DBFZ/SSB Gogeta

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Overview

Overview

Gogeta (SSB), often referred to as Gogeta Blue by the community, is a high-risk, high-reward character with powerful burst options and explosive damage output. He has many moves, such as 5S, 2S, 2M, Soul Strike, and Multiplex Afterimage that allows him to outright skip neutral if the opponent gets hit or blocks. Once he's in on the opponent, he uses his plethora of mix-up options in order to keep his opponent guessing: high/low, left/right, overheads, command grabs, etc. Almost every hit that Gogeta connects will lead to insane damage, making him extremely good at two-touching, sometimes even TODTouch of DeathA combo that can KO a character from full health.ing, the opponent. Gogeta Blue is a powerful rushdown character that will explode his opponent when things go his way.

Gogeta Blue is a wrecking ball when everything goes right. However, when things do not go right, it's a nightmare. Gogeta Blue, while possessing burst options that fling him across the screen, leaves him extremely vulnerable when he whiffs them, making him rather susceptible to momentum shifts. His high recovery on his normals also means he needs to look out for Guard Cancel more than other characters. Fortunately, the opponent takes just as many risks if not more against Gogeta's stylish onslaught, proving once and for all he is the ultimate fusion! (Unlike those other two.)

Note: This is Gogeta in Dragon Ball canon. For his non-canon, GT counterpart, see SS4 Gogeta.

"I don't need thirty minutes...I only need one finger to beat you!"
Lore:The product of the Metamoran fusion technique from Goku and Vegeta, Gogeta is a powerful warrior and was seen as a necessity to deal with Broly. Showing incredible power, he was able to weaken Broly before he was teleported away back to Vampa, almost destroying him in the process. In this game, he is depicted in the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, however likewise takes aspects from his appearances in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (such as transforming into a Super Saiyan during his Dramatic Finish) and Dragon Ball GT.
Voice:Japanese: Masako Nozawa/Ryō Horikawa English: Sean Schemmel/Christoper Sabat
Playstyle
SSB Gogeta is a high-risk, high-reward character who uses his burst options to quickly chase the opponent into the corner and blows them up with explosive punishes.
Pros Cons
  • Multiple Mix-up Options: Gogeta has a plethora of mix-up options: high/low, left/right, fast overheads, and a command grab. M Soul Strike can set-up high/low 50/50s when paired with an assist.
  • Combo God: Gogeta's combos are among the best in the game with great corner carry, extremely high meterless and scaled damage, and enable some of the most consistent two-touches and TODsTouch of DeathA combo that can KO a character from full health. in the entire game.
  • Burst Options: Gogeta has a plethora of burst options that allow him to easily close the gap: beams normals that jail into vanish, 2M traveling almost fullscreen, and 5S to 236H being a full-screen jail.
  • Rising Vortex: Serves both as a meterless reversal and a do-everything combo tool. The light version is an unscaled anti-air that starts TODs.
  • Cool: Very cool.
  • High Risk: Most of Gogeta's burst options leave him wide open on whiff. Some moves carry so much risk that it is unwise to use them outside of combos.
  • Pressure: All of Gogeta's normals outside of his lights are unsafe on block, limiting stagger potential and making him vulnerable to Guard Cancel.
  • Beam Normals: Gogeta's beam normals come at the cost of having any standard ki blasts and retain all of the detractions a standard beam possesses: being slow and unsafe with high recovery on whiff.
  • Assist Reliance: Gogeta's mix doesn't exist without assists, and his committal neutral requires him to have assists in order to make use of his potential. This limits him to the Point position and leaves him with little to no solo capability.

Normal Moves

5L

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
5L 400Γ—2 All 6 3(6)3 14 -3
5LL 700 All 11 3 21 -10
5LLL 1000 High U3+ 26 4 26
  • 5L is Gogeta's fastest normal.
  • Can cancel from the 1st hit, except dragon rush.

On whiff, Gogeta is forced to suffer through the second jab. Fortunately the second hit will always connect on a reflect, giving you extra time to react with 2M.


  • 5LL launches on ground hit.
  • Has enough hitstun to combo into j.DR, 6M or j.H.

Decent upwards hitbox, but rather unremarkable and not good for mashing due to 5L's long active frames. Very unsafe on block.


  • 5LLL sides switches on hit or block, pulls the opponent out of corner.
  • Stays airborne afterward, recovers midway through.
  • Huge gap between 5LL and 5LLL, enough to be jabbed out or 2H'd.
  • On block, can cancel into SD early to stay same side.

