Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Ultimate Gohan FAQ and guide Contents - I) Legal stuff II) Introduction III) Contact details IV) Ultimate Gohan's profile V) Some of Ultimate Gohan's combos VI) Ultimate Gohan's special moves VII) How to use Ultimate Gohan VIII) Vs quotes IX) Additional notes on Ultimate Gohan X) Frequently asked questions XI) The Ultimate Gohan password section XII) Special thanks I) Legal stuff This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Copyright: 2007 Nick Kazama. ------------------ II) Introduction Hello once again boys and girls! Nick Kazama here, bringing you yet another character FAQ and guide from the wonder that is DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Last time I brought you a guide on Zangya, now its time to practise with Ultimate Gohan. Being one of my favorite Saiyan characters in the game, I wanted to have a shot at writing an FAQ for him, so I did. ------------------- III) Contact details If you have any questions about this FAQ, or Mystic Gohan then e-mail moi! My e-mail address is - firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to read the guide thoroughly before asking me anything though. Chances are you'll find your answer! -------------------- IV) Ultimate Gohan's profile After suffering a defeat at the hands of the newly awakened Majin Buu, Gohan was brought to the planet of the Kai's by the Supreme Kai and his ally Kibito. Once there, Gohan was given new clothes (similar to Kibito's) and was told to try and remove a sword from a stone. Arthur eat your heart out! After a long struggle, Gohan was able to remove the heavy sword and thus he began training with it. After breaking the blade on a block of Kachinko (one of the hardest known substances in the DBZ universe) it was discovered that an older Kai known as the Elder Kai was inside. He offered to release Gohan's full potential and the young Saiyan complied. After an extremely long and humorous ritual, the sleeping powers were unlocked and Gohan became the most powerful unfused Z fighter there was. He proved it by single handedly knocking Super Buu senseless. The new Gohan had no equal, at least until Buu absorbed Piccolo and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks that is... This is his Bio from the Budokai Tenkaichi 2 encyclopedia. This is teen Gohan's ultimate form, after his full hidden potential is released by the Elder Kai's magic. After suffering serious injury at the hands of Majin Buu, Gohan was brought to the Supreme Kai's world to recover. There, Elder Kai, after being released from the Z- sword, used his slow but effective magic to transform Gohan into this powered up state. Since all of Gohan's power has been released, his strength and fighting skills are greater than in his Super Saiyan form. In contrast to his Super Saiyan transformation, his appearance in this form does not change much, although there is a subtle change to his hairstyle and the look in his eyes. His personality, on the other hand, changes drastically. Gohan's reluctance to fight is forgotten, and he sets upon his enemies without mercy. --------------------------------------- V) Some of Ultimate Gohan's combos Flying Kick - Square, Triangle Kiai Cannon - Square, Square, Triangle Heavy Finish 1 - Square, Square, Square, Triangle Heavy Finish 2 - Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle Rolling Hammer - Left + Triangle, or Right + Triangle Lift Strike - Up + Triangle Ground Slash - Down + Triangle ------------------- Flying Kick - Gohan punches his opponent once and jumps slightly, kicking his opponent in the face 3 times, making this a 4 hit combo. Of course, you could follow this up with yet another Flying Kick, effectively performing an 8 hit combo. Try this; Square, Triangle (4 hits), Square, Triangle (8 hits) Easy right? -------------------- Kiai Cannon - Gohan gives his opponent a left, then a right and then he finishes off by stunning him or her. The last part of the combo is chargeable, you can charge it by holding down the Triangle button. Like this; Non charged - Square, Square, Tap Triangle Charged - Square, Square, hold down Triangle Non charged, Kiai cannon will do 560 damage for the first two punches and 1050 damage for the last hit. If however you do decide to charge it, then the last hit will do 1800 damage. If you decide you only want to charge it about halfway, then