The Master Guide - Kingdom Hearts by Neolai
Kingdom Hearts on SuperCheats.com
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| >               >      Kingdom Hearts (US Release) For The PS2 (NTSC U/C)      <               < |
| >               >    The Master Guide 001 Version 00.9 -- December 12, 2010    <               < |
| >               >               Written By Julian Duane (Neolai)               <               < |
| >               >                 Started On November 25, 2010                 <               < |
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|                  | Copyright                                   |   #CPYRGT#   |                  |
|                  |  Guide Hosts                                |   #GIEHOS#   |                  |
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|                  | Introduction                                |   #INTROS#   |                  |
|                  |  What's Not In This Guide?                  |   #WINITG#   |                  |
|                  |  Guide Abbreviations                        |   #GABBRS#   |                  |
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|                  | Game Basics                                 |   #GMSICS#   |                  |
|                  |  The Story                                  |   #TSTORY#   |                  |
|                  |  Controls                                   |   #CNTRLS#   |                  |
|                  |  Game HUD                                   |   #IGHUDS#   |                  |
|                  |  Menus                                      |   #TMENSS#   |                  |
|                  |   Start Menu                                |   #STRTMN#   |                  |
|                  |  Exploring                                  |   #EXPLRG#   |                  |
|                  |  Fighting                                   |   #FGHTNG#   |                  |
|                  |  Saving                                     |   #HTSAVE#   |                  |
|                  |  Gummi Ship                                 |   #GMSHIP#   |                  |
|                  |---------------------------------------------|--------------|                  |
|                  | Main Walkthrough                            |   #WLKTHR#   |                  |
|                  |  My Settings                                |   #MSETTS#   |                  |
|                  |  Opening Tutorial                           |   #KHWTOT#   |                  |
|                  |   Darkside                                  |   #DRKSDE#   |                  |
|                  |  Destiny Islands                            |   #KHWTDI#   |                  |
|                  |  Traverse Town                              |   #KHWTTT#   |                  |
|                  |   Leon                                      |   #SLEONH#   |                  |
|                  |   Guard Armour                              |   #GRDAMR#   |                  |
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|                  | Version History                             |   #VERHIS#   |                  |
|                  |  Future Updates                             |   #FUTUPD#   |                  |
|                  |   What's Going On?                          |   #WGOIRL#   |                  |
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|=====| Copyright | #CPYRGT# |=====================================================================|
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| This guide was written by, and is copyrighted to, Julian Duane (Neolai). You may use this guide  |
| as a reference throught your gameplay, and as a reference for writing your own guide. If you     |
| want to host this guide on your own website or use a section from it in your own guide, then you |
| must get written permission by me, Julian. Edits and changes to this guide can be made only by   |
| me, Julian. Any unauthorized usage of, or changes to, this guide are punisable by law. All       |
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|----------| Guide Hosts | #GIEHOS# |                                                              |
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| The following list contains the only websites that are allowed to host this guide. If you see a  |
| a site with this guide that is not listed here, please contact me so I can get it removed. Also, |
| for the most recent list, go to the guide found on Supercheats.com. Thank you.                   |
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|  - www.supercheats.com                                                                           |
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|=====| Introduction | #INTROS# |==================================================================|
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|                                                                                                  |
| Hello, and welcome to my guide for the game Kingdom Hearts. This guide is for the United States  |
| release, and is not for the Final Mix version of the game, as that was released in Japan only. I |
| haven't played any other version of the game, so I don't know if this guide will work for other  |
| ones, though you may try it out.                                                                 |
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| I hope that this guide will be an ultimate reference for anyone that is using the guide while    |
| they play the game. It includes a step-by-step, beginning-to-end walkthrough, and will have many |
| lists, including the items, weapons, and enemies in the game. Help on minigames and many other   |
| things will be found in this guide, also. I provide as much information as I can on each section |
| and add more as I find it.                                                                       |
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| Though this game was released back in 2002, I have yet to complete it. The farthest I've gotten  |
| in the game is when you first enter the whale, Monstro. So, I'll partly be learning about the    |
| game as I write this. I hope that this doesn't turn you away from reading this guide, thinking   |
| that my lack of experience with the game will lower the quality of the guide. I will still go as |
| in-depth as I can. One of the reasons that I've decided to write this guide is because of me not |
| beating the game.                                                                                |
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| This guide will contain spoilers, however, so if you haven't beaten the game yourself, and don't |
| want to have the story ruined, there are three things you can do. You can use another guide that |
| has no spoilers, you can play through the game once, by yourself, and get all the storry then,   |
| or you can just use the guide along with where you are in the game, and not read too far ahead   |
| in the guide. If you don't care about spoilers, then read however far ahead you want.            |
|                                                                                                  |
| All information in this guide was found by me, using only personal gameplay and the game manual, |
| which is the little booklet that comes inside the game case. I did not use any other guide or an |
| official strategy guide of any kind. The only other type of resource I used, besides the two I   |
| mentioned, are from reader emails. If I got information from an email, I will credit the person  |
| that gave me the information. But, for the most part, I found all of the information.            |
|                                                                                                  |
| Again, I hope this guide will be the ultimate reference for you while you play the game, and     |
| that any and all information you need for the game will be found here. Thank you so much for     |
| using this guide to help you out. I hope you enjoy reading it.            ~Julian Duane (Neolai) |
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|----------| What's Not In This Guide? | #WINITG# |                                                |
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| Though this guide has a lot of information, there are some things that I have not, and probably  |
| will not, include. Things that I felt unnecessary or completely useless. Here is a list:         |
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|  Final Mix Information - I live in the United States and don't read Japanese. So, I am unable to |
|                          provide information on the Final Mix version of this game. Not only was |
|                          the game not released in my area, but if I shipped it in overseas, the  |
|                          language in the game, which is Japanese only, would prevent me from     |
|                          getting any information. You'll have to look in another guide for FM    |
|                          information.                                                            |
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|  Other KH Games - This guide is for the original Kingdom Hearts game, not any others. So, don't  |
|                   look for information on other games in the series in this guide, as you won't  |
|                   find any. This includes Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II.               |
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|  Cheats/Codes - I'm a gamer that doesn't use cheats or codes. This includes button-press codes,  |
|                 like 'Hold R1 and press Up Down Left Right,' and game-modifying ones, like those |
|                 from the use of a Game Shark. Hints and Tips will be in this guide, but cheats   |
|                 and codes won't. You'll have to look somewhere else. If I ever to hear of cheats |
|                 somewhere, I sometimes test them out to see if they work, and then I'll submit   |
|                 them to a game's "Cheats/Codes" section on a website if they do. But, other then |
|                 that, you'll never see any information from me on cheats and codes.              |
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|          +---------------------+----------+                                                      |
|----------| Guide Abbreviations | #GABBRS# |                                                      |
|          +---------------------+----------+                                                      |
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| Throughout this guide, I will use various abbreviations to save time and space. Here's a list:   |
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|  AP      - Ability Points - Points needed to equip a character's abilities                       |
|  Combo   - Combination - A group, or chain, of attacks                                           |
|  Def     - Defense - The higher this is, the less damage an attack does to you                   |
|  Exp/EXP - Experience - You need a certain amount of these points to level up                    |
|  FF      - Final Fantasy - Another series of games that has some characters in this game         |
|  FM      - Final Mix - A version of this game released only in Japan that has some bonus things  |
|  HP      - Health Points - A number that determines how much damange you can take                |
|  HUD     - Heads Up Display - The command menu and health bars that are almost always on screen  |
|  KH      - Kindom Hearts - Referring to the game and the whole series                            |
|  LV/Lvl  - Level - The higher this is, the higher your base stats are                            |
|  MP      - Magic Points - A number that determines how much magic you can use                    |
