Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – Nibel 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 Nibel Chocobo Guide to help you nab yourself a chocobo for the Nibel 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!


    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 Nibel Region

    Chapter 11 will take our heroes to the Nibel Region. We already got a taste of this area in the game’s opening hours in the iconic flashback scene. This time around we have much more to sink our teeth into. The “Esoteric Secrets of the Elders” quest will guide you towards this new chocobo. The wrangling for this bird is quite different. You’ll be leading Miss Selene here through a cactus maze with bait. Carefully toss the bait throughout the maze, avoiding the cacti. If you’re patient, some of these fake cacti will shrink in size, giving you an easier time navigating the chocobo. 

    Nibel Chocobo Abilities

    Our lovely little blue birds from Nibel can, of course, sprint around like it’s nothing (like every other chocobo). They can even glide like their canyon and jungle-dwelling relatives. So what makes this chocobo unique? Well, they can fire an aqua jet from their feet! What’s that do? It gives them extra height, especially over bodies of water.

    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 Selena!

    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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