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Air Pirate

AirPirate KHII

Air Pirate (KHIIFM)

Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji エアパイレーツ
Romaji Ea Pairētsu
French Pirate Volant
German Luftpirat
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Air Pirate's Gallery
Air Viking

Kingdom Hearts

Winged Heartless that mostly appear in Neverland.
They are extremely combative and are hardly ever caught off guard. They attack with martial-arts-like techniques.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - Sora's Story

A winged Heartless that mostly sticks to Neverland.
It's not armed, but it doesn't need to be. The Air Pirate deals a brutal punch right after its fist flashes.

Kingdom Hearts II

Its swiftness makes it hard to attack, so wait until it is still before attacking. Use magic to stop its movements.
Avoid its retaliating tackling kicks by using the reaction commands!
Before Rescue After
HP 120 135
Attack 27 35
Defense 21 27
MP Recovery 38 48
EXP 40 120
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
(5) HP Ball x 1
(5) Munny x 2, (20) Munny x 1
Hi-Potion (2%), Mega-Potion (1%), Power Gem (4%)
Neverland, Monstro
Before Rescue After
HP 120 135
Attack 27 35
Defense 21 27
MP Recovery 38 48
EXP 40 120
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Hercules Cup

Seed 8 (Minions of Horror): 8x Air Pirate
Seed 3 (Dark Squadron): 3x Air Pirate
Seed 2 (Flying Pirates): 2x Air Pirate

Hades Cup

Seed 29 (Sky Raiders): 29x Air Pirate
Seed 23 (Black Flap): 23x Air Pirate
Seed 15 (Air Brigade): 15x Air Pirate

Floor Basement HP AP EXP
7 6 96 15 80
8 5 102 16 92
9 4 108 17 104
10 3 114 18 116
Physical Fire Bliz. Thndr. Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status Effects Grav. Stun Stop Warp
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Bind Conf. Terr. Mgnt. Frze.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Item Bracer
Air Pirate (card)
Stop enemies from breaking item cards you use.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
3 reloads 30 CP - - -
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Port Royal 20 51 50 21 11
The Land of Dragons 35 76 170 34 19
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
(1) HP Ball x 2
(5) Munny x2
Dark Crystal (8%), Bright Crystal (4%)
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def

Cerberus Cup

Match 1: 2x Air Pirate

28 64 27 15
Titan Cup

Match 6: 2x Air Pirate

41 86 39 22
Cerberus Paradox Cup

Match 1: 2x Air Pirate

70 133 62 36
Titan Paradox Cup

Match 6: 2x Air Pirate

80 170 70 41
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 12: 2x Air Pirate
Match 18: 2x Air Pirate

99 181 87 51
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0



The Air Pirate is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, and their remakes.


The Air Pirate dresses very much in a pirate-like fashion, wearing a blue-and-white striped head scarf, a light blue neck wrap, skull-shaped shoulder pads, golden bracelets, bright blue baggy pants tied with a yellow sash, a brown knee-pad on its left leg, and long, narrow black shoes with brown straps. On close inspection, appears to be a cousin of the Soldier-type Heartless, featuring the same yellow eyes, shadowed face, and jagged blue jaw. It also boasts a trim blue-skinned torso, fit for battle, and bright purple wings, enabling them to swoop down on enemies for an attack.

The Kingdom Hearts Final Mix version looks the same except for a palette swap, with the main color differences including a red-striped head scarf, brown pants, silver knee-pad and bracelets, red shoes, and bright gold wings.

The Heartless's name references the fact that it can fly and glide through the air in battle, and that its design looks very much like a stereotypical pirate.


Kingdom HeartsEdit

Air Pirates are not a particularly difficult enemy if dealt with quickly. Since they have no resistances, all spells work well against them. Being an airborne enemy, the best strategies are to use Thunder or just hack away at it with the Keyblade.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Air Pirates are generally easy to defeat. You can jump and use an aerial combo to destroy it, or you can use magic like Thunder, or airborne Blizzard. Back away when it starts to circle—this means it's about to attack! Another good way is to use the Reaction Command: Air Twister.

To do this first hit the Air Pirate once, then get a lot of distance between Sora and the Air Pirate. Then after he does a pointing pose, he'll charge you with a kick. That's the time to use Air Twister, which allows Sora to spin the Air Pirate around and attack surrounding enemies.

Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Shadow | Soldier | Air Soldier | Large Body | Red Nocturne | Blue Rhapsody | Yellow Opera | Green Requiem | Powerwild | Bouncywild | Bandit | Fat Bandit | Pot Spider | Barrel Spider
Search Ghost | Sheltering Zone | Sea Neon | Screwdiver | Aquatank | Gargoyle | Wight Knight | Pirate | Air Pirate | Battleship | Shadow Sora | Darkball | Wyvern | Defender | Wizard
White Mushroom | Black Fungus | Rare Truffle | Invisible | Angel Star | Bit Sniper
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Gigas Shadow | Stealth Soldier | Black Ballade | Sniperwild | Grand Ghost | Pot Scorpion | Missile Diver | Jet Balloon | Chimaera | Pink Agaricus | Neoshadow
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Creeper Plant | Crescendo | Tornado Step
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Silver Rock | Emerald Blues | Crimson Jazz | Trick Ghost | Rabid Dog | Hook Bat | Bookmaster | Minute Bomb | Hammer Frame | Bulky Vendor | Fortuneteller | Cannon Gun | Rapid Thruster | Driller Mole
Lance Soldier | Morning Star | Fiery Globe | Icy Cube | Luna Bandit | Gargoyle Knight | Gargoyle Warrior | Graveyard | Toy Soldier | Aeroplane | Hot Rod | Assault Rider | Nightwalker | Bolt Tower
Magnum Loader | Strafer | Devastator | Living Bone | Shaman | Aerial Knocker | Armored Knight | Surveillance Robot
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Spring Metal | Air Viking | Magic Phantom | Perplex | Runemaster | Iron Hammer | Mad Bumper | Silent Launcher | Reckless | Lance Warrior | Necromancer | Aerial Champ
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Mega-Shadow | Scarlet Tango | Grey Caprice | Striped Aria | Sapphire Elegy | Pink Concerto | Turquoise March | Emerald Serenade | Dire Plant | Fire Plant | Blizzard Plant | Poison Plant
Massive Possessor | Rare Vendor | Guardian | Destroyer | Skater Bomb | Storm Bomb | Detonator | Deserter | Sergeant | Commander | Flare Note | Bubble Beat | Barrier Master | Large Armor | Clay Armor
Solid Armor | Land Armor | Snapper Dog | Bully Dog | Cymbal Monkey | Tricky Monkey | Novashadow | Air Battler | Aerial Master | Artful Flyer | Sky Grappler | Snowy Crystal | Ice Cannon | Switch Launcher
Jumbo Cannon | Spiked Crawler | Scorching Sphere | Creepworm | Hover Ghost | Carrier Ghost | Living Pod | Zip Slasher | Dual Blade | Heat Saber | Chill Ripper | Blitz Spear | Stalwart Blade
Tailbunker | Avalanche | Wavecrest | Phantomtail | Windstorm | Dustflier | Orcus
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts coded
Blox Bug | Danger Bug | Metal Bug | Prize Bug | Eliminator | Gold Tricholoma
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
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