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Fat Chocobo can store items in its belly! Isn't that hilarious? And slightly disturbing?

The Fat Chocobo (デブチョコボ, Debu Chokobo?), also known as the Big Chocobo, the Chubby Chocobo, or The Godsbird, is a large and hefty chocobo, a usually yellow bird that is the series's mascot. In some depictions, the Fat Chocobo is the leader of chocobos. In the earlier games of the Final Fantasy series, when the player's inventory is limited the Fat Chocobo can store a vast quantity of items. It also appears as a summon, whose attack involves landing on the enemy party, but the player cannot summon the Fat Chocobo through conventional means.


Final Fantasy III[]

The Fat Chocobo is summoned by using a Carrot (or some Gysahl Greens in the 3D remakes) in an area that "Smells like Chocobos". These areas appear in Chocobo Woods, inside Doga's Manor and on the Invincible, the final airship. Once summoned, the Fat Chocobo will store items in his belly for the party.

In the 3D remake, the Fat Chocobo serves the same function even as the party has a larger item capacity, and he can also be summoned by a man in Southwest Saronia who also keeps track of the game's various logs.

Final Fantasy IV[]

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The Fat Chocobo, also known as the Big 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 is 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.

In the SNES, PS, and GBA versions, the Fat Chocobo can store up to 126 items. This is enough, combined with the party's inventory and equipped items, to hold one of every non-key item in the SNES and PS versions, but it is not enough to store one of every item in the GBA version, due to the large amount of added items. The Fat Chocobo's storage capacity was increased to 300 items in the Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, which allows the players to store every item in the game.

Since the item capacity is not limited in the 3D remake, the Fat Chocobo no longer stores items. Instead, he allows the player to view voiced cutscenes through the Event Theater, view the bestiary, listen to the Music Box, play minigames, and customize the Whyt summon.

Final Fantasy V[]

The Fat Chocobo is a random summon to the Chocobo summon option. It will cause non-elemental damage to all enemies, as opposed to the Chocobo Kick's one target attack.

Final Fantasy VI[]

The Fat Chocobo pattern in the GBA version.

The Fat Chocobo appears on a window pattern found under the config on the main menu.

Final Fantasy VII[]

The Fat Chocobo.

The Fat Chocobo appears as part of the Choco/Mog summon. Rarely, approximately a 1/16 chance, instead of the normal summon the Fat-Chocobo ability will be used instead, where the Fat Chocobo falls out of the sky and lands on the enemy, crushing it with its weight. It deals 25% more damage than the regular summon, but does not cause Stop.

Other than the Summon command, the Fat Chocobo can be dropped on the enemies in two further ways, both through the Slots Limit Break. The first is through Cait Sith's 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 1/16 chance to summon the Fat Chocobo.

The other way to use the Fat Chocobo uses a different formula of damage. Through the Toy Box Limit Break, Cait can drop the Fat Chocobo on the enemy for four times normal damage.

The Fat Chocobo is heavily featured in the artwork of the Gold Saucer and the building has various mascots dressed in this suit.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

The Fat Chocobo is a boss battle and Summoning Materia. It can be fought as part of a Battle Intel with a reward of its Summoning Materia or as the second fight of the Shinra Combat Simulator mission "Three Person Team versus Top Secrets". In both versions, it is accompanied by moogles that throw bombs with random effects.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[]

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Final Fantasy VIII[]

The Chubby Chocobo.

If Boko has leveled up in Chocobo World, his summon will use an attack called ChocoBocle, where Chubby Chocobo falls from above and crushes the enemy. In Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Boko can use his powerful attacks natively and which attack he uses depends on Squall's level.

ChocoBocle is one of the few attacks that breaks the damage limit. In Remastered, it is used when Squall is on level 75+. Chubby Chocobo's Triple Triad card is part of the Queen of Cards sidequest.

Final Fantasy IX[]

The Fat Chocobo.

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, the Fat Chocobo will give them to the player. The Fat Chocobo can be challenged to a card game and will rarely play Boko or his own card, alongside his deck of Chocobo cards.

The Fat Chocobo is also the image for the king card in the blackjack minigame.

Tetra Master[]

Tetra Master
Fat Chocobo
Location: Chocobo's Paradise; Win from Fat Chocobo or given by Fat Chocobo for completing Chocobo Hot and Cold.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

The Fat Chocobo is a mount for players who purchased the Collectors Edition. Players can also obtain the Parade Chocobo mount, a slightly modified version of the Fat Chocobo, upon receiving 3000 player commendations. The Fat Chocobo also appears as Triple Triad card, which has a stat of 5 on every spot.

