To begin raising a chocobo, players must first acquire a Chocobo Stable, which can be purchased from the housing merchant NPC in any residential area. The stable at an apartment or Free Company house will also work.
- When your chocobo is in the Stable, you cannot mount him or summon him to battle. The companion menu is also not available when your chocobo is stabled.
Your chocobo, as well as those of your free company members, can be trained while stabled to earn experience points. Chocobos can be trained once per hour, and will demand one of the following fruits or vegetables as a reward for their efforts:
- Experience granted will be the same regardless of the item selected, though stable conditions may affect experience gains. These fruits and vegetables can be obtained through gardening or bought from specific vendors.
If you reward your chocobo with the same food repeatedly, that fruit or vegetable will become the chocobo's favorite feed.
- You may change your chocobo's favorite feed if you so desire by repeatedly rewarding your chocobo with a different snack after training.
|Food||Normal Effect||Favorite Effect||Source|
|Curiel Root||Companion EXP Up||Companion EXP Up II||Gardening|
|Sylkis Bud||Companion Attack Up||Companion Attack Up II||Gardening or Vendor|
|Mimett Gourd||Companion Healing Potency Up||Companion Healing Potency Up II||Gardening or Vendor|
|Tantalplant||Companion Maximum HP Up||Companion Maximum HP Up II||Gardening or Vendor|
|Pahsana Fruit||Companion Enmity Up||Companion Enmity Up II||Gardening or Vendor|
If your chocobo is Rank 10 or higher, you will need to give it Thavnairian Onion. Each Thavnairian Onion increases the maximum rank of the chocobo by 1. The highest rank achievable is Rank 20.
As you and your free company members continue to use the chocobo stable, it will begin to accumulate dirt and grime. Stable cleanliness is reflected by one of three conditions: good, fair, or poor. The conditions of the stable can be confirmed by accessing the stable. Keep your stable clean to ensure that chocobo training is effective, yielding the most experience.
To clean the stable, access the chocobo stable interface and select Clean Stable. You will need a Magicked Stable Broom to perform this action.