Kingdom Hearts Walkthrough » Olympus Coliseum Ability gotten in this area: Sonic Blade Magic gotten in this area: Thunder
There are 2 Blue Trinity marks here that you can activate immediately for
some treasures. (the one to the right has puppies 22-24) Also, try putting
out the flames on all the torches with your Blizzard magic (if you have
enough MP) to reveal a chest with an Orihalcum. Check behind the pillars too
for a Mega-Potion. Proceed to the Lobby afterwards.
Talk to Phil and he'll ask you to move the huge block. Push it until the
phrase "it weighs a ton" appears then talk to Phil again. There'll be a
cutscene where Phil refuses to believe that Sora is a hero, while Donald and
Goofy tries to convince him otherwise. Eventually, Phil decides to train you.
You'll have to break all the barrels within the given time limit. 20 barrels
within 30 seconds in the first round and 25 barrels within 1 minute in the
second round. You'll receive the Thunder magic after that.
He still won't let you enter the games so go outside. You'll see a short
cutscene with Hades and he'll give you the "Entry Pass". Go back inside
and show it to Phil. You can now enter the preliminaries.
Make sure your characters are stocked with Potions and Ethers before you
enter the tournament since you won't be given the chance to restock on
There'll be 7 matches to fight here. After the 5th battle you'll see a
cutscene between Cloud and Hades. You'll then fight your 6th battle followed
Battle: CloudExprience Points: 80p
He's really fast and his attacks are powerful, therefore this is going to be
a tough battle. But thankfully winning isn't necessary. Now Dodge Roll to
avoid his dash attacks while trying get close to him at the same time. Once
you're close enough keep attacking him from the side or better yet head on.
Doing this will make him concentrate on blocking your blows rather than
attack you. Be sure to move around a lot though to dodge his plunge attack.
You'll win eventually.
After the battle, Cerberus will show up and so will Hercules. When you get
back to the Lobby, restock on items and Save your game then go back to the
arena. It's also a good idea to customize your partners so that they don't
do physical attacks often. (this will prevent them from trying to smack
Cerberus silly and end up dying.)
Boss: CerberusExperience Points: 200p Equipment Dropped: Inferno Band
Never ever attempt to attack him head on; I'd bet you're suicidal if you
did. Instead stay on the side and lock on to any head then attack. You can
also try to jump on his back to get on top of him and start smashing. Avoid
getting bitten at all cost as you definitely wouldn't want to see how much
damage it can do. Watch out for his fire balls as well. When he starts
releasing black stuffs after you, just Dodge Roll or jump to avoid it. Be
sure to keep your partners alive if you can so that they can help with
healing when you need it.
After the battle, there will be a cutscene and you'll receive the Hero
License. Outside talk to Cloud for another cutscene. You'll receive the
Sonic Blade ability afterwards.