GGXRD-R2/Answer

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Overview

Answer is a flexible offense-focused character that uses tricky movement, great normals, and unique setups to overwhelm his opponent. Though he has a great normal moveset and set of movement options for most neutral situations, where Answer really shines is on the attack, where he can frustrate his opponent with great frame traps, safe pressure, and a command grab. After knocking the opponent down or finding some breathing room in neutral, he can set his unique ninja scrolls that he can cling to for tricky mixups and even greater mobility. With a tool for almost every situation, the business ninja is a great choice for players looking for strong footsies and relentless rushdown!

Playstyle
GGXRD-R2 Answer Icon.png Answer is a flexible offense-focused character that uses tricky movement, great normals, and unique setups to overwhelm his opponent.
Pros Cons
  • Strong neutral game with great pokes and movement options.
  • Extremely good use of YRC.
  • Unique super jump that can evade bad situations.
  • Safe and varied pressure using cards, meter, and scrolls.
  • Great hit/throw game through the use of command grab (623K) that can fully corner carry.
  • Solid anti-air normals and a fantastic airthrow range for his speed.
  • Can force difficult guessing situations on knockdown; lots of flexibility in his okizeme.
  • Unique reversal that can be difficult for some characters to deal with.
  • Very meter hungry, and often struggles to maintain meter.
  • Can struggle against defensive neutral, especially without resources.
  • Has significant trouble fighting blitz. Often has to hard bait blitz.
  • Has low damage and difficulty getting knockdowns off of most hits without scrolls or 50% meter to RC.
  • His access to combos and setups varies wildly depending on the matchup, making him somewhat inconsistent.
Scrolls
Answer can set scrolls on the screen which he can jump onto, and then perform one of a number of follow ups from. This is where most of his ability to create mixups and scary frame traps come from. You have different configurations that scrolls can appear in (by doing 214P/K/S/H). Once they are on the screen, they stay until they are jumped onto or after a certain amount of time. Scrolls also give Answer some invulnerability, so you can get out of some Oki with a well-timed 22P on wakeup when you are resting under a scroll. Also, from scroll, your dash (sD) allows you to do every option other than another sD, which allows for mixups and pressure after doing sD. The raw mobility of scrolls should also not be ignored; it gives Answer more range than you would otherwise think.
Answer
GGXRD-R2 Answer Portrait.png
Jump Startup:3F
Weight:[100] Medium
Backdash:21F (1-12F invuln)
Guts Rating:0
Defense Modifier:x1.03
Stun Resistance:55
Wakeup Time:25F (Face Up) / 25F (Face Down)

Normal Moves[edit]

5P[edit]
5P
GGXRD Answer 5P.png
Moshi Moshi, Answer desu.
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
6 Mid 4 3 6 +1

Your fastest poke at only 4 frames. It hits crouchers most of the time, but moves that low profile even a little bit can go under it, so be careful. Standard tool for poking after blocked Resshou or ticking into command grab.

Gatling Options: 5P. 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, cS, fS, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

5K[edit]
5K
GGXRD Answer 5K.png
It's like Sol's but worse
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
18 Mid 7 5 11 -4

Somewhat unusual anti-air 5K that hits mostly above and in front of Answer. Somewhat redundant with the existence of 6P, but can be useful in a pinch, particularly to catch people jumping out of pressure.

Gatling Options: 5P. 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, cS, fS, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 2D

c.S[edit]
c.S
GGXRD Answer c.S.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
10x2, 20 Mid 6 3(2)4(2)6 9 -1

Multi-hitting card slash that's fast and combos into Answer's most damaging punishes. Also builds big RISC.

Gatling Options: 6P, 6K, fS, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

f.S[edit]
f.S
GGXRD Answer f.S.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
30 Mid 9 6 18 -10

Great ranged poke that should be an essential part of your grounded footsie game. Cancels into 2D and 5H (though not at max range) for confirms, knockdowns, and continued pressure. Cancelling into a whiffed 2S is also a strong option to add an extra layer of frame trapping.

