The Moogle Chocobo Carnival in Final Fantasy XV is still going on, but not for much longer! This special event that transforms the city of Altissia into a moogle and chocobo-themed festival will end on February 20th, and if you’ve been planning to give it a go, it seems like this weekend will be a prime opportunity.
All you need to do to participate is to download the “Holiday Pack” DLC, which is free on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. However, those who have purchased Final Fantasy XV’s Season Pass will get an extra gift: a Festive Ensemble outfit via the “Holiday Pack+”.
In the video below, we document all of the attractions Noctis can participate in — and there are quite a few. During the carnival you’ll be able to earn Choco-Mog Medallions that can be spent on a variety of items you can carry over to your game file.
If you fancy yourself something of a completionist, know that there are several items that at the carnival that you may want to pick up before the event concludes, as they may not be available to pick up later.
We’ve documented them below, and have included how to get them. Take a look:
- Choco-Mog Tee: You’ll be able to redeem this by downloading the Holiday Pack DLC (free) from either PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. You won’t have to travel to the carnival to receive these gifts in-game, just load your main file to unlock them. However, it’s not certain if this item can be redeemed after the carnival ends.
- Festive Ensemble: You’ll be able to redeem this by purchasing Final Fantasy XV’s Season Pass from either PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, which entitles you to the “Holiday Pack+” DLC. You won’t have to travel to the carnival to receive these gifts in-game, just load your main file to unlock them. However, it’s not certain if this item can be redeemed after the carnival ends.
- Choco-Mog: This is a decal for the Regalia that features the logo of the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. Right in the item’s description it details that it is “available only” at the Carnival, so be sure to pick this up for 30 Choco-Mog Medallions at a prize counter.
- Howling Gust: This is a fishing rod that you’ll get for participating in the carnival’s (you guessed it) fishing mini-game. Catch a fish with a tag and you’ll be able to redeem a prize corresponding to the letter on the tag. For this prize you’ll need to catch the Scorpion Grouper (caught at Gondola Marina); just a warning, this guy puts up quite a fight, so use the best rod and reel available to you. Stop by the Square Enix Café and eat some Kupoberry Cheesecake for a 25% reduction in line depletion.
The Howling Gust rod boasts a defense rating of 110, which will pale in comparison to your best rod if you’ve spent quality time fishing in the main game — but hey, you have proof you got the best tagged fish.
- Albireo Reel: Redeem this reel by catching a Pigeon Grouper with a “B” tag. I caught one at the San Elio Plaza. This reel’s attack rating is 245.
- Poppeck: Tinselred Chocobo Lure: Redeem this lure by catching a Tide Grouper with a “C” tag at the Gondola Marina.
- Mog Rank: Rubygold Moogle Lure: Redeem this lure by catching a Coral Allural Sea with a “D” tag at the San Elio Plaza.
- Kupoberry Cheesecake: Visit the Square Enix Café and select this item from the menu to add it to Ignis’s recipe repertoire. This meal is pretty useful as it will decrease damage to your fishing line by 25%. Definitely nosh on this before you try the carnival’s fishing contest.
- Golden Chocobo Tart: Visit the Square Enix Café and select this item from the menu to add it to Ignis’s recipe repertoire. This meal will slow down your chocobo’s stamina depletion by 25%. Naturally, this is a good snack before doing the chocobo racing mini-game.
- Choco-Mog Medallions: This is the currency used at the carnival, and for completionist’s sake we’ve included it in the list — be sure to save a few extra for a little memento of the grind.
- Lodging Voucher: Redeem this at the prize counter for 50 medallions to unlock the Choco-Mog-O-Rama finale with Carbuncle.
- Dream Egg: You’ll get this after completing the finale with Carbuncle. What’s inside the egg? Dreams? Worst omelette ever.
- VIP Pass: Redeem this at the prize counter for 99 medallions. It’ll let you relive the Choco-Mog-O-Rama finale.
- Seaside Scamper Trophy: Complete the Seaside Scamper chocobo racing course in less than 50 seconds. This one’s not too hard once you adjust to the controls, just learn to hug corners and to time your jumps through the balloon rings rather than get stuck on them.
- Water Trotter Trophy: Complete the Water Trotter chocobo racing course (unlocked after Seaside Scamper) in less than 1 minute and 20 seconds. This will probably take you a few times to master, but hugging corners, timing jumps, and aiming for greens will help you nail this one. Check out the video above to see how we did it.
- Runaway Chocochick: After you round up the 15 chocochicks lost in the carnival grounds during the “ODEKA ke Choco-chicks” quest, you’ll be able to find more in return for medallions. We’re not sure if you’ll be able to keep these after the carnival ends, but you might as well tuck a few away in your key items… for science. Just make sure to poke some air holes.
A small aside: if you managed to inadvertently sell the Magnetron item which Cid uses to upgrade the Noiseblaster weapon, you can trade in in medallions for them during this event. Redeem yourself.
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