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Name of game:   Final Fantasy X-2 (based on and written for US version)
Type of guide:  Chocobo Ranch Guide / FAQ
Platform:       Playstation 2
Version:        Kokoro, released on 16th February 2008
Author:         Damir Kolar (Split Infinity) <lifearmor(at)gmail(dot)com>
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06.) Chocobo Ranch        | G0600 | Basic information on chocobo ranch.
07.) Clasko's Commands    | G0700 | Lowdown on how to manage chocobos.
08.) Amazing Chocobo      | G0800 | How to get ultimate bird-brain...
09.) Treasure Hunting     | G0900 | Areas and rewards you can reap.
10.) Extra Extras!        | G1000 | There's still more choco-stuff to find.
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- Version Kokoro (16th February 2008)
# Some beauty touches.



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04.)                         INTRODUCTION - G0400
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Hello! I am Damir Kolar and I welcome you to ninth FFX-2 related project.
Chocobo breeding is back! Woot woot! I bet you are looking forward to raising
yellow bird-brains yet again and to have fun with them? But... you say you
don't have access to chocobo ranch? You wish to know how? You've come to the
right place. This guide will reveal all details you need to know about getting
access to the ranch, how to raise chocobos, where to catch them and more.
Without using excessive Chocobo Wings, welcome to Chocobo Ranch guide.



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05.)                      HOW TO GAIN ACCESS? - G0500
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Main issues addressed in this section are:
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How soon can I get access to chocobo ranch? --------------------------- G0501
What makes Clasko so important? --------------------------------------- G0502
How do I get Clasko to Calm lands then? ------------------------------- G0503
Tips for Clean Sweep mission? ----------------------------------------- G0504
Why is chocobo ranch important to get before end of CH3? -------------- G0505
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A - HOW SOON CAN I GET ACCESS TO CHOCOBO RANCH? - G0501
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The soonest you can get your chocobo ranch is in CH2 (it is located in eastern
part of Calm lands inside former Monster Arena), but you must have had a
certain events with Clasko in either CH1 or 2. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT EVENTS,
THEN YOU CAN'T GAIN ACCESS TO CHOCOBO RANCH EVER. New Game Plus only.


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B - WHAT MAKES CLASKO SO IMPORTANT? - G0502
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Quite simple. Once the ranch is open, he'll be the keeper of the ranch for
you. Your job will be to catch chocobos, and he'll take care of them for you.
Of course, there's more to it than just catching chocobos, but that is
explained in later sections of the guide.


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C - HOW DO I GET CLASKO TO CALM LANDS THEN? - G0503
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Even though the ranch has limited availability, you have plenty of time to
meet the requirements for getting Clasko to Calm lands. There are several ways
of how to do it...

WAY 1

- meet Clasko in CH1 during 'Foggy Fiend Frenzy!' sidequest mission in
  Mushroom
- MAKE SURE TO TALK TO HIM after he's being told to show you the way!
- after completing this mission, return to SSP found at the entrance to
  'Mushroom rock' screen - he'll be located on the right
- talk to him and say [The more, the merrier!]
- then participate in 'Cuckoo for Chocobos!' mission on Mi'ihen in CH2, where
  Clasko will help you
- after wasting the boss enter 'M - agency, f' screen and invite both Clasko
  and Calli onboard (Calli will come onboard only if you were able to get a
  chocobo for her)
- you don't HAVE to invite him onboard, as he will still appear in Calm lands
  in CH3 then, but better be safe than sorry
- finally go to Calm lands, enter the 'Facility ruins' and complete 'Clean
  Sweep' mission; chocobo ranch is now open and you get alchemist DSP

WAY 2

- if you did not participate in 'Foggy Fiend Frenzy!' mission or didn't
  invite Clasko on Celsius, then find him in CH2 on 'Mushroom rock' screen
  just before you enter 'M - ravine path'
- once you talk to him, he'll mention something about how he must find his
  place in the world
- he'll run off to unknown location
- if you haven't attempted 'Cuckoo for Chocobos!' mission yet, he will appear
  for help when Yuna is supposed to kick Chocobo Eater's ass 
- if you make it to Chocobo Eater under time limit and after wasting the boss,
  enter 'M - agency, f' screen and invite both Clasko and Calli onboard
  (Calli will come onboard only if you were able to get a chocobo for her)
- you don't HAVE to invite him onboard, as he will still appear in Calm lands
  in CH3 then, but better be safe than sorry
- you also don't HAVE to make it to point of impact under time limit, as he
  will still appear in Calm lands in CH3 then, but better be safe than sorry
- if you have already attempted 'Cuckoo for Chocobos!' mission, then you'll
  find him in Calm lands in CH3 - complete 'Clean Sweep' mission and ranch is
  open, you also get alchemist DSP

WAY 3

- if you invite Clasko onboard in CH1 or 2, but fail to stop by Calm lands in
  CH2, he'll jump ship at start of CH3 (you'll get a message about him doing
  so) and he'll appear there automatically in CH3 - complete 'Clean Sweep'
  mission, ranch is open, you also get alchemist DSP

EXTRA TIP

- If you've met the requirements for getting Clasko to Calm lands, then
  chocobo ranch can wait even until CH5.

WHAT YOU MUSTN'T DO!!!

- if you do not talk to Clasko in CH1 or CH2, ranch isn't open for business
  and Clasko's whereabouts are unknown for remainder of the game


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D - TIPS FOR CLEAN SWEEP MISSION? - G0504
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- Not all fiends are real. Some are only an illusion. Touching an illusionary
  fiend will cause it to vanish.
- Only one real fiend appears at a time. Any other fiends you see are
  illusions.
- The illusionary fiends face the direction of the real fiend. Of course,
  with some fiends it's difficult to tell which way they're facing at all.

If you mess up three times in locating the real fiend, you'll see red arrows
appear above fiends indicating direction they're looking at. With help of
these arrows it shouldn't be a problem now to get rid of five real fiends.

1st bout VS Skink
2nd bout VS Queen Coeurl & Armet
3rd bout VS Skink & Armet
4th bout VS 3x Armet
5th bout VS Queen Coeurl & Skink

Scene is triggered. Yo, Clasko, wassup? Kill 3x Blue Elemental and ranch is
yours to command with wimpy little Clasko being in charge.


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E - WHY IS CHOCOBO RANCH IMPORTANT TO GET BEFORE END OF CH3? - G0505
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If this is your first game and if you're going for 100% completion in one go,
then you must get access to the ranch before CH3 ends. You must also capture
at least one chocobo before CH3 ends. If you fail to meet this requirements,
you cannot attain 100% in one game.



