Crab

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This article is about the species known as Crab. For information about other uses of the word Crab, see Crab (disambiguation).
Crabs
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The Scurvy Crew are a group of pirate crabs serving as the second boss in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
First Appearance Donkey Kong (Game Boy) (1994)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Related Species
Clawdaddy
Crabber
Crabble
Crusty
Drillbit Crab
Hermite Crab
Hermite Crab R
Huckit Crab
Kānī Roller
Kānyī
Maizō
Pinchley
Sidestepper
Snaps
Yadorā
Notable Members
Hermie III
Scurvy Crew

Crabs are a species of animals found in a few Mario games. They are often portrayed in either the same way as their real-life counterparts or as enemies.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

In the Mario Kart series, Crabs can be found mostly on beach stages where they walk left and right. Driving over one will make the player spin around. Sidesteppers replace Crabs in later installments.

Donkey Kong series[edit]

In the Donkey Kong Country remakes for Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, Donkey and Diddy Kong may encounter a crab during a challenge at Funky's Fishing. The crab has no effect on the Kongs' score, but if they can succeed in hooking it, they will earn themselves a special Photograph from Funky Kong. It scurries across the bottom of the water rather quickly, and appears randomly, so the Kongs should always keep an eye out for it. Once the crab is caught, it will never appear again.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 「カニ」
Kani
Crab

Trivia[edit]