Chao

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Chao
MSOGT Chao.png
Artwork of Cheese, a notable member of the Chao species, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
First appearance Sonic Adventure (1998, Sonic the Hedgehog franchise)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) (20017, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019)
Variants
Hero Chao
Dark Chao
Notable members
Chaos
Cheese

Chao are a friendly species from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear in several instalments of the Mario & Sonic series, as well as making some cameo appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. In the Mario & Sonic series, Chao usually appear in supporting roles, such as forming part of the audience and having minor roles in story modes, but in certain events appear as additional playable team members. As well as the regular form of Chao, Hero Chao and Dark Chao also appear in similar roles in the games, and the Chao-shaped robot Omochao also appears throughout the series, albeit with some slightly different roles. Cheese also occasionally appears alongside Cream in various supporting roles.

History[edit]

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Chao make cameo appearances in both versions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, where they appear in the audience alongside Hero Chao. Hot air balloons in the shape of Chao's heads also appear in the background of some outdoor Events, including Archery and Single Sculls in the Wii version, and Dream Long Jump and Archery in the Nintendo DS version.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Chao also make similar appearances in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where they once again appear as part of the crowd, with the addition of Dark Chao, and the Chao-shaped balloons also appear in several events. In the Wii version, Chao will occasionally send the player mail. In the Nintendo DS version, Chao serve a larger role, with a pair of Chao forming part of the player's team in Curling. They carry out the sweeping role, and their color corresponds to the team tat they appear on. Several different varieties of Chao, including Hero Chao and Dark Chao, also appear hosting events and setting challenges in the Adventure Tours mode, with some appearing on the unlockable photo of non-playable characters.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Like in previous instalments, various types of Chao appear in the audience in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the Chao-shaped balloons returning in the Nintendo 3DS version. As well as the balloons, Chao play a minor role in the game's Story Mode, and badges of a Chao, Hero Chao and Dark Chao can be obtained from the badge machine. In the Wii version, a Chao appears on the free sticker that can be obtained in London Party, and Cheese also appears alongside Cream to host the mode.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Chao appear in the audience once again in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as the Chao-shaped balloons making a reappearance in certain events.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

As well as reprising their usual role, Chao appear as referees and operating cameras in certain events in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including Table Tennis and Rugby Sevens in the Wii U version and BMX and Table Tennis Plus in the Nintendo 3DS version. They also appear as additional teammates for Sonic or Mii if the opponent is Mario in Football and Football Plus in the Nintendo 3DS version.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

Once again appearing as spectators in the Tokyo 2020 events, as well as the hot air balloons appearing in the events, Chao make a minor appearance in the story mode as characters that can be spoken to by approaching them. The Chao, however, will only make comments consisting of multiple uses of the word "Chao" with no meaning. Cheese appears alongside Cream supporting characters in the events.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Chao make a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where a group of five of them appear as a Trophy, and another three appear as a Sticker. Cheese also appears as part of Cream's trophy and sticker.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies of a trio of Chao appear in both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as well as Cheese once again appearing alongside Cream on hers.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A Chao spirit appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which can be enhanced into a Hero Chao, as well as Cheese appearing alongside Cream as another spirit. For the spirit battle, the player faces four Squirtle on the Windy Hill Zone that become more powerful after eating.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Trophy[edit]
Name Image Game Description
Chao BrawlTrophy476.png GCN SONIC ADVENTURE DX: Director's Cut A type of creature that can absorb and learn skills and traits from other life-forms, adapting its shape as it does. This results in vast variations in appearance, behavior, and personality. Chao are generally very cute, and their mannerisms are pleasant and relaxing. Chao Gardens are a good place to find them, but they also inhabit areas with freshwater.
Sticker[edit]
Image Game Effect
Chao Sticker.png Sonic Adventure Director's Cut Flinch Resistance +49

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears In (Wii U version only) Description
Chao ChaoTrophy3DS.png ChaoTrophyWiiU.png GCN Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (02/2002)
GCN Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (06/2003)
Flag of USA.png How can you resist the cute charm of these little guys? Don't you just want to hold them tight and protect them from the dangers of the world? Well, they'd like that too. Since ancient times, if they can't find a safe place to live, they find someone to look after them.

Flag of Europe.png Aren't these little guys the cutest? You just want to hold them tight and make sure nothing happens to them. Well, that's how they've survived since...forever - if they can't find somewhere predator-free, they'll find somebody to look after them. Just like Cheese did with his owner, Cream!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Chao SSBU Chao Spirit.png Sonic the Hedgehog Series Primary (2) Novice Shield
Can be enhanced to Hero Chao at Lv. 99
World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Squirtle ×4 Rule: Item: Food
  • The enemy become more powerful after eating
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Windy Hill Zone Escape from the City

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