- "Fat Chocobo can store items in its belly! Isn't that hilarious? And slightly disturbing?"
- —a girl in Gysahl, Final Fantasy III
The Fat Chocobo, also known as the Big Chocobo and Chubby Chocobo and The Godsbird, is a large and hefty Chocobo.
The Fat Chocobo can only be summoned by using a Carrot (or some Gysahl Greens in the DS remake) in an area that "Smells like Chocobos." These areas generally appear in Chocobo towns and also on the Invincible, the final airship. Once summoned, the Fat Chocobo will store items in his belly for the party.
Also known as the Big Chocobo, Fat Chocobo fulfills the same role as in Final Fantasy III, appearing mainly in chocobo forests, but there is also such an area in the Dwarven Castle. A robotic Fat Chocobo can also be found on the Lunar Whale and does not need to be summoned via Gysahl Greens. The Gysahl Whistle can be used to summon the Fat Chocobo from anywhere. The Dwarves refer to the Fat Chocobo as the Godsbird or Bird God depending on the version.
Since there is no item capacity in the DS remake, the Fat Chocobo no longer stores items. Instead, the Fat Chocobo allows the player to review voiced cutscenes through the Event Theater and the bestiary, listen to the Music Box, play minigames, and customize the Whyt summon.
The Fat Chocobo appears as a random summon to the Chocobo summon option. It will appear to cause non-elemental damage to all enemies, as opposed to the Choco Kick's one target attack.
The Fat Chocobo appears as part of the Choco/Mog Summon Materia. Rarely, approximately a one out of sixteen chance, instead of the normal Summon, the Fat Chocobo will fall out of the sky and land on the enemy, crushing it with its massive weight. This causes the Summon to deal 25% more damage than normal.
Other than the Summon command, Fat Chocobo can be dropped on the enemies in two further ways, both through the Slots Limit Break. The first is through his Summon Limit Break which is a rare ability to gain, and impossible at higher levels. Since Choco/Mog's ID is 1, the player would first have to get such a low number, which to get the player would have to be at a lower level, and take one in sixteen chance to summon the Fat Chocobo.
If Boko has leveled up in Chocobo World, the Chocobo summon will use an attack called ChocoBocle, where a Fat Chocobo falls from above and crushes the enemy. It is one of the few attacks in Final Fantasy VIII that breaks the damage limit. Fat Chocobo's Triple Triad card is part of the Queen of Cards side quest.
The Fat Chocobo rules the Chocobo's Paradise. After finding all the chocographs, if any Tetra Master cards found in chocograph treasure chests got rejected because the player's card quota was full, Fat Chocobo will give them to the player. Fat Chocobo can be challenged to a card game and will play the rare card Mog, although extremely rarely.
Fat Chocobo is also the image for the King card in the secret Blackjack minigame.
- Card 090
- Location: Chocobo's Paradise
Mentioned in the Artefacts Chocobo Cannon, which gets a Fat Chocobo to drink gun powder to fire it like a cannon. As the Chocobo Cannon rarely hits a target, it was never used for practical purposes.
The player can purchase the treasure hunter play plan in the PP store. It appears under the name "Fat Chocobo Course". The course increases the amount of treasure the player receives and switches the player's normal Chocobo for a fat one, who seems to sleep a lot longer than on other play plans. It even makes a different chirping sound when it finds treasure.