Kingdom Hearts 3: How to Switch Situation Commands

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How to Switch Situation Commands in Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 3 has a handy new system known as Situation Commands. Every now and again, these powerful attacks will appear on your menu. But sometimes, you might want to use one that is better suited for a situation than another. Here’s how to switch Situation Commands in Kingdom Hearts 3.

Situation Commands aren’t actually new to this game; they were included in 2017’s Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage that was part of the 2.8 collection. But that game was only a couple hours in length, and we didn’t really get the full taste of Situation Commands until Kingdom Hearts 3.

They are powerful attacks that pop up from time to time and are a great way to decimate your foes quickly. There’s not really much of a drawback to using them either, as you really won’t take too much damage while using them, even on Proud mode.

There are primarily four types of Situation Commands. They can take the form of team up attacks with Donald, Goofy, or any of the guest party members found throughout the many worlds.

Attractions are another type. These attacks are inspired by Disney Parks rides and can be earned by attacking an enemy with a green ring around them. The attraction earned is semi-random.

There’s also grand magic. Attacking with a certain spell enough times will trigger the grand magic Situation Command. Grand magic is a more powerful form of the magic you attacked with. For example, using fire enough times will trigger fire grand magic, which is a stronger version of fire.

Finally, there’s form change. Attacking with a specific Keyblade enough times will allow you to form change into a stronger weapon temporarily.

When a Situation Command is ready to use, it will appear above the menu and can be used by pressing triangle on PS4 or Y on Xbox One.

However, sometimes multiple will appear at once. You could just keep pressing triangle/Y to burn through them one by one, but there is a way that you can cycle through your available options.

This is done by simply pressing L2 on PS4 or LT on Xbox One. This will cycle through the Situation Commands from the bottom up and allow you to pick the best one to fit the situation, as it were.

Finishing attacks are also tied to the triangle/Y button and is part of the same list. Pressing LT/L2 will toggle to the Situation Commands and let you use them instead of a finishing attack.

And that’s all there is to know about how to switch Situation Commands in Kingdom Hearts 3. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to check out our Kingdom Hearts 3 wiki.


Question: How do you switch Situation Commands?

Answer: Press the L2/LT button to cycle through the list from bottom to top.

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