Street Fighter 6/Dhalsim

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Introduction

A monk and yoga master from India who has served as a guide for countless suffering souls. Prefers to avoid conflict when possible, but his innate hatred of evil compels him to dispense stern justice.

Dhalsim is the archetypal normals zoner, a character who dominates the screen with incredibly long-range normals and a variety of projectiles. Dhalsim has the ability to stretch his limbs across huge portions of the screen, and is capable of covering entire lanes of movement, locking an opponent in place and checking their actions. Combined with his unorthodox movement, Dhalsim can be a difficult target to keep pinned down for long, and even more difficult to approach safely.

As a master of the art of yoga, Dhalsim is all about patient play and dedicated but rewarding moves. The key element of Dhalsim's kit is that many of his tools are very slow, but cash out for large reward if they land. For example, Dhalsim's 5HP, 5HK, and j.HP are slow to start up but deal great damage if they land and have exceptional reach. Dhalsim's jump might be slow, but it allows him a large amount of control over the screen thanks to his stellar air normals, and synergizes well with his divekick, Yoga Float and Yoga Teleport abilities. All of Dhalsim's crouching kicks slide him forward for dealing with opposing projectiles and other high attacks, and he has a good number of cancellable pokes that lead into respectable damage and okizeme. Overall, Dhalsim is very dominant at controlling the screen whether he's in the air or on the floor.

Dhalsim is also well known for his stellar setplay. If Dhalsim has gotten you blocking for long enough, he can set up for powerful mixup scenarios using Yoga Arch. The fireball launched from Yoga Arch controls a large portion of the screen and is difficult to deal with unless you spend resources, giving Dhalsim a way to funnel you into specific responses. Similarly, Dhalsim's reward once he's gotten a hit is fairly good. He does great damage and can often spend resources to set up for additional mixup scenarios to snowball his damage. His various Teleports also allow him to go on the offensive once he has an opponent afraid of his reach, opening them up for simple, yet devastating returns.

Dhalsim's largest weakness should be obvious - his speed. While a fair tradeoff for his reach, Dhalsim is undeniably one of the slowest characters in the game, both on the ground and in the air. He often requires additional setup to make situations like strike/throw possible where other characters can threaten it in basic pressure. His speed also makes him a prime target for aggressive characters, and he often has to fight hard to control neutral against them. Without a fully invulnerable reversal to bank on, Dhalsim often has to be very careful when he's in a pressure situation.

Overall, Dhalsim is a great character for those who have the patience and confidence to play him. If you like belligerent screen control combined with lots of reward for zen-like patience, begin your inner cultivation with Dhalsim.

Yoga!


Pick if you like: Avoid if you dislike:
  • Being an undisputed master of space control, with normals that can hit every part of the screen and specials that allow you to position wherever you like
  • Transitioning from zoning into strong offense and mix-ups once you land a hit
  • Strange but tricky movement options including a float, a teleport, divekicks, and low profile slides
  • Lots of setups that can knowledge check unaware opponents and still lead to good outcomes against aware ones
  • Challenging and unorthodox characters
  • Being incredibly slow and floaty, relying heavily on your unique movement options
  • Needing setup to get things that other characters get for free, like strike/throw mixups
  • Extremely flawed defense with no meterless reversals and even risky metered ones
  • Lacking traditional mid-range pokes and needing to cycle between many different moves that all hit independent parts of the screen
  • Challenging and unorthodox characters


Classic & Modern Versions Comparison

List of differences with Modern Dhalsim
Missing Normals
  • Standing Light Kick (5LK)
  • Standing Medium Kick (5MK)
  • Jumping Light Punch (j.LP)
  • Jumping Medium Kick (j.MK)
  • Jumping Heavy Kick (j.HK)
Missing Command Normals
  • Yoga Mountain (4HK)
  • Karma Kick (1HK)
  • Yoga Mummy (j.2LP)
Shortcut-Only Specials
  • Yoga Arch (6S)
    • Medium / OD (Medium) Only
  • Yoga Blast (2S)
    • Heavy/OD Only
Miscellaneous Changes
  • 1L is 1LK but switches to 2LP if chained into
    • 2LP is unavailable outside of chains
  • Divine Kick (4MK) is now the Starter for M Auto Combo
  • L Auto Combo starter is a Medium normal, Crouching Medium Punch (2MP)
  • Yoga Inferno (236236P) input determines angle
    • 5H+S = LP version, aimed downward
    • 6H+S = MP version, aimed straight forward
    • 236236L = HP version, aimed upward


Dhalsim
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Vitals
Life Points 10000
Ground Movement
Forward Walk Speed 0.028
Backward Walk Speed 0.025
Forward Dash Speed 25
Backward Dash Speed 23
Forward Dash Distance 1.467
Backward Dash Distance 1.00
Drive Rush Min. Distance (Throw) 0.471
Drive Rush Min. Distance (Block) 1.787
Drive Rush Max Distance 2.700
Jumping
Jump Speed 4+68+3
Jump Apex 2.178
Forward Jump Distance 2.04
Backward Jump Distance 1.768
Throws
Throw Range 0.8
Throw Hurtbox
Frame Data Glossary - SF6
Hitbox Images

🟥 (Red): Attack hitbox

  • Appears pink for Throw hitboxes

🟩 (Green): Vulnerable hurtbox that can be hit by strikes/projectiles

  • If a move's hitbox and hurtbox overlap, the colors blend to appear orange

🟦 (Blue): Vulnerable throw hurtbox

  • Will be thrown if Pink throw hitbox touches Blue throw hurtbox


Active

How many frames a move remains active (can hurt opponents) for. For projectiles with a maximum active period, a value may be listed in [brackets], but this number is not factored into the move's total frame count.

  • For multi-hit moves with no gaps between the active hitboxes, active frames are listed as X,Y (or sometimes X*Y)
  • For multi-hit moves with gaps between hits, active frames are listed as X(n)Y where n = the frame gap between hitboxes.


