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Name: Kohaku (琥珀)
Nicknames: Magical Amber, Apronned Devil, Mister Chin, Thieving Cat

Voiced by: Takano Naoko(高野 直子)
Type: Human Maid, Synchronizer
Gender: Female

Birthday: March 12
Sizes:78 / 58 / 80
Height: 156cm
Weight: 43kg

Eye Color: Amber
Hair Color: Pink

Overview

Playstyle
MBAACC Kohaku Head.png F-Kohaku excels at zoning and neutral thanks to her great normals, rewarding projectiles, and counters.
Pros Cons
  • Rewarding Projectiles: 236A grants a hard knockdown on hit, 236B leads to strong combos on counterhit, and 22C can give a 3C launcher.
  • Excellent Neutral: F-Kohaku has a suit of strong normals, as well as a complementary set of counters and movement options. Combined with her projectiles, these make her strong in neutral. 3C can reflect projectiles too if you like.
  • Honest Pressure: Apart from command grab, Kohaku's pressure plays fair to a considerable degree.
  • Damage or Setplay: F-Kohaku often has to made a choice between going for damage, or getting a knockdown that lets her apply meaningful okizeme.

Move Descriptions

Frame Data Help
Header Tooltip
Move Box Colors

Light gray = Collision Box (A move lacking one means it can go through the opponent's own collision box).
Green: Hurt Boxes.
Red: Hit(/Grab) Boxes.
Yellow: Clash Boxes (When an active hitbox strikes a clash box, the active hitbox stops being active. Multi-hit attacks can beat clash since they will still progress to the next hitbox.)
Magenta: Projectile-reflecting boxes OR Non-hit attack trigger boxes (usually).
Blue: Reflectable Projectile Boxes.

Damage Base damage done by this attack.

(X) denotes combined and scaled damage tested against standing V. Sion.

Red Damage Damage done to the recoverable red health bar by this attack. The values are inherently scaled and tested against standing V. Sion.

(X) denotes combined damage.

Proration The correction value set by this attack and the way it modifies the scaling during a string. See this page for more details.

X% (O) means X% Overrides the previous correction value in a combo if X is of a lower percentage.
X% (M) means the current correction value in a combo will be Multiplied by X%. This can also be referred to as relative proration.

Circuit Meter gained by this attack on hit.

(X%) denotes combined meter gain.
-X% denotes a meter cost.

Cancel Actions this move can be cancelled into.

SE = Self cancelable.
N = Normal cancelable.
SP = Special cancelable.
CH = Cancelable into the next part of the same attack (Chain in case of specials).
EX = EX cancelable.
J = Jump cancelable.
(X) = Cancelable only on hit.
-X- = Cancelable on whiff.

Guard The way this move must be blocked.

L = Can block crouching
H = Can block standing.
A = Can block in the air.
U = Unblockable.

Startup Amount of frames that must pass prior to reaching the active frames. Also referred to as "True Startup".
Active The amount of frames that this move will have a hitbox.

(x) denotes frame gaps where there are no hitboxes is present. Due to varied blockstuns, (x) frames are difficult to use to determine punish windows. Generally the larger the numbers, the more time you have to punish.
X denotes active frames with a duration separate from its origin move's frame data, such as projectile attacks. In this case, the total length of the move is startup+recovery only.

Recovery Frames that this move has after the active frames if not canceled. The character goes into one frame where they can block but not act afterwards, which is not counted here.
Advantage The difference in frames where you can act before your opponent when this move is blocked (assuming the move isn't canceled and the first active frame is blocked).

If the opponent uses a move with startup that is at least 2 frames less than this move's negative advantage, it will result in the opponent hitting that move.
±x~±y denotes a range of possible advantages.

Invul Lists any defensive properties this move has.

X y~z denotes X property happening between the y to z frames of the animations. If no frames are noted, it means the invincibility lasts through the entire move.

Invicibility:

Strike = Strike invincible.
Throw = Throw invincible.

Hurtbox-Based Properties:

Full = No hurtboxes are present.
High = Upper body lacks a hurtbox.
Low = Lower body lacks a hurtbox.

Miscellaneous Properties

Clash = Frames in which clash boxes are active.
Reflect = Frames in which projectile-reflecting boxes are active.
Super Armor = Frames in which the character can take hits without going into hit stun.

