Goku rallies himself and pushes the Spirit Bomb back towards Jiren, locking him in a stalemate. Whis realizes that Jiren is at least as powerful as a God of Destruction. As the two struggle to overpower each other, the Spirit Bomb suddenly condenses into a small black ball, which absorbs Goku and causes him to vanish. The Grand Priest rules that since Goku's own attack apparently vaporized him, Jiren will not be disqualified for murder. As the Zenō-samas prepare to eliminate Goku, Goku suddenly reappears, having reached a new level of power. He resumes the fight, and is able to go toe-to-toe with Jiren. Whis theorizes Goku must have absorbed the Spirit Bomb and unlocked an ability called Ultra Instinct. Goku uses one final, powerful attack to attempt to eliminate Jiren, but fails and exhausts his newfound power. Jiren knocks him away, and Hit attempts to take advantage of the opportunity and attacks Jiren. Vegeta demands to know what happened to Goku before preparing to fight Ribrianne, while Frieza corners Goku and aims an attack at him.