Cancel

Available options for canceling one move into another move.

  • "Chn": Chain cancel (Light normals; specific chain options listed in Description)
  • "TC": Target Combo
  • "Sp": Special move
  • "SA": Super Art (if a number is listed, refers only to that specific Super; SA3 = Lv.3 Super Art)
  • "Jmp": Jump cancel (usually on hit only, if applicable)
  • "SS": Serenity Stream (Chun-Li's stance)
    • If one hit of a multi-hit attack is cancelable, this can be indicated with (1st), (2nd), etc.
    • Occasionally, a move can be canceled only into a specific follow-up (e.g. Dee Jay [4]6P > 22PP); this can be indicated by listing the move input in the Cancel field, or with an asterisk that is explained in the move notes (Sp*)


Cancel Hitconfirm windows

Hitconfirm reaction windows into Special Moves, Target Combos, and Super Arts.

  • Refers to the amount of time (in frames) you have to cancel one attack into another attack on reaction
    • e.g. most cancelable 2MKs have a 13 frame window to cancel into a Special/Super on reaction, making them nearly impossible to hitconfirm
  • Counts from the first frame the attack connects until the final cancelable frame
    • Visual effects like hitsparks and HP drain do not actually occur until frame 2; the first frame is still counted to keep the numbers consistent with previous games, and because it is technically possible to start reacting to the character's reeling animation on frame 1
  • If a Target Combo is cancelable into another attack, the hitconfirm window will include the entire sequence starting from the first hit
    • If there is a frame gap on block between hits of the TC, the hitconfirm window may also be included for just the followup hit
    • Some sequences like Ken's 5MP~HP TC may have a range of values listed (43f~47f). In this example, inputting 5MP~HP at its usual timing gives a 43f hitconfirm into a Special/Super. Delaying the chain into HP gives more total time for the final hitconfirm.
Damage

Attack damage on hit. Multi-hit moves may have the damage listed for individual hits as X,Y (or sometimes X*Y). Sometimes a move's damage changes depending on which active frame connects, or on cinematic vs. non-cinematic hits; in this case, multiple values may be listed, and it will be clarified in the move description.


Guard

Refers to the direction an attack must be blocked. L is for Low attacks (must be blocked crouching), H is for High attacks/overheads (must be blocked standing), LH is for attacks that can be blocked crouching or standing. T is for Throw attacks which cannot be blocked.


Juggles

When a character is put into an Air Knockdown state, it is often possible to follow up with a Juggle attack before they hit the ground. In the simplest terms, there are 2 main juggle states:

  • Free Juggle: any attack can juggle, causing an Air Reset or an Air Knockdown
  • Limited Juggle: only specific attacks with juggle potential may juggle


The following is a more detailed overview of the SF6 juggle system:

Juggle Count (JC): The status of the character being juggled. A high JC limits which attacks can work in juggles.

  • JC0: free juggle state - any attack that can hit an airborne opponent will work
  • JC1+: limited juggle state - juggle only works if the attack's Juggle Limit ≥ defender's Juggle Count

Juggle Start (JS): When starting a juggle, the opponent's JC will be set to this value. May be different vs. standing and airborne opponents.

  • Attack with Juggle Start value of 3 will put opponent at JC3, so only attacks with Juggle Limit value ≥ 3 can follow up

Juggle Increase (JI): When opponent is already in a juggle state, attacks will increase the opponent's JC by this amount.

  • Airborne opponent at JC1 followed by attack with Juggle Increase value of 3 will set opponent to JC4

Juggle Limit (JL): Property of an attack hitbox that determines whether it connects on a juggled opponent. The JL must be ≥ the opponent's JC to hit successfully.

  • An uppercut with a JL value of 5 will connect on an opponent at JC5 or below, but will whiff on JC6 opponent
  • Most normals have a JL value of 0, meaning they only work in Free Juggle (JC0) states
  • Some multi-hit attacks have different JL values on each hit, so a 3-hit move may only hit twice in juggles

An example to tie everything together:

  • An attack (JS3) launches opponent into the air (Opponent now at JC3)
  • Followed up with an attack (JI2/JL4); it connects, because JL4 ≥ JC3 (Opponent now at JC5)
  • Attempts to juggle again with same attack (JL4), but whiffs because JL4 < JC5 (Opponent hits the ground)

Drive Rush notes:

  • DR normals have a Juggle Start/Increase value of 0
  • DR normals have +3 added to their usual Juggle Limit
On Hit/Block

These are frame advantage values when the attack hits or is blocked. If the number is positive, then the move will recover before the defender can act again. If the number is negative, the defender will be able to act before the attacker and maybe even punish. KD refers to knockdown on hit, and the listed KD Advantage refers to how many frames the attacker can act before the defender finishes their wakeup animation.

  • Note that generally, there is an extra +2 hit advantage on Counterhits and +4 hit advantage on Punish Counters (exceptions are noted in the description).


Recovery

How many frames it takes for a move to finish after the active frames have finished. For projectiles, recovery is considered to begin after the first active frame.

  • Moves with different recovery values on hit/block/whiff may have multiple values listed like X(Y), with specific details listed in the description.


Startup

How many frames it takes before the move becomes 'active' or have a hit box. The last startup frame and the first active frame are the same frame, meaning all values are written as Startup + 1.

  • Moves with multiple relevant startup values may be listed as X(Y); for example, a move that hits airborne first before hitting grounded opponents, or a 2-hit move where the first hit whiffs at some ranges.

Normals

Standing Normals

5LP
Standing Light Punch
5LP
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5LP
Standing Light Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
4 3 8 Chn Sp SA 300 LH +4 -1
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 13f
  • Applies 10% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/90/80...)


Dhalsim's fastest normal. Like many 5LPs in the game, it's best used as an abare or to check your opponent rushing in.