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06.)                         CHOCOBO RANCH - G0600
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Main issues addressed in this section are:
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I have the ranch, but where are chocobos? ----------------------------- G0601
Can you give me details on all Greens items? -------------------------- G0602
Help! How can I catch a chocobo? -------------------------------------- G0603
Em... chocobo just killed... me? -------------------------------------- G0604
The layout of chocobo ranch? ------------------------------------------ G0605
How many chocobos can I have? ----------------------------------------- G0606
Choco-Runners? Choco-Reserves? Amazing chocobo? ----------------------- G0607
What is the purpose of runners and reserves? -------------------------- G0608
Areas I can dispatch chocobos to are...? ------------------------------ G0609
Chocobo's level? ------------------------------------------------------ G0610
Chocobo's Nature and suitability? ------------------------------------- G0611
Chocobo's Heart? ------------------------------------------------------ G0612
What to do to prevent chocobos from running away? --------------------- G0613
What determines when do chocobos return? ------------------------------ G0614
What determines how many greens will I get? --------------------------- G0615
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A - I HAVE THE RANCH, BUT WHERE ARE CHOCOBOS? - G0601
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I'm certain you've already encountered wild chocobos in random battles over
Spira, but they would always run away... now that you have access to the
ranch, talk to Clasko and he'll award you with bunch of Gysahl Greens and
Pahsana Greens. Greens type items are the most important in chocobo kwest.


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B - CAN YOU GIVE ME DETAILS ON ALL GREENS ITEMS? - G0602
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There's four types of Greens you can obtain, but not all of them are available
straight away. See the simple chart below.

GREENS         | AVAILABLE WHEN? | USED FOR?
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Gysahl Greens  | CH2, 3 and 5    | to catch chocobos in battles
Pahsana Greens | CH2, 3 and 5    | to restore chocs' Heart, to level them up
Mimett Greens  | CH3 and 5       | to level up chocobos
Sylkis Greens  | CH5 only        | to level up chocobos

You can also use all four Greens in battles to restore some HP to one target,
but... why would you do that in the first place? If you do intend to use
Greens in battles, you'll get much better results including them in Mixes.


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C - HELP! HOW CAN I CATCH A CHOCOBO? - G0603
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Well, first thing to do is to properly equip your tamer girl. I suggest
equipping Highroad Winds GG you've obtained, for it grants First Strike
ability. Then change your girl into alchemist and have her learn Items Lv2.
Now you're set.

Second thing to know is where exactly can you encounter chocobos.
FOUND IN       - Besaid, Kilika, Djose, Moonflow, Thunder plains, any area of
                 Macalania except the lake, Bikanel, Calm lands
NEVER FOUND IN - Luca, Mi'ihen Highroad, Mushroom Rock, Guadosalam, area in
                 front of Macalania's agency, Bevelle, Gagazet, Zanarkand

Now that you have the means and destination, schlepp yourself to one of areas
where chocobos appear. Keep fighting until you encounter a chocobo, who will
appear either alone or with few fiends. If chocobo appears alone, have your
alchemist use Gysahl Greens on it immediately. Congratulations, you've caught
your first chocobo.=)

Things aren't so simple if you find chocobo along with other fiends, tho'. To
ensure that chocobo won't escape, have your alchemist whip out Gysahl Greens
on chocobo to keep it occupied. Meanwhile have remaining girls dispatch fiends
in whatever way you see fit. Make sure you don't attack chocobo accidentally,
as it will run away if you damage it. Once all fiends are killed, you must
feed it ANOTHER Gysahl Greens and thus first chocobo is captured.


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D - EM... CHOCOBO JUST KILLED... ME? - G0604
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Well, that's a rather unfortunate side-effect of chocobo capturing. Rather
often chocobo you fight in battle with other fiends or alone will try to
'help' the fiends or itself. It can use five different skills: Choco Kick,
Choco Cure, Choco Shell and Choco Protect. What you should fear the most is
Choco Meteo. Yeah, yellow bird-brain can cast 'ultimate magic'. I wonder where
they got time to learn it from Sephy.

Anyway, to avoid any unfortunate game overs, I suggest YOU ALWAYS SAVE YOUR
GAME BEFORE YOU SET YOURSELF OUT IN CHOCOBO CATCHING BUSINESS.


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E - THE LAYOUT OF CHOCOBO RANCH? - G0605
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Here's an ASCII map of the chocobo ranch, generously provided by Bremen. I've
implemented some slight modifications to better suit my needs.


                             CHOCOBO RANCH LAYOUT


               XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXX  XXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXX
               X      X  X      X  X     X  X      X  X      X
               X CRU1 X  X CRU2 X  X AMC X  X CRU3 X  X CRU4 X
               X      X  X      X  X     X  X      X  X      X
             XXX      XXXX      XXXX     XXXX      XXXX      XXX
             X                                                 X
             X                                                 X
             XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX     XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
                                   X     X
                                   X     X
XXXXXXXXXXX                        X     X                        XXXXXXXXXXX
X CRE10   X                        X     X                        X   CRE5  X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
      X   X                        X     X                        X   X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
X  CRE9   X                        X     X                        X   CRE4  X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
      X   X                        X     X                        X   X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
X  CRE8   X                        X     X                        X   CRE3  X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
      X   X                        X     X                        X   X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
X  CRE7   X                        X     X                        X   CRE2  X
XXXXXXX   X                        X     X                        X   XXXXXXX
      X   X                        X     X                        X   X
XXXXXXX   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX     XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX   XXXXXXX
X  CRE6                                                               CRE1  X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX     XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
                                   X     X
                                   X     X          XXXXXXXXX
   ---------------------------     X     X         X        X
  | Map Legend                |    X     X        X         X
  |---------------------------|    X     X       X          X
  | AMC     - Amazing Chocobo |    X SSP XXXXXXXX           X
  | CRU No. - Choco Runner    |    X                        X
  | CRE No. - Choco Reserve   |    X                  CLA   X
  | CLA     - Clasko          |    X                        X
  | SSP     - Save Sphere     |    X     XXXXXXXX           X
   ---------------------------     X     X       X          X
                                   X     X        X         X
                                   X     X         X        X
                                   X     X          XXXXXXXXX


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F - HOW MANY CHOCOBOS CAN I HAVE? - G0606
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You can have a maximum of 14 chocobos - they will consist of 4 Choco Runners
(CRU in further reference) and 10 Choco Reserves (CRE in further reference).
Then there's an amazing chocobo, which requires special approach to be
obtained (I'll tell you how to do it in a separate section). If, once you have
14 chocobos, you capture any additional chocobos, they will not be added to
ranch's roster - instead Clasko will set them free.


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G - CHOCO-RUNNERS? CHOCO-RESERVES? AMAZING CHOCOBO? - G0607
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First chocobo you'll capture automatically fills place of CRU1. Second chocobo
fills the place of CRU2 and so on until CRU4. When you catch fifth chocobo,
it's assigned to the role of CRE1 and so on until CRE10.

You cannot catch amazing chocobo, you must find it. As I said, I'll discuss it
in separate section.


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H - WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF RUNNERS AND RESERVES? - G0608
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Main purpose for your CRU is to dispatch them to various locations around
Spira in order to have them search for items. Before sending them away, you
must consider chocobo's level, nature, Heart and suitability for the area
you've sent chocobo to.

Purpose of CRE is just that - there's always a probability that one of your
CRU will run away. If that happens, one of CRE will take that CRU's place
instead. You can avoid having runaway chocobos by simply saving before
checking in with Clasko - if any did indeed run away, just reload your save
until all chocobos have reported back in safe and sound.


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H - AREAS I CAN DISPATCH CHOCOBOS TO ARE...? - G0609
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In total there's 12 areas around Spira where chocobos can be dispatched:

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Besaid Island            | Kilika Island           | Mi'ihen Highroad
Mushroom Rock            | Djose Highroad          | Moonflow
Thunder Plains           | Macalania               | Bikanel Island
Calm Lands               | Mt. Gagazet             | Zanarkand Ruins
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More details will be given in section 7.


