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    Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 for Playstation 2 "World Tournament Mode FAQ"
    By Mykas0
    Mykas0 [at] gmail.com
    version 1.5
    15-10-2005
    
    
    BE SURE TO READ THIS FIRST PART! You can read this faq as long as you
    don't change ANY part of it (including this small introduction). Also,
    you can print it but only for use at your home, you may NEVER sell 
    this stuff or else you will make me really mad and maybe I won't work
    anymore! Finally, if you want to use this faq on your site (or use
    any party of it for other things, like writing your own faq or something)
    you have to mail me and ask me for it, I will almost surely grant it to
    you! =)
    
    
    
    1. Getting Started
    2. Nice Character configurations for you to use
    3. Information about each specific tournament
    4. Unusable Capsules
    5. Frequently Asked Questions
    B_END. Special Thanks
    END. Contacts
    
    
    
    
    
    1. Getting Started
    
    This faq is mainly for those people who want to get as much from the
    Tournament Mode as possible. I will try to give you as much strategies as
    possible, but some decisions will have to be taken with your own mind, and
    you should pick the types of attacks that better fit your experience.
    Also, I accept your own contributions for strategies, and around here I
    will try to cover as many aspects of that mode as possible.
    Oh, and if you were wondering, to enter this mode you just have to click
    the "World Tournament" option in the main menu! There, you will be able to
    fight 3~5 battles (depending on the mode), one at a time, and if you
     win
    all of them, you will receive a lot of money, depending which mode you
    played.
    However, your best bet around here is taking a Custom character, and if
    you want any suggestions about that, check section "2. Nice Character
    configurations for you to use".
    If you want to know how much money you will win, or you just want to see
    general information about each of the tournaments, be sure to read the
    section "3. Information about each specific tournament".
    Also, there are certain capsules that can't be used in all the
    tournaments, if you want to know more about them, read "4. Unusable
    Capsules".
    If you have any questions, be sure to check section "5. Frequently Asked
    Questions", as they probably will be probably already answered there.
    
    
    
    2. Nice Character configurations for you to use
    
    All of them will be given in this configuration:
    
    Character Name: (the default of the character in here)
    
    Best Used on: (the type of tournament it is best used on)
    
    Capsules: (each of the capsules you should use)
    cp1: [name 1]
    cp2: [name 2]
    (...)  
    
    + (the number may vary, but this is a good point about this configuration)
    
    +
    
    +
    
    - (the number may vary, but this is a bad point about this configuration)
    
    -
    
    Strategy: (the strategy you should follow when you are using this
               specific configuration)
    
    This is easy to understand, and I hope that everyone can really find this
    to be the easiest way to understand all the information. Also, the
    characters are ordered by their names, if you were wondering...
    
    
    Character name: Cooler
    
    Best Used on: Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-4: Cooler's spaceship
    cp5: Sauzer Blade
    cp6-7: Sparking!!
    
    + > You will win extra money at the end
    
    + > You only have a special, but it strikes for multiple hits and causes a
        good ammount of damage
    
    + > You will actually have 6 health bars: 3 "normal" ones and 3 that
        should
     appear after your character dying and auto-using his spaceship
        capsule.
    
    
    - > You don't have any transformations
    
    - > You just have one death move
    
    Strategy: Use the death move at short range, if possible in the middle of
              a combo. Don't worry about your health, since your spaceship
              capsule will be of great help.
    
    
    Character name: Frieza
    
    Best Used on: Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-4: Frieza's spaceship
    cp5: Destruction Beam
    cp6-7: Sparking!!
    
    + > You will win extra money at the end
    
    + > You only have a special, and it can cause a fair ammount of damage at
        long range
    
    + > You will actually have 6 health bars: 3 "normal" ones and 3 that
        should
     appear after your character dying and auto-using his spaceship
        capsule.
    
    
    - > You don't have any transformations
    
    - > You just have one death move
    
    Strategy: Use the death move at long range, and try striking with short
              range combos when the enemy is near you. Don't worry with your
              health, since your spaceship capsule will be of great help.
    
    
    Character name: Frieza
    
    Best Used on: Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-4: Frieza's spaceship
    cp5: Second Form
    cp6: Third Form
    cp7: Final Form
    
    + > You will actually have 6 health bars: 3 "normal" ones and 3 that
        should
     appear after your character dying and auto-using his spaceship
        capsule.
    
    
    + > Good for players who like a more physical battle
    
    - > You don't have any death moves
    
    
    Strategy: As soon as possible, try increasing your Ki and advancing to
              Final Form. Then, strike physically as much as possible and
              defeat your opponent by doing so. If required, wait until the
              spaceship is activated and keep on fighting, eventually you
              will win.
    
