Dragon Ball Z Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dragon Ball Z RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Artist Spotlight: Travis "Sketch Junky" Elliot Catches the Essence of Pokemon https://www.gameskinny.com/rswkc/artist-spotlight-travis-sketch-junky-elliot-catches-the-essence-of-pokemon https://www.gameskinny.com/rswkc/artist-spotlight-travis-sketch-junky-elliot-catches-the-essence-of-pokemon Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:47:52 -0400 QuintLyn

One of the greatest things about gaming or any geek activity is how it can inspire fans to creativity. All over the world, fans of video games, anime, comic books, sci-fi, and more are creating beautiful and amazing things around the properties they're most passionate about.

Recently, we came across one such creative on Reddit, where he'd posted several of his drawings under the name Sketch Junky. Most were Pokemon related, which is always going to catch our attention.

But there were also Legend of Zelda and Dragon Ball Z pieces as well, and all were done using markers and pens  nothing digital.

They were so well done that our editor, who first saw them, messaged me with the link just so I could see how fantastic they were. It only took us a few minutes of conversation to know we'd like to talk to the artist about highlighting his work on the site.

Who is Sketch Junky?

As it turned out, the artist going by Sketch Junky was a 30-year-old in Kentucky by the name of Travis Elliot. When I spoke to him, he told me he'd been drawing since he was a kid, having started by replicating Nintendo covers, such as the Ninja Turtles, as well as various comics. Both Marvel and DC were represented as he noted he'd replicate Spider-Man, Venom, and Batman, among others.

I spoke with Travis for a while about his art and inspirations and learned quite a bit. Of course, the interview was pretty free-form so this won't be a dry, word-for-word recount. That said, I hope you find it as interesting as I found speaking with him to be.

Getting Started and Inspiration

Just about every interview with a creative starts out with the interviewer asking them how they got started, who and what their inspirations were, and what kinds of things they hope to achieve. It's rote, but you have to start somewhere. 

As a kid, I drew mostly for fun. I drew what I enjoyed. I wanted to be an artist, but I decided not to attend art school.

This decision wasn't made lightly. There are some definite benefits to obtaining formal schooling when it comes to art, but there are also some serious downsides, such as the cost, which in addition to what students pay just to attend college, is compounded by the number of materials and lab fees art students are required to dish out.

That isn't to say Travis thinks formal training is a bad idea for everyone, just that it wasn't for him.

One of the things Travis noted that influenced his decision was discovering art forums when he was about 19 or 20. There, budding artists shared their progress, showing that those who are willing to put in the work can do amazing things, even without formal education.

This thought process was solidified when he had a chance to peek at one of the sketchbooks owned by Dave Rapoza, an artist that Travis considers to be a major influence on his own work. Just seeing the book inspired him to apply himself, knowing that if he did, he'd do well.

Other Influences

You may notice, scrolling through this piece, that Travis really seems to like drawing Pokemon. Of course, he's also shared pieces inspired by other games and anime, such as The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Ball Z.

Since most of these properties have both video game and anime ties, I asked him which was his bigger influence.

As it turns out, while he does love video games, the anime aesthetic was the bigger influence here. But he didn't just want to copy what the artists were already doing. He wanted to re-imagine them in a more realistic illustration style.

We discussed the fact that this isn't the first time artists have made a run at designing "realistic" Pokemon or other anime characters. He agreed, he wasn't the first but noted that the others just didn't feel right to him.

The realistic versions I've seen neever really struck a cord. They were too literal like Venosaur being an actual dinosaur.

This same thought process is applied to Dragon Ball characters. Even in his own work, Dragon Ball characters have been a challenge when it comes to the balance between achieving a realistic look and keeping the overall essence of the characters.

In the case of Dragon Ball, Travis notes that he's done over 20 different characters and only a few of them have come out the way he wants. One thing that he's learned with these attempts is that the hair is a big factor.

You can't be literal with the hair. You have to make concessions. Translating anime is a delicate balance.

The Joys and Pitfalls of 2D Animation

A lot of my conversation with Travis revolved around the art style in anime and animation styles that really struck a cord with him. As hit turns out, he has a lot of love for some of the older stuff; old 2D Disney movies are a huge influence. On the other hand, the newer 3D stuff doesn't work as well for him visually.

He says a similar thing about the Dragon Ball franchise when comparing the latest series to the older ones.

Dragon Ball Super feels flat. The original Dragon Ball and DBZ are more alive and energetic.

He added that in general, he wishes animators would mix it up more and offer more variety.

Of course, he doesn't dislike everything new. He has high praise for Your Name, an anime movie that came out two years ago. He felt the movie which is the highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide demonstrated that a lot can be done with 2D that just hasn't been yet.

All Those Games

Of course, not all of his influences are anime or games that happen to tie into anime. Travis actually has a short list of games that have had some influence on his work, including what he considers the "Golden Age" of Final Fantasy games — specifically Final Fantasy VII through Final Fantasy X. He noted that he really latched onto the visual art style of that period, noting that you just don't see as much of it now thanks to developers looking to make everything as realistic as possible.

Another Square Enix series he notes a fondness for is the Kingdom Hearts series. This is also because it's artistically unique among video games.

The Kingdom Hearts story doesn't hurt either. And it kept him coming back time an again to play Kingdom Hearts II, Chain of Memories, and Birth by Sleep. And of course, he even picked up Kingdom Hearts 3. Like a true fan, the game was in his hands at midnight when it released.

He did note a few concerns he had with KHIII, though, pointing to a lack of Final Fantasy characters and minimal post-game content. He also feels it lost some of its flair.

Square Enix doesn't have the same spark it used to.

And then there's his first love, old-school Nintendo games. Aside from featuring the covers he used to spend his time re-imagining, these games also taught him a very important lesson when it comes to gaming.

Video games don't have to be difficult to be fun.

East Meets West

When talking about Travis' influences, we did end up meandering a bit.

