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goku spirit bomb

November 03, 2021 6 min read

goku spirit bomb

The Genki-dama (元気玉, Genki-dama Vigor Sphere) is a combat technique of an offensive nature that requires a portion of the energy🔋 of all living creatures of a specific planet or solar system so that once those energies are gathered into a ball of varying size, it can be launched in a single, devastating attack. Its creator was the Kaio of the North.

Mode of use

One characteristic of the technique is that the user must be pure of heart, if so, he must hold his arms up for a more or less long period of time, so that the living beings can yield part of their spiritual energy called Genki (not to be confused with ki), this spiritual energy is gathered and a ball of energy is created, which is then thrown at the opponent. If a pure-hearted person is in the path of the attack💪, he can return it without problems.

A Saiyan cannot gather Genki to form the Genki-dama while transformed into Super Saiyan, because that state is, regardless of the user, evil by nature, and using it causes the Saiyan to become slightly evil, gaining evil and wickedness within his body, thus nullifying his purity of heart. To avoid this problem, the user of the technique must return to his base state to gather the Genki, and if he wishes, he can transform back when the Genki-dama has been fully formed.


Dragon Ball Z

Saiyan Saga

The first time the Genki-dama was used was in the battle against Vegeta, Goku would gather the necessary energy🔋 but the saiyan prince would hit him leaving him seriously injured, so he transfers the energy to Krilin and explains how to perform the technique, he carries it out and throws it, but Vegeta manages to dodge it and the attack would continue its course and it seemed that it would hit Gohan, but the young Saiyan could redirect it back to Vegeta, who ends up badly injured.

goku spirit bomb

Saga of Freezer

Goku would again make use of the technique on Planet Namek, where he asked for energy to all living beings of the planet and neighboring planets, accumulating great energy but would not store it in his body, but was creating the Genki-dama as the energy was coming to him, the great sphere was above Freezer, so the tyrant did not know about the powerful💪 technique until he accidentally discovered it when he saw the reflection in the water and tries to kill Goku, but Gohan, Krilin and Piccolo help him, finally the saiyan manages to throw the technique to the tyrant, and it seemed that they had finally finished with him, but the technique would not have been strong enough to kill him.

Saga of Majin Boo

He would later use it against Little Boo, Goku would ask for energy🔋 from the living beings of Earth, Planet Namek and the Otherworld, but the Humans do not trust Goku and do not give up their energy to him, as he thinks it may be another hoax. However Mr. Satan intervenes and convinces them to give up their energy, then Goku launches the attack to Boo, but he manages to stop it and even return it, but thanks to a wish granted by Polunga, Goku recovers all his energy and transforms into Super Saiyan, to finally destroy Boo, while wishing to see him again to fight again, thus returning peace to the universe.

Dragon Ball GT

Saga of the Evil Dragons

After losing Gogeta's fusion, as well as his Super Saiyan 4 transformation, Goku, who was actually dead from Yi Xing Long's attack but asked the dragon spheres to revive him in exchange for being his guardian, emerges from a crater and asks the entire Earth for energy to perform the Genki-dama. However, the energy was not enough, but thanks to the help of the North Kaio, and the rest of the Kaios, Goku was able to ask every person in the universe for their energy, thus creating a great Genki-dama, being very powerful, then he throws it against Yi Xing Long, destroying him and restoring the dragon spheres, thus defeating the last evil dragon.

Dragon Ball Super

Universal Survival Saga

goku spirit bomb

In the Anime version Goku begins collecting energy from his teammates, though he first returns to his base state as the Super Saiyan eliminates his pure heart and thus cannot be used to collect energy🔋. 17 and 18 contribute their Genki, while Vegeta refuses to give it to them, despite this, he stops Ribrianne from attacking Goku as he charges the attack. Goku soon realizes that it's going to take too long to create the attack, but fortunately Jiren is willing to wait. He is eager to see Goku's special attack and then crush him with colossal force.

Goku finally finishes the Genki-dama and throws it at Jiren, telling him not to regret waiting. However, Jiren starts to push him back Gohan is shocked. Goku transforms into Super Saiyan Blue and then uses Kaio-Ken x20 in his effort to push the Genki-dama away, but Jiren fully stands his ground. Despite Goku's struggles, Jiren manages to push the Genki-dama back at Goku, causing him to fall into his own technique.

Goku's body spent all his energy in his Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken x20, so he used that of the Super Genki-dama, but in the explosion it caused two things collided, the power💪 of the technique and the power of Son Goku who was resisting it, which made him break the wall of a hidden possibility, which is the Selfish Doctrine.


goku spirit bomb

Goku uses the technique in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Man, against Dr. Uiro, who tried to repel the attack but was unsuccessful. Then he would use it in Dragon Ball Z: The Decisive Super Battle for Planet Earth, against Tullece, Goku would use the energy of the Sacred Tree to create the technique, thus defeating the evil Saiyan and the tree itself. In Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Son Goku used the Genki-dama against Slug, while being distracted by Piccolo and Gohan's whistling. In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Battle! The Big Three Super Saiyan, Goku gathers the energy to perform the technique, but at the moment of performing it he transforms into Super Saiyan, not having a pure heart in this state, so he absorbs all the energy and it is released in the form of a shockwave, destroying Android Number 13. In one of the alternate endings of the OVA Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyan, Goku performs a variation, where he first launches the Genki-dama, then uses Teleportation and hits Hatchiyack hard, distracting him so that the Genki-dama impacts on him and destroys him completely. It is also seen in the movie attraction Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D, where Goku uses the Genki-dama to defeat Freezer, achieving his goal.

Appearance in video games

The Genki-dama appears in several video games, such as the Budokai Series, Budokai Tenkaichi Series, Supersonic Warriors Series, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, among others, usually being Goku's final attack.

It is a technique of Cell in the Budokai Series and Dragon Ball XENOVERSE. Also, in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, Krilin is able to use the technique. In Dragon Ball GT: Transformation, Goku is able to use the technique while transformed into Super Saiyan 4. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Super Boo is able to use the Genki-dama when he absorbs Cell.

In the game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, the fusion between Goku and Mr. Satan, Gotan, can perform a variation which is called Ultra Genki-dama, where the user creates a Genki-dama but it is pink and shaped like a whirlpool.

goku spirit bomb
In Dragon Ball Online, Mira was able to use the technique. It also appears as Maxi-Pinich's technique in the Dragon Ball Fusions video game🎮. In the Dragon Ball XENOVERSE game the technique can be learned by the Patrolman (XV) or can also be obtained in DLC packs.

In Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 both the basic Genki-lady and the Super Genki-lady can be obtained. They can be obtained both by training Goku and in expert missions.


  • In Episode 66 of Dragon Ball Super, Trunks from the future does a similar technique with the help of the refugee Terrans and Goku and Vegeta's energy for his ki sword.
  • In the games Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 the Genki-dama can be used in Kaio-ken state, causing more damage when doing it in this state.
  • In some video games🎮 when Goku says his last words he says "You have been a great rival, I hope we meet again, Majin Boo" but even so if you choose another character other than Little Boo, Goku says exactly the same.
  • In Spain this technique received several names, among which are:
  • Life Force, when the Kaio of the North teaches it to Son Goku.
  • Universal Force💪, in the fight against Vegeta and Freezer's Bow.
  • Spirit Ball, when Cell says that he also knows how to make it.
  • Genki Ball, in the fight against Majin-Boo.

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