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A Nibbles

Nibbles[1] are Chain-Chomp-like fish that inhabit the waters of Rogueport and its surrounding regions in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. If Mario falls in any body of water, a Nibbles will bite him, causing him to jump back to the same place he fell into the water. He will also lose one HP. These enemies cannot be battled. A few Nibbles can be seen in Sir Grodus's room in the X-Naut Fortress, where they are in an aquarium surrounding most of the room. Nibbles are even found in swimming pools and fountains. One appears in the lower right-hand corner of the Magical Map.

In Super Paper Mario, two figurines of a Nibbles can be seen on a shelf in Fort Francis, along with several other cameos of various characters, species, and items from the previous game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガジガジ
Onomatopoeia for gnawing or biting
Spanish Maxilo Comes from maxilar (maxilla bone of the jaw)
French Pirahgnard Pun on "piranha"
German Schnappy from "schnappen" (to chomp at)
Italian Magnarone Pun on "magnare", a dialectal slang for "mangiare" (to eat)


  1. ^ "The river's pretty, but fall in and Nibbles will getcha!" Goombella's Tattle information for Petalburg, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.