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    Tiny Chao Garden FAQ by ChaosChaoSupreme

    Version: 1.68 | Updated: 01/18/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    				        TINY CHAO GARDEN
                                              version 1.68
    
    Table of Contents
    
    0. Updates
    1.Why I wrote this FAQ
     a.+About my chao
    2.About Chao
     a.What are Chao
     b.About the Tiny Chao Garden
     c.Games with chao in them
    3.Getting Started
     a.How to get a chao
     b.Hatching a Chao
     c.Naming your Chao
     d.+Making Money
     e.+Store
     f.Playing mini-games
    4.Caring for your Chao
     a.Meters
     b.Feeding
     c.Eggs
     d.Toys
     e.Abandonig your Chao
    5.Using the Transfer Cable
     a.Transporting Chao
    6.About SA2B
     a.Chao Garden
     b.Making Friends
    7.Legal Junk
     a.my copyrights
    8.Contact info
    
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    0.Updates
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    1.68-Changed the way MY CHAO section was viewed. Also changed and added some minor 
    things.(you will find a + next to new things)
    
    1.0-I made the FAQ
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    1.Why I wrote this FAQ
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    Everyone has a reason to write a FAQ. Mine is because I had no help. When I went
    around looking for tips on how to raise my Chao, I got nothing. I got tips on how to
    get the Tiny Chao Garden, and tips on how to raise Chao in Sonic Adventure 2:Battle
    (SA2B). So, yo make everyone elses lives eaiser, I am writing this one. Hope it helps you.
    
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    a.+About my Chao
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    Name: Shadow
    Attribute: Run
    Type: Dark
    Born in: Tiny Chao Garden in GBA(Sonic Advance 2)
    B-Day: 12-30-03
    Evolution Pattern: Dark/Run/^^
    
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    2.About Chao
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    Chao are just cute lil things with pudding-like flesh.
    
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    a. What are Chao?
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    Chao are cute and cuddly mystic-like creatures. They have their own free will and will play 
    amongst themselves. If you treat them well, they will live long. But like all things, Chao
    will die. But if you have treated your chao well, it will reincarnate as an egg. Make sure
    you feed your chao within 3 seconds of its re-birth, or it will die. If your Chao reincarnates,
    and it had kids and a friend, it will forget its kids, but remember the friend.
    
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    b. About the Tiny Chao Garden
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    The Tiny Chao Garden is exactally what it says. It has 1 small pool and grass. Bushes and a 
    dirt path are in the corners, but they do nothing, except when your Chao runs away, it follows 
    the path. The garden can hold 1 Chao, 1 Egg, and between 6-11 fruits. Sometimes weeds will grow
    in the garden. Pick them soon so your Chao's Mood meter will not drop.(Covered in Scetion [4.a]
    Your Chao will also talk to you. So far, these mean nothing. Just push A to get rid of them.
    The Garden has its own time. it only goes buy when you are there. Example: you unlock the Garden
    at 12:00. you play in it for 1 hour, go in adventure mode for 2 hours, and the Garden again for 
    2 hours, it will only be 3:00. note that time doesn't pass in the Garden if you pause the game.
    
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    c. Games with Chao in them
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    These are all the games I know of with Chao. Please send me more if you know any.
    
    Sonic Adventure-DreamCast
    Sonic Adventure 2-Dreamcast
    Sonic Advance-Gameboy Advance
    Sonic Advance 2-Gameboy Advance
    Sonic Adventure DX Directors Cut-GameCube
    Sonic Adventure 2: Battle-GameCube
    Sonic Pinball Party-Gameboy Advance(thanks Angnix and popalocke)
    
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    3. Getting Started
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    Moving around in the Tiny Chao Garden is very simple. You are the hand. the controls 
    are below...
    Up-move hand up
    Down-move hand down
    Right-move hand right
    Left-move hand left
    B-Nothing
    A-Select option/pat Chao/pick up items in store and Garden
    Start-Pause
    Select-Nothing
    L-opens shop
    R-Nothing
    
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    a. How to get a Chao
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    When you get the Tiny Chao Garden, you have 1 normal egg. That's your Chao. After it hatches,
    you can buy new ones in the store.
    