While it is a grounded overhead option, it is easily reactable. Though it can turn into a mix-up if you cover the large gap between 5LL and 5LLL, there is almost no need to try this when 6M is much safer and a less scaled starter, other than rarely knowledge-checking opponents.

In the rare case you want to use this in pressure, immediately cancelling into 236LLL will let you land without a post-SD scramble, giving you time to call an assist and continue offense.

5M

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
700 All 11 3 21 -8
  • High vertical reach.
  • Moves Gogeta forward moderately.

Can be safe if blocked high enough in the air.

Great button, with amazing vertical and horitzonal hitbox, though outshined by 2M in neutral. Because it hits pretty high up, it can meaty the opponent's up tech well, and can generously catch them trying to chicken block out of your pressure. Can go into a very tight (though still not gapless) 6M or 2M for a good mix-up if air blocked.

5H

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 / 400,600 All U1 13-18 3 26 -13
  • At long range, Gogeta will teleport closer.
  • Very small invulnerability gap during the move.

One of Gogeta's best starters and buttons. It is good for catching opponent's counter buttons after their reflect, and likewise, is also good as a counter action after a successful reflect, all due to it's variable range. Be aware that if you read a back dash from point blank and are too quick, the teleport will not activate due to close proximity, leaving you wide open. Will lead into incredible corner carry with a rejump.

5S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
900 All 18 17 33 -24
  • Beam property.
  • Small wall bounce.

Not the best projectile, lacking swiftness and fast recovery, but the benefit of having a beam as a normal is being able to cancel it into specials or into vanish even on whiff. 236H goes hand in hand with this normal thanks to it both being a truestring and combo anywhere on the screen after 5S connects, letting Gogeta use this to get in very quickly.

In pressure this normal frametraps from any normal, but is obviously impossible to stagger with thanks to the very high recovery. Truestrings into Superdash in the corner, letting you go for the classic superdash mixup or other options.

2L

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
500 Low 9 6 15 -5
  • Slides forward.
  • Launches on hit like a 2M.
  • Can be made 0 on block when spaced properly.

Massive range. Will catch backdash after a blocked Vanish.

Gogeta's 2L is slower than average, but will get the job done when doing a high/low mix-up.

2M

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
700 Low 12 8 21 -13
  • Very long range, easily covers 2/3s of the screen.
  • Catches backdash after blocked vanish as of patch 1.25

One of the best 2Ms in the game, due to the sheer amount of space it covers in a very short amount of time. Quite slower than 2L, but still great for catching backdashes along with reaping better rewards.

2H

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 All U1+ 13 6 30 -20
  • Recovers on his way down.
  • Useful for corner mixups

A good anti-air on its own, but can be used for deceptive cross-up mixes midscreen. In the corner, any assist with at least 37 frames of blockstun can be used to create a simple, but true 50/50 that cannot be guard cancelled thanks to Gogeta's air DP. Just IAD j.M or empty 2L for a same frame mixup.

2S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
900 All 26 Total 75+10L -28
  • Beam property.
  • Causes a ground bounce, links into superdash only in the corner.
  • Adds ten frames of landing recovery, not good for mixups or pressure.

2S > SD isn't a true blockstring, and the gap is no longer small enough to stuff 2H. Don't bother using this for mixups, Gogeta has much better tools.

Terrible move in neutral. Extremely long recovery, using this move at all outside of a combo is asking to die. If you miss, you can maybe play a game of superdash RPS to try and save your life, however you are ultimately still -75 and have 10f of landing recovery waiting for you, all for a high start-up move that your 2M would have covered anyway.

6M

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 High 24 6 10 0
  • Universal overhead.

5LL > 6M can link into another 5L in the corner, thanks to the hitstun of 5LL. Leads into one of his stronger non-2M/2L starter damage routes.

j.L

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
400 High 6 6 11
  • Fast aerial hitting downward.

Absolutely superb air normal. Used for fuzzy-guard setups, gives safejumps, jabs out Superdash. Don't forget you have this.

j.M

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
400Γ—3 High 10
  • Triple overheads.
  • Can cancel on any hit.
  • Great at maximizing damage in scaled combos.
  • Gogeta's go-to air button for safejump set-ups.

Probably Gogeta's best air normal, among one of the best air normals in the game at that. It can shut down many approaches due to how active and large it is. j.L is still generally better for jabbing out Superdash.

