The Prize Pod is an Unversed that is found in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Although it is a variant of the Red Hot Chili, Blue Sea Salt, and Yellow Mustard Unversed, it is nonviolent, and is similar to the Mushroom Heartless from earlier games. Prize Pods appear in most worlds, and have conditions that must be met for them to appear, ranging from defeating the enemies in an area to simple random chance. Each time a Prize Pod is damaged, it will drop one of a specific set of Ingredients, depending on which world it is found in, and if not slain in a set amount of time, it will flee. Once a world's set of Prize Pods flee or are slain, they will not reappear until the character has left the world and returned.
A Prize Pod is a small Unversed that resembles a pot or jar. Its lower half is dark purple and decorated by several small, violet diamonds. Its upper half is violet. Its lid is black and sports two small wings that it uses to fly. Its red eyes are set in a happy expression. Prize Pods' behavior and tendency to relinquish rare treasures are reminiscent of and likely based of the Bulky Vendor Heartless.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Prize Pods appear in exactly one location in nearly every world (a different location per character) and in certain matches in the Mirage Arena. They usually appear in groups of four, though in the Mirage Arena they can come in groups of six or eight, and will flee after thirty seconds without attacking once. Upon encountering them and defeating them, they will not reappear until the character has left the world and re-entered. For every hit, they will drop an ingredient to use in ice cream creation in Disney Town. This is the only way to acquire these ingredients. Prize Pods only drop two or three specific ingredients per world, so in order to get them all they must be defeated in every place they appear.
To effectively and easily yield the most amount of ingredients from Prize Pods, it is recommended to have a repeating deck of a Magnet-type spell and then two Thunder-type spells, as well as a projectile-type Shotlock. Upon their appearance, use Magnera and then the following Thundaras. This will activate the Thunderbolt Command Style, nulling Magnera, so it should be recast. At this point step back and use a Shotlock to its maximum number of lock-ons. Once they have either been defeated or have fled, go in and collect the dropped ingredients.