In A Realm Reborn, Chocobo serves not only as a form of transportation, but also as a companion that will fight alongside you. Players will acquire their own Chocobo Mount at level 20+ through the Main Scenario Quests. At level 30+ players will unlock their Chocobo Companion that will fight alongside the player. Players can customize the looks of their players chocobo by equipping Chocobo Barding or changing their Colors. Players can further improve and personalize their chocobos through Chocobo Raising.
To obtain your chocobo mount, you must be level 20 or higher and progressed through the main story enough that you have joined a Grand Company. To unlock the mount, you need to complete the quest My Little Chocobo. In the quest, you need to purchase a Chocobo Issuance from your Grand Company Quartermaster for 2000 Company Seals.
- Players can obtain seals through FATEs, Grand Company Hunting Logs, Grand Company Leves and supply and provisions quests.
Players can summon their mounts by dragging and activating the mount icon from Mounts Menu.
Companions are pets that will fight alongside you. Players will not only be able to level up his or her Chocobo companion but also customize their looks and abilities. Players can specialize their personal Chocobos into tanks, healers or damage dealers by allocating their skill points into the Defender, Attacker or Healer skill trees.
To unlock the Companion, players must have completed level 30 quest My Feisty Little Chocobo.
Introduced in patch 2.51, Chocobo Racing is a mario kart like mini-game found in the Gold Saucer. Players will not only race other players with their chocobos but also breed and train them.
Note that your Racing Chocobo is NOT the same as your Mount/Companion Chocobo.
Chocobo Raising allows the player to train, improve and customize their Mount/Companion Chocobo.
Chocobo Coloring allows the player to change the colors of their Mount/Companion Chocobo.
Chocobo Bardings are customization items that can change the look of your chocobo. They do not give speed or stat bonuses.
Note that Chocobo Barding will change the looks of both your Mount/Companion Chocobo and your Racing Chocobo.
Known for their masks modeled after the ever faithful chocobo, Chocobokeeps can be found at outposts across Eorzea offering adventurers use of their chocobo porter service.
Mounted on one of their specially bred chocobo, travel switfly and safely to one of several nearby stables. These chocobo have been trained to travel specific routes to their destinations, so relax, enjoy the view, and let these trustworthy taxis handle the rest.
Despite the emergence of airships, chocobos have retained their place as a traveler's best friend. Be it as bearers of a merchant’s wares, steeds for battle-bound soldiers, or an adventurer's means of locomotion, the long-legged avian creatures are still very much a common sight.
These flightless birds have sturdy legs with which to swiftly bear you across great distances.