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    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – Grasslands Chocobo Guide

    Exploring the vast world of Gaia poses certain challenges on foot. So, wrangle up a faithful Chocobo companion!

    The chocobo. This happy, typically yellow, bird is one of the most recognizable creatures within the Final Fantasy series. They make yet another appearance in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, returning as mounts that help you traverse the vast world of Gaia. Chocobos and their utility have been greatly expanded in this entry, taking many classic elements and updating them into some of the best versions of our favorite bird mascot to date! Each region has its own Chocobo variant and its own requirements to get yourself one of these trusty steeds. Use our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Grasslands Chocobo Guide to help you nab yourself a chocobo for the Grasslands Region!

    Be sure to read our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review. You can find more information about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth directly from the game’s website. Visit the PlayStation Store page to purchase the game or try out the demo if you’re on the fence!

    Choco-basics

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Chocobo Riding

    During your chocobo wrangling journey, you must keep a few things in mind. Chocobos are relegated to their home regions. So, each new area you visit has a few checkboxes you must tick to get one. Once you do get one, you get a handy whistle that calls your chocobo. Just tap the ‘R1’ button to give it a blow, and your chocobo will rush to your side. Saddling up is as easy as walking up to your bird, as you’ll climb up automatically! Keep in mind your chocobo has a walk, a gallop, and a sprint. This allows you to have a decent range of speed control!

    As you wrangle more chocobos and fix up chocobo stops you’ll receive ‘Golden Plumes’. These beautiful choco feathers can be exchanged for some cosmetics that you can adorn your new bird companions with! 

    How to Get a Chocobo in the Grasslands

    First yellow ‘bo is found in Chapter 2 of the main story right after you attempt to cross the Swampland. You’ll wind up poppin’ by a local Chocobo Ranch for a spell where y’all end up workin’ out a deal to get your own bird. Wild ‘ol Piko is who you’re trynna round up! The game guides ya along fairly well, then you get a tutorialized capture minigame. Just avoid the line of sight of them other rascally chocobos, pick up some of them there stones, ‘n chunk ‘em to distract Piko. Get up behind ‘im all sneaky-like ‘n saddle up, buckaroo! Alright, now you have your standard Chocobo!

    Grasslands Chocobo Abilities

    Sadly, our standard yellow chocobo here doesn’t have any special traversal technique like some of its brethren. Don’t lower your opinion of it, though! This chocobo is still capable of dashing you around at high speeds. This will be handy no matter what, as traveling around to your many main and side objective points will take much less time on the back of this bird!

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Chocobo Treasure Hunt

    One cool thing your chocobo can do is hunt for treasure (very reminiscent of FFIX’s Choco Hot and Cold). Sometimes when you’re out ridin’ your chocobo will stop in its tracks, as it senses a nearby treasure. You can peck around to try to find it or spend some time sniffing it out. Regardless of your preferred method, this is a handy way to nab some extra stuff. Thanks Piko!

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a huge game with tons of content. Pay our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Compendium Guide a visit to get all the information you could ever need or want!

    Payne Grist
    Payne Grist
    Payne is a huge fan of JRPGs. SQUARE ENIX owns his heart, especially their 'FINAL FANTASY' series. He is currently studying various mediums of art and Japanese.

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