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The Red Chocobo is an enemy from Final Fantasy XIII-2.



Red Chocobo begins combat by using its Inspire ability, which grants it Bravery, Faith, and Vigilance, after which it will begin its attack. Its attacks are powerful, and it has a lot of HP, but it does not have much in the way of defenses. It can be a difficult foe to defeat. 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[]

The Red Chocobo is a Commando. It gains balanced stats and learns many passive abilities, such as Fire Resistance and Critical: Bravery. The latter may be a good addition, since the party is unable to manually bestow Bravery (unless cast through a monster like a Gigantuar). It also learns Stagger Maintenance II, extending the duration of Stagger. As with all chocobos, the player with one Red Chocobo and its crystal may obtain another Red Chocobo crystal due to the chocobo racing minigame. All other tameable monsters are limited to one each.

Monster stats[]


Ability Level Type Infuse
Attack Initial Command N
Ruin Initial Command N
Stagger Maintenance Initial Passive N
Smite 4 Auto N
Resist Fire: +10% 7 Passive Y
Blitz 11 Command N
Resist Fire: +33% 16 Passive Y
Critical: Bravery 18 Passive Y
Faultsiphon 21 Auto Y
Ravage 26 Auto N
Resist Fire: +45% 29 Passive Y
Lifesiphon 33 Auto Y
Bloodthirsty 50 Auto N
Haste Feeder 57 Auto N
Stagger: Wound 64 Auto N
Bravery Feeder 77 Auto N
Scourge 94 Auto Y
Stagger Maintenance II 99 Passive N


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[]