Kaiō-ken Attack
Kaio-ken Attack
Dragon Ball symbol
Kaiō-ken Goku using Kaiō-ken Attack.
Universe Dragon Ball
User(s) SSF2 Goku head
Effect Goku surrounds himself with damaging red energy and dashes forward.

Kaiō-ken Attack (界王拳アタック) is Goku's side special move variant while in Kaiō-ken in Super Smash Flash 2.


When performed, Goku makes a brief stop and then dashes forward while surrounded with a large red burst of energy. The energy stays for about half of a second before disappearing, dealing 8% damage and moderate knockback to any opponent hit by it. The attack may be more useful use a recovering move, as it covers a huge horizontal trajectory and does not render Goku helpless (unlike other recovering moves), making him able to use it over and over. Goku also keeps all of his horizontal momentum as the move ends when used in the air, which may help him to cover even more distance.


DBZ Kaio-ken Attack

Goku hook kicking Vegeta with Kaiō-ken Attack in Dragon Ball Z.

Kaiō-ken Attack is a Kaiō-ken technique used by Goku in the Dragon Ball franchise, where it works differently. To use it, Goku powers up to Kaiō-ken x3 as he charges at the opponent and roundhouse kicks them up into the air. Then, he flies up into the air and punches the opponent away. Next, he flies up over the opponent and down behind to double kick them further up into the air. Finally, Goku flies up into the air around the opponent and hook kicks them down into the ground, inflicting a huge amount of damage.



Early designs


  • In v0.7 of the demo, Kaiō-ken Attack worked closer to the actual attack in the Dragon Ball series, possessing a combo of punches and kicks, which was removed due to the excessive length of the move. It also covered a considerably larger distance, but rendered Goku helpless afterwards.
Goku's special moves
Standard special move Kamehameha
Side special move Ki Blasts / Kaiō-ken Attack
Up special move Instant Transmission
Down special move Kaiō-ken
Final Smash Super Saiyan Goku