Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Substory Guide

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Substory Guide
While playing through DBZ Kakarot, you will run into side quests you can complete called Substories. Check out this Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Substory guide to find and complete them all as you play. These will help you level up much quicker and also gives you plenty of rewards and Soul Emblems.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is divided into multiple parts representing the different Sagas from the Dragon Ball Z universe. After each saga is an intermission, usually some basic story quests and more side quests open at these points. Our guide below shows you each of the side quests available in the different sagas and the following intermission. Each Substory is also directly tied to one of the 7 different Community Boards, we’ve included that information in the brackets.

To save time exploring the entire world constantly, you can check the map and look for the blue ! icon on an area, this tells you there is a side quest in that area.

Saiyan Saga Substories Guide

Master Roshis Prized Possession (Adults)
The turtle on Master Roshi’s island has hidden his magazine. Talk to Bulma, then the turtle, then go to the marker to dig up Roshi’s magazine. Hand it back to him to get some EXP and other items.
Nam The Peddler (Adults)
Nam will ask for your help on the East Ravine map. He needs to help with his cart business. Talk to the guy at the blue marker and he will give you a fossil. Follow the next marker to the fossil area and speak to the man in the hat. He will trade the fossil for food and water and you can return to Nam. You will get Nam’s Soul Emblem for this.
Foggy Future (Adults)
This quest happens when you are playing as Gohan, after he learns how to fly. Help out fortune teller Baba and you be awarded.
Gentle Giant (R&D)
You can find this quest on the East Ravine map. Talk to Eighter there and he will ask for some help defeating a local Red Ribbon robots. Kill the support ones first, as they will heal the others. Destroy the others as you see fit. You will be warped back to Eighter when you are finished.

Telekinesis Training (Cooking)
You can pick this quest up as you are playing Piccolo during the Saiyan Saga. Beat down Tien and this side quest opens up. This is a fight with Tien and Chiaotzu. Take out Chiaotzu first, he has less HP, then focus on Tien. Beat the both and you complete the quest.
The Fifth Trainee (Adventures)
You can do this quest when you are Piccolo during the Saiyan Saga. You first need to catch some deer for Yajirobe. When you return, he has run away because he doesn’t want to fight Piccolo. Use your Ki vision (L1) to spot this light blue cave in the area. Near the cave, up on the cliff, you can find Yajirobe and his Red Ki. Talk to him to complete the quest.

Intermission 1

The Pilaf Gangs Plan (R&D)
This one is found in West Area during the first intermission when you are playing as Gohan, it opens up after meeting with Roshi. The quest opens up in the West Area of the map and you have to help out Pilaf. Defeat the robots and you will complete the quest.

Foreboding Fear (R&D)
This quest opens up after you complete the Pilaf Gang Plan and find Launch for Master Roshi. Speak to Bulma at her home and she will ask for some help. Head to where you faced off with Raditz and grab the chip there. Return to Bulma to complete the quest.

Mysterious Power Reading (R&D)
This is a second quest from Bulma, you have to leave Capsule Corp and re enter to get it. You have to return to where Raditz landed and fight some Saibamen. You get a high quality vegetable after and unlock the Saibaman Soul Emblem.
Familiar Face (R&D)
Another Intermission side quest. Head back to Goku’s house and Tao Pai Pai will be there for a chat. Another mission to take down some Saibamen. Beat them down, return, and get your rewards.

Evil Emperor Frieza Saga Substories

Like A Different Person (Cooking)
When you complete the Intermission, Ox King will have a quest for you. Head inside the house and speak with Chi Chi to see whats wrong. The fridge needs food and you have to help. You need two pieces of beast meat and four carrots. I had 31 carrots on me so those can be bought in town. You can also buy Beast Meat, but I found mine in the Sacred Land of Korin. It will come from the Deer that roam around the woods.

Wild Imagination (Z Warriors)
At the start of this chapter head to Kame House. Speak with Krillin and start the Substory. You need to fight Nappa and the Krillin, both are simple enough fights.
Tough Break For Turtle (Cooking)

Another Substory available at Kame House at the start of this chapter. Head inside Kame House and speak with Turtle. You need to pick up some ingredients for the fridge. You need to find 6 Eggs, 7 Rice and a Royal Tomato. You can find Eggs scattered around inside the Capsule Corporation. You can buy Rice at the food store in the Southeast Mountains. The Royal Tomato is in the Southeast Mountains Area, fast travel to Goku’s House and head to the nearby farm. You then need to find 10 Great Energetic Fish. You can find these underwater in schools of fish in the West City area, just travel outside West City to the nearby water and search there. Trade the fish with the farmer for the Royal Tomato.

