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Darkball
(ダークボール)
Darkball KH
Type Pureblood Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji ダークボール
Romaji Dākubōru
French Boule Noire
German Schattenquasar
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts coded
Darkball's Gallery

Kingdom Hearts

Heartless born purely out of darkness. Their movements are unpredictable, as they often make sudden moves and attacks.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - Sora's Story

A Heartless made from the very shadows of darkness.

The Darkball mostly just bobs through the air, but its random weaving and biting are a nuisance.

Kingdom Hearts coded

Heartless hewn from the very shadows. Usually they just waft through the air, but they can be annoyingly unpredictable, bobbing around erratically or charging right at you without a moment's warning.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

One of the many forms the heart takes after being swallowed by darkness. It uses strange movements to make fun of the enemy and bites it.
Before Rescue After
HP 60 90
Attack 31 35
Defense 24 27
MP Recovery 40 45-53
EXP 32 60
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Rewards
(1) HP Ball x 10
(1) Munny x 1, (5) Munny x 1
Hi-Potion (1%), Lucid Crystal (1%)[1]
Worlds
Hollow Bastion, Traverse Town, Wonderland, Deep Jungle, Agrabah, Monstro, Atlantica, Halloween Town, Neverland, End of the World
Before Rescue After
HP 60 90
Attack 31 35
Defense 24 27
MP Recovery 40 45-53
EXP 32 60
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Seeds
Hades Cup

Seed 24 (Dark Knights): 24x Darkball
Seed 21 (Air Corsairs): 21x Darkball
Seed 16 (Dark Storm): 16x Darkball
Seed 9 (Night Rave): 9x Darkball
Seed 5 (Black Storm): 5x Darkball
Seed 2 (Final Battalion): 2x Darkball

Floor Basement HP AP EXP
7 6 112 10 100
8 5 119 11 115
9 4 126 13 130
10 3 133 14 145
12 1 224 13 285
13 238 14 310
Physical Fire Bliz. Thndr. Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status Effects Grav. Stun Stop Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Conf. Terr. Mgnt. Frze.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Rewards
None
Card Blind[KHCoM]
Duel Trigger[Re:CoM]
Darkball (card)
Description
Hide the cards you hold from hostile eyes.[KHCoM]
Next card activates card duel regardless of the number.[Re:CoM]
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
1 reload 25 CP - - -
Worlds
Atlantica, Neverland, Hollow Bastion, Destiny Islands, Castle Oblivion

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The Darkball is a Pureblood Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts coded, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

Design

A Darkball Heartless, true to its name, has a spherical body that is pitch black and streaked with dark blue. Its glowing, yellow eyes are rather small. The inside of its mouth is blue, and the mouth itself is a jagged, toothy opening. It has three thick, black and blue tentacles with frayed, pink tips sprouting out of its body, two on its top and one on its underside. It closely resembles the Shadow Stalker of Kingdom Hearts II, although the Shadow Stalker has an overall smoother appearance and several smaller appendages.

The Darkball's name reflects its spherical shape and its status as a Heartless, a heart corrupted by the Darkness.

Strategy

Darkballs are relatively easy enemies, and generally do little damage, thanks to the long pauses and low HP of this variety of Heartless. The Darkball teleports from one place to another, using a tactic similar to the more intelligent Invisible.

Attacks

  • Reducing themselves to a small, purple cloud, allowing them to evade attacks, before expanding rapidly, causing damage.
  • Adopting a 'berserk' state, by which the Darkball rockets around in a restricted area, causing impact damage.
  • A charging chomp attack.

Trivia

  • The Darkballs bear a slight resemblance to Bombs from the Final Fantasy series.

Notes and references

  1. The Darkball drops (2) MP Ball x 15 and Mega-Ether (10%) at the World of Chaos.

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