- This article is about the original character. For the character portrayed in live-action by Justin Chatwin, seeGoku (Justin Chatwin)
孫 悟空 カカロット Son Gokū Kakarotto
|Manga name||Son Goku
|Alternate names||Son Gokou
Son Gokuh Son Gokuu Kakarotto Monkey Boy Zero (Harmony Gold dub) Cachalote Sangoku Son-Kuh Son-Kun Super Goku Mega Goku Mr. Super Saiyan Songo (Polish Dub) Gogo (Arabic Dub)
DragonBall Zeron debut
|Manga: "Bloomers and the Monkey King"
Anime: "The Secret of the Dragon Balls"
|Appears in||Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Zeron|
Date of birth
|Date of death||Age 761 (revived in Age 762)|
|Height||175 cm or 5'9"|
|Weight||62 kg or 137 lbs.|
|Address||439 East District|
|Allegiance||Saiyan Army(Low class soldier, Age 737)|
|"I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good! Nightmare to you!"|
Goku (孫 悟空, Son Gokū), born Kakarot (カカロット, Kakarotto), is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball metaseries created by Akira Toriyama. He is the adoptive grandson of Grandpa Gohan, the husband of Chi-Chi, the father of Gohan and Goten, the grandfather ofPan, and later great-great grandfather of Goku Jr. Goku is a defender of Earth and the informal leader of the Z Fighters. Throughout his life, he trains hard and strives to be the greatest warrior possible, while at the same time using his amazing strength and skills to uphold peace.
Concept and creationThe name "Goku" means "aware of emptiness"; the Go syllable means Enlightenment, and the Ku syllable means Sky or Emptiness. In the Namek Saga, while training in the Capsule Corporation spaceship, it is seen that his name is written with a "h", Gokuh, when he has to go to repair the ship. Goku's full name, Son Goku, is the Japanese name for Sun Wukong, the main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West, on whom Goku is loosely based. The Dragon Ball universe began as a loose adaptation of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, with Goku starting off as more or less a parody of Sun Wukong the Monkey King. Similarities between the two include Goku's prone for mischief as a child (due to his innocence), possession of Nyoibo (Sun Wukong's staff that can fill the entire universe), and Flying Nimbus (the magical cloud the Great Sage rode on in Journey to the West). As the Dragon Ball manga continued its run, he was able to develop differently, eventually turning out to have similar origins. Goku's design was based on Tanton, of Toriyama's prototype manga Dragon Boy and Tongpoo, from his other manga The Adventures of Tongpoo. When Akira Toriyama started his first draft of Dragon Ball he originally planned on making Goku full monkey to make it faithful to Journey to the West. During Toriyama's second draft he wanted to make Goku a full human dressed in sailor clothes that rode a flight mecha instead of the Flying Nimbus. Toriyama's 3rd and final draft of Goku was to have him human looking with a monkey tail. Goku's Saiyan birth name, Kakarot, is a pun on "carrot". Likewise, all pure-blood Saiyans that appear in the series are named using puns on various vegetables, or the word "vegetable" itself. Goku's family are all named after root vegetables (burdock, radish, and carrot). Comically, in Dragon Ball, Goku says he hates carrots when fighting against Monster Carrot.
Goku is the main character of the entire Dragon Ball series. He has spiky black hair that never changes throughout the franchise. He is most commonly seen wearing his trademark orange/red/golden gi over a dark blue undershirt. The gi has featured Master Roshi's, Kami's, and King Kai's kanji on its left side (over the heart). It is also featured on the back. After the Frieza Saga, no symbols appear and Goku's gi turns a darker orange. He wears dark blue wristbands, along with dark blue boots that are outfitted with yellow/beige laces. As a kid, he has a tail due to his Saiyan heritage and also wields the Power Pole. At times, Goku has been seen wearing different clothing, such as a grey business suit and tie. Most notably, after training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and in the nine days before the Cell Games, he wears casual Earth clothing consisting of a orange-and-black long-sleeved jacket, a white undershirt, lime green pants, and brown boots.
Goku's skin tone changes in Dragon Ball GT, from a pale tone to a darker, almost tan tone. Goku wears a blue gi with ochre pants in the GT series. He also has a white sash going over his waist and sports pink wristbands. He wears black shoes with white shin coverings. As a Super Saiyan 4, he completely loses his gi and his body is covered with red-pink fur. His tail returns, although it changes from brown to the more reddish color. His trademark hairstyle is gone, making his hair longer and even more wild. His eyes change to golden-yellow and has lining around them. His wristbands and shin covers turn blue while his sash changes to a stone blue color.
In Dragonball Zeron, Goku has not changed that much, and look just as he did in Dragonball Z Majin Buu saga, as he is turned 20 years older when he was 12, he is 32, but he wears different clothes. From the inside he wears a black uniform instead of navy blue, and from the outside he wears the same orange uniform, but in a bit more light orange colour. He wears a belt, which looks a bit like the martial arts championship belt, and has the dragon logo on the silver plate. He wears the same bottoms as he did in Dragonball Z, and the same shoes. However he has different wrist bands. He wears white wristbands with black rings around it. Before Volume 2, and in some later fights, Goku wears only his orange uniform, and everything else.
PersonalityEditGoku is known for his cheerful, energetic personality and his love of competition (specifically sport fighting and eating). He has remarkable intuition at seeing the good in others in spite of their actions, though his capacity for forgiving his enemies has occasionally been criticized as excessive; Goku, for the most part, only fights to win, and spares his enemies after defeating them only for them to attack him when his back is turned. His staggering power is simultaneously reined in and enhanced by his fierce loyalty and morality. Goku can also be very blunt, and not afraid to express his opinion in a discussion, such as when he questioned Krillin's marriage to Android 18. Despite his mostly kind-hearted nature, Goku can feel incredible anger in cases of extreme turmoil, such as the death of a close friend/relative, or when someone murders many innocents needlessly. He has a simple, practical view of the world and is somewhat naive to the world around him. Because of this, many characters incorrectly assume him to be somewhat stupid, although once he has a basic understanding of things, he learns very quickly. His most remarkable ability is his will to succeed, pushing himself beyond his limitations, and never giving up even when the odds are stacked against him.
Goku's appearances throughout the Dragon BallseriesAdded by 10X KamehamehaDuring his childhood, a recurring gag in the series was that Goku was incapable of telling the difference between a man and a woman without physically touching them, which often got him into trouble. The most notable of these occurrences was when he first met Chi-Chi, where she pushed him off of theFlying Nimbus after he patted her genitals with his foot; and in the scene where he removed Bulma's panties while she slept and was horrified to discover that she had no testicles (which was also adapted in the movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power). He eventually outgrew this once old enough to understand the difference. This trait was also referenced in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, where Android 18 attempted to fight Goku due to paranoia that Goku would touch her there, with Goku explaining that he knows better now. In addition, during his youth, he seemed to not understand the concept of pornography, as when Bulma discovered her father's secret stash of porn magazines with Goku nearby, Goku thought the girls were too poor to afford clothes, causing Bulma to angrily tell him that they were not poor.
It is often teased that Goku is scared of his wife's temper (as joked by Master Roshi upon Goku's refusal to come back to Earth after the Frieza Saga: "He's scared of the one thing that's stronger than a Super Saiyan- his wife!") Goku is shown to suffer from severe trypanophobia, or the fear of medical needles, but this only occurs in the anime. He showed his fear for them twice in Dragon Ball Z, and three times during Dragon Ball GT. The first time was after his battle with Vegeta, and when he was taken to Wukong Hospital. The second time he showed his fear of needles was after the fight with Captain Ginyu on Namek, while he was on his way to recover in a Medical Machine. In Dragon Ball GT, it was shown when Goku, Pan, and Trunks brought an injured boyto planet Pital. The second time, during his first battle against Baby Vegeta, he was blasted into Sugoroku Space, where he witnessed a hologram of Chi-Chi that threw a gigantic needle at him. Lastly, Goku showed his fear after learning from Pan that the Four-Star Dragon Ball was coming out of his forehead, worrying that he would need a shot. During his fight with Oceanus Shenron, Goku states that he does not mind being nude in public. This fact is also supported before going for a swim to find a Dragon Ball on Gelbo, during which he takes off his clothes in front of Doma and his granddaughter Pan without hesitation or embarrassment. He also gets upset when Pan tells him to put his clothes back on, refusing to go swimming clothed.
Even in combat, Goku is shown to not be invincible, as he has two major weaknesses. The first weakness is his tail; before he conditioned himself prior to the Tien Shinhan Saga, Goku lost all his power when someone grabbed his tail (a trait that all Saiyans share at birth). The second is his unfathomable appetite; not only does he eat at a rate that would be nearly impossible for a normal Human, but if he does not get any food, he becomes too weak to do almost anything. This weakness was never overcome, and almost got him killed against several enemies, likeTambourine and Nuova Shenron. On the flipside, however, Goku's love for food has gotten him out of trouble several times; for example, in the Tournament Saga, when put to sleep by Jackie Chun, Bulma was able to save his match by screaming to him that dinner was ready, to which Goku immediately woke up to break the count.
