- Not to be confused with Frame Chomp.
Model of a Flame Chomp from New Super Mario Bros. 2
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)|
|Latest appearance||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)|
Flame Chomps, originally Fire Chomps, are enemies that first appear in Super Mario Bros. 3. They resemble Chain Chomps but differ in several ways. They are not restricted by chains, and they instead float along with a trail of four fireballs each. At any time, a Flame Chomp may shoot a fireball from its "tail" at Mario or Luigi. When it runs out of fireballs, the Flame Chomp explodes, damaging the Mario Bro. if he is within the blast radius. Also, unlike Chain Chomps, Flame Chomps are vulnerable to stomps and Fire Mario's fireballs. They live mainly in the skies.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros. 3
In Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Chomps appear only in Sky Land and Ice Land. In this game, their faces appear only when they shoot their fireballs, with them otherwise appearing as featureless black orbs. They follow Mario and Luigi, stopping briefly to shoot fireballs. They appear in World 5-5, World 5-6, World 5-9, World 6-4, and World 6-7; most of these are auto-scrolling courses. After using up their fireballs, Fire Chomps continue to follow Mario or Luigi shortly before exploding like Bob-ombs. They can be defeated with stomps, fireballs, hammers, invincibility, and Raccoon Mario or Tanooki Mario's tail whips. Until they explode, they respawn, regardless of how they were beaten.
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
- Main article: Flame thrower (Flame Chomp)
In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, while no normal Fire Chomps appear in the game, a derivative is introduced. They are motionless and shoot a homing fireball when the player approaches. Unlike usual Fire Chomps, they do not self-destruct or run out of fire. These objects originally lacked faces or an explicit connection to Fire Chomps, which were given to them starting with the remake.
New Super Mario Bros.
Flame Chomps return in New Super Mario Bros. as uncommon enemies, appearing only in World 7-1. They retain their previous characteristics and weaknesses from Super Mario Bros 3., with the exception that they now depict their faces at all times.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Flame Chomps are a bit more common, appearing in World 2-6, World 8-3, and World 9-6. Flame Chomps have a minor addition to their attack pattern; once out of fireballs, it begins chasing Mario much faster before exploding. They can be defeated with a stomp or fireballs, and can also be frozen with Ice Balls. From this game forward, they are depicted with five teeth.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Flame Chomps exclusively appear in World 6-B, the second level of the Mystery Adventures Pack, and the second level of the Impossible Pack, with the same characteristics and weaknesses as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
New Super Mario Bros. U
In New Super Mario Bros. U, there is only one Flame Chomp in the entire game, located in a hidden room in Rising Tides of Lava. It can be bounced off of to obtain the stage's third Star Coin, and acts the same as its previous appearances.
New Super Luigi U
Flame Chomps also appear in New Super Luigi U. They also have a new attack, which involves shooting all the fireballs in their "tail" at once, creating a larger fireball. Many of them appear in Flame Chomp Ferris Wheel.
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
In the show, Fire Chomps do not have a fireball tail, and have flexible borders around their eyes (which this time are red) and mouth. Fire Chomps also appeared during the episode "Never Koop a Koopa". They tried to attack Mario inside Castle Koopa, but Toad and Princess Toadstool opened the window and let them fall into the water.
Nintendo Adventure Books
A Fire Chomp appears in Koopa Capers, prowling a cave in the Magma Pits. While Luigi is fleeing from the Hot Feet that also live in the cave, he can choose to either rush blindly ahead, or take his time; if he chooses the latter, he will just narrowly avoid the Fire Chomp, but if he picks the former, he will run into and be scorched by the fireballs of the Fire Chomp, causing a Game Over.
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up
A single Fire Chomp cameos in Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up on the Homemaker page.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Flame Chomps appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as enemies in the exclusive Smash Run mode. Like in previous games, they breathe fireballs at the player and explode shortly after losing all of their fireballs. The fire trail can also damage the player if they run into it. They are weak to the water effect.
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Flame Chomps are enemies who can become allies to the player in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. A Flame Chomp's attribute is Fire, meaning that it is powerless against Water, yet strong to Wood. Flame Chomps have relatively high HP and they are very efficient in regenerating their team's health points. Instead, their attack point rating is a little poor. The main skill of any Flame Chomp in the game is called Flame Dance, which increases the attack rating of every Fire-type team mate by 1.3 for five turns. Flame Chomps also have a secondary skill, the Skill Boost; when the player enters a course, this skill helps by reducing the number of turns till the main skill can be used.
In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Blazes are replaced by Flame Chomps.
|Super Mario Bros. 3||Enemy||1988||NES|
|Super Mario All-Stars||Enemy||1993||SNES|
|Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World||Enemy||1994||SNES|
|Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3||Enemy||2003||GBA|
|New Super Mario Bros.||Enemy||2006||DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. Wii||Enemy||2009||Wii|
|Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition||Enemy||2010||Wii|
|New Super Mario Bros. 2||Enemy||2012||3DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. U||Enemy||2012||Wii U|
|New Super Luigi U||Enemy||2013||Wii U|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS||Enemy/Trophy||2013||3DS|
|Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition||Enemy/Teammate||2015||3DS|
|Minecraft: Wii U Edition||Enemy in the Super Mario Mash-up||2016||Wii U|
|Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition||Enemy in the Super Mario Mash-up||2017||Nintendo Switch|
|Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition||Enemy in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||New 3DS|
|Minecraft (Bedrock version)||Enemy in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||Nintendo Switch|
|New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe||Enemy||2019||Nintendo Switch|
Tribe: Weapon clan
Disposition: Profoundly tenacious
Game appearances: 3
I knew it was a bomb
The black ball floats in the air and approaches Mario. When it stops moving, it will spit flames from its mouth. You can defeat it by simply stepping on it, but beware that it will try to self-destruct and wreak havoc on you at the end.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy information
Names in other languages
|Possibly derived from "kerosene"; shared with its variant from Super Mario 64 DS|
|Fire Chain Chomp|
|French (NOA)||Croque-Flamme||Flame Chomp|
|French (NOE)||Bouchée de feu (Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet)
Feuer-Chomp (Super Mario Bros. 3)
From "feuer" (fire) and Chomp, the Chain Chomp's original German name
Magiafuoco (Super Mario Bros. 3)
|Compound of "fiamma" (flame) and "orco" (ogre)|
Magic-fire (probably was meant to be written as "Mangiafuoco", Fire eater)
|Portuguese (NOE)||Trinca Chamas
|Flame Biter; possibly a play on "trinca-espinhas" (a word for a very thin person)|
From "chama" (flame) and the suffix "-iço"
|Spanish||Chomp Llamas||Flame Chomp|
- In the Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition commercial, Flame Chomps are used to demonstrate fusion between enemies.
- In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Flame Chomp is a name that can appear as a wrong answer when identifying a certain enemy in the Toad quizzes.
- Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 36.
- Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 80.
- Super Mario Bros. 3; Italian booklet, pag. 36
- Canal New Super Mario Bros. U (January 30th, 2013). New Super Mario Bros. U - Castelo da Peach-3 - Terceira Moeda-Estrela (Wii U) video description.