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Chocobo

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This article is about the creature from Final Fantasy. For the Alberta player who formerly went by Chocobo, see Smasher:Chocojo.
Chocobo
A Chocobo.
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Chocobo's artwork from Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!.

Universe Final Fantasy
Debut Final Fantasy II (1988)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4, SSBU
Most recent non-Smash appearance Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster (2021)
Console/platform of origin Famicom
Designed by Koichi Ishii
Article on Wikipedia Chocobo

Chocobos (チョコボ, Chocobo) are recurring creatures from the Final Fantasy series. The Chocobo is the mascot of the Final Fantasy series alongside the Moogle.

Origin[edit]

Chocobo's artwork from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, the basis of the SSB4 Mii Fighter hat.

In the Final Fantasy series, Chocobos are large birds commonly used as mounts. They are most commonly depicted as yellow, but several color variations also exist. Since their first appearance in Final Fantasy II, they have appeared in every game in the series in some way, and they could be considered one of the series' mascots. Though often domesticated, Chocobos can be found in the wild and are sometimes fought as enemies.

A specific Chocobo with a more cartoonish design, the one on which the Mii headgear is based, is the main character of the Chocobo series of spin-offs. This includes the Final Fantasy Fables set of games and the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon trilogy; a crossover between Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike and the Final Fantasy series. The same cartoonish Chocobo would later appear throughout the mainline series, such as Final Fantasy XIV with Alpha.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Mii Fighters wearing Chocobo Hats.

Chocobos are the basis of a downloadable content Mii Fighter headgear based on the main Chocobo character of the Chocobo series, most closely resembling its appearance in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. The Mii Costume was released in the fifth wave of DLC Mii Costumes, along with the Geno Mii Costume and Cloud, on December 16, 2015. The track "Electric de Chocobo" from Final Fantasy VII is one of many variants of the common theme for the species, and was used during the trailer although it does not appear in-game.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a costume[edit]

The Chocobo Hat in Ultimate.

Chocobo returns as downloadable content Mii Fighter hat. 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!. The headgear was revealed to return during the Mr. Sakurai Presents "Sephiroth" presentation on December 17, 2020. It was released alongside the other Round 8 Mii Fighter costumes on December 22nd, 2020. The track "Electric de Chocobo" from Final Fantasy VII was used once more for the trailer, and does not appear in stages from the "Final Fantasy" and "Super Smash Bros." categories.

Throughout the trailer, there are references to how Chocobos behave in the franchise, such as running at high speed. On the first part of the trailer, the Giant Mii Brawler wearing the hat references the recurrent Fat Chocobo, first appearing in Final Fantasy III. Followed by it, there is a reference to Chocobo Racing, where three Miis with the hat are seen running fast on the road of Big Blue. Finally, one of the Mii Brawlers wearing the hat is seen sitting down with Robin's Elwind tome in front of her, Dillon behind her and a Charizard in front. It references both Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, with books being a common element in the latter title, this appearance of Cid matching Dillon's appearance in Ultimate, and dragons being tough foes throughout the Mystery Dungeon franchise.

Spirit[edit]

Chocobo & Moogle comprise an unlockable spirit available through Sephiroth's DLC Spirit Board, added as part of version 10.1.0. Unlike the cartoony Mii Fighter hat, the Chocobo's spirit artwork is derived from its Final Fantasy VII Remake appearance. The Chocobo is represented by a Mii Brawler wearing the Chocobo Hat with a Yellow Tracksuit, with an Isaac Wig instead of the hat if it is not purchased, while the Moogle is represented by a gray Kirby. The Spirit Battle is meant to be very easy, with its only special element being Cuccos that constantly spawn. The spirit increases speed in reference to the Chocobo's running prowess throughout the Final Fantasy series.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
1,450
SSBU spirit Chocobo & Moogle.png
Chocobo & Moogle
Neutral
2 915 4576 418 2090 462 2310 Speed ↑ FINAL FANTASY Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese チョコボ, Chocobo
UK English Chocobo
France French Chocobo
Germany German Chocobo
Spain Spanish Chocobo
Italy Italian Chocobo
China Chinese (Simplified) 陆行鸟
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 陸行鳥
South Korea Korean 초코보, Chocobo
Netherlands Dutch Chocobo
Russia Russian Чокобо

Trivia[edit]

  • Chocobo was the most requested third-party character for inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Melee.[1] This does not count James Bond and Banjo & Kazooie, who were not owned by Nintendo, but whose licenses were owned at the time by Nintendo subsidiary Rare.

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