Krabby is a River Crab Pokémon. It is red on top and mostly tan on the bottom. Its signature feature are the two long pincers it has.
Krabby is an omnivore and a scavenger; it rarely hunts for itself. It can also act as a filter feeder by harmonizing bacteria in the sand, but this is rare. It is territorial, and in beaches where there is little food, fights between Krabby are common. Krabby also uses camouflage; it can form mucus sacs around itself if threatened, making it seem larger or making it harder to spot against sea sand. It is usually very small, but it makes up for this with its aggressiveness.
Krabby can have the ability Hyper Cutter or Shell Armor. Hyper Cutter prevents Krabby's attack from decreasing. Shell Armor prevents all critical hits towards Krabby. If one of its arms break off, it can grow a new one back. They are usually found under the sand in beaches.
In the animeKrabby first appeared at a beach in episode 13, Mystery At The Lighthouse, when Ash Ketchum wanted to prove that he could catch a Pokémon alone. After the capture (which involved Krabby attacking Ash's finger), it was automatically transferred to Professor Oak's Lab, because Ash already had six Pokémon with him. To Ash's great surprise, Gary had also caught a Krabby, which was much larger than his. Krabby also appears on episode 17, Island of the Giant Pokemon, when Jessie and James were under the sand. Krabby then pinched their legs.
|Red/Blue||Seafoam Islands (Blue only) and Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave, Routes 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, and 25 with Super Rod||Common|
|Yellow||Routes 10, 25, Seafoam Islands (Super Rod)||Common|
|Gold/Silver||Routes 19, 34, 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, and Cherrygrove City||Common|
|Crystal||Routes 19, 34, 40, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Union Cave, and Cherrygrove City||Common|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, One Island, Three Island, Four Island, Five Island, Six Island, and Seven Island||Common|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Cliff Cave, Cherrygrove City (Fishing)||Common|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Channel||Secret Cove|
|Pokémon Trozei!|| Secret Storage 6,|
Endless Level 3,
Forever Level 3,
Mr. Who's Den
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team|| Silver Trench (15F-24F)|
Grand Sea (15F-20F)
Far-off Sea (1F-10F)
Fantasy Strait (B14F-B24F)
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness|| Craggy Coast (B1F-B9F)|
Marine Resort (B1F-B19F)
|Pokémon Ranger||Fall City|
|Pokémon Rumble||Bright Beach|
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