Bonchan: Punk is doing many things only he can do, I can tell he labs stuff like that a lot in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 14, 2019 at 7:46 p.m. PDT

Not too long ago, RB|Bonchan rated REC|Punk a 98/100 when it comes to overall skill and success in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. In particular, it's Punk's ability to whiff punish that really sets him apart from other top competitors.

FGC Translated has provided another transcription of Bonchan's analysis of Punk's plays. To someone like Bonchan, it's quite clear that Punk isn't simply getting lucky with guesses.

During the translated video, Bonchan highlights two different whiff punish scenarios that Punk is exemplary at, as Karin. One is against M. Bison (Dictator) and the other is against Kolin.

Ideally, you want to whiff punish M. Bison's standing heavy punch with Karin's EX Tenko. If the opponent uses Psycho Axe instead, Karin will get hit.

To be able to react in time, you need to have the inputs buffered to hit the standing heavy punch during its recovery frames. Punk has a true talent when it comes to making M. Bison players use stand heavy punch instead of Psycho Axe.

"He first created a situation for Dictator to not throw out Psycho Axe, and baited the standing heavy punch," said Bonchan. "I can tell the process through which he created the situation for the whiff-punish."

In regards to Kolin, Bonchan previously thought that punishing Kolin's back and heavy kick was sufficient. Then he saw Punk punishing with a stand medium punch, which combos into select specials.

"Punk is doing many things only he can do," stated Bonchan. "I can tell he labs stuff like that a lot."

As a result of analyzing what Punk is able to do, Bonchan has outlined what he himself needs to improve on.

Source: 283Gaming.

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