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Whoever hatches or cares for it.
Chao are small, pet-like creatures able to be raised, raced and entered into battles by the player in various Sonic games.
Chao are artificial creatures in the Sonic games, similar to the Nightopians in the NiGHTS games. The Chao were first seen in the Sonic Adventure games. Chao are blue creatures with dots floating on their heads that has tons of emotion. They need a lot of care.
In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, you're able to go to the Chao Garden. Here you find eggs of Chao. You can either smash them open (the Chao won't like you for doing that), cuddle them, or wait for them to hatch on their own. When the chao are babies, it's up to you to help raise it and love it. You have to feed it and give it some animals and jewels to help it get stats and grow. When the Chao eat animals, they gain the traits that those animals have like wings, horns, fur, etc. When your Chao grow, they're able to sing, dance, swim, walk, etc. In Sonic Adventure 2, you can take your Chao to school in order to learn these things.
In the Sonic Adventure games, you can make your Chao good or evil, starting with Sonic Adventure 2. When you feed a Chao some light fruit and give it some love from Hero characters, that Chao will turn into a Hero Chao. These Chaos are white with Blue halos on their heads. If you give a Chao dark fruit and give it some love from the Dark characters, they'll turn into Dark Chao. These chao are black with a red spike on their head. When you have both of them, in Sonic Adventure 2, you're able to unlock the Hero Garden and the Dark Garden. This doesn't happen until your Chao grow up.
When your Chao reach adulthood, they live for 6 hours, gaining age after every hour. During that time they are able to walk and do many other things. After those 6 hours, the Chao will go into a cocoon. If the Chao were treated well, they will go into a pink cocoon and reincarnate back into a baby Chao, but if they were treated poorly in their life, they will go into a gray cocoon and die.
Chao come in many colors where you can buy them in the Chao store. You can also buy food, seeds, and many other trinkets for your Chao.
In the Dreamcast versions of the Sonic Adventure games, you're able to take your Chao on the go with the Dreamcast VMU. With the VMU, you're able to take care of your Chao anywhere you go. You can also play special minigames with your Chao. The Feature is similar to a Tamagotchi. This feature was added in the Gamecube versions of the game, but now you can transfer your Chao to your Gameboy Advance using the Gamecube-GBA link cable.You can transfer your Chao into the Mini Chao Garden in the Sonic Advance games and Sonic Pinball Party.
Chao In FanonEdit
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In the fanon of Purple Paw Studios, Chao are innately magical, thanks to their ties with the God Chaos.
In Sonic Angels, certain chao are gifted with magical powers to assist angels and devils with various tasks such as henshin or projections.
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Chao play a more crucial role in this game as it is from chao raising you can develop your skills by partnering with them and have abilities from them.
By feeding them and giving them animals, chaos drives and chaos orbs they can develop in various strengths and learn abilities. These skills are accessible by the Mobian they are partnered with.