Once you have them all, return to Turtle to complete the Substory. You get Turtles Soul Emblem.

Yamcha Is Alive (Adults)
Inside West City, speak with Oolong. You need to follow Yamcha’s “ghost” around town and watch him talking to various ladies. There’s a basic fight against three robots at the end and then you learn of Yamcha’s true nature.
Victimized Namekian (Cooking)
After you meet Guru in the story on Planet Namek, this Substory will appear on the map. Kill Frieza’s goons and then find the 4 pieces of Namekian Fruit. Two are nearby, the other two are on the smaller island just to the East. Be sure to use your Sense Ki ability to find them easily.
Selfish Bulma (R&D)
After Vegeta finds 6 of the Dragon Balls in the story, Bulma will have a new Substory for you. She requires 3x Iron Ore and 2x Alien Whitefish Fin Muscle. The Iron is easy to find, look for the ore spots on the map. There’s a fishing spot just South West of Bulma. You can find the Alien Whitefish Fin Muscle there. It’s not a guaranteed drop, about 1 in 4 catches.
Tourists In Trouble (Adventure)

Appears on the map the same time as Selfish Bulma (R&D). Speak with the two tourists and they will ask you to find a Maristone. Figuring out where to find the Maristone seems tough at first, but it’s actually really simple. Head to the area provided on the map and use your Ki Blasts to blow up all the nearby large rock formations & mountains. The Maristone is inside one of them.

Rogue Chef Malone (Cooking)
After you defeat the Ginyu Force on Planet Namek, this Substory will appear on the map. Beat him down and then help him find all the fruits. They aren’t difficult to find, head to each area and use your Kai Sense to find them.

Intermission 2 Substories

Attacked Villager (Cooking)
There is a woman being attacked by Sabimen up the river from Goku’s house. They are level 32, so be ready for a scrap. You have to be Gohan to help her. After you beat them down, you complete the quest.
The Mystery Of The Missing Tail (Adults)
This quest is at the Kame House but Vegeta can’t be in your party. First chat with Oolong then Kami, he will send you to Vegeta. Beat Vegeta, then return to Oolong to complete the quest.
One Cool Dude (Adults)
This can be found in West City, near Capsule Corp, speak with Puar. Then, go chat with Yamcha and you will have to fight Robots with him.
Yamcha: the Man, the Myth, the Legend (Cooking)
This can be found in West City, near Capsule Corp from Puar. I had to enter Capsule Corp and leave for this one to pop up for me, after I completed One Cool Dude. You will have to fight Yamcha as Gohan, which is a cake walk.
The Pride Of The Warrior Race (Adventure)
If you bring Raditz back with the Dragon Balls this is the side quest you get from him. You need to beat Raditz and the Saibamen to complete it. You need to be Piccolo to do this quest.
Saiyan Power (Adventure)
If you bring Nappa back with the Dragon Balls this is the side quest you get from him. You need to beat Nappa and the Saibamen to complete it. You need to be Gohan to do this quest.
Power Is Justice (Training)
If you bring Dodoria back with the Dragon Balls this is the side quest you get from him. You need to beat Dodoria to complete it. I was Gohan when I did it, but I don’t think it matters.
Power Is Beauty (Training)
If you bring Zarbon back with the Dragon Balls this is the side quest you get from him. You need to beat Zarbon twice to complete it, this means two fights and two sets of EXP. I was Gohan when I did it, but I don’t think it matters.
Ginyu Force Tryouts (Training)
If you choose to bring the Ginyu Force back with the Dragon Balls you get this mission. Captain Ginyu isn’t dead so he doesn’t fight with them, but the rest are there. Beat them down to some exp and their soul emblems.

Android Saga Substories

Bummed About Bananas (Training)
After you defeat Trunks with Goku, you can visit the world map. On the world map, press the “Off Earth Area” button, it’s Triangle on PS4. This opens up King Kai’s Planet. Head there and speak with Bubbles. After you speak with Bulma, head to Blake Bog. They are easy to find in the objective area, use your Ki Sense to find the purple orbs on the floor.
Easy-Going Genius (R&D)

Speak with Doctor Briefs in Capsule Corp. You need to find and deliver 1 Skull Robo Gear, 1 Densite and 1 Silver Ore. Silver Ore is common in ore locations, the other two are quest specific. The Robo Gear is easy, head to the location in West Area and defeat the robots. The Densite, the same, just blow up the large landmass at the location.

