The King of Fighters XIV/Kim Kaphwan

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Charaimg kim.png


(*) = EX OK

(!) = MAX OK


Sanren Kyaku - close Bk.gif / Fd.gif + C.gif 

Sakkyaku Nage - close Bk.gif / Fd.gif + D.gif

Command Normals

Naeryo Chagi  - Fd.gif + B.gif

Twio Yop Chagi - Fd.gif Fd.gif + A.gif

Special Moves

Hangetsuzan - Qcb.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Air Hangetsuzan - in air, Qcb.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Hienzan - charge briefly Dn.gif then Up.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Hienzan (Follow Up) [Hienzan D.gif ] Dn.gif + D.gif

Hishou Kyaku - in air, Qcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Super Special Moves

Houou Hiten Kyaku - Qcf.gif Qcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (!)

Houou Kyaku - Qcb.gif Db.gifQcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (!)

Air Houou Kyaku - in air, Qcb.gif Db.gifQcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (!)

Climax Super Special Moves

Zero-Shiki Houou Kyaku - Qcb.gif Db.gifQcf.gif + A.gifC.gif

Quick Combo Reference

Quick Combo Reference

Notation Key (place notation here)

0 Meter

Low, Anywhere
Low, Anywhere

(Combo 1) = (damage number here) dmg
(Combo 2) = (damage number here) dmg
(Combo 3) = (damage number here) = 231 dmg

1 Meter

Low, Anywhere

(Combo 1) = (damage number here) dmg
(Combo 2) = (damage number here) dmg
(Combo 3) = (damage number here) dmg

2 Meters Anywhere (Combo 1) = (damage number here) dmg

Gameplay Overview

Infamous in KoF 13, Kim is a character with one goal in mind: Shove his foot in your face for justice. Rushdown is his game, and every move he has helps him to achieve this. With a wide assortment of fast kicks and a fast hop, Kim is a hard character to keep out. Kim also has a flash kick style reversal that keeps the ball in his court that also easily converts into a super.

While many of his moves have been toned down from the previous iteration, he's still a force to be reckoned with that is good for beginners and the competitive-minded alike.



  • st. A: A simple forward jab. Special cancels.
  • st. B: A simple forward kick with good range. Negative on block. Special cancels.
  • st. C: Kim does a cool heel kick. Like st. B, but with better range and positive on block. Good for max mode.
  • st. D: Kim does 2 upward kicks. Good for anti-air, re-approach, and max mode activation. Neutral on block. A strong all around move.


  • cl. A: Still a simple forward jab that special cancels. Neutral on block.
  • cl. B: A short kick to the knees that hits mid. Special cancels. Neutral on block.
  • cl. C: Another kick to the knees that hits harder. Also special cancels and neutral on block.
  • cl. D: A close upward kick. Special cancels. Neutral on block.


  • cr. A: A crouching forward jab. Special cancels. Neutral on block.
  • cr. B: A fast crouching kick that hits low. Special cancels. Neutral on block. Your go-to light starter.
  • cr. C: Kim gets on the ground and kicks their knees. Special cancels. Neutral on block.
  • cr. D: A long ranged sweep. Special cancels. Slightly negative on block.


  • j. A: Kim punches downward. fast and hits deep, but short. Will also special cancel.
  • j. B: Kim kicks straight up. catches people jumping over you, and still has a hit-box in front of him. just don't expect to hit crouchers.
  • j. C: Kim does an axe kick that will air-to-air and is a decently deep jump in. good all-around move.
  • j. D: Kim throws both feet out. despite appearances, only the forward leg has a hitbox. a very deep jump in with good range.


  • st. CD: Kim puts his weight into a strong kick. Standard blowback affair, but difficult to follow-up outside the corner.
  • j. CD: Kim does a karate kick that hits air-to-air and grounded opponents. a versatile jump blowback.


