Link System

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The Link Gauge is a rounded, pink bar.

The Link System (リンクシステム Rinku Shisutemu?) is a game mechanic that appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. It allows Sora and Riku to harness the powers of the Spirit Dream Eaters in their party.

Linking with a Spirit uses up the Link Gauge, which appears below its profile sprite. If one Spirit's Link Gauge is full, a Single Link can be initiated with it, and when both active Spirits have full Link Gauges, a Dual Link can be initiated with both of them. While a link is in effect, the Link Gauge or Gauges will steadily deplete until empty, although links can be ended or interrupted prematurely. The Link Gauge is filled when active Spirits attack enemies, or a Dream Candy is used.

Sora and Riku each use a different type of link with the the Dream Eaters in their party.

Link Attack[edit]

Link Attack[edit]

Sora can join with a Spirit to execute a Link Attack (リンクアタック Rinku Atakku?), a special technique utilizing the Spirit's natural abilities. Many species of Dream Eater have unique Link Actions associated with them, although some techniques are shared between species.

Name Description Spirits
Meow Wounce (ワンダージャンプ
Wandā Janpu
?, lit. "Wonder Jump")
Bounce around on your Spirit's back and trounce the enemy. Use Circle Pad to steer. Meow Wow
Flowbermeow
Meowjesty
Catanuki[KH DDD HD]
Roll Call (ローリングボール
Rōringu Bōru
?, lit. "Rolling Ball")
Hop onto your Spirit and bowl over enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer. Cera Terror
Drill Sye
Escarglow
Tama Sheep
Whirling Bronco (スピニングロデオ
Supiningu Rodeo
?, lit. "Spinning Rodeo")
Crash into enemies astride your Spirit. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to add a spin attack. Cyber Yog
Yoggy Ram
Fly-by Knight (エアライドボンバー
Ea Raido Bonbā
?, lit. "Air Ride Bomber")
Take to the skies with your Spirit's help. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to attack. Eaglider
Halbird
Komory Bat
Peepsta Hoo
Hammer Throw (ハンマースロー
Hanmā Surō
?)
Swing Pricklemane around like a morning star. Use Circle Pad to move. Pricklemane
Flame Thrower (フレムスロー
Furemu Surō
?, lit. "Flame Throw")
Turn your Spirit into a fireball you can throw at enemies. Use Circle Pad to control your Spirit after the throw. Hebby Repp
Sudo Neku
Decussation (ユニゾンクロス
Yunizon Kurosu
?, lit. "Unison Cross")
Sync up with your Spirit to unleash a series of fast and powerful strikes. Press A to perform each strike. Chef Kyroo
Lord Kyroo
Ryu Dragon
Sir Kyroo
Poison Dash (ポイズンダッシュ
Poizun Dasshu
?)
Attack from inside Toximander's poison bubble. Use Circle Pad to move. The bubble will grow as you touch enemies. Toximander
Water Blaster (ウォータブラスター
Wōta Burasutā
?)
Make your Spirit fire a stream of water. Use Circle Pad to control the stream's direction. Fin Fatale
Fishboné
Bubble Blaster (バブルブラスター
Baburu Burasutā
?)
Snipe enemies from astride Tatsu Steed. Use Circle Pad to turn and hold A to fire a barrage of bubbles. Tatsu Steed
Paw Groove (リズミックパッド
Rizumikku Paddo
?, lit. "Rhythmic Pad")
Bust a mew with your Spirit. Press the buttons shown at the right time to dance enemies to their doom. Necho Cat
Frootz Cat
Equestrian Raid (サラブレッドライド
Sarabureddo Raido
?, lit. "Thoroughbred Ride")
Hitch a ride on your Spirit and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to add a glide attack.
Race around on Thunderaffe's back and crash into enemies to deal damage. Use Circle Pad to steer.
Electricorn
Pegaslick
Thunderaffe
Swing Fling (ジャイアントスイング
Jaianto Suingu
?, lit. "Giant Swing")
Attack foes while your Spirit swings you around. Use Circle Pad to steer. Kooma Panda
Majik Lapin
Me Me Bunny
Ursa Circus
Belly Raid (バトリングライド
Batoringu Raido
?, lit. "Battering Ride")
Slide around atop Iceguin Ace and crash into enemies to deal damage. Use Circle Pad to steer. Iceguin Ace
Target Shot (ターゲットショット
Tāgetto Shotto
?)
Snipe enemies from astride your Spirit. Aim with Circle Pad and successfully lock on with A to fire homing projectiles. Kab Kannon
KO Kabuto
Trap Shot (トラップショット
Torappu Shotto
?)
Snipe enemies from astride Staggerceps. Aim with Circle Pad and fire a pincer shot with A. Hit your mark to stop a foe in its tracks. Staggerceps
Cure Sun (キュアサン
Kyua San
?)
Restore HP to the entire party and eliminate negative status effects with Wheeflower's help. Wheeflower
Vacuum Ghost (ゴーストバキューム
Gōsuto Bakyūmu
?, lit. "Ghost Vacuum")
Have your Spirit slurp up surrounding enemies, deal damage, and then spit them back out. Use Circle Pad to move your Spirit. Ghostabocky
Jestabocky
Berserker Bronco (バーサクロデオ
Bāsaku Rodeo
?, lit. "Berserk Rodeo")
Jump onto Zolephant's back and swat enemies down with a titanic trunk. Use Circle Pad to steer. Zolephant
Beatalike[KH DDD HD]
Lucky Dice (ラッキーダイス
Rakkī Daisu
?)
Cause various effects to friend and foe based on how your Spirit's dice roll. Juggle Pup
R & R Seal
Fire Blaster (ファイアブラスター
Faia Burasutā
?)
Snipe enemies from astride Tatsu Blaze. Use Circle Pad to turn and hold A to fire a barrage of bubbles. Tatsu Blaze
Poison Rain (ポイズンレイン
Poizun Rein
?)
Use Woeflower to shower enemies with toxic rain. Inflicts negative status effects on all foes. Woeflower
Flame Raid (フレイムライド
Fureimu Raido
?, lit. "Flame Ride")
Hitch a ride on Tyranto Rex and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to breathe fire. Tyranto Rex
Ice Raid (アイスライド
Aisu Raido
?, lit. "Ice Ride")
Hitch a ride on Skelterwild and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to breathe ice. Skelterwild
Tail Groove (リズミックテイル
Rizumikku Teiru
?, lit. "Rhythmic Tail")
Get your groove on with your Spirit. Press the buttons shown at the right time to dance enemies to their doom. Drak Quack
Ducky Goose
Aura Raid (オーラライド
Ōra Raido
?, lit. "Aura Ride")
Hitch a ride on your Spirit and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to fire your aura. Aura Lion
Keeba Tiger
Unwind Race around with Tubguin Ace and crash into enemies to deal damage. Use Circle Pad to steer. Tubguin Ace[KH DDD HD]

