Chomp (Donkey Kong Country Returns)
Chomps are carnivorous plant-like enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They first appear in the second level of the Jungle world, King of Cling, and later in the Forest world. Most of them jump up and try to bite Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong, taking away one heart if they reach the primates. Chomps greatly resemble the Piranha Plants of the Mario series. There are many different types of Chomps seen throughout the game. The regular and most common Chomp is a red type with spikes which tries to bite the Kongs, and can only be defeated with a barrel.
The Mega Chomp is a red, giant Chomp that attacks quicker, and cannot be defeated, making it the strongest Chomp. The yellow Chomp, which is like a regular Chomp, except yellow, and delays the attack. This type of Chomp can also only be defeated with a barrel.
The Shroom Chomp is green, contains four human-like teeth, and has a mushroom for a tongue, which the Kongs can bounce off. If Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong jump on the mushroom, the green Chomp will bite, and if the Chomp succeeds, the player must shake the Nunchuk and the Wii Remote, depending on how the player plays the game, to get the Kongs out from the plant's jaws.
The Spore Chomp has several holes on its body, and instead of biting Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, it will shoot deadly spores in five different directions out of these holes. These types of chomps are the weakest, since they can be defeated with either a jump, a roll, or throwing a barrel at it.
The last type of Chomp, the Vine Chomp, is a medium-sized blue Chomp that hangs on the top of the screen, and has a vine for a tongue. If the Kongs grab on the vine, the Vine Chomp will slowly try to put the tongue in its mouth to catch Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. If it successfully pulls them in, the player will have to shake the Nunchuk or Wii Remote to escape, like the Shroom Chomp.