With Majin Boo defeated half-a-year prior, peace returns to Earth, where Son Goku (now a radish farmer) and his friends now live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, the God of Destruction. Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy foretold decades ago known as the Super Saiyan God. The series retells the events from the two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.
Season 5 – Episode 34
Goku rallies himself and pushes the Spirit Bomb back towards Jiren, which locks him in a stalemate. As the two struggle to overpower each other, the Spirit Bomb suddenly condenses into a small black ball, which absorbs Goku and causes him to vanish. Goku suddenly reappears and is able to go toe-to-toe with Jiren.
The episode was rated from 566 votes.
#2 – A Transcendent Limit Break! Autonomous Ultra Instinct Mastered!
Season 5 – Episode 53
Goku tries the same trick he used on Kefla by powering up a Kamehameha while dodging and firing it at Jiren, but Jiren is able to block the attack and fire his own blast right through to Goku. Belmod is confident that Goku’s incomplete Ultra Instinct will not be enough to win. Vegeta points out that throughout the Tournament of Power all of the Saiyans have been able to surpass their limits and achieve higher levels of power. Belmod is worried. Belmod shouts at Jiren to finish off Goku immediately. Jiren is able to trap Goku on a single floating rock and fires a barrage of attacks down at him in an attempt to knock him out, but Goku begins blocking Jiren’s attacks with his own punches. Goku lands a solid blow on Jiren. Goku unleashes all of his power, which manifests as a galaxy-like nebula encompassing the entire area below the tournament stage. Jiren gathers all of his power and launches a final blast down at Goku, but Goku suddenly transforms again and powers up immensely.
The episode was rated from 447 votes.
#3 – The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!
Season 5 – Episode 54
Goku and Jiren exchange attacks continuously. Despite almost being defeated twice, Goku stands up and recovers. Goku regains the edge over Jiren once again. When Jiren asks why Goku refuses to surrender, both Goku and his friends claim that the source of Goku’s strength comes from the trust between him and his companions. Refusing to accept this and implications of his impending defeat, an enraged Jiren launches an attack on the bleachers in a desperate attempt to prove that friendship is meaningless. However, the attack is repelled by a furious Goku, who powers up even further and finally defeats Jiren. However, just as Goku is about to knock Jiren out, his body collapses from the strain of using Mastered Ultra Instinct for too long. Despite this opportunity, Jiren hesitates in knocking Goku off the tournament stage.
The episode was rated from 417 votes.
#4 – A Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until the Day We Meet Again!
Season 5 – Episode 55
While Frieza takes the lead in the attack, Android 17 manages to injure Jiren with another surprise attack, who collapses from exhaustion. Frieza is about to eliminate Jiren, who accepts his impending defeat, but Top calls out to Jiren and inspires him to keep fighting despite his injuries. Jiren powers up into his limit-breaking state again and fires a massive blast at Frieza and Android 17. They form an energy barrier to shield themselves. Before Jiren can overpower them, Goku manages to get back up and rejoins the others. Goku adds his strength to the barrier, which enables them to cancel out Jiren’s blast. Working together, Goku and Frieza overpower Jiren and tackle him off the tournament stage, which eliminates Goku, Frieza, and Jiren from the Tournament of Power. With all of their fighters defeated, Universe Eleven is erased. As the only fighter remaining on the tournament stage, Android 17 is declared the winner of the Tournament of Power.
The episode was rated from 400 votes.
#5 – Signs of a Turnabout! The Autonomous Ultra Instinct Erupts!
Season 5 – Episode 40
After Goku enters his Autonomous Ultra Instinct in response to her power, Kefla responds by powering up to Super Saiyan 2 but is unable land a hit on Goku while his attacks are not strong enough to take her down. As Jiren awakens from his mediation and rejoins Top and Dyspo, Whis explains that Goku’s consciously attacking prevents from prevents him from using Autonomous Ultra Instinct at its full potential. Vegeta realizes that Autonomous Ultra Instinct was the lesson Whis was teaching him and Goku, determined to master it as well. Goku realizes that he is running low on stamina, deciding to quickly end the fight as he uses Autonomous Ultra Instinct to dodge Kefla’s barrage of energy attacks while a Kamehameha. Despite Kefla’s attempt to take him after he jumped midair, Goku uses the charged up energy to slide over Kefla’s attack to launch a point-blank Kamehameha that blasts her off the field.
