Stone Spit (石化唾) is one of Dabura's signature attacks. Dabura gathers saliva in his mouth and spits it on his opponent, who then becomes lifeless stone.
Dabura first uses the Stone Spit against Krillin and Piccolo. He tries to use this technique against Gohan during their battle. In the anime, Dabura also tried this as a last effort to kill Majin Buu, but the infantile creature simply dodges the saliva.
The victims turn back to normal only upon Dabura's death. If the statue is destroyed and not repaired, the victim will die due to severing of body parts when the curse is undone (Piccolo was able to regenerate after Trunks broke him while he was turned into a statue due to his head still being intact.) The petrification can be negated by shedding the affected clothing the spit had landed on before it spreads to the victim's flesh, like how Gohan ripped off his glove immediately after it started turning into stone. Likewise, if the spit landed on flesh, it would be logically possible to stop the process by separating the affected limb from the body before the petrification spreads.
The spit can also be deflected, as shown during Future Trunks fight with Future Dabura. Future Dabura's Stone Spit was also shown to be capable of turning objects to stone as well, such as the Z Sword. As a side effect of the Z-Sword being turned to stone, Future Old Kai was killed when it was broken and destroyed by Future Dabura.
Appearances in games
This technique appears under its Japanese name Sekikatsuba in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3, and under the name Saraiba Breath in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22. The attack can be used by Dabura in the Japanese arcade game Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale.
In the What-If Saga for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Destined Rivals, it is implied that Dabura turned Piccolo into statues with his stone spit technique after defeating them, although after Goku and Vegeta (who stumbled upon it while trying to find a place to go all out and fight to settle their rivalry) defeated Dabura and by consequence blew up Babidi's spaceship while Babidi and Buu were still on it, they were restored to their original selves.