Being a user of the Ataru Style, Yoda uses a lot of jumping attacks. He is capable of executing surprising moves due to his small size and acrobatic talent. Unlike Darth Vader or The Apprentice, Yoda does not use the force to attack with, but to enhance his jumping and fighting. He has good throws and most of his moves come out fast.
However, Yoda definitely has his downfalls. Some of them include having poor range (and lack of good matchups against most other characters), low damage output, an unsafe moveset and the worst step / 8 way run movement. In addition, he cannot be grabbed. He cannot guard certain moves, moves with 2nd low subsequent hits, and he has the lowest Soul Gauge and is easily Critical Finished.