Blue chocobo (青チョコボ, Ao Chokobo?) is a recurring type of chocobo. Appearing less commonly than other chocobo types, blue chocobos are able to cross rivers and streams. Blue chocobos are also known as River Chocobos for this trait.
Blue chocobos, known as River Chocobos, first appear in Final Fantasy VII, and along with the green chocobo are the first steps in the complex chain of breeding needed to get a gold chocobo.
Blue chocobos are bred from a good chocobo and a great chocobo with a Carob Nut, and can breed with a green chocobo to receive a black chocobo. Blue chocobos can run over shallow water and rivers, but cannot enter the ocean. Some NPCs in the chocobo races at the Gold Saucer may ride blue chocobos.
There are two types of blue chocobo in this game. The light blue River Chocobo is Choco's first upgrade, found at the Healing Shore chocograph from the Chocobo Hot and Cold minigame. This allows Choco to traverse shallow waters and reefs from beaches, but he cannot traverse the open ocean. The dark blue Sea Chocobo is able to cross all water types, and is the penultimate upgrade for Choco, found at the Green Plains chocograph.
Blue chocobos of both shades can be found in Chocobo's Paradise.
Through chocobo raising, adventurers are able to breed and raise blue chocobos for use as personal mounts. However, the chocobo's color is merely an aesthetic difference that has no impact on the bird's attributes or abilities. Additionally, Blue Chocobo Dye may be used to cause a player's chocobo to appear to be blue regardless of its actual color.
According to lore, the Palfrey breed of chocobo are sometimes born with a blue coloration. These gentle chocobos are often used for desert travel.
Blue Chocobos can be recruited into the Paradigm Pack as Ravagers. They are some of the best Ravagers in the game, with some resistance to all elemental spells and massive attack potential. They are native to Archylte Steppe Year Unknown.