Nobil is the easiest of Gradius Gaiden's Stage 2 bosses. It is fought by taking the lower path of the stage. It is a small core warship that seems to be possessed by Zelos. It has one barrier and a purple core.
Nobil starts off using its four tentacles to grab trash and seal itself with it. The trash can be destroyed with minimal effort, but Nobil likes to grab A LOT of trash. After it's done armoring himself, it charges a six way white and pink laser (2 lasers in front 1 laser top-right one laser at the top one laser down-right one laser down) top and ejects all the trash on it.
After the six-way laser, the player should have blown its only barrier off. By this time, it'll start grabbing trash again, but it also tries to punch the player when its tentacles have a hint of red electricity. By now, it should be almost dead, so the player should show no mercy. Its only barrier has a medium amount of health, and its core has a slightly larger amount. When it dies, it explodes, but as he explodes, Zelos brievly could be seen, hinting that Nobil was just junk pulled together into a core by Zelos.
|Ships||Vic Viper • Lord British • Jade Knight • Falchion β|
|Stages||Beyond the White Storm • Requiem for Revengers • Into the Crystal Cage • Ruins of Silence • Organic Fortress • Green Inferno • On the Event Horizon • Formidable Guardians • Fate...|
|Bosses||Blizzard Crawler • Grave • Nobil • Shining Core • Moai Dimension • Mad Skin • Stinger Kid • Hunter Fang • Giga's Rose • Kraken • Laser Tetran • DeathDouble • Parasite Core • Triple Core • Deltatry • Juggler Core • Neo Big Core • Heaven's Gate • Boost Core • Gunner Wall • Heavy Ducker • Sol • O.V.U.M.|
|Big Cores||Big Core MK I • Big Core MK-I Rev.2 • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK II Kai • Big Core MK III • Big Core MK IV|
|Big Core variants||Beacon • Blaster Cannon Core • Bubble Core • Circle Core • Coreship • Crater Core • Crystal Core • Dellinger Core • Desert Core • Heaven's Gate • Juggler Core • Laser Core • Lizard Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Vanishing Core • Genocide Core • Odin Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abaddon Warship • Covered Core • Covered Core MK II • Dead End • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core • Crash Bam|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|
|Parody Cores||Candy Core • Decoration Core • Decoration Core MK II • Viva Core|