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Living Pod
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji リビングポッド
Romaji Ribingu Poddo
French Nacelle vivante
German Lebende Hülle
Games Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Living Pod's Gallery
Search Ghost
Grand Ghost
Hover Ghost
Carrier Ghost

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

These mid-sized flying Heartless are able to spontaneously appear behind their targets and possess them.
Though they behave similarly to Hover Ghosts, physical attacks won't stagger them.
Remember, there's no shame in falling back to regroup.
Hearts Lvl
HP EXP Def Stun
x8.40 x0 x2.00
Mission Lvl Rewards
80 51
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x1.05 x1.20 x0.45 x1.29
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x0.40 x1.20 x0.40 x0.40
Beast's Castle



The Living Pod is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


A Living Pod is a humanoid creature clad in a white coat with black cuffs. It wears pale yellow gloves with pink fingertips—causing them to resemble actual hands—on its large, long-fingered hands, which are not directly connected to the Heartless's body and can be "thrown" at enemies. A few holes in this coat expose the creature's yellow ribcage. Its Heartless emblem is printed on the front of its coat.

The Living Pod's black, spherical head sports a jagged, red mouth and two yellow eyes with black spirals in them. Its right eye hangs down from its socket, attached to its head by a silver chain. It can generate spotlights from its eyes, suggesting that they may be mechanical in some fashion. The Living Pod's lower body is a simple, white, ghostly tail with a faded red tip.

The "Living Dead" and the "Pod People" are both well-known zombie-like monsters from film history. The Living Pod's name combines these, highlighting its undead nature.


These Heartless only appear in one mission at Beast's Castle, in which you have to break jars. They randomly appear when the jars are broken, so it's possible to go through most of the mission without seeing one. However, when they do appear, they are very dangerous. Their possession attack will remove a full bar of life from Roxas, as they have much more strength than normal enemies. However, this attack can be nullified by wearing the Nothing to Fear ring.

Your best bet is to simply get to the other end of the hall when they appear, which will hopefully keep them from spotting you. You can then go back and try to break the remaining jars with a quick combo. However, if they fade out while near you, they are about to use their possess attack, so it's advised to run before they can strike you. Although it's much less lethal than its possession attack, the Living Pod can also hurl its claws at you; this can be avoided with a simple Dodge Roll.

If it is necessary to fight them, use Aero spells to knock them into the air, and then Fire spells to inflict massive damage. Another good way is to attack from behind them without noticing you. It will indicate that it sees you when it waves its hands in the air and the light from its eyes become orange. It's possible to defeat them without them noticing.

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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