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Sand Crab

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Sand Crab
ALBW Sand Crab.png
A Sand Crab from A Link Between Worlds
PluralSand Crabs[1]
Race/SpeciesCrab
Game(s)
Other Media
Habitat(s)Lake Hylia
Toronbo Shores
Western Coast
Crescent Island
The Coast

Sand Crabs are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]

Characteristics

A Link to the Past

Crab ALttP.png

Sand Crabs appear near the rivers of Hyrule and Lake Hylia in A Link to the Past. They have a distinct movement pattern that makes them incredibly fast in a sideways motion, but slow when moving vertically. They can cause a large amount of damage with their claws. They are defensively weak and can be defeated with a single Sword blow.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Sand Crabs live on the beaches of Toronbo Shores alongside Leevers. They are less powerful than they were in A Link to the Past, but can withstand more damage.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, Sand Crabs are found on the Western Coast, near Horon Village. Like most enemies in the game, they are attracted to the Scent Seed. They typically appear in groups of two or more in narrow spaces on the beach, where there is not much room to navigate around them, causing Link to take damage if he tries to pass by them.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, Sand Crabs are found on Crescent Island. Like most enemies in the game, they are attracted to the Scent Seed. They typically appear in groups of two or more in narrow spaces on the beach, where there is not much room to navigate around them, causing Link to take damage if he tries to pass by them.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Sand Crabs sometimes appear in huge swarms on The Coast of Hyrule. They do not move vertically and simply move left and right at high speeds. If the Links move cautiously, Sand Crabs can be destroyed easily with their blades to get a large combo.

Other Appearancess

Ancient Stone Tablets



Nomenclature

Sand Crabs share their Japanese name, ピース (Pīsu), with Lobarriers.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ピース (Pīsu) Peese
Italian Republic Italian Granchio Crab

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See Also

Notes

  1. Sand Crabs are referred to as Land Crabs in the A Link to the Past Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America.[2] However, as the term "Sand Crab" was officially stated in Encyclopedia,[1] the term "Land Crab" is not considered Canon.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 201
  2. "In the region around the lake lived Land Crabs" (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo of America), pg. 54)