Z-Soul is a type of equipment item in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. They can be equipped by the Future Warrior to increase certain stats or produce certain effects in battle. They also appear on Dragon Ball characters as part of their skillset. Only one Z-Soul can be equipped at a time.
Z-Souls are equipable items that can be equipped like much like clothing and accessories to grant an increase in certain stats and/or to grant certain bonuses in battle. The Z-Soul represents a particular phrase or words associated with a certain character or characters (such as Frieza's "My Power is 530,000", Vegeta's "I am the prince of all Saiyans!", Broly's "Kakaroooot!!", or Burter & Jeice "Purple Spiral Flash!"). Some Z-Souls require certain conditions to be met in order to activate such as being at a certain level of Health/Ki/Stamina, using a transformation or power up, or a certain amount of time elapse. Some grant temporary effects, while others are permanent, while others can even cause status effects on opponents such as Paralysis or turning an opponent into Candy. Some allow the user to regenerate health or ki, while others nullify status conditions or even damage from specific moves. Some can even have negative effects on the opponent when equipped (such as reducing ki or stamina). Certain Z-Souls can also increase the power of a particular skill or activated when a specific skill is used in battle. Some Z-Souls can boost an entire set of skills that are specific to a certain character (Trunks/Future Trunks, Goten, or Bardock) or characters (Burter & Jeice).
Besides standard Z-Souls, there are special [Master] Z-Souls that can be obtained by training under various Masters. Most Master Z-Souls increase the power of said Master's skills or other effects. Each Master has 2 Master Z-Souls in addition to any standard Z-Souls related to them (some Masters like Pan have no standard Z-Souls at all).
Most playable characters in Xenoverse possess a Z-Soul as part of their skillset (most of these Z-Soul can be obtained or purchased by the Future Warrior, though some are unobtainable or are DLC), while some character have skillsets that lack them entirely (Z-Souls are also optional equipment for the Future Warrior). There are even Z-Souls that represent characters (or forms) who do not actually appear in Xenoverse (like Bulma, Chi-Chi, Chiaotzu, King Kai, Shin, Kami, Guru, Nail, Dende, Android 16, Android 19, Dr. Gero, Semi-Perfect Cell, and Babidi). Some even reference transformations like Perfect Cell's "A power-based transformation..." representing his Power-weighted form.
Z-Souls like most items, equipment, and skills are primarily obtained as rewards in Parallel Quests or can be purchased at the Item Shops in Toki Toki City's Industrial Sector. Like clothing and accessories, multiples of a specific Z-Souls can be obtained in Parallel Quests. Like skills, there are a few Z-Souls that cannot be obtained by the Future Warrior and are exclusive to a specific playable character.
Z-Souls can also be obtained by training where a particular Master. Some Masters will even give Z-Souls instead of Skills for completing their Training Missions. Some Masters like Gohan & Videl (who train the Warrior as a team) will request that a specific Z-Soul be obtained (via mixing or through Parallel Quests) as part of their training.
Z-Souls can be also mixed with Material Items or other Z-Souls at the Mix Shop to create an entirely different or new Z-Soul. Some Z-Souls can only be obtained via this method. Some of the Z-Souls may require the player to chain mix (create one Z-Soul to be mixed to create another) several Z-Souls in order to craft them. Usually some of the Z-Souls required must be obtain first in Parallel Quests. It is a good idea to obtain multiples of these Z-Souls for use in mixing. Some mixed Z-Souls possess the same effects as the two Z-Souls used to create them such as "Purple Spiral Flash!" which is created by mixing Burter & Jeice's Z-Souls together. Some mixed Z-Souls even reference the concept of Fusion by require Z-Souls of different characters (for example one may require mixing Z-Souls of Trunks & Goten to create one of Gotenks' Z-Souls, Goku & Vegeta for one of Gogeta/Veku or Vegito's Z-Souls, or one of Piccolo's being mixed with either Nami or Kami's to create the Z-Souls that represent Piccolo's Namekian Fusions) to create a Z-Soul representing a fusion character (like the Nameless Namekian, Gotenks, Vegito, or Gogeta/Veku).
