Big Chain Chomp

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This article is about a giant species of Chain Chomp. For The enemy from Super Princess Peach, see Chomp Shark. For Big Chomp, a character from Mario Party 3, see Big Chomp and Little Chomp.
Big Chain Chomp
Big Chain Chomp SMO.png
A Big Chain Chomp, from Super Mario Odyssey.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp (unchained)
Chomp Shark
Gold Chomp
Incoming Chomp
Silver Chomp
Notable members

A Big Chain Chomp is an especially large variety of Chain Chomp. Large Chain Chomps appear in many other games, such as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and the Mario Kart games; however, the ones in those games are treated as the normal-sized Chain Chomps.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Iggy's pet Big Chain Chomp

A Big Chain Chomp first appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Iggy's battle in the castle of World 5, having been transformed from a regular Chain Chomp via Magikoopa's spell. This Big Chain Chomp pulls a rail-based carriage Iggy rides in, as it hops around the platforms of the room. When Iggy is stomped, the Big Chain Chomp gets red and angry with the sound of a train whistle, akin to Wiggler, before beginning to temporarily move faster. This seems to stand in for having Iggy retreat into his shell. Once Iggy has been stomped three times, the Big Chain Chomp is defeated along with its master.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The Big Chain Chomp in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

A Big Chain Chomp, possibly the same one from before, also appears in New Super Mario Bros. 2. It acts much the same as the one from the previous game, but is somewhat smaller, and has more paths to take due to the different room layout. It is defeated the same way as previously.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Chain Chomps appear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2 alongside other giant enemies. They can be created by dragging a Super Mushroom onto a normal-sized Chain Chomp.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Mario after capturing a Big Chain Chomp in Super Mario Odyssey.

Big Chain Chomps reappear in Super Mario Odyssey alongside their smaller counterparts in the Cascade Kingdom. Like regular Chain Chomps, they are used to break open larger rocks and even mountainsides Mario usually wouldn't be able to reach. Madame Broode also has a golden Big Chain Chomp as a pet that she calls "Chain Chompikins".

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, three Big Chain Chomps need to be used in order to get to Petey Piranha who is the guardian of the fifth Royal Sticker in Rumble Volcano. One also appeared in Chomp Ruins. They cannot actually be harmed (outside of jumping on them pre-battle when they are asleep, which is mitigated by the fact that they, like all enemies and even Mario, recover health when asleep), instead, they are actually the basis of a puzzle. The player has to hammer their post down while they are asleep, then engage them in battle and use any attacks before they wake up. Afterwards, the Chain Chomp will then lunge at the player, causing 10 damage and ending the battle early due to escaping confinement. This attack cannot be blocked.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

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A Chain Chomp named Princess becomes a Big Chain Chomp in Paper Mario: Color Splash, by way of Kamek's magic. In this form, she is made out of interlocking pieces of cardboard.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

A single Big Chain Chomp appears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Iggy and Morton use the Big Chain Chomp for one of their attacks.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Big Chain Chomp
Big Chain Chomp PMSS.png Max HP 99 Location(s) Chomp Ruins, Rumble Volcano
Attack 10 Moves Lunge (10, flees battle)
Defense Stickers N/A

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかワンワン[1]
Deka Wanwan
Big Chain Chomp; compare Biggu Wanwan
Spanish (NOA) Gran Chomp cadenas Big Chain Chomp
Spanish (NOE) Gran Chomp Cadenas Big Chain Chomp
French (NOA) Boulouf géant Giant Chomp
French (NOE) Maxi-Chomp Big Chomp
Dutch Reuzen-Chain Chomp Giant Chain Chomp
German Maxi-Kettenhund Big Chain Chomp
Italian Categnone
Categnaccio gigante
Compound of Categnaccio (the Italian name of the Chain Chomps) and the augmentative suffix -one.
Giant Chain Chomp (Super Mario Odyssey)
Russian Огромный кусалкин на цепи
Ogromnyy kusalkin na tsepi
Giant Chain Chomp
Chinese 大汪汪
Dà Wāngwang
Big Chain Chomp


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145 and 210.