In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, you can upgrade Goku with food, training, and the power of friendship

Jan 09 , 2020

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, you can upgrade Goku with food, training, and the power of friendship

A new Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot trailer — seen above — shows off the game’s RPG features and detailed character progression.

The game tells the story of Goku through Dragon Ball Z’s three major arcs: the Frieza Saga, the Cell Saga, and the Buu Saga (as well as the surrounding small arcs like the Saiyan saga). But unlike many other Dragon Ball Z games, Kakarot isn’t all about fighting. Players can eat to increase stats, train to enhance their abilities, level Goku and friends up, complete side quests, and kick fish for new ingredients.

In addition to standard levels, Goku can eat ingredients he finds around the world or ask cooks (like his wife, Chi-Chi) to create an awesome meal for him. Eating not only grants Goku temporary stats, it permanently increases some of his abilities and grants him experience points.

Here’s Dmgaming 5’s video on the extensive Kakarot skill tree.

While exploring the world, Goku can also pick up Z Orbs on the ground or in the sky. These orbs act as a kind currency for Goku and friends to upgrade their skills in the skill tree — like boosting Goku’s famous Kamehameha attack to level two. Some of these skills require special training, which players can only start if they spend D Medals found around the open