I trust you know what you need to do. What do you have to give...?
Marluxia- Shocked Sprite KHD
This article is in need of more information!
Help improve it by adding in what you know, or look at the request below for specific details.
This article is lacking: Improved strategy
This article is about the Pirate Heartless. You may be looking for Barbossa's cursed crew.

This article contains additional images to further illustrate its subject. To view them, go to Pirate's Gallery.

Pirate KH
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji パイレーツ
Romaji Pairētsu
French Pirate
German Schattenpirat
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Pirate's Gallery

Kingdom Hearts

Heartless that mostly appear in Neverland. They are quite combative with their swords. They often just focus on the enemies in front, making them vulnerable to attacks from behind.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - Sora's Story

A Heartless that mostly sticks to Neverland.
A skilled swordsman, the Pirate can knock its enemies out cold and then finish them off with a vicious combo. If its sword flashes, watch out!
Before Rescue After
HP 105 120
Attack 27 35
Defense 21 27
MP Recovery 38 47
EXP 28 90
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
(1) HP Ball x 4
(1) Munny x 6
Hi-Potion (2%), Mega-Potion (1%), Power Gem (4%)
Before Rescue After
HP 105 120
Attack 27 35
Defense 21 27
MP Recovery 38 47
EXP 28 90
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 7 (Buccaneers): 7x Pirate
Seed 3 (Dark Squadron): 3x Pirate
Seed 2 (Flying Pirates): 2x Pirate

Hades Cup

Seed 47 (Terrible Feet): 47x Pirate
Seed 43 (Outlaws): 43x Pirate
Seed 25 (Avengers): 25x Pirate

Floor Basement HP AP EXP
7 6 112 14 80
8 5 119 15 92
9 4 126 17 104
10 3 133 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
All Zeroes
Pirate (card)
Changes the value of all cards to 0.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
1 reload 30 CP - - -



The Pirate (パイレーツ Pairētsu?) is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and their remakes.


The Heartless Pirate is made to fit in with the crew members aboard Captain Hook's ship at first glance, though their costumes don't quite succeed in covering the traditional Heartless dark skin and toothy jaw. Bare-chested on their bellies and wearing black turtleneck shirts that are stitched into their chests, covering their upper torsos, save for the Heartless Emblem in between, Pirates are clad in brown and tan-patched pants and matching shoes, a red sash, bright yellow wristbands, and skull-shaped shoulder armor. They wear bright red bandannas on their heads that cover their eyes; in place of one eye is a black eyepatch with a white cross on it, while in place of the other is an angular black spiral.

When Pirates attack, their sword becomes the most noticeable part of them. Their weapons boast a wide, curved blade, similar to a Chinese dao; halfway down, the blade is etched with a bright red crack and a yellow angled spiral mirroring the one on the Pirate's bandanna. There is no hilt, though the blade is held to the handle by a heavy duty clip. The sword's grip is covered in the same bright red fabric as the sash and bandanna.

The Pirate's name is a reference to its stereotypical pirate-like appearance. Pirates were outlaws who sailed the seas, robbing and murdering passing sailors.


A Pirate have three attacks, all involving its sword. Its most powerful move is to draw in purple energy and then swing it sword in a wide arc in front of itself. This Heartless rears back before launching its attack, giving you plenty of warning. If the attack is avoided, the Pirate will stumble, leaving itself open to a counterattack. If the attack is blocked or deflected, the Pirate will fall over, leaving it open to attack for a longer period of time. Its second attack is a bit faster, and consists of the pirate lifting its sword over its head and jumping at players with an overhead slash. Should the Pirate miss, it will leave itself open to attack as it's getting back up. Its last attack is to suddenly start walking about while slashing its sword from side to side. This is its most dangerous move, since the Pirate will follow Sora around before stopping out of fatigue if he happens to be in front of the enemy. The move is announced by when the Pirate raises its sword high over its head as if to taunt. Luckily, this move can be blocked as well and leave the Pirate vulnerable.

In Chain of Memories, the Pirate is capable of stunning Sora with a swing of its sword, so the Pirate's attack must be avoided to sustain Sora's HP. One can use Sleights that affect a wide area, like Sonic Blade, Fire or Blizzard Raid and Blitz - all of which deal a high amount of damage.

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
Dark Hide