- Not to be confused with Alpha Counters
A Counter Hit, as its name implies, is the act of countering or interrupting the startup frames of an opponent's attack with one of your own.
Many games provide a visual indicator of when a move successfully lands a counter hit. Depending on the game, counter hits may also reward the player with additional damage and hit stun, the latter of which allows for combos that would not normally be possible. In addition, Level 1 Focus Attacks can only inflict Crumple on an opponent if done as a counter hit.