- See also: Kick
It should be noted that the data noted is a general guide, players should learn the properties of their individual attacks, as Unique Attacks can change some rules, such as Ibuki's Spin Kick doing as much damage as a medium punch in Street Fighter X Tekken despite it being a light, or Cammy's hard punch being faster than some other character's light attacks.
- Typically a light punch, also known as a jab, comes out the fastest, has the least range, and can be chained quickly in a combo.
- A medium punch, also known as a strong punch, usually has moderate range and also serves as a combo-finisher, since it's usually a more powerful version of the weak punch (but ends slower on average).
- A heavy punch, also known as a hard punch or a fierce punch, is the most powerful with the most range and power, but often have below-average speed. In earlier games, when close to a foe, one can walk forward and press the medium or strong punch button to throw the foe.