|Alternate names||Dragon Dash|
Sky Dance Technique
|Debut||"Yamcha the Desert Bandit"|
|Inventor||Master Shen (on Earth)|
|Users||See the list of characters who can fly|
Flight was first seen in Dragon Ball during the first appearance of Puar, and first named during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, when Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu were seen flying (With Master Roshi calling it "overrated"). Very soon, all the other Z Fighters (apart from Yajirobe and Master Roshi) use the technique.
Goku likely learned to fly from Kami during his long training at Kami's Lookout, as he was unable to do so before and demonstrated his abilities to conclude his World Martial Arts Tournament fight with Piccolo. Perhaps he uses the more efficient technique described by Piccolo in the anime since it was taught to Goku by Kami, which is likely a Namekian flying technique.
In the original Japanese dub of episode 3 of Dragon Ball Z, "Unlikely Alliance", when Goku asked if Piccolo could keep up with the Flying Nimbus, the Namekian replied that his own flying technique is significantly different and better than the flight technique used by the Z Fighters, allowing him to fly faster than the Nimbus.
Gohan taught Goten and Videl how to fly during the Great Saiyaman Saga. Gohan further explained that anyone with sufficient power and the proper training could learn the ability. Mr. Satan tried to self-teach this technique, but he failed miserably.
The way Gohan described the secret to fly, one would assume that the flyer is putting their ki underneath them, forcing it down similar to an engine or helicopter pushing air down to rise from the ground.
Flight is a yellow Potara-item in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. It allows characters who cannot fly to fly; like Kid Goku, Chi-Chi, Nam, Grandpa Gohan, Ameila, Richard, Stacey, Android 8, General Blue, Mercenary Tao, Arale, Master Roshi, Mr. Satan, and Yajirobe.
- 舞 (Bu) = Dance / Fly
- 空 (Kū) = Sky / Air
- 術 (Jutsu) = Technique
Video Game Appearances EditFlight is a common ability in most Dragon Ball Z video games, though in some cases the ability to use it may be limited or only available under certain conditions or exclusive to certain characters. In some cases, likely due to gameplay mechanics, there were a few characters who are demonstrated to use flight despite not actually being capable of doing so within the manga or anime (eg, General Blue).
"The ability to use Flight in Conton City means you're no longer an apprentice. Fly responsibly."