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               |    __) \__  \  /    \   __\__  \  /  ___<   |  |
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			      Chocobo Racing Guide for Final Fantasy 13-2
				         for Playstation 3/X-BOX360

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|                              Table of Contents                             |
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| In order to navigate this guide I have implemented a Ctrl+f system, which  |
| means you press ctrl+f in your browser or word processor to bring up the   |
| search menu, then enter the letters in brackets on the right of the section|
| that you're looking for.                                                   |
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|   I. Introduction...................................................[A000] |
|      i. Version History.............................................[AXXX] |
|  II. Chocobo Locations..............................................[B000] |
|      i. Yellow......................................................[B001] |
|     ii. Red.........................................................[B002] |
|    iii. Blue........................................................[B003] |
|     iv. Green.......................................................[B004] |
|      v. Purple......................................................[B005] |
|     vi. Black.......................................................[B006] |
|    vii. White.......................................................[B007] |
|   viii. Silver & Gold...............................................[B008] |
| III. Racing Basics..................................................[C000] |
|  IV. Best Builds....................................................[D000] |
|      i. Silver & Gold...............................................[D00X] |
|   V. Chocobo Race Abilities.........................................[E000] |
|      i. Monsters With Multiple Abilities............................[E00X] |
|  VI. Race List & Prizes.............................................[F000] |
|      i. Cocoon Class................................................[F001] |
|     ii. Monster Class...............................................[F002] |
|    iii. Weapon Class................................................[F003] |
|     iv. Guardian Class..............................................[F004] |
|      v. Fal'Cie Class...............................................[F005] |
| VII. Race Titles....................................................[G000] |
|      i. Ways to Win Titles..........................................[G00X] |
|         a. King of Cocoon, Monster Hunter & Weaponmeister Titles....[G01X] |
|         b. Guardian Eliminator & Supreme Fal'Cie Chocobo Titles.....[G02X] |
|         c. Derby Champ Title........................................[G03X] |
|         d. Super Slueth & Grade-Getter Titles.......................[G04X] |
|         e. Underdog Title...........................................[G05X] |
|            i. Turbo Strategy........................................[GC5X] |
|           ii. Blue Streak Strategy..................................[GD5X] |
|VIII. Money/Coin making Tips.........................................[H000] |
|  IX. Credits/Thanks.................................................[I000] |
|   X. Contact Info...................................................[J000] |
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|     Introduction                                                [A000]     |
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Welcome to my Chocobo Racing Guide for FF13-2! This guide will tell you where
to catch some Chocobos for racing, what abilities you can give your chocobo,
the best way to win races, and the different prizes you can win.

Chocobo Racing can be done in the world Serendipity. You can unlock 
Serendipity from a gate in Yaschas Massif 01X AF.

If you have any questions or additional information this guide should have,
please check out the Contact Info [J000] section for infoormation on how to 
contact me.

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|     Version History                                             [AXXX]     |
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Version 0.1 - 2/8/2012
  - Started a chocobo race ability list (which passive abilities correspond 
    with which race abilities).

Version 0.5 - 2/9/2012
  - Cleaned up Race Ability list
  - Added a few passive abilities 

Version 0.7 - 2/11/2012
  - Added where to get each chocobo
  - Added best builds (which can be expanded on)
  - Added race lists/prizes
  - Added race titles
  
Version 1.0 - 2/12/2012
  - Had someone proofread & make sure most information is correct &
    understandable
  - Uploaded to GameFAQs
  
Version 2.0 - 2/22/2012
  - Edited information about Health Nut in regards to Underdog
  - Added information about winning titles
  - Added monsters in ability list
  - Added list of monsters with multiple racing abilities
  
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|     Chocobo Locations                                           [B000]     |
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To race a chocobo, first you must capture one. Chocobo's are the only monsters
where you can capture more than 1 of them at a time. This means that you can
have 3 or 4 (or more!) chocobos with you at a time.

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Yellow Chocobo                                                    [B001]
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Yellows are by far the easiest to catch. You can catch them in the plains of
the Archylte Steppe when it's Sunny. 

However, Yellows are not worth catching to race as you'd have to level them
up very high to give them any sort of chance.

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Red Chocobo                                                       [B002]
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Reds are harder to catch as they seem to be rarer in appearance. You can
catch them in the Archylte Steppe as well when it's Sunny. They appear in
the desert area west of the plains.

Reds are decent Commandos when you level them up, but not a popular choice
for racing.

