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      Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Nail FAQ <Version 0.75> (PS2)

                            Written by Daniel Byrne

                          (c) Copyright Backtrak 2008

                              Developer: Spike
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->Version history<-
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<V 0.75>
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21/01/2008- Character FAQ for Nail now ready for submission.

21/01/2008- Awaiting further questions to answer in the frequantly asked 
            questions section.


<V 0.50>
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21/01/2008- Upgraded Nail character FAQ to version 0.75.

21/01/2008- Further expansion of character FAQ before version upgrade.

21/01/2008- Added further stratergies to the FAQ for Nail.

21/01/2008- Added all other main sections to character FAQ.

21/01/2008- Completed move set for Nail.

21/01/2008- First revision of FAQ.

21/01/2008- Mapped out & included Potara setups for Nail.

21/01/2008- Added Nail's voice quotes to the FAQ.

21/01/2008- Added Nail's red potara password to the FAQ. 

21/01/2008- Began character FAQ for Nail.






Contents

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  1) Introduction                                                
                                                               
  2) Character profile Nail                                    
                                                               
  3) Why choose Nail?                                          
                                                                
  4) Move list                                                     
                                                                 
  5) recommended Z items                
                                      
  6) Tips & stratergies                 
                                      
  7) Nail's red potara password       
                                                                
  8) FAQ (Getting to know you)                                 
                                                                
  9) Character quotes                                             
                                                                
  10) CreditZ                                                     
                                                                
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1) Introduction
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The legendary Z fighters & the most evil of villans in the galaxy return in 
spike's latest creation in the Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 
Tenkaichi 3 on the ps2. New moves, new stages, new characters, & a whole new
soundtrack to boot, what more could you want from the latest DBZ game? I've 
decided to get some character FAQ's done due to my recent haitus period from
walkthroughs (many of which still need to be finished!) whilst i've also been
doing other projects & getting chance to enjoy some awesome & dare i say 
classic retro gaming ^_^

This walkthrough is a character FAQ & due to the numerous new moves, & tweaks
to the tenkaichi combat system, the FAQ has been primarily composed for the
purpose of getting the most if not the best out of your chosen character/s.

The character FAQ is for newcomers, beginners, & experts alike & I do hope you
will find it a useful resource for this amazing game, so let's get started

                          KAME-HA-ME-HAAAAAAA!!!



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2) Character profile:- Nail
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(Note:Character profile is taken from the character reference libary)


Nail is a fighter-class Namekian who guards Guru of Planet Namek.

He challenges Frieza to a fight in order to buy time for Dende to summon
Porunga. He was seriously injured, and was on the verge of death, but he
had bought enough time to summon Porunga and his duty was complete. After
that he merged with Piccolo, who was revived by Porunga's wish.

Nail's and Piccolo's apperance is simmilar. When Piccolo fought with Frieza
he suprised Dende because he looked so much like Nail.


 
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3) Why choose Nail?
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As an alternative Namekian character in this game to either Piccolo, Slug, or 
King Piccolo, Nail's skills as a fighter are impressive. Having made note of 
this during countless battles using him, Nail really comes in to his own & 
stands aside from these more infamous Namekian warriors. Nail is best 
remembered for his admirable yet short lived battle against Frieza leading
up to his sync with Piccolo in order to further awaken his fighting potential
allowing Piccolo to surpass Frieza's monsterous second transformation in order
to save his friend & pupil Gohan. Nail is a separate character altogether in 
this game where as in previous DBZ games he's been a mere colour/palette swap 
for Piccolo, the impressive thing with Nail is his high manouverability & 
quick rush & smash attacks while also having quite balanced defence & attack
power(which can be further increased) by default. He has his own unique 
special moves including his ultimate attack the 'mystic flasher' which has
great homing range & fantastic damage, making Nail equal to or even in some
cases a cut above the other Namekians! Nail is suited to all players of all 
skills & abilities, however you will bear fruit if you learn all his moves for
each situation that you may encounter from other more fearful enemies such as
Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, Burter, Omega Shenron, Arale & Hirudegaurn. Player's
wanting a new challenge & exciting fighting experience within Tenkaichi 3 need
look only to Nail to add a more refreshing style of play without worrying 
about numerous disadvantages & while also too many long standing advantages.


