Treasure Hunting with Chocobo - Guide for Final Fantasy IX
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Chocobo Chocobo is the ostrich like bird that helps you along your quest in Final Fantasy 9.It can dig the ground to find treasure. In disc 1,when you are on your way to Gizamalukes Grotto, head to right of the gate to find to bridge. Cross over the bridge and you will find a dome-like forest. It is not exactly a forest that you can go through it. It is a Chocobo Forest.Go near it and enter. Inside you will find Mene the moogle and a chocobo. Mene will call the chocobo to come near you but the stubborn chocobo run away. Mene will then ask you to go outside of the forest to search for the chocobo footprints. Stand on the footprints and use a Gysahl Green.The chocobo will come to you and press X to ride it. Now go back to the forest. Mene will then tell you the big secret about chocobo is that it can dig treasure. After that you can start a game called Chocobo Hot And Cold.Mene will let you dig around (press  to dig) the Chocobo Forest to find treasure and you can keep the treasure but you will have to pay Mene 60gil to play the game. In your first 2 or 3 games, you might come to an item that is stone with pattern. Seeing this,Mene will name this stone Chocograph that is a graph that shows you where about the treasure is. There are also Chocograph Pieces that if you manage to collect 6 of them it will become a full chgocograph. NOTE In Chocobo Hot and Cold game, chocobo will let out a sound that tells you wether the treasure is near to you or not. Kweh means it is far away Kweh!? means it is quite far away Kwehhh!? means it is very near to you K-Kwehhh!!! means you have found the treasure!!! If you manage to dig some item when playing the game, you can get points. The deeper the treasure is, the more points you will get. You can take the points you inherited to exchange with some cool items with Mene.Be sure to use your point carefully! Item Points Robe of Lords 10,000 Protect Ring 8,500 Wing Edge 3,500 Viltgance Card 1,800 Ether 450 Ore 250 Phoenix Down 150 Gysahl Green 10 Chocobo Lagoon Dig, dig, dig in the forest until Mene says that there is no more chocograph. It will then ask you to to Chocobo Lagoon.However, only the chosen chocobo can enter the lagoon. After you find all the chocographs, start your searching for the treasures when you are in the world map for it have a lot of good item and of course by using chocobo. Search all the treasures until your chocobo becomes the Reef Chocobo.Go to the southwest of the world map. One of the island there is the Chocobo Lagoon.You can enter it through the hole. By the time you are there Mene will there too, letting you play the Chocobo Hot And Cold game. However, since your chocobo is just the Reef Chocobo that can walk in the shallow water only, Mene will cut the price half because you can only dig the shallow part. Start digging all the chocographs again until Mene says that there is no more chocographs left anymore. Start finding all the treasures and if you couldnt find the chocograph that evolves chocobo into Deep Sea Chocobo, go back to Chocobo Foerst and try your luck there. After you found the treasure that evolve chocobo, go back to Chocobo Lagoon and dig again. Now you can dig the deeper part making the price 60gil again. Even if Mene says that there is no more chocograph left, keep digging for the chocograph piece. After you manage to dig up all 6 chocograph pieces, find the treasure and you will eventually get the Gold Chocobo. NOTE To fly go inside any forest and press X.To land, stay above the forest and press O. Chocobo Air Garden Now, the time has come to go to the floating island and adventure still awaits. Each of the chocograph piece has a description about where is the floating island is. The floating island cant be seen, so you will have to search for its shadow that is round in shape. I have found 5 places where the island could be. 1) Near the Chocobo Lagoon there is an island with a forest. You can find the shadow near the edge of the island. 2) In the center of the world map. 3) East to Forgotten Continent. In the center of the east. (You know what I mean??) 4) At the southeast of the Outer Continent. It is at the place where the shore looks like coming out of the continent. 5) At the northeast of Alexandria (I think). 