Goku seems to think very little of his brother Raditz and late father, Bardock, believing them to be vicious, selfish beings like most other Saiyans; however, he never knew of his father's change of heart. Indeed, when he first learned of his Saiyan heritage, he rejected it out of horror and disgust at being from a race of vicious killers, though he ultimately embraced his heritage after hearing Vegeta's last words during the battle with Frieza on Namek, fighting him to avenge the loss of his race as well as all of the other innocents whom Frieza had killed.
From his mid-teens to early thirties, Goku became a famous celebrity on Earth for his defeat of King Piccolo, with several reporters being amazed that Yajirobe was a friend of his during Vegeta and Nappa's attack on Earth. Proceeding the events of the Androids Saga, Goku appears to have been largely forgotten in favor of the following World Martial Arts champion, Mr. Satan. However some time between the defeat of the Shadow Dragons and one hundred years post-hence, Goku is once again revered as a hero and a giant statue of him is displayed in the World Martial Arts Tournament stadium, as shown near the end of Dragon Ball GT.
|"Just an average power level... and I thought you were special."|
Quest for the Dragon BallsEdit
|"Besides my grandpa, you're the only human being I've ever seen."
— Goku when he first met Bulma in "The Secret of the Dragon Balls"
The 21st World Martial Arts TournamentEdit
|"Amazing... in a day he's learned a move that took me 50 years to master..."
— Master Roshi - talking about Goku's usage of the Kamehameha wave (FUNimation Dub)
Battling the Red Ribbon ArmyEdit
|"But I did attack the Red Ribbon Army. I beat the whole bunch and I managed to get six of the Dragon Balls."
— Goku talking to his friends (FUNimation Dub)
Battling Fortuneteller Baba's warriorsEdit
|"I'm so happy to see you grandpa! I've missed you so much!"
— Goku when seeing Grandpa Gohan again (FUNimation Dub)
Goku prepares for the next World Martial Arts Tournament by going out into the world and training himself by the request of Master Roshi. Goku ends up meeting a girl named Chao and saves her village from two bandits known asTerror and Plague. He later stumbles into a city where he meets Chin Taiken, the master of the Chin-Star Schooland defeats Sky Dragon, the master of the Panther-Fang School for the title of Master of Martial Arts. Goku goes toDemon Land and saves Princess Misa from Shula with the help of Gola and Melee. Goku later chases after a monster named InoShikaCho that he later finds out is working with two martial artists named Tien Shinhan andChiaotzu in scamming villages. Goku saves InoShikaCho when Tien and Chiaotzu betray him and with the help ofTanmen, he convinces everyone that he is good. After three years are up, Goku begins his travel to Papaya Islandbut gets a little delayed when his new friend Konkichi gets into trouble with a gang.
Meeting Tien Shinhan and ChiaotzuEdit
|"You rely too much on tricks."
— Goku towards Tien Shinhan (FUNimation Dub)
The evil King PiccoloEdit
|"It's time for your terror to end!!!"
— Goku towards King Piccolo (FUNimation Dub)
King Piccolo's reincarnationEdit
After Goku defeats King Piccolo, he goes to Korin Tower, where Korin tells him about Kami's Lookout, and that Kami, being the one that created the Dragon Balls, may be able to revive Shenron. At Kami's Lookout Goku overcomesMr. Popo's challenge of speed, and Kami, the Guardian of Earth, brings the Dragon Balls back by giving new life to Shenron. Using the Dragon Balls, Krillin, Chiaotzu and Master Roshi are resurrected. In return, Kami asks Goku to train with him and Mr. Popo for the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to defeat Piccolo Jr., who wants revenge on Goku for killing his father. Goku's training consists of defeating Mr. Popo, who proves to be stronger than King Piccolo and for Goku to face a doll version of himself as a way of conquering his own self. With deep meditation, being still like a rock, but faster than lightning, Goku endures the toughest training of his life. During or after the training, Goku's tail is permanently taken off for the third and final time by Kami, who then makes a wish to the Eternal Dragon for the return of the moon. Goku returns three years later at the age of 18, to meet up with his friends and join the tournament and grown into a young man that no one recognizes. In the preliminaries, Goku is put up against King Chappa, who wants to avenge his loss from three years prior, but fails again. In the quarterfinals Goku is matched up against an unknown female fighter who seems to know who Goku is, and knows the fighting style that Master Roshi teaches. After Goku defeats her, she reveals herself to be Chi-Chi, whom Goku had unknowingly promised to marry years before thinking marriage was a type of food. Before leaving the ring, Goku asks for her hand in marriage. In the semi-finals, Goku is put up against Tien Shinhan to settle the score from the last tournament. Goku and Tien seem to be even, until Goku removes hisweighted clothing and becomes much faster, winning the match and leaving him against Piccolo Jr. in the final round. Before the fight started, Piccolo had trapped Kami inside a bottle with the Evil Containment Wave technique and ate the bottle, putting Goku at a stalemate; if he kills Piccolo, Kami will die too. The fight goes on for a while, but when the word spreads that Piccolo Jr. is the son of King Piccolo, the crowd flees. Goku encourages Piccolo Jr. to transform into his Giant Form, tricking him to fly into his mouth to retrieve the bottle Kami was in. Afterwards, the stage is destroyed as they go into full battle. Goku seems to be doing quite well against Piccolo, using the Meteor Combination rush, seemingly knocking him out, but Piccolo blasts a hole in Goku's shoulder, seriously handicapping him. Piccolo then makes sure Goku has no arms or legs to use, saying he will not make the same mistake his father did, letting Goku have one free arm to kill him with In the end. As Goku is about to die, he discovers how to fly and uses that energy to avoid one of Piccolo's attacks. He then finishes Piccolo off with the last amount of energy he has left with a full force headbutt to the chest. After Goku is declared victor, he gives Piccolo Jr. a Senzu Bean to keep Kami alive and give himself a good rival. After Goku defeats Piccolo Jr., he travels with Chi-Chi to the Ox-King's Village to prepare for their wedding. But fire erupts at the castle, trapping the Ox-King inside the flames. Goku and Chi-Chi travel to find the Bancho Fan that Master Roshi once threw away in order to put out the fire. When they find it, they are forced to fight Annin, a guardian of the border between the living world and the Other World. Goku defeats Annin and returns with the fan, which successfully extinguishes the fire. Goku and Chi-Chi get married, concluding the original Dragon Ball series.
Dragon Ball ZEdit
|"That's enough! Even if it is true and I'm some kind of alien from another planet, or even if you really are my older brother, it doesn't matter, anyone who'd do the horrible things you say is no brother of mine! My name is Goku, and this is my home... and you're not welcome here!"
— Goku towards Raditz (The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors)
Journey to NamekEdit
|"You seem to delight in seeing other people suffer. And you treat life like a disposable commodity! You destroy homes. You take the lives of innocent, peace-loving people. You even take the lives of children. And all of this for your own amusement or personal gain! Well, now, it's your turn!"
— Goku towards Frieza (FUNimation Dub)
|"You might think you know everything there is to know about me... but really, you're not even close."
— Goku towards Dr. Gero and Android 19 (FUNimation Dub)
|"Remember all the pain he's caused, the people he's hurt... NOW MAKE THAT YOUR POWER!!!"
— Goku encouraging Gohan to defeat Cell (FUNimation Dub)
The Otherworld TournamentEdit
|"I didn't know it was going to be that kind of fight..."
— Goku to Pikkon after transforming into a Super Saiyan
The evil wizard BabidiEdit
|"Why'd I have to get this guy? Sure he's big, but he kinda looks dumb to me."
— Goku commenting on Yakon's appearance
The ancient monster, Majin BuuEdit
|"Buu, I'm a man of courtesy, as well as strength, and I have to say, I've battled beings from beyond nameless galaxies and you by far are the best."
— Goku toward Majin Buu
|"Wake up! Majin Buu's eaten everyone we care about! Everyone is gone, even Bulma! They've become part of Buu, they can't even die! I just thought the least we could do is put our old differences aside, just this once, and really work together. We owe that to our teammates, our families Vegeta, our friends! Look, you've always talked about our Saiyan race, how we're the last of a mighty people. Well it's time to accept we're starting a new race, one that can be just as strong, just as proud! But not if we're caught up in so much of our old birthrights to see what we have right in front of us! We've lost our old race Vegeta... let's not lose this one, too!"
— Goku towards Vegeta
The Final BattleEdit
|"Majin Buu is so much stronger than anyone I've ever faced before... but I know there's still a way to win!"
— Goku after saving Vegeta
After a short, yet intense battle, Goku apologizes and explains to Uub that his insults were simply meant to coax him into using his true power. Goku then takes Uub to train him to one day help in being the protector of the planet, although he later tells Uub that after the training, he desires to fight him again not only to discover the strongest out of the two, but the strongest in the entire universe. Then they fly off in the distance, ending the series, and in the Kanzenban manga, giving his new disciple his old Nimbus Cloud.
