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Videl is certainly an odd case in Dragon Ball FighterZ, as she's a regular teenage girl in a cast of space monkey gods. On top of the weird properties of her attacks inspired by her poor understanding of Ki, her Z Reflect is replaced by a spot dodge with different applications than the standard.

Two aspects she does not struggle in are her mixups and defense. Videl is a very strong character when she's able to start mixing people up, with a massive assortment of mixup tools just begging to be put to use, and the Great Saiyaman is there to cover her in neutral and provide oki. As the cherry on top, her strange normals are loaded in hitstun, giving her plenty of combo routes once she gets the hit. This gives Videl some really strong pressure if she can get started, making sure the opponent has to respect her or pay for it.

And with recent changes to her dodge, what once was considered the weakest tool in the game is now an easy, hard to counter, and unique answer to many common pressure situations. Combine that with a nicely packaged suite of other reversal tools, and all it takes is one slip-up from her opponent and she'll slip right out of their hands, and they'll potentially just catch hers for it.

Videl may be an odd choice, but if you like the pressure, safety, difficulty, and underdog status she brings, then she might be the character for you.

Note: Videl is the only character who can switch to an alternate costume, which is done by holding down L1 on PlayStation, LB on Windows and Xbox, or ZL on Switch while selecting her.

DBFZ Videl Portrait.png
Fastest Attacks

 Videl is a unique mixup character with good vortex options and defensive tools that make her good at both dishing and avoiding damage.

  • Human Blender: Great mixup potential; several options available to her at all times and is able to maintain that momentum thanks to her great oki.
  • High Mobility: Her j.22X seriesDBFZ Videl 22X.pngGuardHighStartup30Recovery5Advantage+5 (airborne) as well as 236H/j.236HDBFZ Videl 236X.pngGuardAllStartup12Recovery19Advantage-8 make her challenging to approach yet hard to keep away.
  • No-Blocking Zone: Her unique spot-dodge denies and outright beats many mixups and situations that other characters would just have to hold, and having two frame-one reversal options along with an air-OK frame 4 reversal really doesn't hurt either.
  • No standard Beam or Ki-Blast: Has to use Great Saiyaman, who has a cooldown, instead of a regular beam or Ki-Blast to control long range space.
  • Stubby Normals: Videl's humble punches and kicks are significantly lacking in range, and they don't advance forward as much as other stubby characters do to make up for it. Her 2M doesn't reach after an opponent Reflects, and 6H is ridiculously commital to go for outside of strings.
  • No Reflect: Videl is the only character to lack the universal mechanic of Z Reflect, which makes her defense notably riskier in certain situations.

Unique Mechanics

Spot Dodge

Videl has a unique Z Reflect that grants her invulnerability and intangibility instead of the usual guard point. Click here to read more about it.

Normal Moves


Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
5L 350 All 6 3 12 -3
5LL 600 All 10 8 19 -4
5LLL 1000 Throw U3+ 9 1 26
  • Pushes Videl slightly forward. Hits pretty high.
  • Stays stationary when done as 4LL.
  • Can whiff on crouchers and short characters at max range.
  • Forces stand on hit.

It's a jab, and Videl's fastest normal. Good for stagger pressure. While it may look like it can anti-air, it is very inconsistent at doing so.

  • Whiffs on crouching opponents
  • Pushes Videl forward.

Moves Videl a lot farther, but not enough to continue pressure after a Reflect. It whiffing on crouching opponents allows 5L > 5LL (whiff) > 5LLL to work, but will lose to mash.

On air hit, 5L > 5LL will very often drop, making chaining into 5M or jump-canceling straight away preferable.

  • Switches sides on hit.
  • Canceling into this from a blocked 5LL always leaves the opponent in too much blockstun for the throw to work.

Throw autocombo ender, will not work after a blocked 5LL unless using an assist with low blockstun.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
600 [500] All 8 [11] 2 19 -8
  • Values in [ ] are when being used as 4MM

One of Videl's better buttons. The fact that she can use 4MM to use it twice helps her a lot in terms of pressure and strings, as not only does it add on damage in the case of it hitting, but her 2M being as slow as it is means that 4MM gives her a bit of a replacement in some regards. It's also good for snagging characters out of the air higher than Videl, and is a prime button to combo into 6H with.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
750 / 1000 All U1 15 3 18 -5
  • Wallbounces on smash hit.
  • Forced knockback on block.

