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FAQ/Walkthrough by ElectroSpecter

Version: 1.44 | Updated: 06/06/19

Gummi Ship

  1. Gummi Missions
  2. Treasures
  3. Fragments
  4. Gummi Records (Battles)
  5. Constellations

There are a few ways you can approach the gummi ship part of the game. You can ignore most of it, forever, but you'll need to participate in it to get some rare items (for example, an Orichalcum+) and also some trophies / achievements. If you're looking for 100% completion, you can explore every system as soon as each becomes available (although you won't always be able to break all the pink crystals immediately), or you can just ignore most of the gummi ship-related things until the end of the game and do something like the following:

  • Open all the treasure spheres for quick experience to upgrade your ship's limit
  • Buy the best blueprint you can from the shop (it only has to be powerful enough to break the pink crystals in Misty Stream)
  • Open all the pink crystals in Misty Stream for the Sirius blueprint
  • Make sure you've gotten the Repair Kit from the Dreadshark mission (replay it if you didn't earn it the first time)
  • Use Sirius to destroy the Schwarzgeist boss in Misty Stream to get the Golden Highwind
  • Do everything else using the Golden Highwind

There are other quick ways of doing this (for example, taking pictures of some of the later constellations for blueprints may also work).


1. Gummi Missions

Gummi Missions are a grab bag of gummi ship-related activities that you will be able to do while exploring in your ship (think trophy / achievement list). Most will be obtained by completing the activities detailed in the other sub-sections of this part of the guide, so there isn't too much extra detail here.

MissionDetailsReward
Blast OffEmbark on your first voyage to receive this commendation. Self-explanatory, you will complete this during your first Gummi Ship voyage.Rainbow/S
TravelerFind 3 waypoints to receive this commendation. Waypoints are the large, space station-like structures that appear prominently on the World Map.Soccer Ball/P
Master TravelerFind 6 waypoints to receive this commendation.Crowns/P
Ultimate TravelerFind 9 waypoints to receive this commendation.Crown/S
World SeekerDiscover 2 worlds to receive this commendation. The World Seeker missions will be completed automatically as you progress through the game.Geometric/P
Master World SeekerDiscover 6 worlds to receive this commendation.Dazzle/P
Ultimate World SeekerDiscover 9 worlds to receive this commendation.Kingdom Hearts/S
Astrowarrior SlayerDefeat the Astrowarrior in Starlight Way to receive this commendation. You have to fight this enemy before landing in Toy Box, so you can't miss it.Firaga/G-01
Flower Guardian SlayerDefeat the Flower Guardian in Starlight Way to receive this commendation.Unversed/S

