Chocobo Breeding and Racing A chocobo is a birdlike
animal that has been seen in many of the Final Fantasy
series, but its first major role in a Final Fantasy
was in Final Fantasy VII. In Final Fantasy VII you
can breed and race chocobos and earn money, items,
and even materia. To start breeding chocobos you
must first buy chocobo stalls from Choco Bill. Bill
is located at the chocobo farm east of Midgar. You
should buy no less than three chocobo stalls. After
buying stalls it is now time to start catching wild
chocobos. The way you go about catching wild chocobos
is to first buy the chocobo lure materia which you
should all ready have. Equip this materia to a party
member and then you can start hunting for chocobos.
You probably all ready know that chocobos can be
found anywhere that there are chocobo tracks. What
you may not know is that chocobos from different
areas have different strengths. Here are the qualities
of chocobos from different areas.
Chocobo Ranch Area- poor, weak
Junon Area- Fair, poor
Gold Saucer Area- good, average
Rocket Town Area- Mediocre
Wutai Area- Average, Fair
Icicle Inn Area- Wonderful, Weak
Mideel Area- Great Fair
After Catching a chocobo you will need to go to
the ranch and see what type you have gotten you
can find this out by what Choco Billy's recommendation
is. Here are his assessments and what type of chocobo
Billy's assessments-Chocobo type
"This…is a wonderful chocobo!"- Wonderful
"This is a great chocobo."- Great
"Mmm, this seems like a good chocobo."- Good
"Mmm, this one's not bad."- Fair
"This is a pretty average chocobo."- Average
"This chocobo is so-so."- Mediocre
"This one doesn't seem to be very good."- Poor
"I really can't recommend this one."- Weak
Once you have gotten a chocobo you will need to
buy greens to feed them. You can either find wild
greens or buy them. Here is a list of various greens
and what they do. |Green|Location|Price|+Speed|+Intellect|+Stamina|
If you feed your chocobo greens and it fails to
raise its stats then you've maxed out the statistics
that green effects. Also greens keep chocobos around
longer when in battles. Chocobos also eat nuts,
but only when they're breeding. You should never
have to buy a nut because the only two nuts you
need are the Zeio Nut and the Carob Nut for breeding
special chocobos. After Maxing out the stats of
a chocobo you should race them before breeding them.
Racing chocobos increases their class. Two "S" class
chocobos will have a much better chance of breading
a special chocobo than two "C" class chocobos. Once
you have a male and female chocobo that have been
properly trained its time to make a special chocobo.
There is a small man that lives on the northern
continent named the Chocobo Sage. You need the air
ship to reach him but once you do you can ask him
all you want about chocobos. He also sells rare
greens. The first special chocobo you will need
to get is a Mountain (green) or a river (blue) chocobo.
To get one of these chocobos you need to mate a
2 great of good chocobos using a Carob nut. You
can't buy Carob nuts but they can be stolen from
Vlakoados that roam in the forest near bone village.
It's not absolute that you will get a special chocobo
on your first try so keep on trying. The next chocobo
you need to get is a Mountain and River chocobo
(black). To get this chocobo you need to mate a
Mountain (green) and a River (Blue) Chocobo using
a Carob Nut. Once again it is not absolute that
you will get a special chocobo on your first try.
The next and best chocobo is a Gold chocobo. These
rare chocobos can go over anything and can go anywhere.
To get this type of chocobo you need to mate a Black
Chocobo with a wonderful Chocobo using a Zeio nut.
These nuts can be found on a small island northeast
of the Chocobo Ranch. The creatures you get these
nuts from are called Goblins.