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 Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Kingcrab3snes.png 63 180 255 2500 80 230 250 115
Bestiary No. 139
Spell(s) Buff
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Cloudsgate Citadel
Item Dropped Sizeable scissors132
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 70% 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[edit]

Related enemies[edit]