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                              Version 0.25 July 21 2006
    
                                    2006 T.J. Burns
                                 chameleon@glenmora.com
    
    
        DISCLAIMER: This guide is for personal use only.  You may distribute
        this guide as much as you wish, provided you do not alter it, sell
        it, or use it for illegal purposes.
    
    
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                                  I. Introduction
                                 II. About This Game
                                III. Basic Moves
                                 IV. Character techniques
                                     a. Android 16
                                     b. Android 17
                                     c. Android 18
                                     d. Cell
                                     e. Chi-Chi
                                     f. Frieza
                                     g. Gohan
                                     h. Goku
                                     i. Krillin
                                     j. Majin Buu
                                     k. Piccolo
                                     l. Trunks
                                     m. Vegeta
    
    
    
    
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    -                               I. Introduction                               -
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      First off, allow me to introduce myself.  I am T.J. Burns, also known to
    many as the Chameleon.  I have been a longtime gamer, I own my own gaming
    store, Chameleon's Den (http://chameleonsden.com), and I am the creator and
    administrator of Traderz, an online game trading community.  As you can
    see, gaming's in my blood. =)
    
      Due to the nature of my business, and of Traderz, I come in contact with
    all kinds of different games, and am fortunate to have a chance to play all
    of my favorite classic games as well as various new releases.  Like any
    true gamer, I figure out what I can on my own at first, but I have checked
    GameFAQs (http://gamefaqs.com) many times to go back and read about the
    things that I missed.
    
      I was a little suprised to note that GameFAQs is currently without any
    resources for Super Dragon Ball Z, so I decided to throw together this list
    of all of the characters' moves, with information on how to perform each
    technique, and more.  This guide isn't yet what I would consider to be
    100% completed, as there are still hidden characters and secrets for me to
    add, but..  Here goes.
    
      If there's anything in here that's in error, please report it to me.  Do
    not email me to gripe about the names and spellings - I'm using the U.S.
    version of the game and am quite aware that some names were originally
    spelled differently..  I'm using the game's spellings...
    
    
    
    
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      Super Dragon Ball Z doesn't top Budokai in my books, but it has a few
    very interesting ideas, such as 'creating' your characters and having them
    gain experience..  In a fighting style game, I found it unique anyway..
    
      All in all, a good fighting game.  I assume you have it already, if
    you're reading this, but if not, go get it!  Someone may have it for trade
    over at Traderz, or you could always check Yahoo auctions or the new Google
    Auctions once they launch..  (I don't recommend eBay)
    
    
    
    
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      As with all fighting style games, there are basic moves that are common
    to all characters.  This is a good key to scan through, for the sake of
    understanding the terms I'll be using later.  The buttons involved in these
    moves can be changed in your game's configuration, but I will be listing
    the defaults for each of these.
    
      Note!  Many moves in this games will allow you to press either of the
    attack buttons, so if I say 'Attack', you can use either one..  In some
    cases, the 'Strong Attack', or Triangle by default, will do more damage.
    
    Buttons:
      Square - Normal little standard attack..
      Triangle - Strong attack
      X - Block
      Circle (On the ground) - Jump
      Circle (In midair) - Hover
      Circle (While hovering) - Drop back to the ground
    
    Dual buttons:
      L1 (Square + Triangle) - Grab your enemy and attack
      L2 (X + Circle) - A short dash, either toward or away from your enemy
      R1 (Square + X) - Dash Shoulder Attack
      R2 (X + Triangle) - Flying power attack, can stun your enemy
      Up + Circle - Super High Jump
      Forward + Square - Standard energy burst, differs character to character
      Forward, Forward, Attack or Back, Back, Attack - Different type of attack
    
    
    
    
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      For easier searching, I'm listing these characters in alphabetic order.
    
    
                                 a. Android 16
                                ---------------
      Android 16 is a very large, slow, and strong character..
    
      Grab - Android 16 grabs his enemy and literally bounces them off of the
        ground.
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B (Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Rocket Punch (Roll down to forward, attack) - Android 16 shoots his
        hand at the enemy.  Does more damage with triangle.
    
      Mega-Tackle (Back, forward, attack) - Android 16 charges at the enemy.
        This attack also has a chance of stunning the enemy.
    
      Gigantic Press (While in the air, Down, L1) - Android 16 lays down in
        mid-air, falling downward to land on and crush his enemy.
    
      Evolution Buster (360 degree roll, down, toward, and away, then attack) -
        You need to do this close, as Android 16 will try to grab the enemy.
    
