Super Saiyan Levels: All 17 Levels Ranked (Strongest to Weakest)


Before peeping at the Super Saiyan Levels, answer this question – Do you know when this form made its debut? Considering many of you were not even born, you are free to make close guesses. Okay, Time’s Up. We first saw it in 1991. Three decades ago! 

This is the beauty of a cult or any popular piece of fiction, be it a movie or a novel or an anime for that matter, that people can’t get enough of it. The Dragon Ball series is one such phenomenal anime. Coming back to the topic, Super Saiyan is an advanced transformation assumed by members and hybrids of the Saiyan race with sufficient S-Cells.

This article aims to rank the Super Saiyan levels. Features and strengths are pointed out of various Saiyans like – Autonomous Ultra Instinct, Super Saiyan White, Super Saiyan Blue, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan Rose, Super Saiyan Rage, Legendary Super Saiyan, Pseudo Super Saiyan, etc. 

So, complete reading this article in one go and check which things were missing from your vocabulary. Don’t worry; we have kept it short and crisp by only including the critical information.

Dragon Ball: Every Level of Super Saiyan Ranked

The following is an extensive list of the Super Saiyan Levels – 

1# Autonomous Ultra Instinct

Autonomous Ultra Instinct
Super Saiyan Levels: All 17 Levels Ranked (Strongest to Weakest)

Silver firm hair and silver-colored irises are the prominent features that define the Autonomous Ultra Instinct form. The Aura consists of fire-like energy that is made up of sparkling particles of a magenta color.

Interestingly the clothes of the torso get torn during transformation. In this form, Goku is the strongest and supposedly surpasses the power of Gods. According to Merus, ‘no enemy can beat him in combat once Goku has mastered the skill.

2# Ultra Instinct Sign

Ultra Instinct Sign

Although the hair stays the same in this form, a silver shine gets added to them. Earthlings, Demon Realm Race members, Bio-Androids, and Namekians get silver eyes in this form. Majin remains an exception and has dark blue eyes.

Upon breaking his self-limiting clams, Goku reaches this state. It is noteworthy that the user gets the Autonomous Ultra Instinct ability at this state and, as a result, can respond to the threats quickly by attacking and defending.

3# Super Saiyan White

 Super Saiyan White

Super Saiyan White is said to be the purest form of a divine Saiyan. Super Saiyan Blue gets replaced by it. Nobody can match its strength. The hair receives silver (highlighted in vivid cyan) with matching eyebrows. Eyes become blue.

This is said to be the final form of Saiyans but can be attained only after the Saiyan learns to accept his anger and control his emotions.

4# Super Saiyan Rose

Super Saiyan Rose

Light grey eyes, pastel pink hair, and eyebrows are the primary features of Super Saiyan Rose. To talk about the Aura of this form, it is a mixture of pink (inside) and red (outside). 

This form is the dark equivalent of the Super Saiyan Blue.

Plus, point – endurance is not reduced in this form contrary to the Super Saiyan Blue form in which extra training was required. 

5# Super Saiyan Blue

Super Saiyan Blue

This form is marked by cyan-colored hair and an electric and glittering aura. According to Goku, when “Saiyan further transforms into a Super Saiyan with a Super Saiyan God,” this form is attained.

Did you know that if a Saiyan harnesses the power of the Super Saiyan God and if an attempt to become a Super Saiyan is made, the resultant is Super Saiyan Rose or Super Saiyan Blue?

6# Super Saiyan God

Super Saiyan God

The power of six Saiyajins (and that too kind-hearted) is what it takes to be a Super Saiyan God. In this form, the Saiyan is cool-headed, hair becomes red, iris gets red, and the skin turns pink though there are slight variations. 

This form disappears after a short time. Moreover, the energy reserves of the user perish quickly as much time is needed to use power in this form.

7# Super Saiyan Rage

Super Saiyan Rage

The features of Super Saiyan Rage are – invisible irises, Aura similar to Super Saiyan Rose, and Super Saiyan blue, along with blue and dense flashes of bioelectricity. This form is assumed through the power of intense rage.

The hair is more golden in this form than Super Saiyan 3 and spikier than Super Saiyan 2. We see the muscles increasing before the blue glow appears around his body.

8# Super Saiyan 4

Super Saiyan 4

The manifestations of this transformation are visible on eyes that get surrounded by a shadow border and on the body, which gets covered by red fur. Moreover, at the side of the neck, two long strands appear apart from the hair elongation.

