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A Blue CrabbleA Green CrabbleA Red Crabble
Three different colored Crabbles
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)

Crabbles[1][2] are hermit crab-like creatures in Yoshi's Island DS. If a Yoshi attempts to hit them with eggs or a Koopa Shell, their shells change color. They die when Yoshi successfully hits them three times. These enemies normally walk on platforms and can walk sideways and even upside down. They act much like Clawdaddies and might have been inspired by Sidesteppers since they change between the three colors of blue, green, and red.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤドカリくん[3]
Hermit Crab Kun


  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Page 66.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 154.
  3. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 89.