All about Chocobos in FFXV! Before you ask… Yes it’s worth it. Travelling by Chocobo beats walking any day. Once it’s level 10, and unlock Sylkis Greens? They’re faster than Regalia, it feels. haha.
Unlocking Chocobos should be done ASAP – the quest triggers upon entering Duscae for the first time. But I’m sure your here for other questions…
|Chocobo Level & Rewards|
|Chocobo Level 1||Default||–|
|Chocobo Level 2||Sometimes helps in battle.||Dash de Chocobo: Attempts escape|
|Chocobo Level 3||STA+ SPD+||–|
|Chocobo Level 4||Choco Kick||A random act of chocoviolence.|
|Chocobo Level 5||STA+ SPD+||–|
|Chocobo Level 6||Dance de Chocobo||Random buffs|
|Chocobo Level 7||STA+ Jump+||–|
|Chocobo Level 8||Rush de Chocobo||Multi-hit attack|
|Chocobo Level 9||STA Recovery+ SPD+||–|
|Chocobo Level 10||Link de Chocobo||Blindside chocobo link-strike|
Before you ask – the Chocobo combat skills suck. Sadly. For the purposes of travel, Level 9 Chocobo seems to be enough. Trust me, just summon your Chocobo instead of walking. At L10 with Sylkis Greens… you’ll see… Speaking of which…
Wiz Chocobo sidequests rewards, and are they worth it? Long story short, yes. I assumed these sidequests won’t amount to anything – but If I had a chance to turn back time, I would do them DURING the main story! Sylkis Greens are that good.
These sidequests begin at Wiz Chocobo Post, with the NPC Wiz (Who would have thought?)
|Wiz Chocobo Sidequest Quest Chain & Rewards|
|15||1||Friends of a Feather||Unlocks Chocobos!||Value!|
|8||2||Where the Wild Chocobos Are||Chocobo Colors||Meh|
|9||3||Bird on the Brink||Curiel Greens||New greens; Speed up!|
|10||4||A Feathery Feast||Food from Wiz: +50% EXP||Ignis learns it when eaten!|
|12||5||Chase That Chocobo!||Chocobo Colors||Meh|
|18||6||Savior of the Species||Sylkis Greens||GODLIKE CHOCOBO STEROIDS|
Aside from the unlocking quest with the one-eyed Behemoth, these quests are pretty straightforward and require no guidance.
I haven’t completed this, I’ll post it up soon. Colors are unlocked via the Wiz Chocobo Questline, as well as hidden as drops in the world.
|Color||Source?||Note A||Note B|
|Green||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Xelphatol Apple Seeds|
|Lime||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Xelphatol Apple Seeds|
|Teal||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Doman Plum Pits|
|Turquoise||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Doman Plum Pits|
|Fuschia||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Mamook Pear Seeds|
|Ruby||Quest||Where the Wild Birds Are||Mamook Pear Seeds|
|Amber||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Cieldalaes Pineapple|
|Honey||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Cieldalaes Pineapple|
|Periwinkle||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||O’Ghomoro Berry|
|Sapphire||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||O’Ghomoro Berry|
|Mauve||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Valfruit|
|Violet||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Valfruit|
|Pale Gray||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Han Lemon|
|Pale Purple||Quest||Chase that Chocobo||Han Lemon|
Again, I haven’t completed this yet! Check back soon. Damn notes…
As far as I know they only give medals, which are pretty useless customization options.
|Chocobo Races, Course & Reward|
|Chocobo Hoops: Grange Gallop||Short Course Medal|
|Full Filed||Fat Chocobo Medal|
|Chocobo Hoops: Rocky Road||Long Course Medal|
|Default free medal:||Replica Medal|
|Get all medals:||Jockey Master Medal|
How to beat Iris in Chocobo Races!? Sprint lasts longer than the drained stamina bar in the races – you have to visually confirm (or “feel”) when you slow down before pressing sprint again. You should overtake her by the final turn and barely win in most cases.
Here’s a list of Chocobo feed and what they do.
|Chocobo Food||Effect||Source||Cost||Unlocked via|
|Curiel Greens||Speed+||NPC||50||Wiz Sidequest|
|Sylkis Greens||All Stats+++||NPC||300||Wiz Sidequest|
Well that’s about it for Chocobos in FFXV! Have fun with your feathered friends!
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