Very annoying to block on IADs since any delay will make only two kicks come out instead of three, letting you go low and potentially catch opponents off guard.

j.H

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 All U1 [D3+] 13
  • Kicks 70% of the screen forward.
  • Big wall bounce on Smash hit.

5LL > j.H will lead into Gogeta's stronger 2L starter combos. On the occasion that Gogeta is in the sweet spot where both 214M or 214H won't lead into a corner combo, j.H must be the extension.

Although this move has lots of range and converts into combos, it carries high risk in neutral thanks to its very hefty recovery. Doesn't help that Gogeta is frozen in place during its last active frames, making him a sitting duck. Use wisely.

j.S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
900 All 18 Total 67+10L
  • Beam property.
  • Small wall bounce.

Covers a higher part of the screen which the majority of assists won't reach, so can be used for screen domination, or a safer option to stop Super Dash with. Be very careful.

Unlike 5S, j.236H will almost never land after unless perfectly spaced and it will incur extra landing recovery on block due to being airborne, so just vanish after this.

j.2H

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 High D1 18 -5
  • Smash on air-to-air, causes a ground bounce sliding knockdown on Smash hit.
  • When opponent is grounded, is -2 on hit and will not have Smash property.

Has much better oki compared to j.236L > L > L, and leaves the opponent much closer, but is inferior to j.236L > M > M in the corner. When going for the DHC mid-screen, j.2H is needed to connect Gogeta's supers without an extremely tight link from j.236L > L > L into Big Bang Kamehameha.

Although it's an overhead, it's -2 on hit and gives no combos at all on grounded hit, and attempting to vanish will open you up. This button really shines in combos with new extensions and more damage, in the corner is used for assist conversions and rejumps, all due to the new ground bounce. For pressure, it might surprise overhead your opponent if they were expecting you to land out of j.M.

j.2S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
900 All 18 Total 71+10L -24
  • Beam property.
  • Causes a big ground bounce.
  • Adds 10f landing recovery.

j.2S > SD is a common combination in Gogeta's combos, that work everywhere on screen. A superb, extremely useful combo tool that enables a lot of flashy combos, or simple low-execution routes that still manage to deal great damage.

Still pretty bad in neutral, but more useful than the grounded 2S. You have more options on where to position the beam, which you'd think would make it better, but the angle is still too steep and there's too much risk. You're better off using j.M for most situations this move can come in handy for. If nothing else, you can use it to beat some anti-airs very slowly or as an incredibly risky poke that, for whatever reason, you aren't using j.S instead for.

Special Moves

Soul Strike

236L/M/H (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236L 650 All 12 -8
236M 700 All 17 -8
236H 750Γ—2,900 / 750Γ—2,900,400 All*2, High D1, U1 13 -5
j.236L 650 All 12
j.236M 700 All 17
j.236H 750Γ—2,900 / 750Γ—2,900,400 All*2, High D1, U1 13
  • Any followup can be used on whiff.
  • Only ground L and L~L rekkas keep grounded opponents standing. The others launch on hit.
  • Ground rekka doesn't have head property, air rekka does.
  • Distance traveled: Air H > Ground H > Ground M > Ground L = Air L > Air M

236L
  • Strikes half screen forward.

Your safest bet. Most opponents will expect you to truestring into the rest of the L chain, making staggering with this not as scary as the framedata would lead you to believe.


236M
  • Can cancel into H followup during startup.

Reels back before the attack. Performing this with his back against the wall gives significantly better range than midscreen.


236H
  • Each hit of 236H automatically does its next followup on hit, block, or reflect.
  • Last hit causes a ground bounce, Smash hit adds sliding knockdown.
  • After landing, does an extra hit that switches sides and causes a big wall bounce on Smash hit, and a sliding knockdown without.
  • The second to last hit can also be cancelled instead for a grounded Super.
  • The non-smash hit ALWAYS give sliding knockdown

236H should be treated more as a lariat than a rekka since the followups come out for you. It gives very good reward on hit with the proper combos, but consumes both smashes. There are setups to help mitigate the lack of a sliding knockdown besides using another EX move.

Soul Strike Follow-up 1

Soul Strike L/M > L/M

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236X > L 650 All 10
236X > M 700 All 16
  • Ground 236L~L or 236M~L are true strings but recover on the ground.
  • You can slightly delay these for more corner carry, even when finishing long combos.

