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Overview

Overview

She has good range, strong pressure and explosive damage! Ferocious in battle and cute as a button - It’s May, everyone’s favourite Jellyfish Pirate.

Her signature move is Horizontal Mr. Dolphin, a powerful lunging attack. The S version is a fast blockstring ender and frame trapping tool, whereas the H version trades startup speed for frame advantage. Her c.S is a solid pressure tool and combo starter. Block happy opponents can be opened up with Overhead Kiss, a command grab that leads to devastating corner combos. Cycle these tools for a potent strike/throw mix-up.

May controls the mid range with f.S, 2S and 5H, a trifecta of disjointed normals that complement each other. Her marvelous 5K is a fast, dash cancelable poke that goes over lows. Combining these moves with Horizontal Mr. Dolphin makes for a strong neutral and solid pressure. Her swift jump and excellent aerials, most notably j.H, provide her with great aerial space control. She’s also packing a good anti-air in Vertical Mr. Dolphin. At longer ranges, she can apply pressure with Arisugawa Sparkle, a projectile attack best used as an okizeme tool due to its massive frame advantage on block. Most of her defensive options are mediocre at best, but it’s a small price to pay for such a solid moveset.

If you’re looking for a versatile, mix-up heavy character with plenty of disjoints, or just want to throw dolphins at jerks, then play May today!
Playstyle
May , classified as a Balance type, is a powerful attacker who specializes in charging at the opponent.
Pros Cons
  • High Meterless Damage: May can dish out big damage off of counterhits anywhere on screen. She can easily convert into wallbreak and deal massive damage in the corner, especially thanks to her high RISC build.
  • Strong Strike-Throw: Her c.S is plus on block and enables scary frametraps, along with her damaging Overhead Kiss grab and ability to force mindgames after Horizontal Mr. Dolphin.
  • Aerial Game: A high and fast jump makes her tricky to catch, along with strong air normals like j.H, j.S and j.D. Many of her combos take to the air, and she has a strong crossup in j.2H for mixups
  • Fat Ground Pokes: 2S, f.S, and 5H are very disjointed, large, and powerful, allowing May to control space effectively. She also has a few faster, safer pokes with 5K and 2K.
  • Speed/Range Gap in Attack: Her aformentioned fat ground pokes either have a slow startup, recovery or a combination of both. Meanwhile, her safer pokes are stubby and unrewarding. Some characters with big and fast pokes can give a lot of trouble.
  • Notably Weaker Midscreen: May is greatly enabled in the corner, as her pressure and damage is far worse midscreen: Her Overhead Kiss is much less rewarding, her strike/throw is more easily stopped by Faultless Defense, and outside of counterhit starters like 2H and 5K, or having enough meter for a Roman Cancel, her damage is greatly limited. Her pokes also do not convert into a lot of damage or hard knockdowns, unless May has meter for a Roman Cancel.
  • Weak To Upper Body Invulnerability: Due to a large number of May's key tools in neutral and pressure like 5K, [4]6S and j.H lacking disjoints or having extended hurtboxes, they are very susceptible to upper body invulnerable moves like 6P. May also has trouble discouraging 6P use, with short range or unsafe low profile tools.
May
GGST May Portrait.png
Defense:1.06
Guts Rating:4
Prejump:4
Backdash:16/1~4 strike invuln/1~11 airborne
Weight:Light
Fastest Ground Abare:This character's fastest attacks for mashing or scrambles. Excludes universal throws.5P (4F)
Reversal Attacks:Any reversal-esque moves this character has. Excludes universal options.632146H (10F)

Normal Moves

StartupThe time before an attack is active including the first active frame. For example, an attack with 10F startup means the attack will do nothing for 9 frames, then hit the opponent on the 10th frame. frames
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ActiveThe active frames of an attack refers to the amount of time an attack can hit the opponent. Frames
InactiveFrames in the middle of multi-hit attacks which cannot hit the opponent, but are after the move has become active at least once. Frames
RecoveryThe recovery of an attack refers to the amount of time an attacker must wait before he may perform another action, even blocking. Frames
Special RecoveryThe recovery of an attack refers to the amount of time an attacker must wait before they may perform another action.Recovery frames which happen under abnormal conditions, such as after landing. Frames

5P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
28 All 4 3 8 -1 -
Total: 14

A quick jab and May's fastest normal, though it's not a very good anti-air. Hits standing and crouching characters, but can be low-profiled by some moves. Does its job as a quick mash button in scrambles or when May is under pressure, and can hit some punishes or gaps 2P couldn't.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 3K, 6K, 6H

5K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
30 All 8 6 11 -5 -
Total: 24

A quick poke. Goes over many low attacks. Useful for pressure due to it's speed and range. Loses to most 6Ps, but against Potemkin and Goldlewis, both moves will whiff simultaneously.

