Buckle Bruiser

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Buckle Bruiser

Buckle Bruiser KHBBS.png

Buckle Bruiser KHBBSFM.png

Katakana バックルブルーザー Unversedlogo.png
Rōmaji Bakkuru Burūzā

Type Unversed
Game Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Variations
Bruiser
Wild Bruiser
Buckle Bruiser

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Buckles! Who knew? Sadly, they serve a purpose: keeping this Bruiser's sturdy armor strapped on. Head-on attacks won't work. You'll need to get behind it to hit its weak spot (try magic!) but don't get careless just because it's slow. Buckle rhymes with knuckle, which rhymes with pain, which you'll be seeing a lot if you're not ready to block.
Location HP EXP Strength Defense
Olympus Coliseum 64 33 16 9
Keyblade Graveyard 98 120 26 15
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Stun Freeze Mini Blind Ignite Confuse
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Poison Slow Stop Sleep Death
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Zero Gravity Magnet Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Rewards

Shop LV 5
Pulsing Crystal (50%), Hungry Crystal (25%), Hi-Potion (25%)
Shop LV 6-8
Pulsing Crystal (90%), Mine Shield (5%), Mine Square (5%)

World(s)
Olympus Coliseum, Keyblade Graveyard
Location HP EXP Strength Defense
Olympus Coliseum 64 33 16 9
Keyblade Graveyard 98 120 26 15
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Stun Freeze Mini Blind Ignite Confuse
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Poison Slow Stop Sleep Death
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Zero Gravity Magnet Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Rewards

Shop LV 5
Pulsing Crystal (50%), Hungry Crystal (25%), Hi-Potion (25%)
Shop LV 6-8
Pulsing Crystal (90%), Mine Shield (5%), Mine Square (5%)

World(s)
Olympus Coliseum, Keyblade Graveyard
Location HP EXP Strength Defense
Olympus Coliseum 64 33 16 9
Keyblade Graveyard 98 120 26 15
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Stun Freeze Mini Blind Ignite Confuse
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Poison Slow Stop Sleep Death
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Zero Gravity Magnet Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Rewards

Shop LV 5
Pulsing Crystal (50%), Hungry Crystal (25%), Hi-Potion (25%)
Shop LV 6-8
Pulsing Crystal (90%), Mine Shield (5%), Mine Square (5%)

World(s)
Olympus Coliseum, Keyblade Graveyard
Match HP EXP Strength Defense
Harsh Punishment

Round 2: Buckle Bruiser x5
Round 4: Buckle Bruiser x7

136 14 24 13
A Time to Chill

Round 1: Buckle Bruiser x4
Round 6: Buckle Bruiser x6

168 23 30 16
Copycat Crisis

Round 3: Buckle Bruiser x9
Round 7: Buckle Bruiser x4

168 23 30 16
Keepers of the Arena

Round 1: Buckle Bruiser x6
Round 3: Buckle Bruiser x7
Round 7: Buckle Bruiser x7

208 32 36 19
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Stun Freeze Mini Blind Ignite Confuse
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Poison Slow Stop Sleep Death
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Zero Gravity Magnet Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

The Buckle Bruiser is an Unversed that is found in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

When Terra lands at Olympus Coliseum, he spots a Buckle Bruiser and some smaller Unversed attacking Hercules, and drives them off. When Aqua arrives later on, a Buckle Bruiser attacks. Phil offers to protect her, but immediately runs away, leaving Aqua and Hercules to fight the Unversed off by themselves.

Design[edit]

A Buckle Bruiser is a large, bottom-heavy creature with predominantly black skin, though it is almost entirely covered in predominantly blue armor. Its feet, which are covered in gold armor, curl up at the toes and its conical arms are protected by circular, blue and gold shields that it can throw. Its head is spherical, light grey, and covered by a blue helmet with a gladiator-esque, light grey crest and two grey spikes on its sides. The armor on the Buckle Bruiser's midsection is black with gold designs decorating it, and somewhat resembles a belt. Its red eyes are set in an angry expression and the Unversed symbol is emblazoned on the center of its belt.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, the Buckle Bruiser receives a palette swap which gives it a red body armor with white highlights. Its two bucklers are now white and gold, and the crest on its helmet is gold as well. Its head is now white, and covered by a red helmet. The midsection armor is gold with black designs decorating it.

Strategy[edit]

Buckle Bruisers use the shields on their arms to deflect frontal attacks as well as for offensive purposes. The shields deflect nearly all frontal attacks, so that magic is the sole effective method to attack from the front. When using physical attacks or commands, it is simplest to attack either from behind, or after the Buckle Bruiser has lunged and is lying on the ground.

Attacks[edit]

  • Shield Punch (盾パンチ Tate Panchi?): Punches the player.
  • Belly Attack (腹アタック Hara Atakku?): Leaps into the air, and body slams the player.
  • Shield Throw (シールドスロー Shīrudo Surō?): Tosses shields at the player, similar to Strike Raid.
  • Shield Dive (盾ダイブ Tate Daibu?): If attacked, it will retaliate with a powerful, but blockable lunge.
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