Chain Chomp is an enemy from the Super Mario Bros. series, which resemble a ball and chain. They act like dogs, and can even bark. Chain Chomps are a strong and unintelligent species, and are most commonly used as guard dogs.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chain Chomp

Chain Chomp appeared as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Trophy Description

A black, spherical character thought to be made of some metal, such as iron. Although usually tethered down with a chain, Chain Chomps will eagerly chomp at passersby, inflicting major damage. In Super Mario 64, a Chain Chomp appears in the first level. It cannot be defeated, but you can daze it temporarily by throwing bombs at it.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario 64

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U


Tanooki Kirby unleashing a Chain Chomp Assist Trophy.


Chain Chomp role is expanded in this game, and now appears as both an Assist Trophy and an enemy in the Smash Run mode.

As an Assist Trophy, the Chain Chomp cannot be hurt by any attacks. However, if it is on a platform that can be destroyed, destroying the platform will also drop the spike Chain Chomp is attached to. Chain Chomp serves the same role as in the Mario series.

In Smash Run, the Chain Chomp can also appear as an enemy. The Chain Chomp is immune to all attacks, and if it bites you, it will deal slow damage and can cause great knockback when it is finished biting you. The wooden spike is vulnerable, however, and can be attacked. Once the spike is destroyed, the Chain Chomp will always leave behind a random item and stats.

Trophy Description

Nintendo 3DS

This beast frequently appears in the Super Mario series, and it is definitely equal parts bark and bite. No surprise it's often chained to something. In Smash Bros., it's connected to a stump in the ground and will lash out anyone who gets close. Don't even bother trying to teach it manners.

Wii U


An iron ball with a face, completely with shiny white teeth, that shows up fairly often in the Mario series. They're impossible to tame, so they're almost always chained to a post, and this game's no exception. Seriously, don't go anywhere near them unless you want to end up a Chomp's dinner.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)

He also appears as Mii Headgear.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chain Chomp returns as an assist trophy, functioning identically to its appearance in the previous game.

Spirit Info

Spirit Artwork Origin Type Rating Effect Support Slots
Chain Chomp Mario Party 8 Attack Advanced Weight  ↑ 0

Spirit Battle

Spirit Puppet Fighter(s) Power & Type Stage Rules Conditions Music
Chain Chomp Metal Pac-Man 4000, Attack Yoshi's Island (Battlefield) Assist Trophy Enemies
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy favors side specials
  • The enemy is metal
Main Theme - Super Mario 64
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