  • Jump and dash cancellable
  • Dash cancel is -11 on block
  • 5K > 6H is a 8f gap on crouching opponents, and a 5f gap on standing Anji, Faust, Goldlewis, and Potemkin.

Gatling Options: 6P, 3K, 6K, 6H, 5D, 2D

c.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
44 All 7 6 8 +3 -
Total: 20

May's strongest combo starter and go-to pressure and punishment tool at close range. Good for catching backdashes when opponent is trying to avoid her command grab. Hitbox is in front of May and reaches slightly above her head, so this attack can be used as a high-risk, high-reward anti-air.

  • Floats on air hit
  • Jump and dash cancellable
  • Dash cancel is -6 on block
  • c.S > 6H can be used as 3f frametrap or pressure reset, and is a true blockstring against standing Anji, Faust, Goldlewis, and Potemkin.

Gatling Options: 6P, 3K, 6K, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

f.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
38 All 12 3 19 -8 -
Total: 33

May's longest-range poke. This attack's hitbox extends significantly past May's extended hurtbox until recovery, making it an effective counter-poke. Good for catching people trying to jump out of the corner. Despite the upward angle, this attack can hit crouching opponents, but most low-profile moves will avoid it.

Gatling Options: 5H, 2H

5H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
55 All 13 8 15 -4 -
Total: 35

A disjointed attack with great reward on counter hit. This attack is very active, safe on block due to its pushback, can hit both airborne and low-profile opponents, and can be special canceled to extend pressure. All of these properties make May's 5H an excellent counter-poking tool.

  • Wall-bounces on air hit

5D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
Uncharged 50 High 20 3 26 -15 -
Charged 62 High 28 3 26 -10 -
Total: 48
Total: 56
Uncharged Dust
  • Uncharged dust on-hit is 0 or neutral frame advantage and causes float

Universal overhead. Longest range dust attack in the game. However, it has no disjoint. Can be gatling from 5K, 2K, or c.S for a mixup.


Charged Dust
  • Charged dust leads to soft knockdown (+36).
  • Holding up during the hitstop frames of charged dust will activate homing jump:
    • Doing a homing jump will cause an area shift and put the opponent into a unique high damaging air combo state.
    • Pressing any attack twice without jump/dash cancel will activate the homing jump finisher causing a hard knockdown (+23).
    • Homing jump combos can sometimes increase meter balance enough to activate positive bonus.

Similar to uncharged but is slow enough to be reacted to, but if it does land it gives a very high damaging combo.

2P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
24 All 5 4 8 -2 -
Total: 16

A quick, stubby jab used to mash in scrambles or to escape pressure.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 6K, 3K, 6H

2K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
28 Low 6 4 10 -2 -
Total: 19

A quick, short range low kick. Since much of May's pressure comes from her jump-ins, mixing this attack into May's pressure is a good way to check opponents who fall asleep on defense.

Gatling Options: 6P, 6K, 3K, 6H, 5D, 2D

2S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
35 All 10 3 18 -7 -
Total: 27

May thrusts her anchor forward while crouching. A big poke that hits low-profile opponents and has good startup for its range.

Gatling Options: 5H, 2H

2H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
60 All 11 13 26 -20 -
Total: 49

May crouches and swings her anchor over her head from front to back. The entire attack is very disjoint, making it a powerful, but high-commitment, anti-air and launcher. This attack is also a staple of May's combo strings because of its favorable launch properties.

  • Launches opponents up and away from May on hit. Launch effect is stronger on counterhit.
  • Soft knockdown on hit.
  • Can be special cancelled on block to make it safer.

2D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
30 Low 10 7 17 -7 -
Total: 33

May's sweep is quick and has good range. It combos consistently from 2K at all ranges, and is much more consistent with 5K. Along with its great active frames, fast startup and Hard KD property, it makes for a strong low poke in May's arsenal.

