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Me!? I'm a master chocobo catcher. Chocobos are my expertise.

Chocoboy

Chocoboy is a non-player character in Final Fantasy VIII. A young boy who hangs out in the Chocobo Forests around the world, he helps Squall catch chocobos.

Chocoboy is one of the few people who can still be found in the endgame.

Gameplay[]

Catching chocobos[]

Realizing that Squall wants to ride a chocobo, Chocoboy sets up business and charges him for advice and methods to catch one. To catch a chocobo, Squall must first call the chicobo—the baby chocobo. When the mother chocobo realizes that the lone chicobo is missing, she will come out to find it. Chocoboy gives Squall a ChocoWhis, a whistle which can both detect chicobos using its ChocoSonar and call the chicobos using its ChocoZiner.

Chocoboy also sells Gysahl Greens for 600 gil and hints to find chicobos for 100 gil. He can also catch one for a more hefty price. His method is more unconventional, to say the least.

At the Holy Grounds[]

At the Chocobo Forest in the Grandidi Forest in Esthar, Chocoboy confesses that it took him three years to find the Chocobo Holy Grounds. He tries to hide some Magic Stones from Squall, but the mother chocobo recovers them and gives them to Squall to congratulate him for his success in finding the Holy Grounds. After witnessing the chocobos' dance, he bids his farewell.

Triple Triad[]

Chocoboy is a Triple Triad player, but does not hold any rare cards. He plays with the region's rules where he is currently. Prompting him to play cards is part of the puzzle in the Forest of Solitude where the card-playing prompt opens the option to ask him to move, as he is standing where the magic stones are buried in that forest.

The player is better off not playing cards with him for the dearth of rewards and because he leaves after each forest is completed, making it annoying to win back any rare cards lost to him. After the event at the sanctuary, he seems to disappear altogether, with the card menu showing that the rare cards he holds are in "Chocobo Forest" with the kid nowhere to be seen. If he disappears while holding a rare card, the player can still get it back from the Card Club if they complete that sidequest before the point of no return.

Etymology[]

"Choco" is short for "chocobo". 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!

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