King crab

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The King crab is the strongest of the crustacean monsters in the series, easily living up to it's name with it's high attack and intelligent use of spells.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

King crab DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Kingcrab3snes.png 63 180 255
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
230 250 115 2500 80
Bestiary No. 139
Spell(s) Buff
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Cloudsgate Citadel
Item Dropped Sizeable scissors132
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 0% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
0% 70% 100% 100%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
70% 0% 70%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Kingcrab3snes.png Remake exclusive

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#188 - King crab
King crab IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
270 12 2800 146
Attack Defense Speed
181 235 158
Dropped Item Sleeping hibiscus (common, 1/16)
Poison moth knife (rare, 1/128)
Locations Oubliette
Realm of the Mighty
Western Wormwood (high ground)
Wyrmtail (high ground)
Spells Snooze
Family Aquatics
Bestiary # 188
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description They send foes to sleep with Snooze, then snip them silly with their claws. Whistling and the Eyes on Me ability upset them.
Jealous of the slime stack's popularity, they've been considering competing with a three-crab pile-up of their own.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Related enemies[edit]