How Strong is Ultimate Gohan in Dragon Ball Super Anime? Well, episode 88 of Dragon Ball Super was the episode that Ultimate Gohan fans were waiting for, the return of Ultimate Gohan.
So, if you have watched Dragon Ball Z episodes which I’m pretty sure you would. Almost everybody reading this post has.
Then you would know that Gohan actually had his powers a potential unlock twice.
When Gohan Had His Powers Unlocked?
The first time Gohan had his powers unlocked was from the Elder Namek known as Guru on Planet Namek.
The second time was from Elder Kai. I found it kind of weird that when he had his power unlocked on Namek. We did not know Ultimate Gohan could have his power unlocked again.
The ritual that the Elder Kai did on Ghan worked at a Divine level.
However, when that happened Gohan was just a kid and he wasn’t anywhere near as powerful as the adult Gohan from the Buu saga.
How Strong is Ultimate Gohan
Ultimate Gohan is stronger than Super Saiyan 3 Goku from Dragon Ball Super. Gohan had his power unlock twice.
The first time was with the Elder Namekian, also known as Guru on Planet Namek, and the second time was with the Elder Supreme Kai back in Dragon Ball Z.
So, what happened was the Elder Kai pretty much unlocks all of Gohan’s dormant sleeping potential.
The actual name of this form is usually referred to as ultimate Gohan based on merchandise.
It doesn’t actually have a name in the series, however, ‘Mystic Gohan’ is a fan-made name.
Nonetheless, the idea of unlocking your full potential is a concept that kind of difficult for us as human beings to understand.
Because in order for us to do this, we have to train, we have to go to the gym, and pretty much have to sharpen up our bodies.
The Supreme Kai’s Ritual
The trick with old Kai’s ritual is that you basically skip all that what, that’s what he originally instructed Gohan to do.
What he did with this ritual was to essentially unlock all of Gohan’s hidden potential inside of him from the beginning of Dragon Ball Z.
With the first introduction of Gohan, we have known that Gohan has the most potential than anybody.
Even Vegeta himself confirm this for some reason.
Gohan as a really high I guess you can say glass ceiling. I really don’t know what other words to use, but that basically, how Gohan is.
He has the potential to become the strongest Warrior and Vegeta himself even said it.
Ultimate Gohan Unlocked Potential and The Elder Kai
Elder Kai himself states that his psychic powers allow him to draw all of the Hidden potentials of even the most skilled fighter.
He goes beyond your limitations, so pretty much the way that it was I guess to explain that is.
If you have a piece of a pie and the different layers represent the different upgrades and Super Saiyan transformation.
Transforming isn’t everything in the anime version.
The Elder Kai says that it’s not really necessary to transform into a Super Saiyan. This is because your powers are already at its peak.
It’s going to make you stronger than what you have unlocked.
However, what he tells Gohan in simple terms is that well, you already know how to become a Super Saiyan or whatever just fire it up.
Super Saiyan Gohan
Ultimate Gohan form is similar to transforming into a Super Saiyan however, for many years I thought that when you have your potential unlocked by the Elder Kai.
It’s just your base-form at max power, but the answer is no, there actually is a process where you have to power up into the Ultimate form.
Nonetheless, it is pretty interesting because Dragon Ball super episode 88 actually did a great job of really explaining how this works.
Right now Gohan’s Ultimate form is stronger than Super Saiyan his Super Saiyan 2 version.
However, it was crazy because this episode was the first time we ever saw Gohan go from Super Saiyan.
To actually seeing his hair flip between yellow into the black state. We’ve never seen that before, anyways there was some confusion and there still is.
Dragon Ball Super The Battle of God
Let’s go back to the Battle of God. Now, in the Battle of God’s movie Gohan appears to use the Mystic form to fight Beerus and of course, got thrashed.
After this in the TV version, I’ve had some people telling me that no that’s not Mystic that’s just his base.
Many of them pointing to the fact that in the TV version, Gohan did not have the bang.
I’m going to talk about the bang a little bit later on in the post and why it shouldn’t be looked at too much.
However, there was a line in super episode 88 were Piccolo blatantly said. and I quote “You need to use that power you use against Majin Buu” end quote.
Piccolo and Gohan Dragon Ball Super
Note, here’s why that line is so important. Piccolo was there when Gohan fought Beerus in both the movie and anime version.
He was present and he was there when Gohan fought in Resurrection F against Frieza’s Army and Tacoma.
Why would Piccolo stay use the power you had against Buu. That’s because it’s implied at least a little bit that Gohan has not used his ultimate since that fight.
Even though he may have had the gray Aura & the Bang in his hair and all that.
That may have Been Gohan powering up his base. I don’t know, that’s up for debate let me know what you think in the comments.
But either way, Piccolo references the Buu arc not the Battle of Gods or any other time after that.
Gohan was so rusty and slacking so hard that he didn’t even know if he could even become a Super Saiyan.
Then, he finally did do it and we saw Gohan used the from then and after.
But that does not appear to be the case. That’s a good theory but Dragon Ball super has shut that theory down.
This was because of what happened in Dragon Ball super episode 88 where we see Gohan Ascend back to his Ultimate form.
Gohan In Dragon Ball Super
Gohan was the youngest Saiyan that ascended onto the next level which is known as Super Saiyan 2 to defeat Perfect Cell.
However, after the Cell Saga arc was finished, Gohan never continued his training and thus his father Goku and Vegeta, who are true-blooded Saiyans surpassed him.
The conclusion here is that pretty much Gohans ultimate form is stronger than Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 form
Now, the question remains, can Gohan at this point train his body to become stronger?
The answer is yes.
He should be able to go even further, so yes, even if you have your potential unlocked.
If you train your body you can still get significantly stronger which again makes sense as to why on Namek.