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The following info is very brief and simple. If you would like more in depth info on the Saiyans go to "The Saiyans" link above. Also all pictures include Goku since he reaches all the levels (Excluding Mystic). I felt this would make it easier to notice the changes in each form.

Regular Saiyan:

All full-blooded Saiyans share several common features. They all are born with the hairstyle they keep through out life, all are very strong and muscular and they all have a tail. The tail is somewhat of a weakness for lesser Saiyans, as any pressure applied to it is temporally paralyzing, but stronger Saiyans, who have also strengthened their tail, are not affected at all by this. The tail is also necessary for the transformation to the Oozaru state. Also all Saiyans have a strong love to fight, which in some cases can be a weakness.

Oozaru:
When any Saiyan with a tail is exposed to the light of a full moon, this sets off a chain reaction from a gland in their tails and causes them to transform into a giant ape (Oozaru is Japanese for "Big Monkey"). This causes the Saiyan's power to be multiplied by 10. With training, this form can be controlled but Goku and Gohan were never trained this way so they went out of control and destroyed all in their way.

Giji (False) Super Saiyan:

This is a mid point between a Saiyan's regular form, and Super Saiyan. Goku reached this form in DBZ Movie #4, when he was really mad at Lord Slug. This is where the Saiyan can almost become a Super Saiyan, but is lacking one or two things.

Power Level has to reach 12,000,000 to reach this level. Your power will increase by 13,000,000, Speed by 165,000, Defense by 1200, and Ki by 700,000. 
First Achieved By : Goku


Super Saiyan:

Going Super Saiyan gives the saiyan a huge power boost along with golden hair and green eyes. The first person we see reach SSJ in the series is Goku when fighting Frieza. The transformation is triggered when someone of pure heart (Good or Bad) experiences extreme emotion, this takes over and allows the change. With training, afterwards the transformation is controlled and happens at will.

Power Level has to reach 30,000,000 to reach this level. Your power level will increase by 20,000,000, Speed by 325,000, Defense by 2500, and Ki by 1,800,000. 
First Achieved by : Goku


Super Saiyan 2nd Grade:

This form is a much more powerful version of Super Saiyan, however, like USSJ, there is a slight muscle mass increase, which reduces speed. This is the form Vegeta uses for the fight with Cell, the speed decreases, but not as much as USSJ but also not as much of a strength increase. We also see Goku in this form when he is training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Gohan.

Power Level has to reach 100,000,000 to reach this level. Power will increase by 200,000,000, Speed will decrease by 400,000, Defense by 4000, Ki by 3,500,000.
First Achieved By : Vegeta


Super Saiyan 3rd Grade:

More commonly known as Ultra Super Saiyan, this is a midpoint between SSJ and SSJ2. At this stage a Saiyan's muscle mass dramatically increases, but they take a big hit in their speed. Goku demonstrated this to Gohan, during the Cell Game Saga inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Vegeta also noticed this disadvantage during his training. Trunks however failed to spot this, and this led to his defeat by the weaker, but much faster Cell.

Power Level has to reach 400,000,000 to reach this level. Power will increase by 200,000,000, Speed will decrease by 600,000, Defense by 6000, and Ki by 5,000,000.
First Achieved by : Future Trunks


Super Saiyan Full Power:

During the training time before the Cell Games, Goku comes up with an idea. He wanted himself and Gohan to try and remain as Super Saiyans for as long as they could, and so get their bodies used to the form. The result is that the Saiyan can stay in the form for long periods of time with little or no effort. It is mastery of the Super Saiyan form.

Your Power Level will be at 300,000,000, but speed will increase by 400,000. All other stats will remain the same. 
First Achieved By : Goku and Gohan


Super Saiyan 2:

This stage is very similar to SSJ (in appearence), the only differences being lightning bolts that surround the Saiyan and having slightly longer and stiffer hair. In this form power and speed are both increased over SSJ. This form was first achieved by Gohan whilst battling Cell, and is too triggered by extreme emotion.
 
Power Level has to reach 400,000,000 to reach this level. Your power will increase by 300,000,000, Speed by 700,000, Defense by 9000, and Ki by 9,000,000.  
First Achieved by : Gohan


Super Saiyan 3:
This form is the strongest of all Saiyan forms in the manga. Only Goku and the fused body of Gotenks can handle it. It is characterized by very long, full hair and the Saiyan's eyebrows disappearing. Goku achieves this form whilst training in Heaven in between the Cell and Buu Sagas. This forms increases power and speed even more, but also uses a lot of power, so it cannot be maintained for very long.

