I’m mostly a Gouken player, and hands down the character I have trouble fighting the most is Blanka. Shenanigans are just insane, I can’t seem to find any consistency behind all the Blanka matches I’ve played so far. The “lack thereof” in the title is just alluding to how it seems like Blanka’s style is chaotic and random.
So, if anyone is kind enough to divulge secrets, I’m really curious what is the general Blanka strategy with fighting Gouken, and how I can retaliate in return. I’ve learned to stop throwing out so many fireballs because of EX-hori ball and slide, but even though I’ve learned to bait and block those moves most of the time, I can’t seem to punish well enough. In addition, I can’t seem to anti-air Blanka at all from the ground, so I just have to let Blanka jump in on me and hope he doesn’t knock me down, which usually ends up happening anyway.
With rainbow ball, I know the recovery is pretty awful for blank if it’s blocked, but I don’t know if it’s long enough for Gouken to start his bread and butter cr.fp > ex-palm combo. Does anyone have experience with that?
Thanks in advance.