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Bleach Dark Souls Ichigo FAQ
By BleachFreak7
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This is a FAQ for the character Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach Dark Souls
for the DS.

Press ctrl-F to find the sections.

1.) Table Of Contents [TOC]

1.) Table Of Contents.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[TOC]
2.) Reason for using Ichigo……………………………………………………………………………………………………[RFI]
3.) Description……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[DSC]
4.) Move List…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[MVL]
     1.) Basic Move Set………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………[BMS]
     2.) Special Move Set………….……………………………………………………………………………………………[SMS]
     3.) Super Move Set…………….………………………………………………………………………………………………[SUM]
     4.) How to use Su.C.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………[USC]
5.) Command Key……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[CMK]
6.) Combos…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[CMB]
     1.) Basic Combos……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[BSC]
     2.) Advanced Combos……………………………………………………………………………………………………………[ADV]
     3.) Bankai combos…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[BNC]

7.) Playstyle…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[PLS]
     1.)Easy Playstyle…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[EPS]
     2.)Confusing Playstyle……………………………………………………………………………………………………[CPS]
     3.)Power Based Playstyle………………………………………………………………………………………………[PBP]
     4.)Speed Based Playstyle………………………………………………………………………………………………[SBP]
8.) End…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[END]
9.) Contact………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[CNT]
10.) Legal Information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………[LGL]
2.)Reason For Using Ichigo                                        [RFI]

Ichigo is a High-Tier character and is, without a doubt, one of the
easiest characters to use in the game. Ichigo has long-range attacks
and good speed making him an excellent character to fight with. His
combos are very basic and easy to do, but they do a lot of damage.
Ichigo is effective on tall and short characters. He's basically good
to use against anyone.

3.)Description                                                    [DSC]

Ichigo has long-range attacks and exceptional speed making him easy to
use. His combos are easy and do a lot of damage. His Flashstep has good
distance. His Supers do a lot of damage and his Specials are good to
begin and/or end combos with.
4.)Move List                                                      [MVL]

The following sections will show you Ichigo Kurosaki's basic moves,
Specials, and Supers. It will show how much damage each does, how many
hits it does, it's range, and a description of it.

The specials will include how much damage and how many hits with the
normal special and the reinforced special, along with the range. Also,
the specials that involve the "X-button" charge for a second before
they can be used. The Specials involving the "Y-button" do not use
charging, but you must wait for a second after using them before you
can move, attack, or guard again. The "A-button" specials do not
requiring any charging or waiting after you attack, but you use one
spirit-pressure gauge.

X-button-Light Attack
Y-button-Medium Attack
A button-Heavy Attack

1.)Basic Move Set                                                 [BMS]

Standing Light (sL)-Ichigo hits opponent with the butt of his sword.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-Short


Standing Medium (sM)-Ichigo slashes sideways at the enemy.

     Damage6

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium


Standing Heavy (sH)-Ichigo slashes down at the enemy.

     Damage-8

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium


Crouching Light (cL)-Ichigo bends down and punches at the ground.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-Short


Crouching Medium (cM)-Ichigo bends down and stabs sword at enemy.

     Damage-6

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium/Long


	Crouching Heavy (cH)-Ichigo bends down and slashes his sword up
in the air.

     Damage-8

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium


Aerial Light (aL)-Ichigo punches the enemy while in the air.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-short


Aerial Medium (aM)-Ichigo slashes his sword sideways while in air.

     Damage-6

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium


Aerial Heavy (aH)-Ichigo slashes his sword down at the enemy while in
air.

     Damage-8

     Hits-1

     Range-Medium

2.) Special Move set
[SMS]

Special A or Zangetsu (Sp.A)-Ichigo blasts a wall of energy out of his
sword.

     Command-Down, Right, Y/X/A

     Damage-1.) Down, Right, Y=15 Damage
            2.) Down, Right, X=15 Damage
            3.) Down, Right, A=18 damage

     Hits- 1.) Down, Right, Y=5 Hits
           2.) Down, Right, X=5 Hits
           3.) Down, Right, A=6 Hits

     Range- 1.) Down, Right, Y=Me
            2.) Down, Right, X=Medium
            3.) Down, Right, A=Medium/Long


Special B or Engetsuzan (Sp.B)-Ichigo rams into the enemy and slashes
sideways with his sword.

     Command-Left, Down, Right, Y/X/A

     Damage- 1.) Left, Down, Right, Y=8 Damage
             2.) Left, Down, Right, X=12 Damage
             3.) Left, Down, Right, A=16 Damage

     Hits- 1.) Left, Down, Right, Y=2 Hits
           2.) Left, Down, Right, X=6 Hits
           3.) Left, Down, Right, A=9 Hits

     Range- 1.) Left, Down, Right, Y=Medium
            2.) Left, Down, Right, X=Medium/Long
            3.) Left, Down, Right, A=Medium/Long


Special C or Gazan (Sp.C)-Ichigo jumps into the air and hits the enemy
with his sword on his way up in the air and on the way down to the
ground.