List of Z-Souls
Time Patroller Z-Souls
These Z-Souls can be purchased by the Future Warrior at the Item Shop in Toki Toki City's Industrial Sector and act as the Future Warrior's default Z-Souls. In addition to the Future Warrior, these are also used by Frieza's rank-&-file henchman (such as Appule & Raspberry) as part of their skillset:
Future Warrior/Time Patrol
- "The fight starts now!"
- "This is my true power!"
- "I'm not done yet!"
- "Why you little...!"
- "Never give up!"
- "Summon all your power!"
A list of Z-Souls of the Red Ribbon Androids:
- "Now I'm fighting for real!"
- "I'm not gonna be that easy!"
Future Android 17
- "Getting beat up makes me cranky..."
- "Don't you see the strength difference here?"
- "I'm an android"
- "Oh, well done!"
- "You're not 17!"
- "17 and I are twins!" - [Master]
- "I can't get serious here." - [Master]
Future Android 18
- "I'll use all my strength to kill you."
- "Set your rage free..."
Android 20/Dr. Gero
- "You'll never beat an android."
- "Bwa ha ha...Thanks for the energy."
A list of Z-Souls used by Bio-Android characters:
- "I'm your brother"
- "...If I can just reach my perfect form...!"
Perfect Cell/Super Perfect Cell
- "That's enough of a warmup"
- "No more games..."
- "Arrrgh! ...Kidding!"
- "What a handy miscalculation..."
- "Get mad and show your true power!" - [Master]
- "A power-based transformation..." - [Master]
List of Z-Souls used by God of Destruction Beerus & his attendant Whis:
God of Destruction Beerus
- "Now... I'm FURIOUS!"
- "Here comes payback!"
- "This isn't a game, you know."
- "Can you keep up?"
- "Maybe I'll just destroy you..." - [Master]
- "Before creation...comes destruction..." - [Master]
List of Z-Souls used by Earthling/Human characters:
- "Don't Saiyans ever work?"
- "You don't understand girls!"
- "Who will surpass me?!"
- "That was just as fierce as I expected!" - [Master]
- "Eek! Waaaah! What'll I do?!" - [Master]
- "I'll show you the results of my training!!"
- "Release your Ki!" - [Master]
- "Why is it always ME?!" - [Master]
- "Fine, I'll go first"
- "I don't want to be a killer..." - [Master]
- "Haaaaaaaaaaaah!!" - [Master]
Videl/Great Saiyaman II
- "I...I'm okay!"
- "An ally of justice in Hercule City!" - [Master]
- "No way I'll give up..." - [Master]
- "Never give up!" - (Great Saiyaman II skillset Only)
- "I'll finish up here"
- "I'll show you something special!" - [Master]
- "Get lost before I send you flying." - [Master]
A list of Z-Souls used by Metamoran/Potara Fusion characters:
- "Yahooo! Fwee-fwee!"
- "Now I'm REALLY mad!"
- "Here I am! The Grim Reaper of Justice!"
- "I'll beat you hollow!" - [Master]
- "Now you've made me mad!" - [Master]
- "I'm the one who's gonna take you down!"
- "I'll send you to Hell!"
- The perfect example of a fusion!
- Eat dust!
- Begone from this world!
- "Here, have something good!"
- "Get serious, would you?"
- "Guess we should fuse into Vegito..."
- "This is Super Vegito!!"
Galactic Frieza Army Z-Souls
A list of Z-Souls used by members of the Galactic Frieza Army:
- "I'll never forgive you, scum!"
- "As if I'd lose!"
- "You're insanely annoying!"
- "You must die by my hand!"
- "My power is 530,000." - [Master]
- "That offer's expired..." - [Master]
- "Let me show you my evolved self."
- "Why you little...!"
