Chocobo knights harness the innate abilities of their feathered mounts.

Chocobo Knight (チョコボ士, Chokobo Shi?) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, exclusive to moogles. Able to tame chocobos, these knights can capture them during battle, ride them as a steed and use the chocobo's abilities, such as Choco Meteor, until it dies. Even if re-raised or petrified, the player will lose the mounted chocobo, but Equip Ribbon from the Tinker job is a good way to counter the petrification.

Although Chocobo Knights have no innate abilities and limited stat growth, their speed growth is unmatched and they can wield any type of non-ranged weapon. They can wield spears, which allows them to attack up to two tiles away. When riding a chocobo the knight will use only its base physical power for attacks (with few exceptions). They can ride different colored chocobos with each color giving the knight different abilities (though some are shared among all colors). Although they can use the chocobo's abilities when mounted, Chocobo Knights cannot use any secondary A-abilities (e.g. Onslaught, Thievery and so on) while doing so.

When a Chocobo Knight mounts a chocobo, the name of the job will change according to the chocobo's color; eg. mounting a black chocobo changes a Chocobo Knight's job to Black Rider. To capture a chocobo, the chocobo's HP must fall below Critical status. It can then be mounted by any Chocobo Knights in a 1 square range (a special command will appear). A chocobo cannot be mounted if it is afflicted with debuffs (such as Berserk), but they can be mounted through buffs, such as Protect or Shell. With the additional height from their mounts, Chocobo Riders can enter water with out the aid of Winged Shoes, but a chocobo cannot be mounted while it is standing in water.

Regular attack and Choco Beak act solely on attack power. Choco Meteor, Choco Cure and Choco Flame are affected by magick power, and can be increased in power by staves, such as the Heretic's Rod, but Choco Flame can also be affected by the weapon's attack power. Choco Flame ignores target's resistance.

Neither Hurdy nor Montblanc can become a Chocobo Knight due to their unique sprites. According to Gurdy's section in Hurdy's side story, Montblanc couldn't ride on a chocobo. Hurdy says he could ride a chocobo, but has a policy against it.


To unlock the Chocobo Knight, the player must complete the "Popocho's Chocobos" mission. To use the job, a character must master two Animist A-Abilities.


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
All (range 2 or less) Hats Light Armor No

Unit Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience Weak
Chocobo Knight 3 2 0 10 60
Rider 4 3 5 35 50 Water, Lightning, Holy
Red Rider 4 3 5 38 55 Water, Lightning, Holy
Black Rider 4 1* 5 38 55 Water, Lightning, Holy
Green Rider 6 3 5 38 60 Water, Lightning, Holy
Brown Rider 4 3 5 38 60 Water, Lightning, Holy
White Rider 5 3 5 45 60 Water, Lightning, Holy
*The Black Rider is a flying unit, so its Jump stat is irrelevant.

Unit HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
All E H F E F E 99%
  • Note: If the rider is wearing armor that gives protection to Water, Lightning or Holy, the weakness to the element will be overwritten by the specific strength of resistance of the armor (Half Damage/Immune/Absorb).



The CHOCOBO KNIGHT has the powers of his mount at his command.

Skill Chocobo Effect Range MP
Choco Cure All Recovers HP. All sides and self 8
Choco Esuna Green Cures status ailments. All sides and self 8
Choco Flame Black Fires projectile fireball at enemy. 4 18
Choco Meteor Red Weakened version of Meteor. 4 18
Choco Beak All Damages the foe slightly more than a regular attack. 1
Choco Recharge White Recovers 34 MP to a nearby target. 1 4
Choco Guard Brown Raises Defense/Magick Defense and bestows Regen. All sides and self 10
Choco Barrier All Casts Protect and Shell. All sides and self 8

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


ChocoboKnight TCG

Chocobo Knight appears with a Wind-elemental card.

Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

The Chocobo Knight appears as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.