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This page contains Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Hints for Gamecube called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by Dragonslayer666.

Boxshot & Details
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
  • Developer: Pyramid
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Genre: Action Fighting
  • Release: Oct 28, 2003
  • ESRB: Teen

Various Cheats and Hints

Better taunts before and after battles
To get better taunts pair up rivals such as Goku vs. Freiza or friends such as Krillin vs. Android 18
submitted by: austin

How to unlock new title screens
Cell title screen Defeat Freiza in Story Mode

Unlock hidden Characters
Android 16 - Defeat Android 16 in story mode as Cell
Android 17 - Defeat Android 17 in story mode as Picollo
Android 18 - Defeat Android 18 in story mode as Vegeta
Android 19 - Defeat Android 19 in story mode as Vegeta
Cell - Defeat Cell in story mode
Frieza - Defeat Frieza in story mode
Hercule - Beat the adept mode of the World Tournament
Nappa - Defeat Nappa in story mode
Raditz - Defeat Raditz in story mode
Recoome - Defeat Recoome in story mode
Teen Gohan - Defeat Cell as Gohan in story mode
The Great Saiyaman - Beat the advanced mode of the World Tournament
Trunks - Beat Perfect Form Cell Complete
Vegeta - Defeat Vegeta in story mode
Yamcha - Beat A Cold-Blooded Assasin
Zarbon - Defeat Zarbon in story mode as Vegeta

Alternate costumes
Press (Y) to select a fighter at the character selection screen.

Alternate level appearance
Press (Y) instead of (A) when selecting the Cell Ring, Valley, and other levels for a different appearance.

Unlimited wishes
This trick requires two memory cards. Copy your saved game onto another memory card. Use the copy of your saved game to make your wishes, then send your Breakthrough Capsules to the designated fighters on your original file. Then, recopy your original file after deleting the used copy of your file. Repeat as many times as desired until all your fighters have breakthroughs. Note: An error might occur which prohibits you from copying Dragon Ball Z Budokai games if this is done excessively.

Alternate fight controls
You can actually fight by using the (C-stick). You can do the normal commands just by pressing the (C-stick) in a certain direction.

Punch: Press "C-stick Left
" Kick-Press (C-stick) "Up
" Block: Press (C-stick) "Down
" Energy (Ki): move (C-stick) [Right]

Taunting (press (P) + (K) + (G) + (E) ) will lower your opponent's Ki gauge by 1.

Attack boost
Add a Senzu Bean with Sayian Heritage. Your attack will be boosted after the Senzu Bean is used. A normal bean takes up 3.

Hold (B), then press (Back), (Back) and hold it down.

Easier combos
If you are doing a combo that your having trouble with (for example, the Super Kamahamaha ( (K)x2, Right + (K), (K), (E) ), hold the D-Pad and press the rest of the moves and it will put in the arrows. For example, hold Right and press (K)x2, (K)x2, (E).

Increased damage
If you equip two of the same ability, you will do a lot more damage. For example, if playing as Vegeta use the following: Final Flash x2, Big Bang Attack x2, Super Sayian, Super Vegeta, 1/3 Senzu Bean. Your attack for Final Flash and Big Bang will be higher.

Real voice after transformation
A character's voice will remain the same, even after transformations. Do a special attack to hear their real voice, such as Perfect Cell's Spirit Bomb.

More authentic dialog at beginning of the fight
To have dialog that has to do with story mode or the series Dragon Ball Z, pair these two fighters together: Krillin and Android #18, Frieza and Goku, Vegeta and Goku, Android #16 and Goku, and Trunks and either Androids #17 or Android #18, Piccolo and Teen Gohan. If you pair these fighters as indicated, you will hear different dialog pertaining to the story mode, or the relation between the characters. Certain character pairs may also have different dialog at the end of the fight. Note: Great Saiyaman always says the same thing no matter what, but it always has to do with "Justice" or "Evil".

This trick requires two memory cards. To play a game of tennis, customize two characters with Gero's Auto-Deflect Back capsule. Select them both and go to a duel. Have them both on "Custom". Back up so that you as far away as possible, or for a greater challenge get closer. Have one of the players shoot a blast. Deflect it back to each other repeatedly, and continue as long as possible.

CPU counters
if you guard most of the time, the CPU will eventually do a Power Punch or Power Kick.

Double K.O.
When in tournament mode with both you and your opponent have low life and both of you kill yourself, the game will announce a Double K.O. and both of you will lose.

Hidden area
You can destroy Kami's lookout with Goku's Spirit Bomb or Hercules' Present For You. After you destroy it, you will fight in an area with a lot of dirt and a few mountains. On the island stage, hit your opponent into the rocks once or twice. They will shatter and you will fall into a cave-like stage with waterfalls in the background.

Field transformation
When playing as Trunks in practice mode, go to the grass land and use his burning attack. You will fight in a hole that Trunks made with his attack and the trees will be burned to a crisp.

Alternate background
When you start the game and "Press Start" appears, remain idle and a FMV sequence will start. When the title screen appears, the background will be different. There are four different backgrounds. Press "Reset" on the Gamecube at the title screen. When the game restarts, the title screen will be different. Repeat this to cycle through the four different backgrounds. Besides the four backgrounds in the startup menu, and two different start up title songs, there is the normal background that has the actual Dragon Ball Z title screen from the show. There is also one that has to do with each main villain played against in the game.

Dragonslayer666, Aug 21, 2008
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