Reaction Command Guide by Titani Ertan
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   Reaction Command Guide
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   by Titani Ertan (ben stav)
       benstav@gmail.com
         version  1.0


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|       Table of Contents            |
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| Version History             [vrh]  |
| Legal and Contact Info      [lec]  |
| Layout                      [lou]  |
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|       HEARTLESS             [hrtl] |
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|       NOBODIES              [nbds] |
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|       PIRATES               [prts] |
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|       CREDITS               [crd]  |
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   Version History [vrh]

vr 1.00  January 17th 2010 - Guide released to several sites, while still
                       lacking some information.


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   Legal and Contact Info [lec]

(c) Ben Stav (aka. Titani Ertan) 2010. This guide is meant for personal use
only, unless given specific permission. In present time, this guide is only 
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If you do not have my permission before hosting this guide, you are in breach
of the law. It is possible to print or copy this guide, as long as you do NOT
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E-mail: benstav@gmail.com
   Send any complaints, corrections, additions and/or questions which are NOT
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   Layout [lou]

+------------------------------------------+
|  Enemy Name                              |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Command Name -> If there are any consecutive commands.

   Where: Place(s) in which the foe can be found
    When: At which times the command(s) is used.
    What: Description of what the command(s) does(do).



              MMMMMMMMM                         MMMMMMMMM
          MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM               MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
       MMMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMMM         MMMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMMM
    MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM     MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM
   MMMMMXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMMM   MMMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXMMMMM
  MMMMXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXMMMM
 MMMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXMMMXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMMM
 MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXMMM
MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO       OOOOOOOOOXOOOOOOOOO       OOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM
MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOO              OOOOOOOOOOO              OOOOOOOOOOXXXMMM
MMMXXXXOOOOOOOO                  OOOOO                  OOOOOOOOOXXXMMM
MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                                           OOOOOOOOXXXMMM
MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                                           OOOOOOOOXXXMMM
MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                  HEARTLESS                OOOOOOOOXXXMMM
MMMXXXXXOOOOOO                                           OOOOOOOXXXXMMM
 MMMXXXXOOOOOOO                                         OOOOOOOOXXXMMM
 MMMMXXXXOOOOOOO                 [hrtl]                OOOOOOOOXXXMMMM
  MMMXXXXOOOOOOOOO                                    OOOOOOOOOXXXMMM
  MMMMXXXXOOOOOOOOOO                                OOOOOOOOOOXXXMMMM
   MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO                           OOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM
    MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOO                     OOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM
     MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO               OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXMMM
      MMMXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO         OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXMMM
       MMMXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXMMM
         MMMXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXMMM
           MMMXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXMMM
             MMMMXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXMMMM
                MMMMXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXMMMMM
                   MMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXOXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMM
                      MMMMMMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXMMMMMM
                          MMMMMMXXXXXXXMMMMMM
                              MMMMMXMMMMM
                                 MMMMM
                                  MMM
                                   M

Note: Enemies with an asterik * next to their name indicates an enemy that can
only be found in Pride Lands as Lion Sora.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Aerial Knocker *                        |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Rapid Blow

   Where: Pride Lands
    When: As the Knocker is about to unleash his punching attack.
    What: Sora charges onto the Aerial Knocker up to three times.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Air Pirate                              |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Air Twister

   Where: Land of Dragons
          Port Royal
    When: Hit the Pirate, and run away as far as possible as fast as possible.
If you succeed, it will attempt to make a counter dash, in which point you'll
use the reaction command.
    What: Sora grabs the Pirate and whirls him around once. Then, shootes the
enemy at a certain direction. If there is an enemy in its path, both the pirate
and that foe will be damaged.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Armored Knight                          |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Rising Sun

   Where: Hollow Bastion
          Beast's Castle
          Port Royal
          Halloween Town
    When: As the Knight is about to counter attack.
    What: Sora'll take hold of the Knight, and do a charging dive-attack that
pretty much destroys anything in its path. Can be used up to five times.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Bolt Tower                              |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Bolt Reversal

   Where: Land of Dragons
          Pride Lands
    When: Impossible to miss. The Tower will trap you in a ball of lightning.
Quickly and repeatedly tap /\ to reverse it. You'll know it's coming at you
when a spark emits between the Bolt's electrodes.
    What: You reverse the bolts, eventually freeing yourself from the ball and
hurtling it back at the Tower.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Bulky Vendor                            |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Capsule Prize/Rare Capsule/Limited Capsule/Prime Capsule (see next)

   Where: Bulky Vendors are unique. They may or may not appear in specific
places. Complete and 100% credit goes to kulaguy from here.
Go to these areas in order. Once you get to the last one, start over:
          Land of Dragons - Checkpoint
          Beast's Castle - West Hall
          Olympus Coliseum - Cave of the Dead Entrance
          Agrabah - Bazaar
          Halloween Town - Candy Cane Lane

    When: Vendor at % HP |  Prize
           100%-75%      | Capsule Prize
            74%-50%      | Rare Capsule
            49%-25%      | Limited Capsule
            24%-1%       | Prime Capsule

    What: Sora grabs the Vendor, holds it, and takes out all the prizes.