    The other way to get chao is from SA2B. If you take a chao from the game and put it into the
    GBA, then you have a differant chao to play with. Different color chao look different in the
    GBA. A gold, yellow, or shiny yellow chao will be yellow, and so on and so forth.
    
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    b. Hatching your Chao
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    Hatching your Chao is very easy. Just pat the egg on the head 3 times. It should then grow
    and break open, revealing your Chao.
    
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    c.Naming your Chao
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    Naming your Chao is important. It identifies your Chao as yours. Trust me, if you put
    your chao in SA2B, you'll need more than a description to find it. When your Chao is 
    born in the Tiny Chao Garden, it already has a name. my chao's birth name was Mururu.
    If you don't like the name, then move the hand over the name. the name should be highlighted.
    then click on it. A whole English and Jappaness alphabet appears with some symbols and numbers.
    the bottom row is an unknown language to me. In the naming process, push B to delete, A to
    select a symbol, the Control Pad to select a symbol, and START to finish with the name.
    Names may only have 7 characters.
    
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    d.+Making money
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    Making money is easy. it's making alot of money that is hard. when you first get the garden, 
    if you had as much trouble as I did, you should have a truck load of cash. I recomend that
    before you hatch the egg, you at least buy the trumpet. You can make money by doing an Act.
    When the act is completed, all the rings you have will go to the Garden. Another way of 
    getting rings in an act is buy going to Time Attack. Select Sonic and Zone 1 Act 1. If
    you just run throught without going out you way to get rings, you should finish in about
    1 minute with about 125+ rings. If you wander the whole area, you can get 180+ in 2-5 minutes.
    
    Other money is made by playing the Mini-Games. They are found in the upper right-hand corner
    in the Garden. The one on the left is one i call "Chesse Bounce." If you get a perfect score,
    you get 113 rings. The other game is Matching. more covered in section [3.f]
    
    Please note that if you Delete Game Data, you CANNOT get rings for your Chao by time attack
    or normal gameplay. only in the Mini-Games, SO PLAESE DO NOT DELETE THE GAME DATA!!
    
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    e.+Store
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    Yes, there is a store here. How else would you raise your Chao's stats.  To open the 
    shop, just push L. here is a basic lowdown of the shop:
    
    Fruit1
    Fruit2
    Fruit3
    Fruit4
    Fruit5
    Fruit6
    Fruit7
    Egg(random color. changes when game is played.)
    Toy(not available after you buy the T.V.)
    
    First I will cover the Fruits. Out of what I know, there is no offical name for 
    them, so I will put my own. I just found the stat raises. if you have a better 
    name than I give the fruits, tell me. IF a stat is not listed by the fruit, 
    the stat stays the same.
    
    Fruit name             | Cost | Stats raised                      | Stats lowered    |
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    Orange                 | 30   | Swim+3, Power+3, Stamina+1        | Fly-2, Run-2     |
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    Blue Squash            | 60   | Swim+2, Fly+5, Stamina+3          | Run-1, Power-1   |
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    Upside down Strawberry | 55   | Swim+4, Run+4, Stamina+2          | Fly-3, Power-3   |
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    Granny Smith Apple     | 50   | Run+3, Power+4, Stamina+2         | Fly-1            |
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    Triangle Grape         | 30   | Fly+3, Run+3, Stamina+1           | Swim-2, Power-2  |
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    Mango                  | 55   | Fly+4, Power+4, Stamina+2         | Swim-2, Run-2    |
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    Square Red Apple       | 70   | Swim+3, Fly+1, Run+3, Power+2     | Stamina-5        |
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    There are 12 Egg colors. I will list them below with cost and Rarity
    
