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      Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Kid Gohan FAQ  (PS2)

                          Written by Daniel Byrne

                      (c) Copyright Backtrack 2008

                             Developer: Spike
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->Version history<-
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18/01/2008- Corrected an FAQ error. 

18/01/2008- Added missing red potara.

14/01/2008- Character FAQ now ready for submission.

14/01/2008- Completed character reference section now in character FAQ.

14/01/2008- Added tips & stratergies to the character FAQ.



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14/01/2008- Version complete, upgrading to version 0.75.

14/01/2008- FAQ section added, awaiting more questions & queries to feature.

14/01/2008- Added Kid Gohan's red potara password.

14/01/2008- Added character quotes.

14/01/2008- Fully revised moves & potara equipment recommendations.

14/01/2008- Added various information to all sections. 

14/01/2008- Began Character FAQ for Kid Gohan. 






Contents

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  1) Introduction                                                
                                                               
  2) Character profile Kid Gohan                                   
                                                               
  3) Why choose Kid Gohan?                                          
                                                                
  4) Move list                                                     
                                                                 
  5) recommended Z items                
                                      
  6) Tips & stratergies                 
                                      
  7) Kid Gohan'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:- Kid Gohan
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(Note:Character profile is taken from the character reference libary)


This is Gohan as a child.

He is son of Goku and Chi-Chi. Gohan's name comes from Grandpa Gohan who
had raised Goku. According to Chi-Chi's plans, he will not have any martial
arts training and he will be made to study for the education he will need in
the future.

This results in Gohan being so polite that he hardly resembles Goku, but at
the same time since he was raised so insulary and because he was spoiled in
his upbringing, he becomes cowardly and timid.

However, when his friends and people that are important to him are in trouble,
his dormant powers are immediately released and he displays tremendous 
strength. He will lose himself in anger and rush to attack the enemy and bear
fatal wounds. He has done this when it seemed Goku was done for in the fight
with Raditz, and when Krillin & Piccolo were in trouble in the fight with 
Frieza.

Gohan has a tail in his childhood, like Goku, and he will also transform in to
a Great Ape when he looks at a full moon.

 
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3) Why choose Kid Gohan?
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There are some characters in this game who can simply do no wrong, take for 
example Kid Gohan. Kid Gohan has great attacks, impressive attack power & an
average defense stat by default. His size belies his actual power which when
potara are equipped may just blow virtually any opponent off the face of the 
Earth! Rush attacks are a good option to use for Gohan, they are fast & hit
pretty hard. Gohan's special moves don't exactly come cheap but they are very
useful. If you are a frequant Destructive points combatant Gohan is a great 
addition to your squad, though he cannot transform his moves won't give your
opponent a moment's rest providing you keep up your assault. Masenko can be
charged for it's full potential & has pretty good range coverage, while on
the other hand Gohan's Dragon Dash/rush can be very handy when you want to
pursue your opponents in for a combo & then finish up with a Gekiretsu Madan
or in the case of max power mode Bakuretsu Ranma proves the coup de grace in
a battle! This character is a great all rounder, that can be used by players
of any skill & you may find customising Gohan all the more worthwhile in your
DragonBall Z experience. 


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

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Special moves |
______________|

                           Ki/blast required      Command

Super Unyielding spirit: 3 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

After image strike:      3 levels blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


Masenko:                 3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                   |__|

                       
Gekiretsu Madan:         3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\ + /\
                                                        |__|


Bakuretsu Ranma:         5 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ + /\ (max power)
                                                        |__|
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Rush combos |
____________|
      _
Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                         |__|




Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
_________                                                  ______    _____
 _ 
|_|                                                         280       1

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                                                    560       2
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                                               840       3
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1430      4
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     1780      5
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                2540      6
 

 _    _    _    _    _         _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,  X , |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|       4310      11


Ki blasts
_________

  /\
 |__|  (Chargeable)      220 damage

 
 /\    /\
|__|, |__|               440  damage

 /\    /\    /\
|__|, |__|, |__|         660 damage

 /\    /\   /\   /\
|__|, |__|,|__|,|__|     880 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__| 1100 damage

Throw
________

X, X                 910  Damage     9 Hits




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Rushing technique|
_________________|

             _   /\
Flying kick |_|,|__|

                           _   _   _   /\
Kiai cannon  (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|_|,|__|

                           _    _    _    /\
Heavy finish (chargeable) |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

             _    _    _    _    /\
Flying kick |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|


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 flying kick              X, /\
                                   |__|

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

Step in ground slash(Chargeable) 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)

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)
                         

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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 \/ + |_|

Delta storm   (after heavy finish) /\ + /\
                                       |__|
                                                  _
Ariel barrage (after ground slash hit) /\ + /\ + |_|
                                           |__|

Kiai cannon smash (Immediately after full charge Ki blast cannon 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 the |_| button during max power mode
             

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

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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 Kid Gohan should be equipped to make full use of
his moves & abilities.



