  • Hellzone Grenade – Used by Vegeta only in the anime. Vegeta fires several energy spheres around the opponent and controls them to be fired at the opponent. He used this attack against Super Buu w/ Gohan, though the Majin used an Energy Shield to block the attack.

An enraged Vegeta blasts Cell


Vegeta firing ki blasts

  • Super Energy Wave Volley – Vegeta releases a rapid barrage of energy blasts at his opponents, causing a massive accumulation of damage. Used in many of his battles. Also known as Meteor Flash, Final Bleed & Lucora Gun. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Galick Burst is the name of the technique when used in his base form, Galick Shooting is the version in his Super Saiyan form, and Galick Blaze is the version used in his Super Saiyan 2 form. Vegeta is the character that used this technique the most to the point that Goku in his fight against Buu, when the later starts shooting the Super Energy Wave Volley, he recognizes the technique as one of Vegeta's techniques, in spite that many other characters uses it too.
  • Super Explosive Wave – Vegeta releases a gigantic wave of energy from his body, causing a huge amount of destruction. He first uses this in his fight against Goku in the Saiyan Saga.
  • Super Galick Blaster – Great Ape Vegeta's variation of the Chou Makouhou. Named in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Triple Blast – An anime only technique. Vegeta fires three yellow Ki Blasts from his left hand at the same time. He uses this attack on Perfect Cell. Named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.

Physical attacks Edit

  • Amazing Impact – A rush attack Vegeta used against Captain Ginyu, and later when battling Android 19.
  • Atomic Blast – A rush attack that Vegeta used during his battle with Semi-Perfect Cell.
  • Brave Punisher – An anime only technique. A rush attack used by Vegeta as an 2nd Grade Super Saiyan, in his fight against Broly. This attack was named in Raging Blast.
  • Crushing in Hands – A technique Vegeta used as a Great Ape to crush Goku's bones.
  • Demonic Rush – An anime only technique. A rush attack used by Vegeta in his Majin state during his fight against Super Saiyan 2 Goku. This rush was named in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
  • Elite Assault – A rush attack Vegeta used against Goku during their first battle on Earth. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans.
  • Energy Palm – The one handed energy wave used to kill Nappa in Dragon Ball GT.
  • Face Slap – An anime only technique. Vegeta slaps his opponent in the face. Used against Goku while in Majin form, and named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
  • Final Blow – Vegeta launches himself forward, and in an instant, delivers a hard punch to the opponent's stomach. First used against Golden Frieza in Resurrection ‘F’.
  • Final Strike Vegeta delivers an unblockable kick to the opponent that sends them flying. Used by Vegeta in Resurrection ‘F’ to kick Golden Frieza.
  • Galick Impact – An anime only technique. A rush attack used by Vegeta in his fight with Semi-Perfect Cell. This attack was named in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and is used by Vegeta in his Super Saiyan 3 form as one of his Super Attacks. It is also slightly changed from when he used it in the anime.
  • Genocide Breaker – A rush attack that Vegeta used to kill Jeice on Planet Namek. This technique is named in Raging Blast series.
  • Infinite Break – An anime only technique. A rush attack used by Vegeta as a Super Saiyan 2, in his fight with Kid Buu. This move was named in Raging Blast.
  • Majin Rush - A videogame only technique. A rush attack used in Battle of Z.
  • Spirit Breaking Cannon – A rush attack used by Vegeta in his 2nd Grade Super Saiyan form. The moves he does in this attack are taken from his fight with Semi-Perfect Cell. This attack became a Counter Super in Raging Blast.
  • Warrior's Pride – A rush attack used by Vegeta in his Super Saiyan Blue form against Goku Black.

Speed and movement techniquesEdit

  • Afterimage – The user moves at ultrahigh speeds, leaving an afterimage where he was previously located. Vegeta also uses the Wild Sense variation of this technique.
  • Flight – As a Saiyan, Vegeta can naturally fly at incredible speeds with minimal effort.

Other appearing abilitiesEdit

Vegeta Double Blast

Vegeta fires Energy Waves at Bojack

  • Mind Break – A videogame only ability. Super Saiyan 3 Majin Vegeta uses a beam to take over Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta in the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission.
  • Energy Barrier – An anime only abiliy. In Wrath of the Dragon, Vegeta created a barrier in a fashion similar to Final Flash to protect a building full of civilians that he crashed into from being destroyed by Hirudegarn.
  • Ki Sense – Vegeta can sense the ki of others. He learned this technique after his first battle against Goku on Earth.
  • Telekinesis – An anime only ability. He used this to hurl a bunch of rocks to kill the king of Arlia and again to lift a rock in an attempt to strike Frieza when Vegeta was losing their fight.
  • Telepathy – An anime only ability. Vegeta can speak with his targets mentally.
  • Risky Fight - A videogame only ability. Vegeta can use his own HP and exchange for EN.