Similarly to Beerus's 5H, this move will create a significant amount of distance between Videl and the opponent, even in the corner. After this move, Videl can also use 5S from this distance to become +1, and will have enough range to connect her 2M, making for a very strong stagger/pressure reset tool.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
1000 [1200] All 19 23 -2 (point blank)
  • Plows through smaller projectiles.
  • Jails into vanish.
  • Loses to superdash, but will oddly beat some projectile invulnerable moves.
  • Crazy hitstun, in the corner can link to 5L after a microdash, or even j.L or j.M if already close enough.

Videl calls the Great Saiyaman to do a dashing punch. Travels fullscreen very fast, at the cost of having a hurtbox. Interestingly, despite counting as a projectile, it'll beat multiple projectile invulnerable moves.

Doesn't have forced blockstun, so with some spacing Great Saiyaman can become plus on block.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
350 Low 7 3 13 -4
  • Hits low

Particularly useful for Videl thanks to her huge assortment of overheads. It's also one of her few safe on block buttons, so good for staggering.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
600 Low 10 5 21 -10
  • Hits low

Goes a little under half of the screen, but will still whiff after a Reflect.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
750 / 1000 All U1+ 15 3 30 -10 4-15 Head
  • Universal Anti-Air.
  • Keeps Videl grounded.

Stubby hitbox, especially horizontally. Can go into her 236X series to be safe and even start a bit of mix, but 5H is still far better to string into for pressure.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
1000 [1200] All 62 (Saiyaman Hurtbox 10) Total 29 (30 if Sayiaman is out already)
  • Can be superdashed through.

Videl calls the Great Saiyaman to throw a level 1 Ki blast. Surprisingly fairly useful as a pressure reset—it can be mashed on, but the call animation Videl does is indentical to the 5S one, meaning the opponent will be wary of getting frame trapped and you can often get away with it. The recovery is also short enough that you can always 2H an opponent trying to Super Dash on defense, and 5H > 2S can even give you time to dodge and then DP against a Vanish. It's also somewhat useful for oki setups, though it doesn't catch uptech.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 High 24 6 4+6L 0
  • Universal overhead.
  • Uses animation and hitboxes/hurtboxes of j.H

Can give a combo if used immediatly after 2S, otherwise requires assists, meaty, or an airdash/vanish cancel in sparking. 214X being a pseudo-low with a similar airborne animation can trip opponents up looking for 6M.


Justice Combination

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
600×2, 750 All 11 7 (14) 4 (18) 3 18 -5
  • A 3-hit combo normal.
  • Invincible to ki blast projectiles.
  • The gaps inbetween each hit beat buttons, but lose to reflects and reversals.
  • Special-cancelable on every hit and 6M cancelable as well.
  • 6H(x) delay 6M will beat reflect

Videl's command normal. Very useful for her grounded routes, as it allows her to not only have great corner carry but gives her a solid combo option that doesn't use up her Smash, which gives her potential to combo into her Level 1 and get extensions.

A bit of an interesting button in blockstrings. Most opponents will know to reflect the moment they see Videl's first hit, which may make it seem useless, but Videl also has lots of ways to bait and punish disrespecting 6H, such as 22X or 214X. Perhaps what's most useful about it is Videl herself still attacking if you tag, allowing her an easy escape to heal or get an ally in if needed.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
350 High 6 4 12
  • Good reach.

This normal is surprisingly good and can even be used sometimes as an air to air to catch superdash.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
600 High 8 4 18
  • Also has good reach.
  • Very fast for a single-hit j.M.

Good range, good for crossups. 5M is almost guaranteed to hit after a successfull j.M. Overall, a very good normal.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
750 / 1000 High D1+ [D3+] 13 3 21
  • Deals below average damage for a j.H.

Surprisingly enough, Videl uses this most often as a combo extender as opposed to a combo ender. j.214L and j.236M are usually used to end air combos, and the way she combos into them is j.H > j.2H. This link requires some specific setups but is almost guaranteed thanks to j.H's 60 frames of air hitstun and j.2H's surprisingly high hitstun.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 [1000] All 17 (Saiyaman Hurtbox 8) Total 43+5L (30 if Sayiaman is out already)
  • Travels extremely fast
  • Jails into vanish
  • Cannot be superdashed through
  • Obscene hitstun, can be linked off of in the corner for extensions or even loops.

The Great Saiyaman does a divekick at about a 60 degree angle. Goes so fast that it'll often intercept superdashes even on reaction. Great Saiyaman will also often keep moving even if Videl is hit out of startup, forcing a trade at worst. One of Videl's most reliable neutral tools—just use it.