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Blue Chocobo                                                      [B003]
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Blues are located in the Archylte Steppe as well. They spawn in the Marshes
when it's sunny/rainy.

Blues are decent Ravagers when you level them up, but again not a popular
choice for racing.

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Green Chocobo                                                     [B004]
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Greens are located in Yaschas Massif 100/110AF. 

Greens are good Medics when you level them up, but again not a popular
choice for racing.

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Purple Chocobo                                                    [B005]
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Purples are located in the Bresha Ruins 300AF. 

Purples are good Synergists when you level them up, but again not a popluar
choice for racing.

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Black Chocobo                                                     [B006]
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Blacks are located in the Vile Peaks 010AF.

Blacks are good Sabatuers when you level them up, but again not a popular
choice for racing.

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White Chocobo                                                     [B007]
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Whites are located in Oerbra 300AF. Usually spawns near the big tree. 

Good choice if you don't want to use the Silver and/or Gold.

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Silver & Gold Chocobos                                            [B008]
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Silver and Gold chocobos are a one time deal. They are the only chocobos you
can get ONLY once.

To get the Silver, head to Academia 4XXAF and go to the Acadamy 
(where Hope is). Head around to the left side and stand right in front of the
green sphere. Throw mog in to it (it may take a couple tries) and you should
get the Silver.

To get the Gold, head to A Dying World 700AF. The Gold is found in a chest
located in the northern area, east of the bridge.

Silver is a Sentenal, while Gold is a Commando.

Silver and Gold are the best chocobos to race with, mostly because they only
have 45 levels and thus level up a lot fast.

Silver is slightly better than Gold because it's max STR/MAG is ~800/800,
while Gold is only ~800/600 (numbers are approximates).

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|     Racing Basics                                               [C000]     |
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Chocobo Racing can be done in the world Serendipity. You can unlock 
Serendipity from the gate in Yaschas Massif 01X AF.

As you upgrade your chocobo, you want to keep it's Strength and Magic in mind.
For racing:
Strength = Speed
Magic = Stamina

Rank E: Less than 150 STR/MAG
Rank D: Between 200 - ? STR/MAG
Rank C: Between ? - ? STR/MAG
Rank B: Between ? - 699 STR/MAG
Rank A: More than 700 STR/MAG

For the best results, you want your racing chocobo to have at least 
800 STR & MAG. To accomplish this it is best to use only Potent Materials to 
upgrade your chocobo.

Chocobos will have careers. Each race costs RP to race. Your chocobo will
start with only a certain amount of RP, thus will only be able to race a
certain number of races before you must retire them. The maximum number of
races you can race before you have no RP left is called a career.

Don't worry! When you run out of RP, simply retire your chocobo and then
register him again to start another career! You won't lose it forever once
he's done with his first career.

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|     Best Builds                                                 [D000]     |
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Silver & Gold                                                     [D00X]
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The Silver Chocobo is the best chocobo to use for racing. The Gold comes in
a close second. So, if you'd rather use the Silver as your SEN monster, feel
free, or vise versa.

To max either the Silver or Gold you will need:
36 Potent Orbs (Buccaboo/Buccaboo Ace - Archylte Steppe)
42 Potent Essences (Hedge Frog/Mud Frog/Swampmonk/Caterchipillar - Archylte
                    Steppe, Rainy/Marches)
24 Potent Crystals (Microchu - Archylte Steppe, Rainy/Marshes)

This will give you a level 45 Silver or Gold. The Silver will have an A in
speed and stamina, while the Gold will have an A in speed and B in stamina.

To get A stamina with your Gold, simply find the passive ability Magic +20%
and infuse it to your Gold. That will give you 800 magic and rank A.

Now that you have an leveled chocobo it's time to put some awesome racing
abilities [D000] on it. 

Silver starts with Blue Streak, while Gold starts with the Marathoner.
Marathoner is easy to get, while you have to get Blue Streak from a Tonberry
(if you're not using the Silver).

Here are a few musts:
- Sprinter
- Marathoner
- Perserverence (Not needed if you're using the Blue Streak strategy)

And here a few that will help you:
- Limelight (If you plan on doing any of the Graded/Secret races, if you
just want to farm Collectors Catalouges then it's not needed)
- Dark Horse (If you plan on betting on yourself)
- Health Nut (If you don't want to bother with Chocoboost/Bulls)
- Attention Hog (Good w/ Health Nut)

I have previously stated in this guide that Health Nut is not needed to win
races and best to leave off if you want to win the Underdog title. You
definitely don't need it to win, however once you've leveled your chocobo and
added all the abilities you want you'll never be unfavoured enough to win that
title. So, if you're having troubling winning or you dislike spending your
coins on chocoboots or chocobulls go ahead and add it.

