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
(Average from 47 ratings)
Items Required:Gausebit Wildgrass
Title Obtained:Chocobo Trainer
Items Granted:Chocobo License
Last Updated: Wed Feb 16 15:11:38 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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players are idiots
# Jul 19 2006 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
if you go to the chocobo stables in upper Jeuno you can get the grass fot this quest fot 68gil each

Dangerous run? ..meh.
# Jun 17 2006 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
Just thought I'd leave a quick comment on this quest.

My girlfriend and I reached our first level 20's last night, and were all psyched up to get our chocobo licenses. We just didn't know -how- to get to Jenuo. We're both new players. A lot of the world we haven't seen yet.

We did, however, know we needed Gauzebit grass, thanks to a friend in game. Thanks to all the Beehive Chips we had gotten while in Giddeus, buying 8 pieces of the stuff was easy.

As for the run; We both just reached 20. We didn't want to die and lose it.. but we wanted to ride those birds. NOW. Solution? Change to level 1 jobs! If this run is really so dangerous, and we're going to die anyway, why not die with something that doesn't matter?

SO! We set out from Windurst. One naked Hume THF/MKN, and one Elvann BLM/MKN carrying a big stick. Both at level 1.

The trip itself? PAINFULLY EASY. We made it to Jeuno within 30 minutes at the very most. Didn't die once. Until Champagin, we stuck strictly to the path, and had zero monster problems. Once in Champagin, we had to do a fair bit more dodging and darting, but still made it around anything that got even remotely in our way.

Was it heart pounding and nerve-wracking running behind rocks and down hills to hide from huge groups of Yaggudo and Goblins and Skinks that would HORRIBLY maim a level 1 character on sight? You bet! But then again.. isn't that what a good adventure is supposed to be like?
Dangerous run? ..meh.
# Jul 17 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
meh, the run from San d'oria isn't too easy, Running through W Ronfaure, La Theine Plateau, then the most painful part is Jugner Forest cuz mobs are everywhere and will slaughter anything >_<. Batallia Downs is rather easy to run through though =)
God Damn Rip Off!
# May 10 2006 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
Hi all,
ive reacently turned lvl 20 and now half way though "Chocobo Wounds" quest. Ive realised how much of a rip off AH really is. Spent a total of 28k on those god dam gausebit grass! 7k each is just alittle expensive dont you think? Specially when you are jusy beginning! And there are god dam no rabbits!
God Damn Rip Off!
# Jul 17 2006 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
The grass is dropped off Wadi Hares in dangruf wadi. When i did this the grass dropped about evry one out of 5 hares.
RE: God Damn Rip Off!
# Jun 16 2006 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest for a third character. This time I bought the grass in Bastok for 1K each. The other two times, I farmed it in Dangruf Wadi. The Hares were fairly numerous, but the drop rate was pretty poor. Still better than buying it in Jeuno. You can farm the grass from Crane Flies in Meriphataud Mountains also, but the flies are tougher.
Level Cap
# Apr 23 2006 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
23 posts
Rumor has it that the new level cap to log this quest is 15. The chocobo riding level remains unchanged, however. It would be great if this is true...first-timers wont have to worry about de-levelling on the way to Jeuno, and bein unable to log the quest.

I will confirm this asap.
Why Wadi?
# Apr 12 2006 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
352 posts
I do not understand why everyone always says "Go to Dangruf Wadi."

No. It is not the easiest way to get these things, unless you're doing it alone.

Simpler is to go beat up some Crane Flies in Meriphataud Mountains. They spawn in 57 points around Meriphataud, most of which are around the outpost. If you take out about twenty you'd be extremely unlucky to not have four by then.

Dangruf Wadi, on the other hand, is difficult to get to, has only 26 Wadi Hare spawns throughout the entire area, all spread out exceptionally thinly, and I've yet to get four grasses just from one clearance.

