|Release date||23 June 2014 (Update)|
|Location||Tree Gnome Stronghold Hunter area|
|Preferred bait||Spicy tomatoes|
|Retaliation||Explodes when killed, dealing 20 life points|
|Examine||Once caught, this creature can be used to enhance gathering of energy, fish, logs and ore. Where applicable, it acts as a mithril-equivalent tool.|
Cobalt skillchompas are level 27 hunter creatures found at the Tree Gnome Stronghold Hunter area. This area can be accessed via a rock climb found to the north of the Grand Tree, which requires 19 Agility to traverse, or alternatively through a gap in the fence found to the west of the Barbarian Outpost. They are trapped with box traps and give 80.7 Hunter experience each when caught. Once caught, cobalt skillchompas transform into stackable cobalt skillchompas, which can be wielded to give benefits while skilling.
Up to 4 skillchompas can be caught per trap, which scales with Agility level. From level 42 Agility, multiple are always caught.
Cobalt skillchompas can be attacked and explode when killed. If the attacking player is next to the skillchompa when it explodes, they will be pushed back 1 square and dealt 20 life points of ranged damage (this cannot be mitigated by Prayer). Players hunting these skillchompas should take care, as clicking on one will cause the player to attack it. A player can avoid this entirely by equipping a Ranged or Magic weapon without ammunition, or by selecting the "Hidden" option under the NPC Attack Option Settings.
Using spicy tomato as bait whilst catching chinchompas increases capture rate by 30%.