H O C O B O S
Chocobos are huge birds that possess mythical abilities. Chocobos
are found in dome shaped forests found on the World Map. There
are a total of 4 types of Chocobos. Chocobos are important
in the world of Final Fantasy as an alternative form of transport.
It allows you to move across area with zero enemy encounter
rates. However, having a zero encounter rate is a bad idea
as you will not be receiving any item, experience points or
catch a Chocobo?
To catch a Chocobo, you just need to visit a Chocobo Forest.
There are a total of 4 Chocobo Forests, one forest for each
kingdom - Baron, Mysidia, Fabul and Troia. Just visit the
Chocobo. Chase after the Chocobo in the forest and talk to
it with (A) button or
Eventually, you will be able to ride it out of the forest.
Once on the world map, not hit (A) or
button as the Chocobo will run away. You will take off from
a Chocobo when you enter a Chocobo Forest. Please note that
you cannot enter towns in a Chocobo. There are two types of
Chocobos used for transportation. The above steps mentioned
are for the normal Chocobos. There is a rumour that advanced
version of Chocobos (black) has the ability to fly from one
forest to another.
There are total of 4 types of Chocobos in the world of Final
Fantasy. Chocobos are important especially the Fat Chocobo.
As you can only hold a limited number of items, you need the
help of the Fat Chocobo to "stuff" your excess items
This is the general form of Chocobos. They are mainly used
for transportation via roads and pathways. Yellow Chocobos
can move pass shallow waters but not moving across oceans
or rivers. You can dispatch anywhere except for watery surfaces.
Yellow Chocobos are found in all Chocobo Forests!
This is an alternative form of airships. As all airships require
a certain amount of landing space, the black Chocobo is more
useful. However it has some limitations. You can only land
on forests and you cannot move across mountains due to low
flying attitude. Black Chocobos has limited mobility in the
air. Upon landing on a forest, the black Chocobo will not
run away and stay put at the spot. When you board it again,
it will take you back into the forest automatically. Black
Chocobos are found in Troia originally. After you have accessed
to the Underworld, you will find Black Chocobos also available
in Baron area!
This form of Chocobos cannot use as form of transport.
Normally, you will find a white Chocobo staying in any of
the 4 Chocobo Forests. Talking to the white Chocobo brings
wonders, as it helps you to restore MP back to full!
Like the white Chocobo, this type of Chocobos is not meant
for transportation. The Fat Chocobo is ideally useful as it
allows you to store up items. A Fat Chocobo is always present
in the 4 forests until you have "called" for it...
of Chocobo Forests:
- Baron Area: Southwest off Baron Castle
- Troia Area: Northwest off Troia Castle - Chocobo Village
- Fabul Area: Northeast off Fabul Castle
- Mysidia Area: South from Mt. Ordeals
Fat Chocobo in the Underworld
In the underword, you can find a hidden spot for calling Fat
Chocobo at the basement of Dwarven Castle. It is just next
the infirmary (where you find Cid).
Lunar Whale Storage Pit
After the Mysidia legend has been realized, you will get the
ultimate spaceship. At the lowest portion of the Lunar Whale,
you will find a storage pit with the Fat Chocobo. It allows
you to deposit/ withdraw items without the need of using Chocobo
In the game, there are two of chocobos related items - Gysahl
(Carrot) and the Whistle. These items allow you to summon
a Fat Chocobo. When using a Gysahl Green, there are certain
conditions need to be fulfilled. You need to locate a spot
in the forest or Dwarven Castle Storage Pit that gives you
the following sentence or similar:- "I can smell the
presence of Chocobo in the air". You will see the item
menu and use a Gysahl (Carrot) to call for Fat Chocobo. Feed
allows you to deposit item into Fat Chocobo while Barf allows
you to take out items from the Chocobo's storage pit.
When you have gain access to Moon, you will find a shop that
sells the game's best items. There is an item called Whistle,
which allows you call Fat Chocobo from any part of the world
except in battles. The item is a one-time usage item, make
sure you have a couple as you enter into the game's final