Crabs are a recurring race of animals in the Legend of Zelda series. They are enemies in several games. These oversized crabs are often found on beaches and shores. Though they are nimble, they can easily be defeated with a sword attack.
Crabs are found in the Light World, along the shores of Lake Hylia and just outside Zora's Lake. Although they are easy to defeat, they deal a significant amount of damage if they should hit Link. This, combined with their quick sideways walking speed, makes them a fairly dangerous enemy, especially early in the game before Link has obtained many Heart Containers. They are also an answer to a clue in the Quest for the Whirlwind Sword Attack in the Game Boy Advance port.
Crabs are found on Toronbo Shores. They lack the attack power of their counterparts in A Link to the Past; however, they retain their quickness and random movement pattern.
Crabs can be found on Crescent Island, located in the south-eastern part of the map. They lack the attack power of their counterparts in A Link to the Past and should pose little threat to Link. They are still quick and unpredictable.
A few Crabs can be found on the Western Coast. They have a nearly identical appearance to their Link's Awakening counterparts.
Crabs are not actually enemies and cannot harm Link. Rather, they are more like real crabs and simply scurry about on the beach. When Link approaches one of the crabs, it buries itself in sand. They are primarily found on the beaches on the various islands scattered about the Great Sea. Strangely, if Link attempts to attack a crab with his sword, Rupees will pop out of the place where the Crab buries itself.
Crabs can be found along the shores of various locations throughout Link's adventure, predominantly in The Coast stage of Eastern Hyrule. If Link comes near one, it will rush at him horizontally, but they will never move vertically.
Crabs appear identical to their A Link to the Past counterparts.
Crabs are not actually enemies and cannot harm Link. Three types of crabs appear in the game: Bright-Eyed, Ironshell, and Razorclaw Crabs. They are collectible ingredients classified as "seafood" and can be cooked with monster parts and rhino beetles providing the same effect to make elixirs, or to prepare more elaborated dishes such as Crab Risotto. Cooking them with monster parts alone generally results in the failed Dubious Food.
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