Olympus Coliseum

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Olympus Coliseum

Theme Music: Olympus Coliseum
Battle Music: Go for it!

Olympus Coliseum is the Battle LV 2 world south-east of Traverse Town

Good level: 14
Recommended level: 16-17
Over-leveled: 20

Movie: Hercules, Disney 1997

While the movie is based on the ancient Greek tale of Hercules, the only real thing you're going to do here has nothing to do with the movie or the original story. Rather, this is just one big stadium that you'll come back to in order to compete in coliseum battles.

Path of a Hero

Enemies: Shadow, Soldier, Red Nocturne, Blue Rhapsody, Large Body
Sub-boss: Cloud
Boss: Cerberus
Items: Mythril shard, Mega-Potion, Entry Pass,  Hero's License,
       Inferno Band
Save Points: 1 B-type

Trinity Marks:
- Blue #6, 7

Dalmatians: 22-24

Olympus Coliseum: Coliseum Gates

Blue Trinity #6

Blue Trinity #7

Right in the courtyard, there are two Blue Trinities, one to the left and right of the Coliseum entrance at the feet of the large statues. One contains a Mythril shard while the other releases Dalmatians 22-24. There is also a hidden chest behind the colonnade by the one statue (Mega-Potion).

Olympus Coliseum: Lobby

Inside the Coliseum, talk to the Phil. He'll tell you to move the large block of stone. Walk over and try to push it, only to see that it weighs far too much. Talk to him again to learn he thought you were someone else.

Save in this area and talk to Phil again to participate in his trail games. 

The trials are very straight forward. The object is to destroy all the barrels before the time limit is up. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE THE VORTEX ABILITY EQUIP! It'll actually make this harder. There are three tricks to this:

1) Your finisher (the wide third swing) can hit several barrels at once because of it's wide arc.

2) Your finisher can also send a barrel flying in the direction you hit it. This can be used to smash one barrel into another, destroying both.

3) If the barrel below another barrel is destroyed, they will both be destroyed.

--== Trail 1 ==--

Don't lock on to anything here. Stay facing straight forward and make use of the three tricks above.

Keep using your finisher!

--== Trial 2 ==--

This track looks way more complex then it is. Stay focused and take your time. Line up your shots so that the barrels fly into one another. Don't forget to look around the base platform if you're still missing a few. For the one barrel on the floating platform, there is another barrel you can shoot into it. If you miss, you can easily jump over to it or just use Fire magic.


After the barrels are destroyed and you pass the trials, you... still don't get into the tournament. Nope. Gotta turn around and go home. You do get a handy new magic spell though: Thunder!

But, as you enter the courtyard, Hades appears and gives you a pass.

Talk to Phil again to compete in the preliminaries.

--== Olympus Coliseum: Preliminaries ==--

Round    Enemies 
1        Blue Rhapsody x3, Soldier x4
2        Blue Rhapsody x3, Shadow x10
3        Blue Rhapsody x5, Red Nocturne x5
4        Blue Rhapsody x3, Red Nocturne x3, Soldier x2, Shadow x2
5        Blue Rhapsody x9
6        Blue Rhapsody x4, Red Nocturne x4, Large Body x1

There is not anything overwhelmingly hard in the first 6 rounds. Remember your new magic attack. Things pick up after that however.

--== Round 7: Cloud ==--

This will probably be your first truly hard match, seeing as this is really your first real match since Rikku (Leon only had like, one attack).

1) Sonic Blade. Shoots forward with is sword's tip. Very fast, very hard to dodge if you don't see it in time. Call sign: GAhh!

2) Tri-swing. Swings his sword three times.

3) Plunge. Jumps into the air and lands hard, creating a small shockwave of dark energy.

4) Faux Block. Rikku used this one. He'll block till your combo runs out, then break your attack and counter.

How to Dodge:

Sonic Blade Block

- 1) Is usually dodged by simply not standing still. However, Dodge rolling is effective. You can block it if your timing is perfect.

2) This is best avoided by just staying away from him unless he's dazed, ect.

3) Like 1), simply not standing still will dodge this most of the time. However, it cannot be blocked like Sonic Blade.

4) Whenever he blocks a swing with an obvious block, stop your combo and run. Unlike Rikku though, you can break his stance if Goofy or Donald attacks him from behind.

You'll want to keep your distance until you get his pattern of attack down. Aside from Sonic Blade, all of his attacks are fairly easy to dodge by just keeping your distance. Sonic Blade is your best chance to land a good combo, as blocking it with good timing will get you enough daze time to land a good combo or two. Other then that, wait for him to do a Plunge attack and hit him while he's recovering.

Later in the battle, he will start chaining his attacks, such as multiple Sonic Blades in a row, or a Sonic Blade followed instantly by a Plunge.


Between these fights, you have a chance to save and heal. Don't take this chance lightly.

--== Boss: Cerberus ==--

Hades Dog of War. Guardian of the underworld.

1) Darkness Surge. Tilts his heads up, dark fog starts foaming from his mouth, and spits this fog into the ground. Small dark vortexes will appear on the ground near you and surge up.

2) Fireballs. Shoots fireballs from his mouth.

3) Bite. This is a two part attack. He'll lower all three heads low enough for you to reach them. He'll snap individually with each head for a second, then all three will raise and chomp at the same time.

