A small reddish colored crustacean, they can be caught by crouching. If you attempt to stomp, stab or drill a crab and miss, it will scurry away and escape into the ground. The crab will resurface a few seconds later, giving you another attempt to capture or kill it.
Like most beasts, it has a rare golden variant, the Golden Crab.
"Distribution: Primarily Jackson's area."
"Size: 16 in."
"Scientific Name: Geothelphusa forcipes"
"Lives near water and hides in its den when sensing danger. Its shell is not too hard and can be eaten."
Sell Price: 280 KC (Raw/Cooked)
EXP: 20 EXP (Raw), 40 EXP (Cooked)
Crabs are first encountered on the floors controlled by Colonel Jackson.
- You will know a Crab is nearby when you hear a crackling sound and "kani, kani, kani", much like the Frogs saying "gero-gero".
- As you progress and your Fighters become stronger, the Crab becomes more useful for the mushroom it provides rather than as a healing item. Using the Vampire Fungus can help mitigate damage when you're about to enter a boss fight or trap room.