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Bad Dog

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Bad Dog

Rabid Dog KHII.png

Rabid Dog KHIIFM.png

Bad Dog KHD.png

taken from Kingdom Hearts Insider

Japanese マッドドッグ
Rōmaji Maddo Doggu
Translation Mad Dog

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
Variations
Snapper Dog
Bully Dog
Raging Reindeer
Rush Sheep
Bad 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 with a block to stagger them.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Don't let this dog have its day! Defeat it before it has a chance to use its paralyzing attacks.
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Olympus Coliseum
Episode 1
31 17 9 17
Port Royal
Episode 2
56 35 20 97
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0

Rewards
HP prize (5) ×1, Munny (1) ×2
Lucid Shard (6%), Bright Shard (3%)
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum, Port Royal
Cup HP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 3: 5 Bad Dog
Match 7: 1 Bad Dog

36 21 11
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 3: 5 Bad Dog
Match 7: 1 Bad Dog

82 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 4: 5 Bad Dog
Match 27: 4 Bad Dog

127 87 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Cup HP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 3: 5 Bad Dog
Match 7: 1 Bad Dog

42 25 14
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 3: 5 Bad Dog
Match 7: 1 Bad Dog

82 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 4: 5 Bad Dog
Match 27: 4 Bad Dog

127 86 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Hearts Munny Stun
O
Mission HP EXP STR/DEF
22 213 2 26
27 213 2 26
28 213 2 26
49 213 3 26
50 213 3 26
83 213 14 26
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x3.30 x4.00 x1.50 x4.25
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x1.00 x1.00 x1.00 x1.00
Rewards

Missions 15-35
Iron (20%)
Missions 36-50
Bronze (21%)
Missions 73-93
Power Tech++ (45%)

World(s)
Beast's Castle

The Bad Dog, also translated as "Rabid Dog" in Kingdom Hearts II, is an Emblem Heartless that is introduced in Kingdom Hearts II.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

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[edit]

A Bad 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 Bad 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 Bad 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 Bad Dog's name references the fact that it resembles a real-world dog. Its Kingdom Hearts II name 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.

Strategy[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Rabid Dogs are one of the more harmless enemies, but they tend to appear in packs. Most of the time, they will act passively while keeping a distance from Sora. However, they will retaliate when attacked, using their Multi-Howl attack when damaged at a close range and their Pounce attack when at a long range. If approached closely, the Rabid Dog will use its Howl attack. However, they have low defense, are vulnerable to magic, and can generally be defeated easily. Rabid Dogs are open to attack when their Pounce attack is blocked, causing them to be stunned, or after their Multi-Howl attack, where they fall limp for an extended duration or until attacked. As such, a safe strategy is to attack the Rabid Dog once to bait out its counterattack, quickly move away, then finish it off while it lays limp.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Howl (吠え声
Hoegoe
?, lit. "Bark")
Neutral x1.5 X
Barks and fires a shock wave at its opponent.
Multi-Howl (連続吠え
Renzoku Hoe
?, lit. "Continuous Barking")
Neutral x1.5 X
Barks four times, generating a shock wave with each bark.
Pounce (飛びかかり
Tobikakari
?)
Physical x1.0 O
Pounces and bites twice.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Bad Dogs are relatively unthreatening on their own, but may cause more damage if in groups. Watch for when the Bad Dog lurches back, as that signals its attack. Along with the short range of its attacks, the Bad Dog is also very weak to all forms of magic, especially Aero and Blizzard, so it is recommended to pick them off with magic from a distance.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Bite (かみつき Kamitsuki?) Attack icon 1.63
Jumps forward and bites the target.
Bark Attack (咲え攻撃 Saki e Kōgeki?) Attack icon 0.93
Barks and sends a short ranged shockwave in front of itself.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.