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|A large Heartless similar to a Shadow. Like its predecessor, it's quite persistent and will chase its target around.|
If it just does the littlest amount of damage to Sora, it will fade out of sheer happiness.
|Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days|
|These large Pureblood Heartless take the Mega-Shadow attack pattern and add even more muscle.|
The only way to knock them off guard is to deflect their tackles with a block.
(1) Munny x5, Lucid Shard (10%)
(1) Munny x10, Lucid Shard (20%)
(15) MP prize x5, (1) Munny x15, Lucid Shard (35%), Fury Stone (10%)
(15) MP prize x10, (1) Munny x20, Lucid Shard (50%), Fury Stone (20%)
(15) MP prize x15, (1) Munny x25, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (35%)
(15) MP prize x20, (1) Munny x25, (20) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (50%)
(15) MP prize x20, (1) Munny x25, (20) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (100%), Fury Stone (100%)
|Beast's Castle, Wonderland, Twilight Town, Agrabah|
A Gigas Shadow has a vaguely humanoid body structure. It has a round, spherical head with circular, glowing yellow eyes. It also has two long, twisted antennae sprouting out of the top of its head. Each of its hands has three clawed fingers, and its feet are large and lack any distinguishable digits. With the exception of its eyes, this Heartless's body is completely pitch-black. The Gigas Shadow is practically identical to the basic Shadow and Mega-Shadow Heartless, but is much larger than either of its two relatives.
In Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, they are simply normal sized Shadows that gradually grow to their limit, possibly a reference to Sora's use of the shrinking potion. However, in Kingdom Hearts χ and Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, they appear as a larger and chubbier version of the Shadow, having a slightly larger head proportionally, fatter antenna and limbs, and a rounder belly.
The Gigas Shadow's name refers to its massive size—"gigas" is a Greek word meaning "giant"—it is otherwise identical to the appearance of a normal Shadow.
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Gigas Shadows only appear after three waves of Shadows have been defeated in the Bizarre Room. They attack the same way normal Shadows do, but they do not become flat and move along floors. They are large and have much more HP than other Heartless in the area. They can quickly surround and swipe at Sora, but this can be avoided by moving into a corner on an elevated surface where only a few Gigas Shadows can attack at once. If a Gigas Shadow manages to strike Sora, even just once, it will escape the fight, reducing the odds of winning a Fury Stone.
Using Dumbo will prevent the Gigas Shadows from escaping, though he does little damage. Aeroga and the slightly less effective Aerora can also be used to deflect oncoming attacks. Long-range techniques, like Blizzaga and Strike Raid, can deal damage while keeping Sora away from the Gigas Shadows. Alternately, cast Stopga to freeze the Gigas Shadows and attack them with Sonic Blade or Strike Raid.
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Gigas Shadows are relatively easy to defeat. They are only capable of a claw attack, a jump attack, and becoming flat and moving along the floor. Blocking a claw attack will do nothing, but blocking a jump attack will stun them temporarily, giving Roxas time to do a combo. Repeat this enough times and the Heartless will fall easily.
Notes and references
- The Gigas Shadows only give EXP in the form of Tech Points. 50 EXP is obtained for deflection. Defeating the first Gigas Shadow yields 10 Tech Points, the second yields 20 Tech Points, and so on until the last one, which yields 70 Tech Points.
- x0.03 after rescuing Kairi.
- x0.2 after rescuing Kairi.
|Kingdom Hearts Final Mix|
|Arch Behemoth - Destroyed Behemoth - Red Armor - Sneak Army - Unknown|
|Black Ballade - Chimera - Gigas Shadow - Grand Ghost - Jet Balloon - Missile Diver - Neoshadow - Stealth Soldier - Pot Scorpion - Pink Agaricus - Sniperwild|
|Diamond Dust - One-Winged Angel - Fantasista - Meteor Strike - Mighty Shield - Seven Elements|
|Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional Tracks - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete|
|Additional accessories - Additional abilities - Another side, another story... [deep dive] - Artwork - Enemy renders|