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    Special Link Portal FAQ by Rebel_Dante

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    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
    Special Link Portal Guide
    by Rebel_Dante / James Archer
    
    What are Link Portals?
    
    When you are playing the game, you will often notice spiky pink circles on the 
    bottom map screen. These are Link Portals, and either let you fight a set of 
    Dream Eaters for a prize, or borrow a pre-set party of Dream Eaters for a short
    period of time. Most of these portals are named after various Disney or 
    Square-Enix characters - such as Squall or Firion. These portals are random, 
    and are not necessary for game completion.
    
    Each combat Portal has a Bonus Objective, such as beating it within 20 seconds 
    or pulling off 3 counters during the fight. Beating this objective will grant 
    you an extra item after battle, usually a Royal Cake, Treasure Goggles or Water 
    Barrel for raising Spirits. All prizes are random, though you always get a 
    Dream Piece as the main reward - some of the rarest ones may only be obtainable
    in this way.
    
    How do I access Link Portals?
    
    This can cause confusion to a few people. Firstly, while you can see Link 
    Portals on zoomed-out view - you must be zoomed IN to access them. When you 
    stand on the corresponding spot of the map, a pop-up box will appear with the 
    name of the portal. Tap on the box on the touch-screen to access the portal.
    
    What are Special Portals?
    
    Every world has six unique, fixed portals per character - 6 for Sora, 6 for 
    Riku. The only exception is The World That Never Was, which has 3 per 
    character. Only one of the six Special Portals available in each world is open
    at any one time, and which portal is active changes each time you Drop. 
    
    There are also Secret Portals that open up later in the game - these allow you 
    to refight bosses, albeit much harder than the original fight. These portals 
    are always available once you are far enough in the game, and are located in 
    the boss rooms that you fought them in originally. I will list their locations
    s well.
    
    How do I know which Special Portal is open?
    
    At the bottom of the Start Menu (and shown on the World Map) is the Forecast 
    screen. This screen shows a silhouette of the Dream Eater contained within the
    Special Portal that is currently open. It also gives a description for that 
    Dream Eater, such as Lucky customer or Heavyweight hulk.
    
    However, some worlds have two portals containing the same monster, so it's not
     always possible to tell exactly which portal is open. However, using this 
    guide should help you narrow down the possible areas. 
    
    Once you beat a portal, the silhouette of the Dream Eater will show the Dream 
    Eater's picture, and it will say "DONE!". The Portal will then disappear for 
    the remainder of the game until you have beaten all of them - from which point
    you can replay them as many times as you like.
    
    Once a Special Portal is beaten, it can be the "active" portal on the forecast
    again, but it will still be beaten. When this happens, there will be no open 
    portal on that world, so you'll need to Drop again to change that world's 
    portal. Therefore, the last few Portals are the worst since you'll need to keep
    Dropping to cycle the active portal.
    
    What do I get for beating the Special Portals?
    
    If you beat ALL the Special Portals for a character, you unlock a new Keyblade
    (End of Pain, same for both characters) for that character. All Special Portals
    give "Fantasy" level Dream Pieces as prizes, as well as normal Bonus Items. 
    Bonus Items aren't too important, so I wouldn't worry about beating them all 
    too much. And as I said before, once you beat them all, the game will allow you
    to access them all again to earn more items.
    
    Here's the format for each Special Portal
    
    To find Special Portals, first check your forecast for the current silhouette
     and check the Dream Eater description. Then see which Special Portals in this
    guide (for that area and character) match up to that description.
    
    From there you can see which location that Dream Eater is located, or at least
    have a maximum of 3 possible places to look. Remember - if there isn't an 
    empty silhouette, you'll need to Drop to change which portal is open in that 
    area for that character.
    
    Here's the format I have written it down in:
    
    
    
    TRAVERSE TOWN - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Post Office / 1*
    Heavyweight hulk / Kooma Panda
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Fourth District / 1*
    Doggish cat-thing / Meow Wow
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Garden / 1*
    Kooma Panda (Heavyweight Hulk)
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Second District / 3*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Fifth District / 3*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Fountain Plaza / 4*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Fifth District
    
    
    TRAVERSE TOWN - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Fountain Plaza / 1*
    Doggish-cat thing / Meow Wow
    Block at least 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Second District / 1*
    Pup with a petal / Flowbermeow
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Fourth District / 1*
    Roly-poly snoozer / Tama Sheep
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    First District / 3*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Garden / 3*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Back Streets / 4*
    Zippy zapmeister / Thunderaffe
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Garden
    
    
    LA CITE DES CLOCHES - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Catacombs / 1*
    Footloose feline / Necho Cat
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Town / 1*
    Dire driller / Drill Sye
    Block 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Town / 1*
    Snouted lout / Zolephant
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Court of Miracles / 2*
    Snouted lout / Zolephant
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Nave (Upper Balcony) / 2*
    Doggish-cat thing / Meow Wow
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Square (Roof) / 3*
    Footloose feline / Necho Cat
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Square
    
