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SFA3 Dhalsim.gif

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Dhalsim is one of the original eight selectable world warriors in the first version of Street Fighter II. He is the original long-range fighter of fighting games. Dhalsim's intense training has given him the ability to contort and extend his limbs into forms physically impossible in real life; he can project his arms and legs outward in order to deliver attacks that would be out of the range of normal limbs.

Dhalsim's fighting style involves keeping the opponent at bay with distance attacks and projectiles, and optimally, only getting close to strike with a surprise aerial attack or sliding kick. Due to his reach advantage, Dhalsim has both very low offense and defense, making it vital for him to avoid sustaining too many blows from a strong fighter. Dhalsim's sprite, while standing, is actually quite a small target, due to the total number of pixels Dhalsim's sprite occupies while not attacking. Dhalsim becomes a much larger target while attacking.

Dhalsim hails from Kerala, India. He is often depicted as having pupil-less eyes. His build is that of a normal man who exercises and weight trains regularly except for his abdomen and waist which appear much out of proportion and emaciated. He wears torn saffron shorts as his only clothing attire as well as saffron wristbands and anklebands. He has three coloured stripes adorning his head. The skulls he wears around his neck are those of village children that died during a plague. In palette swap renditions of Dhalsim, his skin is often dark blue or other unnatural colors. He is the oldest of the original World Warriors.

Generally a pacifist, Dhalsim fights to raise money for his village, but realizes that it might contradict his pacifist beliefs. The only significant part he played in the overall story of the series was to make Cammy self-aware.

Dhalsim has the power to suspend himself in midair, stretch his extremities in ways beyond the average human, read minds, and sense evil, the latter abilities he uses to locate the sinister Bison, and doing his part to aid those who can defeat the villain. He retired from fighting after the second World Warrior tournament, and continued to roam the world helping those in need. In many additional storylines, he aids Ryu in his quest to become stronger and defeat evildoers.

Key Battles[edit]

Battle Opponent
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Mid-Boss Zangief
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Boss M. Bison
Street Fighter Alpha 3 5th Fight Rose
Street Fighter Alpha 3 9th Fight Birdie
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Pre-Boss Juli and Juni
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Boss M. Bison

Moves[edit]

Street Fighter Alpha 2[edit]

Portrait SFA2 Dhalsim.png
Name Input
Yoga Smash close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Yoga Throw close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Kuuchuu Chouhatsu Arcade-Button-Start.png while jumping
Yoga Shock Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png (hold Arcade-Button-LPunch.png)
Tegatana Suihei Chop Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Drill Zutsuki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Drill Kick Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Yoga Fire Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Yoga Flame Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Yoga Blast Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Yoga Teleport Forward Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
Yoga Teleport Backward Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
Yoga Escape Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png when knocked down
Yoga Inferno Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Yoga Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Yoga Tempest (SFA2 Gold) Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

SFA2 EX Dhalsim[edit]

Portrait SFA2 Dhalsim.png
Name Input
Yoga Smash close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Yoga Throw close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Drill Zutsuki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Drill Kick Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Yoga Fire Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Yoga Flame Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Street Fighter Alpha 3[edit]

Portrait SFA3 Dhalsim.png
Name Input
XAV Yoga Smash Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
XAV Yoga Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
XAV Yoga Trip Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
 A  Yoga Shock Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png (hold Arcade-Button-LPunch.png)
 AV Tegatana Suihei Chop Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
XAV Drill Zutsuki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
XAV Drill Kick Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 AV Kuuchuu Chouhatsu Arcade-Button-Start.png while jumping
XAV Yoga Fire Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
X   Yoga Flame Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
X   Yoga Blast Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
X   Yoga Teleport Arcade-Stick-Dp.png or Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
 AV Yoga Flame Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
 AV Yoga Blast Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 AV Yoga Teleport Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Dp.png or Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png
 AV Yoga Escape Arcade-Stick-Qcbd.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (reversal only)
X   Yoga Tempest Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
 A  Yoga Inferno Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
 A  Yoga Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
 A  Yoga Stream Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png