      Hell Flash (Roll down to forward, roll down to forward, attack) - Android
        16 shoots his fist into the ground, causing an explosion.
    
    
                                 b. Android 17
                                ---------------
      Android 17 is rather annoying, but he's fast and has good moves..
    
      Grab - Android 17 grabs the enemy by their feet and slams them into the
        ground.
    
    Techniques:
      Violence Hold (Square + X, then Square)
    
      Combination A1 (Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination A2 (Square, Square, Square) - This 'combo' leaves the enemy
        facing the opposite direction.
    
      Combination B1 (Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B2 (Square, Triangle, Square) - Attacks then does his grab
    
      Blaster (Roll down to forward, attack) - His default energy attack
    
      Savage Combo (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack)
    
      Avenging Fork (Roll down to back, Attack, Attack again when you hit)
    
      Ultimate Blaster (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) -
        This is basically a rapid fire version of the Blaster attack.
    
      Energy Field - (360 degree roll, down, forward, and away, then L1) - This
        attack is great for defense, attacking a radious all around Android 17.
    
    
                                 c. Android 18
                                ---------------
      Android 18..  She's cute, fast, and usually armed with great techniques,
    but her arsenal of skills are a little lacking in this game.
    
      Grab - Android 18 grabs her enemy by their feet and slams them into the
        ground, much like her brother does.
    
    Technique:
      Violence Hold (Square + X, then Square)
    
      Combination A1 (Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination A2 (Square, Square, Square) - This basic punching combo will
        spin the enemy around to where their back is facing Android 18.
    
      Combination B1 (Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B2 (Square, Triangle, Square) - Attacks, then does her grab.
    
      Blaster (Roll down to forward, Attack)
    
      Savage Combo (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack)
    
      Infinity Hold (Roll down to back, Attack) - She charges at the enemy,
        attacks them, then flips them down into the ground.
    
      Ultimate Blaster (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) -
        This is basically a rapid fire version of the Blaster attack.
    
    
                                    d. Cell
                                   ---------
      I miss the Stage 1 version of Cell..  The rest of them have always looked
    so lame to me..  Anyway, Cell's extremely tall, but he has a lot of rather
    unique attacks, definately worth checking out...
    
      Grab - Cell lifts his enemy up and shots a blast right through them.
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Hell Needle (Roll down to forward, Attack.  Can add a few more attacks)
    
      Interrupter (Down, Up, Attack or Up, Down, Attack) - Cell jumps to either
        side, firing off needle shots as he goes.  Direction depends on order.
    
      Drain Life (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) - Drains some life from
        the enemy..  Square also drains action bar, Triangle also drains energy.
    
      Drain Life *Skills* (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Square + Triangle) - This
        attack drains a little life but also allows Cell to copy one of the
        techniques his enemy uses..  Read below for more..
    
      *Use Drained Skill* (Back, Forward, Attack) - Provided you have drained a
        skill, this will cause Cell to perform that technique.
    
      Judgement (Roll down to forward, Roll down to Dorn/Forward, Attack) - Cell
        performs several rapid-fire shots.
    
    
                                  e. Chi-Chi
                                 ------------
      Chi-Chi is rather interesting.  Fun trivial things to note is that she
    uses Goku's Power Pole from Dragon Ball, and she rides on Nimbus when she
    hovers, being unable to fly herself..
    
      Grab - Chi-Chi does a series of rapid kicks, lifting the enemy into the
        air, then she kicks them away.
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B1 (Triangle, Triangle, Square)
    
      Combination B2 (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Banana Fan (Back, Forward, Attack) - Creates a little twister..
    
      Power Pole Attack (Roll down to forward, Attack) - This attack can be
        expanded into a Power Pole Combo by following with Attack twice more.
    
      Power Slugger (Roll down to away, Attack) - The attack she throws will have
        a boomerang effect if it messes the enemy, but it won't hurt Chi-Chi.
    
      Super Power Slugger (Roll down to away, Roll down to away, Attack)
    
    
                                   f. Frieza
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      Annoying, small, fast..  A good fighter for annoying your friends!
    Seriously though, his tail and variety of moves make him a good fighter,
    but it does get annoying to watch him do most of his attacks with his arms
    crossed in boredom.
    
      Grab - Actually a pretty nice juggle, hard to describe though..
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle) - This entire combo is
        done with Frieza keeping his arms crossed the whole time.
    
