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Abilities are techniques that can be learned by Sora, Donald, Goofy, and their friends. These abilities help them in their battle against the Heartless. Sora’s abilities are mostly strength-based, giving him the upper hand when it comes to physical attacks. Donald’s abilities mostly involve magic, giving his spells new power and strength. Goofy’s abilities are mostly about defense, helping him defend himself and his friends more easily. There are also Shared abilities, which are abilities that Sora, Donald, and Goofy can learn together.

Abilities

Air Combo Plus

AP Cost: 1
Description: Extends aerial combo attacks by one step. Equip more to extend it further.
Learned (Sora): Level 27 & 75 (Sword)
Level 60 & 75 (Staff)
Level 57 & 78 (Shield)

Applause!

AP Cost: 1
Description: Upstage foes with this dramatic, long-range sliding attack. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Jack Skellington

Berserk

AP Cost: 1
Description: Boosts attack power when HP is critically low. Combine with a weapon skill for more power.
Learned (Sora): Level 21 (Sword)
Level 36 (Staff)
Level 48 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 10
Learned (Goofy): Level 54
Learned (Other): Tarzan
Beast

Cheer

AP Cost: 1
Description: Increases the summons’ MP Gauge, giving them more time and attacks per battle. Equip to entire party to boost effect.
Learned (Sora): Talk to Owl after fulfilling special requirements for all 100 Acre Wood Mini Games
Learned (Donald): Defeat Maleficent (Hollow Bastion I)
Learned (Goofy): Defeat the Parasite Cage for the first time (Monstro)
Learned (Other): Aladdin
Jack Skellington

Combo Plus

AP Cost: 1
Description: Extends ground combo attack by one step. Equip more to extend it further.
Learned (Sora): Level 9, 72, 84, & 96 (Sword)
Level 66, 78, 84, & 96 (Staff)
Level 42, 75, 84, & 96 (Shield)

Dodge Roll

AP Cost: 1
Description: Dive and roll to evade attack by pressing the Square Button.
Learned (Sora): Talk to Goofy after defeating Guard Armor (Traverse Town I)

Rocket

AP Cost: 1
Description: Leap at an airborne enemy and attack with shield. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Goofy): Level 9

Scan

AP Cost: 1
Description: View an enemy’s HP Gauge during battle.
Learned (Sora): Level 15 (Sword)
Level 9 (Staff)
Level 12 (Shield)

Spiral Wave

AP Cost: 1
Description: Charge at a target with a spinning attack. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Ariel

Vortex

AP Cost: 1
Description: Close the distance to nearby enemies with this powerful spinning attack.
Learned (Sora): Level 12 (Sword)
Level 57 (Staff)
Level 45 (Shield)

Aerial Sweep

AP Cost: 2
Description: Leap at an airborne enemy and strike a mighty blow.
Learned (Sora): Level 30 (Sword)
Level 27 (Staff)
Level 60 (Shield)

Asp’s Bite

AP Cost: 2
Description: Knock out an enemy with a powerful blow. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Tarzan

Blazing Fury

AP Cost: 2
Description: Blast enemies with scorching fire. Costs 1 MP Charge Unit.
Learned (Other): Jack Skellington

Charge

AP Cost: 2
Description: Charge and knock out an enemy with shield. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Goofy): Level 15

Counterattack

AP Cost: 2
Description: Strike back after parrying an enemy blow. Successful counterattacks restore MP.
Learned (Sora): Level 24 (Sword)
Level 18 (Staff)
Level 21 (Shield)

Crescent

AP Cost: 2
Description: Jump straight up to attack enemies overhead. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Aladdin

Ferocious Lunge

AP Cost: 2
Description: Lunge at an enemy from a distance. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Beast

Guard

AP Cost: 2
Description: Guard against an enemy attack by pressing the Square Button.
Learned (Sora): Level 36 (Sword)
Level 24 (Staff)
Level 9 (Shield)

Hummingbird

AP Cost: 2
Description: Dart in to rain countless blows upon the enemy. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Peter Pan

Icy Terror

AP Cost: 2
Description: Freeze enemies with a bone-chilling blizzard. Costs 1 MP Charge Unit.
Learned (Other): Jack Skellington

Jackpot

AP Cost: 2
Description: Receive more Munny, HP Orbs, and MP Orbs in battle. Equip to entire party to boost effect.
Learned (Sora): Level 63 (Sword)
Level 54 (Staff)
Level 24 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 50
Learned (Goofy): Level 12
Learned (Other): Aladdin
Jack Skellington

MP Rage

AP Cost: 2
Description: Recover MP whenever you’re hit in battle. Heavier damage restores more MP. Equip more to boost effect.
Learned (Sora): Level 57 & 66 (Sword)
Level 33 & 51 (Staff)
Level 36 & 66 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 20 & 40
Learned (Goofy): Level 39 & 45
Learned (Other): Ariel
Jack Skellington
Beast

Raging Boar

AP Cost: 2
Description: Thrash surrounding enemies with spear, blowing them out of the way. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Tarzan

Sandstorm

AP Cost: 2
Description: Strike at enemies while charging through them. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Aladdin

