DBFZ/Piccolo

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Piccolo
DBFZ Piccolo Portrait.png

Health: 10,000

Jump Startup: 4F

Assist Cooldown:

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

Overview[edit]

The spawn of the notorious Demon King from whom he takes his name, Piccolo Jr. (also taking the name Majunior on some occasions) was once one of Goku's most vicious rivals. After defeating Raditz, the Namekian warrior would go on to become Gohan's mentor and martial arts instructor, in time also becoming a surrogate father for Goku's son. Thanks to Gohan's influence, Piccolo would renounce his evil ways and become a firm ally of Goku and protector of the planet Earth.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Piccolo is a tricky character with strong Mixup options. He has buttons with good reach, his Homing Energy Blast can protect him from a sudden Vanish, and his Hellzone Grenade/command grabs mixups allow him to keep his opponent in check, especially when they're cornered. However, his damage is a little lacking, he has no quick full screen meterless beam attack, he has no air supers, many of his setups require knockdown or an assist, and he has to spend meter to get a mid-screen hard knockdown, making it difficult to combo into his Meteor Attack.

Strengths/Weaknesses[edit]

Strengths Weaknesses
  • His normals have good range, giving him great neutral.
  • Amazing air neutral due to big buttons like j.L.
  • Thrives in the corner.
  • Strong okizeme with his Hellzone Grenade setups, on top of his solid high-low mixup options.
  • Along with Hellzone, he can use orb for strong okizeme.
  • Along with solid high-low mix, he as a command grab and Demon Elbow crossups.
  • Can fuzzy mix everyone in the game (except GT Goku) with a curtain snap set up.
  • Basically has Reality Stone lol.
  • He's just mad good all around.
  • Gives the best doses.
  • Needs to spend meter to get a sliding knockdown outside of the corner, as his damage is overall average-to-weak.
  • Has no air supers, limiting his aerial combo game.
  • Very meter hungry outside the corner.
  • Can guard cancel Hellzone pressure making it a must to only use after snapback, have counter super ready, or curtain setups.
  • Despite how strong Orb is, you can super dash through it.
  • Can be too reliant on assists at times.



Normals[edit]

5L[edit]
5L
DBFZ Piccolo 5L.png
DBFZ Piccolo 5LL.png
DBFZ Piccolo 5LLL.png
Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
5L 400 All - 6 3 12 -3
  • A good normal since the fastest is 6F on average for other characters.
5LL 700 All - 9 3 15 -2
  • Used to hit confirm after the first 5L. You're most likely to go into 2M in the corner to get them off their feet & airborne for longer combos.
5LLL 1000 All - 15 3 18 -5
  • Important points go here


5M[edit]
5M
DBFZ Piccolo 5M.png
Note: can't reflect drill cannons like a badass
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 All - 10 3 18 -5
  • Piccolo does a sliding swipe forward.


5H[edit]
5H
DBFZ Piccolo 5H.png
"DODGE!"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All - 15 4 21 -9
  • Can hit from roundstart position.


5S[edit]
5S
DBFZ Piccolo 5S.png
"Gotcha, bitch!"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
500 Throw - 28 7 19 -
  • On hit, can only be followed up with 5H, 2H, 6S, vanish, or supers.

A pretty far reaching command grab. Good for opening people up on the ground but 5S trajectory will only go along the ground so be careful of people trying to jump out and/or approach from the air.


2L[edit]
2L
DBFZ Piccolo 2L.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
400 Low - 7 4 12 -4
  • Your average low. Has fairly decent range


2M[edit]
2M
DBFZ Piccolo 2M.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 Low - 10 4 18 -6
  • Piccolo's best low normal. Has good range


2H[edit]
2H
DBFZ Piccolo 2H.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All - 13 3 31 -18
  • Universal anti-air


2S[edit]
2S
DBFZ Piccolo 2S.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
500, 800 Throw - 19 7 17 -
  • Anti-air command grab with all the drawbacks of 5S.

Instead of going along the ground, Piccolo's arm goes upward at a 45 degree angle, making it great to snatch people out of the air. It has slow startup though so using it on reaction to an air approach probably won't work. It also leaves you open to ground approaches so be careful.