Comet Crawler Slayer

Defeat the Comet Crawlers in Starlight Way to receive this commendation.Spirit/S

Dreadshark Slayer

Defeat the Dreadshark in Misty Stream to receive this commendation. You will fight this enemy before landing in Monstropolis.Excalibur/G
Glacial Fortress SlayerDefeat the Glacial Fortress in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Nobody/S
Space Worm SlayerDefeat the Space Worms in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Nightmare/S
Schwarzgeist SlayerDefeat the Schwarzgeist in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Roxas/S
Colossus Pyramid SlayerDefeat the Colossus Pyramid in The Eclipse to receive this commendation. You will fight this enemy before landing in the final world.Ultima/G
Supreme Warrior SlayerDefeat the Supreme Warrior in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Heartless/S
Scarlet Shark SlayerDefeat the Scarlet Shark in The Eclipes to receive this commendation.Keyblade/S
Omega Machina SlayerDefeat the Omega Machina in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Eraqus/S
Heartless HunterTake out 500 Heartless with your gummi ship to receive this commendation.Medal/S-01
Heartless HarrierTake out 1,500 Heartless with your gummi ship to receive this commendation.Medal/S-02
Heartless MenacerTake out 3,000 Heartless with your gummi ship to receive this commendation.Medal/S-03
Heartless DestroyerTake out 5,000 Heartless with your gummi ship to receive this commendation.Medal/S-04
Heartless ObliteratorTake out 9,999 Heartless with your gummi ship to receive this commendation. I recommend repeating a Speed Skirmish (like Speed Skirmish 8) repeatedly to grind this out since you won't likely hit 9,999 naturally.Medal/S-05
Special Weapon DabblerObtain 3 different special weapons to receive this commendation.Checkered/P
Special Weapon CollectorObtain 5 different special weapons to receive this commendation.Arabesque/P
Special Weapon HoarderObtain 7 different special weapons to receive this commendation.Wave Crests/P
Special Weapon ScholarObtain 10 different special weapons to receive this commendation.Arrow Feathers/P
Special Weapon AuthorityObtain 13 different special weapons to receive this commendation. If you're missing any, either try buying the missing ones from the shops or complete more battles with better ranks.χ-blade/S
Junior Treasure HunterUnlock a treasure sphere to receive this commendation. The treasure spheres are easy to open and can easily be seen on the World Map.Flowers/P
Authorized Treasure HunterUnlock 3 treasure spheres to receive this commendation.Foliage/P
Chief Treasure HunterUnlock 5 treasure spheres to receive this commendation.Grid/P
Veteran Treasure HunterUnlock 7 treasure spheres to receive this commendation.Lights/P
Champion Treasure HunterUnlock 9 treasure spheres to receive this commendation.Roman Ten/S
Pro BuilderRetrieve all the blueprint fragments in Starlight Way to receive this commendation (see the Fragments section for details).Vega
Elite BuilderRetrieve all the blueprint fragments in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Sirius
Master BuilderRetreive all the blueprint fragments in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Shooting Star
Cactuar GazerPhotograph the Cactuar constellation in Starlight Way to receive this commendation.Cactuar
Bomb GazerPhotograph the Bomb constellation in Starlight Way to receive this commendation.Bomb
Moogle GazerPhotograph the Moogle constellation in Starlight Way to receive this commendation.Moogle
Endymion GazerPhotograph the Endymion constellation in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Endymion
Tonberry GazerPhotograph the Tonberry constellation in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Tonberry
Imp GazerPhotograph the Imp constellation in Misty Stream to receive this commendation.Imp
Bismarck GazerPhotograph the Bismarck constellation in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Bismarck
Ultros GazerPhotograph the Ultros constellation in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Ultros
Omega GazerPhotograph the Omega constellation in The Eclipse to receive this commendation.Omega
Gummi Ship CompletionistUnderstand the true joy of gummi ships to receive this commendation (complete all the other missions).Crown/G

2. Treasures

Treasures are obtained as rewards from the various battles you can participate in. Each treasure is unique and can only be earned once from a particular battle.

STARLIGHT WAY
TreasureObtained from
Flat Helm/GClash with the Astrowarrior
Mini-Helm/GClash with the Astrowarrior or Flower Guardian
Darkness/GClash with the Comet Crawlers
GhostabockyCountdown 1
Red NocturneSpeed Skirmish 2
Craft AirplaneCountdown 3
Rhino BeetleSpeed Skirmish 1
Plush SoraCountdown 4
Question MarkSpeed Skirmish 3
SupercarCountdown 2
MISTY STREAM
TreasureObtained From
Solid Helm/GClash with the Dreadshark
Long Helm/GClash with the Glacial Fortress
Beetle Horn/GClash with the Space Worms
Angel/GClash with the Glacial Fortress
Necho CatCountdown 9
Kooma PandaSpeed Skirmish 4
Hot RodSpeed Skirmish 8
SubmarineSpeed Skirmish 5
LocomotiveCountdown 10
Wubber DuckyCountdown 5
GigasCountdown 7
SchwarzgeistClash with the Schwarzgeist
Dino SoarerCountdown 6
Cardboard WarriorSpeed Skirmish 6
AirshipClash with the Space Worms
PavilionSpeed Skirmish 9
Home Sweet HomeSpeed Skirmish 7
GalleonCountdown 8
PalanquinSpeed Skirmish 10
Golden HighwindClash with the Schwarzgeist
THE ECLIPSE
TreasureObtained From
Sphere Helm/GClash with the Colossus Pyramid
Bridge/GClash with the Scarlet Shark
Big Bridge/GClash with the Omega Machina
Mast/GClash with the Scarlet Shark
Sweet WheelsSpeed Skirmish 11
Stationery SquadronCountdown 11

