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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Cheats For PlayStation 2

  1. Speedy Saibamen Level up

    Go to Dragon Arena, pick your Saibamen. Then fight the highest level Yamcha you can fight. If you selfdestruct on him he will automaticly die as he does in the series.

    Contributed by: SSJCheesecakes 

  2. Quickly Unlock Z-Z3 modes

    When you unlock Uub (kill Kid Buu using the Spirit Bomb) he only has to fight 3 characters to end his game (you still get credit when fighting on super hard, Z, Z2, and Z3). However, dont collect the dragonballs after the first time you beat DU otherwise you will have to fight Omega Shrenron which is nearly impossible to do in any of the Z modes.

    Contributed by: Chasers 

  3. Destroyed Level

    At the level select press circle and you will get the destroyed version of a stage. (Doesn't work on the levels inside buu,world tournament arena and the hyporvolic time chamber.)

    Contributed by: ofirissmart 

  4. Easy z mode win

    To defeat the z modes easily start DU and play it till your last with very easy level. Before your last match turn your level to z and then beat the final fight and you will complete the game on z mode.

    Contributed by: ofirissmart 

  5. Get Bibidi's Pot

    To get the capsule Bibidi's Pot, go through all the chapters (1-12) in Training.

    Here's what this item capsule does:
    "Random effect acticated from among all Item Skills."

    Contributed by: Karasuhebi 

  6. How to get Potara's Supreme Kai

    To get this Potara you have to play with Gohan (Adult) in the second time (DU). Do the same thing to get Supreme Kai. After the Battle with Fat Buu, you have to win this battle and then don't go to the red point. Go to Central City and next go to west cost and in a island no much big winth trees you found Potara's Supreme Kai.

    Contributed by: bluephanter 

  7. Improving the odds for still needed capsules to appear.

    At 99%, it's quite annoying to wait hours for a last capsule. You can improve the odds by buying everything that appears for the kind of capsule your last capsule belongs to (ability/equipment/item). When having 9 of a capsule, it won't appear in the shop anymore until every capsule in that kind has 9 as well, therefore improving the odds for the remaining capsule to appear! It works for rare specials (>10000 zenie) as well!

    Contributed by: TheaN 

  8. Break Lifebar Scouter

    When you win the button press(Like when it says attack wins) and use an ultimate attack like gigantic meteor(Broly), Angry Explosion(Majin Buu), or Super Spirit Bomb(Goku) and kill you opponent with it;Their scouter lifebar will be shattered and broken.

    Contributed by: arnobslifer 

  9. Free levels in DU mode

    Here's how this works, take any character (I did this with Gohan), start DU mode, enter a battle, fight it, and that battle should give you at least one level. Then, quit out of DU mode WITHOUT SAVING, I repeat, DO NOT SAVE your game. Start DU mode again with the same character, and if you notice, you'll have the same level you had when you quit, but are back at the same starting point!

    Contributed by: hafta_swim 

  10. Story Reenactments

    these are the Story Reenactments in budokai 3:

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Goku-Use kamehameha vs. Raditz. 000
    Piccolo-Use special beam cannon vs. Raditz. 001
    Tien-Use ki blast cannon vs. Nappa. 002
    Kid Gohan-Use masenko vs. Nappa. 003
    Krillin-Use destructo disk vs. Frieza form 2. 004
    Goku-Turn super saiyan vs. Frieza. 005
    Yamcha-When your life is red use a senzu bean vs. Dr.Gero. 006
    Piccolo-Use fuse with kami vs. Cell. 007
    Vegeta-Hve at least half life remaining vs 17 absorbation Cell. 008
    Vegeta-Use final flash vs. perfect Cell. 009
    Teen Gohan-Turn super saiyan vs. Goku. 010
    Teen Gohan-Use father son kamehameha vs. super perfect Cell. 011
    Vegeta-Use final explosion vs. Majin Buu. 012
    Goku-Turn super saiyan 3 vs. Majin Buu. 013
    Piccolo-Fight vs. Super Buu for more than 60 seconds. 014
    Gohan-Turn mystic Gohan vs. Super Buu. 015
    Goku-Use super spirit bomb (in normal state with super sayian 1+2 equipped) vs. Kid Buu. 016
    Vegeta-Turn super saiyan 4 vs. super saiyan 4 Goku. 017
    Goku-As super sayian 4 Gogeta use 100x big bang kamehameha vs. Omega Shenron. 018
    Broly-Use gigantic meteor vs. Gohan for the first time. 019
    Uub-Use ki cannon vs. Goku for the first time. 020