Square Enix's Eorzea Cafe has served a dish called "Curry rice of Fat chocobo" whose description translates to: Rhis is a curry dish inspired by the Fat Chocobo that everyone has come to use as a mount! Please enjoy it while having a staring contest with its lovely!? face.

Final Fantasy XV[]

"Mr. Chunkobo."

Fat Chocobo Medal is a medal the player can decorate their chocobo with at the Chocobo Salon at Wiz Chocobo Post. It is earned by winning against Iris in a chocobo race from Chapter 8 onwards. She is the fastest opponent, but the player can feed their chocobo special greens at camp to match her.

The Fat Chocobo mount from Final Fantasy XIV also appears as Y'jhimei's steed in the Adventurer from Another World collaboration quest, whom Prompto names "Mr. Chunkobo". Wiz Chocobo Post also serves Fat Chocobo Triple-Decker as an allusion to the Fat Chocobo.

Interating with the Fat Chocobo after completing the quest will access the credits of the FFXV x FFXIV collaboration.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

The Fat Chocobo is mentioned in the Artefacts that talks of a 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.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

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 makes a different chirping sound when it finds treasure.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The Fat Chocobo returns with Treasure Hunter Play Plan.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

This chief chocobo's dignity exudes from the tip of his white feathers to the bulge of his drum-like belly. His weakness for Gysahl Greens is legend, and he sometimes swallows down even nearby objects when devouring them.

Fat Chocobo's CollectaCard

The Fat Chocobo is a support character during Field Music Sequences, granting items at the end of the sequence. During Quest Medleys, it can be called to the next FMS by using a Gysahl Whistle, though only once per Chaos Map.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

The Fat Chocobo was introduced during the second part of the "Deathgaze's Onslaught" special event in February of 2013. Its main purpose is to allow the player to replace weapons and abilities by others of equal rarity. To replace a weapon, the player must have a Pepio Nut available, while replacing a weapon requires a Krakka Green.

The weapon or ability is consumed, and the Fat Chocobo replaces the item for a weapon or ability of equal value, chosen at random from a list of eight presented during the animation. The player may choose to trade the acquired ability one more time in case the weapon or ability is not desired.

Pepio Nuts and Krakka Greens can be bought at the store, or acquired as part of the results of a victorious Brigade.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Fat Chocobo is a rarity 4 summon magic who uses Chocobuckle on all enemies, hitting twice for earth-elemental damage.

The Fat Chocobo is also the proprietor of Fat Chocobo's Gysahl Exchange, a depot where his favorite food, Gysahl Greens, may be exchanged for any of the game's consumable items.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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The Fat Chocobo can be found in some towns in the world of Lapis where he must be found as his shop is typically hidden and must be reached through secret passages. It exchanges Star Quartz against some useful and powerful items. For season two, he is replaced by the Mama Chocobo. There is no equivalent of either in season three.

The Fat Chocobo makes its debut in the series as a challengable boss in the "Charge of the Chocobo Battalion" Trial. He dresses in kingly robes and directs a group of four other chocobos all dressed in different job attire.

A much weaker version of the Fat Chocobo is the sole enemy of the semi-recurrent Daily Fragment Challenge quest, in which players can obtain Fragments for NV units. This quest can only be done once per day, however, bringing duplicates will not yield additional fragments, units that are at a rarity less than NV will not yield any fragments even if they are Neo Vision Awakenable.

Final Fantasy World Wide Words[]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[]

An alarmingly corpulent chocobo. A famous bon vivant and glutton.

Ability Card description

Fat Chocobo appears as a life-element ability card. His ability is Barrier, which raises defense for several turns. He produces two life orbs in battle. He possesses the extra skills Enhanced Life, Lasting Boon and Quick Cast. His auto-ability is HP Up+3%. He can be obtained from the Ability Card Shop or through Summoning.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

Lostime's bank and storage facilities are run by two Fat Chocobos: Noiroo and Blaroo, respectively. They allow Chocobo to store gil and items he has found in dungeons.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

The Fat Chocobo appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Wind-elemental Backup cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special[]

Fat Chocobo's appearance.

The Fat Chocobo appears in the game.

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Puzzle & Dragons[]

The Fat Chocobo appears as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.



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!