Final Fantasy:Chocobo

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Chocobo's Dungeon - Chocobo character art.png
Official artwork of Chocobo in Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
Character's information
Species Chocobo
Occupation Numerous
Background information
Earliest Mystery Dungeon appearance Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (1997)
Earliest non-Mystery Dungeon appearance Final Fantasy II (1988)
Most recent Mystery Dungeon appearance Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! (2019)
Most recent non-Mystery Dungeon appearance Chocobo GP (2022)
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[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 Kyoro-chan (Japanese: キョロちゃん), a bird who says "kweh". (Japanese: 食う / くう) is a rough way to say "eat", whose volitional casual form is (Japanese: 食え / くえ, Let's scoff 'em down!), leading to 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

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

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