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      Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Yamcha FAQ  (PS2)

                          Written by Daniel Byrne

                      (c) Copyright Backtrack 2008

                             Developer: Spike
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->Version history<-
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16/01/2008- Character FAQ for Yamcha is now ready for submission.

14/01/2008- Potara setups tested & added & re-edited to the FAQ.




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11/01/2008-  Upgrading Character FAQ to 0.75/ more voice quotes added.

10/01/2008-  Fully revised Character FAQ & added all other sections to appear
             in FAQ.



05/01/2007- All sections now completed, 1st revison of FAQ to date.

03/01/2007- Added new stratergies & Yamcha's red potara password.

02/01/2007- Resumed Yamcha character FAQ.

24/12/2007- Taking a break from the Yamcha FAQ, to resume in the new year.

23/12/2007- Began character FAQ for Yamcha.






Contents

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


He met Goku and the others as they travelled in search of the Dragon Balls.

He was hostile toward Goku at first, but over the course of their adventure
they became friends, and Yamcha eventually joined Goku as a pupil of Master
Roshi.

There was a time when Yamcha was so terrified of pretty girls that he would
go in to convulsions just looking at them, he managed to get over his fear.
Actually in an ironic turn of events, he turned out to be quite a ladies' man.

Bulma who had been dating Yamcha for a long time, was furious at this turn of 
character, and broke up with Yamcha. Even so, Yamcha was never cured of his
philandering ways.

In the TV series, we see that Yamcha spends his time inbetween adventures
as a professional baseball player.

On King Kai's planet, Ymacha proves he has some serious fighting skills when
he defeats Recoome & Guldo.

So in the final analysis, it would seem that Yamcha is actually a pretty cool
guy.


 
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3) Why choose Yamcha?
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You may indeed ask yourself "Why choose Yamcha!?" & allow me to answer that 
very question for you, so pull up a chair or grab your coffee & read on. 
Yamcha was highly underated in the series as were many other great characters 
like Tien for instance, however Yamcha has appeared in most popular DBZ video
game titles & on the whole he brings the house down with his own unique 
arsenal of moves & this game is no exception! His initial attack & defense
are pretty average & his speed isn't too bad either. Yamcha's style is wild
& made for combos, insane ones if you know exactly what you are doing, while
Yamcha could be good for begginers & new players to the game i'd take some 
time to get all the basic combos nailed first then move on to learning 
Yamcha's unique "wolf" style of fighting. If you enjoy using Tien, Yamcha
also makes a nice alternative from him with such attacks as the spirit ball
(not to be confused with Goku's spirit bomb, that he learned from King Kai.)
I'd like to set you fellow FAQ addicts a challenge...try Yamcha out & after
equipping him with the recommended potara either in this FAQ or your own setup
that you won't be regretting it anytime soon! I'd also like to hear from you
if you can think of any reason not to choose Yamcha (other than he's not a 
super saiyan yada yada, please don't write to me with that...) Well then allow
the Wolf Master to begin, most likely with some of his witty anicdotes & his
awesome if indeed overlooked fighting skills! 



>->->->->->->->->->->
4) Yamcha'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

Afterimage:                  2 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

Power up to the very limit:  2 levels blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


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

                       
Wolf Fang Fist:              2 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\+ /\
                                                           |__|


Spirit Ball(Soukidan):       4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/+ /\ (max power)
                                                           |__|
____________
Rush combos |
____________|
      _
Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                         |__|




Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
_________                                                  ______    _____
 _ 
|_|                                                         340       1

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                                                    680       2
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                                               1028      3
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1490      4
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     2150      5
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                2540      6
 

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


Ki blasts
_________

  /\
 |__|  (Chargeable)      280 damage

 
 /\    /\
|__|, |__|               560 damage

 /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|           840 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|      1120 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__| 1400 damage

Throw
________

X, X                 880  damage    Hits 12




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Rushing technique|
_________________|

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

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

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

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


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 heavy       (chargeable)  X, /\
                                    |__|

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

Step in ground slash             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 \/ + |_|

Dragon tornado (After ground smash hits) /\   /\   _
                                        |__|,|__|,|_|

Delta storm   (after heavy finish) /\ + /\
                                       |__|

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- (rapidly press |_| button during max power mode)


(All 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 2 (After ground slash hits)   /\   /\   _   /\
                                         |__|,|__|,|_|,|__|

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 Yamcha 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) Super up 1
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E) Rush blast 1

Custom setup 1 allows Yamcha to increase the power of his combos & also his
health increases by 10,000 thanks to Master Roshi's training. His attack power
is increased to a degree & his special moves will inflict slightly more 
damage. Rush blast 1 will increase the power of Yamcha's already pretty 
impressive normal Ki blasts.








Custom 2

A) Attack up 1
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B) King Kai's training
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C) Warrior's will
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D) Super up 1
-------------------------------------

Custom setup 2 grants Yamcha yet again a slight increase in his attack & super
abilities, with the added benefit of having only half damage inflicted upon him
when he guards attacks from standard Ki blasts & energy blasts & some further
non unblockable attacks. This custom setup is made for endurance & will 
further allow Yamcha to endure fierce combat situations.




