- Not to be confused with Stone Chomp.
Yoshi's New Island artwork of Pink Yoshi pushing a Chomp Rock
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)|
|Purpose||Can be rolled, often downhill, to defeat several enemies in its path or be stood upon as a platform.|
Chomp Rocks, also known as Romp Chomps, are round stones in the likeness of a Chomp. Chomp Rocks first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and they are primarily associated with the Yoshi's Island series.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Chomp Rocks are a common object. They are generally used for moving through soft rock and reaching high areas, but in some levels, they are an obstacle, such as when they need to be rolled off a thin pillar to reach a key. Some Sluggers hit these back and forth. Yoshi can push Chomp Rocks forward or jump on top of them to roll them in any direction. He can use Chomp Rocks to crush most enemies, even otherwise-invulnerable foes, such as a Tap-Tap. Chomp Rocks are featured throughout The Cave Of Chomp Rock and Chomp Rock Zone, as their inclusion within the level titles would suggest.
Chomp Rocks are featured in gray and brown, and a minor difference is that the gray Chomp Rocks respawn at their starting point if the Yoshi leaves the screen and returns while the brown ones do not.
Yoshi's Island DS
In Yoshi's Island DS, Chomp Rocks are mostly the same except most of them do not respawn. An exception to this is a brown Chomp Rock in the Island Museum's Land Enemy section.
Yoshi's New Island
In Yoshi's New Island, Chomp Rocks are functionally the same as in the previous Yoshi's Island games. The game files reveal that snowballs are retextured Chomp Rocks.
Yoshi's Woolly World
Chomp Rocks reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World, acting the same as in previous Yoshi games. In this game, they resemble amigurumi crochet spheres that come in many different color variations with white buttons for eyes. Frame Chomps can be turned into a Chomp Rock if Yoshi throws a yarn ball at one. The color of the Chomp Rock is determined by the color of yarn used.
Chomp Rocks appear in Paper Mario as background objects in Dry Dry Ruins, and resemble the living Stone Chomps. They are also seen outside the Dry Dry Ruins, on decorative pedestals surrounding the outside. Paper Mario's Chomp Rocks have slightly gaping mouths.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Two Chomp Rocks appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in the Palace of Shadow's Riddle Tower area, blocking the pipes that Mario needs to unlock the tower. Actual Chain-Chomps guard the pipes. In this incarnation, the rocks are hollow and have open mouths. Mario can destroy the rocks by throwing Admiral Bobbery into the gaping maws of the rocks. When Bobbery explodes, the rock is destroyed.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Brown Chomp Rocks make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where the Yoshis are needed to move them on two occasions to open up new paths in Yoob's Belly. Five Yoshis can also use a Chomp Rock to lower Sunnycide's defense after the Bros. free them from Yoob eggs.
Appearances without Yoshi
While it originates from the Yoshi franchise, a brown Chomp Rock has made one appearance in which Yoshi is absent: the Club Nintendo comic "Mario's Picross." In it, during when Mario is arrested and locked up inside of a pyramid, he comes across a treasure chamber with a chest inside. When trying to pick up the treasure chest, a Chomp Rock is released through a trap door and starts rolling towards Mario, a reference to the Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mario escapes from the Chomp Rock by jumping into a lorry and moving away.
Yoshi's Woolly World artwork of Yoshi pushing a red Chomp Rock
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island icon for Chomp Rock Zone
Yoshi's Island DS screenshot of Big Bungee Piranha, after eating a Chomp Rock
Yoshi's New Island screenshot of Yellow Yoshi pushing a brown Chomp Rock in Fort Key Calamity
Yoshi's New Island screenshot of Yoshi standing on a gray Chomp Rock in Chomp Rock Challenge
Yoshi's Woolly World screenshot of a green Chomp Rock in Walk the Chomp to Unwind
Names in other languages
|Chain Chomp Rock|
|Chain Chomp Rock|
|French (American)||Roc Boulouf||Chomp Rock|
|French (Europe)||Broie tout||Crush everything|
|German||Big Chomp||Big Chomp|
|Italian||Masso tritatutto||Grinder Rock|
|Chain Chomp Rock|
|Portuguese||Pedra Dentada||From pedra (stone) and "Corrente Dentada" (Chain Chomp)|
|Spanish||Roca Chomp||Chomp Rock|