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
750 All U1+ 9 3 19
  • Smash hit launches higher.
  • Very good vertical range, can be used to cover both uptech and normal tech after a sliding knockdown.
  • Does not change air momentum like other launching j.2H.

Extremely high hitstun even on non-Smash hit, allowing Videl to do non-Smash j.2H > SD among other things even in midscreen. This is the key to her obscene combo game as it allows for all manners of funky rejumps and links. It's also her most consistent way to combo into j.214L and j.236M to end combos, although this requires some setup. j.2H also makes for a decent safejump tool as it can be converted into a combo if her opponent uptechs and gets hit (unlike j.H).


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
850 [1000] All 43 (Saiyaman Hurtbox 13) Total 39+5L (30 if Sayiaman is out already)
  • Cannot be superdashed through
  • Always causes a sliding knockdown on hit
  • Doesn't use up smash, so you can follow up with a lvl1 into a combo.

The Great Saiyaman does a divekick straight down. Has a lot of use for sliding knockdown setups in the corner, as it will cover almost every single tech option if timed properly, and force the opponent in a blocking situation no matter what.

Unique Mechanics

Z Reflect


Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
4S Total 39 1-22 Non-throw
4S > 5S 700 All 7 7 30+15L -40 1-9 All
  • Deactivates Videl's collision box during frame 1-22 (intangible)
  • Invulnerable against all strike and projectile attacks. Note that this is different from the guard point of a normal Reflect
  • Cancelable into from Ki Blasts' blockstun
  • Dodge is considered "successful" only if a hitbox passes through her. This is indicated with a sound effect and blue circle
  • Successful dodges become fully invulnerable throughout recovery, cancelable into unique follow-up starting from frame 8, cancelable into any other actions starting from frame 36. Canceling into actions will autocorrect to face the opponent
  • Successful dodges do not give Videl any meter
  • Unique follow-up is a Special Move that's nigh identical to her DP (214S), with the only difference being their startups

The best way to describe Spot Dodge is that it's different than Reflect. On one hand, Videl gets access to new punishes unlike any other character in the game, and safety against common RPS and stagger situations that usually does not get planned around. On the other, Spot Dodge does not push opponents away from her and unless she uses the follow-up (which sometimes can be baited), she will often be left in the same or worse situation than before. A lot of its strength comes from the lack of labbing and preparation around it, as you have to treat it differently than Reflect or pay the price.

Follow-up can be triggered by holding S and releasing directional input back to neutral, so inputting 4[S]~5 will give you the follow-up ASAP on successful dodge. Earliest possible 4S > 5S hits on frame 14 (2F slower than 214S). The follow-up can also be triggered without a catch by pressing S again.

Special Moves

Videl Rush


Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236L 650 All 12 6 19 -8
236M 700 All 17 6 19 -8
236H 800 All 12 8 19 -8
All Versions
  • Videl's version of a lariat, which is also a rekka starter. Do note that you can delay your follow-ups by a few frames, and even 50/50 with an assist between delayed 236X-L and 2L.
  • Pressing L during the move continues the rekka chain.
  • Pressing M during the move performs 22M.
  • Pressing H during the move performs 214H.
  • Re-centers the opponent on air hit.

L Version
  • Travels 1/4th of the screen.

Outclassed in every way except for startup by 236M. Do not throw this out in neutral, you will do negative nothing.

M Version
  • Travels 1/2 of the screen.

This is the version you'll be using most often in combos, and sometimes even in neutral if you don't have meter.

H Version
  • Travels 3/4ths of the screen.
  • As fast as the L version.

Surprisingly good to just throw out. While it's -8 on block like all the other versions, but Videl can frame trap after with the L follow-up, call an assist for random mix-ups, or gamble on other options.

Videl Rush Follow-ups

Videl Rush > L/M or Videl Rush > H (Hold OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236X > L 650 High 13 -5
236X > LL 300×4 All 8 -5
236X > LLL 1000 All U1+ 13 -12 (airborne) +15L 1-X Full
236X > M 700 High U1+ 32 4 5 -8 4-X Full
236X > H 800, 850[1000] Throw U1+ 21-22 6 14
Videl Rush > L
  • Hits overhead.
  • Doesn't use smash.
  • Doesn't have Head property, cannot be Anti-air'd.
  • Always has a gap from any version of 236X.

