Big Chain Chomp

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This article is about a species of Chain Chomp from Super Princess Peach. 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 Super Princess Peach (2005)
Latest appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Parent species Chain Chomp
Related species
Chomp
Chomp Shark
Gold Chomp
Incoming Chomp
Silver Chomp
Stompin' Chomp
Notable members
Princess

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.

History[edit]

Super Princess Peach[edit]

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The Big Chain Chomp first appears in Super Princess Peach. This Chain Chomp is larger than a normal Chain Chomp and is not attached to a chain. It mostly acts as an obstacle that Princess Peach and Perry need to avoid, and is usually found bouncing down hills provided with gaps in which the princess and her umbrella may hide. Some of them are also seen periodically falling down pits. One is also seen in the background of the Wavy Beach world select screen, bouncing on the water surface.

According to the game's Glossary, Big Chain Chomp is "A giant Chain Chomp. Very dangerous!".

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Big Chain Chomp also appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, in Iggy's battle in the castle of World 5, after Kamek'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[edit]

Big Chain Chomps appear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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 ビッグワンワン (Super Princess Peach)
Biggu Wanwan
でかワンワン (Super Mario Odyssey)
Deka Wanwan
Big Chain Chomp; the former is shared with Chomp Shark
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