You may be asking, “Wait, how exactly do I get my own Chocobo Steed?” I’m glad you asked as let us enlighten you. You must finish the Bowls of Ember Trial (Level 20) and be prompted to join one of the three Grand Companies: Twin Adder (Gridania), Maelstrom (Limsa), or Immortal Flames (Ul’dah). It doesn’t matter which one you pick, so choose the one that resonates with you the most. Afterwards, you will be able to take on the Quest My Little Chocobo delivered in the vicinity of your Grand Company. The mount you will receive is called the Company Chocobo.
This is a special mount as unlike others, this will unlock the Companion Feature where you can summon your feather friend into battle and customize the barding they wear. They also can be stabled at any of the residential areas (including all 5 of the FC houses) to feed and train. To unlock these features, you need to complete the quests Bird in Hand and My Feisty Little Chocobo. Both of these are located in the Central Shroud (Gridania) at Level 30.
As you may know, a typical Chocobo starts off as the beautiful, majestic DESERT YELLOW color. However, this is not the only color a Chocobo can be, much to the Temporal Sword’s chagrin. To change your Chocobo’s color, you must stable your feather friend. This can be done FOR FREE at your respect FC house. Afterwards, you bird is hungry and needs to eat a variety of fruits that will change the pigment of their feathers. Do NOT remove your bird since it will take 6 real world hours to completely change your bird. But, sadly, this process is quite pricey for a new player. So, let’s outline what SWORD can do to help!
This link is helpful to many players to know how many of each fruit you need to dye your Chocobo. Also, once you select your color, the feeding order of fruit is provided is it’s important to feed in the correct order for the desired color: https://ffxivchocobo.com/en
Our Free Company has many services that can help you take care of your Chocobo with the finest care. The first place to look is at our own SWORD Café’s Chocobo Booth, run by a few dedicated souls to obtain the fruit to change your Chocobo and feeds to be able to give to your Chocobo. They also sometimes giveaway Bardings to pimp your ride with the best drags!
However, the SWORD Café isn’t the only place you can look for help. Please ask any of your SWORD Officers to help with the fruit if you cannot make it to the Café. Each FC Chest is equipped with numerous piles of fruit, just waiting to be gobbled up by a Chocobo.
Also, lastly, fill free to leave your friend stabled. Many of our member love to feed the Chocobos at the stables, which will give your friend free experience over time to level up and be the best friend you can have while clearing content.