Videl does an elbow drop. Because it's an overhead (that must be blocked standing), it forms a good mixup between it and her 214X moves (which have to be crouched).

Videl Rush > LL
  • Doesn't use Smash.

Easiest place to fit in an assist extension as it keeps the opponent in place for a while and builds a ton of meter.

Videl Rush > LLL
  • LLL followup is 214S, but mid rekka.
  • Consumes Smash.
  • Wallbounces on hit.
  • Causes Videl to go into a landing animation if blocked, but not if she combos afterwards.
  • Cancelable into an airdash.

Your go-to meterless corner combo extender. Avoid using this midscreen as it leads to nothing and has very poor okizeme options.

Videl Rush > M or Videl Rush > LM or Videl Rush > LLM
  • M followup is 22M, but mid rekka.
  • Consumes Smash.
  • Invulnerable from frame 4 for some reason.

Command crossup from rekkas. Good to have. The best place for it is generally right after 236X as the opponent also has to worry about the initial high as well as a "low" from the H follow-up (or just recovering and using 2L). Also very useful as an anti-reflect tool when paired with an assist - as after they reflect you you'll end up flying right back in their face (but not crossing up).

Videl Rush > H or Videl Rush > LH or Videl Rush > LLH
  • H followup is 214H, but mid rekka.
  • Consumes Smash.
  • Cannot hit crouching opponents.

Command grab from rekkas. Forms a basic mixup with the L follow up, but it's more expensive than stopping after 236X and using 2L.

Air Videl Rush


Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
j.236L 450, 500 All 8 6 18
j.236M 500, 550 All D1 16 6 18
j.236H 600, 600 All D1 8 7 18
All Versions
  • One of Videl's two air combo enders.
  • Can be used as an extra air option.

L Version
  • Soft knockdown on hit.

This is Videl's primary combo extender with an assist, as it outdamages j.H. It also is not tied to a U1+ cinematic which makes it especially useful after 2H.

M Version
  • Sliding knockdown with D1 Smash, soft knockdown without.

This is the air combo ender. If you can combo into j.2H (at the right height) this move is all but guaranteed.

H Version
  • Sliding knockdown with D1 Smash, soft knockdown without.

More useful as a mobility tool than as a combo ender, but still cool regardless.


214L (Air OK) or 214M/H (Air & Hold OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
214L 1000 Throw D2 26 2 15L
214M 700, 850[1000] Throw U1+ → D2 27 11 15L
214H 800, 850[1000] Throw U1+ → D2 20 5 15L
j.214L 1000 Throw D2 18 15L
j.214M 700, 850[1000] Throw U1+ → D2 26 15L
j.214H 800, 850[1000] Throw U1+ → D2 18 15L
All Versions
  • Treated as a command grab.
  • Whiffs against crouching opponents.
  • Only one command grab is allowed per combo.

L Version
  • Always slides on first use.

Videl's other combo ender. If your D1 and U1 smashes are used up, route into this.

M Version
  • Tap M for a sliding knockdown, hold M to use a U1 Smash combo starter/extender.

Slower and therefore less useful.

H Version
  • Tap H The Great Saiyamann, hold H to deny his power (and the sideswitch).

The Great Saiyaman comes out and bumps the opponent back to Videl, allowing for a combo. Hold the button for the Great Sayiaman to not come out.

Moonsault Kick

22L/M/H (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
22L 650 High 30 4 5 +5 (airborne) 4-18 Full
22M 700 High U1+ 34 4 7 +5 (airborne) 4-21 Full
22H 800 High U1+ 30 4 5 +5 (airborne) 4-18 Full
j.22L 650 High 30 4 5 +5 (airborne) 4-16 Full
j.22M 700 High U1+ 34 4 7 +5 (airborne) 4-19 Full
j.22H 800 High U1+ 30 4 5 +5 (airborne) 4-16 Full
  • All versions cross up on the opponent.
  • All versions jail after vanish if blocked.
  • All versions can be canceled into superdash, 22X, or 236X (Special Moves) on hit or block.
  • M and H versions use smash on hit to create a ground bounce (or wallbounce if opponent is launched into a corner)

Good to catch opponents that aren't totally prepared on defense, as well as possible tricky setups with certain assists - especially due to it being plus, but if the opponent sees this it isn't very hard for them to just 2H it on reaction due to it's somewhat slow startup. Still, it being plus helps Videl restart pressure a little, but don't abuse this very much as a good opponent will simply react and 2H this.