4) Shockwave. Usually used after Bite. Raises up his front legs and stomps the ground, creating a shockwave.

How to Dodge:
1) Keep moving, particularly while dodge rolling periodically.

2) At start, these can be blocked and sent back at him. However, later he uses this in tandem with Darkness Surge, making it impossible to send back. Stay behind him to avoid the balls.

3) This is your chance to do some damage. Lock on to one of the outer heads and attack. You can usually get one aerial combo in before is does the tandem bite. Make sure you're out of the way for that one.

4) When you see him start to come down, jump into the air.

Darkness Surge -> Fireballs -> Bite -> Shockwave -> Repeat. That is the flow of this battle. Get used to this flow and the flow of the Bite attack and victory is yours. Also note that if you have the magic power, when he lowers his head to bite Blizzard will do a fair amount of damage. Thunder does more, but is actually harder to hit with.



Well, that's it for here for now. Go out to your ship (you have to use the door). Oh, and Cloud will stop you and give you the useless Sonic Blade ability. 


Comments for Olympus Coliseum

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29 comments, latest first.
okay,first of all:THIS IS NOT WONDERLAND

Added 4th Aug 2014, ID #430645

I feel a troll left their touch on this section...

Added 23rd Nov 2013, ID #321262

im laughign so hard at the pictures oh my god

Added 26th Sep 2013, ID #311217

Lol are you guys so stupid that you need pictures to understand words ? Have you not read a book ? Is society getting so lazy ? This guide was great.

Added 23rd Sep 2013, ID #310835

Sorry but this is Ridiculous! i don't recommend this page to my Friends and such. Also the pictures are not correct. This can be a beginners fault though.

Added 15th Mar 2013, ID #263795

how could i level up if im not there?

Added 5th Oct 2012, ID #191585

how do i get hades cup and all above that? i have completed the hercules, phil, and pegusus cup

Added 16th Aug 2012, ID #176631

I finished this, I just didn't know if I was supposed to wait after killing Cerberus, who was surprisingly easy

Added 23rd Jun 2012, ID #155965

Um... It's actually (boss battle) fireballs, bite, shockwave, darkness surge!

Added 20th Jun 2012, ID #154701

Thanks for making this walk through! But plz make sure the pics r right!!!!!!

Added 18th Jun 2012, ID #154162

pictures was wrong but every thing else was good. what do i do with the hero license?

Added 18th Jun 2012, ID #153922

Nevermind! Just got it :D

Added 15th Apr 2012, ID #133932

Quick question for you.... by the way your walk through is fantastic!

I have done all the way up to Hallow bastion..however you spell it. And I still can't get the Coliseum to work. Every time I go, Phil tells me to clean up and it shouldn't be a problem for me. I've played this before, but its been years and I remember being told before to move that stone.. so I'm totally stuck... I'd love any help


Added 15th Apr 2012, ID #133921

Same thing happened to me lol you go and try to move that rock. Even though u dont have the trinity to.try to push on it and than u can talktophil again.ifinished the whole game cuz ididnt know lol

Added 29th May 2015, ID #562783

U used the wrong pic's those are for wonderland.
Might want to fix that, it might confuse some people.

Added 5th Apr 2012, ID #129876

oh and cure u get after u do the jungle one i think

Added 21st Jan 2012, ID #107807

itsn ot usles u have to read still help full if u are were u need to be may not have right pics but still a lil help full ^_^

Added 21st Jan 2012, ID #107805

lol or you all could just wait until you're like level 39 like i did and this whole thing'll take about five minutes....all the heartless go down in one hit, cloud takes about nine or ten, and cerberus only gets to finish one of his "cycles" before you're through with him. easy peasy.

Added 31st Dec 2011, ID #100929

Thanks for the info and you gotta complete the wonderland in order to get the spell blizzard. also, is there any kinda disturbance in Cerberus's attack because he attacks me first by using flame ball, foam, shockwave,multi bite, then a foam, shockwave, then fireball.

Added 15th Sep 2011, ID #74645

Never mind beat it now I'm Cerberus a few more tries and I should have him beat

Added 16th Aug 2011, ID #67638

I can't beat the final round with the large body.....

Added 3rd Aug 2011, ID #63853

its not true the pics are wrong and im lvl 14 and its nearly imposiible for me to beat cerberus and my team mate goofy uses all the poitons on donald who is only good for thunder and potion wasting while im dodge rolling tring to stay alive but i cant cause they keep dieing

Added 3rd Aug 2011, ID #63770

To the recent commenter
You must go back to travese town to reach the coliseum. Don't ask me I don't know why you just have to.

Added 2nd Aug 2011, ID #63557

i cant get to the colosium at all. when i move to the world thats supposed to be it the gummi ship wont depart and when i click on it it makes an access denied sound.

Added 19th Jun 2011, ID #50496

not get it

Added 29th Jan 2011, ID #27165

plz have the right pic next time

Added 3rd Oct 2010, ID #14330

i did not get annything i tryed but i didnt understand

Added 13th Aug 2010, ID #8715

hmm well for a level 14 thats though i understand it but the pictures are wrong well how do i get blizzard and cure do i have to finish 1 world?

Added 11th Aug 2010, ID #8467

this one is useless and it doesn`t have the right pictures

Added 10th Aug 2010, ID #8318