Power Level has to reach 1,000,000,000 to reach this level. Your power level will increase by 300,000,000, Speed by 12,000,000, Defense by 15,000, and Ki by 20,000,000. 
First Achieved by : Goku


Mystic Saiyan:

This form is achieved by Gohan after his power up from Old Kai. During this state his power is fully maximized. So much so that he does not need to ever go Super Saiyan to increase his power. It looks exactly the same as his normal state, as you can see from the picture. If the Old Kai had finished the power up Gohan would have been stronger than SSJ3 Goku, but he never finishes because he is too lazy.

Have to train in the Planet of the Kai's. Power Level will increase by 650,000,000, Speed by 11,000,000, Defense by 13,500, and Ki by 16,000,000.  
First Achieved by: Gohan


Golden Oozaru:

Even though this level was only reached in GT I have decided after long thought to put it on both sites along with Super Saiyan 4. This is very similar to the regular Oozaru form except the fur is golden not brown. It is also of course much stronger. To reach this stage a Saiyan must have a tail and receive more waves than usual from the moon. Once the Saiyan controls the massive power of this from, they transform into Super Saiyan 4.

Have to be on a planet close to Earth so you can look at it to reach this level. Power Level will increase by 20x. This is only Temperary and will happen once for the remainder of the fight. 
First Achieved by: Goku 


Super Saiyan 4:

This is a form that causes some controversy, since it doesn't appear in the manga some people say that it isn't a true form, but I am going to agree with the common consensus and say it is. In this form the hair stays black and becomes long, but shorter than SSJ3 and red fur covers most of the upper body, the eyes turn yellow with red outlines and red eyelids. Goku is the only true person to reach this form, but Bulma creates a device that allows Vegeta to reach it as well.

Power Level has to reach 10,000,000,000 to reach this level. Your Power Level will increase by 5,000,000,000, Speed by 24,000,000, Defense by 30,000, Ki by 40,000,000.
First Achieved by : Goku


Legendary Super Saiyan:
Alot of people would say that the Legendary Super Saiyan is Goku because he reaches all the levels. On the other hand, alot of people would say its Broly because he was born with such a high power level and reached Super Saiyan in a whole other way. There is no "secret" in the show that lets us know for sure its just something we will all have do decide on ourselves.


 
Form 1
This is the first form that we see Frieza in. Although he looks phsyically weak, there is no one who can oppose him in this form, until Vegeta gets stronger after the fight with Zarbon.

Form 2
After Vegeta convinces Frieza to transform, this is the result. In this form Frieza is taller and more bulky. Vegeta is no longer a match for him, but Piccolo gives him a good fight. Remember, once transformed you can't go back. 

Your Power Level will increase by 13,000,000, Speed by 50,000, Defense by 500, and Ki by 350,000. 

Form 3
Frieza changes into this 3rd form when Piccolo begins to challenge him. This form is a little shorted than the 2nd, but looks a lot wierder. He doesn't stay in this form for long before changing to his ultimate form.

Your Power Level will increase by 20,000,000, Speed by 200,000, Defense by 1700, and Ki by 750,000.

Form 4
Frieza's ultimate form. This form is smaller and sleeker than his 2nd and 3rd form. With his increased power he also gains the ability to control his power level.

Your Power Level will increase by 31,000,000, Speed by 800,000, Defense by 3200, and Ki by 3,500,000.

Form 4 Full Power
When Goku is shown to be far more powerful than Frieza after attaining SSJ. Goku alows Frieza to power up to his maximum level, so he can be a better challenge. At Full power Frieza's muscle mass increases greatly, as does his power level. However he still proves no match for SSJ Goku.

Your Power Level will increase by 42,000,000, Speed by 3,000,000, Defense by 4500, and Ki by 6,000,000. 

Cyborg Freeza
After his defeat by Goku. Frieza is left heavily injured and floating in space after Namek explodes. He is found by his father, King Cold. He orders Frieza to be rebuilt by his scientists. This gives Frieza a slight power boost, but he still easily defeated once more this time by Future Trunks.

Can only be reached when you die. Power Level will increase by 20,000,000, Speed by 500,000, Defense by 2000, and Ki by 2,500,000.

Form 1 to 3
Cooler's first three forms are never shown in the series. We only know of their existance because when Cooler arrives on Earth he says he is in his fourth form and he has one more transformation than his brother, Frieza.
Form 4
This form is very similar to Frieza's 4th form, and is the first form we see Cooler in. In this form he has as much strength as Goku does in his regular form.

Form 5
This is Cooler's ultimate form. In this state he has much more power than Goku does. Until Goku turns Super Saiyan. Goku then defeats Cooler by blasting him into the sun with his Kamehameha.

Power Level will increase by 20,000,000, Speed by 250,000, Defense by 800, and Ki by 950,000.  

