Now, where do I get those Dead Peppers? It’s easy. You can dig lots of them at the Chocobo’s Lagoon or the Chocobo’s Air Garden.
Then, if you managed to reach the Chocobo’s Paradise, the Chocobo to the left of the Fat Chocobo will give you all of his Dead Peppers (making it 99 in your inventory) but, you must find all Chocograph locations first.
There are a total of 6 Chocograph Pieces that you can get. 5 of them will give you clues as to where the Chocobo Air Garden can be located. Remember that, the Air Garden changes location after 2 instances. First, after visiting it and re-entering the world map. Second, loading the game again. Here they are and their descriptions. Remember that, these tell you where the shadows of the Air Garden are so that you can use the Dead Pepper to be able to go there.
Upper Left Portion
“There... danger in the sky.If you dar... to face it, use this.. Rec... to find your way.”
- Just an introduction. Tells you that there’s danger in the sky and it really means, Chocobo’s Air Garden. Why danger? It’s Ozma.
Upper Middle Portion
“Tho... who do not fear death, find one..the islands. in salvage..See what lies there.”
- Find One Island in Salvage Archipelago. It’s an island with a forest to the northwest of the island where there are Chocobo Tracks.
Upper Right Portion
“Courageous one, head southea..on the outer..to reach Kuentis Peninsula.. See what lies there.”
- it’s to the south of the Earth Shrine.
Bottom Left Portion
“Noble one, head northea... the mist continent... reach Alexandria plains. See what lies there.”
- Go northeast of Alexandria, near the Alexandria Harbor and you’ll see the shadow of the Air Garden on the plains (greens).
Bottom Middle Portion
“Dreamer... Head to the ocean ..In the center... all Continents. See what awaits you.”
- In the center of the world map. It’s on the ocean so try your best to see the shadow.
Bottom Right Portion
“Cautious one... head to the east.. of ...aways canyon on the.. forgotten continent...
See what lies there.”
- this location is located just to the east of Ipsen’s Castle at the
I’ll be explaining the steps in order to get the Gold Chocobo and to reach the Chocobo’s Paradise. I have the list below but it doesn’t explain the steps so I’ll put it here. For the complete Chocographs and Paradise Treasures, check the Chocobo Guide below this document.
***Step 1: When you go to the Chocobo Forest for the first time, you’ll get Choco, your only Chocobo in the game, and you’ll be able to play Chocobo Hot and Cold. Now, keep on digging Chocographs until Choco says that he is unable to dig for more Chocographs in this area.
***Step 2: Locate the “Healing Shores” Chocograph and you’ll receive the Light Blue Chocobo that has the Reef Ability (ability to cross shallow waters). Mene (Moogle at the forest) will tell you about the Existence of a Lagoon. Go to Salvage Archipelago and use Choco through the puzzling shallow waters until you reach the south island and go into the cave-like opening into the Chocobo's Lagoon.
***Step 3: Dig all Chocographs here until Choco says that he can’t dig any more Chocographs. Now, locate the Dawn Lagoon Chocograph and Choco will go into the Dreamworld again. He’ll evolve into a Red Chocobo that can cross Mountains. Now, Mene will tell you about an unmapped Chocobo Paradise. You can’t go there yet so let’s continue. Now, return to the Chocobo’s Forest. There, Choco will be able to dig more Chocographs. The 2 small elevations to the left and right are included in the area where Choco digs. You can go near it and when the Field Icon appears, press X to go up. Now, dig all the Chocographs here. Then, locate the “Green Plains” Chocograph and Choco will be at the Dreamworld again. He’ll evolve into a Dark Blue Chocobo that can cross the Sea/Ocean.
***Step 4: Then, after digging all Chocographs at the forest, return to the Lagoon and dig all Chocographs there (you’ll get new ones). Now, locate the “Mist Ocean” Chocograph. Choco will now evolve into a Gold Chocobo that can fly! Now, you can go to the Chocobo’s Air Garden. Now, fly and search the world for a big circular shadow. Use the Dead Pepper and Choco will fly high up the sky onto the Air Garden.
***Step 5: Here, just dig all Chocographs and Mene will tell you that you can go to the unmapped paradise. Leave the Air Garden and find all the Chocographs first.
***Step 6: Now, Choco must fly to the northwest corner of the map. There’s an island there. Land Choco and use a Dead Pepper on the crack at the mountain. You’ll arrive at the Chocobo’s Paradise. You’ll see Fat Chocobo here. You’ll now be able to get hints from the Chocobos about other treasures that are scattered around the world.