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J - CHOCOBO'S LEVEL? - G0610
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Yes, chocobo's have levels. Initially, all chocobos you catch start at lv1.
Highest level they can attain is lv5. But beware, not all chocobos can reach
lv5. Some of them can't even be raised past lv1. To check out what is the max
level a specific chocobo can reach, examine it while it's parked in its
stable.

A box will pop up telling you which chocobo you're examining (CRU or CRE),
current lv, its nature, current Heart and max lv it can reach (amount of info
available depends on which CH you're in; only if you're in CH5, will you be
able to see max lv chocobo can reach). For example, if last entry says 1, lv1
is the highest this chocobo can go - it is practically useless and you can
safely release it. But if that entry reads 5, then chocobo can be leveled up
to lv5, which is the maximum level. You should keep such chocobos. Chocobo's
level affects items it can find when searching Spira.

In the event that you're in CH2 or 3, then you won't be able to find out
chocobo's max lv that way. Instead save your game and talk to Clasko, then
select Raise Chocobos command. Feed them correct greens and see how far you
can go. Then note down chocobos you want to keep, reload your game and release
the ones you have no need for.

Of the eight areas you can catch chocobos in, none is better than the other
for capturing potential lv5 chocobos. It all comes down to how lucky you are.

You raise chocobo's level by feeding it various Greens. I'll discuss this in
section 7.


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K - CHOCOBO'S NATURE AND SUITABILITY? - G0611
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Chocobo's nature can be of three types: bold, timid, or normal. Use the chart
below to help you determine where to go to capture chocobos of desired nature
for your needs.

AREA                                           | BOLD %  | TIMID % | NORMAL %
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Kilika, Thunder plains, Bikanel                |   80%   |   10%   |   10%
Djose, Calm lands                              |   10%   |   10%   |   80%
Besaid, Moonflow, Macalania                    |   10%   |   80%   |   10%
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So, for example, if you go to say Djose and capture a chocobo there, you have
80% chances that chocobo will be of Normal Nature. If you want Bold chocobo,
pay a visit to Thunder plains for best chances. Real simple, really.

Nature of chocobo along with chocobo's suitability for target area affects how
it will perform when doing the search in target area and also affects
chocobo's probability of running away. When you send a chocobo to a specific
area, chocobo can be:
- unsuited for target area
- average for target area
- well-suited for target area

Use the chart below to determine best course of action for your feathered
friends.

AREA             | BOLD CHOC         | TIMID CHOC        | NORMAL CHOC
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Besaid Island    | unsuited          | average           | well-suited
Kilika Island    | average           | well-suited       | unsuited
Mi'ihen Highroad | average           | average           | average
Mushroom Rock    | average           | average           | average
Djose Highroad   | well-suited       | unsuited          | average
Moonflow         | unsuited          | average           | well-suited
Thunder Plains   | average           | well-suited       | unsuited
Macalania        | unsuited          | average           | well-suited
Bikanel Island   | average           | well-suited       | unsuited
Calm Lands       | well-suited       | unsuited          | average
Mt. Gagazet      | average           | average           | average
Zanarkand Ruins  | average           | average           | average
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More on suitability and Heart consumption connection is discussed in below
subsection.


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L - CHOCOBO'S HEART? - G0612
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Initially, all chocobos start with Heart of 100. As you send them to areas,
their Heart will drop when they return. Amount of Heart lost is affected by
chocobo's Nature and suitability of the area you've sent that chocobo to.
Lower Heart stat indicates higher probability for chocobo to run away or to
return with crap items - it can even happen it won't find anything.

By feeding it Pahsana Greens you can restore chocobo's Heart (more in section
7) to reduce its chances of trying to run away. Also, more chocobos you have
at the ranch, lesser the chances for escaping.

In short:
- if you send chocobo to area it is unsuited for, it'll lose 60 Heart
- if you send chocobo to area it is average for, it'll lose 30 Heart
- if you send chocobo to area it is well-suited for, it'll lose 15 Heart


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M - WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT CHOCOBOS FROM RUNNING AWAY? - G0613
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There's a couple of options at your disposal.

- capture 14 chocobos - more chocobos you have, lesser the chances for CRU to
  run away
- send CRU to areas they're well-suited for - doing so greatly decreases
  their chances for running away
- don't send them away with low Heart - lower the Heart, greater the chances
  for escaping
- if you have amazing chocobo, send it on Chocobo Support duty - this
  decreases chances for CRU to run away

There. With this I have covered all chocobo ranch basics. Now it's time to
concentrate on options Clasko presents when you talk to him.


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N - WHAT DETERMINES WHEN DO CHOCOBOS RETURN? - G0614
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The amount of battles your girls have been in. Formula is real simple: from
the time you send out a chocobo, you must fight 7 random battles before that
chocobo returns (assuming it won't run away once you talk to Clasko).


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O - WHAT DETERMINES HOW MANY GREENS I WILL GET? - G0615
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Two factors: amount of battles you've been in since chocobo ranch has opened
and CH you're currently in. Chart!

CHAPTER | GYSAHL                 | NUTRITIVE (PAHSANA, MIMETT & SYLKIS)
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2       | 5 for each 12 battles  | 10 for each 6 battles
3       | 5 for each 10 battles  | 10 for each 6 battles
4       | 5 for each 6 battles   | 10 for each 5 battles
5       | 5 for each 6 battles   | 10 for each 5 battles
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07.)                      CLASKO'S COMMANDS - G0700
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Main issues addressed in this section are:
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Outline of Clasko's command window? ----------------------------------- G0701
Raise Chocobos command? ----------------------------------------------- G0702
Feed Chocobos command? ------------------------------------------------ G0703
Choco-Browser command? ------------------------------------------------ G0704
Nutritive Greens command? --------------------------------------------- G0705
Dispatch Chocobos command? -------------------------------------------- G0706
Change Roster command? ------------------------------------------------ G0707
Release Chocobos command? --------------------------------------------- G0708
Junk Food Greens command? --------------------------------------------- G0709
Help command? --------------------------------------------------------- G0710
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A - OUTLINE OF CLASKO'S COMMAND WINDOW? - G0701
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When you talk to Clasko (if there's a chocobo doll there, just examine it and
pick [Hey, Clasko!]) in spot designated in the map found in section 6, you'll
be offered 10 choices:

                              THE CHOCOBO RANCH
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Raise Chocobos                        | Dispatch Chocobos
Feed Chocobos                         | Change Roster
Choco-Browser                         | Release Chocobos
Nutritive Greens                      | Junk Food Greens
Exit                                  | Help
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

All of them are explained more in-depth in below subsections (except Exit, of
course. Also, this guide assumes you've already captured 14 chocobos for
certain subsections - please, keep that in mind.


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B - RAISE CHOCOBOS COMMAND? - G0702
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This command is used to raise chocobos' levels from initial lv1 to potential
lv5. For more information on levels please check section 6. For this
subsection let's say we've captured 9 chocobos.