Sanren Kyaku - (b/f+C) close

  • Kim kicks the opponent in the face 3 times and knocks them away.
  • The preferred knockdown since it is possible to safe jump with.
  • Hard knockdown

Sakkyaku Nage - (b/f+D) close

  • Kim tosses the opponent over his head and throws them back.
  • Use if you can throw them in the corner.
  • Soft Knockdown

Command Moves

Naeryo Chagi - (f+B)

  • A somewhat slow overhead that can be used to Max/super cancel.
  • Like most overheads, loses overhead property and becomes special cancel-able if chained after lights or close normals. Will not combo, however.

Twio Yop Chagi - (f,f+A)

  • Kim does a flying high kick that looks flippin sweet,
  • Can combo after lights, and close normals, but will no longer hit crouchers.
  • He will no longer kick off the wall if reaches it now either.
  • Still special cancel-able, so at least it's still decent for combos.

Special Moves

Hangetsuzan - (qcb+B/D)

  • Kim does a flip kick on the ground. Soft knockdown on hit.
  • Both versions are punishable, D version is used for a few combos.

EX: Safe and really fast, but vulnerable in startup.

Air Hangetsuzan - (air qcb+B/D)

  • Kim does a flip kick in the air. Both versions hit mid.
  • B version gives soft knockdown and will combo after ff+A if they are grounded.
  • D version gives hard knockdown and will combo after ff+A if they are in a juggle state (like after qcfx2+B/D).

EX: This version will do up to 2 hits and leaves them in the air for a possible combo follow-up. Probably no longer has invuln (needs further testing).

Hienzan - (charge down up + B/D)

  • A reversal "flash kick".
  • B version has no invuln and hits once, but recovers quicker. Can be used as an anti-air. Soft knockdown on hit.
  • D version has a few invuln frames on startup, and hits up to 3 times.

EX: Like the D version, but the followup is done automatically, and has more invuln and faster startup. Also does more damage.

Hienzan (Followup)[Hienzan D] - (down + D)
  • Kim can do a followup to the D version that gives hard knockdown. You can safe jump with this by hopping forward immediately.

Hishou Kyaku - (air qcf+B/D)

  • After a short delay Kim will do a divekick. If it connects, Kim bounces off their head.
  • It's possible to use j.D after the bounce.
  • B version has a steeper fall than D version.

EX: This version excludes the bounce for a possible combo followup upon landing. (i.e. Hienzan)

Super Special Moves

Houou Hiten Kyaku - (qcfx2 + B/D)

  • Kim does an invincible upkick that sends the opponent into the air for a combo follow-up.
  • B version sends them straight up, while the D version sends them back more.

EX: Kim does an additional axe kick and slams them into the ground, bouncing for a combo follow-up.

Houou Kyaku - (qcb~hcf + B/D)

  • Kim leaps forward and does a chain attack.
  • No invincibility, but a good hit-box that could be used to anti-air.

EX: The same thing, but does more hits and damage.

Air Houou Kyaku (air qcb~hcf + B/D)

  • Basically the same as the ground version except Kim flys through the air defying gravity.

EX: Does more hits and damage.

Climax Super Special Moves

Zeo-Shiki Houou Kyaku - (qcb~hcf + AC)

  • Like Houou Kyaku, but is really cool looking and does way more damage.


0 meter

  • cr.B x3, d~u+D = 193 dmg

(This light combo is the basic chain you'll use in pressure often. if you are ill-spaced, some hits of d~u+D won't connect, so you may wish to replace with the B version.)

  • cr.B, st.B, ff+A qcb+A = 149 dmg

(This won't hit crouchers, and you won't want to react to their position either, so I include this as a punish when you don't have time to charge the flash kick)

  • cr.C, qcb+D = 178 dmg

(An alternate punish that takes advantage of cr.C's range.)

  • j.C cl.C qcb+D = 238 dmg

(Kim's combo options meterless are limited, so this is about the best you'll get. will come in handy when cancelling into super though.)

  • (corner) st.CD d~u+D = 183 dmg

(Replace with qcb+D if you are not in range. )

1 meter

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

(place combo description here)

2 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

(place combo description here)

3 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

(place combo description here)

4 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

(place combo description here)

5 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

(place combo description here)



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