Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Spirit Emblems guide

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 17 January 2020 20:15 GMT

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot might be Goku’s story, but he’d be nothing without his community of friends and loved-ones. That’s where Spirit Emblems come in.

The Community Board is Dragon Ball Z Kakarot’s way of showing how the Z Fighters’ support for each other brings out their best in battle – letting you improve your party’s abilities with powerful buffs when you combine the right Spirit Emblems.

As you progress through Dragon Ball Z Kakarot’s story, you are rewarded with more Spirit Emblems. However, you can also get more by completing certain substories.

Substory Spirit Emblems tend to bring in characters from the OG Dragon Ball manga and anime, like the Pilaf Gang, Master Shen’s Crane School, and Launch.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Spirit Emblems

Each Spirit Emblem in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot has a proficiency rating in each of the 7 communities. More communities unlock over time, but you’ll have them all by the time you reach the Namek arc.

They are:

  • Z Warrior (Led by Goku, improves battle skills)
  • Cooking (Led by Chi Chi, improves effects of meals)
  • Training (Led by King Kai, raises EXP earned from battle)
  • Development (Led by Bulma, improves building and machine skills)
  • Gods (Led by Mr Popo, raises amount of items gained from battle)
  • Adult (Led by Master Roshi, improves shop prices)
  • Adventure (Led by Yajirobe, improves recovery items, raises HP and Ki)

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Spirit Emblem bonuses

To get the most out of each Spirit Emblem, you need to pair them with similar characters to activate bonuses. These bonuses increase both Spirit Emblems’ proficiency in whatever board they’re on.

You can tactically place Spirit Emblems on a community board to have as many bonuses active as possible. Like in the screenshot below where we’ve linked 7 different bonuses at once.

Increasing Spirit Emblem proficiency

To make Spirit Emblems more powerful, you need to give them Gifts. This represents the increasing bond between characters, and not only increases their community proficiency, but gets you powerful gifts at the same time.

Completing quests will give you gift items like Silk Aprons, which increases Cooking proficiency and friendship.

Prioritise raising your community leaders to max level since you can’t move them.

Where to get every Spirit Emblem in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Below we’ve listed every single Spirit Emblem we’ve found in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot so far. We’ll update the list as we find more.

Most are collected from the main story, but we’ve made a note of which Substories need to be completed as well.

Spirit Emblem CharacterSpirit Emblem location
GokuSlice of Life main quest
GohanSlice of Life main quest
Chi ChiSlice of Life main quest
Master RoshiLong Overdue Reunion main quest
Nam the Pedlar Nam the Pedlar substory
Android 8 (Eighter)Gentle Giant substory
King YemmaPost-Saiyan saga main quest
KamiPost-Saiyan saga main quest
YajirobeSurvival 101 main quest
Tien Survival 101 main quest
ChiaotzuTelekinesis Training substory
YamchaSurvival 101 main quest
Krillin Survival 101 main quest
Piccolo Survival 101 main quest
King KaiSnake Way main quest
Puar Freedom main quest
Mr PopoLongest Three Hours main quest
Emperor PilafThe Pilaf Gang's Plan substory
ShuThe Pilaf Gang's Plan substory
Mai The Pilaf Gang's Plan substory
LaunchIntermission main story
SaibamanComplete Foreboding Fear intermission substory, then Mysterious Power Reading substory
Mercenary TaoFamiliar Face substory
Master ShenFamiliar Face substory
Turtle Tough Break for Turtle substory
Bulma Interplanetary Preps main quest
VegetaNamek arc main quest
GuruBattle for the Dragon Balls main quest
NailNamek Arc main quest
OolongMystery of the Missing Tail substory in Intermission 2
TrunksStart of the Android saga
Doctor BriefsEasy-going Genius substory following start of Android saga
Master KorinCollecting Senzu Beans main quest
BubblesBummed about Bananas substory on King Kai's planet

For more on Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, check out our prerelease impressions of the game.

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