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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is a fighting game based on the Dragon Ball Z anime franchise. Learn how to play as every character, find every Dragon Ball location in Dragon Universe Mode, and unlock more cheats for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3.


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How to Unlock Characters in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

New fighters can be unlocked by beating different game modes with different characters. Some secret characters must be unlocked by other means.


CharacterHow to Unlock
Adult GohanComplete Dragon Universe mode with Teen Gohan.
Android 16Play Krillin"s Dragon Universe mode a second time to find Android 16 north of the world tournament arena, then take him to Bulma in West City.
Android 17Defeat Android 17 as Piccolo in Dragon Universe mode.
Android 18Complete Dragon Universe mode as Krillin.
BardockAt the start of Dragon Universe mode, fly toward the question marks over Raditz"s spaceship.
BrollyComplete Dragon Universe mode as Goku three times and defeat Brolly in battle.
Captain GinyuDefeat Captain Ginyu as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
CellDefeat Cell as Teen Gohan in Dragon Universe mode.
Cell Jr.Defeat Piccolo when he breaksinto the Dragon Arena.
CoolerDefeat Frieza, SS Vegeta, and then Cooler.
DaburaDefeat Dabura as Gohan in Dragon Universe mode.
Dr. GeroDefeat Dr. Gero as Yamcha in Dragon Universe mode.
FriezaDefeat Frieza as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Gogeta (SSJ2)Defeat Brolly in Dragon Universe mode, then defeat Gotenks at the World Tournament Arena.
Gogeta (SSJ4)Fight Goku instead of Kid Buu in Vegeta"s Dragon Universe mode.
GotenDefeat Goten as Gohan in Dragon Universe mode.
GotenksPurchase in the Capsule Shop.
Great SaiyamanComplete Dragon Universe mode as Gohan.
Hercule/Mr. SatanHelp him out in the desert in Piccolo"s Dragon Universe mode, then talk to Videl at Central City.
Kid BuuDefeat Kid Buu as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Kid GokuGo to Grandpa Gohan"s house as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Kid TrunksDefeat Majin Buu as Vegeta in Dragon Universe mode.
Majin BuuDefeat Majin Buu as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Omega ShenronVisit Bulma in West City and defeat Gotenks.
RecoomeDefeat Recoome as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Teen GohanComplete Dragon Universe mode as Kid Gohan.
SaibamanDefeat Nappa in the Dragon Arena when he breaksin.
Goku (SS4)Find all dragon balls as Goku.
Vegeta (SS4)Find all dragon balls as Vegeta.
Goku (SSJ4)Play Dragon Universe mode a second time as Goku and defeat Kid Buu, then go to the questions marks near the small islands on the map.
Super BuuDefeat Super Buu as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
Supreme Kai/KaioshinFind him at the Plains before you go to the last battle in Gohan"s Dragon Universe mode.
TrunksComplete Dragon Universe as Vegeta.
Young TrunksDefeat Majin Buu in Dragon Universe mode as Vegeta.
Kid TrunksBeat Namek with Vegeta.
UubWhen fighting Kid Buu, use the Spirit Bomb technique when not a Super Saiyan as the finishing blow.
VegetaDefeat Vegeta as Goku in Dragon Universe mode.
VegitoDefeat Super Buu in Buu"s Body in Dragon Universe mode.
VidelGo to the Plains as Gohan in Dragon Universe mode.

Dragon Ball Locations in Dragon Universe Mode

Find the Dragon Balls in Dragon Universe mode to wish for memories and rare items.


Dragon BallLocation
Dragon Ball #1By the white plains around Red Ribbon Army Base in Saiyan Saga (Earth).
Dragon Ball #2Between the upper two main islands inSaiyan Saga (Earth).
Dragon Ball #3On the upper-right island in Frieza Saga (Namek).
Dragon Ball #4On the left island near the map border in Frieza Saga, southwest of the upper-left island (Namek).
Dragon Ball #5Where the compass is on the map in the water in Cell Games (Earth).
Dragon Ball #6By the main island towards the middle by North City in Buu Saga (Earth).
Dragon Ball #7On a sandbar near the martial arts tournament in Buu Saga (Earth).

In Kid Gohan"s story mode, there are four Dragonballs on Earth and three Dragonballs on planet Namek. Some Dragonballs may be in the water.


Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Unlockables

Some features must be purchased from the shop after you unlock them.


UnlockableHow to Unlock
Baba Crystal Balls Movie 00Unlock all Ultimate Move skills.
Baba Crystal Balls Movie 01Purchase the Baba Crystal Balls Movie 00 from the Skills Shop.
Breakthrough (all characters)Purchase the Baba Crystal Balls Movie 01 from the Skills Shop.
Ultimate Skill Moves (all characters)Unlock all characters.
Dragon ArenaComplete Dragon Universe mode with all 11 main characters.
Cell GamesTournamentDefeat Cell when he appears in the Dragon Arena.

How to View Special Character Scenes in Versus Matchens

Most characters have a special scene that plays out before certain matches. Pit the following characters against each other in Versus mode to view one of the special character scenes:


Goku vs. VegetaGoku vs. FriezaGoku vs. BardockGoku vs. BrollyKid Goku vs. TienTrunks (Adult) vs. VegetaKid Goku vs. PiccoloKid Gohan vs. PiccoloTeen Gohan vs. CellKrillin vs. 18Piccolo vs. 17Uub vs. Kid BuuGinyu vs. RecoomeVegeta vs. 18Trunks vs. CellMajin Buu vs. Kid BuuKid Goku vs. Yamcha

How to Unlock Alternate Costumes

PressLefton the PS2 controller when choosing your fighter at the character select screen to switch into their alternate outfit.


How to Find Membership Cards

All three membership cards are located in Goku"s Dragon Universe mode on an island just north of the large bridge. You must complete Dragon Universe three times to get them all.


Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2 Bonus Itemns

If you have save game data forDragon Ball Z: Budokai 2on your memory card, you"ll automatically unlock the Silver Membership Card, Babidi"s Pot, and Bardock for free.


How to Get the Gogeta Capsule

Play Dragon Universe mode as Goku or Vegeta. Continue until you get an invitation from Goten and Trunks to fight in a fusion battle. Win the fusion battle to get the Gogeta capsule.


How to Get the SSJ4 Transformation Capsule for Vegeta

Go to West City as Vegeta to see Bulma on the Majin Buu map to receive the capsule that allows Vegeta to transform into his SSJ4 form.

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How to Get Babidi's Pot

Complete the tutorial in Chapter 12 where you learn how to taunt enemies to get Badidi"s Pot.