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!

Icon Name Rarity Abilities Description
Barbo Barbo Common 1 +10% Max HP Increases Maximum HP of bonded character.
2 +12.5% Max HP
3 +15% Max HP
Belgog Belgog Rare 1 +2 Defense Bonded character is much harder to hit.
2 +4 Defense
3 +6 Defense
Bepke Bepke Rare 1 1 enemy attacks bonded character over other targets One enemy will automatically attack the bonded character instead of other team members.
2 2 enemies attacks bonded character over other targets
3 3 enemies attacks bonded character over other targets
Blayze Blayze Rare 1 +2 Damage Bonded character does much more damage in battle.
2 +4 Damage
3 +5 Damage
Bobo Bobo Rare 1 Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Seeds / POW Candy) Bonded character will always find an extra reward item after combat.
2 Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Leaves / POW Gum)
3 Extra item recovered after defeating enemy (Health Roots / POW Drinks)
Cheese Cheese Unique 1 +5 Luck Greatly increases luck of all team members.
2 +10 Luck
3 +15 Luck
Cheezlet Cheezlet Common 1 +1 Damage Bonded character does more damage in battle.
2 +2 Damage
3 +3 Damage
Choo Choo Common 1 +1 PP regeneration each round Bonded character regenerates PP at the start of each combat round.
2 +2 PP regeneration each round
3 +3 PP regeneration each round
Choopaloo Choopaloo Unique 1 +2% XP gained from each battle Increases XP gained from each battle.
2 +4% XP gained from each battle
3 +6% XP gained from each battle
Churdle Churdle Common 1 +1 Attack Bonded character has a better chance of hitting targets in battle.
2 +2 Attack
3 +3 Attack
Dusty Dusty Rare 1 +5% increased chance Increases the chance that the team will catch a fleeing opponent.
2 +10% increased chance
3 +15% increased chance
Ferox Ferox Unique 1 Unaffected by level Bonded character automatically succeeds using their POW moves.
2 Unaffected by level
3 Unaffected by level
Fess Fess Rare 1 Unknown percentage increase Increases the odds that Chao eggs will hatch rare or unique Chao.
2 Unknown percentage increase
3 Unknown percentage increase
Ghise Ghise Common 1 Attacks have water element damage Bonded character's attacks do Water damage.
2 +1 water element damage
3 +2 water element damage
Gibber Gibber Rare 1 +2 Armor Bonded character has greatly increased resistance to damage.
2 +4 Armor
3 +6 Armor
Griff Griff Common 1 Attacks have ice element damage Bonded character's attacks do Ice damage.
2 +1 ice element damage
3 +2 ice element damage
Hayda Hayda Rare 1 +1 PP regeneration for everyone each round Regenerates PP at the start of each combat round for all team members.
2 +2 PP regeneration for everyone each round
3 +3 PP regeneration for everyone each round
Jirna Jirna Common 1 +1 Armor Chao creates an earth shield to protect against damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Joy Joy Rare 1 +5% HP regeneration for everyone each round Regenerates HP at the start of each combat round for all team members.
2 +7.5% HP regeneration for everyone each round
3 +10% HP regeneration for everyone each round
Kayla Kayla Rare 1 -5% chance of being ambushed Reduces the team's chance of being ambushed.
2 -10% chance of being ambushed
3 -15% chance of being ambushed
Keroyo Keroyo Rare 1 +5% increased chance Increases odds of enemies fleeing from battle.
2 +10% increased chance
3 +15% increased chance
Knickt Knickt Common 1 +1 Armor Chao creates a shield of lightning to protect against damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Koolet Koolet Common 1 +1 Defense Bonded character is harder to hit.
2 +2 Defense
3 +3 Defense
Korus Korus Common 1 +1 Armor Chao creates a shield of fire to protect against damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Luunan Luunan Rare 1 +4 Max PP Greatly increases the maximum PP of bonded character.
2 +8 Max PP
3 +12 Max PP
Oldarg Oldarg Rare 1 +2 Attack Bonded character has a greatly increased chance to hit targets in battle.
2 +4 Attack
3 +6 Attack
Oolean Oolean Common 1 +2 Max PP Increases maximum PP of bonded character.
2 +4 Max PP
3 +6 Max PP
Ovus Ovus Unique 1 Revives bonded character up to one time Bonded character is automatically revived once during a battle.
2 Revives bonded character up to two times
3 Revives bonded character up to three times
Perty Perty Common 1 +1 Armor Chao creates a shield of water to protect against damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Pyraz Pyraz Common 1 Attacks have fire element damage Bonded character's attacks do fire damage.
2 +2 fire element damage
3 +2 fire element damage
Radu Radu Rare 1 +20% Max HP Greatly increases the maximum HP of bonded character.
2 +25% Max HP
3 +30% Max HP
Rugle Rugle Common 1 +1 Luck Bonded character has increased luck.
2 +2 Luck
3 +3 Luck
Seeri Seeri Common 1 +1 Armor Chao creates a shield of wind to protect against damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Seggo Seggo Common 1 Attacks now have wind element damage Bonded character's attacks do Wind damage.
2 +1 wind element damage
3 +2 wind element damage
Spartoi Spartoi Unique 1 +5% chance Bonded character's attacks may cause instant KO against enemies.
2 +7.5% chance
3 +10% chance
Stebsly Stebsly Common 1 +5% HP regeneration each round Bonded character regenerates HP at the start of every combat round.
2 +8% HP regeneration each round
3 +10% HP regeneration each round
Stiglin Stiglin Common 1 Attacks now have earth element damage Bonded character's attacks do Earth damage.
2 +2 earth element damage
3 +2 earth element damage
Velk Velk Common 1 +1 Armor Bonded character has increased resistance to damage.
2 +2 Armor
3 +3 Armor
Zimba Zimba Common 1 Attacks now have lightning element damage Bonded character's attacks do Lightning damage.
2 +2 lightning element damage
3 +2 lightning element damage
Zousar Zousar Rare 1 +5% chance of ambushing Increases the team's chances of Ambushing opposing teams.
2 +10% chance of ambushing
3 +15% chance of ambushing

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.

Icon Name Rarity Description Information
Baki Baki Unique Bonded 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.
Farfinkle Farfinkle Unique Bonded 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.
Fimbley Fimbley Unique Bonded 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.
Pooki Pooki Unique Bonded 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.
Stugs Stugs Unique Bonded 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.