- "Never give up!"
- "The fight starts now!"
- "Summon all your power!"
- "This is my true power!"
- "I'm not done yet!"
Ginyu Force Z-Souls
A list of Z-Souls used by members of the Ginyu Force:
- "Burter is the fastest in the universe"
- "Your life is mine!"
- "We're the one and only Ginyu Force!"
Burter & Jeice
- "This could be fun"
- "You won't get away with this!"
- "Your body is mine!"
- "Let me show you how it's done..." - [Master]
- "Aren't I nice?!" - [Master]
Galactic Patrol Z-Souls
A list of Z-Souls used by the Galactic Patrolman:
- "Enter the Super Elite!" - (Exclusive to Jaco's Skillset)
- "Go! Go! Rocket! Rocket! Go!" - [Master]
- "Who are you calling a twerp?!" - [Master]
Hybrid Saiyan Z-Souls
A list of Z-Souls used by Human/Saiyan Hybrid characters:
- "You are... our last...hope!!"
Future Trunks/Trunks (GT)
- "It's curtains for you"
- "Might as well..."
- "Vanish forever!"
- "I won't let you harm Father!"
- "Don't pick on my daddy!!"
- "I will not lose!
- "Gohan never forgives evil!"
- "I'll never forgive you now..."
- "Cut it out already!
- "I'll take you down!
- "This fight...is truly pointless..."
- "I wanted to kill you with my own hands."
- "Wow! Look at you! How cool!"
- "You can't win.
- "That's it! That's Ki!" - [Master]
- "I won't forgive you, scum! - [Master]
- "No fair using your left hand!"
- "Can I be just like you?"
- "That looks fun!"
- "*Silence* Ignored..."
- "Time to go Super Saiyan!"
- "Wha-?! Wha?! Wha?!"
- "This is my best move!" - [Master]
- "Dumped agaaaain!" - [Master]
A list of Z-Souls of Shin-jin characters:
Eastern Supreme Kai
- "Let's just enjoy the game right now.
Eastern Supreme Kai from 15 generations ago
- "Transforming doesn't fix everything."
- "Hmm Hmm Hmmm! Hm Hmmm! Hmmm!" - [Master]
- "Go beyond the limit! The limit, I say!" - [Master]
A list of Z-Souls of Majin and Majin-related characters:
- "Waaagh! Noooo, not that!
A list of Z-Soul of Namekian characters and Namekian Fusions:
- "I must protect Grant Elder Guru!"
- "Don't underestimate Earth!!"
- "I'll make you a fine demon!" - [Master]
- "I can't believe I shielded the brat..." - [Master]
Piccolo (fused w/ Nail)
- "Feel the wrath of a Namekian!"
Piccolo (fused w/ Kami)
A list of Z-Souls used by pure-blooded Saiyans characters:
- "I'll never forgive you!!"
- "I'm a Saiyan, raised on Earth!"
- "Citizens of the universe, lend me your energy!"
- "I'm Super Saiyan Goku!"
- "NOW I'm mad!!!!!"
- "Why yoooou!!"
- "You won't get away with that!"
- "Okay... Here's one from me!"
- "The futon flew... and so can you!"
- "I'm still not used to this change..."
- "Quit enjoying the destruction!"
- "That's 4 Saiyans at full power..."
- "Dragon Fist Explosion!"
- "I'm all psyched up now!"
- "I hope you get reborn as someone good someday..."
- "Whis, you're stepping on poo."
Legendary Super Saiyan Broly
- "My Ki is building... Overflowing..."
- "Pointless... Here, I'll end it all"
- "You can be the first victim."
- "All right, who's first?"
- "I'm the strongest on Earth!!"
- "Saiyans are a warrior race!!"
- "I am... Super Vegeta!!"
- "Welcome to the end of the line!"
- "It's like a Super Saiyan bargain sale..."
- "M-My Bulma...! How DARE you..."
- "I can't... It's all over... *sob*..."
