The Chao Container (チャオコンテナ Chao Kontena?), also called the Chao Box, is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a type of Container which holds unique contents inside it.
The Chao Container shares many qualities with that of the basic Container, including its basic cuboid shape. However, the Chao Container is light blue and appear metallic (akin to the Steel Containers) with eyeless Chao face on each side, except the top side which has waving lines.
Sonic Adventure 2
The Chao Container first appeared in Sonic Adventure 2 and its enhanced port Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. In gameplay, unlike the Steel Container, the Chao Container can be destroyed with any attack that has not been enhanced by Level Up Items.
Each Stage holds three Chao Containers, with the exceptions of Green Hill and Hidden Base, which only have one and two respectively. Chao Containers can be hidden behind Wooden Containers, in the cover of secret platforms, and in other similar hidden areas. As per their purpose, they contain items that are released when they are broken, each holding a specific item depending on the order in which they are broken in:
- First Container: One Chao Key which transports the player to the Chao World at the end of the Stage.
- Second Container: Four non-rare Animals of random species.
- Third Container: One copy of the Stage's designated rare small animal (imaginary category).
It should be noted that if a player dies before opening all three Chao Containers, they only need to open the Containers they have not already opened to get the contents of the second and third Containers.
Below is a list of all of the unique Animals in the third Chao Containers: