Artwork of a Chain Chomplet
|First appearance||Super Mario Sunshine (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
|Variant of||Chain Chomp|
- “Oh my goodness! This is awful! Completely awful! My little darlings have nasty fevers and it's driving them mad! Normally, I grab their tails and spike them into the ground...but they're too hot to touch now! Ooh! It burns me up!”
- —Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine
Chain Chomplets, also referred to as Chain Chompers, are young Chain Chomps (or relatives of them) that have only appeared in Super Mario Sunshine. They have a personality like older Chain Chomps, but look different. They make a noise that sounds like a puppy barking. Chain Chomplets are made up of two spherical sections with a collar dividing each part, unlike their older counterparts, which only have a head as their body. Also, their chains appear to also be their tails. They are of a silver color when permanently cooled off, orange when angry, and black when temporarily calmed by a barrel of water or FLUDD. The only known Chain Chomplets live in Pianta Village on Isle Delfino; a female bright red Pianta owns them. They leave a trail of burning goop when they are angry, and have small flames on their chains.
Chain Chomplets are in the first episode of Pianta Village, Chain Chomplets Unchained. In the episode, Mario has to calm down the fevered Chain Chomplets. To complete the episode the Chain Chomplets must be cooled off with FLUDD. Once this is done, their tails can be grabbed. Releasing the tail slingshots the Chain Chomplet, hopefully into the river where they will cool off completely. If the player waits too long, the Chain Chomplets will fire back up.
Chain Chomplets might be related to the Chain Chomp in Episode 4, which must be calmed and cooled in a similar fashion. Like the Chain Chomplets, this Chain Chomp's color changes when placed in a pool of water.
|Super Mario Sunshine||firewanwan||Firewanwan||Fire Chain Chomp|
Names in other languages
|Japanese onomatopoeia for a puppy's yelping; following the format of「ワンワン」(Wanwan, Chain Chomp)|
|Italian||Categnetto||Little Chain Chomp|
- In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Chomplet's name can be seen in the score chart.
- The shark-like faces of the Chain Chomplets with the small lower jaw are shared with that of the Elder Princess Shroob's Chain Chomp in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time as well as the official artwork for Chain Chomp in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, but not the game's sprites.
- Chain Chomplets share their Japanese name with CiaoCiao and ChowChow, small Chain Chomp characters who appear in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
- Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 98.
- Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/monte0.szs/scene/firewanwan