Gatling Options: 2S, 5H, 2H, 2D

5H[edit]
5H
GGXRD Answer 5H.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
36 Mid 9 6 23 -10

Exceptional normal that, along with Resshou, forms the basis for Answer's frustrating forward-moving blockstrings. Also special and jump cancelable. Using the jumpcancel qualities of the move is important to link a block string into more pressure using scrolls. Essential tool for your offensive gameplan. The recovery is high so be careful of throwing it out in neutral, and be sure to structure your pressure in such a way as to make it unlikely for this move to whiff, even on FD (don't use excessive filler in blockstrings, like f.S, etc.)

  • Very good range and reaches even further than fS
  • Staggers on counter hit
  • Surprisingly tall hitbox so can be used in anti air combos or after 6K launch against certain characters.
  • Another interesting property of this move is that his front foot is raised, so it can be used to beat some low hitting moves, especially short ones, but is somewhat specific and challenging to use in this regard.

Gatling Options: 5D

5D[edit]
5D
GGXRD Answer 5D.png
Just a lick
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
22 High 25 3 19 -8

Standard overhead dust, although the puff of smoke and big frog make it a little more reactable than most.

Gatling Options: N/A

6P[edit]
6P
GGXRD Answer 6P.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
26 Mid 9 5 16 -7

Good anti-air for approaches coming directly in front of Answer that can also beat out some grounded pokes. Strong overall button that should be used frequently.

Gatling Options: 6K, cS, fS, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

6K[edit]
6K
GGXRD Answer 6K.png
Moving up the corporate ladder
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Normal 26 Mid 14 8 9 +2
Feint - - - - 26 -

Answer's launcher with a very long amount of hitstun. This should almost always be canceled into a scroll set special move, as Answer has enough time to set a scroll, jump up, and continue comboing with the scrolls. Can be held to perform a feint that moves him forward. Only combos on standing hit.

Gatling Options: 6H

6H[edit]
6H
GGXRD Answer 6H.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
45 Mid 17 5 2+12 L 0

Although this move is not an overhead, 6H is one of Answer's most important normal in pressure. It brings him airborne, which means he can use it to cling onto scrolls during pressure or for okizeme. Even without a scroll out, it's surprisingly neutral on block, moves Answer slightly forward, is invulnerable to ground throws, and goes over attacks with low hitboxes, while also providing a huge launch on Counter Hit. When air blocked by the opponent, gives enough blockstun for a chance at a pressure reset, especially at close range. Essential offensive tool.

  • Builds up the RISC gauge rapidly
  • Steals tons of meter on FD
  • Has a special cancel window both in the air, and upon landing, for grounded specials. Can frametrap and reset with card YRC for example.

Gatling Options: N/A

2P[edit]
2P
GGXRD Answer 2P.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
8 Mid 5 3 5 +2

A great jab that's plus on block and can't be low-profiled as easily as 5P. Essential poke and pressure tool.

Gatling Options: 5P. 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, cS, fS, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 2D

2K[edit]
2K
GGXRD Answer 2K.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
14 Low 7 6 6 -2

Your main low in your low/throw mixup that leads into the rest of your combo and pressure tools while not being too bad on block. Also a relatively fast, highly active, low dedication poke that operates in the range between 2P and fS. Beware that it doesn't consistently combo into 2D at long range and sometimes not even fS.

Gatling Options: 6P, 5K 6K, cS, fS, 2S, 2H, 5D, 2D

2S[edit]
2S
GGXRD Answer 2S.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
28 Mid 10 3 9 +2

A nice big card swipe that's positive on block and leads to 5H, though unfortunately not into 2D. Terrific normal with a surprisingly fat hitbox. Very disjointed making it high priority in the ground game.

Gatling Options: 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D

2H[edit]
2H
GGXRD Answer 2H.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
34 Mid 11 6 21 -8

Big fat anti-air that covers the space above Answer's head quite well. Although it has to be done pre-emptively and it has a big hurtbox that makes it susceptible to trades, it has a ton of untech time on counterhit that means you usually get a combo anyway on trade, and the big hitbox means it's worth throwing out and trying to at least trade in all sorts of situations. Also an important part of Answer's combos as it does good damage, leads to 6K launches, and forces the opponent to stand so that 6K doesn't whiff.