    
    Character name: Goku
    
    Best Used on: everywhere
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Kaioken
    cp2: Super Saiyan
    cp3: Super Saiyan 2
    cp4: Super Saiyan 3
    cp5: Super Saiyan 4
    cp6: Kamehameha
    cp7: Warp Kamehameha OR Spirit Bomb
    
    + > You will have a good physical attack power
    
    
    + > Your death moves are quite good, and using them you will be able to
        inflict good damage on your opponent at long range, or at short range,
        if used in combos
    
    - > You can't heal yourself
    
    Strategy: Transform as soon as possible and keep on transforming to the
              highest possible level, use normal punches or kicks at short
              range and, if you like it, Dragon Rush. You can also try to
              use your death moves as part of your combos, but be careful
              when using them or they may be avoided.
    
    
    Character name: Goku (or Vegeta)
    
    Best Used on: Cell Games (ONLY USABLE THERE!)
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-7: SSJ4 Gogeta
    
    + > If you can fuse, you will win the battle easily
    
    
    + > You will be able to transform and use a Kamehame attack
    
    - > You won't win much money
    
    Strategy: As soon as the battle starts, run away from your opponent and
              keep on increasing your ki bar. When you are able to, transform
              and try to fuse. Then, use "Big Bang Kamehameha" as many times
              as you can and finish the enemy in no time.
    
    
    Character name: Goku (or Vegeta)
    
    Best Used on: Cell Games (ONLY USABLE THERE!)
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-7: Potara (Vegito)
    
    + > If you can fuse, you will win the battle easily
    
    
    + > You will be able to transform and use a Kamehame attack
    
    - > If you can't fuse, you will be in BIG trouble
    
    - > You won't win much money
    
    Strategy: As soon as the battle starts, run away from your opponent and
              keep on increasing your ki bar. When you are able to, transform
              and try to fuse. Be careful, since if you miss it (hey, you have
              75% chances of suceeding) you will be in BIG trouble. When you
              fuse, just attack using "Spirit Sword" (I think that's its name,
              if I recall) or your death moves.
    
    
    Character name: Hercule
    
    Best Used on: anywhere
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-4: (any 4-slot armor you like)
    cp5: Champion Belt
    cp6: Hercules False Courage
    cp7: Turtle Shell
    
    + > A really HIGH defense, which makes him hard to hit
    
    
    + > "Turtle Shell" only affects your opponent, since Hercule can't
        teleport anyway
    
    - > You don't have any special attacks
    
    - > You won't win any extra money
    
    - > You will have long matches
    
    Strategy: Just attack as much and as quickly as you can, and stay away
              from the borders, if you are in an arena. Eventually you will
              deplete your opponents' health bar and win.
    
    
    Character name: Kid Buu (or Omega Shenron)
    
    Best Used on: Anything but Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Concentration
    cp2-7: Sparking!!!!!!
    
    + > You will loose less Ki by dodging 
    
    
    + > You will win a good ammount on money at the end of the tournament
    
    - > Requires good skills
    
    - > Deeply depends on luck
    
    Strategy: Go to one of the sides of the ring. When attacked, just teleport
              to the back of your opponent and send him to the outside of the
              field. Sometimes he may also teleport to your back (when you are
              trying to teleport to its back) so you must be quite careful
              with it. By using the Concentration capsule you will be able to
              teleport more times, so good luck with it! :) Also, this kind of
              technique can be used by anyone, but characters with more
              initial Ki bars work better!
    
    
    Character name: Kid Buu (strategy contributed by Acyris)
    
    Best Used on: Anywhere
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Vanishing Ball
    cp2: Kamehameha
    cp3: Warp Kamehameha (or any 1 slot attack booster)
    cp4: Concentration (Cell Games) or Turtle Shell (World Tournament Levels
    cp5: Vaccine
    cp6-7: Viral Heart Disease
    
    + can use all of kid buu's moves
    + viral heart disease & vaccine: deadly combination
    - can't heal yourself
    - no extra money
    
    Strategy:
    At the start of the match, quickly get away from your opponent, then use
    vaccine immediately (G + down + down), this will stop the draining of your
    health while your opponent still suffers the effect of viral heart disease
    capsule. Continue mashing your opponent until he's down.
    
    
    Character name: Uub
    
    Best Used on: Anything but Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Ki Cannon
    cp2-7: Sparking!!!!!!
    
    + > You will win A LOT of money at the end
    
    + > You can push the enemy for outside the field with your Ki Cannon
    
    - > It relies a lot on luck
    
    - > It depends on the skill of whoever is playing with Uub
    
    Strategy: Just keep on using Uub's Ki Cannon to try pushing your opponent
              to the outside of the arena.
    
