Chocobo Companion

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Your personal chocobo can be called to fight by your side after completing the quest My Feisty Little Chocobo. Upon being called using Gysahl Greens, your companion will be of equal level to your job/class. Your companion has its own separate leveling curve, with increased companion levels leading to increased skills/abilities. Companion EXP Companion EXP.png is gained simply by killing mobs with your Chocobo companion out, and from certain challenges in the Challenge Log.

Experience Points[edit]

Your chocobo will max out its level when it reaches rank 10. To get it past 10, you will need to unlock the ability for it to earn experience for its current level by using a Thavnairian Onion. You'll know if a chocobo is maxed on experience when its "Rank" and "Exp Value" in the Companion Details window changed to a different color. When it is changed, select "Train" from the Chocobo Stable menu and select a Thavnairian Onion as the reward (do not select "Feed" as it is not Chocobo Feed) and the color will change back to normal, allowing it to receive EXP again. Every level it needs to gain in this method (10 -> 11, 11 -> 12, 12 -> 13, etc up to 20) requires an onion. If your chocobo reaches maximum experience while in your Free Company or Personal Housing Chocobo Stable, you'll need to take it out, summon it with a Gysahl Greens and kill something to earn 1 exp in order to properly level it. After it levels from that experience, feed it an Onion to let it unlock experience for its new level!

Rank 1-10[edit]

Rank Exp
Rank 1 4,000
Rank 2 38,000
Rank 3 82,000
Rank 4 158,000
Rank 5 294,000
Rank 6 490,000
Rank 7 700,000
Rank 8 940,000
Rank 9 1,200,000
Rank 10 1,458,000
 

Rank 11-20[edit]

Rank Exp
Rank 11 1,714,000
Rank 12 1,967,000
Rank 13 2,217,000
Rank 14 2,463,000
Rank 15 2,705,000
Rank 16 2,942,000
Rank 17 3,174,000
Rank 18 3,400,000
Rank 19 3,620,000
Rank 20 0

Training your Chocobo[edit]

Your can train your chocobo once per hour while stabled to earn experience points.

  • Chocobo experience gained is the same for any item selected. Poorly tended stables, however, will reduce experience gains.
  • Depending on the feed used, your chocobo will gain a special effect when called in the field. If you train your chocobo on the same feed for a certain period of time, that feed will become its favorite and yield added benefits while called.
  • You can change your chocobo's favorite feed by feeding a different feed for a period of time.
Feed Normal Effect Favorite Effect
Tantalplant Companion Maximum HP Up Companion Maximum HP Up II
Sylkis Bud Companion Attack Up Companion Attack Up II
Pahsana Fruit Companion Enmity Up Companion Enmity Up II
Mimett Gourd Companion Healing Potency Up Companion Healing Potency Up II
Curiel Root Companion EXP Up Companion EXP Up II

Commands[edit]

Follow Icon.png Follow Order your companion to follow you.
Free Stance Icon.png Free Stance Allow your companion to make his own decisions in battle.
Defender stance icon.png Defender Stance Order your companion to focus on defensive maneuvers, using only actions learned from the Defender skill tree.
Attacker stance icon.png Attacker Stance Order your companion to focus more on offensive maneuvers, using only actions learned from the Attacker skill tree.
Healer stance icon.png Healer Stance Order your companion to stop fighting and concentrate on healing maneuvers, using only actions learned from the Healer skill tree.

Skills[edit]

Killing mobs with your Chocobo grants Companion EXP Companion EXP.png, which leads to increased ranks. With each rank up that your Chocobo receives, you will be granted a certain amount of SP (Skill Points) that you can use in order to unlock a new ability or trait in either the Defender, Attacker or Healer roles.

  • Chocobo skills can be reset by using a Reagan Pepper, which is purchased from your Grand Company's Billmaster for 20 Allied Seals or 48,000 Grand Company seals from the Quartermaster.
SP Defender stance icon.pngDefender Attacker stance icon.pngAttacker Healer stance icon.pngHealer
1 Choco Drop Icon.png Choco Drop Choco Slash Icon.png Choco Slash Choco Regen Icon.png Choco Regen
2 Enhanced Strength (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Strength Enhanced Strength (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Strength Enhanced Mind (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Mind
3 Increased HP (Chocobo) Icon.png Increased HP Increased HP (Chocobo) Icon.png Increased HP Increased HP (Chocobo) Icon.png Increased HP
4 Choco Kick Icon.png Choco Kick Choco Beak Icon.png Choco Beak Choco Cure Icon.png Choco Cure
5 Enhanced Accuracy (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Accuracy Enhanced Accuracy (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Accuracy Enhanced Accuracy (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Accuracy
6 Enhanced Critical Hit Rate (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Critical Hit Rate Enhanced Critical Hit Rate (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Critical Hit Rate Enhanced Critical Hit Rate (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Critical Hit Rate
7 Choco Guard Icon.png Choco Guard Choco Rush Icon.png Choco Rush Choco Surge Icon.png Choco Surge
8 Enhanced Strength (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Strength Enhanced Strength (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Strength Enhanced Mind (Chocobo) Icon.png Enhanced Mind
9 Increased HP (Chocobo) Icon.png Increased HP Increased Attack Speed (Chocobo).png Increased Attack Speed Increased HP (Chocobo) Icon.png Increased HP
10 Choco Strike Icon.png Choco Strike Choco Blast Icon.png Choco Blast Choco Medica Icon.png Choco Medica

