The Premium Menu (プレミアムメニュー, Puremiamu Menyū?) is a gameplay option in Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind. The menu allows the player to affect the difficulty of the game to a greater extent than simply changing the difficulty options.
During Sora's Dive to the Heart at the start of the game, after choosing a power, Sora is given a choice between a "Usual Adventure" (represented by Sora chasing Pluto at the end of Kingdom Hearts), which locks the Premium Menu, an "Easy Adventure" (represented by Sora's tea party at the end of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance), which unlocks the EZ Codes, and a "Challenging Adventure" (represented by the Battle of the 1000 Heartless in Kingdom Hearts II), which unlocks the PRO Codes. By defeating Yozora in the Secret Episode, both options are unlocked on the current save regardless of the initial choice.
The Premium Menu is accessed from the normal pause menu by pressing the touchpad on the DualShock 4 controller.
As of the Version 1.10 update, the number of premium codes active are now displayed on the in-game HUD. Battle Code-type EZ Codes will appear as a number in a blue box, while PRO Codes will appear as a number in an orange box.
EZ Codes (FASTPASS CODE?) are unlocked by choosing an Easy Adventure. The choice is described in the Dive to the Heart as "an easier path to fulfilling objectives". There are two types of EZ Codes: Battle Codes, which affect combat, and Support Codes.
By default, all EZ Codes are set to OFF when unlocked. While EZ Codes are activated, certain Trophies cannot be acquired.
EZ Code Merits
Merits (ACHIEVEMENT?) can be earned through the Premium Menu with EZ Codes unlocked by completing certain objectives. The activation of EZ Codes is not necessary to achieve merits, with the exception of the Survival Challenge.
PRO Codes (BLACK CODE?) are unlocked by choosing a Challenging Adventure. The choice is described in the Dive to the Heart as "a harder yet more glorious path". PRO Codes are ranked by difficulty through a count of stars.
By default, all PRO Codes are set to ON if unlocked in the Dive to the Heart, and OFF if unlocked by defeating Yozora. However, PRO Codes do not take effect during the Dive to the Heart or during tutorials.
PRO Code Merits
Merit Points can be earned by defeating certain bosses with PRO Codes set to ON. Each star of a PRO Code earns the player a multiplier of 1.25 for the basic merit points that can be achieved for the boss. When all PRO Codes are activated the merit points multiplier is set to 50.00, accumulating to 530,000 maximum possible merit points across all bosses. At certain thresholds of merit points, the player's Merit Rank is increased. If any Battle Codes are active on the EZ Code menu, merit points cannot be earned.
Merit points can be earned from the following bosses:
PRO Code Merit Ranks
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EZ Code tips
EZ Code Merits are actually easiest to earn after defeating Yozora and unlocking both code menus.
PRO Code tips