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Zero demonstrating Youdantotsu.

Youdantotsu (葉断突? lit. "Leaf Severing Thrust") is the technique Zero and Layer obtain after defeating Bamboo Pandamonium in Mega Man X8. Zero performs a powerful wood-element thrust attack that makes him strafe on the ground for a short distance and can break enemies' defenses if it connects. This is the same move as Bamboo Pandamonium's own Overdrive Mode attack of the same name, with the difference that Zero can perform this almost instantly as compared to Bamboo Pandamonium having to charge his claws before attacking.

This technique is Optic Sunflower's primary weakness, but it can be difficult to use in the battle against him as it can only be performed on the ground, so the only chance Optic Sunflower can be hit with this move is when he appears on the ground of the boss room. If Optic Sunflower summons plant clones when he reappears, the clones can be destroyed using this technique.

It also appears as one of Zero's new command normals in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but it is instead used as the name for his original standing medium attack-turned command normal (which was based off of his neutral Z-saber combo second input).


See also

Similar Techniques

Counterparts to this Technique


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sepelak, Greg (2003). Mega Man X8 Official Strategy Guide. pg.57. BradyGAMES Publishing.

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