While anime and Eastern art styles are a major influence, he also looks to a few Western influences as well, particularly comic books artists and older Disney movies. He points to The Lion King as his first influential film, partially because of how the storytelling captured his imagination.

Then, of course, there are the comic books, which he discussed in relation to Japanese manga. He didn't list any big ones but did note that he kept some around.

However, when it came to art, he still prefers the Japanese styles, noting their more fantastic nature.

Western style comics and animation involve making tropes more realistic, while the Eastern style is about having more fun and not taking itself too seriously. It's like they're saying 'How can we make cool interesting?'

Supporting Himself While He Learns

To achieve his goal of becoming an artist, Travis obviously had to have some way to support himself. Eventually, he took on working in security, which allows him to put time into his art.

Of course, as he's grown as an artist, he also takes on the occasional commission and freelance work. Eventually, he does hope to make a living based on his art alone.

Thinking About the Future

Travis goes on to talk about what he'd like to do with his art in the future, discussing the struggle many artists have with deciding whether they want to be employed by companies, doing what they're told, or if they'd rather just do what they want to do and risk a less steady income.

While he's thinking about that, he is using his time to learn what of his work really resonates with people. He feels that his use of traditional media, particularly markers and ink, are why people gravitate to what he does.

It offers them more variety from all the digital and CGI works we've seen over the last several years.

That said, he is capable of working in more modern mediums, he just prefers not to. Additionally, Travis did add that he has plans to try his hand at some other franchises in the future, including Full Metal Alchemist, Deathnote, and Samurai X.

Pokemon: Sword and Shield, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Since a lot of Travis' pieces are Pokemon oriented, I asked his opinion on both the upcoming Detective Pikachu and Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon: Sword and Shield

When asked about the new game, he said that he likes that the environments seem more immersive, but that he's concerned by the title. He feels the battle theme seems to indicate the developers plan on taking the game in directions that could alienate older players.

When asked which of the three starters he had his eye on, the answer was quick and to the point:

Grass money.

Detective Pikachu

One of the fun reactions Travis has gotten to his Pokemon art is that some people have actually asked him if he worked on the designs in the upcoming Pokemon movie. While he hasn't, he is pretty happy with the comparison.

He also noted that he's generally pleased with the direction the artists did take when creating the "real world" version of the Pokemon. He's happy you can tell who each of the characters are and adds that there would have been a real downside to making them too realistic.

If you're making Pokemon real, there's gonna be nightmare fuel. Also, if Pokemon were real, we'd live in a very dangerous world.

He added that he really wants to see how they handle Gengar. In fact, that's why he did his own version.

Where to Find Sketch Junky

If you're interested in checking out more of Travis' work or perhaps asking him about a commission or two, here's what you need to know:

We want to thanks Travis for taking the time to speak with us. If you know of other great artists that should be highlighted, let us know in the comments below. 

 

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Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle Link Skills Guide and List https://www.gameskinny.com/tvqex/dragon-ball-z-dokkan-battle-link-skills-guide-and-list https://www.gameskinny.com/tvqex/dragon-ball-z-dokkan-battle-link-skills-guide-and-list Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:15:40 -0400 Ashley Shankle

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This is the second and last half of the Link Skill-sorted character list . If you're looking for a skill that starts with any of the letters between Z and Z, you came to the right place -- but head to slide two if you're looking for Link Skills beginning with letters A through M.

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Please let me know if you see any mistakes as these tables and their information were all typed out manually.

