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Not to be confused with Chomps, carnivorous plants or Snaggles, shark enemies from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

"Don't worry, people, the Chomps police is already here. Where are the appetizers, I mean, suspects?"
—Chomps, DKC comic[1]
Artwork of a Chomps from Donkey Kong Country.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island

Sub-Species Chomps Jr.

Game(s) Donkey Kong Country (for SNES/GBA)
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
First Game Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)

Chomps are a species of generic shark-like fish, found in the underwater levels of Donkey Kong Country. They live in the waters surrounding Donkey Kong Island. Chomps are big and quite fearsome, though slow and are not common. They also have a small, nimble variant called Chomps Jr.s.

Their stripes suggest that they may be inspired by tiger sharks. The stripes of tiger sharks fade with age, and the stripes on Chomps are lighter than the ones on Chomps Jr..


Donkey Kong Country

Chomps debut in the original Donkey Kong Country. Since there are not many water levels in DKC, there are not many Chomps to be found. Chomps are about as strong as any other aquatic foe, simply touching one will injure a Kong or Enguarde the Swordfish. Their sub-species, Chomps Jr., are more common in the water levels. Both can be defeated with a bill-stab from Enguarde.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Chomps, as with the other underwater enemies in Donkey Kong Country, do not return in the game's sequel, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, though similar shark-like fish seem to attack Kaptain K. Rool during the regular ending of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, which could very well be Chomps.


In the comic "Donkey Kong Country", two Chomps try to attack Donkey and Diddy Kong. They are supposedly a part of the "Chomp Police". This seems to be a self-promoted position, seeing the other underwater creature's opposition to them.

Chomps have not made other appearances aside from several of them seen swimming around in the background of a trailer for the canceled game, Donkey Kong Racing. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, a more threatening looking shark resembling Chomps appears in an underwater race course as an obstacle. Similar, but much more cartoon-like sharks appeared in water levels of the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, called Snaggles and Golden Snaggles.