In terms of combo usage, 5LP can reliably link into 2LP and itself. Unfortunately, Dhalsim needs to spend drive meter to reliably combo into a special, the only one being OD Yoga Fire. If you have the extra bar, it's better to go for a drive rush combo for higher reward and damage.

The other best-case usage for 5LP is combo filler after a drive rush cancel. It leaves Dhalsim +8 on hit, allowing you to link into his various medium normals.

Many combos involving this move can often be substituted for 2LP which has one more frame of startup but has slightly better range.

5MP
Standing Medium Punch
5MP
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5MP
Standing Medium Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
14 3 19 - 700 LH -2 -5


A poke that can hit the opponent at round start distance. Use it in conjunction with Yoga Fire and Yoga Arch to force the opponent to block, making them lose valuable Drive gauge. Dhalsim’s 5MP and his other pokes have combo potential if you can time your fireballs to hit the opponent before or after your poke hits them. For example, at round start distance, you can do M Yoga Arch > 5MP > *fireball hit* > 5HP. This also works well as a blockstring. 5MP can also be a great button to throw out at the very start of a round. If the opponent chooses to jump in, 5MP will recover in time for you to anti-air with 4MP. Opponents will often use Drive Impact to beat this move, so be careful not to be too predictable—it’s possible to recover in time to counter it, but only if they DI within a few frames before your active frames start.

5HP
Standing Heavy Punch
5HP
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5HP
Standing Heavy Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
16 4 27 - 1000 LH -6 --11


Dhalsim’s longest normal. It doesn’t quite hit at fullscreen — its range is merely a few steps back from round start distance. It has a very long extended hurtbox, so be careful not to whiff this move.

It has considerable knockback on both hit and block.

Like his other pokes, you should use 5HP in conjunction with Yoga Fire and Yoga Arch to force the opponent to block, making them lose valuable drive gauge. This move in particular causes the opponent to lose half a drive bar on block, making it extremely good in this niche.

Punish Counter causes a knockdown on hit, greatly expanding the distance between you and your opponent. However, if you’re actively trying to punish something from far away (like Lily building stocks), the very handy special-cancelable 5HK will grant you far better reward.

5LK
Standing Light Kick
5LK
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5LK
Standing Light Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 4 11 Sp SA 300 LH +2 -6
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 14f
  • Applies 10% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/90/80...)


A fast, special-cancelable midrange normal. You will occasionally use this as a whiff punishing tool and an abare in instances where the opponent is out of range of 2LP. It's also excellent at checking your opponent's ground approaches.

At max range, 5LK has very few reliable combo routes aside from Drive Rush or Level 1 Super, so make sure you have enough Drive Bar or Super Meter before attempting to capitalize on it.

5MK
Standing Medium Kick
5MK
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5MK
Standing Medium Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
12 3 18 - 600 LH -2 -6


A poke similar to 5MP that has less range but makes up for it by having less startup and recovery. Its good frame data makes it less susceptible to Drive Impact. Despite not being considered a low, its angle allows you to catch opponents in the event they attempt to check your other normals, and can also beat low profiles or the armored moves of Zangief and Marisa.

5HK
Standing Heavy Kick
5HK
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5HK
Standing Heavy Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
17 3 20 Sp SA 800 LH +1 -6


A very big poke that is by far the longest special-cancelable normal in the game. Has similar range to 5HP, but is slightly shorter and whiffs on crouchers from most ranges. This move serves as Dhalsim’s go-to punish combo starter after blocking a high-recovery move like a Shoryuken since it leaves him +21, allowing you to slip in another move without needing to spend meter, or even approach with a Parry Drive Rush for gap closing and the extra hit advantage. You can capitalize on a Punish Counter at max range by canceling this move into Drive Rush and immediately performing a 2MK, leaving you +5 to +12. It also serves as a surprisingly good long-range anti-air in instances where your opponent is trying to jump over a fullscreen Yoga Fire. Even without a counter-hit, you can combo from an anti-air by Drive Rush canceling into 2MK and immediately linking into Level 1 or Level 3 Super.


Crouching Normals

2LP
Crouching Light Punch
2LP
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2LP
Crouching Light Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
5 3 9 Chn Sp SA 300 LH +4 -1
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 15f
  • Applies 10% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/90/80...)


A quick crouching jab with much better range than 5LP. This move allows Dhalsim to complete one of his only meterless light combos from up close, in 2LP XX HK Yoga Blast. Can also be used in pressure as it's not too bad on block and hit. Link into this move once the opponent is out of range of 5LP.

2MP
Crouching Medium Punch
2MP
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2MP
Crouching Medium Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
12 3 16 Sp SA 600 LH 0 -4
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 15f


A fantastic cancelable poke that can get much of Dhalsim's gameplan started. Opponents that would otherwise use Drive Impact to catch your high-recovery normals can be caught on this move by you Drive Impacting back. It also has significantly low recovery, so even if you miss the cancel window or if the opponent jumps after you throw it out, you're still usually able to act. If you condition the opponent to acknowledge the threat of countering their Drive Impact with your own, going into Yoga Arch instead can prevent jump-ins and can give you a safe mixup opportunity, while Yoga Fire can serve as a frame trap or (depending on the spacing) a safe setup for 2MK.

2HP
Crouching Heavy Punch
2HP
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2HP
Crouching Heavy Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
19 4 24 - 800 L -1 -12


With quick reactions, this can be used to low profile many fireballs while counterattacking, making this an excellent response to them. As opposed to Dhalsim's other anti-fireball tool, 2HK, 2HP allows you to maintain your position from the opponent to continue zoning.

2LK
Crouching Light Kick
2LK
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2LK
Crouching Light Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
4 7 16 - 200 L -5(+1) -10(-4)


A slide which starts up and recovers pretty quickly. Unfortunately it isn't really good at sliding under fireballs, but it does make for an unorthodox anti-cross-up tool by allowing you to slide underneath the opponent's hitbox.

