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Son Gokū
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Aliases (孫悟空, Son Gokū)

Four-Tails (四尾, Yonbi) King of the Sage Monkeys (仙猿の王, Sen'en no Ō) Handsome Monkey King (美猿王, Bien'ō) Great Sage Equalling Heaven (斉天大聖, Seiten Taisei)

Journey Information
Biographical Information
Classification Tailed Beast
Affiliation Iwagakure
Chakra Natures Fire Release

Earth Release Lava Release

Kekki Genkai Lava Release
Tailed Beast Ball

Son Gokū (孫悟空, Son Gokū), more commonly know as a Saiyan (四尾, Yonbi), is a Saiyan who was trained my master roshi on Earth sealed within Rōshi of Iwagakure. It was captured by Kisame Hoshigaki, then extracted and sealed by Akatsuki. Son was later resealed into a reincarnated Rōshi during the Fourth Shinobi World War.[1]


[1]The young tailed beasts with the Sage of the Six Paths.Son Gokū first came into being in the waning days of the Sage of the Six Paths, who used his Creation of All Things ability to separate the Ten-Tails' chakra from its body and divide it into nine separate constructs in order to ensure that it would never resurface after his death.[2][3] Some time after being created, the Sage sat down with all the young tailed beasts and told them that they would always be together even when separated, and that one day they would become one entity again with different names as well as forms than they did then when the time came for them to understand what true power is.[4]

Son Gokū eventually fell into the possession of Iwagakure and was sealed into Rōshi over forty years before the Fourth Shinobi World War,[5] who later left Iwagakure in a journey to gain a better understanding and control of the tailed beast.[6]


Son Gokū is a very prideful tailed beast, as it detests being called by the name "Four-Tails" and boasts about its lineage. It uses 'ore' (オレ) when referring to itself.[7]

It also hated humans, due to the fact that humans had enslaved it, and believes that apes are more intelligent than humans. However, when talking about the Sage of the Six Paths, it showed him great respect. It also seems to have taken a liking to Naruto Uzumaki, as it was moved by his actions for truly trying to save it from being controlled by Tobi and even gave him some of its chakra before being sealed away.


Son Gokū is a red-furred and green-skinned monkey, with a body-build of a gorilla. It has eyes with yellow irides and white pupils, spike-like protrusions along the length of its tails, elongated blunt fangs, and two long horns curving upwards on its forehead like a crown (both its fangs and horns are dark-tipped). In its mouth, Son has a big, round opening, from where it spits lava, and it doesn't seem to have a tongue. During the last remaining days of the Sage of the Six Paths, Son was much smaller and had smaller fangs.[4]


See also: Rōshi's Jinchūriki FormsAs a tailed beast, Son Gokū possesses an enormous supply of chakra and is able to create the Tailed Beast Ball. Son also has the ability to simultaneously combine its earth and fire natures, to spit lava from its mouth. In addition, it has a great deal of physical strength, being able to lift and toss Gyūki with ease.[8]

Part IIEdit

Itachi Pursuit ArcEdit

After an unseen and difficult battle with Kisame, Rōshi was defeated and captured by the Akatsuki member. Son was later extracted and sealed, leading to Rōshi's death.

Shinobi World War ArcEdit

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Tobi forced Rōshi to fully transform into Son Gokū and attack Killer B andGyūki, managing to flip the latter over by its tentacles. Later, Son attempted to swallow Naruto. Naruto tried to free himself from between Son's jaws, but failed. [2]Son Gokū's encounter with Naruto.A chained-up Son asked Naruto, now inside the tailed beast, if he had come to steal its power. It lashed out when Naruto referred to it as the "Four-Tails", demanded that Naruto address it by its proper title. As their conversation continued, Son was shocked to discover Naruto to be an open, honest young man. After Son cursed humans for sealing the tailed beasts away and denying their existence, Naruto shared that he was once treated in a similar manner and that he hated to see someone like Tobi controlling the tailed beasts. After initially laughing at the prospect of Naruto, a jinchūriki, wanting to befriend his tailed beast, Son realised that Naruto's ambition was genuine and told him that there might be a way to stop its rampage if the chains that bound it were undone. [3]Son leaves Naruto with a parting gift.In parting, Son bumped fists with Naruto, now eager to know how to undo the chains. Son imparted that in the past he made it second-nature to never trust jinchūriki; it warned Naruto not to expect it to become his ally. Son proceeded to tell him the location of the chakra receiver embedded in its body. Naruto used shadow clones to force Son to vomit him up. A Naruto clone who stayed inside the tailed beast's mouth went into Sage Mode and push the receiver from the inside while he himself pulled it from the outside. Although Naruto succeeded, he quickly realised that Son was still bound. Son explained that the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path still held its chakra and that Naruto had only freed it from Tobi's control. As Naruto argued with the beast over wanting to save it completely and not just free it from Tobi's control, Son in disbelief of the young man's character, offered some of its chakra to Naruto,[9] pleased that he genuinely tried to rescue it.[10] Son was then resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, leaving Rōshi's body behind.

In 's flashback of the time before Son was sealed, it was revealed that Rōshi attempted to make amends with Son, wondering whether or not they could have traversed a path more similar to Naruto and Kurama's. Son told Rōshi that if he wasn't so stubborn and hadn't forgotten its name all those years ago, it might have been possible. As the beast was resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, it parted on good terms with Rōshi, who told it that he had never forgotten its name, but rather was too proud to address him properly. He then wondered if calling the beast "Son" would be appropriate.

Video GamesEdit

Although Son Gokū itself is not playable, Rōshi takes on its form as his awakening in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

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