May's okizeme with Arisugawa Sparkle sets up annoying Strike/Throw scenarios with c.S/Overhead Kiss respectively, so landing hard knockdowns is a helpful way to keep the pressure up. If using Arisugawa Sparkle on okizeme, be sure to delay the attack long enough for the ball to actually hit on wakeup, since it's a quick projectile once it starts moving.

  • Hard knockdown on hit

6P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
35 All 12 6 18 -7 1-3 upper body
4-17 above knees
Total: 36

May's anti-air normal. Has good upper body invulnerability and leads to strong on-the-ground pressure when followed up with Arisugawa Sparkle and whiffed HS Vertical Mr. Dolphin on counterhit.

Hurtbox size over time: 1-3 upper body invuln 4-17 above knees invuln

  • Soft knockdown on hit
  • Hard knockdown on counterhit
  • 6P can be used as frametrap after 5P, 2P, 5K, 2K without delay

6K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
35 High 20 5 11 -2 -
Total: 35

A quick overhead. Has relatively poor horizontal reach, but avoids many low attacks and throws.

  • Airborne frames 6-23
  • Ground bounces on air hit

3K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
35 Low 11 6 21 -13 -
Total: 37


May crouches before sliding anchor-first on the ground. May's hurtbox is larger than the hitbox of this move, which means it usually trades or loses to other low attacks. This move is usually used as Mays best conversion from her P normals. Very punishable on block but gives a soft knockdown which allows for a MeatyHitting an opponent to cover the moment as they lose invincibility. The most common one is performing an attack early on okizeme to gain frame advantage and bait reversals. 5K afterwards.

  • Low profile during active frames
  • Leaves May at +16 on hit at worst
  • Cannot be special or super cancelled

6H

(Hold OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
60 [90] All [All (Guard Crush)] 16 [40] 6 [6] 24 [24] -8 [+8] -
Total: 45
Total: 69

May swings her anchor in a massive arc above and in front of her. Can be held to delay the attack. Leads to massive combo damage in the corner.

  • Values in brackets ([]) represent holding the button for the full duration
  • Hits grounded opponents on 4th active frame (frame 19 uncharged)
  • Ground bounce on hit

j.P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
22 High 5 3 12 - -
Total: 19

May's fastest air-to-air button. Useful for stuffing airdashes into slower attacks or in scramble situations where May is in the air, but has worse follow-up options than May's other air attacks. Works best when the opponent is level with or slightly below May.


Gatling Options: j.P

j.K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
28 High 7 3 12 - -
Total: 21

May kicks upwards, making this move a good air-to-air against opponents who are slightly above May.

  • Jump and dash cancellable

Gatling Options: j.D

j.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
34 High 12 4 15 - -
Total: 30

May swats her anchor down. Hits as an air-to-ground from higher than j.H or j.2H, and is a strong air-to-air against opponents who are level with or below May.

  • Jump and dash cancellable

Gatling Options: j.H, j.D

j.H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
50 High 12 10 15 - -
Total: 36

May swings her anchor upward in front of her. Causes a lot of hitstun and blockstun. Can be used for both space control and jump-ins, so it's a staple of May's neutral play. The hurtbox is larger than the hitbox, but the hitbox is so large and active that it's difficult for many characters to challenge in the air.

  • Jump and dash cancellable
  • High knockback on air hit

Gatling Options: j.D

j.D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
60 High 10 6 21 - -
Total: 36

May thrusts her anchor upwards, altering her jump trajectory. A ridiculously disjointed attack that's nearly impossible to challenge from above. Amazing counter hit starter and air combo tool.

  • Jump and dash cancellable
  • High knockback on air hit

j.2H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
40 High 13 Until L 6 - -

May slows her air momentum and rides her anchor to the ground. This can set up situations where it's difficult to predict May's trajectory in the air for either left/right mixups or jump-in/double jump/j.2H baits. May's hurtbox is much larger than the hitbox of this move, which makes it easy to punish with any anti-air attack.

  • Knockback directly down on air hit.

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

6D or 4D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
80 Ground Throw 2 3 38 - -
Total: 42
  • Can throw the opponent either forward or backwards.
  • Hard knockdown on hit.

