Hermite Crab R

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Dream Team Enemy
Hermite Crab R
Hermite Crab R.png
Location(s) Driftwood Shore (Pirate's Cave)
Level 23
HP 81
Power 143
Defense 124
Speed 90
Weakness None
Experience 220 (264)
Coins 30 (100%)
Item Drop Ultra Nut (5%)
None (0%)
No Hitter 39
World Real

Hermite Crabs R are blue hermit crabs with a small sprout on their shells that appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Hermite Crabs R are stronger versions of Hermite Crabs. In the field, Hermite Crabs R hide under their shells, occasionally peeping their eyes out, and picking up their shell and chasing Mario and Luigi if they get near.

In battle, Hermite Crabs R, like on the field, hide under their shells during the Bros.' attack turns, moving from shell to shell every few seconds to confuse the Bros., as more often than not, there will be more shells than Hermite Crabs R. Mario and Luigi must attack the shell once in order to rid it from battle and to then be able to attack the Hermite Crab R that may be underneath. If the Hermite Crab R's attack turn arrives while it is still under its shell, it will likely attack. If not, the Hermite Crab R will leave for a moment to throw more unoccupied shells into the battle, some covering its friends, if any.

Hermite Crabs R can attack by picking up their shell and throwing it high into the air above a Bro. It will then approach the Bro. it is targeting and idles by them until the shell hits them. The targeted Bro must swing their hammer with the right timing to both knock the shell away and hit the Hermite Crab R. If the Hermite Crab R stutters backwards when picking up the shell to throw, it will approach the Bro. that won't get hit by the shell, and will side-step away from the Bro. it approaches at the moment before the shell hits the Bro it isn't near. The Bro. who isn't approached must swat the shell away in order to avoid it. Additionally, the approached Bro. may smash the Hermite Crab R to deal easy counter-attack damage.

Hermite Crabs R can also pick up their shells, approach a Bro., and chuck it in the direction they plan to move. If the Bro. is caught in its planned movement path, they must jump after the shell flies over their head and before it rushes into them.

Note that when selecting which shell to attack, they will appear to be "????", as is an enemy in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. This does not mean that they are connected in any major way.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Cangretaño R From cangrejo ermitaño (hermite crab)
German Camokrebs R Hermite Crab R
Russian Краб-отшельник*
Hermite Crab*