Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Cheats - GameCube
Primary Collection of Cheats
Control loading screen
Use the Analog-stick to manually move the green radar that passes over the "Dragon Ball Z" logo at the bottom right of the screen. Note: This cannot be done by player two.
After you finish story mode, re-enter it. Go to the Android Saga and find the new episode Super Saiyan Vegeta. Enter this episode and you will end up fighting Android #18. Once you defeat her you, will get a new skill that states that you can now use Android #18 anytime.
Cell, Android #17, and Teen Gohan
Play through "The Androids Saga" at any level.
Freiza, Ginyu, and Recoome
Play through "The Namek Saga" at any level.
Radditz, Vegeta, and Nappa
Play through "The Saiyan Saga" at any level
Saiyaman (Gohan's alter ego)
Win a World Match Tournament at the "Advanced" level.
Super Saiyan ability (Goku only)
Play through "The Namek Saga" at any level.
Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 abilities (Teen Gohan only)
Play through "The Androids Saga" at any level.
You can unlock trunks when you complete the "Perfect Form Cell Complete" episode.
You can unlock Zarbon when you complete the "Vegeta's Attack" episode.
Press [Y] to select a fighter at the character selection screen.
Alternate level appearance
Press [Y] instead of [A] when selecting the Cell Ring, Valley, and other levels for a different appearance.
Alternate level appearance
In the alternate Cell Ring, pieces of mountains will have holes blown through them, houses will be smoking in the background, and the ring itself will be cracked and almost destroyed. Also in the background, some buildings have holes in them and one even has part of a train track in it.
Use the Spirit Bomb as Goku and you will find yourself in a crater fighting your opponent, with twisters in the background.
Use one of the following moves with the indicated character to fight in a crater:
Spirit Bomb with Goku or Cell
Super Kamehameha with Teen Gohan
Big Bang Attack with Vegeta
Burning Attack with Trunks
Hellzone Grenade with Piccolo
Death Ball with Freiza
After you complete the story mode you will be able to go back and do new missions in the three different sagas to unlock characters and items. After you do the new missions for each saga (can be done randomly), another mission opens where the story from the cartoon and game is changed. In the Saiyan Saga, you play as Vegeta and take on the Z Fighters. After Vegeta defeats each of them he turns Super Saiyan. In the Namek Saga, you play as Frieza and once again take on the Z Fighters. Once they are defeated Freeza, will use the Dragonballs and ask to be invincible. His wish is granted and he destroys Namek and then goes after Earth. In the Android Saga, you play as Cell. After absorbing Android 17, Cell goes after Android 18. He will try to absorb her but Krillin will jump in the way and be absorbed instead. Cell will become a hilarious fusion between the two. He will then take on Yamcha. After the fight, Tien goes to blast him but Cell suddenly wakes up from a dream. He is in his Perfect form waiting for the Cell Games.
These episodes can be unlocked when you complete Story Mode at any level.
Saiyan Saga episodes
Alternate fight controls
2. A Mutually Deadly Foe: You fight Radditz as Piccolo instead of Goku. You will shoot out the Special Beam Cannon. To win, rotate one of the Analog-sticks clockwise. To do this easily, put the palm of your hand on both Analog-sticks and rotate them clockwise.
3 .Saiyan Attack: You fight Saibamen and Nappa as Piccolo.
7. Vegeta Saiyan Prince: You fight through Goku, Krillin, and Gohan as Vegeta and see what would happen if Vegeta defeated them all.
Namek Saga episodes
2. Vegeta's Attack: You fight Zarbon as Vegeta
4. The Road to Super Saiyan: You fight Frieza as Vegeta.
5. Frieza or Vegeta?: You fight Frieza aganin but this time Frieza is in his Final form.
9. Raging Frieza: You fight Gohan or probably Krillin as Frieza.
10. True Ruler: You fight the Z fighters and see what would happen if Freiza ruled them all.
2. Super Saiyan Vegeta: You fight Andriod #19 as Vegeta.
5. Vegeta's Confidence: You fight Cell as Super Vegeta.
6. Perfect Form Cell Complete: You fight Cell at Perfect Form as Super Vegeta.
11.Aim for Perfect Form: You fight Android #16 as Cell.
12. A Cold-Blooded Assassin: You fight Yamcha as a retarded looking Krillin/Cell thing.
You can actually fight by using the [C-stick]. You can do the normal commands just by pressing the [C-stick] in a certain direction.
