Ultra Instinct (身勝手の極意 Migatte no Gokui, lit. Key of Egoism) is a very rare and highly advanced mental state. It is notorious among the Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction for being exceptionally difficult to master, even for gods. Goku attains it during the Tournament of Power.
Usage and Power
Users can automatically react to any threat without the need to acknowledge it and their body can adapt while in battle on its own.
The first known user of this ability is Whis, who later teaches it to Beerus. Whis often uses this ability against Goku and Vegeta during training, and reveals its existence at around the time of Frieza's revenge. In the manga's Zen Exhibition Match, Beerus uses it against the other Gods of Destruction, enabling him to handle multiple Gods of Destruction simultaneously; however, he is eventually restrained by Mosco due to his imperfect technique.
With the Ultra Instinct "Omen" form, Goku is capable of using the Ultra Instinct ability.
- This technique closely resembles the real-life martial art concept of (無心 lit. "Empty Mind"), a mental state that highly-trained martial artists are said to be capable of entering during combat. It is essentially a moment where their body reacts without the need of having any specific intentions or plans in mind, having refined their instincts and intuition to a level where they can respond to any threat without the need for thought.
- This technique is very similar to the Power of Nothingness used by Gouken and Ryu of the Street Fighter series.