Wakka is a minor character in the Kingdom Hearts series, originally from Final Fantasy X. Wakka is fifteen years old at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. He spends a lot of time with Tidus and Selphie, and treats them just as a big brother would.
Like Selphie and Tidus, Wakka appears in Sora's Dive to the Heart on the Destiny Islands area. His question, "What do you want outta life?" also helps determine the leveling pace throughout the rest of the game. Sora can answer with either:
A) to see rare sights
B) to broaden my horizons
or C) to be strong.
He can be fought while on Destiny Islands. He uses his Blitzball to attack as he did in Final Fantasy X (thus requiring the player to deflect Wakka's Blitzball back at him), but this one lacking the bumps and Spiran script for the word "Blitzball" of the original Blitzball. Nevertheless, this makes him, out of all the Destiny Islands and Twilight Town Final Fantasy characters, the only one to use exactly the same weapon as his original incarnation.
After Destiny Islands is destroyed, it is unknown what happened to him.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
A memory-based version of Wakka appears in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories inside the Destiny Islands simulation in Castle Oblivion. In the ending credits of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, the real Wakka is shown playing with Selphie and Tidus on a beach while Kairi is facing the Small Island.
Kingdom Hearts II
Wakka does not appear in Kingdom Hearts II, but he briefly mentioned by Selphie while she talks to Kairi and describes that he and Tidus are "wrapped in their ballgame".
Kingdom Hearts coded
Wakka makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts coded as a data version of himself, appearing on the data version of Destiny Islands, alongside Tidus and Selphie. He appears on Destiny Islands talking to Sora.
Wakka in Kingdom Hearts resembles his Final Fantasy X incarnation, despite his young age. Wakka retains his orange hair and enormous coif, as well as his baggy yellow pants that close up halfway down his lower legs. Each leg of these pants has a large, grey, "X"-shaped strap with blue tips, possibly referencing Wakka's game of origin. In Final Fantasy X, these "X"s were located on Wakka's jacket, while his pant legs sported three straps on each leg shaped like thinner "X"s. Wakka wears a tank top resembling his original jacket, though the jacket was mostly orange and black, as opposed to this tank top's pale yellow color with black lining. Similar to the original game, he wears sandals, though they are green in Kingdom Hearts. He wears blue wristbands on each wrist, has brown eyes, and has small stud earrings not present in his original design. Wakka lacks the fish necklace he wore in Final Fantasy X, and wields a simpler version of his Blitzball as a weapon.
In Final Fantasy X, Wakka is a major character and a twenty-three year old professional blitzball player. He uses blitzballs as weapons in battle, similar to his Kingdom Hearts counterpart. Throughout the game, Wakka forms a close brotherly relationship with Tidus.
- Wakka's character model is reused and with a new palette for a minor character. This character can only be seen in Agrabah after you have cleared the story as one of the many non-playable character managing the shops, but doesn't reappear again in subsequent visits as the Heartless reappear once the player leaves and comes back.