Normal Moves

Standing Normals

5A
MB F Kohaku 5A.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
350 202 78% (O) -SE-, -N-, -SP-, -EX-, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
5 4 5 3 3.15% -

A regular Full moon standing jab. Doesn't reach far, and whiffs on some crouching characters. Does decent damage and can be used a couple times in succession as a combo starter.

5B
MB F Kohaku 5B.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
800 505 80% (O) N, SP, EX, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
7 4 12 -1 7.2% -

Kohaku sweeps her broom forward. Great poke that moves Kohaku forward a little. Best move for stagger pressure.

5C
5C
5{C}/[C]
MB F Kohaku 5C.png
MB F Kohaku 5C HalfCharged.png
MB F Kohaku 5C FullCharged.png
5C Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1200 808 90% (O) N, SP, EX, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
8 4 14 0 12.0% -

Extends the back of the broom forward. Decent poke and move for staggers. Useful for catching air counterhits or after a shield counter. Also used in corner combos to cancel into 236C.

5{C} Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1600 1010 90% (O) N, SP, EX, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
18 ~ 19 5 14 -1 14.4% -

The partially charged version of 5C has a lot futher range despite looking the same. Use this deception to your advantage. Heavy damage on hit and good to use in blockstrings. Charge for 15 frames minimum

5[C] Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1500 1010 70% (O) -SP-, -EX- LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
30 X 30 -2 13.5% -

A fully charged 5C will fire out a katana that travels horizontally full screen. This move has its own special cancel properties where you can IH/EX or special cancel it to her 236x series even on whiff. Works well as a tech punish or simple guard bar damage after a wallslam. Good followup if you full screen an EX counter. If they don't tech or tech the wrong way, they get hit. Be careful with it, since it is deflectable. Can be used in neutral when the opponent is turtling, as it does good chip damage and gains you a lot of meter. Charge for 25 frames minimum

Crouching Normals

2A
MB F Kohaku 2A.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
350 202 75% (O) -SE-, -N-, -SP-, -EX-, (J) L
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
4 4 6 2 3.15% -

Her fastest normal and typical combo starter. Hits fairly high, short range, and leaves you at +2 frame advantage on block.

2B
MB F Kohaku 2B.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
700 404 65% (O) N, SP, EX, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
10 4 14 -3 6.3% Clash 7-13

Kohaku sweeps upwards her with her broom, hitting opponents above and in front of her. A good anti-air normal due to it's height. Comes with clash frames that come out before the actual hit. Decent poke. Can cancel into 214 series on hit, block, and clash. 2B->214A will catch people whose moves beat out your clash frames.

2C
2C
2[C]
MB F Kohaku 2C.png
MB F Kohaku 2C Charged.png
2C Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1100 707 60% (O) N, SP, EX, (J) L
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
10 4 24 -10 6.3% -

Low broom sweep with incredible range. This move is great for catching jumpouts. When blocked, it's wise to follow up with a 236A.

2[C] Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1400 1010 90% (M) N, SP, EX, (J) L
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
22 5 24 -11 10.8% -

Can be charged/half-charged for stagger pressure.

Aerial Normals

j.A
MB F Kohaku jA.png
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she's telling you to look at the frame data
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
300 202 75% (O) SE, N, SP, EX, J HA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
5 4 10 - 3.15% -

Flying jab thats actually an overhead, and useful for this on large characters such as Ries. Not the best anti-air, but good in some combos for that little extra damage/meter. Great for IAD canceling.

j.B
Hkohamech jB.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
650 404 90% (O) N, SP, EX, J HA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
8 4 - - 4.5% -

Extends your broom forward in the air. One of your best air-to-air and zoning tools. Has just about the same reach as her JC but will hit faster and in a more upward direction.

j.C
j.C
j.[C]
Hkohamech jC.png
Hkohamech BEjC.png
j.C Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 90% (O) SP, EX, J HA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
10 4 - - 9.0% -

Kohaku sweeps her broom at a down-forward angle, hitting everything in front and below her. Due to the large hitbox you can crossup with this move. Great aerial poke, and her best air-to-ground. Don't overuse it against characters with a good downward jump attack while air to air.

j.[C] Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1300 1010 80% (O) SP, EX, J HA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
19 4 - - 11.7% -

Can be charged for extra damage and fake-outs.

