An important element of anime is transformation, particularly in Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series. Every chapter in the series uses transformations and power-ups as a thrilling strategy to increase the stakes in Battle. Before Goku and Frieza’s fateful meeting on Planet Namek, there were a few transformations in Dragon Ball. Although there were rumors about a specific Super Saiyan, it appeared like the Great Ape form would be exceeded once there was evidence. Much other anime series have imitated Super Saiyan transformations since they have become such a defining feature of Dragon Ball.
Several characters undergo transformations in the Dragon Ball series, but these stand out in top 9 in our list.
9. Super Saiyan God
As God mentioned earlier, a brand-new Dragon Ball transformation initially appeared during the Battle, and it more than resembled the old Super Saiyan.
An ancient Saiyan myth states that there once was a God among the race who possessed unfathomable strength.
However, when Universe 7’s God of Destruction, Beerus, travels to Earth in search of this mythical person for himself, Goku and his friends show themselves as unworthy adversaries.
Goku discovers through Shenron’s extensive knowledge that mixing the ki of five Saiyans may transform one of them into a red-haired Super Saiyan God.
Although it has already been many times over by Goku’s prior Super Saiyan 3 ability, Goku and Vegeta still resort to Super Saiyan God for its speed and energy efficiency.
8. Super Saiyan Blue Evolved
Vegeta realized that to attain a higher degree of power than Kakarot did, he had to take a different route during the Tournament of Power.
With the Super Saiyan Blue transformation, the Prince of all Saiyans increased his physical might by converting his mental toughness into it.
Vegeta’s Super Saiyan Blue Evolved transformation which is immensely potent.
This gave him the advantage over Top and helped him win the Battle.
One can only wait to see what part this change will play in Dragon Ball Super 2’s sequel.
7. Legendary Super Saiyan
Technically, the Legendary Super Saiyan first debuted in 1993 with Broly, decades before Dragon Ball Super.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, however, is a non-canon film, much like all of the older films, and it was not until Dragon Ball Super: Broly in 2018 that the character was officially introduced into continuity.
Unfortunately, another figure who had previously achieved Legendary rank had eclipsed him.
Although Kale from Universe 6 is a modest lower-class Saiyan in her natural condition, during her preparation for the Tournament of Power with Caulifla and Cabba, her real strength—the Legendary Super Saiyan form—emerged.
The user of this metamorphosis becomes a seething, white-eyed behemoth of a fighter with little control over his or her appearance, which takes on a greenish-yellow tinge.
6. Super Saiyan Blue
It was only a matter of time until Goku added a third component to Super Saiyan Blue, which is already a blend of God ki and classic golden Super Saiyan energy.
Going back to the beginning of Dragon Ball Z, Goku utilized the Kaio-ken move against Vegeta in their first-ever fight. He had learned it from King Kai. It seems that Goku could not combine Kaio-ken with conventional strength.
However, the recent addition of God ki makes such a combination conceivable, albeit at a high bodily cost to the user (just like basic Kaio-ken).
During Goku’s fight with Hit in the Universe 6 tournament, Kaio-ken made its debut.
It gave the hero a sharp boost in speed and strength and a red glow in addition to the traditional blue.
5. Super Saiyan Full Power
Super Saiyan Full Power was the last step of the standard Super Saiyan transformation.
Goku and Gohan wanted to practice so they could become Super Saiyan naturally after learning about the limitations of Ultra .
This led to the development of the most potent variant of the standard Super Saiyan, a type of Super Saiyan that pulled out the technique’s full potential without the need for any artificial improvements, making it simpler to battle without using excessive amounts of energy.
4. Super Saiyan Rose
Super Saiyan Blue accomplished by a heavenly being like Zamasu is Super Saiyan Rose.
The presence of holy DNA alters the customary blue aura into a less threatening tint of salmon pink for reasons that Dragon Ball Super omits to explain.
A Saiyan’s aura and hair change to the blue of Super Saiyan Blue when they acquire almighty ki. This is because it is passing through a mortal body.
Additionally, On the other hand, the innate heavenly ki of a Saiyan who swaps bodies with a God causes a unique Super Saiyan metamorphosis comparable to Super Saiyan Blue but delivers a new kind of dread.
3. God of Destruction Mode
The most recent episodes of Dragon Ball Super have a transformation that only Vegeta can undergo. The Prince of all Saiyans desperately needed this, trying to outperform Goku’s Ultra Instinct form on his terms.
As a result, Vegeta could access the strength of a Destroyer God and discover a brand-new Power of Destruction form. Although this form resembles Top’s Destroyer Form, Vegeta looks to have more power in his hand.
Vegeta undergoes the most recent metamorphosis in Dragon Ball during his Battle with Granolah, while the foundation was already set during the Tournament of Power.
When Vegeta and Toppo of Universe 11 are in a duel, Vegeta discovers that Toppo has been preparing for a future role as the God of Destruction. Toppo uses a power-up only available to members of the God of Destruction club after failing to defeat the Saiyan.
Since then, Vegeta has been working hard at the gym with Beerus to catch Goku without using the ultra-unVegetalike concepts of Ultra Instinct.
The results of such training have finally been made apparent in the Dragon Ball Super manga when the Saiyan Prince emerged with purple eyes and no eyebrows after exploding with an odd, rippling energy.
2. Ultra Ego
It is not a Super Saiyan form, like Ultra Instinct, but it is included because of how closely it relates to Vegeta’s growth.
Vegeta created a method with assistance from the God of Destruction, Beerus, that dramatically boosts his power and allows him to progressively get even more potent the more harm he sustains.
Because of this, Ultra Ego, Vegeta’s most potent form to date, acts as the opposite of Ultra Instinct, which is focused on not taking damage.
Vegeta may receive so much damage that he can no longer fight, which is its major vulnerability.
This happened against both Granolah and Gas. Another flaw is that, while it derives from a God of Destruction’s power, Vegeta cannot wield it fully because doing so would require him to give in to his natural desire for destruction. This is because he has spent years working to become more sociable.
1. Ultra Instinct
A variant of Goku’s Ultra Instinct that he created to combat Gas in the Granolah the Survivor storyline is True Ultra Instinct.
Goku understood the value of being true to oneself after learning about Bardock’s background. He not only accepted himself as a Super saiyan but also realized that Perfected Ultra Instinct might not be the most excellent form for him, given how difficult it is for him to maintain perfect calm.
Because of this, he created True Ultra Instinct, a kind of Ultra Instinct Sign that taps into rather than compels him to repress his emotions to overcome Gas.
True Ultra Instinct is one of Goku’s most powerful transformations to date, if not his most potent, as a result of which he can battle more successfully than he could with Perfected Ultra Instinct.
Of course, Goku finally learns how to control Ultra Instinct.
The user’s hair changes to silver-gray in the perfected state, bringing back the merchandisers’ joy, and the glitter surrounding them intensifies.
Goku’s most powerful transformation at the time of writing is Ultra Instinct, which enables him to evade with ease while viciously striking his adversaries’ weak points and blind areas.
The form’s disadvantage is how difficult it is to reach and sustain.
Even with Sign, Goku can still not activate Ultra Instinct at will as the angels can, and there is a severe time limit on how long he can maintain his zen state.
Goku’s combat technique is altered by Ultra Instinct, with his motions having a water-like quality.