Armor Piercing or AP Shot (新技・徹甲弾 (A・P・ショット) Jinwaza: AP Shotto?) is a move performed by Katsuki Bakugo using the Explosion Quirk. It was developed during his training at the Gamma Gym.


By focusing his Explosion path into a single point instead of around the whole palm, Katsuki is able to create a concentrated blast that can successfully pierce even solid concrete.[1]


  • AP Shot: Auto-Cannon (徹甲弾 (A・Pショット・) 機関銃 (オートカノン) AP Shotto Ōtokanon?): A rapid-fire version of his AP Shot technique, the explosion power is reduced in order to avoid dealing severe damage to human targets.[2]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 101 (p. 15).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 107 (p. 1).