it should do around 1350 damage. --------------------- Heavy Finish 1 - Gohan punches his opponent 4 times (yes I know, you only pressed the Square button 3 times!) and delivers a crushing blow to their stomach, causing them to be stunned. This combo finisher is able to be chained with more hits to make it even more effective. You are able to have it end in 1 hit, 2 hits, 3 hits, or even 4 hits, depending on what you feel like doing! Look here; 1 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Triangle 2 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle 3 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle 4 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Square Remember that the 4 hit finish will end up launching the opponent away. Use this valuable time to charge some ki, or maybe use one of Gohan's B1 moves. ------------------- Heavy Finish 2 - Another one? Darn right! This version of the Heavy Finish allows you to add even more hits to the combo and therefore deal even more damage. This time, instead of pressing the Square button 3 times, we're gonna press it 4 times before pulling off the actual Heavy Finish move. Like this; Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle Also keep in mind that Gohan will actually do 6 hits, even though you only pressed the Square button 4 times. It'll happen like this; Square (Gohan attacks once), Square, (Gohan attacks once), Square (Gohan attacks twice), Square, (Gohan attacks twice) So Gohan will actually be doing a 6 hit combo instead of a 4 hit one. Here are the different finishers; 1 hit finish - Square, Square, square, Square, Triangle 2 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle 3 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle 4 hit finish - Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Square As with the first Heavy Finish, use this time to maybe use a B1 move or charge some ki. Another thing to note, is that you can perform the Heavy Finish without having to punch your opponent first! Get close to them, press the X button and then the Triangle button and voila! -------------------- Rolling Hammer - A great move in Mystic Gohan's arsenal is a move known as the Rolling Hammer. You can perform it by pressing either the Left button, or the Right button together with the Triangle button. Gohan either punches or kicks his opponent around so that their back is facing him. This allows him to do even more damage to them if he continues his combo! I also found out that if you use the Rolling Hammer on an opponent, then it will increase your chance to use a throw move on them. I've never once been interrupted using a throw when I've used the Rolling Hammer first. Also, you don't need to have thrown a punch, or have done a combo to use the Rolling Hammer. You can just use it whenever you feel like it! You can also use it again to turn your opponent back around to face you again. I'm not sure if this happens with any other characters that can use Rolling Hammer, but Ultimate Gohan can use it as many times as he likes, leading to an infinite combo! Try this; RH = Rolling Hammer Press Square, up to 4 times, LEFT + Triangle, Press Square up to 4 times, RIGHT + Triangle, Press Square, up to 4 times, LEFT + Triangle... Rinse and repeat. Nifty eh? (Remember to keep alternating between Left + Triangle and Right + Triangle, or the infinite combo won't work, at least for me) Also, there have been times for me when the infinite combo doesn't work, I'll keep researching this and hopefully put down the antidote in a future update. -------------------- Lift Strike - The Lift Strike is unique in that you must throw at least one punch to get it to work. Try this; Square, Up + Triangle Of course you don't have to do just one punch. You could try a few more hits or even finish the normal combo (press the Square button 5 times). Try these; Square, Square, Up + Triangle Square, Square, Square, Up + Triangle Square, Square, Square, Square, Up + Triangle Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Up + Triangle But wait, there's more! After pressing the Square button 5 times (effectively making Gohan perform a 7 hit combo), press the X button to make him dash right up to his stunned opponent... and then press the Square button another 5 times! This will make Gohan do a 6 hit combo, add them together and Gohan ends up doing a 13 hit combo. However, you