2MK
Crouching Medium Kick
2MK
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2MK
Crouching Medium Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 13 14 - 500 L -3(+9) -10(+2)
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


Dhalsim’s most versatile slide. If you manage to hit the opponent at the tip of this move (which is roughly an inch forward from round start distance), you can be up to +9 on hit, allowing you to perform meterless combos from midrange. This is exacerbated with the use of Drive Rush, and many of Dhalsim's knockdowns allow you to set such a situation up as a meaty on their wakeup. Spaced correctly, it puts you at point-blank range from the opponent, perfect for setting up a strike/throw mixup on block. It’s also a good answer to fireballs if you’re in range, with less commitment than 2HK. If used in this manner, there is more leniency on spacing due to Punish Counter giving you 4 more plus frames on hit.

2HK
Crouching Heavy Kick
2HK
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2HK
Crouching Heavy Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
12 16 20 - 900 L HKD +22(+37) -16(-1)


This slide causes a hard knockdown on hit and travels farther than 2MK.

Arguably a more reliable anti-fireball tool than 2MK since you don’t have to worry about spacing. However, setting up for a meaty can vary depending on the initial distance from the opponent. Here are some sample meaty setups:

  • If you used 2HK at round start distance, TK j.2LK will leave you up to +3 on block.
  • If you used 2HK at close range, TK j.2HK will leave you up to +2 on block.

If you’re in the corner, 2HK can also serve as a high-risk/low-reward option for getting out. The safest way to do this is [2HK hit > Forward Jump until you’re directly above the opponent xx Yoga Float (this covers both DPs, anti-airs, and you can contest air-to-airs with j.LP) xx Cross-up j.HP to make your landing safe].


Jumping Normals

j.LP
Jumping Light Punch
j.LP
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j.LP
Jumping Light Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
4 4 3 land - 300 H - -


A short range slap. Has decent hitstun for linking into lights or 4MK after teleports, where this is most used. Note that it doesn't hit crouching opponents when used in this way.

j.MP
Jumping Medium Punch
j.MP
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j.MP
Jumping Medium Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 6 3 land Sp 700 LH - -
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A far reaching punch. It can be canceled into his special moves and float, which allows him to use this as a long range anti-air, provided you react fast enough.

j.HP
Jumping Heavy Punch
j.HP
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j.HP
Jumping Heavy Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
13 4 3 land - 800 H - -
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A big swipe with a ton of range and coverage. On airborne opponents it spikes them into the ground, scoring you a knockdown, and on grounded opponents it has plenty of hitstun to combo out of. Especially useful after his teleport for pressure.

j.LK
Jumping Light Kick
j.LK
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j.LK
Jumping Light Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
6 4 3 land - 300 H - -


A very fast downward kick. This is good out of a very low air teleport, as it still functions as an overhead while also having just enough hitstun to combo out of. It also can function as an instant overhead to close out a round, though this is a very unsafe use for the move if it doesn't kill.

j.MK
Jumping Medium Kick
j.MK
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j.MK
Jumping Medium Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
11 6 3 land - 500 H - -
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A move that reaches decently far below Dhalsim. A bit slow, so hard to use for instant overhead abuse or as a jump in from teleports.

j.HK
Jumping Heavy Kick
j.HK
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j.HK
Jumping Heavy Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 10 3 land - 800 H - -
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


One of Dhalsim's highest hitstun jump-in attacks. It doesn't have a great hitbox for hitting crouchers, but the fact that it will hit deeper in the jump can potentially lead to better frame advantage.


Command Normals

4MP
Yoga Uppercut
4MP
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4MP
Yoga Uppercut
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
8 6 16 Sp SA 700 LH +2 -3
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  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 19f


Dhalsim's most well-rounded anti-air option in speed and range. You're able to get a combo off of it if used out of a Parry Drive Rush, but other than that, all you can get is a meaty Yoga Fire or Flame on their landing.

4HP
Yoga Lance
4HP
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4HP
Yoga Lance
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
14 7 29 Sp SA 900 LH -9 -16
  • Causes a knockdown on counter-hit
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 21f
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A slower anti-air option than 4MP, but has far more vertical range and reward on Counter Hit. if you see the Counter, you're able to react with a Drive Rush into 4MP > HK Yoga Blast. Good against people that like to jump back rather than forward in neutral, or against characters with air options that may cause them to stall in the air and mess up your 4MP timing.

4MK
Divine Kick
4MK
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4MK
Divine Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
7 4 17 Sp SA 600 LH +3 0
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 16f


One of Dhalsim's most well-rounded cancelable normals, with decent range and frame data. It is also his only real disjointed move, so it can be quite useful in stuffing moves like Honda's Headbutt or Cammy's Spiral Arrow.

4HK
Yoga Mountain
4HK
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4HK
Yoga Mountain
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
14 6 20 - 1000 LH 0 -9
  • Causes a knockdown on Counter-hit


Slow but rewarding anti-air. It's more lenient to use on reaction than 4HP despite what the frame data may say, as Dhalsim quickly crouches low to the ground during the startup, reducing the chance of jump-ins hitting him. Counter-hit juggles into 1HK are possible in the corner, and Lvl 1 Super midscreen.

1HP
Nirvana Punch
1HP
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1HP
Nirvana Punch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 4 20 Sp SA 800 LH +3 -3
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 18f


A somewhat short but very useful cancelable heavy for Dhalsim; used in links, punishes, and pressure. Drive Rushing into this move makes it +7 on hit, letting you link into 4MK. It also combos into HP Yoga Flame at most ranges, and gives a Drive Impact safe string on block.

1LK
Agile Kick
1LK
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1LK
Agile Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
5 3 10 Chn 200 L +1 -5
  • Applies 10% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/90/80...)


A fast low light kick that works like a 2LK. It is absurdly minus on block for a light, however, so try to chain it into other lights if possible.

1MK
Thrust Kick
1MK
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1MK
Thrust Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
8 3 20 Sp SA 500 L -3 -7
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 13f
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A strange cancelable low option with pitiful frame data. Its main use is in its extremely low pushback on block, letting a Yoga Arch cancel hit the opponent's block right as it comes out, leading to Burnout infinites.

