Please note that this is the Dragon Ball Universe Wiki's article on the chapter. If you are looking for the article on the technique then you should head to Super Kamehameha.



Dragon Ball Chapter 185

"The Super Kamehameha"
Kanji 超かめはめ波
Rōmaji Chō Kamehameha
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 16
Previous Chapter 184
Next Chapter 186
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese July 26, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB144 & DB145
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Super Kamehameha" (超かめはめ波, Chō Kamehameha) is the one hundred eighty-fifth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Muten Rōshi quickly stops Gokū from firing his Super Kamehameha, as it could accidentally kill God as well. Piccolo laughs at Gokū's weakness, and prepares to destroy the entire ring, along with Gokū. With split-second thinking, Kuririn tells Gokū they can revive God with the Dragon Balls, which gives Gokū the reassurance needed to prepare his technique.

Piccolo informs them that he killed Shenron three years ago, and fires his technique. Gokū responds that Shenron was revived, and returns fire with his Super Kamehameha. The gargantuan Kamehameha overwhelms Piccolo's technique and sends it back at him, wounding the demon severely.


  • This chapter marks the only named usage of the Super Kamehameha, as Gokū would later go on to use this technique while simply referring to it as a "Kamehameha".