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Taokaka
BBCF Taokaka Portrait.png
Dash type: Run
Play-style
Versatile, High Mobility

Overview[edit]

A young beastkin of the Kaka tribe who live in the lower class part of Kagutsuchi. Her coat is equipped with massive paw-like hands that include long, retractable claws. She wants to get back the sky above her village that was sealed off with an enormous plate by humans who came to the land and started building a big city. She left her village in search of someone called Ragna after she heard that you could gain a lot of money for defeating him. She doesn't know it, but she is a descendant of bio-weapons created from one of the six heroes, Jubei. Her Drive Ability is known as Dancing Edge: Reckless Kitty, which specializes at dashing at high speeds with a slash attack.

Drive: Dancing Edge[edit]

Taokaka's Dancing Edge involves using the drive button and a directional input to launch her in a torpedo fashion at the opponent. Each drive travels at a set distance and can all be canceled on block or on hit by inputting A/B/C, 6 or 4. The A cancel stops her from moving completely if done in the air she is unable to perform any action until she touches the ground. This cancel leaves her at an advantage on hit and -2 on block. This is mostly used to frame trap on hit and is one of the two primary cancels that can be safely done on block/instant block. B cancel makes Tao pass through the opponent, and is heavily negative on block (-5) and on hit it's neutral. If Tao uses the B cancel high enough off the ground she can still perform actions such as air normals and utilize her unused jumps. This cancel is commonly used with 2D and j.8D to create cross-up j.A, j.B, j.2B, and j.C situations. It can also be used in the air to alter her landing and control space. A high B-canceled j.D is advantageous on block due to being able to input j.A before landing making it one of her best air pokes. Finally her C cancel stops her mid air and allows the use of any remaining jumps as well as air normals. The C cancel is the second most used on block as it leaves her +2 and she can choose to go for pressure or return to neutral. Another usage it has is with j.4D since j.4D causes Tao to touch the ground, and she can C-cancel this infinitely due to her jumps being refreshed every time she touches the ground. This makes for a very good spacing tool in neutral. It's important to note that despite being +3, since Tao is mid air, she is very susceptible to anti airs. You can also cancel her drive by inputting 6 (forward) which will cause her to bounce of the enemy and go forward pass them, but due to the landing recovery this is rarely seen anymore outside of combos.

Overdrive: Almost Becoming Two[edit]

This Overdrive is great for extending pressure or increasing your damage from 4k to 8k depending on the starter. Like all Overdrives, the opponent cannot burst during it, making it a surefire way to finish off your opponent. You can do 5B > 5C > AB2 to extend your pressure in the corner and it frame traps so it is 100% mash safe. This becomes a very useful tool when your opponent has their back to the corner as this is where Tao's damage is at its highest but pressure is at its weakest, however be on the look out for reversals such as DP'S and reversal supers as you will be hit out of anything you do after AB2. The most common way Overdrive Cancel into AB2 is from 6C > 4D~B. Because of the shadow, most normals will now link together much easier (even fully charged ones). Almost everything is now jump cancelable (including j.236Bx5, and Cat Spirit Encore), allowing you to maximize minimum damage. Her new aerial Distortion Drive, Unison Nyaibu is particularly potent during Overdrive, and can combo off j.236Bx5. With 100 meter, a low j.236Bx5 can also combo into a double Hexa-edge (for up to 9k).

Notes

  • Attack power reduced to 50% for duration of AB2 (untechable time is unaffected)
  • Shadow clone does everything Tao does with a 12F delay
  • Any effect on hit or guard (like float) is reduced by 8F
  • If Tao whiffs a move, the shadow clone's move will whiff as well
  • Normal moves can cancel into themselves twice and jump-cancelled
  • Drives and specials can all be special-cancelled
  • Cooldown 180F

Strengths/Weaknesses[edit]

Playstyle
Pros Cons
  • Mobility is easily the most versatile in the game
  • Has solid normals to poke with at neutral
  • Good average damage output
  • Above average pressure, effective frame traps
  • Good crossup potential
  • Gets corner carry into knockdown off most good confirms
  • Extra dashes/jumps allow you to bait and punish more easily
  • Almost Becoming Two combos greatly increase damage potential
  • Despite Taokaka's overall speed, her fastest jab is 6F, 1F slower than the standard
  • Below average mixup, only standing overhead that combos without CH/meter is 6B > j.236B(whiff) > 5B
  • No meterless reversal, few defensive options in general apart from her mobility.
  • Difficult to pick up and learn
  • Midscreen damage output without a CH/crouch confirm or meter is fairly low
  • Joint lowest health total in the game, a single mistake can cost you the entire round.