|  Str     - Strength - The higher this is, the more damage you do to an enemy with each attack    |
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|     +-------------+----------+                                                                   |
|=====| Game Basics | #GMSICS# |===================================================================|
|     +-------------+----------+                                                                   |
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| In this game, you control a young boy named Sora. Through most of the game, you will have two    |
| other characters in your group, or party. The goal of the game is to go from world to world and  |
| to lock each world's keyhole. There are sidequests and minigames you can do, also.               |
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|          +-----------+----------+                                                                |
|----------| The Story | #TSTORY# |                                                                |
|          +-----------+----------+                                                                |
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| Taken from the game manual:                                                                      |
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| The Destiny Islands are a beautiful paradise where children's laughter abounds. Day after day,   |
| Sora, Riku, and Kairi talk and dream of new places, new worlds beyond their islands. They        |
| ponder the usual questions that adolescents do - about the world outside, about their own        |
| existence. Little do they know a great desinty awaits them. One stormy night, a terrible         |
| invades the Destiny Islands.                                                                     |
|                                                                                                  |
| Thus does their journey begin...                                                                 |
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| Sora awakens in another world, in a place called Traverse Town. His hopes of seeing new worlds   |
| are realized, but his friends Riku and Kairi are nowhere in sight.                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Meanwhile, Donald and Goofy have also arrived in Traverse Town. They have come from Disney       |
| Castle in search of a "key" and its owner. Their king, who has mysteriously disappeared, has     |
| left them a cryptic message.                                                                     |
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| "Now, there's somebody with a 'key' - the key to our survival... We need that key."              |
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| What is happening to this world?                                                                 |
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| The "somebody" mentioned by the missing king turns out to be Sora. To find Kairi and Riku, Sora  |
| joins Donald and Goofy and embarks on an epic journey.                                           |
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|          +----------+----------+                                                                 |
|----------| Controls | #CNTRLS# |                                                                 |
|          +----------+----------+                                                                 |
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| Directional Buttons - Move Cursor                                                                |
| X Button - Use Special Abilities                                                                 |
|          - Press While Holding L1 For Assigned Magic Spell                                       |
| Square Button - Use Special Abilities                                                            |
|               - Descend While Flying Or Swimming                                                 |
|               - Press While Holding L1 For Assigned Magic Spell                                  |
| Triangle Button - Command Party To Attack Your Locked On Target                                  |
|                 - Press While Holding L1 For Assigned Magic Spell                                |
| Circle Button - Cancel                                                                           |
|               - Jump                                                                             |
|               - Let Go                                                                           |
|               - Swim Faster                                                                      |
|               - Ascend While Flying Or Swimming                                                  |
| L1 - Hold For Magic Shortcut Menu                                                                |
| L2 - Rotate Camera Counterclockwise                                                              |
|    - Cycle Available Target Locks                                                                |
|    - Press With R2 To Center Camera Behind Sora                                                  |
| L3 - Not Used                                                                                    |
| R1 - Engage Or Disengage Target Lock                                                             |
| R2 - Rotate Camera Clockwise                                                                     |
|    - Cycle Available Target Locks                                                                |
|    - Press With L2 To Center Camera Behind Sora                                                  |
| R3 - Confirm (Except In Menu Screen)                                                             |
| Left Stick - Walk/Run                                                                            |
|            - Move Cursor In Menu                                                                 |
| Right Stick - Move Cursor In Command Menu                                                        |
| Start Button - Open The Start Menu                                                               |
|              - Pause (During Cutscenes And In Battle)                                            |
|              - Special Menu When In Minigame                                                     |
| Select Button - Toggle First Person View                                                         |
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|  *NOTE - Pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, Start, and Select at the same time will do a soft reset of the |
|          game. This will take you to the game's Main Menu, the menu you see when you first start |
|          the game and where you select either 'New Game' or 'Load.'*                             |
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|          +----------+----------+                                                                 |
|----------| Game HUD | #IGHUDS# |                                                                 |
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| The game's HUD, or heads-up-display, is very important and helpful to gameplay. It displays your |
| HP and MP, and your charge gauge. It also displays your party's HP and MP. And it displays the   |
| command menu.                                                                                    |
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| Your HP gauge displays how much HP you have. The more green there is, the more damage you can    |
| take. If the green ever completely disappears, you'll die, and have to start over from either    |
| your last save or from the area you died in.                                                     |
|                                                                                                  |
| Your MP gauge displays how many magic spells you can use. The more blue you have, the more magic |
| you can use. If you have no blue left, you won't be able to cast anymore spells or summons. The  |
| charge gauge is the little orange bar that runs along the top of your magic gauge. When this bar |
| gets to a certain point, you will get more MP. Some weaker spells can still be used, even if you |
| don't have MP left, as they take from the charge gauge first. Stronger spells, however, will     |
| only be able to be used if you have MP, as they don't take from the charge gauge.                |
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| In the upper right of the HUD are usually two icons showing pictures of the other two members of |
| your party. You can see how much HP and MP they have left by looking here. The command menu will |
| be explained in the section below.                                                               |
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|          +-------+----------+                                                                    |
|----------| Menus | #TMENSS# |                                                                    |
|          +-------+----------+                                                                    |
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| The Main Menu - The main menu is the first menu you see when you put the disc in your PS2, and   |
|                 it loads it. It's all white, with Sora and the KH logo pictured in the back.     |
|                 there are two options. 'New Game' and 'Load.' New Game will start you on a new   |
|                 journey, while Load will continue a previous game from your last save.           |
|                                                                                                  |
| The Death Menu - If, at any time, Sora runs out of HP, a menu screen will appear. You can choose |
|                  'Continue' to resume the game from the area that Sora died, or 'Load Game' to   |
|                  load a different game file from its last save.                                  |
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| The Command Menu - This menu is found at the bottom left of your HUD. It will change, depending  |
|                    on what's going on around you. If the menu is blue, you're in, what I call,   |
|                    "Peaceful Mode." In Peaceful Mode, you can access the start menu by pressing  |
|                    the start button and use exploration commands from the command menu. If the   |
|                    menu is red, you're in "Combat Mode." In this mode, pressing the start menu   |
|                    will pause the game instead of opening the start menu, and you can use combat |
|                    commands from the command menu, instead of exploration ones. Examine commands |
|                    include 'Talk' and 'Open,' while combat commands include 'Attack' and special |
|                    abilities, such as 'Strike Raid.' You can use 'Magic' and 'Items' commands in |
|                    both modes.                                                                   |
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|               +------------+----------+                                                          |
|               | Start Menu | #STRTMN# |                                                          |
|               +------------+----------+                                                          |
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| The Start Menu is accessed by pressing the start button when you are in peaceful mode. By going  |
| here, you have access to a variety of submenus, including items, equipment, and abilities.       |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Items - In this menu, you can use and equip items to your party. If you go to the 'Stock'       |