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Namekians
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Piccolo - Burdened by Destiny (R)
Piccolo - Aloof Warrior (R)
Nail - Namek's Last Warrior (R)
Nail - Facing Fate (R)
Piccolo - Stern Teacher (SR)
Piccolo - Demonic Pride (SR)
Nail - Call of Duty (SR)
Piccolo - Namekian Rage (SSR)
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New
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Saibamen - Earthborn Warrior (N) (All variations)
Nappa- Inevitable Preemptive Strike (R)
Nappa - Devastating Destruction (R)
Nappa - Elite Warrior's Rage (SR)
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Over 9000
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Vegeta - Invader from Afar (R)
Nappa - Sadistic Strongman (R)
Vegeta - Saiyan Elite (SR)
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Prodigies
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Vegeta - Invader from Afar (R)
Piccolo - Aloof Warrior (R)
Vegeta (Kid) - Prince of Destiny (SR)
Vegeta - Saiyan Elite (SR)
Vegeta - Genius of War (SR)
Vegeta - Extreme Elite's Pride (SR)
Piccolo - Stern Teacher (SR)
Piccolo - Demonic Pride (SR)
Mecha Frieza - Reborn for Revenge (SR)
Frieza (3rd Form) - Savage Speed (SR)
Frieza (2nd Form) - Nightmare Transformed (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Emperor of Iniquity (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Embodiment of Evil (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Despair's Onslaught (SR)
Piccolo - Namekian Rage (SSR)
Frieza (Final Form) - Horror From Hell (SSR)
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Respect
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Captain Ginyu - Captain's Merit (R)
Captain Ginyu - Considerate Captain (R)
Master Roshi - Martial Guidance (SR)
Captain Ginyu - Honorable Fighter (SR)
Captain Ginyu - Battle Prowess (SR)
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Revival
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Mecha Frieza - Reborn for Revenge (SR)
Cyborg Tao - Mercenary's Mettle (SR)
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Rival Duo
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Yamcha - Unwavering Confidence (R)
Yamcha - The One and Only (R)
Tien - Unwavering Spirit (R)
Tien - Lightning Onslaught (R)
Yamcha - Secret Arts Unleashed (SR)
Yamcha - Indomitable Human Spirit (SR)
Yamcha - Burning Spirit (SR)
Tien - Respect to the Strong (SR)
Tien - Aura Unleashed (SR)
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RR Army
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Red Ribbon Army - Army of Infamy (N)
Red Ribbon Army - Infamous Army (All variations)
Dr. Gero - Precise Action (R)
Dr. Gero - Mad Scientist's Revenge (R)
Dr. Gero - Red Ribbon Army's Grudge (SR)
Dr. Gero - Cunning Strategy (SR)
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Saiyan Pride
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Tora - Warrior of Conviction (R)
Shugesh - Warrior of Ferocity (R)
Borgos - Warrior of Few Words (R)
Bardock - Star-crossed Fate (R)
King Vegeta - Proud Royalty (SR)
Fasha - Warrior of Daring (SR)
Super Saiyan Bardock - The First Awakened (SSR)
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Saiyan Warrior Race
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Vegeta - Invader from Afar (R)
Tora - Warrior of Conviction (R)
Shugesh - Warrior of Ferocity (R)
Raditz - Space Invader (R)
Raditz - Menacing Alien Warrior (R)
Nappa - Inevitable Preemptive Strike (R)
Nappa - Sadistic Strongman (R)
Nappa - Devastating Destruction (R)
Borgos - Warrior of Few Words (R)
Vegeta (Kid) - Prince of Destiny (SR)
Vegeta - Saiyan Elite (SR)
Vegeta - Genius of War (SR)
Vegeta - Extreme Elite's Pride (SR)
Raditz - Peerless Saiyan (SR)
Raditz - Cocky Counter (SR)
Nappa - Saiyan Baptism (SR)
Nappa - Elite Warrior's Rage (SR)
Nappa - Cruel Tactics (SR)
King Vegeta - Proud Royalty (SR)
Fasha - Warrior of Daring (SR)
Super Saiyan 2 Goku - The Fruits of Training (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Super Attack Supreme (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Pride Regained (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Supreme Warrior Awakened (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Convulsing Rage (SSR)
Super Saiyan Gohan (Teen) - Successor of the Strongest (SSR)
Super Saiyan Bardock - The First Awakened (SSR)
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Shocking Speed
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Frieza (3rd Form) - Savage Speed
Frieza (Final Form) - Horror from Hell
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Sibling
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Raditz - Space Invader (R)
Raditz - Menacing Alien Warrior (R)
Goku - Overflowing Resolve (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Slumbering Strength
Bardock - Star-crossed Fate (R)
Vegeta (Kid) - Prince of Destiny (SR)
Raditz - Cocky Counter (SR)
Raditz - Peerless Saiyan (SR)
Goku (Kid) - Innocent Challenger (SR)
Goku - Determined Defender (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Furious Impact (SR)
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Speedy Retribution
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Yamcha - Unwavering Confidence (R)
Yamcha - The One and Only (R)
Burter - Unfathomable Speed (R)
Burter - Speed Impulse (R)
Yamcha - Secret Arts Unleashed (SR)
Yamcha - Indomitable Human Spirit (SR)
Yamcha - Burning Spirit (SR)
Burter - Speed Tactics (SR)
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Strongest Clan in Space
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Frieza (1st Form) - Embodiment of Evil (SR)
Chilled - Dastardly Space Pirate (SR)
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Strongest Duo on Earth
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Goku - Overflowing Resolve (R)
Piccolo - Stern Teacher (SR)
Goku - Determined Defender (SR)
Piccolo - Namekian Rage (SSR)
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Super Saiyan
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Super Saiyan 2 Goku - The Fruits of Training (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Super Attack Supreme (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Pride Regained (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Pride Regained (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Supreme Warrior Awakened (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Convulsing Rage (SSR)
Super Saiyan Gohan (Teen) - Successor of the Strongest (SSR)
Super Saiyan Bardock - The First Awakened (SSR)
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Supreme Warrior
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Mercenary Tao - Unrivaled Assassin (SR)
Master Roshi - Secrets of the Turtle Style (SR)
Master Roshi - Martial Guidance (SR)
Jackie Chun - Seasoned Sensei (SR)
Cyborg Tao - Mercenary's Mettle (SR)
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Tag Team of Terror
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Jeice - Elite Squadron's Pride (R)
Jeice - Lesson in Fear (R)
Burter - Unfathomable Speed (R)
Burter - Speed Impulse (R)
Jeice - Maximum Firepower (SR)
Burter - Speed Tactics (SR)
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Team Bardock
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Tora - Warrior of Conviction (R)
Shugesh -Warrior of Ferocity (R)
Borgos - Warrior of Few Words (R)
