You haven't figured it out yet? I'm the Saiyan who came all the way from Earth for the sole purpose of beating you. I am the warrior you've heard of in legends, pure of heart and awakened by fury, that's what I am. I am the Super Saiyan, Son Goku!
Son Goku to Frieza

Son Goku (born Kakarot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series. He appeared in the 25th episode and Season 1 Finale of Death Battle, Goku VS Superman, as well as the first rematch in the 50th episode and the proper revisit in the 186th episode, where he fought against Superman from DC Comics.


Born from a low-class warrior named Bardock on Planet Vegeta, Kakarot was a member of the war-like alien race known as the Saiyans. Shortly after being born, he narrowly escaped the extinction of his entire race as an infant when he was sent from a space pod to Earth with the mission to wipe out the inhabitants and conquer the planet. A kind old man named Gohan soon found him and took in the young Kakarot, renaming him as "Son Goku". He was quite a vicious child until he hit his head after falling in a ravine, giving him amnesia and erasing his natural-born Saiyan bloodlust. As Goku grew, he also developed a love for fighting and adventure, traveling the world in frequent search of the legendary wish-granting Dragon Balls, as well as to train and fight against strong opponents. Trained by legendary masters and god-like beings, Goku became Earth's protector against all that come its way, be it aliens, androids, mystical entities, gods, or even his own race. To this day, he still trains hard and strives to be the greatest warrior possible, while at the same time using his amazing strength and skills to uphold peace.

Death Battle Info


  • Full Name: Son Goku
  • Birth Name: Kakarot
  • Age: 53 [Body = 45]
  • Height: 175 cm / 5'9"
  • Weight: 62 kg / 137 Ibs
  • Occupation: Radish farmer
  • Masters: Muten Roshi, Korin, Popo, Kami, North Kai, Old Kai


  • w/ Grandpa Gohan
    • Kung-Fu & basic ki training
  • w/ Roshi [Kame-Sennin Ryu]
    • Intense labor develops superhuman ability
  • w/ Korin
    • Trains endurance & opponent anticipation
  • w/ Kami & Popo
    • Senses, meditation, & precision
  • w/ King Kai [Kaio-Ken]
    • Advanced ki training & 10x gravity

Fighting Techniques

Ki Attacks


  • Means "Turtle Destruction Wave"
  • Concentrates ki into a single point
  • Requires some time to charge
  • Variants

Ki Manipulation


  • Taught by North King Kai
  • Multiplies ki and physical power
  • Too much strain can be fatal
  • Multiplication amount is controlled
  • Goku's highest multiplication: 20x




  • Avoids unfair advantages
  • No formal education
  • Sometimes too forgiving
  • Super forms drain energy
  • Limited amount of ki

Son Goku / Kakarot

  • Martial Arts
    • Kung-fu
    • Kame-Sennin Ryu
    • Kaio-Ken
  • Techniques
    • Flight
    • Ki blasts and barriers
    • Solar Flare
    • Spirit Bomb
    • Instant Transmission
    • Dragon Fist
    • Kamehameha
  • Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan


  • Full name: Son Goku
  • Birth name: Kakarot (Goku Saiyan name)
  • Age: >40 years
  • Height: 5'9" | 175 cm
  • Mentors: Grandpa Gohan, Roshi, Kami, King Kai, Whis, Merus
  • Disciples: Gohan, Uub, Shallot
  • Hobbies: Earting, napping, sports
  • Occupations: Radish farmer, fire fighter, officer worker
  • Favorite foods: Fish, orange soda, ramen, anything
  • Not a bad dad, you guys are just mean



  • Ki
  • God Ki
    • Pressure & healing properties
    • Protects against demonic magic
    • Undetectable by most mortals
  • Flying Nimbus
    • Max speed: 650 kph (400 mph)
  • Power Pole
    • Nyoibo (Staff That Obeys One's Will)
    • Can stretch over 400,000 km (250,000 miles)
  • Senzu Beans
  • Heroes exclusives




+ Greater martial arts mastery
+ More varied techniques
+ Better mobility via Instant Transmission
- Limited ki energy
= Ultra Instinct is similar to Theta State
= Potentially similar speeds

Cameo Appearances

During the sponsor segment in the prelude, a sentient Funko Pop of Super Saiyan God Goku berates Ben Singer for the outcome of Goku VS Superman 1 before being trapped by him under the box he was packaged in.

During the final clash between the martial artists in Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro, Goku in his Super Saiyan God form is briefly seen fighting Superman, foreshadowing the rematch in the nearby future.

The teaser from the Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2015) livestream where Goku is seen charging his Super Saiyan God form is briefly seen in Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher on the computer Sam Fisher is hacking.

In Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki, when Mr. Satan starts panicking as Dan Hibiki charges his Shinku Gadouken, he briefly sees Dan as Goku charging up his Kamehameha to remind the audience of his fear of chi users.

During Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie, a figure and Funko Pop figure of Super Saiyan Goku can be seen in the background on the set of DEATH BATTLE Cast during Deadpool's invasion of the show.

In Trunks VS Silver, Goku can be seen on the the packet of Dragon Ball Heroes cards Xeno Trunks opens. The GT version of Goku was then subsequently summoned alongside Pan and Oolong to assist Trunks in fighting Archie Silver, though Silver easily defeated him and Pan by redirecting the Kamehamehas they fired right back at them.

Two Gokus were summoned alongside two Vegetas by Shenron at the beginning of Gogeta VS Vegito so that the two pairs could fuse into the two Sayian fusions. The Goku that'd fuse into Gogeta commented to his Vegeta on how he was the taller of the two before being told by both Vegetas to shut up.


For an article covering Goku's appearance in DBX, visit the DBX Wiki.

Goku made a cameo appearance in the second episode of DBX, Ronald McDonald VS Colonel Sanders, where he can be seen sitting behind Wario at a McDonald's.

He later made another cameo appearance in the 67th episode and Season 4 Premiere, Gohan VS Superboy, where his spirit appeared alongside Gohan to reenact the famous Father-Son Kamehameha that his son uses to finish off Superboy.

He later made yet another cameo appearance in the 76th episode and Season 4 Finale, Batman VS Iron Man, where he can be seen in the crowd during the auction.

Kid Goku appeared in the 81st episode, Goku VS Gon, where he fought against Gon Freecss from the Hunter × Hunter series and won.

Two versions of him made cameo appearances in the 87th episode and Season 6 Premiere, Vegito VS Gogeta, where they and two versions of Vegeta fuse into Vegito and Gogeta, respectively, at the start of the battle.

Death Battle Quotes

  • Don't be so sure...
  • I sense him. He's strong... stronger than anyone I've ever fought.
  • Finally... someone as strong as me!
  • An alien? It's only a matter of time before he destroys the planet! Nimbus!
  • Hey there.
  • You look pretty strong. Let's fight.
  • Oh boy! This is gonna be fun!
  • Kaio-Ken!
  • Wha... what? I... I can't move...
  • What did you do to me?!
  • Ah... Sensu bean! Want one?
  • I... am Son Goku! And I...
  • ...Am a Super Saiyan!
  • Kame... Hame... Haaaaaa!!!
  • Huh? Hey, what are you doing?
  • Is that rock hurting you?
  • There. Okay, let's go.
  • I wanna beat you at your best. It's no fun if it's not fair.
  • Power Pole extend!
  • The game's not as fun when you're losing, is it?
  • He can even keep up with Super Saiyan 3. What makes him so strong?
  • Solar Flare!
  • It's over Superman! No one is stronger than Super Saiyan 4, my ultimate form!
  • Oh no you don't!
  • Ka... me... ha... me... Haaaaaaa!!!
  • Kai...o...KEEEEN!
  • Phew. That's... it. Good... fight.
  • Wait... he's... there's no way... he's still alive!
  • It's... it's the Sun. He's using the Sun. But I'm... I'm drained.
  • Sun... lend me your energy.
  • Dragon... FIIIST!

  • Then why do you hate me, buster?
  • My Super Saiyan God form would eat Superman for lunch, like a delicious muffin!
  • That's right! I'm talking to YOU! Ben Singer! Bet you can't even sing.
  • We see them Ben. They're very angry. We see the comments. Weee seeee everythiiiiiiing...
  • What? Don't—

  • Hey Superman! Ready for a rematch?
  • Eat this! Kamehameha!
  • You haven't seen anything yet!
  • Don't get ahead of yourself buddy, you're not the only one with that kind of power...
  • You're finished!
  • Get off my planet!
  • No, I will never back down from a fight!
  • KA...ME...HA...ME...HAAAAAA!
  • I will beat you!
  • But King Kai, I don't understand.
  • Sure I can! I'll just train harder than ever!
  • Nah, sounds boring. (stomach rumbling) Oops! Heh heh, King Kai, do you have anything to eat?
  • What? My stomach has limits too you know! Hahahahaha....

  • Whoa, Vegeta! Am I really that much taller than you?
  • Fuuuu....sion! HA!

  • Today's the day! We'll finally settle who's stronger!
  • You're holding back! Give it your all!
  • No regrets!
  • KamehameHA!
  • Huh?
  • Oops! (chuckles) Well, I guess we can wish it back later!
  • Kaio-ken![Note 1]
  • (chuckles) That was awesome! (chuckles) Nice suit!
  • Finally! Kaaaaaameeeeeeeeeeeee... haaaameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
  • Kaio-KEN!!
  • Huh? Aw, darn it.
  • Hee hee. Yeah, it sure was! But I'll be stronger next time.
  • Let's go again!

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    1. This line isn't said by the main Goku in the fight, but rather an alternate universe Goku in Super Saiyan 4.

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