Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3



-Quick game review:

 Budokai 3 continues the budokai saga, but elevates 
it to a hole new level. Anyone who played the first 
two games will notice a MAJOR evolution in gameplay 
and grafics in this game.

 As for grafics Budokai 3 finally has auras that REALLY 
resemble the series, when you power up the aura becomes 
stronger and stronger as your ki rises, and if you're 
close to the ground you'll see wind on the ground lifting 
dust and such. The more powerfull the characters the 
stronger the aura. Another great thing in the games grafics 
is that now EVERYONE has their own fighting and powering up 
stances, and for characters with different transformations, 
both stances may change(for example frieza and cell have 
different ones for each transformation, Goku has a different 
one for ss3 and ss4, Piccolo and vegeta have different ones 
for their final transformations, etc).

 As for gameplay, which is what really matters, B3 is by 
far superior to B1 and 2. For starters every character is 
now MUCH more unique. The basic moves shared by characters 
have much more variety, and a lot of characters have unique 
attacks(such as frieza using his tail, trunks and dabura 
using their swords, piccolo stretching his arms, etc), and 
not just Buu, like in B2. Then the basic gameplay was redone. 
There aren't anymore of those special moves for each character 
that end up being exactly the same for everyone, just with 
different names, such as a ki blast shower, a high speed 
beatting or a combo that chases the opponent. Now each character 
only has really UNIQUE special moves, and each characters 
has at least 2(except for Cell jr., who only has one).
 Then the most important new aspect of the gameplay is 
teleporting and evading. You can now evade your opponent's 
basic attacks and teleport behind (this all takes ki away 
obviously). You can also appear behind your opponent after you 
execute a strong attack, and hit him with another sending him 
flying in any other direction, and repeat the process up to three 
times.
 Then there's also the addition of free flight (FINALLY :P). 
If you press backwards twice and hold the button your character 
will now dash/fly backwards instead of just hoping backwards, 
and if you press up/down while doing this the character 
will fly up or down respectively.

 All of these additions make the game MUCH MUCH better 
than the previous 2 Budokai games, and they also make this the 
GREATEST AND MOST FAITHFULL TO THE SERIES DBZ GAME EVER :) :) :)



-Now on to the real FAQ :


Intro:


This is my second FAQ, I initially did a FAQ on Vegeta for 
Budokai 1, but since I'm going to make a series of FAQs for 
Budokai 3 (of my favorite characters) the start of the FAQs 
will be the same for every B3 FAQ I make.



Legend:


U,D,B,F - up, down, back, forward
P       - punch
K       - kick
E       - ki(energy)
G       - guard
*       - hold the button pressed
+       - press simultaneously
-       - press immediatly after the previous button
_       - time the button for the right moment
~       - delay the next button press a little
/       - press one button or the other
DMG     - damage
ss      - sidestep
WD      - while dashing
WF      - while flying
WD/F    - while dashing or flying
WG      - must be done while on the ground
WA      - must be done while on the air
SA      - strong attack
KN      - the move/last move of the combo always knocks down
KNG     - the move/last move of the combo knocks down 
          if on the ground
JG      - the move/last move of the combo opens juggle 
          possibility
HP      - hit points; represents you health; each health 
          bar has 1000 HP
(*)     - holding the button pressed performs a Charge attack
VNB     - the move/last move of the combo leaves the opponent
          vulnerable for further attacking
VNBA    - the move/lats move of the combo leaves the opponent
          vulnerable for further attacking if in the air



Contents:


Basic maneuvers and properties                     [XXBMPXX]
Notes                                              [XXNOTXX]
Character's story and info                         [XXCHAXX]
Character's transformations and basic moves        [XXMOVXX]
Character's strings                                [XXSTRXX]
Character's fusions                                [XXFUSXX]
Character's custom combo starters/finishers        [XXCUSXX]
Character's juggle starters                        [XXJUGXX]
Character's custom combos/juggles                  [XXCOMXX]
Character's suggested capsule setups               [XXCAPXX]
Character's dragon universe section                [XXDRAXX]
Levelling up basics                                [XXLEVXX]

-> USE CTRL+F OR CTRL+L (depending on which program you're 
   using to view the FAQ), and copy paste the key within the 
   [] to locate each section instantly.


[XXBMPXX] 

Basic Maneuvers and Move properties:


POWERING UP: By pressing G*,B,B* you'll power up by filling 
your ki gauges.

TAUNTING: By pressing G*,D,D without any item skill equiped 
or available to use you'll taunt your opponent. If you're 
not attacked during the taunt you'll lower his ki, but if 
he attacks you during the taunt, he'll interrupt it, and you 
won't affect him. Each taunt lowers the opponent's ki by 1 
gauge.

DASHING/FLYING: By pressing B,B* while on the ground you'll 
Dash backwards, and if you press U while you're dashing 
backwards you'll fly up. When you're in the air you'll fly 
backwards instead of dashing, and you can press D/U while 
flying to fly downwards or upwards respectivelly. By pressing 
F,F* you'll dash towards your opponent, and if you or your 
opponent is in the air, instead you'll fly towards him.

SIDESTEPPING: You can ss by pressing U/D+G. This 
is a really useful maneuver, and you MUST master 
this to be able to really take advantage of the 
game's system. Use it to evade your opponent's 
attacks without consumig ki, or when you don't have 
any ki.

ROLL: You can break your fall by pressing G at the right 
time when you hit the ground. If you press G you'll execute 
a standard roll and immediatly get up in the same place, 
if you press U+G o D+G you'll immediatly evade U/D 
respectively when you hit the ground. You can't roll if 
you're knocked down: certain attacks, that for example 
trip your legs, or smash you against the ground won't 
let you roll.

STRONG ATTACKS: Attacks that send your opponent 
flying backwards/upwards/downwards. These open 
the possibility of pursuing combos.

BREAK FLIGHT: When you're hit by a strong attack you'll 
be pushed away by the hit. When you're close to a wall, 
or close to the limits of the World Tournament stage you'll 
go against the wall taking extra DMG, or you'll get ringed 
out in the WT stage. By pressing G before you reach 
the wall/stage limits your break your flight and you won't 
go against the wall nor get ringed out. You can hold G right 
after being hit by the attack.

DASH ATTACKS: These attacks are performed by pressing P, 
K or P+K when dashing/flying towards your opponent. 
These attacks will break your opponent defense if he 
tries to guard the attack, leaving him open for attack 
for a short time. Most of these attacks are strong attacks. 
Some characters also have a dashing E attack similar to 
these 3, (for example Frieza, Yamcha, Piccolo and Tien).

CHARGED ATTACKS: some attacks have the special property of 
being charged. If you hold the button of the attack pressed 
after performing it it will gradually charge, and be released 
when max charged, being unblockable. At any time during 
the charge you can cancel the attack by guarding or sidesteping; 
use this to make devastating custom combos. While charging 
an attack you will be invulnerable to any one single basic 
attack that your opponent does, but any special attack, or 
any combo, or any attack after that first one will hit you. 
Included in this category are the P+K, B+P+K and F+P+K attacks.

