You can start chocobo raising
right when you have Tifa in control, but I'd recommend starting when
Cloud comes back into the party because you need to get to Gold Saucer
and race your chocobos. First off, you need to fly back to the Chocobo
Ranch where you can talk to Chocobo Bill and rent six (yes, six)
stables for your chocobos to stay in. Make sure that you have enough
money, though, because they can be quite pricy.
After all of that, equip your
chocobo lure and search around for chocobo tracks. The best chocobos
are in the Icicle Area when they appear with the nasty little bunnies
accompanying them ^^. They're pretty easy to kill, with your high
level and all, but make sure you kill them fast or the chocobo will
run away. You can also find the Chocobo Sage's house just a little
bit north of Ice Gate Glacier and he'll remember things from time
to time. Not only that, but he sells the best kind of greens out there
that can boost up your chocobos' stamina, strength, and whatnot. I'm
not going to go into too much detail about chocobo breeding because
this page will be too long and you'll get bored of my rambling. I'll
just give you the basics:
To get a River (light blue)
OR Mountain Chocobo (green): Breed a Good (found in Gold Saucer
area) or Very Good (found in Mideel area or Rocket Port area) with
one of its kind and vice versa. You can mix and match between these.
You know, like Good and Good or Very Good and Good, and so on. Feed
them a Carob nut, which can be won or stolen by the red dinos (they
have a really long name, and I'm too lazy to type that long of a name
^^) nearby Bone Village. The chances that you'll get a River, Mountain,
or normal Chocobo vary, so you can reset your system each time if
you don't get what you needed (and trust me, it'll take a lot of saves
and resets). You can always race your chocobos in Chocobo Square at
Gold Saucer to raise their rankings.
To get a Mountain/River Chocobo
you get the River and Mountain Chocobos, boosting them up and all,
it's a cinch for chocobo breeding from here. All you need to do is
to breed a Mountain with a River Chocobo (make sure that they're different
genders ^^) and feed them any nut.
To get a Sea Chocobo (orange):
This one is kinda tough, but not as tough as trying to get a Mountain
or a River Chocobo (or both). All you need is to breed one of the
chocobos that you got from the Icicle area with a Mountain/River chocobo
and they both have to be in S rank. If you don't have them in A or
S rank, then your chances of getting a Sea chocobo is next to nothing.
Feed them a Zeio nut, which can be won or stolen by the Goblins on
Goblin Island, and ta-da! A sea chocobo!
Whew, that's enough about chocobo
breeding ^^. From what I remember, take a river chocobo to the Mideel
materia cave (it's closeby the ranch) and you'll get a Mimic materia.
Take a Mountain chocobo to the Wutai materia cave (it's like behind
the second or third bridge) and you'll get the Quadra Magic materia.
Take a Mountain/River chocobo to the Corel materia cave (just east
of the Corel mountains) and you'll get the MP<-->HP switch materia
(not recommended, mind you). Take the Sea chocobo to the Round Island
materia cave (way, way north; close to the end of the map), you'll
get the Knights of the Round Summon materia.
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