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This article is about the ultimate techniques. For the video game, see Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.

Ultimate Blasts (究極技 Kyūkyoku Waza, lit. "Ultimate Technique"), also known as Ultimate Skill (最高の攻撃 Saiko no Kogeki), are the ultimate super attacks used by several characters in the Dragon Ball franchise.

Overview

Many ultimate attacks are taken from appearances in the manga and anime, usually from the user's signature/strongest attack used in their appearances (such as Vegeta's Final Flash), though some are completely original (such as King Cold's Cold Family Power). They include techniques such as the Spirit Bomb and Death Ball, and physical attacks such as Fierce Combination and S.S. Deadly Hammer.

Video Game Appearances

Ultimate attack appear in several Dragon Ball video games, including the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball: Tap Battle, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

Budokai Tenkaichi and Raging Blast series

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Super Saiyan 3 Goku uses his ultimate attack in Raging Blast 2, the True Kamehameha

In the Budokai Tenkaichi and Raging Blast series, every character in each of their forms have their own ultimate attack. Unlike the Blast 2 attacks, the user must be in Max Power mode for it to be utilized in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and in hi-tension state in the Raging Blast series. The Ultimate Blasts usually inflict much greater damage than the selected characters' Blast 2/Super Attack, while Captain Ginyu's Ultimate Blast just changes the character's body.

Battle of Z

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Frieza in the process of preparing an ultimate attack in Battle of Z

In Battle of Z, teammates share a special energy meter called GENKI Gauge which increases when attacking opponents and, when filled, allows only a specific few characters to perform an ultimate attack. Any of the teammates can also decide to give or use energy from the gauge in order to perform an attack. Energy is also gathered from players around the world through energy gates that sometimes appear at the end of a battle. The attack is formed by rapidly tapping the correct buttons, causing an energy sphere above the users head to expand outwards until it is large enough, at which point the user can press fire and a brief cut scene will play before the character fires their attack, and the opponent is defeated regardless of health. To use an ultimate attack in Battle of Z, one of the several characters who "possesses true power" to use the attack must be equipped with an Ultimate Jewel card, which is described as a jewel made from Shenron's scale that allows a character to use their full potential. If a character is knocked out while preparing the ultimate attack, it will fail and the character will not be able to attempt it again for the duration of the fight.

The 8 characters who can use ultimate attacks in Battle of Z are Goku (Spirit Bomb), Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan (Father-Son Kamehameha), Majin Vegeta (Final Explosion), Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks (Charging Ultra Super Volleyball), 100% Power Frieza (I Will Kill You), Super Perfect Cell (Solar Kamehameha), Kid Buu (Planet Burst), and Legendary Super Saiyan Broly (Omega Blaster). Goku also uses a Universal Spirit Bomb in the Another Age scenario "Spirit Bomb" as his ultimate attack.

List of Ultimate Blasts

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

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The stylized "Z" that appears during a Z-Assist

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Ultimate attacks are known as Ultimate Skills. Unlike most games, each character has two Ultimate Skill slots allowing them to use from one-to-two Ultimate Attacks. At least three of the Super Saiyan transformations (Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and Super Saiyan 3, not to mention the alternate Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 transformation: "Super Vegeta" and "Super Vegeta 2") are all classified as Ultimate Skills in Xenoverse. As a result, if character has a Super Saiyan transformation equipped they only have one open skill slot for Ultimate Attacks, this is due to the fact that those transformations allow unlimited super and Ultimate skill use for as long as the transformation is active. Of course, this is only applies to Saiyan characters as the only transformations available to Earthling, Majin, Namekian, & Frieza Race characters are the Kaio-ken and its x3 and x20 variants which are all classified as Super Skills and Unlock Potential which is also classified as an ultimate skill. However, it does not provide unlimited supers or ultimate attacks. Instead, it acts like a powerup to all stats.

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Future Warrior using Goku's Z-Assist Super Kamehameha

In addition to being able to learn many characters Ultimate Skills the Future Warrior possesses an ability called Z-Assist which increases the power of certain Ultimate Skills depending on the Warrior's current Master. When performed a stylized "Z" will appear briefly and then the Master's Soul will envelope the Future Warrior; appearing as an astral projection of said Master preforming the technique. There are two requirements needed in order for this ability to activate:

  • 1. Must have the teacher of the Ultimate skill being used as the Warrior's current Master.
  • 2. Use said Master's Ultimate attack in battle. To learn it they must have completed said Master's training and learned their Ultimate skill.

