Krabby

Krabby is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the River Crab Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 098
Type Water
Species River Crab Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 6.5 kg (14.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Hyper Cutter
2. Shell Armor
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 098 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
164 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
098 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
166 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
098 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
098 (Sword/Shield)
038 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 65
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 25
49 163
Sp. Def 25
49 163
Speed 50
94 218
Total 325 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Krabby.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)

Krabby changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its pincers are not only powerful weapons, they are used for balance when walking sideways.
Yellow Its pincers are superb weapons. They sometimes break off during battle, but they grow back fast.
Gold If it senses danger approaching, it cloaks itself with bubbles from its mouth so it will look bigger.
Silver The pincers break off easily. If it loses a pincer, it somehow becomes incapable of walking sideways.
Crystal If it is unable to find food, it will absorb nutrients by swallowing a mouthful of sand.
Ruby
Sapphire
KRABBY live on beaches, burrowed inside holes dug into the sand. On sandy beaches with little in the way of food, these POKéMON can be seen squabbling with each other over territory.
FireRed It can be found near the sea. The large pincers grow back if they are torn out of their sockets.
LeafGreen Its pincers are not only powerful weapons, they are used for balance when walking sideways.
Emerald KRABBY live in holes dug into beaches. On sandy shores with little in the way of food, they can be seen squabbling with each other over territory.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It lives in burrows dug on sandy beaches. Its pincers fully grow back if they are broken in battle.
HeartGold If it senses danger approaching, it cloaks itself with bubbles from its mouth so it will look bigger.
SoulSilver The pincers break off easily. If it loses a pincer, it somehow becomes incapable of walking sideways.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It lives in burrows dug on sandy beaches. Its pincers fully grow back if they are broken in battle.
X If it senses danger approaching, it cloaks itself with bubbles from its mouth so it will look bigger.
Y It can be found near the sea. The large pincers grow back if they are torn out of their sockets.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Krabby live on beaches, burrowed inside holes dug into the sand. On sandy beaches with little in the way of food, these Pokémon can be seen squabbling with each other over territory.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its pincers are superb weapons. They sometimes break off during battle, but they grow back fast.
Sword It can be found near the sea. The large pincers grow back if they are torn out of their sockets.
Shield If it senses danger approaching, it cloaks itself with bubbles from its mouth so it will look bigger.

Moves learned by Krabby

Moves learnt by level up

Krabby learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4HardenNormalStatus
8Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
16ProtectNormalStatus
20Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
24StompNormalPhysical 65 100
29FlailNormalPhysical 100
32Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
36SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
40Swords DanceNormalStatus
44CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
48GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

Krabby learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Krabby egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Krabby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Krabby is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Krabby learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
5Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
9LeerNormalStatus 100
14HardenNormalStatus
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
23StompNormalPhysical 65 100
27ProtectNormalStatus
32SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
36CrabhammerWaterPhysical 100 90
41GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Moves learnt by TM

Krabby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
10DigGroundPhysical 80 100
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
13Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
22Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
29ScaldWaterSpecial 80 100
47SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
49SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
51BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
55Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100

Krabby sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Krabby  sprite from Red & Blue Krabby  sprite from Silver Krabby  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Krabby  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Krabby  sprite from Black & White Krabby  sprite from X & Y Krabby  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Krabby Shiny sprite from Silver Krabby Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Krabby Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Krabby Shiny sprite from Black & White Krabby Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Krabby

Red Route 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25, Fuchsia City, Vermilion City, Safari Zone
Blue Route 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25, Fuchsia City, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City, Safari Zone
Yellow Route 10, 25, Seafoam Islands
Gold
Silver
Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Burned Tower, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Dark Cave, Olivine City, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Burned Tower, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Dark Cave, Olivine City, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City
LeafGreen Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Bond Bridge, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Seafoam Islands, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermilion City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 226
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 19, Cianwood City, Cliff Cave, Seafoam Islands, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Route 4, 13, Driftveil City
Black 2
White 2
Virbank City, Virbank Complex
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 105, 106, 107, 108, 109
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 10, 12, 13
Sword
Shield
South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Krabby
Japanese クラブ (Crab)
German Krabby
French Krabby

Name origin

crab
marine creature
crabby
irritable, bad-tempered