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Captain Barbossa is a boss in Kingdom Hearts II, located in Port Royal. He must be fought alongside the Illuminator Heartless. If Jack dies during this fight, you automatically lose the battle.


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The game will end immediately if Jack perishes, which is why it is imperative that you activate his abilities- No Mercy, Rain Storm, Bone Smash and the limit Treasure Isle before the battle begins.

Barbossa is assisted by a special Heartless called the Illuminator. It creates darkness in the room, and must be eliminated first so you can damage the cursed Barbossa. Look out for a pair of glowing eyes in the gloom, then run towards them and finish the Heartless off. Now turn your attention to Barbossa . After a while a new Illuminator will appear and, once again, you must dispatch it before you can continue with the main fight.

As with the other cursed pirates , Barbossa can only be defeated in the moonlight, and can also be frozen for a few moments using Blizzard. The best strategy is to freeze him- if this doesn’t work, it could be because he is standing in the shadow- then use one or two combos to attack him. Take a few steps back, as soon as he thaws, refreeze him immediately. Repeat this strategy until Sora’s MP is depleted, by which time another Illuminator is bound to have appeared.

After this activate the Wisdom Form. It may be less powerful than the Valor Form, but it enables you to attack from a distance and to quickly dodge your opponent’s attacks. As activating the Drive Form restores Sora’s HP and MP, you can start using Blizzard again afterwards.

Make no mistake, Barbossa can be extremely dangerous. If you get too near he’ll decimate you with a sword combo, so close quarters combat is not a particularly good idea. At medium range he’ll throw a few bombs on the ground; at longer range he’ll often shoot his pistol , which is relatively harmless. He may also dash towards you and lash out with his sword, which is anything but harmless. Ideally, don’t give him the slightest opportunity to deploy these dangerous moves. After the victory, you will receive the Follow the Wind keyblade.

However, another effective strategy is, once the Illuminator is defeated, immediately activate Valor Form with your two most powerful Keyblades (including the Hero's Crest) and unleash a flurry of aerial combos for maximum damage. If you're good enough, you can stop him from actually attacking you with hsi sword, and with the Air Combo Boost from Hero's Crest, your aerial combos will inflict more damage than your normal ones. Once you revert, use Cure at once to replenish any lost HP. Keep this strategy up and you'll win before too long.

Battle Quotes

  • "Once again!"
  • "Come out!"
  • "Blast ye to bits!"
  • "Enjoy a piece of this!"


Kingdom Hearts II- Captain Barbossa Battle

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