DRAGON BALL FighterZ
Captain Ginyu
DRAGON BALL FighterZ
DRAGON BALL FighterZ

Captain Ginyu

Captain Ginyu is an antagonist in the Dragon Ball FighterZ game, and he acts as one of Frieza’s most trusted generals. He is first introduced in the Freiza saga of the anime, where he faces off against Goku and Vegeta.Know more

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Biography

Ginyu started out as a normal kid with his purple-horned body. Soon, he realized that he could swap bodies with other people (his most signature move). He activates it and switches bodies with the wealthiest boy in his class in a bid to get the attention of the ladies. It works, but it was more of a ‘careful what you wish for’ situation as Ginyu soon realized that even with the attention, his lack of knowledge made him a total idiot. At this point, he decided that he would rather have strength than riches. 

Soon after, he joined the forces of Frieza and is instrumental in capturing the Dragon Balls for Frieza. He is left to guard the balls while Frieza is out to seek a way to activate them, and it is here he has his fated battle with Goku. He fights against the Saiyan and soon discovers that Goku can mask his true power. As the fight progresses, Ginyu is forced to use his body swap technique to defeat Goku. He successfully swaps bodies with Goku, but, again, it doesn’t go according to plan as he cannot make full use of Goku’s body and is soundly beaten by Krillin and Gohan

However, the tide of battle turns, and Ginyu starts to have the upper hand, and he starts to beat on his assailants. Then, just as it seemed that Ginyu would have complete victory, Vegeta arrives on the scene and proceeds to wipe the floor with Ginyu. In an attempt to body swap with Vegeta, he is intercepted by Goku, who throws a Namekian frog at Ginyu. So, Ginyu becomes stuck in the body of a frog. 

Ginyu is a part of the fearsome ‘Ginyu Force’ along with Recoome, Guldo, Burter, and Jeice. Together, they make silly poses before battle, but they are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. 

Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball FighterZ

According to his story mode in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Captain Ginyu is among the villains revived by Android 21. Once restored, he makes his way back to the forces of Frieza and is once again his trusted lieutenant. 

Playstyle

Captain Ginyu is a very unpredictable character, and this is both an advantage and a disadvantage. On the one hand, with the help of the Ginyu Force, he can make hell for the opponent and keep them pinned down and unable to attack. On the other hand, his creativity depends largely on the Ginyu Force and can be shut down by characters with great defensive tools. On his own, Ginyu is a pretty basic fighter, but his damage output is considerable, and when used wisely, his Ginyu Force can obliterate anyone in his path. 

Attacks and Moves for Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball FighterZ

8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 Down Back

  • 2 Down

  • 3 Down Forward

  • 4 Back

  • 5 Standing

  • 6 Forward

  • j Jumps

  • 7 Up Back

  • 8 Up

  • 9 Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L Light

  • M Medium

  • H Heavy

  • S Special

  • A1 Z Assist 1

  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L- A karate chop with decent range and really good to stagger with

  • 5LL- The second part of the move which comes out faster if the initial one hits

  • 5LLL- A third section of the move that doesn’t come into much use

  • 5M- A devastating move that could mean TOD for the opponent, so consider using it at the start of rounds

  • 5H- A chargeable kick that can be used as a mixup to keep your opponent watching their toes

  • 2L- Great move for prolonging strings, and it is quick on recovery

  • 2M- A relatively slow move, but the damage (700) more than makes up for its failures. It is also an incredible combo starter

  • 2H- Great anti-air

  • 6M- This is the general overhead, but it takes on a different tone with the help of the Ginyu Force

  • j.L- Decent move, but be careful as it has a short hitbox and could whiff

  • j.M- An amazing cross-up tool 

  • j.H- On hit, it causes a sliding knockdown

  • j.2H- A good combo extender

Special Attacks

236L/M/H- Strong Jersey- A powerful move in which Ginyu rams into the opponent

236S/214S- Together We Are...the Ginyu Force!- Here, Ginyu calls on another member of the Ginyu Force, and they perform a move together. This could take on different forms depending on the team member called. There are up to 11 variations

Z Assists

  • Assist A- Strong Jersey.

  • Assist B- We are the Ginyu Force.

  • Assist C- Strong Mixer.

Super Moves

  • 236L+M/236H+S - Powerful Energy Wave: A powerful wave that only grows stronger the longer it is held down.

  • 214L+M - Body Change: As the name suggests, Ginyu swaps bodies with his opponents and gains their health and skills.

  • 214H+S - Together we are... the Ginyu Force!: This move summons all the members of the Ginyu Force to perform an almighty move, after which they strike their infamous pose.

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: Dragon Ball, Chapter 272: "The Ginyu Force" April 24, 1990.

First Anime Appearance: Namek Saga Episode 25: "Charge! The Kaio-ken and Kamehame-ha of an Indomitable Spirit" September 5, 1990 (Japanese), September 27, 2005 (English)

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza 10 August 1991.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z introduction: Season 1 March 28, 2018.

Availability: Base game

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