Bakuretsu Makoho

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The Bakuretsu Makoho (爆烈 魔光砲, Bakuretsu Makōhō; Literally meaning "Exploding Demon Light Cannon") is a rush attack used by Piccolo.


First, Piccolo yells, "Die!" as he charges at his opponent, elbows them in their stomach, and kicks them up into the air. Next, he flies after his opponent, Double Axe Handle punches them down to the ground, teleports beside them, and grabs their arm. Finally, Piccolo says, "I'll beat you to death!" as he punches his opponent in their stomach, throws them back up into the air, and blasts them with a yellow Mouth Energy Wave, inflicting a huge amount of damage.



Piccolo used part of this attack against the last remaining Saibaiman. Kuririn succeeded in killing three of the last four Saibaimen with the Scattering Bullet, but one secretly escaped and hid behind a mountain. The Saibaman attempted to attack Son Gohan, but Piccolo grabbed the Saibaiman and attacked it with the Bakuretsu Mahoko rush's throw and mouth beam, obliterating the creature.

Video games

The Bakuretsu Mahoko appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and is one of Piccolo (Early)'s Blast 2 attacks.

It is named Explosive Breath Cannon in the Raging Blast video game series and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, but the first three hits are removed.

It is named Demon Bullet in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai: Another Road and Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit.

Character meaning

  • 爆 (baku) = explosion
  • 烈 (retsu) = burst
  • 爆烈 (bakuretsu) = exploding
  • 魔 (ma) = demon
  • 光 (kō) = light
  • 砲 (hō) = cannon