Gargoyle

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Gargoyle

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Katakana ガーゴイル Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Gāgoiru

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts χ
Gargoyle

Kingdom Hearts
Winged Heartless that mostly appears in Halloween Town. They can move from one place to another almost without notice. Since they are prone to sneak attack, they often get caught off guard by counter attacks.
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
A winged Heartless that mainly appears in Halloween Town.
It pelts its stunned opponents with fireballs.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
This winged Heartless stuns foes and negates status effects. Use Medals with high attack power to bring it down!
Before rescue After
HP 70 135
Attack 24 35
Defense 20 27
MP recovery 34 47
EXP 20 120
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Rewards
(15) MP Ball x4
Ether (2%), Mega-Ether (0.5%), Lucid Gem (4%)
World(s)
Halloween Town
Before rescue After
HP 70 135
Attack 24 35
Defense 20 27
MP recovery 34 34
EXP 20 120
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Rewards
(15) MP Ball x4
Ether (2%), Mega-Ether (0.5%), Lucid Gem (4%)
Seed(s)

Hercules Cup

Seed 9 (Dusk Vanguard): 5 Gargoyle
Seed 6 (Stray Phantom): 4 Gargoyle
Seed 3 (Dark Squadron): 2 Gargoyle

Hades Cup

Seed 38 (Blue Legion): 2 Gargoyle
Seed 27 (Terrible Fists): 5 Gargoyle
Seed 23 (Black Flap): 2 Gargoyle
Seed 15 (Air Brigade): 1 Gargoyle

Floor Basement HP AP EXP

2 11 88 6 13
3 10 96 7 20
4 9 104 9 28
5 8 112 10 35
6 7 120 12 43
7 6 128 14 50
8 5 136 15 58
9 4 144 17 65
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Vanish
Gargoyle (card).png
Description
Become invisible and reduce your chances of being hit.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
1 reload 30 CP 3, 4 3 cards 4 s
World(s)
Halloween Town

The Gargoyle is an Emblem Heartless found in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts χ.

Design[edit]

Heartless Gargoyles have dark grey skin is covered by a dark purple bodysuit with roughly stitched-on light purple sleeves that end in a gold zig-zag trim and jagged edges. The purple color extends to cover the head and horns, and the horns also feature black stripes. Like other Heartless, the Gargoyle has golden eyes and a craggy maw, but it can unhinge its jaw to fearsome proportions. Their talons are long, but not nearly as alien as their dark grey feet, which are spindly and two-toed. Their leather-like wings are also pointy and sharp, particularly the tops which resemble spires, spearheads, or even a portion of the Nobody symbol.

The Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Gargoyles are much more colorful than the darker version seen in the original game. The Kingdom Hearts Final Mix versions are clad in light blue, with bright green sleeves, the blue gradating to a pale pink on the top of the heads and horns, and flame-like orange and yellow wings, while their feet are black.

The Gargoyle gets its name from resembling architectural gargoyles, stone representations of a mythological spirit said to ward off darkness.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

During the climax of Sora's adventures in Halloween Town, Oogie Boogie calls out to the Heartless after swallowing the artificial heart created by Dr. Finkelstein, hoping to control them. The only Heartless that came to help him were two Gargoyles.

Strategy[edit]

This type of Heartless has a hard-to-read attack cycle. One moment it is in orb form, flying around Sora's head, the next moment charging up an attack by spewing a homing ball of light from its mouth. This Heartless actually only has a few basic attacks, but they are quite powerful, so watch out.

  • Wing Attack: Enlarges its wings and thrusts them at Sora with alarming speed, dealing great damage.
  • Claw Attack: Lashes out with claws, dealing a heavy blow.
  • Kick Attack: Takes a quick swing with both its legs, dealing small damage.
  • Spewing Attack: Throwing back its head, it sends out a heat-seeking ball of powerful energy, causing heavy damage.
  • Transporting: Not so much of an attack, but more of away for it to get closer to Sora. It turns into a ball of blue flame, and dives down towards Sora, preparing for an attack. Be on guard if one is doing this.

In Kingdom Hearts, if timed correctly, Sora can earn Tech Points for blocking the Gargoyle's attacks.[1][2][3]

Other appearances[edit]

On the box art of Kingdom Hearts, a Gargoyle Heartless is in the bottom right corner.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. Before Kairi's rescue, 6 Tech Points can be earned for deflecting the Spewing Attack in Kingdom Hearts.
  2. After Kairi's rescue, 36 Tech Points can be earned for deflecting the Spewing Attack in Kingdom Hearts.
  3. After Kairi's rescue, 12 Tech Points can be earned for deflecting the Wing Attack in Kingdom Hearts.
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