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This article is about the technique. For the Dragon Ball episode, see Super Kamehameha (episode).
Super Kamehameha
Goku Super Kamehameha
Chō Kamehameha[1]
Alternate names Empowered Kamehameha[2]
Kamehameha Attack[2]
Ki Catalyst[2]
Super Turtle Destruction Wave
Super Kamehameha Wave
Ultra Kamehameha[4]
Debut Manga: "The Super Kamehameha"
Anime: "Super Kamehameha"
Inventor Goku
Users Goku
Future Gohan
Cell Jr.[7][8][6]
Majin Buu
Evil Buu
Super Buu
Kid Buu
Future Warrior[5]
Class Energy Wave
Color       &       or       &       or       or       &       or       &      
Similar 5x Kamehameha
10x Kamehameha
Electric Kamehameha
Earth-Destroying Kamehameha
MAX Power Kamehameha
Solar Kamehameha
Standing Kamehameha
Super Galick Gun
Super Kamekameha
Super Masenko
True Kamehameha
Ultimate Kamehameha

Directory: TechniquesOffensive techniquesEnergy waves

"Get ready for a Kamehameha Wave, super style!"
— Goku during his fight against Piccolo Jr.

Super Kamehameha (超かめはめ波) is an advanced version of the Kamehameha.


Like many variants, the fundamentals for this technique are no different from a regular Kamehameha. The only defining trait with the Super Kamehameha is the greater ki generation, which, interestingly in itself, is enough to generate light from the energy source while the attack is being prepared. For example, when Goku charges a normal Kamehameha wave, he cups his hands to his side, but when he does a Super Kamehameha, the energy sphere he charges is too powerful and big to cup his hands so his hands split apart.


Cell charges a Super Kamehameha

Goku first uses the attack against Piccolo Jr. during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Later, Super Saiyan Goku uses the Super Kamehameha in an attempt to repel Frieza's Nova Strike during the titanic battle on Namek, but Frieza manages to escape the energy wave and rams Goku into the ground. Goku uses a technique similar to the Super Kamehameha when repelling Cooler's Supernova back at him, although he fires it without cupping his hands behind him due to attempting to push the Supernova back at Cooler. Goku uses the Super Kamehameha against Broly and Hatchiyack, and also combines it with the Final Flash, Burning Attack, Super Masenko and Special Beam Cannon to destroy Hatchiyack. During the Other World Tournament, Goku uses it many times during his match against Pikkon. Later, Goku uses it as a Super Saiyan 2 against Majin Vegeta in order to repel his Final Flash (the sound of the attacks is heard but not seen).


Super Saiyan 3 Goku charging a Super Kamehameha

Cell uses the Super Kamehameha against Goku, during their match in the Cell Games. He later uses upgraded versions against Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, the Earth-Destroying Kamehameha and the Solar Kamehameha.

Akami, the main threat in the Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special, mimics the attack after Super Saiyan Goku hits it with the attack, and it later attacks Goku with a Mouth Energy Wave version when it returns in his Fifth Form.

It is said in the English bookcase of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout that this is the "most powerful version of the Kamehameha Wave," despite the existence of the far more powerful version in Dragon Ball GT, the 10x Kamehameha.

Appearances in games

DBZ SB2 Super Buu Gohan's Super Kamehameha

Super Buu fires a Super Kamehameha in Shin Budokai - Another Road

The Super Kamehameha is frequently used in many Dragon Ball Z video games, such as Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu, Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishōden, the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, the Budokai series, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse and is a common staple on many characters' move rosters. Goku can also use it in Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku. It is Adult Gohan's Ultimate K.O. in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. The Super Kamehameha is Goku and Cell's regular super, and Teen Gohan's ultimate in Dragon Ball: Tap Battle.

It is called Ultra Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, with Goten's version named Ultra Kamekameha.

The Super Kamehameha can also be used by Gohan and Cell in the crossover game Battle Stadium D.O.N.

The Super Kamehameha can also be seen in the thirteenth trailer, which is the sixth Galaxy Mission trailer, shows the Hero firing it at Frieza's Supernova with Bardock's Riot Javelin. (Similar to the Father-Son Kamehameha).

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, the Super Kamehameha appears as Goku's standard Ultimate attack. If a custom Time Patroller takes on Goku as their mentor, Goku will teach them the Super Kamehameha after their final training session.



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