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  • Fighting, 3D Fighting
  • Atari Games
  • Atari
  • Teen
  • December 16, 2004


Picking Up A Dragon Ball

To pick up a Dragon Ball after it is in the center of the Dragon Ball Radar, just select the character that is on top of the Dragon Ball and press B.

Goku: Super Saiyan 2

After defeating the Supreme Kai on the Supreme Kai planet, fight Vegeta and kill him to receive the Super Saiyan 2 capsule for Goku. You need four Ki bars to transform into Super Saiyan 2.

Maximum Ki

When you fighting someone, charge your Ki for one second. Then, press Select and you will have maximum Ki. You can do this as long as desired.

Golden Capsule On Level 1

On the first level, where you have to get to the Dragonball before Raditz and Nappa, defeat all the Saibamen that pop up until a red one appears. Fight that one and win. You should get a new capsule for Hercule. Equip the capsule, and whenever Hercule's health drops below one sixth he will now receive a boost of energy. This may require a few attempts.

Easy Wins

Get a Viral Heart Disease Skill and put it on for support. Then, get a Vaccine to not make your Power decrease, but your opponent's will. Just block until their health is in the orange. You should now be able to defeat them.

Babidi's Spaceship: Easy Kili

Go to Babidi's Spaceship and select one player and stage 2. Choose Vegeta and go to "Edit Skills". Take out whatever skills he currently has and replace them with Bulma's Armor and a Senzu Bean. Then, select custom Vegeta. Next, select Hercule to be your opponent. Go anywhere you want, but somewhere simple with nothing in the way like the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is recommended. Then, block the entire time. You can easily last 500 seconds, and get over 1000 Kili. Repeat this until your meter is full.

How To Be Gocule

Get both Hercule's and Goku's Breakthrough Capsules. Alternately, get Goku's Breakthrough Capsule then play Hercule as backup all the way through Dragon World and use the Dragon Balls at the end.

How To Get Hercule

In Dragon World, defeat Fat Buu as Saiyaman.

How To Get Tiencha

Get both Tien and Yamcha's Breakthrough Capsules. A capsule will be given you that explains it.

Control Opening Screen

Rotate the C-stick to spin Master Roshi. Press the Analog-stick to change his position on the screen.

Alternate Stages

Press Y when selecting a stage to play in the night version or new part of the stage. Note: Some stages do not have an alternate version.

Alternate Costumes

When fighting in training or duel modes, you can change your character's costume by pressing B so that you will turn to the question mark. Then, press A to choose a character. They will have different costumes. For example, Piccolo will look like Nail and Gohan will fight in his father's costume.

Easier Fusion (Gotenks), Spirit Ball Attack (Yamcha), And Burning Slash (

When doing the three attacks mentioned, pause game play when the button combo is halfway up the screen. Normally you cannot pause game play when it is totally on the screen. Memorize the button combo, then press Start again and execute it.

Easy Capsules

Note: You must go to "Edit Capsules" and edit any one of your characters before going to the main menu, or you will have to start where you last saved.

Get All Breakthrough Capsules

To get all Breakthrough Capsules, complete Advanced Tournament with a good character (to get all the good side breakthroughs), then complete it with an evil character to get theirs. Note: You may have to complete every tournament level with a good and an evil character.

Bulma's Costume

To get Bulma's costumes, get all the Dragon Balls. Then, summon the dragon. If you are lucky, you can get Bulma's costumes. Bulma's costume will change the way that Bulma appears in the capsule shop.

Black Card

Buy all the red capsules that you can get with the Black Card.

Gold Card

Buy all the red capsules that you can get with the Gold Card.

Silver Card

Buy all red capsules that you can get at the beginning. Alternately, have a saved game from the original Dragon Ball Z: Budokai on your memory card.

Easy Money

On the last level where you fight Kid Buu, when you start dig (press B) until a question mark appears over your head. Note: You can use any character.

Senzu Bean

Search at the location where Kid Buu starts in Dragon World. You will get a rare capsule. Search again on the same location and you will get Senzu Bean. Note: There is no 1/2 Senzu Bean.


When you get all seven Dragonballs you get one wish. Do not buy Bulma's costumes. Instead, you should buy Breakthrough, Fusion, and Potera capsules. Breakthrough capsules take all seven slots but give every move for that person. Others allow secret fusions between people.

Red Ribbon Base: Activate Red Ribbon Robot

Go to the Red Ribbon Base and knock your opponent into one of the generators. A robot will fly out from the ceiling and launch missiles. This will cause 400 points of damage to your opponent. Knock your opponent through the large bay doors to fight outside.

