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The information shown upon acquiring a Level Up in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix.

Level is a numerical representation of a character's battle experience. In the Kingdom Hearts series, a character accrues Experience Points when enemies are defeated (regardless if they are in the active party or not), and when enough Experience has been gained, the character "Levels Up." Each game rewards leveling up differently.

The maximum level in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is 100, whereas in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance the maximum level is 99.

Leveling upEdit

Upon gaining a Level Up, a character is granted a boost to one of their attributes, and sometimes coupled with a new Ability or equipment expansion. Listed below are all the rewards you can get for each individual game. This includes level up rewards for not just Sora, but also for Donald and Goofy, except where noted.

Kingdom HeartsEdit

  1. Increase in Hit Points.
  2. Increase in Magic Points.
  3. Increase in Strength.
  4. Increase in Defense.
  5. Increase in Ability Points.
  6. Gain a new Ability.
  7. Increase in Accessory slots.
  8. Increase in Item slots.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

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Sora's Level up System in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, the player is presented with three choices upon leveling up. The choices available depend on whether that option has been selected in the past and whether Sora or Riku are being played.


Sora's Level up System

Sora's Level up System in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

Sora can increase his HP, Card Points to allow him to create bigger decks, or every three levels, he can learn a new Sleight for use in battle. If a Sleight is not chosen upon the current Level Up, it will stay available as a choice for each new Level until it is selected.

  1. Increase in HP.
  2. Increase in Card Points.
  3. Learn a new Sleight.


Levelup recom Riku

Riku's Level up System in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

Riku can increase his HP, his attack power to deal more damage, or increase his Dark Points, allowing him to stay in his exclusive Dark Mode for a longer period of time.

  1. Increase in HP.
  2. Increase in Attack Points.
  3. Increase in DP (Darkness Points).

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

In Kingdom Hearts II the only way to gain HP, MP, and certain abilities is to complete scripted battles and earn the "Get Bonus", which hugely differs from the other games in the series.

  1. Increase in Strength.
  2. Increase in Defense.
  3. Increase in Magic. (Only Sora and Donald)
  4. Increase in Ability Points.
  5. Gain a new Ability.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysEdit

Main article: Level Up

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, although a level is gained each time enough Experience is amassed, the character does not actually increase in level at that point. Instead, they receive a Level Up panel, which increases the character's level when installed into a panel slot or by itself. There are also link panels that double, triple and quadruple the levels gained from the LV Up panels linked to them.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep as with the other games leveling up leads to stat boosts, HP boosts are gained from accomplishing in-game objectives.

  1. Increase in Strength.
  2. Increase in Defense.
  3. Increase in Magic.

Kingdom Hearts Re:codedEdit

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded uses a similar system to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. When you gain enough experience you will receive a Level Up Chip that you can install on the Stat Matrix. Installing the chip will increase Sora's Strength, Magic, Defense, and level by 1, and his HP by 2. The effect of the chip can be doubled by installing it between two connected CPUs.

Bonus LevelEdit

The Bonus Level is a reward system exclusive to Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, because no experience is gained from bosses. Sora, Donald, Goofy and (if applicable) a fourth party member will receive a Bonus Level after each boss fight in Kingdom Hearts II, receiving a "Get Bonus," and in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Terra, Aqua, and Ven as well. The original Kingdom Hearts didn't have this particular system, instead just giving the player certain rewards upon completing scripted events.

Kingdom HeartsEdit

  1. A new spell or upgrade to an existing one (for Sora and Donald).
  2. A new Ability.
  3. A new Accessory.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

  1. Increase in Hit Points.
  2. Increase in Magic Points.
  3. More Armor slots.
  4. More Accessory slots.
  5. More Item slots.
  6. A new spell or upgrade to an existing one.
  7. An extra Drive Gauge. (Sora only)

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

  1. Increase in Hit Points.
  2. Extra slot for Deck Commands.
  3. A new Command Style.

Form LevelEdit

Every Drive Form (except for Anti Form) can be upgraded as well, which can only be Leveled Up by gaining a separate form of Experience, which is only accumulated under certain circumstances while in that specific Form. As a Form levels up, it acquires another Form gauge (allowing Sora to stay in the Form longer), and its Growth ability will also be upgraded.

Sora will also receive Abilities to use outside of a given Form as well, like MP Haste learned from Wisdom, and the Growth ability of a corresponding Form (at Form Level 3 you gain the ability, and at 5 and 7 it Levels Up). Forms can have Growth abilities up to the Max Level (7), while Sora can only have the ability up to level 3.

Form Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Method of Leveling up
Valor Form Starting Auto-Valor High Jump Lv2 (VF), Lv1 (Reg) Combo Plus High Jump Lv3 (VF), Lv2 (Reg) Combo Plus High Jump LvMAX (VF), Lv3 (Reg) Each hit landed = 1 EXP
Wisdom Form Starting Auto-Wisdom Quick Run Lv2 (WF), Lv1 (Reg) MP Rage Quick Run Lv3 (WF), Lv2 (Reg) MP Haste Quick Run LvMAX (WF), Lv3 (Reg) Each Heartless defeated = 1 EXP
Limit Form Starting Auto-Limit Dodge Roll Lv2 (LF), Lv1 (Reg) Draw. Dodge Roll Lv3 (LF), Lv2 (Reg) Lucky Lucky. Dodge Roll LvMAX (LF), Lv3 (Reg) Each Limit Command successfully executed = 1 EXP
Master Form Starting Auto-Master Aerial Dodge Lv2 (MF), Lv1 (Reg) Aerial Combo Plus Aerial Dodge Lv3 (MF), Lv2 (Reg) Aerial Combo Plus Aerial Dodge LvMAX (MF), Lv3 (Reg) Pick a small Drive Orb = 1 EXP, big one = 3 EXP
Final Form Starting Auto-Final Glide Lv2 (FF), Lv1 (Reg) Form Boost Glide Lv3 (FF), Lv2 (Reg) Form Boost Glide LvMAX (FF), Lv3 (Reg) Each Nobody defeated = 1 EXP
Anti Form Starting Can't level up. Can't level up. Can't level up. Can't level up. Can't level up. Can't level up. Can't gain experience.

Summon LevelEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

There is no way to level up your summons in Kingdom Hearts, but you can increase the amount of time they stay on the field by equipping the Cheer ability to Sora, Donald, or Goofy.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

In Kingdom Hearts II, Summons can be leveled up by using any one of them. You earn one point of summon experience for every Summon Gauge that is consumed while a Summon is on the field. Once enough points are gained the Summon Gauge increases so any Summon can stay out longer.

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