The single downside to Meriphataud is that the Crane Flies are 18-21, which means the player completing the quest will probably need help from friends or linkshell members.
what a joke
# Mar 30 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
so im hunting the wadi rabbits in dangurf(or however you spell it i dont really care much) wadi and i get three of these. well im lazy so i decide ill buy the last one in jeuno. there were 34 up for sale so i decide hmm maybe someone will make it cheap. i check the prices and everyone bid 4k. so i decide to bid 4k and i couldnt buy. im thinking to myself what a bunch of greedy jerks. i end up buying it for 5k, i know not that much of a difference but still. its fricken easy to get and your all a bunch of jerks who put this on sale for anything over 2k. all i want is to ride a chocobo and you ah people have to jack up the prices so i and other people that need it have to spend all their gil just to get one or 2. im gonna farm these and sell them at about 500 just so you jerks dont get anything:P
what a joke
# Jul 07 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
bah responded to a necro post...
what a joke
# Jul 07 2006 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
Thats why Final Fantasy XI is loosing people the prices of things are ridiculous. Im not that much of a new player anymore but Ive had to help and give gil to so many new players because half of them are like above lvl10 and still have lvl1 armor and weapons making money is hard as hell in Final Fantasy XI thats why people buy gil. Im not even going to lie i did it twice but now I can make about 50k a day while I only play like 2-5 hours a day less on weekdays. People are jacking up prices for no reason.

not really it's just that most people are to lazy to realize what they need and how to get it. You can easily take a craft the first ten levels of any craft and make a hell load more money. It's not the prices that are driving people away it the fact that you actually have to do something to earn the money. Lazy people my friend, lazy people.
what a joke
# Jul 07 2006 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
It isn't the average players who are jerks, it's the gill sellers on line, they’re like drug dealers, they pray on the needy to make $ in the real world. Educate yourself before you do a quest. Do the work, be prepared.
RE: what a joke
# Apr 12 2006 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
352 posts
Sorry, but that's how supply and demand works. Players want a Chocobo License and can't be bothered to farm it, they should expect to pay the price.

In fairness, yes, once a level 20/10 person is in Jeuno they've no easy way to get back to Dangruf Wadi without the need to be taken back to Jeuno a second time, meaning the market is quite captive, but that's still the fault of the buyer for lacking foresight to get the grass before making their first trip.
# May 13 2006 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Apr 15th 2007 10:43pm by Raztix
Buying the grass
# Mar 19 2006 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
For all you people buying grass, I suggest you buy it in bastok. I bought mine in bastock with prices at about 2k a piece. Price history before was also showing about 2k a piece. In Jeuno I checked the prices and they were averaging around 4k. Since many people make the trip from Bastok (from my experiance thats the easiest way) due to korroloka being right there, its a quick stop on the way. However, there were only 6 pieces of grass in bastok where as there were 30 in Jeuno. I am on Garuda Server. Best of luck everyone. Edit: accidently made a blank edit. then fixed grammer on 2nd edit.

Edited, Sun Mar 19 22:23:29 2006
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
it varies. sometimes it can be only 81 gil and sometimes it can be 3k.
how much to rent chocobo
# Feb 25 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
how much do u pay for a ride on choco?
Problems with the quest
# Feb 21 2006 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Ciraphie, I read your post and the problem is that your daughter didn't click on the NPC standing beside the Choco first. That's how you start the quest. Once that's done then you can follow the sequence described above.
# Feb 09 2006 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Do you need any Jeuno fame to do this quest?
RE: Fame??
# Feb 24 2006 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
no fame is required, just lvl 20 job
problems with quest
# Feb 03 2006 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
ok my daughter is trying to do choco quest with her other character,and all she keeps getting is its afraid of you , they are like that with people they dont know ... she started quest last night then logged off, today shes tried for 3 hours getting the same message, not sure why it doesnt take the grass on the 3rd time at least,
anyone have any ideas on this? help!!!!
# Jan 21 2006 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
Okay, I bought a bone chip and traded it with the dancing old man. Now I have Wadi map. I walk to Wadi at lvl19 (no one in Valkrum to play with). I enter and the lovely music goes off. Now I'm alone in this godforsaken rock land with lizards and goblins and not one bloody rabbit in site. No one says anything about this part of the quest. Where are the stupid rabbits!?! Also, I'm thinking, if I ever do find a rabbit will it drop for me because I'm such a high level that every monster reads: "Not worthy of your time, master."
RE: Rabbits?
# Apr 05 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Good
634 posts
Although you've likely done this already, there are various areas that have the rabbits - try the 'square' rooms before you get to the geysers - I believe that's where they're at. Beware though unless you're several levels above the rabbits, as there are aggroing goblins around the same level as the rabbits - so unless they're too weak you may need to kill these too to get at the rabbits.

