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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