Babidi's Spaceship: Restore Health

On Babidi's Spaceship, change into Captain Ginyu and your opponent's character. Go to number 1, and when your health gets into the red, switch bodies. Then, kill your regular body. After that, switch back and your health will be back in the green.

Dragon World: Faster Wins

King Kai Fist x20 
Super Saiyan 
Super Saiyan 2 
Super Saiyan 3
Saiyan Spirit 
Warp Kamehameha.

Switching To Goten Or Kid Trunks In A Duel

Equip Goten or Kid Trunks with the Fusion. While you are fighting, press P + K + G (Y + B + A). You will have all of their moves as if you chose that character at the start. Note: No transformation is possible.

Easy Characters

To unlock the characters easily, try to complete the Dragon World (the real game). About every time you defeat a character, you will unlock the person that you were battling against.

Continue Customizing Character

When on Stage 2 on Babidi's ship, you can still customize your character. Before you continue with Stage 2, add a full Senzu Bean onto you customized character. After your one bar of life is gone you will use the Senzu Bean and regain three full bars of life, extending the time that you can "endure your opponent's attacks".

Acquiring Super Saiyan

Defeat Android 18 (the girl android) with a Saiyan to acquire Super Saiyan with that character. This works with any Saiyan but only in Dragon Ball mode.

Buu: Funny Moves

Helicopter: Press Right, P (4), Left, P. Note: For Kid Buu press P (4), Left, P. 
Funny long-arm: Press P, Right, P (2). 
Fast-punch: Press P, K. 
Hugging move: Press Right, P, K (3) as Super Buu. 
Sitting: Press Right, K (2), Right, K (2).

Hint: Cell: Recommended Moves

Energy Field
Spirit Bomb
Cybernetic Radar/ Any other capsule
Essence of the Mighty

Frieza: Recommended Moves

Frieza's Space Ship
Death Beam or Death Wave
Death Ball
Put anything in the last slot.

Gohan: Recommended Moves

Super Saiyan
Mix Blood Power
Super Kami Water
Super Kamehameha x2
Note: For Teen Gohan replace Z-Sword with SS2.

Goku: Recommended Moves

King Kai Fist x20
Super Saiyan
Warp Kamehameaha
Spirit Bomb
Continuous Kamehameaha
(You should not have other levels of SS because they take up too much room)

Gokule: Change Appearance

First get the Gokule capsule for either Goku or Hercule. Then, before selecting either character, first change the appearance to their alternate costume by pressing Up or Down. Next, select the character along with the capsule. When you use the fusion and it is successful, Gokule will appear differently. You can do with other fusions, but their costume will only change.

Goten: Easy Wins

Unlock Mysterious Vest and Super Holy Water. Equip them and something else to Goten. Every time in Dragon World, get Goten as an ally. Have Goten and Goku stand next to each other. Then, try to get an armor thing or two. If you get two worth +20%, you will be almost invincible.

Goku: Extra Defense

Put the following in the capsule slots: Mysterious Vest, Saiyan Spirit, Ki Flash (optional), and Kamekameha (optional). You will not need to block because you will have 175% defense.

Vegita: One Hit K.O.

Use Vegeta and equip Babidi's Mind Control. When you get down to your last health bar, let the CPU hit you. Make sure you hit the ground. After you hit the ground, you will see a short FMV sequence and Babidi will appear and turn you into Majin Vegeta. You now have access to two of the best moves in the game; Atomic Blast which takes up nearly an entire health bar, and Final Explosion which is the most powerful attack. If you manage to pull off Final Explosion, you will get a one hit K. O . , even if the CPU is at full health. However, the charge-up meter for Final Explosion grows incredibly slow; and unless you fill the meter up completely, the only thing you will do is destroy Vegeta. To fill up the meter faster, do not rotate the Analog-stick or C-stick. Instead, repeatedly press A. This is the only way to fill the meter without destroying yourself.

Vegeta: Big Bang Attack

Defeat Kid Buu as Vegeta on the Supreme Kai's Planet.

Vegeta (Majin Form): Use S Final Explosion Without Dying:

Go to training mode and select "Practice". Choose Vegeta as your character, add Babidi's Mind Control, and select "Custom". Then, select any character and add Viral Heart Disease. Next, add the vaccine and select "Custom". Start the game. Wait until Vegeta's health gauge is red. Then, let the CPU hit you. You will now turn into Majin Vegeta. You can practice trying to perfect Majin Vegeta's final explosion without dying.

Videl: Recommended Moves

Eagle Kick
Viral Heart Disease 
Falcon Rush x2 (or one Falcon Rush and Meditation)
Videl's Close Call

Yamcha-Tien Switch

In practice or duel mode, give either Yamcha or Tien their Tiencha fusion ability. Play with that custom character and press Punch, Kick and Guard during a match. Yamcha and Tien will switch.

