The King of Fighters 2002/Ralf

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General Info

Ralf likes to drink beer and punch people. Sometimes he'll punch people and then drink beer. One time he tried to drink beer and punch people at the same time but it ended up making a pretty big mess.

Crouch height: Medium
Jump: 4/34/1
Hop: 4/25/1
Dash: 3/10~∞/3
Backdash: 4/18/4
Wakeup: 13 frames
Recovery roll: 24 frames

Stand Crouch Jump Grab Run
Ralf02 stand.png Ralf02 crouch.png Ralf02 jump.png Ralf02 grab.png Ralf02 run.png


Snka.gif Snkb.gif Snkc.gif Snkd.gif
Ralf02 colorA.png Ralf02 colorB.png Ralf02 colorC.png Ralf02 colorD.png


Frames Advantage Cancel Block Hitbox Notes
Standing Close
Snka.gif 2/3/8 +1/-1 HL
Ralf02 clA.png
Snkb.gif 2/2+4/5 +1/-1 HL
Ralf02 clB1.png
Ralf02 clB2.png
Snkc.gif 6/4/18 -2/-4 S,Su HL
Ralf02 clC.png
Snkd.gif 7/4/16 0/-2 HL
Ralf02 clD.png
Goes over lows
Standing Far
Snka.gif 2/3/8 +1/-1 HL
Ralf02 stA.png
Snkb.gif 4/4+3/5 0/-2 HL
Ralf02 stB1.png
Ralf02 stB2.png
Snkc.gif 11/5/21 -6/-8 HL
Ralf02 stC.png
Snkd.gif 10/7/14 -1/-3 HL
Ralf02 stD.png
Snkc.gif + Snkd.gif 16/2+4/12 KD/+4 S,Su HL
Ralf02 stCD1.png
Ralf02 stCD2.png
Snka.gif 2/3/8 +1/-1 R,S,Su HL
Ralf02 crA.png
Snkb.gif 3/4/10 -2/-4 L
Ralf02 crB.png
Snkc.gif 8/5/10 +5/+3 S,Su HL
Ralf02 crC.png
Snkd.gif 8/4/14 KD/0 S,Su L
Ralf02 crD.png
Snka.gif 2/8/- -/- H
Ralf02 jA.png
Snkb.gif 5/3/- -/- H
Ralf02 jB.png
Snkc.gif 8/9/- -/- H
Ralf02 jC.png
Snkd.gif 10/4/- -/- H
Ralf02 jD.png
Snkc.gif + Snkd.gif 14/5/- KD/- S HL
Ralf02 jCD.png
Neutral Jump
Snka.gif 5/7/- -/- H
Ralf02 juA.png
Snkb.gif 3/8/- -/- H
Ralf02 juB.png
Snkc.gif 8/10/- -/- S H
Ralf02 juC.png
Snkd.gif 6/3+4/- -/- H
Ralf02 juD1.png
Ralf02 juD2.png
Snka.gif 2/8/- -/- H
Ralf02 hA.png
Snkb.gif 5/8/- -/- H
Ralf02 hB.png
Snkc.gif 8/9/- -/- H
Ralf02 hC.png
Snkd.gif 11/7/- -/- H
Ralf02 hD.png
Special Moves
mash Snka.gif 9/{3(6)3(6)3(6)3(6)3(6)}x1~2,3(6)3(6)3(6)3(6)3/22 KD/-34 Fi, Fo HL
Ralf02 mashP1.png
Ralf02 mashP2.png
Ralf02 mashP3.png
Vulcan Punch - mash P
  • Ralf rapidly punches at a diagonal angle in front of him
  • buttons can be mashed further to make him continue punching
  • free cancellable into
  • free cancellable out of
  • has a deceptively large hitbox in front of him making it hard to jump/sweep punish it, but can be easily punished by rolling
  • very little practical usage outside of some impractical max combos
mash Snkc.gif 8/{2(4)2(4)2(4)2(4)2(4)}x1~2, 2(4)2(4)2(4)2(4)2/23 KD/-25 Fi, Fo HL
Ralf02 mashP4.png
Ralf02 mashP5.png
_b,f + Snka.gif 5/4(7+4)5(8)3/40 KD/-22 S (2nd hit), Fo HL
Ralf02 bfA1.png
Ralf02 bfA2.png
Ralf02 bfA3.png
Gatling Attack - _b,f + P
  • Ralf will walk forward with a few punches, the last one being an uppercut
  • C version travels further than A version, and does an extra hit on the uppercut at the end
  • supercancellable on the second hit
  • free cancellable out of on all hits
  • comes out fast but not fast enough to be useful as a reversal on wakeup
  • useful for punishing whiffed CD counters and in combos off crouch A.
  • Lower-body Invincibility: Startup first active period, and 7 frames following.
  • whiffs against some crouching characters like Mature, Vice, K', Joe, Athena, Kensou, Benimaru, Mai, Yuri, Chris, Leona, Choi, Kula, Angel
  • doesn't whiff against crouching Yamazaki, Mary, Maxima, Whip, Ryo, Robert, Takuma, Terry, Andy, Chin, Kyo, Daimon, May Lee, Yashiro, Shermie, Ralf, Clark, Kim, Chang, Kusanagi, Vanessa, Seth, Ramon, K9999
_b,f + Snkc.gif 7/4(7+4)4(8)3*10/33 KD/-25 S (2nd hit), Fo HL
Ralf02 bfA1.png
Ralf02 bfA2.png
Ralf02 bfA3.png
Ralf02 bfC4.png