6M[edit]
6M
DBFZ Piccolo 6M.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 High - 24 6 10 0
  • Universal Overhead


6S[edit]
6S
Demon Shocker
DBFZ Piccolo 6S.png
"Nail gun!"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
350*3 All - 16 10 24 -5
  • Piccolo fires a beam of energy from his antenna horizontally, reaching just barely past half screen.


3S[edit]
3S
Demon Shocker
DBFZ Piccolo 3S.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
350*3 All - 16 10 24 -5
  • Piccolo fires beams of energy from his antenna diagonally upwards.
  • Mainly used as combo filler.
  • Usual string from 3S is 2S, 6S, 5H into Super Dash.


j.L[edit]
j.L
DBFZ Piccolo jL.png
Sword Normal
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
400 High - 6 3 14 -3
  • Easily the best Air-to-Air in the game. Part of what makes Piccolo a nightmare to deal with as the hitbox is quite disjointed and it's incredibly fast.


j.M[edit]
j.M
DBFZ Piccolo jM.png
Boom chicka-ah
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
500*2 High - 10 2(5)4 10 -
  • Piccolo does two kicks at a low diagonal angle. Hits twice, can be canceled on first hit. Piccolo's fuzzy tool.


j.H[edit]
j.H
DBFZ Piccolo jH.png
"GREEN DICK BETTER THAN BLUE DICK"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 [1000] High - 13 6 20 -6
  • [] is on Dynamic hit only. This move doesn't have a Smash version.
  • Good air to air normal.
  • Knocks opponent into the air on ground hit, can still connect 2M

Unlike most j.Hs, Piccolo's j.H will knock the opponent away horizontally instead of downwards, making it not a great way to end your air combos. It's more useful as an air to air normal since it has good reach horizontally.


j.S[edit]
j.S
DBFZ Piccolo jS.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
500 Throw - 24 7 21 -
  • Won't grab crouching, but can grab aerial opponents.
  • Can only be followed up with j.H, j.2H, j.214L, j.214H and vanish.

Air version of Piccolo's command grab. It goes downward at a 45 degree angle.


j.2H[edit]
j.2H
DBFZ Piccolo j2H.png
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All - 11 4 30 -15
  • A standard air 2H. Not much use outside of combos.


Specials[edit]

Demon Elbow[edit]
Demon Elbow
236L/M/H (air OK)
DBFZ Piccolo DemonElbow.png
DBFZ Piccolo DemonElbow2.png
DBFZ Piccolo DemonElbow3.png
Crossing up androids since '92
Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
L 900 All - 30 4 17 -2
  • Glides a short distance forward.
  • Reaching the opponent will make Piccolo move behind them and attack.
  • The attack is triggered based on proximity, it can and will whiff if the opponent is moving around.
  • Piccolo is fully vulnerable during this move, so it is extremely unsafe unless your opponent is blocking or recovering.
  • Inside a combo, all versions become extremely fast and can easily be used for an easy side swap.
M 1000 All - 31 6 17 -2
  • Glides almost fullscreen.
  • Cause a sliding knockdown on hit.
H 1100 All - 29 4 17 -2
  • Glides the same distance as M version.
  • Once crossed up, Piccolo teleports to the front to attack.
  • Cause a sliding knockdown on hit.
  • Useful for mind games.
Air L 900 All - 30 4 18 -3
  • All versions can be used as a pseudo air dash.
Air M 1000 All - 31 6 17 -2
  • Will slightly descend if the opponent is underneath Piccolo.
Air H 1100 All - 29 4 19 -4
  • Will slightly descend if the opponent is underneath Piccolo.


Demon Slicer[edit]
Demon Slicer
214L/M/H (Air OK)
DBFZ Piccolo DemonSlicer.png
DBFZ Piccolo DemonSlicer2.png
L/H
DBFZ Piccolo DemonSlicer3.png
M
Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
L 900 All - 5,10 7 16 -4
  • Forces a ground tech the moment the opponent hits the ground.
  • All versions have guard point during the pose that blocks any strike and projectile that aren't throws or Supers. Getting hit during this pose will trigger the teleport immediately.
  • Normal version teleports in place, but counter version will track the opponent anywhere on screen.

