In addition to the usual boss fights, random encounters during exploration or side quests, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot offers several ways to make the protagonists progress.
Introduced very early in the adventure, on the island of Master Roshi, the training areas represented by small bright areas, allow to take up various challenges. Indeed, each area can be used several times depending on your level in order to defeat the main characters (surrounded by a blue halo) who are becoming more and more powerful. The game allows you to unlock special attacks. Be careful however not to be too greedy, as some clashes will be 2 or 3 against 1 at levels higher than yours; a rather demanding challenge.
During exploration, orbs float all over the environment: the Z orbs. The main ones are of different colours.
- Red, blue and green are found in the associated environment: lakes and large bodies of water for the blue ones, deserts for the red ones and forests or grasses for the green ones.
- Three other types of orbs are available: rainbows scattered all over the map, and silver and golden orbs are also available and even more difficult to access. These can be found when passing through portals that show orbs straight ahead, but for a very limited time, you will have to use the Dragon Rush and be precise about its direction so as not to miss any.
These Z-Orbs will be essential to progress as they will unlock improvements in special attack characteristics such as power and damage increases or passive characteristics such as life, ki, attack or defense. Some of these attacks will be unlocked as you progress through the story to keep a certain story coherence.
It's no surprise to anyone, food has a certain importance in Akira Toriyama's work. Always in the interest of fidelity, CyberConnect2 has found a clever way to integrate this aspect into the Action-RPG. Indeed, during exploration, it's possible to fish, hunt or collect fruits and vegetables in the environment. By bringing these ingredients to Chi-chi, she will be able to prepare a dish that will bring more or less improvement to the characters' characteristics, temporarily or permanently.