- "You've just experienced the Shin Shoryuken!! Tell me if you've seen any greater force!"
- —Ryu in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
The Shin Shoryuken (真・昇龍拳, "True Rising Dragon Fist") is a special attack that made its debut in the Street Fighter Alpha series as one of Ryu's Super Combos. The move was taught to him by Gouken, who uses it as an Ultra Combo in the Street Fighter IV series, though it was previously implied in the Street Fighter Alpha series to have been discovered by Ryu on his own.
|Street Fighter Alpha 3||Super Combo||Ryu||+ (far range)|
|Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter|
Marvel vs. Capcom
|Street Fighter EX series||Meteor Combo||Ryu||+|
|Street Fighter III series||Super Art II||Ryu||+|
|Capcom vs. SNK|
Capcom vs. SNK 2
|SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom||EXCEED||Ryu||+|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution||Hyper Combo||Ryu||+|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Simple Mode)||Hyper Combo||Ryu||+ +|
|Street Fighter IV series||Ultra Combo I||Gouken||+|
|Street Fighter X Tekken||EX Shoryuken||Ryu||+|
|No. of Stocks||1|
|No. of EX Specials||3.2|
DescriptionEditThe attack itself is the manifestation of its namesake, the "true" technique of the Shoryuken. The user strikes the opponent very hard in the midsection (via elbow or punch), and then performs a high-damage Shoryuken. This requires the utmost focus and temperament to perform correctly. If the user misses the initial mid-section attack, however, they will just perform a Shoryuken which has multiple hits and acts as a failsafe; it is capable of hitting the opponent should they jump away to avoid the attack.
Main Series AppearancesEdit
Street Fighter Alpha 3Edit
Ryu strikes the foe's midsection with his closer elbow, uppercut the foe with his other hand, and then perform a powerful Shoryuken with the closer hand.The move has the same command as the Metsu Shoryuken; the difference between the two is the distance from the opponent, with the Shin Shoryuken requiring Ryu to be a bit further away from the target at a certain distance. They can be visually distiguised by if Ryu is facing toward or away from the screen during the final hit.
Street Fighter III seriesEdit
Ryu punches the foe in the midsection instead with a Shoryuken, and if that connects without Ryu leaving the ground, he then uses his other hand to perform a 3-hit finishing Shoryuken.
Street Fighter IVEditGouken's version is the same as Ryu's from the previous series, indicating that he taught Ryu the move. When performing the move, Gouken says "Got you!" upon landing the initial attack, "Shin!" upon delivering a powerful alternate-handed uppercut to the opponent's jaw, and "Shoryuken!" as he performs that very move, sending them skyward.
Ryu elbows the foe with his left arm, and performs a multi-hitting Shoryuken with the other arm.
Street Fighter X TekkenEdit
The move appears in the game as Ryu's EX Shoryuken, and is performed the same exact way as it was in the Street Fighter III series.
In the Street Fighter IV games, Gouken is able to fully use this Ultra flexibly, as it has armor breaking properties, a very good horizontal range, a good anti-air and in terms of damage, and - with a full Revenge Gauge - does around half a health bar's worth of damage. As a boss, Gouken's Shin Shoryuken has a quicker startup and much greater priority.
Generally, if timed incorrectly and/or the opponent blocks/avoids the attack completely, the opponent can easily punish the user; the after-lag for the Forbidden Shoryuken is higher than that of the fierce Shoryuken used by Ryu, Ken, and Akuma.
- Asura from Asura's Wrath uses this move in his fight against Augus.
- Yuri Sakazaki of the Art of Fighting and King of Fighters series parodies this technique in the form of her Shin! Chou Uppaa! (True! Super Upper!) move.
|Ryu's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Collarbone Breaker • Solar Plexus Strike|
|Special Attacks||Hadoken • Shoryuken • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku • Joudan Sokutogeri|
|Super Combos||Shinku Hadoken • Shin Shoryuken • Metsu Shoryuken • Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku|
|Super Arts||Shinku Hadoken • Shin Shoryuken • Denjin Hadoken|
|Ultra Combos||Metsu Hadoken • Metsu Shoryuken|