Clawdaddy

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Not to be confused with Craw-Daddy.
Clawdaddy
Clawdaddy SMW2.png
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Notable members
King Clawdaddy

A Clawdaddy[1] is a foam-covered crab and a recurring enemy in the Yoshi franchise. Clawdaddies usually have the ability to enlarge one of their claws and attack with it. They also cannot be eaten and turned into an egg by Yoshi, unlike most enemies.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Clawdaddies first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and later in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. They inhabit the jungles of Yoshi's Island, being first encountered in Prince Froggy's Fort. They take three Eggs or a Ground Pound to be defeated. Clawdaddies walk from one side to another on a platform. However, they rush towards Yoshi once they spot him. After getting close enough to him, they enlarge one of their claws before lunging and pinching, or spinning it around, which can damage Yoshi.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

In Yoshi's Island DS, they are replaced by a very similar enemy, Crabbles.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

A Clawdaddy in Yoshi's New Island

Clawdaddies reappear in Yoshi's New Island, this time on Egg Island. In this game, the behavior of Clawdaddies is made slightly more complex. When they see Yoshi, their eyelids and claws turn bright red, and they angrily charge him. Once they reach him or the end of whatever surface they are on, they will attack by rotating their claw. In this game, the foam on a Clawdaddy's body can be removed by licking it or hitting it with an egg, revealing a squarish body underneath. In this state, they still attack exactly the same, though they now slam their claw against the ground to attack, and makes them defeatable in one hit. Ground Pounding still defeats them in one hit regardless of form. A giant Clawdaddy, King Clawdaddy, appears as the boss of World 3.

Tetris Attack[edit]

Clawdaddy teams up with Froggy during the events of Tetris Attack.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Clawdaddies reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World, where they mainly populate Clawdaddy Beach. They are now stylized to resemble plaid purses with sewing clippers for claws. When they spot the Yoshi, they take a bigger pair of clippers from their interior to replace one of their claws, then rush towards him in an attempt to attack. There are numerous different ways to defeat a Clawdaddy, such as jumping on it three times, jumping on it once after stunning it with a Yarn Ball, performing a single ground pound on it, or spitting six watermelon seeds at it. Upon defeat, Clawdaddies give out several beads which are automatically added to the counter.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カニスキー[2]
Kanisukī
Crabsky
French (NOA) Tournepince Comes from "tourne", meaning "flailing", and "pince" which means "claw".
Korean 싹둑꽃게 Combination of "싹둑", meaning "snip", and "꽃게", meaning "swimming crab"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 15.