Boko the Chocobo (Gysahl Greens)
Chocobo Forests are dome-shaped forests found on the Trabia and Centra continents. There are 6 regular ones. The 7th (called Chocobo Sancutary) is located in Grandidi Forest on the northeastern cliffs of the Overworld—you’ll have to ride a chocobo from the Trabia region across shallow waters to get to it. It’s pretty well camouflaged. The forest in which the Chocobo Sanctuary is hidden houses 2 powerful enemies: the Malboro and the Hexadragon. If you feel daring, mug some Red Fangs from the Hexadragon and Malboro Tentacles from the Malboro before escaping.
You’ll need to get a ChocoSonar and ChocoZiner from the boy who appears within Chocobo Forests.
First, equip the ChocoSonar. At specified spots, the ChocoSonar will respond (watch the red bar) when you tap the [X] button. Equip the ChocoZiner, and blow it for a small chocobo to fall down. Blow again to have it return. You’ll have to do this until there’s only a single, small chocobo left on the screen (there may be multiple chicobos in each forest). Talk to it to get a big Chocobo to appear. If you happen to activate the ChocoZiner where the sonar shows no response, your equipment will be snatched by a chicobo. Buy it back from the Chocoboy for 700 gil.
Alternatively, you can ask the kid to summon a big Chocobo for you for 1,200 gil, but note that every time you get the big Chocobo to appear by yourself, you’ll receive a Pledge of Affection (allowing you to find stones hidden in the ground using the ChocoZiner). Collect all 6 of them (one from each forest) and present them to the chocobos in the Chocobo Sanctuary to get a Chicobo Card. Here are the locations of the Chocobo Forests:
These adorable creatures are pretty fast on their feet. Also, you won’t encounter enemies while riding on a chocobo. Incidentally, you can purchase Gysahl Greens from the chocoboy, which allow you to summon Boko in battle. They’re not very strong though – their Choco Fire damages a single opponent for a measly 500+.
If you don’t feel like doing this event now, you can leave it until you’ve acquired the airship Ragnarok, which will be later on in the game.