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The Neutral Garden in Sonic Adventure 2.

This is the Chao Garden. If you bring the eggs you find all over the world, a Chao will be born.

Tikal, Sonic Adventure.

The Chao Garden is a place where the A-Life creatures, the Chao, reside. Chao Eggs are deposited in an inaccessible garden that can only be viewed through a menu screen. Once the Chao has hatched, the player can equip it with a fighting character in order to give the bonded character special abilities.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure

In Sonic Adventure, and its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, there are three Chao Gardens available: one in the hotel in Station Square, the second inside the cave in Mystic Ruins and the last one on an island near the Egg Carrier.

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2, and its remake Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Neutral Garden is available from the start of the games. The Hero Garden and Dark Garden are unlocked when the player has at least one Hero Chao and at least one Dark Chao in their possession. The Chao Gardens in Sonic Adventure 2 contain a rock formation and a waterfall that leads to the Chao cave. Tails and Dr. Eggman do not use their mechs when inside the Chao Garden.

Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Pinball Party

Main article: Tiny Chao Garden

In Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Pinball Party, there is a mini version of the Chao Garden named Tiny Chao Garden. This garden has the same function as the normal Chao Garden, but contains a lot of differences. The player can bring Chao back and forth between the Chao Gardens in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and Sonic Adventure 2 via the Tiny Chao Garden on the Game Boy Advance.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Crisis City in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), there are highway signs mentioning the Chao Garden (although the actual Garden is never seen).

Sonic Rivals 2

In Sonic Rivals 2, the Chao Garden is mentioned at the end of Sonic and Tails' stories. After they defeated the Ifrit in Chaotic Inferno Zone, Sonic says to Tails that they should go back to the Chao Garden and take a break.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood also features a Chao Garden, although it is inaccessible. In this game, the player can access the Chao Garden to view the Chao Eggs and Chao that have been collected.

Sonic Unleashed

Like in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), in Sonic Unleashed there are Chao Garden highway signs in Skyscraper Scamper during the day.

In other media

Archie Comics

Sonic X

Main article: Chao Garden (Sonic X)


  • The Chao Gardens use an updated version of the A-Life system originally used in the NiGHTS into Dreams Nightopian system.
  • The Chao Garden appears in the "Minecraft X Sonic The Hedgehog DLC" and its Sonic Adventure 2 theme is used.





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