Gigas Shadow

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Gigas Shadow

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Katakana ギガントシャドウ Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Giganto Shadou
Japanese Gigant Shadow

Type Pureblood Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Gigas Shadow

Kingdom Hearts
A large Heartless similar to a Shadow. Like its predecessor, it's quite persistent and will chase its target around.
If it just does the littlest amount of damage to Sora, it will fade out of sheer happiness.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
These large Pureblood Heartless take the Mega-Shadow attack pattern and add even more muscle.
The only way to knock them off guard is to deflect their tackles with a block.
Before rescue After
HP 150 300
Attack 9 35
Defense 9 27
MP recovery 12 49
EXP 0[1] 0[1]
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x0.5
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04 x0.3 x0.5 x0.5

Rewards
One defeated:
(1) Munny x5, Lucid Shard (10%)
Two defeated:
(1) Munny x10, Lucid Shard (20%)
Three defeated:
(15) MP ball x5, (1) Munny x15, Lucid Shard (35%), Fury Stone (10%)
Four defeated:
(15) MP ball x10, (1) Munny x20, Lucid Shard (50%), Fury Stone (20%)
Five defeated:
(15) MP ball x15, (1) Munny x25, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (35%)
Six defeated:
(15) MP ball x20, (1) Munny x25, (20) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (50%)
Seven defeated:
(15) MP ball x20, (1) Munny x25, (25) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (100%), Fury Stone (100%)
World(s)
Wonderland
Hearts Munny Stun
Mission HP EXP STR/DEF
43 877 8 44
44 640 8 24
55 877 10 44
63 705 13 30
83 1287 36 76
89 1287 48 76
90 1287 57 76
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x2.93 x3.20 x1.20 x3.40
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x0.40 x0.40 x0.40 x0.40
Rewards

Missions 36-50
Elixir Recipe (30%)
Missions 51-61
Elixir Recipe (30%)
Missions 62-72
Combo Tech++ (45%)
Missions 73-93
Megalixir Recipe (30%)

World(s)
Beast's Castle, Wonderland, Twilight Town, Agrabah

The Gigas Shadow is a Pureblood Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Design[edit]

A Gigas Shadow has a vaguely humanoid body structure. It has a round, spherical head with circular, glowing yellow eyes. It also has two long, twisted antennae sprouting out of the top of its head. Each of its hands has three clawed fingers, and its feet are large and lack any distinguishable digits. With the exception of its eyes, this Heartless's body is completely pitch-black. The Gigas Shadow is identical to the basic Shadow and Mega-Shadow Heartless, but is much larger than either of its two relatives. In Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, they are simply normal sized Shadows that gradually grow to their limit, possibly a reference to Sora's use of the shrinking potion.

The Gigas Shadow's name refers to its massive size—"gigas" is a Greek word meaning "giant"—it is otherwise identical to the appearance of a normal Shadow.

Strategy[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix[edit]

Gigas Shadows only appear after three waves of Shadows have been defeated in the Bizarre Room. They attack the same way normal Shadows do, but they do not become flat and move along floors. They are large and have much more HP than other Heartless in the area. They can quickly surround and swipe at Sora, but this can be avoided by moving into a corner on an elevated surface where only a few Gigas Shadows can attack at once. If a Gigas Shadow manages to strike Sora, even just once, it will escape the fight, reducing the odds of winning a Fury Stone.

Using Dumbo will prevent the Gigas Shadows from escaping, though he does little damage. Aeroga and the slightly less effective Aerora can also be used to deflect oncoming attacks. Long-range techniques, like Blizzaga and Strike Raid, can deal damage while keeping Sora away from the Gigas Shadows. Alternately, cast Stopga to freeze the Gigas Shadows and attack them with Sonic Blade or Strike Raid.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Gigas Shadows are relatively easy to defeat. They are only capable of a claw attack, a jump attack, and becoming flat and moving along the floor. Blocking a claw attack will do nothing but blocking a jump attack will stun them temporarily, giving Roxas time to do a combo. Repeat this enough times and the Heartless will fall easily.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Gigas Shadows only give EXP in the form of Tech Points. 50 EXP is obtained for deflection. Defeating the first Gigas Shadow yields 10 Tech Points, the second yields 20 Tech Points, and so on until the last one, which yields 70 Tech Points.