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Gobbler

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Gobbler
KatAMGobbler.png
Sprite of Gobbler from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Details
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe (keychain)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (sticker)
Weakness(es) Electric: Beam, Spark, 'Chain Beam' from UFO.
Slash: Cutter, Cupid, Sword, Master.
Stone (slow sinking).
Similar to Acro, Joe, Sweet Stuff
Theme music

Clip of the theme that plays when battling Gobbler.

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Gobbler is a boss that only appears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It guards the Mirror Shard of Olive Ocean and is fought again after that in Boss Endurance.

Gobbler is a blue shark with a red and white lifebelt attached to its waist, despite its ability to swim. There appears to be a star-shaped pattern with a lighter shade of blue on the tip of its snout. Gobbler's teeth are big in relation to its size, hence the name. What would be its tail is instead a propeller which keeps it afloat underwater.

Boss Battle[edit]

Gobbler fights an underwater battle against Kirby. The room is mostly made up of water, with three small platforms above it. Its attacks including summoning mini sharks (7 HP each but becomes 1 HP when above water), biting or charging into Kirby underwater, and jumping out of water to attack Kirby on the platform.

Since this is a mostly underwater battle, Kirby will want to use his Water Gun technique or go into battle with one of the few Copy Abilities that can attack underwater. Inhaling the mini sharks will yield the Sword ability.

Gobbler has 60 HP and takes additional damage from two weaknesses:

  • Electric: +2 damage from Beam (or 'Chain Beam' from UFO), Spark (though practically only UFO can fight underwater among these abilities)
  • Slash: +2 damage from Cutter, Cupid, Sword, Master (though practically only Sword and Master can fight underwater among these abilities)

Notably, Gobbler can be easily defeated by Stone (or the same attack from Smash). The stone will get slowed down when sinking in water, resulting in a continuous hitbox on Gobbler. Stone does 10 damage per hit which can defeat Gobbler in six hits.

Upon its defeat, Gobbler will slowly sink for a few seconds before exploding and relinquishing its Mirror Shard. If it is defeated in mid-air, Gobbler will stay in mid-air before disappearing.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガブリエル
Gaburieru
Gabriel; a derivation of「がぶり」(gaburi, onomatopoeia for biting)
Traditional Chinese 加百獵
jiā bǎi liè
Pun on「加百列」(Jiābǎiliè, Gabriel) and「猎/獵」(liè, Chinese verb meaning "to hunt")
Simplified Chinese 加百猎
jiā bǎi liè
Dutch Gobbler -
French Moerfal From "morfal" (French informal word for "greedyguts")
German Pirator Agentive form of "Pirat" (pirate)
Italian Galeandro From "galeone" (galleon) and the male name "Aleandro"
Korean 가브리엘
Gabeuriel
Gabriel
Brazilian Portuguese Tubanham Portmanteau of "tubarão" (shark) and "nham" (onomatopoeia for eating); may involve "banhar" (to bathe)
Spanish Tiburino Diminutive of "tiburón" (shark)