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: 食う) is a rough way to say "eat", whose volitional casual form is (Japanese: 食え, 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". 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]
- Chocobo appears in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon
- Chocobo appears in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon for WonderSwan.
- Chocobo appears in Chocobo's Dungeon 2.
- Chocobo appears in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
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.
- 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.
- Theatrhythm Final Bar Line - Gallery
In Other Languages[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
|Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon - Characters|
|Allies||Mog • Shirma|
|Others||Cid (Chocobo 2 • Chocobo 3) • Croma • Destroyer • Dungeon Hero X • Dardola • Freja • Mayor Gale • Harry • Irma • Meja • Raffaello • Roddy • Roche • Shiroma • Stella • Volg|