Zidane finds his first Chocograph.

A stone slab buried in the forest.

Dissidia Final Fantasy description

Chocographs (チョコグラフ, Chokogurafu?) are rare stones in Final Fantasy IX that serve as "treasure maps". They guide the player to treasure chests that can only be found when riding on Choco.

Chocographs are found by digging in the minigame Chocobo Hot and Cold played in Chocobo's Forest, Chocobo's Lagoon and Chocobo's Air Garden. There are 24 in total, and they appear randomly at dig sites. Treasure boxes found via the chocographs contain many rare items, and sometimes transport Choco to Chocobo's Dream World giving him new abilities and color. If the treasure contains a Tetra Master card and the player's card quota is full, the card appears to have been discarded. However, if the player collects all chocograph treasures they can reclaim the discarded cards from Fat Chocobo in Chocobo's Paradise.

List of chocographs[edit | edit source]

Click on location images to see larger versions. If the location that the chocograph is found in is listed as Forest (Revisit) or Lagoon (Revisit), this means that the chocograph only appears there after gaining the Mountain and Sea abilities respectively.

Name Obtained Ability Required Treasure
Streamside Streamside Chocograph menu from FFIX
ChocographLoc01.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
"Go check where the river meets the ocean. Kupo!"
Between Mountains Between Mountains Chocograph from FFIX
ChocographLoc02.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
"Go look near the mountains facing the ocean in the southwest side of the Mist Continent."
Uncultivated Land Uncultivated Land Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc03.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
"The treasure is buried near a river, kupo, but I don't think it'll be easy to find."
Healing Shore Healing Shore Chocograph from FFIX
ChocographLoc04.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
  • Choco gains
    Reef ability
"I've seen a beach that looks like this near a city with high winds, kupo."
Abandoned Beach Abandoned beach Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc05.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
"There's a beach near a huge dying forest. That might be it. Kupo!"
Cold Field Cold Field Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc06.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Field Icon HD.png
"Looks like a very cold place, kupo..."
Forgotten Lagoon Forgotten Lagoon Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc07.jpg
Lagoon
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
"Kupo! Why not go play in some icy-cold water?"
Faraway Lagoon Faraway Lagoon Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc08.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
"I heard there is a long stretch of reef... That might be it, kupo."
Abandoned Lagoon Abandoned Lagoon Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc09.jpg
Lagoon
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
"I hear there's a sunken treasure near a peninsula in the southern part of the Outer Continent, kupo."
Bird's-eye Lagoon
ChocographLoc10.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
"There are so many small islands surrounding the Mist Continent, kupo!"
Small Beach Small Beach Chocograph from FFIX
ChocographLoc11.jpg
Forest
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
"It's a beach on a small island! A great place to vacation, kupo."
Dawn Lagoon Dawn Lagoon Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc12.jpg
Lagoon
FFIX Chocobo Ability Reef Icon HD.png
  • Choco gains
    Mountain ability
"It's near a city where the night never ends."
Forbidden Forest Forbidden Forest Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc13.jpg
Forest (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Mountain Icon HD.png
"The forest lies where many mountain ranges merge, kupo!"
Green Plains Green Plains Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc14.jpg
Forest (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Mountain Icon HD.png
  • Choco gains
    Sea ability
"There are treasures on the high plains too, kupo!"
Dusk Plains Dusk Plains Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc15.jpg
Lagoon
FFIX Chocobo Ability Mountain Icon HD.png
"What a beautiful sunset, kupo!"
Forgotten Plains Forgotten Plains Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc16.jpg
Forest (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Mountain Icon HD.png
"The long peninsula sort of points to the location of the treasures, kupo."
Sea at Dusk Sea at dusk Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc17.jpg
Lagoon (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sea Icon HD.png
"There must be more treasures deeper in the ocean."
Ocean Ocean Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc18.jpg
Lagoon (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sea Icon HD.png
"Look carefully! There's a small reef, kupo."
Cold Lagoon Cold Lagoon Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc19.jpg
Forest (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sea Icon HD.png
"What a complicated cove. The water looks very cold, kupo."
Mist Ocean Mist Ocean Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc20.jpg
Find all six Chocograph Pieces in the Forest and the Lagoon
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sea Icon HD.png
  • Choco gains
    Sky ability
"Look around the small islands located in the northeastern shore of the Mist Continent."
Outer Island Outer Island Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc21.jpg
Air Garden
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sky Icon HD.png
"Kupo. It isn't a very big island."
Outer Island 2 Outer Island 2 Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc22.jpg
Lagoon (Revisit)
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sky Icon HD.png
"I think there's a desert nearby, Kupo."
Fairy Island Fairy Island Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc23.jpg
Air Garden
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sky Icon HD.png
"There's a mountain in the middle of the island."
Forgotten Island Forgotten Island Chocograph from FFIX Remastered
ChocographLoc24.jpg
Air Garden
FFIX Chocobo Ability Sky Icon HD.png
"What a strange shape for an island, Kupo."

Chocograph Pieces[edit | edit source]

Piece Location
Chocograph Piece 1 Forest
Chocograph Piece 2 Forest (Revisit)
Chocograph Piece 3 Forest or Lagoon after party has access to Blue Narciss (note: will only be in one or the other).
Chocograph Piece 4 Lagoon after party has access to Blue Narciss.
Chocograph Piece 5 Lagoon (Revisit) after party has access to Hilda Garde III.
Chocograph Piece 6 Lagoon (Revisit) after party has access to Hilda Garde III.

Chocobo's Air Garden locations on the world map.

The chocograph pieces hint at the locations of the Chocobo's Air Garden on the world map. The writings on them are attributed to Cid Fabool I.

  • There...danger in the sky. If you dar...to face it, use this rec...to find your way.
  • Tho...who do not fear death, find one...the islands in Salvage... See what lies there.
  • Courageous one, head southea...on the Outer...to reach Kuentis Peninsula. See what lies there.
  • Noble one, head northea...the Mist Continent...reach Alexandria Plains. See what lies there.
  • Dreamer, Head to the ocean in the center...all continents. See what awaits you.
  • Cautious one, head to the east of...aways Canyon on the Forgotten Continent... See what lies there.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Chocographs are key items used in The Chocobo Hot and Cold Game. Players can use their own personal chocobo to participate after obtaining Tandjana Wildgrass.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

Chocograph is a special trade accessory that can only be obtained via using the Steiner Friend Card on Battlegen, and is used to create the Excalipoor.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

A map detailing the riches of a man who conquered all.

Description

The Chocograph is a special trade accessory that provides +4 Luck when equipped, and can be found in two parts of the Confessions of the Creator.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"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!

The "graph" suffix may relate to "photograph" or "cartograph".

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