May hurls her opponent over her head in the direction used to input the throw (unlike past games). Not as rewarding as Overhead Kiss when the opponent is near the corner, but is easier to use in pressure and can switch sides. HKD frame advantage is +48.

Air Throw

j.6D or j.4D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
80 Air Throw 2 3 Until landing+10 - -
Total: 14
  • Can throw the opponent either forward or backwards.
  • Hard knockdown on hit.

May quickly grabs and kicks her opponent to the ground. Air throws are a universal anti-air option that work well when the opponent makes a predictable high jump-in or when the opponent jumps right next to you. Despite the hit and whiff animations, air throws require the opponent to be above and on either side of you to connect. Quick use of air throws can make opponents think twice about holding back-jump against May's strike/throw mixups.

Special Moves

Mr. Dolphin Horizontal

[4]6S (Hold OK) or [4]6H (Hold OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
[4]6S 30 All 7 9 [18] 11 (26 OH) -5 -
[4]6H 40 All 25 9 [18] 11 (20 OH) +5 -
Total: 32
Total: 50

May's premier special move up close and a nearly universal blockstring-ender. The hurtbox is larger than the hitbox, and the hitbox does not hit low profile moves or 6P, so low pokes and 6P will usually counterhit this attack. You will primarily use the held version, however the un-held version useful for mixups as it carries momentum and does not go very far. Mixing between the S and HS versions makes it difficult for May's opponent to land a counterhit. Spacing yourself out before S Dolphin allows you to whiff punish most normal attacks with good positioning. Enormously rewarding on counterhit, particularly in the corner.

  • Staggers on grounded counterhit
  • S unheld is useful to setup grabs on unsuspecting opponent
  • (HS only) Wall-bounces on air hit
  • (HS only) Non-OTG tumble on air counterhit

Mr. Dolphin Vertical

[2]8S (Hold OK) or [2]8H (Hold OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
[2]8S 40 All→High 6 19 7 (21 OH) 0 (Airborne) -
[2]8H 45 All→High 11 27 8 (19 OH) +6 (Airborne) -
Total: 31
Total: 45

The S version of this attack is a quick anti-air. The HS version, while slower, travels in a much longer arc, and is commonly used as an anti-air and combo extender. When held down, both version extend the distance traveled. Mr. Dolphin Vertical is a mid attack on the way up and an overhead on the way down. The attack is disjoint while ascending, making it an excellent anti-air. May can use her double jump, airdash or attack on hit or block after recovery if she's still in the air. This is useful for combo extensions using the HS version of this attack or avoiding punishments after a blocked overhead.

  • (Ascending only) Hard knockdown on hit.
  • H point blank after landing is -4.
  • Hard knockdown on air hit

Version ProrationA percentage-based damage modifier applied to certain attacks independently of other forms of damage scaling. Level
LevelHitstopStanding HitstunCrouching HitstunGround Block
Lv.01112139
Lv.112141511
Lv.213161713
Lv.314192016
Lv.415212218
CH Type
TypeHitstopSlowdownAdded Frame Advantage
Very SmallBase Value NoneNone
SmallBase Value 11F+6
Mid2125F+13
Large3135F+18
On-HitThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in hitstun. 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. R.I.S.C. GainHow much R.I.S.C. this move builds when normal or instant blocked. R.I.S.C. LossHow much R.I.S.C. this move removes on hit. Wall DamageHow much Wall Damage is applied when the move connects on hit. OTG RatioThe proportion of damage dealt when hitting Off The Ground (OTG). Chip RatioThe proportion of damage dealt on normal block.
(Usually only applicable to Special moves)
Input TensionThe amount of Tension gained when the move is input.
(Usually only applicable to Special moves)
[2]8S - 2 Mid KD→+3 (Airborne) 1500→1125 2000 700 60%→100% 25% 150
[2]8H - 3 Mid HKD→+9 (Airborne) 2000→1500 2000 700 60%→100% 25% 150

[2]8S:

  • Properties change between the initial rising arc and the final descending arc of the attack
    • Attack is only an overhead during the descending arc.
    • Hard Knockdown on only the rising arc.
    • Launches on hit of only the rising arc.
    • Lower R.I.S.C. Gain and OTG damage on the descending arc.
  • When attack connects, May receives only 5F hitstop (8F less than her opponent)
    • To be ultra precise, May has 6F hitstop but unusually it begins the same frame her attack lands, defying system conventions.
  • Horizontal Activation Range: 350
  • Vertical Activation Range: 300 (Only during descending arc)

Overhead Kiss

623K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
30, 40 Throw 6 1 39 N/A 1~6F Throw
Total: 50

May's command grab which enables her powerful throw mixups. Can combo into wallbreak in the corner without RC or combo into strong follow-up pressure midscreen.

