Sidestep enemies in combat.
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Combat Dodge is a power-up for Sly Cooper in Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. In Sly 2, it is purchasable for 600 coins during A Starry Eyed Encounter; in Sly 3, it is purchasable for 400 coins during the second day of An Opera of Fear.
Sly will sidestep to the left or right depending on which direction is being pushed. This is the most reliable way to avoid a flashlight guard's gunshots while within their flashlight range. If Combat Dodge is used while out of combat, a thumping noise will be heard, and Sly will not sidestep. The Thief Meter does not deplete when this move is used.