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Seed Team Enemies

49 Shadow Brothers Soldier x 3
Shadow x 7
48 Wild Dance Wight Knight x 3
Powerwild x 4
47 Terrible Feet Hammerlegs x 1
Pirate x 4
Shadow x 2
46 Dirty Claws Powerwild x 1
Pot Spider x 8
45 Mad Truffle Rare Truffle x 1
44 Yuffie Yuffie
43 Outlaws Bandit x 3
Pirate x 4
42 Dark Garrison Defender x 1
Wight Knight x 3
Soldier x 3
41 Bad Union Bandit x 1
Powerwild x 2
Large Body x 1
Fat Bandit x 1
Soldier x 1
40 Behemoth Destroyed Behemoth[1]
39 Red Legion Search Ghost x 1
Red Nocturne x 8
38 Blue Legion Blue Rhapsody x 7
Gargoyle x 2
37 Sorcerous Armor Red Armor x 1
Blue Rhapsody x 2
Red Nocturne x 2
36 Mad Fungus Black Fungus x 1
Green Requiem x 4
35 Spiders & Magic Red Nocturne x 3
Yellow Opera x 3
Pot Spider x 2
34 Optical Trick Sneak Army x 1
Blue Rhapsody x 2
Green Requiem x 4
33 Magic Force Wizard x 1
Red Nocturne x 2
Yellow Opera x 4
Blue Rhapsody x 2
32 Shadow Summoners Wizard x 3
Shadow x 6
31 Mystic Mages Angel Star x 1
Wizard x 4
30 Cerberus Cerberus
29 Sky Raiders Air Soldier x 4
Air Pirate x 3
28 Spookies Search Ghost x 6
27 Terrible Fists Gauntlets x 1
Gargoyle x 5
26 Shadow Storm Shadow x 21
25 Avengers Bandit x 1
Wight Knight x 1
Pirate x 1
Soldier x 1
Powerwild x 1
24 Dark Knights Opposite Armor x 1
Darkball x 6
23 Black Flap Gargoyle x 2
Air Soldier x 3
Air Pirate x 2
22 Night Soarers Wyvern x 3
Search Ghost x 2
Wight Knight x 2
21 Air Corsairs Battleship x 1
Wyvern x 2
Darkball x 4
20 Cloud & Leon Cloud
Leon
19 The Large Trio Large Body x 3
Wight Knight x 2
18 Blaze Bandits Fat Bandit x 3
Red Nocturne x 4
17 False Angels Angel Star x 2
Wyvern x 2
Large Body x 2
16 Dark Storm Darkball x 21
15 Air Brigade Wyvern x 1
Air Pirate x 1
Air Soldier x 1
Gargoyle x 1
Search Ghost x 1
14 Violent Bunch Fat Bandit x 2
Invisible x 1
Wizard x 2
13 Heavy Warriors Fat Bandit x 2
Defender x 1
Large Body x 2
12 Interceptors Defender x 3
11 Elder Force Invisible x 3
Angel Star x 2
10 Hades Hades
9 Night Rave Invisible x 1
Darkball x 3
Shadow x 5
8 The Requiem Angel Star x 1
Wizard x 2
Yellow Opera x 2
Blue Rhapsody x 2
Red Nocturne x 2
7 Invisible Fear Sneak Army x 1
Invisible x 3
6 Mad Mushroom White Mushroom x 3
5 Black Storm Shadow x 15
Darkball x 11
4 Twin Mirage Sneak Army x 2
3 Shadow Troopers Wyvern x 9
Wizard x 8
Defender x 2
2 Final Battalion Angel Star x 9
Invisible x 10
Darkball x 10
1 Rock Titan Rock Titan

The Hades Cup is the fourth and longest-running tournament at Olympus Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts. After the cup, Phil puts up the trophy in the Lobby. There is a boss in every tenth seed, and after defeating each boss, your progress is saved so that you can continue from that seed even if you lose the cup.

The Hades Cup also reappears as a mandatory tournament in Kingdom Hearts II, during Sora's second visit.

Story

Kingdom Hearts II

After the Underdrome is accidentally opened by Sora, Hades begins preparations for the second Hades Cup. During Sora's second visit to Olympus Coliseum, Hades forces everyone to participate in the cup, including the weakened Hercules.

Hades had also stolen Auron's free will in order to force him to kill both Hercules and Sora, but Sora manages to reclaim Auron's free will, and the heroes defeat Hades together. Much later on, Hades opens up the Paradox version of the Hades Cup, which has the traditional fifty seeds.