|          section of this menu, you can see all of the items your party has, excluding the ones   |
|          equipped to members. Each party member has slots that you can put items in. These slots |
|          are for using shortcut items. In battle, when you can't access the start menu to use an |
|          item, you can go to the item slot on the command menu and use one of the items that you |
|          have put in your own slots in the start menu. Each member can use only the items in     |
|          their own slots, and not the ones in other part members' slots. You are the only one    |
|          that is able to use items in the stock items.                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Equipment - This is where you go to change your weapons and accessories. Each party member can  |
|              have only one weapon, but can have multiple accessories.                            |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Abilities - This menu is for assigning abilities to you and your other party members. Each      |
|              character has an AP limit, and you can't equip more abilities once this limit is    |
|              reached. You can remove other abilities to make room for new ones, and there are    |
|              some shared abilities that affect all members of the active party.                  |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Customize - This menu is used for changing how often your party members do a certain type of    |
|              attack or use a certain type of item. You go here to change your magic shortcuts.   |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Status - This menu displays each party members' status and attributes. You can view HP, MP, and |
|           AP limits. You can see your strength and defense levels, and your overall level. You   |
|           can see your total experience points, along with how many you need to advance to the   |
|           next level. You can also see which accessories, items, and weapons each party member   |
|           has attached to them.                                                                  |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Journal - Throughout your journey, Jiminy Cricket will record everything that happens, that you |
|            see, most things that are important, and some unimportant things. I'll be making a    |
|            section showing all of the entries in the journal, and add to it as I get new ones.   |
|                                                                                                  |
|  Config - This is where you go to change your game settings. You can set your lock-on settings,  |
|           your camera settings, vibration and sound settings, and the game's difficulty level.   |
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|          +-----------+----------+                                                                |
|----------| Exploring | #EXPLRG# |                                                                |
|          +-----------+----------+                                                                |
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| Exploring the worlds of Kingdom Hearts is a big part of the game. You can find useful items and  |
| weapons, and you can learn new things by talking to people or examining signs or boards.         |
|                                                                                                  |
| To help you explore, you can use the target lock feature in the game. Just click R1, and you'll  |
| lock onto items in the game, such as treasure chests or people. If you don't lock onto anything, |
| then there isn't anything worth exploring in your area. When you're locked onto something, 'Lock |
| On!' will appear in the upper left of your HUD and will stay there for as long as you're locked. |
|                                                                                                  |
| Depending on your settings, Sora will auto-lock onto whatever is closest to him. This lock will  |
| switch around when Sora moves, or anything around him moves. Using the R1 lock will prevent your |
| target from switching, and makes it much less likely that you lose track of what you're locked   |
| onto. You can cycle targets by clicking the L2 and R2 buttons while you're locked on.            |
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|          +----------+----------+                                                                 |
|----------| Fighting | #FGHTNG# |                                                                 |
|          +----------+----------+                                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| Fighting is another important aspect of the game. You have to kill enemies in order to level up  |
| and get through the storyline. Some enemies will even drop items after you kill them. Battling   |
| in this game is not turn-based. It's real-time, so don't get too distracted in the middle of a   |
| fight, or you could end up losing.                                                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Health - When you're in a battle, you and your party members will most likely take damange, and  |
|          maybe even get knocked out. Your party members' health bars will slowly replenish, if   |
|          they're not still being attacked. If they're ever knocked out, they'll also be revived  |
|          automatically, after awhile. If you're killed in battle, however, you'll have to start  |
|          over. Stepping on a save point will heal your, and your party members', HP and MP, and  |
|          bring any knocked out characters back to life.                                          |
|                                                                                                  |
| Targeting - You can target enemies the same way you target other things if you were exploring.   |
|             In battle, targeting an enemy will help a lot, as you won't lose track of your enemy |
|             as much as if you weren't locked on. if you're in a group of enemies, you should try |
|             using only the auto-lock feature, as you don't want an enemy coming up behind you    |
|             and attacking you while you're trying to kill the enemy you're targeting.            |
|                                                                                                  |
| Items and Magic - While in battle, you can use shortcut items and magic that you have set in the |
|                   Customize submenu of the start menu. Selecting the items menu in the command   |
|                   menu will bring up a list of the items you can use, and holding the L1 button  |
|                   will bring up the magic shortcut menu. Clicking either the triangle, square,   |
|                   or X button while holding the L1 will cast the assigned spell. You can also go |
|                   to the magic menu in the command menu to open the list of all of the spells    |
|                   you know, and cast one from there.                                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| Combo Attacks - Combo attacks are chains of attacks, such as the basic three-hit combo. Combos   |
|                 are used by pressing the attack button a certain amount of times in a row, such  |
|                 as pressing it three times for the three hitter. There are ground, air, and      |
|                 special combos. Ground and aerial combos are self-explanatory. Sora is on the    |
|                 ground for a ground combo, and in the air for an aerial. Special combos are done |
|                 in the middle of a special ability combo, such as Strike Raid. You just have to  |
|                 watch the top slot of the command menu, and click the X button as soon as it     |
|                 changes.                                                                         |
|                                                                                                  |
| Tech Points - Tech points are basically experience points, though a very small amount, that you  |
|               can earn in the middle of a battle. One tech point is equal to one exp. point. So, |
|               it isn't much, but it can add up. Especially at the beginning of the game. Most of |
|               the time, it isn't very difficult to earn a tech point, either. These tech points  |
|               give you experience in the middle of the battle, so you don't even have to kill    |
|               the enemy to get experience, though you should, as you'll get a good amount of EXP |
|               from it.                                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| Winning A Battle - After you beat an enemy, you'll get various rewards. You will always gain EXP |
|                    to level up. Some enemies will drop munny, the game's currency, and even some |
|                    valuable and useful items. Most enemies will drop HP balls, which heal you,   |
|                    and charge balls, which fill up your charge gauge, and eventually give you MP |
|                    for magic. Munny is the golden balls, HP balls are the green ones, and charge |
|                    balls (MP balls) are the bubble-type balls. The size of these three things    |
|                    determines how much of a reward you get from it. The bigger, the better.      |
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|          +--------+----------+                                                                   |
|----------| Saving | #HTSAVE# |                                                                   |
|          +--------+----------+                                                                   |
|                                                                                                  |
| There is only one way to save the game. Save points. Throughout the game, you will encounter two |
| different types. Both type will completely heal your party, both types will allow you to change  |
| the characters in your party if you're in the right type of world, both types will allow you to  |
| go to the game's main menu, and both types will, of course, allow you to save.                   |
|                                                                                                  |
| One type of save point, like the one in the shack on Destiny Islands, will allow you to teleport |
| to your gummi ship (after you get to that point in the game) and it won't disappear. These are   |
| the ones with the solid green base on the floor.                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| The other type of save points are the ones without a visible base on the ground, and have some   |
| floating green orb-like things circling around each other. These ones can, and probably will,    |
| disappear, and they won't allow you to go to your gummi ship.                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
|          +------------+----------+                                                               |
|----------| Gummi Ship | #GMSHIP# |                                                               |
|          +------------+----------+                                                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Gummi Ships are what you use to travel from world to world. They are made of gummi blocks, which |
| are found all over the game, and come in many different types. Whenever you go from one world to |
| another, you have to go through a flight minigame, in which you control your ship and shoot the  |
| heartless gummi ships.                                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| Whenever you leave a world, you come to the world selection screen. This is where you choose the |
