Sonic Adventure 2 Chao FAQ by EDekar Created on June 22nd, at 12:16 PM Updated on July 1st, at 7:46 PM Version History -1.0- Concept FAQ written out -1.5- Information filled in -1.6- Various sections updated, also added the What's Up? and Frequently Asked Questions Sections. -1.7- Got that accursed Seed information, and a few more FAQ's. Look for the seed info just after the hat info, or in the FAQ's. -2.0- 'Nuther Kindergarten class, a few more FAQ's. Not much new info out right now. Seeds & Fruits and Racing Stuff sections added. CONTENTS -Introduction -Chao Hatching -Chao Basic -Chao Advanced -Seeds & Fruits -Racing Stuff -Author's Note -My Chao -What's Up? -Frequently Asked Questions -Contact Information -Credits -Legal Note INTRODUCTION Welcome to FAQ #3. This, obviously, is a FAQ for the recently released game, Sonic Adventure 2. It covers the aspects of raising a Chao from its basic infant form up to a full-fledged racer. Not that a Chao needs to be raised to race, of course. CHAO HATCHING First up is how to hatch your Chao. Simply walk up to the egg you wish to hatch, pick it up with the B button, and hold down the button. Now just move your analog stick to one side and hold it there. The egg will be gently shaken by your character. After a little while, set the egg back down (DON'T throw it). Your Chao will hatch soon after. Be sure to grab a nut from a nearby tree and feed it to your newborn Chao. They're typically pretty hungry after hatching. One other note, NEVER strike your Chao if you can avoid it. It makes them terribly angry, and will very easily drop their performance. CHAO BASIC First off, there are 3 basic types of Chao: * Dark Chao - A miscreant Chao that likes to play pranks. Black with red as a secondary color. By getting this chao, you unlock the Dark Garden. * Neutral Chao - A completely normal Chao. Starts off as a light blue. * Hero Chao - A kind and polite Chao with a halo. White in color with blue as secondary. By getting this chao, you unlock the Hero Garden. Anyone can raise these kinds of Chao. A common misconception I've seen recently is that you need a Hero Seed to raise your Chao into the Hero form. This is quite simply, not needed. There is a simpler means of raising your Chao into the form you want. First off, decide which kind of Chao you would like, if you don't want to keep them Neutral. For the sake of example, we'll say you want a Dark Chao. Now then. Go to the 1P mode, and choose Stage Select. Go to Chao World, and choose either Shadow, Rouge, or Eggman as your character. Hatch the egg you want to raise to a Dark Chao. After it's hatched (remember to do so gently!), pet it over and over. You'll see it gradually change color towards black. After a while, it will stop changing color. All you really have to do at this point is raise it as you would any other Chao. The only exception is, make certain you raise it with a Dark character. This way, it will definitely evolve into a Dark Chao. Both of my Hero Chao's were raised the same way, using Hero characters. Another thing to mention is, Chao have stats. There are 7 of them for all Chao. They are as follows. * (SWM) - Swimming Ability * (FLY) - Flying Ability * (RUN) - Running Ability * (PWR) - Relative Strength and Power * (LCK) - Luck. Goes up in increments of 100. Raise by guessing the correct box when opening a treasure chest in Chao Adventure 2. * (INT) - Intelligence. Raise by eating a Smart Fruit. * (STA) - Stamina. Increase by feeding your Chao. As far as I know, all of these stats can be raised one way or another. I'll get into that next. As you adventure through the game, you'll come across two things. Animals and Chaos Drives. Animals are self-explanatory. Chaos Drives on the other hand, are those sticks of glowing color that machines drop. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, as you'll soon see. These animals and drives come in four basic colors, though there are some exceptions. The colors affect things as follows: Yellow + to SWM Purple + to FLY Green + to RUN Red + to PWR Animals will have a colored border around their picture. That is how you know what class an animal belongs to. Let's go over the animals and their benefits now. Red Class Animals SWM FLY RUN PWR - Bear 4 -8 2 18 - Tiger -4 -8 10 18 - Gorilla -2 -4 2 20 Green Class Animals - Rabbit 0 4 20 -8 - Cheetah -4 -4 20 4 - Boar -2 -6 16 8 Purple Class Animals - Parrot 0 24 -10 2 - Peacock 6 24 -8 -6 - Condor -10 30 -12 8 Yellow Class Animals - Seal 20 -8 0 4 - Otter 22 -2 4 -8 - Penguin 18 6 4 -12 Special Class Animals (blue border) - Raccoon 10 6 2 4 - Sheep 4 6 10 10 - Skunk 4 6 6 4 Imaginary Class Animals (orangish border) - Dragon 10 2 4 16 - Unicorn 8 6 18 0 - Phoenix 6 16 2 8 Ghost Class Animals (black border) - Bat 4 20 4 4 - Half Fish 16 0 4 12 - Skeletal Dog 4 4 16 8 One thing to mention about Ghost Class animals, is that they affect your Chao in rather odd ways. A bat will turn your Chao into a ghost (no legs), and the other ones can have some strange effects as well. Keep that in mind should you use Ghost Animals. And those are all the animals that you can pick up. As for where to find them, I'll list that by character and stage. Sonic -------------------------------------------------- 1. City Escape | Raccoon Rabbit Skunk Sheep Unicorn 4. Metal Harbor | Seal Penguin Peacock Raccoon Phoenix 5. Green Forest | Rabbit Cheetah Parrot Raccoon H. Fish 11.Pyramid Cave | Condor Peacock Bat Sheep S. Dog 15.Crazy Gadget | Bear Tiger Seal Skunk Phoenix 16.Final Rush | Peacock Condor Penguin Sheep Dragon Cannon Sonic | Cheetah Rabbit Parrot Skunk Dragon Knuckles -------------------------------------------------- 2. Wild Canyon | Peacock Condor Cheetah Sheep Dragon 6. Pumpkin Hill | Cheetah Boar Bat S. Dog H. Fish 8. Aquatic Mine | Penguin Seal Condor Skunk Dragon 12.Death Chamber | Tiger Gorilla Rabbit Skunk S. Dog 14.Meteor Herd | Penguin Seal Rabbit Sheep Phoenix Cannon Knuckles | Otter Seal Cheetah Raccoon Unicorn Tails -------------------------------------------------- 3. Prison Lane | Tiger Gorilla Otter Sheep Unicorn 7. Mission Street | Boar Rabbit Gorilla Sheep Phoenix 10.Hidden Base | Penguin Otter Tiger Skunk H. Fish 13.Eternal Engine | Condor Parrot Boar Raccoon Dragon Cannon Tails | Seal Otter Bear Raccoon Phoenix Shadow -------------------------------------------------- 4. Radical Highway | Cheetah Boar Seal Raccoon Unicorn 9. White Jungle | Peacock Parrot Bear Skunk Dragon 11.Sky Rail | Bear Tiger Condor Sheep Phoenix 14.Final Chase | Otter Penguin Tiger Skunk Phoenix Rouge -------------------------------------------------- 2. Dry Lagoon | Otter Penguin Peacock Sheep Unicorn 5. Egg Quarters | Gorilla Bear Parrot Skunk H. Fish 8. Security Hall | Parrot Condor Tiger Raccoon Phoenix 12.Mad Space | Parrot Peacock Gorilla Raccoon Phoenix Cannon Rouge | Boar Cheetah Condor Skunk Dragon Eggman -------------------------------------------------- 1. Iron Gate | Gorilla Tiger Rabbit Skunk Dragon 3. Sand Ocean | Parrot Peacock Bat Raccoon S. Dog 6. Lost Colony | Rabbit Boar Bat Raccoon S. Dog 7. Weapons Bed | Seal Otter Cheetah Sheep Phoenix 13.Cosmic Wall | Rabbit Cheetah Otter Sheep Unicorn Cannon Eggman | Bear Gorilla Seal Skunk Unicorn Another thing to mention is on Chaos Drives. All Chaos Drives increase their relative stat by 8, and drop nothing else. They also don't alter the appearance of your Chao in any way. Also, Chaos Drives can be found on any stage with machines, generally. The colors are random, so you just have to hope you get what you want. Alright, last Basic thing I can tell you. When you give your Chao an animal, it will give your Chao 2 things. One, it will change the Chao's appearance. Two, it will give them an additional little action they can do anytime they feel like. I'll list the known actions here. Animal Action | Animal Action Bear Roar | Phoenix Wags tail Boar Dashes | Rabbit Hops around Cheetah Face washing | Raccoon ? Unknown ? Condor ? Unknown ? | Otter Swims on back Dragon Breathes fire | Seal Rolls around Gorilla Beats chest | Sheep Somersaults Parrot Sings | Skunk Farts (ewww...) Peacock Struts arrogantly | Tiger Sharpens nails Penguin Slides on belly | Unicorn Bucks feet If anyone notices any actions for the Ghost Class Animals, let me know and I'll put 'em in. Also, sometimes a Ghost animal can cause the dot above your Chao to turn into a flame. Quite nifty looking if you have a Dark Chao. (bwahahaha!) CHAO ADVANCED This is where I let you know what kind of evolutionary paths you can take, besides the 3 basic forms. There are a total of 4 intermediate paths you can take. Besides those, you can also mix types for the Advanced Paths. The following is the intermediate path. Green Animals ---> Sonic Chao. Develops spikes on head like