     Command-Right, Down, Right, Y/X/A

     Damage- 1.) Right, Down, Right, Y=7 Damage
             2.) Right, Down, Right, X=7 Damage
             3.) Right, Down, Right, A=24 damage

     Hits- 1.) Right, Down, Right, Y=2 Hits
           2.) Right, Down, Right, X=2 Hits
           3.) Right, Down, Right, A=6 Hits

     Range- 1.) Right, Down, Right, Y=Short
            2.) Right, Down, Right, X=Short
            3.) Right, Down, Right, A=Short


Special D or Kongenzan (Sp.D)-Ichigo stabs his sword into the ground. A
huge beam of energy blasts straight up into the air.

     Command-Down, Down, Y/X/A

     Damage- 1.) Down, Down, Y=8 Damage
             2.) Down, Down, X=8 Damage
             3.) Down, Down, A=8 Damage

     Hits- 1.) Down, Down, Y=1 Hit
           2.) Down, Down, X=1 Hit
           3.) Down, Down, A=1 Hit

     Range- 1.) Down, Down, Y=Very Short
            2.) Down, Down, X=Very Short
            3.) Down, Down, A=Very Short


	Special E or Danhazan (Sp.E)-Ichigo uses his sword to launch
a pile of rocks in the air.

     Command-Down, Up X/Y/A

     Damage- 1.) Down, Up, Y=18 Damage
             2.) Down, Up, X=19 Damage
             3.) Down, Up, A=19 Damage

     Hits- 1.) Down, Up, Y=10 Hits
           2.) Down, Up, X=11 Hits
           3.) Down, Up, A=11 Hits

Super Move Set                                                    [SUM]

Super A or Getsuga Tensho (Su.A)-Ichigo slashes his sword down creating
a huge wall of energy.

     Cost-1 Spirit Bar

     Command-Down, Right, Down, Right, Y/X/A (all 3 do the same)

     Damage-36

     Hits-5

     Range-Long


Super B or Issentzuki (Su.B)-Ichigo stabs his sword into the ground,
creating a giant beam of energy that blasts straight up and expands
sideways, both left and right.

     Cost-1 Spirit Bar

     Command-Down, Left, Down, Right, Y/X/A (all 3 do the same)

     Damage-23

     Hits-4

     Range-Long


Super C or Tensa Zangetsu (Su.C)-Ichigo turns into his strongest form.
His attacks become more powerful and his speed increases. Lasts for
limited time.

     Cost-3 Spirit Bars

     Damage-Varies

     Hits-Varies

     Range-Varies

How to Su.C                                                       [USC]

Ichigo's Super C can vary in damage and hits. Super C makes Ichigo
transform into his most powerful state. In this form, his attacks do
much more damage and his speed greatly increases. Super C only lasts
for a limited amount of time though. Use it wisely and only when you
know you can do some serious damage with it.


Standing Light (sL)-Ichigo slashes sideways at the enemy.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-short


Standing Medium (sM)-Ichigo slashes sideways, sending out a black
cloud.

     Damage-9

     Hits-5

     Range-Very Long


Standing Heavy (sH)-Ichigo slashes sideways, sending out a black cloud.

     Damage-11

     Hits-5

     Range-Very Long


Crouching Light (cL)-Ichigo bends down and stabs enemy with his sword.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-Short/Medium


Crouching Medium (cM)-Ichigo bends down and sends out a cloud of black
smoke.

      Damage-9

      Hits-5

      Range-Very Long


Crouching Heavy (cH)-Ichigo bends down and sends out a cloud of black
smoke.

     Damage-11

     Hits-5

     Range-Very Long


Aerial Light (aL)-Ichigo slashes down at the enemy from the air.

     Damage-4

     Hits-1

     Range-short


Aerial Medium (aM)-Ichigo slashes down at the enemy, sending a black
cloud of smoke at them.

     Damage-9

     Hits-5

     Range-Medium/Long


Aerial Heavy (aH)-Ichigo slashes down at the enemy, sending a black
cloud of smoke at them.

     Damage-11

     Hits-5

     Range-Medium/Long


Special A (Sp.A)-Ichigo slams his sword into the ground creating an
enormous wall of black smoke.

     Damage-14

     Hits-1

     Range-Long


Those were the basic moves of Ichigo's Su.C. A little farther into the
FAQ I will have a few combos that can be done in that form.

