How to hunt & dig up treasure with a Chocobo in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

How to hunt & dig up treasure with a Chocobo in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Images via Square Enix

Written by 

Jack Roberts


4th Mar 2024 17:20

As you explore the vast land of Final Fantasy 7, you’ll soon find that your trusty Chocobo can hunt and excavate treasure – so I'm here to show you how to do both so that you can grab some extra goodies in the game.

Your Chocobo is a pivotal part of FF7 Rebirth, and it's incredibly fun to deck them out in all manner of gear. However, while they can traverse treacherous terrain, their power to scour for treasure is also second to none.  

How to hunt for treasure

To find treasure in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you’re going to need to get your Chocobo to catch its scent by holding the Up Button on your DualSense controller.

Cloud hunting for treasure on a Chocobo in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
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While riding your Chocobo, you may notice a blue question mark appear over your head, as in the image above, which indicates that there is treasure nearby. When you hold the Up Button and turn in the direction the question mark is indicating to catch the scent, a trail will appear, leading you to the location of the treasure.

If there is an obstacle in the way, you’ll need to sniff the air again once you’ve moved around it so that the trail will continue. Often, the spots where the treasure is buried have rabbits nearby as another indicator.

How to dig up treasure in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

To excavate the treasure in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, you’ll need to follow the trail to the very end, after which you can press the Down Button to peck at the ground and dig the treasure up, as below.

Chocobo Treasure dug up in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
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You’ll need to be somewhat precise, but once you do, you’ll have all manner of materials and, in some cases, crafting recipes and story-sensitive items.

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With the amount of resources on offer here, travelling by Chocobo is a no-brainer. If you’re on the hunt for more on FF7 Rebirth, check out our Final Fantasy homepage where you’ll find guides on how to add Caith Sith to your party, how to play Queen’s Blood and the best Materia to use on every character.

Jack Roberts
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Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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