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Screenshot of Gnawcodile from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability N/A
Similar entities Gator (Kirby's Epic Yarn)
Gator (Kirby Super Star)
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This robust swimmer has a powerful jaw. It floats on the water's surface, watching and waiting for its prey. Its hide is as tough as armor, so you'll need something bigger than a Copy Ability to take him down... Do you think Mouthful Mode would do the trick?
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Gnawcodile is a big black crocodile-like enemy that is part of the Beast Pack and first appeared in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It is typically seen swimming in water, either holding still or moving in set patrol patterns. If Kirby gets within range, Gnawcodile will make a big and dramatic dive under his position and then bite upward to try and catch him. If successful, Gnawcodile will drag Kirby under and chew on him until Kirby escapes (by having the player mash the control stick). Gnawcodile cannot be inhaled, and cannot be damaged by ordinary attacks. To defeat Gnawcodile, Kirby must make use of a Mouthful Mode, with the typical method being ramming into it using a boat powered by Ring Mouth. Defeating Gnawcodile in this way earns Kirby a green Star Coin.

Gnawcodile's name is a portmanteau of the words "gnaw" and "crocodile".


In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Gnawcodile can be found in the following stages:

Gnawcodile locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay Yes
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach Yes Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland No
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks Yes The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No


  • The figure description for Gnawcodile seems to erroneously refer to the enemy with both neuter and masculine pronouns simultaneously. Given that "it" appears thrice, while "him" only appears once, neuter is likely the correct set of pronouns to use.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロコガブル
Portmanteau of “crocodile” and “gobble”
Chinese 鳄加布尔
È jiā bù'ěr
Crocodile Gobble
Dutch Kauwkodil From kauw (chew) and krokodil (crocodile)
French Croque-odile From croquer (to gnaw) and crocodile
German Nagodil Nagen (gnaw) + Krokodil (crocodile)
Italian Divordillo Portmanteau of the words divorare (devour) and coccodrillo (crocodile)
Korean 깨물커다일
From 깨물다 (kkaemulda, to bite and to snap) and 크로커다일 (crocodile)
Spanish Crocomilón Portmanteau of the words cocodrilo (crocodile) and comilón (glutton)