☆Training Your Chocobo (Rank 10 to 20)
Food-------------- Normal Effect------------------------- Favorite Effect
Curiel Root--------Companion EXP Up----------------- Companion EXP Up II
Sylkis Bud---------Companion Attack Up --------------Companion Attack Up II
Mimett Gourd---- Companion Healing Up------------- Companion Healing Up II
Tantalplant ------ Companion Maximum HP Up ---- Companion Maximum HP Up II
Pahsana Fruit----- Companion Enmity Up ----------- Companion Enmity Up II
It takes 10 food to get your choco hooked. Its also my understanding that feeding your choco gives it 1% of the current max xp for that level. This likely varies based on stable conditions, but unsure as to what degree.
The Exp-Up Food II is +15%
●Random notes chocobo tending/training (whatever it's called):
• Chocobos can be trained once per hour by you
• Chocobos can be trained once per hour by someone else
These two timers are entirely separate. When you stable your chocobo, you can train it immediately (assuming you didn't train it 1hr ago). However, when you stable your chocobo, the 'someone else' timer resets to 1hr, meaning other people cannot train your chocobo until it's been stabled for at least 1 hour. There's only one 'other people' training timer per chocobo, so only one other person can train your chocobo per hour. This means you can't have 20 people all shovel food into your chocobo just because they're all different people.
Training other people's (i.e. your chocobo doesn't count) chocobos 30 times(I think?) earns you an achievement and a barding that looks like a blue frilly hat that belongs in vegas.
When other people train your chocobo, it doesn't affect their favorite food preferences at all, so just use the cheapest shit if you're doing someone a favor and/or going for that achievement.
A chocobo cannot rank up via training. You must go out and kill something with your chocobo to rank it up. You (and others) can still train your chocobo if they're in a state like this where they cannot receive any more exp, and the food is still consumed if this happens. Unfortunately, the game does not indicate to you that the chocobo is at maximum exp until after you've already finished training it. If the chocobo is at maximum exp, after training it'll give a message like "[Chocobo Name] cannot receive any more experience points." Someone once told me that if your chocobo reaches maximum exp during training, you can rank up off a monster that doesn't even give you exp (just walk outside and kill a low-level marmot), but I cannot personally confirm this.
●Rank 10 And Higher
If your chocobo is Rank 10 or higher, you will need to give it Thavnairian Onion. Each Thavnairian Onion increases the maximum rank of the chocobo by 1.
Thav. Onion being fed as a reward yielded the same EXP as I get from Mimmet Gourd.
Using a Thav. Onion will not automatically level your Chocobo up to R11, it merely unlocks the 1,485,000 EXP you need for R11.
By breaking R10 cap you open up the ability to receive bardings from other trees. I have not tried resetting my skills since using a Thav. Onion, but it was mentioned in an interview that we are supposed to use the AP we get at R10+ towards ranking up other skill trees aside from our main R10. Achieving a 2nd and 3rd R10 tree will allow us to get the respective bardings.
Quick mental math suggests R18 would be the earliest we can be R10 in every tree
●Rank 18 is correct.
Total choco levels: 3 x (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10) = 3 x 55 = 165
Total earned levels @ R18: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18 = 171
I highly suggest making Curiel Root your Chocobo's favorite food once you're trying to reach R11+. The healing potency is obviously very nice, as is DPS increases, and will inevitably be the goal. But leveling up is just so fucking tedious, any bit helps.
At R6 in every tree there is a Critical Hit Rate +15% skill. I believe they stack, but short of an in-depth parse I'm not 100% sure.
For good DPS from your Chocobo I suggest going after the STR+X% that are available in each tree as well as the Attack Speed +X% available to attacker. These buffs seem to persist despite the stance (testing needed for confirmation).
Chocobo Color: https://youtu.be/IJrQ841ztAw
Chocobo Rank 10: https://youtu.be/9bqd0rAn10M
Pahsana Fruit Seeds: http://youtu.be/UfIXFP0OtGk
Thavnarian Onion Seeds: https://youtu.be/BVZKjE-7Psw
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