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Emerald Serenade
Emerald Serenade
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji エメラルドセレナーデ
Romaji Emerarudo Serenāde
French Sérénade émeraude
German Smaragdserenade
Games Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Emerald Serenade's Gallery
Red Nocturne
Blue Rhapsody
Yellow Opera
Green Requiem
Black Ballade
Silver Rock
Emerald Blues
Crimson Jazz
Spring Metal

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

These large flying Heartless travel along a set path, making ambush a useful tactic.
Their speed grows faster as their HP drops, rendering them increasingly tricky to finish off.
Hearts Lvl
14 40
HP EXP Def Stun
x7.06 x1.55 x1.70 O
Mission Lvl Rewards
64 32 Silver (20%)
67 40 Silver (20%)
81 49 Gold (80%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x0.28 x0.28 x0.28 x0.28
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x1.50 x0.28 x1.50 x1.50
Neverland, Wonderland



The Emerald Serenade is an Emblem Heartless that can be found exclusively in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


An Emerald Serenade has a smooth, conical, body covered in vertical stripes that alternate from green to white. Its Heartless emblem is emblazoned on its chest. The top of its body flares outward and forms a jagged "collar" below the Heartless's spherical, pitch black head. It also wears a conical, black hat that is green on the inside and has a jagged brim, a green and white band, and a thin, curled tip.

Like many Heartless, the Emerald Serenade has glowing yellow eyes. Its seemingly useless feet sport three small, thin toes. The Emerald Serenade is one of the largest Heartless in its family, only contested by the Crimson Jazz, which also resembles in size.

Like many other Heartless in its family, the Emerald Serenade's name refers to a color—in this case, emerald green, the same as the Emerald Blues—and a musical term—in this case, a serenade, a piece of music appropriate to the evening, characteristically played outside the house of a loved one, to woo a loved-one.


The Emerald Serenade is, to say the least, a great annoyance. They do not attack in any way, but they remain in constant motion and move in uneven patterns at relatively high speeds. They also have large amounts of HP.

The best way to defeat an Emerald Serenade is to watch the dot that represents it on the map that appears on the Nintendo DS's bottom screen as it moves along its specific and unchanging path. The player should then attempt to find a location along this path and remain stationary, thus allowing a chance to ambush the Heartless with a Blizzard spell whenever it comes into view. There is a strong chance that this spell will freeze the Emerald Serenade, increasing the damage it takes for a short time while keeping it stationary.

This is the time to launch any physical attacks or other magic, such as Fire, Aero, or Thunder. However, it is important that the player cast either Blizzara, or Blizzaga well before the Heartless comes into view, as the slow casting of these spells may allow the Heartless to pass free of damage, meaning the player must wait for it to travel around the area a second time before another ambush attempt can be made. Thus it is important that the player bring several Ethers, due to the strong reliance on magic needed when facing an Emerald Serenade.

It is highly recommended when a player attempts to defeat an Emerald Serenade in Mission Mode that they fight as Xigbar due to his attacks' long range. Lexaeus is also a strong choice when battling an Emerald Serenade in Mission Mode, as his attacks' great strength can be devastating to the Heartless's health after it has been frozen by a Blizzard spell.

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