Custom 1

A) Combo master
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B) Master Roshi's Training
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C) Attack up 2
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D) Defense up 1
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E) Rush blast 1

Custom setup 1 allows Gohan to increase his low health capacity thanks to
Master Roshi's Training which boosts his health by 10,000. His attack power
is increased quite alot his defence increases slightly too & with the 
addition of combo master Gohan's combos will inflict greater damage & rush
blast gives his Ki blasts & other rush attacks a greater boost of strength,
this should be a primary if not a favoured set up due to it's great potential
& ease of use.




Custom 2

A) King Kai's Training
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B) Defense up 1
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C) Attack up 1
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D) Rising fighting Spirit

This setup will boost Gohan's health by 20,000, it's costly in terms of potara
cost but he need the health boost & it's not too bad as his attack & defense 
are increased & his Ki will be at it's peak in any battle due to the Rising 
Fighting Spirit.



Custom 3

A) Super up 1
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B) Attack up 1 
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C) Master Roshi's training
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D) Rush blast 1
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E) Warrior's will
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F) Defense up 1


Gohan retains the benefits of a health increase, attack increase, defense 
increase, Super increase, his rush blasts are powered up & Warriors will gives
Gohan the ability to half damage from Ki blasts & energy attacks providing 
that the guard button is pressed with the circle button at the right time.
This is a balanced custom setup that works well for most modes in DBZ:BT3.




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

>- Style of the strong

>- Mirage

>- Guard master

>- Sparking plus

>- Kibito's Secret Art

>- Proof of friendship



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6) Tips & stratergies==
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> Kid Gohan's size can be used to your advantage, as he is smaller than alot
  of characters he can actually avoid most attacks & due to his high agility
  can easily step aside from an incoming throw.

> Gohan's ordinary Ki blasts (Triangle button) are rapid & can slow down an
  enemy dashing towards you, take note that your opponent can deflect them 
  back so be prepared to either defend or deflect it back again with the 
  circle button, there's nothing worse than being hit with your own Ki
  blast....


> Super Unyielding Spirit allows Gohan to enter Max power mode immediately
  don't waste the opportunity to inflict heavy damage upon your opponent,
  however be aware that Ki charging will be slower for a time after it's
  use. This move is best used in two situations, when Gohan's health is
  running low in order to inflict massive damage or when your opponent is
  down to roughly thier last health gauge & finish them off with a special
  move!


> During a rush make effective use of the high speed movement (circle button)
  careful use of this will prevent the enemy getting the upper hand & help you
  to partially stay out of the way & remain more vigilant for counters.


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7) Gohan'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:
   
7MD-x vq3(1 %#BkJ j*
m@&c- MjZqB DT6D? Ns
 
Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
a kid Gohan, but not just any Kid Gohan oh no! This is a super kid Gohan with 
stats pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with
the mighty young Saiyan!

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 Kid Gohan at his most 
powerful!



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8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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   Q Wow Gohan has not 2 but four costumes! surely a mistake?
   
   A. No not at all, Gohan has four costumes that represent each
      of these sagas 1 (Namek Saga) 2 (Sayian Saga) 3 (Namek/Frieza saga)
      4 (DBZ early movies, Dr. Wheelo, Turles, Slug etc) by large I find
      characters that have four costumes to choose from usually have their
      fourth costume as their best costume but that is mearly a matter of
      opinion, there are other characters such as Videl who has 3 costumes
      to choose from.



Any other questions/queries regarding Gohan please feel free to e-mail me &
I will include them in this character FAQ, if you would like credit for your 
FAQ section contribution then please let me know in the e-mail you forward
to me. E-mail address detail follows below.


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9) Character quotes   ==
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Naturally as the title of this section implyies, this is a selection of 
Kid Gohan's voice quotes during the game:-
    
> " Right Mister Piccolo!" (to Piccolo )

  " All right, i'm not losing to you!"

  " You leave my Dad alone!!" (To Raditz)

  " Ugh.. Go easy on me Dad!!" (To Goku )

  " I'll fight you!"

  " W-Who are you?!!" (To Turles)
  

  
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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!

^ Kid Gohan for all the awesome things he brought in to DBZ & for being the
  son of the legendary Son Goku!!

^ All DBZ fans everywhere!


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




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