Now, let me tell you first what you need for leveling the chocobos.
- to level chocobo from lv1 to lv2, you require 10x Pahsana Greens
- to level chocobo from lv2 to lv3, you require 10x Mimett Greens
- to level chocobo from lv3 to lv4, you require 30x Mimett Greens
- to level chocobo from lv4 to lv5, you require 40x Sylkis Greens

Please check subsection E of section 7 for more info on how to get specific
greens.

When I pop the cap on this command, following window will appear:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Level        Greens Fed            Next Level
-> Choco-Runner 1         5              0                      0
   Choco-Runner 2         4             20                     20
   Choco-Runner 3         2              0                     10
   Choco-Runner 4         1              0                      0

   Back                                                             Next Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

So, how do you read this window? Real simple, don't you worry. As you can see,
I have four CRU.
- CRU1 has already attained max level, so naturally I can't level it up
  anymore.
- CRU2 is at lv4. I've already fed it 20x Sylkis Greens, but I need to feed
  it 20 more before it reaches lv5.
- CRU3 is at lv2. I haven't fed it any Mimett Greens yet, so I need to feed
  it with 10 of them before it reaches lv3.
- CRU4 is at lv1. As you can see from first and second column, I can't raise
  it past lv1 - therefore it is useless and should be released.

Once you pop the cap at Next Page command (assuming you have more than four
chocobos), this window appears:

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                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Level        Greens Fed            Next Level
-> Choco-Reserve 1        1              0                      0
   Choco-Reserve 2        1              0                     10
   Choco-Reserve 3        1              0                     10
   Choco-Reserve 4        1              0                      0
   Choco-Reserve 5        4              0                     40

   Back                                                         Previous Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Want an explanation for this window, too? I have five CRE.
- CRE1 is at lv1 and cannot be leveled up. I will release it.
- CRE2 is at lv1 and can be leveled to lv2 by feeding it 10x Pahsana Greens.
- CRE3 is at lv1 and can be leveled to lv2 by feeding it 10x Pahsana Greens.
- CRE4 is at lv1 and cannot be leveled up. I will release it.
- CRE5 is at lv4 and can be leveled to lv5 by feeding it 40x Sylkis Greens.
  It will also provide an excellent replacement for CRU4.

Are you following me thus far? Good, let's continue. I put the yellow cursor
on CRU3 and press X...

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                                   WINDOW C
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FEEDING TIME!
                 Choco-Runner 3             Greens Fed: 0
                 Level 2                    Next Level: 10

                 Serving Size                -> 000 greens
                 Mimett Greens left             600 greens
                 (Enter 000 to cancel)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm leveling up CRE3, who's currently lv2. I haven't fed it any greens yet,
therefore 'Greens Fed' entry is showing 0. I need to feed 10x Mimett Greens
before it reaches lv3 - amount of Mimett Greens needed is showed in 'Next
Level' entry.

Use the cursor, which is pointing over second digit in 'Serving Size' entry,
to determine amount of Mimett Greens you wish to feed the chocobo with.
There's no use in overdoing it, as extra greens used will be wasted, so I'll
just feed it with 10x Mimett Greens. Use 'Mimett Greens left' entry to
determine whether or not you have enough of specific greens available. In my
case I have 600 of them. Once I enter desired number of greens, which will be
10, I press X...

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                                   WINDOW D
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Are you sure you want to feed
                  10 Mimett Green(s) to Choco-Runner 3?
                         -> Feed away!
                            Hmm, maybe not.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I pick first option and am given...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW E
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  The chocobo has advanced to level 3!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can always select [Hmm, maybe not.] if you have second thoughts.

In case I'm leveling up chocobo of lv4, you'll be given following window...

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                                   WINDOW F
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  The chocobo has advanced to level 5,
                  the ultimate chocobo level!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

And if I try to level up chocobo which has [0] listed under 'Next level'...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW G
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  This chocobo cannot advance any further.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

This concludes Raise Chocobos tutorial.


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C - FEED CHOCOBOS COMMAND? - G0703
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This command is used to feed chocobos with Pahsana Greens in order to restore
their Heart, which drops each time they return from item hunting. For this one
let's assume I have 7 chocobos. If I pick this command, I get this window
first...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Which type of chocobo
                              do you want to feed?
                           -> Choco-Runners
                              Choco-Reserves
                              Back
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I pick desired choice (for this I shall use 'Choco-Runners') to get this...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Choco-Runner 1   Heart 100
                           Choco-Runner 2   Heart 80
                           Choco-Runner 3   Heart 100
                        -> Choco-Runner 4   Heart 0
                           Cancel
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note: Choco-Reserve window looks exactly the same, only difference is that
there can up to ten entries for each of CRE you have.

When I look at this window, I see that CRU1 and CRU3 have Heart of 100,
therefore feeding them is useless, as I will not gain anything. On the other
hand, CRU2 is in quite good shape, while CRU4 requires immediate attention.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW C
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      How many greens will you feed it?
                      1 green                 6 greens
                      2 greens                7 greens
                      3 greens                8 greens
                      4 greens                9 greens
                      5 greens             -> 10 greens
                      Enough to fully restore its Heart.
                      Back

                      Pahsana Greens remaining: 700
                      (1 green restores 10 Heart)

                                                     Choco-Runner 4   Heart 0
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Okay, this is where I decide how many greens I wish to feed it with. Since its
Heart is 0, I can choose either between '10 greens' or 'Enough to fully
restore its Heart.', doesn't matter.

Pay attention to how many Pahsana Greens you have left, as seen in handy entry
(it counts Pahsana Greens in Yuna's inventory and Clasko's stash). If you
don't have enough of them or are out, you won't be able to recover some or any
of chocobo's Heart.

Note: If chocobo's Heart is already full any you select 'Enough to fully
restore its Heart.' option, you'll be given a warning that there's no use in
raising its Heart, as its already full.

Right, so I'll choose '10 greens' entry to get this...

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                                   WINDOW D
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Feeding 10 Pahsana Green(s)
                         to Choco-Runner 4 will restore
                         its Heart to 100.

                         Pahsana Greens after feeding:
                            Yuna: 89     Clasko: 601

                         Feed the chocobo?
                            -> Yup, it's chow time!
                               On second thought...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I pick 'Yup, it's chow time!'...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW E
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         The chocobo feels much better!
                         Choco-Runner 4       Heart 100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now I will be returned to main command screen. Simply repear repeat the
exercise by feeding the rest of your chocobos. Pahsana Greens from Yuna's
inventory are used first, then they start coming from Clasko's stash.

This concludes Feed Chocobos tutorial.


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D - CHOCO-BROWSER COMMAND? - G0704
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This window is merely of informative nature and doesn't serve any other
purpose. Let's assume I have captured 14 chocobos for this. I pick the command
and am given this...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Choco Browser

Chocobos
                    Bold           Normal           Timid          Total
                     5                4               5             14

Greens
                    Gysahl         Pahsana          Mimett         Sylkis
           Yuna     99             99               99             99
           Clasko   800            700              600            1000
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm being given the assessment of how many chocobos I have and their nature,
in addition to the amount of greens I currently have at my disposal. If I
press X...

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                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Nature     Level     Heart
              Choco-Runner 1        Bold        5        100
              Choco-Runner 2        Bold        5        100
              Choco-Runner 3        Bold        5        100
              Choco-Runner 4        Bold        5        100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I get to view detailed info on my CRU. Windows for my CRE are read exactly the
same as this window.