A Competitive Party With Friends (R&D, DLC)
Head to Goku’s House and speak with Yamcha. Meet up with the group and then take down Vegeta in a fight. Then you have to complete a race on a bi-pedal robot. It’s a bit frustrating but just follow the arrows and use the green circles as boost to reach each checkpoint to extend your time.
The Meaning Of Training (Z Warriors)
When you are controlling Vegeta during the Android Saga, head to West Area and speak with Tien. Beat down Tien to complete the Substory.
Yajirobe and Korin (Gods)
After Goku’s driving license test, this Substory appears in the Sacred Land of Korin. Head there and speak with Yajirobe. You need to catch 2 Goliath Catfish and 1 Scarlet Catfish. Both fish can be found in the pond next to Yajirobe, target the fish with the biggest fins. The Scarlet one only seems to appear if you use bait. If you need help targeting specific fish, check out our DBZ Kakarot Fishing Guide.

Your Friend Is My Friend (R&D)
After you gain control of Future Trunks in the Android Saga, this Substory appears in the North Mountains Area. Speak with Eighter. Defeat the two groups of robots in the area.
Close Encounters Of The Troublesome Kind (Adventure)
When you are playing as Piccolo in the Android Saga, this Substory appears in the West Area, Gingertown. It’s the tourist couple from Namek. Speak to them to start the Substory. Head to Gizard Wasteland and kill the dinosaur there to complete the Substory.

Cell Saga Substories

Friends Forever (R&D)
This one opens up after you leave the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Gohan and Goku. Head up to Darlinge Polynya to get the quest. Eighter needs you help, speak to him and then go to Gero’s Hideout. There are four files you need to find. Fly up and use your Ki Vision to spot the purple orbs in the debris around Gero’s Lab. Collect all four and kill the robots to beat the quest.
Between Worlds (Adults)
This quest is from Fortuneteller Baba on the Papaya Town map. She will help you find some strong opponents. You will do three fights with some Frieza Goons and then complete the quest.

Not Too Quick On The Uptake (R&D)
Pilaf and his goons have a quest for you in The Sacred Land Of Korin. Fly up above the area and use you Ki vision to find the purple orb. Return it to Pilaf and you will have to fight some robots. Beat them down and complete the quest.
Master (Adults)
You can get this quest from Roshi while training for the Cell Games. You need to beat Krillin with Goku. He has quite a bit HP but isn’t that much of a challenge.
Once A Teacher Always A Teacher (Z Warriors)
When you are playing as Gohan go to Kami’s Tower and speak with Piccolo. He will want to spar you, beat him down to beat the quest.
Crane School Scouting (Adults)
Master Shen and Tao are waiting near Orange City and they have a quest for you. Beat down the robots that pop up and you complete the quest.
Animorphaline Accident (Adults)
This unlocks after you restore the Dragon Balls from Korin below his tower. He wants a mushroom from a certain cave. Go to the cave and you won’t be able to go in. Speak with Bulma and she will send you up to Popo. Popo will need a Golden Gazelle Antler and Four Meaty River Snails, which can be found in the Cell Games Arena area.

Meaty Snail Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

You need to find the gold deer in the woods near there, the snails are on the shore. I had to leave and come back a couple times to get enough snails. When you get all the items, you will be warped back and you can complete the quest.

If you’re struggling to find the Golden Gazelle, use your Ki Sense. There’s a group of 4 that roam nearby the lake.

Intermission 3 Substories

Frequently Attacked Villager (Cooking)
The woman near Goku’s house is under attack again. Defeat the Saibamen around her to get a new recipe and complete the quest.
The Nutty Scientist (R&D)
Bulma will give you this quest on the East Ravine Area map. She needs help finding three rocks in the area. Talk to the guy near the rocks and he will point out their general area. Grab the purple orbs until you find the ones you are looking for.
Filling The Power Vacuum (R&D)
Wish Appule back and this is his side mission. Beat him for his emblem and some exp. Must be Gohan to do this one.
No Dirty Fireworks For Me (R&D)
Wish Cui back and you can face him again with Vegeta. Beating him gets you his Soul Emblem and some exp.
Little Nightmares (Training)
Wish Cell Jr back and you can face them again with Vegeta. Beating them gets you their Soul Emblem and some exp.
Hyperbolic Time Chamber Renovations (Gods)
After you help Dende improve the Dragon Balls in the Intermission, this Substory appears at Kami’s Lookout. You need to find 1x Phantom Sand, 2x Green Crystal and 2x Red Crystal. You can find the crystals in caves throughout, they are common. Check the map and see what materials are in each area, then head to a cave in that region. You can speak with Popo and he will tell you locations for everything. The Phantom Sand can be found near Yamcha’s Hideout.
Guardian Caretaker (Gods)

After you complete Hyperbolic Time Chamber Renovations (Gods) this Substory appears at Kami’s Lookout. Speak with Mr Popo. Must be Gohan for this one. You need to get 15 Woodchips. Go to East Ravine, Olive Village. They are all along the ravine for the most part, purple orbs near the waters edge next to dead trees. If you need a map, check out our Where To Find Woodchips guide.