1HK
Karma Kick
1HK
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1HK
Karma Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 3 22 - 900 L HKD +33 -7


A quick low sweep. Knocks down on hit. Notable for having juggle potential, allowing this to link after certain moves in the corner like HK Yoga Blast for slightly higher damage.

j.2LP
Yoga Mummy
j.2LP
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j.2LP
Yoga Mummy
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 until land 9 land Sp 500 LH -18(+8) -22(+4)
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 24f~ (until final 6 landing frames)


Can be canceled on hit or block into Air Teleport or Yoga Comet before landing.

j.2K
Drill Kick
j.2K
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j.2LK
Drill Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 until land 6(11) land - 500 LH -23(+12) -30(+5)
j.2MK
Drill Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 until land 6(11) land - 500 LH -15(+10) -20(+5)
j.2HK
Drill Kick
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 until land 6(11) land - 500 LH -17(+10) -22(+5)
  • Angle depends on button strength; LK shallow/horizontal, MK medium, HK steep/vertical
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


A very slow divekick. Requires precise spacing to be safe on block, and can grant some combos if you hit at the feet.


Target Combos

Dhalsim has no target combos.

Throws

Forward Throw (LPLK)
Forward Throw
LPLK
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LPLK
Yoga Smash
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
5 3 23 - 1200 (2040) T KD +31 -
  • Punish Counter: HKD +31
  • Applies 20% immediate damage scaling when comboed into (e.g. after Crumple)


In the corner, Dhalsim has several options for throw loop pressure. He can walk to manually time the follow-up throw, which also allows more precise spacing to shimmy back out of the opponent's throw range even with his poor walk speed. A forward dash leaves Dhalsim at +6, which also requires a manual delay of 1-4 frames before throwing again and leaves him too close for a shimmy. Whiffing a 2LK slide sets up the perfect throw loop timing at +5, while a Drive Rush 2MK leaves Dhalsim +5 on block for a mixup between strike and tick throw.

Back Throw (4LPLK)
Back Throw
4LPLK
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4LPLK
Yoga Throw
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
5 3 23 - 1200 (2040) T KD +19 -
  • Side switch
  • Punish Counter: HKD +19
  • Applies 20% immediate damage scaling when comboed into (e.g. after Crumple)


Important throw for resetting the screen position, but doesn't allow a meaty throw after a corner side switch. Dhalsim can still pressure the opponent with a meaty 2MK (0 on block) or Drive Rush 4MK (+6 on block).

Crouch Throw (2LPLK)
Crouch Throw
2LPLK
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2LPLK
Yoga Splash
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
5 3 23 - 1200 (2040) T KD +35 -
  • Punish Counter: HKD +35
  • Applies 20% immediate damage scaling when comboed into (e.g. after Crumple)


A unique throw for Dhalsim that tosses the opponent a full screen away, allowing him to easily set up his zoning game.

In the corner, Dhalsim gets access to a throw loop just like his regular forward throw. He has a bit more knockdown advantage, so the follow-up throw must be manually timed after walking or dashing (+10).


Drive System

Drive Impact (HPHK)
Drive Impact
HPHK
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HPHK
Yoga Rise
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
26 2 35 - 800 LH KD +35 / Wall Splat KD +65 -3 / Wall Splat HKD +72

See Drive Impact

When canceled from a normal, these are the important blockstring gaps; a gap of N will trade with an N-frame startup attack; [] = Burnout

  • 4MK, 1HP: 6[2]
  • 4HP: 7[3]
  • 4MP, 1MK: 11[7]
  • 2MP: 12[8]
  • 5HK: 14[10]
  • Note: A gap ≥ 6f can be thrown, and a gap ≥ 9f can be jumped out of by most characters

Drive Reversal (6HPHK)
Drive Reversal
6HPHK (in blockstun)
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6HPHK
Yoga Illusion
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
20 3(6)3 26(32) - 250x2 recoverable LH KD +23 -8

See Drive Reversal

  • Full Invuln: 1-22f; Armor Break


Primary method of getting out of tough situations, due to Dhalsim's lack of reliable meterless reversals.

Drive Parry (MPMK)
Drive Parry
MPMK
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MPMK
Drive Parry
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
1 8 or until released 29(1)(11) - - - - -

See Drive Parry

  • Perfect Parry has only 1f recovery, and disables the opponent from canceling their attack
  • Perfect Parry vs. projectiles puts you into a fixed 11f recovery

Drive Rush (66)
Drive Rush
66
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66
Drive Rush
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9(11) 45(46) 24(23) - - - - -

See Drive Rush. Frame data shown in (parentheses) refers to Parry Drive Rush.

  • Distance:
    • 0.471 (min, cancel into immediate Throw)
    • 1.787 (min, earliest blocking/movement frame)
    • 2.700 (max, final DR frame)
  • See Strategy page for Blockstring Gaps and Combo Routes


Special Moves

Yoga Fire (236P)
Yoga Fire
236P
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236P
Yoga Fire
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
15(11) - 33 SA3 600 LH -2 -6
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 4f (Super)
236[P]
Yoga Fire (hold)
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
45 - 32 SA3 400x2 LH KD +49 -3
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 11f (Super)
236PP
Yoga Fire
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
13 - 32 SA2 SA3 500x2 LH KD +49 -3
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 11f (Super)


A solid fireball that travels a bit slower than most. It can be charged by holding the button for an additional hit and more damage. The OD version is fast enough to combo from lights and gives very good oki, making it a reliable combo ender. Overall, it's very good at complementing Dhalsim's space control, especially when canceling his long reaching buttons on block.