THROWS: Throws are performed by pressing P+G, and they are 
unblockable, but they obviously have to be performed at a 
very close range, and when the opponent is not attacking. 
Throws can however be evaded by pressing P+G at the same 
time as the opponent does the move, or they can be evade 
by teleporting.

KI SISTEM: The ki sistem in B3 is different from the previous 
2 games. You now have 7 vertical ki gauges standing by each 
other. Every character has a number of ki gauges which 
represent his baseline ki (they are taller gauges, and 
the number depends on the character/transformation of the 
character). Whenever your ki is below the baseline it will 
gradually fill up; when your ki is at the baseline it will not 
fill or depleat itself; and whenever your ki is above the 
baseline it will gradually depleat itself. When you ki is below 
baseline your guard percentage (percentage of DMG you take from 
attacks) will go down (your guard will be 2% weaker for every ki 
gauge that you use below the baseline), and when your ki is above 
the baseline your attack percentage (percentage of DMG you do 
with an attack) will go up (your attack will be 2% stronger for 
every ki gauge you have filled up above the baseline, except for 
the 7th one, wich will give you a 4% increase in attack). When 
your ki is at baseline your attack and guard percentage are steady 
at that character/transformation's default value (unless you're 
using support or item capsules, which affect these values). When 
your ki is at Max it will remain steady for about 3 seconds before 
it starts to decrease back to baseline. When you're attacked with 
less than one ki gauge you'll be exhausted, and you'll have to 
button mash to recover with one ki gauge, and until you do you'll 
be extremely vulnerable to major DMG!

KI BLASTS: These are the basic ki attacks. Every character 
(except for Hercule/Mr. Satan, Uub and Videl) has them, and 
they're performed by simply pressing E. If you press E 
some consecutive times you'll shoot a series of ki blasts, 
and depending on the character it can go from a single one 
(for example kid Goku), to 4 or more (for example Vegeta, 
Goku, and most of the characters). Some characters also 
have a dashing E attack similar to a ki blast (for example 
Vegeta, Goku, Cell and Gohan), and some characters shoot more 
than one ki blast with this move (for example Vegito, 
who shoots three consecutive ki blasts). Each ki blast 
uses 1/3 of a ki gauge.

DEFLECTING: If you press G at the right time you can deflect 
your opponents ki blasts, and there are two options on this: 
you either press G a bit before the ki blast reaches you 
and you'll deflect it away from the you, or you press G just 
before the ki blast reaches you and you'll deflect it back to 
your opponent. Both options are useful! Don't think that you'll 
always be better by deflecting it back to your opponent, 
because he can counter deflect it back to you, or he can even 
teleport behind you and attack you.

EVADING: You can evade all of your opponent's physical attacks, 
except for throws and ultimate moves, by pressing G at the right 
time when your opponent performs each attack. Each move you evade 
uses aproximatelly 1/3 of a ki gauge.

TELEPORTING: If you press F+G at the right time when your 
opponent is attacking you you'll teleport behind him. You then 
have two options: you either let go of G and your character will 
automatically perform a strong attack sending your opponent 
flying for some pursuing combos (this is a dangerous option 
when you're playing against a skilled opponent because it is 
easilly counter evaded), or you can keep pressing G and your 
character will only teleport behind your opponent, and then 
you can do whatever you want (this is the best option, and is 
specially useful when you're trying to avoid being hit). 
Teleporting uses 3 ki gauges for each teleportation.

PURSUING: After you perform a strong attack you can teleport 
behind your opponent and hit him with another strong attack 
by pressing e after the attacks connects. If you press E 
you'll hit you opponent in the oposite direction from where he 
came; if you press D+E you'll hit the opponent downwards; 
and if you press U+E you'll hit the opponent upwards. This can 
only be done while in the air, meaning you can't do this when 
you're fighting on the ground. You can only pursue for 3 
consecutive times, and if you hit your opponent against a wall 
or the ground it stops. Pursuing uses aproximatelly 4/5 of a ki 
gauge for each teleportation.

TRANSFORMATIONS: Most of the characters in this games have 
transformations. These states will change your character's attack 
and/or guard and/or ki baseline values, and some will even open 
up new moves, and most will change your character and his aura's 
looks. They are performed by pressing P+K+G when you have the needed, 
or more than those, ki gauges, and if you're in contact with your 
opponent when you perform the transformation you'll break his guard. 
Some transformations will be reversed back to default stage when 
you're hit with less than one ki gauge (for example any super saiyan 
transformation, or Gohan's and Krillin's unlock potential), while 
others are not reversible after being executed (for example Frieza 
and Cell's transformations, Cooller's transformation or Brolly's 
Legendary Super Sayan transformation.).

DEATH MOVES: These are the characters unique special moves, 
which can be done at the end of a specific string, or by pressing 
F/B+E, depending on the move. Some of these moves require 
additional commands after being started (for example Vegeta's Final 
Impact, which is done by pressing B+E, E, E, E, F+E, and the last 
command will only work if you hit the opponent with the other 
attacks).

BEAM STRUGGLE: When both characters perform a Ki based 
death move at the same time, with some distance between them 
they'll enter a Beam struggle, during which you have to button 
mash your command, or (and I recommend doing this, because 
it'll be quicker, and easier to do) rotate both analogs, and 
the one who does this the quickest wins the struggle. At the 
end the character who wins may pursue the opponent for a combo.

BURST MODE: When both characters performs an attack that gives 
them immunity to one single attack (like a charge attack, or some 
other basic attacks) at the same time, when in contact with each other, 
they'll enter burst mode, which works exactly the same as 
a beam struggle.

HYPER MODE: If you press P+K+E+G you'll enter hyper mode. 
During this state you're invulnerable to weak attacks 
(you still lose health, but you won't be delayed by the hit, 
meaning your movements won't be interrupted by your opponent's 
weak attacks). Your ki will start decreasing faster than 
normal, and you won't be able to regain it until you exit 
hyper mode, but it will leave a red trail behind it. During 
this state is when you perform your character's Ultimate 
move(or one of them if your characters has more than one), by 
pressing again P+K+E+G; the required amount of ki gauges for 
the ultimate move will be represented by the red trail I 
mentioned above, meaning even if your ki is almost up, but if 
you have the necessary ki trail for the Ultimate move's 
requirements, you can still perform the move. Also during hyper 
mode if you try to perform a pursue you'll enter Dragon Rush. 
After either the dragon rush or the ultimate move, the ki you 
have is not the red trail, but the remaining ki you had before 
exiting this state. If you don't perform a dragon rush, or an 
ultimate move, then your ki will reach zero, and you'll be 
exhausted, open to serious DMG!