    Basic Egg List
    
    Chao Color | Rarity(%) and Cost |
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    Normal     | 20%        0 rings |
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    Silver     | 20%      500 rings |
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    Gold       | 15%     1000 rings |
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    Ruby       | 15%     5000 rings |
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    Sapphire   | 10%     7000 rings |
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    Amethyst   | 10%     8000 rings |
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    Emerald    | 10%    10000 rings |
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    Rare Egg List(Note that these are more rare, but have their own percentages
    because they are VERY RARE)
    
    Chao Color | Rarity(%) and Cost |
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    Garnet     | 20.5%  12000 rings |
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    Aquamarine | 20.5%  14000 rings |
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    Peridot    | 50.5%  16000 rings |
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    Topaz      | 0.5%   18000 rings |
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    Onyx       | 8%     20000 rings |
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    There are Chao even rarer than those above. On the total scale, they are about 0.01%.
    In order to get them, you must get every egg in your Garden(not at the same time), hatch
    them (in SA2B or the Garden) and put each chao in the garden(not at the same time). Below
    is the list.
    
    Super rare Chao list
    
    Chao Name | Color          | How to get           | Cost        |
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    Moon Chao | Purple-Gray    | Buy every single egg | 20000 rings |
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    Sun Chao  | Glowing yellow | Buy Moon Chao egg    | 20000 rings |
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    There are three toys you can buy
    
    Trumpet-1000 rings-give to Chao like a fruit. it will play 1 note. after 3 plays, it plays
                       a song.
    
    Rubber Duck-2000 rings-floats on water. Chao will rarely ride it.
    
    Television-8000 rings-appears 3 Garden hours after you buy the duck. has a fuzzy picture. 
                          Chao will sit in front of it and watch from a side view.
    
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    f. Mini-Games
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    There are two mini-games in the Garden.
    
    Chesse Bounce
    
    Controls:
    A-bounce higher
    B-Speed up
    Left and Right-Move left and right
    In this game, You control Cream as she moves a bungee pad to hit Chesse to the rings.
    push A as Chesse lands to make him go higher.move to catch chesse. you get 2 tries to win.
    
    Matching
    
    Controls:
    A-Select card
    Control Pad- Move finger
    
    Just move the finger and match the cards. The cards will be shown to you and then flipped.
    Your chao will come and move some cards. If you push A when he is moving a card, he will trip
    and reveal the card.
    
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    4.Caring for your Chao
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    a.Meters
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    Every chao has 7 meters. 5 are stat meters and 2 are "lifestyle" meters. Mood represents
    how your chao feels. always keep it up. If it stays empty long enough, your chao will 
    run away. Belly tells how hungry your chao is. Keep this above 1 or 2 so your chao will
    not be hungry. The last five are stats. Swim, Fly, Run, Power, and Stamina. There are
    10 blocks. when all 10 are filled, your chao gains a level. at certain levels(differs 
    by Chao) your Chao will swim in the water, and even fly around in the garden.
    
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    b.Feeding
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    Like all things, Chao need to eat. you can buy food in the store. Different fruits fill
    your chao a differant amount. feed your chao at least until block 4. never let it go 
    below 2. to feed a chao, just pick up the fruit and drop it on the chao. 
    
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    c.Eggs
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    Eggs serve no purpose but to be hatched, and you can only do this with no chao in 
    the Garden. you can have 1 and only 1 in the Garden. Transfer them to the Garden in
    SA2B to sell the egg shell top.
    
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    d.Toys
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    Toys are for Chao and CAN NOT be removed from the mini-Garden. You can only move the toys.
    Your chao plays with them.
    
    The duck may occasionally be riden in the water.
    
    The trumpet will be played if you give it to the chao like a fruit.
    
    The T.V. just sits there. your Chao will sit and watch it when it wants to.
    
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    e.Abandonig your Chao
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    YOU CRUEL, CRUEL PERSON! Well, I suppose you may get bored of your chao. so here is how 
    to get rid of it if you dont have a GameCube.
    
