Big Bang Attack

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The Big Bang Attack (ビッグ バン アタック, Biggu Ban Atakku) is an energy sphere attack used by Vegeta.


Vegeta extends his arm, opens his palm, and turns his hand up at a 90 degree angle (as if to signal "Stop"). He then powers up and fires a powerful whitish-yellow sphere of energy at his opponent. Finally, the energy sphere creates an enormous explosion upon contact, leaving a huge mushroom cloud.

Appearance and power

The Big Bang Attack has several different colors. White is the standard and usual color. In some games, the Big Bang Attack, even while in the Super Saiyan state, is whitish-blue.

Vegeta can charge this attack to be moderately faster and more powerful in Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors 2 at which time it has a pink color.

Vegeta can increase the size and strength of his Big Bang Attack in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II.

It turns into a red yellow and white "bomb" at level three in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.

Vegeta can use an enhanced version, the Super Big Bang Attack, in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit.


The Big Bang Attack, Final Flash, and Galick Gun were Vegeta's signature attacks.

Dragon Ball Z

Namek Saga

Vegeta using the Big Bang Attack to block Zarbon's attack.

Like the Final Flash, the Big Bang Attack officially debuted during the Androids Saga, but a similar unnamed version is used during the Namek Saga in Vegeta's second fight against Zarbon. Vegeta used a double-handed version of the Big Bang Attack against Zarbon.

Androids Saga

Vegeta first used the official Big Bang Attack against Artificial Human No. 19 during the same battle that he first fought as a Super Saiyan. The attack totally annihilated the evil Artificial Human and left only his head remaining.

Perfect Cell Saga

Semi-Perfect Cell used a variation of this technique when he destroyed whole islands with it. It is named Big Bang Crash in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.

Cell Games Saga

Vegeta using a similar attack to distract Super Perfect Cell.

During the Kamehameha duel between Son Gohan in his Super Saiyan 2 form and Super Perfect Cell, Vegeta used a similar attack to distract Super Perfect Cell, so that Gohan could launch all of his power to destroy the evil Artificial Human, although the technique was yellow and differently shaped.

Babidi Saga

Vegeta in his Majin form used this attack at the Tenkaichi Tournament Arena to kill some civilians in order to force Son Goku to fight against him.

Fusion Saga

Vegetto's Big Bang Attack

Vegetto used this attack in his battle against Super Boo. It was shaped into a beam rather than a sphere, but retained its enormous attack power.

Kid Boo Saga

Vegeta in his Super Saiyan 2 form used a variation of this form of the attack to try to stop Kid Boo, but to no effect as the Majin was able to reshape himself around the beam.

Dragon Ball GT

Baby Saga

Vegeta, possessed by Baby, used an altered variation of the technique wherein the attack was reshaped into a beam and launched with the Final Flash stance. The attack power remained the same, but now had the properties of a beam attack rather than an explosive attack, similar to Vegetto's version and Vegeta's version during the Kid Boo Saga.

Shadow Dragon Saga

Gogeta in his Super Saiyan 4 form used a variant of this attack named the Big Bang Kamehameha, combining the elements of both the Big Bang Attack and the Kamehameha.


Vegeta used this attack in his fight against Metal Coola in Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler.

Video games

Big Bang Attack appeared in Dragon Ball Heroes.