- This article is about the enemy from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For the character in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Drill Bit.
|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)|
- “So, I suppose we'll give the hermit crabs a go. I wonder how they taste... Savory? Chewy? Would young Master like them boiled...or grilled? Hmm... Oh. I wonder if they know we're planning on eating them...”
- —Kamek, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
A Drillbit Crab is a hermit crab-like enemy with a drill as a shell found exclusively to Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. These enemies are found in Plack Beach. Bowser can simply walk into them to defeat them, gettings five coins in the process, but the Mario Bros. have to battle them head-on, being careful not to use any Jump attacks (due to the drill). In battle, the Drillbit Crab will lean towards the direction of the Bro. it will attack. It may move straight into the bro with its drill. This attack needs to be countered with the hammer. Failing or neglecting to do this results in damage and sometimes the DEF-Down aliment. Its other attack consists of drilling underground and trying to hit a bro. It will then protrude its drill and move sideways, trying to attack both bros. This attack needs to be countered with a jump. Not doing so will cause damage and can also receive the trip status effect.
These enemies may sometimes be paired with Pendrils in battle.
Drillbit Crabs reappear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where they also appear in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode as enemies. In Wimps Unite, the level they first appear in, Kamek is attacked by a group of Drillbit Crabs after planning to eat them, leading to Bowser Jr. battling them to save him.
Profiles and statistics
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy|
|HP||115 (173)||POW||60 (150)||DEF||65 (98)||SPEED||55 (83)||Coins||45 (68)|
|Level||21||Fire||Normal||Burn?||Normal||Battled by||Mario and Luigi||Location(s)||Plack Beach|
|Dizzy?||Double||Stat down?||Normal||KO?||Normal||Experience||240||Item drop||Super Mushroom - 5%|
Big Shell - 5%
|Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.|
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy|
|Fire:||Normal||Jump:||Spiny||Hammer:||Normal||Battled by:||Mario & Luigi||Coins:||45|
|Burn:||1x||Dizzy:||2x||Stat down:||1x||Speed down:||1x||Item drop:||Super Mushroom - 35%|
Big Shell - 5%
|Level: 21||Location(s):||Plack Beach|
- Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: They look like a hermit crab and live on the shore. They're small, but they hurt a lot to step on.
Names in other languages
|From「ヤドカリ」(yadokari, hermit crab) and "driller"|
|French (NOA)||Crabe Foruss||From "crabe" (crab) and a corruption of "forer" (drill)|
|French (NOE)||Crustavrille||From "crustacé" (crustacean) and "vrille" (gimlet)|
|German||Krabbohra||Pun on "krabbe" (crab) and "bohrer" (drill)|
|Italian||Pagutrapano||From "paguro" (hermit crab) and "trapano" (drill)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Brocangrejo||Pun on "broca" (drill) and "cangejo" (crab)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Taladrejo||Pun on "taladro" (drill) and "cangrejo" (crab)|