Microchu is one of the best monsters to infuse, simply because it has four
racing abilities when you level it up.

Microchu:
Level 5 - Marathoner (Critical: Vigilance)
Level 18 - Dark Horse (Item Scavenger II)
Level 24 - Health Nut (Rapid Recovery)
Level 35 - Free Spirit (Auto-Vigilance)

If you don't want an ability, as don't think you need it or already have it,
simply don't level the Microchu up and you won't get it.

The next monster to level and infuse is the Reaver, caught in the Archylte 
Steppe (Sunny/Plains-near Long Gui).

Reaver:
Default - Preserveraence (Attack: ATB Charge)
Level 14 - Sprinter (Critical: Bravery)

I recommend the Reaver for Sprinter, simply because you fight him more often
than you do a Cactuar, but if you want you can infuse a Cactuar for Sprinter
instead.

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Strategies
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If you are racing with your Silver then you will start with the Strategy
Blue Streak. To make the most with this strategy, it is a good idea to infuse:
Pulse Gladiator:
Default - Second Wind (Improved Counter)
This will increase Blue Streak's effect.

Blue Streak is a bit scary, because your chocobo likes to stay in last place, 
and so you must sprint when Blue Streak activates to pull ahead. Sometimes, 
you must continue to sprint even after your boost gauge depletes or else you
may lose, but this usually only happens when facing star ranked opponents.

If for whatever reason, you keep losing with Blue Streak, simply switch to
another strategy, even if you don't have a racing ability for it.

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If you are racing with your Gold then you will learn the strategy Lightning
Bolt. To make the most of this strategy, it's a good idea to infuse a
Nanochu/Chichu or Metalligantuar:
Default - Runaway (Pack Mentality/Hindrance)
HOWEVER - Nanochu and Chichu are one time monsters, so if you have your Gold
infuse one of them you will lose it forever!

When Lightning Bolt activates, wait until your boost guage fills completely
then boost ahead of the pack.

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Ultimately, it's up to you which strategy to use. 

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|     Chocobo Race Abilities                                      [E000]     |
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The abilities you get in the chocobo races come from the passive abilities you
have on your chocobo of choice. This section will list the chocobo race
abilities, their descriptions, which passive ability you get it from, and
the monsters you can get it from.

These abilities will be listed in alphebetical order.

This list is still not complete. There a quite a few passive abilities &
combinations I need to check out.

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Attention Hog
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Description: Stats increased when deemed a favorite.
Comes from: 
- Feral Speed II (Gancanagh/Gancanagh Ace-4/Dragoon-4/Lancer-12/White Choco-7)
or
- Gilfinder II (Moblin-D)

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Blue Streak
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Description: A skill that activates when the 4th strategy is selected, 
increases the rate at which the Boost gauge charges. 
Comes from:
- Ally KO: Power Surge & II (Silver Chocobo, Tonberry-D, Ceratoraptor-D)
or 
- Critical: Protect (Tonberry-30)

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Dark Horse
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Description: Odds increase due to misjudgement. (Higher odds if favorite)
Comes from:
- Item Scavenger II (Calautidon-D, Microchu-18)
or
- Item Collector (Apotamkin-14, Gancanagh Ace-40, Cactrot-39)

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Free Spirit
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Description: Constantly stays at their own pace despite the situation.
Comes from: 
- Auto-Bravery (Narasimha-29, Thermadon-36, Major Moblin-40, Cactuar-45)
or
- Auto-Vigilance (Amanojaku-13, Yaksha-20, Microchu-35)
or
- Critical: Faith (Metallicactuar-D, Vespid-19, Grenade-12)


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Health Nut
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Description: Condition is constantly favorable.
Comes from:
- Rapid Recovery (Microchu-24)


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Lightning Bolt
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Description: A skill that activates when the 2nd strategy is selected,
increases the rate at which the Boost gauge charges.
Comes from:
- Stagger Maintenance (Zwerg Metro-D, Gold Chocobo-2, Red Chocobo-DL)
or
- Chain Bonus Boost & II (Ceratoraptor-2, Blue Chocobo-10, Pink Lily-30)


