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Pulsian Purple Chocobo

Thick, amethyst feathers cover this huge chocobo, protecting it from the biting cold of the frigid wilderness it lives in. It towers over you, its eyes gleaming with intelligence unseen in other, lesser breeds. – Manly Man

Chocobo, Pulsian Purple (CR 8)

XP 4,800
N Large Magical Beast (Avian)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +13

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 14, flat-footed 19 (+4 Dex, +10 natural, +1 dodge, -1 size )
hp  145 [190] (10d10+90)
Fort +16 Ref +11 Will +9

OFFENSE

Speed 80 ft., climb 30 ft., swim 50 ft.
Melee Bite +18 (1d8+9), 2 talons +18 (1d6+9)
Space 10 ft. Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Choco Ice

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 18, Con 28, Int 8, Wis 20, Cha 16
Base Atk +10; CMB +20; CMD 34
Feats Dodge, Endurance, Run, Improved Initiative, Ability Focus (choco ice)
Skills Climb +22, Acrobatics +16, Perception +13, Survival +9, Swim +22
SQ choco barrier, choco cure, climbing, snow move, surefooted stride, swimming, water walking

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Choco Barrier (Su)

3/day, a Pulsian purple chocobo can create a magical barrier to protect itself, granting the Protect, Regen, and Shell status to itself for 1d6 rounds. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 3rd level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 21).

Choco Cure (Su)

5/day, a Pulsian purple chocobo can bestow healing on itself or an ally within 30 feet for 3d8+6 points of damage. Blue mages may learn this ability as a 2nd level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 19).

Choco Ice (Su)

7/day, a Pulsian purple chocobo can blast an opponent with ice within 30 ft. The Pulsian purple chocobo must make a ranged touch attack (+13), if it hits, the attack deals 3d6+5 ice damage and inflicts the Frozen status effect for 1d4 rounds (Fortitude save DC 19 to negate). Blue mages may learn this ability as a 2nd level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 19).

Climbing (Ex)

Pulsian purple chocobos are natural climbers. It has a climb speed of 30 feet and gains a +8 bonus on Climb checks. It can also take 10 on Climb checks, even if stress or distractions would otherwise prevent it from doing so. Also, it is never flat-footed while climbing.

Snow Move (Ex)

Because of its large, downy claws, Pulsian purple chocobos suffer no penalties for moving through snow-covered terrain.

Surefooted Stride (Ex)

Pulsian purple chocobos may move through any sort of difficult terrain (such as thorns, overgrown areas, rubble and the like) at its normal speed without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Areas that have been magically manipulated, however, still affect it.

Swimming (Ex)

Pulsian purple chocobos are natural swimmers. It has a swim speed of 50 feet and gains a +8 bonus on Swim checks. It can also take 10 on Swim checks, even if stress or distractions would otherwise prevent it from doing so.

Water Walking (Ex)

Purple chocobos have the ability to walk on water while running. A purple chocobo that is running, can walk on water as if it was a solid surface. If it ever stops running, it loses its ability, although it can resume this ability anytime.