Strategy

Kingdom Hearts

Yuffie
Dodge Roll to avoid Yuffie's shuriken or Guard to reflect them back at her. Then pound her with Ars Arcanum or regular combos. Winning this match gets you Goofy's Genji Shield.
Behemoth
The only strategy employable against a Behemoth is to use Ars Arcanum and combos on the horn, which is reachable by jumping on its back. After dealing enough damage the Behemoth will lower its head and you can strike it from the ground but after its horn begins to glow blue it will get back and launch lasers from the sky. The laser attack is unavoidable so just get on its back again and pound away. Defeating the Behemoth earns you a Blizzard upgrade.
Another effective strategy, for those who chose a magic based build, is utilizing Gravity-based magic. Gravity does excellent damage due to Behemoth's high HP. There should be no problems removing the last bit of health if the player survives that long.
Cerberus
Dodge Roll to avoid the spouts of darkness and energy balls and use Strike Raid to inflict good damage and stay out of danger for the majority of the battle. Also, jump on his back to avoid spouts of darkness, use Aero(-ra, -ga), and allow Goofy and Donald to attack while you heal them and yourself. Cerberus's downfall upgrades your Thunder spell.
Cloud & Leon
Focus on taking down Cloud first [his hp bar is lower], by avoiding the attacks from their swords, which is easily accomplished by jumping or dodge rolling, and slamming him with Ars Arcanum and combos. Matching sword strokes with Leon and Cloud gives you the Lionheart keychain.
Hades
Hades has a hidden 5th HP Bar, so keep whacking him until you notice the Purple Bar going down. Hades has a multitude of attacks- the first of which involves him swinging fire across his front, which can be avoided by staying away from him. He can also shoot fire balls, similar to Cerberus', and they are avoided in the same manner. He shoots flame pillars from his hands as well, which can be avoided by running in the same direction he is spinning. It should be noted that casting Blizzard magic is enough to end most of his attacks. When the Lord of the Underworld goes down, your Gravity magic is upgraded and you receive Ansem's Report 8.
Rock Titan
The only real danger from the Rock Titan is the shock waves it gives out when it steps, but those are easily avoidable by jumping. At the start of the battle lock onto one of its massive feet and attack with any ability in your arsenal. Eventually, the Titan will fall and you can attack the head. The head tends to swing, so jump to avoid that. Also, if you have any extra MP, cast Aerora/ga on Sora, Donald, and Goofy for extra damage. Continue this procedure until it dies and for defeating the monster and the Colosseum you win the Trinity Limit ability.

Enemies

Heartless

Somebodies

Notes and references

  1. In the original releases of Kingdom Hearts, this is a regular Behemoth.
Mini-games
Kingdom Hearts mini-games
Racing Riku | Phil's Training | Jungle Slider | Vine Swinging
Olympus Coliseum Cups
Preliminary Tournament | Phil Cup | Pegasus Cup | Hercules Cup | Hades Cup | Gold Match | Platinum Match
100 Acre Wood mini-games
Pooh's Hunny Hunt | Block Tigger | Pooh's Swing | Tigger's Giant Pot | Pooh's Muddy Path
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories mini-games
Monstro's Belly Brawl
100 Acre Wood mini-games
Balloon Glider | Whirlwind Plunge | Bumble-Rumble | Tigger's Jump-a-Thon | Veggie Panic
Kingdom Hearts II mini-games
Skateboard | Phil's Training | Magic Carpet | Chasm of Challenges | Gift Wrapping | Light Cycle
Twilight Town mini-games
Mail Delivery | Cargo Climb | Grandstander | Poster Duty | Bumble Buster | Junk Sweep | Struggle
Olympus Coliseum Cups
Pain and Panic Cup | Cerberus Cup | Titan Cup | Goddess of Fate Cup
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup | Cerberus Paradox Cup | Titan Paradox Cup | Hades Paradox Cup
Sebastian's Musical (Atlantica Songs)
Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning
100 Acre Wood mini-games
A Blustery Rescue | Hunny Slider | Balloon Bounce | The Expotition | The Hunny Pot
Gummi Missions
Asteroid Sweep | Stardust Sweep | Splash Island | Floating Island
Ancient Highway | Broken Highway | Phantom Storm | Sunlight Storm | Assault of the Dreadnought
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days mini-games
Beginner's Training | Practical Application | Champ's Challenge | Games | Grandstander
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep mini-games
Command Board | Rumble Racing | Ice Cream Beat | Fruitball | Battle Missions | Arena Mode
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded minigames
System Sector | Side-scrolling | 3D Shooting | Labyrinth
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance minigames
Dive Mode | Light Cycle | Flick Rush | Training Toys
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