In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, leveling up your character will improve their stats, allowing them to take down more powerful enemies. Skills, on the other hand, are not learned automatically upon level up, as they are regulated by different mechanics. If you do not pay attention to these mechanics, you will end up having quite a few troubles during the course of the adventure.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Skill Tree system and how to learn skills.
All Skill Types in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Skills in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot are divided into three different types: Super Attacks, Know-how, and Mastery.
Super Attacks are powerful special moves that need Ki to be performed in combat. These skills are extremely varied as they have different effects, and can even inflict status ailments.
Know-how are passive skills that grant a variety of different effects such as increased damage, improved support gauge, boosted stats, and so on. These skills must be equipped in the Skill Palette to be activated, so just learning them is not enough to enjoy their benefits.
Mastery skills are essentially better Know-how skills that can only be unlocked in the Training Room.
How to Learn Skills in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Learning skills in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot requires you to access the Skill Tree, which is done by entering the menu, choosing a character and then picking the Super Attack Skill Tree option. To unlock most skills, you will need D Medals and Z Orbs, which can be obtained in a variety of ways. The skills that can be learned at any given time depend on the story, so you will only be able to learn all of them once you have completed the main campaign. Some skills will also be learned automatically as you proceed through the story.
As some skills require a lot of Z Orbs, we suggest you focus on learning skills for your main characters first. Support characters, while definitely important, are not on the same level as the characters you can control, and learning the right skills can make a huge difference in the game’s most intense battles.