How to Beat Great Ape Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot’s main story starts off with the Saiyan Saga, so not really that different from the anime. As you progress through the Saiyan Saga, you will face off against Great Ape Gohan! This guide will tell you how to beat Great Ape Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot.

How to Beat Great Ape Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

You will have to fight Gohan’s Ape form during Episode 3 of the DBZ Kakarot Saiyan Saga. Gohan, Goku’s son, loses control and turns into a giant ape and starts rampaging. Given his size, you can expect the fight to be a challenge.

In the fight against Great Ape Gohan, it is best to fight from afar and use long-range attacks. Close quarters combat is possible but not recommended. Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon is a great option here.

Using Rapid Fire Ki Wave will be very effective as Great Ape Gohan has a very huge hitbox. Position yourself behind Gohan to prevent getting hit.

Great Ape Gohan has the following abilities you need to watch out for during the boss fight:

Mouth Cannon
It is Ape Gohan’s special ability. When he prepares to fire it, start moving and be prepared to dodge to the side. It may also fire off 3 times at once, so be careful of this attack.

The Great Ape Gohan will become exhausted after it fires off its Mouth Canon beam. It will be unable to move after firing off 3 beams of the mouth canon. So, it is best to save up your special attack and wait for the window of opportunity to deal massive damage with your special attack.

Frontal Swipe
It is a punch attack in which he swipes forward and pounds the ground.

Jump Forward
As the name implies, he obviously jumps forward to close the gap between you both.

Rock Throw
Ape Gohan will throw rocks towards you. They will be fast so be ready to dodge them. During Rock Throw if you hold ‘L’  to select a move, time will go slower than usual speed. This will give you time to react to the otherwise very fast Rock projectiles. Dodge away from them at the last moment.

Jump Up
Ape Gohan will leap into the area and mark an area with an orange-reddish circle. After a few moments, he will fall and deal damage to that area. Make sure to be out of it!