| next world you want to go to. You also have access to the Gummi Garage from here. When you're at |
| the world selection screen, use the left stick to move your ship to a new world, and click X at  |
| the world you want to go to. Clicking triangle will show you a better view of the world, and the |
| circle button will cancel selections.                                                            |
|                                                                                                  |
| The flight screen is the next screen you'll see, in which you're behind the ship and viewing the |
| area in front of and around you. Here, aim the reticle at an enemy and shoot them down. Items    |
| will be dropped that you have to fly over to collect. This is how you get many of the gummi      |
| blocks in the game. Don't fly into obstacles or enemies, or you'll take damage. At the bottom    |
| right of the HUD is your ship's gauges. The power gauge is the blue one, and is depleted by      |
| using certain things, such as lasers. The armour gauge is the green one, and is depleted when    |
| you take damage. If it runs out, you will start over at the world selection screen.              |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you get through the flight screen, and make it to a new world, you'll be taken to the       |
| land point selection screen. Some worlds have more than one area that you can start off at when  |
| you land the ship, so you can choose which point to appear. The first time you go to any world,  |
| you'll only get to go to one point. As you get to more save points and use them, you'll unlock   |
| more landing points.                                                                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you're in the world selection screen, you can access the Gummi Garage by hitting the square |
| button. In the Gummi Garage, you can build your own ship, choose which ship you want to fly, and |
| see which gummi blocks you have.                                                                 |
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|   >               >          >     Main Walkthrough  #WLKTHR#     <          <               <   |
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|                                                                                                  |
| So now we come to the main section of the entire guide. This will have a step-by-step, in-depth  |
| explanation of how to beat the game, from its beginning to its end.                              |
|                                                                                                  |
| A quick bonus. Here's the script of the video that plays if you're inactive for maybe thirty     |
| seconds on the main menu:                                                                        |
|                                                                                                  |
| Thinking of you, wherever you are.                                                               |
| We pray for our sorrows to end, and hope that our hearts will blend.                             |
| Now I will step forward to realize this wish.                                                    |
| And who knows?                                                                                   |
| Starting a new journey may not be so hard, or maybe it has already begun.                        |
| There are many worlds, but they share the same sky -                                             |
| One sky, one destiny.                                                                            |
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|               +-------------+----------+                                                         |
|               | My Settings | #MSETTS# |                                                         |
|               +-------------+----------+                                                         |
|                                                                                                  |
| Throughout the game, these are the settings I'll be using. I won't change them at any point in   |
| the game, so they'll stay exactly the same.                                                      |
|                                                                                                  |
| Game Difficulty Level is 'Expert'                                                                |
| Vibration Setting is 'On'                                                                        |
| Auto Target is 'On' and Target Lock is 'Auto'                                                    |
| Camera is 'Auto' and Sound is 'Stereo'                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
|  *NOTE - When you start a new game, you'll only be able to set the vibration and difficulty      |
|          settings. To change the other settings, you'll have to wait until you can access the    |
|          Config submenu of the start menu.*                                                      |
|                                                                                                  |
|     +------------------+----------+                                                              |
|=====| Opening Tutorial | #KHWTOT# |==============================================================|
|     +------------------+----------+  My Level: 01                                                |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you first start the game, you'll see the Squaresoft logo followed by the words 'Kingdom     |
| Hearts' in front of a cloudy background. Then, you'll see a close-up of Sora's face. From this   |
| point to where you first get control of Sora is the opening video. The song is a remix of Hikaru |
| Utada's song "Simple and Clean." The platform you're standing on when you're in control has some |
| characters from Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" movie. The various platforms in this |
| part of the game are all painted in ways like this. This part of the game will show you basic    |
| controls and movements of the game, and you'll be able to choose what your base stats are.       |
|                                                                                                  |
| Snow White Platform                                                                              |
|  When you're first able to control Sora, walk forward to the center of the platform. Three bases |
|  will come up out of the ground. One is holding a sword, one a shield, and one a wand. The sword |
|  represents the strength statistic, the shield is defense, and the wand is magic. You must       |
|  choose two of these items to determine your beginning base stats. The first choice will raise   |
|  your stat, and the second will lower. The item you don't choose will stay the same. For my      |
|  choices, I chose the sword and sacrificed the shield.                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| Cinderella Platform                                                                              |
|  When you get onto this platform, you'll get whatever your first choice was in your hands. So,   |
|  if you picked a sword, you'll have a sword in your hands. Now just click the X button once.     |
|  After that, a group of five or so heartless will appear. You need to attack them, but only one. |
|  Usually, don't lock on to a specific enemy if you're in a group, but you should this time, to   |
|  move on quicker. Lock on, and kill one of them. When you do that, a new group will appear. This |
|  time, you have to kill them all, so don't use the lock on feature.                              |
|                                                                                                  |
| Pink Platform                                                                                    |
|  Walk up to the door in front of you and examine it. When the treasure chest appears, walk up to |
|  it and open it. Then, a crate will appear. First, push it in any direction. Then smash it with  |
|  a three hit combo. It will drop a potion that you'll automatically pick up. After the barrel    |
|  appears, do another three hitter on it, and then examine the door again.                        |
|                                                                                                  |
| Destiny Islands Platform                                                                         |
|  Now, you're in Destiny Islands, the first 'real' world of the game. Sadly, you're still in the  |
|  tutorial, and you're limited to the small area with the three people in it. You may notice that |
|  the three characters are from the FF series, if you've played those games. You have to talk to  |
|  each of them, in whatever order, and answer their questions. Each question has three options as |
|  an answer. Choose whichever you want, as I'm not sure what this does to the game. I'm working   |
|  finding out, however. If it matters, I chose 'Getting Old,' 'Friendship,' and 'To See Rare      |
|  Sights.'                                                                                        |
|                                                                                                  |
| Sleeping Beauty Platform                                                                         |
|  Walk towards the middle of the platform, and heartless will appear. Attack and defeat the whole |
|  group. When the save point appears, use it. You'll be fully healed, and you'll save yourself if |
|  you end up dying. This part of the game is boring and suckish, so I'd rather not have to do it  |
|  again. Use the stairs that appear and go up to the next platform. Don't worry about falling.    |
|                                                                                                  |
| Beauty and the Beast Platform                                                                    |
|  When you get to the platform, you'll automatically walk to the middle. Your shadow will turn to |
|  a giant heartless. Here comes your first, however easy, boss battle. His name probably comes    |
|  from the saying 'Everyone has a dark side.'                                                     |
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| +----+ ==============                                                                            |
|-|BOSS|=== Darkside ===   =#DRKSDE#=                                                              |
| +----+ ============== = My Level: 02 =                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| Darkside is definitely one of the easiest bosses in the game. In this fight, he has two attacks. |
| The first is a Heartless Spawner. He slams his fist into the ground, and about five heartless    |
| spawn from the black hole around his fist. You don't need to attack these heartless. His second  |
| attack is a Missile Launcher. He will lean slightly backward with his arms spread open, and some |
| homing missiles shoot out of his chest.                                                          |
|                                                                                                  |
| In both of his attacks, his hands are exposed. This is a good thing, as they're two of three     |
| ways you can damage him. Just lock on to either of his hands, and attack them every chance you   |
| get. The third way you can damage him is by attacking his head. To do this, you have to climb up |
| his arm. The easiest time to do this is when he's doing the Heartless Spawner attack, and his    |
| fist is on the ground. Every time you hit his head, you'll get a tech point, too. If you can't   |
| get the hang of this, just attack his hands. It takes the same amount of damage, you just don't  |
| get the extra experience. You can make up for it on Destiny Islands. You'll most likely level up |
