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Attack Cards appear in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories as a type of playing card which allow Sora and Riku to use their weapons. Each card can be used alone to perform normal attacks, or combined with other Attack, Magic, Summon, Item, and Friend Cards to perform special attacks and spells that are otherwise unavailable. Many of these combinations are reuses or variations of the special attacks from Kingdom Hearts, such as "Strike Raid" or "Ragnarok". Attack cards can be identified by their red borders.

Sixteen of the Attack Cards in the game represent the Keyblades and sword that Sora and Riku used in Kingdom Hearts; the only Keyblades missing are the "Jungle King", which was removed when the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs forbade Disney from reusing Tarzan in the game, and the Keyblade of People's Hearts, which was left out due to storyline issues. The original set of Attack Cards also includes two Keyblades that were introduced in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix: "Diamond Dust" and "One-Winged Angel". Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories introduces six additional Attack Cards based on Keyblades that Sora obtained in Kingdom Hearts II, which can be obtained as game completion bonuses. In the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX re-release of Re:Chain of Memories, four of those Attack Cards were removed and instead replaced with four of the Keyblades that Roxas obtained in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Riku is limited to one type of Attack Card, so a special leveling bonus, Attack Power (AP), is available to him at certain levels in Reverse/Rebirth.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, two sets of non-regular attack cards can be used by both Sora and Riku. During the battle with Zexion, Zexion can steal Riku's Attack Cards and replace them with fake versions of the Soul Eater. Sora can also use a special version of the Kingdom Key during the Bumble-Rumble mini-game.

List of Attack Cards

Sora's tale

Card Name Location Description
Kingdom Key (card)Kingdom KeyAvailable from the beginning.Not very powerful, but reliable and easy to handle.
Three Wishes (card)Three WishesAgrabahFairly strong with a fast swing.
Crabclaw (card)CrabclawAtlanticaEasy to handle with an impressive recovery time after card breaks.
Pumpkinhead (card)PumpkinheadHalloween TownEasy to handle with a fast recovery after card breaks.
Fairy Harp (card)Fairy HarpNeverlandEasy to handle with a formidable swing speed.
Wishing Star (card)Wishing StarMonstroNot very powerful, but very easy to handle.
Spellbinder (card)SpellbinderFind Owl.[KHCoM]
Chest at Tigger's Playground.[Re:CoM]
A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.
Metal Chocobo (card)Metal Chocobo1st Olympus Coliseum rewardA special attack card that can break through physical defenses. A bit difficult to handle.
Olympia (card)OlympiaOlympus ColiseumPowerful with a quick recovery after card breaks.
Lionheart (card)Lionheart1st Traverse Town rewardA special attack card with fire-based attacks.
Lady Luck (card)Lady LuckWonderlandA balanced weapon that is easy to handle.
Divine Rose (card)Divine RoseHollow BastionFeatures a powerful strike and fast swing.
Oathkeeper (card)OathkeeperSpeak with Naminé after defeating the Darkside.A well-balanced weapon with a very powerful thrust.
Oblivion (card)OblivionSpeak with Naminé after defeating Larxene. A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. First-class strength.
Ultima Weapon (card)Ultima WeaponCastle Oblivion Bounty[1]The strongest attack card to be found.
Diamond Dust (card)Diamond Dust11th-13th floor Bounty[2]A special attack card with ice-based attacks. Powerful and the easiest to handle.
One-Winged Angel (card)One-Winged Angel11th-13th floor Bounty[2]A special attack card with fire-based attacks. Exceptional combo finish.
Star Seeker (card)Star Seeker[Re:CoM]2nd Castle Oblivion reward[3] An attack card with a powerful combo finish and the shortest recovery time from card breaks.
Monochrome (card)Monochrome[Re:CoM]2nd Olympus Coliseum reward[4]A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. Takes time to recover from card breaks.
Follow the Wind (card)Follow the Wind[Re:CoM]2nd Neverland reward[4]A well-balanced weapon with a powerful thrust and a short recovery time from card breaks.
Hidden Dragon (card)Hidden Dragon[Re:CoM]Traverse Town Bounty[4]An attack card with weak strikes but powerful combo finishers.
Photon Debugger (card)Photon Debugger[Re:CoM]2nd Destiny Islands reward[4]A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.
Bond of Flame (card)Bond of Flame[Re:CoM]2nd Halloween Town reward[3]A special attack card with fire-based attacks. Delivers exceptionally powerful strikes.
Total Eclipse (card)Total Eclipse[Re:CoM]2nd Olympus Coliseum reward[5]A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. Takes time to recover from card breaks.
Midnight Roar (card)Midnight Roar[Re:CoM]2nd Neverland reward[5]A well-balanced weapon with a powerful thrust and a short recovery time from card breaks.
Maverick Flare (card)Maverick Flare[Re:CoM]2nd Traverse Town Bounty[5]An attack card with weak strikes but powerful combo finishes.
Two Become One (card)Two Become One[Re:CoM]2nd Destiny Islands reward[5]A weapon with a powerful thrust and combo finish.
Keyblade (card)Keyblade[Re:CoM]Bumble-RumbleNot very powerful, but reliable and easy to handle.