  • M followup always recovers in the air but leap a gap from 236L/M and their air versions.

Since it recovers in the air, you can airdash after to go into high/low mix-ups with late airdash j.M or land 2L.

Soul Strike Follow-up 2

Soul Strike Follow-up 1 > L/M/H or Soul Strike L/M > H

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236X > X > L 850 High D1 15 -5
236X > X > M 900 High D1 17 -5
236X > X > H 900 / 900,400 High D1, U1 12 -5
  • Auto-corrects.
  • Range: L > M > H

L
  • Only causes a short sliding knockdown on Smash hit.

Very poor oki. Extremely difficult to hit Big Bang Kamehameha after. M is superior and will always work in the corner, so only end combos with this instead of j.2H if your corner carry wasn't enough.


M
  • Smash hit causes a ground bounce and sliding knockdown.
  • Hits below Gogeta.
  • Leaves a gap from any 236X~X or j.236X~X

Doesn't scale as much as you'd be lead to believe, can be used for certain sparking routes. Otherwise, you'll be using this at the end of your combo or to do an assist extension.


H
  • Causes a ground bounce, Smash hit consumes sliding knockdown.
  • After landing, does an extra hit that switches sides and causes a big wall bounce on Smash hit.
  • The last hit can also be cancelled instead for a grounded Super.
  • The non-smash hit ALWAYS give sliding knockdown

236L~H is a 100% unpunishable and gapless overhead. 236L~H is 25f, 236M~H is 26f, but at close range the opponent can block 236L before the H comes out, which doesn't happen to 236M.

The unfortunate weakness of the H followup is the expenditure of both smashes and swapping sides.

Rising Vortex

214L/M/H (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
214L 150Γ—3, 600 All 9
214M 150Γ—5 / 150Γ—5,1000 All U1+ 16
214H 1000 / 550,1000 All U1+ 9 -22
j.214L 150Γ—3, 600 All 9
j.214M 150Γ—5 / 150Γ—5,1000 All U1+ 12
j.214H 150Γ—7 / 150Γ—7,1000 All U1+ 9
  • Hitbox completely surrounds Gogeta.

214L
  • Frame 1 air invuln
  • The fastest option Gogeta has

Your typical light DP. Unscaled starter, so perfect for TODs and beating super dashes mid-air, however what makes this particularly standout is the 360 hitbox letting you even use this to easily beat crossups, especially with the incredible startup.

Can also be used in clashes thanks to its speed, and is preferred over 214H thanks to its invincibility, multi-hits and TOD potential.


214M
  • Frame 1 full invul, true DP.
  • Goes slightly further than L versions.
  • Adds an extra kick at the end which uses Smash.
  • Smash hit wall bounces, can link into j.H even midscreen.

360 DP. Can link into airdash j.236L and j.236H mid screen, but the timing is only practical on big bodies, so confirm into j.H -> j.236H + assist extension if you aren't insane.


214H
  • Frame 1 full invul, true DP.
  • Ground version does a gut punch, air version is a faster j.214M
  • Both versions switch sides, causes a big wall bounce on Smash hit.
  • The non-smash hit causes sliding knockdown.

The grounded version is a blessing and a curse. Somewhat stubby range, but gives combos while Gogeta's back is against the wall. The air version however is mostly a combo tool, since j.214L is just as fast while still having air invincibility.

Multiplex Afterimage

236S (Air OK) (Hold OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236S 262Γ—5, 500 All*5, High D1 34 -5
236[S] Total 45
  • Can only be done once in the air.
  • Fully invulnerable from frame 6-10 while Gogeta is invisible.
  • Hold 4 to use j.S clone, and 6 or 8 to use j.2S clone.
  • During startup, the bottom clone is always the real one. Hitting fake ones will cause them to disappear.

  • Normally does a tracking j.2H on block or hit, causes a ground bounce. Smash even on grounded hit and adds sliding knockdown.
  • 5S clone true string into the dive kick, making it safe even at point blank.
  • j.2S clone's beam pops the opponent up like a typical beam instead of ground bounces.

  • Hold S to feint, can also choose which clone to warp to.
  • Performing this at jump height will still give the ground version, so the feint into the 5S clone counts as landing, regaining your air options.
  • Can super jump install into an airborne clone, retains super jump's momentum control.

j.2S Clone sets up for a high/low 50/50 and cross-up j.L/M.

5S Clone sets up for lows and command grab/DR.