Bardock - Star-crossed Fate (R)
Fasha - Warrior of Daring (SR)
Super Saiyan Bardock - The First Awakened (SSR)
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Telekinesis
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Guldo - Well-played Trump Card (R)
Guldo - The Timestopper (R)
Guldo - Tactician of Time (R)
Chiaotzu - Trickster (R)
Chiaotzu - Daring Interception (R)
Guldo - Master of Magic (SR)
Chiaotzu - The Gifted One (SR)
Chiaotzu - Power at the Eleventh Hour (SR)
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The Ginyu Force
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Recoome - Death Sentence (R)
Recoome - Dazzling Destruction (R)
Jeice - Elite Squadron's Pride (R)
Jeice - Lesson in Fear (R)
Guldo - Well-Played Trump Card (R)
Guldo - Tactician of Time (R)
Guldo - Timestopper (R)
Captain Ginyu - Considerate Captain (R)
Captain Ginyu - Captain's Merit (R)
Burter - Unfathomable Speed (R)
Burter - Speed Impulse (R)
Recoome - Never-ending Assault (SR)
Jeice - Maximum Firepower (SR)
Guldo - Master of Magic (SR)
Captain Ginyu - Honorable Fighter (SR)
Captain Ginyu - Brilliant Battle Prowess (SR)
Burter - Speed Tactics (SR)
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The Hercule Family
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Videl - Slayer of Evil (N)
Hercule - Undisputed Champion (N)
Videl - Paragon of Justice (R)
Videl - Buried Passion (R)
Hercule - Champion's Honor (R)
Videl - Blazing Justice (SR)
Hercule - Hero Chosen by Earth (SR)
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The Innocents
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Cell Jr. - Simple-minded Devil (N) (All variations)
Cell Jr. - Tiny Terror (R)
Android #18 - Fancy Footwork (R)
Android #18 - Cold Analytics (R)
Android #17 - Free at Last (R)
Android #17 - Escalating Threat (R)
Android #18 - Beautiful but Deadly (SR)
Android #18 - Alluring Assassin (SR)
Android #17 - Infinite Fighting Spirit (SR)
Android #17 - Dauntless Runner (SR)
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The Vegeta Family
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Vegeta - Invader from Afar (R)
Trunks (Teen) - From Hell and Back (R)
Vegeta (Kid) - Prince of Destiny (SR)
Vegeta - Saiyan Elite (SR)
Vegeta - Genius of War (SR)
Vegeta - Extreme Elite's Pride (SR)
Trunks (Teen) - Hawk Eyes (SR)
Trunks (Teen) - Blitz Blade (SR)
King Vegeta - Proud Royalty (SR)
Trunks (Xeno) - Envoy from Beyond (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Super Attack Supreme (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Pride Regained (SSR)
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Thirst for Conquest
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Frieza (1st Form) - Embodiment of Evil (SR)
Chilled - Dastardly Space Pirate (SR)
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Tough as Nails
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Spopovich - Ominous Will (N)
Yajirobe - Cowardly Savior (R)
Yajirobe - A Moment's Chance (R)
Spopovich - Savagery Unleashed (R)
Shugesh - Warrior of Ferocity (R)
Recoome - Death Sentence (R)
Recoome - Dazzling Destruction (R)
Nappa - Inevitable Preemptive Strike (R)
Nappa - Sadistic Strongman (R)
Nappa - Devastating Destruction (R)
Android #19 - Target Confirmed (R)
Android #19 - Killer Instinct (R)
Android #19 - Cold-blooded Vandalism (R)
Recoome - Never-Ending Assault (SR)
Nappa - Saiyan Baptism (SR)
Nappa - Elite Warrior's Rage (SR)
Nappa - Cruel Tactics (SR)
King Cold - Mightiest of Monarchs (SR)
Android #19 - Calculated Combat (SR)
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Turtle School
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Yamcha - Wolf of the Gale (N)
Yamcha - Unwavering Confidence (R)
Yamcha - The One and Only (R)
Krillin - Wisdom and Experience (R)
Krillin - Passionate Friendship (R)
Krillin - Competitive Comrades (R)
Yamcha - Secret Arts Unleashed (SR)
Yamcha - Indomitable Human Spirit (SR)
Yamcha - Burning Spirit (SR)
Master Roshi - Secrets of the Turtle Style (SR)
Master Roshi - Martial Guidance (SR)
Krillin - Martial Stability (SR)
Krillin - Fruits of Labor (SR)
Goku (Kid) - Innocent Challenger (SR)
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Twin Terrors
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Android #18 - Fancy Footwork (R)
Android #18 - Cold Analytics (R)
Android #17 - Escalating Threat (R)
Android #17 - Free at Last (R)
Android #18 - Alluring Assassin (SR)
Android #18 - Beautiful but Deadly (SR)
Android #17 - Infinite Fighting Spirit (SR)
Android #17 - Dauntless Runner (SR)
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Universe's Most Malevolent
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Mecha Frieza - Reborn for Revenge (SR)
Frieza (3rd Form) - Savage Speed (SR)
Frieza (2nd Form) - The Nightmare Transformed (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Emperor of Iniquity (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Despair's Onslaught (SR)
Frieza (Final Form - Horror from Hell (SSR)
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World Tournament Champion
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Hercule - Undisputed Champion (N)
Hercule - Champion's honor (R)
Master Roshi - Secrets of the Turtle Style (SR)
Master Roshi - Martial Guidance (SR)
Jackie Chun - Seasoned Sensei (SR)
Hercule - Hero Chosen by Earth (SR)
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World Tournament Reborn
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Pinter - Unarmed Power (N)
Killa - Well Trained Fist (N)
Jewel - Capable in Love and War (N)
Hercule - Undisputed Champion (N)
Hercule - Champion's Honor (R)
Hercule - Hero Chosen by Earth (SR)
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Z Fighters
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Yamcha - Wolf of the Gale (N)
Tien - The Way of Battle (N)
Chiaotzu - Anticipated Telekinesis (N)
Yamcha - Unwavering Confidence (R)
Yamcha - The One and Only (R)
Tien - Unwavering Spirit (R)
Goku - Overflowing Resolve (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Steely Determination (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Slumbering Strength
Tien - Lightning Onslaught (R)
Piccolo - Burdened by Destiny (R)
Piccolo - Aloof Warrior (R)
Krillin - Wisdom and Experience (R)
Krillin - Passionate Friendship (R)
Krillin - Competitive Comrades (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Resistance of Tyranny (R)
Chiaotzu - Trickster (R)
Chiaotzu - Daring Interception (R)
Yamcha - Secret Arts Unleashed (SR)
Yamcha - Indomitable Human Spirit
Yamcha - Burning Spirit (SR)
Tien - Respect to the Strong (SR)
Tien - Aura Unleashed (SR)
Piccolo - Stern Teacher (SR)
Piccolo - Demonic Pride (SR)
Krillin - Martial Stability (SR)
Krillin - Fruits of Labor (SR)
Goku - The Saiyan Among Us (SR)
Goku - Determined Defender (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Unrelenting Fighter (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Furious Impact (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Exploding Rage (SR)
Chiaotzu - The Gifted One (SR)
Chiaotzu - Power at the Eleventh Hour (SR)
Piccolo - Namekian Rage (SSR)
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This part of the listing covers Link Skills starting with the letter A through the letter M. These have been separated just because the list is so long, and it's easier to scroll through the list split into two than it is in one piece.

