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The subject of this article is not named in-game.
The current title is from the game's internal data.

The Gobbler[1] is a hatch-blocking creature found on ZDR in Metroid Dread.


Similar to Gadoras, Gobblers block important doors as markers for upcoming boss confrontations. Their bodies cover not only the door, but also the entire hallway leading towards it. When approached, a Gobbler becomes increasingly agitated, before it rushes forward at Samus, extending its body. She can Melee Counter it when it does this to destroy it, giving her a large amount of Energy and ammo. Later, they become infected by X, but act and look identically to their non-infected counterparts.

A Gobbler can also be killed with a Shinespark, though this is often less practical than weapon fire as to reach a Gobbler with the Speed Booster requires careful movements and timing.[2]


  • Gobblers appear in every area on ZDR in Metroid Dread, save for Dairon, Hanubia, and Itorash.
  • The Gobbler's name may be a pun on Gadora, another hatch-blocking enemy. A Spanish word for "gobbler" is tragadora, a word which itself contains the name Gadora.
  • Unlike other door obstacles, Gobblers do not appear on the Map before being destroyed.



  1. ^ "Gobbler" is the model's title in Metroid Dread's files.
  2. ^ Looygi Bros. "11 Cool Details in Metroid Dread (Part 6)". YouTube. January 16, 2022. Retrieved January 18, 2022.