H O C O B O S
C H O C
O B O S
Chocobos are back in Final Fantasy IX! They are more better
than ever! Chocobos can be called upon by using Gysahl Greens
while Zidane is standing on the Chocobo tracks. You can find
Chocobo tracks around the World of Final Fantasy IX. For the
chocobo track locations, you can view it at the World
To call for a Chocobo, you just need to get some Gysahl
. To get Gysahl Greens, you need to visit
the Chocobo Forest found at the World Map. Chocobo Forest
is a huge dome-shaped forest. Inside the forest, you find
a moogle, Mene stationed inside the forest. Talk to him and
purchase some greens. Go back to the World Map and step on
the tracks. Open the menu and use the Gysahl Greens. You will
summon a Chocobo, whose name is Choco. By the way, 'kweh'
is the chirping sound for the Chocobo instead of wark that
is used in Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy Tactics.
Notes on riding Choco
In Final Fantasy IX, riding on a Chocobo prevents you from
encountering random battles on the world map. The controls
for movement is the same as moving Zidane on the world map.
If you hit Triangle while riding a Chocobo, you will be able
to view the Chocograph
! From the Chocograph menu, you will find the
list of chocographs available and you can choose to equip
them. Please note that you need the Chocograph into to dig
for treasure. To get Chocographs, you need play the Hot and
Cold game in the Chocobo Forest, Chocobo Lagoon or Chocobo
Choco has also a Beak Level. This can be improved by digging
more often while at the Chocobo Forest. When you located some
Chocographs on the World Map, there is a possibility of Choco
entering the Chocobo Dream World! At the Dream World, you
will meet up with Fat Chocobo and Choco will gain new abilities.
For more details, please refer to the Chocobo
for more details.
P L A C E S O F C H O C O B O S
Below features screenshots on the related areas that is associated
with Chocobos in Final Fantasy IX.
This marks the starting of your Chocobo digging quest. You
will find Mene (the moogle), here and you can talk to him
to play the Chocobo Hot and Cold game (if Choco is around),
exchange your accumulated points for items, buy Gysahl Greens
at the price of 80 gil each. Talk to Choco, allows you to
access the Chocograph menu and review its current beak level.
The Chocobo Forest is a forest which features a couple of
great spots for digging and it is rather easy to locate.
For more details, please refer the World Map. You will be
able to acces the two mountain ledges on the right when Choco
has acquired the Mountain Ability. (i.e. Red Chocobo). While
in the Hot and Cold game, when you approach either one of
these two cliffs, you will see a (!). Hit
up the ledges. This applies to getting down too.
After you have gotten the Blue Chocobo (dig up the Healing
Shores treasure), visit the Chocobo Forest and Mene will tell
you about this lagoon. The Lagoon will be accessed from now
onwards. Southwest from the island, you can find Chocobo tracks
there. Call for Choco. Moves along the shallow waters and
you will find a island with a huge hump. That is the Chocobo
. Enter it.
The menu is the same as the Chocobo Forest except that are
some new rules for the hot and cold game. By the way, you
can't access your menu by hit the
button. You have to talk to Mene and choose "Ask Choco"
followed by "Open up the Menu".
This place is harder to dig as compared to the previous location
- Chocobo Forest. The Lagoon can only be accessible after
Choco has acquired the Reef Ability. How to acquired Reef
Ability? Please refer to levelling up for more details. Once
Choco has acquired the Sea ability, you will be dig deep in
the dark blue sea waters.
In this area, you will also start to discover Dead Peppers!
These peppers are essential for accessing bonus area and uncover
secrets hidden under the Chocographs Pieces.
Chocobo Dream World
Certain locations in the world which Chocographs shows allows
Choco to get abilities instead of treasure chests. There are
a total of 4 such spots and they will be elaborated under
Levelling Up.Once you have found the treasure, sleeping gas
will be released and Choco will be transported to the Dream
World. At the Dream World, Choco will meet up with the master
of all Chocobos, Fat Chocobo along with other 4 multi-colored
They are Reef (Light Blue), Mountain (Red), Sea (Dark Blue),
Flying (Gold). You will need to get them in the order mentioned
above. Certain Chocographs requires these abilities. Once
Choco exit from the Dream World, you will be back at World
Map and Choco's color will change! I will talk more about
their abilities under Levelling Up.
Chocobo Air Garden
This is hardest to locate Chocobo digging ground in the game.
You need get the Gold Chocobo to access this area. Next you
need to look for a huge shadow on the ground. The Air Garden
moves around the skies of world. The shadow is around 2 times
larger than Choco's shadow. I would recommend you to fly low
on the magnitude and look out for the shadow.
As a tradition in the recent Final Fantasy series (FF7 and
FF8), the Chocobo Paradise is located on an unmarked area.
It is located in the Northwest of the World Map. You need
a Gold Chocobo to reach there. Land on the forest nearby and
you will find a "crack" on that mountain area. Have
Choco facing it. Use it and choose to use the Dead Pepper.
From now onwards, you will be able to enter the Paradise with
Choco like as you are entering towns. At the Chocobo Paradise,
you will find all sorts of Chocobo and you can talk to them
to know about locations by using the Dead Pepper. For more
details, please refer to Chocographs for more details.
At the Paradise, you will meet the king of Chocobos in the
area. Choco will be only allowed to return to the Paradise
only when you have discovered all the Chocograph and Chocograph