Yoga Arch (236K)
Yoga Arch
236K
SF6 Dhalsim 236k.png
LK + MK = LK Arc
LK + HK = MK Arc
MK + HK = HK Arc
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Falling hitbox

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Floor hitbox
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236LK
Yoga Arch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
18 [81+10] 27 SA3 600 LH +1 -1
  • 1-hit projectile; upon hitting the ground, creates larger stationary hitbox that lasts 10f
  • Button strength affects trajectory (LK close, MK mid, HK far)
  • Frame advantage refers to point blank hit on the way up
  • Puts airborne opponents into free juggle state
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 11f (Super)
  • Projectile Speed: LK 0.0195 / MK 0.0385 / HK 0.07
236KK
Yoga Arch
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
18 [190+10] 27 SA2 SA3 500x2 LH +1 -3
  • 2-hit OD projectile; after the final bounce, creates larger stationary hitbox that lasts 10f
  • Button combination affects trajectory (LK+MK close, LK+HK mid, MK+HK far)
  • Frame advantage refers to point blank hit on the way up
  • Projectile dissipates if completely off-screen
  • Puts airborne opponents into free juggle state
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 11f (Super)
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo; counts as 2 hits for damage scaling when comboed into (applies to next hit)
  • Projectile Speed: LKMK 0.0195 / LKHK 0.033 / MKHK 0.05 / Bounce 0.02


A fireball that travels upward in an arc. One of Dhalsim's most unique tools, primarily used for pressure setups and controlling the air. If it does hit an airborne opponent, it puts them in a free juggle state that can fairly consistently lead to follow-ups like 2MK, 2HK, or Yoga Blast.

The OD versions slowly bounce twice after hitting the ground, holding down a lot of space for quite some time; if the fireball lands behind the opponent before its first bounce, it will change its bouncing direction. Does not disappear if Dhalsim gets hit, allowing it to hit the opponent out of their combos after they attempt to mash out of your pressure. A simple application of this move is to slide in after you notice the opponent respecting it, as the fireball hitting their block will cover for your slide and leave you at a big advantage for free strike/throw. It does still create a big opening for an opponent to move in on you in neutral, however, so this move must be used more mindfully than a regular fireball.

If HK Yoga Arch is done point blank in the corner, it is possible for it to instantly hit the opponent regardless of if they are standing or crouching. This is useful for corner combos as it can leave you plus enough to link, but it is especially good when combined with the lack of pushback on 1MK, giving you an infinite blockstring on an opponent's Burnout.

Yoga Flame (63214P)
Yoga Flame
63214P
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Light Punch

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Medium Punch

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Heavy Punch

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OD Version
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63214LP
Yoga Flame
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
16 15 15 SA3 800 LH KD +33 -4
  • Clashes with 1 hit of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 21f (Super)
63214MP
Yoga Flame
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
20 15 17 SA3 450x2 LH KD +33 -4
  • Clashes with 2 hits of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 26f (Super)
63214HP
Yoga Flame
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
26 17 16 SA3 400x3 LH KD +45(+47) -4(-2)
  • Clashes with 3 hits of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 32f (Super)
63214PP
Yoga Flame
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
18 5,5,5,5,5 24 SA2 SA3 100x2,200x3 (800) LH KD +50 -11
  • Clashes with 2 hits of an OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 27f (Super)


One of Dhalsim's main pressure, meaty and frame trap tools. Though HK Yoga Blast is typically a better resourceless combo ender since it's faster, does the same damage, and gives better oki, Yoga Flame is still sometimes usable in combos if the opponent is crouching or at a longer range. The HP version is especially notable in pressure for its range, drive damage, and built-in three hits, beating Drive Impact by itself. You can make a frame trap with it by Drive Rushing 4MK or 1HP, catching both jumps and Drive Impact (two things that people really like to do when defending against Dhalsim). The OD version is a combo-oriented launcher that allows for followups on hit, which tends to be Dhalsim's most efficient use of Drive for damage. The MP version is also a bit notable in that it can clash with two-hit non-OD fireballs, such as Ryu's Denjin Hadouken and Guile's Sonic Cross.

Every non-OD version is -4 on block naturally, but the incredibly long active frames make each of them very strong meaties that can be made upwards of +10 with the right setups. Combined with the Drive damage, it will condition opponents to parry on wakeup, which then lets you strike/throw them for even greater reward.

Yoga Blast (63214K)
Yoga Blast
63214K
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L/M/H Versions

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OD Version
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63214LK
Yoga Blast
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
12 10 23 SA3 1000 LH KD +39 -6
  • Clashes with 1 hit of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 13f (Super)
63214MK
Yoga Blast
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
15 10 20 SA3 1200 LH KD +42 -3
  • Clashes with 1 hit of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 13f (Super)
63214HK
Yoga Blast
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
15 10 20 SA3 1200 LH KD +42 -3
  • Clashes with 1 hit of a non-OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 15f (Super)
63214KK
Yoga Blast
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
12 10 20 SA2 SA3 500x2 LH KD +42 0
  • Clashes with 2 hits of an OD fireball
  • Cancel Hitconfirm Window: 15f (Super)
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)


Dhalsim's main combo ender on standing opponents—the main strategy to make it hit even if they're crouching, however, is to use 4MP earlier in the combo in order to force the opponent to stand (e.g. Drive Rush 2LP > 4MP > HK Yoga Blast). You can then immediately Yoga Teleport to be +3 (assuming you ended with the HK version). The OD version has the speed of the light version and more range than the heavy version, while also launching higher, allowing for combos into Lvl 2 Super. Outside of combos, it doesn't see much practical use outside of being a rewarding but very predictive anti-air that allows for followups depending on how it hits. Another theoretical use of it is to clash fireballs, as each version has notably lower recovery time than a fireball (including Yoga Fire), potentially leaving you plus or even in the situation.