Dragon Ball GTEdit
Search for the Black Star Dragon BallsEdit
In Dragon Ball GT, at the age of 51 (physically 43; before the wish by Shenron turning him to a small child), Goku has finished training Uub, and they have just finished testing their abilities against one another in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Soon after, an accidental wish by Emperor Pilaf transforms Goku back into a child. This wish was made on the Black Star Dragon Balls. As a result, Goku must travel the galaxy and return them to Earth to prevent the planet from exploding from the negative energy created by the wish. After leaving Earth in the spaceship designed by Bulma, a piece of the ship falls off and Goku,Trunks, and Pan are forced to crash land on the planet Imecka to get the parts needed to repair the ship. Groups of merchants swarm Goku and the others and they have to go to the gold star hotel to hide from the swarms of sellers. They then realize they are being charged every second for everything in the hotel including the lights. They escape without paying and stumble upon the house of an old couple and their children. They talk about Don Kee, the ruler of the planet, and how he mistreats his people. Just then, Don Kee's men come and repossess the old couple's house saying they where behind on payment. Goku suggests that they go and fight Don Kee, but the couple says that is impossible because of his grand army. On their way back to the ship Trunks drops the Dragon Radar and it is swallowed by a small robot named T-2006, nicknamed Giru, who says that he can not give the radar back to them because it is already integrated into his system. Meanwhile, Goku notices the ship being dragged away by Don Kee's men. He tries to use Instant Transmission to teleport them to the ship, but after two failed attempts, he realizes that he can not use it with his small body. They are forced to travel to Don Kee's palace on foot to recover their ship. Pan decides that they will use a stealth operation to recover the ship and would only result to fighting as a last resort. After briefly sneaking around a large rock falls on Trunks' head and Giru starts making noises that alarm the guards. The guards open fire on Goku and the others and Pan says that they must fight now, so Goku agrees. Pan jumps in the carrying car while Goku moves the ship onto the car and Pan drives the ship out of the palace with Goku and Trunks. But while escaping, Don Kee's henchmen Gale and Sheilafire a ki blast at Goku who reflects it back with ease towards Ledgic, Don Kee's right hand man who recognizes them as Saiyans. Goku and the others escape but Trunks says they have to go back into town for more parts due to Pan's "reckless driving". Once they reach the town, everyone hides and Trunks finds the three of them on Immecka's most wanted list. While running from Don Kee's soldiers, they fall into the house of a nice old couple who offer them food after realizing Goku and company mean no harm. They say that Don Kee made it a law that no one is allowed to own a ship so that no one would escape the planet including the old couple. Pan gets fed up and convinces Goku and Trunks to go face Don Kee head on. They turn themselves in to the police and get brought to the palace. Once there, Goku, Trunks and Pan incapacitate Gale, Sheila, and all of Don Kee's guards. Then Goku blasts his way into Don Kee's throne-room. Don Kee sicks Ledgic on the fighters after capturing Pan in an energy chamber. Ledgic says that he will fight Goku, but for his own satisfaction. After a short fight, Goku defeats Ledgic as a Super Saiyan and they take down Don Kee and make him give everyone free rent and give them back their ships free of charge. Plus Don Kee gives them the parts they need for free and they leave Immecka. They then land on an unnamed planet where everything is larger than life. Goku finds the Four Star Ball in the tooth of a giant and they go to the next planet. On planet Gelbo, they find the Six-Star Dragon Ball in the hair of the princess of the village, Leena. Trunks asks for the ball but her fiancé Doma said that they were in a large problem already. The amphibian creature Zoonama was threatening the village with his power to create earthquakes and volcano eruptions by shaking his whiskers if they did not give him a wife. Goku decides that he would help them out in exchange for the Dragon Ball and they agree. Pan comes up with the idea to disguise Goku as Leena but it does not work out, so Trunks poses as Leena instead. Zoonama comes and starts getting impatient waiting for Leena and threatens to shake his whiskers. Then Trunks arrives dressed as Leena and Zoonama takes him to his layer. Trunks gets Zoonama tipsy and Goku arrives with Pan and Doma. Doma slices off Zoonama's left whisker with a huge pair of scissors and as he cuts off the left one, Zoonama awakens in a drunken rage. He begins to wiggle his whiskers and an earthquake begins to come, but stops soon after while Zoonama continues to wiggle his whisker. Pan realizes that he can not cause earthquakes, he can only predict them. But now he is so tipsy that he did not realize that the quake was over. Suddenly a really big earthquake erupts and Goku and the others leave the cavern with Zoonama. Goku then stops the huge volcano with a Kamehameha, saving the city and winning the Dragon Ball. Just as they are leaving the planet, Bon Para, one of the mysterious Para Brothers, arrives and takes the ball from Pan's hands using his telekinesis. In shock, the three Z Fighters just watch as he leaves. Goku then jumps in the ship with Pan and Trunks and they chase after the Para Brothers' spaceship. The brothers trick them onto the asteroid, Beehay, inhabited by huge bloodthirsty worm-like creatures called Mouma. The Para Brothers escape and fly to the planet Luud. They go to Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, who tells them that they have failed and that Goku has another Dragon Ball on his ship that they failed to get and they must go retrieve it. They travel back to find Goku and the others and they get hypnotized by the Para Para Boogie until they are saved by the hungry Mouma after they wake up. Pan goes aboard the Para Brothers' ship to find the Dragon Ball that they stole. She accidentally activates the auto-pilot and is brought to Luud. There she is captured and turned into a doll for the evil lord, Dolltaki. Goku shows up with Trunks and kills Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, who reveals that he is actually two parts the body and the whip transforms into Mutchie and fights Goku. Trunks finishes Mutchie off with the Brave Cannon and saves Goku from his whip arms. Then Dolltaki turns everyone except for Goku, himself, Trunks, and Pan into dolls and feeds them to the machine deity, Luud. Dolltaki then awakens Luud who takes him and Pan inside of his body to gain their energy. While Luud fights Goku and Trunks, Pan forces Dolltaki to tell her the weakness of the seemingly invincible Luud. Dolltaki reveals that Goku must strike the outside of Luud's mechanical heart while Pan strikes the inside at exactly the same time. After multiple tries, Goku finally succeeds and destroys Luud freeing all of the people including Pan who is turned back to normal. Goku then takes back his Dragon Ball and they leave the planet.
Battling Baby, the evil parasiteEdit
As our heroes arrive on the supposedly deserted planet M-2, they continue on their quest for the Black Star Dragon Balls. They find themselves caught in a trap by the planet's inhabitants, mutant robots, and that Giru was deceiving them all along. Pan manages to escape and later rescues Goku who does battle with the robotic group of commandos known as the Sigma Force and their leader General Rilldo. However, both he and Pan are captured again and taken to Dr. Myuu for studying. Giru has a change of heart though and manages to rescue the trio thanks to a clever plan by Trunks. It is then that we see Myuu's true creation, Baby, who breaks free from his containment after being revived, but stopped by Goku and the others. However, as a defeated and injured Dr. Myuu escapes, a piece of Baby's scattered remains jumps onto his skin, later busting out of Dr. Myuu and reforming into his original state. Baby, is in fact the last surviving Tuffle, the original inhabitants of Planet Vegeta(Planet Plant). Baby is a machine mutant who was created by Dr. Myuu; however, Baby states that he is Dr. Myuu's master, and that Dr. Myuu was designed to revive him. Goku, Trunks, and Pan arrive on Earth to return the Black Star Dragon Balls, but soon discover that Baby has infected the population with mind-controlling eggs and chosen Vegeta as his new host. After a short fight with Baby, Goku discovers that he can not sustain Super Saiyan 3 while still being a child. After being pummeled by Baby Vegeta, Goku is weak and defenseless. During this fight, however, Goku learns of Baby's one weakness; he is sensitive to taunts, and easily angered. Meanwhile, Baby uses the Revenge Death Ball to finish off Goku, but Kibito Kai arrives just as the bomb strikes to save Goku and bring him to the Sacred World of the Kais. There, Old Kai hatches a plan to "solve Goku's energy problem" by re-growing Goku's tail. Progress is slow at first, but Goku has an idea about how to accelerate the process. After a very painful procedure where the tail is pulled out by a pair of pliers, Goku returns to the Tuffle planet (where most of Earth's residents had migrated to) to confront Baby. During the long and hard battle with Baby Vegeta, Goku is able to sustain his Super Saiyan 3 form, but is still unable to win. As he lies on the ground, defenseless, he gazes at Earth and realizes he has failed it. But instead of dying, looking at the Earth causes Goku to transform into the form of a Golden Great Ape. With Pan's help, Goku is able to regain control of himself and become a Super Saiyan 4. Baby is no match against a Super Saiyan 4. In desperation, Bulma (who's under Baby's control) uses a Blutz Wave Generator that causes Baby Vegeta to transform into a Golden Great Ape. Although Goku outclasses Baby in terms of speed, he is slowly worn down by Baby's power. Just as Old Kai loses all hope of Goku succeeding, Supreme Kai removes Gohan, Goten, and Trunks from Baby's control using the Sacred Water from Kami's Lookout. After realizing that they cannot help by fighting the ape, they channel some of their energy to Goku. Goku eventually succeeds in defeating Baby Vegeta and leaves him defenseless. In desperation, Baby leaves Vegeta's body and tries to escape from Planet Tuffle, but Goku uses his Kamehameha attack to destroy Baby and blast his remains into the sun.