DRAGON RUSH: By doing a SA and then pressing E in hyper 
mode you enter dragon rush, during which both characters 
initially have 4 choices of buttons (square, triangle, cross 
or circle). Each must choose one, and then there are two 
options: either they both press different buttons, and the 
attacker wins, and the dragon rush continues, or they both press 
the same button and the defender counter attacks the attacker, 
and the dragon ruch stops. After this first stage, if the attacker 
won, only 3 button choices remain, and we have two options: either 
they both press different buttons, and the attacker wins again, 
and the dragon rush continues, or they both press the same button 
and the defender completely evades the attackers move, and the 
dragon rush stops. After the second stage, if the attacker wins 
again we have the final stage, where only two button choices 
remain, and we have another two options: either both press different 
buttons and the attacker wins, performing his other ultimate 
move, or in case he doesn't have another one, he just performs a 
powerfull attack (different depending on the character, some have 
specific ones, such as Frieza in his 3rd transformation), or 
both press the same button and the the defender manages to get away 
from the attackers move with just a little DMG. Note that at the 
first stage the attacker has a 3/4 probability of successfully 
continuing the dragon rush, whilst at the second stage the 
probability lowers to 2/3, and at the last stage it lowers to 1/2, 
which means that the probability of the defender stopping the 
dragon rush keeps getting bigger (1/4 -> 1/3 -> 1/2).

ULTIMATE MOVES: These are like super moves, they are also 
unique to each character. There are two classes of Ultimate 
moves, both performed in hyper mode: the one where you have 
to press P+K+E+G and the character will perform a chargeable 
attack, which if it connects initiates the Ultimate move (most 
characters have one of these, with the exception of a few (for 
example Raditz, kid Gohan, Cell Jr. and Saibamen)), or the one 
which is performed automatically at the end of a dragon rush 
(there are fewer characters that have this kind of Ultimate moves.). 
When you enter the first kind of Ultimate moves both characters will 
have a gauge wich will keep filling up over and over again, and a 
counter at the middle. You have to press an attack button at 
the right moment, three times, before the counter reaches zero, 
meaning you'll try to time the button pressing with the filling of 
the gauge, and then there are two options: either the attacker 
fills more gauge than the defender, and the Ultimate move is 
performed in all of it's power, or the defender fills more gauge, 
and the Ultimate either is performed in a weaker version, or is 
even stopped (depends on the Ultimate move, for example Goku's 
Super Spirit Bomb, which if successfull is much stronger than 
if unsuccessfull, or on the other hand Yamcha's Spirit ball attack 
which if unsuccessfull is stopped (with the exception of Tien's 
Neo Ki Blast Cannon, which if unsuccessful is stronger, but drains 
Tien of all of his ki, leaving him exhausted)). The other kind of 
Ultimate moves is automatic, and guaranteed once it starts.


[XXNOTXX]

Notes about the moves and strings section for each character:

-The DMG indicated is the DMG the moves take in the lowest 
 transformation required for the move, and at it's baseline ki.

-Button presses separated by a coma (,) are moves within the same
 string, and the ones separates by a coma and a space( ) are singular 
 moves, or moves from different strings.

-The DMG indicated in a characters dragon rush Ultimate move 
 represents the DMG the entire dragon rush plus the Ultimate move 
 take, but it doesn't represent the DMG that the dragon rush starter 
 you used takes.

-The DMG indicated in a string is the DMG the string will do without
 any kind of power up's to the attack parameter, meaning it's at 
 100% attack.

-When a move is a strong a attack, or a string ends in a strong 
 attack, after the DMG of the move/string you'll see the sign (SA).

-When a move can be charged, if totally charged it's DMG increases 
 aproximatelly 50%, which means it'll do 150% DMG of what it would 
 do if not charged, or partially charged.

-Any physical attack's DMG, when hitting the opponent from his side 
 or back increases aproximatelly 24%, which means it'll do 124% DMG 
 of what it would do if hitting the opponent in his face.

-I'll only list complete strings, unless they can be finished with a 
 Death move, or they open juggle possibilities, or leave the opponent
 vulnerable (meaning that for a character with the string P,P,P,P,K 
 I won't list P or P,P or P,P,P but I'll list P,P,P,P (may end in 
 *Death move's name*), if the character has that particular Death 
 move string.

-Strings that end in death moves won't be listed since they
 are done by simply pressing E at the end of the string, 
 and the DMG they do is simply the DMG of the string plus
 the DMG of the death move.

-Moves that leave the opponent vulnerable (VNB) are a bit rare (each 
 character probably has about 3 or 4), and they only have a short
 window for you to attack after. Examples of such moves is Piccolo's 
 F+P,P,P,P string, or moves such as Vegeta's F+K, or F+P,F+K,P string.
 If you attack after the allowed time the opponent will just fall
 to the ground and the combo will be interrupted.

-Strings that don't combo, meaning that hits don't add on, meaning that 
 from some move on the combo can be blocked, even if the opponent was 
 hit by the previous move, will have hits and DMG listed separately as 
 X+X hits and XX+XX DMG. An example of this is Piccolo's P,P,F+K string, 
 in which the first two hits combo, but the third one doesn't, meaning 
 that the opponent may be hit by the two punches, but still block the 
 last kick. It's parameters will be listed like this: 2+1 hits 87+74 DMG.

-Whenever a basic attack that's referred to in the list outside of the 
 string list appears in the combo, I'll refer to the move by the name 
 I gave it in it's section.


Notes about the fusions sections for the characters that have them:

-All fusion capsules take all 7 slots, so you won't be able to equip 
 any other capsules. But a character still has some skills that the 
 capsule provides besides the obvious Fusion skill, these are referred 
 to as provided skills.

-Some of the character's moves will be changed when a Fusion capsule 
 is equipped, even before using the Fusion skill, these are referred 
 to as altered moves in the general fusions section.

-After performing the fusion even more moves, or even the same, 
 will changed/upgraded. These are referred to as altered moves in each 
 fusion's separate section.

-All fusions are done like an ultimate move (P+K+G+E in hyper mode)

-Fusions have a required minimum number ki gauges that you have to have 
 filled up with the trail of ki in hyper mode to be able to perform the
 Fusion, but doing it won't use any ki.


Notes about the suggested custom combos section for each character:

-Every combo is done starting in the character's baseline ki for the 
 respective starting form.

-Button presses separated by a coma (,) are moves within the same
 string, and the ones separates by a coma and a space( ) are singular 
 moves, or moves from different strings.

-When you break your opponent's guard by transforming normally if 
 you hit him he'll fall down; but there's a very short window during 
 which he doesn't fall and your attacks are still guaranteed, 
 allowing you to continue your custom combos. That window is at the 
 end of the motion the opponent does, right befores he regains control.
 So every time you are supposed to use a guard break during a custom 
 combo I suggest, you're supposed to hit that window, unless you're 
 breaking into an ultimate move, 'cause in that you just have to do 
 it as soon as possible, or you're breaking into a death move, in which 
 case you can attack at any moment during the motion, and it'll do the 
 same DMG.

-The right moment referred to in the legend with _ , that you need 
 to perform guard cancels within combos is the moment RIGHT after the 
 move starts to charge, preferrably with little to no "shining" in the 
 beginning.


Notes about the Dragon Universe section for each character:

-Any normal event is signed with "->", and separated from the 
 previous/next by an empty lign, but an event that's derivative from 
 the previous one will be signed with a space and then the "->", and 
 won't be separated from previous one, meaning it only happens after 
 the previous one.

