Switch Launcher

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Switch Launcher

Switch Launcher KHD.png

Katakana トレードランチャー Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Torēdo Ranchā
Japanese Trade Launcher

Type Emblem Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Variations
Cannon Gun
Camo Cannon
Ice Cannon
Jumbo Cannon
Switch Launcher

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
These mid-sized cannon Heartless fire shots that rain down from above. Use dodge rolls or air slides to evacuate the target area.
Their head-on shots can't be blocked, and will also warp victims into point-blank range.
Regular attacks won't throw them off balance. Be careful.


Hearts Munny Stun
16
Mission HP EXP STR/DEF
73 644 10 112
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x1.47 x1.87 x0.90 x1.98
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x0.40 x0.40 x1.50 x0
Rewards

Missions 73-93
Shining Crystal (50%)

World(s)
Olympus Coliseum

The Switch Launcher is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It does not appear in Mission Mode, because it was removed from that version of Mission 73.

Design[edit]

The Switch Launcher is shaped like a small cannon. Its body is yellow with white highlights and black rivets. It has four short, sharp, red legs, a large, red spike on either of its sides, and a black base. The Heartless's face is a black sphere with glowing yellow eyes set in the front of the cannon's body. The actual barrel of the cannon is black and has several green designs that cause it to resemble a face, with the mouth of the cannon being the nose. It also sports a short, curled, green fuse in its back.

The Switch Launcher's name references its ability to swap places with opponents. A "launcher" is a device that throws something.

Strategy[edit]

Switch Launchers use the same attack pattern as the Cannon Gun and similar Heartless, shooting a blast into the sky that tracks Roxas, represented as a Heartless Emblem that follows him along the ground. Use Air Slide or Dodge Roll to escape. Alternatively, if Roxas is standing in front of it, it may lean forward and fire a blast straight ahead, which can be easily avoided by blocking or dodging. Both of its attacks will cause the Heartless to switch places with Roxas. Staying close behind the Switch Launcher when attacking works well, as he will not be distanced from it if hit.

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