    
    Character name: Uub
    
    Best Used on: Anything but Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Ki Cannon
    cp2: Turtle Shell
    cp3-7: Sparking!!!!!
    
    + > You will win some more extra money at the end
    
    + > You can push the enemy for outside the field with your Ki Cannon
    
    + > There is less probability for the enemy to teleport, as Turtle Shell
        will be drainning their Ki
    
    - > It relies a lot on luck
    
    - > It depends on the skill of whoever is playing with Uub
    
    - > Not very good if you are a type of player that likes to teleport
    
    Strategy: Keep on using Uub's Ki Cannon to try pushing your opponent
     to
              the outside of the arena. Sometimes he will try to counter you
              by teleporting, but Turtle Shell will cause your opponent to
              lose his Ki more quickly, making this strategy even better.
    
    
    Character name: ? (anyone you want, but Omega Shenron is your best bet)
    
    Best Used on: Anything but Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1-7: Sparking!!!!!!!
    
    + > You will win the maximum possible money at the end
    
    + > Easy way to win
    
    - > Depends on the ki of the current character
    
    - > It depends on the skill of whoever is playing with it
    
    - > Can sometimes depend on luck
    
    Strategy: Go to one of the sides of the ring. When attacked, just teleport
              to the back of your opponent and send him to the outside of the
              field. Sometimes he may also teleport to your back (when you are
              trying to teleport to its back) so you must be quite careful with
              it.
    
    
    Character name: Kid Buu or Omega Shenron (strategy contributed by Acyris)
    
    Best Used on: Anything but Cell Games
    
    Capsules:
    cp1: Turtle Shell
    cp2-7: Sparking!!!!!!
    
    + > You will win some extra money in the end
    
    + > Your enemies won't be able to teleport to your behind, at least easily
    
    - > You can't heal yourself
    
    - > You don't have many attacks
    
    - > You don't have transformations
    
    Strategy: Kid Buu starts with 6 full bars of ki, Omega Shenron with 7. If
              you're playing in World Tournament Game, and after using
              vaccine, charge to fill up all your seven bars of ki. Then get
              to the edge of the stage, and when an enemy comes near and
              attacks you, teleport counter to kick him outside of the ring.
              This will drain 6 bars of
     your ki, but the advantage is that
              your enemy can't teleport counter you anymore since they also
              need 6 bars of ki to do a teleport counter. That's why I only
              recommend using Turtle Shell against opponents with 3 or 4
              baseline of ki.
    
    
    Do you know that you can also submit your own strategies? Just read the
    "Contacts" section of the faq and use the "hlp" subject, I'll review your
    post and publish it (if I think it is worthy) as soon as possible!
    
    
    
    3. Information about each specific tournament
    
    There are only 4 available tournaments, each of them with their own
    prizes, number of battles and/or rules. Here, you will be able to read
    more information about each of them, and even the money you will win
    by equipping each "Sparking" capsule! ;-)
    
    World Tournament (Novice)
    - Played in a ring
    - You will fight 3 battles
    - You can't use all the capsules
    
    - Winner: 10.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 11.000 zenie
    Sparking!! : 12.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 14.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 16.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 20.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 30.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 50.000 zenie
    
    - Runner Up: 5.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 5.500 zenie
    Sparking!! : 6.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 7.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 8.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 10.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 15.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 25.000 zenie
    
    How to unlock this? You don't need to, you will have it available from the
    starting point of the game.
    
    
    World Tournament (Adept)
    - Played in a ring
    - You will fight 4 battles
    - You can't use all the capsules
    
    - Winner: 30.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 33.000 zenie
    Sparking!! : 36.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 42.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 48.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 60.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 90.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 150.000 zenie
    
    - Runner Up: 15.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 16.500 zenie
    Sparking!! : 18.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 21.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 24.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 30.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 45.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 75.000 zenie
    
    How to unlock this one? First, you must win the World Tournament (Novice)
    at least once, and then you must purchase a black capsule from the store,
    which will cost 6.000 zenie, and by doing so you will unlock this one.
    However, this capsule will ONLY appear for sale after you unlocked at
    least 16 characters!
    
    
    World Tournament (Advanced)
    - Played in a ring
    - You will fight 5 battles
    - You can't use all the capsules
    
    - Winner: 50.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 55.000 zenie
    Sparking!! : 60.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 70.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 80.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 100.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 150.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 250.000 zenie
    
    - Runner Up: 25.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 27.500 zenie
    Sparking!! : 30.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 35.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 40.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 50.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 75.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 125.000 zenie
    
    As for unlocking this one, you will have to win the World Tournament
    (Adept) and then purchase a black capsule from the store, which will again
    cost 6.000 zenie. Plus, it will only appear on the store after you having
    unlocked at least 32 characters.
    
