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Gigas Shadow

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Gigas Shadow

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the Gigas Shadow<span style="font-weight: normal">&#32;(<span class="t_nihongo_kanji" style="white-space:nowrap" lang="ja" xml:lang="ja">ギガントシャドウ</span><span class="t_nihongo_comma" style="display:none">,</span>&#32;<i>Giganto Shadou</i><span class="t_nihongo_help noprint"><sup><span class="t_nihongo_icon" style="color: #00e; font: bold 80% sans-serif; text-decoration: none; padding: 0 .1em;">?</span></sup></span>)</span> Heartless from the 2016 Shadow event.

Japanese ギガントシャドウ
Rōmaji Giganto Shadō
Translation Gigant Shadow

Type Pureblood Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
Flower Rider
Gift Shadow
Lion Dancer
Rodeo Rider
Candy Apple
Poison Apple
Shadow Witch
Shadow Magician
Gigas Shadow

Kingdom Hearts
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.

Before rescue 150 9 9 12 [1]
After rescue 300 35 27 49 [1]
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x0.5
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04[2] x0.3[3] x0.5 x0.5
One defeated
(1) Munny x5, Lucid Shard (10%)

Two defeated
(1) Munny x10, Lucid Shard (20%)

Three defeated
(15) MP prize x5, (1) Munny x15, Lucid Shard (35%), Fury Stone (10%)

Four defeated
(15) MP prize x10, (1) Munny x20, Lucid Shard (50%), Fury Stone (20%)

Five defeated
(15) MP prize x15, (1) Munny x25, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (35%)

Six defeated
(15) MP prize x20, (1) Munny x25, (20) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (50%)

Seven defeated
(15) MP prize x20, (1) Munny x25, (20) Munny x3, Lucid Shard (100%), Fury Stone (100%), Fury Stone (100%)
Hearts Munny Stun
43 877 8 44
44 640 8 24
55 877 10 44
63 705 13 30
83 1287 36 76
89 1287 48 76
90 1287 57 76
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x2.93 x3.20 x1.20 x3.40
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x0.40 x0.40 x0.40 x0.40

Missions 36-50
Elixir Recipe (30%)
Missions 51-61
Elixir Recipe (30%)
Missions 62-72
Combo Tech++ (45%)
Missions 73-93
Megalixir Recipe (30%)

Beast's Castle, Wonderland, Twilight Town, Agrabah

The Gigas Shadow is a Pureblood Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


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.


Kingdom Hearts Final Mix[edit]

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.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

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.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Scratch Attack (ひっがき攻撃 Higgaki Kōgeki?) Attack icon 0.98
Scratches at the target.
Jumping Scratch Attack (とびつきひっか攻撃 Tobitsuki Hikka Kōgeki?) Attack icon 1.82
Jumps at the target while scratching.
Body Attack (ボディアタック Bodiatakku?) Attack icon Space Shoe-glue (100%) 2.11
Spreads its body and jumps at the target.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ x0.03 after rescuing Kairi.
  3. ^ x0.2 after rescuing Kairi.