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Please let me know if you see any mistakes, as each table was typed out manually.

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All in the Family
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Goku - Overflowing Resolve (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Steely Determination (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Slumbering Strength (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Resistance of Tyranny (R)
Chi Chi - Surging Rage (R)
Chi Chi - Earnest Passion (R)
Goku (Kid) - Innocent Challenger (SR)
Goku - The Saiyan Among us (SR)
Goku - Determined Defender (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Unrelenting Fighter (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Furious Impact (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Exploding Rage (SR)
Chi Chi - Heart of Innocence (SR)
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Android Assault
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Dr. Gero - Precise Action (R)
Dr. Gero - Mad Scientist's Revenge (R)
Android #19 - Target Confirmed (R)
Android #19 - Killer Instinct (R)
Android #19 - Cold-blooded Vandalism (R)
Android #18 - Fancy Footwork (R)
Android #18 - Cold Analytics (R)
Android #17 - Free at Last (R)
Android #17 - Escalating Threat (R)
Android #16 - Ironclad Intentions (R)
Android #16 - Nature-loving Warrior (R)
Dr. Gero - Red Ribbon Army's Grudge (SR)
Dr. Gero - Cunning Strategy (SR)
Android #19 - Calculated Combat (SR)
Android #18 - Alluring Assassin (SR)
Android #18 - Beautiful but Deadly (SR)
Android #17 - Infinite Fighting Spirit (SR)
Android #17 - Dauntless Runner (SR)
Android #16 - Power Unleashed (SR)
Android #16 - The Warrior Awakens (SR)
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Attack of the Clones
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Cell Jr. - Simple-minded Devil (N) (All variations)
Piccolo - Aloof Warrior (R)
Cell Jr. - Tiny Terror (R)
Cell (1st Form) - Time-traversing Evil (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Android Evolution (SR)
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Battlefield Diva
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Videl - Slayer of Evil (N)
Videl - Paragon of Justice (R)
Videl - Buried Passion (R)
Chi Chi - Earnest Passion (R)
Chi Chi - Surging Rage (R)
Android #18 - Cold Analytics (R)
Android #18 - Fancy Footwork (R)
Videl - Blazing Justice (SR)
Fasha - Warrior of Daring (SR)
Chi Chi - Heart of Innocence (SR)
Android #18 - Beautiful but Deadly (SR)
Android #18 - Alluring Assassin (SR)
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Berserker
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Yamu - Malicious Scheme (R)
Nappa - Sadistic Strongman (R)
Nappa - Devastating Destruction (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Steely Determination (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Resistance of Tyranny (R)
Nappa - Saiyan Baptism (SR)
Nappa - Elite Warrior's Rage (SR)
Nappa - Cruel Tactics (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - unrelenting Fighter (SR)
Gohan (Kid) - Exploding Rage (SR)
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Best Buddies
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Krillin - Passionate Friendship (R)
Krillin - Wisdom and Experience (R)
Krillin - Competitive Comrades (R)
Goku - Overflowing Resolve (R)
Krillin - Martial Stability (SR)
Krillin - Fruits of Labor (SR)
Goku - The Saiyan Among Us (SR)
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Big Bad Bosses
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Vegeta - Invader from Afar (R)
Vegeta - Genius of War (SR)
Vegeta - Extreme Elite's Pride (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Emperor of Iniquity (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Embodiment of Evil (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Despair's Onslaught (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Time-traversing Evil (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Android Evolution (SR)
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Bombardment
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Vegeta - Saiyan Elite (SR)
Mecha Frieza - Reborn for Revenge (SR)
King Vegeta - Proud Royalty (SR)
King Cold - Mightiest of Monarchs (SR)
Jackie Chun - Seasoned Sensei (SR)
Cyborg Tao - Mercenary's Mettle (SR)
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Brainiacs
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Piccolo - Burdened by Destiny (R)
Guldo - Well-played Trump Card (R)
Guldo - The Timestopper (R)
Guldo - Tactician of Time (R)
Fusion Machine Pilaf - Unquenchable Ambition (R)
Piccolo - Stern Teacher (SR)
Piccolo - Demonic Pride (SR)
Guldo - Master of Magic (SR)
Dr. Gero - Red Ribbon Army's Grudge (SR)
Dr. Gero - Cunning Strategy (SR)
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Brutal Beatdown
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Spopovich - Ominous Will (N)
Cell Jr. - Simple-Minded Devil (N) (All variations)
Tambourine - Ghoulish Burst (R)
Spopovich - Savagery Unleashed (R)
Recoome - Death Sentence (R)
Nappa - Inevitable Preemptive Strike (R)
Nappa - Sadistic Strongman (R)
Mercenary Tao - Living Weapon (R)
Mercenary Tao - Professional Tactician (R)
Guldo - Well-Played Trump Card (R)
Guldo - The Timestopper (R)
Guldo - Tactician of Time (R)
Fusion Machine Pilaf - Unquenchable Ambition (R)
Cell Jr. - Tiny Terror (R)
Recoome - Never-Ending Assault (SR)
Raditz - Cocky Counter (SR)
Nappa - Saiyan Baptism (SR)
Nappa - Cruel Tactics (SR)
Mercenary Tao - Unrivaled Assassin (SR)
King Cold - Mightiest of Monarchs (SR)
Guldo - Master of Magic (SR)
Frieza (3rd Form) - Savage Speed (SR)
Frieza (2nd Form) - The Nightmare Transformed (SR)
Chilled - Dastardly Space Pirate (SR)
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Cold Judgement
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Trunks (Teen) - From Hell and Back (R)
Tien - Unwavering Spirit (R)
Nail - Namek's Last Warrior (R)
Nail - Facing Fate (R)
Trunks (Teen) - Hawk Eyes (SR)
Trunks (Teen( - Blitz Blade (SR)
Tien - Aura Unleashed (SR)
Nail - Call of Duty (SR)
Trunks (Xeno) - Envoy from Beyond (SSR)
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Cool Judgement
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Videl - Slayer of Evil (N)
Videl - Paragon of Justice (R)
Videl - Buried Passion (R)
Videl - Blazing Justice (SR)
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Courage
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Videl - Buried Passion (R)
Tien - Lightning Onslaught (R)
Krillin - Wisdom and Experience (R)
Krillin - Passionate Friendship (R)
Krillin - Competitive Comrades (R)
Chiaotzu - Daring Interception (R)
Videl - Blazing Justice (SR)
Tien - Respect to the Strong (SR)
Krillin - Martial Stability (SR)
Krillin - Fruits of Labor (SR)
Chiaotzu - Power at the Eleventh Hour (SR)
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Coward
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Cui - Fierce Raider (N)
Yajirobe - Cowardly Savior (R)
Yajirobe - A Moment's Chance (R)
Raditz - Space Invader (R)
Raditz - Menacing Alien Warrior (R)
Mercenary Tao - Professional Tactician (R)
Mercenary Tao - Living Weapon (R)
Dodoria - Obstacle Eliminator (R)
Dodoria - Storm of Destruction (R)
Cui - Craving of Battle (R)
Raditz - Peerless Saiyan (SR)
Raditz - Cocky Counter (SR)
Mercenary Tao - Unrivaled Assassin (SR)
Dodoria - Reckless Rage (SR)
Cyborg Tao - Mercenary's Mettle (SR)
Cui - Imminent showdown (SR)
Chilled - Dastardly Space Pirate (SR)
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Crane School
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Tien - The Way of Battle (N)
Chiaotzu - Anticipated Telekinesis (N)
Tien - Unwavering Spirit (R)
Tien - Lightning Onslaught (R)
Mercenary Tao - Professional Tactician (R)
Mercenary Tao - Living Weapon (R)
Chiaotzu - Trickster (R)
Chiaotzu - Daring Interception (R)
Tien - Respect the Strong (SR)
Tien - Aura Unleashed (SR)
Mercenary Tao - Unrivaled Assassin (SR)
Master Shen - Crane School's Prestige (SR)
Cyborg Tao - Mercenary's Mettle (SR)
Chiaotzu - The Gifted One (SR)
Chiaotzu - Power at the Eleventh Hour (SR)
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Demon