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Limelight
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Description: Stats increase for graded races.
Comes from:
- Kill: ATB Charge (Blue Chocobo-DL, Metalligantuar-20, Illuyankas -27 
                    Vespid-45)
or
- Kill: Libra (Goblin Chief-22, Metalligantuar-28)


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Marathoner
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Description: Greatly increases stamina for long-distance races.
Comes from:
- Critical: Vigilance (Microchu-5)
or
- Critical: Tetradefense (Twilight Odin-9, Pulse Gladiator-23, 
                          Golden Chocobo-DL)

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Perserverence
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Description: Slightly recharges the Boost gauge when you run out of stamina
just before crossing the finish line.
Comes from: 
- Improved Raise (Caterchipillar-D, Spiranthes-15)
or
- Attack: ATB Charge & II (Reaver-D, Barbed Specter-D, Hedge Frog-D Apkallu-D,
                           Yeoman-D, Pitterpatter-D)


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Rocket Blast
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Description: Increases the success rate of a sprinting start.
Comes from:
Any three (3) resist abilities.
Ex: Resist Fire, Resist Deprotect, Resist Veil
or
- Role Resonance (Frag Leech-30, Pulse Gladiator-50)
or
- Feral Surge/Fatigue (White Chocobo-DL)


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Runaway
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Description: Increases the effect of Supersonic or Lightning Bolt.
Abilities it comes from:
- Pack Mentality (Chichu/Nanochu)
or 
- Hindrance (Metalligantaur-D)

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Second Wind
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Description: Increases the effect of Turbo or Blue Streak.
Comes from:
- Improved Counter (Pulse Gladiator-D)
or
- Fettered Magic (Gigantuar-D)


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Sprinter
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Description: Greatly increases speed for short-distance races.
Comes from:
- Critical: Bravery (Cactuar-D, Reaver-14, Red Chocobo-18)


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Supersonic
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Description: A skill that activates when the 1st strategy is selected,
increases the rate at which the Boost guage charges.
Comes from:
- Critical: Power Surge & II (Chocobo-DL, Dreadnought-9, Flangonzola-54)

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Turbo
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Description: A skill that activates when the 3rd strategy is selected.
Decreases the cost of the Boost command.
Comes from:
- Improved Cure (Cait Sith-D, Green Chocobo-DL)
or 
- Critical: Shield (Koboldroid Yin-D, Swampmonk-D)


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|     Monsters With Multiple Abilities                            [E00X]     |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Ceratoraptor - 
Default - Blue Streak (Ally KO: Power Surge)
Level 2 - Lightning Bolt (Chain Bonus Boost)

Microchu - Archylte Steppe (Rainy/Marshes)
Level 5 - Marathoner (Critical: Vigilance)
Level 18 - Dark Horse (Item Scavenger II)
Level 24 - Health Nut (Rapid Recovery)
Level 35 - Free Spirit (Auto-Vigilance)

Reaver - Archylte Steppe (Sunny/Plains-near Long Gui)
Default - Preserveraence (Attack: ATB Charge)
Level 14 - Sprinter (Critical: Bravery)

Pulse Gladiator - Archylte Steppe (Cloudy-near bridge near Yomi)
Default - Second Wind (Improved Counter)
Level 12 - Resist Imperil +44%
Level 23 - Marathoner (Critical: Tetradefense)
Level 50 - Rocket Blast (Role Resonance)

