Chocobos are some of the most iconic beings of the Final Fantasy series, and they thankfully make a big return in Final Fantasy 15. However, being able to ride them is something you can actually miss should you decide to ignore Prompto’s desire to visit Wiz’s Chocobo Post in chapter 3. It turns out that the Behemoth called Deadeye is frightening all of the lovable birds in the post, which is preventing you and anyone else from renting one. This guide will help you take down the Behemoth and end Chocobo harassment.
First of all, you will need to actually hunt the behemoth down first before you can engage in an epic battle. You’ll need to track him him down and then stealthily follow him through the mist at his den (follow the marker on your map once you’ve accepted the “A Behemoth Undertaking” quest), staying behind cover and out of his sight as often as possible. Despite him being blind in his right eye, he’ll still be able to spot you pretty quickly regardless of your positioning. If he does spot you then immediately back away and start maneuvering around rocks, as this will usually get him off your back pretty easily.
Once the fight itself starts you’re going to want to make use of your surroundings. There will be oil drums scattered about the terrain, and if you manage to blow one up when Deadeye is close to one then you’ll deal big damage. Using a heavy weapon against his legs is effective, and then quickly Warp Striking away to a nearby tower is useful if you end up getting overwhelmed by the beast’s massive size. Whenever you sense that the Behemoth is about to strike, that is your cue to back off a little and then strike him from behind if at all possible.
Keep up this strategy and make sure you do your best to keep yourself healed and you shouldn’t have much trouble taking down the behemoth. Once he is finally down you can head on back to Wiz’s Chocobo Post and rent your first Chocobo. They cost 50 gil to rent per day, and you can rent them for up to 30 days at a time.