Super 17, the Ultimate AndroidEditGoku is still a kid and fights in the world martial arts tournament, having to fight in the junior division with Mr. Satan saying there is a height requirement. In the finals, his opponent wins by tickling Goku while he is talking to Vegeta, resulting in Goku falling out of the ring. Goku and his friends are at home eating until a badly beaten up Trunks arrives, saying he encountered Android 17, who told him to tell Goku to go to Hell to set things straight. Goku leaves for Hell, where he meets Dr. Myuu and Dr. Gero, who leave, making Goku very frustrated with no way out, until two of his most fierce enemies of the past drop by, Cell and Frieza. Goku manages to deal with both of them in his normal state. Realizing Goku's power, Cell forces out his tail and absorbs Goku. This only lasts for about ten seconds, since Goku finds his way out of Cell's body. After a fight between Goku, Cell and Frieza, they show Goku a new technique that they learned in Hell: creating a tornado type spin throwing Goku down to the deepest part of Hell. While there, a strange, old lady demonstratesvarious tortures which evidently ends by freezing Goku in a block of ice. Meanwhile, Cell and Frieza wait to use a finishing move on Goku. Goku's end seems to have arrived until everyone realizes that the finishing move does not work on the living. Despite being frozen, Goku manages to hear their conversation. In his retaliation, he breaks free, attempts the freezing technique on Cell and Frieza, and successfully freezes them, but accidentally shatters them. Still trapped in hell, Goku tries to find a way to get out. He asks King Yemma to aid him, with King Yemma responding that he does not know how to get Goku out. Piccolo contacts King Yemma and asks him to transport him to Goku. Believing the plan is ludicrous, King Yemma refuses, leaving Piccolo to destroy significant portions of Heaven as a means to convince him. King Yemma eventually follows through with Piccolo's idea and transports him directly to Goku where he, with Dende's help, open a gate between Hell and Earth to allow Goku to escape Hell. Successfully escaping, Goku immediately leaves for the battlefield.
Goku fights the newly-fused Super 17 after reaching the battlefield. With the help of Android 18, vengeful towards Android 17 for Krillin's death, Goku is able to defeat Super 17 with the use of the Super Dragon Fist through the android's stomach and chest. This attack presumably destroys Android 17's Energy Absorption devices. Goku then finishes off the android with a Kamehameha through the wounded Super 17's stomach, causing him to explode.
The Shadow DragonsEdit
When the dragon, Shenron, is summoned to revive those killed by Super 17, the Dragon Balls crack, and a different, cigar-smoking dragon appears in his place. This Black Smoke Shenron promptly splits into seven Shadow Dragons, each with a cracked Dragon Ball in its body. Goku and his companions fight valiantly to defeat these new dragons. However, after six of the seven are defeated (Naturon, Rage, Haze, Oceanus, Eis, and Nova) in a series of many struggles, the One-Star Dragon, Syn Shenron, absorbs the other Dragon Balls into himself, forming Omega Shenron. After Goku and Vegeta (now a Super Saiyan 4) fail to defeat him, they fuse, creating Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. However, the fused warrior does not finish off the evil Shadow Dragon before the fusion wears off. After being presumably killed by Omega's Negative Karma Ball, Goku asks the people of the planet Earth to send him their energy. The collected energy is not enough to defeat Omega Shenron, so Goku asks King Kai to help him. Energy from all over the universe is collected, creating a Universal Spirit Bomb. The Spirit Bomb is successful in destroying Omega Shenron. The people of Earth witness this and finally realize Goku is a hero. Afterwards, the real Shenron appears once again, saying that no more wishes will be granted for a long time. After convincing Shenron to grant one last wish and asking that all the people who were killed by Super 17 and the Shadow Dragons be revived, Goku decides to accompany the dragon and train with him. Before leaving, Goku tells Vegeta that the lives of everyone are now in his hands, passing the role of protector of the Earth and anyone in need of help, to Vegeta. Goku also visits Krillin, who has recently been revived by the last wish, and the two of them have one last fight before Goku flies off with Shenron.
Xicor sagaEditAfter the events of Dragonball GT, Goku left with Shenron. While leaving, the Dragonballs fused with Goku, and so did Shenron. This caused Goku to turn into an Adult with an unidentified age. Goku met up with Pikkon at the Otherworld tournament, and took Pikkon with him and went to the Dragon Realm a place where no one, not even a Supreme Kai could go and where all the powerful dragons lived. There, Goku learned how to control his new and destined power, the dragon saiyan power. Goku is now a dragon saiyan, as he can used dragon techniques in all his forms. Goku not only did learn the Dragon abilities, but also ascended to the final Super Saiyan level, Super Saiyan 5. Goku trains with Pikkon countless times, and Goku wins. Pikkon as well has seemed to improve, as he is faster and stronger now. Goku trains with Pikkon one day, until he get's a glitch, which is from Gohan. Goku and his sons have conncections, even when they are far away, they can still feel each others presence in the Universe. Goku thinks it to be nothing, but he soon realises that the earth was in danger. Nuova Shenron, and all the other Dragons were in the Dragon Realm, and they seem to be friends with Goku now. They guided Goku to the temple, where Syn Shenron was. There, he saw everything. The earth was being attacked by an unknown person, who looks like Goku. The person claims himself to be Xicor, and Goku's son, which Goku does not understand as he only had two sons and that was with Chi Chi. Goku tries to leave the realm, but there was only one way he could leave. He could be brought back using a procedure with the old dragonballs which are now stone. According to The Old Supreme Kai, Dragonballs which were stone should be held by 7 super saiyans each, and thus Goku could be brought back. Xicor was sealed in the repaired Z Sword by Gohan only for six months through the help of Kibito Kai, who sacrificed his life to kill Lila Cold (The evil West Supreme Kai who is also Frieza's mother and claims to be Xicor's mother). Pan and Bulla were able to turn into Super Saiyans, thus making it 6 Super Saiyans available, including Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Pan and Bulla. However they needed a seventh Super Saiyan. Goten and Trunks went to Namek to wish for repair for the damge caused to the earth by Xicor, and to revive all those who were killed in the fight including Kibito Kai. For their second wish, Trunks decides to bring back Broly for a seventh Super Saiyan, however Goten states it is a bad idea. Trunks says it will be fine, and wishes Broly back to Earth. Broly is confronted by Vegeta and the two engage in a Super Saiyan duel. Gotenks arrives in the light speeded spaceship to Earth in time to stop the fight, but Broly becomes a Super Saiyan 3, and creates a portal to leave. Gotenks splits into Trunks and Goten, and Trunks says, Why did you get him all angry!? we need Goku. Vegeta then replies by saying, We do not need Kakarot. The Z fighters run out of hope, but then suddenly in a time machine, Future Trunks appears, and becomes the seventh Super Saiyan. Future Trunks becomes the seventh Super Saiyan and uses the dragonballs to bring Goku back. Goku finally returns! and reunites with his friends and family. Goku also forgives Chi Chi for leaving the family countless times and promises to never leave ever again. Goku also uses a new bow staff, which has all the dragon powers. Goku explains everything he did to all his friends while eating, and Goku also states that Xicor is not his son, but his clone created by his blood sample stolen by Lila Cold a long time ago when Goku was on his way to earth from planet Yardrat. Pan suddenly plays with Goku's bow staff, and twists it in innapropriate ways, which released dangerous rays throughout the whole house. Chi Chi, Krillin, Bulma, Mr. Satan and Master Roshi were struck. The rays caused them to be twenty years younger. Goku says he could do something about it, but they reply by stating that they want to be young. In the next upcoming months, Goku trains Gohan and Goten for the fight. When the time for Xicor to get out of the Z sword has come, Goku and his friends had prepared well enough. Xicor get's out, and the seal get's broken. Goku, Vegeta and Gohan in Super Saiyan 4 form fight an even battle with Xicor, but can't beat him. Vegeta and Gohan run out of energy, and Vegeta states that they are wasting their time, and he states that Kakarot (Goku) could not change a thing. Goku was also out of energy, but then Goku becomes a Super Saiyan 5, going way beyond a Super Saiyan 5. Vegeta is amazed that there was a form above Super Saiyan 4. Goku in his Super Saiyan 5 form defeats Xicor. However Xicor wanted to show his trump card, the Eevil Kamehameha, which he uses after he goes up the sky. Goku then uses his new Super Saiyan 5 signature move, the Silver Kamehameha, and clashes it with the Evil Kamehameha. Goku manages to overpower Xicor, and hit Xicor with his Silver Kamehameha, sending him far out to space, thus finally ending Xicor's terror and thus saving the world again.
