Chomp Rock

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Not to be confused with Stone Chomp.
Chomp Rock
Pink Yoshi Chomp YNI artwork.png
Yoshi's New Island artwork of Pink Yoshi pushing a Chomp Rock
Franchise(s) Yoshi, Mario
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,[1] 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.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Chomp Rock brown SMW2YI sprite.png Chomp Rock gray SMW2YI sprite.png
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island sprite of a brown Chomp Rock (left) and a gray one (right)
Purple Yoshi pushing a Chomp Rock in the level Chomp Rock Zone in 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Mario franchise[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

A Chomp Rock rolling after Mario in the Mario's Picross comic

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.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワン[2]
Wanwan Iwa
Chain Chomp Rock
Chinese 汪汪石
Wāngwāng Shí
Chain Chomp Rock
Dutch Chomp-steen Chomp Rock
French (American) Roc Boulouf Chomp Rock
French (Europe) Broie tout Crush everything
German Big Chomp Big Chomp
Italian Masso tritatutto Grinder Rock
Korean 멍멍이돌
Meongmeong'i Dol
Chain Chomp Rock
Portuguese Pedra Dentada From pedra (stone) and "Corrente Dentada" (Chain Chomp)
Russian Кусалковалун
Chomp Boulder
Spanish Roca Chomp Chomp Rock


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 9.