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Not to be confused with Chomps, shark enemies from the games Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land.
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Red Chomp as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Residence(s) Jungle level King of Cling,
Forest world levels,
Cloud level Crushin' Columns (only in DKCR 3D)
Origin of Species Plant
Family Vine Chomp,
Shooting Chomp,
Green Chomp
Powers/Abilities Reaching out and biting at regular intervals (red and yellow variants only),
Immunity against all physical attacks by enemies (except Shooting Chomp variants)

Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Game Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Chomps are different types of carnivore plant enemies found in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The regular variant usually tries to attack the Kongs by biting them.


Regular Chomps are most present in the Forest world levels of the Donkey Kong Island. They debut in the Jungle level King of Cling, and later also appear in the Cloud level Crushin' Columns of the Nintendo 3DS game version. The red variant, displaying two different sizes, reachs out and gives a big bite at regular intervals. Considering how they can be defeated only by the primates throwing barrels at them, regular Chomps usually must be avoided by the player. They also possess a more aggressive yellow variant appearing in the Forest world, which has a different attack behavior, being more unpredictable when reaching out and biting. The giant version of the red Chomps is much slower, and louder than their smaller counterparts. It is unknown how they got so large.


The blue variant, Vine Chomp, has the main body at the top of the screen, leaving an unsuspected long vine for its prey to grab. If the Kongs hold the vine, the Vine Chomp will pull in the primates slowly, trying to eat them. In case of being eaten by them, the heroes can quicky pound and free themselves (done by shaking the Wii Remote (and Nunchuk) in the Nintendo Wii version or tapping X and Y buttons in the Nintendo 3DS version). Vine Chomps usually appear in Forest levels, and they also can be defeated only by the Kongs throwing barrels at them.

The Shooting Chomp variant stays on floors or ceilings, and throws spores at five different directions at regular intervals, hitting enemies. They are also found in the Forest levels and the ones present on the floor can be defeated by roll and jump attacks. The same variant can also be harmed by barrel throws.

The Green Chomp variant keeps its mouth open and displays a red protuberance of a tongue, trying to disguise it as a small mushroom. The Kongs must use it as a bouncy platform, but if the primates end up swallowed by one, they can still get away by quickly pounding the plant (in similar way to Vine Chomps). This variant cannot be harmed by any attack, and it also appears in the Forest levels.



  • Chomps are very similar to Piranha Plants, enemies from the Super Mario Bros. game series.
  • The Chomps are carnivorous plants, and since they are, they may not be under the control of the Tiki Tak Tribe in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, but instead may just be doing what they normally do in the wild.