Gatling Options: 6K, 5D, 2D

2D[edit]
2D
GGXRD Answer 2D.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
28 Low 9 6 15 -7

Nice long-ranged sweep with a cool animation, and Answer's other low normal. Important tool for getting knockdowns off c.S. and f.S, etc, so you can run resourceless okizeme.

Gatling Options: N/A

j.P[edit]
j.P
GGXRD Answer j.P.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
12 High/Air 6 3 9 -

Standard jumping jab. It's speed and hitbox allows for super jump iad combos on taller characters.

j.K[edit]
j.K
GGXRD Answer j.K.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
18 High/Air 7 6 15 -

An upwards-angled kick that has an OK crossup hitbox. Good normal.

j.S[edit]
j.S
GGXRD Answer j.S.png
The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
12x3 High/Air 9 2,2,8 21 -

Shuriken surfboard that hits three times, useful for confirming stray aerial hits and sometimes as a jump-in where you can mix up the number of hits they have to block standing. Also primary combo filler in air combos not involving scrolls.

j.H[edit]
j.H
GGXRD Answer j.H.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
32 High/Air 9 6 24 -

Gigantic shuriken swipe with a big hitbox and a big hurtbox, similar to his 2H. It has a bad habit of trading with things or losing cleanly to good anti-airs, so don't rely on it too much, but this is a terrific air normal overall that your opponent must respect. Particularly good in retreating situations where your opponent is chasing after you. Air CH can often lead to a launcher combo.

j.D[edit]
j.D
GGXRD Answer j.D.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
44 High/Air 10 10 15+5L -

Big frog lick that launches airborne opponents higher than j.H, used similar to Dizzy's j.D to end airborne combos by leaving the opponent high up in the air. Also a pretty sweet upwards air to air with full untech on CH leading to 6K launcher combo opportunities.


Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[edit]
Throw
GGXRD Answer Throw.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
0, 60 Ground Throw: 63000 1 - - +51

Standard knockdown throw. Slightly shorter than an average ground throw. You are able to do scroll set into meaty 2K. It's enough to start pressure with scroll but not like a 2D or sK knockdown. Most often OSed with 6S+H

Air Throw[edit]
Air Throw
GGXRD Answer AirThrow.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
0, 60 Air Throw: 192500 1 - - -

Standard airthrow; knocks opponent directly below him. Unfortunately has pretty poor frame advantage.

Dead Angle Attack[edit]
Dead Angle Attack
GGXRD Answer 6P.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
25 All 10 5 16 -7

Standard Dead Angle attack.

Blitz Attack[edit]
Blitz Attack
S+H
GGXRD Answer Blitz.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
No/Partial Charge 50 Mid (15-48)+13 3 20 -2
Max Charge 50 Mid 50+13 3 20 +5

Standard Blitz Shield attack.


Special Moves[edit]

Business Ninpo: Caltrops[edit]
Business Ninpo: Caltrops
236S/H
GGXRD Answer Caltrops.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
S 20 All 12 12 Total 42 -7
H 20 All 14 12 Total 44 -7

Good range card throw that leaves the card in the ground, which can then be used for other specials. H version goes further than S version. The card still comes out even if Roman Canceled instantly. The card does not have an animation, it just appears in the ground with an instant hitbox over the distance of the throw. Instant YRC'ing the card can be a good way to start close range ground combos from far away or reset pressure. Having cards set is also an essential way for converting random pokes into full scroll combos or maintain pressure by using the generously tracking clone summon special followup.

Business Ninpo: Under the Rug[edit]
Business Ninpo: Under the Rug
22S/H
GGXRD Answer UnderTheRug.png
Peekaboo
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
- - - - Total 36 -

Answer disapears behind a rug and reappears on top of the corresponding S or H card. If no card is on the ground, Answer reappears in place. Has a deceptively short recovery time compared to the animation (animation can be canceled).

Business Ninpo: Under the Bus[edit]
Business Ninpo: Under the Bus
421S/H
GGXRD Answer UnderTheBus.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
38 All 15 14 Total 40 +4

Answer summons a clone that attacks upwards out of the ground from the position of the corresponding S or H card.

