Dhalsim (ST)

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Dhalsim's portrait in Super Turbo

Introduction

Competitive Overview

Dhalsim cannot be played at a competitive level if you don't know all of his anti-air options in every match. He requires really strenuous training that you have to do in order to net consistent wins. If you don't do it, you'll get crushed without a doubt.

Sim is not a common top tier character. You can't just learn two or three cheap tricks and go for cheesy wins. Of course, Sim can be very cheesy, but you won't win consistently relying on it.

You have to learn, you have to meditate, and then destroy. If you want to main Sim in order to do well in tournaments, you'll need to be analytical in your overall strategy, how you handle specific matchups, and having multiple plans to deal with both good and bad situations. He is such a deep character that you'll never be fully satisfied of your level with him. There is a lot of ways you can play with him, but even when you got your style, you have to have ultra-solid fundamentals, which is knowing everything about countering the moves in every matches.

That said, Dhalsim is a great character to compete with. Claw is his only really unfavorable match, and if you have good reactions and fundamentals, then you'll do great without a doubt.

All in all, what you need is: Discipline, learning, humility, reactions, reflection, and dedication. Being good with Sim doesn't usually happen quickly. Theoretically, Dhalsim is the best character of the game, because he can counter everything if done at the right time and the right spacing. But this skill demands incredibly great concentration and knowledge. If you make one mistake against any character, even a minor mistake, that can reasonably lend to a round loss.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths

  • Very good throw range and tick throw setups
  • Awesome super. Has high damage, juggles airborne opponents, and is invulnerability for almost half it's animation
  • His limbs reach very far which give him a very good zoning game
  • Fantastic frame trap setups
  • Great air mobility with his drills
  • Has a lot of reliable anti-air options

Weaknesses

  • Poor reversal options:
    • He cannot perform a super on the reversal frame
    • All special moves no invulnerability or fast startup
    • His teleport requires precise button input to perform, and thus is difficult to do as a reversal:
      • Even if successful, his teleport has quite a lot of recovery, and many characters can punish it on reaction with ease
  • Low priority on his long range pokes
  • Floaty jump speeds and a short jump arc
  • Limited blockstring sequences

New & Old Versions Comparison

To select O.Dhalsim, choose Dhalsim and then press ↓ ↑ ↑ ↑ Jab or Fierce. Pressing Short simultaneously with the punch button will give you the alternate color.

Here is the list of differences:

  • Obvious stuff: O.Dhalsim can not tech throws, does not have the Yoga Blast and Super;
  • O.Dhalsim Close Normals behave normally, while for N.Dhalsim they are activated by blocking while pressing the button. N.Dhalsim also received 3 new close crouching normals (that were missing for O.Dhalsim and/or to keep things consistent): Fierce, Short, and Roundhouse;
  • O.Dhalsim has some differences in some of his normals:
    • Far Standing Jab can be special canceled;
    • Close Standing Fierce first hit can be special canceled;
    • Far Standing Short can be special canceled;
    • Far Standing Forward can be special canceled (!);
    • Neutral Jumping Jab has new animation and properties;
    • Diagonal Jumping Strong has new animation and properties;
  • O.Dhalsim only have the Forward Drill Kick, which is actually activated with Roundhouse;
  • O.Dhalsim's teleport has a 1 frame longer startup, a different animation and it does not have a pushbox during the small period of time where Dhalsim's sprites are invisible and he is actually teleporting (i.e. shifting his position);

N.Dhalsim is often regarded as the best character in the game (excluding Akuma who is plain broken). O.Dhalsim isn't as good as his new counterpart, but he is very competitive and can be used against most characters without many problems.

Color Options

Jab Strong Fierce Start Old
Dhalsim-lp.gif Dhalsim-mp.gif Dhalsim-hp.gif Dhalsim-start.gif Dhalsim-old1.gif
Dhalsim-lk.gif Dhalsim-mk.gif Dhalsim-hk.gif Dhalsim-hold.gif Dhalsim-old2.gif
Short Forward Roundhouse Hold Old Alternative

--Born2SPD

Moves Analysis

Disclaimer: To better understand the diagrams, read this.

Normal Moves

Ground Normals

  • Close Standing Jab: (← + Jab)
Damage 14[0] Dhalsim stcljab1.png Dhalsim stcljab2.png Dhalsim stcljab3.png Dhalsim stcljab4.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes / No
Super Cancel Yes / Yes
Frame Advantage -1 / +2
Frame Count 2 3 6 5
Simplified 1 + 2 9 5


  • Far Standing Jab:
Damage 12[0] Dhalsim stfarjab1.png Dhalsim stfarjab2&4.png Dhalsim stfarjab3.png Dhalsim stfarjab2&4.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 2 3 6 5
Simplified 1 + 5 6 5


  • Close Crouching Jab: (↙ + Jab)
Damage 14[1] Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png Dhalsim crcljab2.png Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 4 5
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5


  • Far Crouching Jab:
Damage 12[0] Dhalsim crfarjab1 crfarstrng1 crfarfrc1.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarjab4.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -2
Frame Count 2 3 3 6 4 5
Simplified 1 + 8 6 9


