Chomp Rock

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Not to be confused with Stone Chomp.
Chomp Rock
Artwork of Pink Yoshi pushing a Chomp Rock, from Yoshi's New Island.
Yoshi's New Island artwork
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
“Don't forget—you can run over baddies with a Chomp Rock. Good things might happen!”
Message Block, Yoshi's New Island

Chomp Rocks, also known as Romp Chomps,[1] are round stones that look like Chain Chomp heads. They appear primarily in the Yoshi's Island series.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

Chomp Rocks first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as a common object. They are generally used for moving through soft rock and reaching high areas, but in some levels, they are an obstacle, such as when they need to be rolled off a thin pillar to reach a key. Some Sluggers hit these back and forth. Yoshi can push Chomp Rocks forward or jump on top of them to roll them in any direction. He can use Chomp Rocks to crush most enemies, even otherwise-invulnerable foes, such as a Tap-Tap. The Cave Of Chomp Rock is themed after them.

Chomp Rocks come in gray and brown in this game, the difference being that the gray ones will respawn at their starting point if the player leaves the screen and comes back, while the brown ones will not.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Chomp Rocks appear in Yoshi's Island DS unchanged from the previous game except for the fact that neither color respawns, except for the one in the Island Museum's Land Enemy section - which happens to be brown.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Chomp Rocks appear in Yoshi's New Island, unchanged from the previous game. Data indicates that snowballs are retextured Chomp Rocks.[2]

Club Nintendo[edit]

In the Club Nintendo comic "Mario's Picross", Mario is arrested and locked up inside of a pyramid. He comes across a treasure chamber with a chest inside. When trying to pick up the treasure chest, a Chomp Rock is released through a trap door and starts rolling towards Mario. He escapes from the rock by jumping into a lorry and moving away.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Chomp Rocks appear in Paper Mario as background objects in Dry Dry Ruins, and resemble the living Stone Chomps. They are also seen outside the Dry Dry Ruins, on decorative pedestals surrounding the outside. Paper Mario's Chomp Rocks have slightly gaping mouths.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Two Chomp Rocks appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in the Palace of Shadow's Riddle Tower area, blocking the pipes that Mario needs to unlock the tower. Actual Chain-Chomps guard the pipes. In this incarnation, the rocks are hollow and have open mouths. Mario can destroy the rocks by throwing Admiral Bobbery into the gaping maws of the rocks. When Bobbery explodes, the rock is destroyed.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Brown Chomp Rocks make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where the Yoshis are needed to move them on two occasions to open up new paths in Yoob's Belly. Five Yoshis can also use a Chomp Rock to lower Sunnycide's defense after the Bros. free them from Yoob eggs.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Chomp Rocks reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World, acting the same as in previous Yoshi games. In this game, they resemble amigurumi crochet spheres that come in many different color variations with white buttons for eyes. Frame Chomps can be turned into a Chomp Rock if Yoshi throws a yarn ball at one. The color of the Chomp Rock is determined by the color of yarn used.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワン[3]
Wanwan Iwa
Chain Chomp Rock

Chinese 汪汪石
Wāngwāng Shí
Chain Chomp Rock

Dutch Chomp-steen
Chomp Rock
French (NOA) Roc Boulouf
Chomp Rock
French (NOE) Broie tout
Crush everything
German Big Chomp
Big Chomp
Italian Masso tritatutto
Grinder Rock
Korean 멍멍이돌
Meongmeong'i Dol
Chain Chomp Rock

Portuguese Pedra Dentada
From pedra (stone) and "Corrente Dentada" (Chain Chomp)
Russian Кусалковалун
Chomp Boulder

Spanish Roca Chomp
Chomp Rock


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  2. ^ Image showcasing the retextured Chomp Rock.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 9.