will not be able to have Gohan do the Lift Strike after doing the 13 hit combo, perform it after the 12th hit. If his 13th hit makes contact then the opponent will be slightly hurled away from you, making the Lift Strike impossible to do until you launched another hit or combo. ~~~~Lift Strike Part 2~~~~ Now then, after your opponent is sent up into the air by the Lift Strike (which is chargeable, allowing for more damage), you have the opportunity of following them and dealing even more damage. After the opponent is launched high above you, press the X button (only needs to be a little tap) and you'll notice that Gohan flies after them. Like this; Lift Strike (Up + Triangle), X After you've pressed X and Gohan is right near his opponent, press the Square button a few times to do a small combo on them, it can be up to 7 hits. Like this; Lift Strike (Up + Triangle), X, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square Of course, there is an alternate. Instead of just pressing the Square button 7 times after Gohan flies after his opponent, press the Triangle button like so; Lift Strike (Up + Triangle), X, Triangle This enables you to get an extra hit on the 7 hit combo and lets you do an 8 hit combo! Now, try the full thing! Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, X, Square, Square, Square, Square, Up + Triangle, X, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square There's also an alternate to the ending of the last hit of the combo. Instead of pressing the square button for the last time, press the Triangle button instead. This will make Gohan knock his opponent toward the ground where the sudden impact will add yet another hit to your combo! Also, for even more damage, try implementing the Rolling Hammer into this already lengthy combo. I personally use rolling Hammer after the second part of the ground combo. Here; Square, Square, Square, Square, X, Square, Square, Square, Square, ROLLING HAMMER... After performing the Rolling Hammer, your opponent will have his back to you, punch him again, by pressing the Square button another 4 times and THEN launch the Lift Strike. At the end, your combo should go like this; Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, X, Square, Square, Square, Square, Left (or Right) + Triangle, Square, Square, Square, square, Up + Triangle, X, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Triangle That is my personal and most used combo. Try it out a few times and see if you can do it without needing to look at the guide. Practise, practise, practise and it will become a second nature to you. Also, note that you can do the Lift Strike without punching your opponent. Just get close to him, press the X button and then press Up + Triangle immediately after. ------------------- Ground Slash - When using the Ground Slash move, Gohan performs a low leg sweep that sends the opponent off their feet. You can only use it after having thrown at least one punch. Remember that! Try this; Square, Down + Triangle But that's too easy! Why not try a combo, before using the Ground Slash? Try this one; Square, Square, Square, Square, Down + Triangle Not too difficult I hope. The Ground Slash is also a chargeable attack. To charge it you must hold down the Triangle button. If you do a normal (non charged) Ground Slash, then Gohan will send his opponent to the ground quite quickly, however if you charge it, then the opponent will fall to the ground very slowly. Use this time to maybe get away from them to charge ki, or use a B1 move. That or you could punch them some more. You could even pinball them. Follow these guidelines to pinball your opponent; Ground Slash (Down + Triangle), Triangle, Triangle, Square Remember to watch your timing on this one. Also, you don't really have to hit your opponent before being able to use the Ground Slash. Get close to your opponent and press the X button, followed immediately by pressing Down + Triangle. Another way to use the Ground Slash, is to jump up (tap the R1 button) near your opponent and just as you land, press the Triangle button, to do it. ------------------- VI) Ultimate Gohan's special moves All right! Here we are, the ki based attacks! I'll bet after all that melee work you're itching to use some ki aren't you, ya little monkey! First up, its Gohan's Blast 1 moves; Wild Sense How to do it = [L2] + Circle Cost - 3 blast stocks This is