Chocobo's Wounds  

Submitted by:Chuckles of Midgardsorm
Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Brutus (G - 7)
Related Areas:Dangruf Wadi
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Reward:Chocobo Licence
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Items Required:Gausebit Wildgrass
Title Obtained:Chocobo Trainer
Items Granted:Chocobo License
Last Updated: Wed Feb 16 09:11:38 2011

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Help nurse the chocobo back to health. It seems to have suffered both mentally and physically. Gausebit wildgrass may do the trick.


The first time you talk to Brutus, he will give you the quest "Chocobo on the Loose!" After watching the cutscene, talk to him again to get the quest "Chocobo's Wounds."

You absolutely MUST be at least level 20 to do this quest. Anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken. Brutus will not give you the quest if your current job level is lower than 20.

After talking to Brutus (or before, whatever), you need to get four clumps of Gausebit Wildgrass. You will try and feed the sick chocobo the grass. You can get the grass by killing Wadi Hares in Dangruf Wadi, or Crane Flies in Meriphataud Mountains. You can also buy Gausebit Wildgrass off of the Auction House. It is listed under Weapons -> Ammo & Misc -> Pet Items. (Yes, Chocobo food is listed under the Weapons category. -_-)

Many players often get confused and think that you're supposed to feed the chocobo Gysahl Greens instead of Gausebit Wildgrass. This is wrong. Gysahl Greens will not work. You have to feed the chocobo Gausebit Wildgrass.

The quest can take up to six real world hours to complete. You must feed (or attempt to feed) one clump of Gausebit Wildgrass to the Chocobo every game day (one game day is equal to about one hour in real life). If you feed one clump at the end of a game day, you do not have to wait a full hour to feed the next clump. You only need to wait until the next game day. However, if you feed a clump at the beginning of a game day, then you WILL have to wait a full hour, since you will have to wait for the next game day before you can attempt to feed the Chocobo the next clump of grass.

In total, you must attempt to feed the Chocobo six times. However, you will only need four clumps of grass because the Chocobo will refuse your first two attempts.

Day 1 - The Chocobo rejects the food and refuses to eat.

Day 2 - The Chocobo rejects again (1 real hour later).

Day 3 - The Chocobo will accept this time (1 real hour later).

Day 4 - The Chocobo eats again (1 real hour later).

Day 5 - The Chocobo will eat again (1 real hour later).

Day 6 - The Chocobo will eat for the final time and you will get the license.

You do not have to be logged in every hour to do this quest, and they do not have to be consecutive hours, either. In other words, you can feed the chocobo once, then log off for several hours, then come back and feed the next clump of grass. Also, you cannot go up and continuously try to feed all four clumps of grass to the chocobo at once. You must wait at least one real-life hour (or until the next game day) between each feeding attempt.


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Chocobo license.
# Feb 21 2014 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I started the first part of feeding the Chocobo last night then I had to turn the game off for the night. I have five step left to do but this will now have to be accomplished over the course of the weekend. Because of the delay in the second step will this effect the quest? I did note down the day I started it which was waterday so will I just need to wait till the consecutive next day to carry on with the feeding?
# Dec 12 2010 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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When I first spoke to Brutus, he gave me the Chocobo on the Loose quest. I zoned out and went back to try for the Chocobo Wounds quest, but it didn't work. So then I spoke to the Galka Silver Tail, and when I went back to Brutus he finally gave me the quest.

I guess you have to try all sorts of things before he finally gives it up.
chocobo gone
# Jul 09 2009 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
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okay i just got my license and went back to sand'oria to check on my chocobo she was fine yesterday and she was resting but when i went to check her today when she was up after the detailed report she was suddenly sent off to a chocobo farm and i thought what the ****. i was taking good care of her to sure i had to leave her for a couple of days to compelte a mission but i would have thought that'd be alright can someone help me how do i get her back
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# Jun 27 2008 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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hey, i got the quest, but which chocobo am i suppose to feed?
there's 3. one by shallot, one by oskar, and one thats alone.
# Mar 25 2009 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
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self trained DIY'er
Rest of the Quest
# Aug 29 2007 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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See posts by Thypointblank, Germanone, and Turnerman for how to be sure of getting the Chocobo's Wounds quest, and ZackKnightblade's post and the Chocobo Egg quest listing for how to complete that quest. Neither quest conflicts with the other, i.e. if you start either one, it does not prevent you starting the other. Neither is a pre-requisite of the other, i.e. either can be completed before the other. Disclaimer/ Credit: All this I got from looking at this section, so you don't have to. All the people who I got the info from can take credit for posting it; I don't get to. They take the blame if the info is wrong, so I don't have to.

