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Artwork of a Nibbla from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
Fish Food Frenzy
The Nibbla of Fish Food Frenzy
“This hungry fish is your friend - unless you don't keep him constantly fed!”
Donkey Kong Country 3 manual, page 19

Nibblas are red-orange, carnivorous fish enemies in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Nibblas behave similarly to Snapjaws from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Nibblas are entirely invulnerable to attack, and they swim through the water quickly, following Dixie and Kiddy around a level. If the Kongs fall into the water, the Nibbla charges into them and bites then. One difference that Nibblas have from Snapjaws is that they cannot swim through walls. Nibblas are one of the few enemies from the game that do not appear in Donkey Kong Land III.

Nibblas appear in three levels: Bobbing Barrel Brawl, Kreeping Klasps, and Fish Food Frenzy. Fish Food Frenzy features a unique Nibbla that follows behind the Kongs throughout the level, eating the underwater enemies in their path. The Nibbla changes color depending on its mood. When it is blue, the Nibbla is happy; to keep this mood, Nibbla has to eat Kocos along the way. If Nibbla turns purple, it starts to frown; if it is light pink, its fangs begin to show; and if the Nibbla is bright red, it swiftly bites the lead Kong then changes back into light pink. If Nibbla eats a Lurchin, its mood worsens, although there is Lurchin near the end of the level that guards the path to a Bonus Barrel. A No Animal Sign of Nibbla appears at the end of Fish Food Frenzy, but it is different from those of the actual Animal Friends because the Nibbla does not cross and stays behind. Aside from levels, a Nibbla's only other appearance is as a photograph in Dixie Kong's Photo Album, categorized as part of the Aquatic Attackers enemy class.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Nibblas also appear in the Pacifica level Stormy Seas and the Kaos Kore level Lightning Lookout.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Nibbla.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニブラ

Italian Nibbla