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The Rainbow Typhoon (レインボータイフーン Reinboo Taifuun?) is one of R. Mika's special attacks in Street Fighter V.

Input
Street Fighter V Arcade Stick HCB+Arcade Button Punch

DescriptionEdit

RainbowTyphoon

R. Mika swinging Cammy around during Rainbow Typhoon.

Executed by performing a half-circle backward motion and pressing punch, R. Mika grabs the opponent by the legs and pivots, spinning around to lift the opponent off of the ground. She releases the opponent on the other side, tossing them forward onto the ground after spinning around three times.

Performing the EX version of this move flies the opponent into the wall. As they bounce off of the wall,Yamato Nadeshiko jumps in from behind. She wraps one arm around the back of the opponent's neck and drops to a seated position, smashing their face into the ground.

TacticsEdit

This is a great command throw that does more damage and has longer range, compared to her other command throw, Brimstone. It has a fast startup and inflicts more damage than any of R. MIka's normal throws. However, all of her command throws have a lot of recovery frames, leaving R. Mika defenseless if she whiffs.

Because it's a command grab, this move cannot be blocked. It is great for keeping the opponent guessing, as well as utilizing tick throws. With it's fast startup, she can use this move to break their defenses and deal a large chunk of damage. R. Mika can condition her opponent to constantly block her offensive pressure, and surprise them with her command throws.

The strength of the punch button determines the range and damage inflicted. The Light version does the least amount of damage, but has the longer range. The Heavy version has the shortest range, but inflicts the most damage. The EX version has the longer range and inflicts more damage, compared to her normal versions.

One of the disadvantages of this throw is that it throws the opponent backwards. It is not reccommended to use this move when R. Mika has the opponent positioned in the corner. However, d if the opponent has her cornered, she could grab them with Rainbow Typhoon and turn the tables. Using this move to take regain control of position can be the key to initiate pressure.

In addition, this move can be paired with R. Mika's V-Skill, which increases the damage of all of her normal throws and command throws. Depending on the level of intensity R. Mika uses her Mic Performance, she can increase the damage of this command grab from 180-200 to as high as 1680-1800. While achieving the max level of R. Mika's V-Skill to obtain the highest damage output seems unlikely, she can use Mic Performance to make her command throws even scarier.

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TriviaEdit

  • This move is arguably based on a popular professional wrestling move called the Giant Swing.
  • When the EX version is performed, Yamato Nadeshiko performs a Bulldog.
  • This attack continues with the theme of Mika falling on her buttocks after a special attack.
    • Furthermore if Mika scores a KO with this attack, the attack is timed that the "KO" message appears on screen the moment Mika falls into a seated position on the floor (non EX version).

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