Flame Chomp also known as Fire Chomp, or Keronpa as they are known in Japan, are chainless Chain Chomps similar to Amps. Flame Chomps first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 and have appeared in every game of the New Super Mario Bros. series.


Super Mario Bros. 3

In Super Mario Bros. 3, these enemies have four fireballs each, and when they're all fired, it will explode, damaging everyone in the blast radius. Mario can defeat the Flame Chomp by way of using a Starman or the Raccoon Suit.

Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64 DS, Flame Chomps replace Kuromame 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. series

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, it begins 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


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.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Fire Chomp NSMBU

The only Flame Chomp, guarding a Star Coin.

In New Super Mario Bros. U, there is only one Flame Chomp in the entire game, located in a hidden room in Peach's Castle-3: Rising Tides of Lava. It must be bounced off of to obtain the stage's third Star Coin, and acts the same as its previous appearances.

New Super Luigi U

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. Many of them appear in Flame Chomp Ferris Wheel which is also their only appearance in the game.

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