The Chao Life-Cycle
Chao go through several stages in their lives, as illustrated in the image above and detailed below:
- Egg. All Chao begin their lives in eggs. This stage usually lasts just a few minutes, and ends when the Chao hatches.
- Child. After hatching from their eggs, Chao are considered to be children. This stage usually lasts about one hour. This stage ends with a metamorphosis into a cocoon; this is called the first evolution.
- Adult. The Chao is an adult after emerging from its first evolution cocoon. This stage is the longest part of your Chao's life. An adult Chao undergoes a gradual transformation, where its shape and colour changes depending on its interaction with animals; this is called second evolution. This stage ends with a second cocoon as the Chao dies.
- Death. Depending on how happy the Chao had become by the point of its death, it will either die permenantly or reincarnate as an egg. If a Chao reincarnates, an egg will be left so that it can enjoy life another time. If the Chao leaves no egg, this is the end of its life cycle.