Normal Moves[edit]

5A[edit]
5A
BBCS Taokaka 5A.png
Kitty paw.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 All 7 2 12 -2 B -
  • Mashable and surprisingly long ranged 5A.
  • Not Taokaka's fastest move

5B[edit]
5B
BBCS Taokaka 5B.png
Protect your family jewels.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 All 6 2 12 -2 B -
  • Astonishingly fast move, but with very similar statistics otherwise to 5A. Most characters would have these moves the other way around.

5C[edit]
5C
BBCS Taokaka 5C.png
Not a poke!.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
630 Mid 11 2 20 -5 B -
  • Standing long ranged jab, one of Tao's best starters, specially given its speed.
  • Jump-cancelable on block
  • Unblockable AA, if the opponent decides to not up the barrier in air.

2A[edit]
2A
BBCS Taokaka 2A.png
Scrounging for some meatbuns
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 Low/Air 6 2 14 -4 F -
  • Low hitting and faster than Tao's 5A, this is your go-to jab move at close range.
  • Fairly low profile, can go under a lot of moves.
  • While its startup and range is solid, at -4 it's risky using it in stagger pressure

2B[edit]
2B
BBCS Taokaka 2B.png
Look at that catgirl go!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
560 Low 10 7 24 -14 F -
  • Low-hitting slide kick move that exchanges range for fast startup
  • Very unsafe and puts Tao in the opponent's face so be sure to cancel into something else

2C[edit]
2C
BBCS Taokaka 2C.png
TAOKAKA used Slash!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 Mid 17 2 23 -8 F -
  • Tao's best starter in terms of raw damage but with worse startup and recovery than 5C.
  • High startup makes gatling into 5C, a high-reward frametrap

6A[edit]
6A
BBCS Taokaka 6A.png
The Kaka's take on the Wave
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
420*2 Mid 12 2 (4) 2 20 -8 B 7-13 H
  • General purpose anti-air, hits twice.
  • Good vertical hitbox, but poor horizontal range, making it effective against crossups.
  • Second hit is jump-cancelable on block
  • Unblockable AA, if the opponent decides to not up the barrier in air.

6B[edit]
6B
BBCS Taokaka 6B.png
Leg chop!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 High/Air 26 4 3+14L -4 H 4-29 F
  • Relatively slow overhead
  • Gatlings from 2A, 5A and 5B
  • Fatal counter
  • Without counterhit, can combo from it using j.236B > 2A/5B, j.236B whiff cancel, D moves, overdrive, or rapid cancel
  • 110% bonus proration

6C[edit]
6C
BBCS Taokaka 6C.png
Catmehameha!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
910 [1300] Mid 19 [42] 3 29 -14 B -
  • Tao's best standing poke due to its speed, horizontal hitbox, and recovery
  • Moves Tao slightly forward. Gains a little extra distance by holding
  • 110% bonus proration

3C[edit]
3C
BBCS Taokaka 3C.png
Claw, claw, kick!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300*2, 600 Low 10 1(4)2(12)5 18 -6 F -
  • A strange sweep move, hits twice with Tao's claws and then follows with a sweep kick.
  • Only the third hit knocks down.
  • The third hit will not reach the opponent at long ranges, making 3C very bad as a poke despite the quick startup.

j.A[edit]
j.A
BBCS Taokaka jA.png
Playing with her food
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 High/Air 6 2 9 - H -
  • One of the better j.A moves due to Tao's tiny hurtbox.
  • Hitbox does not extend as low as the animation suggests.
  • Tao can airdash right after that.