    First, NEVER feed or pet you chao. Its mood and belly meters will drop. And when your chao
    sleeps, pet it to wake it up. If you bought a T.V. and your chao sits down and watches it, 
    take it away. Also, never pick the Weeds that grow. Eventually, your chao will say something
    like "I'm running away, this is your last chance to stop me!" Do not pet it, and it will walk
    off the screen. Buh-Bye little Chao.
    
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    5.Using the transfer cable
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    In order to use the cable, you must connect it CORRECTALLY. I cannot show you, so figure
    it out. If you have one that is a link cable and a trasfer cable in one(like mine) make sure
    the switch thingy is on GC.
    
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    a.Transporting Chao
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    To take a chao from the GBA to the GC, and vice-versa, you need a GameCube. If you dont have
    one, don't read on. So first, step on the BIG RED BUTTON in the GC. then select Pick-up
    to take a chao. If you have an egg, fruits, and rings, you can also take those out to,
    but be warned, you CAN NOT PUT THOSE BACK. Only chao can go back in. click A on everything
    you want to take out, then click Pick-up.
    
    To put a chao in the GBA, pick the chao in the Garden you want to put in the game and
    pick it up. Step on the BIG RED BUTTON and select Drop off. push A to drop the Chao off.
    That simple.
    
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    6. About Sonic Adventure 2:Battle
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    SA2B has three BIGGER chao gardens(two must be unlocked.) Each garden can hold 8 chao.
    
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    a.Chao Gardens
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    Chao have a bigger environment in the Chao Gardens. The three are the Chao Garden(basic
    one), the Dark Garden(unlocked by making a Dark chao) and the Hero Chao(unlocked by making
    a Hero Chao). leave your chao in the Garden of the type u want it to become.
    Dark Garden=Dark Chao
    Hero Garden=Hero Chao
    Chao Garden=Neutral Chao
    Pet your chao with a hero Character(Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles) repeatidly to make it a Hero
    Chao. Do the same with dark characters(Shadow, Eggman, and Rouge) to make a Dark Chao
    
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    b.Making friends
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    Since this is my First FAQ, I will not go in depth with this, considering it is a very
    long process to type out. i will type the short version. if i get enough e-mail that ask
    for the full version, then I will put it up.
    
    First take two eggs and hatch them in the same garden. Keep them toghether and only feed
    them at the same time. Make sure they both become the same type of Chao(Hero, Dark, etc.)
    When 1 evolves, it will want nothing with the other chao. when they both evolve, mate them,
    and DO NOT GET RID OF THE KIDS! That will make them sad. Just keep this up. Soon they will
    sleep with each other and run toghether. When 1 reincarnates, the other will be sad. Take
    the egg away until the other chao devolves too. They will forget their kids, but remember 
    each other. make them Chaos Chao for best results, so then they won't die.
    
    Things Chao will do toghether:
    Sleep
    Dance
    Sing
    Play Instruments
    Walk/Run
    Help the other get food(if you starve one)
    
    If you know more, tell me.
    
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    7.Legal Junk
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    Sonic, Chao, and all relating info, objects and other stuff are all copyrights of Sega
    and Sonic Team. Do not steal these or Sega will sue you.
    
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    a.My Copyrights
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    This is MY FAQ! You may not use it without permission. I will know if you do. I have 
    many friends and I visit every Chao site possible. If you want to use it, ask me.
    If you ask nicely and give me the site name were you will use it, I may always say yes.
    If I put something up from someone else, I will put the name they give me and their
    e-mail address.(if you submit something and dont want your real name up, make one up,
    and tell me if you don't want your e-mail address posted.)
    
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    8. Contact Info
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    If you would like to contact me,  it is below. If you can give any info for the FAQ or
    want your info here, ask and give me the info. I would also like a picture I can post
    here.(the ones you type to look like something, like <(^^<) for Kirby)
    
    E-mail #1:ChaosChaoSupreme@hotmail.com
    E-mail #2:dalent_67@hotmail.com
    
    my website is www.freewebs.com/chaogod/ (dont forget the last / or it will not work.)
    
    PEACE ALL!

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