omochao: A chao is a creature. Chao are somewhat complex: they respond to stimuli, have moods, require food, and can be loving or fearful. The word Chao is a pun on Chaos.Chao have statistics: Swimming, Flying, Running, Power, and Stamina, as well as a number of other things which aren't quite as obvious. These statistics can be raised through proper Chao raising, and will enable a Chao to do better in their competitions: Chao Racing and Chao Karate. Eggs other than those acquired in visiting a Chao Garden for the first time or mating are colored differently and reflect how the Chao will look. For example, a Gold Egg is solid gold in color and will hatch a solid Gold Chao. Ways of hatching them include snuggling the egg (the kindest way), throwing the egg at a wall (the Chao will obviously not like this), and of course, simply waiting for the egg to hatch on its own. When they hatch, they can be trained to have different attributes and emotional states.