  • As of 2.10, if the opponent is within a set distance of where the clone would be summoned, the clone will appear at the opponent's location

Savvy Ninpo: Request for Approval[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Request for Approval
214P/K/S/H (air OK)
GGXRD Answer RequestForApproval.png
This is when it gets good
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Ground - - - - Total 28 -
Air - - - - Total 46 -

Answer summons two scrolls in the positions indicated by the picture to the left. These scrolls are one of the core components of Answer's gameplay and are used in most of his high damage combos.

Savvy Ninpo: Seal of Approval[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Seal of Approval
Move to Request of Approval
GGXRD Answer SealOfApproval.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Enter Stance
Near Seal > 5
- - - - Total 126 -
Cancel - - - - Total 6 -

Answer clings to a scroll letting him perform a variety of moves. Answer will not cling to a scroll if a direction is being held. Pressing down twice will cancel the scroll cling. Clinging to a scroll provides a short amount of invulnerability.

Savvy Ninpo: Data Logging[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Data Logging
Seal > P
GGXRD Answer DataLogging.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
- - - - 30+15 L
[17+15L]
-

The same move as 22P except it is peformed directly from the scroll. Another property that is different from the standard 22P is that Answer is moved directly above the opponent for the dropkick. Useful for closing the distance on projectile zoners.

Savvy Ninpo: Down the Ladder[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Down the Ladder
Seal > K
GGXRD Answer DownTheLadder.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
30 All 9 5 [1] 6 +1 [+5]

Answer kicks straight down from his position. Brings the opponent down to the ground on hit, allowing for oki at the end of an air combo. Also essential for movement and pressure, being the default option after a blocked s6D to maintain a safe blockstring or frametrap.

Savvy Ninpo: Stepping Down[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Stepping Down
Seal > S
GGXRD Answer SteppingDown.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
38 Low/Air 27 7 25 -13

Answer teleports directly to the ground below him and then slide kicks toward the oppenent.

It's main usage is as a hard call out to blitz due to it being a launch on CH. Otherwise it's your only direct low from scrolls. Though the reward on CH is high be careful using this option because it can easily be hit out of or blocked.

Savvy Ninpo: Into My Office[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Into My Office
Seal > H
GGXRD Answer IntoMyOffice.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
30 High/Air 21 10 [6] 10 -1 [+1]

Answer lunges a small distance forward and does a large swipe in front of him.

This is one of your main knockdown tools when in the air. During block strings this is your high option from scroll to try to open up the opponent. It is a bit slow but still is an important tool to help Answer's high/low game during scroll pressure. It's quite easily reactable though so spamming it leads into either a jab out or a blitz.

  • On ground hit it can combo into 5P on crouch hit depending on spacing

Savvy Ninpo: Safety Net[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Safety Net
Seal > Direction + D
GGXRD Answer SafetyNet.png
Oops! All Crossups
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
36 All 10 12 14 - [-7]

Answer lunges a far distance in the direction being held. If no direction is held, Answer lunges to the nearest scroll. All other scroll specific moves can be performed out of this lunge. This is the most essential and defining move in his kit, providing his excellent and hard to contest air-to-ground game, combos, pressure, and movement.

Savvy Ninpo: Tax Write-off[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Tax Write-off
623K (air OK)
GGXRD Answer TaxWrite-off.png
Cinematic grabs, now in Xrd
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Ground 0, 30, 0, 125, 0 Throw: 90000 5 1 34 +54
Air 0, 125, 0 Air Throw: 110000 5 1 Total Until L+12 +54
  • Affected by dash momentum

A command grab. Answer grabs the opponent, kicks them into the air, and izuna drops back down with them. Very punishable on whiff. The distance you travel during the grab is based on your starting dash momentum. No momentum doesn’t travel very far, whilst high dashing speed can carry from corner to corner. Practically speaking, in common use it will usually give full corner carry. Being that Answer's pressure is strongest by far in the corner, and he doesn't have many other amazing mixups without specific scroll setups, this is the core part of his mixup game to compliment his variety of frametraps and resets. Answer's dash conveniently has rapid acceleration, making it easy to implement this move to its fullest potential.

