The Chocobo is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

The Chocobo uses Choco Cure on itself when at low health. If the battle takes too long, it will flee by using Choco Dash.

A good tip is to pay attention to the chocobo's movements in battle, as right before they flee they will turn around and shake their rear. As soon as the player spots this they can press Start and redo the battle, as it is often faster than waiting for another one to spawn.

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

The party will get a chocobo when they first visit the Archylte Steppe. Chocobos are unique in that the player can get more than one in their Paradigm Pack, as they can be signed up for racing in Serendipity.

In battle the Chocobo is a Commando. Its Feral Link, Kweh, deals consecutive physical damage to a target and has a maximum synchronization rate of 350%. It is a valuable Commando early on, given its balanced stats and skillset. It learns more auto-abilities than the Red Chocobo, such as Adrenaline and Blindside, and even the high-tier spell Ruinga. In early levels, it has less potential for gaining Strength than the Red Chocobo, which gains more from Power Droplet and Power Sliver monster materials. When both are given the same materials, the regular Chocobo gains more Strength and less Magic than the Red Chocobo at maximum level. It may therefore be a better Commando than its red counterpart, depending on the player's preferences. The Chocobo naturally halves Wind damage.

Its downsides include that aside from Imperil Chaser, the Chocobo does not possess any beneficial abilities to differentiate itself from the top-tier Commandos. It is weak to Ice and has a slow attack speed against moving opponents, needing to reorient itself between Attacks.

Monster stats[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Level Type Infuse
Attack Initial Command N
Ruin Initial Command N
Critical: Power Surge Initial Passive N
Blitz 3 Command N
Powerchain 5 Auto Y
Resist Wind: +10% 7 Passive Y
Strength: +10% 10 Passive Y
Lifesiphon 13 Auto Y
Smite 19 Auto N
Ravage 22 Auto N
Resist Wind: +33% 38 Passive Y
Strength: +16% 43 Passive Y
Resist Wind: +45% 54 Passive Y
Adrenaline 62 Auto Y
Stagger: Wound 69 Auto N
Strength: +20% 76 Passive Y
Imperil Chaser 80 Auto N
Attack: ATB Charge II 90 Passive Y
Blindside 94 Auto Y
Ruinga 96 Command Y
Critical: Power Surge II 99 Passive N

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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!

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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