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One of Final Fantasy 9's most important mini-games is the Chocobo sidequest. After finishing the Festival of the Hunt in Lindblum, the Chocobo's Forest opens for business. From that point until the end of the game, this quest spans out to become the most rewarding quest in the game.

Chocographs

Chocograph Map


Finding Chocographs

Finding Chocographs is a remarkably easy task, though actually gaining the Chocographs will take a little bit of time. By travelling the world and visiting the different "Chocobo Forests", your party can collect the Chocographs listed below. On occasion, you will also dig up a Chocograph Piece. There are 6 Chocograph Pieces; when you have all 6, the Mist Ocean Chocograph (that wields the ability to fly) will finally be yours.

Name Description Exact Loc.
[ - ] Chocographs List
Streamside
Stat Info
Streamside
Required Abilities None
Color Yellow
Findings Elixir x2, Hi-Potion x3, Ether x4, Germinas Boots x2
"Go check where the river meets the ocean. Kupo!" Streamside Chocograph
Between Mountains
Stat Info
Between Mountains
Required Abilities None
Color Yellow
Findings Potion x5, Hi-Potion x5, Tent x2, Cotton Robe x2
"Go look near the mountains facing the ocean in the southwest side of the Mist Continent." Between Mountains Chocograph
Uncultivated Land
Stat Info
Uncultivated Land
Required Abilities None
Color Yellow
Findings Antidote x10, Jade Armlet, Wing Edge x3, Cargo Ship Card
"The treasure is bured near a river, kupo!" Uncultivated Land Chocograph
Healing Shore
Stat Info
Healing Shore
Required Abilities None
Color Yellow
Findings Reef Ability
"I've seen a beach that looks like this near a city with high winds, kupo." Healing Shore Chocograph
Abandoned Beach
Stat Info
Abandoned Beach
Required Abilities None
Color Yellow
Findings Phoenix Pinion x9, Phoenix Down x5, Peridot x12, Diamond Gloves
"There's a beach near a huge dying forest. That might be it. Kupo!" Abandoned Beach Chocograph
Cold Field
Stat Info
Cold Field
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Echo Screen x5, Hi-Potion x7, Tent x3, Theater Ship Card
"Looks like a very cold place, kupo..." Cold Field Chocograph
Forgotten Lagoon
Stat Info
Forgotten Lagoon
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Gysahl Greens x8, Ether x5, Hi-Potion x7, Dragon's Claws
"Kupo! Why not go play in icy-cold water!" Forgotten Lagoon Chocograph
Far Away Lagoon
Stat Info
Far Away Lagoon
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Potion x37, Magic Tag x6, Shield Armor, Gaia Gear
"I heard there is a long stretch of reef...That might be it, kupo." Far Away Lagoon Chocograph
Abandoned Lagoon
Stat Info
Abandoned Lagoon
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Soft x6, Ether x4, Feather Boots, N-Kai Armlet
"I hear there's a sunken treasure near a peninsula in the southern part of the Outer continent, kupo." Abandoned Lagoon Chocograph
Bird's Eye Lagoon
Stat Info
Bird's Eye Lagoon
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Potion x8, Phoenix Down x4, ether x3, Magician Robe
"There are so many small islands surrounding the Mist Continent, Kupo!" Bird's Eye Lagoon Chocograph
Small Beach
Stat Info
Small Beach
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Remedy x4, Elixir x2, Rising Sun x8, Oak Staff
"It's a beach on a small island! A right place to vacation, kupo." Small Beach Chocograph
Dawn Lagoon
Stat Info
Dawn Lagoon
Required Abilities Reef
Color Light Blue
Findings Mountain ability
"It's near a city where the night never ends." Dawn Lagoon Chocograph
Dusk Plains
Stat Info
Dusk Plains
Required Abilities Mountain
Color Red
Findings Phoenix Down x12, Ore x14, Kaiser Knuckles, Iron Man Card
"What a beautiful sunset, Kupo!" Dusk Plains Chocograph
Green Plains
Stat Info
Green Plains
Required Abilities Mountain
Color Red
Findings Sea ability
"There are treasures on the high plains too, Kupo!" Green Plains Chocograph
Forbidden Forest
Stat Info
Forbidden Forest
Required Abilities Mountain
Color Red
Findings Ether x7, Elixir x2, Wing Edge x10, High Mage Staff
"The forest lies where many mountain ranges merge, Kupo!" Forbidden Forest Chocograph
Forgotten Plains
Stat Info
Forgotten Plains
Required Abilities Mountain
Color Red
Findings Ore x17, Ether x5, Opal x14, Demon's Mail
"The long peninsula sort of points to the location of the treasures, Kupo!" Forgotten Plains Chocograph
Sea at Dusk
Stat Info
Sea at Dusk
Required Abilities Sea
Color Dark Blue
Findings Phoenix Pinion x15, White Robe, Diamond, Masamune Card
"There must be more treasures deeper in the ocean." Sea at Dusk Chocograph
Ocean
Stat Info
Ocean
Required Abilities Sea
Color Dark Blue
Findings Ore x27, Light Robe, Whale Whisker, Alexander Card
"Look carefully! There's a small reef, Kupo!" Ocean Chocograph
Cold Lagoon
Stat Info
Cold Lagoon
Required Abilities Sea
Color Dark Blue
Findings Peridot x11, Opal x9, Sapphire x15, Topaz x19
"What a complicated cove, the water looks very cold, Kupo!" Cold Lagoon Chocograph
Mist Ocean
Stat Info
Mist Ocean
Required Abilities Sea
Color Dark Blue
Findings Flying ability
"Look around the small islands located in the northeastern shore of the Mist Continent." Mist Ocean Chocograph
Outer Island
Stat Info
Outer Island
Required Abilities Sky
Color Gold
Findings Amethyst x21, Garnet x16, Genji Armor, Ragnarok
"Kupo. It isn't a very big island." Outer Island Chocograph
Outer Island II
Stat Info
Outer Island II
Required Abilities Sky
Color Gold
Findings Sapphire x11, Circlet, Pumice Piece, Hilda Garde 3 Card
"I think there's a desert nearby, Kupo." Outer Island II Chocograph
Fairy Island
Stat Info
Fairy Island
Required Abilities Sky
Color Gold
Findings Potion x33, Annointment x15, Holy Miter, Dark Matter Card
"There's a mountain in the middle of the island." Fairy Island Chocograph
Forgotten Island
Stat Info
Forgotten Island
Required Abilities Sky
Color Gold
Findings Ribbon, Rebirth Ring, Amethyst x13, Ark Card
"What a strange place for an island, Kupo." Forgotten Island Chocograph


