Nibbles

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A Nibbles
Not to be confused with Snaggles.
“Boy, and what's with these tanks full of Nibbles? Jeepers, that creeps me out...”
Goombella, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Nibbles 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
Gajigaji
Onomatopoeia for a gnawing sound
French Pirahgnard Pun on "piranha" and "-ard" (a French suffix used for several uses, such as making pejoratives words, or forming animal names)
German Schnappy Diminutive of "schnappen" (to chomp at)
Italian Magnarone Masculine form of "magnare", a dialectal slang for "mangiare" (to eat)
Spanish Maxilo Masculine form of "maxilar" (maxilla bone of the jaw)