Artwork of a Chomps Jr. from Donkey Kong Country
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country (1994)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)|
- “A smaller variety of shark, but nonetheless deadly!”
- —Donkey Kong Country manual, page 30
Chomps Jr. (stylized as Chomps, Jr. in the Player's Guide) are small, blue shark-like enemies and a smaller variant of Chomps. Chomps Jrs. first appear in Donkey Kong Country. Just like their larger counterpart, Chomps Jrs. attack either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong by swimming into them. 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. Additionally, a Chomps Jr. appears in a short segment of the ending credits in Donkey Kong's Treehouse, where it chases a Squidge off-screen, possibly trying to eat it, only to then swim back on-screen, swimming away from a group of four angry Squidges.
In the Game Boy Advance version, Chomps Jrs. appear in the Funky's Fishing mini-game. In the main game, Chomps Jrs. are the main feature of Vine Valley's challenge, where the goal is 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 book[better source needed] from Japan, which lists the regular Chomps as an enemy in the game instead of Chomps Jr.
A Chomps Jr. next to the letter Z in the Game Boy Color conversion
Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance) photograph
Names in other languages
- 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 each other on Enguardes.
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. Page 18.