5.) Command Key                                                   [CMK]
This key shows what the buttons do and a few basic terms.
A-      sH, cH, aH
B-      Flashstep
X-      sM, cM, aM
Y-      sL, cL, aL
L-       Line Jump
R-      Guard
Start-  Pause
Select-Taunt

D- Pad:
Up-                           Jump
Up, Up-                       Double Jump
Up, Sideways-                 Instand Air Dash (IAD)
Sideways-                     Walk
Sideways, Sideways-           Dash
Down-                         Crouch
Sideways in air-              Dash in Air
Break Combos-                 Press Any 2 attack buttons when being
attack. Uses 1 spirit bar.

Terms:

IAD-Instant Air Dash: Done by Jumping and instantly dashing sideways.
TAFS-To Air FlashStep: Done by doing a Flashstep Diagonal into the air.
FS-FlashStep: Done by pressing the B-button.
BOF-Behind Opponent FlashStep: Done by doing a Flashstep to get behind
your opponent.
GC-Guard Cancel: Done by doing a FlashStep while guarding.
6.) Combos                                                        [CMB]

This section just shows some basic, advanced, and expert combos with
Ichigo. Since Ichigo is a very basic character to use, he has very few
expert combos. Those combos are right between advanced and expert. They
will not take an expert at the game to learn.

1.) Basic Combos                                                  [BSC]

Combo 1.) sL, sM, sH, FS, sL, sM, sH, FS, cL, cH, aL, aM, aL, aM, aH.

          Damage-37

          Hits-13


Combo 2.) aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, FS, sL, sM, sH, FS, sL, sM, sH, FS, sL,
sM, sH, Sp.B, Su.A.

          Damage-81

          Hits-21


Combo 3.) aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, RfSp.B, aL, aL, aL, aM, aL, aL, aL, aM,
FS up, aL, aL, aM, FS up, aL, aL, aM, RfSp.C.

              Damage-75

              Hits-33

2.) Advanced Combos                                               [ADV]

Combo 1.) IAD, aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, TAFS, aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, TAFS, sL,
sM, aH, TAFS, sL, sM, sH, RfSp.B, Su.A.

              Damage-95

              Hits-32


Combo 2.) IAD, aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, TAFS, aM, aH, FS, aH, cL, sM, cM,
TAFS, aM, aH, cL, cM, cH, aL, aL, aM, aL, aL, aM, RfSp.C.

              Damage-73

              Hits-28


Combo 3.) cL, cM, FS, cL, sM, cM, TAFS, aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, TAFS, aM,
aH, sL, sM, cM, sH, RfSp.B, RfSp.C, Su.B.

              Damage-75

              Hits-27

Bankai Combos                                                     [BNC]

Bankai combo 1.) SuC, sL, cL, sM, cM, sH, FS, sL, cL, sM, cM, sH, FS,
sL, cL, sM, cM, sH, FS, sL, cL, sM, cM, sH, Sp.A.

              Damage-114

              Hits-70


Bankai Combo 2.) IAD, aM, aH, sL, sM, sH, TAFS, aM, aH, sL, sM, cM, sH,
SuC, sL, cL, sM, cM, sH, TAFS, aL, aL, aL, aL, aL, sL, cL, sM, cM, sH,
(do this as many times as possible before time runs out).

              Damage-Varies

              Damage-Varies

7.) Playstyle                                                     [PLS]

Ichigo has four main playstyles; easy, confusing, power, and speed.
Speed and confusing kind of go together because the confusing style
involves a lot of speed. The easy playstyle is just a basic style that
is easy and quick to learn. The power style means that you don't play
as fast but you base you style on doing large combo that do a lot of
damage.

1.) Easy Playstyle                                                [EPS]

The easy playstyle is a basic playstyle and quick to learn. It is not
very effect against human players but can be used to beat the computer
players in the game. This style is not based off of speed or strength.
It is just a beginner strategy for those just learning to play the
game.

The easy playstyle consists of the following:
     1.)Easy combos that do little damage.
     2.)Medium speed. Not fast nor slow.
     3.)Not a lot of flashsteps or complicated moving.
     4.)Not good at tricking opponents.

For the Easy Strategy, you will be playing more defensively than
offensively. You will be guarding when people attack you rarely ever
Guard Cancel. You basically just play, not hoping to kill the enemy
fast, but to just to make sure you win. You don't care how you win, as
long as you win. The people who use this strategy are not very
effective against any other strategy. This is not a very professional
strategy to use.

2.) Confusing Playstyle                                           [CPS]

The confusing playstyle is made up of speed and unpredictable moving.
These are meant to trick your opponent so they have no idea what you
will do. Your combos will do a medium amount of damage. Combos aren't
the main concern though. You're concerned about making the opponent
have no idea what could be coming and build pressure on him.