6) And the last one, I couldnt find it. After you found the shadow stay on top of the shadow and use a Dead Pepper. Eventually, chocobo will shot up into sky and you will be in the Chocobo Air Garden.Mene will be there too by the time you reach. It lets you play the game again and it is harder to dig here because there are 2 floating islands. Sometimes you will have to go to another floating island to dig. (That wastes a lot of time) There is a floating land with a triangular rock. It is the Eidolon Grave. Examining it causes Mene to warn you about something inside the rock and if you ignore Menes warning, you will get to fight the hardest creature, OZMA. Chocobo Paradise After finish digging all the chocographs again, it is time to go the chocobo heaven!!!!Exit the Chocobo Air Garden and fly to the northwest of the map.You will find an island with mountain and forest.Land there and search the mountain.You can find a crack at the foot of the mountain.Use a dead pepper and chocobo will open the crack.And now, you are in Chocobo Paradise .In Chocobo Paradise , you cant dig treasure.However, speaking to all the chocobos give you clue about treasures around the world (not in the chocograph).Jump into water and go up.You will find Fat Chocobo the King of Chocobo there.Fat Chocobo will ask chocobo to stay there forever.However if you havent found all the treasures finish yet,chocobo will still follow you.Not to forget to play card with all the chocobo!!!! With this I will also give the information about where is the treasures. Chocograph 1)Streamside Ability needed:Field Location On the way to go Chocobo Forest , there is a bridge . Ride your chocobo across the brigde from Chocobo Forest and follow the river to the beach.Start digging there and eventually you will get the treasure. Treasure 2 Elixirs, 3 Hi-potions, 4 Ethers, 2 Germinas Boots. 2)Between Mountains Ability needed:Field Location From the Chocobo Forest , go northeast and walk along the beach,Eventually you will come to an dead end.The treasure is between the two mountains at the dead end there. Treasure 5 potions, 5 Hi-potions, 2 Tents, 2 Cotton Robes. 3)Uncultivated Land Ability needed:Field Location Go to Evil Forest and walk along the river.Dig along the river and you will find the treasure. Treasure 10 Antidotes, 1 Jade Armlet, 3 Wing Edges, 1 Cargo Ship card 4)Healing Shore Ability needed:Field Location Near Cleyra there are mountains surrounding it.The beach is near the mountain and the treasure is at the beach. Treasure Get Reef Chocobo.Enables chocobo to cross the shallow waters. 5)Abandoned Beach Ability needed:Field, Reef Location Beach east to the Black Mage village. Treasure 9 Phoenix Pinions, 6 Phoenix Downs, 12 Peridot Gems, 1 Diamond Gloves 6)Cold Field Ability needed:Field, Reef Location In the center of Esto Gaza, Fire Shrine and Shimmering Island.It is At the Quelmiera Shores. Treasure 5 Echo Screens, 7 Hi-potions, 3 Tents, 1 Theater Ship card 7)Forgotten Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef Location The treasure is in the water .Go to the south of Lost Continent and go into the water. You will find the island as it describes in the chocograph. Treasure 8 Gysahl Greens, 5 Ethers, 7 Hi-potions, 1 Dragons Claw 8)Faraway Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef Location This treasure is located to east of the Water Shrine. Use the chocobo tracks on the Everlang Island , the long stretch of island that is connected to Forgotten Continent. The treasure is in the water. Treasure 37 Potions, 6 Magic Tags, 1 Shield Armor, 1 Gaia Gear 9)Abandoned Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef Location West to the Fossil Roo on the Outer Continent Treasure 6 Softs, 4 Ethers, 1 Feather Boot, 1 N-Kai Armlet 10)Birds Eye Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef Location The treasure is in the water. Go to the west from the Qus Marsh on the Mist Continent and search the among the islands there. The treasure should be near one of the island. Treasure 8 Potions, 4 Phoenix Downs, 3 Ethers, 1 Magician Robe 11)Small Beach Ability needed:Field, Reef Location From the Chocobo Forest, cross over the bridge and go directly south into the shallow water. The treasure is on an island called Lanshake Island. Treasure 4 Remedies, 2 Elixirs 8 Rising Suns, 1 Oak Staff 12)Dawn Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef Location The treasure is to the southeast of Treno. The place should be in about afternoon time.The treasure is either in the water or on land. Treasure Get the Red Chocobo. Enables chocobo to cross mountain. 