Smashin' crab

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Not to be confused with the Dragon Quest Monsters 2 enemy, CancerMan.

The Smashin' crab (formerly CancerMan) is an aquatic monster in the Dragon Quest series. It appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past.


Smashin' crabs are creepy anthropomorphic crustacean cretin monsters with six limbs, one of which is a large snappy claw, perfect for snapping at foes whenever they feel threatened. Their main body is a deep dark fiery orange, with a light soft orange underbelly, beady black eye stalks, and an odd boisterous blue face in the center. They walk about wearing lime green boots on their four feet, scuttling across the battle field to strike, with one tiny limp lime green glove on their left hand.


Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Smashin' crab (カニおとこ Kani otoko) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Cancerman DQVII PSX.gif 27 0 35 31
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
12 14 (PS1)
21 (3DS)
6 (PS1)
9 (3DS)
Bestiary No. 015
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) Regenstein
Grotta del Sigillo
Item(s) Dropped Copper sword
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 0%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 10% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%

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