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Pre-Street Fighter V some attacks such as Ibuki's close light punch had two different versions depending on distance.

A Proximity Attack is a attack in Street Fighter series that is the same Input can activate different versions of the attack depending on distance towards the opponent.


Proximity attacks depend on the distance between the user and the opponent to activate the specific version. Ryu, for example, has a Far Heavy Punch where he performs a long-ranged straight punch/hook, and a Close Heavy Punch where he strikes with a shorter ranged uppercut.

If the opponent is too far away Ibuki will activate her far LP. Here she hits Xiaoyu with the far version.

Proximity attacks tend to have notably different properties. Ryu's Far Heavy Punch has longer range and more damage, but starts up slower and does not special-cancel, while his Close Heavy Punch starts up faster and lets him cancel into a Shoryuken, but cannot be done from further away. Some Target Combos also depend on proximity. Ibuki's Target Combo 4 depends on her close LP, while her Target Combo 5 needs her far LP to activate while both share the same initial followup.

Proximity attacks are mostly removed in Street Fighter V with Target Combos like Shinten not having a minimum or maximum distance to activate. Certain proximity normals in the past were brought back as Unique Attacks, letting them be used from other ranges.