Dragonball Raging Blast (Playstation 3 version)
Goku FAQ and Guide
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Version History Ė
Saturday 20th of March 2010;
Started the guide! I did the Introduction, the Contact Info, and the
Why Goku? sections and also did the original written profile. Letís
see, I also listed the controls and started on the Moveset section.
Sunday 21st of March 2010;
Well, today I finished the moveset and added Some Goku comboís for
you to try out!
Monday 22nd of March 2010;
Pah! Sorry guys and gals, you wouldíve had this FAQ earlier, but
GameFAQs rejected it because, get this, they said it ďwasnít
completeĒ. Duh, thatís why I listed it under partially finished
guides. *Shakes head* Anyways I added the Transformations content
today. I also listed all his special moves for each form.
II) Contact Info
III) Why Goku?
VII) Some Goku combos for you to try out
X) Special Thanks
XI) Closing Comments
Konichi-Wa! Nikku here bringing you yet another character guide!
Well, after much thought, I finally decided to start a character
guide for Dragonball Raging Blast, the ďnext gen TenkaichiĒ for the
Playstation 3. Whilst lacking in some areas, I kinda liked this game
better than Tenkaichi 3, but Tenkaichi 2 is still my favorite
Tenkaichi game. Goku has always been my favorite character in DBZ so
I thought Iíd make a guide about him in Raging Blast.
II) Contact Info
If you have any questions about this guide, game, or character then
gimme a call... well, an e-mail that is. My e-mail address is;
Feel free to ask me anything related to the guide! Be warned that any
e-mails insulting the guide or me will be laughed at, shown to other
people and laughed at some more before being deleted.
III) Why Goku?
Well, as stated above, heís my favorite character and he always has
been. He never gave up, he was always improving his fighting
abilities and skills and he was always entertaining to me, even if he
was just shown sleeping! What I also loved about him was how naÔve he
could be most of the time and when he wasnít fighting he was having a
laugh with his friends or eating truckloads of food or training. I
also love playing as him in Raging Blast. Iíve always used Goku first
in every Dragonball/Z/GT game Iíve ever played/bought and with this
game it was no different. Iíve always found it interesting to see
what new tricks heíd have up his sleeve in each new game... wait, he
doesnít even have sleeves!!
Goku is not from this planet, heís an alien known as a Saiyan from
the Planet Vegeta (originally known as Planet Plant before it got
taken over by the Saiyans). Goku, whose original name was Kakarot (a
pun on Carrot), was originally sent to Earth to destroy it, but a
serious injury to his head sustained when he was just a little tyke
scrambled up his programming. From that moment onwards, Goku became a
peaceful fun loving boy with no memories of his mission or Saiyan
It was only after his older brother Raditz arrived that he learned of
his true heritage. During the fight with Raditz, Goku wound up
sacrificing himself to stop the barbaric warrior and received
training from King Kai in the Other World. When he returned to Earth
after being wished back by a wish from the Dragonballs, Goku fought
and defeated Nappa, who had come in search of said Dragonballs with
his ally Vegeta. Vegeta, the Saiyan Prince, was the next to fight
Goku. Although they were both evenly matched, Vegeta proved to be
slightly stronger and almost killed Goku in his Oozaru form, only the
timely intervention of Gohan, Krillin and Yajirobi prevented Gokuís
Vegeta was eventually defeated and left Earth, vowing revenge and now
viewing the ďlow class warriorĒ Goku as his rival. Gokuís next
adventure came when he travelled to Planet Namek in search of the
Namekian Dragonballs, which were much more powerful than the Earthís
ones which were now rendered inert because of Piccoloís unfortunate
death. On the green colored planet, Goku fought and defeated several
members of the Ginyu Force before facing off with the powerful tyrant
known as Frieza, supposedly the strongest being in the universe. Goku
sustained many injuries against Frieza, only defeating him with a
massive Spirit Bomb, however, Frieza survived and out of retaliation,
murdered Gokuís lifelong best friend; Krillin. Flying into a rage,
Gokuís hair suddenly became a radiant golden color and his power
level shot up to extreme heights; he had attained the legendary Super
Goku bested Frieza and was thought dead on the exploding Planet
Namek, but he survived and travelled through space trying to learn
how to control his ferocious new power. Once he returned, he was met
by a young man named Trunks who claimed to be from the future. The
boy even startled Goku even more by announcing that Bulma and Vegeta
of all people were his parents. He also told Goku of a dangerous
coming threat in the form of two killer androids which would arrive
and kill the Z fighters in three years. Trunks gave Goku a small
bottle of medicine for a nasty sounding heart virus that Goku would
catch around the same time and left for the future.
