Trophies are special awards for feats of gaming skill that were introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the player does not receive a notification that they have gotten their trophy. They must check the Trinity Archives to receive notices of their trophies in the order they were obtained. They can then check the "Trophies" tab to see the trophies they have earned. Furthermore, when a player starts a new game in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, they are asked if they want to load a save file from the original Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and are awarded Trophies and the respective Trophy Bonuses depending on which Trophies this save file contained.
In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, each Trophy also comes with a Trophy Chip. Reaching goalposts of 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 20, 25, and 30 Trophies will also award the player with pieces of the "King Mickey" outfits in the Avatar Menu, and collecting 20 trophies is required to unlock the secret movie, Signs of What's Next. The player does not receive their trophy when they complete its requirements; instead, they must also open the Debug Reports and select "Trophies" to receive the trophy and prizes. As such, it is in fact possible to "lose" a trophy if a player manages to undo the fulfilled requirements before collecting the trophy. In addition, the tutorial text explaining the purpose of the trophies will not appear until the player has obtained the "Twilight Triumph" trophy at the end of the game.
Starting from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX on the PlayStation 3, or Kingdom Hearts III for the Xbox One, the trophy system from the PlayStation Network and the Gamerscore from Xbox Live, are used. For the PSN trophy system, these trophies are ranked by platinum, gold, silver and bronze. As such, they have no in-game use, although they do increase the player's PlayStation Network trophy level, or increase the Xbox Live's Gamerscore and can be used to check completion progress. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is the only game within the HD Collection sets not to have any kind of trophy system. As the Xbox Live does not have an equivalent to the PlayStation Network's Platinum Trophy, none of the accomplishments related to the Platinum trophies from these games can be earned in the Xbox One version.
In the PlayStation 4 release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, the available trophies are similar to those of the 3 games, but are not treated as compatible and must be acquired separately. In addition, several trophies have been modified to make them less time-consuming to acquire, the trophies for the cinematic versions of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded have been removed entirely, nor are they available on the Xbox One version.
The trophies from the original release of Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance can still be collected in the same way as before, although the Memento Maniac and Frequent Friend trophies from Dream Drop Distance have been replaced with the Ribbit Reaper and Keyblade Conqueror trophies, due to lack of a camera and Streetpass function.
List of Trophies
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
Notes and references