Command Normals

4B
MB F Kohaku 4B.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
400, 600 (981) (792) 100%, 55% (O) N*, SP, EX, (J) L
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
9 5 (5) 5 14 -1 3.6%, 5.4% (9.0%) -

Kohaku attempts to trip the opponent, followed by a second hit. Pushes you out very far on block.

3C
MB F Kohaku 3C.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 707 70% (O) SP, EX, (J) LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
11 5 24 -11 9.0% Reflect 11-17

Kohaku uses her broom as a baseball bat to launch the opponent. Used after 2C in close range as a launcher for aircombo. It's EX-cancellable on whiff for some tricks. Can be useful against some vertical fall-ins. This move also reflects most projectiles back to the opponent.

Reflectable Projectiles Table
Character Move
Aoko Half Moon: 214X

Full Moon: 236X

Archetype:Earth All Moons: 22X
Ciel All Moons: (j.)214X

Crescent Moon: 236A/B-214X, 236A-214X-214X, Backdash>63214X

Half Moon: 236A/[A]

Hisui All Moons: 214X
Kohaku Crescent and Full Moon: 2222C/22222C

Full Moon: 5[C]

KohaMech Full Moon: 214C, 22C
Len Full Moon: 236X
Mech Crescent and Full Moon: 214X

Half Moon: 236X, 236236C

Full Moon: 236C

Nero All Moons: 236A/B

Crescent Moon: 623X

Ryougi All Moons: (j.)22X
Satsuki Full Moon: 22X
Warachia Crescent and Half Moon: (j.)63214C

Crescent Moon: 2[C]

Full Moon: 236X

Warc All Moons: (j.)214X

Crescent Moon: 63214C

Half Moon: 236A/B

White Len Full Moon: (j.)236X

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw
MBCKohaMechThrow.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 505 100% - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
3 1 20 - 0.0% -

Syringe hit. Untechable knockdown.

Air Throw
Air Throw
j.6/4A+D
MBCKohaMechThrowAir.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1600 (Raw)/1300 606 30% - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
2 1 12 - 0.0% -

Ground bounces the opponnent using a 16-ton weight.

Shield Counter
Shield Counter
236D after a successful Shield (Air OK)
MBHKohaMechSC.png
MBHKohaMechSCAir.png
Ground Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500 (345) 202 50% (SP), (EX), (J) LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
9 4 18 -4 4.5% -

Same animation as C-Moon 5CC.

Air Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500 (345) 202 50% - HA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
9 4 - - 4.5% -

Same animation as j.B.

Shield Bunker
Shield Bunker
214D in neutral or blockstun
MBCKohaMech214D.png
Bunker Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500 202 50% - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
26 4 19 -5 0.0%
(-50.0% in blockstun)
Clash 1-10
(Clash) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500 202 50% - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
8 4 19 -5 0.0%/-50.0% Strike 1-7

Flaming battou swipe.

Blood Heat
Blood Heat
A+B+C during MAX
MBCKohaMechHeat.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
100 0 100% - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
16 7 25 - uses all Full 1-21

Decently quick and large hitbox.

Circuit Spark
Circuit Spark
A+B+C during hitstun/blockstun at MAX
MBCKohaMechCSpark.png
MBCKohaMechCSparkAir.png
Ground Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
100 0 100% - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
11 10 20 - removes all Full 1-39
Air Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
100 0 100% - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
12 10 15 - removes all Strike 1-30

Universal burst mechanic. Unlike Crescent/Full Heat activation, the hitbox and frame data doesn't vary between characters. However, you can be thrown out of this move if you input it in the air.


Special Moves

Grounded Specials

236X
MBFKohaMech236A.png
MBFKohaMech236B.png
MBFKohaMech236C.png
A Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 65% (O) -EX- LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
11 8 26 -6 9.0% -
[A] Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 100% -EX- LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
22 12 22 -6 9.0% -
  • Kohaku draws her hidden sword and performs a quick strike that unleashes a forcewave. Each version has its own uses, but they're generally used for zoning rather than close combat.

Unleashes a forcewave on the ground. Useful for catching jumpouts when used after a 2C (and safer). Possible to OTG combo after it hits, like with an Arc Drive. The charged version has more range.

B Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 80% (O) -EX- LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
13 6 33 -11 9.0% -
[B] Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 80% (O) -EX- LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
25 9 29 -10 9.0% -

Unleashes a forcewave into the air. Air unblockable, so great for hitting characters that like to jump at you. This is one of Kohaku's best zoning tools. If you land an air counterhit with this, you can dash forward and perform a very damaging combo. The charged version has longer range (starts off higher, completely missing standing VSion). Use sparingly as it's very punishable. Possible to cancel into Cactus if you need extra safety.

EX Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 808 80% (M) - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
6+5 16 18 -6 9.0% Full 1-7

A much faster version that releases a huge wave covering almost the entire stage, and wallslamming on hit. As opposed to 236B, this version can be blocked in the air. Mainly used in corner combos, as you can link 5C after it wallslams. Can also be used after a 5[C] hit for extra damage.

214X
MBFKohaku214A.png
MBFKohaku214B.png
MBFKohaku214ABCounter.png
A/B Counter
A/B Counter
MBFKohaku214C.png
MBFKohaku214CCounter.png
EX Counter
EX Counter
A/B Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
- - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
3 12 16 - - -
(A Counter) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1500 1010 50% - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
14 3 27 3 9.0% Full 1-19
(B Counter) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1500 1010 50% - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
9 3 27 3 9.0% Full 1-14
  • Kohaku unsheathes her sword for an instant, anticipating an attack. Should anything hit the sword's trigger box during this time, she will parry the attack and perform a counterhit. Leaves Kohaku vulnerable if the parry doesn't trigger. These counters act similar to a shield, so unshieldable moves cannot be parried, but unlike shields the opponent's attack is treated as if it whiffed. These counters are generally risky to use, but good against predictable opponents and projectiles.

A: Counters high and mid atttacks that hit around head height. Has decent startup and the followup isn't guaranteed to hit, but is plus if blocked. Some grounded overheads such as C-Sion 6B will still beat this parry due to hitbox position.

B: Counters low and mid attacks that hit below her shoulders. Generally the more useful meterless version since it covers the majority of ground attacks and has a faster followup.

EX Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
- - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
5 16 12 - -100.0% High 5-20
(EX Counter) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
0, 3000 (2640) (2222) 50% - U, LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
0 1+2 (10) 4 31 ? 11.6% Full 1-21

Counters any attack that connects with Kohaku. Deals a lot of damage and is much faster, but the trigger box isn't active until the fifth frame so it cannot be used as a true reversal. Useful against non-meaty okizeme and predictable pressure. If used at a certain distance to the corner, you can combo off the wallslam with 5C -> aerial for heavy damage.

22X
MB F Kohaku 22A.png
MB F Kohaku 22B.png
MB F Kohaku 22C.png
A
(~[X])
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
333*N 101*N 100% - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
57
(~58)
X 49 - 2.7%*N -

Drop a small spinning tree that will fly diagonally upwards. This plant can be used to combo off a command throw with a whiffed followup if placed in advance. It can also be used for okizeme when you don't have time for 22B or the meter for C. By holding a button, you will automatically keep the plant on the ground up to two seconds. This can cause trouble for characters without projectiles or long range pokes.

B Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
280*8 (1724) (802) -4%*8 - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
81 32 53 - 2.7%*8 (21.6%) -

Drop a spinning tree that will stay on the ground and hit 8 times. Longer startup than 22A, but doesn't disappear when hit like 22C. Can be used for okizeme, and can be combo'd off.

EX Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500, 250*12 (1986) (1567) -4%*8 - LH (1), LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
4+24 15 (12), 1 (7) 1 (9) x5,
1 (5) 2
4+34 - -100.0% Full 1-5

Throw out a cactus that will land on the ground and hit 11 times, slowly moving forward. If the first hit lands in its later active frames, then the subsequent hits are airtight. If it lands too early, there is a considerable gap which can be reversal'd or sometimes even jumped out of. Can be used for corner lockdown or cancelling whiffed forcewaves. Take care though, because if Kohaku takes any damage while the cactus is active, it will disappear. If the cactus hits, you can launch with 3C into aircombo at the end, or command grab them after the last hit.

