ByMarcus O'Shea, writer at
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Marcus O'Shea

The Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 ReMIX collection is out now for the PlayStation 4. Featuring a shiny new HD makeover with 4K graphics and 60FPS frame-rates, it's a whole new chance for a fresh generation of gamers to experience the brainchild of Tetsuya Nomura. But while you're jumping around from game to game, you may be looking for the speediest methods to get yourself through the trials ahead—after all, there a lot of games in this collection. That's where we come in.

How To Level Up Quickly In 'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD ReMIX'

Despite its cartoony graphics and cheerful characters, the series can be real challenging for the new player. Enemies and bosses can be brutally difficult and if you don't pay attention, you can end up severely under-leveled. Sometimes, you need a helping hand when it comes to leveling up. Luckily, we've got a just for you on the best grinding areas for just that.

The Best Grind And Fast Leveling Methods In 'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX'

'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]
'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]

There are several effective methods to leveling up quickly in Kingdom Hearts 1.5, the first, and most simple, involves the Traverse Town area of the game. This early game area is perfect for running through quickly and building up large amounts of XP. Simply equip any XP boosting items you have (a great choice is the EXP boost ring from the Hundred Acre Wood).

This run works best if you've already unlocked the Hollow Bastion, which unlocks more powerful enemies in the game. Start at the first section of Traverse Town, run through to the third while killing everything and then repeat. Not the most exciting method, but sure to level you up quick. As an added bonus, you'll max yourself out on ethers, high potions and elixirs very quickly, especially if you equip Lucky Strike.

'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]
'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]

Another, slightly more complicated method, involves the deck of Captain Hook's ship. Head to the deck and leave again until a rare truffle spawns. Once it does, you need to juggle the truffle 100 times by letting it bounce on your head, and do the same for each other truffle in the area. This will net you around 5000 experience and two rare goo each time.

Rare truffles can also be found in several other areas, including Monstro's mouth.

The Hades cup is also an excellent way to gain quick experience. Just equip as many XP boost items as you can and repeat seeds 10-1 of the cup. Doing this allows you to choose your opponents, which means you can pick the best choice for getting XP fast. The Rock titan's a great one, as he offers up 4000+ XP and 100+ tech every time he's defeated.

The Best Grind And Fast Leveling Methods In 'Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX'

'Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]
'Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]

To gain levels quickly in Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX you'll need to stack a few items and abilities. First you'll need the Gullwing Keyblade, which has an ability that boosts XP when your health is below 50 percent. Next you'll need the Experience Boost ability, which increases your experience earned by 100 percent if your health is critical (flashing red).

Head to the Caverns of Remembrance with both of these equipped and preferably, some kind of magic ability, such as Thundaga. Unequip all potions and healing abilities, then allow the enemies to reduce your health to critical.

'Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]
'Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX' [Credit: Square Enix]

After that, just run through the area spamming magic to kill enemies, you'll rack up massive amounts of experience extremely quickly. The enemies respawn every time you enter and leave the area, so you can do multiple circuits of this place extremely quickly. If you get killed, just respawn and let the enemies reduce your health to critical before starting again.

Yen Sid tower is another excellent location for quick XP. Much like in the Caverns of Remembrance, you'll want to equip the Gullwing Keyblade and Experience Boost abilities. Then reduce your health to critical levels like before and climb the tower while spamming Firaga or a similar spell. The enemies should die in one or two casts and you'll rack up a ton of XP by the time you hit the top of the tower.

If you really want to maximize your XP gain, I'd also suggest ordering the rest of your party not to attack enemies. The Experience Boost and Gullwing bonuses only apply to enemies you land the killing blow on, so party members attacking can severely reduce your experience bonuses.

You may want to also check out the trailer to Kingdom Hearts 3, released at E3 last year.

Did you find this guide helpful? Any guides you'd like to see from us in the future? Let us know in the comments!


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