The Hadouken is the signature move of Ryu and of all fighting games in general. The weilder gathers Chi into an energy ball and releases that energy towards an opponent. Ryu and Ken can both perfom this move, but Ryu is more proficient with it. Most Shotokan fighters can perform a variations of this move, but they often give use different names. Fighters of other styles may be able to produce Hadouken-like projectiles. It varies in strength, speed, length, size, height, color, energy consumption, execution and recovery time, charge ability, and angle of attack.
- Shakunetsu Hadouken (Red Fireball): A slower, more powerfull red hadouken that Ryu can weild in some games. It can knock back opponents.