2222C
Johnny
2222C
MB F Kohaku 2222C.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
800*4 606*4 80% (O) - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
3+114 X 3+46 - -150.0% -

This super costs 150 meter and has long startup. It will summon Johnny the fire-spitting plant. At a certain point during startup it tracks the direction the opponent is at, and will start shooting 6 fireballs in that direction, all of which juggle on hit. Nice to use when you can't get punished for it and have the meter to do so (typically in MAX or Heat). Forces the opponent to jump away or keep blocking for a good period.

22222C
MB F Kohaku 22222C.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
100 50 50% - LH
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
3+109 72 3+36 - -150.0% -

Another 150 meter super with decently long startup. Summons a purple plant that will cough out a breath of poisonous gas. If this hits, the opponent loses some health over time. The hit also juggles, allowing for setups such as: command throw -> whiff followup -> 22222C -> command throw -> whiff followup -> *poison breath hits* -> 5{C} -> aerial combo. This super doesn't do a lot of damage, and is rarely worth using.

63214C
MBCKohaMech63214C.png
MBCKohaku63214CX.png
Grab Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
500 (440) (444) 80% (O) (CH) U
(Whiffs vs Air.)
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
4 1 22 - 7.2% -
~X (Lv 3) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
3500 (2826) (2510) 80% (O) - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
0 1 30 - 18.0% -
~X (Lv 2) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1500 (1462) (1270) 80% (O) - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
2 2 28 - 9.0% -
~X (Lv 1) Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
1000 (1121) (925) 70% (O) - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
4 3 23 - 9.0% -

Command throw. 1 frame longer startup than regular throw, but has the usual command throw advantages. This move has a followup attack where she uses her broom as a baseball bat to hit the opponent. This followup can be whiffed by holding down any button, allowing for a 22A setup launch, okizeme, or an OTG Arc Drive or 236C. Instead of whiffing you can time C a second time to hit with the broom. A regular hit will do a little extra damage and leads to neutral. If you hit the opponent right before they touch the ground, you'll hit a home run and launch the opponent to the corner, dealing heavy damage and allowing for a combo. This command throw is a staple in Kohaku's offense, and should be used against opponents who like to block.

1632143C
MB F Kohaku 1632143C.png
Don't do drugs, kids, as they are a waste of meter.
Don't do drugs, kids, as they are a waste of meter.
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
- - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
- - 24+100 - -100.0% -

Kohaku injects herself with drugs, granting her Blood Heat and super armor during its duration. After the long super flash, there is a long startup (100f), and it can only be safely used if the opponent is under cactus lockdown. The Blood Heat lasts 300f (5 seconds), shorter than Full Moon's maximum Blood Heat duration (750f, or 12.5 seconds). The super armor will end early if she gets thrown.

24f of startup, then long super flash, then 100f before it becomes active.

While cool-looking, this move has no real practical uses, unless you want to use it for memes.

Aerial Specials

j.236X
MBHKohakuj236AB.png
MBHKohakuj236C.png
A Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
- - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
- - 38 - - Strike 8-13
  • Command airdash that travels very quickly across the screen. Cannot be cancelled into anything, but you can continue air movement afterwards. Situational moves to get away or gain extra distance.

Fly a short distance forward at great speed. Vulnerable to attacks.

B Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
- - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
- - 52 - - Strike 11-28

Same as the A version, but travels twice as far.

EX Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
400*6 (1992) (1507) 100% (J) LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
1+4 12 11 - -100.0% Strike 1-4

EX version of j.214A. Travels the same distance, but with damaging fire in front of Kohaku. Its only real use is after j.C to add on extra damage. Can be jump cancelled, allowing you to use it twice in an aircombo. Use airthrow after if you've used your jump cancel already.

j.214X
MBCKohaku214ABX.png
MBCKohakuj214B.png
MBCKohakuj214C.png
A Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
600*3 (1743) (880) 100%*2, 80% (O) - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
19* X - - 5.4%*3 (16.2%) Strike 8-40
  • Kohaku briefly changes into Magical Amber to rain molotov on her opponents. Leaves Kohaku vulnerable to airthrows and hits while dropping bombs, but she can jump cancel the recovery. Can be combo'd after on hit.

