DBFZ/Gotenks

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Gotenks
DBFZ Gotenks Portrait.png

Health: 10,000

Jump Startup: 4F

Assist Cooldown:

Movement Options
Double Jump, Super Jump, 1 Airdash, Dash Type: Run
Play-style
Pressure, Mixup

Overview[edit]

Son Goten, the secondborn son of Goku, and Trunks, the son of Vegeta, are childhood friends who play and train together. During Majin Buu's rampage on Earth, both boys were taught the secret of Fusion, the art of merging two fighters and their energies together into one stronger fighter. Thus, Gotenks was born: a powerful fighter who can effortlessly attain the power of Super Saiyan 3, but whose prowess is offset by a juvenile mindset and a penchant for dramatics.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Gotenks hits strong and fast. His range is lacking due to his short limbs, but once he's in range, he can put pressure on his opponents and force them to go on the defensive.

Strengths/Weaknesses[edit]

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Great utility with most of the cast because of his level 1 giving many characters double super setups, which leads to great damage and possibly touch-of-deaths
  • Strong mixup and pressure game, many of his specials are safe on block and can lead to tricky resets
  • Small frame can make it so certain combos do not work on him, and can help him avoid certain moves
  • Assist can be used to extend certain combos, further adding to his utility
  • Assist is not great in neutral, as it's tracking is rather lackluster, which also may hurt it in certain blockstrings
  • Buttons are a bit stubby, they can easily whiff or be beaten by something that is better.
  • Two of his better pressure tools require meter, which can cause him to burn a lot of meter


Normals[edit]

5L[edit]
5L
DBFZ Gotenks 5L.png
DBFZ Gotenks 5LL.png
DBFZ Gotenks 5LLL.png
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
5L 400 All 6 3 - -3
  • Standard 5L poke with a good hitbox. Used for starting pressure and is your standard grounded poke.
5LL 700 All 10 3 - -5
  • Strong hitbox and forward momentum. Useful in pressure and can be decent in neutral scrambles.
5LLL 1000 All 13 9 - -9

Frame data is deceptive, this move has a lot of blockstun that you can take advantage of by canceling into specials. On hit it's a great optimal combo to follow up into Galactic Donut on medium sized and taller characters. On block, can be covered with Ghost Oki (236H Hold Ghosts) plus an assist for an unreflectable ghost setup.

While not as ambiguous as Hold Beam, you can IAD shortly after it connects for a high/low mixup, or backdash 6S to punish your opponent's 2H. This is best used sparingly as there are clear answers to both options.


5M[edit]
5M
DBFZ Gotenks 5M.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 All 9 6 - -6
  • Standard 5M with decent forward momentum but nothing to write home about.
  • Mostly a combo tool than a neutral tool but can be effective for closing ground or threatening misplaced 5L's by your opponent.


5H[edit]
5H
DBFZ Gotenks 5H.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All 13[40] 6 - -8
  • [] = hold H
  • holding increases range and damage
  • Fully charged heavy is plus on block

Gotenks' strongest grounded normal. Has great forward momentum and a solid hitbox, but loses strongly to aerial approaches.

If charged fully it is +1, does increased damage, and wall bounces midscreen. Use the charged version sparingly as the startup is massive and the reward is minimal.


5S[edit]
5S
DBFZ Gotenks 5S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
350 All 14 [1(9)] x4 - -4
  • Can be repeated up to four times.
  • Combos into donut ring from the corner.


2L[edit]
2L
DBFZ Gotenks 2L.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
400 L 7 3 - -4
  • Fast low, not strong in neutral situations.
  • Primary grounded mixup tool. Most often used in blockstrings or after 236[S] (Beam Cancel)


2M[edit]
2M
DBFZ Gotenks 2M.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 L 11 6 - -7
  • Incredibly weak hitbox. Can be stuffed by any aerial attack or a properly spaced 5L.
  • Still an important tool as it's the most forward momentum Gotenks has on a normal (aside from charge 5H), but be careful in footsies as it can get you killed.


2H[edit]
2H
DBFZ Gotenks 2H.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All 14 7(2)2 - -19
  • Very slow 2H, but with a lot of active frames. Mostly used to punish aerial approaches and super dashes.
  • Can be difficult to punish grounded, as unrefined players will attempt to punish with 2L and whiff.
  • Not that useful in blockstrings, though in sparking 2H > Airdash > j.M can be oppressively strong.


6M[edit]
6M
DBFZ Gotenks 6M.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 H 24 6 - 0
  • Standard overhead.


j.L[edit]
j.L
DBFZ Gotenks jL.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
300 H 7 1(3)1(3)1 - -
  • Has 3 hits. Gotenks' key move Primary high mixup tool. Very active. You can usually just throw it out there, but rarely beats superdashes.
  • Can be used in pressure to keep opponents guessing, as your airdash j.L will hit 1, 2, or 3 times depending on the height of your opponent and the height of your airdash.


j.M[edit]
j.M
DBFZ Gotenks jM.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 H 9 3 - -
  • Weak hitbox that hits above him, mostly used in air-to-air on opponents higher than you. j.214L or j.214M are generally better options for air-to-airs.
  • Primary crossup move.


j.H[edit]
j.H
DBFZ Gotenks jH.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 H 13 6 - -

Incredible hitbox and priority, can hit crouching opponents from almost apex of normal jump height. Standard combo ender and Air to Ground neutral tool.


j.S[edit]
j.S
DBFZ Gotenks jS.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
600 All 15 - - -
  • Only 1 hit, not very useful
  • Mostly used to fake out 6S, his significantly stronger move, as the recovery is much less.