>->->->->->->->->->->
4) Nail's Move list
>->->->->->->->->->->
     _
Key:|_|= square button  /\ = Triangle button  O= Circle button  /\= Up  (d-pad)
                       |__|                                     \/= Down(d-pad)

______________
Special moves |
______________|

                           Ki/blast required      Command

Stalling:                2 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

Full power:              3 levels blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


Full power energy wave:  3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                   |__|

                       
Super explosive wave:    4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\ + /\
                                                        |__|


Mystic flasher:          4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ + /\ (max power)
                                                        |__|
____________
Rush combos |
____________|
      _
Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                         |__|




Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
_________                                                  ______    _____
 _ 
|_|                                                         260       1

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                                                    520       2
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                                               780       3
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1130      4
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     1620      5
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                1940      6
 

 _    _    _    _    _         _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,  X , |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|       3870      12


Ki blasts
_________

  /\
 |__|  (Chargeable)       280 damage

 
 /\    /\
|__|, |__|                560  damage

 /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|            840 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|       1120 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|  1400 damage

Throw
________

X, X                 1050  damage     Hits  9




_________________
Rushing technique|
_________________|

                            _   /\
Kiai cannon (chargeable)   |_|,|__|
             _   _   /\
Flying kick |_|,|_|,|__|
                           _    _    _    /\
Heavy finish (chargeable) |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|
                           _    _    _    _    /\
Rush Ki wave (chargeable) |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

Lift strike  (chargeable) (during rush) /\ + /\
                                            |__|

Ground slash (chargeable) (during rush) \/ +  /\
                                             |__|
Body strike               (during rush) O button



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Signature technique |
____________________|
                                           
                                           _
Key:    X= X button  /\ = Triangle button |_|= Square button  O= Circle button
                    |__| 
       /\= up(d-pad)      \/= down(d-pad) <- = left(d-pad)    -> =right(d-pad)





Step in Ki wave (chargeable)     X, /\
                                   |__|

Step in lift strike (chargeable) X, /\,    /\
                                        + |__|,

Step in ground slash             X, \/, /\  
                                       |__| 

Step in strike                   X, O
                                                                _
Dragon smash (after full power smash hit)   /\, \/, <- or -> + |_|

Vanishing attack After full power smash hit /\. \/, <- or -> /\
                                                            |__|
lightning attack (after full power smash hit) O


Sonic sway (before opponents rush attack hits/connects) O + /\
                                                           |__|

Sonic sway attack  /\
                  |__| (immediately after sonic sway)

Giant throw (Near stunned opponent) /\+ /\   (must be facind front side)
                                       |__|

High speed rush movement (during rush) /\,\/, <-, or -> + O button


Counter- High speed rush movement (whilst opponent is in high 
                                   speed rush movement)
                                          
                                       O button

Z counter O button (immediately after vanishing attack)


Counter- Z counter O button (immediately before Z counter hit)
                                                                  
                                                                  _
Burst smash (while attacking with z burst)   /\, \/,  <- or -> + |_|

                                             _
Hyper smash (chargeable) /\, \/, <- or -> + |_| (max power)
                         

_________
Combo    |
_________|             
      _
Key: |_| = Square button, /\  = Triangle button  X= X button 
                         |__|    
     /\= up (d-pad)           \/= down (d-pad) 


*(Max power)= Must be in maximum power mode achieved through charging Ki



             _    _    _   _   _   _   _
Rush finish |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|,|_|
             _    _    _    _   _
Rush in     |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,  X
                  _     _     _    _     _                  _ 
Rush in attack   |_|,  |_|,  |_|, |_|,  |_|, X, /\ or \/ + |_|

Dragon tornado (after ground slash hits)   /\   /\   _
                                          |__|,|__|,|_|

Heavy crush   (after heavy finish hits)
                                               
Ariel barrage (after ground slash hit) /\ + /\   _
                                           |__| |_|
                                                                        /\
Kiai cannon smash (immediately after full charge Ki blast cannon hits) |__|
    
                                                               _    /\
Energy storm (immediately after full power rush Ki wave hits) |_|+ |__|

Sonic impact  (after smash hit)   /\    _
                                 |__|, |_|


Raging impact (after dash smash hit)  /\ +  /\    _
                                           |__|, |_| 

Spiral slash (charageable) (immediately after jump smash hit)

                    /\
                   |__|


Auto smash counter  /\
                   |__| (immediately after auto counter hit)

Burst meteor (while attacking with Z burst) /\    _
                                           |__|, |_|
                                  _
Violent rush- (rapid pressing of |_| button during max power mode.)


