Dodge Roll

From Kingdom Hearts Wiki: A world of information not accessible by Gummiship
Oh no! The water! I'm in big trouble if I don't fetch it!
Fantasia Mickey B 6★ KHUX.png
This article requires cleanup or improvement.

Please help out by editing this page. Please see the Manual of Style and Editing Help before getting started.

Issues: Better mechanics for KH, CoM, BbS

Gawrsh, aren't we here because of the picture?
Goofy B 6★ KHUX.png
This article needs some images!

Please upload a picture of Dodge Roll being used in other games.

Dodge Roll KHBBS.gif

Dodge Roll (ドッジロール Dojji Rōru?) is a technique introduced in Kingdom Hearts. It allows the user to execute a forward roll, during which they are invulnerable to enemy attacks. Leveling up increases the distance covered by the roll.

Mechanics[edit]

Dodge Roll KHII.gif

In Kingdom Hearts, Dodge Roll is a combat ability used by Sora. It is executed by pressing Square and pushing the left analog stick in any direction, though Square can be tapped without a direction if Guard is not equipped. It costs 1 AP to equip.

In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Dodge Roll is an innate movement ability that is executed by double-tapping the control pad in a direction during battle. In Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, it is executed by pressing Square.

In Kingdom Hearts II, Dodge Roll is a Reaction Command.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Dodge Roll is also a growth ability that costs 3 AP to equip. It allows Sora to perform a combat roll by pressing Square. Leveling it up increases the distance of the roll. If Guard is equipped, Dodge Roll can only be executed by also tilting the left analog stick, and if Quick Run is equipped, it can only be executed by quickly tapping Square.

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Dodge Roll is an ability panel that can be leveled up from Dodge Roll LV1 to Dodge Roll LV2 and Dodge Roll LV3 by linking Dodge Roll LV+ Ⓛ (ドッジアップⓁ Dojji Appu Ⓛ?, lit. "Dodge Up Ⓛ") panels, increasing invincibility time, rolling distance, and speed. It is triggered by pressing Y and a direction on the control pad.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Dodge Roll is a movement command exclusive to Ventus. It is activated by pressing Square and a direction on the left analog stick, though Square can be tapped without a direction if a Block-type command is not equipped. It has a maximum level of 4.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Dodge Roll is a Bonus Booster ability that can be leveled up from Dodge Roll Lv.1 to Dodge Roll Lv.2. It is triggered by pressing Y and holding a direction on the control pad, though Y can be tapped without a direction if a Block-type command is not equipped.

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Dodge Roll is a movement command that is triggered by moving the circle pad and pressing Y, though Y can be tapped without a direction if a Block-type command is not equipped. It can be used to initiate Flowmotion.

Learning Dodge Roll[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

  • Sora has Dodge Roll as a default ability.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

  • Sora can use Dodge Roll as a Reaction Command against Minute Bombs.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

  • Limit Form has Dodge Roll LV1 as a default ability.
  • Sora learns Dodge Roll LV1 after leveling Limit Form to level 3.
  • Limit Form learns Dodge Roll LV2 at level 3.
  • Sora learns Dodge Roll LV2 after leveling Limit Form to level 5.
  • Limit Form learns Dodge Roll LV3 at level 5.
  • Sora learns Dodge Roll LV3 after leveling Limit Form to level 7.
  • Limit Form learns Dodge Roll MAX at level 7.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • Dodge Roll KHD.png Dodge Roll is a clear bonus for Mission 05.
  • Dodge Roll KHD.png Dodge Roll ③ is a clear bonus for Mission 51.
  • Dodge Roll LV+ KHD.png Dodge Roll LV+ Ⓛ can be purchased for 600 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Agent Rank.

Panels that link to Dodge Roll[edit]

  • Dodge Rush KHD.png Dodge Rush Ⓛ: Allows you to knock enemies aside when you perform a dodge roll.
  • Dodging Deflect KHD.png Dodging Deflect Ⓛ: Allows you to bounce back enemy attacks when you perform a dodge roll.
  • Dodge Combo KHD.png Dodge Combo Ⓛ: Allows you to transition swiftly from a dodge roll back to the offensive.
  • Auto-Dodge KHD.png Auto-Dodge Ⓛ: Allows you to automatically avoid enemy attacks sometimes.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

  • Ventus has Dodge Roll as an initial command.
  • Ventus can purchase Dodge Roll for 200 munny.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

  • Sora and Riku have Dodge Roll as an initial command.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Sora has Dodge Roll as a default ability.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories manga, Sora breaks the fourth wall by asking if the loss of all of his abilities has turned Dodge Roll into a regular somersault.

See also[edit]