Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood was released in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. Within this game are 40 collectable Chao that can be used to modify your character’s stats.

These Chao are stored in a “Garden” which is actually just a menu screen, and you cannot interact with the Chao or raise them. You are able to collect multiple copies of the same Chao, and the Chao’s level can be increased up to level 3 (Which requires you to trade the Chao to two different people).

How to get the Chao

When you find a Chao egg in an area, all you have to do is go over to the egg and touch it to pick it up. You need to wait for the egg to hatch which means you have to keep playing while you wait! This is done via time and not steps so you can wait and leave the Nintendo DS on if you prefer. Once the egg is ready to hatch you’ll be notified with a sound and noise the egg icon on the top screen will shake. You can then open the menue and tap the Chao icon to see which Chao has just hatched.

Note: Cheese is a special case, you cannot hatch Cheese from an egg, and instead needs to be picked up in the Green Hill Zone as part of the mission to recruit Cream.

Chao List

Below are all the 40 Chao you can obtain in game. Also note that Sega had an additional five “Viral” Chao which were intended to be released at official events. Only one event happened thus only one Viral Chao could be obtained via normal methods. The other Viral Chao exist in the game accessible only via cheat devices.

Click the Chao picture to see the in-game screenshot!

IconNameRarityAbilitiesDescription
BarboBarboCommon1. +10% Max HP
2. +12.5% Max HP
3. +15% Max HP
Increases Maximum HP of bonded character.
BelgogBelgogRare1. +2 Defense
2. +4 Defense
3. +6 Defense
Bonded character is much harder to hit.
BepkeBepkeRare1. 1 enemy attacks bonded character over other targets
2. 2 enemies attack bonded character over other targets
3. 3 enemies attack bonded character over other targets
One enemy will automatically attack the bonded character instead of other team members.
BlayzeBlayzeRare1. +2 Damage
2. +4 Damage
3. +5 Damage
Bonded character does much more damage in battle.
BoboBoboRare1. Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Seeds / POW Candy)
2. Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Leaves / POW Gum)
3. Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Roots / POW Drinks)
Bonded character will always find an extra reward item after combat.
CheeseCheeseUnique1. +5 Luck
2. +10 Luck
3. +15 Luck
Greatly increases luck of all team members.
CheezletCheezletCommon1. +1 Damage
2. +2 Damage
3. +3 Damage
Bonded character does more damage in battle.
ChooChooCommon1. +1 PP regeneration each round
2. +2 PP regeneration each round
3. +3 PP regeneration each round
Bonded character regenerates PP at the start of each combat round.
ChoopalooChoopalooCommon1. +2% XP gained from each battle
2. +4% XP gained from each battle
3. +6% XP gained from each battle
Increases XP gained from each battle.
ChurdleChurdleCommon1. +1 Attack
2. +2 Attack
3. +3 Attack
Bonded character has a better chance of hitting targets in battle.
DustyDustyRare1. +5% increased chance
2. +10% increased chance
3. +15% increased chance
Increases the chance that the team will catch a fleeing opponent.
FeroxFeroxUnique1. Unaffected by level
2. Unaffected by level
3. Unaffected by level
Bonded character automatically succeeds using their POW moves.
FessFessRare1. Unknown percentage increase
2. Unknown percentage increase
3. Unknown percentage increase
Increases the odds that Chao eggs will hatch rare or unique Chao.
GhiseGhiseCommon1. Attacks have water element damage
2. +1 water element damage
3. +2 water element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do Water damage.
GibberGibberRare1. +2 Armor
2. +4 Armor
3. +6 Armor
Bonded character has greatly increased resistance to damage.
GriffGriffCommon1. Attacks have ice element damage
2. +1 ice element damage
3. +2 ice element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do Ice damage.
HaydaHaydaRare1. +1 PP regeneration each round
2. +2 PP regeneration each round
3. +3 PP regeneration each round
Regenerates PP at the start of each combat round for all team members.
JirnaJirnaCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Chao creates an earth shield to protect against damage.
JoyJoyRare1. +5% HP regeneration each round
2. +7.5% HP regeneration each round
3. +10% HP regeneration each round
Regenerates HP at the start of each combat round for all team members.
KaylaKaylaRare1. -5% chance of being ambushed
2. -10% chance of being ambushed
3. -15% chance of being ambushed
Reduces the team’s chance of being ambushed.
KeroyoKeroyoRare1. +5% increased chance
2. +10% increased chance
3. +15% increased chance
Increases odds of enemies fleeing from battle.
KnicktKnicktCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Chao creates a shield of lightning to protect against damage.
KooletKooletCommon1. +1 Defense
2. +2 Defense
3. +3 Defense
Bonded character is harder to hit.
KorusKorusCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Chao creates a shield of fire to protect against damage.
LuunanLuunanRare1. +4 Max PP
2. +8 Max PP
3. +12 Max PP
Greatly increases the maximum PP of bonded character.
OldargOldargRare1. +2 Attack
2. +4 Attack
3. +6 Attack
Bonded character has a greatly increased chance to hit targets in battle.
OoleanOoleanCommon. +2 Max PP
2. +4 Max PP
3. +6 Max PP
Increases maximum PP of bonded character.
OvusOvusUnique1. Revives bonded character up to one time
2. Revives bonded character up to two times
3. Revives bonded character up to three times
Bonded character is automatically revived once during a battle.
PertyPertyCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Chao creates a shield of water to protect against damage.
PyrazPyrazCommon1. Attacks have fire element damage
2. +2 fire element damage
3. +2 fire element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do fire damage.
RaduRaduRare1. +20% Max HP
2. +25% Max HP
3. +30% Max HP
Greatly increases the maximum HP of bonded character.
RugleRugleCommon1. +1 Luck
2. +2 Luck
3. +3 Luck
Bonded character has increased luck.
SeeriSeeriCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Chao creates a shield of wind to protect against damage.
SeggoSeggoCommon1. Attacks have wind element damage
2. +2 wind element damage
3. +2 wind element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do Wind damage.
SpartoiSpartoiUnique1. +5% chance
2. +7.5% chance
3. +10% chance
Bonded character’s attacks may cause instant KO against enemies.
StebslyStebslyCommon1. +5% HP regeneration each round
2. +8% HP regeneration each round
3. +10% HP regeneration each round
Bonded character regenerates HP at the start of every combat round.
StiglinStiglinCommon1. Attacks now have earth element damage
2. +2 earth element damage
3. +2 earth element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do Earth damage.
VelkVelkCommon1. +1 Armor
2. +2 Armor
3. +3 Armor
Bonded character has increased resistance to damage.
ZimbaZimbaCommon1. Attacks now have lightning element damage
2. +2 lightning element damage
3. +2 lightning element damage
Bonded character’s attacks do Lightning damage.
ZousarZousarRare1. +5% chance of ambushing
2. +10% chance of ambushing
3. +15% chance of ambushing
Increases the team’s chances of Ambushing opposing teams.

