FF7 Remake

How to Beat Fat Chocobo | Boss Fight Guide

Fat Chocobo Battle

This is a guide to beating the Boss Fat Chocobo in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake. This article explains Fat Chocobo's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating it.

Fat Chocobo Stats and Information

Basic Information

Fat Chocobo
Fat Chocobo Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Unreadable Grounded Boss


A pleasingly plump summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of the legendary chocobo, a symbol of fertility and good fortune. Fat chocobos appear in many a beloved fairy tale.

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Fat Chocobo Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 26070~46063 47400~83750 117900
Attack 125~209 328
Magic Attack 125~209 328
Defense 59~103 148
Magic Defense 59~103 148

Fat Chocobo Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness / Status Ailments -
Lesser Resistances Physical
Greater Resistances Fixed Damage, Proportional Damage
Immunities Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Stop, Berserk
Absorbed Elements -

Stagger Rates

×0.5 ×0.25 ×1.5 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 -

Stagger Length

Stagger Length 20 seconds

Clear Battle Intel Reports 1-9 to Fight it

You can challenge Fat Chocobo after you clear 1 to 9 of Chadley's Battle Intel Reports.

Once of those include defeating Shiva, so fight her first if you haven't already.

How to Beat Shiva

Get the Fat Chocobo Materia

Once you defeat the Fat Chocobo's Battle Simulation, you'll get the Fat Chocobo Materia and become able to summon it.

The summon Materia can only be obtained this way, so we recommend doing this challenge early if you're up for it!

Fat Chocobo Level Increases by Chapter

Chapter Level
Chapter 8 Level16
Chapter 9 Level 18
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Level 25
Chapter 16 Level 30
Post Game Level 32


Easy/Normal Hard
Gil 0 0
AP 10 30
Exp 0 0
Items Dropped -
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal -

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Fat Chocobo.

List of Enemy Skills

Fat Chocobo Boss Fight Guide

Fat Chocobo Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
- Yes Yes -
Throws a variety of items at a target.
- Yes Yes -
Flutters into the air slightly and smashes back down.
- Yes Yes -
Flutters into the air slightly and smashes back down, causing a large shockwave.
- Yes Yes -
Rolls forward and smashes its wings into the ground.
- Yes Yes -
Rolls forward and smashes its wings into the ground, causing a large shockwave.
- Yes Yes -
Rolls in forwards or backwards. Rolling backwards does less damage.
physical.pngKweh kweh!
- Yes Yes -
Turns onto its side and rolls across the arena at high speed followed by bouncing 3 times on party members.
physical.pngBombs Away
- Yes Yes -
Throw a large bomb (2-3 at low HP) onto the arena that explodes after 4 seconds.
- No Yes -
Lifts itself up into the air and crashes back down, causing an arena-wide shockwave.
Ruby Light (Carbuncle)
- - -
barrier.png (60 sec)
Casts Barrier on all party members.
regen.png Choco Cure (Chocobo Chick)
- - - -
Casts Choco Cure on all party members.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Moogle Attack Pattern

Name Description
Fingers crossed, kupo! Throws a pink bomb that summons a random monster
・Baby Chocobo

Best Characters for This Boss\

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Aerith IconAerith

Fat Chocobo is first encountered in Chapter 9. During this chapter, Cloud and Aerith are available.

Best Equipment for Characters

Cloud Icon.jpegCloud Role: Attacker
Weapon: Hardedge
Armor: Caliginous Bracelet
Accessory: Power Wristguards
Aerith Icon.jpegAerith Role: Mage
Weapon: Silver Staff
Armor: Caliginous Bracelet
Accessory: Bulletproof Vest

Best Materia for Cloud

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)

At this point, you probably have unlocked Regen already, so cast it immediately at the beginning of the battle. Since it is magnified, both Cloud and Aerith will be given the Regen buff. Use Cure when you need more healing and Barrier on your active character. Triple Slash the minions that the moogles will summon to quickly remove them since they may cause you problems if left unnoticed. Have 2 ATB bars ready before staggering Fat Chocobo so you can maximize the damage of Infinity's End.

Best Materia for Aerith

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)

Since Fat Chocobo has lesser resistance to physical attacks, have Aerith spam Thunder (or higher) until she runs out of MP, since this is the only spell equipped on her. You can also switch the Lightning materia with Fire, Ice, or Wind. Be sure to have reserve ATB charges for Pray.