Punch: Press "C-stick Left
Kick-Press [C-stick] "Up
Block: Press [C-stick] "Down
Energy (Ki): move [C-stick] [Right]
Story mode replay
Once you have completed story mode once, you will notice that there are some people missing, except for Gohan as a super hero and Hercule who get unlocked in world championship mode. Go back to story mode and you will see what you have done instead of starting a new story. Some of the episodes will have "New" beside them. Go into those episodes to get new players and new player abilities, such as a Super Saiyan for Vegeta.
At the start of the match, press [P]x3, [K]. This will knock your opponent into the air. Tap [Forward]x2 to fly up there, then press [P] to bash them down. If they do not fall out of the ring at first, bash them again.
Select any character (for example, Goku). Lure the opponent to the edge, get behind him, and try to knock him into the air. Before he falls, hit a Kamehameha and if you are in the correct position, it will knock him out.
To pick up a cheap win, play as Kid Gohan or Krillin. When you get matches with Recoome and other larger characters, most of their punches and kicks will not hit you.
Use this trick for a faster win in the world tournament level. You can do this with any character in the game. When you first start, it shows them posing and getting ready to fight, when the word "Ready?" appears, start pressing [Left]x2 or [Right]x2 quickly, depending on what side of screen you are on. Your opponent will start moving backwards closer to the edge of the ring. When the word "Fight!" appears, use the [P]x2 [K]x2 [E] move and they will go flying out of the ring. If you do not get the first punch, you are on your own.
If you are at the edge of the ring and your opponent is about to knock you off, do your character's grab technique. Oddly enough, every time you execute a throw in tournament mode, it sends you and your opponent straight back to the middle of the ring.
Keep pressing [Forward] + [R] until your opponent is out of the ring.
Use Teen Gohan (recommended), Goku, or Cell. Use kick combos to get them to the end of the ring, then use a Kamehameha or a few kicks or punches and they will fly out.
The easiest way to win advanced tournament is as follows. Go to change capsules, choose a character, and put Viral Heart Disease and Vaccine in the slots. Then, go to options and change story mode and duel mode to very easy. Set the timer to 30 seconds. When the battle begins, his health will start to decrease and keep doing so until a certain point. By then, time should almost be up and you should win.
This trick works for all characters. First, put on Viral Heart Disease and Vaccine. Then set the timer to 30 seconds and enter the tournament. As soon as the fight starts, shoot a Ki blast until your opponent reflects it back to knock you down. Hold [Down] and wait until the match is over. Repeat this to gain easy money.
Make a custom character that has Gero's Perpetual Energy R&D, any technique that takes up one slot, and either Rage!!! or Viral Heart Disease and Vaccine. Also, set the fight time in the options menu to 30. Just keep using that attack and you will defeat the opponent easily.
Add a Senzu Bean with Sayian Heritage. Your attack will be boosted after the Senzu Bean is used. A normal bean takes up 3.
If you are doing a combo that your having trouble with (for example, the Super Kamahamaha ( [K]x2, [Right] + [K], [K], [E] ), hold the D-Pad and press the rest of the moves and it will put in the arrows. For example, hold [Right] and press [K]x2, [K]x2, [E].
When you complete The Legend Of Hercule, the points you earn will be turned into Zenie.
If you get second place under the novice level you will get 5,000 Zenie. If you get first place, you will get 10,000 Zenie. If you get second place on the adept level, you will get 15,000 Zenie. If you get first you will get 20,000 Zenie. If you get second in the advanced level you will get 25,000 Zenie. If you get first, you will get 30,000 Zenie.
If you do not like the random choice of three characters that Shenron powers-up, restart the PlayStation2. All your Dragon Balls will still be there when the game is resumed. Summon Shenron again until you like the choice of the three random characters.
After you collect all seven Dragon Balls, Oolong will say "Show yourself Shenron". A dragon will appear and grant you a wish called "Breakthrough" for one character at a time. This capsule contains all the moves for the chosen person. Support capsules will not work with it. It requires seven slots. After all characters have breakthroughs, the Dragon Balls can be collected but the Dragon will not appear.
Get Dragon Balls quicker
Go to the Skill Shop and go down to the "Recommended" section. It will tell you what item it is. If it is not a Dragon Ball, exit and re-enter the shop again. The Recommended item will have changed. Keep repeating this until you see a Dragon Ball in the Recommended section. Make sure you have enough money, as each Dragon Ball costs 8,000 Zenie.
After you complete story mode, go back to it. Go to Saiyan Sage episode 3, Saiyan Attack. You will play as Piccolo. You will first face five Saibaimen. Defeat them. Next, you have to face Nappa. You will only have two thirds health though. Defeat Nappa. Return and do this again as many times as you desired. Every time you defeat Nappa the first time without losing, you will get a Dragon Ball capsule.
