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.
An unrelated move with the same English name, Youdantotsu (葉断閃 "Youdansen", lit. "Leaf Severing Flash"), appears as one of Zero's new command normals in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. It is a slash attack based on his original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 standing medium attack-turned command normal (which was based off of his neutral Z-Saber combo second input).
Counterparts to this Technique
|Nature/Wood Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man Classic series||Hornet Chaser • Leaf Shield • Plant Barrier • Search Snake|
|Mega Man X series - X||Green Spinner • Spike Ball • Yammar Option|
|Mega Man X series - Axl||Blast Launcher|
|Mega Man X series||Renyoudan • Twin Dream • Yammar Option • Youdantotsu|
|Mega Man X8|
|List of Mavericks|
| Bamboo Pandamonium • Optic Sunflower • Dark Mantis • Gravity Antonion • Earthrock Trilobyte |
Gigabolt Man-O-War • Avalanche Yeti • Burn Rooster
|Crabs-Y • Vile V • Copy Sigma • Sigma • Lumine|
|Mega Man X and Alia's Special Weapons|
|Green Spinner • Shining Ray • Shadow Runner • Squeeze Bomb • Crystal Wall • Thunder Dancer • Drift Diamond • Melt Creeper|
|Zero and Layer's Special Techniques|
| Youdantotsu • Tenshouha • Rasetsusen • Juuhazan • Rekkyoudan • Raikousen • Hyouryuushou • Enkoujin |
Renyoudan • Zekkyoudan • Dairettsui • Ganzanha • Senpuukyaku • Raijinken • Enkoukyaku • Shouryuuken
|Axl and Pallette's Special Weapons|
|Blast Launcher • Ray Gun • Black Arrow • Spiral Magnum • Bound Blaster • Plasma Gun • Ice Gattling • Flame Burner|
|D Glaive • Σ Blade • B Fan • T Breaker • K Knuckle • Copy Shot|