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The Kongoken is one of Akuma's unique attacks, introduced in Street Fighter V.

Input
Street Fighter V Arcade-Button-HPunch+Arcade-Button-HPunch

Description Edit

Kongoken

Executed by pressing Heavy Punch, followed by a second Heavy Punch, Akuma delivers a strong punch with his leading arm. Once his attack connects, Akuma pivots toward his opponent and finishes the combo by hammering his other fist on top of them.

TacticsEdit

This move is one of Akuma's target combos. Compared to his other target combo, this one inflicts more damage and leads to a knockdown. The first hit of Kongoken can be used to fish for Crush Counter hits. If Akuma scores a Crush Counter hit, he can follow-up with the second hit of this target combo for maximum damage.

This move also knocks the opponent back, thus reseting the neutral game and allowing Akuma to continue zoning his opponent with fireballs. While Akuma doesn't have many options after Kongoken, he can give himself a meaty follow-up. Using Gohadoken on wake-up, Akuma can safely dash in and put his opponent in a mix-up situation.

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