This concludes Choco-Browser tutorial.


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E - NUTRITIVE GREENS COMMAND? - G0705
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Clasko restocks greens for you on regular basis (depending on which CH you're
in and amount of battles you've fought). If your inventory is full (you can
hold max 99 of any greens type item), Clasko will hold the surplus greens
until you need them.

You can choose the ratio of nutritive greens you want Clasko to give you. For
example, if there were 10 nutritive greens available, you could choose:
- 50% Pahsana Greens (5 greens)
- 30% Mimett Greens (3 greens)
- 20% Sylkis Greens (2 greens)

I'll provide an example right now. First we need a scenario.

Let's assume my Yuna has 99x Gysahl Greens, 50x Pahsana Greens, 50x Mimett
Greens and 50x Sylkis Greens in her inventory. Yuna is in CH5 and has fought
15 battles - this prompts Clasko to have 30 nutritive greens available (chart
on how is this calculated is in section 6; also, nutritive greens don't
include Gysahl Greens).

Now, I'll pick the command and have this...

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                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Would you like to change the
                         nutritive greens ratio?
                          -> No, this is fine.
                             Yes, please.

                         Pahsana Greens:         20%
                         Mimett Greens:          30%
                         Sylkis Greens:          50%
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

If I'm satisfied with the ratio given, I'll get this window next...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Nutritive Greens
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Pahsana      Mimett        Sylkis
Fresh greens                            6            9             15
Clasko's stash                          300          300           300
Yuna's inventory                        50           50            50
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total available                         356          359           365

Added to inventory*                     49           49            49
Left with Clasko                        257          260           266

* Yuna can carry up to 99 of each
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Let me do some explaining.
- Fresh greens: as I said, Clasko had 30 greens for me. Because of percentage
  I've chosen I got 6x Pahsana, 9x Mimett and 15x Sylkis, as you can see from
  relevant numbers
- Clasko's stash: Clasko held thought up 300 of each greens for me and this
  line tells you how many extra greens has he tucked away for your later
  needs in case you didn't need them before
- Yuna's inventory: displays the amount of each greens Yuna currently has
- Total available: amount of fresh greens, Clasko's stash and Yuna's
  inventory is tallied together and displayed here
- Added to inventory: Now, since Yuna had 50 of each greens, and Clasko held
  300 extra of each greens, my inventory will be automatically filled to hold
  99 of each greens - in my case I got 49 units of each greens
- Left with Clasko: amount of extra greens still available for Yuna - number
  that appears here is calculated: 'Total available' minus 'amount of greens
  in Yuna's inventory' = 'Left with Clasko'; in Pahsana case it would be 356
  minus 99 equals 257

I know this sounds confusing and all, but I tried my best to explain it.

If you want to receive 100% of specific greens Clasko has prepared after you
come back from battling, then you should change the ratio of nutritive greens
you receive by selecting [Yes, please.] in window A that appears. First you'll
be given an option to select a ratio for Pahsana Greens, and then for Mimett
Greens (unless you choose 100% ratio for Pahsana). A confirmation window will
pop up asking to confirm your ratio selection.

This concludes Nutritive Greens command.


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F - DISPATCH CHOCOBOS COMMAND? - G0706
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Use this command to send your yellow buddies to hunt for items. Only CRU can
be send for item-hunting! I pick the command and this is presented...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Besaid Island            |    Kilika Island
Mi'ihen Highroad         |    Mushroom Rock
Djose Highroad           |    Moonflow
Thunder Plains           |    Macalania
Bikanel Island           | -> Calm Lands
Mt. Gagazet              |    Zanarkand Ruins
Cancel
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                     Choco-Runner 1   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 2   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 3   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 4   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I pick Calm lands...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Which chocobo do you
   want to dispatch?
-> Choco-Runner 1
   Choco-Runner 2
   Choco-Runner 3
   Choco-Runner 4
   Back
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                     Choco-Runner 1   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 2   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 3   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 4   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I pick Choco-Runner 1. Now I will be given a confirmation window of whether or
not I'm sure of my choice. Select [Yes.] to dispatch the chocobo. If I select
Dispatch Chocobo command again...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW C
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Besaid Island            |    Kilika Island                   Choco-Runner 1:
Mi'ihen Highroad         |    Mushroom Rock                   Calm lands
Djose Highroad           |    Moonflow
Thunder Plains           |    Macalania
Bikanel Island           | -> Calm Lands
Mt. Gagazet              |    Zanarkand Ruins
Cancel
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                    [Choco-Runner 1   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100]
                                     Choco-Runner 2   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 3   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 4   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

In upper right corner I will get briefed on which CRU I have sent where. Also,
its entry will be greyed out in lower right corner. If you send out all four
CRU, you must wait until at least one returns before you can dispatch chocobos
again. Be careful where you send chocobos! Their Nature and suitability must
be in unison with the target area - use the charts I provided in section 6 to
help you decide where to send them.

This concludes Dispatch Chocobos tutorial.


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G - CHANGE ROSTER COMMAND? - G0707
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Use this command to change CRU with one from CRE. This option is handy if you
wanna send chocobos to areas your current CRU are unsuited for, but you have
chocobos among CRE that are well-suited for the area you wish to explore.

For this command let's assume I have 4 CRU and 8 CRE. As I pick the command...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Change Roster
        Select the Choco-Runner to be
        reassigned to the Choco-Reserves:
          -> Choco-Runner 1
             Choco-Runner 2
             Choco-Runner 3
             Choco-Runner 4
             Cancel
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                     Choco-Runner 1   Bold   Lv5   Heart 0
                                     Choco-Runner 2   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 3   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 4   Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

CRU1 is useless to me for now. And I do not wish to feed it greens to recover
Heart yet. So I'll switch it with one of CRE who's more suitable...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Change Roster
                  Select the Choco-Reserve to be reassigned
                  as a Choco-Runner:
                  -> Choco-Reserve 1        Choco-Reserve 5
                     Choco-Reserve 2        Choco-Reserve 6
                     Choco-Reserve 3        Choco-Reserve 7
                     Choco-Reserve 4        Choco-Reserve 8
                     Cancel
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                     Choco-Reserve 1  Bold   Lv5   Heart 100
                                     Choco-Runner 1   Bold   Lv5   Heart 0
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Got it. Note how in lower right corner you will see two info lines - the above
holds basic info on CRE you are selecting, while the lower displays info on
CRU you wish to replace. I simply press X and changing is complete.

Note that if all of your CRU have been dispatched, Change Roster command will
be temporarily 'offline', so to speak. You must wait for them to return - or
you could release some while they're away, but I don't recommend it.

This concludes Change Roster tutorial.


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H - RELEASE CHOCOBOS COMMAND? - G0708
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Use this command to release chocobos you have no use for - most likely that
will be lv1 chocobos, which cannot be raised at all. Let's assume I have 14
chocobos for this command. When I select it...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Select the chocobo you'd like to release.
                   Choco-Runner 1        Choco-Runner 3
                   Choco-Runner 2     -> Choco-Runner 4
                   Choco-Reserve 1       Choco-Reserve 6
                   Choco-Reserve 2       Choco-Reserve 7
                   Choco-Reserve 3       Choco-Reserve 8
                   Choco-Reserve 4       Choco-Reserve 9
                   Choco-Reserve 5       Choco-Reserve 10
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Although not possible to see here, my CRU4 is lv1 chocobo that cannot be
raised. So I pick it, and am then asked to confirm my decision. I pick [Yes,
release it!] and wave sayonara to the birdie. If you wish to reconsider, pick
[No, better not.]. Note that you can also release CRU that have been
dispatched.

