New 'Dragon Ball Super' Arc Gives Major Ultra Instinct Update

Goku's Ultra Instinct form was one of the most popular additions into Dragon Ball Super's Universe Survival arc, and fans have been wondering when Goku would use the form again.

The manga has begun a new arc beyond where the anime series ended, and the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and its update on Ultra Instinct may hit fans a little hard as Goku's still struggling to reach the Ultra Instinct state again.

At the end of the anime series, fans learn that Goku had not been able to reach Ultra Instinct since the Tournament of Power, and unfortunately the situation has not changed as the series continues on in the manga. In Chapter 42 of the series, as it begins the "Galactic Patrol Prisoner" arc, Goku and Vegeta are training once more.

Vegeta asks Goku about Ultra Instinct, and Goku says he has not been able to tap into it since the tournament. Vegeta then calls it a "useless technique" since Goku can't activate it at will, and thus the two decide to train even harder so they'll never have to fight together again. Like the end of the anime series, Goku's Ultra Instinct remains a form that he has no control over.

This is especially concerning given that "some time" has passed in the manga since the end of the Tournament of Power and their fight with Broly, so in all that time Goku is nowhere closer to bringing back Ultra Instinct. But with the manga continuing on beyond where the anime series ended, this does leave more opportunity for Ultra Instinct to return.

It might be some time before Ultra Instinct Goku makes his return, but it should be worth it if it's anything like the amazing debut for the state in the anime series. But fans will most likely be more pleased if Ultra Instinct made a return in the anime, rather than the manga.


Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media.

You can catch up with the English dub pretty easily too. The first 65 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 65 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the climax of the "Future Trunks" arc. The series is also currently airing reruns weeknights on Adult Swim.