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A Nibbles

Nibbles[1] are 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
Spanish Maxilo Comes from maxilar (maxilla bone of the jaw)
French Pirahgnard Pun on "piranha"
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.