Taokaka is a speed type character who toys with her opponent, with the most mobility out of the whole BlazBlue cast. With high mobility comes hectic controls, though.
Taokaka can jump 3 times, and midair dash 2 times. Just keep in mind that her jumps, midair dashes, and Drive ability "Dancing Edge" move counts are shared. At mid-range, Standing C and Jump C are useful for control space. When you want to close Distance, from Standing C go into Cat Jump!, or jump cancel into a jumping attack. If Cat Jump! → Jump A → Jump C is standing guarded, if the opponent crouch guards, a double jump C will hit. Even without Cat Jump! if jumping C is low guarded, you can create the same conditions. Learning this will greatly increase your fighting abilities.
When close, hit the opponent with a Crouching A → Standing B, or Standing B → Standing A → Standing B. Then, use a normal throw or the middle attack → ＋ B to shake up their guard. → ＋ B can be used while avoiding low-level attacks or normal throws. By connecting → ＋ B → Cat Spirit Two!, Taokaka is able to move earlier than a guarding opponent, so try to connect these attacks at all times.
When the opponent closes in from the air, meet them with → ＋ A or Jump A or Jump B. Taokaka's 🡖 crawl can go under opponents' jumping attacks, making it another solid option. When the enemy gets too close, Cat Person's Secret Art: Hexa-Edge is a reliable move. If you don't have Heat Gauge, use a barrier to create space, then use a back jump or back step to retreat to a safe distance.
|Normal Input||Alternative Input|
| Dancing Edge
|→ Stop / Turn Around / Bounce||A or B or C after Dancing Edge or at edge of screen|
|→ Pounce Forward||→ after it hits or guard|
| Almost Becoming Two!
Hobo Nibiki ni Naru Nyasu!
|A + B + C + D|
| Kaka Clan Hospitality!
Kakazoku no Omotenyashi
|During OD, A + B + C + D|
| Cat Spirit One!
Neko Tama Wan!
|↓↘→ ＋ A (repeatable)||SP|
| Cat Spirit Two!
Neko Tama Tsū!
|↓↘→ ＋ B in midair (repeatable)||SP in midair|
| Cat Spirit Three!
Neko Tama Surī!
|↓↘→ ＋ C (delayable, repeatable)||→ + SP|
| → Cat Spirit Encore!
Neko Tama Ankōru!
|B during Cat Spirit One! or Cat Spirit Three!||→ + SP|
| Kitty Litter Special!
Hissatsu Neko Makyū!
|→↘↓↙← ＋ A or B or C (only C is delayable)||↓ + SP|
|↓↓ ＋ C (delayable)|
| Cat Jump!
|↓↙← ＋ D|
| Sticky Kitty
|↓↙← ＋ D in midair, near the edge of the screen (delayable)|
| Trick Edge!
|↓ charge ↑ ＋ D (change directions before lunging at opponent by pressing ↓)|
| Cat Person's Secret Art: Hexa-Edge
Neko no Hito Jikiden Hekisa Ejji
|↓↘→↓↘→ ＋ D||← + SP|
| I'mma beat the crap outta you!
Mettameta no Gittagita!
|↓↙←↓↙← ＋ C|
| Aerial Dancing Edge!
|↓↘→↓↘→ + D in midair||← + SP in midair|
| Attack Meow Pow!
Atakku Nyanbā Wan
|← charge ↙↓↑ + D|
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tutorial Mode, Character Specifics, Taokaka - Lesson 03 - Strategy Lessons