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Basic Moves[edit]

Both Modes

Arcade-NeoGeo-A.png weak Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-APunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-B.png weak Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-BKick.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png strong Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-CPunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-D.png strong Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Knockdown Attack
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png (when knocked down) Quick Recovery
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png (while blocking) Guard Cancel Roll
Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png (while blocking) Guard Cancel Attack
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png Throw / Grab
while dizzy or in grab Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Team Assistance (a teammate must be undefeated and visible on screen)
Arcade-Button-Start.png Taunt

Advanced Mode

Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Roll
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png (when thrown) Throw Escape
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Activate POWer Gauge (consumes 1 POW Bar)
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png Dash Forward
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Hop Back
Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png Super Jump
  • Performing a Desperation Move consumes one POW Bar
  • Desperation Moves cannot be performed Lifebar is flashing (20% or less).
  • activating the POWer Gauge will increase inflicted damage
  • activating POWer Gauge will turn any Desperation Move into a Super Desperation Move

Extra Mode

Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Dodge
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Power up
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png Hop Forward
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Hop Back
  • When POWer Gauge is full, inflicted damage is increased
  • Desperation Moves can be performed Lifebar is flashing (20% or less) or when POWer Gaugeis full.
  • When Lifebar is flashing (20% or less) and POWer Gauge is full, any Desperation Move becomes a Super Desperation Move

Normal Characters[edit]

Hero Team[edit]

Kyo Kusanagi[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Kyo.png
Name Input
Ge Shiki Gou Fu You Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
88 Shiki Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Ge Shiki Naraku Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
910 Shiki Nue Tumi (reversal attack) Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
202 Shiki Kotu Tsuki You Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
707 Shiki Kooma Ho Furi Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
75 Shiki Kai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png, then Arcade-Button-Kick.png (first Kick must connect)
114 Shiki: Ara Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
__128 Shiki Kono Kizu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 114 Ara Kami has connected
____127 Shiki: Yano Sabi
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+
Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 128 Kono Kizu has connected or
Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 114 Ara Kami has connected
______125 Shiki Nana Se Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 114 Ara Kami has connected or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 127 Yano Sabi has connected or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 128 Kono Kizu has connected
______Ge Shiki Migiri Ugachi Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 114 Ara Kami has connected or
Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 127 Yano Sabi has connected
115 Shiki: Doku Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
__401 Shiki: Tumi Yomi Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 115 Doku Kami has connected
____402 Shiki: Batu Yomi Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 401 Tumi Yomi has connected
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Saishuu Kessen Ougi "Mu Shiki"
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Taunt Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png (after any DM/SDM)

Benimaru Nikaido[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Flying Drill Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Rajinken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shinku Katate Goma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri(connected) Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(after Iai Geri has connected)
Handou Sandan Geri (direct) Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Benimau Coleda (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Raikoken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Electro Trigger
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Goro Daimon[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Daimon.png
Name Input
Takra Tsubushi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Zuju Barai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Fake Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Chou Ousoto Gari (close)Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chou Ukemi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Neko Gaeshi Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kumo Tsukami Nage Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png(use against airborne opponents)
Kiri kabu Gaeshi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Tenchi Gaeshi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Uru Nage Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Arashi Noyama: Nekko Meki
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
__Arashi Noyama: Zuko Kiri Kabu Gaeshi
Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Nekko Meki)
Desperation Move
____Arashi Noyama: Bukko Meki Ura Nage
Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Zuko Kiri Kabu Gaeshi)

Fatal Fury Team[edit]

Terry Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Terry.png
Name Input
Back Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Rising Upper Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Power Wave Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Burn Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crack Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Rising Tackle Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Power Dunk Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Power Charge Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Power Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
High Angle Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Andy Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Andy.png
Name Input
Jou Agito Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Hi Sho Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Sho Ryu Dan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ku Ha Dan Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Geki Heki Hai Sui Shou (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Ei Ken Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Ga Dan Kou Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Zaneiken)
Genei Shiranui Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(when done in air Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png is sufficient)
__Genei Shiranui Shimo Agito Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Genei Shiranui)
__Genei Shiranui Uwa Agito Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Genei Shiranui)
Desperation Move
Cho Reppa Dan
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hisho Ryusei Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Joe Higashi[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Joe.png
Name Input
Slide Kick Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Low Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Hurricane Upper Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Slash Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ougon no Kakoto Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Baku Retsu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Baku Retsu Finish Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Baku Retsu Ken)
Desperation Move
Screw Upper
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Baku Retsu Hurricane Tiger Kakato
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Art of Fighting Team[edit]