This is a very vague idea of what a Bulky Vendor is and how useful it can be. 
For a detailed explanation, please visit UltimaterializerX's guide at 
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/915410/42870

+------------------------------------------+
|  Creeper Plant                           |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Root Ravager

   Where: Olympus Coliseum
          Halloween Town
    When: As the ground beneath Sora shakes, the reaction command to take hold
of the plant's roots.
    What: Sora pulls the Plant towards him from its roots, and of all nearby
Creeper Plants (if any), dealing massive damage from a shockwave and releasing
tons of items.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Crescendo                               |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Heal Stomp

   Where: Olympus Coliseum
    When: Once it starts playing on itself (literally).
    What: Sora jumps on the poor little Trumpet, releasing a wave of HP Orbs.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Fat Bandit                              |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Full Swing

   Where: Agrabah
    When: Upon finishing a combo or knocking the fatass into the air.
    What: Sora bats the Bandit from him, causing a lot of damage.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Fortuneteller                           |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Clear Shot

   Where: Agrabah
    When: ???
    What: ???

+------------------------------------------+
|  Gargoyle Knight/Warrior                 |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Release

   Where: Beast's Castle
    When: Once you parry an attack, a dark-purple cloud with a face appears on
top of the Gargoyle. Get near it for the command.
    What: Lurch into the air and destroy it using 1337 hax00r magic.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Hook Bat                                |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Bat Cry

   Where: Land of Dagons
          Beast's Castle
          Olympus Coliseum
          Agrabah
    When: As the Bat starts an attack.
    What: Sora locks the keyblade to the Bat's hook and whirls it arround,
damaging anything in its path.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Lance Soldier                           |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Lance Tug

   Where: Beast's Castle
          Olympus Coliseum
          Port Royal
    When: At low health, the Soldier will go berserk, at which point you can
use the command.
    What: The Soldier will give Sora a piggy-back ride, until it's exhausted
and falls dead into the ground.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Large Body                              |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Full Swing
          Guard -> Kickback

   Where: Beast's Castle
          Olympus Coliseum
          Timeless River
    When:
 Full Swing - Upon finishing a combo or knocking the fatass into the air.
 Guard -> Kickback - Whilst normally being an incredibly weak enemy, it has one
good weapon in its arsenal: where the...thing slides on its belly, dealing a
nice batch of damage. When you're in its path, the Guard command will appear.
Upon executing that command, the follow-up command will appear: Kickback.
    What:
 Full Swing - Sora bats the fatso from him, causing a lot of damage.
 Guard - Sora holds his keyblade in an angle to lunge it into the air.
 Kickback - Following the 'Guard' action command and in the air, Sora will
execute a chain of attacks.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Living Bone *                           |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Rodeo -> Grand Cross
          Dispel (ONLY with a Shaman riding it)

  Where: Pride Lands
   When:
 Rodeo -> Grand Cross - ???
 Dispel - See the 'Shaman' section.
   What:
 Rodeo - Sora rides the Living Bone, damaging anything within its path.
 Grand Cross - Following the Rodeo command, Sora takes the Bone by its horns,
lunges into the air, plunges back to the ground and uses it as a pillow.
 Dispel - See the 'Shaman' section.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Magnum Leader                           |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Quick Blade

   Where: Space Paranoids
    When: When the Leader changes shift to the long-distance attack.
    What: Sora teleports behind the Leader and does a full Homerun.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Minute Bomb                             |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Dodge Roll

   Where: Olympus Coliseum
          Timeless River
    When: When the minute bomb is about to go boom (meaning when the number
above the Bomb shows 1)
    What: You dodge. By rolling. Seriously, what did you expect?

