The user stands charging energy around their body, then they explode with a gigantic energy sphere around their body. If the foe comes in contact with the Super Explosive Wave, it will deal much greater damage than the normal Explosive Wave. It can also be used for defense and offense at the very same time. It also appeared in the anime and some other video games with similar effects. The larger the user or the more ki they have, the wider and more enhanced it will become.
The first Super Explosive Wave seen in the series is Piccolo's Hyper Explosive Demon Wave. The technique is later used by Vegeta against Goku during the Vegeta Saga; his version is called Zrahh! in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans and in Jump Super Stars, and Zrahhh! (ずあっ) in Jump Ultimate Stars. 3rd Grade Super Saiyan Future Trunks uses this attack out of anger after Perfect Cell told him about the Cell Games. Goku, the Sigma Force, General Rilldo, and Goten use the technique in Dragon Ball GT.
Appearances in games
The Super Explosive Wave is one of the Super Attacks in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (used by Super Saiyan Teen Gohan and Super Trunks only in the latter). It is a very powerful generic super move, usually a Blast 2 technique or an Ultimate Blast for some characters, that creates a large, temporary danger-zone of ki energy around the (stationary) user and causes high barrage type-damage if the opponent is too (or gets too) close to said user. It is also capable of blocking Blast 2 attacks and Ultimate Blast versions can block other Ultimate Blasts.
The Big Bang Kamehameha is the only Blast 2 attack that can travel through a Super Explosive Wave and harm the person using it in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team. In fact, Gogeta's Big Bang Kamehameha, Gohan's Father-Son Kamehameha and Bros. Kamehameha, Vegito's Final Kamehameha, and Cell's Solar Kamehameha are the only attacks that are strong enough to pass through Super Explosive Waves.
In the Xenoverse series, the Hyper Explosive Demon Wave appears under the name Super Explosive Wave where it functions as an Evasive Skill used by Piccolo. Both the Future Warrior and Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) are taught the skill by Piccolo while training under him. In Xenoverse 2, it also appears as Nail's Evasive skill. Unlike past depictions it is somewhat weaker and functions as an Explosive Wave that sends nearby opponents flying (though is still more powerful than the Explosive Wave evasive skill which only causes opponents to stagger).
There are also attacks similar to the Super Explosive Wave in basic function. Those attacks are:
- Hyper Explosive Demon Wave: Piccolo's version. It is the first Super Explosive Wave shown in the series.
- Eighter's Anger: Android 8's version, a fiery explosion of anger.
- Recoome Ultra Fighting Bomber: Recoome's version. This attack was described by Recoome in the manga, but he was unable to complete it due to being elbowed in the gut by Goku.
- Perfect Barrier: Perfect Cell's version, seems to be a combination of Android Barrier and Hyper Explosive Demon Wave.
- Final Explosion: Majin Vegeta's version is a kamikaze/suicide-move and is his Ultimate Technique/Trump Card.
- Angry Explosion: Majin Buu's version, is capable of wiping out entire cities.
- Revenge Death Bomber: Super Buu's version. Similar in function to the Final Explosion.
- Ki Blast Cannon: Goku's variation of the attack in Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World while in his GT form. It starts with Goku crosses his arms and pushes outward, creating a powerful blast.
- Shining Raid: Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta's variation of the attack in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
- God Power: Super Saiyan God Goku's variation of the attack in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden. It is basically a more powerful version of Super Explosive Wave made of Godly ki.
- Super Ki Explosion: A variation used by of the attack used by Bardock/Masked Saiyan and Android 16 as one of their Ultimate Skills. Allows the user to create a powerful Super Explosive Wave that can be prolonged by using extra ki.
- Piccolo (Hyper Explosive Demon Wave)
- King Vegeta (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- Vegeta (Explosive Wave, Super Explosive Wave, Final Explosion)
- Nappa (Break Strike)
- Bardock (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- Goku (Super Explosive Wave & God Power)
- Gohan/Future Gohan (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave; performed like the Hyper Explosive Demon Wave)
- Goten/Baby Goten (Super Explosive Wave)
- Recoome (Recoome Fighting Bomber)
- Nail (Super Explosive Wave; appears similar to Hyper Explosive Demon Wave)
- Future Trunks (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- King Cold (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- Mecha Frieza (Super Explosive Wave)
- Eighter (Eighter's Anger)
- Cell (Perfect Barrier)
- Giant Lord Slug (Super Explosive Wave)
- Super Android 13 (Super Explosive Wave)
- Broly (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- Gogeta (Super Explosive Wave & Shining Raid)
- Majin Buu (Angry Explosion)
- Super Buu (Revenge Death Bomber)
- Hirudegarn (Explosive Wave & Super Explosive Wave)
- Sigma Force (Super Explosive Wave)
- General Rilldo (Super Explosive Wave)
- Uub (Super Explosive Wave)
- Mira (Break Strike, Infinity Explosion, & Perfect Barrier)
- Future Warrior (Break Strike, Hyper Explosive Demon Wave, Explosive Wave, Perfect Barrier, Recoome Fighting Bomber, & Infinity Explosion)
- Future Warrior 2 (Break Strike, Perfect Barrier, Super Ki Explosion, Hyper Explosive Demon Wave, & Final Explosion)