Drop one molotov cocktail. Slightly faster than the B version. Invulnerable to hits (but not airthrow) while dropping the bomb.

B Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
300*3, 200*3 (1170) (703) -5%*3 - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
20* X - - 0.9%*3, 0.45%*3 (4.05%) -

Drop one molotov cocktail, then up to two more by holding down the button. It will leave the opponent in a long blockstun, so drop down at any time to continue pressure. The fire animation can hide her sprite while landing, allowing for a slightly annoying crossup.

EX Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
(500*3) x4 (323*3) x4 (100%*2, 75% (M)) x4 - LHA
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
17+(35 ~ 18) X - - -100.0% Strike 1-59

Quickly drop 4 molotovs at once, dealing heavy damage if it hits. Long recovery. Invulnerable to hits (but not airthrow) while dropping bombs.

Arc Drive

Low Blow Amber Kick
41236C during Max/Heat
MB F Kohaku AD.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
4700 (2176) (885) 50% (O) - U
(Whiffs vs Air.)
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
2+15 X Knockdown* - removes all Full

Kohaku dismisses her maid outfit and broom, and puts on a china dress. Afterwards she charges forward, and when hitting an opponent, she will perform three successive attacks dealing moderate damage and Circuit Breaking her opponent. This is a useful AD due to the fact it can hit OTG (for example, after any 236A hit), and meter break. This move is unblockable, and can be used as a reversal. If it whiffs you'll hit the wall and the opponent can combo you.


Another Arc Drive

Low Blow Amber Overthrow
41236C during Blood Heat
MB F Kohaku AAD.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
13800 (5238) (3942) 50% - U
(Whiffs vs Air.)
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
2+18 X Knockdown* - removes all Full

A longer version the Arc Drive that deals more damage, but doesn't circuit break and doesn't hit OTG. Pretty much useless besides catching low jumpin attacks or as a ground reversal.


Last Arc

Ultimate Battou - Happy New Year's Comet
Grounded EX Shield during Blood Heat
MB F Kohaku LA.png
Damage Red Damage Proration Cancel Guard
7000 (3500 ~ 7000) 3020 ~ 5538 50% + 50% * remaining BH time - U
First Active Active Recovery Frame Adv Circuit Invuln
4+0 1+1 16+56 - removes all Full

Kohaku draws the sword hidden in her broom to parry the attack and retaliate with her strongest strike. Activates on standing and crouching EX shield during Blood Heat. Heavy damage and hard knockdown. The damage scales with the Blood Heat time left, from 100% at full to 50% when nearly empty.

General Gameplan

F-Kohaku is primarily a zoning character. Her strong normals allow her to win most neutral situations. Her 236 series can be used to keep the enemy scared to jump- 236A is suitable to catch jump startup and 236B is air-unblockable. While mistiming a 236X is certain to get you hurt, a 236B counterhit can lead into massive (5k meterless) damage, so it's worth learning how to use it in neutral.

Once she gets a hit in, if you're close enough it's usually best to go for launch into aircombo. If you dash after this you can do a meaty 2A / 5B / far 2C, or mix it up with command grab. If you're too far away to combo into 3C, go for okizeme: either a plant setup or IAD crossup. Try saving your meter for the metered corner combo, IH combo, or EX cancels to make whiffed specials safe(r). Throwing a cactus after a knockdown near the corner can be good too.

Neutral

From full screen you can shoot a projectile with 5[C]. It's kinda slow, but can surprise your opponent. 236[A] has decent range, but be careful not to charge it if the opponent is too close. It's usually better to get to j.B range however, since that's where F-Kohaku excels.

At j.B range, use j.B in the air, or play footsies with 5B, 2B, 5C, etc when on the ground. If you're further away you can anti air with 236B. If you're airborne and the opponent is closer than j.B, j.A is a better choice since j.B will often lose to faster normals. on the ground at half screen range you can space 236A, or 5{C} when you're closer. 2C is great for whiff punishing slow moves, but can be punished hard in turn.