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Tambourine - Ghoulish Burst (R)
Piccolo - Burdened by Destiny (R)
Piccolo - Aloof Warrior (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Steely Determination (R)
Gohan (Kid) - Resistance of Tyranny (R)
Drum - Terror's Descent (R)
Cymbal - Demon's Disciple (R)
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Demon Duo
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Yamu - Wicked of Heart (N)
Yamu - Malicious Scheme (R)
Spopovich - Savagery Unleashed (R)
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Dodon Ray
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Mercenary Tao - Living Weapon (R)
Chiaotzu - Trickster (R)
Chiaotzu - The Gifted One (SR)
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 Evil Autocrats
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Yamu - Wicked of Heart (N)
Pui Pui - Warrior from Planet Voon (N)
Babidi's Minion - Loyal Servant (N)
Yamu - Malicious Scheme (R)
Yakon - Light-Devouring Beast (R)
Spopovich - Savagery Unleashed (R)
Spopovich - Ominous Will (N)
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Family Ties
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Super Saiyan 2 Goku - The Fruits of Training (SSR)
Super Saiyan Bardock - The First Awakened (SSR)
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Flee
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Yajirobe - Cowardly Savior (R)
Yajirobe - A Moment's Chance (R)
Dr. Gero - Precise Action (R)
Dr. Gero - Mad Scientist's Revenge (R)
Dr. Gero - Red Ribbon Army's Grudge (SR)
Dr. Gero - Cunning Strategy (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Time-traversing Evil (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Android Evolution (SR)
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Frieza's Army
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Zarbon - Display of Strength (R)
Zarbon - Confident Grin (R)
Dodoria - Storm of Destruction (R)
Dodoria - Obstacle Eliminator (R)
Zarbon - Hidden Strength (SR)
Zarbon - Evil Elegance (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Emperor of Iniquity (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Embodiment of Evil (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Despair's Onslaught (SR)
Dodoria - Reckless Rage (SR)
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Frieza's Minion
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Frieza Solder - Lethal Underling (N) (All variations)
Cui - Fierce Raider (N)
Appule - Steadfast Soldier (N)
Zarbon - Display of Strength (R)
Zarbon - Confident Grin (R)
Dodoria - Storm of Destruction (R)
Dodoria - Obstacle Eliminator (R)
Cui - Craving of Battle (R)
Dodoria - Reckless Rage (SR)
Cui - Imminent showdown (SR)
Zarbon - Hidden Strength (SR)
Zarbon - Evil Elegance (SR)
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Gaze of Respect
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Piccolo - Namekian Rage (SSR)
Super Saiyan Gohan (Teen) - Successor of the Strongest (SSR)
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Gentleman
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Shen - Exquisite Technique (R)
Captain Ginyu - Considerate Captain (R)
Captain Ginyu - Captain's Merit (R)
Android #16 - Nature-loving Warrior (R)
Android #16 - Ironclad Intentions (R)
Captain Ginyu - Honorable Fighter (SR)
Captain Ginyu - Brilliant Battle Prowess (SR)
Android #16 - Power Unleashed (SR)
Android #16 - The Warrior Awakens (SR)
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Golden Warrior
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Super Saiyan 2 Goku - The Fruits of Training (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Super Attack Supreme (SSR)
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Pride Regained (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Supreme Warrior Awakened (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Convulsing Rage (SSR)
Super Saiyan Gohan (Teen) - Successor of the Strongest (SSR)
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Hero
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Hercule - Undisputed Champion (N)
Nail - Namek's Last Warrior (R)
Nail - Facing Fate (R)
Hercule - Champion's Honor (R)
Nail - Call of Duty (SR)
Hercule - Hero Chosen by Earth (SR)
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Infighter
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Videl - Slayer of Evil (N)
Saibamen - Earthborn Warrior (N) (All variations)
Yamcha - Unwavering Confidence (R)
Yamcha - The One and Only (R)
Yajirobe - Cowardly Savior (R)
Yajirobe - A Moment's Chance (R)
Videl - Paragon of Justice (R)
Shen - Exquisite Technique (R)
Recoome - Death Sentence (R)
Recoome - Dazzling Destruction (R)
Nappa - Inevitable Preemptive Strike (R)
Nappa - Devastating Destruction (R)
Borgos - Warrior of Few Words (R)
Yamcha - Indomitable Human Spirit (SR)
Videl - Blazing Justice (SR)
Recoome - Dever-Ending Assault (SR)
Nappa - Saiyan Baptism (SR)
Nappa - Elite Warrior's Rage (SR)
Nappa - Cruel Tactics (SR)
Master Roshi - Secrets of the Turtle Style (SR)
Goku - The Saiyan Among Us (SR)
Borgos - Warrior of Few Words (SSR)
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Kamehameha
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Krillin - Wisdom and Experience (R)
Cell Jr. - Tiny Terror (R)
Yamcha - Burning Spirit (SR)
Master Roshi - Secrets of the Turtle Style (SR)
Master Roshi - Martial Guidance (SR)
Jackie Chun - Seasoned Sensei (SR)
Goku (Kid) - Innocent Challenger (SR)
Goku - The Saiyan Among Us (SR)
Goku - Determined Defender (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Time-traversing Evil (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Android Evolution (SR)
Super Saiyan 2 Goku - The Fruits of Training (SR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Supreme Warrior Awakened (SSR)
Super Saiyan Goku - Convulsing Rage (SSR)
Super Saiyan Gohan (Teen) - Successor of the Strongest (SSR)
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Master and Pupil
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Tien - Lightning Onslaught (R)
Tien - Unwavering Spirit (R)
Chiaotzu - Trickster (R)
Chiaotzu - Daring Interception (R)
Tien - Respect to the Strong (SR)
Tien - Aura Unleashed (SR)
Master Shen - Crane School's Prestige (SR)
Chiaotzu - The Gifted One (SR)
Chiaotzu - Power at the Eleventh Hour (SR)
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Mechanical Menaces
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Pirate Robot - Deep Sea Guardian (N)
Fusion Machine Pilaf - Unquenchable Ambition (R)
Android #16 - Nature-loving Warrior (R)
Android #16 - Ironclad Intentions (R)
Android #16 - Power Unleashed (SR)
Android #16 - The Warrior Awakens (SR)
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Messenger from the Future
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Trunks (Teen) - From Hell and Back (R)
Trunks (Teen) - Hawk Eyes (SR)
Trunks (Teen) - Blitz Blade (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Time-traversing Evil (SR)
Cell (1st Form) - Android Evolution (SR)
Trunks (Xeno) - Envoy from Beyond (SSR)
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Metamorphosis
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Zarbon - Display of Strength (R)
Zarbon - Confident Grin (R)
Zarbon - Hidden Strength (SR)
Zarbon - Evil Elegance (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Emperor of Iniquity (SR)
Frieza (1st Form) - Despair's Onslaught (SR)
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Money Money Money
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Videl - Slayer of Evil (N)
Hercule - Undisputed Champion (N)
Videl - Paragon of Justice (R)
Videl - Buried Passion (R)
Hercule - Champion's Honor (R)
Hercule - Hero Chosen by Earth (SR)
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More Than Meets the Eye
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Pintar - Unarmed Power (N)
Drum - Terror's Descent (R)
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If you're new to Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Link Skills can either seem useless or too hard even bother with since they require at least two specific characters are next to each other in battle. But this couldn't be further from the truth! Link Skills are valuable assets to a team, especially as you progress.