j.B[edit]
j.B
BBCF Taokaka jB.png
Flying Tao kick!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
500 High/Air 9 6 15 - H -
  • One of the few anti air moves performed in the air
  • Also useful in combos when you end up hitting your opponent above you during combos
  • Hitbox does not cover the space below Tao's leg very well so it's awkward as a jump-in unless delayed or canceled into
  • Very good active frames
  • Useful at stopping an opponent's excessive jumping

j.2B[edit]
j.2B
BBCS Taokaka j2B.png
The inspiration for Swan Lake
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600 All 14 2 18 - H -
  • Not a high!
  • Longest aerial for vertical reach, but limited horizontal reach that also extends behind her
  • For when you just need a big hitbox to cover lots of possibilities, j.2B is the move for you
  • Beware that this also increases Tao's own hurtbox quite a lot as well
  • Only aerial that can inherently crossup, but can require high precision. Fairly reliable when forward jumping point-blank or off jump cancels due to limited horizontal movement, though easily stopped by barrier

j.C[edit]
j.C
BBCF Taokaka jC.png
Rake 'em in the eyes!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 High/Air 11 3 20 - H -
  • Surprisingly good hitbox, good damage and faster than most j.C moves.
  • Gives good air surperiority, but questionable jump in move.

Crawl[edit]
Crawl
3
BBCS Taokaka Crawl.png
Low profile's everything (almost).
  • Not really a move as such, but Tao has the unique ability to move while crouching, which gives her a much lower profile compared to remaining stationary.
  • Obviously, due to the input you cannot block while doing this (Although you can switch to blocking without delay), so you need to choose between crawling and blocking.

Taunt[edit]
Taunt
BBCS Taokaka Taunt.png
Taunt RC mix up is OP.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
100*2 All 11 5(10)5 15 -10 B -
  • For reasons known only to Tao, her taunt actually has some active frames and deals some damage. However unlike in previous games where it could actually be used in some combos, this is basically just for... well... taunting your opponent.


Drive Moves[edit]

5D[edit]
5D
BBCS Taokaka 5D.png
Torpedo.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 All 19 8 Until L+24 - H -
  • Standard forward launching drive, useful in ground combos to keep yourself in range and launchs both of you into the airbone state for the followups.

2D[edit]
2D
BBCS Taokaka 2D.png
Works as an anti air sometimes.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 All 13 10 9+3L - H -
  • Launches Tao upwards, making it quicker to go active than simply jumping and attacking.
  • Effective pre-emptive anti-air, make them afraid to jump in on you. Even if they block you still have all of your normal drive followup options.
  • Tao can be in Sticky Kitty automatically, while holding raw D, if you're near the wall. Doesn't work during combo.

4D[edit]
4D
BBCF Taokaka 4D.png
In combos now.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1000 All 25 Until L 8 - H -
  • No longer jumps back before performing the attack like in previous interations.
  • Jumps forward in an arc with Tao basically being one big hitbox during the active part of the move.
  • If you hold 6 after 4D, Tao will leap further.
  • If you B cancel 4D, Tao can airdash cancel her recovery frames.

j.D[edit]
j.D
BBCS Taokaka jD.png
Amazing air poke only 2nd to j.C .
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
900 All 11 12 Until L+20 - H -
  • A bit like 5D, but with a slight downward angle.
  • Tao can be in Sticky Kitty automatically, while holding raw D, if you're near the wall. Doesn't work during combo.

j.2D[edit]
j.2D
BBCS Taokaka j2D.png
gimmicks.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
850 All 15 Until L 24 - H -
  • It's a dive claw
  • A quick, if somewhat reckless, jump-in move. Useful for catching anti air attacks by attacking earlier than they expect.

j.4D[edit]
j.4D
BBCF Taokaka j4D.png
Rebound!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
550, 800 All Until L +15 10 9 - H -
  • Dives to the ground, dealing damage only to airborne opponents, and does a 2D once reaching the ground.
  • Tao is briefly considered grounded as she lands, meaning she can be ground thrown during this time.
  • Useful for picking opponents up during a hard knockdown, or to reset your jumps in combos.
  • Tao can be in Sticky Kitty automatically, while holding raw D, if you're near the wall. Doesn't work during combo.

j.8D[edit]
j.8D
BBCS Taokaka 2D.png
No more loops!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
930 All 10 10+4L 9 - H -
  • Like Tao's 2D, but from an airborne start, useful for chasing opponents you've knocked upwards and also as a ghetto double jump.