| no matter how many or few tech points you got, so don't worry about it.                          |
|                                                                                                  |
| Lastly, if you need some health, you can attack the heartless he spawns from his Heartless       |
| Spawner attack. When they die, they'll drop HP balls, and you'll also get an experience point.   |
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|                                                                                                  |
| After you beat Darkside, you'll get another cutscene. In this one, Sora will be drug into the    |
| darkness. After it, you'll see another cutscene, but this time, you're in a new area.            |
|                                                                                                  |
|     +-----------------+----------+                                                               |
|=====| Destiny Islands | #KHWTDI# |===============================================================|
|     +-----------------+----------+  My Level: 03                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| In the first cutscene, you start with Sora and Kairi talking about Sora's 'dream' about the last |
| part of the game. They start to talk about Kairi's home world, and going to other worlds. Riku   |
| then comes in and talks about building a raft to do this. Then you see the Destiny Islands logo. |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you're in control again, talk to Kairi. Tell her that you weren't paying attention, so she  |
| can tell you the list of items that you need to get. You need to logs, a cloth, and a rope. Now, |
| turn around and walk underneath the bridge to your right. Walk onto the log you see, then turn   |
| left, towards the ocean. Walk and swim around to the back side of the plateau that should be to  |
| your left. Climb the ladder in the back and walk onto the log that is right next to the top. Now |
| move to the bridge and fall off of it to the left, if you're facing towards the shack. Walk to   |
| the dock that Selphie is sitting on, and jump onto it. Walk up the ramp at the end of the dock,  |
| and walk up the stairs that are near the ramp. Turn to the right of the stairs and follow the    |
| the path to the ladder, which you must climb. Keep following the balcony up there, and go in the |
| hollowed out tree, and walk up to the white cloth on the right wall of the tree. Now, leave the  |
| three and jump over the rail right outside of the door. Go back to the stairs near the dock, and |
| climb the ladder near the base of them. Follow this area until you get to where Tidus is. In one |
| of the corners up here, you'll see rop. Walk onto it, and you now have all of the items.         |
|                                                                                                  |
| Now you're supposed to talk to Kairi to give her the items, but there are a couple of things you |
| might want to do first. First of all, there is a save point inside of the Seaside Shack on the   |
| island that you can use. I recommend you do, just in case something happens. Second, there are a |
| couple of 'just for fun' fights that you can do. You'll get experience points for winning one,   |
| and beating Riku will get you a free potion. You can fight Tidus, Wakka, Selphie, and Riku. If   |
| you beat each of the first three, you can talk to Tidus and do a three-on-one fight. I have some |
| strategies for each person listed below, sorted by my opinion on their difficulty.               |
|                                                                                                  |
|-SIDE-|-----------                                                                                |
|-BOSS-|---Tidus---                                                                                |
|------|-----------                                                                                |
|                                                                                                  |
| Right when the battle starts, lock on to Tidus. During the fight, he'll chase you around a lot.  |
| When he's chasing you, just quickly turn around and attack him with a three hit combo. Then back |
| away from him, as he'll retaliate. He'll do a special flip attack that will do quite a bit of    |
| damage if it hits. All you have to do is keep walking around, the entire match. He'll rarely hit |
| you if you do this. It's easy to get tech points in this battle. To do it, just attack at the    |
| exact same time as he does. You'll parry the blow, temporarily stun him, and leave him open to a |
| three hit combo.                                                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
|-SIDE-|-----------                                                                                |
|-BOSS-|---Wakka---                                                                                |
|------|-----------                                                                                |
|                                                                                                  |
| Wakka is a range attacker, though he'll still attack you physically if you get too close. He'll  |
| throw a ball at you, which is normally very easy to dodge. Just keep moving in an arc around him |
| while you slowly get close to him. When you're close enough, do a three hit combo, then back off |
| before he recovers. He'll occasionally do a special attack, in which he jumps in the air then    |
| throws the bar very hard and fast at you. It does more damage than his normail attack, but you   |
| can still dodge it just as easily, as long as you don't stop moving. To get tech points, you can |
| hit his throws back at him. Time your swing right, and you'll hit the ball and get a tech point. |
| You can even hit him with his own ball, for damage and stunning. When he's stunned, you can move |
| in and get a three hitter. Back off though, because your attacks unstun him, and he'll retaliate |
| at the end of your combo.                                                                        |
|                                                                                                  |
|-SIDE-|-------------                                                                              |
|-BOSS-|---Selphie---                                                                              |
|------|-------------                                                                              |
|                                                                                                  |
| Selphie uses a jump rope to attack you. It has a far reach, so it can be difficult trying to get |
| close enough to hit her. You can jump to her, and start a combo while you're in the air above    |
| her. You can also parry her jumprope with an attack of your own, then quickly move in for an     |
| attack before she recovers. Sometimes, when she's attacking, she'll hurt herself  and sit on the |
| ground. While she's doing this, you can get close to her and do a three hit combo. After that,   |
| back away so she can't counterattack. Her special attack is when she repeatedly swings her jump  |
| rope around her head, and chases you around the field. If you attack at the right time, you can  |
| parry her attack and stun her, then get another three hitter.                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
|-SIDE-|----------                                                                                 |
|-BOSS-|---Riku---                                                                                 |
|------|----------                                                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| Riku is a lot easier than you think, as long as you don't get caught by his recovery attack. He  |
| jumps around a lot, but if you're locked onto him, it won't be too much of a problem. For every  |
| three or four hits, he'll be knocked down to the ground. Get away from the direction his feet    |
| are facing, or you'll lose half of your health. He'll fling himself at you to recover from his   |
| fall. You can easily get out of the way of this recovery if you aren't doing the last hit of a   |
| three hit combo. If you did a three hit combo, and he got knocked down, you won't be able to get |
| out of the way. The reason for this is that Sora's last hit in a three hitter takes longer than  |
| the first two hits do. He'll taunt you a lot in the game, but don't bother trying to attack when |
| he is. He's constantly guarding himself, so you won't do any damage, and you'll be vulnerable.   |
| You can also parry his normal attacks if you attack at the same time, for a tech point. Also, do |
| not fall off of the plateau. If you do, the match will be over, and you'll lose. If you win the  |
| match, however, you'll get a potion. You can get more potions if you win more battles with him.  |
|                                                                                                  |
|-SIDE-|-------------------------------                                                            |
|-BOSS-|---Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie---                                                            |
|------|-------------------------------                                                            |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you first start out the match, the three are surrounding you, with Tidus directly in front  |
| of you. Unfortunately, I was unable to beat them, so I don't have much of a strategy. Sometime,  |
| I'll go back to this point in the game and try again, then write down my strategy.               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Whenever you're ready to continue the game, go talk to Kairi. You'll giver her the items and get |
| a Hi-Potion in return. When she asks, tell her that the day is over. You'll get a couple of      |
| cutscenes, and resume play at the dock. Go to where Kairi was standing earlier, and go through   |
| the door to the other side of the island. Talk to Riku, and he'll ask you about the raft's name. |
| Whatever you choose will be your first Gummi Ship's name. You'll then have to race him over who  |
| gets to name it.                                                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| When the race starts, walk off the ledge to the right, instead of going along the wooden path    |
| that Riku takes. Walk straight ahead through the water, without going deep enough in the water   |
| that you start to swim. Walk up the stairs in front of you, then keep going straight, off of the |
| ledge at the top of the stairs. Now walk along the right side of the raft, and up the hill in    |
| front of you. Jump across the platforms to the left, and touch the star. Do not go in the hole.  |
| Turn around, and fall off of the ledge to the ground at the base of the trees. Walk through the  |
| trees, being careful not to start climbing one, and back track the way you came. At the end,     |
| jump up to the platform that Kairi is one. The first one to touch the star, and then touch this  |
| platform wins. If you win, you'll get a Pretty Stone, which sells for 30 munny. You can race as  |
| many times as you want, and get a Pretty Stone for every win.                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
| Now that you're done with that, you can go get a free Protect Chain. Go to the stairs that you   |
| climbed during the race, and lift up the crate next to them. Turn to the left of the stairs, and |
| throw it close enough to the hole in the wall in front of you. Jump onto the crate, then in the  |
| wall. Open the chest for the chain. You can equip it by clicking start and going to 'Equipment.' |
|                                                                                                  |
