Known Types of Chao
So how many different types of Chao are available to make? We won’t be counting evolutions (including alignment) in this list, just the basic Chao itself. Also to be made clear- we are not including hacked Chao in the list either and the amount of different Chao you can create are huge! We are only concerned with Chao that can be made, bought, bred, and obtained via regular methods.
The Sega Dreamcast games (Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2) were the first appearance of Chao.
In Sonic Adventure, we obtained the Normal default Chao Egg, and three mysterious Chao Eggs that were found in the adventure fields. This gave us: * Regular Chao (Two-tone) * Silver Chao (Jewel) * Gold Chao (Jewel) * Black Chao (Two-tone)
Now, breeding the above Chao lead to two more Chao: * Bronze Chao (Jewel) * Onyx Chao (Jewel)
That gives us 6 Chao in total for Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast. Sonic Adventure 2 left us with most of the same, but with the addition of Hero and Dark Chao.
The Black Market opened online, which allowed you to download additonal rare Chao. These were: * Black Chao (Two-tone) * Silver Chao (Jewel) * Gold Chao (Jewel) * Ruby Chao (Jewel) * Sapphire Chao (Jewel) * Amethyst Chao (Jewel) * Emerald Chao (Jewel) * Moon Chao (Texture)
Four of these Chao we have already seen in the original game (including default Chao), giving us five extra Chao. That’s 11 Chao in total for the Dreamcast Games.
Chao are light blue with green highlights in the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 1! However we will treat these Chao as the same as the regular Chao (light blue with yellow tips) from the following games.
The Nintendo Gamecube re-released the original games with a change to the Chao system, and slight changes in the names (Sonic Adventure DX, and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle). You can now get different base coloured Chao. We have already seen the Black Chao from Chacron in the Dreamcast games. Excluding the default Regular Chao, there are an additional 12 colours. That makes 23 different Chao seen so far.
List of all 14 base colour two-tone Chao in the Gamecube version:
- Sky Blue
- Lime Green
Mono-tone Chao were also introduced, able to be bought from an in-game Black Market. You can get the Mono-tone version of all the above listed Chao from the black market with the exception of the Mono-tone Regular Chao which has to be bred specially.
So if we add the 14 more Mono-tone Chao that brings us to 37 different Chao seen so far.
Along with this, Shiny Chao of each were also introduced. Thats a Shiny version of each Two-tone and Mono-tone Chao in the Gamecube versions. So 14 Shiny Two-tone Chao, and 14 Shiny Monotone chao makes 28 Shiny Chao, bringing us to 65 Chao So far.
Gameboy Advance Chao
The Nintendo Gameboy Advance gave us Sonic Advance, allowing the Gamecube players to get Jewel Chao in their gardens.
11 Jewel Chao could be bought using rings in-game:
We have already seen the majority of the Jewel Chao on the dreamcast version with the except of the three extras here: Garnet, Aquamarine and Peridot. That makes 68 Chao!
Some colours are different between Dreamcast and Modern versions. We have a special page for this here.
Breeding a Shiny Coloured Chao from the Gamecube games with a Jewel Chao from SADX or Sonic Advance would result in a Shiny-Jewel Chao. These Chao are special in the way that they are a strange translucent/transparant (see-through) Chao. Each one is different depending on the Shiny Chao you use (the Jewel Chao you use is irrelivant). So that’s another 14 special breeds. There is more information at the Info Center and the Shiny-Jewel Differences pages.
All together that makes 82 different Chao! The Modern games have the majority of the Chao as you can see, while the Dreamcast only has the Moon Chao which is unique. The Moon Chao is the only texture Chao available in the series without the aid of hacking/editing devices.