  • Close Standing Strong: (← + Strong)
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim stclstrng1&5.png Dhalsim stclstrng2.png Dhalsim stclstrng3.png Dhalsim stclstrng4.png Dhalsim stclstrng1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes / No
Super Cancel Yes / Yes
Frame Advantage +4 / +7
Frame Count 2 3 6 4 1
Simplified 1 + 2 9 5


  • Far Standing Strong:
Damage 16[1] Dhalsim stfarstrng1&7 stfarfrc1.png Dhalsim stfarstrng2&6 stfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim stfarstrng3.png Dhalsim stfarstrng4.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -1 / +3
Frame Count 3 4 4 6
Simplified 1 + 7 10
Dhalsim stfarstrng5.png Dhalsim stfarstrng2&6 stfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim stfarstrng1&7 stfarfrc1.png
Frame Count 4 4 1
Simplified 9


  • Close Crouching Strong: (↙ + Strong)
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png Dhalsim crclstrng2 crclfrc2.png Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 3 5 7
Simplified 1 + 3 5 7


  • Far Crouching Strong:
Damage 16[0] Dhalsim crfarjab1 crfarstrng1 crfarfrc1.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarstrng4.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 2 3 3 6 4 5
Simplified 1 + 8 6 9


  • Close Standing Fierce: (← + Fierce)
Damage 22[1] + 22[1] Dhalsim stclfrc1.png Dhalsim stclfrc2&6.png Dhalsim stclfrc3.png Dhalsim stclfrc4.png Dhalsim stclfrc5.png Dhalsim stclfrc2&6.png
Stun 10~16 + 10~16
Stun Timer 80 + 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes / No
Frame Advantage -6 / -3(-4)
Frame Count 2 3 3 8 10 7
Simplified 1 + 5 3 8 17


  • Far Standing Fierce:
Damage 20[1] Dhalsim stfarstrng1&7 stfarfrc1.png Dhalsim stfarstrng2&6 stfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim stfarfrc3.png Dhalsim stfarfrc4.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -7 / -3
Frame Count 3 4 4 6
Simplified 1 + 7 10
Dhalsim stfarfrc5.png Dhalsim stfarstrng2&6 stfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim stfarfrc7.png
Frame Count 10 8 1
Simplified 19


  • Close Crouching Fierce: (↙ + Fierce)
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png Dhalsim crclstrng2 crclfrc2.png Dhalsim crcljab1&3 crclstrng1&3 crclfrc1&3.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +0
Frame Count 5 8 10
Simplified 1 + 5 8 10

This move does Strong/Forward hit/blockstun.

  • Far Crouching Fierce:
Damage 20[2] Dhalsim crfarjab1 crfarstrng1 crfarfrc1.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarfrc4.png Dhalsim crfarjab3&5 crfarstrng3&5 crfarfrc3&5.png Dhalsim crfarjab2&6 crfarstrng2&6 crfarfrc2&6.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -3
Frame Count 3 4 4 6 10 9
Simplified 1 + 11 6 19


  • Close Standing Short:
Damage 14[0] Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim stclshrt2.png Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +0
Frame Count 3 8 5
Simplified 1 + 3 8 5


  • Far Standing Short: (→ + Short)
Damage 12[1] Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim stfarshrt2&4.png Dhalsim stfarshrt3.png Dhalsim stfarshrt2&4.png Dhalsim stfarshrt5.png Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage -4
Frame Count 2 3 8 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 5 8 9


  • Close Crouching Short: (↙ + Short)
Damage 14[2] Dhalsim crclshrt1&3.png Dhalsim crclshrt2.png Dhalsim crclshrt1&3.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +0
Frame Count 2 8 5
Simplified 1 + 2 8 5


  • Far Crouching Short:
Damage 12[1] Dhalsim crfarshrt1 crfarfrwrd1 crfarrh1.png Dhalsim crfarshrt2.png Dhalsim crfarshrt3.png Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage -6
Frame Count 1 1 14 5
Simplified 1 + 2 14 5


  • Close Standing Forward: (← + Forward)
Damage 18[0] Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim stclfrwrd2.png Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 3 8 5
Simplified 1 + 3 8 5


  • Far Standing Forward:
Damage 16[1] Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim stfarfrwrd2.png Dhalsim stfarfrwrd3.png Dhalsim stfarfrwrd4.png Dhalsim stclshrt1&3 stfarshrt1&6 stclfrwrd1&3 stfarfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +1
Frame Count 2 3 8 4 5
Simplified 1 + 5 8 9


  • Close Crouching Forward: (↙ + Forward)
Damage 18[2] Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png Dhalsim crclfrwrd2 crclrh2.png Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 1 8 5
Simplified 1 + 1 8 5


  • Far Crouching Forward:
Damage 16[1] Dhalsim crfarshrt1 crfarfrwrd1 crfarrh1.png Dhalsim crfarfrwrd2 crfarrh2&4.png Dhalsim crfarfrwrd3.png Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -1
Frame Count 3 4 16 5
Simplified 1 + 7 16 5


