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.
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.
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 U.F.O. 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 6 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.
According to the booklet from Kirby's Dream Collection, Gobbler was originally titled "Great Jaws" in early development of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
Names in other languages
|German||Pirator||From "Pirat" = "Pirate"|