Go to the tournament and win a lot of Zenie. Then, go to Mr. Popo's shop and buy everything in the "Recommended" section. Eventually, you will acquire the maximum amount of every capsule (9) and force the CPU to give you nothing but Dragon Balls. This takes a lot of time, but eventually you will get every breakthrough and stack every character's capsules up to 9, making them as strong as possible.
Keep playing the tournament and get to the finals. Even if you do not win, you will get money and unlock a person and a new tournament. After you get 130,000 or more Zenie, go buy capsules but only the two bottom ones. Do not gamble too much.
Adept Tournament Capsule
Play in Novice mode and become number one. Go to Mr. Popo's shop. You will see a gray Capsule for 8000 Zenie. It is Adept mode.
Frieza's Space Ship Capsule
Get 12,000 Zenie go to "Recommended" in Mr. Popo's shop. When you see Frieza's Space Ship. pay the 12,000 Zenie. This Capsule takes three spaces in Frieza's slot. When you die, Frieza's Space Ship appears and restores everything. It also transforms you into Cyber Frieza.
Play through the Namekian Saga under the hardest difficulty setting and defeat Frieza at all times without losing once. The Capsule at the end should be Frieza's Space Ship.
The Legend Of Hercule (Mr. Satan) Capsule
Unlock Hercule and go to the Mr. Popo's shop. Buy the "Advanced Tournament" Capsule and the one that appears next is "The Legend Of Hercule". It is a new fighting mode, where you recreate the events that the public believed happened during the "Cell Games Saga".
When you select Legend Of Hercule, make sure you have a Senzu Bean and custom Hercule. When you get to fight Goku, your health will not replenish when you fight Gohan and Cell.
On world championship mode, if you win you get 10,000 Zenie and second place gets you 5,000 Zenie. This is useful because when you go to the shop and buy the Red Capsule, you will get some very good moves such as Super Saiyan Trunks, Kamahamaha for Krillen, and even Super Saiyan Level 2 for Gohan.
Super Trunks 2 Capsule
There is a capsule to get Super Trunks 2. It is stronger then Super Trunks and is very helpful when fighting in the tournaments. You can purchase this from Mr. Popo. The "Recommended" capsule section is the best place to find it. Exit in and out of the purchase screen and the recommended capsule should eventually appear as Super Trunks 2.
First, buy the Capsule for the Adept level for World Tournament mode. Then, complete the Adept level with Trunks. When you go in the Skill Shop, the Super Trunks 2 capsule will be there for you to buy at the bottom as a Recommended Capsule.
Extra capsule slot
When selecting Capsules for any Saiyan, half Saiyan (except Saiyanman), or Cell, you can trick the CPU into giving you an extra slot. First, use four slots for anything, then use the 1/3 Sensu Bean and Saiyan Heritage. There should be an empty slot at seven. Next, replace the 1/3 Sensu Bean for a normal Bean. In effect, you will get a full Sensu Bean for two slots instead of three. You cannot trick the CPU into changing the new eighth slot into anything else.
You may have already noticed that your character will be knocked out of his Super Saiyan Transformation when his Ki gauge goes anywhere below 3. By knowing this, you can determine several things in a battle. Note: Super Saiyan 2 Transformations also are knocked out at Ki gauge 3. Also, this has almost the same effect with Cell and Frieza's Forms.
For easier transformations, enter the options screen. Select the controller option then move over to "Custom". Hold [L] and press [Left] or [Right] until you see [P] + [K] + [G] (the transformation buttons). You will now have [L] as a transformation button. Note: You can do the same thing with taunts; just press [Left] or [Right] or left until you find P K G E.
Defeating Cell in Final Battle
When the battle starts, notice that you have one third of your health missing. Immediately hit Cell with a Super Kamehameha wave ( [Kick]x3, [Forward], [Kick], [Energy] ). This should knock out about half his health. Be careful, If you get too far ahead of Cell in health, he will turn into a killing machine. After the wave hits, get rid of the rest of Cell's life by doing punch combos.
Keep using physical attacks without using special moves. Eventually his guard will break and you will do more damage. This requires some practice, but you will eventually win.
Attack Cell with Spirit Bomb five times and he will be finished.
Attack Cell with Hercule's Present For You two to three times and he will be killed.
Legend of Hercule
Put a Sensu Bean on Hercule before you start. You will be revived, but only during the Goku, Gohan, and Cell fights. You will just die in the other battles.
Use Hercule's Present For You on each opponent twice and they should be killed.
Kami's Lookout level: Easy opponent damage
Get your opponent to the edge of the lookout, then do a strong attack. They will fall off and you will follow them down. This will take off about half their green life bar.