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*                     Dragonball Z Tenkaichi Budokai 2                       *
*                    Character and Potara Groupings FAQ                      *
*                            Playstation 2 version                           *
*                                 Version 1.00                               *
*                                April 20, 2007                              *
*                  Frank Fiol -- frankfiol[at]hotmail{dot}com                *
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Table of Contents:

00: Introduction to the guide

01: Listing of the Potara Groups

02: Same Type Potara Groups

03: Listing of Equipment Slot Groups

04: Closing Notes

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                       00: Introduction to the Guide
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Hello. My name is Frank Fiol and this is my first FAQ (so please be gentle). I
made this FAQ utilizing the game and was made mostly for my own information. 
It basically spells out exactly which character groups exist and which potaras 
can be used by them. I have also grouped potaras with similar effects together.

I made this FAQ first and foremost for myself (which is why if this gets
accepted, I would be happily surprised). Alot of information can be found in 
other FAQs. [Specifically Golden_Gogeta's FAQ on Z Items -- I will not spell
out each potara and its effect - I am simply listing what potaras go with a)
which characters and b) have similar effects to each other.]

I am merely taking information I have found on my own (unless otherwise
indicated) and listing it in a straight-forward way.

I am allowing gamefaqs.com (http://www.gamefaqs.com) permission to post this
FAQ. Other sites wishing to post should please contact me at the above
e-mail address with the subject line 'DBZ BT2 FAQ'. Thanks, and I hope this
guide helps you as much as it did me.


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                     01: Listing of the Potara Groups
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In this section, I will detail which characters belong to which groups for
the purposes of potara equipping. Additionally, I will list group-specific
potaras (names only). Unless otherwise noted, all transformations of base
character are included.

SAIYAN:		Goku, Goku SSJ4, Kid Goku, Kid Gohan, Teen Gohan, Gohan, 
		Ultimate Gohan, Vegeta Scouter, Vegeta, Vegeta 2nd Form,
		Vegeta 2nd Majin, Vegeta 2nd SSJ4, Baby Vegeta, Trunks Sword,
		Trunks, Goten, Kid Trunks, Bardock, Raditz, Nappa, Turles,
		Broly, Pan, Cell

	Specific Potaras:	Warrior Race
	
	Notes:
		No major surprises here. Anyone with Saiyan heritage is
		included in this group. Cell is as well (but not Cell Jr.).


Z FIGHTERS:	Goku, Goku SSJ4, Kid Gohan, Teen Gohan, Gohan, Ultimate
		Gohan, Picollo, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, Vegeta,
		Vegeta 2nd Form, Vegeta 2nd Majin, Vegeta 2nd SSJ4, 
		Trunks Sword, Trunks, Goten, Kid Trunks, Pan, Uub

	Specific Potaras:	Ki Control, Z Fighter's Bond

	Notes:
		Again, no major surprises here. Anyone who fought with
		the Earth Forces against evil/invaders is included.


ANDROIDS:	Dr. Gero, Android 19, Android 18, Android 17, Super 17,
		Android 16, Android 13, Cell, Cell Jr, Meta Cooler

	Specific Potaras:	Stealth Mode, Gero's Lab Data

	Notes:
		Any artificial person is here. Dr. Gero (Android 20), all
		his androids, including Cell and Cell Jr. Meta Cooler is
		here too (but not Mecha Frieza).


FRIEZA'S SOLDIERS: Cui, Dodoria, Zarbon, Guldo, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Ginyu,
		   Frieza, Mecha Frieza, Cooler, Meta Cooler

	Specific Potaras:	King Cold's Support, Emperor's Aura, Ginyu
				Force's Bond
	Notes:
		Individuals under the direct control of Frieza or Cooler, or 
		Frieza and Cooler are here.


MAJIN:		Vegeta 2nd Majin, Demon King Dabura, Majin Buu, Evil Buu,
		Super Buu, Kid Buu

	Specific Potaras:	Spopovich, Yamu, Puipui, Babidi's Magic,
				Bibidi's Magic
	Notes:
		Again, people possesed by or created by Babidi or Bibidi.


