Meteor Attacks, also called Meteor Smashes, are ultimate special attacks introduced in the Butōden fighting game series. They are secret combos that are performed as desperation moves when the character's life meter has greatly decreased. All the playable characters can perform a meteor attack in the Butōden series, except some characters in the first Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden, Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden, and Supreme Kai and Android 18 in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Meteor Attacks take place in a cutscene and finish off the opponent when one side of their life meter is depleted. In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, techniques similar to Meteor Attacks are called Ultimate K.O.
In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Meteor Attacks are a series of attacks with the name "Meteor" included. They usually include a barrage of punches and kicks, sometimes ended with a Ki Blast. The main Meteor Attacks in the Budokai Tenkaichi series are used by Goku. Meteor Attacks are also used in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 as melee Super Attacks.
Meteor Attacks in the Budokai Tenkaichi and Raging Blast series include:
There are a few attacks that have Meteor in the name but are energy attacks. These are used by different characters.
- The name Meteor is commonly used as the name of Goku's rushes from the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Except for one attack, the Meteor Burst used by Turles (a character who looks a lot like Goku).
- Characters who have Meteor in the attack name have been know to have a close relation to Goku (Bardock being Goku's dad, Broly having a Vendetta against Goku, Turles looking just like Goku, and Vegeta being Goku's friend/rival).
- "Meteor" along with "Mystic", "Explosive", and "Death" have been common names for attacks.