After the battle with Xicor, Goku wears a black uniform from the inside, and wears his old shoes from Dragonball Z. Goku and his friends help Dende' create new Dragonballs, and Shenron junior as they call it. Goku helped the dragon be able to make 5 wishes. Goku wishes Piccolo back to earth on Dende's lookout, however Piccolo quickly goes toward the time chamber, and tells Goku that Xicor is nothing, and tells him that the true danger lies ahead. After defeating Xicor, it seemed he was no more, but he still lived, in space, but he was unconcious after his defeat, and was badly damaged. King Cold reunites with his brother Yougirou in hell. King Cold, Frieza, Cooler, Cell and Yougirou go on a mission in hell, where they find a sacred place where drinks called the Suta, which give you incredible powers. King Cold and his army of tyrants steal them, and defeat the Hell bodyguards. They then communicate with the Lord of the Universe, Lord Zeron, who they were working for. Lord Zeron helps them escape Hell through a portal, and also gives them life. Lord Zeron expected something other then the Suta, which does not work for people of his race, and Lord Zeron demanded Goku brought to the planet. King Cold drinks the Suta, and gains incredible demonic powers, and also takes a sword out of his mouth, which gave him power. King Cold, Frieza, Cooler, Cell and Yougirou head towards earth, but they find Xicor and put him in a rehabilitation chamber. King Cold gives Frieza, Cooler, Cell and Yougirou a Suta drink as well. After the tyrants landed on Earth, they drank the Suta, which also give them incredible powers. Frieza could morph into anything he wants, and was much stronger. Cooler can turn into a dragon and gain more strength and stealth, and was much stronger. Cell turned orange, and had two distinctions on his head. Yougirou changed, as he was able to use Ice, and had the ability to create anything out of ice, ice which can't be destroyed by anything, not even energy blasts. The Z fighters could sense their energy. Frieza and Cooler go to a city nearby, and destroy it, alerting the Z fighters. Piccolo gets out of the chamber in one day, and goes with Vegeta to face Frieza and Cooler. Yougirou and King Cold come to the lookout to capture the dragonballs. Sensing that Vegeta and Piccolo might not be enough, Gohan later goes with them. Goku turns into a Super Saiyan 4, and duels with King Cold in an even battle. Goku used his dragon staff, and King Cold used his demonic sword. Both of them collided. Goten and Trunks fused to fight Yougirou, and Gotenks was created. Gotenks fought Yougirou in his normal form. Goku seems to gain the upper hand, but King Cold hit Gotenks real hard, sending him down the skies off the lookout, and was going to crash, and Goku had to go and save him. Goku saved him, but was distracted, and King Cold and Yougirou had already left with the dragonballs, and King Cold used instant transmission to get to the spaceship. Goku could not find the spaceship in time, and Frieza, King Cold, Yougirou and Cell had already escaped via light speed. However Cooler was killed by Gohan.
Zets tournament sagaEditAfter the tyrant battle on Earth, Goku recieves a message from none other than Lord Zeron himself. Lord Zeron proposes a tournament on his planet for Goku, and promises Goku that if he wins, they will stop being evil. Goku knew it was a trick, but accepted the offer, and he and his friends went to planet Zets via the Capsule light speeded spaceship. In the tournament, everyone had booed the Z fighters. The torunament's first match was Piccolo vs Cell. Cell had a new Android Evolution form, and proved to be stronger for the Super Namek 3 Piccolo, however Piccolo managed to transform into a Super Namek 4, and defeat the new Android Evolution Perfect Cell. The next match was Goku vs Future Trunks (who came with Goku, Gohan, Piccolo and Vegeta to the tournament). Future Trunks had got stronger, and could go beyond the levels that of a Super Saiyan up to a Super Saiyan 3. Super Saiyan 3 Goku and Super Saiyan 3 Trunks battled an explosive battle, which Goku had won with his new move, the Dragon Destruction. After the match, the both shook hands, as a sign of good sportsmanship. The both then went back to their spaces to watch the third match which was Vegeta vs Lila Cold. Before the match, King Cold gives Lila Cold the Suta drink, and she drinks it. After Lila Cold drinks the Suta, she is in a place where a demon was, which was actually the evil inside her. The demon unlocked Lila Cold's hidden powers. Lila Cold then becomes much more stronger, as she can now use dark powers. Lila Cold then fights a brutal match with Vegeta who was in his Super Saiyan 4 form. Vegeta lost his cool due to his humiliation in his life, and his humiliation early in the match, however Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta injured Lila Cold with a bunch of strong attacks, and a Big Bang Attack. After that, Vegeta got manipulated by Lord Zeron himself, however, no one knew what was going on, and no one could sense who the manipulator was. It was none other than Lord Zeron himself sitting on his throne above the crowd, which Goku and the others figured out. Goku turned into a Super Saiyan 4 and went up to where the throne was, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku punched Lord Zeron down to the crowd. After Vegeta was manipulated, he was mentally damaged, and could not talk as he was almost dead. Lila Cold, hanging on to life by a thread used an energy wave to push Vegeta out of the ring, and Yougirou declared Lila Cold the winner of the match, which the Z fighters get angry about. The Z fighters complain and state that it was Lord Zeron manipulating Vegeta, but the Tyrants refuse as there was no evidence to the truth. Lord Zeron get's back to his throne, not hurt a bit, which amazes and brings fear upon the Z fighters. Vegeta get's a senzu bean, and he survives from the brink of death. Vegeta now stronger, turns into a Super Saiyan 4, and attempts to attack Lord Zeron, but Future Trunks turns into a Super Saiyan 4 as well to stop Vegeta, knowing of what Lord Zeron might be able to do. Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta angrily leaves and goes back to his space after Super Saiyan 4 Future Trunks begs Vegeta to not fight Lord Zeron. They all then go back to each of their spaces. Goku watches the next match, which was Mystic Gohan vs Morph Frieza, which to Goku's amazement, Mystic Gohan easily managed to defeat Frieza. After that, the second round had begun, and Goku had to fight Piccolo in the first match of the second round. Goku turned into a Super Saiyan 4, and Piccolo turned into a Super Namek 4. Their second reunion in battle was an amazing match, which Goku managed to win with his Dragon Abilities. The next match was Mystic Gohan vs Lila Cold. Mystic Gohan and Lila Cold fought an even battle, until Lila Cold used 100% of her power, buffing up, and increased her dark powers. Mystic Gohan turned into a Super Saiyan 4, and first got beat by Lila Cold, however, through Goku's trust, Gohan realised he does not need to lose the match, and uses his hidden powers to defeat Lila Cold, and then he used his new technique the Ice Kamehameha to freeze Lila Cold, and then Gohan turned normal, only to use a spirit bomb to defeat, but not kill Lila Cold. The finale of the Zets tournament was set, which was Goku vs Gohan. After the long break, Goku and Gohan fought in their Semi-final match. Goku turned into a Super Saiyan 3, and fought a hard match with Mystic Gohan. Mystic Gohan had the upper hand, troubling Super Saiyan 3 Goku throughout the whole match. Later, both Goku and Gohan turned Super Saiyan 4 to fight an even match. The both kept fighting, but were aware of Lord Zeron's plans. Lord Zeron destroyed the ring, but Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Super Saiyan 4 Gohan used sheer speed to escape the destruction. Lord Zeron then called the tournament off, ordering Android Evolution Cell, Yougirou and King Cold to kill the Z fighters. Goku told Gohan and the others to leave, while Goku holds the tyrants off. Vegeta decided to stay and show off his new strength, transforming into a Super Saiyan 4, fighting alongside his rival. Super Saiyan 4 Goku fought with Demon King Cold, who used his Demon Sword, which can badly damage anyone it hits. Super Saiyan 4 Goku then used his Dragon Staff, which rivaled Demon King Cold's Demon Sword. Super Saiyan 4 Goku managed to use his full power to smash Demon King Cold with his Dragon Staff. Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta at the moment was fighting an even match with Android Evolution Cell. Lord Zeron decided to step in, but Super Saiyan 4 Goku realized his power, and decided to fight Lord Zeron another day after getting strong enough to face him Super Saiyan 4 Goku uses Solar flare, to blind everyone, thus finding a good way to escape with Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta. Gohan turned normal yet again, and left to find the spaceship with Piccolo and Future Trunks, only to be confronted by Yougirou. Yougirou tried to fight Gohan, but was overpowered by Gohan. Yougirou turned into his final form or second form, to overpower Mystic Gohan. Piccolo turned Super Namek 3, and Future Trunks turned into a Super Saiyan 3 to help Mystic Gohan out, only to be overpowered by Second form Yougirou's new ice powers. Gohan and Future Trunks then turned Super Saiyan 4, and Piccolo turned Super Namek 4, to change the odds. Piccolo tells Super Saiyan 4 Future Trunks to hold Second form Yougirou off, until Super Namek 4 Piccolo and Super Saiyan 4 Gohan powered up for their technique. Super Namek 4 Piccolo keeps telling Super Saiyan 4 Gohan constantly to focus his energy for the attack. Super Namek 4 Piccolo and Super Saiyan 4Gohan combine both their powers to create a teamwork double energy merge blast, which they called it the Masen-bo combo, to hit Second form Yougirou and injure him badly. Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta return via instant transmission, to use instant transmission again to take Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, Future Trunks and himself to their ship, to blast off the planet quickly. They then head towards Earth, but are followed by the tyrants.