Forward Cancel[edit]
Forward/Back Cancel
BBCS Taokaka 6Cancel.png
Combo stuff.
BBCS Taokaka 4Cancel.png
Combo stuff.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Forward - - - - 18 - - -
Back - - - - 20 - - -
  • After hitting or being blocked when using a drive move, holding 6 will cause tao to cancel the recovery into a low forward jump of sorts. Useful for chasing down opponents knocked away by drive moves.
  • Back Cancel goes backwards, typically used on block to bounce back to safety.
  • Can be performed by pressing a back input, or simply doing nothing

A Cancel[edit]
A Cancel
BBCS Taokaka ACancel.png
Frame traps on hit and safe on block.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Forward - - - - 17+13L - - -
Upwards - - - - 17+14L - - -
Downwards - - - - 17+14L - - -
  • Stops Tao dead during a drive move. Can be used during the startup or active frames of the move, even if it doesn't hit (Allowing you to feint out attacks).

B Cancel[edit]
B Cancel
BBCS Taokaka BCancel.png
J.D BFF.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Forward - - - - Ground: 24
Air: 21
- - -
Upwards - - - - 24 - - -
Downwards - - - - Ground: 30
Air: 16
- - -
  • Similar to the A version, except Tao passes through her opponent before stopping.

C Cancel[edit]
C Cancel
BBCS Taokaka CCancel.png
+3 leaves you air borne.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 16 - - -
  • Stops Tao dead after landing a drive move, and pops her upwards a little bit, can be used to cancel the active frames of her drive moves to perform a feint


Universal Mechanics[edit]

Forward Throw[edit]
Forward Throw
BBCS Taokaka FThrow.png
Normal.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1500 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -
  • Tao pushes the opponent and herself backwards, requiring D moves to begin comboing off of it.

Backward Throw[edit]
Backward Throw
BBCS Taokaka BThrow.png
Troll pose.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1500 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -
  • Tao grounds the opponent behind her. To follow up, use a fast normal that can hit grounded opponents (2A, 2B, 5B)

Air Throw[edit]
Air Throw
BBCS Taokaka AThrow.png
Like a ninja!
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1500 Thtow(120) 7 3 23+3L - T -
  • Izuna drops the opponent behind Tao. Followup with anything relatively fast

Counter Assault[edit]
Counter Assault
BBCS Taokaka 2C.png
Got a buff back up in CP.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0 All 13 4 30 - B 1-20 All
  • Long-reaching but relatively slow counter assault

Crush Trigger[edit]
Crush Trigger
BBCP Taokaka CrushTrigger.png
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Uncharged 1000 Guard Break 32/Barrier 20 1 25 0 B -
Charged 1000 Guard Break 60/Barrier 30~61 1 25 0 B -
  • With all of the ways Tao has to open up opponents, it's unlikely you'll need to use this.


Special Moves[edit]

Cat Spirit One![edit]
Cat Spirit One!
236A (Repeatable)
BBCS Taokaka Spirit1.png
Safe.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
400*N All 12 2 [(9)2]*N 19 -4 B -
  • Quickest mashable move. Used to add damage to ground combos.
  • Drive cancellable
  • Does chip damage, if not barrier blocked.

Cat Spirit Two![edit]
Cat Spirit Two!
j.236B (Repeatable)
BBCS Taokaka Spirit2.png
Combo ender.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300*4, 1000 All 9 4(3)4(3)4(3)4(3)4 15+9L - H -
  • Air combo ender, does 4 hits that deal some damage, then a big final hit.
  • Can be used as an air poke, as it has longer horizontal reach than Tao's aerials outside of drives
  • Tricky to get all hits to land due to it not being a scripted combo, part of the trick to learning Taokaka is to learn which combos allow you to land this move fully.

Cat Spirit Three![edit]
Cat Spirit Three!
236C (Repeatable)
BBCS Taokaka Spirit3.png
Many usages.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800,800 [900,900] All [High, All] 21 [35] - - - B -
  • Can be delayed on first input, if fully held it becomes an overhead.
  • Typically used in crouching confirms, followed by 2D and 5D. Only 4D whiffs.
  • If timed well with 2369C right when the 2nd hit connects, it becomes a repeating rekka. Does up to 16 hits. It can be connected with Cat Spirit One, too, if timed well.
  • At the end of certain combos if you delay this a bit, it'll land the opponent behind Taokaka. If this happens and you're well aware of that, use [2]8D (Tricky Edge) to bring her back to her original position to get out of corner.

