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Aerial Recovery

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Sora using Aerial Recovery in Kingdom Hearts II.

Aerial Recovery (エアリカバリー Ea Rikabarī?, lit. "Air Recovery") is a technique introduced in Kingdom Hearts II. It allows the user to upright themselves after being knocked into the air by an enemy attack.

Mechanics[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts II, Aerial Recovery is a support ability triggered by pressing Circle, X in the Japanese releases, after getting knocked into the air. It costs 2 AP to equip. In contrast to Retaliating Slash, Sora is granted brief invulnerability when performing Aerial Recovery, and can parry enemy attacks.

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Aerial Recovery is an ability panel that can be leveled up from Aerial Recovery LV1 to Aerial Recovery LV2 and Aerial Recovery LV3 by linking A. Recovery LV+ Ⓛ (リカバリーアップⓁ Rikabarī Appu Ⓛ?, lit. "Recovery Up Ⓛ") panels. It is triggered by pressing B after getting knocked into the air.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, Aerial Recovery is a reprisal command that is triggered by pressing Square, Circle in the Japanese releases, after getting knocked into the air. It can be equipped in place of a Payback-type command.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Aerial Recovery is a Bonus Booster ability that is triggered by pressing B after getting knocked into the air.

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Aerial Recovery is a reprisal command that is triggered by pressing Y after getting knocked into the air. It can be equipped in place of a Payback-type command. It grants +1 to Defense when attached to a Dream Eater recipe.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Aerial Recovery is an action ability that costs 2 AP to equip. It is triggered by pressing Circle, X in the Japanese releases, after getting knocked into the air.

Learning Aerial Recovery[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Panels which link to Aerial Recovery[edit]

  • Quick Recovery KHD.png Quick Recovery Ⓛ: Allows you to perform an aerial recovery more quickly.
  • Aerial Payback KHD.png Aerial Payback Ⓛ: Allows you to respond with a powerful counterattack after an aerial recovery.
  • Smash Recovery KHD.png Smash Recovery Ⓛ: Allows you to knock away nearby enemies when you perform an aerial recovery.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

  • Sora and Riku can purchase Aerial Recovery from the Moogle Shop for 400 munny (320 munny during Bargain Flurry) at Shop Level 6 or higher.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Aerial Recovery as a drop bonus for 30 DP at Shop Level 4 or higher.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Sora learns Aerial Recovery after defeating the Heartless in Andy's House.[1]
  • Guardian Form has Aerial Recovery as a form ability.
  • Riku has Aerial Recovery as a default ability.
  • Aqua has Aerial Recovery as a default ability.

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]

  • Roxas has Aerial Recovery as a default ability.
  • Kairi has Aerial Recovery as a default ability.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ In Critical Mode, Sora learns Aerial Recovery after the Dive to the Heart segment.