    
    LA CITE DES CLOCHES - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Windmill / 1*
    Dire driller / Drill Sye
    Block at least 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Town / 1*
    Footloose feline / Necho Cat
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Outskirts / 1*
    Footloose feline / Necho Cat
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Square / 2*
    Doggish cat-thing / Meow Wow
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Outskirts / 2*
    Footloose feline / Necho Cat
    Block 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Nave (Upper Balcony) / 3*
    Doggish cat-thing / Meow Wow
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Square (roof)
    
    
    PRANKSTER's PARADISE - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Amusement Park / 2*
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Windup Way / 2*
    Lucky customer / Juggle Pup
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Promontory / 2*
    Pup with a petal / Flowbermeow
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Ocean Floor / 3*
    Lucky customer / Juggle Pup
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Ocean Depths / 3*
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Circus / 4*
    Lucky customer / Juggle Pup
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Promontory
    
    PRANKSTER's PARADISE - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Monstro: Mouth /2*
    Lucky customer / Juggle pup
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Monstro: Gullet / 2*
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Monstro: Cavity (Flipped) 2*
    Lucky Customer / Juggle Pup
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Monstro: Belly
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Monstro: Bowels / 3*
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Land 10 linked attacks
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Monstro: Cavity / 4*
    Slippery slider / Iceguin Ace
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Monstro: Bowels
    
    
    THE GRID - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Rectifier 1F / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Land 10 linked attacks
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    City / 2*
    Horned scorcher / Yoggy Ram
    Use no X commands 
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Bridge / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Rectifier 2F / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Docks (Upper Area) / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Throughput / 3*
    Doggish cat-thing / Meow Wow
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Throneship
    
    
    THE GRID - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Rectifier 1F / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Land 10 linked attacks
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    City / 2*
    Horned Scorcher / Yoggy Ram
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Bridge / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Rectifier 2F / 2*
    Deft Deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Docks (Upper Area) / 2*
    Deft deadeye / KO Kabuto
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Portal: Stairs / 3*
    Doggish cat-thing / Meow Wow
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Portal
    
    
    COUNTRY OF THE MUSKETEERS - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Mont Saint-Michel
    Lop-eared cutie / Me Me Bunny
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Shore / 3*
    Winged wanderer / Halbird
    Use no X Commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Tower Road / 3*
    Prehistoric fiend / Tyranto Rex
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Dungeon / 4*
    Fowlish fool / Ducky Goose
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Training Yard / 4*
    Winged wanderer / Halbird
    Block 3 attacks
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Theatre / 5*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Theatre
    
    
    COUNTRY OF THE MUSKETEERS - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Grand Lobby / 3*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    The Opera / 3*
    Fowlish fool / Ducky Goose
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Machine Room 3*
    Lop-eared cutie / Me Me Bunny
    Land 10 linked attacks
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Backstage / 4*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Theatre / 4*
    Winged wanderer / Halbird
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Green Room / 5*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Backstage
    
    
    SYMPHONY OF SORCERY - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Cloudwalk / 4*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Tower / 4*
    Ruler of the skies / Ryu Dragon
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Glen / 4*
    Spectral Snarfer / Ghostabocky
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Precipice / 4*
    Ruler of the skies / Ryu Dragon
    Land 10 linked attacks
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Fields / 4*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Cloudwalk / 5*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Take no more than 2 hits
    
    -Secret Portal-
    Precipice 
    
    
    SYMPHONY OF SORCERY - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Tower / 4*
    Ruler of the skies / Ryu Dragon
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Moonlight Wood / 4*
    Spectral snarfer / Ghostabocky
    Use no X commands
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Snowgleam Wood / 5*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 4-
    Golden Wood / 4*
    Ruler of the skies / Ryu Dragon
    Block 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 5-
    Moonlight Wood / 4*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Land 10 link attacks
    
    -Special Portal 6-
    Snowgleam Wood / 5*
    Ruler of the skies / Ryu Dragon
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    
    THE WORLD THAT NEVER WAS - SORA
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Avenue to Dreams / 4*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Use 3 Flowmotion attacks
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Contorted City / 4*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Block 3 times
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Avenue to Dreams? / 5*
    Prehistoric fiend / Tyranto Rex
    Perform 3 counters
    
    
    THE WORLD THAT NEVER WAS - RIKU
    
    -Special Portal 1-
    Fact within Fiction / 4*
    King of beasts / Aura Lion
    Win within 20 secs
    
    -Special Portal 2-
    Verge of Chaos / 4*
    Sky prancer / Pegaslick
    Perform 3 counters
    
    -Special Portal 3-
    Delusive Beginning / 5*
    Prehistoric fiend / Tyranto Rex
    Take no more than 2 hits