Three years later, the Z Fighters were shocked to learn that what
Trunks said was coming true. Two androids known as Android 19 and
Android 20 (in actuality Dr Gero who constructed the androids) landed
in a large city and began causing horrible destruction, including
almost killing Yamcha. Goku led them away from the city and began a
battle with Android 19, but something seemed to be amiss; Goku was
breathing heavily and seemed to be weakening. It was only then that
Gohan pointed out that his father was suffering from his heart virus.
After being saved by his rival Vegeta, Goku was taken back home to
recuperate by Yamcha and after what seemed like an eternity, he
finally recovered, determined to gain more strength, determined to
surpass even a Super Saiyan.
He took Gohan, Trunks and Vegeta to a room in Kamiís Lookout known as
the Hyperbolic Time Chamber; a room in which a person could live out
one full year in just a day. After Vegeta and Trunks had finished
their time inside the room, Goku and his son entered. At this time
Vegeta purposefully let Cell (a new powerful villain) absorb the
Android known as Eighteen and as a result, Cell became much more
powerful than the Saiyan Prince and his son. Whilst in the Time
Chamber, Goku and his son trained to rid themselves of the strain
caused by the Super Saiyan state. As a result, they were both able to
remain in the form for as long as they wished. They could even hold
the form as they slept.
During the battle with Cell, Gohan obtained the Super Saiyan 2
transformation, a form much more powerful and faster than the Super
Saiyan form. Unfortunately, what with Cell being the poor loser that
he is, the tyrant decided to blow up the Earth, taking everyone along
with him. However, for the second time in his life, Goku once again
sacrificed himself to save the oneís he loved. As a result, he, King
Kai, Bubble and Gregory were all killed in the resulting kamikaze
explosion. Goku later cheered his son on when Cell miraculously
survived and returned to Earth even stronger than before. He then
elected to remain in Other World so that any other threats against
his family and friends could be avoided.
Gokuís next adventure came seven years later when he was allowed to
return to Earth for just a single day in order to participate in a
martial arts contest with his friends. However, through a series of
events, a monster known as Majin Buu ended up being awakened. Goku
decided to teach the present timelineís Trunks and his second son
Goten the Fusion Dance, a set of moves that would allow two people to
combine into a single more powerful entity. It was also around this
time that Goku showed off his new Super Saiyan 3 ability. A form that
was stronger than Super Saiyan 2 (which Goku had also received) and
also drastically altered his appearance; his golden hair grew down to
his waist and his lost his eyebrows.
Unfortunately, using Super Saiyan 3 inadvertently made Goku lose what
little time he had left on Earth and he had to say goodbye to his
loved ones once again. However, the Fusion Dance proved unsuccessful
and so Goku was given the Life of the Old Kai, an entity released
from an ancient weapon known as the Z Sword. He then returned to
Earth with a set of Earrings known as Potara Earrings, which enabled
the wearers to permanently fuse into one being. Although opting to
fuse with Gohan, Goku was forced to pick someone else when his son
was absorbed my Buu and eventually fused with Vegetto, who easily
trounced all over Buu. After purposefully letting himself be
absorbed, Vegetto split back into Goku and Vegeta and the two set
about searching for their absorbed sons and Piccolo. After rescuing
them, Vegeta decided to remove the absorbed good Buu from Majin Buu
and the result caused Kid Buu to appear, a smaller, manic version of
Buu, who promptly decided to blow up the Earth. The battle came to
its conclusion on the great world of the Kaiís where Goku used his
Universal Spirit Bomb to finally rid the universe of this threat
whilst secretly wishing to himself that Buu would be reincarnated as
someone good so that could fight again.
