Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 PS2 Cheats and Unlockables Guide

How to unlock hidden characters and more

In-game character from Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 for PS2


Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is a cel-shaded fighting game based on the popular animated television series Dragon Ball Z. It came out on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube in 2003. If you're having some trouble beating your opponents, here's a guide to cheats and unlockable hidden characters.

This guide is specifically for the PS2 version of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2.

How to Unlock Everything in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2

There's an easy way to unlock everything while playing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. Here's how:

  1. Enter the Skill Shop while holding the L2 button.

  2. The NPC Bulma will start talking. Turn around and leave, all while continuing to hold the L2 button.

  3. Re-enter the shop. Your capsules should increase.

  4. Repeat this trick as much as necessary to unlock characters, breakthrough capsules, fusions, and more.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Dragon Mode Unlockables

The following hidden characters and items can be unlocked in Dragon mode:

Unlockable How to Acquire It
Adept World Tournament Unlock 16 Characters, then buy it from Bulma.
Advanced World Tournament Unlock all 29 Characters, then buy it from Bulma.
Android 16 Defeat Android 16 with Goku.
Android 17 Defeat Android 17 with Piccolo.
Android 18 Defeat Android 18 with Krillen.
Android 20 Defeat Android 20 with Goku.
Babidi's Ship Collect all 7 Dragon Balls and wish for Babidi's Ship from Shenron.
Babidi's Spaceship Wish for Babidi's Spaceship on the Dragonballs.
Breakthroughs Wish for Breakthroughs on the Dragonballs.
Bulma's Costumes 2-6 Wish for these costumes on the Dragonballs.
Cell Defeat Cell with Goku.
City Street Stage Defeat Super Buu with Gohan on Stage 8 without being defeated.
Dabura Gain 1,000 Killi.
Frieza Defeat Frieza with Goku.
Future Trunks Defeat Vegeta on Namek with Kid Trunks.
Ginyu Defeat Ginyu on Namek with Vegeta.
Gokule Get Goku and Hercule's breakthrough.
Gokule Capsule Get both Goku and Hercule's breakthroughs.
Gotenks Capsule Get to Stage 7.
Hercule Defeat Majin Buu as Gt. Saiyaman on Stage 6.
Hercule Defeat Fat Buu with Saiyaman.
Kabitoki Capsule Wish for it on the Dragonballs.
Kabitoshin Potara Collect 7 Dragonballs and wish for the capsule from the Dragon.
Kid Buu Gain 3,600 Killi.
Majin Buu Gain 1,200 Killi.
Majin Vegeta On Dragon World Stage 5, defeat any Majin character to get the capsule that allows you to get Majin Vegeta. (Note: Dabura does not count.)
Nappa Defeat Nappa with Vegeta. (Note: This can only be done when you unlock Vegeta and start Dragon mode again.)
Raditz Defeat Raditz with Goku.
Recoome Defeat Recoome with Goku.
Saiyaman Defeat Cell with Adult Gohan adult.
Silver Membership Card Have a Dragon Ball Z: Budokai save file on your memory card when you start a new game.
SSJ2 Gohan Adult Defeat Majin Vegeta before Majin Buu kills Babidi in Stage 6.
Super Buu Gain 2,400 Killi.
Super Saiyan Vegeta Defeat Frieza on Stage 3 as Namek.
Super Saiyan 2 Goku Defeat Cell on Stage 4 with Goku.
Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta Defeat Super Buu Gohan as Vegeto on Stage 8.
Super Saiyan 3 Goku Defeat Majin Fat Buu on Stage 6 with Goku.
Super Saiyan Goku Let Krillen die on Stage 3.
Supreme Kai Defeat Supreme Kai with Goku.
Teen Gohan Defeat Cell for the last time on Supreme Kai's planet with Adult Gohan.
Tiencha Capsule Get both Tien and Yamcha's breakthroughs.
Tiensha Get Tien and Yamcha's breakthroughs.
Tournament Adept Unlock 16 characters and buy it.
Tournament Advance Unlock all 29 characters and buy it.
Vegeta Defeat Vegeta with Goku on Namek.
Vegeto Capsule / Goku Get Goku to Surpreme Ki then to Vegeta on Stage 8.
Vegeto Capsule / Vegeta Wish for it on the Dragonballs.
Vegetto Potara with Vegeta Collect seven Dragonballs and wish for the capsule from the Dragon.
Videl Defeat Super Buu (Gohan) as Hercule on Stage 8.
Yamcha Defeat Nappa with Tien.