Dhalsim Guide & Overview

Dhalsim's elasticated appendages give him the kind of range other characters could only dream of, and his ability to teleport around the stage makes him a tricky customer to deal with. But he doesn't have quite the damage output to put him on par with other characters, and thus demands a more technical approach.


  • Space Control Master: Dhalsim is a character meant to control the whole screen with all of his unconventional tools. No matter if the opponent is on the ground or in the air, Dhalsim tends to completely dictate neutral.
  • Yoga Reach: Dhalsim has absolutely massive poking normals, along with an extra set of normals for close range by holding back.
  • Unique Air Movement: With a float and a teleport, Dhalsim's movement is like no other and can greatly reward a skilled player in mastering it.


  • Slow and Floaty: As it goes for Dhalsim, his unique movement is held back by his non-unique movement. His slow speed makes it difficult for him to strike/throw or pressure without proper setup.
  • Setup Heavy: Without time for Dhalsim to throw out his fireballs or make space between him and his opponent, he is notably weaker. Characters that are able to rush him down and players that know to Drive Impact his moves can be very difficult to deal with.
  • Very Limited Reversals: Dhalsim has no OD or Level 1 Super reversal, meaning he needs a whole 2 bars or Drive Reversal just to be able to get out of pressure.

Dhalsim Moveset

Dhalsim Super Arts

Icons Legend Super Gauge bar
Quarter circle frontQuarter circle frontP

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Quarter circle backQuarter circle backK

qcb qcb k

Quarter circle frontQuarter circle frontK

qcf qcf k

How to play Dhalsim

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