Drillbit Crab

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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.
Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Enemy
Drillbit Crab
Location(s): Plack Beach
Level: 23
HP: 160
POW: 100
DEF: 72
Experience: 240
Coins: 45
Item Drop: Super Mushroom - 35%
Big Shell - 5%
Fire: Normal
Jump: Spiny
Hammer: Normal
Battled by: Mario & Luigi
Burn: 1x
Dizzy: 2x
Stat Down: 1x
Speed down: 1x
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Drillbit Crab
Drillbit Crab.gif
Location(s) Plack Beach
Battled by Mario and Luigi
Level 21
HP 115 (173)
POW 60 (150)
DEF 65 (98)
SPEED 55 (83)
Fire Normal
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Double
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 240
Coins 45 (68)
Item Drop Super Mushroom - 5%
Big Shell - 5%
  • 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.

A Drillbit Crab is a 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. its going to 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 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. Kamek is attacked by a group of Drillbit Crabs after planning to eat them, leading to Bowser Jr. battling them to save him.

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤドドリラー
Yado Dorirā
Hermit Crab Driller
Spanish (NOA) Brocangrejo Pun on broca (drill) and cangejo (crab)
Spanish (NOE) Taladrejo Pun on taladro (drill) and cangrejo (crab)
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)