+------------------------------------------+
|  Morning Star                            |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Bump -> Meteor Strike

   Where: Hollow Bastion
          Beast's Castle
          Olympus Coliseum
          Port Royal
    When: As the Morning Star replaces his spiky arms with the black noodly
ones, it is about to jump into the air. When it does, the 'Bump' command will
appear. Afterwards, the 'Meteor Spike' command will appear.
    What:
 Bump - Sora, being awesome and stuff, manages to deflect the Star's fall.
Meaning, he literally bumps the star into midair.
 Meteor Spike - Whilst in midair, Sora somehow managed to get hold of a friggin
star and lurch it onto the ground, creating a shockwave. Can be used up to
three times.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Rapid Thrusters                         |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Speed Trap -> Aero Blade

   Where: Land of Dragons
          Timeless River
          Port Royal
          Agrabah
          Pride Lands
    When: At times, the Thruster will wiggle in place, and then try to attack
you. You will get the 'Speed Trap' command then. If executed correctly, it will
be followed by the 'Aero Blade' comand.
    What: Basically looking and functioning the same, both of the attacks are
Sora doing a spinning-thrust attack, capable of damaging many foes at once.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Shaman *                                |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Dispel

   Where: Pride Lands
    When: Shamans are tricky little...they have a magic attack that circles you
with mmaaggiiccaall blue orbs. That's your que.
    What: Nothing special. They just disappear.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Silver Rock                             |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Swift Shot

   Where: Agrabah
          Halloween Town
          Pride Lands
    When: I suggest staying alert, as using this command is a great battle
helper. Once the Silver Rock transforms into a small energy globe, you will be
able to use this command.
    What: Link your Keyblade to the transformed Rock, and hurl it towards an
enemy or object, dealing great damage. (making banal things sound cool is [ ])

+------------------------------------------+
|  Soldier                                 |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Cyclone

   Where: Twilight Town
          Hollow Bastion
          Beast's Castle
          Olympus Coliseum
          Timeless River
          Port Royal
          Agrabah
          Hwlloween Town
          Pride Lands
          Space Paranoids
    When: As the Soldier uses some sort of long range, leaping kick attack.
    What: Charge to the Soldier, thrusting and impaling anything in your path.


+------------------------------------------+
|  Surveillance Robot                      |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Snag -> Sparkle Ray

   Where: Hollow Bastion
          Port Royal
          Space Paranoids
    When: From time to time, the Robot will use its "lazor" attack. Beforehand,
it'll start to zigzag very quickly. That's your que for the first command, and
once that is done, the next command can be executed.
    What:
 Snag - Sora 'Snags' the Robot. Yeah, I was shocked as well. Preceeds 'Sparkle
Ray'.
 Sparkle Ray - Following the snag, Sora makes the Robot shoot "lazor"s while
spinning it in a wide circle. Of course, the lasers damages foes.

For those interested, the Surveillance Robots were created by Dr. Evil.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Tornado Step                            |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Tornado Ride

   Where: Olympus Coliseum
          Port Royal
    When: ???
    What: ???




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                                 :mNo hNh.
                                `hNh   dNs
                                +Nm    omm/
                               /mNs     sNd:
                              -dNy       yNd-
                             :dNy         yNd:
                           `/dNNhs       ohmNm+`
                           ..--:smms   odmy/---:
                       .//       -dNs  mm/       .:`
                   `-+ymm/        sNh oNh`       `hmy+.
              `.:oymNmhhNh-      :dNo  dm+`      /mmhmmdy/-`
       `.-/oydmmmdys    odmho+/ohmdo    hmdo/:/+hmdo//+shdmmdyo/-`
..:+oydmNNmhyso            syhhhso        shhddhyo          syhmmmdys+:.`
`.-:+shdmNmdyso                   NOBODIES                     oshmNNNmmdy+:`
        `-:+yhmmmhyo     ymmhyshmmy     ohmmhhhdmho      osydmmmdys+/-.`
              `.:oydmdhsdmo.    `+mmo  sNm+`    -yNhoshdmmhs+/-.
                   `./ydNh`       hNy  hNy       .hNNdy+-`
                       `-+.      -dNs  sNd-      `yo-
                                `yNh    hNh`
                                oNm      dNs`
                               oNmo       dNs`
                             `sNmo         dNy.
                            .+yydmho     ydmmmh:
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                         --       `dNo dN/        --
                       .oms`      .dNo hN/        yh-
                     `/dNhmd+---.odms   hmo.   `-yNmms`
                    -hNho  shddddhs      oyddddmdho ymm+`
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                  :md              [nbds]               hN:
                  .mmo                                  hNo
                   oNh                                 omN:
                    +mds           odmsdms            odNo
                     .smdyso    oydNh. .smdyo       shNd/
                       `:ohdddddhy+-     .+hmmmdddmmdy/`
Nobodies [nbds]

