OPENING THE MAIN MENU
Press the Menu button during free movement to open the main menu. Select a category and press the button to view information about Dragon Ball Z’s story, a relationship chart, the Z Encyclopedia, where movies and music can be enjoyed, and so on.
Main Menu Overview
Items: View and/or use items in your possession.
Party: Change the members of your party.
Characters: Customise characters, check their stats, and more.
Story: Check progress made in the story and the Turtle School Training Manual.
Community: View community boards and Soul Emblems.
Dragon Balls: Once you have collected the 7 Dragon Balls, select a wish and summon Shenron.
System: View system features.
Press and to switch between item categories. Use the left stick or D-pad to select an item.
Recovery: Items that recover your HP.
Cooking: Items that boost your stats.
Materials: Items necessary for fishing, development, or exchange.
Gifts: Items that can be gifted to Soul Emblem characters.
Event: Items used in the story, training, or events.
Recovery and cooking items can be used here. Use the left stick or D-pad to select an item, then press the button to use it.
Registering to Palettes
Register a recovery item to a palette to use it in battle. With the left stick or D-pad, select the item you would like to register, then press the button to open the Item Palette. Select a palette, then press the button to register the item there.
Use the left stick or D-pad to select the slot you would like to change, then select the character you would like to add to your party from the characters on standby. Depending on how you form your party, a Party Bonus may be applied.
Offensive Style – Defensive Style – Special Style
Super Attack Palette: Press the button while a character is selected
Set Super Attacks, Transformations, and Know-How to the palette. Press or , select the skill you would like to set. Select the slot to change, followed by the skill you would like to add from the those you’ve acquired.
Use the left stick or D-pad to select a character, then press the button to view that character’s stats.
Super Attack Skill Tree: Press the button while a character is selected
Use Z Orbs to level up Super Attacks. Use the left stick or D-pad to select a level, then press the button to consume Z Orbs and level up the attack. Super Attacks with the Training Grounds icon are unlocked by completing challenges at Training Grounds.
Press and to switch between the In Progress, Completed, and Turtle School Training Manual categories. Use the left stick or D-pad to select the story you would like to view.
Turtle School Training Manual
Obtained by progressing through the story. Complete the training exercises listed in the Turtle School Training Manual and report back to Master Roshi to receive rewards and unlock more difficult exercises.
Story progress display
Press the button while an In Progress or Completed story is selected to view its progress via checkboxes.
Press the button while an In Progress sub story is selected to display navigation for it on the Area Map and World Map.
Opening a Community Board
Select ‘Community Board’ from COMMUNITY menu to move to the Community Board’s editing screen.
Editing a Community Board
Press or to switch boards. Press the button, select a character from the Soul Emblems list, then press the button where you would like to set it. If a Soul Emblem has already been set there, it will be swapped out.
Various skills that come in handy on adventures can be acquired by placing Soul Emblems on the community boards. Skill bonuses activate according to the emblems placed, and the overall level of those emblems will increase the associated community’s rank, increasing the types of community skills.
Z Warrior Community: Community skills that aid in battle activate.
Training Community: Community skills that increase the EXP earned in battle and help boost your defence activate.
Community of the Gods: Community skills that make it easier to earn rewards activate.
Adventure Community: Community skills that provide support for adventuring in general activate.
Cooking Community: Community skills that are useful in cooking activate.
Development Community: Community skills that aid development activate.
Adult Community: Community skills that aid in efficiently earning Zeni activate.
Opening Soul Emblems
Select ‘Soul Emblems’ from COMMUNITY menu to move to the Soul Emblem list.
Viewing Soul Emblems
Select a Soul Emblem and press the button to view details about it. Press the button to move to Community Board editing. Press and to change pages on the Soul Emblem list. Press the button to reorder them by community.
Soul Emblems can be obtained as you progress through the story. By setting them to a community board, you can obtain skills that will help you on your adventure.
Enhancing Soul Emblems
Soul Emblems have two different parameters: Friendship and Proficiency. Using gifts will increase both parameters. Press the button on the Soul Emblem Details screen to display your Gift List. Select a gift to use, then press the button.
Friendship: Increase to receive rare items as rewards.
Proficiency: Increase to raise the community’s level.
Collect all 7 Dragon Balls to gain access to this menu. Select a place to set your wish and press the button to move the cursor to the wish list. Select the wish you would like granted from the list, then press the button. You can then select ‘Summon Shenron’. Selecting this and pressing the button will call the dragon to grant your wish.
(The number of wishes that can be granted changes throughout the story. The same wish cannot be selected more than once.)
The Dragon Balls
You will become able to collect the Dragon Balls as you progress through the story.
Collecting the Dragon Balls
When the Dragon Balls reappear, the areas where they are located will display on the World Map and the specific Dragon Ball locations will display on the Area Map. When a Dragon Ball is collected, the acquired Dragon Ball will be displayed on the radar.
(There are certain times in the story that the Dragon Balls cannot be collected.)
Select the option you would like to view and press the button.
Select the slot to save the game data, then press the button to save it. If there is already data saved there, it will be overwritten.
Select the saved data to load, then press the button to continue the game from that point.
Select an item to change with the D-pad, then press the button. Use the D-pad to adjust the settings. Changes can be saved by pressing the Menu button.
Make a selection and press the button to view that tutorial. Use and to change pages.
Quit the game and return to the title screen.
Select a chapter from the table of contents and press the button to open the corresponding page. Use and to navigate the encyclopedia. Be sure to refer to the instructions on the screen for details on viewing each chapter.