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Artwork of Boco in Final Fantasy V.

Boco, or Boko (ボコ, Boko?) is a recurring chocobo name in the Final Fantasy series. Boco often plays an important role as one of the main characters' chocobo, or otherwise as a notable chocobo in the game.


Final Fantasy V[]

Boco's field sprite.

Known as Boko in later versions, he is the protagonist Bartz Klauser's chocobo and faithful friend. Boko has a brief appearance in Bartz's world when he helps Bartz rescue Lenna and Galuf, but becomes more important further into the storyline as the party is able to ride him around more frequently.

In the merged world, Boko meets a female chocobo named Koko and they have children together. Bartz is amused by his bird's virility, calling Boko a "stud". Boko also appears in a tutorial by explaining the job system and abilities, after the player obtains the ability to change the party's jobs.

The Game Boy Advance version adds a portrait of Boko's face when he "kwehs". The theme that plays when Boko is ridden on the world map is "Boko's Theme". In mobile version, Boko, Koko, and their children share the same sprite with yellow chocobos from Final Fantasy Dimensions.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[]

On the Shera, one of the WRO members mentions that she keeps a river chocobo named Boco at the Chocobo Farm.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Boko menu portrait.

If the party goes to a Chocobo Forest the Chocoboy gives Squall a baby chocobo, referred to as "chicobo" in this game. His default name is Boko


In the add-on game, Chocobo World, Boko is the main character who must, with the help of his friends Cactuar and Moomba, find his lost friend MiniMog. During his adventure he meets a female chocobo named Koko who assists him in gaining strength and, during the second quest, must be rescued from the Demon King. The information in Chocobo World can be transferred over to Final Fantasy VIII allowing the player to use Boko as a summon.

His card in the Triple Triad minigame can be obtained by completing the Chocobo Forest sidequest.

Final Fantasy IX[]

Tetra Master
Location: Memoria, Chocobo's Paradise

Boco is a card in the Tetra Master minigame, with an appearance similar to that of the Final Fantasy V Boko. It is a very rare card, only won from the Card Phantoms in Memoria, or, extremely rarely, from the Fat Chocobo in Chocobo's Paradise.

Additionally, the black mages raise a chocobo in their village and name him Bobby Corwen. The first two letters of the first and last names spell "Boco" (Bobby Corwen).

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

Chocolina's catchphrase is 'Choco-boco-lina'. One of the available names for the Paradigm Pack monsters is Boco, which is among the recommended names for chocobos.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]


Boco is Wiegraf Folles's chocobo while Wiegraf is part of the Corpse Brigade. Boco participates in the battle at the Windmill Hut against Ramza Beoulve but is later abandoned by Wiegraf and found surrounded by monsters at Araguay Woods over a year later.

After Ramza saves him, Boco joins forces with Ramza's party. Despite his minor storyline role, Boco is simply an average chocobo. However, he is the only chocobo that has a unique quote when the player highlights his name on the Formation Screen and presses Circle.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

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After giving the Hunter Yew a chocobo in the mission "Rancher's Request - Yellow", all subsequent missions will feature the yellow chocobo in his stable. If its name is checked, the chocobo will be revealed as being named Boko.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Artniks[]

Boko from Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy V appears.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

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Who's Who
CV: Kana Hanazawa
Notes: Chocobo / Bartz's best friend and traveling companion / Manages to converse with Bartz using only "kweh"
Travel Buddies
When Boko was separated from his flock and nearly done in by a certain Mirage, things looked bleak. That was when Bartz appeared on the scene, and ever since, they've been the closest of friends.
Mirages and humans bond easily on Grymoire, and this goes doubly so for those whose original souls were linked in incarnations past. The summoners and their familiars, Faris and Syldra, Terra and Maduin, Bartz and Boko, even Gilgamesh and Enkidu—the examples are too numerous to count.
In the case of Boko and Bartz, their souls pulled the two of them together like a set of powerful magnets.
First World of Origin:
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Mobius Final Fantasy[]


Boko appears as a support card that enhances water, earth and dark resistance, and grants quicken (adds actions to current turn). Right now this card is only available in the Japanese version.

Chocobo's Crystal Tower[]

Boco is the name of the legendary chocobo that emerged victorious after vanquishing a tower filled with monsters. Its name is mentioned in Enisque legend, and is cited to all who joined the national chocobo breeding program. Elena Xequs introduces his legend to novice royal chocobo breeders.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Boko from Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VIII appears as Wind-elemental cards.

Triple Triad[]

Boko from Final Fantasy V appears on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Other media[]

During Caravan Security in the 1.0 version of Final Fantasy XIV, both "Boco" and "Koko" may have appeared as the chocobo names. Boko/Boco is one of the most popular personal chocobo names in Final Fantasy XIV.

In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Bartz carries around one of Boco's feathers as a good luck charm and gives it to Squall as a promise they will meet up again when Squall heads off on his own. The feather later helps lead Squall and Zidane to find Bartz once he is captured, at which point Squall returns the feather to him. After Bartz defeats Exdeath, the chocobo feather transforms into his crystal. Additionally, a chocobo's cry is heard at the beginning of Bartz's EX Burst, along with chocobo tracks walking across the screen.



Boco comes from the last two syllables for the word "chocobo", "co" and "bo", which are put in reverse: "bo" and "co". The name "chocobo" derives from a Japanese brand of chocolate malt ball by Morinaga, ChocoBall (チョコボール, Chokobōru?). The mascot for this product is Kyoro-chan (キョロちゃん?), a bird who says "kweh".

食う / くう / kuu is a rough way to say "eat", whose volitional casual form is 食え / くえ / kue ("let's scoff 'em down!"), leading to Kweh!