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So what are Link Skills?

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In a nutshell, they provide stat bonuses based on which characters are next to one another in a turn. Every character has at least one Link Skill, and some have several. You have to pay attention to them if you want to optimize your team.

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Here's a very simple example of Link Skills in action:

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Let's say you have a Trunks (Teen) Hawk Eyes, which has the following Link Skills:

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  • Cold Judgement (+300 ATK)
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  • Messenger from the Future (+500 ATK)
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  • The Vegeta Family (+1 Ki)
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You want to have Trunks next to someone else with at least one of those Link Skills when possible in battle. Every Trunks card has all three these Link Skills, meaning if you have one Trunks card next to another, it will proc all three Link Skills. If you have one of the many Vegeta cards next to him on a turn (they all have The Vegeta Family), it will only proc the skill they have in common.

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It's important to remember you can move characters around mid-battle, which is a big part of making the most of your Link Skills. My good friend Synzer has written a guide covering turn positioning that's worth a read if you're in the dark on how characters rotate per turn.

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This guide is separated into three separate slides, with this one (the first slide) covering which Link Skills are currently in the game and what they do.

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Slides two and three cover the Link Skill-sorted character list. All of the game's current Link Skills are organized in alphabetical order, with lists of which characters have them so you have an easier time planning. Slide two covers letters A through M of the alphabet, while slide three covers N through Z.

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All of the information used here was gathered from the Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle subreddit Character Encyclopedia, then manually typed out and sorted here. I will be updating with each patch as DBZ:DB is one of the regular mobile games I play. Be sure to check out the subreddit if you want to get help team building,

