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  • Title: Sonic Adventure
  • System Console: Sega Dreamcast
  • Developer: Sonic Team
  • US Release Date: September 9, 1999
  • European Release Date: October 14, 1999
  • Japanese Release Date: December 23, 1998
  • Genre: 3D Platformer
  • Characters: Sonic The Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles The Echidna, Amy Rose, E-102 Gamma, Big The Cat, Froggy, Tikal, Pachacamac, Dr. Eggman / Dr. Robotnik, Chaos (0, 1, 2, 4, 6, Perfect), Zero, E-101 Beta, E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, E-105 Zeta, Chao
  • First Appearances: E-102 Gamma, Big The Cat, Froggy, Tikal, Pachacamac, Chaos (0, 1, 2, 4, 6, Perfect), Zero, E-101 Beta, E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, E-105 Zeta, Chao

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    Animals
    General Info
    Animals are collected in the action stages by destroying an enemy that has an animal inside it. Animals increase the stats of chao, enable the chao to do certain activities or abilities, and also affect the overall look of the chao in terms of color and shape. Each animal has a color designation, which can be used to easily figure out which stat an animal increases. Blue animals randomly increase one of the chao's four main stats--fly, power, run, and swim. Green animals increase a chao's running ability. Purple animals increase a chao's flying ability. Red animals increase a chao's power ability. Yellow animals increase a chao's swimming ability. If a chao receives many animals of a particular color (except blue since it is random--and therefore there's no guarantee what you'll get in stats) before it matures/evolves, the chao will become a chao of that stat, which will give it a distinct look.

    Stats
    AnimalColor
    DeerGreen
    ElephantRed
    GorillaRed
    KangarooGreen
    KoalaBlue
    LionRed
    MoleBlue
    ParrotPurple
    PeacockPurple
    PenguinYellow
    RabbitGreen
    Sea OtterYellow
    SealYellow
    SkunkBlue
    SwallowPurple


    Special Abilities
    AnimalAbility
    Deer  
    Elephant  
    Gorilla Play drums
    Kangaroo Shadow boxing
    Koala Play trumpet
    Lion Wash face
    Mole Shovel
    Parrot Sing
    Peacock Lay on side
    Penguin Skate
    Rabbit Somersaults
    Sea Otter Backstroke
    Seal Dance
    Skunk Draw
    Swallow Dance in a circle


    Locations
    AnimalLocations
    Deer Final Egg, Hot Shelter, Speed Highway, Twinkle Park
    Elephant Lost World, Red Mountain, Twinkle Park
    Gorilla Final Egg, Icecap, Lost World, Red Mountain
    Kangaroo Final Egg, Speed Highway, Twinkle Park
    Koala Casinopolis, Emerald Coast, Speed Highway, Twinkle Park
    Lion Lost World, Red Mountain, Sky Deck
    Mole Final Egg, Icecap, Lost World, Red Mountain, Windy Valley
    Parrot Casinopolis, Red Mountain, Sky Deck, Windy Valley
    Peacock Casinopolis, Sky Deck, Windy Valley
    Penguin Emerald Coast, Hot Shelter, Icecap, Lost World
    Rabbit Casinopolis, Emerald Coast, Final Egg, Speed Highway, Twinkle Park
    Sea Otter Emerald Coast, Hot Shelter, Icecap
    Seal Emerald Coast, Hot Shelter, Icecap, Windy Valley
    Skunk Hot Shelter, Sky Deck
    Swallow Casinopolis, Sky Deck, Speed Highway, Windy Valley


     

    Chao Gardens
    General Info
    This is one of two places where chao are raised. The other being the Chao Adventure game to be played on the VMU. There are three gardens in the game, which are described a bit in more detail below. Each garden has a Warp Hole, which allows you to transport eggs or chao from one garden to another. Each garden also has a Transporter, which allows you to transport eggs or chao into the VMU for storage/transfer or to play Chao Adventure. Gardens are considered full when there are 8 chao in them. If there are more than 8 in a garden, chao can randomly leave to go to another garden.

    Station Square
    Location: The elevator on the left in the hotel

    This garden has monitors which give tips on raising chao. It's also the garden that has Chao Stadium, which allows you to access the races. It is represented with a blue color on the Warp Holes.

    Mystic Ruins
    Location: Take the trolley in the cave near Tails' workshop

    This garden has a few high up places that you (and the chao) can reach. The water in certain spots is high enough that you can actually drown here. It is represented with a green color on the Warp Holes.

    Egg Carrier
    Location: Spell "E-G-G-M-A-N" in front of the doorway in the inside of the ship

    This garden has a beachline and you must be very careful when bringing animals to chao in this garden. You can easily lose animals in the water, which causes them to disappear. As a result, this isn't the greatest spot to raise chao in terms of giving them animals. It is represented with a red color on the Warp Holes.

     

    Chao Races
    General Info
    There are three different types of races--Jewel, Beginner, and Multi-entry. As the name implies, multi-entry allows you to have more than one chao in a particular race, while the other two limit you to select one chao. If your chao wins a Jewel race, it will win a jewel and you'll get an emblem. If your chao wins a Beginner race, it'll say "Cool!" Randomly, a chao will be selected (you'll see sparkles around the chao) for you to "cheer on"--which will give the chosen chao a temporary speed boost if you do cheer it on.

    Pearl
    Power race with the chao pushing a ball and then a quick dash to the finish.

    Amethyst
    Running race with musical distractions that some chao won't resist. It also has a swimming short-cut that some chao will use. If the short-cut is used, the chao will miss the distractions.

    Sapphire
    Mostly a running race with a climbing segment. It ends with swimming.

    Ruby
    Swimming race.

    Emerald
    This race is unlocked after winning the other 4 races (Jewel version). It is the longest race and combines all the other courses. However, instead of pushing a ball, the chao will shake a tree to knock down fruit to eat.

    Chaclon the Chao
    In the beginner races, you'll see this chao after you've beaten all 5 Jewel races. It'll be lying down on its side and gives all the chao a head start before speeding along and winning, unless your chao is fast enough to beat Chaclon--and that won't be easy.

     

    Chao Adventure (VMU Game)
    General Info
    This game allows you to view your chao's stats, name your chao, increase your chao's stats, and battle other chao. The game ends when you reach the end by going through 5 of the 15 different locations, or your chao runs out of HP. In some of the locations, you'll find Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big, or Gamma. During the trip, you'll also run into chao that want to fight you. You need to beat them, but also watch your chao's health so that you have enough to reach the end. You might also come across chests that will sometimes contain fruits. You can see the path and a few other details right here. Playing this game often will drain the batteries of your VMU, so make sure you have batteries handy.

    Fruits
    By playing a memory matching game (and winning it), you can win fruits for your chao. Whenever you win a fight against a chao during the adventure, you can also get these fruits. Also, during the adventure, sometimes you'll come across chests that'll have fruits in them, or be empty. Each fruit has a different effect.

    FruitEffect
    Chaonut +4 All stats and HP recovery
    Cherry +4 Power and +2 HP
    Grape +4 Run and +2 HP
    Hastnut x2 Speed
    Lazynut Causes chao to be lazy
    Lemon +4 Swim and +2 HP
    Lifenut HP recovery
    Plum +4 Fly and +2 HP
    Starnut x2 Punch