Once upon a time, it used to be the most potent form in the entire series. It is noteworthy that it is a compressed version of the excellent ape power.

9# Golden Great Ape

Golden Great Ape Super Saiyan Levels: All 17 Levels Ranked (Strongest to Weakest)

Apart from being a Super Saiyan, this form is attained by a Saiyan who possesses a tail, and for transformation, the full moon is highly beneficial. 

Naturally, after transformation, the golden ape possesses the highest power in comparison with other apes. During the battle of Vegito and Cumber, this form was used by the former.

10# Super Saiyan 3

 Super Saiyan 3

 This eyebrowless form is marked by sleek and flowing hair of golden color. The state no doubt increases the muscle mass, but it also affects the voice. Please don’t start thinking that the Aura is static; due to its very high frequency, it appears like that. 

Upon transformation, the user starts glowing, and the electrical discharge is also constant. We all were amazed by the strength of Super Saiyan 2, right? Super Saiyan 3 is four times stronger.

11# Legendary Super Saiyan

Legendary Super Saiyan

Sadness awakens it. Speed and performance of users decrease if this form affects the health of the user. This form is the activated version of another form called the first super Saiyan form.

The user’s height also increases in this form, but the user acquires the original structure if extreme damage is done.

12# Super Saiyan 2

 Super Saiyan 2

Super Saiyan 2 is recognized by a pulsating aura and a violent flame-like appearance. A blue or golden electrical discharge usually surrounds this form. From the primary state, the power increases by ten times in this form. 

Did you know during his training in the Hyperbolic that Gohan technically transformed himself into this form for the first time, and after he witnessed the death of Android 16, he fully achieved and maintained this form?

13# Super Saiyan Full Power

Super Saiyan Full Power

This form is the Saiyan form plus the relaxed facial features. The hair appears yellowish-white. Moreover, the users can prevent the side effects of transformation. 

They know very well how to spend their energy on critical tasks at the time of combat. It is said that the power of this form is equivalent to Super Saiyan Third GRade but without the drawbacks.’ 

14# Super Saiyan Third Grade

Super Saiyan Third Grade

Though similar, it is yet more minor to the Super Saiyan shape. The hair gets spikier and bigger; blood flow increases, making its skin a bit reddish. The absence of iris and pupils (during transformation) is spooky, right?

A user quickly gets tired in this form due to the weight of its muscles. However, Caulifla has less mass than her male counterparts, but still, she has a muscular and strong physique with visible abs. She has an hourglass figure.

15# Super Saiyan Second Grade

Super Saiyan Second Grade

Ever noticed his torn outfit? It is because of his intensive muscle build-up. The stage of Super Saiyan Second Grade has paler and stiffer hair than Super Saiyan. 

A bioelectrical discharge also happens at the time of transformation. This stage is also called Ascended Super Saiyan. Vegeta took this form after two months of training.

16# Super Saiyan

Super Saiyan

Yes, he has golden hair (it seems like a flame, isn’t it?). His eyes also get a new color (greenish-blue). Upon transformation, his body releases energy which we see as a pulsating flame. Saiyan becomes more spontaneous, and aggression increases. Interestingly, even a bald Saiyan gets golden hair on becoming Super Saiyan. 

Even after a rigorous training of a lifetime, a Saiyan can not transform unless he possesses the right S cells in his body. According to Akira Toriyama, when writing the manga, the shape should be ten times what Goku had previously achieved. 

17# Pseudo Super Saiyan

pseudo Super Saiyan

The bulging body, yellow skin, straight hair, invisible pupils, and red hair are the main features of this form. Although power increases in this form and Goku can easily overwhelm Slug, it is not enough to beat the great Namekian Slug.

Remember how Goku’s strength was reduced at the time of the battle with Lord Slug? His power increased at that time due to his excessive anger. 

In A Nutshell

So, this was the ranking of all the Super Saiyan Levels. Which among them do you adore the most? 

Neha Sharma
Don’t tell me you are expecting me to write about my unconditional love for literature. Firstly, you don’t care. Secondly, I can’t take the pains of summing it up in 2-3 lines because it would be unfair ( to be read as I am lazy). Hi, I am Neha Sharma - A writer by day and reader by night. Join along with me to discover new things about life and beyond. P.S. Just another literature student trying to get an ego massage by writing. Jokes apart, doing this because being called a content writer seems like a cool thing ;)


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