4 chun- Agreed. Although this isnt goukens hardest matchup, as he can make chun come to him or get on the offensive(not through demon flips, but simple hadouken dash forward pressure.)
5 honda- I think this might be slightly in goukens favor. Gouken can zone him just about as effectively as guile, throw some safe jumps and safe demon flip kick pressure and your pretty much good to go. Ive handled even good hondas solely on effective zoning and divekicks.
4 bison- This matchup is a bitch. Nuff said
4 guile- No. I believe this is in goukens favor honestly. Its very hard to match goukens fireballs so you can chuck them all day. Throw that in with some careful spacing and guile cant jumpin either. You can literally chuck hadokens for days and its hard for guile to deal with them unless he has ex meter, which in some cases he has to save just to wakeup safely (flashkick fadc) from goukens dive kick safe jumps. Ive given dieminion a hard time with this matchup and modinside.
4 balrog- Im finding it easier being able to deal with this matchup. regardless its still in balrogs favor. But gouken can still handle this. It would help to learn safe jump dive kick ultra option select with shin shoryu though to keep balrog afraid from waking up with something.
3 cammy- A bit exaggerated honestly. I mean its in cammys favor. But it aint so 7-3. As ive learned from raunwynn. You can option select tech with crouching forward and goukens crouching forward will sometimes beat out the cannon strike. Yes that annoying divekick. Sometimes it will counter hit. Plus gouken can actually safe jump cammys cannon spikes. Only thing about this matchup that makes it in cammys favor is that her regular spiral arrows can go under goukens fireballs.
4 ryu- I honestly believe this is in goukens favor. Gouken can handle ryu with close footsies, win the fireball war, and play a solid zoning game against him. If theres anyone gouken was built to beat. It was ryu and ken.
4 abel- A very annoying matchup. Gouken can easily lose this one for obvious reasons.
4 rufus-Maybe 5-5. 6-4 in goukens favor if were really stretching it. Rufus has a bad case of hitbox syndrome where mp hado is the hado of choice in the matchup. Jump back roundhouse, jump back medium punch, crouching forward, and crouching fierce all do a good job getting rufus off of you. Only scary thing about this matchup is the dive kick pressure, but they arent over heads, and if the rufus player realizes hes not getting counter hits off of dive kicks, hell try to throw in a grab. This usually gives you some space and you can start effectively zoning him again.
5 sagat- agreed. this can go either way.
5 seth- hmm…might be in goukens favor. Goukens damage is just toooooooo rediculous for seth to handle. Throw in some denjin and you have stuns too. By the way, if seth whiffs his second ultra, its possible for a 100% death combo with denjin.
6 dhalsim-agreed. Gouken is one of the few characters that can make dhalsim come to him.
5 akuma- agreed. Although akumas hammerfist can tear gouken apart. This might be slightly in akumas favor.
4 fei- with rekkas being a part of feilongs footsies feilong can win this one free…im sorry…FRAY. I hate this matchup with a burning passion.
5 rose-pretty much who can turtle harder. rose can catch demon flips with soul throw and win in footsies.
4 blanka- agreed. blanka can be hard. but not goukens worst by any means.
5 ken- Again. i believe gouken can also deal with ken in footsies. and can effectively zone him. i think its in goukens favor.
5 zangief-it feels like you cant lose your focus for one second or its all over. i dont think this is 5-5 at all.
5 deejay- umm…havent fought many real good deejays. but i can see this being in goukens favor. since he can zone deejay all day.
5 adon- this might be in adons favor.
4 ibuki- I dont think this is hard for gouken honestly. She doesnt have the solid reversals to deal with goukens pressure. and that silly kunai vortex doesnt work when you got the parries.
4 vega- i think this is 5-5. its pretty even. Plus once vega gets knocked down gouken can safejump
4 cody- this matchup is free for gouken(so far from what ive seen. one of the few matchups where even though zoning is the better option, gouken has little trouble rushing down when given the chance.
5 viper- yea gouken can handle this matchup. agreed. 5-5
5 fuerte ummm…idk much to say about this matchup. ive fought good fuertes with gouken. Although the matchup never gave me a problem. But the guessing game is in fuertes favor.
5 dudley-can effectively zone dudley. Dudley has a hard time against any character with fireballs. Goukens safejumps and divekicks can hurt dudley bad. I think gouken wins this one.
6 t-hawk- gouken wins this easy. t hawk has trouble getting in
5 juri- normally juris want to attack from the sky. Just have to mix up lp hados with mp and hp hados in this one. Pinwheels are juris only annoying asset and any version of them can be punished aside from her lk pinwheel.
5 sakura- I think this is goukens favor. I zone sakuras (even good ones) alllllllll day.
5 guy- Meh, i know nothing of this matchup 0.o\
4 gen- Hmm…dont know too much about this one either. in vanilla i would have said this was in gens favor. Nowadays. im not sure.
5 dan- 5-5 against dan? im shocked. a tear almost comes to my eye, again gouken wins footsies and can zone him all day
6 hakan- gouken better win this -.-
6 makoto- I wish makoto beat gouken. it would probably be her only good matchup so far.