Stats

Chao have five different stats, which can be increased by giving them animals or with fruit from inside the Chao Adventure mini game. Stats are the most important things for you to focus on if you want your Chao to win the Chao Races.

Mechanics

A Chao's stats can go up to a maximum of 999 points (HP is 99). From birth, a Chao will start with 0 stat points. When the Chao eventually dies, if it reincarnates its stats will be reset back to zero. To avoid this, I suggest evolving your Chao into a Chaos Chao — which is immortal — and raising its stats up to a high level.

Stat Types

The five stat types are explained below.

Health

This stat is your Chao's life. If this reaches zero, your Chao will die! If you attack your Chao in the garden, it's health will decrease. Anything that counts as an attack will harm your Chao — jumping, Amy's hammer, invincibility, etc. Health points will also decrease in Chao Adventure during battles with other Chao (if you get hit).

You can replenish and increase your Chao's health by feeding it Coconuts from the trees in the garden. Each Coconut will increase max HP by 1 point. Also within Chao Adventure, the Lemon, Plum, Grape, and Cherry will restore 2 HP, while the Chaonut and Lifenut will refill all HP!

Swim

This stat determines how well your Chao can swim, or if it can swim at all. An extremely low Swim stat will mean your Chao can't even swim in the Chao Gardens, and will instead thrash about in the water!

You can increase the Swim stat by giving your Chao animals from the yellow group. Also within Chao Adventure, the Lemon and Chaonut will increase the stat as well. A Chao first learns to swim when its Swim stat reaches 100 points.

Fly

This stat determines how well your Chao can fly, or if it can fly at all.

You can increase the Fly stat by giving your Chao animals from the purple group. Also within Chao Adventure, the Plum and Chaonut will increase the stat as well.

Run

This stat determines how quickly your Chao can walk or run, or if it can walk at all. It is probably the single most important stat for races; nearly all the races have a huge emphasis on running, and your Chao will have a significant advantage if it has a high Run stat. An extremely low Run stat will mean your Chao can only crawl very slowly across the ground.

You can increase the Run stat by giving your Chao animals from the green group. Also within Chao Adventure, the Grape and Chaonut will increase the stat as well. A child Chao will always crawl until evolution. An adult Chao first learns to walk when its Run stat reaches 20 points, and its walking speed increases at 100 points.

Power

This stat determines how strong your Chao is. It is mostly needed for climbing cliffs in the races, where a higher Power stat will allow your Chao to climb up faster.

You can increase the Power stat by giving your Chao animals from the red group. Also within Chao Adventure, the Cherry and Chaonut will increase the stat as well.