Fat Chocobo Attack Phases

Phase 1

Phase Point Summary
1 Moogles will summon random monsters
2 Fat Chocobo will use all attacks but Kweh kweh!, Wark wark and Kerplunk

Phase 2

Phase Point Summary
1 Starts when Fat Chocobo uses Kweh kweh!
2 The amount of bombs thrown by Bombs Away increase to 3
3 Fat Chocobo will become pressured and easy to Stagger
4 It will speed up for a while after Kweh kweh!
5 At around 10% HP it will use Kerplunk

Tips & Strategies for Beating Fat Chocobo

Strategy Checklist
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You Can't Attack the Moogles

Moogles will help out Fat Chocobo

Moogles will be flying around in the Fat Chocobo fight but you can't target or attack them. They'll assist the Fat Chocobo by summoning random monsters with their Fingers crossed, kupo! ability.

Don't Forget the Summoned Monsters

Taking heat from too many enemies
You'll be wiped out before you know it if the monsters summoned by the Moogles become too many, so try to deal with them little by little and keep their numbers down.

If there are only one or two, you can leave it to your party members to deal with it, but if there are 3 more more you'll want to focus on them yourself until you've defeated enough.

Stick to the Middle

Roly-Poly against the wall
In the fight against Fat Chocobo, try not to stay away from the walls as much as possible. If you're near the wall, the Chocobo's Roly-Poly attack will hit you multiple times, dealing dangerous amounts of damage.

If you stay in the middle of the map, you should only get hit once and shouldn't have to worry too much about your HP.

Attack Relentlessly

Keep attacking Fat Chocobo
Fat Chocobo will get Pressured easily, so we recommend going at it full power. If you can get in Focused thrusts or Braver in after a normal attack combo, it should become pressured, so don't hold back.

Chance to Stagger it after Kweh kweh!

Staggered Fat Chocobo
After going Kweh kweh!, the Chocobo will become Pressured and greatly speed up. It will roll around on the ground quickly and then jump around at the end.

Since it also becomes Pressured, it's a great chance to Stagger it. Especially Focused Thrust should work well, so get in there and give it all you've got!

Heal Immediately when you see Kweh...

Prepare for its Ultimate Attack
When the Fat Chocobo says Kweh..., after you've got it down to 25% HP, you'll get hit by its Ultimate attack, Kerplunk. On Normal it dealt more than 3000 damage, so immediately heal up when you see it.

Fat Chocobo: Hard Mode Guide

Use Triple Slash to Take Out Adds

When the Moogle begins to summon other enemies, have Cloud use Triple Slash to take them out quickly and get back to hurting Fat Chocobo. When only a few are on the battelfield things won't be too bad, but if left alone they will increase and may cause your demise.

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Chapter 1 Scorpion Sentinel
Chapter 4 Roche
Chapter 5 Crab Warden
Chapter 7 Airbuster
Chapter 8 Reno
Chapter 9 Hell House
Chapter 10 Abzu
Chapter 11 Ghoul
Chapter 13 Failed Experiment
Chapter 14 Abzu (2nd Fight)
Chapter 15 The Valkyrie
Chapter 16 Specimen H0512
Chapter 17 Jenova Dreamweaver
The Arsenal
Chapter 18 Motor Ball
Whisper Harbinger

VR Mission Bosses

All VR Mission Bosses
Chapter 8 Shiva
Chapter 9 Fat Chocobo
Chapter 13 Leviathan
Secret Boss Bahamut
Superboss Pride and Joy Prototype

Story Sub-Bosses

All Story Sub-Bosses
Chapter 2 The Huntsman
Chapter 3 The Hoodlums
Chapter 4 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 12 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 17 M.O.T.H. Unit
Brain Pod

Monster Variants & Optional Sub-Bosses

All Monster Variants & Optional Sub-Bosses
Chapter 3 Doomrat
Cerulean Drake
Wrath Hound
Chapter 8 Hedgehog Pie King
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Chapter 14 Rust Drake
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Chapter 17 Malboro

Intergrade and INTERmission Bosses

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Nero the Sable
Optional Ramuh
Weiss the Immaculate
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4 Anonymousabout 4 years

How about equipping hp up materias?

3 Anonymousabout 4 years

what's your recommended character level before challenging the fat chocobo? so it's most powerful attack, Kerplunk can deal 3k damage.. shouldn't I have high HP, aside from having a tight defense?


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