A few games in the Castlevania series have included crab-like enemies; three different types have appeared so far. They were first introduced in the non-canonical games Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun and Kid Dracula (Game Boy), where they appeared as cute little robots resembling crabs. They later appeared as bizarre crawling skull monstrosities in Rondo of Blood, to finally appear as a menacing giant crab boss in Order of Ecclesia.

All of these enemies, even if they belong to different series, have used bubbles as one of their forms of attack.


Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun / Kid Dracula (Game Boy)

Boku Dracula-kun and Kid Dracula were the first to introduce crab-like enemies, where they appeared as robot crabs that crawled in between indentations of metallic walls.

Robot Crab BDK
Name JPN
Robot Crab ロボットカニ Robottokani
Stage 9: The Robot Factory

Robot Crab KD
Name JPN
Robot Crab ロボットカニ Robottokani
Stage 8: The Robot Factory

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

In Rondo of Blood, the rather disturbing Skull Crab made its debut into the series. It was a crawling skull consisting of a skull with legs made of bones. It crawled along the ground and emitted foamy bubbles to attack, or eventually lashed out with its rather long and pointy tongue.

Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Skull Crab 1 50
2'. Aqueducts

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Brachyura, a giant crab which could scale among the walls of the Lighthouse, appeared as Order of Ecclesia's third boss.

110 Brachyura ブラキュウラ Burakyuura 1,800 40
Tolerance Weakness
Flame Strike, Thunder
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Lighthouse - - 1,000
Description "A giant crab from the depths of Transylvanian history."
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