Goku then lived in peace with his family for a further ten years. The
Z Fighters decided to enter another tournament where Goku found the
reincarnated Buu, known as Uub. After a brief battle, Goku decided to
go off and train Uub, living with him in his village whilst training
So yeah, Gokuís had a moderately interesting lifetime.
As with Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Spike have once again messed around with
the controls and this time the result is far more noticeable than
Tenkaichi 3! Here they are;
Square = Melee Attack
Triangle = Ki Blasts/Combo Finisher
X = Super Dash
Circle = Signature Attack
Down (D-Pad) = Power Up Ki
Left/Right (D-Pad) = Move Camera
L1 = Jump (tap)/Ascend (hold)
L2 = Descend
L3 = Move Around/Recover
R1 = Block/Deflect Ki Blasts (whilst moving)/Cancel (charge moves)
R2 = Select Transformation (need to press the corresponding button)
R3 = Super Moves/Ultimate Moves
L1 + L2 = Instantly Fly upwards
L1 + X = Quickly Fly Upwards
L2 + X = Quickly Fly Downwards
R1 + Circle = Crash (grab attack)
Okay, now we get to Gokuís actual moves! Firstly weíre gonna be
taking a look at his Super Moves and his Ultimate Moves;
How to do it = Tilt the Right Analogue Stick upwards.
Here, we have Gokuís signature move and the one he uses the most.
Goku will shoot a bright blue beam at his enemy totalling 5 hits. If
you keep the analogue stick held down, then Goku will charge his beam
and it will end up causing more damage to the opponent.
Kaioken Finish =
How to do it = Tilt the right analogue stick to the right.
This is the move he used against Nappa and itís the first time Goku
has ever utilised it in a game! I think so anyways... This move is a
dash move, what this means is Goku will not damage the enemy if this
attack misses. Similarly, if the opponent blocks it, then the move
will not execute. Goku kicks his opponent into the air before using a
double fisted pound to knock them down. He then dashes towards them
whilst glowing red and smashes into them again before catching them
and dropping them onto the floor.
(Also, this move can be Boosted. Press the onscreen button and the
left analogue stick in the direction shown onscreen to make this move
a little more powerful.)
How to do it = Tilt the right analogue stick downwards.
This is actually a power up move. Goku will yell ďKaioken!Ē and his
body will glow red. In this state you are more powerful, but your ki
will be steadily decreasing. Once it has fully depleted, Goku will
return to normal.
Solar Flare =
How to do it = Tilt the right analogue stick to the left.
The infamous blinding technique! Goku shields his eyes whilst
unleashing an intense flash of light that temporarily blinds the
opponent. In the game, it locks the opponent off of you for a few
seconds. You can then sneakily nail them with a combo or a
Kamehameha, or something!
Spirit Bomb =
How to do it = Press the right analogue stick down after charging up
your ki all the way.
Goku launches the worldís energy at his opponent who gets bombarded
with its overwhelming force. The blast lifts them up, up and away!
This move also gives you some nice distance between you and your
opponent, so you can make some decisions about what youíre going to
do next in the fight. Remember, you need to hold the Down button on
the D-Pad down until Goku reaches High Tension mode before you can
use this devastating move.
You can also change what moves Goku has in the customisation menu,
but weíll cover that in a later update!
You initiate this move by pressing the Circle button. Itís known as
High-Speed Movement. Note that all these moves are different for each
and every character. Goku seems to teleport and then quickly punches
his opponent. If you simply tap the Circle button then he will stun
them a little, however, if you hold the circle button down then Goku
will blow them away! This is good for getting some distance between
you and your enemy.
This is the normal combo attack. if you press this 5 times in a row
then Goku will perform the combo.