This concludes Release Chocobos tutorial.


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I - JUNK FOOD GREENS COMMAND? - G0709
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This works exactly the same as Nutritive Greens command, except that this is
where you must go to restock on Gysahl Greens. Again using the scenario I had
for Nutritive Greens command, this will be what I get...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   WINDOW A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Junk Food Greens
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Fresh greens           25
                         Clasko's stash         300
                         Yuna's inventory       99
                         - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                         Total available        424

                         Added to inventory*    0
                         Left with Clasko       325

                         * Yuna can carry up to 99 of each
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ratio at which Clasko gets Gysahl Greens is affected by number of battles your
girls have fought - for more details look in section 6.

This concludes Junk Food Greens tutorial.


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J - HELP COMMAND? - G0710
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Use this command to get few basic ideas of how chocobo ranch works and to get
you started on your way to gaining the title of Chocobo Master (it doesn't
exist, I made it up).

This concludes Help tutorial.



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08.)                        AMAZING CHOCOBO - G0800
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=============================================================================
Main issues addressed in this section are:
=============================================================================
What and where is amazing chocobo? ------------------------------------ G0801
How do I gain access to Ruin depths dungeon? -------------------------- G0802
Any tips for navigating Ruin depths? ---------------------------------- G0803
How do I find amazing chocobo down there? I'm lost! ------------------- G0804
I got it! Now what can I do with it? ---------------------------------- G0805
=============================================================================

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A - WHAT AND WHERE IS AMAZING CHOCOBO? - G0801
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Amazing chocobo is a special chocobo. Surely you've noticed an empty spot in
upper area of the ranch? It's the spot where amazing chocobo will be once you
find it. Amazing bird doesn't have level, Nature or Heart, and it will never
run away.

It is located in chocobo ranch itself. Well, first you must uncover the
entrance to optional dungeon (called Ruin Depths), navigate this dungeon, kill
the boss, raise a few walls and amazing chocobo is yours.


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B - HOW DO I GAIN ACCESS TO RUIN DEPTHS? - G0802
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Ruin Depths dungeon can only be unlocked and accessed in CH5.

Well, the process is quite long and can be completed by following these steps.
Please note that process works with other chocobos as well, but this is how I
got access to the dungeon, so I know my way works.

I keep getting mails that you don't need bold chocobos, the other areas work
just as well and so on. Know what? I'm really not in the mood to check out all
possible ways - there's like hundreds of possibilities. Would you be willing
to test them all out? If you cannot be bothered to try my process listed here,
you're welcome to try you own ways.

I state once again: Process described below GUARANTEES you'll get Ruin Depths
dungeon. Make even one deviation from the process and you'll screw yourself in
the long run.

STEP 01: You'll need four lv1 bold chocobos.
STEP 02: The areas where they often appear are Kilika, Bikanel or Thunder p.
STEP 03: Go to any of this areas and begin capturing chocobos until you have
         14 of them.
STEP 04: Return to the ranch and examine all chocobos you've captured by
         'talking' to them in the stables. Release all chocobos whose max lv
         can be 4 or lower. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP FOUR BOLD CHOCOBOS WHO CAN BE
         RAISED TO LV5! If you don't have enough of such chocobos, release the
         unneeded ones, then return to areas I mentioned and resume capturing.
STEP 05: You have four bold chocobos that can be raised to lv5? Good!
         Small tip: It also helps to retain extra chocobos (whatever their max
         lv or nature is), as the more chocobos you have as CRE, less likely
         your CRU are to run away.
STEP 06: DO NOT RAISE YOUR FOUR SELECTED BOLD CHOCOBOS YET! Instead assign
         them to be your CRU.
STEP 07: Dispatch all four of them to Calm lands.
STEP 08: ONLY DISPATCHING THEM TO CALM LANDS WILL WORK!
STEP 09: Go fight 7 random battles, then return to the ranch and SAVE before
         talking to Clasko.
STEP 10: Talk to Clasko and make sure that all four lv1 bold chocobos made it
         back. If any ran away, reload.
STEP 11: Now raise all four lv1 bold chocobos into lv2 bold chocobos. Don't
         forget to restore their Heart!
STEP 12: Dispatch all four of them to Calm lands. ONLY CALM LANDS!
STEP 13: Go fight 7 random battles, then return to the ranch and SAVE before
         talking to Clasko.
STEP 14: Talk to Clasko and make sure that all four lv2 bold chocobos made it
         back. If any ran away, reload.
STEP 15: Now raise all four lv2 bold chocobos into lv3 bold chocobos. Don't
         forget to restore their Heart!
STEP 16: Dispatch all four of them to Calm lands. ONLY CALM LANDS!
STEP 17: Go fight 7 random battles, then return to the ranch and SAVE before
         talking to Clasko.
STEP 18: Talk to Clasko and make sure that all four lv3 bold chocobos made it
         back. If any ran away, reload.
STEP 19: Now raise all four lv3 bold chocobos into lv4 bold chocobos. Don't
         forget to restore their Heart!
STEP 20: Dispatch all four of them to Calm lands. ONLY CALM LANDS!
STEP 21: Go fight 7 random battles, then return to the ranch and SAVE before
         talking to Clasko.
STEP 22: Talk to Clasko and make sure that all four lv4 bold chocobos made it
         back. If any ran away, reload.
STEP 23: Now raise all four lv4 bold chocobos into lv5 bold chocobos. Don't
         forget to restore their Heart!
STEP 24: Now pay attention! Send out only CRU1, CRU2 and CRU3 to Calm lands.
         Keep CRU4 at standby!
STEP 25: Go fight 7 random battles, then return to the ranch and SAVE before
         talking to Clasko.
STEP 26: Talk to Clasko and make sure that all three CRU you sent out made it
         back. If any ran away, reload.
STEP 27: Restore any and all lost Heart!
STEP 28: Again, pay attention! This time send out only CRU2, CRU3 and CRU4 to
         Calm lands. Keep CRU1 at standby!
STEP 29: Go fight 7 random battles.
STEP 30: This time when you go back to the ranch, a scene will issue in which
         Clasko tells girls that chocobos have discovered something in the
         back of the ranch and would like you to go check it out.
STEP 31: Entrance to the dungeon will appear as a green square on the
         minimap. Have fun!


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C - ANY TIPS FOR NAVIGATING RUIN DEPTHS? - G0803
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Sorry, I'm out. There is a nice map of the area available for viewing at
GameFAQs. Here's the link:

db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/final_fantasy_x_2_chocobo_dungeon.gif


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D - HOW DO I FIND AMAZING CHOCOBO DOWN THERE? I'M LOST! - G0804
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Did you kill Anything Eater yet? It is located behind middle wall, which must
be raised by approaching it from E (as viewed by the map I provided URL to in
above subsection). After you defeat Eater, press on and you will cause another
wall to rise - this will lead you to the corridor which is seemingly a dead
end...? What the heck?

