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Cannon Gun
(エイミングキャノン)

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Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Japanese Aiming Cannon
Kana/Kanji エイミングキャノン
Romaji Eimingu Kyanon
French Bombarde
German Böllerbolzen
Italian Cannoniere
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Cannon Gun's Gallery
Variations
Silent Launcher
Ice Cannon
Switch Launcher
Jumbo Cannon

Kingdom Hearts II

It shoots bombs from afar, so defeat it immediately. Avoid areas of potential bomb drops while attacking.

It runs off when approached, so follow it closely and defeat it.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Though small, these cannon Heartless can fire shots that rain down from above. Use dodge rolls or air slides to evacuate the target area.
Their head-on shots can be returned with a block. Be warned: regular attacks won't throw them off balance.
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Port Royal 20 36 25 21 11
Space Paranoids 45 64 155 42 24
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Rewards
(5) HP Ball x 1
(1) Munny x 2
Blazing Stone (6%), Bright Stone (3%)
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def

Cerberus Cup

Match 7: 3x Cannon Gun

28 45 27 15
Cerberus Paradox Cup

Match 7: 3x Cannon Gun

70 94 62 36
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 6: 3x Cannon Gun

99 127 87 51
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Hearts Lvl
- -
HP EXP Def Stun
x3.59 x2.43 x1.30
Mission Lvl Rewards
36 13 Gear Component A (50%)
41 13 Gear Component A (50%)
73 14 Ankharite (9%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x-0.10 x5.60 x4.20 x5.95
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x0.30 x5.60 x0.50 x1.00
Worlds
Olympus Coliseum

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The Cannon Gun, also translated as "Li'l Cannon" in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Design

A Cannon Gun, fittingly, is shaped like a small cannon. Its body is blue with cyan highlights and silver rivets. It has four short, sharp, silver legs, a large, silver spike on either of its sides, and a black base. The Heartless's face is a black sphere with glowing yellow eyes set in the front of the cannon’s body. The actual barrel of the cannon is black and has several red designs that cause it to resemble a face, with the mouth of the cannon being the nose. It also sports a short, curled, red fuse in its back.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Cannon Gun's body becomes orange, the highlights pale yellow, all the silver pieces become dark brown, and the barrel becomes dark steel blue with yellow designs on it.

The Cannon Gun's name obviously references the weapon it was modeled after. The word "gun" can also refer to types of cannons. Its Japanese name, "Aiming Cannon", has a similar meaning, and may reference the targeting reticule that appears when it fires. "Li'l Cannon" emphasizes its small size when compared to some of the similar Heartless introduced in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Strategy

Unlike most aggressive Heartless attacks, it avoids you and close combat as much as possible; however, it still is going to keep you moving. Its main attack includes creating a target emblem on the floor tracking you, and fire cannon bombs (as the name implies) while you're not cautious. Get in close or use magic to destroy the Cannon Gun before the bomb lands! Cannon Gun can be an annoying enemy, especially when paired with aggressive Heartless, since they are good attack supporters.

A good way of finishing them quick is to cast Magnet on attract them and finish them of with a strong spell. Alternately, changing into Wisdom Form and sniping from afar is also a good tactic, since Sora can move while attacking in this form. Also, Sora is considerably faster in normal form as well, so it may be chased after.

Attacks

  • Bomb Drop: Launch bomb into air, falls on target reticule
  • Recoil Shot: Fires horizontal shot

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