(All air combos are chargeable from the triangle button press.)             
 
             _   _   _   _                _   _   _   _   
Air combo 1 |_| |_| |_| |_| /\, + /\  X, |_| |_| |_| |_|
                                 |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _    _    _   _
Air combo 2 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|, /\ 
                                     |__|,                     |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _     _    _    _   _
Air combo 3 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|,  |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                                     |__|,
             _   _   _   _                       _   _   _   _  
Air combo 4 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\, + /\   X, /\   |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\
                                  |__|,   |__|,                 |__|


(Must be in max power mode to use the following blast combos)

Blast combo 1   /\
               |__|

Blast combo 2 (after ground slash hits) /\   /\   _   /\
                                       |__|,|__|,|_|,|__|
 
                                        /\   /\   _   /\
Blast combo 3 (after heavy finish hits)|__|,|__|,|_|,|__|

Blast combo 3   /\    _    /\
               |__|, |_|, |__| (while attacking opponent with Z burst)
                _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
Blast combo 4  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| /\ + /\  X, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\    /\
                                   |__|,                   |__|, |__|
               _   _   _   _                     _   _   _   _
Blast combo 5 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\ + /\   X, /\  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\   /\
                                   |__|,   |__|,                |__|,|__|

                                                               _   /\
Blast combo 9(immediately after full power rush ki wave hits) |_|,|__|
 

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5) Recommended Z items==
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You are very welcome to choose your own potara's to equip, here i've simply
given a recomendation of how Nail should be equipped to make full use of
his moves & abilities.



Custom 1

A) Attack up 1
------------------------------------
B) Master Roshi's training
------------------------------------
C) Super up 3 & power down 2
------------------------------------
D) Ki power up 2
------------------------------------
E) Rising fighting spirit

Custom setup 1 boosts Nail's attack power & he will begin any battle with
a full Ki gauge to fully utilize his special moves & high speed movement,
Z burst etc. Master Roshi's training gives him + 10,000 health for a total
of four energy bars & reinforcing Nail's endurance, His special move power
greatly increases to it's maximum with the loss of Ki power however this is
prevented from leaving you at a disadvatage thanks to the Ki power up 2 
potara.







Custom 2

A) Combo master
-------------------------------------
B) Attack up 1
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C) Defense up 1
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D) Super up 1
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E) Master Roshi's training
-------------------------------------
F) Aura charge ultimate

A very balanced & tuned setup for Nail which includes His attack, defense, 
& super being raised he retains the + 10,000 health boost yet again & combo
master increases the power of Nail's combos, the more hits you successfully
perform, the greater the resulting damage! Lastly Aura charge ultimate gives
Nail the Aura of a Super Saiyan (or Namek in his case...) & gives him an extra
Ki gauge at the start of every battle he is used! one of the most used setups
that makes the best of Nail's offensive & defensive abilities. 





Custom 3

A) Attack up 2 & defense down 1
-------------------------------------
B) Defense up 2
-------------------------------------
C) Master Roshi's training
-------------------------------------
D) Mind breaker
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E) Ki power up 1

This custom setups main advantages are the agressive attack power at the loss
of a small amount defense that is gained back as a plus through defense up 2,
Yet again Nail should retain Roshi's training for health purposes. Nail's
Ki charging will become a little faster with Ki power up, it will also 
increase the damage of normal ki blasts to a small degree. Mind breaker will
inflict Greater damage to your opponent's Ki when they guard your rush & smash
attacks allowing for the opportunity to put your opponent in to the stun 
condition & sieze an advantage!



Other Potara's you may find useful for Nail include:

>- Style of the strong

>- Rising fighting spirit

>- Dende's Healing Ability

>- Sparking plus

>- Satisfying blow

>- Warrior's will

>- Rush blast 3

>- Savior

>- Warrior lineage

>- Mirage






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6) Tips & stratergies==
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> Stalling increases Nail's attack power & as a general rule, aim to use
  it as fast as you possible. Or before it looks like your opponent will
  enter Max power mode.