    Contributed by: ofirissmart 

  11. New World Tournament Levels

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Have 16 or more characters available/unlocked, beat Novice level, then buy from capsule shop Adept Level
    Have 32 or more characters available/unlocked, beat Adept level, then buy from capsule shop Advanced Level
    Defeat Cell when he has "broken in" in Dragon Arena Cell Games Rules

    Contributed by: AckDaPhool 

  12. Unlockables

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Find him at Plain among the south island and bring him to Bulma in West City (Krillin DU mode 2nd time) Android 16
    Defeat Android 17 in Dragon Universe mode with Piccolo Android 17
    Complete Dragon Universe mode with Krillin Android 18
    In the beginning of DU fly over to Raditz's spaceship, you should see a ???. Enter it and you should get him. Bardok
    Defeat Captain Ginyu in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Captain Ginyu
    Defeat Cell in Dragon Universe mode with Teen Gohan Cell
    Beat Piccolo in Dragon Arena when he broken in (your level must be at 20-40) Cell Jr.
    After beating Frieza under where you beat him, should be SS Vegeta. Beat him and Vegeta will tell you about him. Go to Cooler's red mark and beat him. Cooler
    In story mode defeat Dabura with Adult Gohan Dabura
    Defeat Dr. Gero in Dragon Universe mode with Yamcha Dr. Gero
    Play through dragon universe with goku Fat buu
    Defeat Frieza in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Frieza
    After defeating Broly In Dragon Universe Mode Defeat Gotenks At The World Tournament Arena Gogeta (ssj2)
    In Vegeta's DU instead of fighting Kid Buu go find Goku who is now a Super Saiyan 4. Defeat him and you will get this Fusion. Gogeta (ssj4)
    Buy it from Skill Shops(Random) when you got Black Membership Card Gogeta (Vegeta)
    On a time through as Goku/Vegeta.Instead of fighting Uub/Brolly,you receive an invetation from their sons to fight in a fusion. Just win that fight. Gogeta Capsule
    Complete Dragon Universe mode with Teen Gohan Gohan
    defeat kid buu with a super spirit bomb and there'll be a continuation of DU. Don't go to the dot. Go to the islands next to the dot and go to the ??? Goku (SSJ4)
    Defeat Goten in Dragon Universe mode with Gohan Goten
    Buy in the capsule shop. Gotenks
    In story mode defeat cell with Teen Gohan or Kid Gohan Great Saiyaman
    Help him out in Piccolo DU mode (Majin Saga) at the desert and talk to videl at central city Hercule/Mr.Satan
    Defeat Kid Buu in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Kid Buu
    Playing As Goku in DU second time before faceing nappa check water to the right for Grampa Gohans house to unlock Kid Goku faster Kid Goku
    Complete Dragon Universe mode with Broly Kid Goku
    Defeat Majin Buu in Dragon Universe mode with Vegeta Kid Trunks
    Defeat Majin Buu in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Majin Buu
    Once invited to fight against Gotenks at the tournament, go visit Bulma in west city. Next defeat Gotenks and then you'll get to unlock Omega Shenron. Omega Shenron
    Defeat Recoome in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Recoome
    Beat Nappa in Dragon Arena when he broken in (your level must be at 10-20) Saibaman
    Defeat Super Buuin Dragon Universe mode with Goku Super Buu
    You will find him at the plain before you go to the last battle in Gohan DU mode Supreme Kai/Kaioshin
    Complete Dragon Universe mode with Kid Gohan Teen Gohan
    Complete Dragon Universe mode with Vegeta Trunks
    Defeat Majin Buu in Dragon Universe mode while playing with Vegeta. Trunks (young)
    Defeat Kid Buu with Goku in Dragon Universe with the Spirit Bomb Uub
    Defeat Vegeta in Dragon Universe mode with Goku Vegeta
    Buy it from Skill Shops(Random) when you got Black Membership Card Vegeta SSJ4
    Defeat Super Buu as Goku in Buu's Body in DU Vegito(Goku)
    Defeat Super Buu as Vegeta in Buu's Body in DU Vegito(Vegeta)
    Go to plains (point 4 on map) with Gohan Videl

    Contributed by: faizu, kefjebosje, Windmaster715, Chaos00, takemetoyourleader, way2tired2name, Dj17Blue316, charlesg154, Lion_Starr, DeathDoesAwaitU, awesome_123, Heyjose25points 