Smash Attack 1;
Press Square and then Triangle. Goku will do a certain type of punch
that will spin his opponent around. Their back will now be facing
him. This is the time to get in there and unleash more combos! Your
hapless opponent will not be able to defend very well unless they use
a teleport counter. This is a great attack for surprising an enemy
with, you can charge it by holding down the Triangle button. It was
known as Rolling Hammer in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
Smash Attack 2;
Press Square, Square and then Triangle. Goku will send out a sort of
miniature shockwave that stuns the opponent. You can then do more
combos on them. You can also charge this move. If charged, then Goku
will send his opponent spiralling backwards. It was known as the Kiai
Cannon in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
Smash Attack 3;
Press Square, Square, Square and then Triangle. Goku will perform 3
fast kicks totalling a 6 hit combo. This attack cannot be charged. It
was known as the Flying Kick in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
Smash Attack 4;
Press Square, Square, Square, Square and then Triangle. Goku will
launch his fist into the opponentís gut. This is my personal favorite
combo ender! If you use this Smash Attack then you can combo your
opponent a little more without giving them time to recover. When you
immediately start hitting the opponent again after delivering to them
a Smash Attack 4, youíll notice how they still do the animation for
getting winded by it. You can also charge this attack. It was known
as the Heavy Finish in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
Smash Attack High;
At any time when you are doing a Rush combo, press Triangle + Up on
the left analogue stick and Goku will end up kicking his opponent up
into the air. This will net you some distance so you can power up for
Smash Attack Low;
At any time when you are doing a Rush Combo, press Triangle + Down on
the left analogue stick and Goku will end up performing a low leg
sweep which will trip the opponent up. This combo finisher is great
as you can continue your combo!
Charge Attack Level 1;
For this move, you need to hold down the Square button briefly. For
example, a normal Rush attack would require you to quickly tap the
Square button, for this move, you should hold down the button
quickly. Press the button all the way in as quickly as you can. Letís
compare damages to see if youíre doing it correctly; if he does 361
damage then itís too quick. If he does 452 damage then youíve done it
correctly! This can be useful for stunning your opponent and doing a
longer combo on them. You can also use this Charge Attack Level 1
during a normal Rush combo. Just remember to hold the Square button
down for a split second longer than you normally would.
Charge Attack Level 2;
For this move, hold down the Square button for a slightly longer time
than when you performed the previous move. When you let go of the
button, Goku will hit the opponent, knocking them back quite a bit.
This move can also be used during a normal Rush combo.
Charge Attack Snap;
Now, this one can be a little tricky, hey, I STILL have trouble with
it! This requires you to hold down the Square button until Goku
starts flashing. The second you see his begin to flash, release the
Square button and Goku will teleport in front of his opponent,
knocking them away. Keep practicing and youíll eventually get it.
Charge Attack Max;
This move requires you to hold down the Square button. When heís
fully charged up, Goku will automatically attack the opponent,
striking them and knocking them back a great deal. This move is
powerful enough to send your enemy through objects scattered around
the various stages.
For this move to work, you will first need to perform the Smash
Attack High (During a Rush combo, press Triangle + Up on the left
analogue stick). When the opponent is sent flying up into the air,
immediately press X followed by for taps of the Square button; Goku
will teleport up into the air and deliver a short combo, ending with
him knocking his opponent back down to the ground. You can stop this
combo at any time by refraining from pressing the buttons (example:
press X, ,).
To perform this move, you just need to quickly tap the Triangle
button. As a result, Goku will chuck a few ki blasts at his opponent.
Goku will throw a maximum of 6 ki blasts. Hereís a tip for you Ė if
you do this whilst in High-Tension mode, then your opponent will be
stunned, leaving them open for a nasty Ultimate Attack! Remember that
Charge Ki Blast Level 1;
To do this one, briefly hold down the Triangle button. Hold it down
ever so slightly more than you normally would when doing a Rush
Blast. Think back to Charge Attack Level 1. Remember, where you had
to keep the button held down for a slightly longer amount of time?
Apply that technique for this move and there you go! If done right,
then Goku will launch a more powerful ki blast at the opponent.
Charge Ki Blast Snap;
This is the ki blast version of Charge Attack Snap. Again, itís very
tricky to do and I have problems utilising it. This one is harder
than the melee attack because Goku is launching a flashy ki blast!
Look very closely when you hold down that Triangle button and when
Gokuís body starts flashing, let go. When you do it right, youíll
hear this high pitched noise.