Ryo Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Ryo.png
Name Input
Hyouchuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Koh Hoh Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (can be done during Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou)
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Setsu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Ranbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shoko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Tenchi Haoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Robert Garcia[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Robert.png
Name Input
Ryuu Han Shuu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ryuu Geki Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokugen Ryuu Jin Kyaku (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Ryuu Jin Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuu Zan Shou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Muei Shippuu Juudan Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Yuri Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Yuri.png
Name Input
Tsubame Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)(Air Throw)
En Yoku Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rai Kho Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Uru Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(after Kuu Ga)
Hien Senpuu Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Senpuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hyaku Retsu Binta Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Hien Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hien Rekkou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Ikari Team[edit]

Leona Heidern[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Leona.png
Name Input
Heidern Inferno (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Moon Slasher Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
X-Calibur Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Baltic Launcher Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Grand Saber Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Gliding Buster Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png(directly after Grand Saber has connected)
I Slasher Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
V Slasher
Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gravity Storm
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Rebel Spark
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Ralf Jones[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Ralf.png
Name Input
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gatling Attack Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyukoka Bakudan Punch Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Button-Punch.png
Ralf Kick Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Argentine Backbreaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Desperation Move
Bari Bari Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Umanori Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Galactica Phantom
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Clark Still[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Clark.png
Name Input
Death Lake Dive (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Stomping Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Napalm Stretch Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(use against airborne opponents)
Frankensteiner Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Rolling Cradler Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Argentine Backbreaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Flashing Elbow Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(after any special Throw)
Desperation Move
Ultra Argentine Back Breaker
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Running Three
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Psycho Soldier Team[edit]

Athena Asamiya[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Athena.png
Name Input
Psychic Shoot (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Renkan Tai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Phoenix Bomb Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Psycho Ball Attack Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Phoenix Arrow Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Sword Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Teleport Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Psycho Reflector Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Psychic Throw (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Shining Crystal Bit
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (chancel by pressing Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
Desperation Move
__Crystal Shoot
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Shining Crystal Bit)
Desperation Move
Phoenix Fang Arrow
Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Sie Kensou[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Kensou.png
Name Input
Ko Bokute Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Gosen Tai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Chou Kyuu Dan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu Sou Geki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu Renga (close)Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu Renga Chi Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ryu Renga Ten Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ryo Ga Kisai Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Tenbu Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Seiou Rekkyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Desperation Move
Sen Ki Hakkei
(close)Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Niku Man O Kuu
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Desperation Move
Fake Niku Man O Kuu
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Chin Gentsai[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Chin.png
Name Input
Sui HoHyoutan Shuu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Hyoutan Geki Jaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Hyoutan Geki Kyou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ryuu Rin Hou Rai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
KaitenTeki Kuu Totsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Suikan Kan Ou Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(chancel by pressing Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
__Chou Shuu Riku Gyo (connected) Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Suikan Kan Ou)
Chou Shuu Riku Gyo (not connected) Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Bogetsu Sui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(chancel by pressing Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
__Ryuu Ja Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png(during Bugetsu Sui)
__Rigyo Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png(during Bugetsu Sui)
__Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Bugetsu Sui or Suikan Kan Ou)
Desperation Move
Gou Ran Enpou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gou En Shourai
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Women Fighters Team[edit]

Chizuru Kagura[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Chizuru.png
Name Input
100 Katso Tenjin no Kotowari Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ any Button
__212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Ten Sui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ any Button (during 212 Katsu, must use same Button)
202 Katsu Otsu Shiki Choumon no Isshin Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ any Button
108 Katsu Tamayura no Shintsune Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ichimen 85 Katsu Reigi no Ishizue
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ichimen Ikkatsu San Rai no Fui Jin
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mai Shiranui[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Benitsuru no Mai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kachosen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuenbu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hakuro no Mai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Sui Chou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

King[edit]

Portrait KOF97 King.png
Name Input
Slide Kick Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Venom Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Double Venom Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tornado Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Mirage Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Surprise Rose Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Trap Shot Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Illusion dance
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Silent Flash
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Kim Team[edit]

Kim Kaphwan[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Kim.png
Name Input
Neri Chagi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Dora Yup Chagi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Ten Sou Zan Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png(during heavy Hi En Zan)
Kuu Sa Jin Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Han Getsu Zan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuusei Raku Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houhoh Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houhoh Tenbu Kyaku
Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Chang Koehan[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Chang.png
Name Input
Hiki Nige Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Tekkyu Dai Kaiten Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png

(cancel by pressing Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png)

Tekkyu Funsai Geki Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tekkyu Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dai Hakai Nage (Throw) (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Tekkyu Dai Bousou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Tekkyu Dai Assatsu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Choi Bounge[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Choi.png
Name Input
Toorima Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Tatsumaki Shippuu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Kuu Retsu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Senpuu Hi En Shitozsu Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Hokou Ten Kan
can be linked together up to 3 times
any direction + any Button (during Senpuu Hi or Hishou Kuu)
Kaiten Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Shin! Chouzetsu Tatsumaki Shinkuu Zan
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

