Let’s not fool ourselves: one of the reasons why nobody wanted to miss an episode of Dragon Ball was the transformations of the Super Saiyans . Not only did the visual appearance of the characters undergo an extraordinary transformation, but also their power levels increased considerably.
Super Saiyan is a state that can only be reached by Saiyans with great latent potential and/or rigorous training by activating their S-Cells and also by mestizos of this same warrior race.
In this article you will find all the Super Saiyan transformations of the Dragon Ball franchise, in chronological order!
Rey Mono / Oozaru
This transformation happens to any Saiyan who still has their tail during full moon nights. Like the werewolves, the Saiyans transform into a kind of giant gorilla, acquiring great power of destruction!
The big problem with this transformation is that the Saiyan lost total control over his body and mind, turning into a huge animal of destruction.
The first time Goku went Super Saiyan will never leave our memories. The character reached this level of power after Krillin’s death, an event that angered him.
It was thanks to the Super Saiyan transformation that Goku managed to defeat the villain Frieza, during an epic battle on the planet Namek. When he transforms into a Super Saiyan, his hair turns blonde and defies the laws of gravity, and his eyes turn blue.
third grade super saiyan
This is the advanced form of the Super Saiyan transformation, however it has been used very little in the entire Dragon Ball franchise. In this transformation, the Saiyan wearing it sees a drastic increase in their power level and their muscle mass becomes much more imposing.
However, this increase in muscle mass makes the warrior much slower, so slow that even though the power level is higher, it ends up causing this new form to not compensate.
Super Saiyajin 2
Like father Like Son. Just like his father, Gohan quickly learned to reach Super Saiyan level, but what no one expected was that he would be able to overcome this transformation so quickly.
During the battle against Cell, Gohan transformed into Super Saiyan 2, leaving everyone perplexed by the magnitude of his power and with many fans waiting for him to show once again all the potential he revealed during this saga of Dragon Ball Z.
Super Saiyajin 3
Even today this is one of the fan favorite transformations! During the match with Majin Buu, it seemed that no warrior was powerful enough to defeat the pink villain. Goku surprised everyone once again and turned into the incredible Super Saiyan 3.
In addition to the blonde look, the character still had extremely long hair and his eyebrows were completely gone.
Super Saiyajin Dios
The first time Goku achieved this transformation was in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods . In an attempt to approach the power levels of Beerus (the god of destruction), Goku manages to unlock his full potential, reaching a new form.
Here his hair is red, as well as his eyes, however even this level of power was not enough to defeat the God of Destruction, Beerus.
Super Saiyajin Dios Super Saiyajin
Frieza must have a big trauma with Goku. In the movie Dragon Ball Z: Frieza’s Rebirth , Goku surprises everyone again, revealing a new transformation, this time his hairstyle was similar to that of Super Saiyan 1, however, the color of his hair turned blue .
Basically, as the name implies, this is the Super Saiyan version of the Super Saiyan God form, revealing that there are different levels to the new transformations!
Super Saiyajin Rose
During the Dragon Ball Super series (the last in the franchise), there is a villain named Goku Black. As his name implies, this character is a kind of evil version of Goku. During one of the episodes he attains a never-before-seen form, that of Super Saiyan Rosé, turning his hair pink!
Basically, this transformation is only possible when a Saiyan with divine power becomes a Super Saiyan (very rare).
Super Saiyajin Fury
During Trunks’ Future Saga we got the chance to see the villain Goku Black in action for the first time, as well as the Super Saiyan Rosé transformation. But this was not the only new transformation in this saga, as Future Trunks was able to achieve the Super Saiyan Fury form.
This transformation occurs when a Saiyan gets carried away by super high levels of rage. Despite being similar to the Super Saiyan transformation, in this form we can see that the Saiyan’s eyes are completely white, his hair is even taller, and a blue aura appears around him.
Super Saiyajin Dios Super Saiyajin Evolution
The Tournament of Power was probably one of the most exciting arcs in Dragon Ball Super and with it a new Super Saiyan transformation was revealed!
During his battle against Topo, Vegeta left everyone speechless when he managed to achieve a form that Goku never did, we’re talking Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolution. In this transformation, Vegeta greatly increases his power level, his blue hair is slightly darker (as are his eyes), and his physique is much more imposing.
Super Saiyan Legendary / Broly
Although there is no unanimity regarding the identity of the true Legendary Super Saiyan, we are sure that the first character to achieve this transformation was Broly. In this level, as we saw in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie , the Saiyan has slightly green hair and the power of him is really overwhelming!
In addition to the change in hair color, there is an obvious change in Broly’s body, which has a much more imposing physique.
Bonus: Super Saiyajin 4
Finally, we have to comment that despite the fact that this transformation is not entirely canon for the creator of the saga, we cannot leave it out due to its popularity. Super Saiyan 4 is a transformation that we see during the Dragon Ball GT saga, one that the creator chose to completely ignore when developing Dragon Ball Super. Both Goku, Vegeta and his fusion, Gogeta, reach this transformation during the course of the series. It is a hybrid state between the giant ape that we mentioned at the beginning of the article, and the Super Saiyan, surpassing the power of Super Saiyan 3 and the golden giant Ape, transformation of the GT saga.