The Wano Arc has ended, and Luffy, now stronger than ever, has finally become an Emperor of the sea. Luffy has shocked fans with his new powers, but it has also sparked that age-old, mocking question. Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku, though? Now, we all know that, realistically, this fight only has one outcome, Luffy loses. But just for the sake of argument, let us wonder what a fight between Gear 5 Luffy and Goku would look like. Read this article to find out.
Gear 5 Luffy versus Goku
Now, with Gear 5, Luffy can change the shape and form of his surroundings, but we all know that he still can’t compete with the universal scale of power upon which Goku stands.
So, to make this fight interesting, we give Luffy an advantage. Luffy’s opponent will be a Freeza saga base Goku; no SSJ forms allowed. The question we ask is, Can Gear 5 Luffy beat a base, Namek, Goku.
To find out, we will be putting both of them on a scale of categories to see who comes out on top. As someone who has been ranking characters for years, I will be your guide.
The categories, through which we compare both of them, are:
- Battle IQ
- Destructive abilities
- X factor
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on Strength?
Luffy is phenomenally strong, and we have seen examples of that, with attacks like Grizzly Magnum and Kong Gun being able to destroy powerful targets. In terms of physical strength, Luffy can hold his own against anyone.
Goku is also incredibly strong; by the Namek arc, training in high gravity has increased his physical strength to an unimaginable degree. And even without SSJ, techniques like Kaiyoken can increase his strength exponentially. Luffy cannot compare.
Goku takes strength.
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on Speed?
Goku can fight at speeds faster than the eye can see at this point. His defensive agility is unfathomable. Through this battle with the Ginyu force, we see his reflexes are faster than perception.
Luffy has shown that he can dodge light-speed attacks and match the likes of dragon Kaido in Speed. Without SSJ or instant transmission, Luffy can give Goku a run for his money in Speed. Base Goku will have difficulty reaching a future sight-enabled Luffy.
Luffy may very well win Speed.
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on Endurance?
Both Luffy and Goku can take a beating, and both have a habit of returning stronger than before. With his base form, Goku can continue fighting for a long time, and his Saiyan physiology makes him far more durable.
But with Gear 5, Luffy cannot be harmed, not without the use of Haki. Still, Goku can use Ki attacks. But still, being rubber will increase Luffy’s endurance factor a lot. Still, from what we have seen, Luffy has been through and serviced far more than Goku up to the Namek saga.
Luffy wins endurance.
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on power?
With Gear 5, Luffy had the power to change anything into rubber, and he could control his surroundings. This power is very useful against any opponent, but I doubt they will do any good against planetary-level KO blasts.
Even with his new power, Luffy cannot compete with the amount of raw power that Goku has at his disposal. Even the Kamehameha wave would be far too much for Luffy to face. All of Luffy’s power does not compare because the DB verse is in a different league.
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Goku wins power.
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on IQ?
Both Luffy and Goku, as typical for a shonen MC, are not very smart. They are good-natured, simple, and sometimes outright dumb. But between the two of them, we will have to give IQ to Goku because as dumb as he acts, there have been times when he has shown that Goku does have a very sharp mind.
He has anticipated things, and he has made calculated moves.
Goku wins IQ.
Does Gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on Battle IQ?
Now, this is tricky, both Goku and Luffy are geniuses when it comes to fighting, but I would choose to give this category to Luffy because he has modeled his entire fighting style based on his experience in battle.
Goku gets lost in the fight, while Luffy is constantly studying his opponent; he is aware in battle, which gives him an advantage.
Luffy wins battle IQ.
Does gear 5 Luffy beat Goku on Destructive Abilities?
This argument would actually be pointless, as powerful as Luffy is. Even at this point, Goku can destroy the world if he wants to.
Even with Gear 5, Luffy cannot match the pure terror of even base Goku.
Goku wins Destrutive abilities.
From the beginning, it was clear that Luffy could not stand a chance. Even with base Goku, the different nature and power systems made this fight very predictable. But I believe gear 5 Luffy can at least offer a challenge.
Goku beats gear 5 Luffy, in base form, with mid-high difficulty.