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"Mambo de Chocobo" is the chocobo theme in Final Fantasy V, based on the recurring chocobo melody that has become one of the most recognizable themes from the Final Fantasy series. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VEdit

"Mambo de Chocobo" plays when riding the black chocobo on the overworld. It features the first voice-bit used in the series. "Boko's Theme" plays when riding Boko on the world map.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

The original theme is included in the music player. It is on the Memories of FFV album bought for 100 gil from Aldare's shop in Galdin Quay.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

The track is available as battle music. It is the original track from the SNES game, obtained from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy event in July 2017.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

"Mambo de Chocobo" appears as a Field Music Sequence purchasable for one sound medal.

Arrangement album appearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VEdit

A piano arrangement of "Mambo de Chocobo" is included on the album. An official sheet music book for this album was also released, which includes the score for "Mambo de Chocobo". The original release included a hard-cover piano score containing the entire contents of the album, but in subsequent releases the two have been published separately.

Final Fantasy RemixEdit

A remix of "Mambo de Chocobo" by DJ duo Ante is included on the album.

Compilation album appearancesEdit

Music from FFV and FFVI Video GamesEdit

Music from FFV and FFVI Video Games was included as a bonus CD with Final Fantasy Anthology (the Greatest Hits version doesn't have it). It contains a selection of tracks with different title names than on the official soundtrack. It has ten tracks from Final Fantasy V.

Final Fantasy Finest BoxEdit

Final Fantasy Finest Box is a promotional compilation set containing the soundtracks from Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI. Final Fantasy V discs include the same tracks as on its OST. The music differs somewhat from the originals due to arrangement by the TOSE team and sound programming to meet the Game Boy Advance's specifications.

Final Fantasy V Mambo de ChocoboEdit

Final Fantasy V Mambo de Chocobo is a mini album that contains the game's chocobo theme, some previously unreleased tracks, and a remix called "Final Fantasy Megamix", which contains portions from "Ahead on Our Way," "The Prelude", "Mambo de Chocobo", "Victory Fanfare" and "Final Fantasy".

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation AlbumEdit

The theme is included on the fourth disc.


The chocobo theme naming scheme states the musical style in which the theme is arranged followed by the French/Spanish/Portuguese preposition de, "of", and ending with "Chocobo". Mambo is a musical genre and dance style developed in Cuba.

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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