> Make the longest combo possible before using Mystic flasher in max power
  mode, this can be achieved with Violent rush & several of Nail's air combos
  just be certain you are going to hit your target, if your attacks don't hit
  thier mark it could leave you at a major Ki disadvantage!


> Full power fully charges Nail's Ki gauge to max power mode in an instant,
  don't waste your blast stock from the outset of battle, as you never can
  tell for sure just what tricks your opponent has in store. Save this for a
  Z counter then ensure your opponent feels your strongest moves, combos, &
  the mystic flasher!


> Super explosive wave covers a wide arc around Nail, should your opponent
  launch a mighty energy attack with little opportunity to dodge unleash this
  damage inflicting move as a personal shield to avoid damage from even the 
 most vicious special moves, but time the command use of this special move
 well & don't launch the wave until your opponent begins their potential
 assault! I find this a very useful way of survival & it makes Nail very
 effective when he fights virtually any character!



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7) Nail's red potara password ==
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Red Potara are special from ordinary potara, they grant super enhanced 
properties & cannot be obtained by normal means like your standard potara
used to customize your fighters through evolution Z. In order to obtain
the red potara you must "cheat" so to speak, go to the 'data centre' on
the main menu & then input the following password:
   
ZkcWC L$M%? *ScHN YC
Dn*v$ fFDhs d#(&M zd

Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
a Nail, but not just any Nail oh no! This is a super Nail with stats
pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with the 
guardian of Namek.

I should also mention that you will only be able to use red potara characters
in duel & ultimate battle modes, which does take a little of the fun out of it
but it's another extra feature you can use to see Nail at his most powerful!



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8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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   Q.Is Nail really worth spending the Z points on when I have Piccolo?
   
   A. He most certainly is, Nail has distinct combat differences from Piccolo
      during combat, not only his fighting style but his effective techniques
      which allow Nail to become much more than a mere Namekian, who is truly
      worhty of his warrior class! Z points spent on Nail won't be wasted 
      unless of course you don't want to use him, which would kind of defeat
      the object of this FAQ, it's purely a matter of opinion & preference,
      I would say go for it, Z points well speant if you ask me!



  Q. How is it that Nail is a separate character in Budokai Tenkaichi 3?

  A. Nail is a seperate character due to the fact he appears for more than one
     episode as a major ally in the Frieza saga, this is also however before
     he merged with Piccolo, noticing Piccolo doesn't have any transformations
     (he has two seperate characters, early & end) Nail is his own character 
     in this game, clearly illustrating the power of this fierce Namek, Nail
     has a number of fans & people that respect his character so it might well
     be that Spike decided to roll out the red carpet for Nail & place him in
     Budokai Tenkaichi 3, & lucky us eh?




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9) Character quotes   ==
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Naturally as the title of this section implyies, this is a selection of 
Nail's voice quotes during the game:-
    
> "I really don't want to fight!"

  "I have no choice!"

  "I did not think the day would come when i would fight you!" (To Piccolo)

  "What's wrong over already?"

  "Yiiiiece!!"

  "SHUT UP!!" (To Frieza 1st form)

  " I-I did it!!" (after defeating Frieza)

  "I don't ever want to see you again...Got it?!"

  "What is this evil energy?!!" (To Slug)

  "Disappear...Demon!!" (To Slug)


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10) CreditZ         == 
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^ Massive thank you to spike & Akira Toriyama for creating the phenomenon
  that is DBZ!

^ You for reading & or taking an interest of any kind & keeping me in
  the industry.

^ My good buddy Nick Kazama who like me is a fellow DBZ fan, a dear friend, & 
  supporter of my work, thank you dude!

^ Nail for being slicker than your average Namek & remaining true to his
  resolve up until the very bitter end!

^ All DBZ fans everywhere!


feel absolutly free to e-mail me with any queries regarding Nail or just the
game in general @ dbs_darkstar@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively visit 
www.myspace.com/danielpaulbyrne, i'd appreciate all direct queries to my
e-mail address if you can, happy gaming




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