Custom 3

A) Attack up 1
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B) Rush blast 3
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C) Super up 2
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D) Active heart

The final custom setup that works relatively well for Yamcha, keeps his
attack power up while the power of his special moves increases. Rush blast
3 increases energy blast attack power, the Ki usage of energy blasts is halved
& the normal Ki blasts are much faster when fired! Lastly active heart 
improves the amount of Ki you gain back when you successfuly perform a rush 
attack on your opponent, allowing hopefully for less time speant charging Ki
if only a little. 




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

>- Style of the strong

>- Rising fighting spirit

>- Miracle master

>- Sparking plus

>- Savior

>- Draconic aura


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6) Tips & stratergies==
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> Having trouble landing that awesome spirit ball? Why not use Yamcha's normal
  Ki blasts to harrass your opponent, each can be charged three times & the 
  best part of this is? Well the Ki blasts are homing, so as they head toward
  your opponent fire of several uncharged normal ki blasts then launch the 
  mighty spirit ball for a greater chance at keeping it's target immobile.
  Your opponent will be far too busy trying to shake off the Ki blasts that
  even if they could see the spirit ball coming, there's almost next to 
  nothing they can do about it when it hits!!
 
> The special move After image comes in handy in a brutal battle when it
  appears your opponent is gathering ki or about to unleash an energy wave,
  perform the technique to automatically teleport out of harms way. A 
  forewarning that against area attacks such as Omega Shenron's blazing storm
  this technique won't get you out of the fray so use the move wisely. This
  move will also stack, for example you have 4 blast stock & you use the 
  command twice, you will be able to automatically avoid damage up to two 
  times!

> To increase the damage potential to your opponent, combo them & follow 
  straight up with a 'Wolf Fang Fist' to put the hurt on! The damage is 
  impressive when used in conjunction with a combo & the homing range of the
  rush is excellent!


> 'Power up to the very limit' will increase Yamcha's attack power, defensive
   power, strike power, & the power of his Z counters to a degree, As if that
   wasn't enough the technique also places Yamcha in to max power mode however
   for a duration after the technique is used Ki charging will be slower than 
   usual. Use this for the big finish or when things are looking bleaker than
   they should be. Your opponent will learn the true definition behind "Scram"




> Z burst (While charging Ki with L2 then press the x button twice) is a
  faster way of getting ahead of that troublesome opponent who just won't
  stay down, Using this very useful command carefully you can evade powerful
  energy blasts & attacks such as the super spirit bomb & end up beside your 
  opponent faster than a dragon dash & suprise them from behind in some 
  situations, beware that Ki will be used while Z bursting so be sure to have
  enough otherwise you will stop mid Z burst due to lack of Ki!



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7) Yamcha'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:
   
gZk4T R5t7p ll&9P h9
Pf)@p nTLPh ZQjV9 +#
 
Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
a Yamcha, but not just any Yamcha oh no! This is a super Yamcha with stats
pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with the wolf
fang master!

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 Yamcha at his most powerful!



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8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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   Q. Yamcha wasn't really fighting much after the Android saga, why?

   A. Sadly that's true, with the rise of many super saiyans to the series
      Yamcha's strength was far surpassed by them & he felt many of the 
      opponents that would be a likley threat to the Earth would surpass
      him aswell due to his brutal encounter with Androids #19 & #20. Yamcha
      becomes more of a comic relief character in later saga's however his
      martial artist blood still runs hot in the heat of the moment even if
      he knows he will be defeated, Yamcha gives his all regardless. Yamcha
      does appear in the movie 'Bojack unbound' where he is defeated by Zangya
      as is his sparring buddy Krillin. 

   Q. What does the 'After Image' technique actually do?
      
   A. Quite a few character's in the game have this technique this useful 
      technique, after image allows you to perform an instant
      high speed movement (or teleport as it is also known) however it
      will only activate if you press the right commands as you are 
      about to be hit with an attacks such as a rush or a beam, that said
      i wouldn't advise you use it to evade a 'super spirit bomb' or moves 
      that cover a wide radius however it will be effective to get out of 
      dragon rushes which the computer AI has a habit of using frequantly & 
      sometimes unexpectedly. Bear in mind that to use this technique you will
      need 2 blast gauges filled to execute the technique. 




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9) Character quotes   ==
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Naturally as the title of this section implyies, this is a selection of 
Yamcha's voice quotes during the game:-
    
> "Lookin' good Tien!!" (To Tien)

  "I've had just about enough of you! Put em' up!!"

  "Ok c'mon!!"

  "You wanna try fighting against me?" (To Krillin)

  "Against this Goku I might actually have a chance!" (To Kid Goku)

  "WOLF FANG FIST!!!"

  "Check out my extra large spirit ball!"

  "I'm alot stonger than last time!!" (To Dr.Gero/Android#20)

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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!

^ Yamcha for being one of DBZ awesome yet highly underated characters who we 
  love & could & should have seen more of yet for whatever reason didn't...
  still he remains an awesome dude!!

^ All DBZ fans everywhere!


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




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