Tech Points are a special type of experience points in Kingdom Hearts. Tech Points are earned when the player exploits an enemy's weakness, parries an enemy attack with an attack of their own, or uses an enemy's attack against themselves (usually deflecting some sort of projectile attack).
Obtaining Tech Points
- Parry an opponent's melee attack
- Reflect an opponent's projectile and hit them with it, like the Ice Titan
- Use a special attack the opponent is weak to, such as hitting a Red Nocturne with Blizzard
There are also other ways to earn Tech Points. The first time the player can earn Tech Points is while fighting Darkside in Dive to the Heart. If timed correctly Darkside's energy blasts can be reflected.
Soon after, when Sora awakens in Destiny Islands, the player can again earn Tech Points by parrying attacks in the spars with Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie. Tidus' jump attack can be parried by hitting his sword for 2 Tech Points, Selphies jump attack can be parried for the same amount, and Wakka's ball throw and power throw can be parried for 1 and 2 Tech Points respectively, gaining an extra point if the ball successfully hits him after being struck back. These methods are considered to be a particularly effective way to earn levels early in the game, especially in the case of fighting Tidus.
Another early way to earn Tech Points is when fighting Leon in Traverse Town. When Leon fires a fireball, if the player times their attack to deflect the fireball back at him, Leon will be stunned and the player will earn two Tech Points - one for blocking the attack and another for hitting Leon with it.