Cat Spirit Encore![edit]
Cat Spirit Encore!
236A~B or 236C~B
BBCP Taokaka SpiritEncore.png
Easy resets, but real men go for corner 5D~A.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1000 Low 11 3 33 -19 F -
  • Low hit that causes knockdown. Requires rapid cancel or counterhit to continue comboing off it. If Taokaka is very close to the opponent and the hit confirms, you can use 2B to combo off it.
  • Very long range low. Covers roughly a third of the screen
  • Virtually unpunishable when not done point-blank
  • Causes opponent to drop a character specific item that Tao eats (no matter what it was). This has no gameplay effect

Kitty Litter Special [edit]
Kitty Litter Special
63214A/B/C
BBCS Taokaka Litter.png
Tao throws out some random shit. A and B are not options.
BBCS Taokaka Items.png
Bowling ball xN.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Throw
63214A/B
- - 30 - Total 52 - P1 -
Apple 500 All 30 Until Hit - - P1 -
Chibikaka 500 All 30 Until Hit - - P1 -
Fish 500 All 30 Until Hit - - P1 -
Hammer 500 All 30 Until Hit - - P1 -
Pillow 500*2 All 30 Until Hit - - P1 -
  • Pillow travels upwards on hit or block for 1st attack
Bomb 500*2 All 30 Until Hit(1)1 - - P1 -
Baseball 500 All 30 Until Offscreen (120) Until Offscreen - - P1 -
  • Travels from side of screen behind Taokaka if baseball initially whiffs (disappears if Taokaka gets hit)
Bowling Ball 500*2 All 56 Until Hit Total 79 - P1 -
  • Something to do while at max range, the bowling ball is of particular note since it has a lot of active time and can force your opponent to block while you do other things.
  • Can be held down to make it hit 3 times instead of 2.

Cat Jump [edit]
Cat Jump
214D
BBCS Taokaka CatJump.png
broken.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 37+5L - - -
  • A faster and more aggressive forward jump, for when you just need some more mobility.
  • Jumps over the opponent when relatively close. Requires delaying aerials fairly long for them to autocorrect.
  • Opens up an easy crossup with j.2B when the opponent is mostly cornered.
  • After every long combo, if you do 3C(x2) > 214D, she might end behind the opponents at corner for a surprise 5C attack.

Sticky Kitty[edit]
Sticky Kitty
j.214D (at edge of screen)
BBCS Taokaka Sticky.png
Ambigious.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - - - - -
  • Tao grabs the side of the wall with her claws and slides down...
  • Used mainly for ambiguous corner cross-ups
  • If Tao has the wall on her back, use j.214D. If Tao faces the wall across her, press and HOLD any D button (except of 5D and 4D), and Tao should automatically be at that position. Note that Auto-Sticky Kitty does NOT work during combo and blockstrings.

Trick Edge[edit]
Trick Edge
[2]8D
BBCS Taokaka Trick.png
Tetsu Special.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Trick Edge 950 - Until Wall+3 Until L 24 - H -
Trick Edge Down
[2]8D2
900 - Until Wall+3 Until L 28 - - -
  • Tao jumps to the wall behind her and then does a move from there, depending on the direction ([2]7D and [2]9D for left and right corners, respectively) held at the time.
  • If you hold 2 after [2]8D, Tao will launch at the ground, instead at the opponent, cancelling it. It's good for some setups.
  • Tao must reach the wall before launching her attack, giving it an obvious startup at midscreen but an incredibly short startup when her back is to the wall.

Slashy Slashy[edit]
Slashy Slashy
22C (Can be Held)
BBCS Taokaka Slashy.png
Great P2.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
110*3 Mid 8 [2,2,6]*3 15 - B -
  • Downed move designed to force your opponent to emergency tech after a hard knockdown. Also great for just having loads of active frames and putting up a barrier of pain in front of you.
  • Can be used for sudden chip damage to end a round
  • Can cancel into Drive on hit or block
  • Unlike other "22" moves, this doesn't need opponent to be downed before using it in a combo.
  • It can absorb the incoming projectiles and prevent most rushdown moves.


