Animals

There are five groups of animals, and each group has three animals. You can give animals to your Chao to make it stronger and to give it different personalities and looks. When you give a Chao an animal, it will embrace it, and attain its appearance, abilities, and behaviour. The animal will disappear shortly after you give it to a Chao.

The animals are found inside the enemies in each level. Simply destroy an enemy to release the animal within, and then walk into it to pick it up. You can only carry up to ten animals at a time. When you enter the Chao Garden, all the animals currently collected by that character will leave you and run around the garden! The animals will sparkle if you have not given them to your Chao yet. Once you give them to your Chao, the sparkle will disappear and the animal will vanish from the garden after a while. All animals will disappear once you leave the garden also.

The four common animal colours — yellow, purple, green, and red — all raise the primary stats: Swim, Fly, Run, and Power, respectively. They also influence the Chao to evolve into the corresponding type.

The fifth colour — blue — influences the Chao to evolve into a random type.

The animals, their groups, and their effects
Stat Colour Animal Info Points Added Effect
Swim Yellow Seal Seal +1pt for every three given Learnt behaviour: Chao dances.
Penguin Penguin +1pt for every three given Learnt behaviour: Chao practices skating.
Otter Otter +2pts for every four given Learnt behaviour: Chao performs the backstroke when swimming.
Fly Purple Parrot Parrot +1pt for every two given Learnt behaviour: Chao sings to itself.
Peacock Peacock +1pt for every two given Learnt behaviour: Chao lays down and poses.
Swallow Swallow +2pts for every four given Learnt behaviour: Chao spins around on the spot.
Run Green Rabbit Rabbit +1pt for every two given Learnt behaviour: Chao does somersaults.
Kangaroo Kangaroo +1pt for every two given Learnt behaviour: Chao practices shadow boxing.
Deer Deer +2pts for every four given Learnt behaviour: Chao skips around.
Power Red Lion Lion +1pt for every three given Learnt behaviour: Chao washes face and grooms itself.
Elephant Elephant +1pt for every three given Learnt behaviour: Chao goes around waving its arms (wrestling?)
Gorilla Gorilla +2pt for every four given Learnt behaviour: Chao beats a drum.
Miscellaneous Blue Skunk Skunk +10 after a random amount are given Learnt behaviour: Chao draws a picture on the ground.
Mole Mole +10 after a random amount are given Learnt behaviour: Chao digs with a shovel.
Koala Koala Bear +10 after a random amount are given Learnt behaviour: Chao plays the trumpet.