  • Close Standing Roundhouse: (← + Roundhouse)
Damage 22[1] Dhalsim stclrh1&7.png Dhalsim stclrh2&6.png Dhalsim stclrh3&5.png Dhalsim stclrh4.png Dhalsim stclrh3&5.png Dhalsim stclrh2&6.png Dhalsim stclrh1&7.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 3 3 2 8 3 4 1
Simplified 1 + 8 8 8


  • Far Standing Roundhouse:
Damage 20[1] Dhalsim stfarrh1.png Dhalsim stfarrh2.png Dhalsim stfarrh3.png Dhalsim stfarrh4.png Dhalsim stfarrh5.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -3
Frame Count 1 2 3 4 6
Simplified 1 + 10 6
Dhalsim stfarrh6.png Dhalsim stfarrh7.png Dhalsim stfarrh8.png
Frame Count 10 8 1
Simplified 19


  • Close Crouching Roundhouse: (↙ + Roundhouse)
Damage 20[2] Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png Dhalsim crclfrwrd2 crclrh2.png Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 3 10 7
Simplified 1 + 3 10 7


  • Far Crouching Roundhouse:
Damage 20[2] Dhalsim crfarshrt1 crfarfrwrd1 crfarrh1.png Dhalsim crfarfrwrd2 crfarrh2&4.png Dhalsim crfarrh3.png Dhalsim crfarfrwrd2 crfarrh2&4.png Dhalsim crfarshrt4 crclfrwrd1&3 crfarfrwrd4 crclrh1&3 crfarrh5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 130
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Advantage -17
Frame Count 3 4 18 20 1
Simplified 1 + 7 18 21

Aerial Normals

  • Neutral Jumping Jab:
Damage 14[1] Dhalsim njjab1.png Dhalsim njjab2.png Dhalsim njjab3.png Dhalsim njjab4.png Dhalsim njjab5.png Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40



Frame Count 2 3 3 4 16
Simplified 12 16


  • Diagonal Jumping Jab:
Damage 14[1] Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png Dhalsim djjab2 njstrng2 njfrc2 djfrc2.png Dhalsim djjab3.png Dhalsim djjab4 njstrng4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40



Frame Count 3 4 16 4
Simplified 7 16


  • Neutral Jumping Strong:
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png Dhalsim djjab2 njstrng2 njfrc2 djfrc2.png Dhalsim njstrng3.png Dhalsim djjab4 njstrng4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)



Frame Count 3 4 10 4
Simplified 7 10


  • Diagonal Jumping Strong:
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim djstrng1.png Dhalsim djstrng2.png Dhalsim djstrng3.png Dhalsim djstrng4.png Dhalsim djstrng5.png Dhalsim djstrng6.png Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)



Frame Count 2 3 3 4 10 4
Simplified 12 10


  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Fierce:
Damage 24[2] Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png Dhalsim djjab2 njstrng2 njfrc2 djfrc2.png Dhalsim njfrc3 djfrc3.png Dhalsim djjab4 njstrng4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Dhalsim njjab6 djjab1&5 njstrng1&5 djstrng7 njfrc1&5 djfrc1&5.png
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)



Frame Count 3 4 4 4
Simplified 7 4


  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Short:
Damage 14[1] Dhalsim njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim njshrt2 djshrt2 njfrwrd2 djfrwrd2.png Dhalsim njshrt3 djshrt3.png Dhalsim njshrt4 djshrt4 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd4.png Dhalsim njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40



Frame Count 4 6 18 4
Simplified 10 18


  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Forward:
Damage 18[1] Dhalsim njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5.png Dhalsim njshrt2 djshrt2 njfrwrd2 djfrwrd2.png Dhalsim njfrwrd3 djfrwrd3.png Dhalsim njshrt4 djshrt4 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd4.png Dhalsim njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)



Frame Count 4 6 12 4
Simplified 10 12


  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse:
Damage 24[2] Dhalsim njrh1 djrh1.png Dhalsim njrh2 djrh2.png Dhalsim njrh3 djrh3.png Dhalsim njrh4 djrh4.png Dhalsim njrh5 djrh5.png Dhalsim njrh6 djrh6.png Dhalsim njrh7 djrh7.png Dhalsim njrh8 djrh8.png
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)



Frame Count 1 2 3 4 6 4 3
Simplified 10 6

Command Normals

  • Drill Zutsuki a.k.a. Mummy Drill: (On air, ↙/↓/↘ + Fierce)
Damage 18[4] Dhalsim mummy1.png Dhalsim mummy2anm.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80



Frame Count 6


  • Drill Kicks: (On air, ↙/↓/↘ + K)
  • Short Version:
Damage 18[4] Dhalsim drill1.png Dhalsim drill2shrtanm.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80



Frame Count 6
  • Forward Version:
Damage 18[4] Dhalsim drill1.png Dhalsim drill2frwrdanm.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80



Frame Count 6
  • Roundhouse Version:
Damage 18[4] Dhalsim drill1.png Dhalsim drill2rhanm.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80



Frame Count 6

Throws

Dhalsim can throw using Strong and Fierce. The direction of the joystick determines the direction the enemy gets thrown at.

