The Chao Pod is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the racing car for the Chao that is styled after a Neutral Chao's appearance. Unlike other cars, the Chao Pod has four seats and is operated by four Chao at a time.
The default Chao Pod is mostly light blue at the upper half and dark blue at the lower half. The wheels are blue and covered with yellow guards. It has a large glass dome containing three orange sets which the Neutral, Hero and Dark Chao sit in to drive. Behind the dome is a yellow seat which Omochao sits to communicate with the other Chao. Lastly, it features two yellow circle-shaped headlights.
In Team Sonic Racing, the Chao Pod appears as the Chaos' race car. In this game, its basic statistics show it has high acceleration and handeling, but weak boost, defense and speed. However, its statistics can be modified by replacing its parts. Its artistic design can also be modified.
During the events of the game, the Chao Pod was one of the cars Dodon Pa gave Team Rose's Chao (Neutral Chao, Hero Chao, Dark Chao and Omochao) and their friends so they could compete in his Grand Prix competition. The Chao would afterward used it during the races and challenges they participated it. However, the Chao Pod was eventually destroyed when the heroes had to leave it aboard the crashing Final Fortress. Fortunately, Dodon Pa promised to replace it with a new one.