Final Fantasy:Chocobo

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Official artwork of Chocobo in Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!
Official artwork of Chocobo in Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!
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Final Fantasy II (1988)
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Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (2023)
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This Chocobo page is about the main character of the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon games. For the list of available games in the series, see Final Fantasy:Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon.

Chocobo (Japanese: チョコボ) is the main character for the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon franchise.


Physical appearance

Chocobo appears as a large bird with yellow feathers. There exist many variants of the species with different colors for their body and behavior, including their feathers.


While Chocobo appeared through numerous games as a different character for each one, in general, it behaves friendly towards some specific characters.

Name Etymology

The name "Chocobo" derives from a Japanese brand of chocolate malt ball by Morinaga, ChocoBall (Japanese: チョコボール). The mascot for this product is named Kyoro-chan (Japanese: キョロちゃん), a bird who constantly says "kweh". The word (Japanese: ()) is a rough way to say "eat", whose volitional casual form is (Japanese: (), Let's scoff 'em down!), leading to Chocobo's iconic "Kweh!".

In Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon, the protagonist's name is "Poulet" (Japanese: プーレ), which is a French word that translates to "chicken".[1] This name would be reused in Chocobo's Dungeon 2.


For more about Chocobo as a character in specific media, see the following articles:


In Other Media

Albeit the same Chocobo appears in the Chocobo franchise, there are rare occasions where this specific Chocobo appears as a cameo in other media.

The headgear was revealed in December 2015. The design takes some details from its appearance in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS - Gallery

The headgear was revealed to return during the Mr. Sakurai Presents "Sephiroth" presentation on December 17, 2020. It is planned to be released alongside the other Round 8 Mii Fighter costumes on December 22, 2020. The design has been updated from Super Smash Bros. 4 with a sharper beak and without the eyelashes or blushing cheeks, and takes some details from its latest appearance in the Chocobo franchise, being 2019's Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Gallery

Chocobo makes an appearance in this game as one of many characters available in the base game.

Chocobo GP - Gallery

The Chocobo from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon makes an appearance in this game as one of many characters available in the base game.

In Other Languages

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom
Flag of the United States
日本語 Flag of Japan チョコボ
français Flag of France Chocobo
español Flag of Spain Chocobo
Deutsch Flag of Germany Chocobo
italiano Flag of Italy Chocobo
Nederlands Flag of Netherlands Chocobo(NT)[2]
русский Flag of Russia Чокобо(NT)[2]
한국어 Flag of South Korea 초코보(NT)[2]
中文 Simplified Flag of China 陆行鸟(NT)[2]
Traditional Flag of Taiwan
Flag of Hong Kong

See Also

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Major Characters
Playable Chocobo
Allies MogShirma
Others Cid (Chocobo 2Chocobo 3) • CromaDestroyerDungeon Hero XDardolaFrejaMayor GaleHarryIrmaMejaRaffaelloRoddyRocheShiromaStellaVolg
Minor Characters


  1. Chocobo (Chocobo series) - Final Fantasy Wiki
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Official translation sourced from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.