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Armored Knight

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Armored Knight

Armored Knight KHII.png

Armored Knight KHX.png

Katakana アーマーナイト Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Āmā Naito
Japanese Armor Knight

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts χ
Armored Knight

Kingdom Hearts II
It charges its target in a group. Use the reaction command Rising Sun when it jumps into the sky, as it is about to unleash a tackling attack.
Use Rising Sun in succession for various combos!
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
When in a pinch, this Heartless throws caution and itself to the wind. Boost your defenses before taking on this formidable foe!
Location Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Hollow Bastion 28 32 21 27 15
Hollow Bastion 30 34 24 29 16
Hollow Bastion 34 37 32 32 18
Beast's Castle 36 39 37 34 19
Port Royal 37 40 39 35 20
Halloween Town 41 43 50 39 22
Pride Land 43 45 56 40 23
Hollow Bastion 45 46 62 42 24
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

(1) HP Ball x 1
Lightning Gem (4%)
Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden, Beast's Castle, Port Royal, Halloween Town, Pride Land
Cup Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 8: 4 Armored Knight
Match 14: 2 Armored Knight
Match 21: 3 Armored Knight
Match 45: ? Armored Knight

99 91 87 51
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

The Armored Knight is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts χ.


Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Armored Knights appear for the first time towards the Battle of the 1000 Heartless in Hollow Bastion. In the battle proper, Sora has to single-handedly defeat a thousand Heartless, many of which are Armored Knights. Later, during a face-off against Saïx, Sora is surrounded by a group of Armored Knights summoned by Saïx, who expects him to fight them and release the hearts contained inside them. It is then that Sora and company are dragged into the Realm of Darkness by Maleficent.

Armored Knights appear in the scene in the Hall of Empty Melodies, but do not appear in any other part of the world.


An Armored Knight, true to its name, is a very thin, humanoid Heartless clad from head to toe in black, grey, and silver armor. Its spherical, pitch-black head and glowing, yellow eyes are visible in its helmet, and there are two red spirals decorating its visor. It also carries a sword with a gold guard and handle. Its Heartless emblem is on its abdomen.

The Armored Knight's name is a direct reference to its appearance, which is reminiscent of armor-clad knights.


  • Tripping Slash: Lunging sword attack.
  • Spin Rush: Horizontal spin attack.
  • Jump Rush: Jumping sword thrust.
Reaction Commands
  • Rising Sun: Sora will rise into the air, then soar through the Knight. This move can be used five times consecutively without touching the ground, and it can be used against other enemies once it has been started.

They have very low HP, and their Reaction Command, Rising Sun, is very powerful. However, they tend to swarm in large numbers.

Other appearances[edit]

Saïx is shown summoning a line of Armored Knights in the opening movie of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.