Characteristics and Variations
The standard Running Crab is a dangerous foe early on in the game on Sunshine Seashore, aggressively chasing Tingle down and ganging up on him where possible. Despite this, they are still relatively weak and are easily dealt with when Tingle obtains a Bodyguard. Running Crabs yield Minced Meat and sometimes even drop Marine Gems.
Blue Running Crab
Blue Running Crabs appear in Cape Treasure and Lon Lon Meadow. They are largely identical to their red cousins, but are somewhat stronger. The Ground Shell and Amethyst can be obtained from the blue variety.
Stealing Sand Crab
There is only one Stealing Sand Crab in the game, found far later in the game in the Fairy Garden. Unlike those fought earlier, this enemy is cowardly and will flee Tingle. It has stolen the Blazing Herb, one of the five Herbs that Tingle must recover to restore the fountains. Despite the name, it has no apparent relation to Sand Crabs.
The name カケアシガニ (Kakeashigani) is a play on the Japanese words meaning "running fast" and ヤシガニ (Yashigani), meaning "coconut crab."
|Names in Other Regions|
|Running Crab||Blue Running Crab||Stealing Sand Crab|
|Japanese||カケアシガニ (Kakeashi Gani)||アオカケアシガニ (Ao Kakeashi Gani)||スナパクリガニ (Suna Pakuri Gani)|