Pressure

Your basic pressure string is 2A(A) 5B (2B) 4B. Frame traps (and even resets) are possible in between all these moves. If this is entirely blocked, you'll be quite far from the opponent- however you'll be able to keep them from going anywhere with 2C, 236A/{A}/[A], and 236B. If they hesitate in the face of these threats you're all good to do a Ground or Air dash reset. After their initial hesitation, some opponents may react to Kohaku's somewhat telegraphed dashes and be ready with 2A/5A when you enter that range. This can be countered with a preemptive 5C as you move forward on the ground (for example). In addition, Dash > (I)AD back > j.B can really throw off their abare timing, and possibly get you a knockdown via j.B 5C 236A. Simply letting them cook and reacting to their escape option (via neutral jump drift j.B, etc) is a valid choice after getting pushed out as well.

After establishing respect for your blockstring, it's time for grabs. Assuming Kohaku starts at point blank, 2AA gap 63214C and 2A gap 2A gap 63214C will net you a command grab. Depending on the character other point blank strings that setup into command grab threat without any walking forward, such as 2A gap 5B gap command grab, are possible. At 5B and 2B range, 6563214C (IE, finishing the command grab input less than 12~ frames after a dash input) will give you the fastest possible command grab. Command grabs are untechable, and F Kohaku's can net around 3.9k damage assuming you get the just frame.

Her ground normals have good priority, so for example doing a 5B after a blocked 5B can work out well, since it creates a frametrap. If you end your blockstring in 2C, then either do 236A, a partially charged 236A (frametrap / anti jumpout), or an IAD reset.

TL;DR Strike throw and being able to take advantage of your great neutral after being pushed out.

Okizeme

At Midscreen, a Three-way mixup is possible after 236D/Air CH 2C 236A, with different side-switch possibilities from forward jump and IAD depending on how far the opponent is from you when hit.

In general, if the opponent is hit by 2C 236A at around 5B range, you'll switch sides after a forward jump, and if hit at around 5c range you'll land sameside. During said forward jump an airdash backwards j.C would catch their attempts to block or shield low, but would lose to fuzzy 5a mash. At 6A+D/6E grab range and 5A range, replace forward jump with neutral jump forward drift for a similar effect.

In addition to the above, at ~5c range you could also do backwards jump > IAD forward to add ambiguity to your landing at slightly further ranges, though naturally you can't IAD back. Meaty 2A is possible from all of these jump variants. For characters with < 50 frame front wakeups (link) you'll want to ensure that 2C 236A hits them high enough to give you time to recover from 236A.

Defense

When blocking pressure strings, use EX guard to push them out. When gaps present themselves cycle through your defensive options as normal, noting that jump outs are particularly safe.

Remember counters. They are an important tool to keep the opponent from being absentminded when resetting their pressure. However they can be baited easily if you're too predictable.

Also keep in mind that 5B (active frame 7) and 5C (active frame 8) are disjointed at the tip, making them particularly viable to punish an egregious reset assuming the opponent's character is slow to block after their dash


Combos

Combo Notation Help
Disclaimer: Combos are written by various writers, so the actual notation used in pages can differ from the standard one.

For more information, see Glossary and Controls.

X > Y X input is cancelled into Y.
X > delay Y Must wait for a short period before cancelling X input into Y.
X, Y X input is linked into Y, meaning Y is done after X's recovery period.
X+Y Buttons X and Y must be input simultaneously.
X/Y Either the X or Y input can be used.
X~Y This notation has two meanings.
  1. Use attack X with Y follow-up input.
  2. Input X then within a few frames, input Y. Usually used for option selects.
X(w) X input must not hit the opponent (Whiff).
j.X X input is done in the air, implies a jump/jump cancel if the previous move was done from the ground.

Applies to all air chain sections:

  • Assume a forward jump cancel if no direction is given.
  • Air chains such as j.A > j.B > j.C can be shortened to j.ABC.
sj.X X input is done after a super jump. Notated as sj8.X and sj9.X for neutral and forward super jumps respectively.
dj.X X input is done after a double jump.
sdj.X X input is done after a double super jump.
tk.X Stands for Tiger Knee. X motion must be buffered before jumping, inputting the move as close to the ground as possible. (ex. tk.236A)
(X) X is optional. Typically the combo will be easier if omitted.
[X] Input X is held down. Also referred to as Blowback Edge (BE). Depending on the character, this can indicate that this button is held down and not released until indicated by the release notation.
]X[ Input X is released. Will only appear if a button is previously held down. This type of input is referred to as Negative Edge.
{X} Button X should only be held down briefly to get a partially charged version instead of the fully charged one.
X(N) Attack "X" should only hit N times.
(XYZ)xN XYZ string must be performed N times. Combos using this notation are usually referred to as loops.
(XYZ^) A pre-existing combo labelled XYZ is inserted here for shortening purposes.
CH The first attack must be a Counter Hit.
Air CH The first attack must be a Counter Hit on an airborne opponent.
66 Performs a ground forward dash.
j.66 Performs an aerial forward dash, used as a cancel for certain characters' air strings.
IAD/IABD Performs an Instant AirDash.
AT Performs an Air Throw. (j.6/4A+D)
IH Performs an Initiative Heat.
AD Performs an Arc Drive.
AAD Performs an Another Arc Drive.

Normal Combos

Midscreen BnBs

You can start this combo with the following jump-ins:

- Crossup j.C
- Close j.B

Followed by (moves between brackets are optional and/or depend on spacing):

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
Normal starter, grounded opponent
  • 2A > 5B > 2B > 4B > 2C > 3C > j.BC > sdj.ABC > AT
4391


Meter Gained: 71.1% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 24.8%
This is the complete BnB, very easy to learn and it's the best for the character to do.
Normal starter, grounded opponent
  • 2A > 5B > 2B > 4B > 2C > 3C > IAD j.B, land j.AC > sdj.ABC > AT
4423


Meter Gained: 74.2% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 25.8%
Harder version (you gain some extra meter)

From a low to the ground j.B hit you can do:

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
Normal starter, grounded opponent
  • 2C > 236A
1610


Meter Gained: 30.6% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 10.2%
Combo into okizeme or some OTG damage.


Misc. Starters

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
63214C starter
  • 63214C > (sweet spot follow-up) > 2[C] > 3C > j.BC > dj.(A)BC > AT
3970


Meter Gained: 75.1% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 27.2%
Outside the corner you will have to dash forward and do a regular 2C > 3C to do the relaunch.
Raw Airthrow starter
  • Raw AT > j.A(w), land 66 2C > 3C > j.BC > sdj.ABC > AT
3187


Meter Gained: 45.4% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 17.3%
Variations are possible. You can end at 2C to go for okizeme, or follow up with one of the AD / IH combos.
Shield Counter starter
  • D~236D, 5C > j.BC > dj.ABC > AT
2741


Meter Gained: 50.1% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 17.3%
Again, variations are possible, this is just the most stable confirm.

Metered Combos

Midscreen/Anywhere

You can use j.236C after (d)j.BC in any of her combos. This will add some extra damage for 100 meter.
You can airthrow or jump after it, allowing you to do it up to two times in a combo with the right spacing and height.

Corner BnB

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
Normal starter, grounded opponent
100% meter
  • 2A > 5B > 5C > 236C, 5C > j.BC > dj.BC > AT
4773


Meter Gained: 37.3% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 21.8%
Metered corner BnB.

Arc Drive Combos

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
Normal starter, grounded opponent
MAX/Heat mode
  • (anything into 2C/5C) > 236A > AD
3591


Meter Gained: 0% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): Meter Break
Standard AD ender.
63214C starter
MAX/Heat mode
  • 63214C > (sweet spot follow-up) > AD
3787


Meter Gained: 0% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): Meter Break
Command Grab combo with AD ender.

Initiative Heat Combos

Condition Notation Damage
vs V.Sion
Notes
Normal starter, grounded opponent
MAX mode
  • (anything into 2C/5C) > 236A > IH 2C > 236A > AD
4418


Meter Gained: 0% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): Meter Break
MAX AD ender.
Normal starter, grounded opponent
MAX mode
  • (anything into 2C/5C) > 236A > IH 5C > j.BC > j.236C > sdj.BC > j.236C > AT
5206


Meter Gained: 0% Meter Given (vs C-Moon): 32.1%
Double Magical Amber. (requires a high max meter)

Additional Resources

F-Kohaku Match Video Database
Melty Bits: F-Kohaku
Winty & Osu's Kohaku document

Notable Players

Name Color Region Common Venues Status Details
onion (オニオン)

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Japan Play Spot BIG ONE 2nd Inactive


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