Sonic. Yellow Animals ---> Alien Chao. Head elongates and gets two small fin-like things on head. Purple Animals ---> Nights Chao. Two jester cap-type things grow out of the head and curve down a bit. Red Animals ---> Dragon Chao. The head sort of turns into a horizontal spike. I don't know what the Advanced Paths look like quite yet I'm afraid. I'll let you guys know pretty as soon as I find out. Another advanced thing that very little is currently known about, is the Chao Kindergarten. You can ask the Principal questions about Chao raising, check on the health of your Chao, or have your Chao learn whatever lesson is being taught in the classroom. Also, this is only a partial list of the classes you can take...so if you see a class I don't have, let me know of that too. Kindergarten Classes - Bell - Tambourine - Drums - Trumpet - Castanet - Cymbal - Maraca - Song - Spin Dance - Step Dance - Go-Go Dance - Shake Dance - Drawing - Exercise One of the Advanced things that was just recently brought to light are the hats. There are 3 known hats in existence, listed here. - Pumpkin - Egg Shell - Skeleton's Skull Simply grab one of these from the garden and hand it to your Chao. If they like it, they'll put it in and they'll have a hat. Keep in mind however, that it can only be removed by throwing or hitting your Chao. Although I've also been told that they'll take it off after a while if they get bored with it. SEEDS & FRUITS Ah, the last Advanced thing I can think of. How to plant the seeds. Well, I think I'll show you exactly what I was told. Just as soon as I pick the clearest, most concise e-mail I got on how to do so. Thanks to everyone else who told me how though, I'm glad you told me. Anyway, all you have to do is hand the seed to a Chao that has won a shovel (trowel, whatever) in the races, and the watering can. Your Chao will then wander around, pick a spot, and plant the seed. Here is a list of the seeds that have been found so far, made by the inestimable Mike Iseri. Keep in mind that the Forbidden Seed was added by me. " -Seeds Discovered Tall Seed Creepy Seed Vitality Seed Power Seed Tasty Seed Wonder Seed Forbidden Seed Rare Seed (Can't be that rare if I found it lol) " The only other thing to mention are the Fruits that can be found in Chao Adventure 2. As soon as I have a good list of them, I'll throw it up here. The only fruits I currently know of are these: -Fruits Discovered Triangle Fruit - A triangle shaped fruit. Square Fruit - A square shaped fruit. Round Fruit - A round shaped fruit. Wonder Fruit - ? (Don't remember...) Chao Fruit - Increases skills. Heart Fruit - Makes Chao lay an egg. Hero Fruit - Makes your Chao favor the Hero side. Dark Fruit - Makes your Chao favor the Dark side. (Luke...I am your father...) (Sorry, couldn't resist ::grins widely::) Smart Fruit - Raises intelligence. RACING STUFF For all those wonderful things that Racing can net you. First off, I give you a lovely list of the toys you can get from each of the races, courtesy Mike Iseri. " Here is a list of all the toys that you can win in the races. -Must win the 3rd difficulty level -Beginner Races Crab Pool...............Shovel Stump Valley............Watering Can Mushroom Forest.........Rattle Black Canyon............Toy Car -Must win the 5th level difficulty level -Jewel Races Topaz......................Broom Peridot....................Picture book on how to plant seeds (A must to plant trees) Aquamarine.................Sonic Doll Garnet.....................Pogo Stick Onyx.......................Box Of Crayons Diamond....................Bubbles -Challenge Mode -Win toys by completing the row 1st row....................Beach Ball 2nd row....................Jack in the Box 3rd row....................Television (To gain access to the third row, you must beat the first 2 rows) -Dark Races Win the second race........Beach Ball Win the fourth race........Radio (Changes music, your Chao must turn it on himself) " Thanks kindly for that chart Mike, I appreciate it. Anyway, the only other benefits to racing besides the toys would be two things. 1. You get to look at the courses. They can be pretty cool sometimes. 