There’s a lot of things to learn when figuring out the ins and outs of the latest Dragonball game, Dragon Ball FighterZ.
One of the most famous aspects of the show, the titular dragon balls, make their appearance in the game in spectacular fashion. Getting hold of them, however, and summoning the wish-granting dragon Shenron, is another feat altogether. If you picked up the game and are wondering how to pull off one of the game’s more outlandish abilities, we’ve got you covered.
How to Summon Shenron: Gathering the Dragon Balls
To summon Shenron, just like in the show, you’ll need to first summon each of the seven dragon balls. To do so, players must land specific numbered combos on their opponent for each ball. For the one-star dragon ball, players will need to land a 10-19 hit combo. For the second, a 20-29. For the third, a 30-39, and so-on until the seventh dragon ball, which requires a 70+ hit combo.
- One Star – 10-19 hit combo
- Two Star – 20-29 hit combo
- Three Star – 30-39 hit combo
- Four Star – 40-49 hit combo
- Five Star – 50-59 hit combo
- Six Star – 60-69 hit combo
- Seven Star – 70+ hit combo
The order in which you gain the dragon balls doesn’t matter, nor does the player that is gets them. Once all seven dragon balls are collected, whomever lands a light attack combo with all seven meters of their super charged will summon Shenron.
Choosing a wish
When Shenron is successfully summoned in a match the game will pause, and the player will have four “wishes” to choose from.
- Restore my health! – Health for current fighter is restored to 100%
- Bring back my ally! – Revive one fallen team member to 50% health
- Give me the ultimate power! – Restore Ki gauge to maximum
- Make me immortal! – Five percent health is constantly restored while your super meter restores automatically
Of the four choices, Give Me the Ultimate Power seems to be the most redundant, since it requires a full Ki meter to summon Shenron in the first place.
Bring Back My Ally is useful if you find yourself fighting with an unfamiliar character, and Restore My Health is one of the most straight forward.
Make Me Immortal is probably the most intriguing will probably be the choice used the most often in high-end play. It requires more planning to pull off appropriately, but in many instances, could be one of the most useful tools in fighting against superior opponents.
While summoning Shenron is undeniably one of the coolest things you can do in Dragon Ball FighterZ, filling in the prerequisites to summon him takes a lot of effort. As of now, it’s a rarity to see it happen during a match – either online or off.
Despite Bandai Namco’s hopes to see the mechanic used during tournament play, it seems unlikely since summoning Shenron takes up so much time to begin with. Of course, since there is currently no way to disable the mechanic in-game, they may end up getting what they want anyway.