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Tekken 7: How to Chicken

How to Chicken in Tekken 7

The Tekken games have an odd mechanic called chicken that is very difficult to pull off mainly because it has a very small window of opportunity, and not every character can trigger what’s needed for it. It originated in Tekken 3 and would even cause the announcer to yell out ‘chicken’ for performing the maneuver, which is how it got its name. Here’s how to pull if off.

So to chicken in Tekken 7, you simply have to reverse a reversal which is much easier said than done. A few characters, like Paul Phoenix for instance, let you pull off a move reversal. What you have to do is immediately pull off one of your own. When attacking with a left punch, hold it down then press forward and start hitting left kick. If you timed it right, the announcer will say “chicken” and you and your opponent will be left standing as if you didn’t get attacked. If you use a right punch, then repeat the same thing except use right kick so that it matches.


As you can see, the button inputs aren’t tough at all. It’s just so rare because you have less than a second to react before you find yourself at the mercy of your opponent’s reversal.

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