-When a place where an event happens is an important place, with a proper 
name, and not a generic one (like mountains or plains), after the first 
time I say where it's located I won't say it again, and I'll only say that 
it happens in the respective place.

-Some events are automatic, meaning they happen automatically when you 
reach their location. These events are marked with "(AUTO)".


[XXCHAXX]


PICCOLO

Piccolo is the son of Piccolo Daimen, the evil half of what once was 
Kami. King Piccolo spit an egg right before he died at the hands of 
Goku..this egg was different from the other ones he had produced before..
this one was like his son, in that it contained his essence. When that 
egg hatched Piccolo came out of it, and he immediatlly started wreaking 
chaos while searching for Goku. He entered the World Tournament, and 
there he fought and defeated many adversaries, including Tien, until 
he fought Goku. The battle was fierce but Goku came out the winner..
and in the end he did something unexpected..he gave a senzu bean to 
Piccolo and refused to kill him like he did his father. Piccolo swore 
revenge, but decided to postpone the fight. He kept practicing, and 
perfecting his skills waiting to challenge Goku again, until the day 
when Raditz came to earth, and Piccolo had to team up with his sworn 
enemy in order to defeat the sayan warrior. The battle ended and while 
Goku grabed Raditz from behind Piccolo shot his Special Beam Cannon 
and killed both Raditz and Goku. As he knew more sayans were coming, 
and since he became aware of Goku's son's hidden talent for martial 
arts he decided to train Gohan for the fight with the sayans. For 2 
years Piccolo trained himself and Goku's son, through strictness and 
pain. As time passed, Piccolo started to become emotionnally attached 
to the little kid.
The day when the sayans arrived Piccolo fought and defeated the 
saibamen with no problems, but ended up sacrificing his life to save 
Gohan from Nappa. He then realized that Gohan was the only one to ever 
treat him as a friend, and not like a monster, like everybody else. 
He, along with Tien, Chiao Tzu and Yamcha went to train with King Kai 
while they waited for Goku and his friends to try and wish them back 
with the Namek balls.
On Namek, once they had the dragon balls, Gohan and Krillin wished 
Piccolo back to life, and to Namek. Once there Piccolo rushed to help 
Gohan, but on the way he found Nail, a Namek that had been defeated 
and severely injured by Frieza, and who proposes to sync with Piccolo 
to help him achieve their goal, which whas the same: to kill Frieza, 
and take revenge for every Namekian life he took. Piccolo then rushes 
to Gohan, and when he finds them Frieza is already in his 2nd form, 
beating the crap out of Vegeta. Piccolo and Frieza do battle, and when 
Piccolo seems to have the upper hand Frieza transforms again and wins 
the match. Piccolo is then brought back to earth by Gohan.
When Trunks comes from the future and warns Goku and his friends of 
the coming of the Androids Piccolo trains harder and harder. When #19 
and Dr. Gero arrive they are no match for Piccolo, or Vegeta, and 
after Vegeta destroys #19 they rush after Dr. Gero. Near his laboratory, 
in the mountains he tries to absorb Piccolo's energy, but fails and 
then realizes Piccolo's far stronger than him. He escapes to his lab, 
and reawakens #17 and #18, who proceed to kill him, and get out of the 
lab, into the mountains where they defeat Piccolo, Vegeta, and all 
of Goku's friends. Soon after that a new enemy appears, Cell. When 
Piccolo finds out about this he decides to go and speak with Kami, so 
that they can become one again, and defeat Cell and the androids. They 
fuse with the condition of Piccolo retaining his body. After that 
Piccolo meets Cell in a city destroyed by this android, and leads him 
to believe he can defeat him, in order to know who he is. After getting 
the information he wants, he shows his true power, but Cell manages to 
escape. After some days, Cell keeps running away, and killing people 
to absorb their energy, Piccolo and Goku's friends are at the kame 
house, and they have a visit from #17, #18 and #16. Piccolo goes into 
a very fierce and equal battle with #17 until Cell appears and absorbs 
the android, becoming far too much for Piccolo.
After Cell is defeated, everything returns to normal, until the coming 
of Majin Buu. At the world tournament Piccolo recognizes Kaioshin, the 
supreme Kai, who tells everyone about Babidi and his plan to awaken 
Majin Buu. At Babidi's spaceship Dabura appears and spits on Piccolo 
and Krillin, turning them into stone. After the awakening of Majin Buu, 
Dabura is killed by the monster, and Piccolo and Krillin are turned back 
to normal. With the threat of Majin Buu, and Goku having to return to 
the otherworld, and Vegeta also dead after trying to defeat Buu by 
sacrificing himself, the only hope left is that Goten and Trunks fuse. 
Piccolo is left to train them in the hyperbolic time chamber to fight 
with Buu. After the fight Buu ends up absorbing both Gotenks and Piccolo, 
and they remain inside of him until Vegeta and Goku manage to get absorbed, 
with a barrier. They free Piccolo and the rest of their friends and Goku 
defeats Majin Buu with the help of Vegeta. With the threat gone Piccolo 
remains on earth, always training and sharpenning his skills.

Piccolo is one of the best characters in this game. He's strong, quick, 
has GREAT reach, only needs two transformations to reach his final form, 
and has a death move that's really strong, and only uses half of a ki gauge.

Piccolo is selectable from the beginning of the game.


Piccolo's Costumes:
(to change costumes, at the character select screen highlight the character 
and press left/right)

1 - Piccolo's basic Namekian uniform
2 - Nail's clothes
3 - Piccolo's uniform with the cape and turbant
4 - King Piccolo (from DB) skin. This costume is exclusive to the collector's
    edition. To get it you must go to the Dragon Arena and the enter the 
    following password: Gahaha Saikou da!!!-
                        Saikou nokibu nda!!!
    After you insert the password you'll have to save the character to fight 
    against, and enter whatever name you like. After that you can select the 
    costume in any mode, just like you select the other ones. 
    Note that you don't have to fight the character to have access 
    to the costume.


[XXMOVXX]

Piccolo's transformations:

Sync with Nail - This is the sync that Piccolo performed with Nail, on Namek, 
                 in order to battle Frieza.

                 Characteristics:
                 ki required: 4 gauges
                 baseline ki: 4 gauges
                 attack % at baseline: 105%
                 not reversible
                 allows you to equip and use Fuse with Kami
                 
Fuse with Kami - This is the fusion of the two parts of the initial Namek 
                 warrior who split into Kami and Piccolo Daimen. Piccolo 
                 fused with Kami in order to defeat Cell and the androids.

