Shotlock is a new type of attack in the series, initiated by holding down and (or simply in the HD version), then pressing when all targets are set, allowing Terra, Ventus, and Aqua to hit multiple enemies at once. Shotlocks can be used as long as the user has remaining Focus, indicated by the Focus gauge and restored with Ethers or by defeating enemies.
There are many different types of Shotlock attacks, of which can be separated by class. These classes are based on the bonus attacks that follow a Shotlock, initiated by utilizing the maximum number of shots and then following an onscreen prompt. Barrage attacks have the user press rapidly. Random attacks have the user press the buttons shown, selected randomly from all face buttons. Timing attacks have the user press the buttons shown with proper timing, indicated by a circle closing in on the button. Lastly, Rotation attacks have the user rotate in a consistent motion. Perform these prompts correctly to get the most out of one Shotlock attack without unnecessarily spending Focus on a second one.
Below is a list of Shotlocks with descriptions as well as ways in which they are obtained for each character.
|Shotlock||Type||Description||How to obtain|
|Meteor Shower||Barrage||Launch small, star-like projectiles at targets. Has an especially high lock-on count.||Rare bonus on Royal Board, Melding|
|Flame Salvo||Barrage||Launch fireballs at targets.||Chest in the Vault of Dwarf Woodlands||Initial||Medal Shop at Mirage Arena|
|Chaos Snake||Barrage||Launch projectiles that zigzag at targets and confuse enemies they hit.||Clear the final match of Fruitball at Disney Town.|
|Dark Volley||Barrage||Launch dark projectiles at targets. Has a high lock-on count.||Defeat Braig at Radiant Garden.||N/A||N/A|
|Bubble Blaster||Barrage||Launch bubbles at targets.||N/A||N/A||Initial|
|Ragnarok||Timing||Launch a single salvo of light projectiles.||Rare bonus on Keyblade Board|
|Thunderstorm||Timing||Launch a single salvo of electric blasts. Even one blast by itself packs a significant punch.||Chest at the Chateau of Castle of Dreams||Chest in the Mousehole of Castle of Dreams||Chest in the Foyer of Castle of Dreams|
|Bio Barrage||Timing||Launch a salvo of projectiles that poison (50% chance) targets.||Medal Shop at Mirage Arena|
|Pulse Bomb||Timing||Launch energy blasts from the tip of your Keyblade and bombard targets with a series of small explosions. Has a high lock-on count.||N/A||Chest in the Ship Hub of Deep Space||N/A|
|Prism Rain||Timing||Launch a salvo of rainbow-colored orbs.||N/A||N/A||Chest in the Ship Hub of Deep Space|
|Photon Charge||Random||Rush targets repeatedly and attack with the power of light.||Special bonus on Spaceship Board, Medal Shop at Mirage Arena|
|Absolute Zero||Random||Cloak yourself in ice and rush targets repeatedly.||Chest in the Gizmo Shop of Disney Town||Chest at the Gates of Enchanted Dominion||Chest at the Gates of Enchanted Dominion|
|Lightning Ray||Barrage||Rush targets repeatedly with lightning speed.||Rare bonus on Spaceship Board, Melding|
|Sonic Shadow||Random||Become one with the shadows and rush targets repeatedly, blinding the enemies you hit.||Initial||N/A||N/A|
|Ultima Cannon||Timing||Terra's ultimate Shotlock. Transform your Keyblade into an enormous weapon that causes massive explosions with every blast.||Clear Keepers of the Arena at the Mirage Arena.||N/A||N/A|
|Multivortex||Rotation||Ventus's ultimate Shotlock. Rapidly swing the Keyblade and harness the wind to launch shockwaves at targets with every stroke.||N/A||Clear Keepers of the Arena at the Mirage Arena.||N/A|
|Lightbloom||Rotation||Aqua's ultimate Shotlock. Perform a series of graceful spins as you fire blasts of light in all directions.||N/A||N/A||Clear Keepers of the Arena at the Mirage Arena.|