Distortion Drives[edit]

Hexa Edge [edit]
Hexa Edge
236236D
BBCS Taokaka Hexa.png
No more wall bounce =[.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
720*4, 2160
[720*4, 100*16, 2160]
All 4+(28 Flash)+3 2(6)2(4)2(6)2(18)2 43 -26 B 1-14 All
  • Big Damage ground combo ender.
  • Can be used as an emergency reversal.
  • Can be rapid cancelled on all hits, except of the 5th one. You can rapid cancel the recovery frames right after the 5th hit.

Imma Beat The Crap Outta You [edit]
Imma Beat The Crap Outta You
214214C
BBCS Taokaka Tuna.png
Hold Dat L.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 4000
[0, 4800]
Unblockable 5+11 10 ??+50L - T 1-15 All
16-25 FT
  • Command throw.
  • Jumps from wherever Tao is to wherever the opponent is (Maximum range isn't quite fullscreen).
  • Unblockable, but fails on crouching or superjumping opponents. It can hit aerial opponents only at normal jump height. If the opponent jumps back and does a low air attack, similar to Tao's j.C, then it's huge punish time.
  • Mainly used reactively against zoners.
  • Can be rapid cancelled only just before Tao jumps.
  • Full invinsibility in the whole move, except of the moment she lands.

Great surprise unblockable given the distance it covers and the arc Taokaka jumps in. However if you use it when your opponent is grounded and not currently performing a move, they'll just duck and score a free counterhit on you since it leaves Tao at point blank range and completely expose if it fails to hit.

Unison Nyaibu![edit]
Unison Nyaibu!
j.236236D
BBCP Taokaka Unison Nyaibu.png
Damage and knockdown.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800, 100*8, 800*4
[800, 100*28, 800*5]
All 4+(68 Flash)+5 3 Until L - H 1-11 All
  • P2 only applies once for the entire move
  • Tao will always turn around during this move. This is important to keep in mind when trying to keep the enemy in the corner.

Air combo Distortion ender. Once the first hit lands, the rest are scripted.

  • If you try to rapid cancel the 1st hit, Tao will land early at the ground, BUT... The opponent will have full Invincibility frames till he recovers. That's her only glitched and untested move.
  • Be careful at where you hit the opponent. If you hit him with half and above huge slash, the opponent will end to the forward side. If you hit him with half and below huge slash, he'll naturally end to the other side.
  • Her slash has quite huge hurtboxes.


Exceed Accel[edit]

Kaka Clan Hospitality!
ABCD during Overdrive
BBCF Taokaka ExceedAccel.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600, 440, 0, 40*18, 1200
{600, 440, 0, 60*18, 1200*3}
All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1-22 All
[1-12 All]
  • Does not cost Heat, but inmediately ends Overdrive if used.
  • Becomes stronger and flashier with Active Flow.


Overdrive[edit]

Almost Becoming Two[edit]
Almost Becoming Two
BBCS Taokaka AB2.png
SHADOW CLONE JUTSU!
  • A former distortion drive turned Overdrive. Tao's overdrive leaves an afterimage that does everything she does with a 20F delay.
  • All moves performed by the duplicate are blockable with any guard, regardless of what the copied move was.
  • Tao can cancel her C normals, which previously couldn't. You can link 6C > 6C, 3C > 6C, and the likes.

Astral Heat[edit]

Attack Meow Pow!
[4]~128D
BBCS Taokaka NyamberOne.png
GG.
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0,100*5,10*5,20,21000 All Until Wall+(60 Flash)+3 Until L 54 - H Flash-Landing All
  • Tao jumps to the middle of the wall behind her, activates the Astral super pause, and then dives to the floor, covering about 3/4 of the screen. If the dive hits, the Astral will play out.
  • Somewhat awkward input and attack execution makes this very awkward to combo into, making its use more akin to trick edge, baiting out your opponent's jump in moves.
  • Without Overdrive she can do that only at certain moves (j.236B, 5DA and [6C]) and if you setup a bowling ball with good timing with 6A > 2C > 6C. With Overdrive all previous moves, including Cat Spirit One and Slashy Slashy work. You can do that even with her Taunt move (only with Overdrive) to troll your opponents. If you want to combo and end them with her Astral, you'll need to Overdrive, otherwise her Astral will whiff, and you'll be punished huge time.


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