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|     Race Lists & Prizes                                         [F000]     |
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| Cocoon Class -  10RP                                            [F001]     |
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| Name                      | Length (m)  | Type    | Reward                 |
o---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------o
| Hanging Edge Classic      | 600         | Normal  | Potion                 |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Bodhum Derby              | 1200        | Normal  | Potion                 |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Sunleth Cup               | 600         | Normal  | Shuffle                |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Gapra Classic             | 1200        | Normal  | Shuffle                |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Vile Peaks Classic        | 600         | Normal  | Chocoboost             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Breasha Classic           | 1200        | Normal  | Chocoboost             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Palumpolum Cup            | 600         | Normal  | Power Bolt             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Euride Stakes             | 1200        | Normal  | Mana Bolt              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Nautilus Derby            | 600         | Graded  | Witch's Bracelet       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Sanctum Special           | 1200        | Graded  | Zealot's Amulet        |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Orphan's Cup              | 600         | Secret  | Cute Cactuar Figurine  |
|                           |             |         | or Power Droplet       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Fifth Ark Cup             | 1200        | Secret  | Guard's Ravager Badge  |
|                           |             |         | or Mana Droplet        |
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| Monster Class -  15RP                                           [F002]     |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
| Name                      | Length (m)  | Type    | Reward                 |
o---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------o
| Adamantoise Classic       | 600         | Normal  | Vitality Droplet       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Ochu Classic              | 1200        | Normal  | Vitality Bolt          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Bomb Classic              | 600         | Normal  | Shuffle (Common)       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Garchimacera Cup          | 1200        | Normal  | Shuffle (Common)       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Flan Stakes               | 600         | Normal  | Chocoboost             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Sahagin Derby             | 1200        | Normal  | Chocoboost             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Goblin Derby              | 600         | Normal  | Librascope             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Malboro Classic           | 1200        | Normal  | Librascope             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Behemoth Special          | 600         | Graded  | Silver Bangle          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Ahriman Cup               | 1200        | Graded  | Auric Amulet           |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Tonberry Cup              | 600         | Secret  | Cie'th Wing            |
|                           |             |         | or Power Droplet       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Cactuar Cup               | 1200        | Secret  | Pilot's Badge          |
|                           |             |         | or Mana Droplet        |
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| Weapon Class -  20RP                                            [F003]     |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
| Name                      | Length (m)  | Type    | Reward                 |
o---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------o
| Altairs Stakes            | 600         | Normal  | Chocobull              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Pleiades Classic          | 1200        | Normal  | Chocobull              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Blazefire Saber Classic   | 600         | Normal  | Pheonix Down           |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Durandal Cup              | 1200        | Normal  | Pheonix Down           |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Wild Bear Derby           | 600         | Normal  | Shuffle (Graded)       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Hawkeye Derby             | 1200        | Normal  | Shuffle (Graded)       |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Airwing Cup               | 600         | Normal  | Power Chip             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Binding Rod Classic       | 1200        | Normal  | Mana Chip              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Gungnir Special           | 600         | Graded  | Durable Warding Amulet |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Partisan Stakes           | 1200        | Graded  | Pain Dampener          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Omega Weapon Cup          | 600         | Secret  | Mog Figurine           |
|                           |             |         | or Potent Droplet      |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Nirvana Cup               | 1200        | Secret  | Cactuar Figurine       |
|                           |             |         | or Potent Droplet      |
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| Guardian Class -  25RP                                          [F004]     |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
| Name                      | Length (m)  | Type    | Reward                 |
o---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------o
| Aster Cup                 | 600         | Normal  | Vitality Silver        |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Enki Enlil Classic        | 1200        | Normal  | Vitality Chip          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Garuda Stakes             | 600         | Normal  | Chocobull              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Dreadnough Special        | 1200        | Normal  | Chocobull              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Manasvin Cup              | 600         | Normal  | Elixir                 |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Myrmidon Derby            | 1200        | Normal  | Elixir                 |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Ushumgal Derby            | 600         | Normal  | Adamantine             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Havoc Stakes              | 1200        | Normal  | Dark Matter            |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Kalavinka Classic         | 600         | Graded  | Nagaraja               |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Proudclad Classic         | 1200        | Graded  | The Tower              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Undying Cup               | 600         | Secret  | Onion Knight's Helm    |
|                           |             |         | or Power Silver        |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Shaolong Gui Cup          | 1200        | Secret  | White Chocobo Figurine |
|                           |             |         | or Mana Silver         |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

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| Fal'Cie Class -  30RP                                           [F005]     |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
| Name                      | Length (m)  | Type    | Reward                 |
o---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------o
| Atomos Derby              | 600         | Normal  | Vitality Orb           |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Bismark Cup               | 1200        | Normal  | Bloodguard             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Carbuncle Classic         | 600         | Normal  | Power Orb              |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Anima Stakes              | 1200        | Normal  | Mana Orb               |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Dahaka Stakes             | 600         | Normal  | Collector Catalog      |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Titan Classic             | 1200        | Normal  | Potent Silver          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Pheonix Cup               | 600         | Normal  | Potent Silver          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Kujata Classic            | 1200        | Normal  | Potent Silver          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Eden Stakes               | 600         | Graded  | Entite Ring            |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Orphan Special            | 1200        | Graded  | Potent Orb             |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Lindzei Cup               | 600         | Secret  | ?                      |
|                           |             |         | or Potent Orb          |
|---------------------------|-------------|---------|------------------------|
| Pulse Cup                 | 1800        | Secret  | Canned Coyo Logo       |
|                           |             |         | or Potent Orb          |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

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|     Race Titles                                                 [G000]     |
O============================================================================O

All the race titles are good for are for Adornments for your monsters. So, if
you want them all, race them chocobos!

