Chomp

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This article is about the subspecies of Chain Chomp. For information about other uses of the word "Chomp", see Chomp (disambiguation).
Chomp
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A Chomp from Yoshi's Story.
Species Origin Chain Chomp
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Sub-Species
Stompin' Chomp
Chomp Shark
Golden Chomp
Silver Chomp

Chomps are, essentially, chainless Chain Chomps. They are much bigger than normal Chain Chomps, setting the standard for their huge sizes. Also, chomps seem to have more humanlike teeth than regular chain chomps, although in their first appearances they had triangular teeth.

History[edit]

Yoshi series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

A Chomp as they appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Chomps debut in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They jump from the background hills and destroy everything that is below them. They seem to be unlimited in number on the background hill or they come back to the same hill after jumping. They appear only in certain levels, when a sign with one of them on it appears. Yoshi doesn't lose Baby Mario when hit by one of these enormous monsters. Chomp Rocks, which are stones in the shape of Chomps, also appear. Another type of gigantic Chomps called Chomp Sharks also appear.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Chomps reappear in Yoshi's Story, where they act almost identical as they did in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They only appear on Jungle Hut, World 4-1, where the Baby Yoshis must avoid these enemies to get past. This is also the first game in which they are explicitly named Chomps.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Chomps once again appear in Yoshi's Island DS, where they once again serve the exact same purpose as they did in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, along with Shark Chomps.

Yoshi's Island DS introduces another new sub-species, Stompin' Chomps, which main method of attacking is bouncing around the stage, trying to squash Yoshi. They usually appear in groups, and are smaller than regular Chomps.

Chomps, Shark Chomps, and Stompin' Chomps only appear in the level Rompin' Stompin' Chomps.

Chomp Rocks also reappear. In the level Return of the Moving Chomp Rock!, one is required for crossing deadly spikes and other dangers.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, just as the four heroes are heading through the Warp Pipe to get to the top of the Princess Shroob statue in Shroob Castle, a Chomp leaps out of the basement's sewer water and bashes the pipe, redirecting it's destination to the basement.

Later, as the brothers are about to hit an Exclamation Mark Block to cross a pit of spikes and leave the basement, the Chomp leaps out of the water, eats the block, and heads into one of the five Warp Pipes visible on the map. The player must use the Star blocks that appear to damage the Chomp four times. However, on the final attempt, Chomps fill up all the pipes. The player can tell the correct Chomp apart from the others by looking at which one is barking the fastest. When it is defeated, the Chomp is destroyed and the block heads back to its original position.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A few rolling Chomp heads in Super Mario Galaxy.

Chomps appear in Super Mario Galaxy and roll straight off the planetoid, without trying to hurt Mario or Luigi in a similar way as Piranhabons from Super Mario Sunshine. If Mario or Luigi is to step in front of the Chomp, he will be knocked over and hurt. In the Single Player Mode, Chomps can only be defeated with the use of a Rainbow Star, a Stretch Plant, or a Bob-omb. In the Cooperation mode, one player can hold one Chomp's back still while the other player spins it in the front, or one player makes one Chomp stunned while the other collides with it, which will make them explode into many Star Bits.

A new subspecies of Chomps, known as Chomp Pups come out of dog houses, and are found only in the Dreadnought Galaxy.

A Golden Chomp also appears in the Gusty Garden Galaxy; defeating it gives Mario a Power Star. A Rainbow Star can be found nearby.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Chomps reappear, first in the Flip-Swap Galaxy as the common obstacle there. They later reappear in the Chompworks Galaxy, where they make their most prominent appearance, the galaxy being focused on them. Chomps behave the same way as they did in Super Mario Galaxy.

Two subspecies from Super Mario Galaxy return : a Golden Chomp, as part of a mission, and Chomp Pups.

A new subspecies called the Silver Chomp appears as well. They home on Mario or Luigi, and appear in the Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy, the Slipsand Galaxy, and the Battle Belt Galaxy.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Chomps appear in Mario Kart 64's Rainbow Road, serving as obstacles as they roam up and down the track. If a racer hits a chomp they will spin out.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Chomp on Chain Chomp Wheel.

A Chomp also appears as a stage hazard in Chain Chomp Wheel in Mario Kart Wii. After being shot out of a cannon at the beginning of the battle, it rolls around in the mid section of the roulette wheel, and squishes any racers who it runs into it. It looks exactly the same as the Chomps in Super Mario Galaxy. They also appeared in the 2nd November 2009 tournament.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Chomps also appear on Mario Kart 7's Rainbow Road. They appear on the moon portion of the track, rolling around the area. Players who run into a Chomp are knocked back and, like with every other hazard in the game, lose three coins.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Chomps make another appearance in Mario Kart 8. In N64 Rainbow Road they bounce on the circuit, creating a wave for racers to perform tricks, instead of roaming on it.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワンドスン
Wanwan Dossun
Thwomp Chain Chomp (Dossun is Thwomp´s Japanese name)
French Toutous-bombes Bomb Doggy
Italian Categnone From "categnaccio" (chain chomp) and "cagnone" (big dog)
Chinese 汪汪 Bark Bark (the barking sound of dogs)

Trivia[edit]

  • On the Chomp Saucer Planet in the Good Egg Galaxy, one of the holes that the Chomps come out of is much smaller than the rest. However, the Chomps coming out of this hole are still too large to be Chomp Pups, and bark the same way that normal Chomps do, as opposed to a Chomp Pup's distinctive bark, despite being smaller than normal Chomps.