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Wolf Fang Fist (狼牙風風拳, Rōgafūfūken) is a technique of rapid, charged melee strikes empowered by a wolf totem. It is Yamcha's signature attack.


Yamcha typically does a combo of clawing and punching, then finishing with a double palm strike to launch his opponent away. His hand and finger movements may be intended to mimic the biting of a wolf.


Yamcha's aura while using the Wolf Fang Fist in The Path to Power

First seen in Dragon Ball, the Wolf Fang Fist is a unique attack in that no energy is directly expelled from the user, rather ki energy empowers the strikes with incredible force, usually through the focus of a totem animal (the wolf). The technique is shown as a flurry of punches and kicks that seem much more effective and powerful than Yamcha's standard physical strikes, oftentimes seen trailed by a red aura or the crimson wolf itself. As Yamcha is the only person to commonly perform an attack of this nature, it is assumed he invented it. Yamcha first used this attack in the series in Diablo Desert against Goku during the Emperor Pilaf Saga.

Gotenks Wolf Fang Fist

Gotenks' Wolf Fang Fist

In Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Gotenks somehow managed to learn this technique and use it against Aka in an interesting combo together with the Volleyball Attack.

Appearances in games


Yamcha uses the Wolf Fang Fist in Ultimate Mission

Yamcha can use the Wolf Fang Fist in the Budokai series and the Budokai Tenkaichi series. When the Wolf Fang Fist connects in Dragon Ball Z: Zenkai Battle Royale, it can be made unblockable by holding down the buttons.

Super Buu can use the Wolf Fang Fist after absorbing Tien Shinhan and Yamcha in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, and Martial Artists can use it once they reach level 14 in Dragon Ball Online. In Super Dragon Ball Z, every character can learn this attack after being granted a wish from Shenron.

The Wolf Fang Fist is mentioned in Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu, when Kid Gohan mistakenly refers to Yamcha's signature technique as "Dog Tooth Fist".



  • While many other, superior Ki attacks are seen in the series, this was the first one to be shown.
  • Yamcha stops using this technique during Dragon Ball Z. The attack never appears once in Dragon Ball Z (except for certain video games) until it is used by Gotenks in Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return!!



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