                 Characteristics:
                 ki required: 5 gauges
                 baseline ki: 4 gauges
                 attack % at baseline: 110%
                 not reversible
                 Allows you to equip and use Light grenade and 
Hellzone Grenade


Piccolo's special moves:

Destructive Wave - This is Piccolo's level 1 Death move. It uses 1 ki 
                   gauge.
                   F+E -> 250 DMG (SA) (KNG)
                   P,P,P,P,E -> 5 hits 424 DMG (SA) (KNG)
                   F+P,B+P,P,P,E -> 5 hits 409 DMG (SA) (KNG)

Light Grenade - This is Piccolo's level 2 Death move. It uses 1/2 of 
                a ki gauge and can only be done after fusing with 
                Kami.
                B+E -> 440 dmg (SA) (KNG)
                F+K,P,P,B+P(*),E -> 5 hits 674 DMG (SA) (KNG)
                B+K,K,K,E -> 5 hits 688 DMG (SA) (KNG)

Special Beam Cannon - This is the move Piccolo used to kill Raditz and 
                      Goku in one shot. It's Piccolo's Dragon Rush 
                      Ultimate move, so it doesn't use any ki.
                      1400 DMG

Hellzone Grenade - This is the move Piccolo used against #17 to try to 
                   surprise him. It's Piccolo's P+K+E+G Ultimate move. It 
                   uses 4 ki gauges and can only be done after fusing with 
                   Kami.
                  >If defense wins - 603 DMG 
                  >If attack wins - 1100 DMG 


Piccolo's throw - A powerfull uppercut to the stomach crumpling the 
                  opponent followed by a powerfull horizontal punch also
                  to the stomach.
                  P+G (close) -> 2 hits 200 DMG (SA)


Piccolo's ki blasts:

Standing ki blasts - Piccolo joins his hands and shoots 1,2,3 or 4 ki 
                     blasts.
                     E -> 50 DMG
                     E,E -> 2 hits 100 DMG
                     E,E,E, -> 3 hits 150 DMG
                     E,E,E,E -> 4 hits 200 DMG


Piccolo's dash attacks:

Double Hammer - Piccolo joins his hands above his head and smashes the 
                opponent into the ground.
                P (WD) -> 74 DMG (KN)

Elbow Thrust - Piccolo turns sideways and and quickly hits the opponent 
               with a powerfull elbow strike to the chest.
               P (WF) -> 63 DMG (SA)

Upwards kick - Piccolo quickly hits the opponent away with a powerfull 
               upwards frontal kick.
               K (WD) -> 68 DMG (SA)

Rotation Kick - Piccolo quickly rotates and kicks the enemy in the 
                stomach.
                K (WF) -> 79 DMG (SA)

Shoulder Ram - Piccolo slams the opponent with his shoulder.
               P+K (WD) -> 63 DMG (SA)

Headbutt - Piccolo quickly delivers a headbutt to the opponent.
           P+K (WF) -> 3 DMG (SA)

Elbow Strike - Piccolo turns sideways and quickly hits the opponent 
               downwards with an elbow strike to the head.
               E (WD/F) -> 74 DMG (SA) (KNG)


Piccolo's Basic Attacks:

Downwards Whip attack - Piccolo rotates, stretches his arm and 
                        strikes the opponent from above.
                        P+K(*) -> 75 DMG if close on the ground 
                                  (KN)
                               -> 79 DMG if far on the ground (SA) 
                                  (KN)
                               -> 2 hits 150 DMG if at medium range
                                  on the ground (SA) (KN)
                               -> If in the air (KN) property no 
                                  longer applys

Arm sweep - Piccolo stretches his arm and sweeps both the opponents 
            feet.
            F+P+K(*) -> 58 DMG if close
                     -> 37 DMG if far (KNG)
                     -> 2 hits 93 DMG if at medium range (KNG)

Uppercut - Standard uppercut to the chin.
           B+P+K(*) -> 68 DMG (JG)

Twin kicks - Inwards roundhouse followed by a powerfull side 
             kick to the stomach.
             K+G (wg) -> 2 hits 144 DMG (SA)

Dropping Kick - Piccolo flys upwards and drops down on the 
                enemy with a kick.
                K+G (WA) -> 1 hit 116 dmg

Flying kick - Powerfull Jumping side kick to the stomach.
              F+K+G -> 1 hit 105 DMG (SA) (KNG)

Sumersault kick - Quick and powerfull jumping sumersault kick.
                  B+K+G -> 1 hit 137 DMG (SA)


[XXSTRXX]

Piccolo's Strings:


>Punch starter

P,P,P,P - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a right 
          hook also to the stomach, ending in two left-right 
          uppercuts to the chin.
          4 hits 174 DMG
          may end in Destructive Wave

P,P,P,P,P(*) - Last string ending in a powerfull strait arm 
               stretching strike to the stomach.
               5 hits 225 DMG (SA)

P,P,K,K - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a right 
          hook also to the stomach and an inwards left roundhouse 
          kick to the stomach too, ending in a powerfull 
          upwards kick to the chin.
          4 hits 218 DMG (SA)

P,P,F+P(*) - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a 
             right hook also to the stomach ending in a powerfull 
             strait punch also to the stomach.
             3 hits 161 DMG (SA) (KNG)

P,P,B+P,P(*) - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by two 
               right-left hooks to the stomach ending in an 
               uppercut to the chin.
               4 hits 182 DMG (JG)

P,P,F+K(*) - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a right 
             hook also to the stomach ending in a powerfull strait 
             kick also to the stomach.
             2+1 hits 87+74 DMG (SA) (KNG)

P,P,B+K - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a right 
          hook also to the stomach ending in a right outwards 
          leg sweep.
          3 hits 131 DMG (KNG) (VNBA)

P,K - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a powerfull 
      inwards right roundhouse kick also to the stomach.
      2 hits 93 DMG (SA) (KNG)

P,F+K,K,P(*) - A strait left jab to the stomach followed by a 
               quick left knee kick to the chin and a left side 
               kick to the legs ending in a powerfull strait 
               punch to the stomach.
               4 hits 217 DMG (SA) (KNG)

P,F+K,K,K - Same combo ending in a powerfull upwards kick to the 
            chin instead of the uppercut.
            4 hits 203 DMG (SA)

P,F+K,K,B+P - Same combo ending in a rotating backhand punch to 
              the face instead of the upwards kick.
              4 hits 194 DMG (JG)

F+P,P,P,P - A quick arm stretching hit to the stomach followed by 
            three open hand slashing strikes.
            4 hits 149 DMG (VNB)

F+P,P,P,F+P(*) - A quick arm stretching hit to the stomach followed 
                 by two open hand slashing strikes ending in an arm 
                 sweep that pulls the opponent closer to you.
                 5 hits 195 DMG (VNB)

F+P,P,P,F+P(*),K (WG) - Last string ending in a powerfull upwards 
                        kick to the chin.
                        6 hits 248 DMG (SA)

F+P,P,P,F+P(*),K (WA) - Same string ending in a powerfull dropping 
                        axe kick to the head instead of the upwards
                        kick.
                        6 hits 252 DMG (SA) (KN)

F+P,K,K - A quick arm stretching hit to the stomach followed an 
          inwards left roundhouse kick to the stomach too, ending 
          in a powerfull upwards kick to the chin.
          1+2 hits 37+140 DMG (SA)

F+P,F+P,P,P,P(*) (WG) - Three quick arm stretching attacks, followed 
                        by a stronger and longer one, ending in a 
                        downwards whip attack.
                        5 hits 223 DMG (KN)

F+P,F+P,P,P,P(*) (WA) - Same string ending in a strong attack.
                        5 hits 223 DMG (SA)