3. Fragments

Blueprint fragments can be found in the pink crystals scattered across each system. You'll have to shoot them to break them open, but you will often find that some are not breakable based on your current setup. You will have to return to destroy these when your ship has greater offensive capabilities (evidence points to the POWER stat being the key here).

The following maps will be based on the default view for each system, slightly angled up for easier reference. Even so, these are 3D maps that I have converted to 2D, so there is some information lost (namely, depth). However, they should be adequate enough to get you where you need to be, and the in-game mini map should help narrow things down.

Each numbered crystal on the map below corresponds with the order the fragments appear on the in-game list.

STARLIGHT WAY
FragmentLocation
VGA-01
VGA-02

This one is inside the giant asteroid down a side path.

VGA-03

High above on top of the giant asteroid, near treasure sphere γ.

VGA-04
VGA-05
VGA-06
VGA-07
VGA-08
VGA-09
VGA-10
VGA-11
VGA-12
VGA-13
VGA-14
VGA-15

MISTY STREAM
FragmentLocation
SRS-01
SRS-02
SRS-03
SRS-04
SRS-05
SRS-06
SRS-07
SRS-08
SRS-09
SRS-10
SRS-11
SRS-12
SRS-13
SRS-14
SRS-15

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NOTE: The map for The Eclipse crystals is admittedly not very useful for crystals 1-5, since they are inside the space station. Thus, a video guide has been included for them in the table below. The quickest way to get them all is to start at Waypoint ECL-01, take the red path first, and then double back for the last crystal on the green path when you're near the exit.

THE ECLIPSE
FragmentLocation
STR-01 - STR-05
STR-06
STR-07
STR-08
STR-09
STR-10
STR-11
STR-12
STR-13
STR-14
STR-15

4. Gummi Records (Battles)

Battling Heartless ships takes place entirely within self-contained combat missions. Typically, you can avoid most of them throughout the game if you want, though there will be some bosses you'll have to fight before landing in a world. To engage in any of these battles, just approach them while flying around in space (you'll see the difficulty rating over the ship that you need to approach).

There are rewards you'll get from each battle if you get rank C or higher. You'll only get each reward once and you'll have to get an A Rank to receive all of the listed rewards for each battle (although you will continue to get reduced experience points if you keep replaying a battle).

There are three types of combat missions, as follows:

Countdown - Destroy Heartless ships until the clock runs out.

Speed Skirmish - Destroy a set number of Heartless ships to end the mission.

Clash - A boss-type battle. Further strategies will be provided for these special battles.

The easiest strategy for getting an A Rank on any of these missions is unfortunately also the most boring: wait until end-game, open all the Treasure Spheres for some quick experience, and just buy the best blueprint you can (or grab a special blueprint from photographing constellations). While there will still be some strategy required for some of the tougher battles, this will make most of these missions laughably easy.

