FF7: Getting a Gold Chocobo without racing

There are actually two ways to get a Gold Chocobo without competing in the Chocobo races at the Gold Saucer. One of those involves defeating Ultima WEAPON to make Ruby WEAPON appear, then defeating Ruby to get the Desert Rose, for which the Kalm Traveller will reward you with a Gold Chocobo. However, as defeating Ruby WEAPON pretty much requires you to have Knights of the Round, for which you need a Gold Chocobo, this is pretty much a non-starter.

There is another way, however. To make use of it, you’ll need to be far enough into the game to have access to the Highwind and about 100,000 gil in spare cash. I’ll include an image of the World Map below, the key areas you’ll need to visit are the Icicle Area, the Mideel Area, the Chocobo Farm and Goblin Island.

worldmap
Follow these steps to get yourself your Gold Chocobo:

  1. Head to the Chocobo Farm and rent all six stables (6 x 10,000 gil needed)
  2. Buy 70 Krakka Greens from Choco Billy (or enough to make your total up to 70, if you already have some)
  3. Buy 1 Saraha Nut (skip this if you already have one or more of these)
  4. Fly to the Icicle Inn Area and fight an enemy called Vlakorados. Steal a Carob Nut from this enemy. You may want to run away from this battle once this is done as these creatures have 33,333 HP. You’ll need to do this twice to get two Carob Nuts.steal-a-carob-nut-from-the-vlakorados-be
  5. Fly to Goblin Island and steal a Zeio Nut from the Goblins in the forests on the island.wonderful-chocobos-dwell-alongside-jumpi
  6. Return to the Icicle Area and capture a Wonderful Chocobo. You’ll be able to identify whether the chocobo that has appeared is Wonderful or not by the enemies it appears with. Wonderful Chocobos always appear with one or two Jumpings (they look like rabbits) and nothing else. If your chocobo appears with a wolf or anything else, it’s not Wonderful so let it go and try again.0127-Wonderful-Chocobo-Jumping
  7. Send your Wonderful Chocobo back to the stables.
  8. Head to the Mideel Area to capture a Great Chocobo. You can identify whether the chocobo that appears is Great or not by the enemies it appears with. Great Chocobos always appear with one or two Spiral enemies (they look like armadillos) and nothing else. If your chocobo appears with anything else, its not Great so let it go and try again.0119-Great-Chocobo-Spiral
  9. Send your Great Chocobo back to the stables and head back there yourself.
  10. Save your game right next to the farm and quit / reset. You’ll need to do this a couple of times throughout this process.
  11. Reload your game and run into the stables as fast as possible
  12. Talk to Choco Billy about Moving Chocobos and move the Great Chocobo in first. This should be female, and this rule should be followed throughout the process: ladies first!
  13. Talk to Choco Billy again and move in the Great Chocobo. This one should be male.
  14. Head out to the world map, and save and quit / reset your game again.
  15. Reload your game and run back into the stables as fast as possible and speak to Choco Billy about feeding chocobos.
  16. Feed one Krakka Green to your female Great Chocobo.
  17. Speak to Choco Billy again and mate your two chocobos together with a Carob nut, making sure you choose the female Great Chocobo first: ladies first, remember!
  18. This should give you a female River (blue) Chocobo.blue
  19. Head back to the world map and fight six random encounters.
  20. Save your game next to the ranch and save and quit / reset your game.
  21. Reload and head back into the stables as fast as possible.
  22. Talk to Choco Billy about feeding chocobos and feed 50 Krakka Greens to your female Great Chocobo.
  23. Mate the Great and the Wonderful Chocobos together with a Carob Nut, making sure you choose the lady first.
  24. This should get you a Mountain (green) Chocobo which should be male.green
  25. Head back to the world map and fight eight random encounters.
  26. Repeat the save and quit / reset ritual.
  27. Reload the game and head back in to Choco Billy as fast as possible.
  28. Feed 5 Krakka Greens to your female Great Chocobo.
  29. Mate your River and Mountain Chocobos together using a Saraha Nut, making sure you chose the female (River) Chocobo first.
  30. This should give you a Black Chocobo which should be female.black
  31. Head back to the world map and fight three random encounters.
  32. Save and quit / reset your game.
  33. Reload and head back to Choco Billy as fast as possible.
  34. Feed six Krakka Greens to your female Great Chocobo.
  35. Mate the Black Chocobo with your Wonderful Chocobo and use a Zeio Nut, again making sure you choose the female chocobo first.
  36. This should give you a female Gold Chocobo.gold

After getting your Gold Chocobo you can head out to all the Materia Caves to get the special material, including Knights of the Round from Round Island. This might seem like a complicated process, however it can be completed in about 20 minutes, whereas the racing process can take a lot longer than this to complete. Your Gold Chocobo also won’t suffer any slowdown effects from racing, which means getting to Class S should be much easier this way. Enjoy!

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Twitter
  • blogmarks
  • HackerNews
  • Tumblr
  • Posterous
  • email
Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.