Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

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 HPIncreases Maximum HP of bonded character.
BelgogBelgogRare1. +2 Defense; 2. +4 Defense; 3. +6 DefenseBonded 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 targetsOne enemy will automatically attack the bonded character instead of other team members.
BlayzeBlayzeRare1. +2 Damage; 2. +4 Damage; 3. +5 DamageBonded 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 LuckGreatly increases luck of all team members.
CheezletCheezletCommon1. +1 Damage; 2. +2 Damage; 3. +3 DamageBonded character does more damage in battle.
ChooChooCommon1. +1 PP regeneration each round; 2. +2 PP regeneration each round; 3. +3 PP regeneration each roundBonded 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 battleIncreases XP gained from each battle.
ChurdleChurdleCommon1. +1 Attack; 2. +2 Attack; 3. +3 AttackBonded character has a better chance of hitting targets in battle.
DustyDustyRare1. +5% increased chance; 2. +10% increased chance; 3. +15% increased chanceIncreases the chance that the team will catch a fleeing opponent.
FeroxFeroxUnique1. Unaffected by level; 2. Unaffected by level; 3. Unaffected by levelBonded character automatically succeeds using their POW moves.
FessFessRare1. Unknown percentage increase; 2. Unknown percentage increase; 3. Unknown percentage increaseIncreases 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 damageBonded character’s attacks do Water damage.
GibberGibberRare1. +2 Armor; 2. +4 Armor; 3. +6 ArmorBonded character has greatly increased resistance to damage.
GriffGriffCommon1. Attacks have ice element damage; 2. +1 ice element damage; 3. +2 ice element damageBonded character’s attacks do Ice damage.
HaydaHaydaRare1. +1 PP regeneration each round; 2. +2 PP regeneration each round; 3. +3 PP regeneration each roundRegenerates PP at the start of each combat round for all team members.
JirnaJirnaCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorChao 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 roundRegenerates 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 ambushedReduces the team’s chance of being ambushed.
KeroyoKeroyoRare1. +5% increased chance; 2. +10% increased chance; 3. +15% increased chanceIncreases odds of enemies fleeing from battle.
KnicktKnicktCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorChao creates a shield of lightning to protect against damage.
KooletKooletCommon1. +1 Defense; 2. +2 Defense; 3. +3 DefenseBonded character is harder to hit.
KorusKorusCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorChao creates a shield of fire to protect against damage.
LuunanLuunanRare1. +4 Max PP; 2. +8 Max PP; 3. +12 Max PPGreatly increases the maximum PP of bonded character.
OldargOldargRare1. +2 Attack; 2. +4 Attack; 3. +6 AttackBonded character has a greatly increased chance to hit targets in battle.
OoleanOoleanCommon. +2 Max PP; 2. +4 Max PP; 3. +6 Max PPIncreases 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 timesBonded character is automatically revived once during a battle.
PertyPertyCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorChao creates a shield of water to protect against damage.
PyrazPyrazCommon1. Attacks have fire element damage; 2. +2 fire element damage; 3. +2 fire element damageBonded character’s attacks do fire damage.
RaduRaduRare1. +20% Max HP; 2. +25% Max HP; 3. +30% Max HPGreatly increases the maximum HP of bonded character.
RugleRugleCommon1. +1 Luck; 2. +2 Luck; 3. +3 LuckBonded character has increased luck.
SeeriSeeriCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorChao creates a shield of wind to protect against damage.
SeggoSeggoCommon1. Attacks have wind element damage; 2. +2 wind element damage; 3. +2 wind element damageBonded character’s attacks do Wind damage.
SpartoiSpartoiUnique1. +5% chance; 2. +7.5% chance; 3. +10% chanceBonded 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 roundBonded 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 damageBonded character’s attacks do Earth damage.
VelkVelkCommon1. +1 Armor; 2. +2 Armor; 3. +3 ArmorBonded character has increased resistance to damage.
ZimbaZimbaCommon1. Attacks now have lightning element damage; 2. +2 lightning element damage; 3. +2 lightning element damageBonded character’s attacks do Lightning damage.
ZousarZousarRare1. +5% chance of ambushing; 2. +10% chance of ambushing; 3. +15% chance of ambushingIncreases 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.
Sonic Chronicles box art
Coco the Mascot Chao