To view which titles you've already won, simply talk to the chocobo racing
clerk then choose Records-->Titles. 

A good way to get some of the titles (Super Slueth and below) is to get a
bunch of the Suffle items.

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
| Title             | Conditions                    | Reward                 |
o-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------o
| Victorious        | Win five races in a single    | Train Conductor Cap    |
|                   | career.                       |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Speedster         | Demonstrate speed in a short  | Electric Guitar        |
|                   | race.                         |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Fortitude         | Win a 1,800m race.            | Lebreau's Violet Tattoo|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Underdog          | Win a race where your Chocobo | Ripe Apple             |
|                   | isn't favored.                |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Trooper           | Complete in 20 races in a     | Frying Pan             |
|                   | single career.                |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Moneybags         | Win 3,000 coins in a single   | Halo                   |
|                   | career.                       |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Bird on Fire      | Win 10 consecutive races.     | Red Chocobo Chick      |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Derby Champ       | Win all races with the Derby  | Blue Moogle Bobble     |
|                   | suffix in a single career.    |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| All-Rounder       | Win a 600m, 1,200m, and 1,800m| Tropical Tree          |
|                   | race in a single career.      |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Super Slueth      | Win all 10 secret races in a  | Crown                  |
|                   | single career.                |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Grade-Getter      | Win all 10 graded races in a  | Tonberry Figurine      |
|                   | single career.                |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| King of Cocoon    | Win all Cocoon class races in | Bronze Medal           |
|                   | a single career.              |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Monster Hunter    | Win all Monster class races in| Silver Medal           |
|                   | a single career.              |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Weaponmeister     | Win all Weapon class races in | Gold Medal             |
|                   | a single career.              |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Guardian          | Win all Guardian class races  | Mark of Lindzei        |
| Eliminator        | in a single career.           |                        |
|-------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
| Supreme Fal'Cie   | Win all Fal'Cie class races in| Mark of Etr            |
| Chocobo           | a single career.              |                        |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
|     Ways to Win Titles                                          [G00X]     |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

To win all the latter titles, you are going to have to buy and use many, many
Shuffle items. Luckily, with the Bargain Hunter fragment skill they only cost
36 casino coins!

The key to winning the titles that require you to race all of a certain class
races in a single career is:

To NOT advance higher than you need to.

Each class unlocks 12 races to choose from. So if you unlock all the classes
and then decide you want to race all Cocoon class races, you will have 60
races to shuffle through to find the 12 you need. That is a LOT of shuffles.

So if you want to race all of the Cocoon races, start a new career.

No matter which Cocoon race you race first, it will unlock the Monster class.
HOWEVER, if you do NOT race any Monster class races, you will have a pool of
only 24 races to shuffle through. 

I usually bought regular Shuffle items from the Casino lady in bulks of 30.
Once I ran out, I'd go and buy more.

Pressing Select on the main racing screen will cycle through your Chocobos
racing stats & abilities, which races you've done, and the titles you've won
for that career. Utilize this to remember which races you've done. Please note
they only list 10 races at a time so you may want to also write down which
races you've done to keep track.

Before trying to get these titles, it is highly recommended you get a
stockpile of coins, whether through racing or buying them is up to you.
The best way to get them through racing is to race the Fal'Cie class race--
Dahaka Stakes--over and over. At the end of your career you should net roughly
6,000 coins -- not counting selling all the Collector Catalouges you've won!

Do this a couple times (or once) and you should have more than enough.

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King of Cocoon, Monster Hunter & Weaponmeister Titles              [G01X]     
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Keep track of your chocobos RP. To get all of these titles you will need 540RP
total. Since your chocobo should have 600, if you don't rerace too many races
you should be fine.

This includes the graded and secret races. There really isn't a set way to do
this. Race one of them and unlock the Monster class. Now, completely ignore
all 15RP races you see. All the Cocoon races - 10RP races - will be on the
bottom of the racing list.

Now, simply use the Shuffle item to shuffle the races and do all of the Cocoon
races. Hopefully, you'll get lucky and not use so many shuffles, but you may
have to quit and buy more (you do NOT have to retire your chocobo to buy
more).

Once you have raced all Cocoon races and gotten the title, AND ONLY THEN,
start racing the Monster class.

You'll unlock the Weapon class, but ignore them. Weapon class races will be at
the top of the list followed by Monster and finally Cocoon.

Again, simply use the Shuffle items to and race all of the Monster Class.

