As the main protagonists of the two most popular manga/anime franchises today, Goku (Dragon Ball) and Saitama (One-Punch Man) are often compared, especially in discussions of their powers. . Who will defeat whom if the two confront each other? While Goku is one of the strongest fighters in the Dragon Ball franchise, that doesn’t mean he’s invincible. Goku has also experienced many falls. As for Saitama, with a sense of humour, he can defeat mighty enemies with a single punch.
Despite the difference in victory – defeat, Goku may have found a technique that can defeat Saitama in a hand-to-hand fight, which is Ultra Instinct.
Ultra Instinct can help Goku defeat Saitama
Introduced at the end of Dragon Ball Super, Goku absorbed energy from the Spirit Bomb while fighting against Jiren in the cosmic tournament. The increase in physical strength and energy during the competition helped Goku surpass his normal limits, harnessing divine power. While Goku had trouble mastering his initial form and maintaining it for more than a few minutes, the Saiyan seems to have gained control of it by the end of the tournament – as long as he doesn’t maintain his transformation for a period of time. long time.
While it’s unclear whether this increase in god power will give Goku enough power to deal damage to Saitama, it does have a notable advantage – even before Goku can fully master it. it: Goku’s defensive reflexes are enhanced to an almost supernatural level, dodging any attacks aimed at him with ease. With this boost, Goku was able to take out the powerful Super Saiyan Kefla, while weakening Jiren until he was knocked out by Goku, Frieza, and Android 17 at the end of the tournament.
After being defeated by Moro, Goku began training under the angel Merus to defeat his new enemies as well as the diabolical prisoners he freed with the Dragon Ball Namek. Goku can now transform into Ultra Instinct at will, but has not been able to maintain this form for too long due to too much physical pressure. However, with his exponentially increasing power, it only takes a few minutes for Goku to get the job done and completely outmaneuver his opponent with a single Kamehameha.
Goku only needs to avoid Saitama’s punch to have a chance to win
Saitama has destroyed all of his opponents with a surprisingly simple training routine. But the secret to winning One Punch Man is to block his punch. With Ultra Instinct, whether proficient or not, Goku can dodge all of Saitama’s attacks. If you combine this with the abilities Goku has acquired after one (or three) more training sessions, then Saitama is definitely no match.
A fight between Goku and Saitama will truly be a clash of anime superheroes, demonstrating ultimate fighting power. Although Goku may be vulnerable to Saitama’s powerful attacks, with his physical strength, this shouldn’t be too much of an obstacle.