Pure Progress (純粋なる成長 Junsui naru Seichō) is a growth (成長 Seichō) ability Hit has when facing an opponent stronger than he is, allowing him to imprint on his new battle experience, allowing him to immediately adapt and improve from it. It increases his physical might to a degree, though it more heavily increases the efficiency and versatility of his combat skills and techniques. It is only displayed in the Dragon Ball Super anime.
Growth increases Hit's Time-Skip ability. When Hit first improves, his Time-Skip doubles, allowing him to intercept Super Saiyan Blue Goku's attack, and upon increasing to half a second he is able to overwhelm him thanks to the length of the Time-Skip. When Goku uses the Kaio-ken x10 on top of his godly form, Hit manages to further grow so that he can freeze things that manage to move in the Time-Skip, allowing him to dodge Goku's match ending blow. His improved Time-Skip then allows him to fight on par with Goku when the latter's Kaio-ken seemingly drops back to its basic level, though it is noted that the match could go either way at that point since Goku still held a power advantage. Hit complements this ability with his centuries of experience, being able to create new battle stances almost instantly to draw out the full extent of his newfound powers.
Video game appearances
Hit's Pure Progress seen in the anime appears and receives a name in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as an Awoken Skill "transformation". Hit can go through his Pure Progress twice, and as in the anime his stances change, so does in the game, becoming stronger in each one.
- Vegeta likens this to the Saiyans' own natural ability to grow and develop, to which he was very annoyed that Hit's growth rate seemed to exceed Saiyans.