Again, use the map I provided the link for. You must rise all five walls
denoted in the map. Remaining four walls can only be opened by approaching
them from E (trying to open them from W will NOT work). Only then will you be
able to open up the passage to amazing chocobo which lies in ambush on the
spot marked with X in the map.


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E - I GOT IT! NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH IT? - G0805
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'Talk' to it and you'll be given three options:

- Chocobo Support (Help)
- Exploring Spira (Help)
- Cancel          (Help)

If you select 'Chocobo Support', the amazing chocobo will keep chocobos you
dispatch from running away, but it doesn't always work (go figure). Amazing
chocobo can't look after chocobos you already dispatched. Also, it takes
longer than usual for amazing bird-brain to return (16 random battles).

If you select 'Exploring Spira', you can send it out to travel in search of
treasure, but you may not see it again for a while (go figure again - 16
random battles). Also, before sending it out on a new adventure, be sure to
claim the treasure it brings back. Or else it will be lost forever.

Believe it or not, exploring Spira and supporting other chocobos is tiring
work. The amazing chocobo hides its fatigue well, but it still needs to get
rest by going on 'Standby'.

An amazing thing can happen with your amazing chocobo... If you send it on a
search and if by a small chance it finds nothing... go and open the chest in
front of the bird to find this message: 'The Amazing Chocobo brought back...
absolutely nothing. The Amazing Chocobo did not find any treasure.'
This was contributed by George B.

This concludes amazing chocobo tutorial.



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09.)                       TREASURE HUNTING - G0900
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This will be more or less a big list of stuff chocobos can bring back from any
of twelve areas. Items they bring are affected by:
- amount of Heart CRU had when dispatched
- chocobo's level: higher the level, better items it can find
- number of CRE you keep back at the ranch
- how suitable CRU is for target area
  -> if CRU is well-suited for target area, treasure amount received will be
     more than average
  -> if CRU is averagely suited for target area, treasure amount received
     will be average
  -> if CRU is unsuited for target area, treasure amount received will be
     less than average

And now, the chart.

LOCATION   | LV | CLASS 4      | CLASS 3      | CLASS 2      | CLASS 1
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Besaid     | 1  | Potion       | 2 Potion     | 3 Potion     | 4 Potion
           | 2  | Hi-Potion    | Phoe. Down   | Ether        | Turbo Eth.
           | 3  | 2 Hi-Potion  | 2 Phoe. Down | 2 Ether      | 2 Turbo Eth.
           | 4  | 3 Hi-Potion  | 3 Phoe. Down | 3 Ether      | X-Potion
           | 5  | 4 Hi-Potion  | 4 Phoe. Down | 4 Ether      | Elixir
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kilika     | 1  | Budget Gr.   | Budget Gr.   | Grenade      | 2 Grenade
           | 2  | 3 Grenade    | M-Bomb       | 2 M-Bomb     | Petrify Gr.
           | 3  | 4 Grenade    | 2 L-Bomb     | 2 L-Bomb     | 2 Petrify Gr.
           | 4  | S-Bomb       | 3 L-Bomb     | 2 Sleep Gr.  | Titanium Ban.
           | 5  | M-Bomb       | 4 Silence Gr.| Star Pendant | Venom Shock
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Mi'ihen    | 1  | Soft         | 2 Soft       | 3 Soft       | 4 Soft
           | 2  | Remedy       | Eye Drops    | Silence Gr.  | Silver Bracer
           | 3  | 2 Remedy     | 2 Eye Drops  | 2 Silence Gr.| Gold Bracer
           | 4  | 3 Remedy     | 3 Eye Drops  | 3 Silence Gr.| Rune Bracer
           | 5  | 4 Remedy     | 4 Eye Drops  | White Cape   | Mute Shock
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Mushroom   | 1  | Fish Scale   | 2 Fish Scale | 3 Fish Scale | 4 Fish Scale
           | 2  | Drag. Scale  | Water Gem    | Blue Ring    | Cerulean Ring
           | 3  | 2 Drag. Scale| 2 Water Gem  | Watery Gleam | Electrocution.
           | 4  | 3 Drag. Scale| 3 Water Gem  | NulTide Ring | Short Circuit
           | 5  | 4 Drag. Scale| 4 Water Gem  | Silver Glas. | Blind Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Djose      | 1  | Star Curtain | 2 Star Cur.  | 3 Star Cur.  | 4 Star Cur.
           | 2  | Lunar Cur.   | Light Cur.   | Stamina Tb.  | Mana Tablet
           | 3  | 2 Lunar Cur. | 2 Light Cur. | 2 Stamina Tb.| 2 Mana Tablet
           | 4  | 3 Lunar Cur. | 3 Light Cur. | 3 Stamina Tb.| 3 Mana Tablet
           | 5  | 4 Lunar Cur. | 4 Light Cur. | Twist Head.  | Dream Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Moonflow   | 1  | Antidote     | 2 Antidote   | 3 Antidote   | 4 Antidote
           | 2  | Holy Water   | Remedy       | Healing Sp.  | Ether
           | 3  | 2 Holy Water | 2 Remedy     | 2 Healing Sp.| Turbo Eth.
           | 4  | 3 Holy Water | 3 Remedy     | 3 Healing Sp.| Regen Bangle
           | 5  | 4 Holy Water | 4 Remedy     | 4 Healing Sp.| Recov. Bracer
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thunder p. | 1  | Electro M.   | 2 Electro M. | 3 Electro M. | 4 Electro M.
           | 2  | Lit. Marble  | Lit. Gem     | Yellow Ring  | Ochre Ring
           | 3  | 2 Lit. Marble| 2 Lit. Gem   | Lit. Gleam   | Electrocution.
           | 4  | 3 Lit. Marble| 3 Lit. Gem   | NulShock R.  | Short Circuit
           | 5  | 4 Lit. Marble| 4 Lit. Gem   | Black Choker | Chaos Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Macalania  | 1  | Potion       | 2 Potion     | 3 Potion     | 4 Potion
           | 2  | Hi-Potion    | Phoe. Down   | 3 Phoe. Down | Mega-Phoenix
           | 3  | 2 Hi-Potion  | 2 Phoe. Down | 4 Phoe. Down | Mega-Potion
           | 4  | 3 Hi-Potion  | 3 Phoe. Down | Mega Phoenix | 2 Mega-Potion
           | 5  | 4 Hi-Potion  | 4 Phoe. Down | Potpourri    | Fury Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bikanel    | 1  | Bomb Frag.   | 2 Bomb Frag. | 3 Bomb Frag. | 4 Bomb Frag.
           | 2  | Bomb Core    | Fire Gem     | Red Ring     | Crimson Ring
           | 3  | 2 Bomb Core  | 2 Fire Gem   | Fiery Gleam  | Sublimator
           | 4  | 3 Bomb Core  | 3 Fire Gem   | NulBlaze R.  | Freezerburn
           | 5  | 4 Bomb Core  | 4 Fire Gem   | Gold Anklet  | Stone Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Calm lands | 1  | Potion       | 2 Potion     | 3 Potion     | 4 Potion
           | 2  | Dispel T.    | Ch. Feather  | Silver Hou.  | Gold Hourg.
           | 3  | 2 Dispel T.  | 2 Ch. Feather| 2 Silver Hou.| 2 Gold Hourg.
           | 4  | 3 Dispel T.  | 3 Ch. Feather| 3 Silver Hou.| Chocobo Wing
           | 5  | 4 Dispel T.  | 4 Ch. Feather| Dragonfly Orb| System Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gagazet    | 1  | Ant. Wind    | 2 Ant. Wind  | 3 Ant. Wind  | 4 Ant. Wind
           | 2  | Arc. Wind    | Ice Gem      | White Ring   | Snow Ring
           | 3  | 2 Arc. Wind  | 2 Ice Gem    | Icy Gleam    | Sublimator
           | 4  | 3 Arc. Wind  | 3 Ice Gem    | NulFrost R.  | Freezerburn
           | 5  | 4 Arc. Wind  | 4 Ice Gem    | Ang. Earrings| Mortal Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Zanarkand  | 1  | Echo Screen  | 2 Echo Screen| 3 Echo Screen| 4 Echo Screen
           | 2  | Remedy       | Dispel T.    | Silver Hou.  | Ether
           | 3  | 2 Remedy     | 2 Dispel T.  | Gold Hourg.  | Turbo Eth.
           | 4  | 3 Remedy     | 3 Dispel T.  | 2 Gold Hourg.| Kinesis Badge
           | 5  | 4 Remedy     | 4 Dispel T.  | Pretty Orb   | Lag Shock
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chocobo you sent to target area can bring back up to four items. Of course, it
can also happen it won't find anything. Tough luck. In such case, reload and
see what they bring back this time.