  • Grabs Throwboxes:
Hold Throw Dhalsim throwb.png Dhalsim throw.png Dhalsim throwf.png
Damage 26 + 4*n Damage 34
Set amount of hits 6 Stun 7~13
Holds do no stun Stun Timer 100
Range (from axis) 64 (from throwable box) 29
  • Yoga Smash a.k.a. Noogie: (←/→ + Strong)

Dhalsim's Hold. This is his most damaging grab. It may be a good idea to try cheap out and loop this, depending on the opponent's reversal options and grab range. Against Dictator for example, it's possible to make it safe by spacing it out of his throw range, unless he has his super meter full, of course. Against Honda, you can followup with a Yoga Flame which he is pretty much forced to block.

  • Yoga Throw: (←/→ + Fierce)

Dhalsim's Throw. It actually does a little more damage than most normal throws, a lot less than Chun's Strong throw though. Go for this throw when you want to keep a confortable distance from your oppponent or when you want to finish a round (the extra damage helps on this).

Special Moves

  • Yoga Fire: (↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce)

  • Startup:
Dhalsim fire1.png Dhalsim fire2.png Dhalsim fire3.png Dhalsim fire4.png
Frame Count 2 2 7 1
Simplified 12
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Damage 17[2] Dhalsim fire5.png Dhalsim fire6jab.png Dhalsim fire7jab.png Dhalsim fire8jab.png Dhalsim fire9jab.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 3

Frame Count 1 1 3 6 9...
Simplified 40
  • Strong Version:
Damage 18[2] Dhalsim fire5.png Dhalsim fire6strng.png Dhalsim fire7strng.png Dhalsim fire8strng.png Dhalsim fire9strng.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 3

Frame Count 1 1 3 6 9...
Simplified 40
  • Fierce Version:
Damage 20[3] Dhalsim fire5.png Dhalsim fire6frc.png Dhalsim fire7frc.png Dhalsim fire8frc.png Dhalsim fire9frc.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 3

Frame Count 1 1 3 6 9...
Simplified 40


  • Yoga Flame: (←↙↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (← [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce)

  • Startup:
Dhalsim flame1.png Dhalsim flame2.png Dhalsim flame3.png Dhalsim flame4.png Dhalsim flame5.png Dhalsim flame6.png Dhalsim flame7.png
Frame Count (Jab) 2 2 3 2 2 1 1
Simplified (Jab) 13... (21)
Frame Count (Strong) 2 2 3 2 3 1 1
Simplified (Strong) 14... (22)
Frame Count (Fierce) 2 2 4 2 4 1 1
Simplified (Fierce) 16... (24)
Dhalsim flame8.png Dhalsim flame9.png Dhalsim flame10.png Dhalsim flame11.png Dhalsim flame12.png
Frame Count 1 2 1 3 1
Simplified (Jab) ...8 (21)
Simplified (Strong) ...8 (22)
Simplified (Fierce) ...8 (24)
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Damage 28[7] Dhalsim flame13.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png Dhalsim flame15.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Frame Advantage +16
Super Meter 8
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8 (32)
Dhalsim flame17.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame19.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8... (32)
Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (32)
Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8 (32)
  • Strong Version:
Damage 28[5] / 32[5] Dhalsim flame13.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png Dhalsim flame15.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Frame Advantage +16
Super Meter 8
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8 (48)
Dhalsim flame17.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame19.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8... (48)
Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (48)
Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (48)
Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (48)
Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame35strng 41frc.png Dhalsim flame36strng 40&42frc.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...4 (48) 4 (48)

NOTE: The higher damage value is for the last 4 active frames where the hitbox is bigger.

  • Fierce Version:
Damage 32[5] Dhalsim flame13.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png Dhalsim flame15.png Dhalsim flame14&16.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Frame Advantage +16
Super Meter 8
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8 (63)
Dhalsim flame17.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame19.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified 8... (63)
Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (63)
Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (63)
Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (63)
Dhalsim flame21&27jab 21&27&33strng 21&27&33frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame23jab 23&29strng 23&29&35frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (63)
Dhalsim flame25jab 25&31strng 25&31&37frc.png Dhalsim flame18to28jab 18to34strng 18to38frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame39frc.png Dhalsim flame36strng 40&42frc.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...4 (63) 4... (63)
Dhalsim flame35strng 41frc.png Dhalsim flame36strng 40&42frc.png Dhalsim flame43frc.png
Frame Count 3 1 3
Simplified ...7 (63)
  • Recovery:
Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame29jab 37strng 45frc.png Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame31jab 39strng 47frc.png Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame33jab 41strng 49frc.png
Frame Count (Jab) 3 1 3 1 3
Simplified (Jab) 11... (19)
Frame Count (Strong) 3 1 3 1 3
Simplified (Strong) 11... (19)
Frame Count (Fierce) 1 3 1 3 1 3
Simplified (Fierce) 12... (20)
Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame35jab 43strng 51frc.png Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png Dhalsim flame37jab 45strng 53frc.png Dhalsim flame30to38jab 38to46strng 44to54frc pairsonly.png
Frame Count 1 3 1 1 2
Simplified (Jab) ...8 (19)
Simplified (Strong) ...8 (19)
Simplified (Fierce) ...8 (20)