Evil vs. Evil vs. Good sagaEdit
Following Goku and his friends returning to Earth, they heal themselves and take a short rest, however are followed by the Tyrants, and the Special forces of Lord Zeron who have escaped from hell through the help of Lord Zeron. The forces of Lord Zeron come to Earth, and in search for Goku, arrive at the Central City, where they destroy it, and fight. The group that captures Goku were guaranteed an award, and so the Tyrant forces (Demon King Cold, Lila Cold, Morph Frieza, Yougirou Cold, Android Evolution Cell) of Lord Zeron battle the Special forces (Broly, Turles, Janemba, Bojack, Gingalow, Zangya, Buujin, Gokua, Bido) of Lord Zeron (Dragon Cooler joined the special force as undercover). Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo and Future Trunks arrive on Earth, and go to Korin's tower to get some senzu beans. Later, they head towards Central City, where they meet up with Past Trunks, Goten, Pan and Bulla. They then arrive to see Super Saiyan 3 Broly fight Android Evolution Cell, and then Gohan and Vegeta says that they will fight them. Goku and the others head towards the battlefield, and as they sense the battle of Goku and Vegeta, Goten, Past Trunks, Pan and Bulla try to go help them, but Goku says that they will just get in the way, and the gang just continue to go further to fight more of the enemies in Central City. Goku also senses Hiruduguarn, which horrifies him. When Goku an his friends arrive, they find Demon King Cold, Morph Frieza, Dragon Cooler, Yougirou, Lila, Bojack and Gingalow. Goku fought Morph Frieza, turning into a Super Saiyan, and later a Super Saiyan 3.
Goku's signature move in his normal form, and all other forms as well, is the Kamehameha. After becoming a Super Saiyan, and going further, he can use a more improved version of the Kamehameha, which is dubbed the Super Kamehameha. In Super Saiyan 4, Goku uses a Red Kamehameha wave, which he calls Kamehameha x10. In Super Saiyan 5, Goku uses a Silver Kamehameha, which he also called Kamehameha x100.
The Dragon Fist is one of Goku's most deadly attacks, and Goku himself said that it was his best attack. Goku uses this technique in all his forms.
Dragon Destruction Edit
Goku can use the Dragon Destruction by unlocking all his Dragon abilities. Goku seemed to use this technique in his Super Saiyan 3 form as a first, and he also used it against Super Namek 4 Piccolo in his Super Saiyan 4 form.
Goku's most powerful technique is the Spirit Bomb, which he uses after gathering energy from all over the planet, and also it's beings. There is a smaller condensed version of a Spirit Bomb, which Goku used earlier in Dragon Ball Z, and which Gohan used in the Zets tournament against Lila Cold. Goku uses the spirit bomb against Frieza and Kid Buu in Dragon Ball Z, and Omega Shenron in Dragon Ball GT. Goku has not used the technique in DragonBall Zeron yet, but the Author of DragonBall Zeron has confirmed that he does later in the series.
Dragon Staff/ Dragon PoleEdit
After Goku merged with Shenron, he also upgraded his power pole he used as a kid, now named the Dragon Staff, or the Dragon Pole. The Dragon Staff is very hard, and very strong, as it can defend the user from any attacks. Super Saiyan 4 Goku successfully defended all attacks from Demon King Cold's Demon Sword using the Dragon Staff. Goku can also extend the Dragon Staff and hit his opponents to damage them, as Goku did to Super Namek 4 Piccolo when Goku was in his Super Saiyan 4 form. ===Spirit Bomb=== The Spirit Bomb is Goku's strongest attack, and he uses it after gaining energy from planets and the species living on it. Goku has not used a Spirit Bomb so far, but Gohan has learned it, and used it to defeat Darkus Lila Cold.
Great ApeLike all Saiyans, Goku can transform into a Great Ape (Oozaru) when he sees the full moon while he possesses his tail, though every time it was not at will. Because this tail was removed permanently in the main series by Kami when restoring the moon, this transformation was never taken by Goku again until GT (in which it is shown very briefly before the full transition into Golden Great Ape), making it his least used Saiyan transformation.
False Super SaiyanDuring the movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Goku achieved this form in an attempt to defeat Lord Slug. Through rage of being beat down, Goku unleashed a huge amount of aura and became a false-like Super Saiyan, which gave him more speed and strength for a few seconds enough to thrash Lord Slug. In this form, he looks similar to his Kaio-ken form, but he becomes bulkier, except his eyes are whited out like Broly's, and his hair stands up and gains a red tint.
Goku achieves this powerful transformation in a rage after Frieza kills Krillin. Frieza had destroyed the Saiyans out of his fear of their growing power and the idea of a possible Super Saiyan. As a result of defeating Frieza, Goku avenges both the Saiyan race and the death of his best friend Krillin.
Ascended Super SaiyanEdit
After having witnessed Vegeta and Trunks emerging from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber (Room of Spirit and Time), Goku concludes that surpassing the normal Super Saiyan form may be more possible than initially suspected, and enters the room to train himself and Gohan. After teaching Gohan to become a Super Saiyan, Goku is able to achieve this form alongside the further extreme of the form known as Ultra Super Saiyan. However, although this new powerup would not take as much of a heavy hit on his speed as the successor would, he decides that staying transformed like this demands far too much ki to be spent, and so decides that the regular Super Saiyan form is the best suited for combat, and makes a plan for him and Gohan to master it before they leave the chamber. As a result, after under 20 hours spent in the room (Vegeta and Trunks had spent a whole day each, and would spend another prior to the Cell Games), he and Gohan emerge as Full Power Super Saiyans. As a result of this and the new discovery of the most powerful Super Saiyan state at the time, Super Saiyan 2, this form is never used by Goku again, and Vegeta and Trunks soon follow.
Ultra Super SaiyanEdit
Like the Ascended Super Saiyan form, Goku achieves this form in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber while training with Gohan. Although apparently stronger than Cell in this state, Goku told Gohan he could not defeat him because Cell was much faster, because "all the power in the world would do no good if you can't even hit the guy." Instead of persevering harder to simply increase power output, Goku decides that simply mastering the Super Saiyan form to suppress its downsides and make it a natural state is the best way to fight and gain power. This form is never used after its initial unlocking along with Ascended Super Saiyan, as a result.
Full-Power Super SaiyanEdit
After realizing the weaknesses inherent to the higher grades of Super Saiyan, Goku concluded that mastery over the basic Super Saiyan form would be more advantageous and went on to improve his endurance in that form, thus achieving this state.
Super Saiyan 2Edit
Although it is unknown when exactly Goku achieved this state of Super Saiyan, it is assumed Goku achieved this transformation in the Other World where he could put unlimited energy into his transformation. It was first seen when fighting Majin Vegeta's own Super Saiyan 2 form in their epic battle during the Majin Buu saga. Goku later transforms into this state before showing the Super Saiyan 3transformation to Majin Buu and Babidi, and again in an anime filler where he begins to fight Kid Buu.
Goku uses the form during the movies Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. In Dragon Ball GT, he can be seen briefly transforming into a Super Saiyan 2 before he transforms into a Super Saiyan 3 during his second fight with Super Baby Vegeta.
When Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan 2 he has some noticeable changes, such as his hair growing longer and becoming even more spikier, making his hair more defined than his other previous Super Saiyan forms, along with disappearing hair strands surrounding the forehead which are exclusive to this form, like Gohan (but in a different way; for reference, see the picture). He also gains electricity in his aura surrounding his body, and his aura grows markedly larger and more vibrant in both the anime and manga.
Super Saiyan 3Edit
Goku achieved this level in Other World as he could put unlimited energy into his transformation. Goku is first seen using this transformation against Majin Buu during the Majin Buu Saga. Once in this form, Goku was able to easily overpower Majin Buu in his first form and stood up to Kid Buu for a fair amount of time. However, the transformation is extremely draining in terms of energy, as it cut Goku's time left on Earth from hours to a stated thirty minutes after performing the transformation for a short time. When attempting to gather enough ki to defeat Kid Buu during their final battle, he was unable to sustain it as he had not taken into account the strain overcoming his living body, and soon reverted back to his base state. Altogether, these heavy disadvantages make it impractical to use the transformation out of the afterlife.
Super Saiyan GodEdit
Goku achieves this form in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and uses it against the God of Destruction Bills. When Goku powers up to this form, he has flame-like aura. He then appears with his hair glowing red and with a shape similar to that of his base form, red eyes, slightly thinner, and he has a flame-like aura. The power of this ultimate warrior excites even the God of Destruction Bills. The form allows Goku to sense godly ki and he can absorb attacks by consuming ki, but he reverts back to his regular Super Saiyan form due to the form's time limit.
