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Punishing Rush (バニシングラッシュ) is a rush attack used by Frieza in his first form.

Overview

Frieza shouts "Here I go!" as he elbows the opponent in the stomach and hits them on their legs with his tail, turning them around. He then double slaps the opponent on their back, knocking them away and teleporting in front to backhand punch them in the face, inflicting a high amount of damage.

Frieza used parts of this attack to torture Nail during their battle, all the while demanding him to reveal the secret password of the Namekian Dragon Balls.

Appearances in games

Frieza uses a technique very similar, called Meteor Crash, in the Budokai video game series (not to be confused with Goku's Meteor Crash).

The technique was named Punishing Rush in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it appears as one of Frieza's Blast 2 attacks in his first form. Each game changes how the attack is performed: in Budokai Tenkaichi 1 and Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Frieza shouts "Here I go!" and punches the opponent up in the air, only to unleash a barrage of punches and kicks. In the end, he stomps his opponent with both feet hard, sending them to the ground, inflicting a good amount of damage. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Frieza elbows the opponent in the stomach and knocks them in the air, then he rolls to kick and tail hit the opponent, then Frieza smashes them and teleports right in front of the flying opponent and backhands them in their face, finally he smashes the opponent to the ground using his tail.

The Punishing Rush also appears in the Raging Blast series, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.

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