| Now go to the raft and talk to Kairi to get a new list of items you need to get. Two coconuts, a |
| bottle of water, three mushrooms, three fish, and a seagull egg. For the coconuts, just turn to  |
| Kairi's right, and attack any of the trees. You need to knock down two yellow coconuts and pick  |
| them up. Each tree will drop either two or three coconuts, though some are brown. The brown ones |
| won't work, however. Now, go back near the raft, and look for a boulder in front of a hole in a  |
| wall. Push the boulder out of the way, and pick up the mushroom in the hole. A second mushroom   |
| is found near the wooden tower on the raised land at the top of the stairs you took during the   |
| race. Between the hole that the Protect Chain was, and the wooden tower. It's alongside the wall |
| next to the tower. For the last item on this side of the island, you have to go down to the area |
| at the foot of the stairs, into the water. Walk below the big wooden path that Riku takes at the |
| beginning of the race, and look at the wall. You should see water coming out of it at a certain  |
| spot. Walk up to the water to get the bottle of water. You have to go to the other side of the   |
| island to get the rest of the items. I recommend taking the door, not the cave.                  |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you get to the other side of the island, go out to the ocean and look for three individual  |
| fish swimming around, one in each spot, three spots total. Just swim on top of the fish to pick  |
| it up. When you get all three, go to the raised area by the upper door of the shack. There are   |
| three trees there. Climb up the skinny one, with you back facing the one closest to the dock. Go |
| the the top, and jump backwards onto the tree behind you. You should land on the egg and pick it |
| up. For the last item, go down to the roof of the shack, and jump of into the pool of water that |
| the waterfall is going to. Walk across it, into the door of the Secret Place. Follow along the   |
| path, and look for the mushroom in the open space. After you pick it up, you'll get a couple of  |
| cutscenes. When the cutscenes are over, leave the area, and go inside of the shack and save.     |
| Then go back to the other side of the island and talk to Kairi. She'll talk about the necklace   |
| that she's making, and give you a Hi-Potion. Tell her that the cutscene is over, and you'll get  |
| a bunch of cutscenes.                                                                            |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you resume play, you'll be at the dock. Go back to where the secret place, and walk up to   |
| the white door that you see. Then turn around and go to the plateau, where you could fight Riku. |
| Ignore the heartless, as you can't damage them with your wooden sword. When you get to the       |
| plateau, and you'll get another cutscene in which you get the Keyblade. Now go back to the white |
| door, killing as many shadows as you want along the way. You can kill enough to level up, if you |
| want to. When you get to the door, open it, and walk to the end of the tunnel for a cutscene. At |
| the end of the cutscene, you'll have to fight and beat Darkside again. The only difference that  |
| I noticed between the two fights is that, if you lose this one, you have to start over, and that |
| Darkside has more health in this fight. He may have a new attack, but you can kill him before he |
| has a chance to use it, as long as you're quick enough. Based on his other attacks, I wouldn't   |
| worry too much about any third attack, as it probably won't be very strong, if there is one.     |
| After you beat him, you'll get some more cutscenes and the Traverse Town logo.                   |
|                                                                                                  |
|     +---------------+----------+                                                                 |
|=====| Traverse Town | #KHWTTT# |=================================================================|
|     +---------------+----------+  My Level: 07                                                   |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you resume control, follow the alleyway and turn left at the end of the building to your    |
| left. When you get to the front of that building, you'll get a quick scene showing the main area |
| of this district, the subdivisions of this world. Go into the building behind you, the Accessory |
| Shop. You'll get a cutscene involving Cid, another character from the FF series. Afterwards, use |
| the save point inside.                                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| After you save, talk to Cid again, and look at the items he sells. When you get munny, you can   |
| buy some of them. You already have a Protect Chain, but you don't have any of the other items.   |
| Anyway, if you look at the blue cabinet to Cid's right, on the wall behind him, you can see a    |
| treasure chest on top of it. Jump onto the cabinet and open the chest to get a Mythril Shard.    |
| Now leave the shop, and explore this district. This one is called the First District. There are  |
| two others, but don't go to either of the other two just yet. There are about six people in this |
| area that you can talk to, and maybe learn something from. If you go down to the main square,    |
| the place at the bottom of the stairs in front of Cid's shop, and go right to the Cafe and Bar,  |
| you'll see a treasure chest. Don't forget about it, as it's locked now and you can't open it. As |
| you advance through the game, however, it may become unlocked. Also, directly left of the stairs |
| is a pillar-type things that says 'mail' on it. There are ten postcards in this world that, if   |
| you put them in this mailbox, you'll get an item. For example, you can get two postcards in this |
| district right now. One is on the roof of Cid's shop, and one is in the Item Shop, which has two |
| doors. One is near the Cafe and Bar, and the other is near the door to Cid's Shop. Later on,     |
| I'll add a section telling how to get the postcards, but you'll have to figure it out on your    |
| own for now. If you go into the item shop, you'll see that it is owned by three familiar ducks.  |
| Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Talk to the one sitting on the counter to buy items. Though the list of  |
| items is small right now, it'll grow as you play through the game. Whenever you're ready, go to  |
| the Second District by going through the door behind Cid's shop, and behind where the fat guy    |
| and the white creature are standing.                                                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you first enter the Second District, you'll have to fight some shadows. Throughout the rest |
| of the areas in the game, you'll have to fight shadows. In the Second District, there are doors  |
| to the Third District, the Dalmatian's House, the Alleyway, the Hotel, and the Gizmo Shop. You   |
| don't want to go through any of these just yet, as there are a couple of items you can get. If   |
| you stand by the door to the First District, and face away from it, you can see a blue wall on   |
| the other side of the area. Go that direction. There's a platform between the alleys to the      |
| Third District and the Dalmatian's House. Jump onto it, then jump to the ledge along the blue    |
| wall. Do a 'swing jump' around to the ledge above the chest, and a bit to its right. Then fall   |
| down to the ledge that the chest is on, and open it for a Mega-Potion. You can also find another |
| postcard in this area.                                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| Whenever you're ready, go down to the lower part of the district, and go near the fountain. Go   |
| through the door that leads to the alleyway. When you get into the alley, turn left at the door, |
| then left again, down the alleyway. Next to the two crates and a barrel is a treasure chest with |
| a potion inside of it. No leave the small alley and go down the main alley. Jump onto the red    |
| roof that is lower, and jump onto the balconies above it. Go to the far left balcony, the one on |
| the opposite side of the main alley from the chest, and you'll see another chest with another    |
| potion. Jump down from here, into the other small alley. At the end of this alley, go through    |
| the door to the Dalmatian's House. Walk through all of the rooms here, until you get to the one  |
| with the two parent dalmatians. When you get to this one, you'll be told about the missing 99    |
| dalmatian puppies. After you find so many, you'll get a gift from the parents. If you find them  |
| all, you'll get maybe ten gifts total. Now leave the house, back to the Second Distric.          |
|                                                                                                  |
| In the Second District, go up to the area above the door to the Alleyway, and follow along it,   |
| moving away from the First District's door, and enter the door to the Gizmo Shop. In here, you   |
| will have to fight many waves of shadows, starting with only one. You may have to use a potion   |
| or two in this group of fights. After you beat them all, and no more respawn, go out the other   |
| door. When you get through the door, there's a ladder to the left. You can't climb it now, but   |
| you'll have to come back eventually. Instead, just drop of the edge to your right, and go to the |
| door to the Third District. When you get there, walk around the entire district and kill all of  |
| the heartless. When you're sure that you've killed them all, you can examine a couple of the     |
| things here, though you don't need to. Whenever you're ready to continue, make your way all the  |
| way back to the First District.                                                                  |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you get to this district, do the same thing as you did in the third. Walk around the whole  |
| area, killing off all of the heartless. There is a group right when you enter the district, two  |
| or three in the pathways around Cid's shop, and two or three down in the main area. When you've  |
| killed all of the heartless, go into Cid's shop, talk to him, then use the save. Now you may be  |
| asking yourself why you bothered going around the entire world, killing all of those shadows. It |
| may seem completely pointless, but it was probably to get you used to the combat system of the   |
| game. This next battle you'll be doing will be tough compared to the whimpy shadows. Whenever    |
| you're ready, leave the shop, and don't let your guard down.                                     |
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|-|BOSS|=== LEON ===   =#SLEONH#=                                                                  |
| +----+ ========== = My Level: 08 =                                                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Leon is the hardest fight you've had so far in the game. He's much more skilled than the simple  |
| shadows, Darkside, and even Riku. The fight itself isn't optional. You have to do it to progress |
| through the storyline. But you don't have to win. The only benefit of winning is that you get a  |
| lot of experience points.                                                                        |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you first start out the fight, lock on to Leon right away. Then, move down the stairs into  |
| the open area of the district. Leon will jump around every once in a while, and he has an attack |
| that shoots out a fireball. He takes a couple of seconds to charge it, then it shoots at you. It |
| isn't hard to avoid, however. It doesn't home in on you, so you only have to walk a bit, and it  |
| won't hit you.                                                                                   |
