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Chain Chomp

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Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp SSBU artwork.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
Franchise Mario
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, overall)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996, Square Enix-related media)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, overall)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Square Enix-related media)
Chomp Chomp

Chain Chomps (occasionally called simply Chomps, or formatted as Chain-Chomps) are common enemies in the Mario franchise. They bear a resemblance to a ball and chain and are typified by their large, tooth-filled maws and incessant biting. Although this is the case, Chain Chomps have several characteristics of a canine, and tend to be recognized as such in some of their appearances. Chain Chomps made their first overall appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3, while their first Square Enix-related appearance is in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, they are named Chomps, and first appear as guards in Booster Tower. In battle, Chomps can use skills like Iron Maiden and Carni-Kiss. They possess no strengths and a weakness to thunder attacks. Chomps have very good defense; in fact, their defense exceeds their attack power. Since they are bound to a stake, the party can easily flee from the battle. The game also introduces golden, much more powerful versions of Chomps known as Chomp Chomps, as well as Kinklinks, which are Chomps used to hold chandeliers in Bowser's Keep.

In addition to Chomps being encountered as enemies, Bowser is able to equip and use a lighter-colored female Chomp as a weapon, after meeting it and befriending it inside of a secret room in Booster's Tower where it was captured by Booster. It has an average attack power of ten points, with a deviation of up to four points above or below. Bowser uses it as a flail before throwing it at the enemy, with the timed hit being activated by pressing the button as it hits, causing it to bite repeatedly. Other related weapons he can use are a Chomp Shell (indicated to be the husk or "shedding" of one) as well as a spiky type called a Spiked Link.

A pair of Chomps are also seen pulling the Bowser's Keep float in the parade ending sequence.

Fortune Street

A Chain Chomp makes an appearance in Fortune Street. Once the player clears the Mario Circuit board, the shop expands and have a Chain Chomp in the Mascots section. It is named Chain Chomps even though only one Chain Chomp acts as a mascot.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

A Chain Chomp as a Smash Run enemy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Chain Chomps appear as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. They attack by lunging at opponents from their posts and chomping them for multiple hits. If the Chain Chomp falls off the stage, then it leaps back up onto it.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Chain Chomps are also featured as an enemy in Smash Run, and attack in the same manner as their Assist Trophy counterpart. Their bodies are invulnerable to any attack; the only way to defeat them is by attacking the post until it is free.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A Chain Chomp in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A Chain Chomp returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy. Additionally, a Chain Chomp appears as an Advanced-class Attack-type primary spirit. It allows no support slots and, when equipped, makes the user slower but more difficult to launch. The corresponding spirit battle involves a metallic Pac-Man and a hostile Chain Chomp Assist Trophy on the Yoshi's Island stage. In addition to the Spirit Board, the Chain Chomp spirit can be obtained from Beedle's Tent for 1,000 Spirit Points.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars stats

Chomp SMRPG sprite.png

HP FP Attack Magic attack Defense
100 100 60 5 65
Magic defense Speed Evade Magic evade Morph rate
31 10 0% 0% 75%
EXP Coins Strong Weak Items
10 0 None Thunder Mushroom (5%)
Location(s) Bonus Flower Yoshi Cookie Special attacks Spells
Booster Tower Attack Up! (20%) Bracer Iron Maiden, Carni-Kiss

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Chain Chomp SSB3DS Trophy Chain Chomp.png SSBWU Trophy Chain Chomp.png Assist Trophy NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)
9: Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3 Flag of USA.png This beast frequently appears in the Super Mario series, and it is definitely equal parts bark and bite. No surprise it's often chained to something. In Smash Bros., it's connected to a stump in the ground and will lash out at anyone who gets close. Don't even bother trying to teach it manners.
Flag of Europe.png An iron ball with a face, complete with shiny white teeth, that shows up fairly often in the Mario series. They're impossible to tame, so they're almost always chained to a post, and this game's no exception. Seriously, don't go anywhere near them unless you want to end up a Chomp's dinner.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U tips

  • "If a platform that can break is broken with one of these chained to it, the Chain Chomp will fall off the stage as well."
  • "If a Chain Chomp falls off the stage, it'll just jump straight back up!"
  • "A Chain Chomp's chomp will deal more damage than just touching one. Be careful, though; even chained up, they've got a long range."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
51 Chain Chomp SSBU Spirit Chain Chomp.png Super Mario Series Primary (0) Advanced Attack
Weight ↑
Timmy and Tommy's, Spirit Board Metal PAC-MAN Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Chain Chomp)
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy is metal
Yoshi's Island Main Theme - Super Mario 64


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワン
Japanese onomatopoeic term for dog's barking