New Face Team[edit]

Yashiro Nanakase[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Yashiro.png
Name Input
Regret Slam Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Step Side Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Upper Duel Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Sledgehammer Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Missile Might Bash Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Jet Counter Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Million Bash Stream
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Final Impact
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(hold to power up)

Shermie[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Shermie.png
Name Input
Shermie Stand Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Shermie Whip Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Axle Spin Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shermie Shoot Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shermie Spiral (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shermie Flash
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shermie Carnival
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Chris[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Chris.png
Name Input
Spinning Array Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Slide Touch Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Glider Stomp Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hunting Air Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shooting Dancer Thrust Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shooting Dancer Step Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Chain Slide Touch
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Twister Drive
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

'97 Special Team[edit]

Ryuji Yamazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Yamazaki.png
Name Input
Bussashi Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Hebi Tsaku Gedan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png(hold to delay)
Hebi Tsaku Chuudan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png (hold to delay)
Hebi Tsaku Uwadan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png (hold to delay)
__Hebi Damashi Arcade-Button-DKick.png(while delaying Hebi Tsaku)
Sabaki no Aikuchi Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Bai Gaeshi Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Bai Gaeshi Close
Deflects projectiles or head-butt explosive grab near opponent
(close)Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Suna Kake Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Badukan Pachiki Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
SadoMaso Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Guillotine
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Yondan Drill
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Blue Mary[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Mary.png
Name Input
Hammer Arc Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Climbing Arrow Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
M. Spider Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Spin Fall Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Straight Slice Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__M. Crab Clutch Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Straight Slice)
Vertical Arrow Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__M. Snatcher Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Vertical Arrow)
M. Head Buster Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Stun Gun Smasher Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Back Drop (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
M. Typhoon
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
M. Splash Rose
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
M. Dynamite Swing
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Billy Kane[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Billy.png
Name Input
Dai Kaiten Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Boukou Tobi Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Senpu Kon Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Shuuten Ren Ha Kon Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Senen Satsu Kon Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
San Setsu Kon Chu Dan Uchi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Kaen San Setsu Kon Chu Dan Tsuki Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during San Setsu Kon)
Kyou Shuu Hishou Kon Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ka Ryuu Tsuigeki Kon Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Sui Ryuu Tsuigeki Kon Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Kaen Senpu Kon
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Dai Senpuu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Single Entrys[edit]

Iori Yagami[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Iori.png
Name Input
Ge Shiki Yumebiki Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png
Ge Shiki Gou Fu In Shinigami Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ge Shiki Yuri Ori Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
108 Shiki Yami Barai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
127 Shiki Aoi Hana Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(can be linked together up to 3 times)
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Shiki Koto Tsuki In Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kuzu Kaze (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Kin 1211 Shiki Ya Otome
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Ya Sakazuki
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Shingo Yabuki[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Shingo.png
Name Input
Ge Shiki Gou Fu Nage Fukanzen Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
114 Shiki Ara Kami Mikansei Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
115 Shiki Doku Kami Mikansei Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Mikansei Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
101 Shiki Oboro Guruma Mikansei Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shingo Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ge Shiki Kake Hou Rin
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Burning Shingo
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Secret Characters[edit]

Orochi Team[edit]

Orochi Yashiro[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Orochi Yashiro.png
Name Input
Saku Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Bu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Odoru Daichi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Niragu Daichi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Musebu Daichi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kujiku Daichi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Araburu Daichi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hoeru Daichi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(hold to power up)

Orochi Shermie[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Orochi Shermie.png
Name Input
Kourai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Mugetsu no Raiun Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ any button
Yatanagi no Muchi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shajitsu no Odori Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Raijin no Tsue Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shukumei, Genei, Shinshi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Orochi Chris[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Orochi Chris.png
Name Input
Muyou no Ono Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Jukei no Oni Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Taiyou o Iru Honoo Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kagami o Hofuru Honoo Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shishi o Kamu Honoo (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tsuki o Tsumu Honoo Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Daichi o Harau Gouka
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mid-Boss Fighters[edit]

Orochi Iori[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Orochi Iori.png
Name Input

Orochi Iori uses the same moveset as normal Iori, but he moves faster and can combo moves that cannot be used as a combo normally.

Orochi Leona[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Orochi Leona.png
Name Input

Orochi Leona uses the same moveset as normal Leona, but she moves faster and can combo moves that cannot be used as a combo normally.

Alternate Character Versions[edit]

'94 Kyo Kusanagi[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Kyo94.png
Name Input
Ge Shiki Naraku Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ge Shiki Gou Fu You Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
88 Shiki Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
108 Shiki Yami Barai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
101 Shiki Oboro Guruma Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png