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Link Skill effect list

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Link SkillEffect
 All in the Family+2000 DEF
 Android Assault+1000 DEF
Attack of the Clones+1 Ki
 Battlefield Diva+2 Ki
BerserkerATK +20% when HP is 10% or below
Best Buddies+1 Ki
 Big Bad BossesATK +25% when HP is 10% or below
 BombardmentATK +15%
 Brainiacs+300 ATK, +1000 DEF
 Brutal Beatdown+500 ATK
 Cold Judgement+300 ATK
 Cool Judgement+300 ATK
 Courage+1 Ki
 Coward+1 Ki
 Crane School+500 ATK
 Demon+1 Ki
 Demon Duo+20% ATK
 Dodon Ray+2000 ATK when using Super Attack
 Evil Autocrats+1 Ki
 Family Ties+2 Ki
 Flee+1 Ki when HP is 20% or below
 Frieza's Army+1000 DEF
 Frieza's Minion+300 ATK
 Gaze of Respect+2 Ki
Gentleman+2 Ki
 Golden WarriorKi +1
Opponent DEF -2000
 Hero+20% DEF
 InfighterOpponent DEF -5%
 Kamehameha+2500 ATK when using Super Attack
 Master and Pupil+1 Ki
 Mechanical Menaces+1 Ki
 Messenger from the Future+500 ATK
 MetamorphosisHP recovery +5%
 Money Money Money+1 Ki
 More than Meets the Eye+300 ATK
 NamekiansHP recovery +5%
 New+200 ATK
 Over 9000ATK +10%
 Prodigies+700 ATK
 Respect+500 ATK
 Revival+2 Ki
 Rival Duo-1000 DEf on attacked enemies
+500 ATK
 RR Army+300 ATK
 Saiyan Pride+15% ATK
 Saiyan Warrior Race+700 ATK
 Shocking Speed+2 Ki
 Sibling+1 Ki
 Speedy Retribution+300 ATK
 Strongest Clan in Space+2 Ki
 Strongest Duo on Earth+10% ATK
 Super Saiyan+10% ATK
 Supreme Warrior+1 Ki
 Tag Team of Terror+500 ATK
 Team Bardock+1 Ki
 TelekinesisOpponent DEF - 10%
 The Ginyu Force+25% ATK
 The Hercule Family+1 Ki
 The Innocents+10% ATK
 The Vegeta Family+1 Ki
 Thirst for Conquest+15% ATK
 Tough as Nails+1500 DEF
 Turtle School+500 ATK & +500 DEF
Twin Terrors+2 Ki
 Universe's Most Malevolent+15% ATK
 World Tournament Champion+1 Ki
 World Tournament Reborn+1 Ki
 Z Fighters+500 ATK
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Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle hit 6 million downloads in a month https://www.gameskinny.com/yx3p1/dragon-ball-z-dokkan-battle-hit-6-million-downloads-in-a-month https://www.gameskinny.com/yx3p1/dragon-ball-z-dokkan-battle-hit-6-million-downloads-in-a-month Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:10:42 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Did anyone not expect a free to play mobile Dragon Ball Z game not to do amazingly well? Dragon Ball prints money, and it's apparent this trend is continuing with the series' first official mobile game entry. The English version of Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle has already reached 6 million downloads in just over a month.

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle reached the 15 million downloads mark in Japan even before its international release on July 17th. The international download numbers have reached just over a third of the Japanese numbers, and in a mere 32 days. That's no joke.

While most gamers will take a look at its simplistic gameplay and turn up their nose, Dokkan Battle is a feast for Dragon Ball Z fans. Characters from all of the series' arcs can be both obtained and fought against. The battles themselves are packed with action art stills and animations to get the player pumped. This Japanese trailer illustrates this far better than I can explain it:

If you're into Dragon Ball Z and are in need of a new mobile RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle may be worth a shot. You can grab it now on both Google Play and the App Store.

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"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is the queen of the nerds https://www.gameskinny.com/fd6od/rowdy-ronda-rousey-is-the-queen-of-the-nerds https://www.gameskinny.com/fd6od/rowdy-ronda-rousey-is-the-queen-of-the-nerds Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:09:55 -0400 Larry Iaccio

UFC fighter and recent champion Ronda Rousey seems to be the Internet's new it girl right now. She recently hosted and AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit and further solidified her place on the throne as queen of the nerds by talking about a ton of nerdy topics.

Ronda introduced herself in a perfect way and set the tone for the rest of the AMA,

"Ronda here. My favorite Pokemon is Mew and I used to moderate a Pokemon forum. I'm an active player on WOW and a Mage named Randa on TaichiPanda – I’m on the 3rd Game Of Thrones book and will shank a bitch who tries to give shit away about the series cause you watched the show already."

Yes, Ronda's favorite Pokemon is Mew, but when asked what monster she would like to square up in the ring with she answered,

Troh - because he’s the Judo Pokémon and would challenge me the most :)

She then went on to talk about her love for Dragon Ball Z and her crush on the prince of all Saiyans, Vegeta.

Whether or not you care about Ronda Rousey, there's no denying her immense popularity for the time being.

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Pokken Tournament Info Revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/shl4w/pokken-tournament-info-revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/shl4w/pokken-tournament-info-revealed Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:30:28 -0500 TumsST

Pokken Tournament, the Pokémon fighting game most Pokémon trainers have been waiting for, had information revealed during the Famitsu video stream. A lot of information was revealed about the 3D Pokémon fighting game that people didn't expect to hear until later in the year, if they were lucky. No word yet if the game is going to release anywhere other than Japan at this time.

A fighting game needs fighters and the news today revealed a few for Pokken Tournament. Suicune and Gardevoir were revealed as playable fighters and everyone's favorite electric mouse Pokémon, Pikachu, was also revealed to be a fighter. They join Machamp and Lucario as fighters that were already revealed. You'll also be able to use "support" Pokémon, similar to a partner in the Marvel/Capcom fighting games that can be called in while you battle to help the cause. Snivy and Lapras are just two of the support Pokémon that can be used in battle to aid your fight.

Pokken Tournament will first be released in arcades in Japan and eventually it should be released for the Wii U. The game uses a special controller with a directional pad and A/B/X/Y buttons used to attack. It sounds like the game plays like a typical fighting game where you have weak attacks, strong attacks, as well as super-powered "burst" attacks or special attacks. You'll be able to Mega evolve through means of storing energy.

Japan will have demos going in arcades for about 100 yen next week so if you're in Japan, try and give the game a test run. Bandai Namco is working on Pokken Tournament and I think they know a thing or two about fighting games as well as bringing Anime franchises into the fighting-game universe such as Dragon Ball Z. Just let me fight as my favorite Pokémon, Squirtle, and everything else will work itself out!

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