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A Clawdaddy is a foam-covered crab that inhabits the jungles of Yoshi's Island. They take three Eggs or a Ground Pound to be defeated. Clawdaddies rush towards a target once the target is spotted, then enlarge one of its claws before lunging and pinching, or spinning it around.
However, 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.
Clawdaddies reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World, mainly found in Clawdaddy Beach. They are now stylized and 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. Unlike most enemies in the game they cannot be eaten by Yoshi, but they can be defeated by jumping on them three times.
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