_d,u + Snka.gif

8/12[17]3*3/41 KD/-57 (second hit: -26) HL, H
Ralf02 duP1.png
Ralf02 duP2.png
Kyuukouka Bakudan Punch (Chijou) - _d,u + P
  • Second hit doesn't connect if the first hit connects
  • Invincibilty: A: 1-3f.
_d,u + Snkc.gif 10/16[20]5*3/41 KD/-67 (second hit: -26) HL, H, HL

j.qcf + Snka.gif

17/until land*3/41 KD/- H, HL
Ralf02 duP2.png
Kyuukouka Bakudan Punch (Kuuchuu) - qcf + P(air)
j.qcf + Snkc.gif 20/until land*3/41 KD/- H, HL


52+25+7+2/4/33 KD Fo -
Ralf02 qcfx2P1.png
Ralf02 qcfx2P2.png
Galactica Phantom - qcfx2+P
  • Ralf winds up slowly, then unleashes a punch that travels full screen length, doing a huge amount of damage
  • unblockable
  • hard knockdown
  • Autoguard: Startup after first 52 frames (notice the 25 following frames are still hittable at the feet) and complete active period.
  • counterwire


Ralf02 qcfx2P3.png
Ralf02 qcfx2P4.png
hcb + Snkb.gif 32/21/12 KD/-15 Fi, Fo HL
Ralf02 hcbB.png
Ralf Kick - hcb + B
  • Ralf jumps into the air, doing a horizontal spiraling kick
  • his feet have a huge hitbox, making it unwise for the opponent to counter it (the trade will be in Ralf's favor most of the time)
  • if done from too close, the move can be punished on block
  • B version goes less further than the D version
  • has some upper-body invincibility during the startup frames
  • if it connects, opponent is knocked away into a juggleable state
  • Invincibility: 10-21.
hcb + Snkd.gif 3+9/2(2)3(6)3(9)3(10)2/13+23 KD/-20 Fi, Fo HL
Ralf02 hcbD1.png
Ralf02 hcbD2.png
Ralf02 hcbD3.png
Ralf Tackle - hcb + D
  • Ralf charges across the screen, hitting about 4-5 times in the process
  • knocks down but can be recovery rolled
  • Guard point: 4f-end of startup, whole active period and first 13f of recovery.
  • has horrible recovery if blocked and if the opponent gets hit by it in the air, they can recovery roll and punish him before he recovers as well
hcf + Kick.gif 0/1/39 KD Grab
Ralf02 hcfK.png
Super Argentine Backbreaker - hcf + K
  • instant grab that slams the opponent to the opposite side that he was before getting grabbed
  • hard knockdown
  • gives enough time to set up a decent wakeup game

