Dragon Ball Super

10 Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Super - Season 5

With Majin Boo defeated half-a-year prior, peace returns to Earth, where Son Goku (now a radish farmer) and his friends now live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, the God of Destruction. Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy foretold decades ago known as the Super Saiyan God. The series retells the events from the two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F' before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.

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Dragon Ball Super - S5E19

#15 - Most Heinous! Most Evil! Frieza's Rampage! (Season 5 - Episode 19)

Frieza goes on a rampage against the assassins sent to take him out. But if he takes too long, Universe 7 is disqualified and erased from the Tournament.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 417 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E47

#14 - Body, Soul and Power Unleashed! Goku and Vegeta! (Season 5 - Episode 47)


With Vegeta down, Goku faces off against Jiren. Meanwhile, Frieza begins fighting Dyspo seriously, while Gohan and Android 17 are outmatched against Top. Outmatched in power, Goku instead uses controlled ki blasts to create a minefield around Jiren, but it has no effect on him. Goku lures Jiren onto a large rock that extends out over the edge of the fighting stage and cuts through the rock with a Destructo Disc. This causes Jiren to fall, but Jiren is able to jump off the falling debris and flies back onto the fighting stage. Angered by his near-elimination, Jiren finally unleashes a fraction of his real power and easily overwhelms Goku with a volley of punches. The force from Jiren's volley of punches forms an energized punch that reverts Goku into his base state.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 350 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E14

#13 - Staring Down the Wall to be Overcome Goku vs. Gohan (Season 5 - Episode 14)

Gohan completes his training with Piccolo. Now he desires to test out his full potential. Gohan and Piccolo challenge Tien and Goku to a 2 vs 2 match. Gohan isn't satisfied with that and requests to fight Goku at full strength!

The episode was rated 8.28 from 532 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E22

#12 - Ah, the Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs! (Season 5 - Episode 22)


The Universe 7 team is hit by a concentrated attack from the other universes.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 446 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E49

#11 - A Commanding Presence! The Advent of Top the Destroyer! (Season 5 - Episode 49)

Goku and Vegeta continue their battle with Jiren, while Android 17 manages to defeat Top with Frieza's help. But Top gets back up and powers up while exhibits the same type of energy a Destroyer possesses, Belmod revealing that Top is a candidate to succeed him as the next destroyer of the Eleventh Universe. Top unleashes his new power, which damages the fighting stage and breaks a large portion of it. Android 17 and Frieza attack Top repeatedly, but are outmatched while managing to keep themselves from being eliminated, though Top knocks out Frieza before engaging in another beam clash with Android 17.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 347 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E51

#10 - The Approaching Wall! A Hopeful Final Barrier! (Season 5 - Episode 51)


Jiren powers up to his maximum. Goku, Vegeta, and Android 17 all attack him simultaneously, but he easily overpowers them. However, Android 17 manages to land a sneak attack and hurts Jiren. Jiren defeats Goku and Vegeta, while Frieza rejoins the fight and tries to kill Jiren in his golden form. However, Frieza is easily defeated as well and knocked out once again. Android 17 asks Jiren what his wish on the Super Dragon Balls would be. Belmod explains that Jiren's endless pursuit of strength was inspired when his parents, most of his comrades, and mentor were killed by a powerful villain. However, his abandonment by his surviving friends turned Jiren into a loner who distrusted friendship. Jiren now focuses solely on increasing his own strength. This allows Android 17 to figure out Jiren's wish, which is to resurrect his former master. Android 17 admires Jiren's human qualities, but he accuses Jiren of using the rest of his universe's team for his own ends.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 354 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E39

#9 - Goku vs. Kefla! Super Saiyan Blue Beaten? (Season 5 - Episode 39)

As Vegeta continues fighting Top, Gohan and Piccolo are still fighting Saonel and Pilina while Android 17 saves Android 18 from Catopesra. Goku continues his fight with Kefla with the Zenos approving use of the Potara earrings, most of other universes deciding against using Potara fusion due to the numbers disadvantage. The Second Universe's Supreme Kai Pell gives his Potara earrings to Rabanra and Zarbuto, only for the two to be caught in the path of Goku and Kefla's fight with the earrings destroyed in the process. Kefla gains the upper hand, assuming Super Saiyan form while Goku powers up to Super Saiyan Blue and attempting to turn the tables with Kaio-ken. He appears to be winning, but Kefla lands a sneak attack that knocks him out of Super Saiyan Blue. Kefla prepares to eliminate Goku, but Goku unexpectedly reawakens Autonomous Ultra Instinct again to easily dodge Kefla's attacks.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 360 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E33

#8 - The Mightiest Enemy Zeroes in on Goku! Launch the Knockout Spirit Bomb Now! (Season 5 - Episode 33)


With the tournament more than halfway over the gods of Universe 11 order Jiren to squash Son Goku. Goku happily braces himself to fight Jiren, Universe 11's strongest warrior. However, as Jiren unleashes his ki, it overwhelms all the contestants. Goku counters by becoming Super Saiyan Blue and raising Kaio-ken to the maximum.