- "I am the prince of all Saiyans!"
- "I'll turn you and your planet into space dust!"
- "I'm an Earthling with a Saiyan's pride!"
- "!...I'm a super Elite...!!"
- "Heh! What dirty fireworks."
- "Maybe you're just plain stupid."
Shadow Dragon Z-Souls
A list of Z-Soul used by the Shadow Dragons:
- "I'm doing fine."
- "That's how I fight!"
- "This is the true form of the Shadow Dragon leader!"
Time Breaker Z-Souls
A list of Z-Souls used by the Time Breakers:
- "I feel it... A powerful energy!"
- "Revival of the Demon Realm is at hand"
Z-Soul Description Errors/Mistakes
Some of the Z-Souls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse have mistakes or error in their in-game descriptions such as Z-Souls being attributed to the wrong character or mistakenly list the name of a skill they boost or effect. These errors are either due to mistakes made while localizing/translating the game from Japanese to English and/or poor translation. Some of these errors are minor and in some cases it is easy for players to realize the descriptions are wrong/mistaken. Here is a list of known Errors/Mistakes:
Destruction Bomb Ultimate Skill Error/Mistakes
- The name Destruction Bomb appears in several descriptions of Z-Souls that effect (boost or activate when a specific skill is used) certain Ultimate Skills. There is actually no Destruction Bomb skill in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and it is either a error in translation or was the originally the english name of a skill in the game but was later changed.
- The name Destruction Bomb appears in Beerus' Z-Soul "Here comes payback!" which boost and increases the wearer's stats when Sphere of Destruction is used. It is possible that Destruction Bomb was actually the name of Beerus' Sphere of Destruction Ultimate Skill early in development of the localization or that it is a simply a translation of the japanese name of Beerus' attack.
- Super Saiyan Future Trunks' "Vanish forever" (a reference to his Heat Dome Attack on Future Cell that put an end to the Android threat of his timeline), Destruction Bomb is mistakenly appears. However the name Heat Dome also appears in the latter part of the description, making this mistake/error easy to spot.
Character naming Mistakes/Errors
- The Future Trunks' Z-Soul "Might as well..." is mistakenly attributed to his counterpart Trunks (GT). It is easy to spot this mistake as "Might as well" appears as part of several of Future Trunks' skillsets including the ones tied to his Time Patrol outfit.
- Both of Beerus' Master Z-Souls "Maybe I'll just destroy you..." and "Before creation...comes destruction..." use the name Bills even though they also feature the correct official english spelling of Beerus' name Beerus used by FUNimation. Given that both names are in the description itself, it is possible that they used the name Bills was an attempt to shorten Beerus' name so it would fit in the description boxes. Bills is a common alternate spelling/pronunciation of Beerus' name. This one is real easy to spot as it refers to him as both God of Destruction Beerus and God of Destruction Bills in both descriptions.
Z-Soul Attributed to the wrong character
- The in-game descriptions of two of the Z-Souls, Goku's "The futon flew... and so can you!" and Gohan's "I wanted to kill you with my own hands." are incorrectly identify the characters they are meant to represent. Goku's "The futon flew... and so can you!" (a reference to when Goku was forced to tell a joke to King Kai to receive training) is mistakenly referred as Gohan's Z-Soul. Gohan's"I wanted to kill you with my own hands." (a reference to Super Saiyan 2 Gohan's line to Cell during the Cell Games) is mistakenly listed as Goku's Z-Soul. This mistake/error is easy to spot as Gohan (Teen) has "I wanted to kill you with my own hands." in his second skillset, while Goku has "The futon flew... and son can you!" as part of several of his skillsets.
- Eastern Supreme Kai's Z-Soul "Let's just enjoy the game right now." (from Supreme Kai's match with Piccolo at the World Martial Arts Tournament) is mistakenly listed as belonging to East Kai. This mistake may be due to mistakes in translation or an attempt to shorten his English name so it could fit into the Z-Soul description box.
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015