Main article: Dragon Ball FusionsTekka's Team can encounter Android 18 at the Cell Games Arena. There they will find 18 yelling at Krillin. 18 reminds him that he is supposed to be searching for their daughter's lost things. Krillin agrees to get right on it, but 18 suggests that Tekka's Team help out as well, as she considers them to be partially responsible. She explains that Marron dropped three of her things while 18 and Krillin were doing recon over the undamaged portion of Future West City. Realizing they have no choice, Kid Goku suggests they go and search. After finding Marron's lost sandal, her favorite ribbon, and favorite toy, Tekka's Team returns to 18. She thanks them for their help and Goten asks if she would join their team. Though 18 has no interest in the Timespace Tournament as there is no prize money for winning, she agrees, stating that it would at least be something to do. Completing this Sub-Event unlocks Android 18 as a playable character and causes her to appear on the team's Spaceship.
In Xenoverse 2, the Future Warrior can purchase Gift (Android 18) from the TP Medal Shop which the Future Warrior can give to 18 as a gift which unlocks Swimsuit as a Special Costume for her custom skillset. Her special costume is a white bikini with black accents with the Turtle School kanji on the bikini top's left breast and white bottoms with black frills. When giving the gift to Android 18, she states they really know how to treat a lady and accepts the gift, however she is displeased when she finds it is a bikini and asks if it is some kind of sick joke, asking if they think she is honesty going to wear it. Afterwards, her Special Costume is unlocked in Partner Customization. Selecting it will cause Android 18 to wear as part of her custom skillset. When selected while wearing it, Android 18 will reveal her displeasure of having to wear it by stating "Pointless... Right in your wheelhouse! You live for pointless stuff don't you?!".
Bayonetta is a tall yet light character. She has a below average walking and air speed, average traction and dashing speed (with a decently fast initial dash), very fast air acceleration and fall speed, high gravity, and very high jumps. This gives her poor endurance, especially vertically, and average mobility.
Bayonetta's ground game is reliant on her tilt attacks to help set up intricate combos. Her jab is slow, but her rapid jab finisher can KO at high percentages. Her dash attack is also slow as it has a lot of startup lag, but it can also be a situational KO move. Both her up tilt and her down tilt have small hitboxes, but they are very good combo tools - up tilt is useful for getting her opponents into the air and also combos from her Heel Slide or into her Witch Twist, up aerial, or back aerial depending on the percentage, with up tilt into back air being a semi-reliable kill confirm while her down tilt is a good out-of-shield option and has combo potential. Her forward tilt is her least useful tilt as it lacks follow-up options beyond very low percents.
Bayonetta has very noticeable flaws. Most notably, while she can quickly rack up damage with her combo game, she has very few reliable KO options until around 150%, with her only real kill options before this being her smash attacks, back air, and down air. Even then, these options are relatively mediocre; Bayonetta's smash attacks are slow, often get cancelled out by other moves and have spots with no hitbox; her back air has slow start-up at frame 11 and a relatively small sweetspot hitbox; and her down air is a laggy move that only KOs if it hits the opponent with certain hitboxes or while they're grounded. Even at percentages higher than 150%, her KO options are unreliable, extremely punishable if whiffed or only KO at very high percentages, for example her forward throw and dash attack. Bayonetta's combos themselves, while arguably her strongest asset, are also risky - they are still ineffective against good SDI. Additionally, Bayonetta suffers from having potentially some of the highest landing lag in the game, as her landing lag increases based on how many specials she has used in the air. As a result, she can be immobile upon landing for up to 50 frames. Though she has ways to get around this - for example, using Witch Time to cancel her landing lag or landing with an aerial can force the opponent away - these are ultimately situational, and a whiffed combo can lead to a big punish.
