Saddle Sore achievement in Final Fantasy XIII-2

Saddle Sore

Went the distance on chocobo-back.

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How to unlock the Saddle Sore achievement

  • BrutopianBrutopian595,559
    09 Feb 2012 09 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2012
    54 0 6
    10'000 steps riding a Chocobo is unlikely to come naturally in a normal playthrough, requiring you to grind it a bit, probably by rubberbanding your left stick so the choco runs in circles.

    However, if you are aiming to collect all the fragments, you should leave this achievement until you've done that. With all the 160, you'll unlock the 'Clock Master' skill from Serendipity. This allows you to play the game at twice the speed, cutting your grind time in half.

    Thanks to Worhammer and Zombie Deej for reminding that the achievement only unlocks when you dismount the Choco. So check regularly if it's done yet.

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    SpeciallyTDerpThis is the last achievement I need.
    Now I'm getting dizzy...
    You should also add that changing the Chocobo music to Crazy Chocobo and turning your headset up to max volume will result in real life head banging xD
    Posted by SpeciallyTDerp on 03 Jul 12 at 19:49
    Ninja Scroll@redjarman, yeah, and I'm proud I rubber banded the controller for 3 hrs after beating the game and doing other things around the crib. Thumbs up for the solution. Doesn't really matter where to get a Chocobo from. Just get on him and let the chicken (or whatever they are) walk around in circles.
    Posted by Ninja Scroll on 28 Jul 12 at 23:41
    Daelus1There doesn't appear to be any in-game (or in-app) way to track progress and reading rubberbanding for 3 hours or overnight can be daunting. You first encounter chocobo 1/2 hour into the game and, if running circles in the crater, 100 steps takes 40 seconds, meaning 10,000 steps takes just over an hour; cakewalk for any achievement hunter or completionist.
    Posted by Daelus1 on 05 Dec 21 at 09:21
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  • ALeXoTiCALeXoTiC386,492
    06 Feb 2012 06 Feb 2012
    21 1 1
    For this achievement you have to walk 10,000 steps with a Chocobo.

    A helpful way I found to get this achievement is to ride your Chocobo around Academia-4XX AF- while going for the "Captain Cryptic" fragment sets.

    He teleports after every set you complete. You could knock out half of these at the minimum finding him all three times.

    You could also ride chocobos while just running around for fragments in the areas. It adds up quick.

    You unlock this achievement after reaching the 10,000 steps, and dismounting from your chocobo.
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    Mawu711I got this achievement by doing the captain cryptic fragment sets also, it is such a huge map its almost a garentee achievement by time you finish it.. there were times I could not locate the guy I was runing all over the place looking for him.
    Posted by Mawu711 on 07 Feb 12 at 21:36
  • Fishie PenguinFishie Penguin203,274 203,274 GamerScore
    05 Feb 2012 03 Feb 2012 06 Feb 2012
    13 0 5
    This is the secret achievement "Saddle Sore" which requires you to take more than 10,000 steps while riding a Chocobo. As much as you would love to run around the whole world of FFXIII-2 with a Chocobo their are easy ways to grab this achievement. In Bresha Ruins (005 AF) & New Bodhum their were Chocobo to ride right off the gate. But your able to stick yourself in a corner or do donuts and rubberband your controller and leave it over night if trying to journey that much is too much for you. After you unmount from the Chocobo the achievement will pop.
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    mooglessdid you think that chocobos were useless or something? them stopping fights is nothing new.
    Posted by moogless on 05 Feb 12 at 09:03
    xix T HILL xix@moogless in FF13 you could get hit by monsters while riding on the chocobo, so it didnt stop fights in that game.
    Posted by xix T HILL xix on 05 Feb 12 at 17:59
    Fishie PenguinNot really but I swear everytime I unmount from a Chocobo it puts me in a fight so so they may keep me from fights when I ride one but they sure as hell put me right in a fight when I get off one
    Posted by Fishie Penguin on 05 Feb 12 at 18:17
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