j.2H[edit]
j.2H
DBFZ Gotenks j2H.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All 13 4 - -
  • Important points go here


Specials[edit]

Miracle Super Punch[edit]
Miracle Super Punch
236L/M/H (Air OK)
DBFZ Gotenks MiracleSuperPunch.png
"But, above all else, I will not forgive you for making my daughter cry!!"
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
L 370[730] All 9 2(2) x4[x8] - -5
  • [] is on hold
  • Can be cancelled into any other special except itself on hit

Placeholder

M 365[635] All 9 2(2) x4[x8] - -
  • [] is on hold
  • Deals above average chip damage
  • Can be cancelled into any other special except itself on hit

Placeholder

H 365[815] All 9 2(2) x4[x16] - +3
  • [] is on hold
  • Deals above average chip damage
  • Can control speed with left and right, holding left makes you go less distance while holding right sends you much further
  • Can be cancelled into any other special except itself on hit
  • Can combo into 5L

Really good in blockstrings, as it is plus and gives Gotenks an opportunity to mix the opponent up, either with a low, a grab, or other similar things.


Great Special Rolling Kick[edit]
Great Special Rolling Kick
214L/M/H (Air OK)
DBFZ Gotenks GreatSpecialRollingKick.png
DBFZ Gotenks GreatSpecialRollingKick-2.png
SPIN2WIN
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
L 661 All 10 14(7)3 - -3
  • Gotenks spins around like a top.
  • Can be cancelled into itself (and the other versions of it)
M 805 All 10 22(7)3 - -
  • When used in the air, it can be used to catch a raw vanish from your opponent.
  • Can be cancelled into itself (and the other versions of it)
H 913 All 10 56(7)3 - -
  • Can be directed.

Really good tool to annoy your opponent in neutral, as it will always beat Super Dash, however, it is unsafe and can not be used to reset pressure like 236H can. Gotenks can airdash or double jump once it is done.

It can also be used to get you out of a corner situation if you can somehow pull it off, or just using it as a general retreat/stall tactic. Gotenks can only go so high with the move though, so be careful.

Air L - All 8 N(7)2 - -
  • Active frames until landing
Air M - All 8 22(7)2 - -
Air H - All 8 82(7)3 - -
  • Can be directed.


Vengeful Shout[edit]
Vengeful Shout
236S (Air OK)
DBFZ Gotenks VengefulShout.png
DOCTOR OCTAGONAPUS BGAAAAAAAAH
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
Ground 1098 All 17 20 - -19
  • Gotenks leaps into the air and fires a beam from his mouth.

Button can be held to cancel the attack, leaving you at the perfect height for an overhead. Can use air options afterwards.

Air 1098 All 16 25 - -
  • Placeholder


DIE DIE Missile Barrage[edit]
DIE DIE Missile Barrage
j.214S
DBFZ Gotenks DieDieMissileBarrage.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
1078 All 16 [1(5)] x12 - -
  • Gotenks fires a series of 12 ki blasts similar to Vegeta's Air Consecutive Energy Blast.


Galactic Donut[edit]
Galactic Donut
214S
DBFZ Gotenks GalacticDonut.png
"mmmmmmmmh... Galactic donuuuuuuuuuut..."
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
1080 All 29 1(29)1 - +7
  • Gotenks forms a ring that appears around the opponent as well before binding them with it.

Gotenks's Assist. Can be comboed after.


Assist[edit]

Galatic Donut
A1/A2
DBFZ Gotenks AssistGalaticDonut-1.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
765 All 50 1(30)1 - -
  • Good combo tool

Gotenks' assist is his Galatic Donut special. On hit, it'll bind the opponent and hold them in place for an extended period of time. This can be very useful in combos. One example of this is that you can use this in a combo to allow Captain Ginyu to do his Body Change super. However, it's very useful in general as a means to extend combos or give yourself time to do something.

It can also be useful in neutral but the tracking is poor. Quick movement can dodge this assist so you'll have to use it in more specific situations.

As of August patch no longer consumes smash on hit


Supers[edit]

SUPER GHOST KAMIKAZE ATTACK[edit]
SUPER GHOST KAMIKAZE ATTACK
236L+M
DBFZ Gotenks superghostkamikazeattack-1.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
2000 All 9+4 [1(9)] x6 - -
  • Gotenks spits out 6 ghosts, which home in on and explode on the opponent.

Gotenks' level 1 is okay on it's own, but it's real utility comes in the fact that many characters can get conversions off of the ghosts by using a Z-Change, be it a double super or a quick setup, which can give you a lot more damage for less bars. This is his Z-Change super as well, so you can get a Z-Change to Gotenks, swap to another character during his super, and because of the ghosts you can easily do another super right after the first one ends.


SUPER GHOST KAMIKAZE ATTACK[edit]
SUPER GHOST KAMIKAZE ATTACK
236H+S
DBFZ gotenks superghostkamikazeattack-2.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
600x4 All - - - -
  • Gotenks spits out four ghosts, taunting the opponent as he does.

All 4 ghosts stay in place until the corresponding button is released, allowing you to do blockstrings and combos with the ghosts covering any openings


CHARGING ULTRA BUU BUU VOLLEYBALL[edit]
CHARGING ULTRA BUU BUU VOLLEYBALL
214L+M or 214H+S (Air OK)
DBFZ gotenks volleyball.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
3930 All 9+3 - - -
  • Costs 3 bars
  • Beats level 2 projectiles but loses to level 3 projectiles



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