How many times has Goku went ultra instinct?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

Goku has showcased multiple versions of the Ultra Instinct form throughout the Dragon Ball series. Including the very first Ultra Instinct Sign and the newest version known as “True Ultra Instinct” from the latest chapter of the manga, Goku has now demonstrated six distinct versions of the form.

1. Ultra Instinct Sign (Manga Chapter 39): The first glimpse of Ultra Instinct was seen in the manga Chapter 39, where Goku achieved a preliminary form of the state known as Ultra Instinct Sign. In this form, Goku gains an extraordinary boost in his speed, reflexes, and power, allowing him to effortlessly dodge attacks and strike back with incredible force.

2. Ultra Instinct Sign (Anime): In the anime series, Goku first tapped into Ultra Instinct Sign during his fight against Jiren in the Tournament of Power. This form grants him immense speed, agility, and instinctual fighting abilities. However, he struggled to maintain this state for an extended period.

3. Ultra Instinct Omen (Anime): After the initial Ultra Instinct Sign, Goku enters a more advanced state known as Ultra Instinct Omen. This form occurs when Goku’s hair turns silver and gains a radiant aura. In this state, Goku’s power and speed increase exponentially, allowing him to overpower powerful opponents like Jiren.

4. Complete Ultra Instinct (Anime): After several intense battles, Goku finally achieves the complete version of Ultra Instinct during his rematch with Jiren in the Tournament of Power. In this form, Goku’s hair becomes white, and his aura becomes more refined. His movements are entirely automatic and instinctual, making him virtually untouchable. His power reaches unfathomable levels, even rivaling that of the Gods of Destruction.

5. Autonomous Ultra Instinct (Manga): In the manga adaptation, Goku attains a slightly different version of Ultra Instinct referred to as Autonomous Ultra Instinct. This form is similar to the Complete Ultra Instinct in the anime but has a slightly different appearance. Goku’s hair remains black, but his eyes gain a silverish tint, and his aura becomes more intense and fiery.

6. True Ultra Instinct (Manga Chapter 71): The most recent addition to Goku’s Ultra Instinct arsenal is the True Ultra Instinct form, introduced in the latest chapter of the manga. In this state, Goku’s hair turns silver, similar to Ultra Instinct Omen, but his aura takes on a more ethereal and intense appearance. True Ultra Instinct grants Goku unparalleled power, speed, and reflexes, making him a formidable opponent capable of rivaling even the Gods themselves.

It is important to note that the manga and the anime adaptations often have slight differences in how they portray Ultra Instinct, leading to variations in appearance and terminology. Nonetheless, Goku’s journey with Ultra Instinct has been a thrilling and ever-evolving aspect of the Dragon Ball series, showcasing his growth as a warrior.