WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Dragon Ball Super Chapter 72, by Akira Toriyama, Toyotarou, Caleb Cook and Brandon Bovia, available now in English through Viz Media.
Earlier in Dragon Ball Super, Granolah used Planet Cereal's Dragon Balls to become the most powerful fighter in the universe so as to get revenge against Freeza for the destruction of the Cerealians. While just what that meant wasn't totally clear, Granolah immediately proved his strength by taking down the Heeters. Still, the Heeters aren't Goku and Vegeta, who've spent pretty much every waking moment trying to get stronger, even going so far as to train with Whis and Beerus. In Dragon Ball Super Chapter 72, though, Goku and Vegeta finally face off with Granolah -- and the last Cerealian proves wildly powerful.
After arriving on Planet Cereal, Goku and Vegeta head out to find Granolah. Along the way, they're pelted with accurate, long-range energy blasts. While initially they're able to dodge the blasts, Goku and Vegeta aren't able to locate Granolah, and soon the Cerealian nails one of the former's vital points. This causes Goku to fall to the ground and forces Vegeta to use one of their two Senzu Beans to revive his ally.
Soon, they finally get a glimpse of Granolah. Goku fires a shot at the Cerealian, but Granolah teleports behind them. The speed that Granolah exhibits shocks Goku, and the Saiyan remarks that his opponent seems to be moving faster than is possible even with Instant Transmission. However, that's not all. While Goku and Vegeta try and make sense of their new opponent, Granolah unleashes a quick, powerful move against them that the Saiyan Prince thinks is somewhat akin to Beerus' Destruction move.
Once Goku and Vegeta realize just what sort of powerful foe they're up against, the former battles Granolah one-on-one. As they fight, Goku goes through his various forms, which gives a pretty clear view of where Granolah is at in terms of his strength. Granolah overpowers Goku while the Saiyan is using his Super Saiyan God form. Once Goku combines that with Ultra Instinct, though, Granolah has significantly more trouble hitting him.
Still, Granolah does land another hit on Goku's vitals due to his enhanced right eye telling him the Saiyan's weak points, downing him again. This time, though, the Saiyan is able to get up much quicker and continue fighting. As the battle between them heats up, Goku taps into Super Saiyan Blue, seemingly without Ultra Instinct. Granolah responds by unleashing a power-up of his own, and the two are apparently evenly matched as Dragon Ball Super Chapter 72 comes to an end.
Granolah still believes that Goku and Vegeta are representative of the Saiyans that Freeza used to wipe out the Cerealians, which means that his anger and passion are going to drive him to do whatever it takes to win against the two Z-Fighters. And in reality, Granolah has a pretty good chance. He's got abilities that seem to approximate those that Goku and Vegeta have, making him a good villain in terms of really testing their new skills. Plus, his right eye makes his blows significantly more efficient. However, Planet Cereal's dragon made clear that Granolah wouldn't be on the level of the divine. As Goku and Vegeta have been training with divine entities, they may, by mastering those skills more, be able to ascend to a height that Granolah just can't.
Or there's always fusion.
Dragon Ball Super Chapter 73 will release on June 20 through Viz Media.