Dragon Ball Z is definitely one of the most popular anime shows of the last 30 years. Comparing the two Saiyans on the show Son Goku and Vegeta to see who is stronger and more powerful has always been a hot topic. Goku fans would say that Goku is stronger because he has reached Super Saiyan 3 form, which Vegeta did not. Vegeta fans would say that Vegeta surpassed Goku by achieving a new form, Super Saiyan Blue 2 when he pushed his limits and went beyond Super Saiyan. Now let’s do a closer comparison from a comprehensive perspective.

Goku vs Vegeta first fight

In their first fight, while Vegeta came to Earth trying to destroy it, Goku defeated Vegeta. But Goku only won the fight because he got help from Krillin and Gohan, Vegeta couldn’t have lost it if he had the chance to fight Goku one on one. So we can say that, when Goku and Vegeta met, Vegeta was more powerful than Goku. After the first fight, both Goku and Vegeta had gone through more training and growth. The rivalry between Goku and Vegeta continues throughout the entire series.

Who is more powerful throughout the show?

When asked who is the most powerful in the entire series, Goku is definitely the winner. Because Goku has been the warrior to defeat some of the most powerful enemies, while Vegeta, however, failed. To be fair, at first Vegeta was surely more powerful than Goku. But as the anime show progresses, we can say that Goku has always been one step ahead in terms of power upgrade. Goku unlocked the Super Saiyan form long before Vegeta and even upgraded to the Super Saiyan 3 form, while Vegeta was not even aware of its existence.

Who is the better fighter?

Although Vegeta doesn’t have as much power as Goku, he surely knows how to fight better than Goku. Vegeta’s fighting skills surpass Goku’s not only in techniques but also in strategies. If we remember his fight during the Majin Buu saga, Vegeta won because he was the best fighter, not because he was more powerful. The reason for this is probably that Goku was trained by martial arts masters, while Vetega was trained by Saiyan warriors.

Who has better attacks?

Although both Goku and Vegeta have powerful attacks, Goku acquired his attacks primarily by learning or copying from his allies or other warriors. For example, Goku learned the Kamehameha attack after seeing it performed by others. On the other hand, most of Vegeta’s signature attacks like Galick Gun, the Big Bang attack are invented by himself. So we can say that while his attacks are roughly on the same level, Vegeta is much more creative in terms of developing his fighting moves.

In summary

From all the points mentioned above, we came to the conclusion that Goku is stronger than Vegeta in terms of power-ups and transformations. However, Vegeta is much better at fighting skills and attack creation. Due to this balance, we have enjoyed watching the rivalry between Goku and Vegeta throughout the show. The good news is that if you are a fan of Goku or Vegeta, our Dragon Ball Z merchandise store offers some great Son Goku and Vegeta action figures with high quality and affordable price. Feel free to check out our Dragon Ball Z action figure section and let us know if you like them.

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