The fire fox of Pokkén Tournament, Braixen, was nerfed in the transition from the Wii U to the Switch. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the character that won Evo is unusable now, though — particularly if you’re playing a new character versus her.
In Double_FGC‘s latest video, “Super Light Screen Fighter IV – Arcade Edition”, he breaks down the strength of Braixen’s “Light Screen” counter versus the new cast. If you’re new to Pokkén, the Light Screen is one of the most powerful and unique counters in the game: it completely removes non-beam projectiles (even some counter piercing ones!), and has counter properties versus all over attacks.
If you’re close and the Light Screen counters an attack, you even get a crumple state. If all that’s not enough to impress you — it’s safe, too. In the practical sense; it is technically unsafe at -12 on block, but because of the incredible push-out it has, no retaliatory moves can actually reach her. Light Screen is a high-utility, versatile defense option that you should learn to use as a Braixen player, and be wary of as her opponent.