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Sheltering Zone
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji シェルタリングゾーン
Romaji Sherutaringu Zōn
French Néon Marin Géant
German Kosmoqualle
Games Kingdom Hearts
Sheltering Zone's Gallery
Sea Neon

Kingdom Hearts

Heartless resembling a jellyfish. You receive damage just from colliding with it. They move slow, but break up into many Sea Neons if struck. They fling their tentacles away to keep their enemies away.
Before Rescue After
HP 90 240
Attack 22 35
Defense 19 27
MP Recovery 31 47
EXP 20 150
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr.
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Gravity Stop KO Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
(2) MP Ball x 5, (15) MP Ball x 5
(1) Munny x 2, (5) Munny x3, (20) Munny x 1
Ether (4%), Frost Gem (8%), Blizzaga Ring (1%)



The Sheltering Zone (シェルタリングゾーン Sherutaringu Zōn?) is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts. It is essentially a large Sea Neon, and will split into three Sea Neons if defeated with weapons.


Sheltering Zones, like their smaller counterparts, are based on jellyfish. While they have a number of small bluish-green tentacles dangling beneath them, much like are found on real-life jellyfish, they also have two massive pale blue tentacles in the front that allow them to bash Sora and his party for big damage. They also boast light grayish-blue transparent heads; hidden behind the prominent Heartless emblem there are their sinister Heartless visages, complete with a crooked, toothy smile, bright yellow eyes, and a medium-length plume that ends in a spiral.

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Sheltering Zones mirror the warmer colors of the palette-swapped Sea Neons. They have orange small tentacles, bright yellow big ones, and a reddish-black iridescent head.

The Sheltering Zone's name may be referencing its ability to split into three Sea Neons when it is defeated; as if it was "sheltering" them from the battle.


A Sheltering Zone, very much like an Aquatank, is quite docile in battle unless disturbed. Sheltering Zones attack by swiping their tentacles at Sora and his party. They are also the only enemy that Sora takes damage from just by touching it. If a Sheltering Zone is destroyed by a weapon as opposed to magic, it will split into three Sea Neons.

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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