Who are the best playable characters in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot?

For many of us, Dragon Ball Z has been our rite of passage into the lucrative world of anime. We’ve all followed Goku’s journey as he defended Earth from various villains, starting from when he was younger even until he got married and had sons of his own. Every time he battles his opponents, the fight scenes captivated me and left me daydreaming about being a hero like him, too. I guess I’m not the only one wanting to relive the action because as Bandai Namco released Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, it sold 1.5 million copies in its first week of release. Who wouldn’t want to experience becoming a Saiyan or go on crazy adventures in the Dragon Ball universe? I know I do.

DBZ Kakarot lets you go through the main arcs of the story including the Saiyan saga and defeating Frieza, Cell, and Buu. The best thing about this video game is that it lets you choose which character you’d like to be. You can freely pick from Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, and Vegito. With powerhouse characters, choosing one may be difficult. Don’t sweat, we’re here to play hero by giving you the list of the best playable characters in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! All the characters have their own playstyle but we’ve put them under a microscope to determine the crème de la crème. Keep scrolling down to see the best playable characters in Kakarot. Do you agree with our verdict? Leave a comment or vote up to let us know.

  1. #1

    Son Goku

    Goku is simply the strongest character in the game and the one you’ll probably be playing with most of the time. His three Super Saiyan forms and his attack skills put him on top during the game. He also has the most generous Skill Tree so you’ll be able to level him up nicely.

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  2. #2


    An active character all throughout the game except in the Buu arc, Vegeta specializes in Ki-Blast attacks. His high stats and Super Saiyan 1 and 2 power-ups make him the best character to play aside from Goku and Gohan. Nonetheless, Vegeta has the best special skill among the playable characters with his Big Bang Attack.

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  3. #3


    You’ll be playing as Gohan most of the time during the game. His hand-to-hand combat skills paired with his melee skills make it easy for him to finish enemies within a short-range. Gohan’s Ultimate form proves to everyone why he’s the strongest unfused character in DBZ. His power just goes ballistic every time he’s in Ultimate transformation.

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  1. #4


    Piccolo enjoys enough playtime in the Saiyan arc but diminishes throughout the campaign. He is good against Ki attacks and his Explosion Wave is very useful when the enemies are surrounding you. Despite not being around the whole campaign, his special move called Special Beam Cannon is yours to try.

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  2. #5

    Future Trunks

    A visiting character from the future, Future Trunks was never made to stay permanently with the rest. He ranks low on the list because he’s only playable for some scenes. His only real fight is against Mecha Frieza but luckily, he’s available to play post-game.

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  3. #6


    This powerful character is the result of Goku and Vegeta’s fusion. And like his rare appearance in the manga and anime, Vegito is only playable for a single fight. It’s a shame that you can’t play with this character as much as you want. He’s just there enough for fans to experience how strong Goku and Vegeta combined is. 

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  4. #7


    Gotenks is the fusion between Goten and Trunks. This character is immensely powerful but is only playable for a few scenes. However, he can permanently join the party at the end of the game which makes up for his lack of appearance all throughout the campaign.

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Best Who are the best playable characters in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
1Son GokuCharacters 19 Paid
2VegetaCharacters 11 Paid
3GohanCharacters 7 Paid
4PiccoloCharacters 3 Paid
5Future TrunksCharacters 2 Paid
6VegitoCharacters 1 Paid
7GotenksCharacters 1 Paid

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