F+P,B+P,P,P - A quick arm stretching hit to the stomach followed by 
              a left uppercut to the ribs and a right downwards 
              punch to the face, ending in an uppercut to the chin.
              4 hits 159 DMG
              may end in destructive wave

F+P,B+P,P,F+P(*) - A quick arm stretching hti to the stomach followed 
                   by a left uppercut to the ribs and a right 
                   downwards punch to the face, ending in a powerfull 
                   strait punch to the stomach.
                   3+1 hits 126+79 DMG (SA) (KNG)

B+P,P(*) (WG) - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by a 
                downwards elbow strike to the head.
                2 hits 109 DMG (KN)

B+P,P(*) (WA) - Last string ending in a strong attack.
                2 hits 109 DMG (SA)

B+P,K - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by a right 
        inwards leg sweep.
        2 hits 109 DMG (KNG)

B+P,F+P(*) (WG) - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed 
                  by a powerfull downwards punch to the head.
                  1+1 hits 58+89 DMG (KN)

B+P,F+P(*) (WA) - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed 
                  by a powerfull double hand smash to the stomach.
                  1+1 hits 58+68 DMG (SA)

B+P,F+K - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by a 
          quick left knee kick to the chin.
          2 hits 123 DMG (VNB)

B+P,F+K,P (*) - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by 
                a quick left knee kick to the chin ending in an uppercut 
                also to the chin.
                3 hits 186 DMG (JG)

B+P,B+P - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by a high 
          rotating backhand punch to the face.
          2 hits 109 DMG (JG)

B+P,B+P,K (WG) - Last string ending in a sumersault kick.
                 3 hits 237 DMG (SA)

B+P,B+P,K (WA) - Same string ending in a backwards dropping sumersault 
                 kick instead of the regular sumersault kick.
                 3 hits 212 DMG (SA)

B+P,B+K(*) (WG) - A low rotating backhand punch to the legs followed by 
                  a dropping axe kick to the head.
                  1+1 hit 58+68 DMG (KN)

B+P,B+K (WA) - Same string ending in a strong attack.
               1+1 hit 58+68 DMG (SA)


>Kick starter:

K,K,K,K(*) - Three side kicks, the first to the stomach and the other 
             two to the legs, followed by a double sweep kick to the 
             stomach.
             5 hits 225 DMG (SA)

K,K,K,F+K,K(*) - Three quick side kicks, the first to the stomach and
                 the other two to the legs, followed by a right 
                 outwards sweep to the legs, ending in a 
                 powerfull frontal kick also to the stomach.
                 4+1 hits 180+74 DMG (SA) (KNG)

K,K,F+K,K,K - Two quick side kicks to the stomach and legs followed by a
              inwards roundhouse kick also to the stomach and 
              backwards dropping sumersault kick, ending in a powerfull 
              upwards kick to the chin.
              3+1 hits 152+78 DMG (SA) -> If close to the opponent
              2 hits 171 DMG (SA) -> If far and 1st 3 hits miss

K,K,F+K,K,P(*) - Last string ending in an uppercut instead of the upwards 
                 kick.
                 3+1 hits 152+85 DMG (JG) -> If close to the opponent
                 2 hits 175 DMG (JG) -> If far and 1st 3 hits miss

K,K,B+K - Two quick side kicks to the stomach and legs followed by 
          a rising kick to the chin.
          3 hits 162 DMG (JG)

K,K,B+K,K - Same string ending in a backwards dropping sumersault kick.
            4 hits 262 DMG (SA)

K,P,P(*),P(*) (WG) - A quick side kick to the stomach followed by a 
                     quick punch also to the stomach and and an open 
                     hand slashing strike to the face, ending in a 
                     downwards elbow strike to the head.
                     3+1 hits 138+53 DMG (KN)

K,P,P(*),P(*) (WA) - Same string ending in a strong attack.
                     3+1 hits 138+53 DMG (SA)

F+K,K,K,K(*) - A quick knee kick to the face followed byt two quick 
               side kicks to the legs and stomach ending in a powerfull 
               frontal kick to the stomach.
               3+1 hits 157+74 DMG (SA) (KNG)

F+K,K,K,F+K - Same string ending in a powerfull upwards kick to the 
              face instead of the frontal kick.
              4 hits 214 DMG (SA)

F+K,K,K,B+K - Same string ending in a powerfull hoping roundhouse 
              kick to the stomach instead of the upwards kick/frontal 
              kick.
              4 hits 243 DMG (SA)

F+K,P,P,P(*) - A quick knee kick to the face followed by two 
               right-left uppercuts to the nose ending in a powerfull 
               strait arm stretching strike to the stomach.
               4 hits 205 DMG (SA)

F+K,P,P,F+P (WG) - Last string ending in a downwards punch to the head.
                   4 hits 205 DMG (KN)

F+K,P,P,F+P (WA) - Last string ending in a strong attack.
                   4 hits 205 DMG (SA)

F+K,P,P,B+P(*) - Last string ending in an uppercut to the nose instead 
                 of the downwards punch.
                 4 hits 214 DMG
                 may end in Light Grenade

B+K,K,K - Two left-right sweeps to the legs followed by a hoping 
          right knee to left kick combo.
          4 hits 205 DMG (JG)
          May end in light Grenade

B+K,K,K,K(*) - Two left-right sweeps to the legs followed by a hoping 
               right knee to left kick combo, ending in a powerfull 
               frontal kick to the stomach.
               5 hits 270 DMG (SA) (KNG)

B+K,F+K - A left sweep to the legs followed by a hopink knee kick to 
          the shin.
          2 hits 129 DMG (JG)

B+K,F+K,K - Same string ending in a sumersault kick.
            3 hits 257 DMG (SA)

B+K,F+K,P(*) - Same string ending in a downwards whip attack instead 
               of the summersault kick.
               3 hits 198 DMG (SA) (KNG)

B+K,B+K,K - A left sweep to the legs followed a right rotating side 
            kick to the stomach ending in a powerfull hoping twin 
            roundhouses combo.
            4 hits 250 DMG (SA)


[XXFUSXX]

Piccolo has no fusions.


[XXCUSXX]

Custom Combos:

Custom combos are made by cancelling charge attacks that leave the 
opponent open for more attacks within strings. Custom Combos can 
include juggles within them. Here are some combo starters and finishers,
and the ones I use the most..you can link as many different starters as 
you want with a finisher at the end (if they are linkable), but obviously 
you'll get punished if you go at it for too long, 'cause eventually your 
opponent will recover enough ki to teleport. Another good tactic is to 
custom combo into an ultimate move, which comes unexpected ,and can also 
be cancelled into the same move again if you have the ki required, in case 
your opponent evades.


Suggested starters:

F+P,P,P,F+P(*) - This is the starter I use the most since it starts out 
                 pretty quick, and keeps that until the last move, which
                 can be charged for extra DMG and/or unblockable status, 
                 AND has a HUGE reach, AND hits twice, openning up a very 
                 good time window during wich the opponent is vulnerable. 
                 And it's also piccolo's strongest starter in terms of DMG.
                 The only downfall is that sometimes the last hit misses, 
                 particularly against smaller enemies and while on the 
                 ground..but this doesn't happen when you charge it.