Useful for punishing opponents who like to push buttons during blockstrings. However, it's their turn after they block it.

M 1000 High - 5,14 6 15 -3
  • Side switches even in the corner.
  • Both normal and counter version only track the opponent at close range.
  • Causes a pseudo sliding knockdown that can be followed up with Supers.

Can also be used during neutral to catch your opponent off-guard.

H 1100 All - 0,11 7 22 -10
  • Faster version of L Demon Slicer that always tracks everywhere on screen.
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.
Air L 900 All - 16 8+ 16 -4
  • All air versions attack in place.
  • Causes a soft knockdown.
Air M 1000 High - 19 8+ 16 -4
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.

Used as a corner combo ender. The downward momentum will also allow Piccolo to combo into Hellzone Grenade since he falls down to the ground faster than the opponent.

Air H 1100 All - 16 8+ 16 -4
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.

The only way Piccolo can get a sliding knockdown from midscreen.


Homing Energy Blast[edit]
Homing Energy Blast
236S
DBFZ Piccolo HomingEnergyBlast.png
DBFZ Piccolo HomingEnergyBlast2.png
REALITY STONE!
Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
Uncharged 700 All - 19 1 22 -2
  • Smaller than charged version but travels faster.
  • Can be super dashed through.
  • Has low durability and can be destroyed by ki blasts and beams.

Piccolo fires a Ki Orb that tracks the opponent. Useful as a meaty attack.

Charged 700 All - 19 1 22 -2
  • Bigger than uncharged version but travels slower.
  • Can be super dashed through.

Not very useful, since it deals the same amount of damage and it still loses to beam projectiles and super dashes.


Assist[edit]

Homing Energy Blast
A1/A2
DBFZ Piccolo HomingEnergyBlastUncharged.png
"Let that child alone!"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 All - 35 1 46 -
  • Can be a good neutral tool to harass opponents in hard to reach areas.

Piccolo's assist is the uncharged version of his Homing Energy Blast special. It has the same shortcomings as when he's on point (can be super dashed, low durability so ki blasts and beams will destroy it) but its ability to home in on your opponent can be useful since it'll allow you to harass your opponent in spaces that most other assists can't really cover well such as super jump height.


Supers[edit]

Special Beam Cannon[edit]
Special Beam Cannon
236L+M (Chargeable)
DBFZ Piccolo SpecialBeamCannon.png
"MAKANSA—... MAKAKASAPOP—... MEKKASAPP—... Oh, to hell with it! SPECIAL BEAM CANNON!!!"
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
250*10
[380*10]
All - 11+4
[122+4]
34 [37] 33 -17
  • [] is when fully charged.
  • Minimum damage is 75*10 [114*10].
  • Press 4 or 6 while charging to make Piccolo teleport dash backward or forward
  • Teleporting gives 9 frames of invulnerability and starts no earlier than frame 11
  • Back-to-back teleporting has invulnerable frames 9(13)9(13)9(13)


Hellzone Grenade[edit]
Hellzone Grenade
236H+S
DBFZ Piccolo HellzoneGrenade.png
Next stop, mixup city. Population: you
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
260*12 All - 9+17 - 16 +73
  • You can Z Change from Hellzone Grenade but not into it, however doing this cancels the attack.
  • Very strong post snap or with lockdown assists (like 16 or Kid Buu).
  • Scales harshly. Minimum damage is 52*12.

Piccolo throws a volley of ki blasts near the opponent. After a delay, they become active and home in on the opponent, one-by-one.

Currently, if you Z Change out of Hellzone Grenade, all of the remaining ki blasts instantly explode.


Light Grenade[edit]
Light Grenade
214L+M or 214H+S
DBFZ Piccolo LightGrenade.png
"When did you come up with this one?"
"Oh about... now... ish."
Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
450*10 All - 9+3 - 89 -35
  • Costs 3 bars
  • Has some invulnerable frames on startup
  • Minimum damage: 166*10 (1660)


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