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10.)                        EXTRA EXTRAS! - G1000
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Main issues addressed in this section are:
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Extra dungeon? -------------------------------------------------------- G1001
Extra digging spot in Bikanel? ---------------------------------------- G1002
Extra Garment Grids? -------------------------------------------------- G1003
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Note: All of this can only be done in CH5!

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A - EXTRA DUNGEON? - G1001
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There is a hidden dungeon you can find on Mi'ihen road. Unfortunately you
cannot discover it if you don't have chocobo ranch. Finding Mi'ihen hidden
dungeon is really simple. All you have to do is dispatch lv4 or lv5 chocobo/s
to Mi'ihen, go fight 8 random battles until it returns and voila. Hopefully
Clasko will tell you about new dungeon being discovered on Mi'ihen - if he
doesn't, ol' trick with reload will work. Entrance to the dungeon appears like
a green fog on screen labeled as 'Highroad - oldroad, south'. Entrance is near
the save point, impossible to miss it.


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B - EXTRA DIGGING SPOT IN BIKANEL? - G1002
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If you've paid a visit to Bikanel, you've prolly seen there's another spot you
can dig at, called Central Expanse. But how to gain access? Send ANY level
chocobo (preferably one you don't need) to Bikanel. It will run away, but in
exchange you can now dig in Central Expanse.

Contributor Lori N. says:

I sent a level 5 bold chocobo to the Bikanel desert with my Amazing Chocobo in
CH5. This was the first time I searched Bikanel. My little chocie didn't run
away and I could then dig in the Central Expanse! So obviously there is a down
side to this - I couldn't dig in Central until CH5. But the plus side is I
didn't lose my chocobo. I'm assuming it didn't run away because of Amazing's
"choco support."

It's kind of a double-edged sword, but not really. Most people don't want to
do a whole lot of digging before CH5 anyway - we don't want the Experiment to
get to level 5 too quickly do we? I hope you like this other option.


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C - EXTRA GARMENT GRIDS? - G1003
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Following GG can only be obtained if you have access to chocobo ranch:

- HIGHROAD WINDS  - complete 'Clean Sweep' mission just before claiming the
                    ranch to be open for business and this GG is yours
- FONT OF POWER   - complete Fiend Colony dungeon (hidden on Mi'ihen) by
                    defeating King VERMIN! boss and this GG is yours
- HIGHER POWER    - find amazing chocobo in Ruin depths dungeon (hidden
                    inside chocobo ranch) and this GG is yours
- HORN OF PLENTY  - once you have access to Central Expanse in Bikanel, dig
                    at white X spots; sooner or later you'll score Desert Key
                    key item; use it to unlock the chest in Al Bhed Camp and
                    this GG is yours
- MOUNTED ASSAULT - I got Mounted Assault by sending out bold chocobos with
                    Heart stats between 55 and 95. I sent them to Calm Lands.
                    Once they have returned, I got Mounted Assault. I don't
                    know if there's anything involved that increases the odds
                    of getting it, but this is how I got this GG.
- STRENGTH OF ONE - I got it by sending bold chocobos with Heart of 30 to
                    Kilika island. Once they returned, their Heart was 0, but
                    I got this GG from second chocobo that returned.

MA GG and SOO GG can also be won by sending chocobos with the Heart counter
provided above to any other areas. Don't keep trying Calm lands and Kilika
exclusively.



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11.)                        PAST REVISIONS - G1100
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- Version 2.01 (23rd April 2004)
# Added a note on amazing chocobo finding absolutely nothing.

- Version 2.0 (12th April 2004)
# Added extra information on revealing Central Expanse digging spot.

- Version 1.1 (28th February 2004)
# Worked on some sections and clarified few things here and there.

- Version 1.03 (14th January 2004)
# Added ASCII map of chocobo ranch (thanks to Bremen for providing it).
# Made some clarifications regarding issues of how to navigate Ruin Depths
and how to open the dungeon in the first place.

- Version 1.02
# Oops. Guess I fed it to the wolves.

- Version 1.01 (2nd January 2004)
# Fixed a mistake of checking chocie's levels.

- Version 1.0 (26th December 2003)
# Initial release. I really hope I have included everything.



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12.)                           CREDITS - G1200
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1. Companies
- SquareEnix: they created this game
- Sony: for making PS2
- Lik-Sang: I imported the game from their website

2. Internet sites
- GameFAQs [www.gamefaqs.com]: for hosting my guide
- www.neoseeker.com: for hosting my guide
- www.ign.com: for hosting my guide
- www.squareuniverse.com: for hosting my guide
- www.rpgdreamers.com: for hosting my guide
- www.ffslo.tk: for hosting my guide

3. People
- bremen: for ASCII map of chocobo ranch
- ShiningSoul & her Brady guide: for many infos regarding treasure found
- Lori N.: for sharing info on choco not running away when sent to Bikanel
- George B.: for amazing choco-hunting tip



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13.)                         CONTACT INFO - G1300
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Send your comments, ideas for improvements, additional info, correction of
mistakes I may have made, and anything else via e-mail at:

lifearmor (at) gmail (dot) com

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pages; I may reply to one of your questions, but if you'll persevere in
asking more questions which are answered in my guide, I'll simply direct you
to my guide
- I accept e-mails in English, German, Croatian and Slovenian language
- I will answer the e-mails in English, Croatian or Slovenian language; I can
read and understand German well, but my writing skills of German have rusted,
therefore I will answer such e-mails in English
- when crediting contributors, I won't disclose their e-mails
- finally, treat me as you'd like me to treat you

2. Damir Kolar's Contributor page

http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/6434.html

3. Damir Kolar's homepage

http://kolardamir.com
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Yours truly,
Damir Kolar

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