The episode was rated 8.51 from 461 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E52

#7 - With Noble Pride to the End! Vegeta Falls! (Season 5 - Episode 52)

Although Vegeta is too exhausted to turn into even a Super Saiyan, he still decides to take on Jiren. Jiren easily dodges his attacks and continues to pummel Vegeta. Jiren injures Vegeta's left eye in the process. Vegeta is knocked to the brink of elimination. Vegeta begins to think about the people in his life he cares about the most. Vegeta gets back up and continues to fight Jiren, who is impressed by Vegeta's pride. Vegeta nearly falls off the tournament stage again. Vegeta's boot catches onto a floating piece of rubble, which narrowly allows him to stay in the fight because the pieces of rubble still count as part of the tournament stage. Vegeta hears Bulma's voice urging him to fight on. Vegeta returns to fight Jiren once again. Jiren is unable to understand why Vegeta continues to fight him. Vegeta fires off a Final Flash, but Jiren is unfazed. Jiren knocks Vegeta off the tournament stage and eliminates him from the Tournament of Power.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 362 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E50

#6 - Surpass Even a God! Vegeta's Sacrifice Strike! (Season 5 - Episode 50)


Top easily overpowers Android 17's blast. Android 17 is able to evade him for a while by using the broken fighting stage to his advantage, but Top effortlessly withstands Android 17's attacks. Top prepares to eliminate Android 17 with a giant energy blast, but Frieza rejoins the battle and deflects Top's attack. Frieza uses his own energy attack to immobilize Top, which allows him and Android 17 to land numerous attacks, but none of them have any effect. Top is about to eliminate them both, when he is interrupted by Goku and Vegeta, who are still fighting Jiren. Frieza and Android 17 are hit by one of Jiren's attacks, which gives Top the opportunity to attack Vegeta instead. Top overwhelms Vegeta with his new power and states that he has cast aside everything else in order to become strong enough to win the Tournament of Power. However, Vegeta is inspired by his family, his promise to Cabba, and his Saiyan pride.

The episode was rated 8.67 from 358 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E40

#5 - Signs of a Turnabout! The Autonomous Ultra Instinct Erupts! (Season 5 - Episode 40)

After Goku enters his Autonomous Ultra Instinct in response to her power, Kefla responds by powering up to Super Saiyan 2 but is unable land a hit on Goku while his attacks are not strong enough to take her down. As Jiren awakens from his mediation and rejoins Top and Dyspo, Whis explains that Goku's consciously attacking prevents from prevents him from using Autonomous Ultra Instinct at its full potential. Vegeta realizes that Autonomous Ultra Instinct was the lesson Whis was teaching him and Goku, determined to master it as well. Goku realizes that he is running low on stamina, deciding to quickly end the fight as he uses Autonomous Ultra Instinct to dodge Kefla's barrage of energy attacks while a Kamehameha. Despite Kefla's attempt to take him after he jumped midair, Goku uses the charged up energy to slide over Kefla's attack to launch a point-blank Kamehameha that blasts her off the field.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 376 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E55

#4 - A Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until the Day We Meet Again! (Season 5 - Episode 55)


While Frieza takes the lead in the attack, Android 17 manages to injure Jiren with another surprise attack, who collapses from exhaustion. Frieza is about to eliminate Jiren, who accepts his impending defeat, but Top calls out to Jiren and inspires him to keep fighting despite his injuries. Jiren powers up into his limit-breaking state again and fires a massive blast at Frieza and Android 17. They form an energy barrier to shield themselves. Before Jiren can overpower them, Goku manages to get back up and rejoins the others. Goku adds his strength to the barrier, which enables them to cancel out Jiren's blast. Working together, Goku and Frieza overpower Jiren and tackle him off the tournament stage, which eliminates Goku, Frieza, and Jiren from the Tournament of Power. With all of their fighters defeated, Universe Eleven is erased. As the only fighter remaining on the tournament stage, Android 17 is declared the winner of the Tournament of Power.

The episode was rated 8.86 from 400 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E54

#3 - The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle! (Season 5 - Episode 54)

Goku and Jiren exchange attacks continuously. Despite almost being defeated twice, Goku stands up and recovers. Goku regains the edge over Jiren once again. When Jiren asks why Goku refuses to surrender, both Goku and his friends claim that the source of Goku's strength comes from the trust between him and his companions. Refusing to accept this and implications of his impending defeat, an enraged Jiren launches an attack on the bleachers in a desperate attempt to prove that friendship is meaningless. However, the attack is repelled by a furious Goku, who powers up even further and finally defeats Jiren. However, just as Goku is about to knock Jiren out, his body collapses from the strain of using Mastered Ultra Instinct for too long. Despite this opportunity, Jiren hesitates in knocking Goku off the tournament stage.

The episode was rated 8.90 from 417 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E53

#2 - A Transcendent Limit Break! Autonomous Ultra Instinct Mastered! (Season 5 - Episode 53)


Goku tries the same trick he used on Kefla by powering up a Kamehameha while dodging and firing it at Jiren, but Jiren is able to block the attack and fire his own blast right through to Goku. Belmod is confident that Goku's incomplete Ultra Instinct will not be enough to win. Vegeta points out that throughout the Tournament of Power all of the Saiyans have been able to surpass their limits and achieve higher levels of power. Belmod is worried. Belmod shouts at Jiren to finish off Goku immediately. Jiren is able to trap Goku on a single floating rock and fires a barrage of attacks down at him in an attempt to knock him out, but Goku begins blocking Jiren's attacks with his own punches. Goku lands a solid blow on Jiren. Goku unleashes all of his power, which manifests as a galaxy-like nebula encompassing the entire area below the tournament stage. Jiren gathers all of his power and launches a final blast down at Goku, but Goku suddenly transforms again and powers up immensely.

The episode was rated 8.96 from 447 votes.

Dragon Ball Super - S5E34

#1 - Goku Enkindled! The Awakened One's New Ultra Instinct! (Season 5 - Episode 34)

Goku rallies himself and pushes the Spirit Bomb back towards Jiren, which locks him in a stalemate. As the two struggle to overpower each other, the Spirit Bomb suddenly condenses into a small black ball, which absorbs Goku and causes him to vanish. Goku suddenly reappears and is able to go toe-to-toe with Jiren.

The episode was rated 9.08 from 566 votes.

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