The air version can be used for cheeky but arguably gimmicky tech traps in tons of different situations, and the resulting mind-games might make it hard for your opponent to decide how to approach teching situations. It may even allow you to work in grey-beat combos vs opponents who are afraid to tech.

Savvy Ninpo: Data Logging[edit]
Savvy Ninpo: Data Logging
22P (air OK)
GGXRD Answer DataLogging.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Ground Catch - - - - 20 + 14L -
Air Catch - - - - Until L + 14 -
Ground Attack 30 All 33 7 6 after L -1
Air Attack 30 All 33 Till L 6 after L -

A frame 1 counter. When succesful, Answer falls down from the sky similar to his scroll > k. Makes Answer airborne allowing him to cling to low scrolls or dodge low attacks. Answer kicks down in the same place as where he countered, meaning he will often miss the opponent when used against moves with good range.

Can be YRC'ed. Can also be super jump installed by inputting it as 228P, which allows you to airdash after having YRC'ed it.

Resshou[edit]
Resshou
46P
GGXRD Answer Resshou.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
38 Mid 9 10 8 -1

Answer quickly lunges forward and performs a strike if he contacts the opponent (the hitbox only comes out if he runs into the opponent). Risky to use in block strings, as you are -1 and at close range with no real RPS involved, and it's sometimes not even very effective on hit, as the following frametrap is not very strong or safe. It can be decent to use on 5H hit against characters that don't have great close range options, esp. on crouch confirm (crouching adds 1F of hitstun to all attacks), or to RRC into a full combo. It's a strong option simply for movement, as Answer's dash is not extraordinary, to be used at a range where the palm strike won't connect.


Overdrives[edit]

Dead Stock Ninpo: Firesale[edit]
Dead Stock Ninpo: Firesale
632146S/D (air OK)
GGXRD Answer Firesale1.png
Like Leo's but worse
GGXRD Answer Firesale2.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
Ground
632146S
18x10,75
[22x10,100]
Mid/Air 18+3 - Total: 71 +11 [+6]
Air
j.632146S
13x9,70 All 10+4 - Total: Until L -4

Grounded: Answer throws a card up into the air; if it hits the enemy, it brings them down into the line of fire for the rest of the super. After the card throw, Answer does a short animation, and then sends out a barrage of shurikens forward. Has some different uses in scroll or launcher combos, especially in the corner, but is not a massive optimization most of the time unless you are going for the kill. The Burst version is passable as a reversal.

Airborne: Answer does not throw a card up and has a much shorter starting animation. The barrage is also directed diagonally downward at about a 45-degree angle. Unfortunately, essentially useless; it does low damage for 50%, and gives an absolutely pitiful knockdown, while having no other truly unique properties. In theory it could be used as an air-to-ground punish if the opponent's HP is very low.

Business Ultimate Ninpo: All Hands[edit]
Business Ultimate Ninpo: All Hands
236236K
GGXRD Answer AllHands1.png
GGXRD Answer AllHands2.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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
40,15x9,50 All 7+0 6 46 -38

Answer does a move similar to Resshou; if it hits, answer summons a large shuriken with a clone of him at each side and rushes forward. Unfortunately, it's essentially useless outside of very specific confirms to get a burst-safe kill, as it does very low damage and has no other unique properties.


Instant Kill[edit]

Summoner: The Basilisk
During IK Mode: 236236H
GGXRD Answer IK1.png
Hazama got nothing on him
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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent.
DESTROY All 9+16
[5+10]
5 17 -5
  • [ ] Indicates when match point for you, opponent in Hell Fire state, and you have 50% Tension
  • IK Mode Activation: 84F [5F+5F]
  • Same animation as 5D
  • Tax Write-off (623K) combos into this if Answer has 100 tension and Conclusion Conditions are met.
  • Surprisingly safe on block by IK standards.
  • Answer does not have many opportunities to combo into this and as such it's purely for style, as most IK's are.


Roadmap[edit]

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Overview TODO: Detail Moves. 6/24
Combos TODO: Add 2D combos and real 2D combos 1/10
Okizeme TODO: Finish scroll oki write up. Then detail oki routes 4/10
Strategy TODO: Makes Dan's guide more inline with wiki format 2/12
Frame Data 43/44

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