Battle Power Guide

We realize that “power levels” are not the first thing you typically think of when visiting and browsing Kanzenshuu, but as with everything else on our website, this guide was created in the hopes of providing fans with more accurate, sourced, and fact-checked information about battle powers than what you would typically find elsewhere. This guide is intended to be a comprehensive guide to the battle powers stated throughout the Dragon Ball franchise, relying only on official information. There is no speculation or theory-crafting to any of the battle powers listed in this guide — all information is presented as-is, with whatever surrounding information or history is needed to put it into context, and nothing more. If you are looking for fictitious battle powers for certain characters, then you have come to the wrong place!

For additional information on battle powers in a more free-form style, listen to Episode #0188 of our weekly podcast.

Basic Information

This section of the guide is broken up into three pages that examine some of the basic information, such as an explanation of just what battle powers are in terms of the fictional Dragon Ball universe, the general concept of a “ki” (i.e., life energy), and what role they play in the story. In addition, this section also provides an examination of Akira Toriyama’s possible inspirations for introducing battle powers into Dragon Ball and a look at similar systems utilized in other manga series. The final page details the different ways in which the term “battle power” is translated, and it is where to go if you are still wondering why we do not use the phrase “power level” (short answer: we’re persnickety).

List of Official Battle Powers

A complete guided tour of the various battle powers stated — primarily across the manga and animated series, but also with an examination of the official battle powers listed in Dragon Ball databooks and other various Shueisha publications. For the sake of being as complete as possible, we have also included the original battle powers used in various Dragon Ball video games. The final page is a complete list of every official battle power as given in the manga, animated productions, various databooks, and other publications.

Fake Battle Powers

To end the guide, we sit down and debunk a few notorious fake battle power listings that have been floating around. Unfortunately not everything you see online is true…