An Awkward Pair (Adults)
Again, after helping Dende with the Dragon Balls, this Substory appears but this time it’s near Goku’s House. Head there and speak with Ox King. Must be Piccolo. Then go to Kame House and speak with Krillin, defeat him and return to complete this Substory. You get the Soul Emblem for Ox-King.
Krillins Heart Of Gold (Z Warriors)

This Substory appears at Kame House during Intermission 3. Speak with Krillin and then head to the cave, take out the robots, and complete the Substory.

Buu Saga Substories Guide

Gotens Growth (Z Warriors)
After you become Great Saiyaman as Gohan head to Goku’s House, head inside and speak with Goten. You can find all three Blue Fish in the spot near Goku’s house. It’s a low chance, took me about 15 minutes. Then defeat Goten in a fight.
Uninvited Training Partner (Cooking)
This Substory appears near Goku’s House at the start of the Buu Saga. Speak with Videl near Goku’s place. Beat down some robots, job done.
Daddys Little Girl (Adventures)
At the beginning of the Buu Saga you will find this Substory in Lacco Village. Speak with Marron down at the docks. Have to catch a single Blue Fish. You get Marron’s Emblem
Toughening Up (Z Warriors)
After you get a different outfit to participate in the World Tournament, Trunks has a Substory outside Capsule Corp. Speak with him then head to Blake Bog to fight Trunks.
Chiaotzu The Champ (Cooking)

This Substory can be found in Olive Village. Speak with Chiaotzu there. Help the villagers kill 10 Deer and the Substory is done.

The Great Ladiesman (Adults)
Head to Satan City for this Substory and speak to Erasa. Defeat another group of robots and then finish the race before hitting the ball out of the park. All simple stuff.
Anxious Android (Cooking)
After you tell Krillin and the others about Goku returning for the World Tournament, this Substory appears at Kame House. Head inside and speak with Android 18. You need to find 3 Frozen Rabbit Meat, 3 High-Quality Onion and 12 River Shrimp. I had all of the items already. High-Quality Onions can be found on farms in Southeast Mountains area, River Shrimp can be found there in rivers also.
The Gool Ol Days (Adults)
On the day of the World Tournament, this Substory appears in the World Tournament Arena. Speak with the announcer. Then defeat the robot.
Teachings For Tomorrow (Adults)
After the World Tournament a new area unlocks. You will find this Substory in the Aloe Outcrop area of Great West Desert. Speak with Nam. Go to West City, speak with the farmer, and then complete the time attack.
Far Beyond Frieza (Gods)
Another Substory in Aloe Outcrop. Speak with Supreme Kai. Defeat Frieza to finish the Substory.
Super Saibaman (R&D)
After Gohan defeats Evil Buu in the story, this Substory appears in West City. A few battles with some Saibamen, nothing tough.

Post-Game Substories Guide

These Substories become available once you have completed the story.

Good Ol Goku (Adventures)
Head to the Sacred Land of Korin and speak with Bora and Upa then head to Capsule Corp and speak with Bulma. Defeat a group of robots then find the moss to complete the Substory. You get Upa and Bora’s Soul Emblem.
Piccolo Vs. Goku (Z Warriors)
This Substory is at Kami’s Lookout. You can’t have Goku or Gohan in your party and you must be Piccolo, talk to Dende. Travel to Goku’s House and speak with Gohan. Depending on Piccolo’s level, your fight with Goku can be long, but he’s not a hard opponent to take down. If you struggle, make sure to train Piccolo with some new moves first.
Continually Attacked Villager (Cooking)

This Substory can be located at Yamcha’s Hideout. You must be Gohan for this Substory. You get a special full course recipe.

Perpetually Attacked Villager

Near Yamcha’s Hideout after you complete Continually Attacked Villager, leave the area completely and then return. Save the woman from the attackers. You get another special full course recipe

A Fathers Dignity (Adults)

This Substory is at Satan City. Head there and speak with Mr. Satan. Kill the dinosaur to complete the Substory and get Mr Satan’s Soul Emblem.

