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The crabid is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, it is a monstrous crab.


The standard crabid has a red carapace, yellow on the underside, arms, and legs. They have large eyes and even larger, gaping mouths lined with pointed teeth. A trail of drool can be seen on their lower jaw.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Crabid DQIII NES.gif 8 28 0 35 12 32 60 12
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for help
Location(s) Khoryv region
Item Dropped Wayfarer's Clothes164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
132 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
0% 0% 100% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 0% 70%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Crabidsnes.png None

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

HP MP Experience Gold
72 0 220 96
Attack Defense Speed
72 83 15
Dropped Item Tortoiseshell (common, 1/16)
Crimson coral (rare, 1/64)
Locations Western Coffinwell
Tywll Cave
Family Aquatic
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description They may look creepy, but these crabs are kind of cowardly, and will call companions or cut and run quite quickly.
People think that clusters of crabids crawl the shoes prowling for prey, but they're just pals out on a seaside stroll.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The crabid is a Rank D monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Crabid DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
28 18 8 Crab claw (★☆☆)
Ancient Palace
Sprite DQB Crabid.png

Related enemies[edit]