WARRIOR of JUSTICE:	Goku, Goku SSJ4, Kid Goku, Kid Gohan, Teen Gohan,
			Gohan, Ultimate Gohan, Picollo, Krillin, Yamcha,
			Tien, Chiaotzu, Vegeta, Vegeta 2nd Form, Vegeta
			2nd SSJ4, Trunks Sword, Trunks, Goten, Kid Trunks,
			Hercule, Videl, Supreme Kai, Bardock, Majin Buu, 
			Tapion, Pikkon, Yajirobe, Pan, Ubb, Master Roshi,
			Grandpa Gohan

	Specific Potaras:	Halo, Bravest Sword

	Notes:
		Anyone who ever fought on the side of 'Good' is a Warrior of
		Justice. This (surprisingly) includes: Bardock and Majin
		Buu.


WARRIOR OF EVIL:	Vegeta Scouter, Vegeta 2nd Majin, Baby Vegeta,
			Raditz, Saibaman, Nappa, Cui, Dodaria, Zarbon,
			Guldo, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Ginyu, Frieza,
			Mecha Frieza, Dr Gero, Android 19, Android 18,
			Andorid 17, Super 17, Android 16, Android 13,
			Cell, Cell Jr.,	Demon King Dabura, Evil Buu, 
			Super Buu, Kid Buu, Garlic Jr., Turles, Slug,
			Salza, COoler, Meta Cooler, Broly, Zangya, 
			Bojack, Janemba, Hirudegarn, General Tao,
			Syn Shenron

	Specific Potaras:	Majin Seal, Vicious Desire

	Notes:
		Again, anyone who ever fought on the side of 'Evil' is a Warrior
		of Evil.

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'Giant' FORMS:		Great Ape Vegeta Scouter, Great Ape Nappa, Great Ape
			Raditz, Great Ape Bardock, Great Ape (Kid Goku),
			Great Ape Baby, Slug Giant, Janemba, Hirudegarn

	Specific Potaras:	NONE

	Notes:
		This is an artifical grouping by myself. This simply lists the
		characters/forms where the player is GIANT form. By GIANT form,
		I mean, unable to be thrown or Rush Attack'd. Most characters
		melee attacks do not stun/interupt this group


'Giant' Skinned:	LSSJ Broli, SSJ4 Gogeta

	Specific Potaras:	NONE

	Notes:
		This is an artificial grouping by myself. This lists the characters/
		transformations that have what I call 'Giant Skin'. This means that
		while these characters can be thrown or RUSH Attacked, normal melee
		punches do not stun them.

Blast1 'Giant' Skinned:	SSJ Goten, Gotenks, SSJ Gotenks, Hercule, Cui, Dodoria,
			Zarbon Transformed, Recoome, Dr Gero, Android 19, General Tao,
			Kid Goku, Master Roshi, Master Roshi MAX Power

	Specific Potaras:	NONE

	Notes:
		This artificial group lists character which CAN have 'Giant Skin. Using
		a Blast1 move called "False Courage", these characters can gain the
		non-stunning aspect of regular melee attacks that Giants and Giant-
		skinned characters have. It always costs 2 Blast1 bars (except for
		Hercule, Cui, and Master Roshi MAX Power). 


'Giant' Killers:	SSJ3 Goku, SSJ2 Teen Gohan, Ultimate Gohan, Super Vegeta,
			SSJ2 Vegeta 2nd Form, SSJ Trunks, Super Trunks, Gotenks
			(all), Vegeto (all), Gogeta, Majin Vegeta, 100% Final
			Form Frieza, Android 16, 100% Perfect Cell, Majin Buu,
			Evil Buu, Super Buu (all), Kid Buu, Super Garlic Jr, 
			Final Form Cooler, Super Android 13, SSJ Broli, 
			LSSJ Broli, Final Form Bojack, Final Janemba, Pikkon,
			SSJ4 Goku, SSJ4, Vegeta, SSJ4 Gogeta, Super Baby 1,
			Super Baby 2, Super Android 17, Shenron (all)

	Specific Potaras:	NONE

	Notes:
		This is an artificial grouping by myself. This simply lists the
		characters/forms which can effectively fight 'Giant' characters.
		Melee Attacks from these characters will stun/interupt 'Giant'
		attacks.

