Nobil is the easier of Gradius Gaiden's Stage 2 bosses. Take the lower path to fight it. It is a small core warship that seems to be possessed by Zelos. It has 1 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, you should have blown it only barrier off. By this time, it'll start grabbing trash again, but it also tries to punch you when its tentacles have a hint of red electricity. By now, it should be almost dead, so 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, you see Zelos, 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 Rev. 1.2 • 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 • Lizard Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Vanishing Core • Viva Core • Genocide Core • Odin Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abaddon Warship • Bubble Eye • Covered Core • Covered Core MK II • Dead End • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death (Gau) • 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|