Notably, however, this is useful as a movement tool against opponents trying to attack you in the air. Whereas other characters would have to block Superdash or stay grounded to avoid an aerial grab, 22L/M/H all get you right out of dodge and back in neutral when timed properly, and you can also use this with an assist as an approaching tool with the right spacing and planning.

Rising Eagle


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
700 All 12 7 30+15L -40 1-14 All
  • Fully invincible from frame 1

Videl's go-to reversal, as it is meterless and invincible frame 1. She can get SKD off of vanish if it connects so this is very easy to confirm into a good situation for Videl, and can be used in blockstrings with very small gaps to catch your opponent, but like most DPs it can be safejumped and/or baited out easily, so try not to go too crazy with it.

Z Assists

Assist A

Videl Rush

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
700 All 20 6 43 +29
  • Goes about as far as Bardock's A assist.

It's literally just Bardock's A assist, but with slightly more hitstun and slightly less range. However, you should note and compare this to similar assists like Cell B and SSGSS Gogeta A before selecting this assist. While it's not a bad assist by any means, power creep has definitely taken its toll on what this assist once was.

Assist B

Eagle Rush

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
675 All 30 +46
  • 56 frames of hitstun.

A better version of her boyfriend's B assist although with less range, in exchange for more hitstun and blockstun.

Assist C

Rising Eagle

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
500,560 (1060) All 30 [20] +29
  • Has invincibility after teleporting to target
  • Tracks anywhere on the ground.

Videl knocks the opponent into the air, and calls in Gohan to knock them back down. Retains invinciblity at the start of the attack, but is vulnerable before she teleports. Fairly standard C-assist.

Super Moves

Rainbow Storm


Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
400, 1850 All UDV 7+4 -20 1-6 Head, 7-15 All
  • Costs 1 Ki Gauge
  • Minimum damage: 120, 555
  • Recovery is cancelable into all actions except backdash
  • Smash hit does not trigger Super Scaling, and has higher hitstun allowing for conversions with SD or j.2S.
  • Invincible to jumping attacks at the beginning of the attack (anti-air).
  • Increased hitstun when there is no camera effect.

Cool as an idea but not actually useful due to meter cooldown. It also causes problems with other characters' DHC supers due to the high angle it launches at.

Defender of Love & Justice, Great Saiyaman!


Version Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236H+S Counter UDV 1 39 Total 61 1-42 Non-throw
236H+S Attack 2318 [3180] All UDV
  • Guard point against all strikes except Supers. On successful counter, all assists will leave the screen and Great Saiyaman will appear above the opponent and attack during the super freeze, causing a sliding knockdown.
  • After attacking, Great Saiyaman shall perform his trademark heroic pose. Doing this gives him a damage increase on all of his attacks (5S, 2S, etc), and drains exactly 1 Ki Gauge from the opponent along with their patience.
  • Great Saiyaman will pose even if the initial attack K.O'd the opponent, but he won't pose again if he has already received the damage buff. DHC-ing early will also skip the animation and all of its effects.
  • As the opponent also gains Ki from their attack being blocked and then being hit by Great Saiyaman, in most situations, the net amount of Ki lost is ~62% Ki Gauges.
  • Adv on grounded hit against up/back/forward tech: With pose: +30; Without pose: +24. Air hit such as against safejumps will give slightly better adv.

A frame 1 counter with guaranteed followup means it's a decent option against frame traps and can outright beat safejumps. Great Saiyaman can still whiff if the opponent is in invulnerable frames (such as during DPs or reversals), but Videl is unpunishable and can even be plus in these situations. Though do keep in mind that this move is not fully invulnerable, and can be thrown or stuffed by projectiles and Supers.

Justice Rush

214L+M or 214H+S

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
4099 [4387] All 10+3 -15 1-15 All
  • Costs 3 Ki Gauges
  • Fully invincible on startup
  • Ends with a hard knockdown
  • Minimum damage: 1604 [1711].

Leaves Videl at +41 after the knockdown. If the super doesn't corner the opponent, leaves you fullscreen away. Allows for a j.H safejump in the corner.

Justice Revenge

[H+S] while knocked down

Damage Guard Smash Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
240×10 [260×10] All 38+2 -4
  • Gohan shows up in front of Videl and does a Kamehameha.
  • Causes hard knockdown on hit.

The beam itself is really good since it's a safe on block/Reflect reversal. However, its downfall is that Gohan has his own collision box. If the opponent is slightly late on their IAD safejump, they'll land right in between the couple, free to punish a vulnerable Videl.


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