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

Flame Core

Flame Core

The Flame Core Heartless from Quest 20.

Japanese フレイムコア
Rōmaji Fureimu Koa

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

Kingdom Hearts Union χ
These new Heartless launch fiery projectiles at their targets.
Kingdom Hearts III
Make snuffing out these flame-flinging fiends a top priority, or you're toast! And whoever said to fight fire with fire never met these things; your red-hot spells won't even tickle.

When in danger, they'll burst into flames and
really bring the heat. Douse them with a well-aimed Water or Blizzard spell to chill them out, then finish the job.
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Olympus 60 19 9 12
(4 worlds cleared)
98 29 14 50
(6 worlds cleared)
128 36 18 106
(The Final World cleared)
160 44 22 186
(Battlegate 1)
274 73 37 706
Monstropolis 136 38 19 124
(6 worlds cleared)
152 42 21 164
(The Final World cleared)
182 50 25 262
(Battlegate 8)
274 73 37 706
Scala ad Caelum 236 63 32 494
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Water
×1.0 ×0 ×2.0 ×1.0 ×2.0
Aero Dark Neutral Rapid-fire
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Freeze Electrify Stun Hunny
0 ×1.1

HP prize (5) ×2, MP prize (5) ×2
Blazing Shard (15%), Blazing Stone (10%)
Olympus, Monstropolis, Scala ad Caelum

The Flame Core is a Pureblood Heartless that was introduced in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-.


Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Flame Cores rained from the sky in Olympus during Hades's attack on the Realm of the Gods, crashing into buildings and lighting areas on fire. Multiple groups trap civilians, whom Sora, Donald and Goofy help rescue.


The Flame Core's body is primarily spherical, similar to the Darkball, and has a large jagged crimson-colored mouth that makes up its upper body and lower head. It has a set of pointed wings, short pointed legs, and two beady yellow eyes above its mouth. On the top of its head is a pair of fiery horns which bend upwards, with two smaller extrusions from the sides.


Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage[edit]

Attacking it with melee attacks works to wear down its HP, but upon losing 50% of its HP, it lights itself completely ablaze and charges around, damaging Aqua. Three shots of Blizzaga can slay a Flame Core without much trouble.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Flame Cores behave similarly to 0.2. Using Water or Blizzard spells in combos will prevent them from setting themselves ablaze, meaning Sora can finish them without issue. They can also be used to put them out while charging around the area. Crystal Snow's Formchanges, the Blizzard Claws and Blizzard Blades, exclusively deal Blizzard damage and can keep them doused as well. Water attacks will also cause the Flame Core to release steam and be unable to make any other action for 3 seconds.

Technique Attribute Power Guard? Repel LV
Fire Blow (ファイアブロー
Faia Burō
Fire 1.0
Breathes loosely homing flames. Has a 50% chance to inflict the Burn status effect for 2 seconds.
Fire Throw (ファイアスロー
Faia Surō
Fire 0.3 per hit
Launches homing fireballs in three directions.
Rush (突進
Fire 1.0 per hit △ (Risk Dodge) 3
Flies around at high speed for about 15 seconds.
Meteor Attack (メテオ攻撃
Meteo Kōgeki
Fire 1.5 △ (Risk Dodge) 3
After rising, it swoops downward diagonally.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.