Skill Points (SP) Earned Per Rank[edit]

Rank 1-10[edit]

Rank SP Total
Rank 1 1 1
Rank 2 2 3
Rank 3 3 6
Rank 4 4 10
Rank 5 5 15
Rank 6 6 21
Rank 7 7 28
Rank 8 8 36
Rank 9 9 45
Rank 10 10 55
 

Rank 11-20[edit]

Rank SP Total
Rank 11 10 65
Rank 12 10 75
Rank 13 10 85
Rank 14 10 95
Rank 15 10 105
Rank 16 10 115
Rank 17 11 126
Rank 18 12 138
Rank 19 13 151
Rank 20 14 165

Auto-Attack[edit]

At level 50

  • Base 108-119*
  • With +5% Strength from traits #
  • With +10% Strength from traits 118-131
  • With +15% Strength from traits #

All numbers non critical vs training dummy*

Healing[edit]

At level 50

  • Base Choco Regen
  • With +10% Mind 29-31* per tic
  • With +10% Mind and Choco Surge # per tic
  • With +25% Mind # per tic
  • With +25% Mind and Choco Surge 44-49 per tic

All numbers non critical*

Dyeing[edit]

Main Article: Chocobo Dyeing

Chocobo Dyeing is the most common name attributed by players to the system of coloring the plumage of Chocobo Companions by feeding them certain snacks. The system is a heavily customized RGB color model in which deeper colors have lower values and approach black, whereas lighter colors have higher values and approach white.

Barding[edit]

Chocobo gear known as 'barding' has been issued by the Grand Companies, and is also separately available through other means, is said to protect these avian mounts on and off the turmoils of the battlefield.

  • Barding does not, at this time, affect a chocobo in any way aside from changing its appearance.
  • Barding cannot be lost, damaged, or discarded.
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Types of Barding[edit]


