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Switch Launcher
(トレードランチャー)
SwitchLauncher
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Japanese Trade Launcher
Kana/Kanji トレードランチャー
Romaji Torēdo Ranchā
German Schaltkanone
Games Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Switch Launcher's Gallery
Variations
Cannon Gun
Silent Launcher
Ice Cannon
Jumbo Cannon

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

These mid-sized cannon Heartless fire shots that rain down from above. Use dodge rolls or air slides to evacuate the target area.
Their head-on shots can't be blocked, and will also warp victims into point-blank range.
Regular attacks won't throw them off balance. Be careful.
Hearts Lvl
16
HP EXP Def Stun
x3.60 x2.58 x1.70
Mission Lvl Rewards
73 40 Shining Crystal (50%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x1.47 x1.87 x0.90 x1.98
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x0.40 x1.87 x0.40 x0
Worlds
Olympus Coliseum

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The Switch Launcher is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It does not appear in Mission Mode, because it was removed from that version of Mission 73.

DesignEdit

A Switch Launcher, fittingly, is shaped like a small cannon. Its body is yellow with white highlights and black rivets. It has four short, sharp, red legs, a large, red spike on either of its sides, and a black base. The Heartless's face is a black sphere with glowing yellow eyes set in the front of the cannon's body. The actual barrel of the cannon is black and has several green designs that cause it to resemble a face, with the mouth of the cannon being the nose. It also sports a short, curled, green fuse in its back.

The Switch Launcher's name references its ability to swap places with opponents. A "launcher" is a device that throws something, hence "rocket launcher" and related terms.

StrategyEdit

The Switch Launcher will use the same attack pattern of the Cannon Gun and similar Heartless, shooting a blast into the sky that then tracks you, represented as a Heartless Emblem that follows you along the ground. Use Air Slide or Dodge Roll to escape.

Alternatively, if you are standing in front of it, it may lean forward and fire a blast straight ahead, which can be easily avoided by Blocking or dodging. Both of its attacks will cause the Heartless to switch places with you. Staying close behind the Switch Launcher when attacking is an effective strategy, as you will not be distanced from it if it hits you.

Characters
Party Members
Roxas - Axel - Demyx - Larxene - Lexaeus - Luxord - Marluxia - Saïx - Vexen - Xaldin - Xemnas - Xigbar - Xion - Zexion
Secret Characters
Donald Duck - Goofy - King Mickey - Riku - Sora
Non-playable characters
Abu - Aladdin - Beast - Belle - Captain Hook - Card Soldiers - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cheshire Cat - Cogsworth - DiZ - Doorknob - Dr. Finkelstein - Genie - Hayner - Hercules - Jack Skellington - Jasmine - Kairi - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Lumiere - Moogle - Mr. Smee - Naminé - Olette - Pence - Pete - Philoctetes - Queen of Hearts - Tinkerbell - White Rabbit - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Agrabah - Beast's Castle - Castle Oblivion - Destiny Islands - Halloween Town - Kingdom Hearts - Neverland - Olympus Coliseum - The World That Never Was - Twilight Town - Wonderland
Places
Castle That Never Was - Old Mansion
Terms
Heart - Heartless - Keyblade - Mission Mode - Nobody - Organization XIII - Organization XIII Device - Replica - Replica Program - Roxas's Diary - Sea-salt ice cream - Chaining - Limit Break
Music
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack - Sanctuary
Archives
Rings - Artwork - Bosses - Enemies - Other Weapons
Heartless
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