Dual Attack[edit]

If there are two Dream Eaters in the party with full Link Gauges, Sora can initiate a Dual Attack. In most cases, the Dual Attack used is determined by the Attributes of the two Spirits.

Name Description Attributes
Whomperstomp (ワンダージャンボリー
Wandā Janborī
?, lit. "Wonder Jamboree")
Grab on tight as a gargantuan Meow Wow bounces around, flattering foes and creating king-sized shockwaves. Meow Wow, Flowbermeow, Catanuki, or Meowjesty + anything
Comet (コメット
Kometto
?)
Dual Link to ride a shooting star into enemies and trigger a devastating blast. Physical + Fire
Physical + Dark
Fire + Fire
Fire + Water
Fire + Dark
Unison Rush (ユニオンラッシュ
Yunion Rasshu
?, lit. "Union Rush")
Dual Link to mercilessly charge the enemy again and again. Physical + Physical
Physical + Thunder
Physical + Light
Physical + Blizzard
Chaos Snake (カオススネーク
Kaosu Sunēku
?)
Dual Link to gather light in the Keyblade and then unleash a powerful beam that can be aimed with Circle Pad. Physical + Water
Fire + Thunder
Water + Water
Dark + Dark
Dark + Blizzard
Prism Light (レインボープリズム
Reinbō Purizumu
?, lit. "Rainbow Prism")
Dual Link to refract light through a crystal and inflict serious damage. Fire + Blizzard
Water + Blizzard
Thunder + Blizzard
Light + Blizzard
Blizzard + Blizzard
Trinity Limit (トリニティリミット
Toriniti Rimitto
?)
Dual Link to summon an orb of light and inflict serious damage. Fire + Light
Water + Thunder
Water + Light
Light + Light
Light + Dark
Ragnarok (ラグナロク
Ragunaroku
?)
Dual Link to launch a devastating salvo of light at the enemy. Water + Dark
Thunder + Thunder
Thunder + Light
Thunder + Dark

Link Style[edit]

Link Style[edit]

Riku can fuse with a Spirit to initiate a Link Style (リンクスタイル Rinku Sutairu?), which enhances his attack combos, similar to Command Styles from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. The Link Style used depends on the Style attribute of the fused Dream Eater.

Name Description Style
Shining Hammer (ライトハンマー
Raito Hanmā
?, lit. "Light Hammer")
Cut a wide swath in front of you, then strike the ground to create a shockwave of light. Physical/Light
Fire Raid (ファイアレイド
Faia Reido
?)
Imbue your Keyblade with fire and hurl it at enemies. Fire
Wavesurfer (ウェブサーファー
Webusāfā
?)
Imbue your Keyblade with water and assail foes with a series of spin attacks. Aqua
Thunderstorm (サンダーストーム
Sandāsutōmu
?)
Imbue your Keyblade with lightning and punish foes with a flurry of attacks. Lightning
Darkest Fears (ダークフィアース
Dāku Fiāsu
?, lit. "Dark Fears")
Grow dark claws and terrorize foes. Dark

Dual Style[edit]

If there are two Dream Eaters in the party with full Link Gauges, Riku can activate a Dual Style. The Dual Style used is determined by the Style attributes of the two Spirits.

Name Description Styles
Bladecharge (ブレードチャージ
Burēdochāji
?)
Wield a giant Keyblade of light and strike down many enemies at once. Physical/Light + Physical/Light
Physical/Light + Fire
Physical/Light + Dark
Fire + Fire
Fire + Lightning
Aqua + Lightning
Rising Wing (ライジングウイング
Raijingu Uingu
?)
Imbue your Keyblade with wind and strike a wide area with a powerful gale. Physical/Light + Aqua
Fire + Aqua
Aqua + Aqua
Aqua + Dark
Ghost Drive (ゴーストドライブ
Gōsuto Doraivu
?)
Imbue your Keyblade with darkness and blindside foes with a flurry of warp attacks. Physical/Light + Lightning
Fire + Dark
Lightning + Lightning
Lightning + Dark
Dark + Dark

See also[edit]

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