Reverse/Rebirth

Card Name Location Description
Soul Eater (card)Soul EaterAvailable from the beginning.Reacts to dark power. Riku's strength is higher when he wields darkness in battle.
Dummy Card (card)Dummy CardDropped by Zexion during battle.A fake Soul Eater dropped by Zexion that stuns Riku if used.

Bosses

Card Name Technique Description
Cloud - A1 (card)CloudVertical Swing (縦振り
Tate Furi
?)
Cloud swings his sword up, dealing moderate damage to his opponent.
Climhazzard???
Cloud - A2 (card)CloudSonic Rave???
Climhazzard???
Hades - A (card)HadesFlame Claw (炎のツメ
Honō no Tsume
?)
Hades becomes enraged and claws his opponent with his flaming hands.
Captain Hook - A1 (card)Captain HookX Swing (×の字振り
×-no-ji Furi
?)
Hook performs two cross-slashes on his opponent.
Captain Hook - A2 (card)Captain HookContinuous Shake-offs (連続振り払い
Renzoku Furiharai
?)
???
Captain Hook - A3 (card)Captain HookRandom Thrust (乱れ突き
Midare Tsuki
?)
???
Rushing Thrust (突進突き
Tosshin Tsuki
?)
???
Vexen - A (card)VexenShield BlowVexen slashes at his opponent with his shield, then summons a pillar of ice from the ground.
Lexaeus - A1 (card)LexaeusCombo Attack (連撃
Rengeki
?)
Lexaeus strikes Riku twice, stunning him on the second blow.
Lexaeus - A2 (card)LexaeusTomahawk ShotLexaeus tosses the tomahawk, which bounces into his opponent.
Dummy Card (card)
Zexion - A (card)
ZexionDummy CardZexion summons a dark flame from the ground which can damage and stun Riku.
Soul Eater (card)Soul EaterDark RevengeAny of Zexion's surviving body clones rush at Riku, slashing him with their Soul Eaters. The true Zexion then performs a downward slam attack.
Axel - A1 (card)AxelContinuous Attacks (連続攻撃
Renzoku Kougeki
?)
Axel performs two to five quick slashes with his chakrams.
Axel - A2 (card)AxelThrow & CatchAxel throws a chakram at his opponent, followed with a warp to catch said chakram.
Marluxia - A1 (card)MarluxiaCrescent ShockwaveMarluxia slashes with his scythe, emitting a crescent-shaped shockwave.
Marluxia - A2 (card)MarluxiaPhantom SaberMarluxia performs a powerful overhead slash.
Larxene - A1 (card)LarxeneContinuous Attacks (連続攻撃
Renzoku Kougeki
?)
???
Angry RushLarxene slashes her opponent two to four times, then summons a lightning strike when low on HP.
Larxene - A2 (card)LarxeneKnife ThrowLarxene throws her knives at her opponent.
Riku Replica - A1 (card)Riku ReplicaVertical Swing (縦振り
Tate Furi
?)
The Riku Replica performs a jumping attack, launching three waves of energy outward.
Riku Replica - A2 (card)Riku ReplicaContinuous Swings (連続振り
Renzoku Furi
?)
The Replica performs a quick slash, followed by a dash attack. During the final Battles for Sora and Riku, the Riku Replica hurls the Soul Eater at his opponent, then performs a close-range slash.
Riku Replica - A3 (card)Riku ReplicaShake-off (振り払い
Furiharai
?)
The Replica performs a spin attack.
Riku Replica - A4 (card)Riku ReplicaHelm Split (兜割り
Kabuto Wari
?)
[KHCoM]
The Riku Replica leaps into the air, striking Sora or Riku from above.
This card is only used within Sleights in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Ansem - A (card)AnsemDark BlowThe guardian unleashes a haymaker.

Notes and References

  1. This is only available if there is a completed Reverse/Rebirth file.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This is only available after defeating Marluxia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Available in either version of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. In the original PS2 release, can be obtained by having a completed Reverse/Rebirth file, or additionally in the Japanese version only, have a completed Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix file. In the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX version, available after completing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Only available in the original PS2 release of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. In the English version, this is only available if there is a completed Reverse/Rebirth file. In the Japanese version, this is also available if there is a completed Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix file.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Only available in the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX re-release of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories after completing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

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