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Not to be confused with Chomps the Shark from Donkey Kong Country

Red Chomp as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Chomps are different types of carnivore plants found in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D that try to attack and/or eat the Kongs. These enemies are most present in the Forest levels of Donkey Kong Island. The red type, displaying two different sizes, reachs out and gives a big bite at regular intervals. They debut in the level King of Cling of the Jungle world, and they can be defeated only by throwing barrels. They also possess a more aggressive yellow variant appearing in the Forest world, which has a different attack style, being more unpredictable. The giant version of the Red Chomp is much slower, and louder than their smaller counterparts. It is unknown how they got so large.

The blue type, Vine Chomp, stays hidden behind leaves 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 reveal itself, pull in the primates slowly and eat them. In case of being eaten by them, the primates can quicky pound and free themselves (done by shaking the Wii Remote (and Nunchuk) in the Wii version or tapping X and Y buttons in the 3DS version). Vine Chomps usually appear in Forest levels, and they also can be defeated only by throwing barrels.

The Spore Chomp type stays on floors and ceilings and throws spores in 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 green type, Shroom Chomp, 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 type cannot be harmed, and it also appears in the Forest levels.



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