List of Z-Assists

Dragon Ball Xenoverse GT Pack 2 Female Future Warrior Pan's Z-Assist Maiden Blast (DLC)

Female Future Warrior using Pan's Maiden Blast Z-Assist from the GT Pack 2 DLC

List of Ultimate Skills

List of Ultimate Skill Transformations

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Ultimate Skills return in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and most of the Ultimate Skills from Xenoverse return though the Z-Assist feature omitted and all transformations are reclassified as Awoken Skills which can be assigned to their own separate slot. As a result, fighters can equip two Ultimate Skills, and still use Awoken Skill transformations. Also unlike Xenoverse, certain transformations such as the Kaioken and Super Saiyan forms are now all-in-one Skills that allow the user to transform into higher forms based on the amount of ki they have charged. It should also be noted that the Super Saiyan forms no longer grant unlimited Ultimate Skill use as they no longer drain ki (unless certain Super Souls are equipped). Xenoverse 2 also features several new Ultimate Skills such as Dragon Fist and Final Explosion. Like in Xenoverse, Ultimate Skills can be learned or obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) by purchasing them at the Skill Shop, obtaining them as a reward in Parallel Quests, making a wish to Shenron, or completing a Master's final School Quest: "Lesson 3" (Hit is one of the few masters who does not teach an Ultimate Skill, as his Ultimate Skill Time-Skip/Molotov is obtained from Shenron). Additionally, Xenoverse 2 allows the Future Warrior to purchase rare or hard to obtain Ultimate Skills with TP Medals (a special form of currency award for completing special training classes, clearing Parallel Quests (only the first time), Expert Missions, or participating in Online Events) at the TP Medal Shop (which is open from Friday to Sunday each week). Using certain Awoken Skill transformations may alter a fighter's Ultimate Skills (such as Pure Majins) or prevent them from using Ultimate Skills while transformed (such Great Namek and Power Pole Pro).

Dual Ultimate Attacks

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Future Warrior & Goku charging DUAL Super Kamehameha in Xenoverse 2

After the 1.09.00 Update, a new type of Ultimate Skill is introduced called Dual Ultimate Attack which is a special two person team attack version of certain Ultimate Skills that the Warrior can learn from instructors whom they have reached "Partner" level (which is reached by achieving maximum friendship with them). When using a Dual Ultimate Attack, one fighter will initiate it with an initial attack and if successful the second will then perform an assist attack to compete it triggering a two person team attack. Dual Ultimate Attacks can only be performed by Instructors and Time Patrollers (Future Warrior & Time Patroller NPCs). The secondary assist attack can be performed by the related instructor (the one who teaches the Dual Ultimate skill) or by Time Patrollers regardless of any skills (or skillsets in the case of Instructors) they have equipped though the Dual Ultimate Skill must be equipped in order to perform the initial attack.

Dual Ultimate can be interrupted if attacked before the secondary assist attack or fail if the teammate fails to perform the assist attack in time or if the initial attack misses. The power of an instructor's Dual Ultimate increases as their Partner Gauge fills up which can be filled by teaming up with said instructor, performing their Dual Ultimate Attacks with them, and/or teaming up during the Infinite History Saga.

In order to learn a Dual Ultimate from an instructor, the warrior must first achieve maximum friendship which causes them to reach "Partner" level. After reaching Partner Level with them the Warrior must simply speak to them in Conton City and they will have a brief conversation before teaching them their Dual Ultimate. Dual Ultimate Skills can also be added to an Instructors customizable skillset once they have been unlocked in Partner Customization (which are automatically available to equip and do not have to be unlocked for the instructor to utilize initiate them). Even on a save file where the Future Warrior has not reached partner level (as the Partner Gauge only appears once maximum friendship is achieved with an Instructor) with said Instructor, if the skill has been learned on another save file (as skills are shared between them) they can still be used and using Dual Ultimate Attacks is a quick way to fill up the related Instructor's friendship gauge by performing it with them on said save files, thus allowing Partner Level to be reached more quickly in order to increase their specific Dual Ultimate Attack's power.

One Dual Ultimate Attacks has a different effect than the original technique it was derived from, which is DUAL The Savior Has Come which restores the health of both users instead of effecting enemies Lock-On (presumably due to its nature as a team attack making that effect unfeasible). Additionally once both the initial and secondary attack are performed successfully, the team attack will land thus DUAL Ultimates are generally easier to land than the originals if performed correctly. However if the partner is KO'd or no partner who can perform the secondary assist is present then the initial attack become nothing more than a weak melee strike (thus one must be careful to ensure they are equipped only when they can be utilized effectively). This trait also prevents them from being practiced in Training Mode as it is one-on-one by default. Additionally a Dual Ultimate Attack skill can only be equipped in either of a fighter's two Ultimate Skill slots, though this allows two Dual Ultimate Attacks to be equipped or one of each type (1 Ultimate Skill & 1 DUAL Ultimate Attack).

Partner Customization

After the 1.09.00 Update, Instructors gain a customizable skillset which can be customized through Partner Customization after their Initiation Test is completed. This allows them to be customized with their Dual Ultimate Attack skill as well as certain Ultimate Skills unavailable through their normal skillsets such as Goku being able to use Divine Lasso, Videl being able to utilize Maiden Blast, Dodoria being able to use Elegant Blaster, Piccolo being able to use Mystic Flash, Tien being able to use Spirit Ball, Yamcha being able to use Neo Tri-Beam, Zamasu being able to use Super Black Kamehameha, or Future Gohan being able to use Father-Son Kamehameha. They can also be customized with skills from other skillsets including character exclusive skills like Majin Buu's Cookie Beam. However some moves must be unlocked in Partner Customization with TP Medals before they can be equipped. Ultimate Skills usually cost 15 TP per skill though some skills are unlocked.

List of Ultimate Skills

List of Dual Ultimate Skills

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