STARLIGHT WAY
#NameDifficultyA Rank ScoreRewards
1Countdown 11100,000Light/M, Button/S, Marble/M, Ghostabocky
2Countdown 21170,000Spangles/M, Bandage/S-01, Cork/M, Supercar
3Countdown 31170,000Fire/M, Meow Wow Eye/S-01, Parquetry/M, Craft Airplane
4Countdown 42240,000Giraffe Spots/M, Silver/S-01, Industrial/M, Plush Sora
5Speed Skirmish 1140,000Sponge Cake/M, Barcode/S, Studs/M, Rhino Beetle
6Speed Skirmish 2150,000Arabian/M, Ribbon/S, Mirror/M, Red Nocturne
7Speed Skirmish 31120,000Stained Glass/M, Spiderweb/S, Timber/M, Question Mark
8Clash with the Astrowarrior2160,000Flat Helm/G, Mini-Helm/G, Twin Shot, Knuckle/G (2)
9Clash with the Flower Guardian2200,000Tire/G (2), Mini-Helm/G, Barrier, Butterfly/G
10Clash with the Comet Crawlers5350,000Muffler/G (2), Chimney/G, Sunlight Laser, Darkness/G (2)

Astrowarrior: This is one of the battles you'll have to fight to progress in the game. As such, it's not terribly difficult. Basically, you'll be avoiding the Astrowarrior's oft-used shoulder lasers most of the time, and avoiding the fist launch and machine gun attacks a little less often. The fist can be avoided by flying either to the top or bottom of the screen (opposite of the boss). The only other major attack to worry about is when it aims its base at you and emits a bunch of slow moving energy projectiles. You'll just have to stay to the sides during this time.

Focus on the two arms for extra points. While this will not deplete the Boss' main HP bar, you will get a nice juicy point bonus for each limb destroyed.

Flower Guardian: Most of the first part of this battle (while the Flower is mostly closed) is spent avoiding the pointy projectiles and chipping away at its health.

When it opens up, you'll have to avoid lasers that move a bit faster than the initial projectiles, but you'll also be able to do more damage during this phase.

When it adds the darker "petals" to itself, you'll have to deal with an additional laser attack that pans across the screen. Just fly up or down to avoid it. Note that you can destroy these extra petals if you shoot them enough, but the boss itself will lose one (in a clockwise direction) every time it fires this laser. Shoot the petals counterclockwise if you're planning on destroying any (although you should probably be able to get an A Rank without having to destroy any).

Comet Crawlers: To even reach the Comet Crawlers, you will need a fast enough ship. By the end of the game, you should have access to some speedy ships, but you'll want to pick one that has at least has som decent firepower as well. I found that the Sirius ship with the Altair and Deneb teeny ships was a good choice (get all the Fragments in Misty Stream to unlock this ship).

The strategy for this battle is the same as the strategy for the Space Worms in Misty Stream.

The Comet Crawlers are a pair of worms that live on a couple of sandy... well, comets, I guess. You'll begin the battle fighting just one. The first worm will release mines that will float slowly towards you, other projectiles that are a bit faster than the mines, and will also try to slam into you occasionally (this happens when it gets close to the camera).

After a bit, the focus of the battle will turn to the second worm. This worm has lower HP than the first, but it does have an annoying panning laser attack. You'll have to either be at the bottom or top of the screen to avoid this attack.

As the battle wears on, you'll have to face both of the worms at the same time, but their attacks will stay the same. Once you destroy one of the worms, the remaining one will adopt the other's attacks.

