"Get ready for a Kamehameha Wave, super style!"
Super Kamehameha (超かめはめ波) is an advanced and more powerful 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.
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).
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.
- Super Kamekameha - The Super variation of Goten's Kamekameha named in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.
- Ultimate Kamehameha - One of Gohan's variations of the Super Kamehameha used during the Cell Games. Was called Super Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- Earth-Destroying Kamehameha - A much stronger variation of the Super Kamehameha used by Cell in his Perfect Form. Used in the Cell Games and named in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
- Solar Kamehameha - A much stronger variation of the Super Kamehameha used by Cell in his Super Perfect Form. Used in the Cell Games and named in video games.
- 10x Kamehameha - The variation which is 10x stronger than the standard Super Kamehameha used by Goku in his Super Saiyan 4 form. Used and named in Dragon Ball GT.
- True Kamehameha - The much stronger variation of the Super Kamehameha used by Goku in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Used against Kid Buu and named in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.
- Limit Break Kamehameha - A stronger variation of the Super Kamehameha used by Goku in his Super Saiyan God form. Used in Dragon Ball Super and video games.
- Z-Assist Super Kamehameha - A variation of the Super Kamehameha used by the Future Warrior in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse when performing the technique while Goku is their current Master. The Z-Assist causes Goku's soul (which appears as an astral projection of Goku performing the technique) to go into the Future Warrior's body while they're performing it increasing the power of the Warrior's Super Kamehameha.
Appearances in games
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.
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 the Future Warrior takes on Goku as their mentor, Goku will teach them the Super Kamehameha after their final training mission. If used in battle while Goku is still the Warrior's Master then the attack will receive a Z-Assist.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, 2000
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, 2002
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 U.S. version, 2003
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, 2014
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2, 1993
- ↑ Budokai Tenkaichi video game series