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Rabid Dog

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Rabid Dog

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The Bad Dog in 358/2 Days

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Rōmaji Maddo Doggu
Japanese Mad Dog

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Snapper Dog
Bully Dog
Raging Reindeer
Rush Sheep
Rabid Dog

Kingdom Hearts II
It won't move until approached, so move in swiftly and attack.
It becomes tired and lets its guard down after counterattacks. Attack then for an easy battle.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Small and canine in appearance, these Heartless wander aimlessly until a target draws near.
Their bark is bad, but not worse than their bite; they'll snap at you if you hit them. Deflect this with a block to stagger them.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Don't let this dog have its day! Defeat it before it has a chance to use its paralyzing attacks.
Location Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Olympus Coliseum 16 31 17 17 9
Port Royal 37 55 97 35 20
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

(5) HP Ball x1
(1) Munny x2
Lucid Shard (6%), Bright Shard (3%)
Olympus Coliseum, Port Royal
Cup Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 3: 5 Rabid Dog
Match 7: 1 Rabid Dog

20 36 21 11
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 3: 5 Rabid Dog
Match 7: 1 Rabid Dog

60 82 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 4: 5 Rabid Dog
Match 27: 4 Rabid Dog

99 127 87 51
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Hearts Munny Stun
22 213 2 26
27 213 2 26
28 213 2 26
49 213 3 26
50 213 3 26
83 213 14 26
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x3.30 x4.00 x1.50 x4.25
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x1.00 x1.00 x1.00 x1.00

Missions 15-35
Iron (20%)
Missions 36-50
Bronze (21%)
Missions 73-93
Power Tech++ (45%)

Beast's Castle

The Rabid Dog, also translated as "Bad Dog" in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts χ, is an Emblem Heartless that is introduced in Kingdom Hearts II.


Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

A pack of Rabid Dogs are seen attacking Meg in the Underworld before getting scared off by Sora. Rabid Dogs appear often to fight Sora, but oddly, a pack of three attacked a group of Dusks to help Sora escape with Auron's free will for unknown reasons.


A Rabid Dog resembles a small, blue dog with a massive head and an equally massive, toothed maw. Its ears are long, stand on end, and curl at the tips. It has a crooked, blue tail and four short legs with no discernible digits on its paws. Its long, pink tongue is often seen hanging out of its mouth. The Rabid Dog's large, yellow eyes each sport a black spiral pattern. It also wears a large, red collar with several conical, silver spikes on it, though, because of the Heartless's size, it is worn around its waist instead of its neck. Its Heartless emblem is on its rear.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Rabid Dog's body is dark red in color, its mouth is lavender on the inside, and the black spirals in its eyes are red. Its collar is yellow and the spikes on it are lavender.

The Rabid Dog's name references the fact that it resembles a real-world dog. It also references rabies, an illness that induces manic behavior, which its Japanese name, "Mad Dog", also references. Dogs are more responsible for transferring the virus to humans than any other animal. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, it is known as "Bad Dog", which holds a similar meaning.


  • Bark (吠え声 Hoegoe?): Fires shockwave from mouth.
  • Continuous Barking (連続吠え Renzoku Hoe?): Fires four shockwaves.
  • Pounce (飛びかかり Tobikakari?): Pounces and bites twice.

Rabid Dogs are one of the more harmless enemies, but they tend to appear in packs. Most of the time, they will do nothing. Like most enemies, however, they will retaliate when attacked. They may bark, which causes a sound wave, dealing a large amount of damage, especially at low levels. However, they have low defense, and can be defeated easily. If a Rabid Dog's Pounce attack is blocked, it will be left stunned on the ground, open to attack. They are highly vulnerable to magic.