'Lesser Giant Killers':	SSJ2 Gohan (after 1 punch), SSJ Vegeta 2nd Form (after
			2 punches), Trunks (after 2 punches)
	Specific Potaras:	NONE

	Notes:
		This is an artificial grouping by myself.These guys are quick to stun
		Giants, so I included them here. All Characters will stun Giants at 
		the end of any natural combo. These guys just do it *slightly* faster.


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                     02: Same Type Potara Groups
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Below I will list potaras, by name, in different sections to make finding a
specific type of potara easier. I will not be listing Ability (Blue) potaras
here, as they are quite easy to find. I will also mark any potaras which can 
only be equipped by a certain group with that group's name.

Equipment Slots +3's:
		Emperor's Aura (Frieza's Soldiers), Gero's Lab Data (Androids)

Equipment Slots +2's:
		Title [Top Fighter], Genuine Power, Result of Training, Don't
		Monkey Around with Me, I Won't Forgive You!, Fighter's Pride,
		Tougher than Ever, Speedy and Heavy Blow, Unleash Ki, Furious
		Power, Turtle Hermit's Uniform, Picollo's Uniform, Fighting Jacket,
		Bravest Sword (Warrior of Justice)

Dragon Homing +2's:
		Shenron's Record, Master's Skills, Dragon Homing +2

MAX KI @ Start's:
		Genuine Power, Bulma's Support, Fighting Spirit Elevation

Second Chance (if health --> 0) Items:
		Miracle Z, Miracle Z Plus, Zoonama's Barb, Microband, Z 
		Fighter's Bond (Z Fighters), Great Saver

Guard Blocks:
		Perfect Guard, Perfect Stance, Master's Protection

Life Regenerations:
		Regeneration Ability, Dende's Healing, Eternal Life

Auto-After-Images:
		Inescapable Menace, Master's Spirit, Chichi's Support, Microband,
		Perfect Stance




Taunt Items:
		NOTE: I personally DO NOT USE THESE ITEMS. If you have enough time
		to taunt, then the game isn't being played well enough (lol). But
		seriously, I find these items more trouble than they're worth.

		Powerful Style, Energy Breaker, Fighting Charisma, Heavy Pressure,
		Active Heart, Mind Breaker, Master's Pressure, Master's Presence,
		Master's Trump Card, Ginyu Force's Bond (Frieza's Soldiers),
		Bibidi's Magic, Gohan's Teacher



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                     03: Listing of the EQ Slots Groups
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I will list here the characters that have a certain number of natural
equipment slots.

7 Natural EQ Slots: Hildegard

5 Natural EQ Slots: Goku SSJ4, Kid Goku, Ultimate Gohan, Picollo, Vegeta 
		    Scouter, Vegeta 2nd Majin, Vegeta 2nd SSJ4, Bardock, Ginyu,
		    Mecha Frieza, Android 18, Android 17, Super 17, Andriod 16,
                    Evil Buu, Kid Buu, Meta-Cooler, Pikkon, Syn Shenron

4 Natural EQ Slots: Goku, Kid Gohan, Teen Gohan, Gohan, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien,
		    Chiaotzu, Vegeta, Vegeta 2nd Form, Baby Vegeta, Trunks 
                    (Sword), Trunks, Goten, Kid Trunks, Supreme Kai, Raditz,
                    Saibaman, Nappa, Zarbon, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Dr Gero,
                    Android 19, Android 13, Cell, Cell Jr., Demon King Dabura,
                    Majin Buu,Super Buu, Garlic Jr., Turles, Slug, Salza,
                    Cooler, Broly, Zangya, Bojack, Janemba, Tapion, Pan, Uub,
                    Grandpa Gohan

3 Natural EQ Slots: Hercule, Videl, Cui, Dodoria, Guldo, Frieza, Yajirobe,
		    General Tao, Master Roshi


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                      04: Closing Notes
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As I said earlier, this is really just a set of my own personal notes on this
game that I typed up for ease of searching. Only later did I clean it up a bit
and submit it for possible use on GameFAQs. If anyone has any suggestions for
groups to add (either characters or potaras), please feel free to drop me a 
line at frankfiol[at]hotmail{dot}com with the subject line "DBZ BT2 FAQ".

That being said, I'd like to thank the Budokai Tenkaichi 2 developers for the
game and GameFAQs for the years of hosting this kind of information.