***Step 7: After searching around the world for treasures, go to Fat Chocobo and he’ll tell you to visit all of the beaches around the world.
Besides the Chocographs, there are tons of treasures scattered all over the world. To gain info as to where these treasures are, talk to the Chocobos at Chocobo’s Paradise. Note, some of the chocobos tell you 2 locations. When you talk to the Chocobo using the X button, it’ll tell you a hint as to where a treasure is. If you talk to the Chocobo using the Square Button, that Chocobo will tell you another treasure. Note that you can also battle the Chocobos in a Card Game. :) It’s weird but it is true.
Here are some of the treasure locations that I’ve found so far. You can get these clues by talking to the different Chocobos at the Chocobo’s Paradise.
1. “There’s a crack in the east side of a mountain at Seaways Canyon at the Forgotten Continent”
Location: At the west side of the Forgotten continent is the Seaways canyon. Check one of the mountains for a crack. There’s a Forest nearby.
Note: Your clue here is a forest.
Treasures: 1 Maiden Prayer, 1 Dragon’s Hair, 1 Gauntlets, 1 Odin Card
2. “There’s a crack in a mountain on Seatence Ice Field at the Lost Continent”
Location: The Seatence Ice Field is located to the north of the Outer Continent. You’ll find the mountain range there.
Note: Choco should be in the ground. Use Dead Pepper to destroy the crack. Treasures: 41 Lapis Lazulis, 1 Rosetta Ring, 1 Protect Ring, 1 Airship Card
3. “Water is foaming in the lagoon on the southernmost tip in Forgotten Continent.”
Location: It’s directly to the south of the Wind Shrine hidden in a lagoon.
Note: It’s where bubbles come out.
Treasures: 10 Remedies, 1 Black Robe, 1 Protect Ring, 1 Blue Narciss Card
4. “There’s foam on the surface of the ocean between the Mist Continent and the Outer Continent”
Location: It’s directly to the North of Alexandria, it’s in the ocean. You’ll bubbles.
Note: Choco should be at the Ocean then go to the bubble and use the Dead Pepper.
Treasures: 8 Straw Hat, 8 Pearl Armlet, 7 Aloha T-Shirt, 8 Sandals
5. “There’s a part of the Ocean foaming between the Outer and the Lost Continent”
Location: It’s in the center of the World Map and on the top of the map. It’s in between Mognet Central Island and the tip of the Lost Continent. Note: It’s in the Ocean.
Treasures: 50 Potions, 25 Hi-Potions, 9 Ether, 7 Elixir
6. “At the Western side of a mountain on Seaways Canyon at the Forgotten Continent also has a crack in it”
Location: It’s somewhere above Oeilvert and there’s another forest near it.
Note: Your clue is the forest (It’s different from #1 Forest).
Treasures: 19 Eye Drops, 1 Madain’s Ring, 1 Genji Helmet, 1 Hilda Garde 1 Card
7. “The seawater is foaming on the ocean surface near Quan’s Dwelling”
Location: Check Quan’s Dwelling Sub-Quest :) Everything is there.
8. "There's a crack on the mountain located on a big island north of Outer Continent. I heard something saying 'kupo' from the crack"
Location: The Mognet Central
9. I forgot the clue here.
Location: It is exactly where the Shimmering Island was (go here only if you’re at Disc 4) Note: There’s no foaming (bubbles) of the ocean. You must be exactly where the Shimmering Island’s location in the map. You might use more than 1 Dead Peppers because you have to search. Treasures: 10 Aquamarines, 1 Ultima Weapon, 1 Maximillian, 1 Invincible Card
After acquiring all of these 9 treasures, the Chocobos will be happy that you’ll return home again. Talk to the Fat Chocobo. Zidane and Mene will be asked to leave Choco here at the Paradise. Choco will still come with you. :) After that, talk to the Fat Chocobo again and he’ll give you his Card and then he’ll also give you the Rare cards that you’ve lost from chests/treasures.
After getting all 8 Chocobo’s Paradise Treasures, the Fat Chocobo will tell you something about going to all beaches in the world. So, go to each of the beaches around the world while riding the Chocobo and dismount. Then press the circle button and you'll hear a chime. Do this on all the beaches and Choco will then be able to heal your entire party and remove status ailments.
You don’t really have to take your Chocobo with you. It will be much easier if you will use your airship to visit all the beaches.