Meet Nibelsnarf, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s Giant Mouth Monster

By Ishaan . February 1, 2013 . 8:30am

Capcom have shared a new monster profile from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate—Nibelsnarf, who is similar to the Gobul from Monster Hunter Tri. Unlike Gobul, who swims underwater, the Nibelsnarf swims in sand.


Official name: Nibelsnarf

Type: Leviathan

Nibelsnarf is one of the very unique monsters in this series. There aren’t many other foes like it, except for maybe the Gobul, who we met in Monster Hunter Tri (the base game for MH3U). Both of them have oversized mouths and will try to eat you alive! They also share a very similar physique and tend to swim a lot. The big difference here is that the Gobul swims underwater while the Nibelsnarf swims on sand. You better believe it!


Due to its enormous mouth, the Nibelsnarf can suck in huge amounts of sand (and anything or anyone in the way) and later spit it all out as a strong attack. It will also occasionally release excess of sand through its gills, blowing away anyone who tries to approach it from behind. And since the Nibelsnarf likes to burrow in the desert’s sandy areas, make sure to take some Sonic Bombs and Barrel Bombs as you set out on your hunt.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.


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  • Haseyo

    This is probably the only English name for the Portable 3rd monsters I find hilarious.

  • Shane Guidaboni
    • AkuLord3

      Nope…especially since i hate this monster SOO my hatred to kill
      Nibelsnarf grows more…also fear

      • Its actually not bad, just gotta set bombs keep moving and try attacking its sides. If you having problems with this! Then wooooo buddy….

    • Yawning contest start!

    • J_Joestar

      now when will there be a Mara look-a-like?

  • OverlordZetta

    Well, it’s official. I am absolutely terried to step out of FU.

  • I wish to know exactly who came up with this name and what in the world they were thinking.

    Not that anybody really cares about this particular lower middle-class monster, but I still want to hear the explanation.

  • LynxAmali

    I can’t be the only one who pictured Snarf from Thundercats when I read the name.

    Kill me now.

    • Arrei

      I’ll get the axe…

  • RaikageV

    Nibelsnarf..? You serious?

    • manowaffles

      I agree, it sounds like a rejected Thundercat.

  • Christopher Nunes

    “You better believe it!”

    Was… was that a Naruto joke? o_0

    Anyway another monster that’s going to be fun to kill, I enjoyed fighting the Gobul monster from Tri from time to time especially fishing it out and it was somewhat relatively easy to take down. Though this one might be a little more trickier to get seeing as it lives in the sand and so fishing is out of the option and you can’t chase it by “swimming” after it.

    I’m glad I pre-order MH3U already, can’t wait to start hunting these monsters! Though I kinda wish the Character Creation mode allowed us to make more… young looking characters like mid-to-late teens and young adults for our characters. Just to give more freedom for our Avatars.

    • Haseyo

      I think it makes a tad bit more sense that a 9 year old can’t take on these things. This ain’t anime.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I’m talking about a 16 – 20 year old looking character… not a child! XD

        I just don’t like how it’s also 20+ year old looking characters all the time.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    It must have been snarfing meth to have ended up looking like that.


  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is quite a rare thing to happen here by both Capcom and Nintendo.
    They are actually pushing this game too.^_^ Hope this game will do well here when it is release. And we will get Mon Hun 4.^_^

  • Jaws!! *Cue Jaws music*

  • Namuro

    Wow…what a name…what a name…! At this rate, they might as well change Rathalos to Ratatouille as well. *SIGH*

    • J_Joestar

      well to be fair, Rathalos is originally Rioreus in Japan.

      • Namuro

        Yeah, I know that. I was being sarcastic. If I use the name Rioreus, then the name Ratatouille wouldn’t work.

  • Arrei

    Geez, that sounds like something JonTron would think up.


  • $30632660

    I’m really liking how sexy that Great Sword looks :)

    • biskmater

      I think it is actually a swordaxe

      • $30632660

        Yeah, I just checked all the screenshots and it seems to be a swordaxe, it’s still sexy though ;p

  • Ulicies

    So excited for MH3U! Can’t wait.

  • biskmater


  • Honzou

    They should have just gone with Alciel or Abaddon… Least would be wittier than Snarf’s freak mutant cousin.

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