|                                                                                                  |
| His normal attacks, when he swings his sword around, will take about half your health. He has a  |
| longer reach than you do, so you have to hit him when he's distracted. The best way to do this   |
| is to wait for him to jump at you. If you get far enough back from him, he'll jump towards you,  |
| and basically on top of you. Sometimes it takes him two, and even three, jumps to get to you. He |
| will occasionally jump at a lamp pole, and won't be able to pass it. You just have to move a bit |
| so he can get a better angle at you.                                                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| For the entire battle, I try to avoid getting too close to him, until he jumps on top of me. He  |
| has a short recovery time after landing a jump, so you get a chance to attack him. Do not do a   |
| three hit combo, because he can sometimes retaliate before you get a chance to back away. If you |
| have some potions at hand, and are full health, you can do a three hitter and take his hit back, |
| if he does one. Sometimes he jumps backward at the end of your three hitter. So, after two hits, |
| back away. Repeat this until you win.                                                            |
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| Whether you win or lose, you'll get a series of cutscenes after the fight. When you have control |
| again, use the save in the room that you're in. Then talk to Yuffie. She'll tell you about the   |
| Keyblade's ability to unlock doors. If you tried the treasure chest in the room before, you were |
| not able to open it. Well you can now, and it has an Elixir. When you want to continue the story |
| just talk to Leon and tell him that you're ready. You'll get another cutscene, and meet a new    |
| heartless enemy. The Shadow Soldier.                                                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you're out in the alley, and Leon runs ahead, go the opposite way as him if you want some   |
| extra experience. If you're fine without the extra exp, just follow his direction, which is to   |
| the Second District. Then walk through this area, to the door to the Third District. You'll get  |
| a cutscene in the Third District, where you meet your first two party members. Donald and Goofy. |
| Fight off the small troop of Shadow Soldiers, then get ready to fight another boss.              |
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| +----+ ==================                                                                        |
|-|BOSS|=== Guard Armour ===   =#GRDAMR#=                                                          |
| +----+ ================== = My Level: 09 =                                                       |
|                                                                                                  |
| This boss has five individual parts that you have to destroy. Two feet, two hands, and a torso.  |
| The torso must be the last part you destroy, though the other four can be destroyed in any way   |
| and order that you want. Each limb will drop a bunch of HP balls after it is destroyed. The arms |
| have less health then the legs, and they also do less damage. You are able to counter all of the |
| boss's attacks with a well timed attack of your own. You'll get two tech points for each parry,  |
| and the group of parts you blocked will be stunned for a bit.                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
| The first two limbs you should get rid of are the legs. They tend to do a lot more damage than   |
| the arms do. However, if you ever need health, or are having trouble keeping your health up, you |
| can attack the arms first, to get some HP balls. The legs' attacks are basically stomping on you |
| and following you around the field. They take about half your health, so try to avoid or counter |
| the attacks as best as you can. Donald and Goofy will heal you sometimes if they have items or   |
| magic to. The arms' attacks are basically either spinning around the torso quickly, or following |
| you around, trying to punch you.                                                                 |
|                                                                                                  |
| Whichever limbs you defeat first, you have to defeat the other pair, also. When you destroy all  |
| four limbs, you only have the torso left. The torso attacks by rapidly spinning. At first, it's  |
| stationary, but it'll eventually follow you around. You can run away from it fast enough, so you |
| will have to either take the hit, or parry it with an attack of your own. If you do the latter,  |
| the torso will be stunned for a little, so you can get a quick combo.                            |
|                                                                                                  |
| Remember that you have two other party members now. If you lock onto one limb, you can click the |
| triangle button, and your two members will attack the target. Now you can lock onto a different  |
| limb and attack that one. Neither Donald nor Goofy are very strong at this point, and they will  |
| both probably be knocked out quite a few times during the fight, but they will come back to life |
| after a certain amount of time. You should only worry about keeping yourself healed. They won't  |
| always heal you, as they only have a couple of potions, and they'll eventually run out of magic. |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you win the battle, you'll get the Brave Warrior accessory. Equip it as soon as you can.    |
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| Now that you have that boss beaten, you'll get a couple of cutscenes. You'll also get quite a    |
| few rewards. You'll get 100 munny and an Elixir from Leon, Yuffie, and Aerith. You'll be able to |
| use the Gummi Ship now. You'll learn your first magic spell, fire, and get an ability, dodge     |
| roll, from Donald and Goofy. The fire spell shoots a fire ball out of your Keyblade, and can use |
| the charge gauge. The Dodge Roll ability will allow you to roll by pressing the square button,   |
| when it's equipped. You don't need to be in a battle to use either of these. You'll also have a  |
| new start menu item. The Journal. Jiminy Cricket will record nearly everything that happens in   |
| your journey here. You'll also notice that Donald and Goofy's icons are in the upper right of    |
| your HUD. You can keep track of their HP and MP by looking here, and heal them if you need to.   |
|                                                                                                  |
| So. Now you're done with Traverse Town. It's time to move on to the next world. But before you   |
| do, there are some things you should do. One, if you go near the gate that goes out of the town, |
| you'll notice a blue mark on the floor to the left of the door. If you walk up to it, Goofy will |
| ask what it is (It doesn't have to be this mark. Whatever the first mark you walk to, this will  |
| happen). This is a Trinity Mark. Basically, these marks are telling you that there is a special  |
| thing you can do, if you have Donald and Goofy in your party, and have the colour unlocked. For  |
| now, you can only do blue Trinities. Just stand near these, and press 'Trinity' at the bottom of |
| your command menu. The Blue Trinities are jumping ones. This particular one brings out a bunch   |
| of munny. There is another one near the Cafe and Bar.                                            |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you're done with the trinities, go talk to Yuffie, Leon, and Aerith in the Cafe and Bar.    |
| You won't learn much, except that Leon is very worried about the 99 Dalmatians. There are two    |
| new areas that you can unlock now, also. If you go to the Third District, and go to the door by  |
| the keyhole, you'll be able to open it now. Just examine the keyhole, and the door will click    |
| open. Now you can easily get to the First District from the Third.                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| Now go to the door with the fire emblem, and lock on to it. Cast your fire spell, and the door   |
| will be unlocked. Go through it, and jump across the rock platforms to the island with the house |
| on it. Go through the door on the left, labeled 'Empty Room,' and you'll get some cutscenes. The |
| room will be transformed, and a Save Point and Blue Trinity will appear. Use both of them. Now,  |
| if you talk to Merlin, you'll be able to practice magic, though you only have the fire spell.    |
| When you get other spells, you can come back and practice with them, too. The practicing is very |
| pointless in my opinion, but you can give it a shot if you want. You can leave the building, now |
| called 'Magician's Study,' and go to the Second District.                                        |
|                                                                                                  |
| If you go into the hotel here, and to the red room, there is a chest with a Pretty Stone in it.  |
| Not much, but it's 30 more munny that you can spend after you sell it. Now go back to the First  |
| District and get ready to spend your munny.                                                      |
|                                                                                                  |
| First, the Item Shop, which is the one run by the three ducks. Talk to the one sitting on the    |
| counter, and buy some of the items. I try to have ten potions, and a couple of Ethers. Only buy  |
| a Tent if you have a lot of extra money. At this point in the game, Tents aren't very important. |
| Make sure you save some munny for Cid's, too. He still only has the same six items, but you do   |
| have two new party members, that have no equipment.                                              |
|                                                                                                  |
| Right now, you don't need to worry too much about giving Goofy an accessory. He'll be fine. You  |
| should already have the Protect Chain you got in the Destiny Islands equipped, so buy one for    |
| Donald. If you buy a magic accessory, make it the fire one, and give it to yourself. Don't worry |
| about the Ability Stud right now.                                                                |
|                                                                                                  |
| Now that you're done with all that, you can get ready to leave. The fireplace in Cid's shop can  |
| be lit. Just lock on to it and cast your fire spell. You don't get anything for doing this. Now  |
| you can go through the start menu. Customize your party's held items, make sure your accessories |
| are in order, and set up abilities and magic shortcuts. One important thing you should do is to  |
| change Donald's and Goofy's fighting styles. Make them fit your own needs. Remember that you do  |
| have a limited amount of items and that they have a limited amount of health and magic when you  |
| change the styles.                                                                               |
|                                                                                                  |
| When you're all ready, use the save in the room. Now you can leave the world. Either teleport to |
| the ship from the save menu, or walk through the main gate.                                      |
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|=====| Version History | #VERHIS# |===============================================================|
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| Version 00.1 - November 24, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Added Header, Footer, and Guide Information                                        |