13)Dusk Plains Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location The treasure is to the southeast of Oeilvert. It is buried near the sea. Treasure 12 Phoenix Downs, 14 Ores, 1 Kaiser Knuckles, 1 Iron Man card 14)Forbidden Forest Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location The treasure is in the forest. The forest is surrounded by mountain near Dali. Treasure 7 Ethers, 2 Elixirs, 10 Wing Edges, 1 High Mage Staff 15)Green Plains Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location On the mountain to the northeast of Alexandria. The mountain faces the beach. Treasure Get Deep Sea Chocobo. Enables chocobo to cross ocean. 16)Forgotten Plains Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location The treasure is on the hills to the southwest of Ipsens castle. Treasure 17 Ores, 5 Ethers, 14 Opals, 1 Demons Mail 17)Sea At Dusk Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location The treasure is to east of Oeilvert and to the north of the Wind Shrine. The treasure is in the water. Treasure 15 Phoenix Pinions, 1 White Robe, 1 Diamond, 1 Masamune card 18)Ocean Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location To the west of the Everlang island, the long stretch of island that is not connected to Forgotten Continent. The treasure is in the sea. Treasure 27 Ores, 1 Light Robe, 1 Whale Whisker, 1 Alexander card 19)Cold Lagoon Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location To the east of Fire Shrine. The treasure is in the water near the island (not Shimmering Island). Treasure 11 Peridot Gems, 9 Opals, 15 Sapphires, 19 Topazs 20)Mist Ocean Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain Location To the north of Alexandria. The treasure is between the two small island Legend:1=Island 2=Island x x=treasure 1 2 Treasure Get Gold Chocobo. Enables chocobo to fly. 21)Outer Island Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain, Sky Location To the northeast of Desert Palace. The treasure is not in the water. Treasure 21 Amethyst, 16 Garnet, 1 Genji Armor, 1 Ragnarok 22)Outer Island 2 Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain, Sky Location This island is located to the northwest of Desert Palace Treasure 11 Sapphires, 1 Circlet, 1 Pumice Piece, 1 Hilda Grade 3 card 23)Fairy Island Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain, Sky Location This island is to the southwest of Lifa Tree. It has a mountain and is big enough to see in the world map. The treasure is at the foot of the mountain. Treasure 33 Potions, 15 Annoyntments, 1 Holy Miter, 1 Dark Matter card 24)Forgotten Island Ability needed:Field, Reef, Mountain, Sky Location To the north of Forgotten Continent and to the south of Shimmering Island. The island is quite big. Treasure 1 Ribbon, 1 Rebirth Ring, 13 Amethyst, 1 Ark card After you found all the treasure in the chocograph, there are still treasures all around the world.The clue where about the treasure is, is given by chocobos in Chocobo Paradise. There are total 8 treasure all around the world , either in the water or at mountain. Unfortunately, I just found 5 only. 1)Crack 1 Location To the west of Forgotten Continent, there are many mountains. Find a mountain that has a forest nearby. The crack is very hard to find and it looks like one line. Treasure 1 Maiden Prayer, 1 Dragons Hair, 1 Gauntlet, 1 Odin card 2)Crack 2 Location There is another mountain in Forgotten Continent that has a forest nearby.The mountain is to east of Forgotten Continent.It is just a little bit northeast from the Crack 1.The crack is easier to find.It looks like the crack at the Chocobo Paradise. Treasure 19 Eye Drops, 1 Madains Ring, 1 Genji Helmet, 1 Hilda Grade One card 3)Bubble 1 Location Go to Quans Dwelling and go to the place where the clock is.Go to the edge of the balcony and feed chocobo a dead pepper. Treasure I forgot the treasure but I remember the treasure chest contains 1 Tiger Racket. 4)Bubble 2 Location This bubble is located between Outer Continent and Lost Continent.It is in the center and at the top of the map. Treasure 50 Potions, 25 Hi-potions, 9 Ethers, 7 Elixirs 5)No Bubble Location It is exactly where the Shimmering Island is.It is very hard to find.Go there after you return from Terra. Treasure 10 Aquamarines, 1 Ultima Weapon, 1 Maxmillian, 1 Invincible card. Thats all I can tell.Email me if you have any problem.(klimkw87.yahoo.com)