Kid (GT)EditEmperor Pilaf unintentionally wishes Goku back into a child in the beginning ofDragon Ball GT. In this form, it is harder for Goku to maintain more powerful forms, such as Super Saiyan 3. While a child he was able to get his tail back, with the help of Old Kai, which not only allowed for easier access to the third Super Saiyan form, but eventually permitted him to transform into Golden Great Ape and Super Saiyan 4. At the end of the GT series, Goku is again seen as an adult without a tail, though in one of the endings to the show, he is seen with a tail in adult form facing the rest of the cast.
Super Saiyan (Kid)EditAfter being wished into his childhood form, Goku can still transform into a Super Saiyan. However, he is unable to maintain the form for as long as he can in his adult body (in much the same way that he lost the ability to perform the Instant Transmission technique when being downsized), though for far longer than his Super Saiyan 3 form.
Super Saiyan 2 (Kid)EditGoku uses this forms as a kid only once in the series, to guard against an attack by General Rilldo. Also, he briefly appears in the form while powering up to transform into Super Saiyan 3. GT Goku has this form in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes.
Super Saiyan 3 (Kid)EditAfter being wished back into his childhood form, Goku is still able to transform into a Super Saiyan 3. However, he is only able to maintain the form for a few minutes, even with the Saiyan Tail assisting him in conserving his energy reserves. This form is not enough to defeat Baby Vegeta, so Goku is forced to recruit help from Old Kai, which leads to his Golden Great Ape transformation. Because Goku gains the ability to access the Super Saiyan 4 transformation soon afterwards, this transformation is never again used.
Golden Great ApeEdit
Goku achieved this form in Dragon Ball GT, after Old Kai helped Goku to grow back his tail which allowed him to once again transform into a Great Ape. When he looked at the Earth during the Baby Saga, its sufficient substitute Blutz waves allowed him to take this form, a combination of the Super Saiyan state and the classic Great Ape transformation. Upon regaining control, he later transformed into Super Saiyan 4, his strongest form yet.
Super Saiyan 4 (GT)Edit
This form is achieved by Goku after achieving the Golden Great Ape state and being calmed down by Pan. The overwhelming power of this transformation is apparently great enough to overcome the Black Star Dragon Balls' power making Goku's transformation into a child by Red Shenron. The spell is only dispersed during the transformation, however. In addition to him being turned back into an adult temporarily, Goku's overall appearance changes yet again. His tail is easily visible, the hair is longer than when in his normal state (not nearly as long as a Super Saiyan 3, though), his eyes become lined (much like Vegeta's did when he was a Majin in the Majin Buu Saga), his eye color is now golden yellow, and red fur covers almost all of his body from head to toe. His clothes change from his childhood garb, leaving him only dressed below the waist (excluding his armbands). As a Super Saiyan 4, Goku is able to easily surpass all but the most powerful enemies in the final parts of Dragon Ball GT.
DragonBall Zeron transformationsEdit
In Dragonball Zeron, Goku takes his transformations to the next level, as he uses new abilities and techniques.
Shenron mergeEditAfter Dragon Ball GT, Goku merged with Shenron, and since can use more stronger techniques and fighting styles in his 33 year old form.
Super Saiyan (DragonBall Zeron)Edit
Goku is now stronger as a Super Saiyan, as he can use new dragon abilities. Goku has barely shown any fights as a Super Saiyan, but there have been drawings of a future fight of Goku as a Super Saiyan against Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. When Goku becomes a Super Saiyan his hair straightens up, and turns golden. Goku also becomes a Super Saiyan when fighting Super Saiyan Future Trunks.
Super Saiyan 2 (DragonBall Zeron)Edit
In Dragonball Zeron, Goku bypassed Super Saiyan 2 to become a Super Saiyan 3 to fight against Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks in the Zets tournament. Goku's dragon techniques are mostly the same in Super Saiyan 2, and this makes him as strong as Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. His Super Saiyan 2 form is not much different, but his golden hair spikes up a bit more, and he is surrounded by a blue aura.
Super Saiyan 3 (DragonBall Zeron)EditGoku in his Super Saiyan 3 form has also been seen in a future Dragonball Zeron fight with Super Saiyan 3 Broly from drawings of the Author. Goku became a Super Saiyan 3 in the zets tournament when fighting Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks, and he used a new move called the Dragon Destruction. Goku still uses his Dragon Techniques, which makes him even stronger than he was in this form before. Goku's hair get's longer and much more golder. He still has the blue aura surrounding him.
Super Saiyan 4 (DragonBall Zeron)EditGoku has become a Super Saiyan 4 many times in chapters. When Goku becomes a Super Saiyan 4, his hair is a little long, but not as long as his in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Goku's hair is spikeed up like his Super Saiyan form as well, but his hair is black. Goku is also surrounded by Red fur. So far Goku has fought Xicor and King Cold in this form. In the fight between King Cold, Goku summons his Dragon Staff and during the fight, Goku overpowers King Cold, who has got stronger than anyone in Dragonball GT. Super Saiyan 4 Goku punches Lord Zeron, but does no damage to him. Goku's signature moves are Kamehameha x10, and Dragon fist. Goku can also use a flaming technique in this form called Dragon Destruction. Goku can also extend his Dragon Staff to damage his opponents, as he did to Super Namek 4 Piccolo.
Super Saiyan 5Edit
Goku learns how to become a Super Saiyan 5 in the dragon realm. In the fight with Xicor, Goku uses this form to finish him. Goku defeats Xicor with his new signature move in this form, the Silver Kamehameha.
Vegito is the product of a Potara Fusion between Vegeta and Goku with unrivaled power. Vegito is the most powerful being in Dragon Ball Z and is created as a desperate plan by Old Kai to stop the powerful Super Buu. It has been theorized that Vegito could easily attain the form of Super Saiyan 2 as well as Super Saiyan 3. However, neither was necessary to finish his task of killing Buu, as his Super Saiyan state alone berthed enough in battle that he single-handedly pummeled Buu blithely without even needing to use his fists or any effort. It was obvious he had the physical power to maintain such feats, but he only appeared for a short time before his strategy to deliberately be absorbed into Buu's body (whilst keeping a barrier on to avoid being assimilated into his being) resulted in his diffusion, after which Vegeta crushed his earring, vowing to never fuse with Goku again regardless of the circumstances. Goku follows suit reluctantly, and as a result, despite Old Kai's offer for the two to merge into Vegito again and take care of Kid Buu in a flash, the two decide to fight alone, and Vegito is never again seen.
Goku's relaxation, and Vegeta's strategic mind enabled Vegito to be quite an intelligent fighter without being overcome by arrogance as Vegeta alone would be but possessing the ruthlessness to kill Super Buu that Goku would lack. In addition, Vegito also possesses the immense power and speed of both Goku and Vegeta amplified to great degrees, as well as the tactics and skill of both. He is very similar to Gogeta, who is another fusion of Goku and Vegeta.
Gogeta is one of the most powerful characters introduced in the series. Like Vegito, Gogeta was an act of desperation, though this one was to stop the powerful demon of the 12th Dragon Ball Z movie, Janemba, rather than Majin Buu. Gogeta annihilated Janemba with hardly any effort, disposing of the demon in seconds. He derives his strategic battle tactics and skill from Vegeta, and his massive power and energy potential from Goku. However, due to his extraordinary power, the fusion will only last for 10 minutes (so far only confirmed for his Super Saiyan 4 form), as opposed to the usual 30 minutes, though this has been proven ample time to defeat almost any foe many times over.
Gokule is the fusion of Goku and Mr. Satan (Hercule) formed by the Potara earrings. He only appeared in Goku's imagination and as a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. After Goku returns to life and Earth, he finds Gohan to be the only remaining strong fighter to fuse with. But when Goku threw the Potara earring to Gohan, Gohan dropped it and when he finally found it he was absorbed by Super Buu. As the only two beings that were still alive are Mr. Satan and Dende, he imaged what the fusion would look like and which of the two would be better. He chose Hercule, because Hercule had more fighting experience and might make Goku a little stronger. In addition, fusing with Dende would make the Dragon Balls of Earth disappear. Just at the moment Goku said that Hercule should catch the earring and put it on his left ear, Vegeta appeared and Goku used Instant Transmission to find Vegeta and fuse, forming Vegito. This being the case, Gokule was only a hypothetical character in the anime, and is only seen as Goku's mental image of what the fusion would look like.
