The Gohadoken (豪波動拳 Gōhadōken?, "Great Surge Fist") is a more powerful version of the Hadoken used by Akuma, Gouken and Oni. Gouken's version is written with the kanji '剛' instead of '豪', changing the meaning to "Strong Surge Fist."
In the storyline, this Hadoken is a life-threatening technique (though not as potent as the Goshoryuken used by Akuma, or some of the more powerful moves in that tier), but the lethality of the Gohadoken is increased whenever the Satsui no Hado is being embraced. The gauge of the Gohadoken depends on how attuned the user is to the Chikara no Hado or the Satsui no Hado.
|Gouken and Oni||+ ( to charge)|
The move is executed in the same way as the original Hadoken, with Gouken and Oni able to charge by holding the punch button. Akuma's version is the closest to the "original" Hadoken, largely acting the same in its appearances, with the EX Special version introduced in the Street Fighter IV games hitting twice. In some games, Akuma's Gohadoken does more damage at point-blank range; in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the heavy punch version can also knock foes down, and all versions are capable of this at close range in subsequent games.
Gouken can launch his at varying angles, depending on the strength of the punch button, and can charge up to make it a two-hit projectile. The EX Special version has him fire two, with one acting as an anti-air, and the other traveling normally. Oni's version of the move will "fizzle" out after a certain range, but if charged to the maximum, it can hit twice and will continue to fly without fading. The EX Special version does not need a charge, hits twice, and also continues to the end of the screen. When Gouken and Oni are fought as bosses, both versions hit twice without requiring a charge. In Street Fighter V, Akuma's Gohadoken is similar to Oni's in that it cannot cover the entire distance of the stage. Depending on the punch button used, the Gohadoken will travel a shorter distance before disappearing (with light traveling the furthest and heavy traveling the shortest). If Akuma uses his V-Trigger, the Dohatsu Shoten, then his Gohadokens will all travel the full length of the stage.
- Given the Hadoken's usual blue color and the Satsui no Hado's red, the Gohadoken's purple could be an indication of the attack being enhanced by the Satsui no Hado.
- In X-Men: Children of the Atom, this projectile is orange in color instead of the usual blue or purple.