Charge Ki Blast Max;
This one requires you to hold down the Triangle button and keep it
held down. When heís ready, Goku will automatically shoot the ki
blast. This is, of course, more powerful than the other ki blasts.
This is your basic blocking technique. To do it, you need to press
and hold the R1 button. Be warned though; although it blocks all your
opponents attack, you will still take some damage, though obviously
not as much as if youíd be hit by the attacks whilst not blocking.
This is how you dodge attacks! Hold down the R1 button to have Goku
block and whilst heís blocking, tap the Square button. You can keep
pressing the Square button to do a series of dodges. This is great
for evading your opponentís combos. Be warned though, this comes with
a price; your ki will ever so slightly drop with each dodge. Heh...
thereís always a catch isnít there?
This is for making Goku teleport slightly to the side. To do it, hold
R1 and whilst Goku is blocking, press the X button to make him
teleport. Pretty cool eh? This is a great little manoeuvre for
evading those pesky charge attacks done by your opponent. Also, like
the Sway move, this move will drain your ki as well, but itíll be
much more noticeable. One moooooore thing! If you tilt the left
analogue stick in any direction whilst performing this move, then
Goku will shift in that direction.
This move can bamboozle and confuse your opponent! Right as they are
attacking you, tap R1 and Goku will teleport out of harms way! Not
only that, but your enemy will be wide open for an attack. Again, its
not that easy to do for some people, the timing has to be precise.
Hereís another tricky one to do, mainly because the game tells you to
just press and hold R1and then press Triangle. Hereís what you REALLY
do; first, you must have already blocked the opponentís rush combo,
then they try a Smash attack, you hit Triangle. If done correctly,
then Goku will teleport directly behind his opponent and kick them.
Be warned though; the opponent can just as easily counter this
counter move by teleporting right behind you. But donít fret, as you
can teleport behind them again with R1 (and the right timing). This
can go on forever, until one of you misses the timing or just wants
Recovery From Faint;
This is one of the gameís biggest faults. When you get knocked down
or away by any type of attack, you have to rotate the left analogue
stick to recover and then press R1 (if recovering in the air).
Problem is, you have to do it so damn often. Most of the time youíll
be rotating the analogue stick and right as you are about to recover,
youíll fall onto the ground and have to twirl it again. Stupid Spike.
Letís hope they fix this in a sequel...
This is simple; itís how you move around! If you slightly tilt the
left analogue stick then Goku will move around at a normal speed, but
if you tilt the stick all the way, then he will move more quickly.
To jump, tap the L1 button. Goku will (instead of flying/ascending)
instead do a little hop. You can also do jumping attacks! Tap the
Square button whilst jumping to have Goku do a drop kick, you can
also hold down the button to charge it. Or you may want to do a
jumping ki blast instead, in that case, rather than tapping Square,
tap Triangle and Goku will launch a ki blast at his opponent. Like
the drop kick, Goku can also charge the ki blast by keeping the
Triangle button pressed down.
This is flight! Instead of just tapping the L1 button, hold it down
and Goku will fly upwards. If you want to ascend quicker then hold
down the X button as well.
This is to go back down! Press and hold the L2 button to have Goku
return back to ground level. As with the Ascend technique, you can
speed this up by holding the X button.
To do this you need to hold the X button whilst moving the left
analogue stick around. You will charge at your opponent, but whilst
moving the analogue stick around, you can dodge any attacks such as
beams that they might shoot at you.
When you are a fair bit away from your opponent, press the X button
to have Goku rush at his opponent at a high speed. You can cancel
this by pressing X a second time. If you hold down the Square button,
then youíll do a powerful charge attack.
This is a fun move to use. Do a Homing Dash and then cancel it by
pressing the X button a second time. Whilst cancelling it, hit the X
button a third time and Goku will use a very speedy dash. Look at
that! Heís so fast that he leaves the camera behind! You can also hit
that Square button at the end of his dash to have him attack the
Do you need to get up to your ascended opponent quickly? I mean
really quickly? Or perhaps you need to gain some distance between you
and him/her? In that case, hit L1 and L2 at the same time. Goku will
instantly fly up to the stageís height limit. You canít use this to
quickly get back down to the ground however. Oh yeah, this little
technique doesnít come cheap either, it requires roughly one half of
one of your two ki bars.
