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Official artwork of Chocobo in Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
Character's information
Background information
Earliest Mystery Dungeon appearance
Earliest non-Mystery Dungeon appearance
Final Fantasy II (1988)
Most recent Mystery Dungeon appearance
Most recent non-Mystery Dungeon appearance
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (2023)
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.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

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.

Personality[edit | edit source]

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

Name Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

Games[edit | edit source]

In Other Media[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

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!.[2]

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
<gallery> Chocobo GP - front view.png | Chocobo's appearance in the game.

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.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line - Gallery

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Flag of the United States.svg
Japanese Flag of Japan.svg チョコボ
French Flag of France.svg Chocobo
Spanish Flag of Spain.svg Chocobo
German Flag of Germany.svg Chocobo
Italian Flag of Italy.svg Chocobo
Dutch Flag of Netherlands.svg ChocoboNot Translated symbol.png[3]
Russian Flag of Russia.svg ЧокобоNot Translated symbol.png[3]
Korean Flag of South Korea.svg 초코보Not Translated symbol.png[3]
Chinese Simplified Flag of China.svg 陆行鸟Not Translated symbol.png[3]
Traditional Flag of Taiwan.svg
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
陸行鳥Not Translated symbol.png[3]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chocobo (Chocobo series) - Final Fantasy Wiki
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chocobo - Super Smash Bros. Wiki
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Official translation sourced from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.