Edited, Aug 29th 2007 10:01pm by VvAnarchangelvV
Rest of the Quest
# Dec 10 2007 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i fed chocono now got license how do i ride it?
# Jul 02 2007 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to clarify for everyone...

There are a few posts saying that minimum level for flagging this quest is not 20. I hate to break it to you, but it is in fact 20. And not a single experience point before can you flag this quest.

It's hella easy (btw lol) btw (lol) lol.
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# Jun 30 2007 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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To do this quest you need to go all the way to Bastok then to the mines , N.Gustaberg to finally get to Dangruf Wadi Where you fight Wadi Hares at (I-6) & (G-7) To get the Chocobo Medicine

# Jul 21 2008 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
awwe Kuro, you really don't have to do that :P
# Jun 21 2007 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
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love the post! lol. good ideas
# Mar 18 2007 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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You can still get this qst after getting the other one... try zoning and then talking to him more than once thats what i did and i got it
getting the quest
# Jan 31 2007 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I talked to Brutus and got the Chocobo on the Loose quest first, too...then I checked all the NPC's around. Got to Silver Tail, the Galkan, and he talks about Brutus and wanting to ride a chocobo. After that, I went back to Brutus and got the quest right away! easy^^
getting the quest
# Mar 16 2007 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks a lot for this info. I recently got my wife playing, and she just got lvl 20. I escorted her to jeuno for her chocobo quest, and I was quite confused as Brutus gave a different quest! I asked around, and finally decided to look on alla.

As soon as she talked to Silver Tail, the quest immediately flagged.

Thanks again!
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Min is lvl 18
# Jan 18 2007 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Just thought people would like to know that the minimum lvl to start the quest is 18 not 20.
Min is lvl 18
# Mar 11 2008 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I think you are confusing this with the quest to unlock a subjob. Both are very important quests earlier in the game and are flagged AROUND the same level. but this one's level minimum is definately 20.
Min is lvl 18
# Jan 09 2008 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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RaNoGa wrote:
Just thought people would like to know that the minimum lvl to start the quest is 18 not 20.

I'm sorry, but that's completely wrong. The minimum level is 20.
not brutus
# Jan 15 2007 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Its the little midget ugy standing nexto the vhoco, not brutis.
Chocobo Wounds and Chocobo on the Loose Quest
# Jan 01 2007 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
You get the Chocobo Wounds quest and the Chocobo on the Loose quest from Brutus. Just keep talking to him. You can do both at the same time, of course doing the Cocobo Wounds quest first will make the Chocobo on the Loose quest a lot easier.

Edited, Jan 12 2007 7:31pm by GERMANONE

Edited, Jan 12th 2007 7:04pm by GERMANONE

# Dec 01 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
K im lv 20war/10mnk just talked to brutus aqnd hes gave me a differnt quest. the one where choco runs off and i gotta find it in la thiene. any ideas what i do now?
# Dec 07 2006 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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the same thing happened to me. just use the walkthrough to the chocobo on the loose quest and finish it. that'll give you a chocobo egg. then talk to the taru by the chocobo in the corner near brutus. that'll give you the quest chocobo wounds.
# Oct 15 2006 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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ok am about to do the quest just so i know i have a lvl 20 job but to do the quest do i actually have to be using this job? im guessing i do but i just changed to lvl1thf/lvl1rdm lol i though it would be funny urnning round qufim like that.
Slight clarification
# Oct 10 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
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The feeding should be done each Vanadiel day. While it is true that each Vanadiel day is roughly 1 earth hour, it is not necessary true that the first 2 feedings should be an hour apart.

For example: suppose that you make your first feeding on Darksday 22:34 time. Then, your next available feeding time is on Firesday, any time. Thus, technically speaking, you can have first 2 feedings only few minutes apart.

Now suppose, after the second feeding you are done for the day and log out. Next time you log in (assuming at least an hour has passed since your last log in) you are good to feed the chocobo. If you plan your log in time close to the end of Vanadiel day, it is possible to have another few min apart feeding times based on the same principle.