Yup, that about covers the move list!
VII) Some Goku combos for you to try out
Hey, Iíve listed a few of the comboís I regularly use for you to test
out for yourself. If you can come up with your own, thatís great! If
you see any of these combos ending in UA (Ultimate Attack) then
youíll need to be in High-Tension mode before you start the combo.
Try these ones out;
 = Square
/\ = Triangle
O = Circle
X = X (obviously!)
1) , , , , /\, , , , , 
2) , , , , /\, Kamehameha/Solar Flare/Kaioken Finish
3) , , , , , Kamehameha/Kaioken Finish
4) , , , , Down + /\, Spirit Bomb
5) , , , , Up + /\, X, , , , , 
6) , , ,  Down + /\, , , Up + /\, x, , , , , 
7) , , , , /\, O
8) , /\, , , , , 
9) , , , Down + /\, , , /\
10) , , , /\, Kamehameha/Kaioken Finish
Hey, are you a little bored of having base form Goku? Do you want a
shiny new form or two? Or even three? Of course you do! When youíre
ki is halfway filled, you can hit the R2 button. This will bring up a
pink/purple colored circle in the top left part of the screen,
showcasing all of Gokuís transformations... well, all of his
transformations in this game that is! Whilst still holding down the
R2 button, hit either Square, Triangle, or Circle on your controller.
The piccies of the different transformed states represent the buttons
of your controller.
If you donít want to have to cycle through Super Saiyan 1 and Super
Saiyan 2 to get to Super Saiyan 3, then you donít have to! You can go
straight to say... Super Saiyan 3 from Gokuís base form, or straight
to Super Saiyan 3 from Super Saiyan 1. Be mindful however that you
cannot power down to any Super Saiyan state from another; you can
only power down to Gokuís base form.
Press Square to go to Super Saiyan 1, Triangle for Super Saiyan 2 and
Circle for Super Saiyan 3.
Another thing to note is that when you go back to a certain form,
there will no longer be a cutscene, itíll happen in real time.
Confused? Hehe! Iíll make it easier for you;
1) Base form Goku transforms to Super Saiyan 2, there is a cutscene.
2) Super Saiyan 2 Goku de-transforms back to Base form Goku, there is
3) Base Form Goku transforms back to Super Saiyan 2, no cutscene from
4) Super Saiyan 2 Goku goes back to Base form Goku, no cutscene.
This however will be interrupted if you pick another form.
Note Ė Upon further inspection, de-transforming back to base form
after the first time in a fight will have no cutscene.
When heís got bright shiny golden hair, Gokuís attack patterns will
be different and his special moves will be a little varied. Take a
Goku (Base Form);
Super Attacks Ė
Kamehameha, Kaioken Finish, Kaioken, Solar Flare
Ultimate Attack Ė
Goku (Super Saiyan;
Super Attacks Ė
Kamehameha, Meteor Smash, Now Iím Angry!, Wild Sense
Ultimate Attack Ė
Goku (Super Saiyan 2);
Super Attacks Ė
Kamehameha, Super Energy Wave Volley, Saiyan Spirit, Wild Sense
Ultimate Attack Ė
Goku (Super Saiyan 3);
Super Attacks -
Super Kamehameha, Meteor Impact, Saiyan Spirit, Instant Transmission
Ultimate Attack Ė
IX) FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Ask me some questions so I can fill in this part of the guide!
X) Special Thanks
- Akira Toriyama: for creating Dragonball/Z.
- Spike: for making the game.
- Goku: for being the source of inspiration for this guide.
- Me: for writing the guide.
- You: for reading the guide, unless of course youíre someone I hate.
XI) Closing Comments
Well there we go, thatís my first Raging Blast guide! Obviously itís
nowhere near completed yet, Iíve still got to add the Super Saiyan
forms and stuff. Hopefully youíre a bit better at the game now! Iíll
try my best to add to this guide as much as I can and will also
strive to get better at the game myself. I always want to get better
at any game I enjoy.
Looks like youíre done now, go outside and play.