Viral Chao

Below are the additional five “Viral” Chao which were intended to be released at official events. Only one event happened thus only one Viral Chao could be obtained via normal methods. The other Viral Chao exist in the game accessible only via cheat devices. All Viral Chao were at level 3 when obtained.

Owners of the Japanese game were able to unlock four of the five Viral Chao using cheat codes from the official Japanese website in the Chao Garden.

IconNameRarityDescriptionInformation
BakiBakiUniqueBonded character making a successful counter move will automatically get free attacks against the enemy.+2 Damage. For the Japanese game, the code to unlock Baki is BAXYABYX.
FarfinkleFarfinkleUniqueBonded character automatically inflicts a random status effect on enemy when making a normal attack.+2 Damage. This Chao had a bug where “instant KO” as a random status effect was not working properly and caused the game to stall (requiring a hard reboot of the DS). Therefore there was no code given to unlock Farfinkle in the Japanese game.
FimbleyFimbleyUniqueBonded character will automatically be missed some basic attacks each round.Automatically avoids three basic attacks each round. For the Japanese game, the code to unlock Fimbley is AAXBYBAX.
PookiPookiUniqueBonded character takes less damage from enemy attacks and spreads the remaining damage evenly among other team members.Armor +6. For the Japanese game, the code to unlock Pooki is BABYBABY.
StugsStugsUniqueBonded character is avoided by enemy attacks except as last surviving target.This was the only Viral Chao released to Western gamers. The first and only event was held at the Nintendo World Store in New York, September 2008. For the Japanese game, the code to unlock Stugs is XXYBBAYX.

Tiny Chao Garden

Coco the Mascot Chao