How do I unlock the Hadoken in Mega Man X? I saw some guy on YouTube do it on a SNES and I really want to know how to do it.

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Stage: Armored Armadillo

Necessary items: All Heart Tanks, Sub Tanks, Upgrade Capsules and boss weapons.

You can access it in Armored Armadillo's stage after collecting all 4 armor upgrades, all 8 Heart Tanks, and all 4 Sub Tanks (note that you don't have to fill the Sub Tanks).

Near the end of the stage, you'll come across the final platform that you can ride through the mine. Ride the platform until it flies off the track and out of the mine; dash jump off and climb the wall!

Note that you need to visit the top of this cliff FOUR times (Just SEEING the top of the cliff counts as a visit, so as soon as you see the energy pack you can exit/die/finish the stage safely and it will count as a visit) BEFORE the Hadoken capsule appears (so it will appear on your FIFTH visit). These visits do NOT need to be subsequent, which means you can visit once while completing the stage normally, and then just visit three more times once you've collected everything later in the game and the capsule will appear.

You can perform this move by doing DOWN to RIGHT TILT + Y, note that your life needs to be FULL in order to perform the Hadoken, otherwise it will not work.

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    Also worth noting- the password functionality does not save the presence of the Hadouken, so you can't just input a password to get it.
    – Kip
    Jun 25, 2018 at 19:06
  • I once heard you also need to visit the hadouken point with full health. I don't know if you need to be full health every time you visit it, though. Now you understand the game demonstration movie is a tip, don't you?
    – Youki
    Sep 6, 2020 at 16:38
  • I can confirm that you do not need any kind of full health for this to work - however in a recent playthrough streamed live, it took collecting the health for the attempts to count. It's also faster to stock up on lives, touch the heatlh, then immediately jump into the pit 3x, since dying there restarts you to just before the cart ride.
    – Mikey T.K.
    Apr 23, 2021 at 14:16

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