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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
Chocobo Eater
チョコボイーター (Chokobo Ītā)
LRFFXIII Chocobo Eater
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
240,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 350 350
KeepThe higher the number, the lower the chance is for the enemy to be interrupted. Launch DisruptionIf the ability used by Lightning has higher Cut than enemy has Keep, this ability can interrupt the enemy.
60 Y Y
Extinction Gil EP
30 980 2.00
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
50% 50% 100%
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
100% 100% 100%
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon
30 30 30 30
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
30 30 95 30
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
30 0 30 0
Habitat Wildlands (Eremite Plains)
Luxerion-Wildlands Highway
Wildlands-Dead Dunes Highway
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Large-Scale Enemy
Item drops Green Monster Moss
Platinum Malistone (Hard Mode only)
Abilities Attack (right arm), Attack (left arm), Bite, So Hungry!*Default
Suck In, Chomp, Chef's Secret*After "So Hungry!"
Notes 1: Unleash physical and magic attacks. The effect is greater in the instant following biting attacks.
2: Unleash physical or magic attacks during the first stagger or when the enemy is attempting a swallow attack.

The Chocobo Eater is an enemy and a boss in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Encountered in the City of Ruins area of the Wildlands as a truncated boss for the main quest, "The Angel of Valhalla", and found randomly in the Eremite Plains and Ravine Path after 6 PM, as well as the Major Routes connecting the Wildlands to Luxerion and the Dead Dunes. The Last One incarnation doesn't appear until the player completes the quest "To Live in Chaos" (Chocobo Eaters just stop showing up after 29 have been felled).


The Chocobo Eater is not immune to Deprotect and Deshell, unlike its stronger cousin. Once it has been staggered the first time, it will power up and may use Chef's Secret which, if not defended against, has a high chance to knock out Lightning, and will still do considerable damage through guard as it may not be possible to perfect guard this attack. Chocobo Eater's So Hungry! can increase its own strength and magic which, if not defended against, may deal major damage and debuff Lightning with Daze.


Fighting the Chocobo Eater can be tricky if one has not prepared a suitable set of schemata. Although it is not weak to Wind, wind magic causes the stagger wave to fluctuate more rapidly, helping to build towards a stagger. Guarding, particularly in the Sacred Knight garb in the early stages of the game, can help mitigate Chocobo Eater's enormous damage potential.

Deprotect and Deshell should be applied and maintained throughout the battle. Fire-proof and Ice-proof accessories are helpful.


Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 500 20 600 100
Stagger Power: all attacks x1 (x5 during Chomp)
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered 10s Unshelled 20s 30%/60%
Stagger Power: physical attacks on the stomach weak point x5
Staggered (Level 2) 10s BrokenMakes the target easier to stagger. Permanent 0
No further staggering
Conditional Changes
  • Stagger Decay: 10 when staggered, back to 20 when staggered during stagger
  • Strength: 650 when Angry
  • Physical and Magic Damage Modifiers: 150% when staggered

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Guardian CrossEdit

The Chocobo Eater card appears in Guardian Cross.


Related enemiesEdit

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