  • Yoga Blast: (←↙↓↘→ + K)

Detailed Input: (← [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Short/Forward/Roundhouse)

  • Startup:
Dhalsim blast1.png Dhalsim blast2.png Dhalsim blast3.png Dhalsim blast4.png
Frame Count (Short) 6 4 3 1
Simplified (Short) 14
Frame Count (Forward) 8 4 3 1
Simplified (Forward) 16
Frame Count (Rh) 8 4 4 1
Simplified (Rh) 19
  • Active:
  • Short Version:
Damage 18[7] Dhalsim blast5.png Dhalsim blast6shrt.png Dhalsim blast7.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png Dhalsim blast9.png Dhalsim blast10.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 8



Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 7 (17)
Dhalsim blast12shrt 12&19frwrd 19rh.png Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 5... (17)
Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast18&21shrt 18frwrd 18&25rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast18&21shrt 18frwrd 18&25rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...5 (17)
  • Forward Version:
Damage 20[7] / 20[5] Dhalsim blast5.png Dhalsim blast6.png Dhalsim blast7.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png Dhalsim blast9.png Dhalsim blast10.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 8



Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 7 (22)
Dhalsim blast12shrt 12&19frwrd 19rh.png Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 5... (22)
Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast18&21shrt 18frwrd 18&25rh.png Dhalsim blast12shrt 12&19frwrd 19rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...5... (22)
Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png Dhalsim blast25frwrd 31rh.png Dhalsim blast26frwrd 29rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...3 (22) 2 (22)
  • Roundhouse Version:
Damage 22[7] / 22[5] Dhalsim blast5.png Dhalsim blast6.png Dhalsim blast7.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png Dhalsim blast9.png Dhalsim blast10.png Dhalsim blast8&11.png Dhalsim blast12rh.png
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 8



Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified 8 (27)
Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1
Simplified 4... (27)
Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast18&21shrt 18frwrd 18&25rh.png Dhalsim blast12shrt 12&19frwrd 19rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...5... (27)
Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png Dhalsim blast16&19shrt 16&24frwrd 16&24rh.png Dhalsim blast18&21shrt 18frwrd 18&25rh.png Dhalsim blast14&17&20shrt 14&17&20&23frwrd 14&17&20&23&26rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...5... (27)
Dhalsim blast13shrt 13&21frwrd 13&21&27rh.png Dhalsim blast15shrt 15&22frwrd 15&22&28rh.png Dhalsim blast26frwrd 29rh.png Dhalsim blast30rh.png Dhalsim blast25frwrd 31rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1
Simplified ...2 (27) 3 (27)

NOTE: The second damage value for the Forward and Roundhouse versions are for the last active 2/3 frames where the hitbox is fatter.

  • Recovery:
  • Short Version:
Dhalsim blast22shrt 27&30frwrd 33&36rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast25&28shrt 33frwrd 39rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast25&28shrt 33frwrd 39rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Simplified 9
  • Forward Version:
Dhalsim blast22shrt 27&30frwrd 33&36rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast22shrt 27&30frwrd 33&36rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast25&28shrt 33frwrd 39rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Simplified 9
  • Roundhouse Version:
Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast22shrt 27&30frwrd 33&36rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast22shrt 27&30frwrd 33&36rh.png Dhalsim blast24&27shrt 28&31frwrd 34&37rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png Dhalsim blast25&28shrt 33frwrd 39rh.png Dhalsim blast23&26&29shrt 29&32&34frwrd 32&35&38&40rh.png
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Simplified 10


  • Yoga Teleport: (→↓↘/←↓↙ + PPP/KKK)

Detailed Input: (→/← [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘/↙ [0~6f] PPP/KKK)

  • Before Teleporting:
Super Meter 8 Dhalsim teleport1.png Dhalsim teleport2.png Dhalsim teleport3&33.png Dhalsim teleport4&32.png Dhalsim teleport5&31.png Dhalsim teleport6&13anm.png Dhalsim teleport7&12anm.png Dhalsim teleport8&11anm.png Dhalsim teleport6to18pairsonly 19&21 24to30pairsonly.png




Frame Count 2 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 13
Simplified 37
  • After Teleporting:
Dhalsim teleport6to18pairsonly 19&21 24to30pairsonly.png Dhalsim teleport8&11anm.png Dhalsim teleport7&12anm.png Dhalsim teleport6&13anm.png Dhalsim teleport5&31.png Dhalsim teleport4&32.png Dhalsim teleport3&33.png Dhalsim teleport34.png
Frame Count 8 3 4 4 2 2 3 3
Simplified 26 3

Super move

  • Yoga Inferno: (←↙↓↘←↙↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (← [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] ← [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → 0~3f] P)

