Chomp Shark

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Chomp Shark
SMW2 YI Chomp Shark.png
Artwork from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variant of Chomp

Chomp Sharks,[1] or Shark Chomps,[2] are giant sized Chomps in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, and Yoshi's New Island.

These giant Chomps relentlessly chase after Yoshi, gnashing through anything in their way. Their appearances in certain levels make backtracking impossible, as they are almost invulnerable and will often eat anything on which Yoshi can land. Eventually, the Chomp Shark chases Yoshi to a platform it cannot eat and breaks its teeth, causing it to tear up in pain and fall off the screen.

Chomp Sharks appear in Marching Milde's Fort and KEEP MOVING!!!!

In Yoshi's New Island, their teeth no longer crack, although, they still tear in pain.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグワンワン[3]
Biggu Wanwan
Big Chain Chomp
Russian Кусакула
Chomp Shark
Korean 거대멍멍이
Big Chain Chomp


  • While many enemies in Yoshi's Island DS use retouched graphics from previous Yoshi games, Chomp Shark's sprites are notably completely unchanged from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide, pages 76 & 114.
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  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 20.