A Dos and Don'ts Guide to RPG Mascot Characters

I mean, besides just "don't". That would make for a short list. Let's assume that a mascot character is like getting 85 or more on Metacritic: The designers don't get to eat if there isn't some adorable chirping nuisance making the game ever so slightly worse.

That said, there are plenty of mascot/pet characters in RPGs (mostly the Japanese kind) that can turn out genuinely pretty neat. The trick is to follow the rules below:

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

Riki was pretty cool. Only ever used him in combat a couple times though. But his weird speech patterns usually put a smile on my face.

Posted by Hailinel

Dude, Chocolina is the shop vendor in FFXIII-2. The chocobo that lives in Sazh's afro is this one.

Edited by Mento
Posted by Hailinel

@Mento: I have really got to finish XIII-2.

Posted by Hunter5024

Whoa. I had no idea about Chocolina, and I did finish XIII-2. She's actually one of the few mascots I like, probably just because of the Chie voice though. Good list.