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 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 14.3 lbs (6.5 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 65
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

Moves learned by Krabby

Moves learnt by level up

Krabby learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1Mud SportGround
5Vice GripNormal 55 100
9LeerNormal 100
11HardenNormal
15Bubble BeamWater 65 100
19Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25StompNormal 65 100
29ProtectNormal
31GuillotineNormal
35SlamNormal 80 75
39BrineWater 65 100
41CrabhammerWater 100 90
45FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Ally SwitchPsychic
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
BideNormal
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
SlamNormal 80 75
TickleNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

Krabby can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
LiquidationWater 85 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Krabby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Krabby can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Krabby learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1Mud SportGround
5Vice GripNormal 55 100
9LeerNormal 100
11HardenNormal
15Bubble BeamWater 65 100
19Mud ShotGround 55 95
21Metal ClawSteel 50 95
25StompNormal 65 100
29ProtectNormal
31GuillotineNormal
35SlamNormal 80 75
39BrineWater 65 100
41CrabhammerWater 100 90
45FlailNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Ally SwitchPsychic
AmnesiaPsychic
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
BideNormal
Chip AwayNormal 70 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
SlamNormal 80 75
TickleNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Krabby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Krabby can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Krabby sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Answers to Krabby questions

Other languages

English Krabby
Japanese クラブ (Crab)
German Krabby
French Krabby

Name origin

crab
marine creature
crabby
irritable, bad-tempered