I hope this helps a bit.

Edited, Oct 11th 2006 at 12:14am PDT by Edelana

Edited, Oct 11th 2006 at 12:16am PDT by Edelana
Chocobo on the Loose
# Sep 12 2006 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Chocobo on the Loose

Now this is not a new extension of the old Chocobo Lisence quest. This is a new quest that allows you to start raising Chocobos and gives you your first egg.

When speaking to Brutus you will be given these two options:
(Choose to Feed)
(Wait for Brutus)

If you select (Choose to Feed) your chocobo will run off and Brutus will suggest La Thiene. Now this is were most of us got stuck because of info.

E4 La Thiene. A set of "Chocobo Tracks" sit next to the mountian. When you click on them a cut scene will begin. The chocobo from Jeuno meets a mysterious wild chocobo in the field. When he sees you he comes back to you and the wild "Bo" takes off.

From here you return to Brutus to bring the Bo back and tell him what happens. From there another Cutscene begins and word or a meeting in Sandoria is brought up.

Next on your things to do list is travel to the Chocobo stables in Southern Sandoria. Inside the stables to the left and up a flight of stairs is an Elf named Hantileon. A meeting will begin and after a bunch of debating you will be given three options. Dispite what you say all your ideas will be shot down. You'll have to select all three.

Go back to Jeuno and talk to Brutus and he will give you a (bit)Chocobo Egg.
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Don't Worry....
# Sep 05 2006 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't worry - if you chose to free the chocobo, just talk to Brutus a few more times until he asks you if you want to ride a Chocobo. You will then use the details on this quest and it will tell you to keep trying until the choco trusts you. And YES - it's gausebit grass.
"chocobo on the loose"
# Aug 30 2006 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I need help with the quest "chocobo on the loose"
I talked to Brutus in Jeuno Upper and I had the option to free the chocobo or wait for Brutus. I decide to free the chocobo! The chocobo ran to La Theine Plateau and I have no idea where I can find it! Now i have the quest "Chocobo on the loose". Does anyone know where can I find the chocobo?
Later I talked again to Brutus and I got the quest “chocobo’s wounds”

Edited, Aug 30th 2006 at 2:13pm EDT by Landao
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# Aug 30 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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My choco ran off to La Theine Platous. Where do I find it?
# Aug 30 2006 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I did not get the option to feed choco grass it ran away???
Dangruf Wadi
# Aug 15 2006 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I think a lvl 20 war can handle a Wadi rabbit. I just got back from a hellish trip in getting those Gausebit grass clumps - and I'm at 21war/10mnk. The rabbits can link, so watch out. Go to Dangruf Wadi...go into an area that has geisers...and ride the geiser up to the next level. You should find the Wadi rabbits there. Be sure you can handle Goblin Tinkerers and Ambushers, because they patrol the area. The place is crawling with them. Also, you have to be patient in getting the grasses...the rabbits don't drop them all the time. If you have a whm friend, take them along. Oh, it helps if you have a map of the Bastokan region...I winged it without a map. I thing you DO NOT want to do.
gaussebit grasses
# Aug 10 2006 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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yes you can get them at the ah go to weapons ---> armor & mics weapons ---> pet supplies. theyre like 4k each though

Edited, Aug 10th 2006 at 4:25pm EDT by epill
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RE:players are idiots
# Aug 09 2006 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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cant you get the grass at AH?
20 war?
# Jul 30 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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would a lvl 20 WAR be able to take out the hares no problem?
20 war?
# Feb 20 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, defenetly. i killed one by myself with a lv 18 thief.
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RE: players are idiots
# Jul 29 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
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Damian wrote:
if you go to the chocobo stables in upper Jeuno you can get the grass fot this quest fot 68gil each

Wrong. Those are Gyashi Greens sold by the Chocobo Stables merchant. The only places you can get Gausebit Grass are Meriphataud Mountains from Crane Flies and Dangruf Wadi from Wadi Hares.

During the Chocobo's Wounds quest, you cannot turn in Gyashi Greens (or any other type of Greens for that matter). The Chocobo at the stables will only eat Gausebit Grass after the 2'nd attempt (2'nd day).

EDIT: Spelling

Edited, Jul 29th 2006 at 2:51am EDT by Poupou
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