Cracks and Bubbles

Along your travels through the world of Gaia, you may run across one of several cracks and bubbles, either lying in the mountainside or in the water, respectively. These places, just like the Chocographs listed above, have treasure in them. By using a dead pepper, you can dig through (or dive underwater) to grab the treasure inside.

Foaming water beneath Quan's Dwelling
Floaming water beneath Quan's Dwelling 9 Ore
15 Topaz
1 Tiger Racket Card
1 Red Rose card
Foaming water directly north of Iifa Tree
Foaming water directly north of Iifa Tree 50 Potion
25 Hi-Potion
9 Ether
7 Elixir
Foaming water directly between Mist Continent and Outer Continent
Foaming water directly between Mist Continent and Outer Continent 8 Straw Hat
8 Pearl Armlet
7 Aloha T-Shirt
8 Sandals
Foaming water at south tip of Forgotten Continent
Foaming water at south tip of Forgotten Continent 10 Remedy
1 Black Robe
1 Genji Gloves
1 Blue Narciss Card
Mountain crack on eastern part of Lost Continent
Mountain crack on eastern part of Lost Continent 41 Lapis Lazuli
1 Rosetta Card
1 Protect Ring
1 Airship Card
Mountain crack on northeastern part of Forgotten Continent
Mountain crack on northeastern part of Forgotten Continent 19 Eye Drops
1 Madain's Ring
1 Genji Helmet
1 Hilda Garde I Card
Mountain crack near Oeilvert
Mountain crack near Oeilvert 1 Madain Prayer
1 Dragon's Hair
1 Gauntlets
1 Odin Card
Exact former location of Shimmering Island
(Disc 4 Only)
Exact former location of Shimmering Island (Disc 4 Only) 10 Aquamarine
1 Ultima Weapon
1 Maximillian
1 Invincible Card


Chocobo's Air Garden

Chocobo's Air Garden is the very last "Chocobo Forest" type area in the game. Floating in the sky, the only way to find this area is by searching the world for a slow moving, circular shadow. When found, entering this area merely requires floating above the shadow on Choco, and feed him a dead pepper. Within, the last (and best) of the Chocographs await!

For more information on the Air Garden, please see our Chocobo's Air Garden page.


Healing Beaches

As a reward for finding all of the Chocographs and cracks / bubbles (including the one under the Shimmering Islands), the last part of the Chocobo's Side Quest is the most rewarding yet. It is slightly time-consuming, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.

Once you have all of the treasure from the quest, take Choco to the Air Garden and talk with the Fat Chocobo. Fat Chocobo will tell you to visit all of the beaches in the world. What you must do, therefore, is go around the world and press SQUARE while on top of every beach. Once you have visited all 22 beaches and pressed SQUARE, a message will pop up and you will be healed. From that point forward, every time you walk remotely close to a beach and press SQUARE, you'll be completely healed. Enjoy!


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