MISTY STREAM
#NameDifficultyA Rank ScoreRewards
1Countdown 52300,000Flooring/M, Ladybug/S, Chain Link/M, Wubber Ducky
2Countdown 62400,000Water/M, Butterfly Wing/S, Ice/M, Dino Soarer
3Countdown 72300,000Stone/M, Shark Teeth/S, Basket/M, Gigas
4Countdown 83400,000Fish Scales/M, Fireworks/S, Concrete/M, Galleon
5Countdown 93500,000Leather/M, Angel/S, Knit/M, Necho Cat
6Countdown 104580,000Leopard Spots/M, Pumpkin/S, Denim/M, Locomotive
7Speed Skirmish 42120,000Amethyst/M, Cherry Blossom/S, Crate/M-01, Kooma Panda
8Speed Skirmish 52190,000Serpent Scales/M, Bandage/S-02, Magma/M, Submarine
9Speed Skirmish 62150,000Cookie/M, Balloons/S, Bark/M, Cardboard Warrior
10Speed Skirmish 73280,000Home Sweet Home
11Speed Skirmish 83280,000Cow Spots/M, Meow Wow Eye/S-03, Frame/M-02, Hot Rod
12Speed Skirmish 93250,000Crate/M-02, Demon/S, Plush/M, Pavilion
13Speed Skirmish 104240,000Fur/M, Silver/S-02, Snow/M, Palanquin
14Clash with the Dreadshark3100,000Solid Helm/G, Beetle Horn/G, Repair Kit, Flag/G
15Clash with the Glacial Fortress3500,000Thruster/G (2), Long Helm/G, Knight's Arms, Angel/G
16Clash with the Space Worms3250,000Airship, Caterpillar/G (2), Laser Squall, Beetle Horn/G
17Clash with the Schwarzgeist51,000,000Golden Highwind, Schwarzgeist, Tracking Laser, Ultima/G

Dreadshark: The Dreadshark will alternate between shooting you with either normal or charged up lasers (dodge in circles away from these), releasing slow moving mines that move towards you (which can be blown up if shot enough times), and getting all up in your biz by charging at you. It can also become mostly invisible, but this shouldn't stop you from continuously shooting it. Remember to use your special weapon every time it's available. You'll occasionally get adds, but they go down quick and their main purpose is to provide healing pickups when destroyed.

Glacial Fortress: Essentially, you'll just be breaking apart this giant fortress bit by bit over the course of the battle. During the first phase, you'll only need to watch out for adds (who are there really to restore your health) and the laser that is shot and refracted through the ice shield, neither of which are terribly dangerous. Once the icicles are destroyed, the ice shield will fall.

During the second phase, you can destroy the turrets on the parapets for extra points while waiting for the giant faces to come into view. This will also serve to lessen the amount of projectiles you have to deal with. The faces will shoot out giant laser beams, so shoot them before and after this attack and eventually they will be destroyed.

The final phase of the battle is a top-down view of the fortress with one last target to destroy. Again, stay off to the side when the giant laser is active and attack when it's not.

Space Worms: The strategy for this battle is the same as the strategy for the Comet Crawlers in Starlight Way.

The Comet Crawlers are a pair of worms that live on a couple of sandy... well, comets, I guess. You'll begin the battle fighting just one. The first worm will release mines that will float slowly towards you, other projectiles that are a bit faster than the mines, and will also try to slam into you occasionally (this happens when it gets close to the camera).

After a bit, the focus of the battle will turn to the second worm. This worm has lower HP than the first, but it does have an annoying panning laser attack. You'll have to either be at the bottom or top of the screen to avoid this attack.

As the battle wears on, you'll have to face both of the worms at the same time, but their attacks will stay the same. Once you destroy one of the worms, the remaining one will adopt the other's attacks.

Schwarzgeist: This is a pretty tough battle, but you can still get away with using a ship like Sirius and the Repair Kit special weapon to defeat this beast. It's highly recommended you bring the Repair Kit with you, as it will help out outlast this boss.

Most of the attacks do pretty significant damage to you, so you're going to want to just be flying in a circle the entire time, mashing the square (PS4) or X (XONE) button to constantly dodge most of the attacks, namely the lasers (both the small red ones and the giant blue ones from the auxiliary circle shield things) and giant missiles.

With all that being said, the attack that is potentially the most deadly is the light beam attack (arcs of light are sent up and then "rain" back down). A nice safe space to be during this attack is at the very bottom of the screen, about 1/3 of the way from the left side. This will put you safely between two of the beams every time. At this time, STOP dashing around and stay still, unless you need to dodge the fat blue lasers, in which case just fly up a bit. However, towards the end of the battle, this attack will be performed twice in a row. During the first salvo, your normal safe spot will remain the same. However, when the second salvo has been fired, move to the dead center of the screen (staying all the way at the bottom) to avoid it.