|             - Added 'Table Of Contents'                                                          |
|             - Added 'Copyright' and 'Introduction' sections                                      |
|               - Added 'Guide Hosts' subsection                                                   |
|               - Added 'Guide Abbreviations' and 'What's Not In This Guide' subsections           |
|             - Added 'Version History' section                                                    |
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| Version 00.2 - November 25, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Added 'Game Basics' section                                                        |
|               - Added 'Controls' subsection                                                      |
|               - Added 'Saving' subsection                                                        |
|               - Added 'Game HUD' and 'Menus' subsections                                         |
|             - Added 'Future Updates' subsection to Version History section                       |
|             - Added 'Main Walkthrough' section                                                   |
|             - Modified Guide Layout                                                              |
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| Version 00.3 - November 26, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Added 'The Story' subsection to Game Basics section                                |
|             - Added 'Exploring' and 'Fighting' subsections to Game Basics section                |
|             - Added 'Start Menu' to Menus subsection of Game Basics section                      |
|             - Added 'My Settings' subsection to Main Walkthrough section                         |
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| Version 00.4 - November 27, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Implemented Section Codes into the guide                                           |
|               - Added the information below the Table Of Contents                                |
|             - Added 'Gummi Ship' subsection to Game Basics                                       |
|             - Modified Guide Layout                                                              |
|                                                                                                  |
| Version 00.5 - November 29, 2010 - Previously Hosted                                             |
|             - Added 'Opening Tutorial' through the beginning of 'Traverse Town' to walkthrough   |
|             - First version hosted, and first hosted on Supercheats.com                          |
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| Version 00.6 - December 03, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Added 'What's Going On?' to Future Updates subsection of Version History           |
|             - Reformatted the Table Of Contents                                                  |
|             - Started expanding the guide to 100 characters wide, instead of 75                  |
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| Version 00.7 - December 07, 2010 - Previously Hosted                                             |
|             - Added the First District paragraph to Traverse Town's walkthrough                  |
|             - Added a lot to the What's Going On? section                                        |
|             - Reformatted the Version History section                                            |
|               - Reformatted the Future Updates and What's Going On? subsections                  |
|             - Finished expanding the guide's character width                                     |
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| Version 00.8 - December 10, 2010                                                                 |
|             - Added up to right after the fight with Leon in Traverse Town                       |
|             - Edited the Future Updates section                                                  |
|             - Reformatted the What's Going On? section                                           |
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| Version 00.9 - December 12, 2010 - Currently Hosted                                              |
|             - Added the rest of Traverse Town to the walkthrough                                 |
|             - Edited the What's Going On? and Future Updates subsections                         |
|             - Edited the Table Of Contents                                                       |
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|          +----------------+----------+                                                           |
|----------| Future Updates | #FUTUPD# |                                                           |
|          +----------------+----------+                                                           |
|                                                                                                  |
| High Priority:                                                                                   |
|  Adding a contact section                                                                        |
|  Adding a section on the ten postcards in Traverse Town                                          |
|  Adding a small section for information and stats on the game                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
| Medium Priority:                                                                                 |
|  Adding a characters section                                                                     |
|  Adding a journal section                                                                        |
|  Adding a section listing where all of the Trinity Marks are                                     |
|  Adding a credit and thanks section                                                              |
|  Adding a section listing all of the abilities and what they do                                  |
|                                                                                                  |
| Low Priority:                                                                                    |
|  Adding a section listing all of the magic spells in the game                                    |
|  Adding a Frequently Asked Questions section
|  Changing the guide layout again                                                                 |
|  Changing the guide format                                                                       |
|  Getting information for the three on one battle in the Destiny Islands                          |
|  Adding a section showing how to get all 99 dalmatians                                           |
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|               +------------------+----------+                                                    |
|               | What's Going On? | #WGOIRL# |                                                    |
|               +------------------+----------+                                                    |
|                                                                                                  |
| Alright. This section isn't to tell you what I'm doing with my life. It's to tell about things   |
| that may be affecting my ability to update this guide, a bit about what I want to do with this   |
| guide, and some information on other guides I am or will be writing.                             |
|                                                                                                  |
| Update Frequency:                                                                                |
|  I'll keep this short and simple. I'll work on the guide at least one day each week.             |
|  From December 23 to January 3, I will be able to work on the guide a lot more, because of my    |
|  school's Christmas Vacation. It's short, but my family doesn't do anything for Christmas, so I  |
|  will have time to do it. The weekends are usually the times I'll be able to work on the guide,  |
|  but usually not both days, as I enjoy using at least one of them to hang out with my friends.   |
|  I do this guide thing as a hobby. If ever I decide to completely abandon this project, I'll try |
|  to notify all of you in the guide, in some way. Unless I die or something else serious like     |
|  that, I don't see myself just quitting.                                                         |
|                                                                                                  |
| Guide Updates And Future:                                                                        |
|  I'm playing the game as I write the guide, and I've never beaten the game before. So, I don't   |
|  know everything about the game, nor am I able to do everything in the game. And just because I  |
|  don't have something in the guide now doesn't mean I won't ever have it in. I may not have been |
|  able to do it, such as the three on one battle on the Destiny Islands, and will go back and     |
|  keep trying. I may not have been allowed to do it because of lack of abilities or magic or some |
|  other in-game thing, such as not getting all of the postcards in the first journey through      |
|  Traverse Town. Just be patient, and I'm sure I'll get everything in the guide.                  |
|  I'm hoping to get Version 1.0 up before the end of December. Everything under 'High Priority'   |
|  in the 'Future Updates' subsection of 'Version History' is what I want in the guide in Version  |
|  1.0. Maybe not finished, but at least started. Some of the things in 'Medium Priority' are what |
|  I want started before Version 1.5. The 'Low Priority' items don't have a set version to be put  |
|  in the guide. Whenever I feel like is the best way to put it for those.                         |
|                                                                                                  |
| Other Guides:                                                                                    |
|  Even though I'm not even close to being done with this guide, I'm already thinking about other  |
|  guides that I'm going to do. I enjoy writing them, so I'll keep doing it. I will definitely be  |
|  writing one for Kingdom Hearts II. I'm into these games at the moment, so I'll take advantage   |
|  of that. A game called 'Steambot Chronicles' is really interesting to me, too. I haven't ever   |
|  completed the full game, but I've played enough of it to know the basics, and I enjoy the game, |
|  so I'm thinking about writing I guide for it, too. My last planned-ish guide is for a PC game   |
|  that some, if not many, of you have probably heard of. MineCraft. It's a sandbox game that,     |
|  even though it has no specific goal or really any point, is very fun. I don't understand why I  |
|  enjoy it so much, but I do. I get random moments of boredom with it, however, so any guide for  |
|  it would probably have random gaps of no updates. I'm not even sure what I could put in a guide |
|  for the game, but I guess I'll try. Maybe.                                                      |
|  Out of these three, the first one I'm most likely to start is Steambot Chronicles. I don't want |
|  to get too far into KH2 without even beating this guide's game. I've beaten the second one, but |
|  I'd rather beat the first one before I get too into the second one again. The second one is way |
|  better than the first, so I'd rather finish most of this guide. MineCraft isn't a game that I   |
|  could write a guide for very well. There are some things, but not too much. Which is why I'd    |
|  probably start a guide for it last.                                                             |
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