Handsome crab

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The Handsome crab is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation.

It is a blue, seafaring variant of the Crabid.

Characteristics[edit]

Handsome crabs are monstrous crustaceans with a bright blue exoskeleton, bulging eyes, and cyan or grey-colored undersides. They are constantly drooling from their maws, which are lined with razor-sharp fangs. They are capable of landing Critical Hits and their shells offer them excellent protection against the weapons of adventurers, but they are still vulnerable to attack magic.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Handsome crab (ガニラス Ganirasu)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Handsomecrab DQIII NES.gif 21 50 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
68 150 25 290 45
Bestiary No. #068
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal strike
Location(s) Ocean
Item Dropped Shell armour1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 25% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 25% 25% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 0% 0%
Remakes sprites



Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

##137 - Handsome crab
Handsome crab IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
121 6 1350 156
Attack Defense Speed
68 195 56
Dropped Item Resurrock132
Deadly nightblade1128
Locations Lonely Coast
Pluvi Isle
Wyrmneck
Ocean
Grotto
Skills Critical strike
Family Aquatics
Bestiary # #137
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ガニラス
Romanized Jap. Ganirasu
Description Deft defenders and cool critical critters, these colossal crabs are the scourge of the seas. Flash-fry them with a little fire.
Every full moon, they assemble under the ocean and quiety clack their claws to mark the start of their monthly meeting.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Handsome crab (ガニラス Ganirasu)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Handsome crab XI sprite.png 91 9 96
Defense Agility Experience Gold
185 33 187 40
Bestiary no. #125
Family Nature
In-game description Their claws are so incredibly strong, they can slice straight through the keel of a ship, causing no end of distress for sailors and fishermen.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defend
Becomes Pepped up
Desperate attack
Desperate Double (Pep power, with Handsome crab)
Location(s) The Champs Sauvage (first act)
The Eerie Eyrie (first and second acts)
The Open Sea (first act)
Item(s) dropped Blue eye132
Dieamend164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
-110% 0% 0% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% -110% 100% -125%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 25% 0% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 25% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%



Malicious handsome crab (ガニラス・邪 Ganirasu・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Handsome crab XI sprite.png 407 18 214
Defense Agility Experience Gold
408 98 ? ?
Bestiary no. #440
Family Nature
In-game description Handsome crabs who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Defend
Becomes pepped up
Desperate attack
Desperate Double (Pep power, with Malicious handsome crab)
Location(s) Ocean (third act)
Item(s) dropped Blue eye132
Dieamend164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 50% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
-110% 0% 0% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 25% 100% -125%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
50% 25% 0% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 25% 0% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Handsome crab (ガニラス Ganirasu)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
40 22 11 Crab claw (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
64 30 19 Crab claw (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Sprite DQB handsome crab.png



Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Handsome crab appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in Jade's Battle Road as a party member.

Handsome crab (ガニラス Ganirasu)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Ganiras.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
Nature
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max Level HP MP Move
120 722 265 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
427 577 257 203 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Gust Slash Slime Dunk* Tempest Slash*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1 / Stats Up Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Slime Dunk Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Slime Dunk Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises physical potency of allies, including itself, by 5% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 DEF +15 Slime Dunk Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Super Weak Normal Super Weak Immune
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Half Res



Etymology[edit]

The name is a play on words of a handsome cab, a two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.

Gallery[edit]

Similar species[edit]