As you get more races to shuffle through, you'll find yourself going through
more Shuffle items. This is unfortunate, but the only way to do it. Which is
why you should have started with a stockpile of coins to buy Shuffles with.

Rinse and repeat with the Weapon class. Remember not to race and Guardian
class races.

Total RP: 540

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Guardian Eliminator & Supreme Fal'Cie Chocobo Titles               [G02X]     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You'll have to do seprate careers for these titles as you won't have enough
RP to do both.

The Fal'Cie will probably the easiest, since those races like to stay at the
top of the list no matter how many times you shuffle. The Guardian you'll
probably hate because of the above. 

Strategy is the same as the above, except you can do the Fal'Cie first since
there are no classes after them.

Buy a lot of Shuffles.

Guardian Total RP: 300
Fal'Cie Total RP: 360

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Derby Champ Title                                                  [G03X]     
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Remember! The key to winning the titles that require you to race all of a 
certain races in a single career is:

To NOT advance higher than you need to.

Buy a bunch of shuffles.

Here is the list of Derby races and which class they're in. Do both races
before going up a class. I.e. Do both Cocoon class Derbys before doing the
Monster class ones and upgrading to Weapon class and so on.

O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| Cocoon Class   | Monster Class | Weapon Class    | Guardian Class | Fal'Cie|
o----------------o---------------o-----------------o----------------o--------o
| Bodhum Derby   | Sahagin Derby | Wild Bear Derby | Myrmidon Derby | Atomos |
o----------------|---------------|-----------------|----------------| Derby  |
| Nautilus Derby | Goblin Derby  | Hawkeye Derby   | Ushumgal Derby |        |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Total RP: 170

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Super Slueth & Grade-Getter Titles                                 [G04X]     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Remember! The key to winning the titles that require you to race all of a 
certain races in a single career is:

To NOT advance higher than you need to.

Buy more shuffles. 

Here is the list of graded/secret races and which class they're in. Do all
races before going up a class. I.e. Do both the Cocoon class graded races and
the secret races before doing the Monster class ones and upgrading to 
Weapon class and so on.

O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| Cocoon Class   | Monster Class | Weapon Class    | Guardian Class | Fal'Cie|
o----------------o---------------o-----------------o----------------o--------o
| Nautilus Derby | Behemoth      | Gungnir Special | Kalavinka      | Eden   |
|                | Special       |                 | Classic        | Stakes |
o----------------o---------------o-----------------o----------------o--------o
| Sanctum        | Ahriman Cup   | Partisan Stakes | Proudclad      | Orphan |
| Special        |               |                 | Classic        | Special|
o----------------o---------------o-----------------o----------------o--------o
| Orphan's Cup   | Tonberry Cup  | Omega Weapon Cup| Undying Cup    | Lindzei|
|                |               |                 |                | Cup    |
o----------------o---------------o-----------------o----------------o--------o
| Fifth Ark Cup  | Cactuar Cup   | Nirvana Cup     |Shaolong Gui Cup| Pulse  |
|                |               |                 |                | Cup    |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Total RP: 400

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Underdog Titles                                                    [G05X]     
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This title is based on luck. Seriously.

For this chocobo I used a White Chocobo, level 12.

Why White? Mostly because it starts out with Rocket Blast as one of its
locked abilities. And unfortunately, Sprinting Start is essential for gaining
this title, so start practicing.

Why level 12? Mostly because the higher the level the more likely you are to
rank. As it is, at level 12 it is possible to get rank C and E on your first
race!

Why is it based on luck? Because I tested this doing 20-30 one race careers.
For 5 in a row, I was unranked with the lowest odds (between 11.4-15.1). The
next two times I started I was ranked C or E with 4-8 odds. I was doing the
exact same race for each of these (Hanging Edge Classic). Also, I've done
these several times and have only won a couple for each strategy.

If you know a sure fire way to win, please let me know!

I used Potent Materials, but it's possible to use Mana (although this is
probably going to be a pure racing chocobo so it's not recommended) since the
stats are similar.

Potent:
HP: 696
ATK: 78
MAG: 101

Mana:
HP: 696
ATK: 69
MAG: 100

If you think it is possible for your level 45 Silver/Gold or 
level 99 White/Red to get this title. I laugh at you. But if you did get it,
I'd like proof. 

No, the only way to get it is to start a new chocobo and cross your fingers.

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Lightning Bolt Strategy                                            [GB4X]
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

Have not managed to win this yet.