Defeating Buu

To defeat Buu easily in story mode, use Custom Goku with the following capsules:20x King Kai Fist
Super Saiyan
Super Saiyan 2
Viral Heart Disease.

Defeating Kid Buu

Play as Goten or Kid Trunks. Have them be Super Saiyan and have two capsules of Kamehameha or Buster Cannon. Also get a quick fire type move such as Continuous Kamehameha (if Trunks has one). This works well because if you are tall (like Goku), you will kick over Buu's head.

Invincible Characters

On a level where three characters are playable (Goku, Gohan, and Goten), take one of the three and walk onto the same space as another one. They will power up. With the same character, walk onto the same space as the other one. They will power up again. Next, search for defensive power-ups and equip Sturdy Vest. By now, these characters' defense should be at 200 (at least). A normal attack will do half of 1 point damage.

Powered Down

Turn Super Saiyan or Super Namek. While in this form, change to any character. Notice the character you changed from will be powered down to normal.

Lower Opponent's Ki Faster

Set the taunt (P + K + G + E) to either of the shoulder buttons. Then, perform the taunt during the battle. Your opponent's Ki will drop one level. This is very useful when preventing your opponent from performing high damage moves or going Super Saiyan.

Double Attacks

Equip two of the same type of beam attacks (such as Galick Gun, Kamehameha, Buster Cannon, etc. ) to your fighter. They will be twice as big and powerful as before.

Hint: Move References

Android 16's Rocket Punch: Justice League.
Piccolo's Destructive Wave Combo (not the move): Batman Beyond.
Android 20's Photon Wave: Android 19 in the original Budokai.
Frieza's Death Wave: Refers to how people throw a bowling ball.

Whereabouts Of The Other Ginyu Force Members

Fight Captain Ginyu on Namek with Vegeta and he will tell you that the other Ginyu Force members are on their way to another planet, and that he and Recoome are all that will be needed to take you down.

Hint: Dragon Ball Z Budokai Reference

When fighting Kid Buu in Dragon World mode, when he does the vanishing drop technique it is exactly the same as the Missing Screw move that Zarbon used in the original Dragon Ball Z: Budokai.

Power Rangers Reference

When fighting Dr. Gero's colored Saibamen, he calls them Saiba Rangers. The colors are Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, and Pink and are a reference to the Power Rangers.

Hidden FMV Sequence

On planet Namek, face Captain Ginyu with Vegeta. Do not fight him while he has the dizzy symbol over his head or you will take two lives and likely kill him. Instead, beat him once and make him challenge you. If done correctly, you will see an FMV sequence where Ginyu asks Vegeta to join the Ginyu Force. Vegeta will reply that he would never do that stupid pose. Also, after you take away one life and fight him again, Vegeta will tell Ginyu that the Ginyu Force has been changed to the Vegeta Special Forces and Captain Ginyu is welcome to join.

Hint: Devastation Moves

Android 16: Hell Flash
Android 17: Power Falling Star
Android 18: Power Falling Star
Cell: Spirit Bomb
Dabura: Hell Blade Rush
Dr. Gero: Life Drain
Frieza: Death Ball
Ginyu: Body Change
Goku: Super Spirit Bomb
Gokule: Ultra Spirit Bomb
Goten: Continuous Kamehameha
Gotenks: Galactica Donuts and Super Kamikaze Ghost Attack
Great Saiyaman: Justice Carnival
Hercule: Hercule Speical
Kibitoshin: Majestic Rush
Kid Buu: Warp Kamehameha
Kid Trunks: Energy Burst
Krillin: Fierce Destructo Disc
Majin Buu: Angry Explosion
Mystic Gohan: Super Dragon Fist
Nappa: Breakstorm
Piccolo: Special Beam Cannon
Raditz: Weekly Special
Recoome: Recoome Bomber
Super Buu: Absorption
Supreme Kai: Majestic Rush
Teen Gohan: Fatherson Kamehameha
Teen Trunks: Burning Slash
Tien: Volleyball Fist
Tiencha: Wolf Fang Volleyball Fist
Trunks: Burning Slash
Vegeta: Big Bang Attack
Vegito: Spirit Sword
Videl: Videls Close Call
Yamacha: Wolf Fang Blast 
To do those hard moves (for example, Burning Slash), input the moves without pushing all the arrows (for example, K, K, hold Right, K, K, P).