Damage 18[1] * 5 Dhalsim super1.png Dhalsim super2&4.png Dhalsim super3&5.png Dhalsim super2&4.png Dhalsim super3&5.png Dhalsim super6.png Dhalsim super7.png
Stun 0~4 * 5
Stun Timer 20 * 5
Frame Advantage +10


Frame Count 1 + [1...] [...2...] [...4....] [...2...] [...19 (28)] + 3 1 1
Simplified 6
Dhalsim super8.png Dhalsim super9.png Dhalsim super10.png Dhalsim super11.png Dhalsim super12.png
Frame Count 1 2 1 3 1
Simplified 8... (28)
Dhalsim super13.png Dhalsim super14&16.png Dhalsim super15.png Dhalsim super14&16.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (28)
Dhalsim super17.png Dhalsim super18&20&22.png Dhalsim super19.png Dhalsim super18&20&22.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (28)
Dhalsim super21.png Dhalsim super18&20&22.png Dhalsim super23&29&35.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...4 (28) 4... (32)
Dhalsim super25&31&37.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super27&33.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (32)
Dhalsim super23&29&35.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super25&31&37.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (32)
Dhalsim super27&33.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super23&29&35.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...8... (32)
Dhalsim super25&31&37.png Dhalsim super24to38 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super39.png Dhalsim super40&42.png
Frame Count 3 1 3 1
Simplified ...4 (32) 4... (11)
Dhalsim super41.png Dhalsim super40&42.png Dhalsim super43.png
Frame Count 3 1 3
Simplified ...7 (11)
Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super45.png Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super47.png Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super49.png
Frame Count 1 3 1 3 1 3
Simplified 12... (20)
Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super51.png Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png Dhalsim super53.png Dhalsim super44to54 pairsonly.png
Frame Count 1 3 1 1 2
Simplified ...8 (20)

Good for chipping. Can juggle too. Hard for someone to jump kick you because his entire body is invulnerable, even the top of his head.

The Basics

Repeated LP Yoga Flame

If you corner your opponent and get a knockdown, there is a very potent trick you can use. Move into mid-range and do LP Yoga Flames, many characters have a difficult time with this... M Bison especially. If he doesn't have a super, and Dhalsim player doesn't make an execution mistake, there's no escape. Against shotos or somebody with an uppercut style move, do a couple of reps, bait an uppercut, and then do a HP Yoga Flame on their way down.

--

There's a variant of the Yoga Flame trap that can be used against intermediate Honda players. If you have Honda in the corner, and he's knocked down, you'll want to stand a little bit past the far side of the clock timer This is your marker for positioning. You can repeatedly do LP Yoga Flame over and over again for some healthy chip damage and meter building.

Honda's primary method of getting out of this is either a neutral jump MK, or performing a LP Hundred-Hand Slap (HHS) to hit Sim between repetitions. If they favor the neutral jump, you can use the MP Yoga Flame instead, as it lasts longer, and can catch them as they land. If they're aware of using LP HHS to escape it, you can either attempt the trap in order to gain some meter and do chip, or resort to basic zoning practices to keep him locked down in the corner. If properly spaced, Honda cannot use headbutt, buttslam, or super to escape this trap.

-- eltrouble, 2013

Advanced Strategy

Combos

Dhalsim has very limited combo options, but here's a few of his most practical ones

BNB

  • cr.MK ~ cr. MK
  • cr.MP ~ cr. MP
  • Yoga Fire ~ st.HP
  • LK slide x Yoga Inferno Super

Post-Stun

  • Late j.FP ~ st.FP
  • Late j.RH ~ st.forward

Meaty

  • Yoga Fire ~ Yoga Flame
  • Yoga Fire ~ Yoga Inferno Super
  • b.MK ~ cr.MK
  • b.HK ~ cr.MK
  • b.HK ~ MK slide
  • MK slide ~ Yoga Inferno Super
  • MK slide ~ LK slide x Yoga Inferno Super
  • HP Mummy Drill ~ LK slide x Yoga Inferno Super (Only works on opponents with wide hurt boxes, or as a deep meaty drill)
  • Crossup HK drill ~ LK slide x Yoga Inferno Super
  • Cross Under MK slide ~ b.MP
  • Cross Under MK slide ~ b.HP
  • Cross Under MK slide ~ LK slide x Yoga Inferno Super

Match-ups

Matchups classified with this diagram in mind. For the old characters I guessed the positions.