Edited, Wed Apr 5 02:20:53 2006
Need some help
# Jan 11 2006 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
I spoke with the NPC Brutus and tried to feed the choco and it doesnt event attempt it. I only have 1 clump of grass, but i thought i could just run to the mountains and obtain more while the clock ran, or do you need all 4 to start?

# Dec 24 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent

I just lvled to 20. Ran all the way to Juno from Windurst (thx to SNEAK).

Guess what??? There is no grass at the AH to buy. Grrrrr. Oh well, off to kill bunnies.

<" They can be found most easily at G-7 of Dangruf Wadi, just watch for the goblins that lurk in that area as well."> Where the hell is Dangruf Wadi?????
RE: Location
# Jan 10 2006 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
[/Dangruf Wadi] is west of [/Gustaberg South]. It's also west of [/Bastok Markets].

[Dangruf Wadi=http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/areas.html?farea=26]
[Gustaberg South=http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/areas.html?farea=8]
[Bastok Markets=http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/areas.html?farea=13]

Edited, Tue Jan 10 23:53:54 2006
This is how it works:
# Dec 06 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
3,421 posts
Once you have your license (which you can obtain after completing the quest at level 20), your character obtains forever the right to rent chocobos. No matter what job you're leveling, the chocobo license carries over. However, you can only rent chocobos from the cities if you're level 15 or higher in your current job, and you can only rent crag chocobos if you're level 20 or higher in your current job.

Ride Times:
Level 20+ - 30 minutes
Level 19 - 19 minutes
Level 18 - 18 minutes
Level 17 - 17 minutes
Level 16 - 16 minutes
Level 15 - 15 minutes
Level 1-14 - Cannot ride

The armor pieces that give Chocobo Riding Time bonuses add to the time you have remaining on your chocobo, but they don't give the effect if you're under level 20. Chocobo Boots/Rider's Boots and Chocobo Gloves/Rider's Gloves add 3 minutes. Chocobo Hose/Rider's Hose add 4 minutes, and Chocobo Jack Coat/Rider's Jack Coat add 5 minutes. So if you have either complete set, that's an extra 15 minutes of chocobo riding time in addition to the base 30 minutes.

The quest itself is relatively easy and DOES NOT REQUIRE you to feed the chocobo for six consecutive hours. You can feed him once per real month if you want to, and the quest will still be possible to complete.

The easiest way is to time it so your first feeding takes place around 23:30 gametime. Once it rolls over to the next game day, you can immediately do your second feeding. The game allows you to feed your chocobo once per game day, regardless of the amount of real time between feedings.

For the gausebit grass, you can either buy it from the auction house or farm it. The dragonflies in Meriphataud Mountains drop gausebit grass wiht a reasonably high drop rate, as do the Wadi Hares in Dangruf Wadi (if you're farming these, make sure you're fighting Wadi Hares, the other rabbits in the Wadi don't drop Gausebit Grass). If you're farming solo, you're safest to farm from Wadi Hares, as they can easily be soloed at level 20. They can be found most easily at G-7 of Dangruf Wadi, just watch for the goblins that lurk in that area as well.