Hypothetical fusion with DendeEdit
The hypothetical fusion between Goku and Dende, as imagined by GokuAdded by BeadtmdcAfter Goku returns to life and Earth, he finds Gohan to be the only remaining strong fighter to fuse with. But when Goku threw the Potara earring to Gohan, Gohan dropped it and when he finally found it he was absorbed by Buu. As the only two beings that were still alive are Mr. Satan and Dende, he imagined what the fusion would look like and which of the two would be better. He chose Mr. Satan, because if he fused with Dende the Dragon Balls would cease to exist. Just at the moment Goku said that Mr. Satan should catch the earring and put it on his left ear, Vegeta appeared and Goku used Instant Transmission to find Vegeta and fuse, forming Vegito. This being the case, the fusion with Dende was only a hypothetical character in the anime, and is only seen as Goku's mental image of what the fusion would look like.
Battles in DragonBall ZeronEdit
- Super Saiyan 5 Goku vs Xicor
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku vs Demon King Cold
- Super Saiyan 3 Goku vs Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku vs Super Namek 4 Piccolo
Minor Battles Edit
- Goku vs Goten (training match)
- Goku vs Gohan (training match)
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku (with Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta and Super Saiyan 4 Gohan) vs Xicor
Old Battles (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT)Edit
- Goku (Kid) vs. Bear Thief
- Goku (Kid) vs. Oolong
- Goku (Kid) vs. Yamcha
- Goku (Kid), Yamcha & Puar vs. Monster Carrot
- Great Ape Goku vs. Emperor Pilaf, Shu & Mai
- Goku (Kid) vs. Giran
- Goku (Kid) vs. Nam
- Goku (Kid) vs. Jackie Chun
- Goku (Kid) vs. Colonel Silver
- Goku (Kid) vs. Major Metallitron
- Goku (Kid) vs. The Five Murasaki Brothers
- Goku (Kid) vs. Buyon
- Goku (Kid) & Android 8 vs. General White
- Goku (Kid) & Krillin vs. Pirate Robot
- Goku (Kid) vs. General Blue
- Goku (Kid) vs. Captain Yellow
- Goku (Kid) vs. Mercenary Tao
- Goku (Kid) vs. Mercenary Tao (rematch)
- Goku (Kid) vs. Staff Officer Black
- Goku (Kid) vs. Bandage the Mummy
- Goku (Kid) vs. Spike the Devil Man
- Goku (Kid) vs. Grandpa Gohan
- Goku (Kid) vs. Emperor Pilaf, Shu and Mai
- Goku (Kid) vs. Terror & Plague
- Goku (Kid) vs. Chin Taiken
- Goku (Kid) vs. Rising Dragon
- Goku (Kid) vs. Sky Dragon
- Goku (Kid) vs. Gola
- Goku (Kid) vs. Shula
- Goku (Kid) vs. Tien Shinhan
- Goku (Kid) vs. InoShikaCho
- Goku (Kid) vs. King Chappa
- Goku (Kid) vs. Pamput
- Goku (Kid) vs. Krillin
- Goku (Kid) vs. Tien Shinhan
- Goku (Kid) vs. Tambourine
- Goku (Kid) vs. Yajirobe
- Goku (Kid) vs. Tambourine (rematch)
- Goku (Kid) vs. King Piccolo (old)
- Goku (Kid) & Yajirobe vs. Ice Monster
- Goku (Kid) vs. Cloned Master Roshi
- Goku (Kid) vs. Drum
- Goku (Kid) vs. King Piccolo
- Goku (Kid) vs. Mr. Popo
- Goku (Kid) vs. Yaochun
- Goku (Kid) vs. Master Mutaito
- Goku (Kid) vs. Master Shen
- Goku (Kid) vs. Goku's Doll
- Goku (Kid) vs. Mr. Popo
- Goku vs. King Chappa
- Goku vs. Anonymous (Chi-Chi)
- Goku vs. Tien
- Goku vs. Piccolo Jr.
- Goku vs. Annin
- Goku & Piccolo vs. Raditz
- Goku vs. Nappa
- Goku vs. Vegeta
- Goku vs. Vegeta (Great Ape)
- Goku vs. Recoome
- Goku vs. Burter & Jeice
- Goku vs. Captain Ginyu
- Goku vs. Frieza (Final Form)
- Goku (SS) vs. Frieza (Final Form) / (100% Full Power)
- Goku (SS) vs. Future Trunks (SS)
- Goku vs. Piccolo (Fused with Nail) & Gohan
- Goku (SS) vs. Android 19
- Goku (SS) vs. Android 20 (Nightmare Sequence)
- Goku (FPSS) vs. Gohan (FPSS)
- Goku (FPSS) vs. Perfect Cell
- Goku vs. Arqua
- Goku (SS) vs. Pikkon
- Goku (FPSS) vs. Yakon
- Goku (SS2) vs. Majin Vegeta
- Goku (SS3) vs. Majin Buu
- Goku (SS3) vs. Super Buu (Gotenks absorbed)
- Goku (SS) and Vegeta (SS) vs. Super Buu (Gohan absorbed)
- Goku & Vegeta vs. Super Buu (Inside Buu)
- Goku (SS2) vs. Kid Buu
- Goku (SS3), Vegeta (SS2), Majin Buu & Mr. Satan vs. Kid Buu
- Goku vs. Uub (World Tournament)
- Goku vs. Uub
- Goku (Kid)/(SS) vs. Ledgic
- Goku (Kid) & Trunks vs. Mutchie
- Goku (Kid) & Trunks vs. Lord Luud
- Goku (Kid) vs. General Rilldo/Meta-Rilldo
- Goku (Kid) vs. Baby Gohan & Baby Goten
- Goku (SS)/(SS3) vs. Baby Vegeta/Super Baby Vegeta
- Goku (SS3) vs. Super Baby Vegeta
- Goku (SS4) vs. Super Baby Vegeta/Golden Ape Baby Vegeta
- Goku (Kid) vs. Frieza & Cell (In Hell)
- Goku (Kid) (SS)/(SS4) vs. Super Android 17
- Goku (Kid) & Android 18 vs. Super Android 17
- Goku (Kid) vs. Haze Shenron
- Goku (SS4) vs. Rage Shenron
- Goku (SS4) vs. Naturon Shenron
- Goku (Kid) vs. Oceanus Shenron
- Goku (SS4) vs. Nova Shenron
- Goku (SS4) vs. Eis Shenron
- Goku (SS4) vs. Syn Shenron
- Goku (SS4) & Vegeta (SS4) vs. Omega Shenron
- Goku (Kid) & Vegeta (SS4) vs. Omega Shenron
- Goku (SS4), Vegeta (SS4) and Gohan (SS4) vs. Xicor
- Goku (SS5) vs. Xicor
- Goku (SS4) vs. Demon King Cold
- Goku (SS) vs. Future Trunks (SS)
- Goku (SS3) vs. Future Trunks (SS3)
- Goku vs. Piccolo
- Goku (SS) vs. Piccolo (SN)
- Goku (SS4) vs. Piccolo (SN4)
- Goku (SS3) vs. Mystic Gohan
- Goku (SS4) vs. Gohan (SS4)
- Goku (SS4) vs. Demon King Cold
- Goku (SS) vs. Morph Frieza
- Goku (SS2) vs. Giant Morph Frieza army and Giant Morph Frieza heads
- Goku (SS3) vs. Giant Morph Frieza army and Giant Morph Frieza heads
- Goku (SS3) vs. Ultra Bojack and Ultra Gingalow
- Goku (Kid) vs. Bongo
- Goku (Kid) vs. King Gurumes
- Goku (Kid) & Krillin vs. Ghastel
- Goku (Kid) vs. Lucifer
- Goku vs. Ginger, Nicky and Sansho
- Goku vs. Ginger & Nicky
- Goku and Piccolo vs. Garlic Jr.
- Goku vs. Misokatsun
- Goku, Gohan & Krillin vs. Ebifurya & Kishime
- Goku vs. Piccolo
- Goku, Piccolo, Gohan, Krillin & Master Roshi vs. Dr. Wheelo
- Goku vs. Great Ape Gohan
- Goku vs. Amond, Deiz, Cacao, Razun & Lakasei
- Goku vs. Turles
- Goku vs. Medamatcha & Angira
- Goku & Krillin vs. Lord Slug
- Goku (False Super Saiyan) vs. Slug
- Goku & Piccolo vs. Slug (Giant Form)
- Goku vs. Cooler's Armored Squadron
- Goku (SS) vs. Cooler (Final Form)
- Goku (SS) & Vegeta (SS) vs. Meta-Cooler
- Goku & Future Trunks vs. Android 14 & Android 15
- Goku vs. Android 13
- Goku (SS), Piccolo, Vegeta (SS) & Future Trunks vs. Android 13 (Fusion)
- Goku vs. Broly (SS)
- Goku (SS), Future Trunks(SS), Piccolo, Gohan (SS) & Vegeta (SS) vs. Broly (LSS)
- Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta & Future Trunks vs. Skud & Arbee
- Goku (SS), Future Trunks (SS), Piccolo, Gohan (SS) & Vegeta (SS) vs. Hatchiyack
- Goku (SS) vs. Aka
- Goku (SS3) vs. Janemba
- Goku and Vegeta vs. Super Janemba
- Goku (SS3) vs. Hirudegarn