Homing Chomp

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Homing Chomp
Artwork of a Homing Chomp from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Official artwork of a Homing Chomp
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Variant of Chomp
Homing Chomps on a planet in Battle Belt Galaxy
Artwork of the Homing Chomp planet in the Battle Belt Galaxy

Homing Chomps[1] (also known as Silver Chomps)[2] are a type of Chomp in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They resemble giant silver Chomps with yellow rings around their eyes, much like the Chain Chomp's design in Super Mario Sunshine, and red irises and pupils, which are constantly rolling around out of sync with each other. Unlike other Chomps, Homing Chomps always roll towards Mario or Luigi and try to hit him.

A single Homing Chomp first appears in the Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy at the end of the mission Silver Chomp Grudge Match. One later appears in the Slipsand Galaxy in the mission Sailing the Sandy Seas. Four Homing Chomps later appear in the Battle Belt Galaxy on the final planet in Mini-Planet Mega-Run and Mini-Planet Daredevil Run.

These enemies can be defeated only by Rainbow Mario, by pushing them off a cliff while on a Star Ball, or by the use of a rubbery bulb.

A large Homing Chomp in the E3 2009 trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2

An extremely large Homing Chomp appears in the E3 2009 trailer of Super Mario Galaxy 2, though it never made it into the final game. In the trailer, it seems to be acting similarly to Sorbetti during the boss battle in the Freezy Flake Galaxy. Within the game's "ObjNameTable" file, there is a removed "WanwanSearchBig" entry,[3] which is likely a remnant of this.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/WanwanSearch.arc WanwanSearch Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl ワンワンサーチ (Wanwan Sāchi) Chomp Search

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サーチワンワン[4]
Sāchi Wanwan
Search Chomp

Chinese 銀色汪汪
Yínsè Wāngwāng
Silver Chomp

French Chomp argenté
Silver Chomp
German Rollender Kettenhund
Rolling Chain Chomp
Italian Categnaccio Argento (in-game)
Caccia Categnaccio[5][6]
Silver Chain Chomp
Hunting/Homing Chomp
Spanish (NOE) Chomp Buscador
Searching Chomp


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 25.
  3. ^ TCRF. Super Mario Galaxy 2/Removed Objects. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 159.
  5. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Guide, pag. 25
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 159