Anyway, I hope that helps, good luck with your quest!
Tense Walk
# Nov 17 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
I've been making the walk successfully since lvl20 from Sandy to Jeuno. It really helps to use sneak. Worst part is just before Upper Jeuno...watch out for the two gobs and the tigers. If you use sneak (and especially invis.) you should have no troubles.

I have attempted twice to feed sickly Choco and he is still scared of me. I have since logged out, but it sounds like I won't have any trouble completing the quest if I attempt to feed choc after every hour of play.

Fortune favors the bold
Im lvl 15 now
# Jul 21 2005 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
im lvl 15 now and i cant wait till i go get my liscence at 20. just wondering how long do u get on a choboco?
route + greens
# May 15 2005 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
for a first timer, it's MUCH easier to take the Bastok route (meaning Highlands to Passhow to Rolanberry) even if you're from another city. Especially from Sandy. Batallia = hell.

Shutting up now...back to the chocobos..

I only bought four greens...do you need four or six? Because there are six days..
route + greens
# Aug 22 2006 at 1:15 AM Rating: Excellent
1,655 posts
VerFortisTermini wrote:
Batallia = hell

I have to disagree here, but there is a trick. As soon as you zone in from Jugner, hug the south wall, and basically walk down the wall the whole way. You will, at best, see a tiger or two far off to your left. I've run many characters at low levels this way, along the south wall, and never once died from it. Now, trying to cut through the Downs along the path? Yeah, that's death on a stick.
Consecutive hours??
# Apr 06 2005 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Just read through this thread and one person said first two days need to be consecutive?

So just to clear this up consecutive or not?

waiting 6 hours consecutivly sounds very painful

- -;

Edited, Wed Apr 6 04:19:20 2005
RE: Consecutive hours??
# Jun 07 2005 at 11:51 PM Rating: Default
1,447 posts
Yes, it is 6 consecutive hours. Plan an entire evening to this quest, as it will certainly take that long.
RE: Consecutive hours??
# Oct 18 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
"You do not have to be logged in every hour to do this quest, they do not have to be consecutive hours either.
In other words you can not go up and continously try to feed all four grass to the chocobo."

did you even read the information? just wondering.
RE: Consecutive hours??
# Jun 08 2005 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
Not at all, you can take any time you want between two feedings... Do the first one, get a PT in Qufim, do whatever you want, and feed it again when you pass by ^^ Nothing, not even logging out, will disturb the quest.

And about the question somewhere before, what lvl you need: lvl 20 is the trigger lvl, you won't get it with a lower one.
what level?
# Mar 28 2005 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
What level can you be if you get the license and you change job?
RE: what level?
# Apr 10 2005 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Once you get your license and change jobs, that job has to be level 15 to rent a chocobo in town or level 20 to rent one by one of the crags.

Thank you kingofzeal. I've edited it to reflect the actual level requirements. Also, even though you can ride at lower levels, you don't stay on as long, maybe enough to cross 2 or 3 areas, depending on how far you have to go between zones.

Edited, Thu Jul 7 09:25:26 2005
RE: what level?
# May 11 2005 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
you have that backwards:

you must be 15 to rent in a city, 20 at a crag.
RE: what level?
# Sep 29 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Sep 29 12:07:06 2005
First walk to jueno
# Feb 21 2005 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
First time I walked from jueno, I WAS FREAKED. Now, this is comming from a guy who stayed in bastok region mostly. The goobbue scared teh **** out of me, then their was the Malboros, and then these huge green giants!! I think I should have gone blind if it hadn't been the prism powder.
First walk to jueno
# Oct 02 2006 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
then this will really freak you out. most of the stuff in pashow aggros to sound. the prism powder didnt help lol.
Easier way to get grass
# Feb 17 2005 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
Guys you can get the grass at the auction house right next to the chocobo stables it helps a bunch... I did it and I just bought four and I was ready!
Chocobo Grass
# Feb 14 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Default
The chocobo grass can be bought from AH. My stupid computer wont post this... piece of crap...
Chocobo Grass
# Feb 14 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Default
The chocobo grass can be bought from AH.
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