"Every force you create has an echo. Your own bad energy will be your undoing."
First, Gogeta performs the Punisher Drive rush attack, by giving the opponent speedy rainbowish barrages of blows. Then, he flies past the stunned opponent and turns around to knee them twice in the back of their head/neck before performing a backflip, kicking them away, finishing the rush. Next, he lands on the ground and raises his left hand to charge a rainbow energy sphere. Finally, Gogeta turns around, crushes the sphere in the palm of his hands, throws the scattered energy blast, and disintegrates the opponent and their souls from the inside, if the target is neutral/innocent and is consumed by evil, this attack erases all traces of evil within the victim, purifying them (as in Saike Demon/Janemba's case). He can also do this even without the Punisher Drive (in video games).
Gogeta uses this attack to defeat Janemba in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. While Pikkon is fighting Janemba, only to be defeated by the monster, Goku and Vegeta successfully perform the Fusion Dance to fuse into Gogeta. As Janemba powers up and prepares to fight, Gogeta attacks and destroys Janemba with the Stardust Breaker rush, removing all of Janemba's evil energy and restoring the young ogre, Saike Demon, back to his former self.
Appearances in games
Under the name Soul Punisher (ソウルパニッシャー), the technique appears in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World. In Infinite World, the kicks are called Soul Strike. Golden Great Ape Gogeta can also use a more powerful version of the attack named Ultra Soul Punisher (超ソウルパニッシャー) in Dragon Ball Heroes.
The attack was named Stardust Breaker in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series, where it is Super Gogeta's Ultimate Blast. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1, Budokai Tenkaichi 2, and Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden, only the energy sphere at the end of the rush is used. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, the Raging Blast games, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the rush attack is also used.
"Slide around multiple times! If you slide forward and get close to an enemy, you'll launch into a lightning-fast combo!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Super Skill description
"Release a tiny, sparkling Ki Blast that possesses immense power! Even if it misses its mark, it will still explode and deal damage! Use Control Stick to fire it backwards!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Ultimate Skill description
The energy sphere portion of the technique once again appears under the name Soul Punisher and is one of Super Saiyan Gogeta's Ultimate Skills. It can also be obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) by purchasing it from the Skill Shop for 150,000 Zeni after completing the Battle of Gods section of the main story. Even if it fails to hit the target it will explode dealing damage and can also be fired backwards. The move is very useful in Expert Missions, as it will instantly repel a Gigantic Ki Blast in one attack (assuming the game is not bugged).
- Ultra Soul Punisher - An enhanced version of the attack used by Golden Great Ape Gogeta.
- Based on Gogeta's dialogue prior to his attack on Janemba, as well as its alternate name, Soul Punisher, the Stardust Breaker may do its damage by reacting with the target's soul.
- When Super Saiyan 3 Goku goes up into the air to blast Janemba, Super Gogeta kicking Super Janemba (being part of his Stardust Breaker) is shown in the background.
- Goku uses a move similar to the Stardust Breaker to finish off Cooler in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler.
- Yamcha can use the technique via a glitch in Dokkan Battle.