Chain Chomp
Abilities Biting
Species Chomp
Affiliation(s) Koopa Troop
Enemies Mario, Luigi, Yoshis, Star Children
Subspecies Chomp
Chomp Shark
Stompin' Chomp
Notable member(s)
Games Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's Story
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Mario Party 9 (2012)

A Chain Chomp is a chained-up enemy that acts similar to a dog originating from the Mario series.


Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's IslandEdit

Chain Chomp first appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island in the Yoshi series.

In the game, only a single Chain Chomp appears in the entire game. This Chain Chomp is located in Sluggy the Unshaven's Fort, although there are other forms of Chomps in the game more common. Chain Chomps can be defeated by a POW Block or a Winged Cloud. Defeating this enemy reveals a secret area with a Hint Block in it.

Chain Chomps also have Chomp and Chomp Sharks as more common subspecies of them in the game. Chomps fall from the sky and create endless abysses by delving into the ground while Chomp Sharks float in the air and follow Yoshi the whole time.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's AwakeningEdit

There are three Chain Chomps that live in a house on Koholint Island. One is large and is named BowWow who is owned by Madam MeowMeow. Two are small without the chains. There is one who is talkative and wants to be beautified. She's also where you can dig for a Secret Seashell. If you give her the bow, she can give you a can of dog food.

Yoshi's StoryEdit

Chain Chomp reappears in Yoshi's Story, first and only appearing in the level Jungle Hut.

In the game, these enemies cannot be defeated and thus must be avoided. Also, they appear similar to the Chomp Sharks and have nearly-identical behaviour to Chomps, both enemies from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


  • Shigeru Miyamoto found inspiration for the Chain Chomp enemy from a childhood experience: a dog once ran up to him and tried to bite him, but the dog's chain held him back.


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