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Dark Chao are a type of Chao appearing in several games of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.


Dark Chao are similar in size to Neutral Chao or Hero Chao, but have their own distinguishing features. First of all, they have a dark red-brown color with magenta and violet edges on their hands and feet. Also, instead of a small mark at the center of their belly, there is a light pink mark in the shape of a crescent the top of its chest, similar to Knuckles.

Dark Chao have a pink spikeball hovering above them instead of a sphere. They also have wings just like any other Chao, but they resemble bat wings. The eye colors are similar to a Hero Chao's, but the black outline has been replaced with sky blue. The pupils are still colored white, however.

To get a Dark Chao, one must feed it Dark Fruit and raise that Chao with Shadow, Rouge, and Dr. Eggman. Dark Fruit can be bought at the Black Market at the Chao Kindergarten in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. In Sonic Adventure DX, and they can be found in the Black Market as well, and they are now required to get a Dark Chao because only heroic characters can be played in that game. A Dark Chao can also evolve into a Dark Chaos Chao, also known as a Devil Chao, but it can only evolve this way during the its third evolution. After it has been reborn twice, one must give the Dark Chao one of every small animal (contrary to popular belief, you can give it just a few Chaos Drives ). It will then evolve into a Dark Chaos Chao. A Dark Chao also appears in Sonic Heroes, throwing mines at the player during the Special Stages. They also appear in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, giving the player several missions.

In other media

Sonic X

Main article: Dark Chao (Sonic X)
Dark Chao Sonic X

A Dark Chao in Sonic X.

In the Sonic X comic series published by Archie Comics, the Dark Chao were a unique breed of Chao created by Dr. Eggman who had the ability to turn into their dark forms when exposed to a radio signal. Eggman tried using an army of wild Dark Chao to take over the world, but they got converted back to their docile states by Sonic and several of his allies.


  • In Sonic Rivals, the card with the Devil Chao mistakenly says Dark Chao.





External links

Main article | Gallery | Beta Elements | Staff | Re-releases (DX | 2010)
Scripts (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big, Gamma, Super Sonic)

Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Re-releases (Battle | 2012)

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