      Combination B1 (Square, Triangle, Triangle) - Frieza's 3rd hit hits the
        enemy from behind..
    
      Combination B2 (Square, Triangle, Square)
    
      Round Dash (Back, Forward, Circle) or (Forward, Back, Circle) - Frieza will
        start running at the enemy..  Each time you press Attack while Frieza is
        running, he'll fire off an energy attack.
    
      Sonic Warp (Roll down to forward, Circle), or (Roll down to back, Circle),
      or (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Circle) or (Back, Down, Down/Back, Circle)
        Frieza will do his rapid movement that looks like he teleports, where he
        goes depends on which method you use to do this technique.
    
      Frieza Cutter (Roll down to forward, Attack) - Cutter attack..
    
      Psychokinesis (Roll down to back, Attack) - Frieza will use telekinesis to
        lift some rocks up to pelt the enemy with..  When did he show signs of
        such a talent in the series LoL?  I certainly don't remember it..
    
      Flex Laser - (Back, Forward, Attack) - Frieza firest off 3 energy attacks.
    
      Death Ball - (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) - You can
        hold the attack button to charge this attack up larger..  Try it out!
    
    
                                    g. Gohan
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      Small, fast, strong..  Gohan's definately a tough kid..  Pan gets it
    honest, doesn't she?
    
      Grab - Gohan kicks his enemy into the air, jumps up, and kicks them back
        down into the ground.
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle) - Slide, Kick, Headbutt
    
      Combination B (Square, Square, Triangle) - The last hit can explode
        instead, but usually Gohan will kick his enemy to the side instead.
    
      Masenko (Roll down to forward, attack) - Gohan's basic energy attack.
    
      Soaring Dragon Strike (Back, Forward, Attack) - An interesting attack, you
        can press Attack again to launch a second strike.
    
      Fissure Fist (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) - Gohan does a double
        kick followed by a rapid punch combo.
    
      Dragon Shot (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) - Gohan
        fires off about 10 Masenko attacks, rapid fire.
    
      Energy Charge (Back, Forward, Roll to down and then to back, Attack)
    
      Super Saiyan (Forward, Back, Roll down to and then to forward, Attack)
    
    
                                    h. Goku
                                   ---------
      Goku..  Our standard hero..
    
      Grab - Goku grabs his enemy, spins them around, and throws them..
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B1 (Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B2 (Square, Square, Forward, Triangle) - Flips over the enemy's
        head and kicks them in the back.
    
      Combination B3 (Square, Square, Up, Triangle) - Sidesteps before last hit
    
      Combination B4 (Square, Square, Down, Triangle) - Sidesteps before last hit
    
      Kamehameha (Roll down to forward, attack) - Hold attack to charge.
    
      Flurry Kick (Roll down to back, attack.  Attack again when you hit enemy)
    
      Blast Fist (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) - Firey Uppercut
    
      Kaioken (Triangle+Square+X) - Can also do (L1 + X) or (R1 + Triangle)
    
      Super Kamehameha (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack)
    
      Super Saiyan (Forward, Back, Roll to down and then to forward, Attack)
    
    
                                   i. Krillin
                                  ------------
      Krillin..  How exactly did he wind up with Android 18 again?
    
      Grab - Kicks his enemy into the ground and does a spinning kick into their
        back.
    
    Techniques:
      Knee Drop (While in the air, Down + Triangle) - Drops down onto enemy
    
      Combination A (Square, Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B1 (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B2 (Triangle, Triangle, Square) - Krillin's most interesting
        combo, he hits the enemy twice and then merely rolls to the side.
    
      Destructo-Disk (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) - Krillin's trademark
        move..  You can hold down attack to charge it.
    
      Scatter Blast (Down, Up, Attack) or (Up, Down, Attack) - This interesting
        attack sprays an arc area and stays on the screen for a couple of seconds
    
      Kamehameha (Roll down to forward, attack) - Hold attack to charge
    
      Flicker (Back, Forward, Circle) - Krilling jumps and rolls past the enemy
    
      Super Destructo-Disk (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) -
        Krilling shoots out about 10 Destructo-Disks, rapid fire.
    
    
                                 j. Majin Buu
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      Majin Buu...  Large, defensive, and has alot of  (for lack of better way
    of describing them) large attacks. Rather comical character... good for
    laughs as you watch him prance around the fighting arena.  Buu also has a
    few very nice attacks.
    
      Interesting basic attack - Triangle while jumping will cause an explosion
    if Buu hits his enemy..
    