--Born2SPD

Serious Advantage Match-ups

Vs. Blanka:

  • 8 - 2

Space yourself. The second he lands hit standing strong, then either standing fierce immediately. Most of the time he will he will try to jump right away but won't be able to get it off if you time the fierce right. If you can't just through out st. RH. Do this until he starts hesitating to jump and then you are free to throw fireballs every so often to push him back even more. Once he backs you into the corner teleport your ass out and rinse repeat. You will annoy the shit out of every Blanka online. This strat will even rush down Hyper Blanka for free =D

--Jcole

Vs. Dee Jay:

  • 8 - 2

Vs. Guile:

  • 8.5 - 1.5

Vs. Ken:

  • 7.5 - 2.5

Vs. O. Ken:

Vs. Ryu:

  • 7 - 3

Vs. O. Ryu:

Vs. Sagat:

  • 9 - 1

Vs. O. Sagat:

  • 7 - 3

Vs. Zangief:

  • 7.5 - 2.5

Advantage Match-ups

Vs. Cammy:

  • 6.5 - 3.5

Vs. E. Honda:

  • 6.5 - 3.5

Well obviously your first objective is to just keep him away. Use your fireballs wisely, mixing up slow, medium and fast fireballs, and try to make him land on them. If Honda does his flash kick move over the fireball, I like hitting him on the way down with standing roundhouse or you can use standing fierce, but that can be trickier because if you mistime it he will hit your arms clean. Timings a little easier with roundhouse. If he jumps over the fireball, it kind of depends on which attack he uses. If he uses the forward kick splash or short kick butt, it hits down, so you can either use standing kicks or jump back and fierce in the air. Jump back fierce in the air should hit it clean, but standing kicks might trade. If you don't want to trade, just wait till he lands then hit him with low strong, standing fierce to push him back into the corner for more fireballs. Any other jump attack, try to him hit him low with low strong or low fierce followed up by a standing fierce or a fierce fireball to push him away.

Sliding against Honda as an anti air is highly unadvisable unless you see him jumping with Fierce or Jab, I think roundhouse too, but Honda's jump forward splash will hit the slide clean and then he can combo off of that so, the slide as anti-air is a high risk maneuver against Honda.

If timed correctly, Dhalsim's drill can cleanly beat Honda's headbutt. If you're drilling from full screen away make sure to use the short drill. However, for the most part, you should not be drilling from full screen because you want to keep him away.

Also Dhalsim has a really good cornertrap against Honda. If you knock him down in the corner, with the proper spacing you can keep doing jab yoga flames on him, over and over. I saw Gian do this in that 3 on 3 video and it works quite well.

I think Dhalsim's biggest problem with Honda is if Honda gets in a range where he can continue to do his flash kick maneuver. If you see it coming way ahead of time you can do the upwards yoga flame. But if you don't have time for that your best bet is to teleport out. Once again creating a good amount of distance between you two. Another tactic you might try is to short or forward slide out, but this gets tricky. Honda's flash kick maneuver has some weird cross up properties which can get you walking, sliding or blocking the wrong way.

--Footsy bebop


Honda is so goddam annoying for Sim. It's a match you have to struggle until second 40 to win it, and Honda can just blow your face up in 10 secs. St. MK can beat most honda's far jumps, but change your strategy when he gets closer. Best anti-airs are st. back jab, which beats nearly every jump MK/HK (Hondas do them a lot), cr. back jab, for same moves, plus it works against belly flop and ass smash (you know, jump+down lk for honda). These two normals are such a pain for sim : you can slide EVERY jump ins BUT these two. Same stuff for sim's cr.mp/hp (limbs) : it gets hit by these two normals, but beats every other jump ins. Something else you have to consider :jump (straight or back) + HK/HP : these will punish cleanly every jump ins, even belly flop, BUT you have to time it well for two reasons : 1/ it may trade (not in your favor) depending on the distance you are 2/ It is difficult to do on reaction, you have to have very good reflexes and cold blood. If you manage to get really above honda while you two are jumping, in general, sim will beat cleanly honda's jumps (use then HP version ; HK is somewhat more for a far jump). Trade happens more it seems when you are at his same level or lower. You can punish far buttslam (when he avoids yoga fire) with st. hk, but again, time it well, at the end, the landing of the buttslam. You can also, as stated just above, punish with a jumping HP/HK (when honda is in air, top of his jump). Harder though. A good thing to do is waiting the HK Buttslam to land and doing instantly a Back Standing Fierce, for a double fierce hit, which gets honda near of a dizzy. It will make hondas thinking twice before spamming buttslams also. Against Buttslams that will hit just on top of your head, there is a great tool which is Standing MP, at the apex of the buttslam. It hits it clean, and you have to follow with a yoga flame when honda gets back on the ground. If honda manage to get just on top of your head, well, your basically dead. You can try trading with st. MP, it is the best option. cr. back HK is a nice anti air also. It beats every jump-ins, but you have to space it well.

--wolmar

Vs. Fei Long:

  • 6.5 - 3.5

Vs. T. Hawk:

  • 6.5 - 3.5

Vs. O. T. Hawk:

Fair Match-ups

Vs. Balrog (boxer):

  • 5.5 - 4.5

Here is a bit to add for the match vs Boxer.

To start the match you have to set the tone right away. I would recomend you dont even pick your character but let time run out on the character select screen so that your opponent knows what is in store for him. Ahh nothing like prematch strats.

Starting off the round it is wise to cr.strong. If boxer blocks you can put him at the right range right away. If he head butts you will recover and be able to st.mk him before he lands and then a fierce FB will force him to block again. At this point he is in your range. It should be just outside your st.mp rage.

