Chocobo (チョコボ, Chokobo?) is a race of bird in Final Fantasy Tactics. Like in previous games, they are a major mode of transportation and are some of the most commonly recognized species in Ivalice. Player units are able to mount and ride chocobos by moving onto the square inhabited by an ally chocobo. This action prevents the chocobo from taking action but provides the human unit with high movement and jump abilities. Chocobos also lay eggs in the 2nd chapter onwards.
A hazardous bug triggers by having a human character perform the Jump attack when riding a chocobo from where the water depth is 2-level (such water depth prevents combatant from performing any action without the movement abilities Swim or Waterwalking). After the one jumping has landed on the target and returned to the chocobo, the game will be soft-frozen. This bug can be avoided by equipping the aforementioned movement abilities on the rider.
- Rank I: Chocobo
- “A large bird with vestigial wings that are incapable of flight. Its fast running speed makes it an ideal mount.”
Normal yellow chocobos are among the first enemies encountered in the game and their excellent movement range and speed can be dangerous to an inexperienced player. They have the most balanced status of all chocobos, including the Choco Cure, that works similar as the Monk ability, Chakra (but recovers only HP).
- Rank II: Black Chocobo
- “A large bird whose fast running speed makes it an ideal mount. The only variety of chocobo capable of flight.”
Black Chocobos are the only chocobos that can fly. They are considered the "Berserkers" of their kind, possessing the highest attack and speed, accompanied by the lowest HP of any other chocobos in the game. Their ranged move, Choco Pellets/Ball, makes them more dangerous than their yellow counterparts.
- Rank III: Red Chocobo
- “A large bird with vestigial wings that are incapable of flight. Considered the finest variety of riding chocobo.”
The Red Chocobo uses the powerful Choco Meteor attack, which deals a huge amount of damage from long range. Red Chocobos have the highest HP of the three chocobo breeds in the game. Red Chocobos are the best breed to use in battle, considering their high speed and stout stats. They are fearsome birds to fight in numbers.
|Monster||Move||Jump||Phys. Evasion Rate||Innate Abilities||Common Poach||Rare Poach|
|Chocobo||6||5||15%||Swim, Counter||Phoenix Down||Hi-Potion|
|Black Chocobo||6||5||25%||Swim, Fly, Counter||Eye Drops||X-Potion|
|Red Chocobo||6||5||10%||Swim, Ignore Elevation, Counter||Remedy||Barette|
The damage formula for Choco Beak is as follows:
The damage formula for Choco Pellets is as follows:
The formula for healing and damage abilities are as follows:
The formula for the success Choco Esuna is as follows:
|Ability||Description||Chocobo||Black Chocobo||Red Chocobo||Range||Effect||Vertical|
|Choco Beak||Attack by pecking with enormous beak.||Yes||Yes||Yes||1||1||2|
|Choco Cure||Invigorate the life force and restore HP with a flap of the wings.||Yes||No||No*||Auto||2||2|
|Choco Esuna||Purge status effects with a cleansing flap of the wings.|
Removes: Stone, Blind, Silence, Poison, Stop, Immobilize, Disable.
|Choco Pellets||Attack by shooting concealed spheres.||No||Yes||Yes||4||1||Infinite|
|Choco Meteor||Attack by raining down a small meteor.||No||No*||Yes||5||1||Infinite|
*Abilities can be learned by this race when a unit with the "Beastmaster" Support Ability is nearby.
- The Choco Meteor's meteorite is in the shape of a chocobo's head.