Hint: Play Ping Pong

In practice mode, choose any two characters and set the Defense Ki Blast Wave to deflect-back. Jump as far away as possible and fire a Ki attack. Your opponent will deflect it back, and you can do the same. If done correctly you will play "ping pong".

How To Get Kibitoshin

Get this capsule after you have gathered all seven Dragon Balls. Summon Shenron and acquire the capsule.

Hint: Dragon World: Extra Move Turnips

In Dragon World mode, there are extra move turnips that allow you to move two spaces instead of one. In level 2, where Frieza starts the level is a hexagon shape, the move turnip is located at the top of the hexagon. In level 4, move downward and diagonal one space from where Goku starts and search there. In level 7, the move turnip is where your ally starts. Have them check the area. In level 9, it is where Goku starts from. Just have him search there.

Hint: Dubura: Recommended Moves

Evil Blast x2
Demonic Will
Dubura's Sword
Hell Blade Rushx2
Hell Blitz.

Hint: Babidi's Spaceship: Easy Wins

To win and get some skills from Babidi's spaceship, try the following:Put a Senzu Bean on a custom character. Include the best armor they have. Then, go to Babidi's Spaceship on level 2. Select the custom character, then guard and dodge the attacks. When you die, the Senzu Bean will be used and you will have full health. Then, guard and dodge. You will easily win Kili by doing this, and collect the Majin Buu capsules, Dabura, Skills, etc.

Hint: Goten: Immortal

On the "5" place, chose Kid Trunks and Goten as allies. Have Goten and Trunks stand at the same location. They will do the spin power-up and Goten will get +30 defense and trunks will get +30 attack. There are two more +20 armors on the lower area (the area where you start). Pick those up and he will be at 210 defense. Then, equip Goten with Mysterious Vest and he will not be able to be hurt, and you will get all "Perfects", unless you fight on a location that drains your health.

Hint: Gain Everyone's Devastation Move

At the end of Dragon World, defeat Kid Buu With the desired character to gain their devastation move. For example, Goku's Super Spirit Bomb, Vegeta's Big Bang Attack, Gohan's Super Kamehemehe, etc.

Hint: Continuous And Fast Kamehameha Meter

Turn you controller vertically and place your hand over the Analog-stick and C-stick. Rotate them both with your hand.

Hint: Charge Special Faster

Hold A when charging up for a special to charge faster. This the only way to get Majin Vegeta's Final Explosion move without getting destroyed.

The Last Level Of Dragon Ball Z:Budokai 2!!!

If you want to no the last level then listen up when you defeat Super Buu (Gotenks absorbed)then he will turn into Kid Buu! Then you will go to the last level!

How To Be Vigito In Story Mode

If you really want to be Vigito (Goku and Vegeta fused) then look when Gotenks is absorbed be Goku then go to Supreme Kai then when you did that Goku and Supreme Kai will talk for a little bit Then Vegeta will appear and then Goku will go to Vegeta Then they will talk for a little bit and then you could turn into Vigito and then you will become stronger!

Easy Charge Ups

For certain attacks that require you to charge up your characters power such as gotenks super ghost kamikaze attack if you rotate both the control stick and the c-stick at the same time it will charge up quickly and easily!

Android #18

On map 4, beat Android #18 with Krillin to unlock Android #18

Advanced World Tournement

To unlock advanced world tournement you must get all 29 characters.

Ultimate Moves

Goku: Super Spirit Bomb
Gohan: Super Kamehameha
Teen Gohan: Father-Son Kamehameha
Goten: Fusion
Trunks: Burning Slash
Krillin: Fierce Destructo Disk
Tien: Volleyball Fist
Yamcha: Spirit Ball Attack
Kid Trunks: Fusion
Videl: Videl's Close Call
Great Saiyaman: Justice Carnival
Piccolo: Hellzone Grenade
Vegeta: Big Bang Attack
Supreme Kai: Majestic Rush
Hercule: Present For You
Cell: Spirit Bomb
Frieza: Death Ball
Raditz: Dynamite Monday
Nappa: Breakstorm
Dabura: Hell Blade Rush
Android 16: Hell Flash
Android 17: Power Falling Star
Android 18: Power Falling Star
Android 20: Life Drain
Recoome: Recoome Bomber
Captain Ginyu: Body Switch
Majin Buu: Angry Explosion
Super Buu: Absorption
Kid Buu: Warp Kamehameha
Gotenks: Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack
Vegito: Spirit Sword
Gokule: Ultra Spirit Bomb
Tiencha: Wolf Fang Volleyball Fist
Kibitoshin: Majestic Rush


Get Tien and Yamcha's breakthrough capsule.


Get Hercule and Goku's breakthrough capsule.