Her KO ability has been weakened as well. Neutral, up and down aerials deal lower knockback (most significantly the former two, which no longer KO under 200% onstage), her back aerial has less range and a smaller hitbox (most notably the sweetspot), and her smash attacks only get half as much of an increase in power when charged. This is exacerbated by Witch Time's decreased slowdown duration, hindering its ability to lead into safe KOs, and due to the severe nerfs to her up aerial, she can no longer KO with ladder combos unless they are initiated very close to the top blast line, and even then very high percents are often needed to reliably earn a KO. As a result, Bayonetta now has a significantly more defined main weakness, which is her lack of KO ability at higher percentages due to a lack of reliable options for KOing outside of back air. Although some of her moves have received more knockback in return, such as her neutral attack's finisher and dash attack, most of them still have below average knockback, and fail to compensate for her much more severely hindered finishers. This is also pronounced further by the decreased damage some of her moves deal, which slightly hinders her combo game further. Conversely, her own survivability has been worsened, as her already low weight has been decreased further, and her recovery is less effective due to Witch Twist's shorter distance, slower ledge grab, and smaller hitboxes.
In spite of this, Bayonetta has also received a few noteworthy buffs. All of her dodges have been sped up relative to the rest of the cast, no longer being among the slowest in the game, while still having the ability to trigger Bat Within during their startup. Downwards After Burner Kick is a reliable combo starter due to launching grounded opponents at a higher, more suitable angle for followups, and Witch Twist is harder to SDI out of due to the lower hitlag on each hit. Witch Time can slow down opponents from much farther distances upon a successful counterattack, and has a longer counter window. Although grabs have been overall nerfed across the cast, all of Bayonetta's grabs have slightly increased range, which combined with her throws not losing their utility, improves her grab game despite their higher ending lag. Her dash attack has increased knockback and range, and reduced ending lag, improving the move as a burst or KO option. Her netural attack finisher has drastically increased knockback, to the point where it is one of the strongest in the game, and the strongest jab for lightweight. Most notably, her most inconsistent moves have been notably buffed. Both hits of her up tilt will always connect due to the first hit using set knockback, her smash attacks now have transcendent priority on aerial opponents, most notably addressing the low priority of the moves, Witch Twist has a lower SDI multiplier, and her Witch Time has a larger slowdown scaling, noticeably increasing its slowdown duration at high percentages when the move is stale.
The universal changes to game mechanics are overall mixed for Bayonetta. The ability to dash cancel into any move improves her grounded game, though this is somewhat counterbalanced by their somewhat slow startup and her notable grounded moves losing some of their combo utility. The streamlined jumpsquats and reductions to landing lag are mostly detrimental to her; they slightly benefit Bayonetta's combo game as long as her aerials are not extended with Bullet Arts, but unlike most other characters, Bayonetta suffers higher landing lag when she lands with aerials extended with Bullet Arts. This, combined with other characters gaining either safer aerials, improved combo routes from them, or lower landing lag, has allowed them to more easily keep up with Bayonetta. On the other hand, the changes to air dodge mechanics have benefitted her overall; although Bayonetta has the second shortest distance of any directional air dodge, this nevertheless allows her to slightly extend her recovery provided she isn't able to reach the edge on time, and the increased lag on all kinds of air dodges has further improved her edgeguarding ability, despite her worse aerial game. However, none of the universal changes or her direct buffs are able to properly compensate for the comparatively much larger impact her abundance of nerfs has brought up.
Update 3.1.0 gave Bayonetta a much larger amount of buffs, particularly Witch Time having more counter frames and intangibility frames alongside swifter regeneration, which makes it more reliable even through multiple uses. This greatly increased Witch Time's usability as a counter, with its incarnation in the base game having arguably the worst frame data for a counter and no guarantee for a reward when landing it. Witch Twist and After Burner Kick both have less landing lag, making Bayonetta less punishable after performing combos and opening new opportunities for applying pressure. Her dash attack's clean hit deals more knockback, making it a semi-reliable kill option on lighter characters. Neutral attack gained a slightly longer-lasting hitbox on the first hit, which down smash also received for its meteor smash, and also greater knockback for its final blow after the rapid jab.
Bayonetta was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat, and the last fighter to be found to be imprisoned by him. In The Final Battle, she is called by Dharkon as part of his reinforcements after Roy is awakened and Master Hand is beaten. She is a necessary unlock to achieve the true ending, as awakening her leads to a battle with Crazy Hand that frees him from Dharkon's control (both of whom's defeats greatly shifts the balance of power in Galeem's favor). 2b1af7f3a8