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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (GC) Cheats

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai cheats, Tips, and Codes for GC. Also see Action Replay Codes for more Dragon Ball Z: Budokai cheat codes.


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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.

Charge Your Own Energy.
To charge your energy, rotate the Right Analog-stick clockwise. This works best with Piccolo.

Easier Combos.
If you are doing a combo that you're having trouble with (for example, the Super Kamahamaha (K(2), 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(2), K(2), E.

Extra Zenie
When you complete The Legend Of Hercule, the points you earn will be turned into Zenie.
Beating Cell.
As this is the last fight and you get less ki than you want as well as health, this match is a problem...

What you need to do is a flying kick or punch so that he stays on the ground, then charge as much as you can...
Then try and do a Super Kamehameha, this will take off most his health and get you in the air and him on the ground, fire off a kamehameha as fast as you can, he will get up and this will hit him...
Then charge as much as you can as you need the SSJ2 transformation, Cell will hopefully be on a lower transformation by then...

If you cannot do a Super Kamehameha because the button combo is too hard then do a Continous Kamehameha, it is not as strong but you can do the rest of the tip as well...
Then try and beat him as much as possiable maybe by repeating the tip, and if you are close enough try the P+G move and he might not block it...
Cell Screw-ups
Go to story mode, the namekian saga and pick #8 A quiet, but feirce battle. Beat it and the ending will show Cell in his imperfect form but when he talks he'll have the voice of his perfect form. Also fight Android 18 as cell and when you beat her he'll say "Oh, Did I kill him" Even though 18's a girl!!!
Easy Wins
Use Captain Ginyu, and put the Super Kami water on him. I suggest trying to swap boddies with the other guy before mutilating his body, just so you have alot of health, while the other guys drains. Do not put a senzu bean on Ginyu if you do this, affects dont swap over, thats what sucks. So if you were also using something like the cheat with the Heart Disease and Vaccine, it will not transfer, it will affect the new Ginyu body.
Legend of Hercule
For those who noticed, there are only 6 dragonball menu options on the main menu for all seven menus.

To get the seventh, you must play the World Tournament. Then, after winning, you must go to Mr. Popo's skill shop and buy the Legend of Hercule from the "Reccomended" option. It will randomly appear.


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Alternate Opening Movies
Watch the intro movie all the way through and DON'T touch the controller. This is important.
Just wait and you will see 2 characters after the title screen appears. Then after a bit more, the original DBZ Budokai Intro movie will play. Wait more still, and after the 2 character battle, there will be a more up-to-date DBZ Intro movie.
Trust me on this, cuz' at first it looks normal.
after that, it will go back to the budokai movie and then back to the reg. intro.
Also, between each movie there will be a new background.
Easy Win
To easily defeat an opponent, go to "Edit Skills" and give your character a Viral Heart Disease Capsule and a Vaccine Capsule. The Vaccine Capsule negates the effects of the Viral Heart Disease Capsule on your player, and only your opponent will get their life drained.

Fight through the story mode and/or the tournament mode until you can get the Senzu Bean, Viral Heart Disease, Vaccine, and Kamehameha skills. Equip all four skills on Goku, Gohan, or Krillin. When you now fight in a duel, allow your opponent to knock your health down to zero. By this time, the Viral Heart Disease should have depleted his health down to half of the last bar. The Senzu Bean will replenish all of your health and energy. Finish off your opponent with a four-punch combo and a Kamehameha.

Go into the options menu and set "Difficulty" to "Very Easy", "Com" to "Very Weak", equip the Vaccine, Viral Heart Disease, and a Senzu Bean, Set the time limit to 30 seconds.. When the match starts, dodge for the first fifteen seconds. The last fifteen seconds should deplete your opponent's health. When the clock reaches zero, if you have not been knocked out of the ring, you will be declared the winner.

This trick do the maximum amount of damage and requires a controller with an auto-fire feature and Gero's Perpetual Energy R&D. This can be with any character. Equip Gero's Perpetual Energy R&D, then go to practice. Knock the CPU down. While the CPU is down, set Circle to auto-fire for the Ki Blast Wave. It will do damage over 10,000 and combos over 100.

Choose a small-sized character, such as Krillin or Gohan. Equip him with Vaccine and Viral Heart Disease and set the tournament to last thirty seconds. When you enter the tournament with your custom character, the opponent's health will be going down. When the thirty seconds are up, you will win. This is a very easy way to get Great Sayiaman or money.
Get Dragonballs Quicker
Go to the Skill Shop and go down to the "Recommended" section. It will tell you what item it is. If it is not a Dragon Ball, exit and re-enter the shop again. The Recommended item will have changed. Keep repeating this until you see a Dragon Ball in the Recommended section. Make sure you have enough money, as each Dragon Ball costs 8,000 Zenie.

After you complete story mode, go back to it. Go to Saiyan Sage episode 3, Saiyan Attack. You will play as Piccolo. You will first face five Saibaimen. Defeat them. Next, you have to face Nappa. You will only have two thirds health though. Defeat Nappa. Return and do this again as many times as you desired. Every time you defeat Nappa the first time without losing, you will get a Dragon Ball capsule.

Go to the tournament and win a lot of Zenie. Then, go to Mr. Popo's shop and buy everything in the "Recommended" section. Eventually, you will acquire the maximum amount of every capsule (9) and force the CPU to give you nothing but Dragon Balls. This takes a lot of time, but eventually you will get every breakthrough and stack every character's capsules up to 9, making them as strong as possible.
Planet go BOOM!
Some attacks can make the planet be "Hurt" or slightly destroyed.

Some of them are:
Trunks's "Burning Attack",
Hercule's "Present for you",
Perfec Form Cell's "Spirit bomb".
Unlock Characters
Android #16.
Complete the "Aim For Perfect Form" episode to unlock Android #16.

Android #18.
After you finish story mode, re-enter it. Go to the Android Saga and find the new episode Super Saiyan Vegeta. Enter this episode and you will end up fighting Android #18. Once you defeat her, you will get a new skill that states that you can now use Android #18 anytime.

Cell, Android #17, and Teen Gohan.
Play through "The Androids Saga" at any level to unlock Cell, Android #17, and Teen Gohan.

Defeat Recoome with Vegeta.

Freiza, Ginyu, and Recoome.
Play through "The Namek Saga" at any level to unlock Freiza, Ginyu, and Recoome.

Mr. Satan (Hercule)
Win a World Match Tournament at the "Adept" level to unlock Mr. Satan (Hercule).

Radditz, Vegeta, and Nappa.
Play through "The Saiyan Saga" at any level to unlock Radditz, Vegeta, and Nappa.

Saiyaman (Gohan's alter ego)
Win a World Match Tournament at the "Advanced" level to unlock Saiyaman (Gohan's alter ego).

Super Saiyan ability (Goku only)
Play through "The Namek Saga" at any level to unlock Super Saiyan ability (Goku only).

Super Saiyan ability (Vegeta only).
Play through "The Androids Saga" at any level to unlock Super Saiyan ability (Vegeta only).

Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 abilities (Teen Gohan only)
Play through "The Androids Saga" at any level to unlock Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 abilities (Teen Gohan only).

Super Vegeta.
Complete the "Vegeta's Confidence" episode to unlock Super Vegeta.

Complete the "Perfect Form Cell Complete" episode to unlock Trunks.

Complete the "Aim For Perfect Form" episode to unlock Yamcha.

Complete the "Vegeta's Attack" episode to unlock Zarbon.