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Stalling is a supportive technique used by Nail.


The user strengthens their resolve to keep on fighting against powerful opponents.

Nail uses this technique during his battle against 1st form Frieza in order to hold out long enough for Dende to reach Krillin and Gohan.

Game Appearances


Nail uses Stalling in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

In the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, it appears under the name Namekian Blocking Defense.

Stalling was named as one of his Blast 1 techniques in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Stalling costs three Blast Gauge. The technique also appears in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, under the name Buying Time. In those games it allows him to increase the amount of energy charged.

"Strengthen your resolve and temporarily reduce the damage you take! Since you don't crouch before performing the move, it's hard for the opponents to cancel it."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it appears under the name Do or Die and is a Power Up Type Super Skill used by Nail which can be obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) as a reward in Parallel Quest 49: "Namek Berserker". In Xenoverse 2, it temporarily reduces the amount of damage taken by enemy attacks and is hard for enemies to cancel.