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Search Ghost

Search Ghost KH

Search Ghost (Final Mix)

Search Ghost KHX

Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji サーチゴースト
Romaji Sāchi Gōsuto
French Spectre Fureteur
German Augenwerfer
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts χ
Search Ghost's Gallery
Grand Ghost
Hover Ghost
Carrier Ghost
Living Pod

Kingdom Hearts

Heartless that mostly appear in Atlantica. They roam in dark areas and emit light from their eye to target their enemies. They can warp from one place to another.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - Sora's Story

A spooky Heartless.
The Search Ghost can warp out of harm's way and absorb enemies' HP, making it a tough opponent.
Before Rescue After
HP 45 120
Attack 21 35
Defense 17 27
MP Recovery 27 47
EXP 10 120
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
(5) HP Ball x 1
(2) MP Ball x 1, (15) MP Ball x 2
Hi-Potion (2%), Mega-Potion (1%), Bright Gem (4%)[1]
Halloween Town, Monstro, Atlantica, Traverse Town
Before Rescue After
HP 45 120
Attack 21 35
Defense 17 27
MP Recovery 27 47
EXP 10 120
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Pegasus Cup

Seed 9 (Ghost Bandits): 9x Search Ghost
Seed 5 (The Big Combo): 5x Search Ghost

Hades Cup

Seed 39 (Red Legion): 39x Search Ghost
Seed 28 (Spookies): 28x Search Ghost
Seed 22 (Night Soarers): 22x Search Ghost
Seed 15 (Air Brigade): 15x Search Ghost

Floor Basement HP AP EXP
2 11 66 4 13
3 10 72 5 20
4 9 78 7 28
5 8 84 8 35
6 7 90 9 43
7 6 96 10 50
8 5 102 11 58
9 4 108 13 65
10 3 114 14 73
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
Search Ghost (card)
Absorb enemy HP when striking with attack cards, but enemies will drop fewer items.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
1 reload 35 CP - - -
Monstro, Halloween Town, Atlantica



The Search Ghost is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts,Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories


Kingdom HeartsEdit

Once, Jack Skellington attempted to teach Search Ghosts how to dance as part of his "Heartless Halloween" festival. However, the guidance system keeping them from going on their usual rampages exploded during an attempt to upgrade it.

Also, a incapacitated Search Ghost was kept on Doctor Finkelstein's lab for experimentation.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit


Search Ghosts are well-designed for their appearances in areas where a spooky atmosphere is required. Pale-skinned and bearing the classic footless ghost shape of Japanese folklore, they are clad in purple tunics bearing the Heartless emblem. The sleeves of the tunic end in white cuffs with gold cuff links, but the fashionable nature of the tunic is ruined a bit by the torn hemline and a rip on the left side that exposes the Search Ghosts' ribcage. Search Ghosts also wear white cuffed gloves, but noticeably, there is no flesh or skin connecting the sleeves of the tunic to the Ghosts' hands, only a disturbing empty gap.

Search Ghosts also bear the traditional Heartless jagged jawline and yellow eyes; however, their wide yellow eyes have black angled spirals on them. In addition, the right eye has been pulled out of the socket, and is only held to the head by a length of silver chain. The Ghosts' remaining good eye is what they use to search for their prey, emitting a yellow glow while looking, and with the glow turning red when a target has been spotted.

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Search Ghosts have a more jarring color palette. The tunic is a much brighter violet, the cuffs and trim pink, and the gloves lavender. The head is also now a bright vivid orange, giving the Final Mix Search Ghosts a resemblance to a jack o'lantern at first glance.

The Search Ghost's name references its nature of looking for enemies with a rotating searchlight. The Heartless's name also highlights its ghost-like appearance.


The Search Ghost attacks on sight, but is slow. It can warp out of harm's way and absorb enemies' HP, making it a tough opponent. They only attack when someone steps into their searchlight. So using physical attacks will be the best choice of action against the Search Ghost.


Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. The Search Ghost drops (5) HP Ball x 3 if it is defeated with Gravity or damage while it is glowing.
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