Yoga Comet (j.63214P)
Yoga Comet
j.63214P
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j.63214LP
Yoga Comet
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
30 [~55] 8 land - 800 LH -4~ -2~
  • Button strength affects projectile speed (faster versions more likely to reach the ground)
  • Frame advantage refers to close range minimum-height versions
  • Dissipates after 55f; creates larger stationary hitbox that lasts 10f if it hits the ground
  • The last 5 landing recovery frames put Dhalsim in a crouching state
  • Projectile Speed: LP 0.03 / MP 0.045 / HP 0.055
j.63214PP
Yoga Comet
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
30 [~80] 3 land - 600x2 LH +5~ +6~
  • Frame advantage refers to close range minimum-height versions
  • Dhalsim can follow with air normals or specials starting on frame 50
    • Cannot use multiple Air Teleports or Yoga Floats in one jump
    • Cannot throw another Yoga Comet until the first has dissipated
  • Dissipates after 80f; creates larger stationary hitbox that lasts 10f if it hits the ground
  • Applies 20% damage scaling to next hit when beginning a combo (100/80/70...)
  • Projectile Speed: 0.04


Dhalsim shoots a fireball diagonally downward across the screen, giving him a unique option for space control. Works from any jump direction, and can be input as early as the 2nd airborne jump frame, which is made easier with a Tiger Knee (63214,9+P) input. The startup is quite slow and halts Dhalsim's jump momentum, allowing many characters to easily slip underneath if used too high in the jump.

Each of the meterless versions have different speeds and travel distances, dissipating after a set time. From a distance, slower versions can be more effective at space control but are also less likely to actually make contact with the opponent. Slower versions are also less likely to hit the ground before dissipating, especially when performed higher in the jump.

The OD version lasts much longer before dissipating and gives much better frame advantage, making it a viable bait tool against the opponent's throw tech. A notable property of this version is that Dhalsim can act while in the air after throwing the fireball, allowing him to react to the situation and approach, retreat, or hold his ground. As an example, Tiger Knee OD Comet combos into j.MP on hit, allowing a combo into 2MP or 2HK. Any follow-up is still subject to height restrictions; at minimum height, he cannot activate Yoga Float or any divekick command normal, and j.MK / j.HP / j.HK are too slow to become active before landing. OD Yoga Comet can be used to stall for time in the air when combined with Float, Teleport, or additional Yoga Comets. And if the opponent is desperate to close the gap, Dhalsim can quickly switch to an offensive approach like an air normal or a forward Teleport instead.

Unlike most projectiles in the game, Yoga Comet is treated as an independent entity that can be activated alongside other projectiles like Yoga Fire or Yoga Arch. This makes it easier to limit the opponent's approach angles and set up a zoning flowchart with slower moves that would otherwise be risky in neutral. It also has the rare distinction of having more blockstun than hitstun. While safe on block, the meterless version can actually be punished on hit if used point blank in the corner.

Yoga Float (2KK)
Yoga Float
2KK or 3KK (AIR OK)
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2KK or 3KK
Yoga Float
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
36 (85) 20+3 land - - - - -
  • Airborne 13f until landing (Forced Knockdown/Counter-hit state); final landing frame is in a crouching state
  • 3KK input causes Dhalsim to move forward while rising; 2KK or 1KK rises straight up
  • Can move left/right or input aerial normals/specials after 36f startup
  • Active frames refer to the time during which Dhalsim can move before starting to descend (ends immediately after air attack)
  • Recovery refers to descent + landing time; can still input air attacks while falling, but cannot move
j.2KK
Aerial Yoga Float
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
15 (81) 18+3 land - - - - -
  • Airborne until landing (Forced Knockdown/Counter-hit state); final landing frame is in a crouching state
  • No difference between 2KK or 3KK on aerial float; comes out on 8th airborne jump frame at the earliest
  • Can move left/right or input aerial normals/specials after 15f startup
  • Active frames refer to the time during which Dhalsim can move before starting to descend (ends immediately after air attack)
  • Recovery refers to minimum-height descent + landing time; can still input air attacks while falling, but cannot move


Dhalsim floats in the air at around head-height, allowing access to horizontal air movement and the use of any air normals and specials. The aerial version can be done slightly lower to the ground, while starting up more quickly; the ground version is generally only used when special canceling into Float. Dhalsim can hover for over 80 frames before he begins falling, or he can end it prematurely with an air attack. Dhalsim can still input air attacks during his descent, but can no longer move horizontally. It can only be used once per jump, even with the use of OD Yoga Comet to reset his air movement options.

Yoga Float is an extremely versatile movement option that defines Dhalsim's air game alongside Yoga Teleport. His horizontal float movement is slightly faster than his usual walk speed, and the ability to quickly mix things up with a divekick, air teleport, or air fireball makes it difficult to find an approach angle once he gets going. Yoga Float can be used to set up divekick spacing, position himself for an air-to-air normal, in ambiguous left/right mixups or throw bait setups, and more.

Yoga Teleport (6 or 4 + PPP/KKK)
Yoga Teleport
6 or 4 + PPP/KKK (AIR OK)
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4 or 6 + PPP/KKK
Yoga Teleport
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
4 - 24(31) - - - - -
  • Full Invuln: 5-15f
  • 6KKK stays on same side near opponent; 6PPP teleports behind opponent if not fully cornered
  • 7f extra recovery on Back version; no difference between 4PPP/4KKK versions
4 or 6 + j.PPP/j.KKK
Aerial Yoga Teleport
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
9 - 15(19) (3 land) - - - - -
  • Full Invuln: 10-15f; Forced Knockdown and Punish Counter state until landing
  • j.6KKK stays on same side above opponent; j.6PPP teleports above and behind opponent if not fully cornered
  • 4f extra recovery on Back version (refers to time after reappearing before Dhalsim can act)


Another huge movement option for Dhalsim that allows him to quickly reposition himself on the screen to maintain a preferred range, get out of a dangerous position, or mix the opponent up.