The episode was rated from 376 votes.
#6 – Surpass Even a God! Vegeta’s Sacrifice Strike!
Season 5 – Episode 50
Top easily overpowers Android 17’s blast. Android 17 is able to evade him for a while by using the broken fighting stage to his advantage, but Top effortlessly withstands Android 17’s attacks. Top prepares to eliminate Android 17 with a giant energy blast, but Frieza rejoins the battle and deflects Top’s attack. Frieza uses his own energy attack to immobilize Top, which allows him and Android 17 to land numerous attacks, but none of them have any effect. Top is about to eliminate them both, when he is interrupted by Goku and Vegeta, who are still fighting Jiren. Frieza and Android 17 are hit by one of Jiren’s attacks, which gives Top the opportunity to attack Vegeta instead. Top overwhelms Vegeta with his new power and states that he has cast aside everything else in order to become strong enough to win the Tournament of Power. However, Vegeta is inspired by his family, his promise to Cabba, and his Saiyan pride.
The episode was rated from 358 votes.
#7 – A Developed “Time Skip” Counterstrike? Here Comes Goku’s New Move!
Season 3 – Episode 12
While Goku manages to counter Hit’s time-skip attacks, the displeased Hit fakes a power up while revealing that Goku inspired him to increase the duration of his time-skip to a second to inflict enough blows to force Goku on ground. Champa tells Hit to finish off Goku, but Hit refuses to obey his order out of respect for Goku. Goku manages to get back on his feet, and the two resume their fight. Goku is soon backed into a corner and resorts to using a move he intended to use on Beerus: using the Kaiō-ken technique while in Super Saiyan Blue form to greatly increase his strength and speed. Having powered up, Goku begins pummeling and blasting Hit, who manages to evade most of the attacks with ease.
The episode was rated from 627 votes.
#8 – Showdown! The Miraculous Power of Unyielding Warriors
Season 4 – Episode 20
After Goku’s attack shakes Zamazu’s balance and reveal a weakness in him, he and Vegeta fuse together as they see hope to prevail. Nevertheless, it’s Trunks’ world and to him it all ultimately comes down.
The episode was rated from 623 votes.
#9 – With Noble Pride to the End! Vegeta Falls!
Season 5 – Episode 52
Although Vegeta is too exhausted to turn into even a Super Saiyan, he still decides to take on Jiren. Jiren easily dodges his attacks and continues to pummel Vegeta. Jiren injures Vegeta’s left eye in the process. Vegeta is knocked to the brink of elimination. Vegeta begins to think about the people in his life he cares about the most. Vegeta gets back up and continues to fight Jiren, who is impressed by Vegeta’s pride. Vegeta nearly falls off the tournament stage again. Vegeta’s boot catches onto a floating piece of rubble, which narrowly allows him to stay in the fight because the pieces of rubble still count as part of the tournament stage. Vegeta hears Bulma’s voice urging him to fight on. Vegeta returns to fight Jiren once again. Jiren is unable to understand why Vegeta continues to fight him. Vegeta fires off a Final Flash, but Jiren is unfazed. Jiren knocks Vegeta off the tournament stage and eliminates him from the Tournament of Power.
The episode was rated from 362 votes.
#10 – The Mightiest Enemy Zeroes in on Goku! Launch the Knockout Spirit Bomb Now!
Season 5 – Episode 33
With the tournament more than halfway over the gods of Universe 11 order Jiren to squash Son Goku. Goku happily braces himself to fight Jiren, Universe 11’s strongest warrior. However, as Jiren unleashes his ki, it overwhelms all the contestants. Goku counters by becoming Super Saiyan Blue and raising Kaio-ken to the maximum.
The episode was rated from 461 votes.