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Shooting Chomp
Spore Chomp DKCR
Shooting Chomp as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Alias(es) Spore Chomp
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Residence(s) Forest level Clingy Swingy,
Forest level Tippin' Totems
Origin of Species Plant
Family Chomp,
Vine Chomp,
Green Chomp
Powers/Abilities Shooting spiky spores simultaneously at five directions at regular intervals,
Immunity against ground-pounding and peanuts shot by Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns

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)

Shooting Chomps, also known as Spore Chomps, are plant enemies related to other Chomp types in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They shoot spores at five directions.


Shooting Chomps appear in the Forest levels Clingy Swingy and Tippin' Totems of the Donkey Kong Island. This Chomp variant is placed on floors or ceilings, and throws spiky spores simultaneously at five different directions at regular intervals, trying to hit enemies. The Kongs must just avoid these projectiles. When the Shooting Chomps are present on the floor, the primates can defeat them by using single roll attacks or jump attacks on them. Despite the enemies reacting by shaking a bit after Diddy Kong using his Peanut Popguns to shoot peanuts at them, the Shooting Chomps are immune against these bouncing projectiles and the ground-pound move. The enemies in both positions can also be defeated by the heroes throwing single barrels at them.

Physical Appearance[]

Shooting Chomps appear as a dark shade of yellow, and have eight visible holes from the side, which they fire spores out of. They have larger “lips” which is a common trait with the Chomp family. They have sharp, green leaves protruding from underneath them, that are more visible when they are upside down. Their lips also have a red hue near the bottom.