      Grab - Buu picks up his enemy with one hand and punches them with the other
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A1 (Square, Triangle, Triangle) - The Belly-bounce Combo
    
      Combination A2 (Square, Triangle, Square) - Buu rapidly slaps his enemy
        around, many times making them say something in confusion.
    
      Combination B (Triangle, Triangle, Circle)
    
      Spread Ball (Roll down to forward, attack) - Can hold attack to charge
    
      Hazard Breath (Down, Up, Attack) or (Up, Down, Attack) - Again you can hold
        attack to charge this up..  Buu breathes out an arc of fire.
    
      Hurricane Dash (Roll down to back and attack) - Buu charges at his enemy,
        leaving a trail of fire behind him.
    
      Detonation (720 degree roll, down, toward, and away, do the same roll
      again, then attack) - Radius attack coming out from Buu, similar to Android
        17's Barrier Attack.
    
    
                                   k. Piccolo
                                  ------------
     Tall and slow, but has a long reach and good techniques.  Most of his
    Triangle attacks stretch his arms out quite a distance to attack..
    
      Grab - Piccolo lifts his enemy into the air and then blasts them.
    
    Techniques:
      V Punch (Back, Triangle) - Attacks diagonally on both sides, not directly
        in front of Piccolo.
    
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle) - The entire combo has a long
        reach..
    
      Demon Fist (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) or (Forward, Down,
      Down/Forward, Square + Triangle) - Piccolo grabs the enemy, tosses them in
        the air, and shoots them with a blast if you use Square or Triangle, or a
        bomb if you use both.
    
      Beam Cannon (Roll down to forward, Attack) - Limited range
    
      Dimensional Barrior (Down, Up, Attack) - Hold down attack to charge
    
      Special Beam Cannon (Roll down to forward, Roll down to forward, Attack) -
        Piccolo's trademark move, you can hold attack to charge.
    
    
                                   l. Trunks
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      Trunks, like his father, was always a favorite character of mine..  An
    interesting thing to note in this game is that his Triangle attacks use his
    sword, and they are very fast for strong, triangle attacks..
    
      Grab - Trunks throws his sword up in the air, pummels his enemy, jumps up,
        catches his sword, and slashes his enemy on the way back down.
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle) - Trunks finishes this
        combo hovering in the air..
    
      Combination B1 (Triangle, Triangle, Triangle) - Pure sword combo
    
      Combination B2 (Triangle, Triangle, Up) - Two hits, then rolls up
    
      Combination B3 (Triangle, Triangle, Down) - Two hits, then rolls down
    
      Crescent Wave (Roll down to forward, attack) or (Roll down to forward,
      Square + Triangle) - Trunks fires off a wave attack at his enemy..  Square
        causes that wave to go horizontal with the ground, Triangle causes it to
        go vertival, and both creates both waves at the same time.
    
      Stylish Buster (Back, Down, Down/Back, Attack) - Very rapid sword technique
    
      Aura Smash (Back, Forward, Attack) - Trunks launches himself at his enemy,
        shoulder first.
    
      Slash Break (Roll down to back, Roll down to down/back, Attack) - Rapid
        sword technique, finished up with a blast..  (The memories..)
    
      Super Saiyan (Forward, Back, Roll to down and then to forward, Attack)
    
    
                                   m. Vegeta
                                  -----------
      Vegeta's always been one of my favorite characters, tied only with his
    son, but unfortunately he's rather slow this time around..
    
      Grab - Throws his enemy (Or ally) into the air and shoots them
    
    Techniques:
      Combination A (Square, Square, Triangle)
    
      Combination B1 (Square, Triangle, Triangle)
    
      Combination B2 (Square, Triangle, Square)
    
      Lucora Gun (Roll down to forward, attack) - Can press attack a couple more
        times for extra beams..
    
      G. Slicer (Up, Down, Attack) or (Down, Up, Attack) - Vegeta shoots off an
        arc of attacks.
    
      Assault Rush (Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Attack) - A very fast combo
    
      Counter Break (While being attacked, Roll down to back and hit X)
    
      Galick Gun (Roll down to forward, Roll down to down/forward, Attack) - This
        rapid fire technique brings back memories, of a certain planet that he
        and Nappa briefly stopped on on their way to Earth..
    
      Super Saiyan (Forward, Back, Roll to down and then to forward, Attack)
    
    
    
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      I'll be adding a list of secrets, secret characters, and moves for them
    before I consider this guide to be finished, but I hope this helps some!
    
    
    
    
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