Senpūkyaku (旋風脚 lit. "Whirlwind Leg") is the technique Zero and Layer obtain after defeating Dark Mantis in Mega Man X8. With the K Knuckle equipped, Zero performs an airborne spinning kick attack that can be directioned downward and diagonally down. If no button is pressed, the user will stay in the air for a short period before moving down.
- Like the Shouryuuken, this technique is based on a move from the Street Fighter series, the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. There also exists a minor technique/version in the form of a command normal/unique move also called the "Senpuukyaku", used by not only Ryu, but Akuma/Gouki, Yun and Yang (the latter two's versions are radically different attacks however).
- In fact, Zero and Layer occasionally call out the name "Tatsumaki Senpukyaku" when using the technique, much like Ryu and Ken in the Street Fighter games.
- Rasetsusen's glitch also works with the Senpuukyaku.
|Mega Man X8|
|List of Mavericks|
| Bamboo Pandamonium • Optic Sunflower • Dark Mantis • Gravity Antonion • Earthrock Trilobyte |
Gigabolt Man-O-War • Avalanche Yeti • Burn Rooster
|Crabs-Y • Vile V • Copy Sigma • Sigma • Lumine|
|Mega Man X and Alia's Special Weapons|
|Green Spinner • Shining Ray • Shadow Runner • Squeeze Bomb • Crystal Wall • Thunder Dancer • Drift Diamond • Melt Creeper|
|Zero and Layer's Special Techniques|
| Youdantotsu • Tenshouha • Rasetsusen • Juuhazan • Rekkyoudan • Raikousen • Hyouryuushou • Enkoujin |
Renyoudan • Zekkyoudan • Dairettsui • Ganzanha • Senpuukyaku • Raijinken • Enkoukyaku • Shouryuuken
|Axl and Pallette's Special Weapons|
|Blast Launcher • Ray Gun • Black Arrow • Spiral Magnum • Bound Blaster • Plasma Gun • Ice Gattling • Flame Burner|
|D Glaive • Σ Blade • B Fan • T Breaker • K Knuckle • Copy Shot|