Chomps Jr.

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Chomps Jr.
Artwork of a Chomps Jr. from Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)
Variant of Chomps

Chomps Jr. (stylized as Chomps, Jr. in the Player's Guide[1]) are small, blue shark-like enemies in Donkey Kong Country that attack either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong by swimming into them, like with their larger counterpart. They move considerably faster than Chomps, but they are easier to avoid. Like the other underwater enemies, Chomps Jrs. can only be defeated if they are stabbed by Enguarde. Chomps Jrs. appear in all four underwater levels: Coral Capers, Clam City, Croctopus Chase, and Poison Pond. A Chomps Jr. is seen in a short segment of the ending credits in Donkey Kong's Treehouse, where it chases a Squidge off-screen, only to then return onscreen, swimming away from four angry Squidges. The Game Boy Color version has a printable Game Boy Printer sticker of Chomps Jr. with the letter Z. In the Game Boy Advance version, Chomps Jrs. appear in the Funky's Fishing mini-game, and the object of the Vine Valley challenge is having to reel in 15 Chomps Jrs. before time runs out.

Despite Chomps Jr. themselves not being present in Donkey Kong Land, regular Chomps are redesigned to resemble Chomps Jr. This is traced from a Donkey Kong Land guide bookMedia:SuperDonkeyKongGB guide.jpg[better source needed] from Japan, which lists the regular Chomps as an enemy in the game instead of Chomps Jr.

Chomps Jrs. and their larger counterpart, Chomps, appear in the game trailer for the canceled Donkey Kong Racing, during the scene where Tiny and Diddy race one another on Enguardes.


  • Instruction booklet: A smaller variety of shark, but nonetheless deadly![2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョンプスJr.
Chonpusu Jr.
Chomps Jr.

French Chomps Jr.
Spanish Chomps Jr.


  1. ^ 1994. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 18.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1994). Donkey Kong Country manual. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 30.