- This article is about the transformation unlocked by Goku. For the technique used mainly by Whis and Beerus, see Ultra Instinct.
When Goku enters this state, his hair is slightly spikier and more solid, with no loose strands. His eyes take on a more stern, defined shape, sporting silver-colored irises and visible pupils (similar to Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan God). He also gains a complex silver, blue and purple aura consisting of rippling, fire-like energy, complete with sparkling particles travelling upwards much like Super Saiyan God before it. Promotional art for the Dragon Ball Super anime depicted the aura as red.
This state is achieved by breaking the walls of one's limits and getting to the deeper potential within. This state increases the user's power even more than the X20 Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken and as they fight they continue to evolve, however, the "Omen's" greatest strength is that it gives its user the Ultra Instinct ability.
Midway through the Tournament of Power, Goku enters the Ultra Instinct "Omen" state - which neither the Great Priest nor Whis is certain about. They speculate that it is a form of Ultra Instinct after watching Goku fight; Beerus and the other gods later agree. According to Whis, Goku accomplished this by breaking the "shell" (his utmost limits to be exact) to his deeper potential, after his willpower collides with the Universe 7's Spirit Bomb.
Goku's speed increases drastically as even Dyspo and Toppo are unable to register his movements. He casually avoids Toppo's Justice Flash while walking, so fast that no extra movements are seen. This state allows Goku to fight on par with Jiren, who is at the level of a God of Destruction or higher. Goku's ki in this state is stated by observers to be very hot yet frighteningly calm. Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, and Vegeta all point out that Goku moves and fights differently than usual. Piccolo also notes that Goku is constantly evolving throughout his battle with Jiren, to the point that Goku seems to have a slight advantage over the Pride Trooper (though he had yet to power up). This state, however, is only temporary as Goku eventually loses his abilities, resulting in Jiren blocking his final attack and sending him flying with a Power Impact.
Video game appearances
Ultra Instinct makes its debut appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle under the name Ultra Instinct "Omen". It also appears in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as DLC as well as Super Dragon Ball Heroes in the seventh mission of the original series (SDBH7).