F+P,P,P,P - This string is the second one I use the most as a starter since
            it's pretty quick, and therefore hard to evade, and it opens 
            a pretty good window too.

B+P,F+K - This one is pretty quick too, but it's quite weaker than the 
          previous one, and has less reach.

K,K,K,K*_G - This one is ok. It has low reach, and it also leaves a rather 
             small window, but it's the second strongest one.

P,P,B+K - This one would be pretty good since it begins with P..but it 
          only serves as a combo starter if in the air, because on the 
          ground it knocks down :(.

F+P,F+P,P,P,P*_G - This one is really cool and also pretty strong, the 
                   only downfall is that it leaves you a bit far from 
                   the enemy and has a pretty small window :(.


Suggested finishers:

P,P,P,P,E - This finisher is the most basic, but also one of the best since 
            it ends in a death move, which means it's pretty damaging..but 
            it DOES require ki consumption..but that shouldn't be a problem 
            at the end of a combo.

P,P,P,P,P - This one is for situations where you can't afford to/don't want to
            use a death move. It does pretty much the same as the above one 
            but with much less DMG.

F+K,P,P,B+P,E - This one is the one I use the most, since it begins with F+K, 
                which isn't the beginning of any of Piccolo's starters, 
                therefore doesn't knock the enemy down, and it's his most 
                damaging one since it ends in Light Grenade. And for the same 
                reason it only uses half a ki gauge..which is near to nothing
                at the end of a combo.

B+K,K,K,K - This one is also great because it's really strong and can be 
            cancelled at the end if the enemy is planning on teleporting.

K,K,B+K - This one is great because it's pretty quick, and opens up juggle 
          possibilities. The only downfall is that it starts with K, which is
          the beginning of one of Piccolo's starters :(.

B+P,B+P - This one isn't as damaging, but since it begins with B+P and also 
          opens up juggle possibilities it compensates.

B+P,F+K,P - This is one of Piccolo's best finishers because it's pretty 
            strong, and quick, and begins with B+P, AND opens up juggle 
            possibilities.

P,P,B+P,P - This one does the same purpose as the one above..and it evens 
            has the same DMG :P.

P,F+K,K,B+P - This one is also one of the best since it serves the same 
              purpose as the ones above, but evens has greater DMG :).


[XXJUGXX]

Juggles:

As far as juggles go, it all depends on your situation; if your 
opponent doesn't have enough ki to evade your attacks by teleporting 
then you should try a juggle, but go for a short one, that allows 
you to pursue, because pursuing is stronger than most basic juggles. 
You can also use cancel in your charge attacks, and transformations to 
widden the window you have to attack, to create very powerfull combos 
within your juggles, originating really powerfull juggles, that can 
come close to killing your opponent..but then again your opponent will 
probably have enough ki to teleport behind you and punish you, 
especially if he's using a Concentration capsule (which I ALWAYS 
recommend using..and always use myself...it cuts the ki expediture 
for evading and teleporting in half :)). In my opinion you don't have 
to worry about juggles too much in this game..just use a short combo 
that ends in a strong attack and then pursue for some DMG, until you 
see your opponent has enough ki to teleport, and then stop pursuing or 
you'll be punished.


Suggested starters:

B+P+K - This move opens a huge window leaving you at ease to perform 
        very damaging juggles, but it's pretty slow and weak.

K,K,B+K - This string is quite good as a juggle starter, since it's 
          pretty quick. And it's also cool looking :).

B+P,B+P - This one is good because it's really quick and hard to evade.

B+P,F+K,P - This one is really great because it's pretty damaging and 
            can be charged at the end for extra DMG and/or unblockability 
            status, and also cancelled to confuse.

P,P,B+P,P - This one serves the same purpose as the one above.


[XXCOMXX]

Suggested Custom combos/juggles:


-F+P,P,P,P, P,P,B+P,P, F+K,P,P,P* (charge a little)

 pursue possible if in the air
 12 hits 467 DMG (SA) (KNG)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 6.6
 starting form: base


-F+P,P,P,F+P, B+P,F+K, K,K,B+K, P,P,P,P,P* (charge a little)

 pursue always possible
 15 hits 590 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 7
 starting form: base


-F+P,P,P,F+P, P+K+G, B+P,F+K, P,P,B+P,P, F+K,K,K,F+K

 pursue always possible
 requires sync with Nail skill
 16 hits 592 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 7
 starting form: base
 ending form: Sync with Nail


-F+P,F+P,P,P,P*_G, B+P,F+K, K,K,K,K*_G, P+K+G, P,F+K,K,B+P, P,P,P,P,E

 pursue possible if in the air
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Destructive Wave skills
 20 hits 936 DMG (SA) (KNG)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 5.9
 starting form: base
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-K,K,K,K*_G, F+P,P,P,F+P, P+K+G, B+P,F+K, P,P,B+P,P, F+K,P,P,B+P,E

 pursue always possible
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Light Grenade skills
 21 hits 1147 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 6.5
 starting form: base
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-F+P,P,P,F+P, B+P+K, P+K+G, F+K,P,P,B+P, P+K+G, F+K,P,P,B+P,E

 pursue always possible
 requires symc with Nail, fuse with Kami and Light Grenade skills
 16 hits 995 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 6.5
 starting form: base
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-F+P,F+P,P,P,P*_G, B+P,F+K, P,F+K,K,B+P, P+K+G, F+K,P,P,B+P,E

 pursue always possible
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Light Grenade skills
 16 hits 1043 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 6.5
 starting form: base
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-K,K,K,K*_G, P+K+G, B+P,F+K, F+P,P,P,F+P, P,F+K,K,B+P, P+K+G,
  F+K,P,P,B+P,E

 pursue always possible
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Light Grenade skills
 22 hits 1144 DMG (SA)
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 6.5
 starting form: base
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-K,K,K,K*_G, B+P,F+K, F+P,P,P,F+P, P+K+E+G

 requires you start fused with Kami and in hyper mode 
  with at least 4.0 ki gauges
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Hellzone Grenade 
  skills
>If Hellzone Grenade is unsuccessful:
 13 hits 1079 DMG
>If Hellzone Grenade is successful:
 13 hits 1574 DMG
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 0.0 (if you begin with 4.0)
 starting form: fuse with Kami
 ending form: fuse with Kami


-F+P,P,P,F+P, B+P,F+K, K,K,K,K*_G, F+K,P,P,B+P,E

 requires you start fused with Kami and in hyper mode
 requires sync with Nail, fuse with Kami and Special Beam 
  Cannon skills
>If dragon rush ends at 1st stage:
 16 hits 1062 DMG
>If dragon rush ends at 2nd stage:
 21 hits 1359 DMG
>If dragon rush ends at 3rd stage:
 20 hits 1722 DMG
>If dragon rush ends with Special Beam Cannon
 31 hits 2601 DMG
 aprox. remaining ki gauges: 1.5
 starting form: fuse with Kami
 ending form: fuse with Kami


[XXCAPXX]

Suggested Capsule setups:

My two favorites:

1 - Sync with Nail
2 - Fuse with Kami
3 - Light Grenade
4 - Piccolo's regeneration
5/6/7 - Meditation

This capsule setup gives you a lot of freedom with your ki, 
because of the meditation capsule, and it gives you both of 
Piccolo's transformations, which are obviously pretty good 
because they give a 10% increase in attack, and increases 1 
gauge to the baseline ki. And thanks to the meditation capsule 
you'll be able to sync with Nail from baseline ki, and then with 
just 1/2 more of a ki gauge you can fuse with Kami. You also 
have Piccolo's regeneration which is REALLY good, since it 
cuts the DMG you take from moves by 40% :D, while only using 
a bit of ki for every hit...but since you have the meditation
capsule you won't have any problems with ki consumption. The only 
downside is that you don't have any death moves untill you fuse 
with Kami...but since you can fuse with Kami with just 1/2 ki 
gauges on top of what you begin with, that shouldn't be a problem...
and once you're fused with Kami you really shouldn't use Destructive 
wave at all, since it's weaker than Light Grenade, and it costs 
double the ki.


1 - Sync with Nail
2 - Fuse with Kami
3 - Light Grenade
4 - Concentration
5/6/7 - Meditation

This one is all about controlling your ki. You have both transformations,
and Light Grenade..and instead of Piccolo's regeneration you'll have 
concentration, which cuts your ki usage for teleporting in half. With 
concentration and Meditation together you'll use 1/6 of the normal ki 
expediture for teleporting, and 2/3 for the regular ki attacks and for 
pursuing...meaning you'll have all the ki you need to slaughter your enemy :D.


Other ones:

1 - Sync with Nail
2 - Fuse with Kami
3 - Destructive wave
4 - Light Grenade
5 - Hellzone Grenade/Special Beam Cannon
6 - Piccolo's regeneration
7 - Concentration

This one gives you Hellzone Grenade and Destructive wave..since 
you don't have meditation it'll come in handy as a death move untill 
you're able to fuse with Kami. You also have Piccolo's regeneration, 
because this capsule is always useful..but it will be harder to control 
your ki usage since it drains your ki, and you don't have meditation.
On the other hand you have concentration...so it compensates for 
not having meditation. Also you can switch Hellzone Grenade with Special 
Beam Cannon depending on what you prefer the most...but I always suggest 
using a P+K+E+G ultimate, instead of the dragon rush one, since it's 
really risky to depend on dragon rush. On the other hand you'll do 
more DMG with the dragon rush one...so it's up to you to decide.


1 - Sync with Nail
2 - Fuse with Kami
3 - Light Grenade
4 - Hellzone Grenade/Special Beam Cannon
5/6/7 - Meditation

This capsule setup gives you good controll over your ki consumption 
thanks to the meditation capsule, and still gives you an ultimate...
but you don't have Piccolo's regeneration or concentration, which IMO 
are much more useful than an ultimate move :P.


[XXDRAXX]

Unfortunatelly due to lack of time I will not be adding the Dragon 
Universe section to any other character except for Vegeta. Meaning 
that only the Vegeta FAQ will have this section. Sorry :(

But the walkthrough by SOng has a pretty good and complete Dragon 
Universe section for every character, and you can get it at GFAQs.


[XXLEVXX]

Levelling up Basics:

In Dragon Universe and Dragon Arena modes you gain experience points 
for battles you win, and in certain events in DU. These experience 
points are used to develop you character's statistics. Each Level you go 
up grants you a Z point, which you can use to increase one level for a 
statistic. The amount of experience you need to level up will increase as 
your character's level increases, and the amount of experience you receive 
from battles won will increase as the difficulty level increases. You can 
go up to level 99, which means you'll get a max of 99 Z points; there are 
7 statistics, and each can go up to level 20, which means you'd need 140 Z 
points to max out a character's statistics. So you'll have to choose well 
what you want to level up, because YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET ALL THE 
STATISTICS TO LEVEL 20! Here is the explanation of each statistic:

>HEALTH: As you increase this statistic the amount of health your 
 character has  will also increase. Your character has 3000 HP at level 0
 of this statistic, and each level you increase will give you about 200 HP,
 to a max of 4000 extra HP (which means you'll have 7 life gauges total) 
 at level 20.

>KI: As you increase this statistic the amount of ki your character 
 uses to perform  ki requiring actions will decrease. With ki at level 
 20 you'll have a 1/3 cut in ki usage, meaning you only use 2/3 of the 
 ki you use at level 0.

>ATTACK: This statistic increases the amount of DMG all of your attacks 
 deal to the  opponent. Each level you go up increases by 5% the DMG you 
 deal, to a max of 100% extra DMG, at level 20, meaning you'll do double
 DMG at level 20.

>GUARD: As you increase this one the amount of health you lose from the 
 attacks  that your opponent hits you with will decrease. Each level you 
 go up increases by 5% you defense, to a max of 100% extra defense at 
 level 20, which mean the amount of DMG you take from your opponents 
 attacks will  go down 2.5% each level, to a max of 50% cut in DMG, 
 meaning if you're at level 20 in this statistic you'll only lose half 
 the HP you'd lose if you were at level 0.

>ARTS: This one increases the amount of DMG your death moves and ultimate 
 moves deal to the opponent, regardless if you have attack levelled up or 
 not.  Each level you  increase gives you a 2.5% increase in DMG, to a total 
 of 50%  max at level 20. This  means you can raise attack to max to have a 
 100%  increase in DMG, and still increase arts to max to have more 50% 
 increase in DMG for death moves and ultimate moves!

>ABILITY: As you increase this statistic the effectiveness of the item 
 capsules you  use will increase. For example, if you intend to equip and 
 use the Tonkatsu bowl,  for each level you increase of this statistic the 
 amount of HP you recover by using  the item will go up by 30; so if you 
 have  Ability at level 0 the item will give you  2000 HP, but if you have 
 it at  level 1 the item will give you 2030 HP, and so on.  This applies to 
 all  kinds of item skills, meaning that support skills will also be 
 included.

>COM: This statistic measures how well the computer controls your 
 character in Dragon  Arena mode, so you'll only need to increase this 
 one if you intend to have someone  fight your characters by giving him 
 your password, or if you intend to fight him  yourself in the same manner. 
 The higher the level of this statistic the better the CPU controls your 
 character.


Closing Comments:

Piccolo is also one of my fav characters in the game (second only to 
Vegeta, and tied with Trunks, Goku, Cell and Frieza). He's a great character, 
mainly due to his great reach, and quick and strong combos. IMO he only lacks
in terms of combos because he doesn't have enough good moves to link between 
different strings in a combo. His level 2 death move (Light Grenade) is IMO 
probably the best in the game, since it's strong, quick AND most importantly 
only uses up half a ki gauge, whilst most others use 2 full gauges.

I hope this FAQ proves helpfull and/or fun to those who read it, 
and it sure helped me improve my gameplay by writting it, and I 
had a lot of fun :P.

I'd like to thank Dimps for creating the first REALLY GOOD DBZ 
GAME, and this time around IMO they couldn't have made much 
better :)

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