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Is it possible that this Pokemon has any relation to Alola (Gen 7)'s Crabrawler? I know crawdaunt is a lobster/crayfish and Crabrawler is a crab, but something about them seems similar.

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Well they're both arthropods…
I'd say Crabrawler is the Alolan form of Crawdaunt.

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Similarities:

  • Based off of similar animals

Crayfish and crabs are both arthropods which live near water

  • Both look like they have a fighting prowess

Crabrawler looks it could fight with those boxing gloves, while Crawdaunt gives off an intimidating appearance with its big pincers and wide eyes

  • Similar designs

Stand upright on legs with two pincers in the air like hands

  • Similarly structured names

Prefix is Cra; suffix pertains to their typing:
Brawler is a take on "brawl", which is defined as a noisy fight, hence the Fighting type
Daunt is defined as making someone feel intimidated, a characteristic of Dark types


Even with all of this, there isn't really anything to show that they are directly related in any way; more likely they coincidentally ended up being similar, like Arcanine and Entei, who are both Fire types, have a dog-like appearance and have similar stats but don't have any connection.

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They could very well be, but from a biological standpoint, Crabrawler is based on a Coconut Crab, which is more closely related to hermit crabs (like Dwebble and Crustle), so I'd say it's less Crawdaunt, more Dwebble.

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well yeah, they could be cousins or distant relatives due to the crab like features. also they all look different due to the environments they live in