2. You can test your Chao's prowess and have it make a name for itself. Besides, you can always bring your Chao online. AUTHOR'S NOTE Well, that took more time than I thought it would...but regardless, I'm glad I could help everybody out. Just remember to let me know if there's something I missed or screwed up on. I don't mind getting e-mail, so long as it doesn't ask inane questions or use excessive dewd speech. I HATE that stuff... ::sighs:: MY CHAO I have 5 Chao right at the moment, but only 4 are worth listing. Note: This isn't up to date as of July 1st. Too much to worry about right now. I'll update it when I get around to it. Rafa, Hero Sonic Chao SWM - 071 FLY - 083 RUN - 220 PWR - 077 LCK - 100 INT - 015 STA - 044 Appearance: Rabbit ears (ugh), Unicorn crest, no legs. Don't care for her appearance very much, personally. Malak, Dark Dragon Chao SWM - 035 FLY - 031 RUN - 033 PWR - 067 LCK - 300 INT - 035 STA - 050 Appearance: Flame dot, Dragon horns, Dragon feet, and purple wings. Definitely evil looking. Seava, Hero Advanced Alien Chao SWM - 222 FLY - 072 RUN - 031 PWR - 017 LCK - 000 INT - 015 STA - 058 Appearance: No feet, Penguin eyebrows, Seal flippers, and Otter whiskers. Honestly, I like this one's appearance. Raen, Dark Night Chao SWM - 006 FLY - 015 RUN - 012 PWR - 012 LCK - 000 INT - 007 STA - 007 Appearance: Right now, he's an infant without any feet. He's subsisted on nothing but Bats so far. WHAT'S UP? This section is for those unanswered things that I just don't know about yet. - Can you mix the Advanced paths like the first game? Thus making a Dragon Alien mix? At this point, it looks like you can. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Obviously, this is for those questions that I get asked quite a bit. I'll just list 'em and answer 'em here. Q.HOW DO I PLANT THE SEEDS? A.All you need to do is have one of your Chao win a trowel and the watering bucket. Then give the seed to that Chao and he'll plant it. Q.WHY ISN'T MY CHAO EVOLVING? A.Patience my friend, patience. All good things come with time. My Dark Dragon Chao, Malak, took forever and a day to evolve, so don't let it get to you. Your Chao will evolve eventually. Q.WHERE DID MY TOYS GO? A.Your Chao has them stored in Dark Space. I'm kidding. The Chao that won the toys can pull them out of thin air to play with them. That's the only time you'll ever see those toys, except of course when you're planting Seeds. Q.WHY CAN'T I GO TO THE KINDERGARTEN WITH MY CHAO? A.Very simply, it's because you're in Story mode. Leave Story mode, and play the game in Stage Select. That'll let you move about Chao World freely. Q.WHEN WILL MY CHAO DECIDE TO MATE? A.When it's good and ready. Honestly, no one really knows. It just seems to take a lot of time, that's all. My first was Seava, and none of them have decided to mate since then. It's been almost a week, so you can see what I mean when I say it takes a while. CONTACT INFORMATION Should you wish to speak with me, send me an e-mail to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org . I should respond within a week...it would be sooner, but I've been having ISP difficulties recently. On top of that, I've been getting around 25 new messages a day, and that's hard to keep up with. I'll get there eventually. Lastly, please please please make certain your question is already answered. One other thing, please don't be offended if I don't respond to your e-mail. I've got 54 new messages in my inbox at the time of this writing, and I'm trying to save time by not replying to things that don't really need it. Just know that I am thankful if you're sending in information I missed or somesuch. Trust me, I'm reading all of those messages, even if I can't respond to 'em all. CREDITS My brother, who helped me gather all this godforsaken data. CJayC, 'cuz he's just cool...I mean, who else could do his job? Black Cat, for mentioning the Tambourine and Drums. beardedorange, for mentioning Go-Go Dancing. Wenske, for letting me know about Shake Dancing. XeNoGeArZ, for reminding me of the Chao Worlds. Todd Denham, for info on the hats. Mike Iseri, for Seed and Toy information. Thanks much, Mike! LEGAL NOTE There isn't one yet. I'll just use the basic stuff for now. This document is copyright EDekar, 2001, all rights reserved. You may put this document on your web site (and only your web site), so long as this document remains unaltered. Also make certain that the copy of this document that you have remains the most up-to-date one. Beyond that, please let it be known that the most current form of this FAQ will always be at http://www.gamefaqs.com .