a very handy little move and it can come in very handy if you're having trouble with an opponent. It looks as if Gohan just does a weird movement and drains all his blast stock, but something in fact has happened. Teleporting is now MUCH easier to do! To top it off, Gohan will even (sometimes) knock the opponent away for you. Power up to the Very Limit How to do it = [L2] + Up + Circle Cost - 3 blast stocks Wehey, now we're talking! Use this and Gohan instantly goes into Max Power mode with all stat upgrades. Use this if your opponent won't give you time to charge your ki to the max. Be warned however, there is a downside to this B1 move. After the Max Power ki goes back to normal, Gohan's ki charging speed will be lowered. He also loses all the stat upgrades he obtained from using Power up to the Very Limit. To get rid of this nasty little side effect, simply have Gohan charge his ki and get to Max Power mode the normal way. Use this one only if you have no other choice! Now we move onto Gohan's Blast 2 moves; Super Kamehameha How to do it = [L2] + Triangle Ki Cost = 4 ki gauges A trademark attack of the Dragonball franchise, the Kamehameha... well, the Super Kamehameha. Ultimate Gohan cups his hands and places them near his side. Afterwards, he pushes both hands forward, releasing a dazzling blue beam at his enemy. This is a strong B2 attack and it is chargeable (done by holding down the Triangle button). Let's take a look at the damage caused shall we? Non charged - 5040 damage Half charged - About 9240 damage Fully charged - 12540 damage Powerful huh? To fully charge it, will take 3 seconds, so my advice would be to only charge it fully if your opponent is nowhere near you. One major thing to watch out for is the ki cost, at 4 ki gauges, the super Kamehameha doesn't come cheap. This can be remedied with the Halo Z-Item however... Masenko How to do it = [L2] + Up + Triangle Ki cost - 3 ki gauges Wait a second... Gohan hasn't used the Masenko since he was a little boy right? So what's it doing in Ultimate Gohan's moveset?? Meh, who cares, Ultimate Gohan was never shown using much ki attacks so I guess that Spike just decided to give him this move. Anyway, to perform this devastating technique, Gohan raises his hands and places them near his forehead, with one overlapping the other. A few moments later, he releases a yellow beam at his enemy. Like the super Kamehameha, this B2 move is chargeable, so let's take a peek at the various points of damage it can cause; Non charged - 4800 damage Half charged - About 8070 damage Fully charged - 11040 While not as powerful as the Super Kamehameha, the Masenko is still a reliable attack. It doesn't cost as much as the SK, but 3 ki gauges is still quite a bit. However, slap on a Halo and you'll notice that it only costs 1 and a half ki gauges to use! It also charges at a faster rate than the SK, as it takes 1 less second. Just 2 seconds of charge time there! Now we move onto Ultimate Gohan's Ultimate Blast, the Burst Rush; How to do it = Power up into Max Power mode and then press [L2] + Down + Triangle Ki Cost - 4 Ki Gauges Ultimate Gohan's most powerful attack is a rush move known as the Burst Rush. Gohan delivers an amazing series of hits on his opponent and knocks them into the sky, where he knocks them about a bit more before smashing them onto the ground! This is a very cool looking Ultimate Blast and quite possibly my second favorite rush type move in the game (the first being Zangya's Sky Zapper). The damage caused is 17280, spanning across a 14 hit combo. However, this is Ultimate Gohan's most costly move - 5 ki gauges. Use this and Gohan will be ki-less! However, like I've stated before, equip Gohan with the Halo Z-Item and it will reduce the cost by half! with halo equipped, Gohan can now use his Burst Rush move for just 2 and a half ki gauges! ------------------- VII) How to use Ultimate Gohan I personally rely on Ultimate Gohan's devastating melee attacks and combo's, as opposed to his costly Blast 2 moves. He attacks quickly and his strength is fantastic. You should be able to knock off at least a health bar from your opponent if you know what you're doing. He charges his ki quite fast, so charging shouldn't be a problem at all. Remember to try and vary your combo's and you'll be just fine in the battle! ------------------- VIII) Vs quotes Have Ultimate Gohan fight the following