Fusions & Fusion TransformationsEdit

Techniques appearing in video gamesEdit

Butōden seriesEdit

  • Handspring Attack: Vegeta springs off of his hands into the air, hitting anything in his way. Used in Super Butōden 1.
  • Backstep Headbutt: Vegeta quickly backflips, landing gracefully on his feet, then dashes forward with his forehead extended, looking to make a hit. Used in Super Butōden 1.
  • Crossing Combination: Vegeta rushes forward, kicking and punching. He punches the opponent, gives them a knee shot, then follows up with two more kicks. Also called Rushing Combo or Punch/Kick Combo.
  • Super Elbow Smash: a dashing elbow smash technique. Vegeta quickly moves to the other side of the opponent and smacks them with his elbow so hard that they fly a great distance. Also named Elbow Drive.
  • Hammer Of Vegeta: jumping/diving elbow drop.
  • Dive Slash: diving dropkick.
  • Slash Kick: Vegeta flies upwards with a kick, then dives back towards where he was standing with another kick. Also called Super Kick or Diagonal Kicking. In Ultimate Battle 22, it is called Kick Slash and Vegeta performs only one jumping calf kick.
  • Sliding Kick: Vegeta slides forward with his foot extended, striking low and knocking down his opponent.
  • Exploding Wave: Vegeta raises his arm as an energy aura emerges from ground and damages the opponent. Also called Explosive Breaker, Explosion Wave, and Ground Flare.
  • Renzoku Energy Dan: Vegeta's Continuous Energy Bullet attack is called "Galick Gun" in Ultimate Battle 22.
  • Destructo Disc
  • Big Bang Attack
  • Final Flash
  • Final Blast Bomb
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Vegeta uses his Galactic Gunfire in Super Butōden 3

  • Super Meteo Hitting: his meteor attack in Super Butōden 2. Vegeta hits the opponent up in the air, smacks them back towards the ground, stops them and elbows them in the other direction.
  • Galactic Gunfire: his meteor attack in Buyū Retsuden, Super Butōden 3, and Hyper Dimension. Vegeta smacks his opponent into the air, then he fires up tons of Ki Blasts which keeps the opponent suspended in the air being fired at. When the opponent finally comes down, Vegeta says “Good Riddance” and finishes them off with a Big Bang Attack that sends them flying so fast that it makes an explosion when they land. Also known as "Final Bullet Attack" in the Japanese versions (ファイナルブリットアタック).
  • Meteo Barrage: his meteor attack in Ultimate Battle 22.

Extreme ButōdenEdit

  • Galick Gun - Base Vegeta's Air Ultimate Combo
  • Big Bang Attack - Base & SSJ Vegeta's Primary Special Attack.
  • Final Flash - Base & SSJ Vegeta's Ground Ultimate Combo. Appears as Base Vegeta's Final Ultimate Combo under the name Super Galick Gun.
  • Attack to End All Attacks - SSJ Vegeta's Final Ultimate Combo and Majin Vegeta's Z-Assist Move.
  • Final Strike - SSGSS Vegeta's Z-Assist Move. Delivers a single unblockable kick.
  • Bingo Dance - Dancing Vegeta's Z-Assist Move. Vegeta's funny dance from Battle of Gods.

Super BattleEdit

  • Blitz Rumble Kick (ベヅータランブルキック): a flaming side kick.
  • Burning Head (バーニングヘッズ): a flaming headbutt.
  • Rising Smash (レイジングスマッシュ): a ground shave energy wave.
  • Galick Gun
  • Kiaitame
  • Final Flash

Budokai seriesEdit

Supersonic Warriors seriesEdit

Base form
Super Saiyan

Super Saiyan Vegeta's Planet Burst in Supersonic Warriors 2

Majin Vegeta
Team attacks

Budokai Tenkaichi seriesEdit

Special techniquesEdit

Rushing techniquesEdit

Signature techniquesEdit

  • Counter - High Speed Rush Movement
  • Counter - Z Counter
  • Dragon Smash
  • High Speed Rush Movement
  • Hyper Smash
  • Lightning Attack
  • Step-In Auto-Counter
  • Step-In Auto-Heavy Counter
  • Step-In Flying Kick
  • Step-In Ground Slash
  • Step-In Heavy
  • Step-In Ki Wave
  • Step-In Lift Strike
  • Step-In Sway
  • Sway Ground Slash
  • Sway Heavy
  • Sway Ki Wave
  • Sway Lift Strike
  • Vanishing attack
  • Z Counter

Combination techniquesEdit

  • Air Combo 1
  • Air Combo 2
  • Air Combo 3
  • Blaster Wave Combo
  • Delta Storm
  • Dragon Tornado
  • Energy Storm
  • Heavy Crush
  • Kiai Cannon Smash
  • Power Press
  • Rolling Hurricane
  • Rush Finish
  • Rush In
  • Rush In Attack

Super Dragon Ball ZEdit

  • Lucora Gun
  • G. Slicer: Vegeta shoots off an arc of blasts toward the opponent.
  • Assault Rush: a very fast barrage of kicks.
  • Counter Break: Vegeta counters his opponent's melee attack with a powerful uppercut.
  • Blast Flare: an exploding attack used by Majin Vegeta.
  • Galick Gun

Shin BudokaiEdit

Burst LimitEdit

Dragon Ball HeroesEdit

Ultimate TenkaichiEdit

Raging Blast Edit

  • Galick Shooting - Vegeta's signature attack in the Raging Blast series.


Dark Vegeta

Great Ape Vegeta uses the power up

  • Evil Energy power up – Vegeta is given the evil energy power up by Towa in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. When using the power up, Vegeta's eyes glow red, his skin darkens, he gains a purple and black aura temporarily, causing his power to increase.



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