The Confusing Playstyle consists of:
     1.)A lot of Flashsteps.
     2.)Combo Break about 50% of the time.
     3.)Good Speed.
     4.)Attacking High and Low at random times so they never know which
will come next.
     5.)Guard cancel in different directions.
     6.)Short combos that do a medium amount of damage.
     7.)Doing a Flashstep right through one of their attacks and
attacking them.
     8.)Playing very offensive.
     9.)A good amount of Instant Air Dashes.

This style basically shows that you want to win fast and fill them with
pressure and nervousness about what might happen. Your goal is to be as
unpredictable as possible. Attack high and low at random times so they
never know how to guard. Guard Cancel in different directions so they
don't know where to run. And most importantly, you need a lot of speed.
The people that use this strategy are effective against every other
strategy. They are hard to touch and you never know what could happen
next.

              Difficulty to learn-Very Hard

              Difficulty to fight against-Very Hard

3.) Power Based Playstyle                                         [PBP]

The Power Based Playstyle is basically a style where you want your
combos to do a bunch of damage and take enormous chunks out of the
opponent's health. You don't really want to go fast or trick the enemy.
You just want to put fear in them that your next combo might be the
finishing hit.

The Power Based Playstyle Consists of:
     1.)Knowing long and complicated combos.
     2.)Focusing on doing as much damage as you can.
     3.)Not breaking many combos so you have Supers for your combos.
     4.)Using a Reinforced attack in most of your combos.
     5.)Doing a lot of Guard Canceling to get a good entry on your
opponent.
     6.)You spend most of the time on the ground.
With the Power Playstyle, your combos will be strong and people will
get worried whenever you begin a combo. Powerful Players are weak
against most speed players though because they cannot land a hit.

              Difficulty to learn-Medium

              Difficulty to fight against-Medium

4.) Speed Based Playstyle                                         [SBP]

The Speed Based Playstyle involves faking out your opponent and making
it tough for your opponent to make contact with you. You should
flashstep through them a lot and Guard Cancel. You break a good amount
of combos because you don't need a lot of Supers. Your combos do not do
a large amount of damage. Your main focus is dodging the opponent and
playing as fast as possible.

The Speed Based Playstyle Consists of:
     1.)Using a lot of Fashsteps.
     2.)Spending a good amount of time in the air.
     3.)Breaking a lot of combos.
     4.)Not worrying much about power.
     5.)Guard canceling a lot.
     6.)Dashing at the opponent and doing a flashstep through him to
fake him out.
     7.)Run at them and flashstep away to fake them out.
     8.)Dodging as much as you can.
     9.)Saving Reinforced attacks for the end. You need all 3 of those
bars for flashsteps. If you run out of flashsteps, you could be in
trouble.
     10.)Do a lot of Instant Air Dashes.

This style is very effective against the Easy Playstyle and the Power
Playstyle. This style is almost as good as the Confusing Playstyle, but
the confusing Plsystyle is still a little bit better. This style will
take a little while to learn but not too long. It is good with Ichigo
because he has long range.

              Difficulty to learn-Hard

              Difficulty to fight against-Hard


After reading through those, you should have a main idea about what
style you would like to use with Ichigo. All of those styles work for
him. That's why he is such a good character and up high on the Tier
List.

It's obvious that some styles are better than others, but better the
style you learn, the better you get. Some of the styles might take a
while to learn, but once learned, they are even harder to fight
against.

8.) End                                                           [END]

After going through this FAQ, hopefully you have learned a few things
about how to use Ichigo. He's an easy character to use and is very
effective against people. He's one of the few characters that can have
all of the 4 strategies. Have fun using him and don't give up. He only
takes a little while to learn to use. Once you learn to use him, you'll
be a lot better than you thought you would ever be. Keep practicing.

9.) Contact                                                       [CNT]

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, you can email me at
Ninjamaster9875@aol.com

I'll do best to respond to any questions you have. If you have a really
important question, message me at www.youtube.com/Yomaster16 I will
respond much faster on there. I should respond within 24 hours.

10.) Legal Information                                            [LGL]

This FAQ was created by and written by BleachFreak7. This FAQ was
written exclusively for Gamefaqs. It may be used by other people to
learn how to use a certain character in the game. Please provide Credit
When and Where it is due to both the writer of the FAQ and the company
(Treasure) for making the game.

Treasure gets all credit for making this game. It's given me and many
other people many hours of fun. It's been a fun experience playing this
game and I will continue to play it for a while. If you guys hadn't
made this game, I'd be missing out on one of my favorite games. Thanks
Treasure.

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