'Dragon Ball Super' Just Brought Back Ultra Instinct

Dragon Ball Super does its best to live up to expectations, and the anime certainly did just that [...]

Dragon Ball Super does its best to live up to expectations, and the anime certainly did just that with its latest episode. This weekend, the anime dropped its 115th episode, and the release saw Goku breaks his limits to go Ultra Instinct against Super Saiyan Kefla.

If you have already watched the show's new episode, then you know it was a trying one for Goku. The hero was pitted against Kefla after Kale and Caulifla fused using their Kaioshin's Potara earrings. The technique left Universe 6 with one unimaginably strong fusion on its side, and Super Saiyan God Goku struggled against the fighter.

During the pair's match, Goku went so far as to bust out his Super Saiyan Blue form, but Super Saiyan Kefla still gave the hero a rough time. The fighters pushed themselves to their limits as Kefla grew exhausted and Goku's already waning stamina came to a short stop. By the battle's end, Goku was tossed out of his SSB form and seemingly put at Kefla's mercy - but Ultra Instinct came in to save the day.

After standing up to Kefla, Goku found himself assaulted with a barrage of energy blasts. The hero managed to evade each of them with ease, and everyone who witnessed the dodge were stunned. Kefla tried the attack again as she assumed Goku had just gotten lucky, but the Universe 7 hero proved her wrong. After dodging the attacks once more, Goku did a full-on transformation into the Ultra Instinct state he debuted during his fight with Jiren.

The state's reappearance was not surprising for fans to keep up with the show's advanced synopses, but fans are interested to see how Goku will use the form. Dragon Ball Super didn't show Goku using the state in battle against Kefla in episode 115, but the preview for next week's episode confirms Goku will use Ultra Instinct to get a one-up over Kefla. So, there's only a few days separating audiences from seeing Goku exercise Ultra Instinct against one of his most formidable opponents in the Tournament of Power.

Dragon Ball Super's "Universal Survival" saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.