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Rabid Dog
(マッドドッグ)

RabidDog

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Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Japanese Mad Dog
Kana/Kanji マッドドッグ
Romaji Maddo Doggu
French Cabot indigo
German Schloßhund
Italian Cane Rabbioso
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Rabid Dog's Gallery
Variations
Snapper Dog
Bully Dog

Kingdom Hearts II

It won't move until approached, so move in swiftly and attack.
It becomes tired and lets its guard down after counterattacks. Attack then for an easy battle.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Small and canine in appearance, these Heartless wander aimlessly until a target draws near.
Their bark is bad, but not worse than their bite; they'll snap at you if you hit them. Deflect this attack with a block to stagger them.
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Olympus Coliseum 16 31 17 17 9
Port Royal 37 55 97 35 20
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
Lucid Shard (6%), Bright Shard (3%)
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def

Pain and Panic Cup

Match 3: 5x Rabid Dog
Match 7: 1x Rabid Dog

20 36 21 11
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 3: 5x Rabid Dog
Match 7: 1x Rabid Dog

60 82 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 4: 5x Rabid Dog
Match 27: 4x Rabid Dog

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
x2.39 x1.73 x1.25 O
Mission Lvl Rewards
22 10 Iron (20%)
27 10 Iron (20%)
28 10 Iron (20%)
49 10 Bronze (21%)
50 10 Bronze (21%)
83 10 Power Tech++ (45%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x3.30 x4.00 x1.50 x4.25
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x1.00 x4.00 x1.00 x1.00
Worlds
Beast's Castle

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The Rabid Dog, also translated as "Bad Dog" 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.

Story

Kingdom Hearts II

A pack of Rabid Dogs are seen attacking Megara in the Underworld, before getting scared off by Sora. Rabid Dogs appear often to fight Sora, but oddly, a pack of three attacked a group of Dusks to help Sora escape with Auron's free will, for unknown reasons.

Design

A Rabid Dog resembles a small, blue dog with a massive head and an equally massive, toothed maw. Its ears are long, stand on end, and curl at the tips. It has a crooked, blue tail and four short legs with no discernible digits on its paws. Its long, pink tongue is often seen hanging out of its mouth. The Rabid Dog's large, yellow eyes each sport a black spiral pattern. It also wears a large, red collar with several conical, silver spikes on it, though, because of the Heartless's size, it is worn around its waist instead of its neck. Its Heartless emblem is on its rear.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Rabid Dog's body is dark red in color, its mouth is lavender on the inside, and the black spirals in its eyes are red. Its collar is yellow and the spikes on it are lavender.

The Rabid Dog's name references the fact that it resembles a real-world dog. It also references rabies, an illness that induces manic behavior, which its Japanese name, "Mad Dog", also references. Dogs are more responsible for transferring the virus to humans than any other animal. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, it is known as "Bad Dog", which holds a similar meaning.

Strategy

Rabid Dogs are one of the more harmless enemies, but they tend to appear in packs. Most of the time, they will do nothing, falling asleep from time to time.

However, sometimes they may bark, which causes a sound wave, dealing a large amount of damage, especially on low levels. However, they have low defense, and can be defeated easily.

Attacks

  • Howl: Fires shockwave from mouth
  • Multi-Howl: Fires four shockwaves
  • Pounce: Pounces and bites twice

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