Metal Cooler
After Cooler is blasted into the sun parts of him survived and were later absorbed by the Big Getti Star. The Big Getti Star then produces Metal Cooler. Metal Cooler can regenerate body parts and sends info on his mistakes to the Big Getti Star, allowing them to be corrected.

Have to die to be in this level. Power Level will increase by 32,000,000, Speed by 300,000, Defense by 1500, and Ki by 3,500,000.

Form 1
In Zarbon's first form we don't see him get into any real fights because of his superior power that is until he fights Vegeta on Planet Namek. His max power level in this form is 8,000,000, but still isn't enough to beat Vegeta so he decides to transform. Once reached that much power you can transform back and fourth whenever you want (unlike Frieza).
Form 2
Zarbon's second form takes away his pretty boy look and turns him into a vicious monster in appearence. His base power level in this form is 20,000,000 giving him a powerup of 12,000,000. With this added power, he easily tore into Vegeta, but later on after Vegeta become stronger, not even this new added power was enough so he was killed by Vegeta.

Imperfect Form 1
When Cell has had time to mature, he emerges from his cocoon in this form. He begins to absorb people in this form to gain power. However he is no match for Piccolo when he faces him. He therefore seeks to absorb Androids #17 and #18

Imperfect Form 2
This is the form that Cell reaches after he manages to absorb Android #17. His power grows immensly in this new bulkier form. But he is no match for either Trunks or Vegeta.

Have to absorb someone with a power level of 20,000,000 or higher to reach this level, you will gain all other attributes.

Perfect Cell
This is Cell's ultimate form. He changes to this when Vegeta allows him to absorb Android #18. This form is alot less bulky than his previous form, but he has alot more power. His power is so emense that only SSJ2 Gohan can stop him.

Have to absorb someone with a power level of 30,000,000 or higher to reach this level, you will gain all other attributes.

Perfect Cell Full Power
After Cell's full power proves ineffective against Gohan, Cell becomes so enraged that he ends up making the same mistake that Trunks made when fighting Cell earlier. He increases his strength so much while powering up to USSJ, that his speed is drastically lowered due to the increase in muscle, making him a very easy target for Gohan.

Your power level will increase by 50,000,000, Speed will decrease to 0, Defense will increase by 1700, and Ki will increase by 500,000. 

Other Races
 
Kid Buu
This is Buu's true form. After Goku and Vegeta removed every one Buu had absorbed he returned to his original form. He now has nothing to hold back his power, and he is far stronger than even SSJ3 Goku.

Super Kid Buu 
A form seen very rarly in the series. This is what Kid Buu transforms into after the absorbs the South Kai. In this form he battle East Kai and Dai Kaios. He loses this form once he absorbs Dai Kaio, turning into Fat Buu.

Fat Buu
This is the first form that we see Buu in. He takes on the form of the Dai Kaio he absorbed. He takes on his fat appearance and his love of sweets. He becomes pure good when Evil Buu is expelled from his body.
Evil Buu
This form is the manifestion of all Majin Buu's evil. He is stronger than Fat Buu by 30,000,000, as the spirit of the Dai Kaio is no longer holding him back.
Super Buu
When Evil Buu eats Fat Buu after turning him into chocolate, he turns into this new form. He still has a love of sweets, but in this form, the evil infulences are more powerful than the good. This form is much stronger than Evil Buu.
Super Piccolo Buu
When Super Buu absorbes Piccolo he transforms yet again. In this form his power increases and he gains Piccolo's cape and all his attacks.
Super Gotenks Buu
When Super Buu absorbes Gotenks he transforms yet again. In this form his power increases and he gains Gotenks' fusion jacket and all his attacks.
Super Gohan Buu
When Super Buu absorbes Gohan he transforms yet again. In this form his power increases and he gains Gohan's clothing and all his attacks.

Form 1
Once Janemba's soul possesses the teenage worker, it transforms him into a huge, yellow, rubbery demon. This birth of Janemba's is very playful and child like, but also quite powerful, being able to keep up with Goku in his regular form.

Form 2
Once Goku gets Janemba mad, he transforms into this final form. Here he loses his childishness, and becomes much more powerful. He is so powerful in this form that he can easily deal with SSJ3 Goku. It takes the incredible power of Gogeta to take him down.

Power Level increases by 1,000,000,000, Speed by 3,000,000, Defense by 5000, and Ki by 12,000,000.

Form 1
In Garlic's first form he was a small green punk with pointed ears. He was more powerful than Kami. But in the long scheme of things that wasn't such a big deal. This is his natural state and what he is seen in most of the time.

Form 2
In order to fight the Z-Warriors Garlic transformed into a monster of a creature. His facial features very similar. But other than that he changed compltely. His muscles are much bigger and more bulky, he was also a lot taller.

Power Level increase by 12,000,000, Speed by 35,000, Defense by 800, and Ki by 300,000.

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