Senzai Nōryoku Kaihō
|Alternate names||Drawing out Dormant Power|
Senzai Nōryoku Wo Hikidasu
|Debut||Manga: "The Dragon Balls Change Hands"|
Anime: "Guru's Gift"
|Users||Grand Elder Guru|
Ultra Divine Water
Unlock Potential (潜在能力開放) is a technique that releases an unknown amount of hidden power within a person.
Appearances in the seriesEdit
In Dragon Ball Z, Gohan and Krillin have their potentials unlocked by Grand Elder Guru to help them fight against Frieza's forces. Guru also unlocked the potential of Dende, resulting in Dende gaining his signature healing ability, before he went to tell Gohan and the others the password for the Namekian Dragon Balls.
The Unlock Potential ability has been seen in video games. These include the Budokai series and Burst Limit. Yamcha, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu can travel to Namek and have Guru unlock their hidden potential if they are not killed in the battle with the Saiyans in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu.
Awakening Potential abilitiesEdit
An ability possessed by the Namekian Grand Elder Guru and by Old Kai. Guru's ability allowed him to awaken a person's hidden potential (however if that person's potential was already at it maximum it would do nothing). Guru's technique was simple; he would place his hand upon the person's head and draw out their hidden potential (unlocking it). It takes very little time to perform (although it could depend on the amount of potential being unlocked).
Old Kai's Unlock Ability is an advanced technique requiring much more time and effort to unlock a person's hidden potential. Old Kai gained this ability from an accidental Potara fusion with an Old Witch. Because of this ability Old Kai was sealed inside the Z Sword by his enemies who feared Old Kai's ability to awaken a warrior's potential.
In the video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3's "Sim Dragon" mode, the player's character can randomly encounter Old Kai who will offer to unlock their potential. After his ritual is done, the character's stats will be at max and they will also go up a level (Note: This is basically a stat increase).
List of People whom Guru has unlocked potentialEdit
- Gohan (the first time his potential was unlocked)
- Yamcha (in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu)
- Tien Shinhan (in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu)
- Chiaotzu (in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu)
- Goku (in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3)
List of People whom Old Kai has unlocked potentialEdit
- Gohan (the only known person to have his potential unlocked by Old Kai)
- Future Gohan (in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road only)