Final Fantasy XV Guide: Moogle Chocobo Carnival Tips & Tricks
inal Fantasy XV might have th backdrop of a road trip of a group of friends, but as those of you who have played it for a significant time will know, it can get heavy. You - and Noctis - might want to take a break.
Thankfully Square Enix have that covered - or at least for January and February. The Moogle Chocobo Carnival is a limited time event that allows you to take Noctis to... well, it's a fun fair. It's built around the Altissa landmass from the main game but has been entirely transformed with Moogles and Chocobos (as the name suggests) plus a wide variety of tasks to toy around with and complete.
It's pretty well worth your time, especially if you're a hardcore FF fan with a fondness for Moogles and the like. Here are our top tips for this limited DLC:
How to access the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
First thing's first - you'll want to actual get into this DLC in order to play it. It has a slightly weird thing going on in that it's separate from the main game but also not.
Anyway, here's the deal: You want to ensure you've grabbed the 'Holiday Pack' DLC from PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. If you have the FF15 season pass you can grab the 'Holiday Pack+' instead, which will net you some bigger bonuses.
When that's done, load up the game and select 'special' on the main menu. You'll still have to pick one of your regular save games from this menu and load it. This won't impede your story progress, but it will mean you can save over it to save your carnival progress and so on.
There are some items it seems might transfer into a future event or back into the main game eventually, too, so when the event is over hold on to your carnival saves.
Completing the Interrupted by Fireworks quest to get a Dream Egg
Taking its name from the iconic FF7 quest line on the Gold Saucer (or as it's more colloquially known, the date), this quest asks you to pick up 50 Choco-Mog Medallions in order to buy your way into a fireworks show.
Medallions are available in a variety of different places - there are side quests to get them plus a variety of less dedicated repeatable tasks you can complete to grind the medallions out. We'll talk a little more about that in detail in a moment. But first... what's the reward?
Once you have the Choco-Mog medallions needed you'll need to take yourself to the Leville and go to the clearly marked Prize Counter area. There you can buy your tickets - enjoy the show!
When the cutscene is over, you'll get a new Key Item: The Dream Egg. This item has an interesting little description: "Obtained at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, this enigmatic egg is full of big dreams, but shows no signs of hatching any time soon."
We don't know what the egg will do in the future, but it's probably worth having: given that it does nothing right now and given that description and the fact that FF15's development team have committed to a schedule of regular updates, the Dream Egg is sure to do something in the future...
How to earn Choco-Mog Medallions for the carnival fast
In order to complete the Interrupted by Fireworks quest and get yourself that Dream Egg you need to get 50 Choco-Mog Medallions. But how, I hear you cry? Well - there are a few ways. Let's talk about those.
Side Quest: The Brothers Kupomazov
This side quest is in total worth 16 Medallions - a good chunk of the way towards the required total. We've got a full page on this side quest, so hit that up for detailed advice.
Side Quest: All about Moogles
This side quest is pretty simple - it's a quiz! In this you have to answer three different questions about the world of FF15, and in doing so you'll earn some Medallions. It's not too hard, but we have the answers on a separate page if you need them.
Side Quest: Decorations Decoded
Much as with the Moogle Quiz quest, this is a three-part quest that rewards three sets of medallions for completing them. Rather than a quiz this is more a brain-teaser. As with the Moogle quest it shouldn't be too much of a struggle, but we have a separate page with the answers all the same.
Side Quest: Oedka ke Chocochicks
This side quest isn't dissimilar to the Moogle one above - 15 Chocobo Chicks have escaped throughout the city and by tracking them down you'll get a medallion reward. We've got a guide page detailing their locations coming soon.
Fishing at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
While you'll be familiar with Noctis' love of fishing from the main story of FF15, the Moogle Chocobo Carnival has three different fishing spots around the city for you to partake in.
Fishing at these spots gives you the chance to earn some exclusive loot. Lower-rank fish will net you Choco-Mog Medallions, but higher ranked fish will also get you special rods, reels and lures for use in more fishing. This includes the Howling Gust Rod (A Rank), Albireo Reel (B Rank), Tinselred Chocobo Lure (C Rank) and Rubygold Moogle Lure (D Rank).
You'll also still earn AP and EXP when fishing if you've unlocked the necessary perks in the ascension grid, so it's a good way to kill time and get some medallions.
Chocobo Racing at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
Given the name of the carnival it'd really be rather wrong if the carnvial didn't allow you to race some chocobos, and so that's included here. What's particularly exciting about Chocobo Racing in the carnival is that it offers up two all-new courses to race on.
The courses are more exciting and interesting than the courses offered in the Chocobo Racing side content of the main game, and beating the clock and finishing each before its time limit expires will also net you some medallions. AP and EXP can also be earned from Chocobo Racing if you have the necessary nodes on the ascension grid.
Blasting targets in the Galviano Gallery shooting minigame
Hop a Gondola across to the Arena Galviano Station to find the Galviano Gallery mini-game. If you've played the main story through you very likely will have hopped on a turret inside an Imperial Base and seen FF15 briefly turn into a shooter - this mini-game uses these mechanics in a more stress-free environment.
The concept is pretty simple - shoot the targets to gain points. The gun doesn't have to worry about reloading, but firing continuously will mean the gun overheats, so be careful not to fire for too long.
The targets are worth different values, with the most valuable generally speaking being the Cactuar. While they're worth less than the Behemoth, they go down and thus award their points more easily. Target them first. Here's what the targets are worth:
- White - 100 Points
- Orange - 200 Points
- Yellow - 500 Points
- Cactuar - 1500 Points
- Behemoth - 3000 Points
There are multiple difficulty levels, and completing each mode will net you some medallions, with harder difficulties being worth more.
Use your warp strike to Whack a Cactuar
This mini-game can be found not far from the shooting gallery and is pretty simple - hit Cactuars and avoid other enemies! You're rewarded points for each Cactuar you hit.
Warp Strikes are useful, but use them sparingly as outright hitting a Cactuar regularly is worth far more. Much as with the shooting gallery there are multiple difficulties, and each difficulty carries with it its own unique medallion-shaped reward, so finish all three.
Feed the masses in the Waiting for Maagho mini-game
This mini-game is also remarkably simple, though it's not one FF6's Kefka would be happy to do... it casts Noctis as a waiter at the restaurant you visit in the course of the main story. It's at the 'Floating Market Station' gondola stop.
All you need to do in the actual mini-game is take orders from customers, remember them, then serve them to the correct people. It's difficult to offer much strategy advice for such a simple task - just fulfill the necessary quotas to pick up medallion rewards.