While skilful players will be able to reduce the damage they receive, every player is going to find themselves getting injured in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
To make matters worse, the health of your characters isn’t restored between battles, either.
There are multiple ways to heal your characters in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot though, both in and out of battle. Needless to say, with a bit of preparation and know-how, you should never really find yourself in a sticky situation.
When in battle, your character’s health can be restored by making use of recovery items. Multiple types of recovery items are available, including Vitadrinks that restore set amounts of HP, and Energy Supplements that replenish your health over a period of time. To use them in combat, however, you first need to assign them to your item palette.
To assign items to your item palette, bring up the main menu and select ‘Items’. From there, choose the recovery item you want to assign to the item palette and press the Square button on PS4 or X button on Xbox One. The item can then be assigned to the palette, making it available for use in combat. To use items assigned to the item palette in combat, hold up on the d-pad, then press the face button which corresponds to the item you want to use.
Recovery items can also be used outside of combat by going into the items menu, but there are other ways to heal outside of combat in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, too. If you find a bonfire, for example, you can choose to rest at it, restoring your health. And consuming meals also restores a little health. For the most part though, you’re going to be healing yourself with recovery items.
Stock up on recovery items whenever you’re near a vendor, and you’ll find your journey through Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot a breeze. If you need some money to buy them, check out our guide on how to earn Zeni.