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Issues: Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- information and stats

Earth Core

Earth Core from the Ultimania

Katakana アースコア Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Āsu Koa

Type Pureblood Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
Kingdom Hearts III
Variations
Flame Core
Water Core
Earth Core

Kingdom Hearts III
If you want to rock these baddies' world, aim for the face; their pointy posteriors will only deflect your blows. Physical attacks will pass through them when they sand-travel, but spells still hit home, so mash that magic!

When they gather sand and grow enormous, a Goofy Bombardier will cut them down to size in no time.
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Olympus 60 19 9 12
Olympus
(4 worlds cleared)
98 29 14 50
Olympus
(6 worlds cleared)
128 36 18 106
Olympus
(The Final World cleared)
160 44 22 186
Kingdom of Corona 98 29 14 50
Kingdom of Corona
(4 worlds cleared)
114 33 16 74
Kingdom of Corona
(6 worlds cleared)
144 40 20 142
Kingdom of Corona
(The Final World cleared)
174 48 24 236
The Caribbean 174 48 24 236
The Caribbean
(The Final World cleared)
198 54 27 322
The Caribbean
(Battlegate 10)
274 73 37 706
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Water
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×1.0 ×1.0
Aero Dark Neutral Rapid-fire
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Freeze Electrify Stun Hunny
Reaction
Endurance
Revenge
Value
Attraction
Magnification
Damage
Limit
0 ×1.1

Rewards
HP prize (5) ×2, Focus prize (5) ×1
Pulsing Shard (15%), Pulsing Stone (10%)
World(s)
Olympus, Kingdom of Corona, The Caribbean
Earth Core (Tower)

Earth Core (Tower) KHIII.png

Katakana アースコア(タワー) Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Āsu Koa (Tawā)

Type Pureblood Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts III
Variations
Flame Core
Water Core
Earth Core (Tower)

Kingdom Hearts III
If you want to rock these baddies' world, aim for the face; their pointy posteriors will only deflect your blows. Physical attacks will pass through them when they sand-travel, but spells still hit home, so mash that magic!

When they gather sand and grow enormous, a Goofy Bombardier will cut them down to size in no time.
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Olympus 300 19 9 21
Olympus
(4 worlds cleared)
490 29 14 88
Olympus
(6 worlds cleared)
640 36 18 186
Olympus
(The Final World cleared)
800 44 22 326
The Caribbean 870 48 24 413
The Caribbean
(The Final World cleared)
990 54 27 564
The Caribbean
(Battlegate 10)
1370 73 37 999
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Water
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×1.0 ×1.0
Aero Dark Neutral Rapid-fire
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.5
Freeze Electrify Stun Hunny
Reaction
Endurance
Revenge
Value
Attraction
Magnification
Damage
Limit
15 ×0.8

Rewards
HP prize (5) ×2, Focus prize (5) ×3
Hungry Shard (12%), Hungry Stone (4%)
World(s)
Olympus, The Caribbean

The Earth Core is a Pureblood Heartless that appears in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- and Kingdom Hearts III.

Design[edit]

Earth Cores appear as a Heartless resembling a hedgehog. Its body is round and oval shaped, with a pair of beady yellow eyes and a large purple jagged mouth as its face. It has several cracks in its body where its purple interior can be seen. Outside of its face, its entire body is covered with rocky spikes that extend outward. It has no limbs, instead using the spikes on its bottom to bounce around and swim through the ground.

Strategy[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

The Earth Core does not generate earthy matter for its attacks. Its face is the only vulnerable spot on its body. Any attempts to attack elsewhere with Physical, Dark, or Neutral attacks are simply repelled unless the player uses a Formchange with the Guardbreaker ability; collision with this Heartless briefly stuns whoever it hits, leaving them vulnerable for additional damage. This can be avoided with a well-timed Guard, by dodging, or having Stun Protection active. Their Drill Attack will also break Sora's guard and trigger Risk Dodge. While using Drill Attack or Spin Liner, Earth Cores can only be damaged by Fire, Blizzard, and Thunder attacks.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Earth Cores have the ability to travel underground. While this leaves them invulnerable to physical attacks in this state, they are still vulnerable to magic and non-Physical type attacks. They can also transform into Towers, where they have more health and can spit boulders and charge at Sora. However, if Sora uses Goofy Bombardier (which has a 100% chance for Goofy to activate while an Earth Core Tower is present) while locked on to a Tower, Goofy will go inside the tower and destroy it instantly. While visiting Kingdom of Corona, Earth Cores will never transform into towers.

Earth Core
Technique Attribute Power Guard? Repel LV
Drill Attack (ドリルアタック
Doriru Atakku
?)
Physical 1.5 ◯ (Risk Dodge) 3
Leaps and spins like a drill. Has a 40% chance to inflict the Stun status effect for 6 seconds.
Spin Liner (スピンライナー
Supin Rainā
?)
Physical 1.2 2
Buries its head in the ground and moves around while spinning sideways. Has a 25% chance to inflict the Stun status effect for 6 seconds.
Moving Sand (砂移動
Suna Idō
?)
Physical 1 (per hit)
Turns into sand, circles around opponents at high speed and/or collides into them, then leaps out and bites at opponents.
Earth Core (Tower)
Technique Attribute Power Guard? Repel LV
Rock Spout (岩吐き出し
Iwa Hakidashi
?)
(headbutt) Physical 1.5 2

(rocks) Physical 1 (per hit) 2
Spits out five rocks from its mouth with lunging headbutts; the rocks fall in a parabolic pattern.
Sand Dive (砂もぐり
Suna Moguri
?)
Physical 2
Dives underground and emerges from sandy soil nearby, launching opponents in its way.

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