qcb,hcf + Snkb.gif

7/16/14 (Attack: 2/5/57) KD/-29 HL
Ralf02 qcbhcfK.png
Umanori Vulcan Punch - qcb hcf + K
  • Ralf runs forward and tackles the opponent. If it hits, he will do a series of punches ending in a hard knockdown
  • if it's blocked, he will not perform any of the punches and will take a long time to recover
  • the hard knockdown gives Ralf a very long time to position himself however he likes before the opponent gets up
  • D version makes him run about full screen length, while B version makes him run about 60% screen length
  • Invincibility: Complete startup of run. Lower budy invincible during complete active period of run.
qcb,hcf + Snkd.gif 7/24/18 (Attack: 2/5/61) KD/-33 HL
qcf,hcb + Snka.gif 12/4(6)4(4+1)[2(4)]x11,2(16)4/36 KD/-22 HL
Ralf02 qcfhcbP1.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP2.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP3.png
Baribari Vulcan Punch - qcf,hcb + P
  • Ralf runs forward with a series of many punches, ending with a big uppercut
  • Ralf will do the entire move regardless of whether it hits, is blocked or whiffs entirely
  • has some problems with the first hit connecting against crouching opponents or opponents that aren't very close, making it difficult to combo into
  • hard knockdown on the last hit
  • Invincibility: Complete Startup. Lower body invincibility: First 18 frames of active period.
qcf,hcb + Snkc.gif 12/4(6)4(4+1)[2(4)]x11,2(16)4/42 KD/-28 HL
Ralf02 qcfhcbP4.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP5.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP6.png
qcf,hcb + Snka.gif + Snkc.gif 13/4(6)4(6)4(6)4(4)[2(2)]x19,2(4)4(15)2(10)4*12/33+16 KD/-43 HL
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC1.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP2.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC3.png
Baribari Vulcan Punch - qcf,hcb + AC
  • Ralf runs forward with a series of many punches, ending with a big uppercut
  • Ralf will do the entire move regardless of whether it hits, is blocked or whiffs entirely
  • has some problems with the first hit connecting against crouching opponents or opponents that aren't very close, making it difficult to combo into
  • does lots of chip damage, so could be useful to cancel into if opponent has no stock
  • hard knockdown on the last hit
  • Invincibility: Complete startup and first active period. Lower body invincible: Following 28f after first active period.
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC4.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC5.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC6.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbP5.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC8.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC9.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC10.png
Ralf02 qcfhcbAC11.png
qcb,hcf,qcf + Snka.gif + Snkd.gif 7/24/13 (Attack: 2/5/61) KD/-33 HL
Ralf02 qcbhcfK.png
Umanori Galactica Phantom - qcb hcf qcf + AD
  • Ralf runs forward about a full screen length, similar to his qcb hcf + K. If it connects, he punches up into the sky, taking the opponent a few seconds before they hit the ground
  • very punishable if blocked
  • fast enough that it can be comboed into from strong attacks, though the motion is not practical at all
  • Invincible: Complete startup, Lower body invincible: Active portion of the run.

Short Movelist

  • (b) f + P

  • (d) u + P

  • Mash P (Use f to move.)

  • air qcf + P

  • qcf qcf + P (Unblockable. Counterwire.)

  • hcf + K (Throw. 0 frame startup.)

  • hcb + B

  • hcb + D

  • DM qcb hcf + K

  • DM qcf hcb + P

  • SDM qcf hcb + AC

  • HSDM qcb hcf qcf + AD


Cancellable moves

  • Close: C
  • Far: -
  • Crouch: A, C, D
  • Jump: C (Vertical jump only.)

Super cancellable moves

  • (b) f + P (2)

Free cancellable into moves


Free cancellable out-of moves


Moves with Invincibility


Moves with autoguard

  • qcf qcf + P (Upper: startup (middle). Full: startup (last part, just after upper autoguard ends) & active.)
  • hcb + D (startup (last part) & active & recovery (1st part).)