Second Chance

AP Cost: 2
Description: Keep 1 HP even after taking a critical hit.
Learned (Sora): Level 51 (Sword)
Level 48 (Staff)
Level 18 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 25
Learned (Goofy): Level 46
Learned (Other): Tarzan
Beast

Tornado

AP Cost: 2
Description: Whirl after an enemy, using shield to attack. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Goofy): Level 21

Treasure Magnet

AP Cost: 2
Description: Attract nearby HP Orbs, MP Orbs, Munny, and Items. Equip two to attract them from even further away.
Learned (Sora): Level 33 & 60 (Sword)
Level 12 & 30 (Staff)
Level 27 & 39 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 30 & 45
Learned (Goofy): Level 18 & 42
Learned (Other): Aladdin
Jack Skellington

Aero Potion

AP Cost: 3
Description: Use potions packed with Aero power. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Other): Ariel

Blitz

AP Cost: 3
Description: Strike enemies ahead of you with a powerful finishing combo.
Learned (Sora): Level 18 (Sword)
Level 63 (Staff)
Level 33 (Shield)

Bolts of Sorrow

AP Cost: 3
Description: Call lightning down to shock enemies. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Jack Skellington

Critical Plus

AP Cost: 3
Description: Increases odds of dealing critical damage. Equip more to boost effect.
Learned (Sora): Level 48, 78, & 90 (Sword)
Level 21, 69, & 90 (Staff)
Level 51, 69, & 90 (Shield)
Learned (Other): Tarzan
Aladdin
Peter Pan
Beast

Cure Potion

AP Cost: 3
Description: Use potions packed with Cure effect. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Ariel

Furious Bellow

AP Cost: 3
Description: Knock out surrounding enemies with a raging bellow. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Beast

Ghostly Scream

AP Cost: 3
Description: Summon dark spheres to crush enemies. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Jack Skellington

Healing Herb

AP Cost: 3
Description: Recharge HP with an energizing herb. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Tarzan

Lucky Strike

AP Cost: 3
Description: Raises luck so that enemies drop rare Items more often. Equip to entire party to boost effect.
Learned (Sora): Level 69 (Sword)
Level 39 (Staff)
Level 15 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 55
Learned (Goofy): Level 27
Learned (Other): Aladdin
Peter Pan

MP Gift

AP Cost: 3
Description: Give up MP to give 3 MP to a friend. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Goofy): Level 30

MP Haste

AP Cost: 3
Description: Boosts MP recovery rate in battle, allowing more spellcasting.
Learned (Sora): Level 45 (Sword)
Level 15 (Staff)
Level 63 (Shield)
Learned (Donald): Level 10
Learned (Goofy): Level 51

Second Wind

AP Cost: 3
Description: Recover from KO status quickly with HP fully restored
Learned (Donald): Level 35
Learned (Goofy): Level 33
Learned (Other): Tarzan
Ariel
Beast

Sonic Blade

AP Cost: 3
Description: Slash an enemy while rushing past. Select follow-up attack at the right time for a combo. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Sora): Talk to Cloud after defeating Cerberus (Olympus Coliseum I)

Storm’s Eye

AP Cost: 3
Description: Wrap yourself in a protective whirlwind. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Other): Peter Pan

Strike Raid

AP Cost: 3
Description: Hurl the Keyblade at an enemy. Select follow-up attack at the right time for a combo. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Sora): Complete the Pegasus Cup (Olympus Coliseum II)

Thunder Potion

AP Cost: 3
Description: Use potions packed with Thunder power. Costs 1 MP.
Learned (Other): Ariel

Wind Armor

AP Cost: 3
Description: Protect yourself with a cloak of air. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Other): Tarzan

Ars Arcanum

AP Cost: 4
Description: A formidable attack. After a combo, select follow-up attack again for a double combo. Costs 3 MP.
Learned (Sora): Defeat Captain Hook (Neverland)

Ragnarok

AP Cost: 4
Description: After aerial combo, select follow-up attack at the right time to unleash Ragnarok.
Learned (Sora): Defeat Riku for the second time (Hollow Bastion I)

Time-Out

AP Cost: 4
Description: Freeze time for enemies, halting their movement. Costs 2 MP.
Learned (Other): Peter Pan

Trinity Limit

AP Cost: 5
Description: Channel the party’s remaining MP to crush surrounding foes. Costs a minimum of 3 MP.
Learned (Sora): Complete the Hades Cup (Olympus Coliseum)

Shared Abilities

High Jump

Description: Powers up your jump, allowing you to reach higher places
Obtained: Treasure Chest in the “Mouth” (Monstro)

Mermaid Kick

Description: Swim faster and more powerfully. In Atlantica, press the Circle Button repeatedly to accelerate.
Obtained: Defeat Ursula with Flotsam & Jetsam (Atlantica)

Glide

Description: While in the air, press the Circle Button to ride the air currents. Hold down the Circle Button to remain aloft.
Obtained: Clear Neverland

Superglide

Description: While in the air, press the Square Button to fly at high speed. Hold down the Square Button to remain aloft.
Obtained: Defeat the Chernabog (End of the World)

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