  • Throw invulnerable frames 1-6
  • Throw results in a ground-bounce. Hitting the opponent while they are airborne nets a wall bounce/wall splat.

Arisugawa Sparkle

214P or 214K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
214P 50 All 48 6 Total 45 +29 -
214K 50 All 48 10 Total 45 +29 -
Total: 98
Total: 102

Mr. Arisugawa kicks a ball towards the opponent. The P version fires at a ~50⁰ downward angle, while the K version fires at a ~15⁰ downward angle. Mr. Arisugawa spawns the ball high above May, so avoid using it when the opponent is right in your face as it will likely whiff. Useful as a meaty projectile for okizeme and for on-the-ground pressure following a 6P counterhit.

Since it also gives you meter frame 1, you can super cancel this move if you almost have 50 meter and need a super, for example to wall break and knockdown.

  • The opponent can destroy the ball by hitting it with an attack.
  • After destroying the ball, the opponents attack will still be active, and they can cancel their move like normally.
  • May is actionable before the beachball hitbox comes out

Overdrives

Great Yamada Attack

236236S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
190 All 10+ - 88 -54 -
  • Can whiff or be low profiled in certain dead zones.
  • Non-OTG tumble on hit

After a cinematic, Mr. Yamada appears from the corner behind May and travels in a long arc across the screen while May enters a recovery animation. A belligerent, whale-sized punish. May can use a forward Purple Roman Cancel after summoning Mr. Yamada to force an extremely damaging high/low mixup at the cost of 100 tension if used at mid-to-close range.

The Wonderful and Dynamic Goshogawara

632146H (Air OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe 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. Invuln
80, 100 All 6+4 12(22)10 55 -21 1~21 Full
  • Invincible from frame 1
  • Second hit knocks opponent away from May on hit

May's only true reversal and a useful move for forcing a wall-break. May hops on to Goshogawara the orca for a two-hit attack. The first hit, on the way up, is effectively a massive invulnerable uppercut. The second hit, when Goshogawara splashes down, sends the opponent flying and can wallbreak. If May uses a Purple or Red Roman Cancel during the move, she gets off Goshogawara, but the attack continues anyway, which can lead to an extremely damaging combo on hit or a potent high/low or left/right mixup on block at the cost of 100 tension.

ProrationA percentage-based damage modifier applied to certain attacks independently of other forms of damage scaling. Level
LevelHitstopStanding HitstunCrouching HitstunGround Block
Lv.01112139
Lv.112141511
Lv.213161713
Lv.314192016
Lv.415212218
CH Type
TypeHitstopSlowdownAdded Frame Advantage
Very SmallBase Value NoneNone
SmallBase Value 11F+6
Mid2125F+13
Large3135F+18
On-HitThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in hitstun. 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. R.I.S.C. GainHow much R.I.S.C. this move builds when normal or instant blocked. R.I.S.C. LossHow much R.I.S.C. this move removes on hit. Wall DamageHow much Wall Damage is applied when the move connects on hit. OTG RatioThe proportion of damage dealt when hitting Off The Ground (OTG). Chip RatioThe proportion of damage dealt on normal block.
(Usually only applicable to Special moves)
Input TensionThe amount of Tension gained when the move is input.
(Usually only applicable to Special moves)
100% - Mid HKD 1200, 500 1000×2 0 80%, 60% 25%, 12% -
  • reversal
  • Does not behave as a true multi-hit attack, follow-up hits will be scaled after previous hits
  • R.I.S.C. Loss does not stack after the first hit, but 25% R.I.S.C. reduction still applies per hit of R.I.S.C. Loss
  • Maximum damage is achieved from at least 1333 R.I.S.C. (approx. 10.4% gauge).

Colors

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Color 121Ultimate Edition exclusive
1Ultimate Edition exclusive

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