Cheep Chomp

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Cheep Chomp

A Cheep-Chomp attempting to eat Shell Mario in New Super Mario Bros.
General information
Species origin Cheep-Cheep
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Similar entities
Boss Bass
Big Bertha
Notable members
Mega Cheep-Chomp
This is a Cheep-Chomp, and he looks pretty hungry! Better watch out!

Cheep-Chomps are enormous Cheep-Cheeps found in underwater levels in New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It is similar to the Boss Bass from Super Mario Bros. 3.

These Cheep-Cheeps are purple with a green backfin and have enormous mouths. If Mario or Luigi swim too close to the Cheep-Chomp, it will open its mouth and try to eat the adventurer. The giant fish will often follow the character around the screen while attempting to devour them. Success on their part causes the player to lose a life. They can be defeated, like all other fish, with a Fireball or being smashed by Mega Mario/Luigi. They only appear in 3-1 in New Super Mario Bros., and even then only four of them are there.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it only appears twice: Once in a bonus area in 4-4, and again in a bonus area of 9-2. A Fireball or Starman takes the big fish down, but it is invincible to Ice Balls. Two changes are made: It is slightly bigger, and defeating it releases 3 1-Up Mushrooms.

Cheep-Chomps once again appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. One makes it first appearance early in World 1-5. When defeated, it releases 3 coins. They reappear as common enemies in World 4-5. Another appears in course 1 of the Impossible Pack, near two whirlpools.

The Cheep-Chomps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U and act as in the predecessors. This enemy is prominently featured in the Superstar Road level Swim for Your Life!, where it must be used to eat Urchins and other enemies to complete the level. This time, it takes three hits from a fireball to be defeated. However, like a Porcupuffer, it returns in a short while, though it returns almost immediately after it is defeated.

In New Super Luigi U, Cheep-Chomps appear in Cheep Chomp Chase in Acorn Plains and Star Coin Deep Dive in Superstar Road. Cheep-Chomps, Magmaarghs, and Magmaws are the only enemies who can defeat Nabbit.

The Cheep Chomp chasing Mario at Long Fall Falls.

A giant Cheep-Chomp appears in Paper Mario: Sticker Star as an obstacle. It can be seen on the surface of the water in Long Fall Falls, pursuing Mario (who is riding a raft down the river). The Cheep-Chomp appears to be made of cardboard, featuring a propeller-like tail. The Cheep Chomp can destroy parts of the raft Mario is riding on by ramming into it, and being eaten results in an instant Game Over. When both reach a waterfall, Mario and his raft continue to fall, while the Cheep-Chomp's "propeller" ends up propelling it upward, into space.

Cheep-Chomps appear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the minigame Cheep Diamonds. They swallow an amount of diamonds and then circle around in the water; the players are trying to pick the Cheep Chomp that swallowed the most diamonds.