In the latest episode of Dragon Ball Super, Goku and Jiren finally faced off against each other in the Tournament of Power. Unable to defeat Jiren, Goku decided to unleash his final trump card on the red warrior. However, even a full powered Spirit Bomb didn’t phase Jiren and instead he launched it back at Goku. This isn’t the first time that the Spirit Bomb has failed, in fact, it has one of the worst track records for a special attack. Here is a list of all the times the Spirit Bomb has failed throughout the Dragon Ball series, Watch DBS Online.
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Goku’s first battle against Vegeta
The first villain to face the full force of the Spirit Bomb was Vegeta, back when he wasn’t a good guy. When Vegeta transformed into the Great Ape, Goku decided to use the Spirit Bomb to finish off Vegeta for good. Before Goku could launch the Spirit Bomb, he was crushed by Vegeta, nearly killing him in the process. Goku passed on his energy to Krillin who was able to land the Spirit Bomb but even that want enough to take him down.
Goku vs Frieza
When the Z-fighters were completely outmatched by Frieza, Goku quickly decided to use the Spirit Bomb while Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin distracted the Villain. The Spirit Bomb was way more powerful than the one Goku used on Vegeta and even Frieza was amazed at its energy and power. After the Spirit Bombs impact, the Z-fighters thought that they finally had killed Frieza but the Frieza emerged once more, damaged but more enraged than before. Frieza than proceeded to kill Krillin and Piccolo.
Goku vs Jiren
AS mentioned before, the latest failure of the Spirit Bomb was against the strongest warrior from Universe 11 and possibly the strongest from all the multiverses. When Goku finally realized that he couldn’t take down Jiren, he started to power-up the Spirit Bomb with the help of his teammates. Jiren was so confident in his abilities that he even allowed Goku to charge his attack to its maximum. However, even a full powered Spirit Bomb did nothing to the red behemoth as he turned the tables and threw the Spirit Bomb back at Goku.