Cloning Chao

Cloning a Chao means creating an exact duplicate copy of one of your Chao, which can exist together with the original. For example, you could duplicate your strongest Chao, so that you have two versions of it, and then raise the two differently. There are two methods to clone a Chao, described below.

Method 1: Copying Data

This is the easiest method to clone a Chao. It requires two memory cards. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Go into the GameCube's main menu.
  2. Copy your Chao Garden save file from one memory card to the other.
  3. Load up Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
  4. Enter the Chao Garden and go to the Chao Transporter.
  5. Use the "Move" function of the Chao Transporter to move the Chao from the second memory card back to the first memory card.
  6. The original Chao should still exist on the first memory card, along with the one that you copied and moved across. This means that you have successfully cloned your Chao!

Method 2: Tiny Chao Garden

The Tiny Chao Garden can be used to clone a Chao. It takes longer than method 1 and still requires two memory cards, so it isn't recommended. However, it is listed here for completion's sake. To clone a Chao with this method, just follow the steps below.

  1. Using the first memory card, enter the Chao Garden on the GameCube.
  2. Pick up the Chao that you want to clone, and take it to the Chao Transporter.
  3. Connect your Game Boy Advance to the GameCube using a link cable. Make sure there is no game cartridge in the GBA, and then switch the GBA on.
  4. Use the "Drop off" function to transfer your Chao to the Game Boy Advance. A temporary Tiny Chao Garden will be downloaded to the GBA, and a backup clone of the Chao will be made on the GameCube.
  5. Load your game from the second memory card. You can do this by restarting your GameCube, or by going to the options menu.
  6. Enter the Chao Garden and return to the Chao Transporter.
  7. Use the "Pick up" function to transfer your Chao back from the Game Boy Advance to the GameCube.
  8. Use the "Move" function of the Chao Transporter to move the Chao from the second memory card back to the first memory card.
  9. The backup clone of your Chao should still exist on the first memory card, along with the one that you just moved across. This means that you have successfully cloned your Chao!