Android #17

Defeat Android #17 with Piccolo

Funny Part On Stage 4

After you defeat Androide #18 with Krillin, you will see Krillin with the androide at the beach. The androide will give Krillin a kiss and then Krillin will be jumping around in the air. You can only use Krillin to see this happen.

Hint On Super Ghost Kamakazi Attack (Gotenks)

The only way to damage your opponent with the Super Ghost Kamakazi Attack is to make the blue bar go up to maximum. If you don't get it to maximum, you will only damage yourself with 500 damage. If you do get it to maximum, you will give about damage 800 to your opponent. Its really cool.

Teen Gohan

Beat Cell with Gohan on the last level to get Teen Gohan.


On map 3, beat Vegeta with kid Trunks to unlock trunks.


After Gotenks is absorbed, lose on perpose with Gohan and then use Hurcule to get Hurcule`s daughter.


after Gotenks is absorbed, lose on perpose with Gohan and then use Hurcule to get Hurcule`s daughter


For the three memberships, buy a lot of capsules and then get you get Silver membership and then Gold membership and last but not least Black membership. It's easy as pie. Mmmmmm pie.

Cell Games Rules

Cell Games Rules is something for the World Tournament. You can buy it in the capsule shop. To use it, when the World Tournament Announcer guy tells you to choose your difficulty, hold L. The words should turn green. The use for Cell Games rules is that you can do things that you normally couldn't with normal World Tournament, such as Videl's Close Call, Fusion, & Absorption.


On Map 1, beat Nappa with Tien to unlock Yamcha.

Super Buu (Gohan)

After Gotenks gets absorbed by Buu, you will go to the next map. Buu will then go after Gohan. Just beat Buu with Gohan everytime, and he won't be able to absorb you. Instead he will just turn into Kid Buu. But the bad part is, you won't get Vegeto. But this is just easier.

Training Ki

In Training Mode, once you begin starting, instead of filling up your Ki Meter the old fashon way, just press Z and it will go to Max. (Only works in Training Mode, nothing else!)


All Characters

At the options screen press X, X, X, Y, Y and then press the A button to confirm.

Get Everyones Breakthrough Capsule

In the options area press L, R, Y, X, Z, Z, C up. After you have typed in the cheat correctly you'll see Mr. Roshi wink at you.


How To Get Supream Kai

In Dragon World, defeat Supreme Kai as Goku.

How To Get Nappa

In Dragon World, defeat Nappa as Vegeta. This can only be done when you unlock Vegeta and start Dragon mode again.

How To Get The Potara Capsaul

To get the Potara Capsule for Vegeta, you must wish for it from the Eternal Dragon Shenron at the end or Dragon World.

How To Get Raditz

In Dragon World, defeat Raditz as Goku.

How To Get Recoome

In Dragon World, defeat Recoome as Goku.

How To Get The Great Sayaiman

In Dragon World, defeat Cell as Adult Gohan the first time you see him.

How To Get Super Buu

In Babidi's Ship, get over 2, 400 Kili.

Yamcha: Easy Unlocks

Play Stage 3 of Babidi's Spaceship with Yamcha only using Wolf Fang Fist to unlock Dabura, Majin, Super and Kid Buu along with some of their moves much faster than if someone else was used.

How To Get Majin Buu

In Babidi's Ship, get over 1,200 Kili.

How To Get Kid Buu

In Babidi's Ship, get over 3, 600 Kili.

How To Get Android 17

In Dragon World, defeat Android 17 as Piccolo.

Great Saiyaman

To unlock Great Saiyaman you need to fight cell with Goahn in the 4th map.


Defeat Nappa with Vegeta.

Easter eggs

We have no easter eggs for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 yet. If you have any unlockables please submit them.


Glitch: Ki Requirement

Vegeta's Galikgun states that it takes one measure of Ki, when it actually takes one and a half.

Glitch: Goku Voice Change

Note: You must have Goku equipped with the Potara skill for this trick. Start a duel and choose Goku. Perform the Potara attack. If your opponent chooses the same button as you, Goku will not fuse, but his attack voice will be different. For example, instead of saying "Kamehameha", he will grunt as he would if fused with Vegeta.


In the chapter where you first meet Cell, if he warps to the location were your upper ally was at, he will not be able to move or warp anywhere (as long as Goku is on the spot where he started). This will allow your other two characters run around and dig at all the other spots, pick everything up, and defeat al the Cell Jrs.

Glitch: Super Saiyan Vegeta

Play as Vegeta. At the start of a battle turn into a Super Saiyan. The game states that you are a Super Saiyan 2 and have the effects of a Super Saiyan 2, but you actually skipped the first form.


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