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Flame Chomp also known as Fire Chomp, or Keronpa as they are known in Japan, are chainless Chain Chomps similar to Amps. They first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 and have appeared in every game of the New Super Mario Bros. series. Flame Chomps possess a "tail" composed of four fireballs and commonly attack by following Mario and his allies and by spitting fireballs at them. Once all four fireballs have been used up, the Flame Chomp will start heating up and relentlessly chasing Mario and his allies before exploding. Unlike Chain Chomps, Flame Chomps are vulnerable to stomps and (ironically) fireballs too. They are commonly found in skies or volcanoes but Flame Chomps can also be found in other locations as well.

In Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros. 3

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In Super Mario Bros. 3, these enemies have four fireballs each, and when they've fired every one, they will explode, damaging everyone in the blast radius. In this game, Flame Chomps have greyish-white bodies and only show their faces in "attack mode", with their "dormant mode" sprite showing them as faceless balls. Mario can defeat the Flame Chomp by way of using a Starman or the Raccoon Suit's tail whip up against their body. They can commonly be found in Sky Land and Ice Land.

Super Mario 64 DS

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In Super Mario 64 DS, Flame Chomps replace Fire Spitters from Super Mario 64, and serve the same purpose. They remain motionless and have the same effect as them, shooting a flame at the player when they approach; they can be eaten by Yoshi, allowing him to breathe fire. Due to the nature of their roles, it is their first, and so far, the only appearance where they do not self-destruct or run out of fire.

New Super Mario Bros.


Flame Chomps return in New Super Mario Bros. as uncommon enemies, since they only appeared in World 7-1. They retain their previous characteristics and weaknesses from Super Mario Bros 3., with the exception that they now show their faces at all times.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii


In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Flame Chomps are a bit more common, appearing in World 2-6, World 8-3, and World 9-6. Flame Chomps have a minor addition to their attack pattern; once out of fireballs, they begin chasing Mario much faster before exploding. They can be defeated with a stomp or fireballs, and can also be frozen with Ice Balls.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

A Travelling Fire Chomp in New Super Mario Bros. 2

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Flame Chomps exclusively appear in World 6-B, with the same characteristics and weaknesses as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Once again, the same attacks as before can defeat them. Additionally, the use of the Gold Flower can also be used to defeat them.

New Super Mario Bros. U

The only Flame Chomp, guarding a Star Coin.

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Flame Chomps make their only appearance in a hidden room in Peach's Castle-3: Rising Tides of Lava. The enemy must be bounced off to obtain the stage's third Star Coin, and acts the same as their previous appearances.

New Super Luigi U

Three Flame Chomps take a shot at Luigi in Flame Chomp Ferris Wheel.

Flame Chomps also appear in New Super Luigi U, the first game where they are referred to by their current name. They also have a new attack, which involves shooting all the fireballs in their "tail" at once, creating a larger fireball and then exploding immediately after. Many of them appear in Flame Chomp Ferris Wheel which is also their only appearance in the game.

Names in other languages

In Spanish, Flame Chomps bear the name "El Chomp de Fuego" (Gen. Lís Chompis de Fuego; means "Chomp of Fire"). Their Portuguese name, "O Trinca Flammas" (Gen. Lois/Lósio Trinques Flammaes), literally means "snap flames". Italian calls them "Fiammorco" (Gen. Fiammorchis/Fhiammorcósio; after "La Fiamma", which means flame). Their French name is Le Bouchée de Feu (Gen. Losse-oyo Bouchéasse de Feu), which means "Bite of Fire" ("Le Feu" means "fire" in French.).



  • Due to replacing the Fire Spitters, Flame Chomps are far more common in Super Mario 64 DS than in any of their other appearances as in most games, they usually only appear in a few levels (if not just one).