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Paper Mario Enemy
Location(s) Dry Dry Ruins
Max HP 4
Attack 3
Defense 3
Moves Body Hurl (3)
Type Ground
Items N/A
Coins 0
Misc. stats
Level 14
Run N/A
Strong Fire, Ice
Weak None
Sleep? 0%, -1
Dizzy? 75%, -1
Shock? 0%, 0
Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 75%, -1
Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 0%
Hurricane? 0%

It's a Chomp. You've heard about Chomps before, I'm sure. Max HP: 4, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 3 They're made of such hard stuff that most of your attacks won't even faze them. I heard a rumor that the Chomps are a little peeved at Tutankoopa because he works them so hard.

A screenshot of Mario battling Tutankoopa and Chompy

Chompy[1], also simply referred to as Chomp in-battle and in Goombario's Tattle, is one of Tutankoopa's Chomps that appears in Chapter 2 of Paper Mario.


Chompy is the only Chomp in Paper Mario that can be battled; during the battle with Tutankoopa, he can summon Chompy to assist him in battle. His only attack is lunging at Mario, dealing three points of damage if not guarded. Chompy has higher-than-normal defense, so Mario must use his Super Hammer or damage-increasing badges like the Power Jump in order to damage him. Chompy is also immune to fire damage from attacks or any items such as the Fire Flower. After Tutankoopa is defeated, he beckons Chompy to come over to him, though it chases him out of Dry Dry Ruins. Chompy, along with two other Chomps, finally catch Tutankoopa at the ending parade of the game.

It is unknown if Chompy is really his name or if it is simply a nickname given to it by Tutankoopa.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワン
Chain Chomp

Chain Chomp Chan
French Chomp -
German Chomp -


  1. ^ Averill, Aron, Jason Leung, and Jennifer Villarreal. Paper Mario Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 43. "The terror of the Dry Dry Ruins tomb is a Koopa with a king complex and a particularly nasty pet Chomp. Tutankoopa attacks with magic and by tossing Buzzy Beetles. He also calls on Chompy. Hit the Koopa with Parakarry’s Shell Shot and deal with the Chomp by whacking it with the Super Hammer."