people to trigger some unique intros and win quotes; Goku Piccolo Krillin Trunks w/ sword Trunks fighter Goten Kid Trunks Videl Dabura Super Buu Broly Pan Goku - Gohan! Show me what you got! Gohan - Okay, let's go dad! Gohan wins - Haha! I'm pretty strong too ya know! Piccolo - Looks like I can finally fight you without holding back! Gohan - Looks like its time to get serious! Gohan wins - Haha! I'm pretty strong too ya know! Gohan - I'm going all out Krillin! Krillin - Woah woah! Hold on Gohan!! Go easy on me okay!? Gohan wins - Wonder if 18's gonna get mad at me for this... Gohan - Lets have a match Trunks! Trunks w/ sword - This time I'm going to win! Gohan wins - Oh I won't be losing! Gohan - Lets have a match Trunks! Trunks fighter - This time I'm going to win! Gohan wins - Oh I won't be losing! Gohan - Goten wanna try some sparring? Goten - Oh! Letsfightletsfight!! Gohan wins - Duh, that was close! Kid Trunks - Hey lose... uh, uh, I mean Gohan! Wanna have a match? Gohan - Okay! Show me what you got! Gohan wins - Duh! That was close! Gohan beats Videl - Oh no... maybe I overdid it a little! Gohan - Well, COME ON!! Dabura - I'll teach you scum! Super Buu - Hahahahahahaha! What do you want? You're going to fight me? Gohan - No. I'm going to kill you. Broly - Kakarot... KAKAROOOOOOOOOT!!!! Gohan - Broly! You're still alive!? Pan - Hey dad, lets have a match! Gohan - You wanna fight me AGAIN?? Gohan wins - Yeeep! Your old man's still got it huh? ------------------- IX) Additional notes on Ultimate Gohan Ultimate Gohan can shoot a maximum of 8 ki blasts at his opponent. For his taunt, Gohan signals for his opponent to fight him and says "Come on!" For his throw, Gohan grabs the opponent and punches them (hard) 4 times, ending with them flying across the screen. He has 3 maximum blast stock. His Burst Rush now does even more hits than it did in Budokai Tenkaichi 1. Also, notice how the opponent doesn't attack Gohan, only to have his blow blocked. Um... his aura is blue. ------------------- X) Frequently asked questions Q) Why an Ultimate Gohan guide? A) He's one of my favorite characters in the game. He's strong, fast and he has that smirk that can't be beat! Q) How do I know if I'm looking at Ultimate Gohan? A) Look at his hair, it will be spikier and look at his eyes too. If he has Vegeta-esq eyes, then he's Ultimate. If he is wearing orange and blue gi then he's Ultimate. Q) Does he have any other names other than Ultimate Gohan? A) Sure! There's Mystic Gohan (the most commonly used term), Chou Gohan... and I can't remember the other terms... if there ARE any other terms. Q) How do I unlock Mystic Gohan? A) Defeat Buu w/ Super Gotenks 3 in the Buu Saga scenario. Q) Who's stronger, Mystic Gohan, or SSJ3 Goku? A) I believe it to be Gohan, even though I like Goku more. Q) Does Mystic Gohan have an alternate costume? A) Yes, an extremely lame one. It's a palette swap in fact. All they did was make his clothing a bit lighter. Q) Does Mystic Gohan charge up ki normally whilst underwater? A) Nope, Mr. Mystic's charge speed is lowered a little bit like most characters. Q) Who are Mystic Gohan's voice actors? A) His Japanese voice actor is Masako Nozowa and his English voice actors are Brad Swaile (for the Ocean dub) and Kyle Herbert (for the Funimation dub). ------------------- XI) The Ultimate Gohan password section In this part of the FAQ, I'll be posting up some Mystic Gohan passwords that I've made. There's only some at the moment, but more will be added in future updates! Also, if you have any Mystic Gohan passwords, then give them to me either by e-mailing them to me, or by showing me them at GameFAQs and I'll gladly put them in my FAQ! Remember to add your name too! xY$C EU(B KuX- ?zmK %jsD zQ(y mWfJ &gLj q!)d Wjjp Z*Kj )Y$O Kxh% fgyZ E*Z# ?+&o )%u? (yOX oRl! VKD+ JXNb t%@$ Ag#H qRYP ABnO IfKu Grbf o&CC DGJt EPbW wWqs LILA *wie -URw +H@n FDFh $Dr* dTTy +EMv uzLB sNaA TYa( jzho vqib nc%U qML@ ZtbP C&NI ------------------- XII) Special thanks - Akira Toriyama San for creating DBZ. I love you man! - Toei for animating DBZ and adding all the wonderful filler. - Gohan for being such a great character and for being the inspiration for this guide. - You for reading this guide. Unless of course you're someone I hate. - Me for writing this guide. Well, looks like you're done now, go outside and play or use the guide to test out Ultimate Gohan.