+------------------------------------------+
|  Assassin                                |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Fail-Safe

   Where: Twilight Town
          The World that Never Was
    When: Once low in HP, an Assassin will try to self-destruct.
    What: Sora takes hold of the Assassin, pulls him from underground and slams
him on the ground, destroying it.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Berserker                               |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Berserk -> Eclipse -> Mana Storm

   Where: Twilight Town
          The World that Never Was
    When: Whenever you manage to tear the Berserker from his oversized hammer,
you'll go Berserk. After a while under Berserk, you can use Eclipse up to three
times, in which point Mana Storm will show up.
    What:
 Berserk - Sora grabs the hammer an elevates into the air, sorrounded by a red
mist. The hammer attracts all nearby foes. After a short while, you'll be able
to use Eclipse.
 Eclipse - In Eclipse, Sora throws the enemies attracted into the air, and
smashes them. After three times (not five like Arthur thought), Mana Storm will
be usable.
 Mana Storm - A combo of aerial spinning attacks, able of finishing off almost
any enemies which remain.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Dragoon                                 |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Learn

   Where: Twilight Town
          Beast's Castle
          The World that Never Was
    When: In this, I am conflicted between two options:
       1)Parry one of the Dragoon's attacks, or
       2)As it does a jump attack.
    What: 'Attack' command is replaced with 'Jump'. Basically, it's a Sora-see
Sora-do on the Dragoon's jump attack. Definately one of the funnest commands.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Dusk                                    |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Reversal

   Where: Twilight Town
          Beast's Castle
          The World that Never Was
    When: Any movement made by the Dusk.
    What: Sora slides behind the Dusk, leaving it confused and stupified.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Gambler                                 |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Begin Game
          Stop Dice
Both the commands are games, so the 'What' section will describe them.

   Where: Twilight Town
          The World that Never Was
    When:
 Begin Game - As the Gambler performs a card-based attack.
 Stop Dice - You don't need to be a genius to figure this out. When a giant
dice rolls towards you, threatning to squish you.
    What:
 Begin Game - Your Commands Menu (the one with Attack, Magic, Items etc.)
turns into 3 Xs and 1 O. The O scrolls down the menu, and you need to press
X at the right time, selecting the O. Failing to do so will result in turning
into a card.
 Stop Dice - Once you stop the dice, four gigantic cards will appear before you
and once again 3 of them are Xs and one of them is a O. Hit the O in the right
time or you'll turn into a card.

  If you win in a game, you'll get 150 Munny for each Gambler in the room. If
             you wait too long to choose, you automatically lose.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Samurai                                 |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Duel Stance

   Where: Twilight Town
          The World that Never Was
    When: As the Samurai enters some sort of battle or meditation Stance.
    What: Time freezes, and the Command Menu turns blank. Without any prior
notice, one of the commands turns into a 'The End'. Quickly select that one
(my advice is to already go to the 2nd command). If you succeed, Sora impales
and instantly kills the Samurai, and if you fail, the Samurai impales and deals
a big amount of damage to you.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Sniper                                  |
+------------------------------------------+
 Command: Warp Snipe

   Where: Twilight Town
          The World that Never Was
    When: See the giant laser crossbows the Snipers wield? Yeah, they shoot
laser arrows. When they do, Warp Snipe shows.
    What: Sora teleports to the arrow and kicks it back to the Sniper's ugly
face. My favorite reaction command. If you don't kill Snipers this way, you
are heartless.


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Pirates [prts]

Only found in Port Royal, the Undead Pirates are neither Heartless nor Nobodies
and so they deserved their own section.

+------------------------------------------+
|  Undead Pirate                           |
+------------------------------------------+
Pirate with two axes.
 Command: Back Shuffle -> High Counter

    When: ???
    What: ???

+------------------------------------------+
|  Undead Pirate                           |
+------------------------------------------+
Pirate with crossbow.
 Command: Return Fire

    When: As the pirate shoots you with his crossbow.
    What: ???


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Credits [crd]

  Heart ASCII - http://www.asciiworld.com/-Hearts-.html

  Nobody icon ASCII - http://www.text-image.com

  UltimaterializerX's Bestiary and Synthesis guide for helping me with monster
locations.   http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/915410/42870

  All of my friends, convincing me to make another guide and pushing me to the
limits of endurence.

  CJayC, for doing a job fit for 400 people and counting.

  Our sun for not exploding. Yet.

  Dragoons and Snipers for having such awesome reaction commands.

  Square Enix (=Square=Square Soft) for Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, The
World Ends with You and many, MANY more.

  Disney, for being Disney.