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Turbo Strategy                                                     [GC4X]
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

Lvl 12 White
Feral Surge [L]
Feral Fatiuge [L]
Feral Speed II
Magic +10%

1. Infuse with EITHER Lvl 1 Cactuar [Critical: Bravery] OR 
Lvl 14 Reaver [Attack: ATB Charge & Critical: Bravery]
2. Infuse with EITHER Lvl 1 Cait Sith [Improved Cure] OR
Lvl 1 Koboldroid Yin [Critical: Shield] OR
Lvl 1 Swampmonk [Critical:Shield]
3. Infuse with Pulse Gladiator [Improved Counter
4. Infuse with Calautidon [Item Scavenger II]

Your White should look like so:
Feral Surge [L] - Rocket Blast
Feral Fatiuge [L]
Feral Speed II - Attention Hog
Improved Counter - Second Wind
Critical: Shield - Turbo
Critical: Bravery - Sprinter
(Attack: ATB Charge - Perserverance)
Item Scavenger II - Dark Horse
Magic +10%

Register your chocobo and start a 600m race (preferably Hanging Edge Classic).
Look to see what your odds are. If they are they highest make sure your
strategy matches and you feed your chocobo 2 Chocoboosts to get him in the
best condition then start the race.

Make sure you get the Sprinting Start! As the 1 is fading hit X and go!

When Turbo activates hold the boost button even after Turbo disappears.

I have tested this and it does work. I managed to get the Title the first
race I where I had the highest odds. I did this without Free Spirit, and 
Preserverance, which doesn't activate with the Turbo strategy.

Have not managed to win again, but I am getting in second or third each time
I try.

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Blue Streak Strategy                                               [GD4X]
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Please note that this build is inconsistant. Meaning I did the exact same
thing I did when I actually won again, and still somehow lost.

Lvl 12 White
Feral Surge [L]
Feral Fatiuge [L]
Feral Speed II
Magic +10%

1. Infuse with EITHER Lvl 1 Cactuar [Critical: Bravery] OR 
Lvl 14 Reaver [Attack: ATB Charge & Critical: Bravery]
2. Infuse with Ceratoraptor [Ally KO: Power Surge]
3. Infuse with Pulse Gladiator [Improved Counter]
4. Infuse with Calautidon [Item Scavenger II]

Your White should look like so:
Feral Surge [L] - Rocket Blast
Feral Fatiuge [L]
Feral Speed II - Attention Hog
Improved Counter - Second Wind
Ally KO: Power Surge - Blue Streak
Critical: Bravery - Sprinter
(Attack: ATB Charge) - Perserverance
Item Scavenger II - Dark Horse
Magic +10%

Register your chocobo and start a 600m race (preferably Hanging Edge Classic).
Look to see what your odds are. If they are they highest make sure your
strategy matches and you feed your chocobo 2 Chocoboosts to get him in the
best condition then start the race.

Make sure you get the Sprinting Start! As the 1 is fading hit X and go!

When Blue Streak activates hold the Boost Button and hopefully you'll get
lucky and win. I'm honestly unsure why this is inconsistant. But for some
reason it is.

You do not need Perserverance. Mostly because it won't activate anyway. If
you get it with the Reaver then don't worry.

O============================================================================O
|     Money/Coin Making Tips                                      [H000]     |
O============================================================================O

The most known way to make money (and coins) is to race the Fal'Cie class,
Dahaka Stakes race over and over and win a bunch of Collectors Catalouges. 
These sell for 11,000 which will give you ~1000 coins if you convert.

Another way to get coins, if you don't think you can win against the star
ranked, is to bet on your rival as well as yourself. This way, if you lose to
him, you'll still win some coins.

O============================================================================O
|     Credits/Thanks                                              [I000]     |
O============================================================================O

Thanks to my brothers, who helped me a bunch while checking out the racing
abilities and other information.

Thanks to aminthemachine on the GameFAQs boards for his build for the Silver
Chocobo.

Thanks to Dave for prize information!

Thanks to JoloStuki on the GameFAQs boards for the White Chocobo Build.

Thanks to trolls who give me lulz at the rants sent about how they 'ruined'
their chocobo because they're stupid enough not to realize that 
1) it was their decision to do everything 2) they suck if they *need*
Health Nut to win and 3) didn't make a back-up save when messing with 1-time
monsters.

O============================================================================O
|      Contact Info                                               [J000]     |
O============================================================================O

My name is Rikki, and my e-mail is rinoa_10@yahoo.com

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