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Lock-On is a targeting mechanism in the Kingdom Hearts series, present in all installments except the original Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and the original Kingdom Hearts coded. While the player will automatically attack the closest available target, Lock-On allows the player to permanently target a single enemy or attackable object, typically signified by the tan targeting reticule turning blue. While locked on to an enemy or an object, the camera will automatically move to follow the target. In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, while in side-scrolling areas, Data-Sora can lock on to a maximum of five enemies at a time rather than one.

Lock-On is activated and deactivated by tapping R1 in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts III, tapping R2 in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, double-tapping R in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and tapping L and R at the same time in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Switching targets while in Lock-On is done by pressing R2 or L2 in Kingdom Hearts, by holding R2 and moving the right analog stick in Kingdom Hearts II, and by tapping R in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

In a number of games, there are abilities that assist or enhance the targeting and Lock-On features. These include Scan, Range Extender, Auto-Lock, and Multilock.

Range Extender[edit]

Range Extender (レンジアップ Renji Appu?, lit. "Range Up") is an ability in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It is found as an Ability Panel. It allows you to lock onto enemies even if they are far away.

Learning Range Extender[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • Range Extender KHD.png Range Extender can be purchased for 1200 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Rookie rank.


Auto-Lock (オートロックオン Ōto Rokku On?, lit. "Auto Lock-On") is an ability in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It is found as an Ability Panel. It allows you to automatically lock on to available targets while attacking.

Learning Auto-Lock[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • Auto-Lock KHD.png Auto-Lock can be purchased for 960 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Agent rank.

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