Other Notes

  • D throw is a hard knockdown


Basic Combos

  • cl.C / cr.C >
    • (S)DM qcf hcb + P/AC (Standing.) [31.1%/53.7%] {1 stock/Max Mode + 1 stock}
    • DM qcb hcf + K [37.5%] {1 stock}
    • hcb + D [32.0%]
    • hcf + K [29.9%]
    • (b) f + C (Standing.) [27.2%]
    • (b) f + C (2) >>
      • DM qcb hcf + K (Standing.) [47.6%] {2 stocks}
      • (S)DM qcb hcb + P/AC {2 stocks/Max Mode + 2 stocks}
    • HSDM qcb hcf qcf + AD, qcf qcf + P (Timing required.) [??%] {Max Mode + 1 stock}

  • cr.A x 2:
    • hcf + K
    • (b) f + C (Standing.) ...

Max Mode

  • Point blank: cr.B >> BC, cl.C > DM qcb hcf + K {40%} {2 stocks}

  • cr.A x 2 >> BC, (b) f + C (3) >> hcb + D (4) >> mash P (hold f) {46%} {2 stocks}

  • cr.A x 2 >> BC, (b) f + C (2) >> SDM qcf hcb + AC {60%} {4 stocks}

Combos Notes

  • cl.C / cr.C / (cr.A x 2) > hcf + K

Probably your best punish combo that doesn't use meter. Close C comes out slow so it is difficult to combo after a jump attack unless it hit deep. The hcf + K sets up a decent wakeup mixup after. You can replace the close C with a crouch A which is easier to combo from a jump attack. If you did do a jumpin right before, then more than one crouch A will likely put you out of range.

  • Standing: cl.C / cr.C / cr.A x 2 > (b) f + C

This is a much easier combo than the above in terms of execution and ease of landing off a jump attack, but it is situational. The combo does not work on crouching Mature, Vice, K', Joe, Athena, Kensou, Benimaru, Mai, Yuri, Chris, Leona, Choi, Kula, Angel.

  • cr.A x 2 > (b) f + C (2) >> DM qcb hcf + K

Probably his highest damage practical combo, that can be easily set up from a jump attack. It is advisable to supercancel into qcb hcf + K as the other supers, including the SDM qcf hcb + AC, will very likely whiff on the first hit, making the rest of the super not combo.

  • Point blank: cr.B >> BC, cl.C > DM qcb hcf + K {40%}

Ralf cannot cancel or link his crouch B into anything. The best he can do is cancel to maxmode and immediately close C on the first frame. To do it, you must input the attacks as crouch B, C~B, qcb hcf + K. This combo gives him about 40% damage from a low attack

  • cr.A x 2 >> BC, (b) f + C (3) >> hcb + D (4) >> mash P (hold f) {46%}

A flashy combo with no reason to be used over the simpler super cancel combo above. The beginning part of the combo can be input using the shortcut cr.A >> (b) f + BC.

  • cr.A x 2 >> BC, (b) f + C (2) >> SDM qcf hcb + AC {60%}

Fairly damaging combo that requires 4 stocks. Keep in mind that it will almost never work on a crouching opponent, so your best bet at landing this combo is by punishing a move with a jump attack (most likely a fireball).


One of the best rushdown mid tiers in the game, Galactica Phantom (qcf qcf + P) its a Special Move but there is a lot of setups for it , also had a lot of decent tools for any distance.

Main objective can be about knock down an opponent for a Galactica Setup or get near with the Ralf Tackle (hcb + D) or alternate charge for Gattling Attack ((b) f + P) and Ralf Kick (hcb + B).

He doesn't had a good S.A.B. (hcf + K) but can be a nice trap to a hit the floor jumping opponent

Matchup Information


  • hit by dp + C while on the ground

If Ralf is hit with her dp + C while he is on the ground, he can recovery roll and punish her before she can recover, with hcf + K

  • blocking qcb + B from relatively close

From many distances (though not all), you can do a reversal hcf + K after blocking her qcb + B, and it will grab her whether she decides to followup with f + B/f + D or do no followup at all

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