  13. Hidden Costumes

    During the dragon universe you get passwords that you can unlock once you complete DU with every character. When you choose your character Press R1 for a password screen enter the codes to unlock these costumes. The Codes are Case sensitive so enter them exactly the way they are

    Effect Effect
    DoumoSumimasenOmataseshimashita Armor Trunks
    JaanaMinna-!ShindaraMataAouna-! Goku with Halo
    GahahaSaikouda!!!-Saikounokibunda!!! King Piccolo

    Contributed by: tervalentcoast6 

  14. Silver, Gold, and Black membership cards.

    The cards can either be bought in the shop after you spend a certain amount there, or found in Dragon Universe by a character of high enough level. In DU, the cards appear at the same place for each character every time. For Goku, (probably the easiest character to get them with) they appear on an island just West-Northwest of the main continent. It doesn't matter how many times you go through DU, it is your character level that matters.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Character Lvl 30+, or spend 250,000 zenie in shop. Black Membership Card
    Character Lvl 15+, or spend 100,000 zenie in shop. Gold Membership Card
    Character Lvl 2+, or spend 1,500 zenie in shop or have budokai 2 save. Silver Membership Card

    Contributed by: songokuss3 

  15. Unlockable Stages

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Defeat Perfect Cell in Goku's Dragon Universe. Cell Ring
    Instead of fighting Piccolo in the Mountains, go to Grandpa Gohan\'s House and defeat Goku (w/ Kid Gohan in DU mode 2nd time) Grandpa Gohan's House
    In ( Adult) Gohan DU, go there and beat Goten, then next beat Videl, and come back to Granpa Gohan House enter in it and you will unlock Granpa Gohan House
    Beat Super Buu inside of himself with Goku and Vegeta. Inside Buu
    Play the Namek saga. Planet Namek
    Unlock Dragon Arena mode. Red Ribbon Army Base
    Beat Kid Buu in both Goku and Vegeta's Dragon Universe in Supreme Kai's World to unlock. Supreme Kai's World
    To unlock the Urban Level in the beginning of Teen Gohan's Dragon Universe go to Central City. Urban Level

    Contributed by: TheaN, kbishop, Boo and Bowser, lilmattsback, shyguy_01, PikabIu 

  16. Extra Difficulty Levels

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Beat Dragon Universe on Very Hard once Z Mode ( Goku's Wish )
    Beat Dragon Universe on Z Mode once Z2 Mode ( The Path to Power )
    Beat Dragon Universe on Z2 Mode once Z3 Mode ( Endless Path to Power )

    Contributed by: SamanosukeAkechi 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Character FAQs Adult Gohan by df_345 30K
Character FAQs Android 18 by df_345 26K
Character FAQs Bardock by Spralwers 19K
Character FAQs Broly by Blader 12K
Character FAQs Captain Ginyu by Spralwers 25K
Character FAQs Cell by Arclestat 14K
Character FAQs Frieza by OmegaTerror 8K
Character FAQs Gohan by Rare Trick 9K
Character FAQs Goku by SSJBen 35K
Character FAQs Kid Buu by HolyDragonCloud 15K
Character FAQs Kid Goku by Heromaster111 19K
Character FAQs Omega Shenron by MajinSweet 22K
Character FAQs Piccolo by Skryba 62K
Character FAQs Super Buu by Cheesusaur 24K
Character FAQs Teen Gohan by OmegaTerror 7K
Character FAQs Trunks by sjone013 16K
Character FAQs Vegeta by Skryba 84K
Character FAQs Videl by Heromaster111 13K
Foreign Language FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DROSS 40K
General FAQs FAQ/Move List by escobuu 231K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by SOng 701K
In-Depth FAQs Attribute FAQ by FindKenshi 18K
In-Depth FAQs Battle Quote FAQ by SSJ_Xyex 9K
In-Depth FAQs Capsule List by BlackSight6 62K
In-Depth FAQs Character Unlocking Guide by AzureFox 16K
In-Depth FAQs Combo/Mechanics Guide by Spralwers 17K
In-Depth FAQs Password FAQ by dinobotmaximized 57K
In-Depth FAQs Special Move Damage FAQ by Mr RockMan 15K
In-Depth FAQs Training Mode FAQ by Bluefuzzycow 39K
In-Depth FAQs World Tournament Mode FAQ by Mykas0 20K