When you have boxer in your range DO NOT wiff to many moves. Most medium/hard wiffed moves will let boxer rushsweep you and then even if you block it he is in on you. At this range it is best to use FB's and st/cr.mp's that are blocked.

Be careful not to toss too many fireballs as a good boxer will strait jump one and then get in on you. after you get him at this range mix up your FB speeds. Toss a Jab and if he straight jumps its you can hit him with a few limbs. If he does the < or > fp/mp you can st.fp him. If he does a RH on the way down you can wait and hit him with rh/mk just before he hits the ground. Again be carefull not to get reckless with FB's at this point keep your calm and hold him down with mk/mp.

When boxer does get in, and he will, you need to watch a few things. If he should jump from far to hit you do a back.mk/lk then you can cancel into jab/strong FB to force him to block and get him back in your range. Back+Jab is an excelent move when boxer is in close on you. Some boxers love to just jump on your head when you are in the corner. If you are not comfortable teleporting you can b.jab him out of the air if you do it early. In this sittuation it is better to do a teleport, the 623KKK will take you the furthest away.

You will now need to know how to deal with close blocked/whiffed buffalos. After boxer buffalos you can do a few things. If it is whiffed and he is close I recommend you cr.jab x Jab FB. This will force him to block and then anticipate your next move. You can cr.strong and push him out but if you anticipate another buffalo just mk him and get him back to your range again. If you block the buffalo cr.mp/cr.mk will hit him but it may not be wise to xx FB. If the boxer is smart they will buffalo again and hit you and then he is in. you should cr.mkx2 to push him out and then set the pace of the match again.

Oh and remember the Fierce FB is your friend. From full screen there isn't any thing he can do to punish you for throwing them. If you play an opponent that likes to use the 1,2,3,4's you will hit him out of them and knock him down. Even if he does a normal rush and trades with you he will be knocked back to the far side of the screen and you are back in controll with more pokes.

When boxer gets super BLOCK!! I can not stress this enough. It will and has turned the whole game because of one bad slide or FB. If you are keeping him at your max range your game will not change to much. He can not super through FB's at full scree. But from 3/4 screed stop tossing them and do not cr.mk xx FB when he has super he will go through the FB with it every time if they are good. Keep it simple and wait for him to burn his super.

Thanks to Gian for showing me the light and making me want to play sim.

It is my opinion that this match is in favor of sim 60/40 and maybe even 70/30 if boxer doesn't have super.

--CigarBoB

Vs. Chun-Li:

  • 5 - 5

If she's rushing you down with st.Strong from the right distance, there's nothing that I know of that Sim can do to beat it cleanly except super. You need patience (keep in mind that blocking her st.Strong is not hurting you), and if she comes within your throw range, throw her. Don't try any normals, because they will all get beaten cleanly if she's rushing correctly (leaving just enough room for you to do a move, but not enough room for that move to hit). If she's not doing it correctly (leaving a big gap between Strongs), you can use close cr.Forward or close cr.RH canceled into Yoga Fire.

--NKI

This only works on Vega and Chun li: after performing a Yoga Noogie, you take one step forward and do a forward slide... the slide crosses them up and then you just hit b + fierce for headbutt (instant Dizzy always). After that just rinse repeat ;-)

One good trick that most Dhalsim players have forgotten is this: If she jumps at you with forward and isn't over your head, you can jump back. Wait until last second and clean counter her with foward drill. Doesn't matter what she jumps up with, it will hit everytime cause you are completely over her head. I forget to use it at times to, cause most the time Chun-Li is just turtling like a whore until she gets Super.

--Jcole

Vs. Dhalsim (self):

Disadvantage Match-ups

Vs. Vega (claw):

  • 3.5 - 6.5

Vega on sim can be annoying, but honestly his only aresnal is after he knocks you down and goes for wall dive cross up (which can be teleported out of or a very 50/50 block). He will most likely be jumping away from u so just slowly follow him into the corner. Any wall dive attempt can be countered with jump back rh or u can teleport if your timing is a little slow. If he jumps at you, trade hits with back short then you are in. Start the slide/drill noogie throw game and Vega is done. Its insanely hard for him to get out of. His only option is to wake up with flip kick but the slide goes under it so u end up throwing him again.

Takes a bit to get used to the match, but sim has a pretty big advantage on him --- It all depends on the situation and position dhalsim is compared to when vega goes off the wall. Sim has all kinds of ways to counter vega clean, it's just all about recognizing your position and executing the right move. If you have Vega traped in corner and he happens to go off wall, best thing is upward flame. I use to do back strong at last second if i was right under him, or karate chop st. jab, but do to this past evo and Tokido having the luck of the gods to BARELY get over my strong...iv changed my tactic. If you are about mid screen and he goes off the wall, jump back rh or jump straight up and close strong work excellent. The slide technique is mainly saved for when dirty vega's try to cross you up with the claw but its always risky...cause sometimes you will get hit. All in all, if you truely wanna be safe and not risk anything...just teleport and reset the situation...vega cant do anything and you are free to reposition yourself and get back to locking that claw fag down =P

--Jcole

Serious Disadvantage Match-ups

None!