- "The ultimate form of wave motion attack...Shinkuu...the power of vacuum energy!"
- —Ryu, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
- "Shinku! Hadoken! (真空波動拳！ Shinkū! Hadōken!?)"
- —Ryu, Street Fighter IV series
- "Here we go! Shinku (Tengyo) Hadoken! (行っくよぉ～、真空～（天仰）波動けーん！ Ikku yooo, Shinkū~ (Tengyō) Hadōkeen!?)"
- —Sakura, Street Fighter IV series
The Shinku Hadoken (真空波動拳 Shinkū Hadōken?, "Vacuum/True Void Surge Fist") is a Super Combo introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. It is one of Ryu's 'trademark' attacks in the Street Fighter series, and several other variants of this move have appeared since its introduction.
|Marvel vs. Capcom series||Hyper Combo||+|
|Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001||Super Combo (for Evil Ryu)||+|
|Super Street Fighter IV||Ultra Combo II (for Sakura)|| + |
( + for anti-air version)
|Street Fighter X Tekken||Super Art (for Ryu)||+|
|All other appearances||Super Combo||+|
|Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Final Smash||B Button (far)|
Shinku Hadoken was created by Gouken. According to Ryu it was a move Gouken was going to teach him, but never had the opportunity due to his "death". Ryu discovered this technique after defeating Sagat in the 1st game.
The Shinku Hadoken is a large, multi-hitting Hadoken (the maximum usually being 5 hits) made of vacuum energy. Its power propels it the length of the whole stage, and easily lets it plow through other weaker projectiles, though some games lower the amount of hits landed for each one it 'breaks', introducing the concept of "projectile durability" in certain fighting games.
Ryu has had the Shinku Hadoken as a Super Combo ever since it was introduced Super Street Fighter II Turbo, where it was referred to as "Burst Fireball" or "Vacuum Fireball". Sakura has also been able to use the Shinku Hadoken in most, if not all, of her appearances, and sometimes has an anti-air variant. Akuma possesses the more lethal Messatsu Gou Hadou, while Dan has his own version called the Shinku Gadoken and Sean also has a version called the Hado-Burst, which is the only way he can shoot any form of a Hadoken.
In the Street Fighter IV series, it reappears as Ryu's Super Combo and Sakura's second Ultra Combo. Sakura has two versions of the move: a standard ground version which is performed using the 3 punch buttons, and the anti-air version which is performed using the 3 kick buttons. The variants are called Shinku Tengyo Hadoken (真空天仰波動拳 Shinkū Tengyō Hadōken?, "Vacuum Heaven Seeking Surge Fist") and Shinku Soku Hadoken (真空蒼空波動拳 Shinkū Sōkū Hadōken?, "Vacuum Pale Air Surge Fist"). The move's versions are adapted from her use of the move in the Marvel vs. Capcom series.
In the Marvel vs. Capcom series and other crossover games, it appears as one of Ryu and Sakura's Hyper Combos. In some games, the Shinku Hadoken takes the form of a large beam resembling the "Kamehameha" from the Dragon Ball series that lands even more hits, though the attack strength and dodging method remains unchanged. Sakura's variant is an exception, as she fires continuous blasts diagonally upward, though it is performed 'normally' (i.e. the same as Ryu's) in her "Sunburned" form.
In X-Men vs. Street Fighter, when Ryu and Ken are on the same team, they can fire the Double Shinku Hadoken, which has Ryu and Ken fire the Shinku Hadoken together to overwhelm the enemy. This is the only means of access Ken has to the move.
The move appears in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as one of Ryu's Hyper Combos; here, it can be fired in multiple directions and directed while firing as well. In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, while under the influence of Hado Kakusei, the Shinku Hadoken becomes the Shin Hadoken (真波動拳 Shin Hadōken?, "True Surge Fist"), and it gains the ability to bounce off of walls.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Ultimate, Ryu's Final Smash will be the Shinku Hadoken if there are no opponents within striking range. Here, it has the ability of drawing closer foes in its path before striking them away. If Ryu uses his Final Smash within close range of any opponent, he will use the Shin Shoryuken instead.
- "Vacuum Hadoken" is a technique that would’ve been taught someday if master Gouken was alive. ("真空波動拳"、師ゴウケンが生きていればいつか伝授されるはすだった奥義である。 ) from All About Street Fighter Zero 2 page 10.
- He challenged and won the battle with Sagat, the "Muay Thai Emperor" who was considered to be the strongest in the world. He is now the "strongest fighter" and, so to speak, the "great purpose" of his life.(自分は、世界最強とまでわれた「ムエタイの帝王」サガットとの闘いに挑み、これに勝った。今や自分は「最強の格闘家」であり、いわば人生の"大いなる目的"を果たしたはすであった。)
|Ryu's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Collarbone Breaker • Solar Plexus Strike • Senpukyaku • Axe Kick • Jodan Nirengeki • Jodan Sanengeki|
|V-Skills||Mind's Eye • Thrust Strike|
|V-Shift Break||Fumikomi Jodan Kagizuki|
|V-Triggers||Denjin Renki • Kakko Fubatsu|
|Special Attacks||Hadoken • Shoryuken • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku • Shakunetsu Hadoken • Hado no Kamae • Joudan Sokutogeri • Hanagashi • Ren Hadoken • Baku Hadoken • Hado Shoryuken|
|Super Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Metsu Shoryuken |
Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku • Shin Shoryuken • Shinku Midare Uchi
|Super Arts||Shinku Hadoken • Shin Shoryuken • Denjin Hadoken|
|Ultra Combos||Metsu Hadoken • Metsu Shoryuken|
|Critical Arts||Shinku Hadoken • Denjin Hadoken|
|Hyper Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Shin Shoryuken • Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku • Mode Change • Hado Kakusei|
|Meteor Combos||Shin Shoryuken|
|Mighty Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Reppu Jinrasho • Bofu Tatsumaki Senpukyaku|
|Sakura's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Flower Kick • Pendulum Upper • Floral Kick • Furiko Upper • Chin Buster Kick|
|V-Skills||Haru Kaze • Haru Hayate|
|V-Shift Break||Floral Side-Kick|
|V-Triggers||Haru Arashi • Sakura Senpu|
|Special Attacks||Hadoken • Shouoken • Shunpukyaku • Sakura Otoshi• Hadosho • Okakyaku • Tengyo Hadoken • Zanku Hadoken • Ashura Senku • Shunka Shuutou|
|Super Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Midare Zakura • Haru Ichiban • Sakura Fubuki • Shun Goku Satsu|
|Super Arts||Haru Ranman|
|Ultra Combos||Haru Ranman • Shinku Hadoken|
|Critical Arts||Sakura Rain|
|Hyper Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Midare Zakura • Haru Ichiban • Shun Goku Satsu|
|Meteor Combos||Nekketsu Hadoken • Genki Ichiban|
|Mighty Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Midare Zakura|