TURF: Caves, Mountains.
AFFILIATIONS: Smithy Gang.
CLOSE RELATIVES: None.
SKILLS AND ATTACKS: Howl, Poison.
STRENGTHS: Strong against Fear and Sleep attacks.
WEAKNESSES: Geno Beam.
Like their relatives, K9s, Chows are wild mechanical dogs that walk on their hind legs, but this variety is copper coloured. Mushroom Kingdom monster experts are unsure where these creatures came from, but it is believed they were created
by Smithy. He probably sent them out to reinforce native monsters in the Mushroom World and slow down Mario.
Chows first showed up when Smithy invaded; if these mechanical creatures are part of the Smithy Gang, they are probably very low ranking. They are not too dangerous to experienced adventurers, but they usually appear in packs with other monsters.