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Concept art by William Patrick.

It's constantly grumbling, it can use simple tools, and it's aggressive.[1]

Evon Gnashblade

The Choya are plant creatures native to the Crystal Desert. They attack their foes with needles shot from their body. Upon dying, they explode, dealing damage to nearby enemies and inflicting conditions.

There is a peaceful village of choya atop of a mesa at Brightwater Inlet in the Desert Highlands. It is said that this village remains peaceful because the choya kick troublemakers off of the mesa, preventing their return. According to Explorer Beth, they literally kick them off of the cliff. This implies that all the hostile choya seen across the desert are these trouble-making choya, or descended from them.


See also: Category:Choya




  • They are named after the cholla cactus.[2]
  • Originally started as a fun sketch, as the artist William Patrick didn't expect them to appear in-game.[3]
  • The recipe for Dollop of Choya Harissa, invented by choya, may hint at their possible cannibalism, as it uses choya body parts. This is also supported by some ogres claiming that choya eat their own. [4]
  • Their resemblance to melons makes Elonians wary about certain fruits.[5]
  • The death animation of choya shows a section of their body that reveals there's no bones or identifiable organs, just what appears to be a watermelon-like structure with seeds. Green and chromatic choya have red flesh, red choya have green flesh, and blue choya have orange flesh.

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  1. ^ | Beware the Trained Attack Choya!
  2. ^ Comment by Peter Fries,
  3. ^ Cactus Mook by William Patrick,
  4. ^ Ambient dialogue at Grand Sahil Casino
    Ogre Hunter (2): They say choya will eat their own.
  5. ^ Dialogue with Ande