How to Dodge in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

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You can’t be on the offensive at all times during combat in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Sometimes you’ve got to put up a good defence.

Guarding is a good way to reduce incoming damage, but your guard can be broken. And both Bust Attacks and Vanish Attacks require Ki. Dodging attacks doesn’t require any Ki though, and a perfect dodge momentarily slows down time so you can counter your opponent.

To perform a dodge in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, you need to tap the step button (X on PS4, A on Xbox One). Dodge just as an attack is about to land and you’ll perform a perfect dodge, allowing you to avoid taking damage and slowing down time to give you the advantage. When you’ve performed a successful dodge, you’ll be notified on the right hand side of the screen.

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You don’t need to be under attack to find dodging useful though. It’s helpful to just make quick sudden movements to throw off your opponent, and gain a better position. If you’re not very good at dodging, however, consider blocking highly damaging attacks. It’s better to take a little damage than suffer the full force of a mighty blow.