Name Description
 Abigail Barding Icon.png  
Abigail Barding
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A suit of chocobo armor designed to fulfill your life-long desire to see a chocobo dressed like a scullery maid.
 Ala Mhigan Barding Icon.png  
Ala Mhigan Barding
A suit of traditional Ala Mhigan chocobo armor.
 Angelic Barding Icon.png  
Angelic Barding
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A suit of armor designed to give your chocobo another pair of flightless wings.
 Barding of Light Icon.png  
Barding of Light
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A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble a legendary Warrior of the Light.
 Behemoth Barding Icon.png  
Behemoth Barding
Map17 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble a ferocious behemoth.
 Black Mage Barding Icon.png  
Black Mage Barding
Shopicon.png
An expertly crafted suit of aether-infused chocobo armor, designed to mimic the garb of the black mages of days past.
 Blissful Barding Icon.png  
Blissful Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Lakshmi, Lady of Bliss.
 Butlery Barding Icon.png  
Butlery Barding
Dollarsignicon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to fool the world into believing your chocobo is a man hired to answer your front door.
 Demonic Barding Icon.png  
Demonic Barding
Dollarsignicon.png
A suit of armor designed to have you questioning your chocobo's motives.
 Dragoon Barding Icon.png  
Dragoon Barding
Map17 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to mimic the garb of the dragoon.
 Eerie Barding Icon.png  
Eerie Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.pngMap20 Icon.pngDollarsignicon.png
A purely decorative chocobo costume created for All Saints' Wake.
 Egg Harness Icon.png  
Egg Harness
Seasonalachievementicon.pngQuest Icon.png
An egg-themed chocobo harness created in celebration of Hatching-tide.
 Egg Hunter Barding Icon.png  
Egg Hunter Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.pngQuest Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor equipped with a basket for hunting eggs during Hatching-tide.
 Expanse Barding Icon.png  
Expanse Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Bismarck, the Lord of the Expanse.
 Flyer Shaffron Icon.png  
Flyer Shaffron
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Headgear designed specially for flying chocobos.
 Gambler Barding Icon.png  
Gambler Barding
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Chocobo armor designed to replicate the lavish accoutrements of a legendary gambler.
 Gridanian Barding Icon.png  
Gridanian Barding
Shopicon.png
A full-plate suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
 Gridanian Crested Barding Icon.png  
Gridanian Crested Barding
Shopicon.png
An elaborately decorated suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
 Gridanian Half Barding Icon.png  
Gridanian Half Barding
Shopicon.png
A lightweight suit of Twin Adder-issue chocobo armor.
 Highland Barding Icon.png  
Highland Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor outfitted with multiple layers of leather and fur to protect its wearer from the elements.
 Hingan Barding Icon.png  
Hingan Barding
Map20 Icon.png
Lightweight chocobo armor designed to resemble traditional Hingan garb.
 Hive Barding Icon.png  
Hive Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Ravana, the Lord of the Hive.
 Horde Barding Icon.png  
Horde Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble the great wyrm Nidhogg.
 Ice Barding Icon.png  
Ice Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble the Lady of Frost, Shiva.
 Ishgardian Barding Icon.png  
Ishgardian Barding
Shopicon.png
A full-plate suit of Ishgardian chocobo armor.
 Ishgardian Half Barding Icon.png  
Ishgardian Half Barding
FATE Icon.png
A lightweight suit of Ishgardian chocobo armor.
 Ixion Barding Icon.png  
Ixion Barding
Map20 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Ixion, a steed as eclectic as he is electric.
Name Description
 Levin Barding Icon.png  
Levin Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Ramuh, the Lord of Levin.
 Lominsan Barding Icon.png  
Lominsan Barding
Shopicon.png
A full-plate suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
 Lominsan Crested Barding Icon.png  
Lominsan Crested Barding
Shopicon.png
An elaborately decorated suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
 Lominsan Half Barding Icon.png  
Lominsan Half Barding
Shopicon.png
A lightweight suit of Maelstrom-issue chocobo armor.
 Mandervillian Barding Icon.png  
Mandervillian Barding
Shopicon.png
Expertly tailored trumpery designed to resemble the uniforms worn by the maidservants employed at the Manderville manor.
 Noble Barding Icon.png  
Noble Barding
Map17 Icon.png
A lavishly decorated suit of armor crafted for the riding chocobos of Ishgardian nobles.
 Oriental Barding Icon.png  
Oriental Barding
Dollarsignicon.png
An extravagant suit of celebratory chocobo armor.
 Orthodox Barding Icon.png  
Orthodox Barding
Tools icon.png
A beautifully ornamented suit of plate armor worn by chocobos in the service of church officiants.
 Paladin Barding Icon.png  
Paladin Barding
Map17 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to mimic the garb of the paladin.
 Paramour Barding Icon.png  
Paramour Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.pngQuest Icon.png
A gaudy suit of chocobo armor designed for use during Valentione's Day celebrations.
 Plumed Barding Icon.png  
Plumed Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.png
A suit of chocobo armor adorned with brilliant plumage. This particular design is quite popular amongst chocobo enthusiasts.
 Race Barding Icon.png  
Race Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.png
Lightweight armor designed for race chocobos.
 Reveler's Barding Icon.png  
Reveler's Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Susano, the Lord of the Revel.
 Round Table Barding Icon.png  
Round Table Barding
Map20 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor crafted using a design employed during the age of Thordan and his knights twelve.
 Sephirotic Barding Icon.png  
Sephirotic Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Sephirot, the Fiend.
 Sleipnir Barding Icon.png  
Sleipnir Barding
Map20 Icon.png
A suit of pitch-black chocobo armor designed to resemble that worn by the legendary steed of the elder primal Odin.
 Sophic Barding Icon.png  
Sophic Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Sophia, the Goddess.
 Sovereign Barding Icon.png  
Sovereign Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble that of a chocobo king of legend.
 Starlight Barding Icon.png  
Starlight Barding
Seasonalachievementicon.pngMap20 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor as worn by those legendary birds said to carry gifts from the stars.
 Tidal Barding Icon.png  
Tidal Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Leviathan, the Lord of the Whorl.
 Ul'dahn Barding Icon.png  
Ul'dahn Barding
Shopicon.png
A full-plate suit of Immortal Flame-issue chocobo armor.
 Ul'dahn Crested Barding Icon.png  
Ul'dahn Crested Barding
Shopicon.png
An elaborately decorated suit of Immortal Flame-issue chocobo armor.
 Ul'dahn Half Barding Icon.png  
Ul'dahn Half Barding
Shopicon.png
A lightweight suit of Immortal Flame-issue chocobo armor.
 White Mage Barding Icon.png  
White Mage Barding
Map17 Icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to mimic the garb of the white mage.
 Wild Rose Barding Icon.png  
Wild Rose Barding
Shopicon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble that worn by a long-forgotten hero of legend.
 Zurvanite Barding Icon.png  
Zurvanite Barding
Tools icon.png
A suit of chocobo armor designed to resemble Zurvan, the Demon.


Gallery[edit]


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