The 25 Greatest Kamehamehas in Dragon Ball Franchise History

Goku's signature attack, the Kamehameha, is one of the most recognizable and well-loved moves in the Dragon Ball franchise. But Goku isn't its only user, and a simple blast isn't its only form. Actually, it's an incredibly versatile move that shows up again and again throughout the Dragon Ball world. 

What are some of the best Kamehamehas in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Super, and all the rest? One of the most noteworthy ones is the Father-Son Kamehameha, in which Gohan channels his father's energy to help him defeat Perfect Cell. There's also the original Kamehameha, which is the version Master Roshi took 50 years to perfect. Then there's the Final Kamehameha, a combination of Vegeta's Final Flash and Goku's most famous move. 

Which of these Kamehamehas is your favorite?


  • 1
    1,210 VOTES

    Father-Son Kamehameha

    This is Gohan's ultimate attack while in his Super Saiyan 2 form. When he fires up the Kamehameha, he's able to summon his father's spirit, which not only bolsters his courage but also dramatically increases his strength. He uses this against Cell in one of the series' most epic moments.

  • 2
    1,257 VOTES

    Kamehameha Slide

    While up against the fused Saiyan Kefla, Goku used her Gigantic Burst attack like railroad tracks for his Kamehameha energy ball. Once he slid towards her, he launched the ball at her with such intense force that it knocked her right out of the arena.

  • 3
    1,074 VOTES

    Instant Transmission Kamehameha

    While fighting against Perfect Cell, Goku charged a Kamehameha that was so powerful it could wreck a planet. Cell didn't think Goku would actually let something like that loose, but he tricked Cell by using Instant Transmission to appear right next to Cell and plow the thing straight into his torso. 

  • 4
    811 VOTES

    Clash Of The Kis

    When Goku and Vegeta square off towards the beginning of DBZ, Vegeta unleashes a Galick Gun attack that he claims will destroy the planet. Goku counteracts it with a Kamehameha that he hopes will help him protect the Earth. 

  • 5
    803 VOTES

    The Original Kamehameha

    The original Kamehameha was created by Master Roshi over the course of 50 years. Unlike some forms of the attack, which can be used instantly, this one requires some charging time. 

  • 6
    694 VOTES

    Family Kamehameha

    This move is a combined Kamehameha from Goku and his two sons, Gohan and Goten, after Goten uses the Dragon Balls to wish for his father's presence. It's used against Legendary Super Saiyan Broly.