    
    World Tournament (Cell Games)
    - Played on Cell's arena
    - You will fight 5 battles
    - No ring outs in this one!
    - You can use any capsule you want
    
    - Winner: 50.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 55.000 zenie
    Sparking!! : 60.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 70.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 80.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 100.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 150.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 250.000 zenie
    
    - Runner Up: 25.000 zenie
    Sparking! : 27.500 zenie
    Sparking!! : 30.000 zenie
    Sparking!!! : 35.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!! : 40.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!! : 50.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!! : 75.000 zenie
    Sparking!!!!!!! : 125.000 zenie
    
    Unlocking this one will be harder, but it will surely be worthy of the
    trouble. First, you will have to unlock the Dragon Arena mode (which can
    be done by finishing the Dragon Universe mode for all its characters),
    play it and have Cell break into a battle (which is a random event that
    will happen sometimes) and defeat him for acquiring this mode!
    
    
    
    4. Unusable Capsules
    
    Here you will see a list of capsules which are unusable during the
    tournaments, and by tournaments I mean any tournament EXCEPT for Cells
    Games, since you can use any capsules in that one.
    
    - #17 Accel Dance, #17 Ultimate Move
    - #18 Accel Dance, #18 Ultimate Move
    - Absorption, Super Buu's Ultimate Move
    - Babidi's Mind Control
    - Close Call, Videl's Ultimate Move
    - Fusion (Gogeta)
    - Fusion (Gotenks)
    - Fusion (SSJ4 Gogeta)
    - Potara (Kibitoshin)
    - Potara (Vegito)
    
    However, these may not be all the capsules which unusable during the
    tournaments. In order to know if a specific capsule is usable or not, you
    have to equip it and then highlight that capsule on the menu. If it shows
    up in yellow, it means that you are facing an unusable capsule.
    
    
    
    5. Frequently Asked Questions
    
    Question: Where can I get [insert capsule name here] ?
    
    Answer: That is not the main point of this faq, but most of them can be
            bought randomly in the shop. If you need more information about
            this, be sure to read the other faqs around here.
    
    
    Question: What is the best strategy for defeating [insert name here] ?
    
    Answer: It always depends on the character that you are facing. If he/she
            is a lot smaller than you, you can be in big trouble, so your best
            best is always picking a medium size character. Also, wait for the
            enemy to be "tired" before attempting a Dragon Rush attack, if you
            are not a very experienced player.
    
    
    Question: I've equipped capsule [insert name here], but it doesn't show up
              during the battle. What the hell is happening?
    
    Answer: There are some capsules that can't be used in the tournament.
            Those include the Fusion Capsules (among others) and despite not
            any information is given, you simply won't be able to use them in
            the battles. Also, be sure to check section "4. Unusable Capsules"
            of the faq, as it can provide you some more information about
            this.
    
    
    Question: How can I fully destroy the ring?
    
    Answer: You can't. The tournament rings are undestructable, just like the
            scenario inside Buu. 
    As for Cell Games arena, you can destroy it
            by using a powerful attack.
    
    
    Question: What's the best way for trying to win more money?
    
    Answer: Personally I would use the last strategy from section "2. Nice
            Characters configurations for you to use", but the one first one
            with Frieza (from that same section) will also grant you a fair
            ammount of money while providing a good attack strategy.
    
    
    
    B_END. Special Thanks
    
    I want to take this people:
    
    - Everyone who made this game.
    
    - Everyone who likes my works here on gamefaqs, it's for those people that
      I like to work in this type of project;
    
    - Everyone who contributed for this faq with their own strategies, but
      chose not to be credited individually;
    
    - Ice Fire for 3 unusable capsules I had missed;
    
    - People who rejected to go out with me, this way I stayed home, played
      this game and took the time to write this faq; XD
    
    - Acyris for mentioning some information I had forgotten about unlocking
      the adept and advanced tournament, plus 2 strategies he sent me;
    
    - Adam Schaefer for 1 unusable capsule I had missed;
    
    - PhillyStk44 for a method for discovering unusable capsules;
    
    - Bryan Adams for an unusable capsule I had missed;
    
    - Everyone I forgot to credit (if anyone...);
    
    - BethanyM and CjayC, for inspiring me to continue working in this faq and
      in all other projects as well.
    
    
    
    END. Contacts
    
    If you want, you may see my web page, just check it at the HTML 
    address www.geocities.com/Mykas0/ .
    My e-mail is Mykas0 [at] gmail.com , use the following subjects or I will
    NEVER reply back to you:
    
    Subject: "DBZ3 info" for asking anything
    Subject: "DBZ3 hlp" for giving me more info for this faq, will credit you!
    
    Thanks and until the next version!!!!!!