The attack was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and is one of his Blast 2 attacks. However, in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, it was named Full Power Energy Wave and is his Ultimate Blast.
The Photon Flash is one of Android 17's signature attacks in the anime and the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Android 17 raises his hand forward and fires a powerful yellow energy blast, inflicting great damage. In the movie special, The History of Trunks, he uses the attack to destroy several buildings and during the battle against Future Gohan and Future Trunks. He also uses it in a few Dragon Ball Z episodes and flashbacks.