Potentially a very potent mix-up tool when paired with a high blockstun assist. Unfortunately pretty weak when he's solo unless they're conditioned to block, and potentially disastrous in neutral if you decide to shoot and end up missing. You're a whopping -93 if you whiff, and while you could steal neutral by using an assist or vanish to steal your turn back after the j.2H follow-up, 5S or 236H will do that with much less risk than this. Use only if you know it'll work.

Punisher Drive

214S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
180Γ—5, 1188 Throw U1 25
  • Full screen command grab, max range startup is 32.
  • All assists immediately leave the screen on hit, also can't call any assist until after recovery.
  • On hit, leaves Gogeta point blank behind the opponent, keeps grounded opponent standing.
  • Whiffs on airborne. Can still hit airborne opponent mid-combo, causes sliding knockdown.
  • Only hits once per combo, like most command grabs.

This move is better off used as a neutral tool than a mixup tool. In pressure it's too telegraphed due to the bright glow and startup, along with giving very little reward. You can gimmick some people by cancelling the first hit of 5L into this, but it still rounds out to more risk on your end than reward. Against passive opponents who don't want to try to challenge Gogeta in the air however, this move really shines thanks to its short recovery. Fullscreen people are less likely to notice the startup, and if they do then it's already too late for them to punish it.

214S is also excellent for combos. 5H into 214S scales very little and is a classic TOD starter for Gogeta.

Z Assists

Assist A

Super Dash Kick

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
800 All 31 +29
  • Big wall bounce. Enough for GT Goku to combo into Spirit Bomb from midscreen.
  • Has head property.

Really good. Has a good amount of blockstun and sets up a ton of utility for many characters, such as midscreen snap setups and confirms from beams, thanks to its wall bounce and being fullscreen. The only downside to it being it's rather slow, so you can't just throw it out whenever you please - and using it in combos can be tricky if you don't have the timing down completely. Regardless, Gogeta's A assist is very good for what it can do for a majority of the cast, and is one to be feared.

Assist B

Rising Vortex

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
26 +19 ~ +26
  • Blockstun is dependent on how far you are to the opponent when the assist is called, or how close the assist is to the opponent.
  • Big, lenient, and omnidirectional pinwheel allows versatility for pressure, but even though it was a lot of hitstun is difficult to convert of because of the height.

Really handy for covering tech options (except for delay tech) after a sliding knockdown with its ascending hitbox, allowing pressure to continue.

Was one of many assists that ArcSys graced with extreme hitstun in a patch. Very easy to confirm off of.

Assist C

Galick Gun

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
45 +31

Gogeta teleports to the opponent and 2S's them in the face. It does track anywhere on the screen, and given that it's a beam, it can be easy to hit depending on the situation; however, its tracking is not the fastest, so you may need to run it through a couple scenarios to get the hang of using this assist.

Super Moves

God Punisher

236L+M

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236L+M 2018 All UDV 10+4 -24
236L+M > X 1214 UDV
  • Minimum Damage: 821 (425 additional damage for the 1 bar follow up)
  • Leaves Gogeta almost full screen away from the opponent after it connects, giving him no oki.

The full damage of God Punisher (2018) is coincidentally the year Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released.

And the max hits without the bar extension is 19 hits, which is the U.S release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019)

Stardust Fall

j.236L+M

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
2380 All UDV 9+4
  • Causes sliding knockdown, though he doesn't get any oki from it.
  • Good for DHCs as it puts the opponent from the air to the ground.
  • Minimum Damage: 750

Decent air ender for when you don't have SKD available.

Big Bang Kamehameha

236H+S (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236H+S 285Γ—9, 307 All UDV 10+4 -33
j.236H+S 285Γ—9, 307 All UDV 10+4
  • This is his DHC.
  • Lasts long enough that some characters can get a Dragon Rush off of it when they DHC in after this super, such as Nappa and Adult Gohan. Also sets up Base Goku's Spirit Bomb.
  • Minimum Damage: 827

Meteor Explosion

214L+M or 214H+S

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
214L+M 4354 All UDV 10+3 -29
214L+M > X 2000 UDV
  • Minimum Damage: 1790 (964 additional damage for the lvl 5 extension)
  • Level 5 extension puts Gogeta full screen's length away from the opponent.

Great damage for a Level 3, with the most satisfying meterburn option available in the game. He doesn't get any dirty oki off of this though, and almost none at all from the Level 5, even in the corner. Still, it's good to use just for damage alone and is great at securing kills.

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