Depending on your inputs and whether you're grounded or in the air, Yoga Teleport puts you in different locations:

  • Ground and air 6PPP put you immediately behind your opponent
  • Ground and air 6KKK put you immediately in front of the opponent
  • Ground 4PPP and 4KKK both send you back the same distance, about 3 character lengths
  • Air 4PPP sends you back the same distance as the grounded version
  • Air 4KKK sends you back further, about 150% of the distance of the punch version

Has some invincibility, but it's not frame 1, so it isn't a true reversal like it is in previous games. The grounded version tends to have invulnerability faster, making it better for avoiding certain moves, but the air version can be made harder to react to as you're able to do it instantly off a jump and immediately fall with a j.LP to check or cross up the opponent. The air version can be used for safe jumps, while the grounded version can be used for strike/throw when the knockdown doesn't give enough time to safe jump. Since Dhalsim has many slow-moving projectiles to control space, it's quite easy for him to set up a fireball and then teleport behind the opponent as it's about to hit to instantly swap the side they need to block it from.


Super Arts

Level 1 Super (236236P)
Yoga Inferno
Level 1 Super Art
236236P
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Light Punch

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Medium Punch

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Heavy Punch
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236236LP
Yoga Inferno
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 104 20 - 160x12 (1920) LH KD +24 -15
236236MP
Yoga Inferno
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 104 20 - 175x12 (2100) LH KD +24 -15
236236HP
Yoga Inferno
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 84 40 - 170x12 (2040) LH KD +27 -22
  • Throw Invuln: 1-11f; Armor Break
  • Depletes 1/2 Drive bar from opponent on hit
  • 30% minimum damage scaling


A great combo ender which works in almost any juggle for good damage and a setup opportunity. Each version has its own unique advantages and disadvantages:

  • LP has the best range, reaching nearly 1/2 screen
  • MP does the most damage, but has less range than the other versions
  • HP has the best KD Advantage and a great disjointed hitbox for mid-range anti-airs, but whiffs on crouching opponents and is the most unsafe on block

This Super has no strike or projectile invincibility, making it overall weak as a reversal; however, the throw invincibility can allow Dhalsim to escape corner throw loops. Since most players do not hesitate to pressure Dhalsim in the corner, it may occasionally be worth the risk.

Level 2 Super (214214K)
Yoga Sunburst
Level 2 Super Art
214214K (HOLD OK)
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214214K
Yoga Sunburst
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
7 [142+20] 60 - 450x4,1000 (2800) LH KD +50 -4
  • Full Invuln: 1-9f; Armor Break (all versions)
  • 40% minimum damage scaling (all versions)
  • 5-hit projectile; depletes 1 Drive bar from opponent on hit
214214{K}
Yoga Sunburst
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
23~70 [142+20] 58 - 400x6,700 (3100) LH KD -
  • 7-hit projectile; depletes 1.4 Drive bars from opponent on hit
214214[K]
Yoga Sunburst
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
71~91 [142+20] 58 - 375x8,1000 (4000) LH KD -
  • 9-hit projectile; depletes 1.8 Drive bar from opponent on hit


Dhalsim launches a large fireball upwards at an arc; if the initial hit doesn't connect, it will come back down with a trajectory based on which button strength was used. Holding the button will charge it up to become more powerful, which also increases the size of the hitbox. If the hitbox above Dhalsim's head makes contact with the opponent, he will immediately release the attack.

This Super actually has true invincibility, making it a viable reversal and anti-air. However, it will not connect on crouching opponents until it comes down from its arc, so pressuring with a crouching button is safe to his 1-bar and 2-bar reversals.

By activating at range or after a knockdown, this Super can be used to set up tricky mixups. It's also great against opponents in Burnout, as it becomes hard to avoid the chip damage. It can be juggled into, such as after a Punish Counter 4HP at certain ranges.

Level 3 Super (236236K)
Merciless Yoga
Level 3 Super Art
236236K
SF6 Dhalsim 236236k.png

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CA version grants 500 extra damage
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236236K
Merciless Yoga
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 5 75 - 4000 LH HKD +19 -62
  • Full Invuln: 1-14f; Armor Break
  • Depletes 1.5 Drive bars from opponent on hit
    • Cinematic time regenerates ~2 Drive bars for Dhalsim
  • 50% minimum damage scaling; applies 10% immediate damage scaling when canceled from special moves
236236K
Merciless Yoga (CA)
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
10 5 75 - 4500 LH HKD +19 -62
  • Full Invuln: 1-14f; Armor Break
  • Available at 25% HP or below
  • Depletes 2 Drive bars from opponent on hit
    • Cinematic time regenerates ~2.4 Drive bars for Dhalsim
  • 50% minimum damage scaling; applies 10% immediate damage scaling when canceled from special moves


A cinematic super where Dhalsim whips his opponent in the air with his limbs, then headbutts them to the ground again. It is Dhalsim's only "true" reversal, making it a very expensive defensive guess. At 10f startup, it is possible for some meaty light normals to recover safely before this Super connects, so even this is not a guaranteed option against the opponent's pressure. It does good damage in combos and juggles, and has a large anti-air hitbox that will make the opponent think twice about jumping over an extended limb.


Taunts

Neutral Taunt (5PPPKKK)
Neutral Taunt
5PPPKKK
SF6 Dhalsim 5pppkkk.png
"What is it... already finished?"

5PPPKKK
Neutral Taunt
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
190 (total) - - - - - - -

Dhalsim's arm will stretch a different distance depending on how far you are away from the opponent when you taunt.

Forward Taunt (6PPPKKK)
Forward Taunt
6PPPKKK
SF6 Dhalsim 6pppkkk.png
"Unleash your heart!"

6PPPKKK
Forward Taunt
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
380 (total) - - - - - - -

Dhalsim high profiles many low attacks during this taunt.

Back Taunt (4PPPKKK)
Back Taunt
4PPPKKK
SF6 Dhalsim 4pppkkk.png
"I am in no hurry. Everything flows as one."

4PPPKKK
Back Taunt
Startup Active Recovery Cancel Damage Guard On Hit On Block
430 (total) - - - - - - -

Dhalsim high profiles many low attacks during this taunt.



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