After depleting the Boss' life bars, you'll enter one last phase of the battle where you'll have to destroy a small... thing (I'm positive this is all a reference to a game I haven't played, so I apologize). Just watch out for its lasers and dodge out of the way if it dashes towards you.

Probably the trickiest part of this battle is getting the A Rank. You'll basically have to ignore killing the boss and just farm the shields for a good long while until you hit 1,000,000. In the end I found it easiest to just kill it with less than an A rank to get the Golden Highwind and then re-fight it with the Golden Highwind for the A-Rank.

THE ECLIPSE
NameDifficultyA Rank ScoreRewards
Clash with the Colossus Pyramid4700,000Sphere Helm/G, Gungnir/G, Firestorm, Rocket/G (2)
Countdown 115600,000Sand/M, Meow Wow Eye/S-04, Cardboard/M, Stationery Squadron
Speed Skirmish 114300,000Clay/M, Silver/S-03, Seams/M, Sweet Wheels
Clash with the Supreme Warrior4500,000Crystal/M, Triple Wheel/G (2), Electro Shot, Manipulator/G
Clash with the Scarlet Shark4400,000Diamond/M, Bridge/G, Force Field, Mast/G
Clash with the Omega Machina52,500,000Orichalcum+, Gungnir/G, Heavy Rocket, Big Bridge/G

Colossus Pyramid: As this is a mandatory battle, it's not too difficult (despite the in-game difficulty rating). There are dozens of smaller targets that will fire at you as well as a central pillar that shoots lasers, but this is old hat by now. Try to avoid being shot, and shoot back. You'll have to repeat the process for the underside.

Supreme Warrior: This is essentially a beefed-up version of the Astrowarrior. By the time you're ready to fight him, you shouldn't even really need to worry about his attacks, but if you need a refresher, check the Astrowarrior section.

Scarlet Shark: This battle is just like the (you guessed it) Dreadshark battle, and there's really nothing new going on here either. Yawn.

Oh, in case you're having trouble locating it, check the exterior of the space station, underneath the entire thing.

Omega Machina: This fight becomes available once you have finished all the other battles in The Eclipse (the four outside "corners" each house a battle and the Scarlet Shark is underneath). The Omega Machina will appear at the very top after.

In keeping with recent tradition, the Omega Machina is a hipper, pinker, more in-your-face version of the Colossus Pyramid. Same strategy applies here too, at least for the first two phases: avoid the lasers while destroying the various components (if you're not flying the Golden Highwind or something else ridiculously powerful, you might way to bring the Repair Kit).

The third phase goes pretty quickly. Destroy the head that has emerged while avoiding the constant barrage of lasers (just barrel roll around the screen while shooting).

The fourth and final phase isn't particularly tricky either. The core in the center shoots beams straight out, so you just need to stay above or below when the core is firing, and resume your onslaught after the attack is exhausted.


5. Constellations

Similar to Lucky Emblems, constellations are scattered throughout the three systems, and you'll have to photograph them to "collect" them. However, there are only 9 and none of them are particularly difficult to find. Each time you find one and snap a picture, you will get the gummi ship blueprint whose namesake is the constellation you just photographed (access the Gummi Missions menu to claim them). Use the screenshots below to find the best angle to view them at and claim your blueprints!

The maps in this section do not show where the constellation is; rather, they show where you should position your ship to take the photograph!

STARLIGHT WAY
ConstellationPhotograph
Cactuar
Bomb
Moogle

MISTY STREAM
ConstellationPhotograph
Endymion
Tonberry
Imp

THE ECLIPSE
ConstellationPhotograph
Bismarck
Ultros

Hint: look straight up for this one! Gwee-hee-hee!

Omega