A Chocobo Eater (チョコボイーター, Chokobo Ītā?) is a monster with large arms who, as its name suggests, has a taste for chocobo meat. The Chocobo Eater was introduced in Final Fantasy X, and its sequel Final Fantasy X-2 as an Eater-type fiend that resides around Mi'ihen Highroad.
The Chocobo Eater that Tidus and company encounter is fought in front of the Rin's Travel Agency on the Mi'ihen Highroad. There are different outcomes to the battle, as the party can push the Chocobo Eater over the ledge, or get pushed themselves.
Yuna, Rikku, and Paine get tangled with a Chocobo Eater to save their friend Calli. Another Chocobo Eater, a child of the parent Yuna killed, is involved as a suspect for the Mi'ihen Highroad Mystery. Found guilty or not, the fiend is disposed of, though Rin states he admired its determination if found guilty.
Lightning confronts a Chocobo Eater at the Wildlands as it is about to eat the Angel of Valhalla. Chocobo Eaters also appear as regular enemies. After completing the main quest at the Temple of the Goddess, Lightning hears Canopus Farms and its chocobos are in danger from another Chocobo Eater, and rushes to help.
The Final Fantasy X version of the Chocobo Eater appeared in Final Fantasy Tactics S.