Buu The Bottomless Pit (Cooking)

After you complete A Fathers Dignity, reload the area and speak with Mr Satan again. Head to Goku’s House and head North East to the fishing spot there, you can catch Big Fish here. After that, you need to find 4x Prime Marbled Dino Meat, 3x Shiny Rice and 1x Premium Gold Venison. Speak with Chi-Chi for advice on where to find each item. Dinosaurs in Central Plains and East Ravine, Grocer for Shiny Rice, then West Forest for the Golden Deer, on the road just South of the lake. You get Maijin Buu’s Soul Emblem and the Dogs.

The Parent Trap (Z Warriors)
Head to Capsule Corp and then exit the building. Go to the blue marker that tells you Bulma can be heard in the garden. Then enter Capsule Corp again, go to the right to the end of the corridor. You cannot have Goku in your party and you need to be Vegeta. Head to the outskirts of the city and take on Gotenks.
Reunion With Suno (Adventures)

This Substory can be found in Darlinge Polynya, speak with Suno. You need to find 10x Great Energetic Fish, 10 Plain White Rice and 10 Rose Wheat. You can buy the Rice and Wheat at the vendor nearby. If you can’t remember where to get them, we’ve got a guide on where to find Great Energetic Fish.

Cute And Cuddly Korin (Gods)

This Substory is at Kame House. Speak with Krillin. When you look for the Meowmint, check the Western side of the island, near the fruit trees. Use your Ki Sense.

The Captains Comeback (Training)

This Substory is at Lacco Village, speak with Bulma as Vegeta. You must find all of the Dragon Balls then use a wish to summon Captain Ginyu.

Pure Pair (Training)

Head to World Tournament Arena for this Substory and speak with Baba as Goku then head to Land of the Kais. Defeat Kid Buu.

Fulfilling A Promise (Adults)

Travel to the Land of the Kais and speak with Elder Kai. You are tasked with tracking down all of the Dragon Balls, however, you have to hand them all over. You do not get to use any wishes when you get them to Bulma.

Stranger Danger (Cooking)

Travel to Olive Village in the East Ravine Area. Speak to the man as Gohan. A couple of simple objectives then kill some Saibaman.

Porunga Part 2 (Gods)

This Substory can be found on New Namek and speak with Moori as Goku. You have to take a trial of Wisdom. Below are the answers.

Q1: What does “Porunga” mean in our language
A: God of Dreams

Q2: What does the name Piccolo mean in Namekian?
A: Another World

Q3: What type of plant do we cultivate here?
A: Ajisa

Once you complete the quiz, Cell, Frieza and Dabura are returned to life on Earth.

King Of The Demon Realm (Training)

When you complete Porunga Part 2, Dabura will appear on Earth at Lucca Village. Beat him in a fight for his Soul Emblem.

Perfecting Perfection (Training)

After completing Porunga Part 2 Cell appears on Earth, You can find him in Kodaiho Lands. Take down Cell to complete the Substory. You get his Emblem

The Return Of The Emperor (Training)

Another follow-up from Porunga Part 2. After you complete that Substory, Frieza appears in West City, just on the outskirts. Take him out to complete the Substory and get the emblem.

Here It Comes (R&D)

This Substory is in the city near Capsule Corp. You need to find 3x Pure Green Crystals, 3x Pure Red Crystals and 3x Pure Blue Crystals. You can find all of the crystals at mineral spots on New Namek.

Lone Guardian (Adventures)

Outside Capsule Corp there is a time machine with Bulma and Future Trunks nearby. Head to the Time Machine to unlock Future Trunks. Then, later, Bulma appears inside Capsule Corp. You need to be Future Trunks and speak with her. Take down Android 17 and you’re done.

The Sins Of The Father (Z Warriors)
Just inside the Entrance to Capsule Corps, near the desk on the right. You cannot have Vegeta or Goku with you. You must be Future Trunks. Beat down Vegeta after some cut-scenes to complete the Substory.
Time For A Tournament (Z Warriors)

After you complete The Sins Of The Father leave Capsule Corp and return. Then speak to Bulma as Goku. Help arrange and win the tournament.

Babidis Back (Training)

Use the Dragon Balls and Wish Bibidi back then take out his group at West Area. Defeat the minions for more Soul Emblems.

Change Of Heart (Training)
Use the Dragon Balls and Wish Bibidi back then take out his group at West Area and complete Babidis Back then this Substory appears.
Shadows of the Red Ribbon Army
Use the Dragon Balls to wish Android 19 and Android 20 back and then go to North Mountains area to take them down.
The Most Feared Of Families (Training)
Use the Dragon Balls to bring back King Cold and his cronies. Head to Kodaiho Lands. You need to have Gohan, Goten, and Kid Trunks in your party.

We’re updating this Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Substory Guide as we progress through the game. Check back soon for updates.

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