Huckit Crab

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Huckit Crab
NSMBU Huckit Crab Artwork.png
Artwork of a Huckit Crab from New Super Mario Bros. U.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2019)

Huckit Crabs are a species of red crabs consisting of a shell, two yellow feet and only one claw that it uses to throw either sand balls or rocks. Their goal is to hit Mario and his company with their projectiles, which travel in a straight line when thrown.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Huckit Crab throwing a sand ball.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Huckit Crabs appear only in World 4-3, where they are found in large quantities. Huckit Crabs are stationary enemies that throw sandballs to the left. Also, by throwing, the force of the throw pushes them back slightly to the right. Huckit Crabs can be defeated the same ways as a common enemy: jumping on its head, freezing them with a Ice Flower or a Penguin Suit, attacking it with a Fire Flower, or by running into it with a Star. The sand balls can also be destroyed, but only by jumping on them, as ice balls and fireballs are ineffective.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Huckit Crabs reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are only found in Waterspout Beach. This time, they throw rocks. The rocks they throw can also be raised in elevation by a Water Spout.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

In New Super Luigi U, Huckit Crabs appear in Huckit Beach Resort and Porcupuffer Cavern, functioning exactly like they did in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

In Mario Party 9, Huckit Crabs appear on the Blooper Beach stage. When the player lands on an Event Space, which appear after traversing half the board, the crabs on a pirate ship fire their cannons, which turn any Mini Stars into Mini Ztars and vice versa. Several scattered Huckit Crabs also appear on the board.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

In Mario Party: Island Tour, a Huckit Crab appears as one of the possible tiles to appear in Match Faker.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Huckit Crabs reappear in Mario Party 10 as spectators in Whimsical Waters and also appear in Meanie Match.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Huckit Crabs reappear in Mario Party: Star Rush. They appear in the background of the Mega Blooper's Bayside Bop boss battle and have a chance of appearing in the Pop Quiz minigame.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Huckit Crabs appear in Super Mario Party as non-playable characters. They are found in the background of the minigame Smash and Crab, and one can also appear in Absent Minded as one of the selectable characters.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]


In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Huckit Crabs replace the Sidesteppers that run past in the background of Hermie III's battle in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

A Huckit Crab in Dr. Mario World

Huckit Crabs appear in Dr. Mario World as assistants. In stage mode, they increase the player's base score by 50 points for every yellow virus the player eliminates. In versus mode, they grant a 20% chance that a rainbow capsule will appear within 20 seconds of starting a match. When duplicate Huckit Crabs are obtained in Staffing, these numbers can be increased up to 200 points in stage mode, and 100% in versus mode. Huckit Crabs also appear in the overworlds for World 3 and World 16 when they are cleared.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
MPSRCM HuckitCrab.png Huckit Crab
This crab is a hermit with huge pincers.
"You're likely to find these little guys scuttling around by the water, so keep a sharp eye out!"

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Increases base score by 50/70/100/150/200 points for every yellow virus eliminated."
  • Versus mode: "Grants 20%/40%/60%/80%/100% chance a rainbow capsule will appear within 20 seconds of match start."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カニボー
"Crab Guy". Possibly a reference to Goomba's Japanese name, Kuribō.
Spanish (NOA) Rocangrejo A combination of "roca" ("rock") and cangrejo ("crab")
Spanish (NOE) Lotira A combination of "lo" and "tiras" (you throw it)
French Pincemi From a children's joke: "Pince-mi et Pince-moi sont dans un bateau, Pince-mi tombe à l'eau, qui reste-t-il ?" "Pince-moi !", which can be translated as "Pinch-ma and Pinch-me are on a boat, Pinch-ma falls in the water, who stays on the boat ?" "Pinch-me!". Once the child answers, the joker pinches them (similar to the Pete and Repeat joke).
German Karl Krabbe
Karl Crab
Clay Crab
Italian Granchela A combination of granchio ("crab") and chela ("pincers")
Portuguese (NOA) Paguro Hermit crab
Portuguese (NOE) Pinça Pincers
Korean 집게바
from 집게(Jipge, meaning Hermit crab)
Chinese (Simplified) 蟹宝宝
Xiè Bǎobǎo
Crab Baby, possibly a reference to Goomba's Chinese name "栗宝宝" (Lìbǎobǎo)
Chinese (Traditional) 螃蟹小子[1] (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Pángxiè Xiǎozi
蟹寶寶 (since New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe)
Xiè Bǎobǎo
Crab Guy

Crab Baby, possibly a reference to Goomba's Chinese name "栗寶寶" (Lìbǎobǎo)


  • Their name is a pun on "hermit crab" (the crab species they resemble), and the term "chuck it", as they throw sand balls.
  • Their rock-throwing technique is very similar to Clawgrip, the crab boss from Super Mario Bros 2.